Happy A-Bomb Day!

Fat Man

On this day in 1945, the United States used a nuclear weapon in a war for the second and (knock on wood) last time ever. The bomb, dubbed “Fat Man” for its resemblance to William Conrad, was one of three nuclear weapons produced by the Manhattan Project. The first one was called “The Gadget” and it was detonated 0n July 19, 1945 in New Mexico. The second bomb was named “Little Boy” and it was detonated over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. That bomb was the one that made the whole world sit up and take notice.

Fat Man gets no respect. But it was Fat Man and not Little Boy that ended the war. After Hiroshima was incinerated, the Japanese war council was still holding out. But after Nagasaki got blowed up Emperor Hirohito ordered the war council to surrender.

I have to wonder whether the Japanese would have surrendered if they had known that the US had used up all our weapons-grade fissile material in those three bombs?

Here is Victor Davis Hanson explaining why Truman did the right thing.

For a brief period, the United States was the world’s sole nuclear power. Then in August 1949 the USSR successfully detonated a nuclear weapon. Seven more countries have joined the club since then, and we put a lot of effort into keeping membership at nine. And by “we” I am referring to sane, patriotic Americans. I am not referring to insane and unpatriotic individuals who think Iran should have The Bomb.

Hiroshima is on the left, Nagasaki on the right.

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197 Responses to Happy A-Bomb Day!

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    The reason that Biden has delayed his Veep announcement is he is waiting to see which VP candidate will offer Hunter the most lucrative deal.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

    • Mothy67 says:

      He openly calls parents what he teaches helicopter/snowplow parents in the classroom.

    • elliesmom says:

      Parents should always be welcom to observe in their kids’ school. Anytime of anyday. If you wouldn’t say or do something in front of a child’s parent than a teacher shouldn’t be doing it. One of my kid’s dad got laid off from work. He was an engineer and decided to drop in on my science class. He ended up staying a week. It was great fun. The kids loved it, and so did I. I was kind of sorry he found a job.

      • Constance says:

        When my daughter was in kindergarten I asked her “who do you play with at recess”. She replied “I don’t play at recess no one will play with me”. Of course I was horrified so I went and sat on the porch across the street during recess. The kids came out and all the little girls sat in a group holding hands and giggling and talking and my daughter was right in the middle of it. So I asked her “what goes on at recess”. She told me “we all sit and hold hands and sing but no one plays”. So dropping by can be very important. I was completely freaked out over a 6 year olds definition of “play”.

  3. Mothy67 says:

    I love the people who post stuff like this. Makes smile after reading Dem shit with my coffee.

  4. Mothy67 says:

    Isn’t this in and of itself a federal crime?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Now can we start shooting?

    • Constance says:

      The Feds should be rounding up these assholes now because they are going to go apeshit after President Trump wins reelection.

    • cynic says:

      Well, well, well. Here we go….Adbusters – Occupy Wall Street folks. Black Bloc – Antifa.
      These guys never go away. They just change the names.

      • cynic says:

        Black Bloc – David Graeber. Father, Kenneth was a member of the Youth Communist League. David grew up in New York, and was an Anarchist since the age of 16. He did his Phd. Thesis on Magic, Slavery & Politics in Madagascar.

        He’s a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and gave Occupy Wall Street the theme “We Are the 99%”.

        Interesting guy. Hope everyone is doing their homework and spreading the word on who these people are.

  5. elliesmom says:

    It’s Sunday morning, and that makes me think about Klownmom. Can she go to church again? Church is still not allowed here, and none of the clergy in my area are pushing back. The local churches were making a big deal out of doing online services, but there were more people performing than watching after a month or two so they’ve stopped. Now the ministers only have “short messages” to their flocks online. My neighbor is a devout Catholic, and she was driving to the church parking lot on Sunday morning hoping someone would show up, but after weeks of no one else there, she’s stopped. A friend who was worried about her (with very good reason) asked her own minister to drop in and check up on her, and now he’s coming weekly. I don’t think my neighbor will be quite as Catholic when this is over.

