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For most Americans, news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor came as an interruption to their favorite radio programs on an otherwise tranquil Sunday afternoon on December 7th, 1941.

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  1. beezzer

    December 7th, 2012

    If it happened today Obama would:
    Apologise,
    Blame the GOP,
    Call it an “Unintentional Act Of Consternation,
    Raise taxes on the Hawaiians to pay for the damages,
    Give a photo op of him and Chris Christie hugging,
    Look serious,
    Then go on a vacay to Vegas!

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  2. yourfavoriteunkle

    December 7th, 2012

    That same headline from the NYT if it happened today:

    Oppressed Japanese lash-out against capitalist American swine! UN approves.

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  3. thirdtwin

    December 7th, 2012

    Beezzer, I blame Prescott Bush.

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  4. beezzer

    December 7th, 2012

    @thirdtwin

    It is his fault. he also was to blame for the sinking of the Maine, my grandfathers gout, Global Warming, and the Kardashians!

    :lol:

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  5. thirdtwin

    December 7th, 2012

    Beezzer, you left out Hitler! ; )

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  6. Reiuxcat

    December 7th, 2012

    A day that still lives in infamy in the hearts of true Americans.

    Today we should use the examples of those heros that gave their all to keep this country free 60 some years ago as we contend with the progressives of today!

    We fight and we never give up!

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  7. CrustyB

    December 7th, 2012

    I have a friend who is half black, half Japanese.

    Every December 7 he attacks Pearl Bailey.

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  8. Abby Normal Dude

    December 7th, 2012

    My Grampa was stationed at the army air corp base (not corpse)in HI when the attack happened. My dad was 5 and shot at by a Japanese plane. For some unexplained reason my dad never thought dropping the a-bombs was a bad idea.

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  9. Callmelennie

    December 7th, 2012

    President Barracklyn Delano Obamvelt addresses the nation after Pearl Harbor

    … Now I have to say, that beyond that, I intend to make some broader remarks about the challenges that lay ahead for transgendered chaplains in the Army Air Corps, but as some of you may already know, 9 days ago, on December 7, 1941 — a date that will endure in my own personal recollection as one of the more stressful days since I became the first African American to be, not only elected, but re-elected as President of this great country — a flotilla of violence from across the Pacific, in an all too justified response to racist depictions of Japanese in Warner Bros cartoons, attacked our forward military installation on the colonized island of Oahu

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  10. RightWinger

    December 7th, 2012

    Will Obummer take a picture of himself standing on water over the USS Arizona to commerate the day in his own honor?

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  11. John F.

    December 7th, 2012

    You know, it really helped put things into perspective when eight years after the event Harry Truman admonished the country that, henceforth, the Pearl Harbor attack should be memorialized by a national day of volunteerism.

    (Damn public school history textbooks…!)

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  12. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 7th, 2012

    My mother and father (not yet married) left on a Friday to go on a trip to upstate New York. Accompanying them were my mother’s friend and her boyfriend. They were all going to the boyfriend’s parent’s house. Both guys stayed with his parents while the girls stayed at a local motel. They had a great time on Saturday and left early Sunday to get back to NYC.

    On their way home, just after 1:00 PM Eastern Time as they were listening to the radio, the announcer broke in with the news that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese. Just over 3 years later, my father was logging 30 missions in B-17s over Germany with the 91st Bomb Group of The Mighty Eighth (8th Air Force).

    About 17 years after Pearl Harbor, my father was C.O. of Chrissy Field in SF. Japanese Emperor Hirohito was visiting the U.S. and he and his family made a stop in SF. With all the attendant brass and stars around, some general orders my father, “Fly the crown prince around the bay.” So my father flew Crown Prince Akihito on a sightseeing tour around the SF bay. My father was not too happy about it seeing as how he remembered Pearl Harbor.

    By the way, Akihito is now Emperor of Japan.

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  13. scr_north

    December 7th, 2012

    I’m surprised that with NBC reporting it wasn’t just chalked up to a simple mistake the Japanese made while on their way to a training exercise and that the flight leader Trayvon Hirohito is in no way responsible for this perfectly understandable, tiny navigation error.

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