A date which will live in infamy

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  1. ARSENAL

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    80 years ago today, the U.S.S. West Virginia was sank to the bottom of Pearl Harbor. Within a matter of weeks, the ship had been raised to the surface, drained, and refitted. In September 1945, it proudly steamed into Tokyo Bay, flying the same battletorn American flag it was flying on December 7, 1941. She was the only battleship attacked at Pearl Harbor present for Japan’s surrender
     
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  6. racer

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    This is the only date that could possibly live in infamy:
    Take her to Ruth's Chris on Senate St near the Capital in Cola.

    Call ahead to make reservations, explain it's a special occasion for two and you'd like a good waiter as well as a quiet table. (Dont say what the occasion is they'll just assume it's big)

    Pick her up in time to relax and enjoy the short ride into Cola preferably after dark so as you come over the hill on 321 past the Food Lion (or whatever it is now) you can comment on how beautiful the skyline lights ofdowntown Cola appear but they truly can't hold a candle to just how beautiful she looks tonight!

    Once at RC's prove just how special you think she is by pulling up to the entrance and using the valet parking. They'll ask your party name and from there the staff takes over.

    Trust me on this, eat before you pick her up as you want to join her in eating at therestaurant but not a big meal; (pull up their drink menu before you go and pick a simple wine or mixed drink you feel she'll like (ask her friends). As soon as the waiter appears order both your drinks as if you do this often as well as the appetizer - BBQ Shrimp. It's tasty simple andreasonably price. Girls enjoy shrimp. Plus it begins to fill her stomach as she'll need to because she will end up ordering a salad for dinner. If you order something she likes she'll be that more impressed by your efforts).

    When the menus come allow her to place her orderfirst by insisting she feel free to order whatever she desires and encourage her to take her time, no rushing you said she's pretty so enjoy the scenery. They never order steak so it wont be expensive. Bet she orders the Wedge Salad.**never appear to be looking at any prices! Big turnoff*** You then follow up by ordering a small steak or something similar because you'll have already viewed the menu b4 hand. The Pork Chop runs about $28 and is easy to cut as well as eat slowly in smaller chunks. Women like men who are decisive and know what they want! You're not hungry so your meal will not be expensive nor large so you have time to actually talk to her instead of chewing chucks of meat! You know Toby Keith wrote that song "I wanted talk about me" for a reason. Southern Ladies will never admit it but they do want to talk about themselves and they want you to be overwhelmingly interested in them, so talk to her about her! Don't brag about yourself cause youcan get into your own pants anytime you like, her's is a different story especially if she has some class about herself.

    How you end the dinner and before you have the car brought around will determine where your futurelays with this young lady. After the table is clear, order coffee even if you hate the stuff, ladies love coffee and ordering it as if you just always do so after meals will tell her you're totally different than any other guy she's dated. If you cant drink the stuff just sip it. She'll drink it! Don't ask if she would like some just order it!!!!

    About half way thru the cup of coffee sit up all excited and ask her if she's ever had Creme Brulee and insistshe try it......most young ladies havent and it'll be a treat for her and show her you're adventurous.

    Now if the evening has progress like you hoped in other words she is enjoying your company and youhers, then order one Brulee with two spoons! Again, encourage her to try it first, wait for her reaction then laughing dip your spoon in. Her reaction afterwardswill tell you all you need to know about how she is now feeling about you. If shes offended you put your spoon in her Brulee, then you're in trouble and thisdate just got panic 911!

    Again, if she's into you you'll know it by now, so remember to stay relaxed and not in a rush. Let her enjoy being the Princess as long as possible.

    When all is ready request the check. A good waiter never brings it, they wait until you request it. And please make sure the damn card works before you get to the restaurant! Never pay with cash - that yells, broke & I still live with my Mom! Even if you do you don't want to admit it.

    Finally, assuming all has gone well, just before handing your car ticket to the valet, ask her if she's ever seen the State House at night. Don't wait for an answer just take her hand and walk her over. Taking your time walk her around the entire building pointing out where Sherman's troups hit the building with their cannons. Front right corner where the stars mark the spots. This tells her you're smart and interesting. Then find a lighted area to sit and talk. Sit next to her and if it's chilly take your coat off (you are wearing a sports coat right? Blazer w/pressed jeans and nice white cotton button down colar shirt, no golf shirts or tee shirts with COCKS blasting out) and place it over her shoulders without asking. What you're hoping/looking for is her sneaking a smell and smiling, if she does you're in the red zone! What you do from here is your business but she'll never forget you and even if it doesn't work out between you two, 2 things will happen in the future. 1) she'll never forget you and will compare every other guy to you. 2) she'll tell all of her girl friends how nice and wonderful your date was and every single one of them will be wanting to date YOU!

    All this impressing will cost you around $150-200! Oh and dont forget to drive the Focus, Pinto, Clunker, SUV or even Red neck deer hunting truck through a car wash and yes pay the extra $5 for the interior cleaning with the Baby Fresh smelling stuff! She might live in Redneckville, I have family there as well, but for once she'd love not to be treated like she's Gretchen Wilson's baby sister and instead appreciated for just being an intelligent, beautiful young lady. Treat her right, get to know her then take her out on that four wheeler and your muddy girl dreams will come true!

    Don't screw this up!
     
