In 1963, Laura Welch was dating a young schoolmate name Michael Douglas. Laura ran a stop sign and hit a car driven “coincidentally” by that boyfriend, and killed Michael. Ms. Welch – who later married an alcoholic, and whose 2 children have each been arrested repeatedly for alcohol related incidents – is reported to have been sober. No tests were performed. Ms. Welch received NO CITATION although the accident was attributed to her recklessness. Laura Welch married George W. Bush and has been the First Lady since her husband lost the 2000 election by 1/2 million votes. http://www.childbutcher.com/laura_bush.htm or more mainstream http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3910b26e685a.htm
That first page you linked to seems to be making the claim that the headlight configuration on the 1962 Corvair is unique, and that therefore she could have recognized his car and aimed for him specifically. But the Snopes article on this subject says the headlight configuration was typical, with a picture to show what it looked like.
Personally, I have no idea either way, but Snopes is usually pretty reliable.
Welcome to the Straight Dope Message Boards, jabotinsky, we’re glad to have you with us.
When you start a thread commenting on one of Cecil’s columns, it’s helpful if you provide a link to that column. Yes, I know, it’s the column that’s currently on the front page, but in a week or so it will vanish into the massive Archives. So, to make life easier for other readers and to save search time, we ask that you provide the link in the first post.
No biggie, you’ll know for next time, and, as I say, welcome!
Hey Dex you’d think there’d be a way to make it known before a thread even could be started in this forum that a link needs to be provided.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy your company in all of these threads but your posts are getting a bit redundant.
ah well…as long as you enjoy it, I guess we can deal with it.
Killers in the Whitehouse? :eek:
Hell, I thought it was a requirement.
Let me see your pass…yeah you’re okay go on in.
Jimmy yeah I know all about that…but nobody sees that apparently because Dex is always having to come in and do this for folks.
I’m talking about a required link button. Anyone submitting a new thread to this forum or staff reports, the browser would ask them to submit the link before it would even post a new thread. Kinda like asking for a username and/or password in order to search. I know it’d probably be too much trouble and besides…Dex needs to get out more anyway.
Are we sure Grant never killed anyone in battle? After all, he started the Civil War at a fairly low rank - Lt. Colonel, maybe - which was still a front line position. I actually remember accounts of higher ranks, even Generals, leading charges with sabre and revolver in hand, so it’s certainly possible.
If yo’re getting bored by my repetitions,t-keela,, imagine how I feel. There’s a sticky warning people to do it. Anyone reading a few threads would see that it’s done, or would see me correcting someone. And yet, and yet, …
We’re not about to make any changes that involve programming. We just don’t have the resources. A pop-up question that says, “Did you post a link to the column?” doesn’t seem on.
So, I just gonna wind up repeating myself. Like history.
Oh I understand completely Dex… me bored with your posts, no way, never, not me
but new software…programming…bite your tongue…my old man always said, “if it works, don’t fix it!”
kinda like having killers in the Whitehouse
BTW: How many times have you posted that same message and isn’t it tantamount to post padding? How 'bout keeping count…that’d keep it interesting…you could post it “reminder #1234…”
Grant didn’t spend much time below the general rank in the Civil War, and didn’t see any fighting as a colonel. The one time his regiment advanced on a confederate position, the confederates abandoned the position without a fight. He was a brigader general by July 1861, and after Ft. Donelson in February of 1862, a major general, which greatly llimited the chance that he would come under fire. However, he served as a lieutenant and captain in front-line units in the Mexican War, and so it’s quite possible that he killed someone.
What, no mention of Bill Clinton?!?!?! Didn’t Rush Limbaugh PROVE that Bill (or maybe Hillary, I forget) killed Vince Foster? Plus hundreds of other people at the Whitewater massacre?
G.W. Bush did not lose the 2000 election by 1/2 million votes. Although Al Gore received 543,895 more votes than Bush did, that is irrelevant. Bush received 271 Electoral College votes to the 266 Electoral College votes that Gore received.
Bush therefore won by a margin of five Electoral College votes. The historical context, of course, is that Bush won by a margin of five **very disputed ** Electoral College votes that he garnered by receiving more of the popular votes in the **heavily disputed ** Florida recount, which gave him 25 Electoral College votes.