Hey @TheDetailer! Please allow me to try and answer your questions.@President_Lincoln
Since the Dallas Situation went down differently ITTL, may I ask, what happened to James Tague, J. D. Tippit, Jack Ruby, Clint Hill, Abraham Zapruder, Nellie Connally, and Howard Brennan? How were their lives changed? (I was originally just going to ask about the first three, but then dug up some more info on Wikipedia and ended up with seven instead.)
Also, how have the Basque, Catalans, and Galicians been doing since the downfall of fascism in Spain?
Thank you, and good luck with the Turtledoves!
Hey there @Nerdman3000! An excellent question.You know @President_Lincoln, I’m kind of curious about something. How is the regular public reacting to JFK’s current physical condition ITTL (the fact he’s noticeably aged even further after leaving office and is now in a wheelchair). I know he kept his complex medical history and medical issues private, and refused to confirm them when he was alive. In fact, if I’m not mistaken, after knowledge/information that he had Addison’s disease came to light after his election in 1960, he lied and denied it was true.
So in that case, how are the Kennedy’s explaining Jack’s current condition? I can’t imagine they’re entirely willing to tell the truth of JFK’s state while he’s still alive.
Part of me thinks that if the Kennedy’s are willing to try and cover up the real reason, I can imagine the Kennedy’s “leaking” information to the press that suggests that JFK’s current condition is actually him suffering from lingering complications caused by the attempted assassination in Dallas. It possibly wouldn’t even be entirely inaccurate, as it’s likely the attempted assassination wounds might have caused lingering issues/complications with JFK’s Addison disease if he survived like he did ITTL.
I don't want to get too into this, as I'm afraid this is likely "current politics" and a mite too controversial for a typical thread, but I will say that unfortunately political extremism is not DEAD in the world of Blue Skies. Much as I would like it to be, I feel it would be unrealistic to assume that there would be no push back against the social progress being made at some point. Though the late 70's (and perhaps the early 80's...) are shaping up to be another progressive decade after the relatively status quo, "malaise" of the 1970's, there are forces at work in the country who are "fed up" with social progress and are waiting for their time to strike. After all, there is AN OPENLY GAY CONGRESSMAN in 1977 in Harvey Milk, of California. This is, of course, excellent news to be celebrated! But not everyone at the time will see things that way. I plan to cover the "Culture Wars" in depth as they erupt across the next several years. Stay tuned.Abit of a morbid idea, but what if the events leading up to the removal of the Confed statues in the South happened a decade or two earlier ITTL? Leading to a version of Charrolettesvile happening in the 90s or 00s?
Unfortunately for Oswald, however, he had murdered an officer of the law, a Deputy Paul Dana, in front of some thirty seven onlookers and witnesses.
Deputy Paul Dana. He wasn't "no-one".Oswald stole a Ford truck from an innocent bystander and eventually wounded several Texas Rangers during his capture, but he did not kill anyone after the death of Governor Connally.
Deputy Paul Dana. He wasn't "no-one".
My apologies! You are correct @NotBigBrother! I will edit the prior post.Yes, I remember him.
You're very welcome, @TheDetailer! Thank you for your interest and your kind words. You are always an appreciated presence in this thread!Thank you for answering me and Nerd's questions, Mr. President.
Good luck with the next chapter! We'll stay tuned!
Ah! Thank you @Ogrebear! You are far too kind. That means a lot to hear, especially in these tough times. I am currently working on the update after the next to be posted. (I like to have two - three ready to go before I continue posting). But I should have the next one up soon. Thank you all for your patience.
Yesss congratulations Mr President. This is definitely well deserved! One of the best timelines I have read. You took a common trope "Kennedy survives Dallas" and turned it into this amazing incredible story. Seriously every update is better than the last and I'm excited to see what comes next in Blue Skies!