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Snafu mars Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary ceremony
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/07/2011 | AUDREY McAVOY

Posted on 12/08/2011 3:48:33 AM PST by Enchante

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A snafu marred the critical moment of silence Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor ceremony observing the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack....

...But on Wednesday, emcee Leslie Wilcox was still speaking at 7:55 a.m., even as the Hawaii Air National Guard's F-22's roared overhead on schedule 42 seconds later.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airforce; airnationalguard; army; hawaii; marines; memorials; military; nationalguard; navy; pearlharbor; usn; wwii
anyone know more about this?

It seems like something that should not happen, even if they start late there should be a fixed break for the moment of silence, no matter what.

1 posted on 12/08/2011 3:48:35 AM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante

Not related to the post, but from childhood, FDR’s
deceleration of war has been my favorite presidential speech, even though he was a Dimocrap.


2 posted on 12/08/2011 3:59:21 AM PST by AlexW
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I was wondering did the White House make a statement about the anniversary or not? I did not hear anything from the President. I know any other President might have mentioned it.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 4:02:40 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Enchante
Eileen Martinez, a National Park Service spokeswoman, said the ceremony started a few minutes late because twice as many people attended the ceremony as expected.

That pushed back the program leading up to the moment of silence.

Martinez praised Lesie Wilcox, a former TV anchor and current president of PBS Hawaii, for the professional way she ran the ceremony.

PBS rewrites history.

Speaker Wilson doesn't have the sense to stop for a moment of silence.

4 posted on 12/08/2011 4:05:04 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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“I was wondering did the White House make a statement about the anniversary or not?”
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I pay no attention to anything out of the Whore House, so I have no idea.


5 posted on 12/08/2011 4:15:02 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Nor do I wait with bated breath for the White House to do the right thing.


6 posted on 12/08/2011 4:26:00 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: vicar7

The socialist couldn’t make it, he was still celebrating the muslim holiday of Ashura.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 4:29:03 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: TYVets

yes I noticed she was a PBS flack.....

Stopping at the appropriate time for the moment of silence, with the flyover coming on a fixed schedule, would seem to be a “no brainer” — how could they screw that up???? That is not a “professional” way to run the memorial ceremony.


8 posted on 12/08/2011 4:34:06 AM PST by Enchante
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

I enjoy Homer Simpson’s post on the 70 year anniversary of World War 2 on this site. Today should be great with the articles highlighting the events of yesterday.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 4:35:42 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: AlexW

I have a problem with every national radio news outlet, ABCBSNBC and especially FOX who run recorded clips of the ObamaAllah’s voice at almost every broadcast on the hour and half hour as if they were announcements of the attack on Pearl Harbor rather than political comments.
I did not hear any comments by him yesterday re Pearl Harbor and a Google search shows that the White House issued a proclamation but no live comment yesterday.
I have no doubt that he will view the scene of the Attack from Air Force One when he flies to his golf playing vacation; and while whispering Allah Akbar to himself.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 4:52:24 AM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: vicar7

“I was wondering did the White House make a statement about the anniversary or not? I did not hear anything from the President. I know any other President might have mentioned it.”

He probably said something like Hawaii was Asian, thus owned by Japan.


11 posted on 12/08/2011 4:59:41 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: BilLies

“I have a problem with every national radio news outlet, ABCBSNBC and especially FOX”
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Well, I have not been in the USSA since 2004.
When I was there I had satellite TV, and FOX was my only news.

Only in the last few months have I had a new satellite service (Gsat) that has FOX news, and Aljazera, but NO Commie News Network.
I had refused Dreamsat, because it had only CNN and British Babble Corp. for news.

I watch mostly movies, history and Natl.Geo channels


12 posted on 12/08/2011 5:21:13 AM PST by AlexW
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To: WKUHilltopper

if O’bummer said anything- it would be to apologize for
winning the war and nuking the japs-

then he would try to give away a few trillion to some
of the last survivors.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 5:21:13 AM PST by mj1234
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To: BilLies

“I have a problem with every national radio news outlet, ABCBSNBC and especially FOX”
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Well, I monitor the “Topix” internet forums.
All of the little Communist that post there absolutely
despise FOX, calling it FAUX News.
They do, however, love PMSNBC and CNN.

