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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: LS

BUMP!


51 posted on 11/02/2006 8:21:30 AM PST by maggief
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To: LS

"poor kids from Mississippi … who could not get a decent job … joined the Army because it was all we offered them."

"..all we offered them." Ivory tower writers for the New York
Times, despite evidence to the contrary from all of history, still believe the human was not equipped by their creator to live and prosper in their environments using their brains even if everything seemed against them.


52 posted on 11/02/2006 8:22:18 AM PST by billhilly
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Great editorial by FReeper LS!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

53 posted on 11/02/2006 8:23:08 AM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: Bahbah; LS

Thanks for the ping Bahbah!

LS- this is one big BINGO! Well done:)


54 posted on 11/02/2006 8:23:35 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks for the ping! I pinged my biggest list here also...


55 posted on 11/02/2006 8:23:50 AM PST by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: nutmeg

Thank you, nutmeg. This is most worthy of exposure.


56 posted on 11/02/2006 8:25:15 AM PST by Bahbah (Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev, we are praying for you)
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To: LS

Wow! Congrats :)


57 posted on 11/02/2006 8:25:52 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: HitmanLV

A few years back my family decided to play a game of trivial pursuit and my husband and I were on a team against my daughter and son-in-law,15 year old son. Now my husband and I were not college graduates and both my daughter and son-in-law were. They were laughing at how they were going to walk all over us. Well as you can imagine we kicked their butt. We laughed so hard and the more we laughed the madder my daughter got. I know people who are college graduates and they know nothing about anything. My daughter used to edit medical journals for a hospital and she was always amazed at the poor grammar of the doctors. She is also dating a guy who was in the Army for five years and he is in college now hoping to become a lawyer. God bless him,he was a Sargent in Iraq.


58 posted on 11/02/2006 8:26:21 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: LS
Great editorial. Congratulations!!


This is from http://www.dummocrats.com/archives/2004_10.php. Someone else understood the essence of Kerry, way back in 2004.

59 posted on 11/02/2006 8:26:25 AM PST by syriacus (MJ Fox tells the US, "Show me you love ME, baby, by giving up YOUR life for ME.")
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To: Fishtalk

One can do a lot worse than join the military.

It has been a great career.


60 posted on 11/02/2006 8:26:39 AM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW.)
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To: LS

BTTT


61 posted on 11/02/2006 8:27:21 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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To: Bahbah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeYRWk-RMwk


62 posted on 11/02/2006 8:27:58 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: LS

Excellent!

God bless you, Sir!

I only wish we had people of your caliber supporting us during the Viet Nam war!

Semper Fi,
Kelly


63 posted on 11/02/2006 8:30:10 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: LS
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64 posted on 11/02/2006 8:30:42 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: SandRat; freema

ping


65 posted on 11/02/2006 8:31:06 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: LS

Well done, LS! Major kudos for such a smart and informative piece.


66 posted on 11/02/2006 8:32:32 AM PST by sarasota
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To: doug from upland

That is just fabulous, doug.


67 posted on 11/02/2006 8:33:01 AM PST by Bahbah (Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev, we are praying for you)
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To: LS
In short, to look at those who currently serve in harm's way and see the poor, the stupid, the brutal, and the baffled is to apply a liberal, aristocratic lens more appropriate to 19th-century Prussia than to 21st-century America

We don't do cannon fodder anymore.

The piece is brilliant LS

68 posted on 11/02/2006 8:34:39 AM PST by McGavin999 (Republicans take out our trash, Democrats re-elect theirs)
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To: LS

bump


69 posted on 11/02/2006 8:35:33 AM PST by JPJones
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To: LS
"Gang, this is my first truly national editorial. Thanks to the Sun for running it. This WILL affect the election, and is good for 1-2% at the polls."

That is a fine op-ed. Congratulations.

As to affecting the election by 1%-2%, I think you wildly overestimate the reach of the New York Sun. If every editorial printed every day in the year, in all publications, had the ability to affect national events by 1%-2% we would have to dramatically revise the methodology of computing percentages.
70 posted on 11/02/2006 8:35:45 AM PST by billhilly
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To: red irish

Yea, I believe it. Kudos! :-)


71 posted on 11/02/2006 8:36:21 AM PST by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do succeed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: LS
Click Here

72 posted on 11/02/2006 8:36:38 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: LS


Great editorial LS. Keep up the good work!
73 posted on 11/02/2006 8:36:48 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: LS

That was very good.
I'll add that 100% of Air Force recruits have at least a HS diploma. They won't take you if you don't (and a GED doesn't count)!


74 posted on 11/02/2006 8:37:16 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: rabidralph

""It takes a college education to break 'em, and a high school education to fix 'em."

How true that is.


75 posted on 11/02/2006 8:39:13 AM PST by billhilly
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To: LS
Great read, LS! A nice way of saying, "Kerry, you ignorant sl*t". ;-)
76 posted on 11/02/2006 8:39:29 AM PST by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: rabidralph

""It takes a college education to break 'em, and a high school education to fix 'em."

How true that is.


77 posted on 11/02/2006 8:40:04 AM PST by billhilly
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To: LS

BTTT


78 posted on 11/02/2006 8:41:43 AM PST by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed -- * NRA * -- * JPFO *)
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To: LS

LOL!


