AUGUST,1945; 70 YEARS AGO

Germany had surrendered to the Allies in May, but the war in the Pacific raged on. Iwo Jima, Tarawa, Okinawa. The toll for taking those pieces of real estate was appalling. One cannot imagine what Harry S. Truman agonized over when he was given the alternative of using the atomic weapon we now possessed and kill hundreds of thousands in a matter of seconds or risk losing a million or more American lives fighting a fanatical enemy through an invasion of their homeland where self-sacrifice was a part of their culture. He gave the go-ahead. The die was cast. Hiroshima and Nagasaki became synonymous with total nuclear destruction. We have not had to unleash its power since. No country would think of challenging America’s strength. Through the weakness, treachery and sheer incompetence of our current commander-in-chief the future seems shaky.

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War and Conflict. World War Two. pic: September 1945. A scene of devastation after the American Atom bomb attack on Hiroshima, Japan, which was dropped on 8th August 1945. Rolls Press/Popperfoto

War and Conflict. World War Two. pic: September 1945. A scene of devastation after the American Atom bomb attack on Hiroshima, Japan, which was dropped on 8th August 1945. Rolls Press/Popperfoto

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  1. Pistol Pete

    Jon Stewart’s Lowest Moment: Hiroshima Makes Truman a War Criminal
    How absolutely serendipitous it is that alleged comedian and actual White House propagandist Jon Stewart’s last broadcast of The Daily Show is today, August 6, the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

    You see, Stewart, whose influence is especially nefarious when he is revising and distorting history for his relatively young audience, committed his most outrageous such act when, in a 2009 interview with Cliff May, he agreed that U.S. President Harry S. Truman should be considered a “war criminal” for approving that horrific but necessary bombing mission.


    Via Goldfarb, the key exchange comes at around 5:50. Hundreds of thousands of lives saved by averting a U.S. invasion of the Japanese home islands, and all this tool can do is point a finger and mumble “yes” in response to whether Truman’s a war criminal or not. Behold the face of mindless anti-torture absolutism. Like what you see?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2009/04/29/jon-stewart-you-know-who-was-a-war-criminal-harry-truman/

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2015/08/06/jon-stewarts-lowest-moment-hiroshima-makes-truman-war-criminal#sthash.1R9xX0WK.dpuf

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richard’s Daughter Helps Lead Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
    THE LIBERALS ARE SUCH AN INCESTUOUS LOT


    The daughter of Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards, has worked on a number of pro-abortion campaigns and is currently helping out her mother’s friend, Hillary Clinton.
    Politico reports that Lily Adams joined the Clinton campaign last spring as Iowa’s press secretary. Adams is Richards’ oldest daughter and she previously worked as the Deputy Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee.

    http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/05/planned-parenthood-ceo-cecile-richards-daughter-helps-lead-hillary-clintons-campaign/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    ‘Ferguson Uprising’ to Mark 1st Anniversary of Aug. 9, 2014
    WONDER IF GOV. NIXON IS GOING TO GIVE THEM “SPACE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES”

    Organizers are calling it the “Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend.” Plans announced last week include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. (Central) on Sunday from Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown was killed, to Greater St. Mark Family Church.

    The agenda from the Ferguson Action Council includes an art event, rap and rock concerts. The events begin on Friday. The agenda calls for Monday to be a “Day of Civil Disobedience and National Call to Action.” Messages seeking clarification about what sort of civil disobedience is planned were not returned.

    http://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/ferguson-uprising-to-mark-1st-anniversary-of-aug-9-2014/#sthash.FPRj55On.dpuf

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  4. Pistol Pete

    It’s Gonna Be a Bloodbath: A GOP Debate Guide

    A SCREED FROM MATT LEWIS,THE BOTTOM FEEDER FROM THE DAILY BEAST
    When my editor at The Daily Beast asked me to put together a list of things “we should watch for” in Thursday’s Republican debates, what he was really asking was this: “What will be the one thing that every columnist writes about on Friday?”—“What will be the thing every Sunday show talks about?”—“What will be the clip that is shown ad nauseam on cable news?”—in essence, “What will be the storyline?”
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/06/it-s-gonna-be-a-bloodbath-a-gop-debate-guide.html

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  5. Pistol Pete

    TODAYS SOAP OPERA:AS THE CRIMINAL ALIEN WORLD TURNS

    MO-Illegal Alien Rapist: Tells Victim ‘All I Want is Sex!’ – Punches Her in Face
    Illegal alien Marvin Castellanos-Rivera dragged his victim into an alley to rape her. He slammed the woman into a wall, put a knife to her throat and punched her in the face.

