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2013-12-07 01:18:59 PM
Pearl Harbor day just reminds me I'm a year older. My birthday parties are the bomb, though.
 
2013-12-07 01:19:06 PM
Why didn't we bomb the Germans for pearl harbor? I mean, we bombed iraq for their weapons of mass destruction.
 
2013-12-07 01:20:08 PM
gothamist.com

Lest we forget.
 
2013-12-07 01:20:49 PM
This is why I'm not buying a PS4.....those bastards.
 
2013-12-07 01:24:37 PM
They'll get over it.
 
2013-12-07 01:25:02 PM
You'd think the bullet riddles glass would be replaced by now. Kind of cool though.
gilbertlodge.com
 
2013-12-07 01:25:56 PM
www.littlechocolatedonuts.com
 
2013-12-07 01:26:14 PM
I hate to be that guy, but being on an island that gets bombed doesn't instantly elevate one to hero status.
 
2013-12-07 01:26:26 PM
Why is it nobody remembers the month before the week prior to the day that will live in infamy?
 
2013-12-07 01:29:36 PM
My wife and I got married on Dec 8th, but in the Philippines; they were attacked at the same time but since they are across the international date line it was Dec 8th.  Being a Navy man she swears I did that on purpose so I would have a one day warning reminder of our anniversary.
 
2013-12-07 01:32:17 PM
www13.myfantasyleague.com

...will never get over it.
 
2013-12-07 01:34:51 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: I hate to be that guy, but being on an island that gets bombed doesn't instantly elevate one to hero status.



True, but the folks who lived through the bombing are lucky as f*ck.  My grandad would have gone down in the harbor, but his squadron was the one that was flying patrol on the other side of the islands that morning.

My grandma got to see the zeros buzz town while she was hanging up the wash, and hauled ass back into the house when she saw the planes had red dots on the wings.  She never did say what happened to my auntie's diapers that she was hanging on the line.
 
2013-12-07 01:37:01 PM
You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?
 
2013-12-07 01:38:25 PM
December 7th, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii -- There was a nip in the air.
 
2013-12-07 01:40:37 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?


England?
 
2013-12-07 01:40:57 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?


Yup, made in America, tested in Japan. .
 
2013-12-07 01:41:42 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?


No but I'm sure you think you do.

/war is hell
//get over it
 
2013-12-07 01:41:58 PM

stratagos: BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?

England?


Wait, less than 100 is "gigantic"?
 
2013-12-07 01:42:31 PM

sillysillysilly: My wife and I got married on Dec 8th, but in the Philippines; they were attacked at the same time but since they are across the international date line it was Dec 8th.  Being a Navy man she swears I did that on purpose so I would have a one day warning reminder of our anniversary.


LOL Good man, I got married February 15th, one day after Valentines day so I can't fark it up because corporate america wants to remind me to buy something for her on valentines day so its a week long reminder every which way I look.
 
2013-12-07 01:43:21 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?

westcoastfishingclub.com

 
2013-12-07 01:44:01 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?


Most of the Western Pacific islands under the "Greater East Asian Co-prosperity Sphere"?
 
2013-12-07 01:45:09 PM
The death toll and poutrage of Pearl harbor is like when the Saudis flew planes into 'Merican buildings in 2001.

The death count wasn't really enough for 'Merica to double Nuke Japan(before the USSR was declared the winner) or for 'Murica to murder a 1/2 million Iraqis(because war is highly profitable for Republicans).

Martial law for North America of course has lasted longer during this poutrage, than last time.

/this popcorn is so yummy.
//I've got a whole kettle of it and a ton of it about to be airdropped.
 
2013-12-07 01:45:28 PM

Bonzo_1116: Wasilla Hillbilly: I hate to be that guy, but being on an island that gets bombed doesn't instantly elevate one to hero status.


