Remarks by the President of the United States

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  1. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

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    This popped into my google alert and I feel compelled to share.
    Congratulations to Navy Football!
    http://www.navysports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042109aaa.html


    PS - I hear Army has a good chance this year :wink:
     
  2. AF6872

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    Nice speech and well presented. Army has a chance at what?:shake:
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Certainly not football, of course I'm not sure what Army football looks like. What they did on the field in Philly last year was....NOT football.

    I've always had some trouble taking the speeches about sports at service academies seriously. They won't be trading in their uniforms for the uniforms of their country, they've already been wearing those uniforms, since they walked (more likely drove) through the gate.
     
  4. Just_A_Mom

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    Who said this was a "serious" speech?
    I thought a couple of month ago you insisted that SA cadets and mids were students and not actually in the service. hmmmmm.
    Is the uniform they wear as mids the same as an officer?

    LITS - SMILE! :smile: :smile: :smile: This is supposed to be a "feel-good" post!
     
  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Then was it necessary to prod at him with a comment about cadet and mids not being in the military? Sounds like a contradiction to me and an attempt to get a rise out of him. hmmmmmmmmm...
     
  6. AF6872

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    Oh Come On: Air Force Sour Grapes. If the lightning ever strikes for that many years in a row I am sure we will all be gloating and sticking it to everyone else. :smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::smile::thumb: Nice of Army to post the tribute.
     
  7. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    hehe, true, true.
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It wasn't a bad post, you're right.

    And no, mids don't have EXACTLY the same stuff on their uniforms, but they're very close (certainly close than AFA or WP). Didn't say they weren't in the service, but that they were in an uncomfortable grey area awaiting their time to join the "real....Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Air Force."
     
  9. Just_A_Mom

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    I respetfully ask the moderators to remove post #9.
     
  10. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    They are considered active duty. That's pretty real to me.

    I like the humorous speeches. Can't have a grim serious speech about football. :smile:
     
  11. Just_A_Mom

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    Of course. Good for you to recognize that now.

    I didn't infer from President Obama's speech that he thinks mids are not AD. Not sure how LITS drew that implication but I suspect he was just trying to slam either me or his CiC.
     
  12. Christcorp

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    That's one of the hardest things about being in the military. If you stay in long enough, you will go through a lot of different presidents. Sort of like priests and nuns who go through multiple popes. I went through 4 presidents; with 2 of them having 2 terms each. The class of 2012/2013 will be graduating or ready to graduate with the possibility of having a new president. And it a unique situation to be a citizen of the United States where you have certain freedoms; and being a service member where the president is also your commander. Something most civilians can't understand is the military member's ability to respect the "presidency" even if they don't agree with many of the policies or decisions of the president. But that is one thing that makes service members unique. And in my opinion, better. They are able to put things into perspective. It's totally acceptable to disagree with the president in office. In time, you will realize that you should do most of your disagreeing with fellow service members. The civilian world WON'T understand. And they will interpret it in a negative manner. Most people don't understand that the PRESIDENCY is not a person.

    Obama has already shown in the last 3 months, that he really needs a better director of communications. In other words, he needs to have someone he can trust to tell him when to shut up and what to say when he does open his mouth. He's still in the "Campaign Mode" for some reason. Hopefully he will settle down.
     
  13. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Okay...ever one to compete... :shake:

    Carter, Reagen, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama...

    And since I'll hit my mandatory retirement date BEFORE Obama...I guess I get 6 President's.

    Doesn't match my dad or GDad though:

    GDad... Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower

    Dad...

    Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan

    Hmm...they both got 7.

    Oh well...one of us for the past 17 Presidents...not bad :thumb:
     
  14. WillBullard

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    Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton... that was all I could take. The forced draw downs and being on the E8 list for eternity just was too much.

    My Dad - Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford...

    You got me beat Flieger83
     
  15. AF6872

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    Wow!! Wilson through Obama. Awsome.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Not sure where I made that implication....actually I believe you mentioned that JAM. :rolleyes: Apparently commenting at all is a "slam" to you now. :confused:

    The Fairness Doctrine applied to the web! :rolleyes:
     
  17. ds52262

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    Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II

    Father
    Truman

    Grandfather
    Wilson
     
  18. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yep!

    One of us continuously since 1917. :yay:

    GDad: 1917 - 1958 (USN and USA: sailor, physician, flight surgeon)
    Dad: 1956 - 1985 (USAF: physician, flight surgeon)
    Me: 1979 - ??? (Jet jockey)

    But it ends with me either in 2010 or 2011. :frown:
     
  19. AF6872

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    The "formal service" may end but the service goes on and on.:thumb:
     
  20. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Goes back to, as my grandmother would have said: "Thuh wauh of Nawthun aggreshion!" Her GGGDad was a CSA Gen'l...actually a very famous one. And on that side of the family, there are 6 CSA soldiers/officers.

    I guess its in the blood. :thumb:

    And there are worse things one can do.
     

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