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Dr. Laura's Son Joining Special Forces
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 06, 2005

Posted on 02/07/2005 6:48:50 AM PST by Straight Vermonter

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Tough talking radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger's 19-year-old son will join the U.S. Special Forces later this year - an endeavor that could take him to the Middle East.

Schlessinger, famous for doling out conservative advice on her nationally syndicated call-in show, told about 300 people at a 425th Civil Affairs Battalion event on Saturday that she wasn't too worried about her son, Deryk Bishop.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drlaura; enlisted

1 posted on 02/07/2005 6:48:50 AM PST by Straight Vermonter
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To: Straight Vermonter

Excellent. Now if Dr. Laura would get off the air, she really would be performing another great service.


2 posted on 02/07/2005 6:53:13 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

flame bait?


3 posted on 02/07/2005 6:53:52 AM PST by wallcrawlr (www.bionicear.com)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Does she mean he will TRY to join the special forces? You don't just get in because they like you. Otherwise, all the best to him in whatever school he is going to.


4 posted on 02/07/2005 6:54:07 AM PST by Tigerjam
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To: Straight Vermonter

God Bless Him.


5 posted on 02/07/2005 6:54:09 AM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: wallcrawlr

She might be OK for the "confused chick" audience, but I'm always bummed when I'm on a long road trip and the only talk radio station that gets any reception is carrying Dr. Laura. I'd rather hear fingernails on a chalkboard.


6 posted on 02/07/2005 6:57:39 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I like her


7 posted on 02/07/2005 6:59:33 AM PST by Vision (The New York Times...All the news to fit a one world government)
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To: Vision

I'm sure she is a fine person. Sounds like she raised a great son. But hearing her berate the poor, confused souls that call her is unbearable.


8 posted on 02/07/2005 7:01:05 AM PST by pissant
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To: wallcrawlr

Dr Laura is awful. They could hire a robot to do her job.


9 posted on 02/07/2005 7:02:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: pissant

They do call in and ask for it.


10 posted on 02/07/2005 7:04:27 AM PST by Tigerjam
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To: pissant

I approve of Dr. Laura's message but frankly can't listen to her unless I'm in a mood that already has me in slap-everyone-I-meet mode. As happens when I have to visit Berkeley or San Francisco, for example. Then, she's the perfect antidote. Really, drive around Berkeley or San Francisco with Dr. Laura hectoring away on the radio, and it's sure to put a smile on your face.

Her son is doing something which sadly should not be extraordinary but is, in this day and age. My thanks as a citizen to him and to his mom, who obviously did a good job with him.


11 posted on 02/07/2005 7:04:44 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I think she hits the nail on the head most of the time.


12 posted on 02/07/2005 7:07:50 AM PST by Rik0Shay
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To: pissant

Just pretend that Juan Williams is calling Brit on every call.


13 posted on 02/07/2005 7:13:07 AM PST by diggerwillow
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To: Rik0Shay

Not only that, but she also is a big supporter of the miitary. She often encourages young men to consider the service rather than assume that all people should go to college as if it were a right.

Dr. Laura encourages personal responsibility. Its that simple. Those who wish to make excuses for certain behaviors or choices tend to dislike her advice.

She pisses off people who buy the addictive psychobabble that relieves us all of personal responsibility.









14 posted on 02/07/2005 7:14:19 AM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: Rik0Shay

I agree she does see to HIT the nail on the head, altho she seems to do it with more than a little delight, and I wonder about that. What amazes me are the people who call in and just ask her to abuse them. Sometimes I think she is catering to those who want to be spanked.


15 posted on 02/07/2005 7:14:55 AM PST by pepperdog
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To: Tigerjam

Sheesh I dislike this woman.

I didn't notice in the article anything saying he has COMPLETED any SF training.


16 posted on 02/07/2005 7:15:00 AM PST by SE Mom (God Bless our troops.)
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To: pissant

***But hearing her berate the poor, confused souls that call her is unbearable.***

It's not like she calls them at home. They call her. They know what they're in for when they start dialing.


