Ed is off tonight (Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is subbing), so our regular “Psycho Talk” segment won’t be seen. But if “Psycho Talk” was on tonight, this would’ve been a good candidate.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii – a “day that will live in infamy” as President Franklin D. Roosvelt said.
December 7, 1941, is a profoundly important day in the history of our country. Not only were 2,400 Americans killed, the assault propelled the U.S. into World War II, the deadliest conflict in human history.
Our role in that terrible war – including the defeat of fascist tyranny on two continents and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare – continues to shape the world to this day.
So imagine our surprise when we heard that the righties in this country had turned Pearl Harbor Day in an excuse to make a bizarre attack on President Obama (who was born in Hawaii 20 years after Pearl Harbor) and his daughters, Sasha and Malia.
Sidwell Friends, the private school attended by Sasha and Malia Obama, was serving Asian delicacies for lunch today, including teriyaki chicken, tofu, fried rice, fortune cookies and “oriental noodle salad”).
The school told The Washington Post it hires a subcontractor that assigns menus randomly and that the Asian-themed menu was “completely coincidental.”
Let us know what you think!