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  • Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:
    Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
    The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
    Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.
    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.
    Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.
    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
    Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.
    Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
    Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
    And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
    Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
    As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.
    No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.
    I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.
    Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.
    With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph—so help us God.
    I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.”
    "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
    Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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    • Originally posted by Sid Youngleman View Post

      I'd always suspected that the role of podiatry in history has been grossly misunderestimated.
      And your suspicions were well warranted. In 1997 the American Podiatric Medical Association came out on record claiming the Gettysburg encounter was "perhaps due to its interest in foot health, that footwear was the battle's causa belli, adding, There was a warehouse full of boots and shoes in the town."

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      • The fact is there was never a shoe factory in Gettysburg. Simply bad intell and the fact that General Heth heard there was a fried chicken joint in town whose succulent cuisine was to die for.

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        • The Gettysburg encounter began with a skirmish there at the chicken counter, seems someone broke line.

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          • Originally posted by BillBrosky
            The Gettysburg encounter began with a skirmish there at the chicken counter, seems someone broke line.
            I'd always heard it was because General Meade got the last thigh in his 3-piece.

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            • Originally posted by Hannibal Lecter MD View Post

              I'd always heard it was because General Meade got the last thigh in his 3-piece.
              Debatable due to the fact he was known to be a white meat man. Or that may have been Jubal Early I am thinking about.

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              • Originally posted by Sid Youngleman View Post

                California's environment couldn't be more perfect. The mudslides put out the brushfires.
                Many of which are caused by earthquakes after rare monsoons. You're right, Sid. Who wouldn't want to live there?

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                • Originally posted by 2Stater View Post

                  Many of which are caused by earthquakes after rare monsoons. You're right, Sid. Who wouldn't want to live there?
                  And even after all this, some people still question Intelligent Design.

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                  • Amazon prime has been slacking lately.

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                    • You'd think it was Christmas time or something.

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                      • Originally posted by 2Stater View Post
                        You'd think it was Christmas time or something.
                        No wonder delivery is screwed up. They can't see the damn name or address.

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                          • Originally posted by 2Stater View Post



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                            Where are you? Obviously in a place where you're missing the gulf coast.

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                            • Indeed I am Bill. Snowed until about 9:00 last night and now it's snowing again. I'm in Taylors, SC which is north of Greenville. This is a pic of the #4 fairway of the golf course I live on. This was taken about 20 minutes after the one above.

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                              • Looking at James Spann’s Blog, it looks like it snowed all the way to Daupin Island last night.
                                "There were no arguments, those were ass chewings....."
                                Nick Saban 9/10/2016

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