True, but the folks who lived through the bombing are lucky as f*ck.  My grandad would have gone down in the harbor, but his squadron was the one that was flying patrol on the other side of the islands that morning.

My grandma got to see the zeros buzz town while she was hanging up the wash, and hauled ass back into the house when she saw the planes had red dots on the wings.  She never did say what happened to my auntie's diapers that she was hanging on the line.


That's...actually a really cool story

/bro
 
2013-12-07 01:46:16 PM

Bonzo_1116: Wasilla Hillbilly: I hate to be that guy, but being on an island that gets bombed doesn't instantly elevate one to hero status.


True, but the folks who lived through the bombing are lucky as f*ck.  My grandad would have gone down in the harbor, but his squadron was the one that was flying patrol on the other side of the islands that morning.

My grandma got to see the zeros buzz town while she was hanging up the wash, and hauled ass back into the house when she saw the planes had red dots on the wings.  She never did say what happened to my auntie's diapers that she was hanging on the line.


My grandfather was there as well. His story is kind of sad. There are two specific occasions that plagued him for the rest of his days. The first event was when he was a couple hours late for his duty (mechanic's assistant Army/Air Force) and when he arrived the spot had been bombed killing a few of his friends/associates. Basic survivor's guilt there. However, the second incident I could more understand his anguish. He apparently went awol for a few hours, left the light on, and returned to find his barracks had been hit, killing everyone inside. He assumed they were targeted by the light, but I suppose you can't be 100% certain he was the catalyst for that.
 
2013-12-07 01:49:22 PM
I worked at a coffee place that had a daily trivia question for 10 cents off your drink. I posted the question
"what event happened on this date in 1941."  The ammount of people that got it wrong, made me shake my head.
/mainly high school kids got it wrong
 
2013-12-07 01:50:41 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?


I suppose you would have rather had all of Japan fire bombed an years of war continuing.   You probably think they were attacked unprovoked out of some bizzare white hatred of Asians or something.
 
2013-12-07 01:52:22 PM
Was stationed there during the 50th anniversary of the attack. Volunteered for every detail I could get--flags, color guard, driving, you name it.
Got to raise flags on the Arizona (LOTS of them), color guard for the submariner's memorial (during which I cried), got to meet the Prez, and drove a bunch of drunk brass around in the afternoon.
Was a day I'll never forget for sure.
 
2013-12-07 01:52:27 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly:

My grandfather was there as well. His story is kind of sad. There are two specific occasions that plagued him for the rest of his days. The first event was when he was a couple hours late for his duty (mechanic's assistant Army/Air Force) and when he arrived the spot had been bombed killing a few of his friends/associates. Basic survivor's guilt there. However, the second incident I could more understand his anguish. He apparently went awol for a few hours, left the light on, and returned to find his barracks had been hit, killing everyone inside. He assumed they were targeted by the light, but I suppose you can't be 100% certain he was the catalyst for that.

Lucky on the first and ultra sad on the second.
 
2013-12-07 01:53:17 PM

sillysillysilly: BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?

I suppose you would have rather had all of Japan fire bombed an years of war continuing.   You probably think they were attacked unprovoked out of some bizzare white hatred of Asians or something.


I'm never sure how to feel about using atomic bombs against Japan. Although I feel relatively secure that one bomb would been just as effective.
 
2013-12-07 01:54:27 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?


The Phillipines? Granted they are a bunch of islands.
 
2013-12-07 01:54:58 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly:

My grandfather was there as well. His story is kind of sad. There are two specific occasions that plagued him for the rest of his days. The first event was when he was a couple hours late for his duty (mechanic's assistant Army/Air Force) and when he arrived the spot had been bombed killing a few of his friends/associates. Basic survivor's guilt there. However, the second incident I could more understand his anguish. He apparently went awol for a few hours, left the light on, and returned to find his barracks had been hit, killing everyone inside. He assumed they were targeted by the light, but I suppose you can't be 100% certain he was the catalyst for that.