79 posted on 11/02/2006 8:42:53 AM PST by F-117A (They say there is no such thing as an ex-Marine,.Murtha disproves that!!!)
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To: LS
Way to go!

What the US Army recruiting poster under "President" Kerry would look like:

Our brave warriors n Irak respond to Jon Carry"


Kerry is no different re his hatred of a strong America and our warriors than 99.9% of the rats in congress. Every rat running for election should have to face a copy of this banner everytime they show their treasonous faces. Pelosi, Murtha, Clintoon, Boxer, Kennedy, Durbin, Levin, Rangle, Reid and other rats in congress hate our military and a strong America. Just look at their voting records the past two years as President Bush pointed out this week.

Vote against all traitors this election day. Support our troops and their CIC, President Bush.

80 posted on 11/02/2006 8:43:32 AM PST by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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"I think the feds hanging Kerry in town square would be good for another 10 points."

If Kerry continues to mouth off about our troops, he might find himself tarred and feathered by a bunch Fathers and Grandparents of our warriors. A lot of us owe him one for his acts of treason after his short tour in Nam.


81 posted on 11/02/2006 8:46:06 AM PST by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: LS

Great article.

John Kerry once again reminds us what is great about free speech; it is easier to spot the idiots.


82 posted on 11/02/2006 8:47:17 AM PST by mnehring (True Conservatives don't stab our troops in the back by not voting!)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks for the ping, definitely good use of a ping!


83 posted on 11/02/2006 8:47:27 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: LS

Good article.


84 posted on 11/02/2006 8:48:38 AM PST by Dante3
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To: LS

It's GREAT....someone needs to get it to Rush!


85 posted on 11/02/2006 8:48:39 AM PST by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: evets
Excellent.

Kerry is shown leading his fellow hate America and our military Rats to their final destination in American Politics:


86 posted on 11/02/2006 8:48:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: LS

Great editorial. A few years ago Donna Shalala, a Clinton cabinet official,(and currently President of the University of Miami) said the Viet Nam vets were the "dregs of society", and the only reason we were drafted was because of our social status at that time. The pattern continues with Kerry, et.al. At times, I wish I had been born with the proverbial silver spoon in my mouth, but in more ways than not, I'm kind of glad I wasn't. I guess it is because I appreciate the things I have, a good loving family, a wonderful nation where I'm free, and the best damn Armed Forces in the world protecting us. To hell with John Kerry and his fellow losers, I'd rather be in Iraq instead of in his shoes any day of the year!


87 posted on 11/02/2006 8:49:17 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: LS

It's a great piece, particularly in providing the perspective on patriot soldiers throughout our history. LS Smackdown!


88 posted on 11/02/2006 8:49:55 AM PST by karnage
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To: LS

BTTT


89 posted on 11/02/2006 8:49:57 AM PST by Mo1 (Senator Kerry's response to the military ~ Let me make this is crystal clear, I apologize to no one)
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To: LS
Smart As You, Johnny

That's setting the bar low, isn't it, Larry?

90 posted on 11/02/2006 8:50:45 AM PST by RichInOC (Kerry 2008: "Sometimes...dead is bettah.")
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To: LS

Congratulations, LS.

Extremely well written, and also extremely timely and insightful.

As a recent retiree, I can vouch for the awesome intellect and creativity of our troops. Being a part of their team is one of the greatest honors life will ever bestow upon me.

It's the Kerry's of the world who are the incompetents.

I would gladly take any random NCO or officer in the military and put him in the Senate in Kerry's place and get more production, ability, loyalty, and integrity out of them than Kerry could offer in a hundred lifetimes.


91 posted on 11/02/2006 8:52:27 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: LS

Wow, excellent article. Congratulations. I will be sure to pick it up on my way out today. I love how you included the part about 535 members of the house and senate having children in the military. It's a tired old mantra of the left how no Republicans, no members of congress, no wealthy people have children in the military.


92 posted on 11/02/2006 8:52:29 AM PST by bluerose (Republicans fight the War on Terror. Democrats fight the war on President Bush.)
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To: maine-iac7
Heads UP!

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93 posted on 11/02/2006 8:54:16 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHbV5CSj51I&mode=related&search=

clip of Obsession on YouTube - see my post above,,,


94 posted on 11/02/2006 8:54:20 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

Nice job of stating the case, LS.


95 posted on 11/02/2006 8:54:31 AM PST by rlmorel (The US Media...Where you get Million Dollar Words From people with a Ten Cent Fart for a brain.)
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To: LS

Plus, providing examples of test questions is an excellent way of putting the reader into the shoes of the soldier (or pol). Excellent!


96 posted on 11/02/2006 8:56:21 AM PST by karnage
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To: LS

BTTT!


97 posted on 11/02/2006 8:56:52 AM PST by rightgrafix
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To: LS

Big BTTT!


98 posted on 11/02/2006 8:57:28 AM PST by The SISU kid (Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it...)
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To: LS

Excellent.


99 posted on 11/02/2006 9:00:00 AM PST by maxter
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To: LS

also - persuant to my posts 93 & 94
email = separately - the media outlets and give them a head up to advertise this

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


100 posted on 11/02/2006 9:00:19 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Lincoln)
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