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Murphy's apologizes for offensive Pearl Harbor sign
Chicago Tribune ^ | December 8, 2013 | Paul Sullivan

Posted on 12/08/2013 7:56:52 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

A Wrigleyville bar involved in the dispute with the Cubs over Wrigley Field renovations apologized Saturday for an offensive sign on its marquee making light of the Pearl Harbor tragedy.

Murphy's Bleachers tried to lure customers into the bar Saturday with a marquee that read: "Remember Pearl Harbor With Bombs and Kamikazes."

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bar; chicago; murphys; pearlharbor
Everyone got together, had a few drinks and got bombed.
1 posted on 12/08/2013 7:56:52 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

At least SOMEBODY remembered that the event ever took place and that its anniversary was yesterday.

I saw NOTHING on TV (news, shows, or otherwise) that recognized it.


2 posted on 12/08/2013 7:58:46 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess its still too soon.

“Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” — that one is still okay.


3 posted on 12/08/2013 7:59:01 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: ConservativeStatement

Some of the professional “I’m offended” crowd must have been offended.


4 posted on 12/08/2013 8:01:41 AM PST by glorgau
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To: ConservativeStatement

The media was all caught up in worshiping that Communist terrorist Mandela. Not even Dogpile web browser had anything. They usually have something like Memorial Day observance.


5 posted on 12/08/2013 8:03:49 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

There was a great old joke, by Dean Martin I believe, that said, “Every December 7th Sammy Davis Jr. attacks Pearl Bailey. Everyone found it appropriate as humor in those days, but probably would not today because it has too few fs in it.


6 posted on 12/08/2013 8:07:38 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: bigdaddy45
“Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”

I must be sick because this makes me laugh every time:

7 posted on 12/08/2013 8:10:11 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: glorgau
Some of the professional “I’m offended” crowd must have been offended.

I went to a college that had a significant Jewish population in the student body. There used to be annual "Pearl Harbor Day" parties: "Bring a JAP and get bombed". Even the Jewish fraternities would throw them ...
8 posted on 12/08/2013 8:16:48 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: billhilly

I saw an infomercial for the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts recently. There was a warning on the screen that the jokes may be deemed offensive to some viewers. I am not sure if the warning was sarcasm or an actual statement based on today’s society.


9 posted on 12/08/2013 8:22:55 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: SkyDancer

I have a conservative cousin who I don’t see often. Earlier this week, we got together for a meal and as we walked into the restaurant we saw the early stages of nonstop coverage. My cousin said ‘Who cares? he is a Commie terrorist! Margaret Thatcher was far more important and she didn’t get praised like this.” The cameras couldn’t get enough of the whitest, blondest women from what we could see.


10 posted on 12/08/2013 8:26:47 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Those roasts were humor at its best. I fit right into that slot, age wise.


11 posted on 12/08/2013 8:32:12 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A tragedy is when something bad and life changing occurs due to natural or accidental, neither of which the Japanese did on 7 Dec 1941

What they did was an atrocity

And I am much more offended at this slight, as always, on the part of the either ignorant, lazy or deliberately offensive journalist who either finds us worthy of such an atrocity or is too uncaring to use a frng dictionary


12 posted on 12/08/2013 8:42:44 AM PST by stanne
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To: Lizavetta

I think it’s funny that Abe still gave the place two stars, despite his complaint.


13 posted on 12/08/2013 8:51:53 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This was stupid in two ways. The first was in embracing the Japanese side because of existing drinks. The other was they could have created a whole bunch of new drinks for the American side, as a “patriotic honorarium”. While still not tasteful, it would not have been completely offensive.

The overall theme could have been Hawaiian, maybe even offering some food to match.


14 posted on 12/08/2013 9:25:35 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: bigdaddy45

” The last time I’m sitting in the box seats!”

A. Lincoln


15 posted on 12/08/2013 9:59:38 AM PST by Average Al
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To: ConservativeStatement

Indeed. Yet that infomercial is one of the funniest things you’ll ever see. What a cast of characters, a rockin good time. Tape it and see. Makes one appreciate how truly funny that generation was esp vis a vis today’s
phony “stars”


16 posted on 12/08/2013 10:22:18 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Obamacare: We told you so)
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To: Gaffer
I saw NOTHING on TV (news, shows, or otherwise) that recognized it.
Our local news had stories. But did notice the History Channel's "remembrance" was one show at 7 am and another at 9 am.
History Channel 2 had zero stories. Feckin' commies.
17 posted on 12/08/2013 10:59:34 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
I saw several shows on Military Ch.

Tried to explain to the youngest stepdaughter's son about it.

Even tried telling him that his Great Grandfather helped save him and the rest of Us from speaking German/Japanese or maybe even existing.

All he wanted to do was watch MORE F'IN spongebob. I told him NO!

Waste of breath- he's following in his commie mommies (voted 2 times for zero and worships it) mind set being the little mush-brain he is, a real waste of a 10 year old mind.

Makes Me sad to say I've given up on them.

18 posted on 12/08/2013 2:11:18 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1
Give the little feller a few years to get to the rebellious stage and slip him a copy of Atlas Shrugged. ;-)
19 posted on 12/08/2013 2:13:52 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: mabarker1
Makes Me sad to say I've given up on them.
Don't. There will come a day when you can say - "And what have I been talking about all these years? Now maybe you'll listen!" And they probably will.
20 posted on 12/08/2013 3:01:33 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: billhilly

I’ve been telling that joke for 35 years.


21 posted on 12/08/2013 8:56:18 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: oh8eleven
Don't. There will come a day when you can say - "And what have I been talking about all these years? Now maybe you'll listen!" And they probably will.

Nay, by that point it will be into SHTF and they will only show up here for what comfort/stores they can get for free and then bitch about the TV not working or food they "don't like" and whine about no Mat-Doooonalds!

While I won't turn them away they will become useful in some aspect to help out in those times.

And they will still complain.

22 posted on 12/09/2013 5:02:42 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Billthedrill
He was reading "Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Dog Days" while ignoring Me at the time.

This was after I made Pancakes/Bacon/Milk & OJ for Breakfast AND delivered it in front of him to hear...

"I want cereal"

I gave him the Polish Silent Treatment.

He just plain don't give a $&!T

23 posted on 12/09/2013 5:09:24 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Average Al

Two stars because the nachos he had before the play were fantastic.


24 posted on 12/09/2013 3:46:09 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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