Holy shiat.  Did your grandfather ever learn how to tie his shoelaces correctly?
 
2013-12-07 01:55:06 PM

Bonzo_1116: Wasilla Hillbilly:

My grandfather was there as well. His story is kind of sad. There are two specific occasions that plagued him for the rest of his days. The first event was when he was a couple hours late for his duty (mechanic's assistant Army/Air Force) and when he arrived the spot had been bombed killing a few of his friends/associates. Basic survivor's guilt there. However, the second incident I could more understand his anguish. He apparently went awol for a few hours, left the light on, and returned to find his barracks had been hit, killing everyone inside. He assumed they were targeted by the light, but I suppose you can't be 100% certain he was the catalyst for that.

Lucky on the first and ultra sad on the second.


Yeah. I guess we was no hero, but I did learn much about life from him.
 
2013-12-07 01:55:09 PM
My dads enlistment was up Dec. 1941. At least he got to kill Nazis for the next 4 years.
 
2013-12-07 01:55:50 PM

hardinparamedic: Why didn't we bomb the Germans for pearl harbor? I mean, we bombed iraq for their weapons of mass destruction.


Well, we practically did bomb Germany for Pearl Harbor.  Of course it took awhile to get the 8th Air Force over to England, but since Hitler declared war on the US the day after Pearl Harbor, I think one could make the argument.

www.398th.org
 
2013-12-07 01:57:24 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?


I hope you realize that using the two atom bombs saved far more lives than they took.   Allied losses would have been horrorific and for the Japanese the losses would have been damn near be apocalyptic given their defense plans.
 
2013-12-07 01:57:53 PM

MNguy: Wasilla Hillbilly:

My grandfather was there as well. His story is kind of sad. There are two specific occasions that plagued him for the rest of his days. The first event was when he was a couple hours late for his duty (mechanic's assistant Army/Air Force) and when he arrived the spot had been bombed killing a few of his friends/associates. Basic survivor's guilt there. However, the second incident I could more understand his anguish. He apparently went awol for a few hours, left the light on, and returned to find his barracks had been hit, killing everyone inside. He assumed they were targeted by the light, but I suppose you can't be 100% certain he was the catalyst for that.

Holy shiat.  Did your grandfather ever learn how to tie his shoelaces correctly?


Kind of a rude comment, but I'll respond. My grandfather was borderline-genius. Excelled in a few different pursuits after wwii. Our family in general is full of bright, but mentally unstable people.
 
2013-12-07 02:00:20 PM
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2013-12-07 02:00:23 PM
Igor Jakovsky:

BumpIntheNightYou know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?

The Phillipines? Granted they are a bunch of islands.


You could also add Singapore as well.  That's an island (with a bunch of much smaller islands as well).

Hong Kong Island was also bombed and invaded... although that's just part of HK (Kowloon and New Territories are physically part of the Chinese mainland).
 
2013-12-07 02:00:54 PM

BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?


The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified if they saved saved a single American life.

Don't start wars of aggression.
 
2013-12-07 02:01:16 PM

Electrify: [gothamist.com image 640x480]

Lest we forget.


Jake Tapper retweeted that, and I burst into hysterical laughter.  I know when I think about a devastating attack on our nation's soil, I think of processed faux Italian food in a can.
 
2013-12-07 02:01:33 PM

sheep snorter: The death toll and poutrage of Pearl harbor is like when the Saudis flew planes into 'Merican buildings in 2001.

The death count wasn't really enough for 'Merica to double Nuke Japan(before the USSR was declared the winner) or for 'Murica to murder a 1/2 million Iraqis(because war is highly profitable for Republicans).

Martial law for North America of course has lasted longer during this poutrage, than last time.

/this popcorn is so yummy.
//I've got a whole kettle of it and a ton of it about to be airdropped.


It took a little longer than usual, but good to see the snarky arse wipe contingent finally show up in the comments.
 