    We hear a lot about restaurants and small businesses collapsing before this is over. How many churches will there still be? The population of my town struggles to keep lots of different denominations open, to pay the salaries of lots of clergy, and to maintain buildings. ED and I used to hang out at a local pub with the minister from the non-denominational church across the street. He’s a charismatic guy. If he opened his doors a month or two before all of the others, I bet he could lure a lot of folks away from the other places in town with his “We all believe in the same gospel” routine. The rest is just window dressing. Hell, he could have got me to church if the pandemic hadn’t closed the pub. 😉

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The churches were about to reopen when Gruesome Newsom ordered a new lockdown and Mom’s church leadership is too cowardly to oppose him.

      Since I pay her bills I quit paying her tithes.

      • elliesmom says:

        The thing that gets to me is my neighborhood used to be a ghost town on a Sunday morning. Most everyone went to church. Except for the neighbor who needed a visit from the clergy badly (and got it, to be fair), no one seems to care they can’t go to church. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, and churches in my town have been closed for more than 21 Sundays. The church “habit” is gone. Was this “baked in” to the plan when RI kept the churches closed, but opened the casino?

        • Constance says:

          Maybe but most decisions to open are based on tax collection. So pot and booze sales stayed open but churches don’t even pay property tax. Casinos that aren’t on First Nations land probably generate lots of tax money. It would be a good plan for people who wanted to demoralize the population to close churches right when people need them most but Democrats are pretty much dumber than dirt so it is unlikely they planned this. For the record I’m still a registered Democrat.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        seems fair, No tickie? No laundry. 😆

  6. elliesmom says:

    I worked for a Japanese company for awhile. One of the really big ones. I was one of very few Americans in our building who reported to a Japanese boss. Setti knew it disturbed my dad that I “worked for Japan” so one day he invited my parents out to lunch. When the topic of the bombs came up, Settit told my dad the only mistake the Americans made was not dropping it sooner. After lunch when we alone, I asked Setti if he meant it. He said he did. “It saved Japanese lives, too. If the Allies had landed on the Japanese mainland, my parents would have died fighting to the death, and I would never have been born.”

  7. Mothy67 says:

    Shithead Gov. Wolf is looking to cancel all sports. School is still having cheer and vball practice until the axe comes down. Feel really bad for student athletes. Pup will still be doing travel and is only going into high school, but those kids who busted their asses for years are screwed.

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  9. Angie says:

    • elliesmom says:

      Municipalities in most states have to put purchase orders out to bid, and in most places have to choose the vendor that can offer the product that meets the specifications at the lowest price. The City of Austin will just purchase from the next lowest bidder. There’s very little politics involved in purchasing at the local level. Just don’t bid if your company doesn’t want the business. No one in city government is walking into a bike shop and buying bicycles for the police. The shop has been actively soliciting the city’s business. Contracts for services have much more room for “negotiation”, but it’s hard to give a specific business a leg-up on other companies for “stuff”. And no one really cares if fewer companies bid as long as at least one company does.

    • 1539days says:

      So, I guess Lance has no balls instead of one.

  10. Mothy67 says:

    Another reason to qustion masks dentists say causing gum and tooth decay when worn all day. Gum’s are a big deal when it comes to heart health.

    • Constance says:

      Very believable. I would think it will increase strep throat too because if a kid gets a low dose of Strep they could probably fight it off but if it gets all over a wet mask it will go out of control much faster. Could be the same with a lot of dirt bacteria and fungus that kids get all over their wet warm masks and then breath in for hours on end.

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  13. lyn5 says:

    The commies will scare the elderly with the defund SS BS. People won’t realize that Commie Democrats will steal personal retirement savings eventually.

  14. foxyladi14 says:

    BREAKING: Trump signs executive orders to extend unemployment benefits, provide a payroll tax holiday, defer student loan payments and extend the federal moratorium on evictions, after talks in Congress collapsed; Democrats vow to sue the President – CNBC
    5:25 PM · Aug 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Excellent thread on the Beirut explosion…………. with videos from all angles.

