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Smart As You, Johnny
New York Sun ^ | 11/2/06 | Larry Schweikart (LS)

Posted on 11/02/2006 7:49:02 AM PST by LS

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To: maine-iac7

Is this going to be on FOX? E.D. Hill hosting makes me think that it is, but want to make certain.

Thanks for the heads-up.


101 posted on 11/02/2006 9:03:34 AM PST by Shelayne (...And though my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm... ~~Casting Crowns)
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To: Suzy Quzy

....but my question is: is kerry smarter than the smartest woman in the world?????? lolol


102 posted on 11/02/2006 9:03:46 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Bahbah; LS

Thanks for the PING!

Excellent work, LS!


103 posted on 11/02/2006 9:04:53 AM PST by Shelayne (...And though my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm... ~~Casting Crowns)
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To: LS

Way to go, truth be told!! LS! :)

God Bless Our Courageous Heroes!


104 posted on 11/02/2006 9:07:55 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: LS

Excellent editorial, LS. Congrats on the national exposure as pundit!


105 posted on 11/02/2006 9:09:34 AM PST by Fudd Fan (Stop RAT infestation... VOTE REPUBLICAN!!)
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To: Bahbah
Thanks Bahbah,
I appreciate this ping :)
106 posted on 11/02/2006 9:09:35 AM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Thanks, GodBless. It is good to see you. I really thought the Snowflakes would enjoy Larry's work.


107 posted on 11/02/2006 9:11:20 AM PST by Bahbah (Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev, we are praying for you)
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To: Bahbah

I guess I should say, thanks for the ping.


108 posted on 11/02/2006 9:15:04 AM PST by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: LS; Bahbah

thanks for the article and the ping

bttt!


109 posted on 11/02/2006 9:15:11 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Nancy Pelosi only deserves to be Speaker of the Barn.)
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To: N8VTXNinWV

Ping-a-rooskie!


110 posted on 11/02/2006 9:19:52 AM PST by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: Shelayne
Is this going to be on FOX? E.D. Hill hosting makes me think that it is, but want to make certain.

re my posts # 93 & 94

ARrrg! Sorry!

I just cut and posted the notice from the FOX web site - and didn't even catch that it didn't include ON FOX!

Thanks for the catch!

111 posted on 11/02/2006 9:26:44 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: LS

BTTT


112 posted on 11/02/2006 9:27:05 AM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: billhilly; LS
As to affecting the election by 1%-2%

I think that LS is refering to Kerry's gaffe not his editorial.

113 posted on 11/02/2006 9:31:20 AM PST by Eaker (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: maine-iac7

Great! This is must-see-TV!

Thanks for your response! I was going to check myself, but got caught up with other things.


114 posted on 11/02/2006 9:31:45 AM PST by Shelayne (...And though my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm... ~~Casting Crowns)
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To: Fishtalk
Hi - that was an excellent post.

I am finding young teens don't know what they are going to wear the next day - much less make a life decision. :o) Sounds like yours turned out ok.

I knew so many guys who went to VN that I knew that was all BS that the left was claiming they all were. I despised the left then and despise them even more today.

115 posted on 11/02/2006 9:33:42 AM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: LS

An excellent article-- good work and thank-you!


116 posted on 11/02/2006 9:35:36 AM PST by Tarheel (The checkered kaffiyeh--the swastika of the 21st century.)
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To: Eaker

"As to affecting the election by 1%-2%

I think that LS is refering to Kerry's gaffe not his editorial."

That explains why I went into the military. Too dumb to understand the obvious.


117 posted on 11/02/2006 9:37:54 AM PST by billhilly
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To: AnAmericanMother
I think (is -4/5 an answer?

Yes, that's the correct answer for the problem as stated.

However, I think they meant to express it this way:

5q - 7p = 3

...which would have yielded a more rational answer of 2.

118 posted on 11/02/2006 9:41:48 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it!)
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To: billhilly

LOL!


119 posted on 11/02/2006 9:43:57 AM PST by Eaker (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: LS

***applause!!!!!!!


Excellent article, Larry! I'm so glad to see that your words were published for all to see. Thank you so much.

