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John Kerry supports the troops

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Now that it's under discussion, although Kerry didn't bring it up, 3bags, are you saying that the Army hasn't lowered its standards due to a slowdown in recruiting, because I seem to have read somewhere that it has.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    How much did Karl Rove pay Kerry to do this a week before the election?
  3. The key test is how much of this fake controversy will the people who should know better in our business swallow?
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    He seems to be saying, by extension, that if you are 'stuck in Iraq' you: Did not make the most of your education, you did not study hard, you did not do your homework, you did not make an effort to be smart and you did not do well.
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    DIdn't say you were. But I make it a point every time I become aware of someone's service to thank them.

    In airports, bars, on the street, anywhere. A few weeks back a guy was in a bar with an Air Force jacket on. I told him his and his girlfriend's next drink were on me. They were a bit taken aback but appreciative of the gesture. And I was glad to do it.
  6. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I can kind of agree with you, Fenian. But then this is only about the 3,985,809th "fake controversy" of the last two months.
  7. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Well, I am seriously worried about the state of this profession then, because not only did you completely misrepresent what Kerry said, you completely misread what I asked and completely misinterpreted the response from Kerry.

    Never did he say the troops were stupid. Never has he denied saying the words. I never asked if you understood what context meant.

    That's the trifecta. Congratulations.

    And the "two" excuses you mention are actually one. It was a joke about the president, who is, in fact, an idiot.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    C'mon, dude. A guy who was thisclose to being commander in chief let it slip exactly what he thinks of the troops serving in Iraq. It's not the end of the world, but it is a major fuck up.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Probably the same number who swallowed the "Rush Limbaugh mocked Michael J. Fox's illness" fake controversy.
  10. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Yeah, I don't know where in the hell they would've gotten such an idea ...

  11. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Out of context!
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Here are the standards http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/enlstandards2.htm

    They may very well have been relaxed, but from what I do not know.

    And FB, note that I have not mentioned Kerry's comments.
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