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Boxer out of line, disrespectful over 'Senator' address
One News Now ^ | 6/23/2009 | Chad Groenin

Posted on 06/24/2009 3:21:35 AM PDT by IbJensen

An Iowa congressman says an Army general was not out of line when he addressed Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) as "ma'am" during a recent Senate hearing.

Brigadier General Michael Walsh, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was testifying last week before Boxer's Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works about the progress of the Louisiana restoration process in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Boxer: "Well, why has it been delayed?

Walsh: "Ma'am, at the L-A-C-P-R is..."

Boxer: "You know, do me a favor. Could say 'Senator' instead of 'ma'am?'"

Walsh: "Yes."

Boxer: "It's just a thing; I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it. Yes, thank you."

Walsh: "Yes, Senator."

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) knows Walsh personally and says addressing Boxer as "ma'am" was completely appropriate.

Steve King"He'd been out there toiling in 104-degree heat, serving America. And responding to people who address you with a respectful 'yes, sir' or 'yes, ma'am' is exactly what you're taught to do in military protocol," he notes. "When confronted with Senator Boxer admonishing him for addressing her as 'yes, ma'am' and directing him to address her as 'Senator,' the proper response would have been 'yes, ma'am!'"

Ironically, Fox News reported that the same day at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, two Navy officials repeatedly addressed Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) with the title "sir." Wicker had no objections.

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Boxer: "You know, do me a favor. Could say 'Senator' instead of 'ma'am?'"

Boxer: "It's just a thing; I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it. Yes, thank you."

You know, you know, you know. Boxer worked so hard to get where? Does this two-bit dunce of a socialist think she's more important than a general? If so, she's as nutty as Nutsy Pelousi.

Calyfornicate is so blessed. It has two whack-jobs as 'senators' and a stupid B movie strong man Republicrat as goobernator.

1 posted on 06/24/2009 3:21:35 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

A militant atheist, insecure, 4'11" egomaniac with an IQ of about 85 is a recipe for disaster in a "leader."

2 posted on 06/24/2009 3:24:14 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: IbJensen

Isn’t it typical for military officers to refer to juniors by their rank and superiors by “sir” or “ma’am”?


3 posted on 06/24/2009 3:26:06 AM PDT by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: IbJensen

How do these people get elected?


4 posted on 06/24/2009 3:27:47 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: IbJensen

Ignorant, clueless, just plain stupid.


5 posted on 06/24/2009 3:29:40 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Are you in a union job? I'm sorry to hear that.)
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To: SkyPilot

You know, I very rarely meet a cheerful atheist.


6 posted on 06/24/2009 3:31:30 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: IbJensen

It’s hard to determine who’s more arrogant-NY or Ca liberals!


7 posted on 06/24/2009 3:32:10 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SkyPilot
Why are all the Democrat women ugly as sin and the Republican women beautiful by comparison?

Boxer, Fineswine, Stabenow and Napolitano, for examples always look like they're masked for Halloween. Additionally, everything they say, like most other Democrats including the usurper in the White House make absolutely no sense when they speak.

8 posted on 06/24/2009 3:32:44 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Would love to have seen...

Boxer: "It's just a thing; I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it. Yes, thank you."

Walsh: "Yes Senator; I can see your not working hard to earn the title ma'am."

9 posted on 06/24/2009 3:33:59 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: garbanzo

Have had service members address me as ma’am before and loved it. Sounded very respectful while they were answering my questions.


10 posted on 06/24/2009 3:36:04 AM PDT by barker (Sarah Palin 2012? You betcha.)
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To: IbJensen
Boxer: "You know, do me a favor. Could say 'Senator' instead of 'ma'am?'"

Here we go. The general's proper response could have been ..... "regarding your wish, I would rather just wait a few years till you get defeated in an election and then call you ma'am."

11 posted on 06/24/2009 3:36:21 AM PDT by m4629 (politically incorrect, and proud of it)
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To: m4629

I would rather just wait a few years till you get defeated in an election and then call you stupid.”