2013-12-07 02:06:44 PM
the only date that will live in infamy is the one where I ended up being subby's dad.

/Most.... sophisticated... yo mama joke...... EVAR.
 
2013-12-07 02:06:54 PM

grimlock1972: BumpInTheNight: You know what other island had gigantic civilian losses due to a couple dick move offensive strikes?

I hope you realize that using the two atom bombs saved far more lives than they took.   Allied losses would have been horrorific and for the Japanese the losses would have been damn near be apocalyptic given their defense plans.


This has been the debate, since we never went ahead with operation Olympic some Japanese are still butt hurt over the fact we nuked their asses instead of taking hundreds of thousands of casualties. The debate - is in fact - we did NOT land and take the losses, so the bombs being dropped is still an argument. General Lemay asked for figures and I think it was around 350,000 to 750,000 dead americans - fact is the Japanese were going to use Kamikaze tactics to try to cause so many casualties that we would give up.

They were going to suicide to kill as many americans - in my opinon it was a no brainer to use the bomb, after all - all they needed to do was surrender and they kept refusing so clearly they wanted the war to continue in a lost cause effort.

/hopefully the bombs never get used again
 
2013-12-07 02:07:08 PM
My father's parents were married on December 7, 1953. So today would have been their 60th wedding anniversary. My dad was born August 7, 1954, exactly 8 months later.
 
2013-12-07 02:09:43 PM

Prairie Phoenix: My father's parents were married on December 7, 1953. So today would have been their 60th wedding anniversary. My dad was born August 7, 1954, exactly 8 months later.


I was born on my parent's wedding anniversary as well.  Now I now I'm not alone in the world.

/I know, no1curr
 
2013-12-07 02:11:18 PM

soupafi: I worked at a coffee place that had a daily trivia question for 10 cents off your drink. I posted the question
"what event happened on this date in 1941."  The ammount of people that got it wrong, made me shake my head.
/mainly high school kids got it wrong


10 cents off your drink?
I woulda trolled ya too.
 
2013-12-07 02:11:42 PM

JesusJuice: Don't start wars of aggression


So if Iraq set off a nuke in DC they'd be justified and fark the civilians?
 
2013-12-07 02:15:36 PM

sheep snorter: The death toll and poutrage of Pearl harbor is like when the Saudis flew planes into 'Merican buildings in 2001.

The death count wasn't really enough for 'Merica to double Nuke Japan(before the USSR was declared the winner) or for 'Murica to murder a 1/2 million Iraqis(because war is highly profitable for Republicans).

Martial law for North America of course has lasted longer during this poutrage, than last time.

/this popcorn is so yummy.
//I've got a whole kettle of it and a ton of it about to be airdropped.


So are you going to choose not to acknowledge the decade of terror Japan inflicted on the civilian population in China prior to 12/07/41, or the 4 years of total war they directed on the civilian populations of The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Burma starting on this date 72 years ago?
 
2013-12-07 02:16:07 PM

kyrg: sheep snorter: The death toll and poutrage of Pearl harbor is like when the Saudis flew planes into 'Merican buildings in 2001.

The death count wasn't really enough for 'Merica to double Nuke Japan(before the USSR was declared the winner) or for 'Murica to murder a 1/2 million Iraqis(because war is highly profitable for Republicans).

Martial law for North America of course has lasted longer during this poutrage, than last time.

/this popcorn is so yummy.
//I've got a whole kettle of it and a ton of it about to be airdropped.

It took a little longer than usual, but good to see the snarky arse wipe contingent finally show up in the comments.


Yeah, I think that "poutrage" ranks right up there with "sheeple" in terms of use.
 
2013-12-07 02:17:25 PM

Mugato: JesusJuice: Don't start wars of aggression

So if Iraq set off a nuke in DC they'd be justified and fark the civilians?


Iraq doesn't have nukes.
 
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