  16. elliesmom says:

    I found this in my Sunday morning blog-around. Banning books was a constant hot topic when I was teaching. My friends worried about how a science teacher grapples with parents who don’t want their kids to believe in evolution. That’s a piece of cake compared to the minefield the English teacher has to navigate. Huckleberry Finn? Uncle Tom’s Cabin? The Giver? Now, even To Kill a Mockingbird is controversial.


  17. Mothy67 says:

    I honestly don’t believe my county and state health are very skilled inninfectious disease. Or they just want drama to hurt Trump. Numbers went up when we opened up bars, restaurants, small stores. They were not astronomical. Death rate stayed the same. They shut a lot back down. instead of getting past the inevitable during summer and building up immunity they are acted like people were dropping dead in the streets. The sky will be falling again as college starts. 70% of deaths were in nursing homes.
    I wonder how people handle this yo-yo of going back and forth about working as far as unemployment goes. Work three weeks get laid off. Refile might get called back anytime the nazi”s think they done did good. Act shocked when numbers spike as one hundred thousand people descend. Cray-cray. I saw someone wearing goggles walking by herself.

    • lyn5 says:

      My ex-con brother made $900 a week on unemployment. His parole officer told him he had to find work ASAP. Now he works at an auto detail business.

  18. Angie says:

    • lyn5 says:

      I’m waiting for the EO to ban ballot harvesting.

    • Constance says:

      Usually Republicans come out with statements of how they can’t do such and such because it will set a precedent for Democrats. Well the Democrats don’t care that you didn’t take full advantage they are going to push things as far as they can regardless of what Republicans do. Maybe with President Trump taking advantage of the recent bad court decision regarding EOs it will force the court to reconsider before a Dem makes it into office.

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  20. Dora says:

    Democratic NY City councilman says hydroxychloroquine saved his life, thanks Trump for advocating drug

    Hydroxychloroquine has another believer


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  25. Mothy67 says:

    WTF is happening in Victoria, Australia?
    Less than 15,000 positives and 213 deaths, but I keep reading about tweets like this.

  26. Mothy67 says:

    A new follow on twitter.

  27. lyn5 says:

  28. Mothy67 says:

    I think I need to get a hobby and stop watching mindless teen TV shows for background noise whilst I read twitter. I was just disgusted that the hellhound who turns into a fiery thing when fighting off the bad werewolf still had shorts on but all his other clothes burned off. I was like no way. I actually thought unrealistic. It’s a show about teen age werewolves??????I
    This lockdown shit has to end.

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  32. Dora says:

    ‘TrumpStock’ Boat Parade Draws Crowd Of Supporters To East End

    Waving flags and carrying binoculars, a group of supporters turned out on the East End to watch the “TrumpStock’ boat parade.


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  34. Angie says:

    Presented without comment.

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  37. Angie says:


    • DeniseVB says:

      Joe’s like the most “Fredo” presidential candidate we’ve ever had. “Look, I’m important too and I say smart things, blah, blah, blah”.

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  39. Mothy67 says:

    Random late night insomnia thought– Zoe Saldina just did a major mea culpa for playing Nina Simone because it should have been an authentic African American in the role ( it’s called acting) another apologized for accepting a trans role. I think Charlize Theron. Okay if those are the rules. Why do gay men get to complain about their being denied straight parts. I am watchimg The Alienist. How can there be a production of Steel Magnolias with a black cast.
    Progs must make themselves dizzy with all their conflicting rules.

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  41. Jadzia says:

    I continue to be surprised by the quiet Trump-lovers in my part of the world.

  42. Mothy67 says:

    Chicago was on fire last night. The mayor had harassed people at the beach earlier in the day.

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  44. DeniseVB says:

    Iowa. There were dozens of these events all over the country this past weekend.

  45. taw46 says:

    Most of them voted for this, no?

