Saturday, April 1, 2023

A face-off at Trump Tower?

 
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As we near our celebrations on Easter Sunday, we should keep in our prayers and remembrances the many Americans (mostly young men and teens) who fought and sacrificed during that same time 78 years ago in the Battle of Okinawa. It was the bloodiest battle and the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, the Navy’s Fifth Fleet under Admiral Raymond Spruance attacked the Japanese-held island. They were joined by a British, Canadian, New Zealand, and Australian naval task force and more than 180,000 Army soldiers and Marines. This was the final push toward invading mainland Japan and putting an end to the war.
Military planners considered the capture of Okinawa and its airfields to be a crucial and necessary precondition for the invasion of the Japanese mainland.
Were the U.S. to invade Japan, estimates of potential American casualties were upward of 1.7 to 4 million, with between 400,000 and 800,000 deaths. The Battle of Okinawa only served to raise those estimates, as had the recent brutal battle for Iwo Jima, where U.S. casualties numbered 26,000 over five weeks of fighting. Only a few hundred Japanese had been captured out of the 21,000 troops who fought to the death.
 
God Bless my Father's Generation and all who've served. 
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There is such a thing as 'A letter to the Times' 
if you have something to bitch about...
 
Yeah - why don'tcha just rip my fuckin' heart out while you're at it 'Jackie'? Eventually, there 
won't be any place left for anyone to grab a smoke. Fuck these fuckin' crybabies.
  
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On Instagram, two high-end realtors touted a $1m bonus to any agent 
who helped sell a $28m Bel Air mansion by 1 April. Another 260-acre Bel Air property which went up for auction this month (starting price $39m) offered buyers a $2m credit if they were able to close the deal by 31 March.
In Beverly Hills, a listing for a $16.5m mansion offered buyers “a brand new” luxury car – Aston Martin, Bentley or McLaren – if they purchased the property before the deadline.
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Ya know, in context at least, that makes a lot of sense. That's a classic example of how fucked up and lop-sided our judicial system is anymore in these big liberal-run cities...
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This is a street sign I saw in Ireland a few
 years ago. It was outside a pub. Go figure...
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7 comments:

  1. Nice. Nanners gets it exactly ass-backwards.
    Trump doesn't have to prove his innocence; the Manhattan DA has to prove Trump's guilt.
    But then again Trump is a Republican, so...

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  2. Graham will likely be at home beating off to live coverage of Trump's arrest. He was as anti-Trump as they came when he was in office. What game he is playing now is a mystery.

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  3. Thank God for Harry Truman and the A-bombs.

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  4. Just a note for you about the generation that started that day. My father was on a destroyer out in that bay. He just turned 100 in March. His ship lasted until the 29th of April when 2 kimakaze took them out of the war. He came home and farmed his whole life.

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  5. My Dad entered the Marines at 17 in 43 and Island Hopped. On Okinawa he got blown up and spent a year in a Naval Hospital and was released with a medical retirement. He had horrific scars from his left shoulder down to his right hip and all across his legs. He married my mom in 49 and my sis came in 50, my bro in 52, and me in 57. He had to go back into the VA every 6 months to go into traction to have his back and hips straighten out. Both he and my mom are now dead from old age.

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  6. The advantage of old age ...which is why a politician's family should be wiped off the face of the earth for the sins of the politician, even long after the politician dies and is gone. They should realize that it isn't just their skin in the game when they royally screw up the way Biden and Pelosi and Schumer have screwed up. This is one case where the sins of the father's (and mother's) should come back on the children.

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