    Defendant held a knife to victim’s throat, pushed her against a wall and pul1ed her shorts down approximately six inches. Defendant punched the victim on the left side of her face. This defendant is clearly a threat to the community and this victim in particular.

    Defendant is also a flight risk; defendant told officers that he has been deported prior to this incident. Defendant stated that he was allowed to come back into the country for a month to take care of child support issues.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/08/mo-illegal-alien-rapist-tells-victim-all-i-want-is-sex-punches-her-in-face/

    ILLEGAL ALIEN Robs and Murders Co-Worker, Torches Her New Jersey Home

    Illegal alien Juan Jimenez-Olivera admitted in court this week that he robbed and murdered co-worker Syiatlana Dranko, stole $6,000 from her and then torched her home in 2014.
    Jimenez-Olivera is a citizen of Mexico and is in this country illegally .
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/08/illegal-alien-robs-and-murders-co-worker-torches-her-new-jersey-home/

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Brit Hume Blasts Obama’s Iran Speech: The People Who Are Chanting ‘Death to America’ Are the Leaders of Iran, The Very People You Just Made a Deal With

    Brit goes off: ‘The entire speech was dishonest, it was partisan and in the end it was insulting’

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  7. Pistol Pete

    Gallup: Blacks’ Satisfaction with Their Lives Highest on Record


    WE GOT FREE HOUSE,FREE FOOD STAMPS,FREE MEDICAL,WE GOT OBAMAPHONE AND WE GOT A BRUTHA IN THE WHITE HOUSE GETTIN’ US OUR REPAMATATIONS.IT’S ALL GOOD IN DA HOOD.
    A new Gallup poll released Monday shows that blacks have the highest satisfaction with their lives ever reported in the 14 years Gallup has measured the issue, surpassing the reported satisfaction of whites.

    The poll shows 88 percent of blacks reported satisfaction with their lives, surpassing whites’ satisfaction for the first time in Gallup history. Only 87 percent of whites felt satisfied with their lives. Such was not the case in 2013 when 89 percent of whites reported greater satisfaction with their lives than blacks, who had an 87 percent approval at the time.
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/gallup-blacks-satisfaction-their-lives-highest-record

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  8. Pistol Pete

    CNN to host first Democratic presidential debate

    )—CNN and the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday the network will host the first Democratic primary debate in Nevada on October 13. The exact location will be announced in the coming weeks.
    The other five debates will be hosted by:

    •CBS, KCCI and The Des Moines Register in Iowa on November 14
    •ABC and WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire on December 19
    •NBC and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in Charleston, South Carolina on January 17
    •And two more will be hosted in either February or March: One by Univision and The Washington Post in Miami, Florida, and another by PBS in Wisconsin.
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/06/politics/cnn-democratic-debate-host/index.html

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  9. Pistol Pete

    Trump Drops Warning to Fox News Debate Moderators about “Tricky, Wise-Guy Questions”: “I’m sure they Will be Called Out, whether it’s Me or Somebody Else”
    I think Trump is exactly right. From what I’ve heard Megyn Kelly and Wallace say on air about their preparation, I think they may just try to get too cute with their questions. Kelly, Baier and Wallace need to remember that this debate is not about them. If they ask Trump, or others, things like, “Who is the President of Cameroon,” just to try to make someone look bad, they will make a mockery of the debate and they should get called out. We’ll see.

    http://freedomslighthouse.net/2015/08/06/trump-drops-warning-to-fox-news-debate-moderators-about-tricky-wise-guy-questions-im-sure-they-will-be-called-out-whether-its-me-or-somebody-else-audio-8515/

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