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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: swmobuffalo

Care to conduct the test?


151 posted on 11/02/2006 12:52:37 PM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LS

Congratulations, Larry. We are proud of you!!!!!


152 posted on 11/02/2006 1:16:46 PM PST by Faith
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To: 2banana
Including the infantry?

As a former infantry officer, let me tell you, absolutely YES. You can't be a 'dumb grunt' anymore - those days are long gone. If you're stupid in today's Army, you don't last long.

153 posted on 11/02/2006 1:24:44 PM PST by Terabitten (Be humble and be kind.)
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To: 2banana
I know - I am joking. Former 11A and 18A.

Heh... disregard my last post, then. I've been proudly posting without reading the entire thread for years now. :)

By the way, thank you for your service. You gave me and my daughters a free country to grow up in.

154 posted on 11/02/2006 1:27:19 PM PST by Terabitten (Be humble and be kind.)
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To: LS

"Stuck in Iraq" = Kerry's Personal Quagmire


I can think of at least 30 personal acquaintances who would do a better job in the US Senate than Jon Carry.


155 posted on 11/02/2006 2:13:25 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: LS

Happy for you.


156 posted on 11/02/2006 2:23:26 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: LS
Beat you to it. I show this film in my classes.

Classes???

That's wonderful - how did any school/college get this past the sentries?

157 posted on 11/02/2006 2:25:08 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: LS
the funny sign the troops made in response to Kerrry was just on the John Gibson show - he had fun with it!
158 posted on 11/02/2006 2:30:44 PM 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

The University of Dayton gives considerable autonomy (that's both good and bad) to its faculty. No one has ever interfered with what I teach, and I always get pretty high student evals, so I think they know to leave me alone.


159 posted on 11/02/2006 3:45:57 PM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LS

Not only does the army attract an educated group, but many join the armed forces wanting an education, since the army provides training & subsidizes college.

My father was able to get into graduate & medical school thanks to the GI Bill. (Besides a medical degree, he got a masters in genetics.)

So I think that says a lot about the intellectual calibre & ambition of our soldiers.


160 posted on 11/02/2006 3:58:53 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: MoochPooch

Yep. The media is fond of telling Pat Tillman's tragic story, without really appreciating the significance of what an educated, deep-thinker he was.


161 posted on 11/02/2006 4:02:00 PM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LS
The University of Dayton gives considerable autonomy (that's both good and bad) to its faculty. No one has ever interfered with what I teach, and I always get pretty high student evals, so I think they know to leave me alone.

"Good on you!"

It seems there's a slight light at the end of the tunnel re colleges - more conservative students holding their ground?

162 posted on 11/02/2006 5:11:44 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: LS

"Care to conduct the test?"

Sure why not. You find 6 average "grunts" and I'll stack their intelligence on a standard test up against my college grad, self read, life experienced husband any day!


163 posted on 11/02/2006 6:33:00 PM PST by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: LS

Oh and I forgot, he's a Navy vet himself.


164 posted on 11/02/2006 6:35:11 PM PST by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: LS
Professor Schweikart, I hope you have tenure and a thick hide.

Personally, I put the comment right up there with the "Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion" quip. (Of course "Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion" defined 3 of the 6 elements of the Democrat Party in the post civil War era.)
165 posted on 11/02/2006 7:44:34 PM PST by rmlew (DeathKlok Rules!)
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To: rmlew

Lol. I have a thick hide and am tenured. I tell my students that UD can't fire me unless I get "caught doing strange things to small animals with a fork."


166 posted on 11/03/2006 5:49:12 AM PST by LS
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To: LS
Great editorial, Mr. LS!

I'd only change one thing: I'd put the questions to any service -man or -woman vs. the low-GPA Jon Carry himself.
</presumptuous> ;o)

Now, my mother -- who was only allowed to complete the 8th grade, but it was the Depression -- who is one of the smartest people I know -- would call this idjit "Book smart and world dumb." That is being generous, but I digress...


After his election loss in 1972

167 posted on 11/03/2006 11:25:37 PM PST by Watery Tart (…Kerry knows exactly how deep the rabbit hold goes… --DU English Major)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks for the ping, Bahbah!

Justified!


168 posted on 11/03/2006 11:27:17 PM PST by Watery Tart (…Kerry knows exactly how deep the rabbit hold goes… --DU English Major)
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