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1 posted on 01/29/2008 12:21:24 PM PST by doug from upland
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At the WW II memorial.


2 posted on 01/29/2008 12:25:09 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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Good man


3 posted on 01/29/2008 12:25:19 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee actually thought that US Astronauts had planted a flag on MARS! And she is on the Space Sub-Committee? She seems to have plenty of space, between her ears.

This woman is a certifiable moron!


4 posted on 01/29/2008 12:26:25 PM PST by Signalman
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Good stuff!


5 posted on 01/29/2008 12:32:53 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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Just before snapping the photos, I was gurling water. I guess the staffer was busy or has heard it before because it did not get a reaction. I should have gone in and told him I'm one of those who calls every year on Mary Jo memorial day. Last time, I indeed gurgled water when they answered.

BWAH! Good stuff, Doug.

8 posted on 01/29/2008 12:45:36 PM PST by lonevoice (It's always "Apologize to a Muslim Hour"...somewhere)
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Atta Boy, Doug!


10 posted on 01/29/2008 12:47:37 PM PST by Diver Dave
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11 posted on 01/29/2008 12:53:36 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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...dumb-as-a-rock Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. ... She actually asked NASA officials if they could move the rover to where our astronauts planted the US Flag on Mars.

ROTFLMAO!!

13 posted on 01/29/2008 1:03:22 PM PST by MCH
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GOD BLESS THOSE WHO FOUGHT THIS GREAT BATTLE -- THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY

Battle of Midway, 4-7 June 1942 --
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The Battle of Midway, fought over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll, represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war. Prior to this action, Japan possessed general naval superiority over the United States and could usually choose where and when to attack. After Midway, the two opposing fleets were essentially equals, and the United States soon took the offensive.

Japanese Combined Fleet commander Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto moved on Midway in an effort to draw out and destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet's aircraft carrier striking forces, which had embarassed the Japanese Navy in the mid-April Doolittle Raid on Japan's home islands and at the Battle of Coral Sea in early May. He planned to quickly knock down Midway's defenses, follow up with an invasion of the atoll's two small islands and establish a Japanese air base there. He expected the U.S. carriers to come out and fight, but to arrive too late to save Midway and in insufficient strength to avoid defeat by his own well-tested carrier air power.

Yamamoto's intended surprise was thwarted by superior American communications intelligence, which deduced his scheme well before battle was joined. This allowed Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, to establish an ambush by having his carriers ready and waiting for the Japanese. On 4 June 1942, in the second of the Pacific War's great carrier battles, the trap was sprung. The perserverance, sacrifice and skill of U.S. Navy aviators, plus a great deal of good luck on the American side, cost Japan four irreplaceable fleet carriers, while only one of the three U.S. carriers present was lost. The base at Midway, though damaged by Japanese air attack, remained operational and later became a vital component in the American trans-Pacific offensive.


14 posted on 01/29/2008 1:05:15 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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15 posted on 01/29/2008 1:08:54 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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16 posted on 01/29/2008 1:42:07 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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