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Thought for Friday, Dec 16, 2005

Don't like my driving?
Call 1-800-NO GIFTS

-Bumper sticker
Santa's sleigh

Thought for Wednesday, Dec 14, 2005

What if it had been Three Wise Women
instead of Three Wise Men?

They would have asked directions
Arrived on time
Helped deliver the baby
Cleaned the stable
Made a casserole, and
Brought practical gifts!

Thought for Tuesday, Dec 13, 2005

Peace on Earth to men of good will.
All others, Stand By

-(Announcement on the
USS Harry S. Truman, Dec 2002)

Thought for Friday, Dec 9, 2005

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound.
The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.

-George Bernard Shaw
~ The (Other) Thought For The Day ~
November 30, 2005

Thought for Thursday, Dec 8, 2005

Declaration of War to Japan
speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt
December 8th 1941

Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker,
members of the Senate and the House of Representatives:
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy -
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The
United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the
solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its
government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance
of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air
squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island
of Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and
his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal
reply to a recent American message. And, while this reply
stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing
diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war
or of armed attack. It will be recorded that the distance of
Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was
deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During
the intervening time the Japanese Government has
deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false
statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused
severe damage to American naval and military forces.
I regret to tell you that very many American lives have
been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported
torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco
and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.
And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
Japan has therefore undertaken a surprise offensive
extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of
yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people
of the United States have already formed their opinions
and well understand the implications to the very life
and safety of our nation. As Commander-in-Chief of the
Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be
taken for our defense, that always will our whole
nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this
premeditated invasion, the American people, in their
righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.
I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and
of the people when I assert that we will not only defend
ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain
that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.
Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our
people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed forces, with the un-bounding
determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph.
So help us God.
I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked
and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7, 1941,
a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese

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Thought for Wednesday, Dec 7, 2005

When everyone is looking for gold,
it's a good time to be in the pick
and shovel business.

-Mark Twain
From the Masters:
09 Nov 2005

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