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Old 06-18-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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Boxer, the U.S. Senator, Chides Brigadier General for Calling Her 'Ma'am' - Political News - FOXNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/18/sen-boxer-chides-brigadier-general-calling-maam/ - broken link) ............... How's about we call you Babs? Barbie ? The lust and need for power and recognition is just unbelievable from this bunch of phony posers........The obvious question would be , umm Mrs Boxer, what exactly was it that you worked so hard at to get the title Senator? Besides being a "woman" maam, from a commie lib district in a commie lib state?
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Time for Barbara Boxer to have a new title: “Ex-Senator"
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Just don't call her late for supper.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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Yes actually there is. A senator typically goes to college and then law school, works for a couple of law firms and then runs for a local or state office. After a couple of years they'll run for the US House. Then after a couple of years there, they'll run for Senate.

A General goes to college too, usually a military academy (which is sometimes regarded as tougher than Ivy league) and then gets appointed as a 2 LT. They typically must then spend 20+ yrs working their way up the ranks all the while being responsible for the lives of soliders, not money on a budget like a civilian working for a firm. They have to risk their lives in war zones, not to mention the sacrifice of multiple relocations and constant deployments. By the time they are eligible for flag rank, they must then be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate.

I'll give the General the nod for the "sacrificed the most" path. Not a civilian senator.
Oh what total drivel! So there's a chart somewhere that compares what every freakin' individual has done before YOU can give them their EARNED title???

That's nuts...do you ask your doctor how many surgeries she's performed or how many hours she had to work to put herself through med school before you address her as Dr. ?????


That's really screwy!!!


Do you ask your priest or reverend just what sacrifices they made to get to their positions before you address them as "Father" or Reverend???

REALLY ???
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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California is an embarrassment and is
... about to go broke!
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I dont like Boxer but I think she's right in this case. She SHOULD be referred to as Senator. You dont call a judge "sir" or "mam" in a court of law and I think in hearings like this you should be referred to by your title.

Of course, you cant fault the general as I think he was just being respectful and showing his respect.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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She reveals some type of deep seated megalomania and false sense of importance, stems from low self image. A shallow arrogance...too much of this seen with politicians. The cure? None, too late for her. But does us no good at all. Our cure for them: term limits.
Let's apply your deep and professional psychological evaluation to

Doctor's who want to be called "Doctor"



Police Officers who want to called "Officer"


To priests who want to be called "Father"

Pope's who want to be called "Your Excellency" or "Mr. Pope"



Sounds like they all....reveal some type of deep seated megalomania and false sense of importance, stems from low self image. A shallow arrogance.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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Yes actually there is. A senator typically goes to college and then law school, works for a couple of law firms and then runs for a local or state office. After a couple of years they'll run for the US House. Then after a couple of years there, they'll run for Senate.

A General goes to college too, usually a military academy (which is sometimes regarded as tougher than Ivy league) and then gets appointed as a 2 LT. They typically must then spend 20+ yrs working their way up the ranks all the while being responsible for the lives of soliders, not money on a budget like a civilian working for a firm. They have to risk their lives in war zones, not to mention the sacrifice of multiple relocations and constant deployments. By the time they are eligible for flag rank, they must then be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate.

I'll give the General the nod for the "sacrificed the most" path. Not a civilian senator.
Exactly...alot of work and sacrifice. A high divorce rate because of deployment.
Besides...senator and work in the same sentence? They show up what..about 80 times a year? Some of them don't know how to vote so they vote present...like BHO.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Let's apply your deep and professional psychological evaluation to

Doctor's who want to be called "Doctor"



Police Officers who want to called "Officer"


To priests who want to be called "Father"

Pope's who want to be called "Your Excellency" or "Mr. Pope"



Sounds like they all....reveal some type of deep seated megalomania and false sense of importance, stems from low self image. A shallow arrogance.



Non sequitur (aka absurd).
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Ma'am too gender specific for the Queen....oh, I'm sorry, I mean Monarch of all things PC? If Mrs.Boxer had a clue what went on in the real world, she would know that military personnel address all non-enlisted males of higher rank to include civilians as Sir and females as Ma'am. This is military protocol. Enlisted personnel in the Marine Corp will address all officers from a second leutenant to The Commandant of the Marine Corp, The President and the guy driving the taxi he or she is riding in as "Sir" or "Ma'am" without variation. Enlisted personnel are addressed by their rank and sir name. For example, Sergent Jones would be the correct way to address an enlisted person regardless of the military rank of the person speaking. One might think Babbs would know that and respect the military enough to accomidate their way of doing things. I'm tempted to go off on the People's Republic of California for sending someone like that to the Senate, but we sent Levin there so I don't really have much room to talk. Anyways this is the sort of crap our military has to take from the left. Yeah, "Thanks for your continuing sacrifice that keeps us free, now go shower with the Village People!"
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