Monday, December 23, 2013

So Good I Had To Steal & Repost Here

from an email received today:

During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.

2 comments:

Jim said...

1) It's not at all nearly the exact time. And a lot of other things were accomplished during Obama's term.

2) Unlike today, Congress provided all the funds necessary to ramp up for the war.

3) In WWII half of the government made no attempts to thwart the building and execution of the war effort.

4) In WWII 35 states that would have built any of the ships, tanks, airplanes and other arms did not tell FDR "Fuck you".

Marshall Art said...

1. If we concede, for the sake of argument despite how ludicrous it sounds, that Obama was "accomplishing" a lot of other things during his term, it would be idiotic to pretend he and his people "did a little of this", stopped to do a little of that, squeezed in a little time on HealthCare.gov and went back to do a little of this again. How idiotic. All the work was contracted out to companies he and his people selected. This began not so very long after PPACA was signed into law in March of 2010.

2. Around $300million was spent to create this website. That was three times the projected cost. Are you trying to say they didn't have the funding necessary to design and put into operation this website?

3. Once PPACA was signed into law, and the contracts awarded, just how did anyone try to "thwart" the creation of this website?

4. Jim once again shows the cut of his jib. Real classy. Assuming everybody including Bo the dog was telling Barry that, how would it have interfered with the contractors building the website exactly?