If, when you left for work in the morning, you knew you weren't going to be coming home that night, but sleeping elsewhere, wouldn't you at least bring a change of underwear and a toothbrush? And you'd put them in a bag, right?
Well, Oswald didn't do that. He was asked repeatedly by police what he brought with him from Mrs. Paine's house, and he said only his lunch. He even detailed the lunch: cheese sandwiches and an apple. It's in the Fritz Notes.
But, if he also had a bag of his soiled clothes, he'd have said so, right? Can you think of any reason why he would lie about that?
So, I'm thinking that he decided to make that trip that day, the Thursday.
What reason did he give for going there that Thursday? According to Frazier, it was to get curtain rods. But, supposedly, that was just an excuse he gave Frazier, and really he was getting his rifle which was stored in her garage- unbeknownst to her.
But, why did he really go there? It wasn't to get curtain rods, and it wasn't to get a rifle. So, why did he go?
I don't know, but as you know, I don't believe in coincidences. And I especially don't believe in JFK coincidences. So no, I don't think the conspirators just got lucky that Oswald had a reason to go there on Thursday. I think they put him up to it. I think they gave him a reason. It may have involved that wad of cash that he left with Marina. And it may have involved Ruth Paine telling him that he couldn't come that weekend because of a children's party or because Michael Paine was going to be there, and it would be too many people, or something else.
So, he gets there Thursday evening, and you know he ate there. You know that Ruth Paine fed him, right? And then he gets up early Friday morning. Marina doesn't get up. She stays in bed. It's just him getting up. So, does he decide to help himself to her food, to fix a lunch for himself from her provisions?
Would you do that? You know very well that there is no way you would do that. Unless your host urged you to make and take a lunch, you'd never do it. You wouldn't dream of doing it. And I don't think Oswald did either. I think Ruth Paine must have gotten up, and she saw to it that Oswald left with a lunch. I think it's likely that she made it for him.
Who would be comfortable going through another person's kitchen, sorting through their provisions, to make yourself a lunch? It would not be comfortable, and I doubt that Oswald did it. I think Ruth Paine did it. I think she picked the food, and I think she picked the bag. Frazier described it as a "grocery bag" and I presume he meant a regular, standard, grocery bag, which is a lot bigger than a lunch bag.
Frazier never said that anything stuck out from the bag. He never described any object that he saw sticking out from the bag. He said that Oswald carried it by tucking it into his armpit, and then securing it with his hand at the bottom. And that's with nothing sticking out, where all he saw was bag. Brown bag.
Now you tell me how that reconciles with any kind of grocery bag. They don't have bags like that at the market. It is just another Buell Frazier contradiction of which there are many. And remember, we have a picture of the bag.
Now, the mofos can't take the bag back, and that's because I won't let the mofos take it back. That's the bag. That's the bag that Frazier described as a grocery bag, but it's obviously not a grocery bag. Where did it come from? Did Oswald supposedly bring it with him on the Thursday evening? But, where did he get it? Where does anyone get a bag like that? Where would you get one? And remember that the rifle wasn't in that bag at Ruth Paine's house because it was wrapped in a blanket. So, did he look for something and find it in her garage at her house?
The rifle was, reportedly, wrapped in a blanket. That's how it was stored. Ruth Paine denies knowing that it was there. So, whose blanket was it? Was it hers or his? Did he show up at her house with the rifle in plain view and then find a blanket of hers in which to wrap it for storage? It would be extremely presumptuous to think that. And when you consider that he didn't want to tell her that he was leaving it there, why would he commandeer one of her blankets? Wouldn't that only draw more attention to it? Create more of a problem? Even more disarray? If he wanted to be quiet and discreet about leaving it there, wouldn't he wrap it in his own blanket? Something that she wouldn't miss or be looking for?
So, his rifle was wrapped in a blanket and presumably his own blanket. So, why not take it that way? Why not take the whole thing? Why mess with it? Why take the rifle, in all its many parts, out of the blanket, only to have to noisily put them all in a bag when you could just take the whole blanket, as is? Just pick it up and go. Wouldn't that be the easiest thing? Wouldn't it be the fastest thing? How much time could he spend milling around in her garage?
He didn't tell Ruth Paine that he put the rifle there, and he didn't tell her that he was getting it. If that was his intention, why would he engage in a transfer operation out in her garage? It was a small house with thin walls. How could he do that without her knowing it? Considering everything, don't you think he would have just taken the damn thing the way it was?
But, that's not his story at all, is it? Oswald's story is that all he brought to work was a bag containing his lunch. And I maintain that Ruth Paine must have offered to provide him a lunch and that she made it for him. And she provided an oversize bag, a grocery bag. She probably had lunch bags because she had kids old enough to need lunch bags. But, she made sure that he had an over-size bag. And maybe she padded it. Will Fritz said in his notes that his lunch consisted of "cheese sandwiches". Not a sandwich but sandwiches, plural. And an apple. Maybe she put a wad of paper towels in there too.
But obviously, you wouldn't carry a bag like that by tucking it under your armpit and securing it with your hand from below. You would just carry it like a normal person. In fact, curtain rods are light as a feather, and no one would carry curtain rods that way either. In fact, no one would carry a disassembled rifle that way either; there would be no need to; there would be no practical advantage. It would be far more cumbersome than just carrying it normally. What's the advantage of tucking it under your armpit?
Joseph Ball asked Jack Dougherty whether Oswald had anything "in his hands" when he came into the building that morning, and Dougherty said no.
Mr. BALL. In other words, you would say positively he had nothing in his hands?
Mr. DOUGHERTY. I would say that — yes, sir
But, we are not talking about just having nothing in your hands. We're talking about what Frazier said- having something tucked under your armpit and then holding it at the bottom with your hand. That's a whole different thing. It's a gymnastic thing. With that, you are doing something with your whole body, not just your hands. If Dougherty saw Oswald doing that, he surely would have noticed.
Who are you going to believe here, Frazier or Dougherty? I sure hope it's Dougherty.
The whole rifle-to-work story is full of so many holes, so many contradictions, and so many ridiculous, preposterous assumptions, it is laughable. It is, in the words of the vernacular: horse shit.