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Political Spin

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Ahab, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    Reid - This is how it is done!!!!! This is funny


    No matter what side of the AISLE you're on, THIS is FUNNY! It just all depends on how you look at some things..Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889.

    Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor.

    The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory: On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'


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    So Judy recently e-mailed Senator Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.

    Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research: "Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."

    NOW THAT's how it's done, Folks! Political Spin.
     
  2. b12

    b12 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't say for sure but that Photo looks like Blackjack Ketcum when he was hanged. I believe their is a second picture that after the drop his head was snap from his body. The hangman miscalulated the weight and his head came off.

    It has been awhile sense I studied the west so it could be a smiliar picture. Wild Bill.
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hit the nail on the head. It is indeed a photo of Tom "Black Jack" Ketchum. And the photo was taken in New Mexico, not Montana. And he was indeed decapitated during his hanging.
     
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