Something to Think About
Have a history teacher explain
this-----if they can.
Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln's secretary was named
Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Now hang on to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at a theater
Kennedy was shot in a car called Lincoln made by Ford.
Lincoln was shot in a theater
and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse
and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And heres the kicker -
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
THOUGHTS TO PONDER ABOUT AMERICANS
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross
the street to vote in a
We yell for the Government to balance the budget, then take the last dime we have
to make the down payment on a car that will take 5 years to pay off.
We demand speed laws that will stop fast driving, then won't buy a car if it can't
go over 100 miles an hour.
We know the line-up of every baseball team in the American and National Leagues but
mumble through half
the words in the Star Spangled Banner.
Well spend half a day looking for vitamin pills to make us live longer, then drive
90 miles an hour on slick pavement to make up for lost time.
We tie up our dog while letting our sixteen year old son run wild.
We whip an enemy in battle, then give them the shirt off our backs.
We will work hard on a farm so we can move into town where we can make more money
so we can move back to the farm.
We get upset we're spending over a billion dollars for education, but spend three
billion dollars a year for cigarettes.
In the office we talk about baseball, shopping or fishing, but when we are out at
the game, the mall or on the lake, we talk about business.
We're supposed to be the most civilized nation on earth, but we still can't deliver
payrolls without an armored car.
We have more experts on marriage then any other country in the world and still have
We're the country that has more food to eat than any other country in the world and
more diets to keep us from eating it.