12 posted on 06/24/2009 3:38:43 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: garbanzo

I don’t know about the other services, but in the Navy, enlisted personnel address junior officers (Lieutenant Commander 0-4 and below) as “sir” and “ma’am” and senior officers (0-5 and above) by their rank, i.e. Commander, Captain, Admiral. One exception is that the Commanding Officer of any ship is addressed as “Captain”, regardless of his rank.

I personally feel that Ms. Boxer should be addressed as “you worthless paper container of execrement.”


13 posted on 06/24/2009 3:40:50 AM PDT by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: IbJensen
IMHO what she deserves is

"young lady (term used loosely) I have more time taking a dump then you have sucking oxygen, perhaps when you remember that you work for the American people we can get beyond your petty insecure tripe, and you can call me General."

this is how it is done in the real world, not your O2 free, methane enriched DC.

B!tch

14 posted on 06/24/2009 3:41:04 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: SERE_DOC
"young lady..."

She's not young and she's not a lady.

"Old Bitch" would be more appropriate.

16 posted on 06/24/2009 3:42:33 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Yes he did. It is obvious that a more fitting address be tossed in the creased, jaundiced face of this repulsive female.


17 posted on 06/24/2009 3:43:40 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: IbJensen

I would have replied

Well, Senator, in the military, the term “Ma’am” is a term of respect to a superior officer. Much like the use of the term “sir”. However, if you permitting me to refer to you by the less respectful term “Senator”, I will.


18 posted on 06/24/2009 3:45:02 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Dallas59

By Ignorant, clueless, just plain stupid voters. It has been my contention for years that not only do you present a picture ID before casting a vote, but forced to take an IQ test. Anyone under 100 is forbidden to vote. This would eliminate most Democrats from voting rolls.


19 posted on 06/24/2009 3:45:36 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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At least by using the title SENATOR, no one will make the mistake of confusing Senator Barbara Boxer – a Politician – with persons who are worth their title and full respect of the American people like Private or Sergeant or Airman or Marine or Captain.

Senator Boxer looks much shorter in real life than she does in her pictures on television. God blesses some fools with a fool’s face and other fools with a fool’s mouth; in Senator Boxer’s case, she seems to have both. The title politician with all the respect that goes along with it is well deserved by Boxer.

The lowest ranking private in our military serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, or anywhere in American uniform does more a one day for this Nation then Barbara Boxer will probably ever do in her lifetime.

The term REMF comes to mind.

Katherine

Katherine Jenerette

20 posted on 06/24/2009 3:48:29 AM PDT by kjenerette (www.jenerette.org - U.S. Army Paratrooper - U.S. Congress 2010)
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To: IbJensen

How about Hag? Moron? POS? Why the possibilities are endless! Can you imagine this guy who has spent his life protecting this worthless POS’s fat, sagging ass getting treated like this? Someone in California please do us a favor!


21 posted on 06/24/2009 3:49:46 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: IbJensen

Bravo to Rep. King for publicly saying this. Maybe the other Republicans will get a clue that it’s long past time to defend right and go after the RATS no matter how big or small the issue.


22 posted on 06/24/2009 3:51:50 AM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: IbJensen

King is the man.


23 posted on 06/24/2009 4:01:50 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: IbJensen

Hmmm...if I ever cross paths with her I will address her by a term that starts with the same letter as her name.


24 posted on 06/24/2009 4:02:12 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: IbJensen

She must not get out much.

Go to any restaurant or store, at her age, and she will be called “Ma’am.”


25 posted on 06/24/2009 4:15:22 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (Where are we going, and why are we in a hand-basket?)
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To: SkyPilot
Pompous self absorbed assh**e would be a more apt title.
26 posted on 06/24/2009 4:18:01 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: IbJensen
Boxer: "It's just a thing; I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it.