  46. DeniseVB says:

    Sad to see this, but there are still nasty replies no matter who you are on Twitter. Everybody’s fine.

    • elliesmom says:

      Rachel Ray is so much fun. I went to a cooking class she taught at a Sur La Table store in Chestnut Hill near Boston. I have never laughed so much in a cooking class. She signed her cookbook with an inside joke you had to be in the class to get, and every time I see what she wrote it makes me laugh again. I hope she and her menargerie got out safely.

    • lateblum says:

      Well, that’s too bad. I’ve only just started watching .rachel on a local station that is mostly news. She is a delight. I hope all turns out well for her.

  47. Angie says:

    There should not be 1 thing a teacher says in class that can’t be said in front of parents.

    Take your kids out of public schools.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Because they’re obsessed with teaching sexual orientation instead of civics? “Approved” text books include the entire LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ glossary of sex, for middle schoolers ! The kids would get a healthier education on the streets….like I did. 🙂

      • elliesmom says:

        I remember walking down a dirt road in a small town in Nova Scotia with my grandmother when I was 9 or 10. Two women were out on a walk together, and one of them was dressed like the men in town from haircut to oxford tie shoes. The memory is so vivid I bet I bet I could pick her out of a lline up. I asked my grandmother if the woman was poor and had to get her clothes from the used clothing bin at the church. My grandmother always made me put all but the few things I needed to travel home in the bin before we left every summer so I was familiar with how limited the clothing selection was there. My grandmother made some comment about fashion being a very personal choice. But when we got back to my great aunt’s house, the Nova Scotia cousin I still hear from most everyday taught me all about lesbians. He was a good teacher. No bad information. 😉

        • DeniseVB says:

          I still remember learning how babies are made from a friend in elementary school. Ewww, gross. Yeah, I thought the damn stork brought us 😛

          My son was 9 when I was pregnant with his little sister, while feeling baby kicks in my stomach he asked why I ate a baby. Ho boy, sent him to Dad for his “first lesson” on how the baby got in mom’s tummy. As I eavesdropped, all they talked about was the Dallas Cowboys. Sigh.

          • elliesmom says:

            When I was having the “if I quit my engineering job to become a teacher” conversation with the family, my son only had two requirements. 1. I couldn’t teach in the school where he went. 2. I couldn’t be the sex ed teacher anywhere. He thought I’d be good at it, but he didn’t want to take the heat from his friends. Later, he often sent his friends, mostly boys, to talk to me if they had questions once he found out the kids thought that made me a cool mom and not a source of embarassment to him. Recently, I was talking to my son about his relationship with his father. I asked me what the “sex talk” was like. He said ED had told him, “If you ever have any questions about sex, you know who to ask, right?” Rob told him, “Yeah, I’ll just go ask Mom the same way you do.”

          • somebody says:

            I was 8 and a half when my brother was born, figured quite a bit out. My teenage sisters filled in the rest. The summer before high school my sisters took me unsolicited to the free women’s clinic and put me on birth control, parents had and still have no idea. My sisters insisted they knew what was best.

            When I was 16 or so my mother stammered about and finally handed me a book written by “Dear Abby”. The book was all about the changes your body may go through, WTF? A few years late 🙄

            My mom handed it to me as I was headed into the bathroom and insisted I read it. I don’t think she expected my reaction because I was laughing like I was reading a comic book and in fact it did have cartoon drawings 🤣🤣

            When I opened the bathroom door my mom was waiting. Did you understand everything? Um, yes mom, I understood it years ago. How long have you been buying me bras and feminine hygiene products? Then she looks at me straight faced and says, “Well there’s more and when you’re old enough we’ll talk” Again I laughed and said “More? You mean like sex?” She freaked and insisted I had no idea what that meant. Sure mom, whatever.

            Hubby and I eloped, we were living together anyway. The day we got married he got hired by the FAA so we were shortly off to Oklahoma City. Six months later, after we returned my mother worked up the courage to attempt to have “the sex talk” with me 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Once again I laughed.