17 posted on 02/07/2005 7:15:08 AM PST by Gamecock ("Not because we consider ourselves a chosen nation; God moves and chooses as He wills." GWB)
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To: pepperdog
I think she is catering to those who want to be spanked.

I agree. If you've heard 5 minutes of Dr. "Self-righteous Indignation" then you've heard everything she has to whine about. I am totally amazed that so many are willing to submit themselves to the sanctimony and condecension by tbis woman over the public airwaves........

18 posted on 02/07/2005 7:22:44 AM PST by Thermalseeker
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To: Gamecock

That's right, she is only responding to the audience. I think she actually is right on target most of the time.


19 posted on 02/07/2005 7:28:28 AM PST by Engine82
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To: pissant
But hearing her berate the poor, confused souls that call her is unbearable.

So don't listen.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people gripe about a radio or television personality. No one forces you to listen to her. Apparently, there are many who derive benefit from their encounters with her.

I happen to think she forces troubled souls who live by their emotions to think and look at a situation reasonably, like an adult.

I also have to chuckle that you, an unabashed fan of that bomb-throwing insult queen Ann Coulter, would be upset about someone who berates other people.

20 posted on 02/07/2005 7:29:23 AM PST by sinkspur ("Preach the gospel. If necessary, use words.")
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To: sinkspur

Dr. Laura berates those who are psychologically weak AND asking her for help. Dr. Ann berates those who are psychologically weak AND are communist quislings.


21 posted on 02/07/2005 7:31:53 AM PST by pissant
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To: Gamecock

Agreed. I just can't listen, and therefore I don't.


22 posted on 02/07/2005 7:32:40 AM PST by pissant
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To: Straight Vermonter

I love Dr. Laura! People that don't like the truth always hate her. She tells it like it is. Have the guts to take my advice or shut up and continue with your problem is her moto.


23 posted on 02/07/2005 7:32:43 AM PST by shiva
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To: Straight Vermonter

Count me as a fan of Dr. Laura. She is mostly Right about things, a good conservative. Sure, sometimes she can be a bit much. In our local market, she was replace by Glenn Beck, and I can't say I miss her too badly, Glenn is a gem :)


24 posted on 02/07/2005 7:33:09 AM PST by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: diggerwillow

LOL!


25 posted on 02/07/2005 7:33:11 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

"I'm sure she is a fine person. Sounds like she raised a great son. But hearing her berate the poor, confused souls that call her is unbearable."

Nobody like to hear one failures exposed especially if one shares a particular failure.

She provide a tremendous service to anyone who didn't get that upbringing they deserved.


26 posted on 02/07/2005 7:33:48 AM PST by School of Rational Thought (Republican - The thinking people's party)
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To: School of Rational Thought

I need to call her show about my irresistable urge to backhand all shrinks!


27 posted on 02/07/2005 7:35:47 AM PST by pissant
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To: School of Rational Thought

Her message is fine....her delivery leaves much to be desired.


28 posted on 02/07/2005 7:41:23 AM PST by JudyinCanada (I can't wait, the dream is coming true and I will stand in front of the box to put my heart into it.)
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To: pissant
Agreed. I just can't listen, and therefore I don't.

But I find it interesting that you've posted to this Dr. Laura thread 7 times.

29 posted on 02/07/2005 7:45:44 AM PST by Lizavetta (Modern liberalism: Where everyone must look different but think the same.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

How time flies. I remember hearing her tell a story when he was 10 about some school project he was doing and here he is, all grown up.


30 posted on 02/07/2005 7:50:39 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: Lizavetta

I like to argue?


31 posted on 02/07/2005 7:57:38 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

People call her to be berated, you don't understand that? Society doesn't do it anymore, but in their hearts they know what they are doing is wrong. They call her to be scolded, they want to somebody to tell them the truth.