BUMP!!


120 posted on 11/02/2006 9:51:42 AM PST by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: Bahbah

Thanks for the ping, Bahbah. You bet this was a worthy one. A "must read" for everyone.


121 posted on 11/02/2006 9:53:51 AM PST by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: Westbrook
That's exactly why I was doubtful . . . the other two math problems yielded nice, round, non-negative numbers.

Multiple choice problems generally have fairly straightforward choices (except when you draw a really bad section on the SAT maths, or the Math ACT, then all bets are off.)

122 posted on 11/02/2006 10:05:22 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: LS

media outlets per my post above:

Brit.Hume@foxnews.com
Special@foxnews.com
Hannity@foxnews.com
Oreilly@foxnews.com
Special@foxnews.com (Brit Hume)
Studiob@foxnews.com (Shepard Smith)
hardball@msnbc.com
myword@foxnews.com (John Gibson)
Drudge@drudgereport.com
captainsquartersblog.com
writemalkin@gmail.com
hhewitt@hughhewitt.com
pundit@instapundit.com
powerlinefeedback@gmail.com
Rush@eibnet.com
Intelligence@senate.gov
captain@captainsquartersblog.com
Pete.King@mail.house.gov
letters@nytimes.com
joe@msnbc.com


124 posted on 11/02/2006 10:30:47 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: maine-iac7

media outlets per my post above

Brit.Hume@foxnews.com
Special@foxnews.com
Hannity@foxnews.com
Oreilly@foxnews.com
Special@foxnews.com (Brit Hume)
Studiob@foxnews.com (Shepard Smith)
hardball@msnbc.com
myword@foxnews.com (John Gibson)
Drudge@drudgereport.com
captainsquartersblog.com
writemalkin@gmail.com
hhewitt@hughhewitt.com
pundit@instapundit.com
powerlinefeedback@gmail.com
Rush@eibnet.com
Intelligence@senate.gov
captain@captainsquartersblog.com
Pete.King@mail.house.gov
letters@nytimes.com
joe@msnbc.com


125 posted on 11/02/2006 10:31:27 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: kellynla

My pleasure, Kelly. I was 4-F during Vietnam (1972, so highly unlikely I would have gone anyway), due to knees. I always regretted not being able to serve, especially in my adult years. Now, I do anything I can to help our troops, whether my ROTC students or packages to Iraq, or editorial support.


126 posted on 11/02/2006 10:34:40 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: billhilly

You misunderstood. I certainly didn't mean MY piece would shift anything, but that the Kerry flap overall will affect the election by 1-2%.


127 posted on 11/02/2006 10:35:34 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: DejaJude

You read right between the lines.


128 posted on 11/02/2006 10:36:07 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: RichInOC

LOL, actually my ORIGINAL title was "SMARTER than you, Senator," and the NY Sun changed it.


129 posted on 11/02/2006 10:37:30 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LS

130 posted on 11/02/2006 10:37:36 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: maine-iac7

"Obsession" is a great movie.


131 posted on 11/02/2006 10:38:08 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: maine-iac7

Beat you to it. I show this film in my classes.


132 posted on 11/02/2006 10:38:32 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: karnage

Ah, point of honesty here. I couldn't do a couple of the math questions.


133 posted on 11/02/2006 10:39:09 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LS

Congratulations, and great editorial!


134 posted on 11/02/2006 10:40:04 AM PST by pattty
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To: LS

See post #117


135 posted on 11/02/2006 10:41:20 AM PST by billhilly
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To: LS

Below is a Letter to the Editor I wrote to the Seattle Times today.



Assume for a moment that John Kerry did botch a joke, and it was meant to come out as a slam against President Bush’s intelligence. How did the university students he was speaking to react to this botched joke, with gasp of disbelief and shock at what he said, or applause, cheers and laughter? Listen to the audio and decide for yourself how his audience felt about his defamatory comments on the education of our military men and women. I don’t believe all Democrats would show such disrespect to the Military in the way Kerry or his audience did and I would hope most know we have the finest most educated military in our country's history, but it does demonstrate a disturbing trend among those in the Democratic Party to look at our military only as hapless victims of society.


