Friday, December 7, 2012

"A Day Which Will Live in Infamy"

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Today is the 71st. anniversary of the December 7th. attack on Pearl Harbor, which then President FDR called, a "Day which will live in Infamy".

The number of people who lived through the day and those who lived through the attack itself, decreases every year. The day will come when only a very few historians will remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, but this is not that day.

Over 300 planes from six aircraft carriers attacked Pearl Harbor that day. Some 2400 Americans lost their life in the attack and more than 1200 were wounded.

America in 1941 was steeped in isolationism. The unexpectedness and seeming treachery of the attack galvanized America into action. The US declared war on Japan December 8th. Italy and German declared war on the US three days later and the US reciprocated. The US was committed to, what would become known as, the Second World War.

12 comments:

  1. Proof's blog would live in infamy, if not for the fact it receives a mathematically insignificant number of readers. If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? If someone makes a shitty blog, but nobody views it, does that lessen its offense?

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    1. Sir, are you one of those liberal trolls living in their mom's basement we've heard so much about?

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    2. This particular troll is of the genus trollus liberalanus liberalalus. My "mathematically insignificant number of readers" have consistently put me in the top 200 blogs worldwide, on American politics. (currently 154, but who's counting?) Then, ask yourself if over half a million hits and nearly 900,000 page views is "mathematically insignificant"?

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    3. The funny thing, anusmouth,(which I will have to explain to you, since you are a typically humorless liberal), is that if this blog truly were, as you so crudely and inaccurately call it, a "shitty" blog, that would be self evident. It would not need your daily droppings to define it.

      The fact that you show up so often, not to compete in the marketplace of ideas, but to spew forth your childish and vitriolic insults, demonstrates the intellectual bankruptcy of your liberal positions.

      You may be the boil on the butt of liberalism, anusmouth, but at least you're too cowardly to even assume a screen name.

      I pity your mother.

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  2. If an anonymouse leaves little rat turds on a blog, then obviously somebody is viewing it...

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    1. Yeah. He shows up here nearly everyday, insulting me, or at least trying to, as if the opinion of one gutless spineless Internet troll is going to discourage me somewhow or hurt my feelings!

      Instead, it shows the bitterness, malice and pettiness bound up in the so called "liberal" soul, to where not even a post honoring the 2,400 who died at Pearl Harbor, or the case where it defiled another post honoring a Medal of Honor recipient, can deter this putrid individual from spewing his hatred and envy towards one who simply handed him his arse in a political discussion.

      I, on the other hand, have far better things to do than visit blogs I disagree with, for the sole purpose of casting an anonymous insult at them.

      Look in the dictionary under "pathetic loser". I think his picture is there.

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  3. Great post, great header!

    Fitting... they were great men

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    1. Thanks! It was either honor the men who fell at Pearl Harbor, or troll DU, Daily Kos and Huff Po, looking for places to drop meaningless, anonymous insults. Heh.

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  4. The header is a great idea. Personally, I had to do something else, and found it. The question has bothered me for a while.
    Odie is right. Never forget! It is amazing how little the media did to draw attention to this day. But, then we all know why. No longer PC.

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    1. I've been to the Arizona memorial. It's quite a humbling experience. Remembering them at least one or two days a year is the least we can do to thank them.

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