Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pearl Harbor

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor.

2335 American personnel died.  Of these, 2008 were from the Navy, 218 from the Army, and 109 were Marines.  68 civilians died as well. 

The day after the attack, President Roosevelt's delivered his "date which will live in infamy" speech to a Joint Session of Congress.  He said:  "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."

That day, Congress voted to declare war against Japan.

Here is a video of part of President Roosevelt's speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK8gYGg0dkE

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some vegetarian recipes, if you are so inclined, from The New York Times.  :)

http://cooking.nytimes.com/68861692-nyt-cooking/445045-wells-vegetarian-thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The election

So, evidently (despite what President-elect Trump charged, during the campaign), the election wasn't rigged against him after all.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ad for Sec. Clinton, redux

I felt like posting--again--this nice ad for Secretary Clinton, featuring the singing of Katy Perry.  It began airing this past Saturday.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_vOjwXMw7s

A tweet, last night, from the reliably distasteful Ann Coulter

From The Washington Post

"On the eve of Election Day, conservative commentator Ann Coulter suggested that if only people with four U.S.-born grandparents voted, Donald Trump would win by 'a 50-state landslide.' "

The story notes that if Coulter's standard were applied, Donald Trump, whom she supports, would be unable to vote.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2016/live-updates/general-election/real-time-updates-on-the-2016-election-voting-and-race-results/ann-coulters-grandparent-argument-would-exclude-trump-from-voting/

"Today, let’s hope Trump’s lies, xenophobia and misogyny seal his doom"

Opinion, and analysis, from The Washington Post's Greg Sargent:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/11/08/today-lets-hope-trumps-lies-xenophobia-and-misogyny-seal-his-doom/