Post by Piotr Mancini Post by Anthony Marsh Post by Piotr Mancini
Our esteemed counterpart of the LN persuasion, Mark, just raised a crucial
issue. We should all be glad and proud to see evidence that, after all and
contrary to popular perception, there is intelligent life in a.a.jfk.
Okay, all kidding aside. Be serious, people!
The issue raised by Mark demands a complete response. To start, please
[Pay close attention to the part about Ramon just being a dweeb, highly
As you can see, I am a frustrated cinematographer, was thrilled when the
Wechts, independently volunteered to pass any material from JFK Numbers
and *only* from JFK Numbers to the speaker of honor in the Houston Trial
of Lee, Alec Baldwin.
Alas ... :-( that effort has been fruitless so far: Alec was undergoing a
hip replacement surgery, just had a baby, yada, yada, yada ... could NOT
help us raise money but offered to be the narrator in the Unified JFK
Community's response to the PBS Nova "scientific" study.
Na, he was too busy playing Trump on TV.
Yes, exactly. I am not kidding, that is one of the reasons Alec couldn't
be more involved. Did I mention that he knows a lot about the murder case?
(except the numerical aspect, in which he is clueless :-(
There is room for hope, however (the following also applies to doctor
Wecht's other Hollywood buddy: Oliver Stone). In my [in]famous letter to
Baldwin, passed to him by the elder Wecht (and heretofore only seen by 3
"Help us get an advertisement/communication/PR agency in New York"
No, it doesn't have to cost us a fortune, we will not have to get a 2nd.
mortgage (or sell ourselves as sex slaves :-). In fact, I would insist
that they work FOR FREE.
Like sex, activism it is infinitely better, more pleasurable when it is
done for love, not for money.
All Alec has to do it dial a few phone numbers, shoot a few e-mails, to
his Liberal contacts. There has to be a group of hungry (for money, but
even more: FAME) young advertising geniuses, with pony tails, eager and
ready to make their mark in the world of Madison Avenue.
Boy! Do I/we have a perfect campaign for them!
Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda (*), move over!
(*) My fellow Latino would be thrilled to help us beat the crap out of the
Are you Polish, Italian, and Spanish or maybe Portuguese? One more
thing to know if you visit San Antonio. I was there for a convention and
made a faux pas at a party chatting with some of the local hosts. The
subject was Texas history and I said, "When San Antonia was founded
by the Mexicans ...." and everyone stopped talking and stared at me.
There was awkward silence and I asked "Did I say something wrong?"
Then one very kind gentleman spoke up and said "San Antonio was
not founded by Mexicans. It was founded by Canary Islanders." I was
surprised to hear that. The Canary Islands were Spanish territory and
there was a long drought, so many of them made a decision to sail to
the Mexican Colonies. There was no more land for them to plant, so
the Mexicans suggested they continue their journey further north to
Spanish claimed territory with excellent water resources and a lonely
Spanish mission called San Antonio de Valero. So they made the trek
north and located the mission, then settled into the area.
What the Mexicans failed to tell them, this territory was inhabited by
two savage tribes, Apaches and Comanches. The Mexicans did not
mention how dangerous this area was. The Canary Islanders found
out the hard way. For a long time they struggled against all sorts of
dangers and difficulties but survived and eventually thrived, with no
help from the Mexican government.
Years later a column of Mexican Calvary showed up one day and the
people were happy to see them but curious why they made the trek
up there after all these years. They could have used their help. The
Calavry officer explained they were there to collect taxes.
The Guanches were stunned and asked why they had to pay taxes
since the Mexican government never provided any services to their
colony for all those years. They told the soldiers to go back home
they could survive on their own.
The Soldiers became aggressive and took over their town and then
demanded food, cattle, and horses as taxation. The situation kept
getting worse and the resentment by the Colonists increased. The
cause fo all this was a new Presidente named Santa Anna whom the
colonistas came to loathe. Long story short, the San Antonio colony
of Guanches rebelled against Santa Anna long before the Texans did.
To this day the Canary Islander descendants are the blue bloods of
San Antonio and belong to a very exclusive fraternal organization.
They get along fine with Mexicans, but still loathe Santa Anna for how
he abused their ancestors. The Canary Islander colonistas supported
the Texans at the Alamo and San Jacinto, and Jaun Seguin is a famous
The hero of Cinco de Mayo at the Battle of Puebla, Mexico was General
Ignacio Zaragoza, who was born in Goliad TX and his mother was Maria
Seguin from one of the leading families of Canary Islander colonists.
OK, so now when you go visit San Antonio they will be impressed you
know so much about the history of this famous city in Texas and their
brave colonial ancestors.