136 posted on 11/02/2006 10:45:15 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: maine-iac7

Thanks for those. I sent the column to some (though not all---Chrissy Matthews needs a good beat down, and is a hopeless case.)


137 posted on 11/02/2006 10:48:31 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks for the ping!


138 posted on 11/02/2006 10:50:22 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: LS
"I do anything I can to help our troops, whether my ROTC students or packages to Iraq, or editorial support."

Well Lord knows, we Marines, Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen need all the support we can get. Looks like since 1945, every time our country gets into a war; the support for our military lasts for about 24 hours and then the Leftists start coming out of the gutter to smear those of us who have and are serving our country. Little do they know that without us they wouldn't have the freedom of speech they so easily use to denigrate those who fight for it. And with Kerry, it is just more of the same lies that he has been spouting since 1971!

139 posted on 11/02/2006 10:54:22 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: 2banana
and I would gladly hold a contest pitting any 10 American Army soldiers, randomly selected, against any 10 public school teachers on a standardized test.

Including the infantry?


Having been a grunt, myself, I would say yes. You do get a significant amount of non-academically inclined individuals in the infantry, but the majority probably represent the average level of intelligence that you find in the general population, and there are plenty who are above average. There are a lot of reasons that guys join up (adventure, serve the country, college money, all of the above). The stereotype of the average grunt being poor and uneducated with few other opportunities is a relic from the draft days.

Oh, also, there are a lot of really, really, stupid public school teachers (as well as some really bright ones). From what I've seen of the certification program, it's more about indoctrination than learning any real material.
140 posted on 11/02/2006 10:55:21 AM PST by fr_freak
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To: fr_freak
I know - I am joking. Former 11A and 18A.
141 posted on 11/02/2006 10:57:32 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: LS

Way to go, Larry!

Bravo Zulu!


142 posted on 11/02/2006 11:14:57 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks for the ping, Bahbah


143 posted on 11/02/2006 11:36:40 AM PST by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill, October 29, 1941)
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To: LS

Good job. Some of these twits in the Senate really need to get out more and talk to real people.


144 posted on 11/02/2006 11:45:21 AM PST by defconw (Gearing up for W2 in 08!)
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To: LS

BUMP!


145 posted on 11/02/2006 12:00:29 PM PST by technochick99 ( Firearm of choice: Sig Sauer....)
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To: 2banana

Ah - went right by me.


146 posted on 11/02/2006 12:15:28 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: LS

Fantastic article, LS.


147 posted on 11/02/2006 12:26:56 PM PST by GregH
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To: LS
Seldom does a candidate single-handedly sink his party once, let alone twice...

Kerry's a world class fool... LOL

148 posted on 11/02/2006 12:28:37 PM PST by GOPJ (MSM's so busy kissing democrat butt that they miss big stories. Come up for air guys.)
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To: LS
The only category of heroes where the current military seems to come up short is in celebrities. Unlike World War II, where Hollywood sent its brightest stars — Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, just to name a few — and hundreds who would later be stars, the current crop of Hollywood heroes only knows how to look tough on screen.

Furthermore, contrary to the theme of so many modern war movies, such as "Black Hawk Down," "We Were Soldiers," or even "Flags of Our Fathers," where soldiers only "fight for each other," surveys of American servicemen and women show that they are quite perceptive as to the reasons for which we are in Iraq and Afghanistan, and see the struggle as a moral clash.

LS, this is wonderful stuff - I'm impressed. Thanks.

149 posted on 11/02/2006 12:35:30 PM PST by GOPJ (MSM's so busy kissing democrat butt that they miss big stories. Come up for air guys.)
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To: samtheman; LS

"randomly selected public school teachers"

Oh, so we go from not bashing the troops to bashing the teachers who taught those troops. Typical.


150 posted on 11/02/2006 12:47:15 PM PST by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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