32 posted on 02/07/2005 8:00:16 AM PST by Hildy ( To work is to dance, to live is to worship, to breathe is to love.)
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To: pissant

I've never seen a more apropos, and more deserved, screen name for a poster than yours.

May Dr. Laura's son kill the terrorists until Hell freezes over, and then go fight them on ice.


33 posted on 02/07/2005 8:04:22 AM PST by Christian4Bush ("If Ted Kennedy has his way, democracy in Iraq will suffer the same fate as Mary Jo Kopechne.")
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To: Christian4Bush

LOL. I agree with your second statement, anyhow!


34 posted on 02/07/2005 8:08:04 AM PST by pissant
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To: Lizavetta; pissant

Zing!!


35 posted on 02/07/2005 8:09:21 AM PST by wallcrawlr (www.bionicear.com)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

Her son is doing something which sadly should not be extraordinary but is, in this day and age.

Sad to sad it's true.


36 posted on 02/07/2005 8:09:44 AM PST by Valin (Work is a fine thing if it doesn't take too much of your spare time)
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To: pissant

You may not like her but she is about the only radio host advice type show giving mostly coservative advice on the radio, say no to sex before marriage, women shouldn't bash their husbands, men should take responsibly for their actions, support the military, there is right and wrong, etc...mainly "old fashioned" conservative values.

Her book on "Care and Feeding of Husbands" is hated by the left and NOW gang, because it tells women to honor and respect their husbands, treat them right and they will do anything for their wives. (which I agree with)

She's super rich and her son could do about anything he wanted to but she raised him in a way that made him want to join the miliaty.

I'm darn glad she is on the radio and I wish there was more like her.

The rest of the radio advice shows recite pychobabble, tolerance, diversity, inclusion, political correctness, etc.

Although I can't take a daily diet of any radio advice when I do I'll take Dr. Laura any time.

Sky


37 posted on 02/07/2005 8:17:36 AM PST by skyman
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To: pissant

And they're ugly too!


38 posted on 02/07/2005 8:36:07 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Tigerjam

Yo got that right. 3 week pre-selection course/3 week selection course. If they select you, then you have 2 years of multiple schools to fail at before you actually "Join" special forces. What a joke.


39 posted on 02/07/2005 9:00:03 AM PST by freeplancer
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To: Notwithstanding

D*mn straight with what you said.

Semper Fi


40 posted on 02/07/2005 9:51:08 AM PST by dd5339 (A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path.)
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To: pissant
"I'm sure she is a fine person. ... But hearing her berate the poor, confused souls that call her is unbearable."

Not to deny your impression, but there are very many women out there who need someone to talk to them like her, like their own mothers. My stepmother was one of them -- basically a simpleton, couldn't make up her mind about common sense matters: "My husband came home grumpy today. He's been grumpy all month. Should I divorce him?" So many women have such addle-brained nonsense in their heads that they need Dr Laura.

There are other precious ones:

"My 15-year old daughter has been dating a guy for a year. She admitted they have been having sex. Should I let him spend the weekend at our house in her bedroom?"

"My 16-year old son doesn't want to attend church with us anymore. He wants to go with the youth group on Sunday evening. Should we let him?"

Don't listen to her if you must, but don't forget to recognize that lots of folks need her advice and she's doing them a favor.

41 posted on 02/07/2005 10:16:02 AM PST by tom h
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To: tom h

well said.


42 posted on 02/07/2005 11:24:37 AM PST by pissant
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To: All

DR. LAURA
http://www.drlaura.com


43 posted on 02/10/2005 11:12:32 PM PST by Cindy
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To: pissant

I HATE those radios that don't have an "Off" switch!


44 posted on 02/10/2005 11:13:38 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: AppyPappy

"They could hire a robot to do her job."

And yet, amazingly, they don't. They must not be the marketing geniuses you and I are.


45 posted on 02/10/2005 11:15:44 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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