Funny, God thought He was the one who gave you that authority. Guess you know better, huh, Senator?

27 posted on 06/24/2009 4:19:44 AM PDT by naturalized
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To: garbanzo
“Isn’t it typical for military officers to refer to juniors by their rank and superiors by “sir” or “ma’am”?”

For some. For others, everyone is “Sir or Ma'am” if they are respected, and addressed by their rank if unknown, or not respected.

Of course, I'm an NCO, not a commissioned officer, and certainly not a general officer! Boxer has her foot in her mouth so far she's got a mustache. Last I checked, “senator” is a job description, and we don't do titles here in America. IIRC, the law making an officer automatically “an officer and a gentleman” was repealed in the ‘70’s as we got more and more female officers.

NCO's have been known to say "Don't call me 'sir', I work for a living" when so addressed, however. ;)

WRM, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)

28 posted on 06/24/2009 4:21:11 AM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: IbJensen

**** boxer.

LLS


29 posted on 06/24/2009 4:24:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: IbJensen

Well, if you think about it, she addressed him as “You know”. You (him)... Why not properly address him as, well... General!

In her effort to demand respect she was very disrespectful of him and his title. No one seems to be pointing this out.


30 posted on 06/24/2009 4:29:46 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Dallas59
How do these people get elected?

And worse, RE-ELECTED!!!

31 posted on 06/24/2009 4:52:04 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: SkyPilot

A bit tooo generous about the IQ, weren’t you?

Perhaps the good General could offer a dirty sock to be surgically permanently attached to M’am’s mouth.

What a disasterously treasonous creature to have in the Senate.

I long for God to cleanse this earth of the evil doers more and more.


32 posted on 06/24/2009 4:52:46 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Dr. Ursus
It’s hard to determine who’s more arrogant-NY or Ca liberals!

Do the California ones lock themselves in their rooms?

(RE: NY Senate yesterday)

33 posted on 06/24/2009 4:53:45 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I think you left out . . .

arrogant
traitorous
clueless
off the wall
obscene
ugly
miserable
. . .
. . .
. . .


34 posted on 06/24/2009 4:54:22 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: SkyPilot

Oh, 4’11”. I think I see the problem here. She is a plain old garden variety b***h. Kick her short a** our of office.


35 posted on 06/24/2009 5:02:18 AM PDT by healy61
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To: IbJensen

“Why are all the Democrat women ugly as sin and the Republican women beautiful by comparison?”

Perhaps because they feel they’ve been shortchanged in the looks department, they spend the rest of their lives flocking together and lashing out at the world. What else could explain it?


36 posted on 06/24/2009 5:13:08 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: Recon Dad

Article 1 Section 9

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.


37 posted on 06/24/2009 5:15:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Inquiring minds want to know, but American Idol minds could care less...)
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To: Dallas59

An even dumber, more ignorant electorate.


38 posted on 06/24/2009 5:15:21 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: IbJensen

Barbara Boxer’s proper title is Pompous Ass.


39 posted on 06/24/2009 5:20:08 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: SkyPilot

Senator Boxer, ma’am, Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18)


40 posted on 06/24/2009 5:22:47 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: IbJensen

All wackos” are elected by a lot of “wackos.”

She loves the title more being a servant to the people, which she seems to hate!


41 posted on 06/24/2009 6:00:56 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: m4629

My title for her is traitor bit(h.


42 posted on 06/24/2009 6:49:27 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: IbJensen
Boxer: "You know, do me a favor. Could say 'Senator' instead of 'ma'am?'" Boxer: "It's just a thing; I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it. Yes, thank you."

Barbara, honey - can you guess which finger I'm holding up?
43 posted on 06/24/2009 6:57:25 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: kjenerette
The lowest ranking private in our military serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, or anywhere in American uniform does more a one day for this Nation then Barbara Boxer will probably ever do in her lifetime.

Very well stated. Thank you for your service Katherine!

44 posted on 06/24/2009 7:11:50 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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