If the Marxist hate FOX then it must be doing something right.


14 posted on 12/08/2011 5:31:14 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW
FDR’s deceleration of war has been my favorite presidential speech
It should have been good - his speech writers had at least 4 to 6 months to work on it.
15 posted on 12/08/2011 6:10:25 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

You are of course totally wrong. Last night on the History Channel there was a two hour special on the day after Pearl Harbor attack. It was actually about the 24 hours following the attack.

The speech and when and Where it should be given were covered in depth. The drafting took several hours and many eyes. FDR wanted it to be short, others especially Hull wanted it longer and more comprehensive. The draft with pencil corrections was shown. I believe that draft is on display in New Orleans at the WW II museum.

The speech as given lasted 6 1/2 minutes


16 posted on 12/08/2011 6:23:04 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: AlexW
If the Marxist hate FOX then it must be doing something right.

Fox News is pathetic these days - they push a lot of sex-related sleaze as actual news, and they are providing a platform for people like Rove to promote Mitt Romney.

Come to think of it, not sure which is more sleazy - pretending sex-related stories about celebrities are news or Karl Rove and his gang promoting Romney.
17 posted on 12/08/2011 6:27:26 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: bert
You are of course totally wrong. Last night on the History Channel ...
Ooooooh, your source is the History Channel. Can't argue with that.
I stand corrected ............................ NOT.
18 posted on 12/08/2011 6:29:29 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

I also cited the WW II museum. Of course to those who don’t get TV under their rock, the History channel is not a valid source


19 posted on 12/08/2011 6:39:46 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: oh8eleven

You refer of course to the position that Roosevelt knew the attack was coming, and did nothing to stop it.

A position that will probably still be argued 100 years from now.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 6:46:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: bert

In History Channel’s defense, they did point out that FDR had to be treated with Cocaine the evening of 12/7/41, and it was Eleanor who gave the first official speech on the attack


21 posted on 12/08/2011 6:50:45 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: af_vet_rr

“Fox News is pathetic these days”
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If FOX is pathetic, it is only because the populace of America has become pathetic.
IIRC, Fox out ranks CNN and PMSNBC, combined...something like three to one.

As for myself, I no longer have a dog in that hunt, as I left the USSA in 2004.


22 posted on 12/08/2011 6:50:48 AM PST by AlexW
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To: bert

“You are of course totally wrong. Last night on the History Channel”
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Thank you...I have no idea where people come up with the crap that they post.
I watched the program last night....One of my favorite channels.


23 posted on 12/08/2011 6:55:17 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Venturer
A position that will probably still be argued 100 years from now.
Thank you for being able to read between the lines.
Seventy years after the fact and I say there's more than enough circumstantial evidence to say he knew.
BTW, anyone looking for the "seeds" of WWII should read, Imperial Cruise.
Great story, well written and it'll open your eyes to the real Teddy Roosevelt.

24 posted on 12/08/2011 8:56:28 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: vicar7

“I was wondering did the White House make a statement about the anniversary or not? I did not hear anything from the President. I know any other President might have mentioned it.”

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
December 07, 2011

Statement by President Barack Obama on the 70th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/07/statement-president-barack-obama-70th-anniversary-attack-pearl-harbor


25 posted on 12/08/2011 1:42:05 PM PST by Mila
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To: AlexW
If FOX is pathetic, it is only because the populace of America has become pathetic.
IIRC, Fox out ranks CNN and PMSNBC, combined...something like three to one.


It is a sad state of affairs if Fox News is the top of the cable news networks.

I cannot have Fox News on in the house when I have children about, because they just have too much tabloid sleaze on these days, especially in the mornings. I've seen stories on there that make me think that they are competing with TMZ.

And then them providing a platform for Rove and his buddies to try and brainwash Fox News viewers into thinking that Romney is the only one who can beat Obama...
26 posted on 12/08/2011 2:45:41 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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