Something For Which To Be Grateful

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    World War II: After the War - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic

    I really began to rehash old memories while I was looking at those. All of it happened during my lifetime. I remember two of my uncles hanging a run of wire aerial outside my grandparent's house preparing to listen to Roosevelt's Dec. 8, 1941 speech declaring war on the Japanese following Pearl Harbor. They had an old battery powered RCA console radio. All of us gathered around the radio in the front room of the old farmhouse and nobody made a sound while the president was speaking. I was barely seven years old. I think it's fascinating that after 70 years anyone with a PC and broadband connection can watch that same speech on youtube:

    American Rhetoric: Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation (12-08-41)
     
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    i'm greatful I know about the liberal resistance to WW2
     
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    Proves you know absolutely nothing about it. Who do you think FDR was...Dick Cheney

    Roosevelt initiated the CCC, the WPA, the TVA, the RFD, social security, etc. which the Republicans have ranted about ever since.

    Roosevelt was a Liberal's Liberal. There's a helluva difference in "fignting back" and making up 1000 lies about non existent weapons of mass destruction and traveling 10,000 miles across the planet to jump on a country which had done absolutely nothing to us except try to assassinate the president's daddy when he was in that country nearly a decade earlier.
     
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    Keep America Out of War Congress,
    Norman Thomas
    John T. Flynn
    Oswald Garrison Villard
    Harry Elmer Barnes
    Robert Douglas Stuart Jr., and Kingman Brewster
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    I'm greatful for:

    1. Family and friends who stand with you.
    2. A God that has my best intrests at heart, even though I can't see it.
    3. A nation, that for the moment, is still free.
    4. A world, that for the moment, I'm still proud of to hand over to my children.
    5. Fellow citizens who are willing to debate the issues and try to improve our overall situation, unlike our politicians.
    6. The Detroit lions, finally having a good year. Detroit 37 Greenbay 34 (ot)


    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who reads this, have a safe holiday.
     
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    Yeah, it was a good thing he hadn't spent two years antognizing the Axis powers before we got attacked.

    Oh. Wait. He did.

    "It is our policy of sticking needles into rattlesnakes that has gotten us bitten"- Herbert Hoover to a friend after Pearl Harbor.
     
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    You guys are too easy. Anything and every bad thing which has happened to America is the fault of a Democrat. Why don't you jump in there and start undoing Bush's cutting taxes twice and beginning to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars each year from Comminist Chinese banks to fund them, starting two wars...one totally unecessary, doubling the national debt from $5.7 to nearly $12 trillion then wrecking the economy.....speaking of Herbert Hoover.
     
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    Not at all. It's a matter of history.

    The Japanese did not attack us for shits and grins. The Japanese attacked us because we were cutting off key supplies, freezing their assets and arming their enemies.

    Which is just dandy, I guess, if you want to start a war that the vast majority of your population is against.

    Oh, and you're debt numbers are completely wrong guy. Bush inherited a debt of 7 Trillion and left with 10 trillion. Obama's run up more than that in three years.
     
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