            My mom was WAY beyond a day late and a dollar short 🤣🤣🤣

      • Mothy67 says:

        I think kids find out about sex today like we found about Santa– one kid finds out and tells everyone else. Kids all have smart phones. Even if you put parental locks on someone’s parents didn’t and everybody sees.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I think I may have already relayed this– pup called for me to take her her lanyard. I looked in and found an opened magnum comdom wrapper. Sick to my stomach I spoke with her. Very awkward. She laughed and told me that she and a friend had found it and wanted to see what it looked like. I asked her not to lie to me and we had to talk about this.
        Tik tok of course the recording finding a condom. Whew.

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  49. taw46 says:

    How nice of the merchants to extend “shopping” hours in Chicago last night. Why, they even allowed some shoppers to bring u-hauls for their “purchases”.

    • taw46 says:

      I just finished looking through this article. It is full of videos of the rioting and looting in Chicago last night. What is wrong with people there, do they like living with this anarchy? It will only get worse.

    • taw46 says:

    • lateblum says:

      Both Lightfoot (Mayor) and Pritzker (governor) reject federal resources offered by PDJT. They are saying that Trump should do something about “common sense gun control” in Chicago. Seriously?!?!? It appears the Police Supt. gets it. He calls what happened overnight as “pure criminal” behavior.
      Sadly, the CPD are now being forced to work 12-hour days with no scheduled days off. Owners of businesses are talking about the hardships of having businesses in Chicago.
      Activists like Ja’Mal Green are blaming the “lack of change” in policing and funding in Chicago since the George Floyd death at the end of May. How nice of him to give the city 2 months to make changes to policies that have been in place for decades.
      City alderman (mostly white) are complaining that the .mayor doesn’t listen or collaborate with them. I was just listening to one of the aldermen who said that the mayor does not engage or respond to the city council. I will acknowledge the mayor is kind of like Trump. She is an outsider of sorts. The insider in the last election was Tony Preckwinkle. Not particularly likable, but had many years of experience in city and county govt. I wonder if Lightfoot still stings from the barbs she experienced during the election. It’s easy for me to say “Let it go”. But I think she must if she is going to succeed. I also wonder if racism is informing her seeming unwillingness to work with the Council.
      The Mayor called out the SA and the courts saying they are responsible for letting criminals go. But she doesn’t call them out by name (Kim Foxx and JusticeTim Evans). I wonder if the same racism keeps her from naming those two. They are both black.
      The citizen volunteers are doing much of the clean-up. What a mess.
      I had no sleep overnight, so if this doesn’t make sense,I apologize.

  50. Mothy67 says:

    Biden is running a Trump ad in Western PA, buy American, make it in America. They think we are really stupid.

  51. DeniseVB says:

    False. I proved this theory wrong in high school.

    • somebody says:

      Sometimes I think the closing of the mental institutions is the downfall of our nation. I swear it seems like most of the nut cases ended up in the educational system, especially universities. Some ended up in the halls of Congress too.

      No offense to EM, not including you in the nut case mix.

      • lateblum says:

        Did you mean to have this nest under Denise’s “Math is ‘White Supremacist Patriarchy’ comment?

        • somebody says:

          Yes it is nested there on my screen. Is this some kind of test Leslie? 🤔

          • lateblum says:

            No, the way it showed up on my screen was perfect. I had z e r o sleep last night and guess was bleary eyed when I first saw it.

      • elliesmom says:

        No offense taken. lol I can personally attest to the high level of mental instability in the teaching profession. Also a lot of little Napoleons.

  52. elliesmom says:

    It’s the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth this year. The Mayflower II was given to the people of Plymouth as a gift from England in 1957. I saw her sail into Plymouth Harbor when I was just a little kid. The ship has been in Mystic Seaport in CT for the last three years for major renovation. She sailed through the Cape Cod Canal yesterday on her way home to Plymouth. I would have loved to take Crash to see it, but I have RI cooties and can’t travel to MA unless the kids and I go into quarantine. Crash has a lot of places she needs to be so no outing with her with her outcast grandmother. 😦


  53. DeniseVB says:

    Where did all that Obama infrastructure money go in Baltimore?