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    And then Michael Bay made an awful movie
     
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    always my fave part
     
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  11. JonathanCoachman

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    It’s a shame how all the other American territories that were attacked at the same time are left out of this story. People died there too.
     
  12. BrickTamland

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    We had three additional battleships carriers stationed at Pearl Harbor that happened to be out at sea. Had they been in port, it would have decimated our naval capabilities and drastically impacted our ability to contribute towards the allied efforts.

    Edit: thanks for the correction, Owsley
     
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  13. JonathanCoachman

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    Comparing how fast this country was able to assemble a new fleet compared to our response to Covid is super depressing.
     
  14. El Tiburon

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    I do the same thing but instead of creme brûlée I request ass to mouth using the same logic.
     
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  15. Daniel Ocean

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    Dropping a nuclear bomb, Killing 100,000 Japanese might have been an over reaction but hey at least we got a cool speech.
     
  16. El Tiburon

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    That was Truman.
     
  17. Butthead

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    I liked the way Roosevelt said December
     
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  18. JonathanCoachman

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    60 years later and we didn’t learn a damn thing. Why not just continue the blockade until they were forced to surrender? Japan is a fucking island after all.
     
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    Truman listening to his idiot friend James Byrnes.
     
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  20. Daniel Ocean

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    so it wasn’t a response to the attack?
     
  21. JonathanCoachman

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    Basically it was. The way they got away with dropping the bomb was by using the false alternative that 100’s of thousands of Americans would die invading Japan. We didn’t need to invade to get them to surrender.

    We were super racist with how we treated the Japanese compared to the Germans and Italians.
     
  22. El Tiburon

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    I wouldn’t go so far as to say that the Germans were less racist than us. For reasons.
     
  23. JonathanCoachman

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    Not what I was saying. The way we treated the Germans and Italians was in stark contrast to how we would refer to Japanese as “savages” and “animals”.
     
  24. Daniel Ocean

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    Japanese internment camps are a horrible part of this country history. But, at lease we have a cool line of a speech that allows us to say “America Fuck Yeah!!!!!!”
     
  25. Bruce Wayne

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    They got their racist ideas from us
     
  26. poor paul

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    I don't think that's what he said.
     
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  27. Daniel Ocean

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    he is saying the way we treated the Japanese Americans as opposed to how we treated individuals from those other two countries.
     
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  28. El Tiburon

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    In my defense it was awkwardly worded.
     
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  29. JonathanCoachman

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    You’re right. I can see how one would read it that way.
     
  30. Super Vegeta

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    Main reason the bombs were dropped was because the Soviet Union was able to turn the full scope of their army towards Japan and we were afraid of possible communist influences post war Japan. This also was a big USA dick swinging moment to the ussr as well.

    It ultimately saved lives by helping prevent a land invasion, but the Japanese were done as soon as Germany fell.
     
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  31. racer

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    We let nazis rally in MSG before joining the war.
     
  32. Truman

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    FWIW The Nazi's looked to the USA Jim Crow Laws to model their policies. Even they though some aspects were too extreme, like the 1 drop rule
     
  33. IV

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    didnt we still call the Germans Huns?
     
  34. JonathanCoachman

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    The British started that in WWI. Being compared to Atilla The Hun sounds more like a compliment to me. Guy was a badass. Evil sure. But a badass.
     
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    Who… wrote…. This
     
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  36. Daniel Ocean

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    up your butt and around the corner. Oh my bad I thought you said “where”.
     
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  37. El Tiburon

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    Not gonna lie, it was AIOLICOCK on the Gamecocks private board.
     
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    Some Chad from the 247 South Carolina board.
     
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  39. Owsley

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    Aircraft carriers, not battleships. Big difference.
     
  40. Tarpon Nole

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    The first one? Probably not

    The second one? Maybe
     
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  41. Tarpon Nole

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    The allies were definitely racist towards Japan. Japan was on our team in WW1. After the war, they weren't really allowed a seat at the table while everyone was deep deeping Kaiser Bill and the Germans which probably led to the same sort of us against the world type of thing Hitler did
     
  42. JonathanCoachman

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    The reason for choosing Hiroshima of all places always is a bit bone chilling. Hiroshima had been spared from the civilian bombing every other major city in Japan had experienced so they were seemingly lucky. Not so much. They chose a city in pristine condition just to see how much damage the bomb caused.
     
  43. Owsley

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    On the flip side, our POWs were often treated far better if captured by the Germans than by the Japanese; it’s easier to relate to, and have compassion for, people that you share perceived similarities with.
     
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  44. JonathanCoachman

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    It’s also easy to see why Japan had so much anger towards “The West”. America forced them to open up to the rest of the world. They tried their best to be like The British Empire. They showed they could beat an empire run by white people in a war against Russia. They allied with us in The Great War. Then we ghosted them.
     
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  45. Super Vegeta

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    The japanese did some of the most heinous stuff in the entirety of the war and it kind of gets glossed over because of the obvious German atrocities.
    EU and America probably didn’t focus on it as much because it was mostly perpetuated against the Chinese and not other white people.
     
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  47. seanofthedead86

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    Let's not forget Eisenhower appointed a Nazi sympathizer as Secretary of State.
     
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    FDR choosing Truman as his new running mate and not giving him access to everything involved in the war, especially The Manhattan Project is also something that gets glossed over. That was extremely reckless and egotistical.
     
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    A lot of Nazis got off scott free that shouldn’t have
     
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