Wanted For Treason

No, no, no, no … no, no, no, take that down! As a semi-legal immigrant, your poster could land me in a predicament as red-hot as the candies that bear that name. — Apu, “Lisa The Iconoclast”

Lisa’s Jebediah Springfield posters call to mind similar leaflets scattered throughout Dallas in the days leading up to the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

According to the Warren Commission Report, 5,000 of these handbills were printed out by a guy named Robert A. Surrey, who then distributed them throughout the city in anticipation of the president’s visit.

Oddly enough, Surrey was a political and business ally of a man named Edwin Walker, a retired U.S. Army major general. And Walker was himself an assassination target of Lee Harvey Oswald in April 1963, months before JFK was killed. It’s stuff like this that really makes me question the moon landing.

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3 Responses to Wanted For Treason

  1. Gabbo says:

    Excellent installment today. Here’s something I stumbled across today, might make a good update on this blog: http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/radio/bastards.asp
    That oughta hold the little SOBs.

  2. hairygrim says:

    Wow! What did JFK do?

  3. Pingback: “That Oughta Hold The Little Bastards” | Springfield Historical Society @ mcgarnagle.com

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