  54. lyn5 says:

    Barr said the systemic racism in our country is in the education system. Black students do no have school choice.

    • somebody says:

      I’ll keep saying it, now is probably the best time ever to push for school choice, yet it’s not happening. Right now you could get virtually every parent and grandparent to support school choice. Why? Because right now virtually EVERY parent is hostage to teacher unions. If this moment passes there will be plenty who will be against school choice again, why because THEIR kids will be fine, THEIR kids will have a good teacher in a good school.

      • elliesmom says:

        The hardest nuts to crack are people with no children who worry school choice will make public schools in poor neighborhoods worse. They may be right. Kids in school districts where the schools are terrible with parents who can figure out how to get their kids into better schools will have more options. What’s left behind could make improving those schools harder to improve. When you have no children yourself, it’s easier to expect people who have children to allow those kids to be used and abused. I got a lot of flack when I took my daughter out of an abusive, bullying situation and sent her to a parochial school. What about the other kids in the same situation? Well, they weren’t my problem.

        • somebody says:

          I caught crap years later from parents. I moved my son in kindergarten to a parochial school. He was bullied too by the teacher. That woman did NOT belong in the classroom, well she might have done OK in 1889, but 1989, not so much. She literally had dunce caps and huge blocks that spelled out BABY she pinned on kids, multiples of both. She openly berated the kids.

          Anyway I reported all of it to the appropriate people in the district and she was eventually removed. My son was long gone. Years later several parents who also had kids in that class that didn’t remove them were all pissy with me. You should have called us🙄

          My poor son had a crazy 3rd grade teacher too. She threw desks, books, pencils and hot glue guns at the kids🥺 They were required to keep their desk in a certain order. Books in a certain order, pencils turned a certain way, etc. If their desk wasn’t correct she dumped it out on them and stood there screaming at them. They had 90 seconds to turn the desk upright and put it back in order.

          She was just a peach 🙄 The principal literally witnessed her throwing hot glue guns in a rage and did nothing. Somehow, the school board got wind of it, along with witness statements🤔🤫 Principal was moved and teacher put on leave. She blamed her rage on fertility drugs🙄 She was gone for months, but returned the last 6 weeks of school. Longest 6 weeks ever. BTW, she’s STILL teaching at the same school and she’s still a bitch. Same desk rules, but she doesn’t through glue guns anymore so there’s that 🙄

      • Constance says:

        I agree with you this is the time to push for choice but even in Seattle which is dominated by idiot Progs people are preparing to homeschool and have micro school and pandemic pods. When they see how well this works out I’m sure a lot of them will never return to public school. The private schools still plan to open here and they are full. The homeschool association has been very open and responsive to welcoming in everyone who wants help. If the Republicans win the election I think they could push through a “money follows the child” law pretty fast.

  55. Dora says:

    Minnesota National Guard soldiers being deployed to Guantanamo Bay

    Sunday will see approximately 150 Minnesota National Guard members deploy to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, where they will be tasked with providing base security.

    The 150 or so soldiers, from the Stillwater-based 34th Military Police Company, will first go through additional training at Fort Bliss in Texas before ultimately departing for the southeast coast of Cuba.


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  57. Mothy67 says:

    I wonder if the dims wanted small businesses to collapse under thees absurd rules and then divvy up the spoils to more minorities. Michelle said as much. Cuomo is sure making it hard for bars to survive.
    Big bird talked about converting business buildings into affordable housing.

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  59. Dora says:

    Breaking: California’s public health director abruptly resigns amid questions about state’s virus testing data | Just The News

    California’s public health director abruptly resigns amid questions about state’s virus testing data

    Dr. Sonia Angell’s resignation comes as California contends with an enormous data glitch in its infectious disease recording system.


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