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    Default 35 years ago today ...

    Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley as he left the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., after the president addressed an AFL–CIO conference. His alleged motive was to impress actress Jodie Foster.

    I was home sick (the only day of school I missed my entire junior year of high school) and I was watching some TV show on ABC with my mom when it was suddenly pre-empted with the news. I remember that the news anchor originally reported that Reagan had not been hit with any of the six shots fired by Hinckley. He was pretty shocked when he was informed several minutes later that Reagan had actually been shot. This happens at the 1:04 mark of the 2nd YouTube below:





    I also remember my mom saying that George Bush was probably behind it because "he used to be the head of the CIA". Hinckley's family was allegedly very good friends with Bush's family.
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    Sixth grade on Spring Break. We were playing baseball outside and came in for a snack or something and saw the breaking news. Even at eleven years old it was shocking. He had been the President for just two months.

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    I was 5 and I remember that. Its a little fuzzy.

    Funny about your mom because that's the second time I've heard that this week.

    Based on all the Bush bullshit over the years it wouldn't surprise me. I have a book that insinuates that the Bush clan had involvement in Kennedy's assassination. There's some compelling evidence in there that I dismissed at first, but now...
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