Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Alan E

I recall back when you first linked to the Washing Post story in December, some conservative readers insisted that it was all a bunch of crap made up by the liberal media. Let's see what those folks have to say now, eh?


Wow. I had no idea about any of this. What a sad story, made worse by the pathetic attempt at a cover-up...


And the Navy had the U.S.S. IOWA. And the Marines were blamed for Guantanimo Bay's detaines. Will the Defence Department, Joint Chiefs, C.N.O., and Army Chief of Staff ever take any blame as they order thier lowest subordinants. They order the Company grade Officers and the enlisted to tell the truth. Then after verbally ordering a cover-up they slap those at fault on the hand, publish a 2,000 page lie and expect the American people to go "Oh, well" and then forget about it with the next news flash. The tragedy is that some do and because of that the Military hiarchy figures it can lie about anything for any reason for any length of time. Caught, they say it was for the honor of the Service/It was to save the families any anguish.
Maybe its to save thier honor. To enable them to convince a future Corperate Employer that They are honorable. They don't know what honor is!

Dave Burke

Please Read Jon Krakauers compelling account of the oddessy of Patrick Tillman before you comment further, this was the kind of guy headed for greatness in any field he chose. Cut down by dim-witts. Krakauer got it right. . He is an amazing author and journalist.
I believe he has scoured the rust and bad paint job off of an aweful incident down to bare metal. Could it get much worse?
I felt Shock and Awe as I finished the it you'll know what I mean. Captain Catahoula Burke BWSA


Thank you, Dave, I most certainly will.

GJ Tryon

"soft bullet" Ironic to find this kind of trope in the Tillman story, given that the army medics determined that the three clean bullet holes in Tillman's head were not consistent with "friendly fire" coming from distant machine gun fire, but only with close range rifle shots. The cover-up itself it seems may have been devised as a part of a much larger cover-up, that is, they intended the cover-up to fall apart! It's much much worse!

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