I would not be doing my parent’s memory any favors if I did not remember the day in history that Pearl Harbor was attacked. My father ran off at fifteen to join up to go fight the ‘Japs’, as did his father and his brother (who was killed in the Pacific) and my mother’s first husband was wounded and so he divorced her (his idea) and then she met my father while he was on leave on a boat on the Mississippi…in his sailor’s suite..and that’s why I’m here. My father’s rubbery legs were just too hard to resist.
Anyway, I couldn’t resist finding out what else had happened on the infamous day, so here’s a few of the events that interested me, with some really nebulous Nobody thoughts:
43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero (b. 106 BC), Roman orator and politician assassinated.
(We honored him with a salad dressing, and a city in IL, which contains a big prison. .)
1787 – Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution
(And now, one of the first to ratify gay marriage)
1808 – James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President
(Any relation to Bill? And if so..what happened to the gene pool?)
1868 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1
(Who was shot by Jesse just for fun, but to this day it’s denied)
1877 – Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone
(OMG–imagine…no recording of ANYTHING? I simply can’t. Because of Tom Edison, we got to see video pictures of Pearl Harbor being bombed.)
1937 – Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
(Who now lies frozen without his head. Or his head lies frozen wo his body..which is it?)
1934 – Wiley Post discovers jet stream
(COME ON…I think they knew about that LONG before Wiley.)
1941 – Japanese attack Pearl Harbor (a date that will live in infamy)
(Even if we wanted to forget it, the Japanese would never let us.)
1945 – Microwave oven patented
(Mr. Tortino will forever be grateful)
62 – Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
(Uh..WHY did we let the Brits test THEIR bombs on OUR soil? Didn’t we win the war? Couldn’t they have tested in on one of their many empires? What? )
1968 – M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923.
(It was probably a book about Cicero. I wouldn’t have returned it either)
1973 – Wings release “Band on the Run”
(Nobody could figure out why Paul McCartney was running…unless it was from drug charges. He should move to Colorado with his new wife, and do a new version of Rocky Mountain High…Colorado…)
1987 – Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
(For those of you who do not read history…newsflash…this will never stop. )
1988 – Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC
LOL! A communist cheered by Wall Street! Proof that Wall Street LOVES a good communists because a free market President would have never bailed them out!
1990 – Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement
(And they lived happily ever after until he found a woman with bigger boobs.)
And so, today, something might happen.
Let’s just hope it not a repeat of Pearl Harbor.
To all the vets from all the wars
We love you all.
Last week, I heard two very important and almost mind-blowing historical facts that I just happened upon..two things that I had never known, nor ever heard. The first one was not so surprising. I was listening to Coast to Coast AM late night radio talk show with George Noory, who was interviewing the author of Eco -Tyranny, Brain Sussman. Sussman is a well known meteorologist who has been researching Al Gore, and debunking the green movement for quite some time. And then he said that while searching, he found the original Karl Marxist papers describing how to set up this whole scam of “saving” the planet, (green movement) in order to get CONTROL of people.
Yes, Karl Marx taught Al Gore. But, you won’t hear Al Gore admit that any time soon. Here’s Brain talks about EARTH DAY:
“On this date in 1970, a trio of radical dreamers established Earth Day, an annual event designed to assault capitalism, free markets, and mankind. The initial concept was conceived by then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D.-Wis.). Nelson was Congress’ leading environmentalist, a sort of pre-incarnate Sen. Barbara Boxer in drag. He was also the mastermind behind those ridiculous teach-ins.
Prof. Paul Ehrlich of Stanford. authored the Malthusian missive, The Population Bomb, in which he infamously spouted wild allegations that included equating the Earth’s supposed surplus of people with a cancer that needs to be eradicated:
“A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. … We must shift our efforts from treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions,” he wrote. he inaugural Earth Day would be celebrated April 22, 1970—Russian dictator Vladimir Lenin’s centennial. “
Lenin declared that all forests, waters, and minerals to be the exclusive property of the state, and he demanded these resources be protected from use by the public and private enterprise. Selling timber or firewood, mining minerals, or diverting water for farming was strictly prohibited.
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. What Nobody feels like is a cancer…I’m getting that book.
Then, the next day, I was surfing the channels and stopped at the BBC to hear THIS news:
A BBC program claims high ranking British spies helped the Japanese to plan the Pearl Harbor attack.
“One was Lord Semphill. He began aiding the Japanese during the Anglo-Japanese alliance. He played a crucial role in building up the Japanese carrier fleet during the 1920s and 30s. In 1939 he was working for the British admiralty. In 1941 he reported on discussions between Roosevelt and Churchill which showed much of the American fleet was deployed in the Atlantic and could not respond to an attack on Pearl Harbor. Despite knowledge of his treachery becoming known, the British took no action against him beyond a demotion.The other spy was Frederick Rutland who also helped to develop the Japanese carrier fleet. Later he moved to Hawaii where he worked for US military companies whose secrets he sent to Tokyo. In 1941 he sent photographs of Pearl Harbor to Japan. He was detained during the war but never prosecuted. “
So there you go. Two very high up British “spies” were helping the Japanese attack us. Neither man was prosecuted. WHY?
What? Joyanna, you are truly going too far…really? Has anyone noticed besides me that the rich and powerful commit the most atrocious crimes to humanity and NOBODY ever goes to jail?
Nobody Thinks that the very fact that I heard these two nuggets of wonders in such a nonchalant way, as if they meant nothing to anything, or to anybody…gives me reason to believe that they are more true than not.
The green movement is based on the old communist propaganda, and FDR and Churchill needed America to get into the war.
We don’t know much, but we do know that men with such power consider themselves above reproach because they truly feel they are like doctors “triaging” the patients. They decide who lives, and who dies.
Nobody Remembers Pearl Harbor
Here’s FDR speech, made after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Notice that he mentions the words “invasion” “victory” and “so help us God.”
Now, compare that speech to one given by George W. Bush after 9/11
Big difference in delivery. We’ve become the more “compassionate” nation…..
Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages. .