August 11, 1942

On August 11, 1942, the ex-Prime Minister of France, Pierre Laval publicly announced “the hour of liberation for France is the hour when Germany wins the war.” Talk about not aging well. Something else that didn’t age well was when US President Donald Trump tweeted on April 17, 2020, “Biden/Obama were a disaster in handling the H1N1 Swine Flu. 17,000 people died unnecessarily and through incompetence.” Almost four months later on August 9, 2020, 162,000 Americans had unnecessarily lost their lives to Covid-19 through Trump and his administration’s incompetence. Trump should have learned from Laval about publicly saying something stupid.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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2 Responses to August 11, 1942

  1. Tony says:

    Great show travel a lot and listen as I drive
    Ever thought about the twisted history of air cargo especially the ties to C.I.A. ?/ Berlin airlift and the candy bombers?

  2. Joel Byers says:

    Thank you, Tony. I haven’t yet, but now that I know it exists, I’ll look into it.

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