Reflections on life, marriage, and a young woman who is constantly learning how much there will always be to learn!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Poor guys.

(Edit: *commence sarcasm*) Their sorry educations are all too evident. Hmm...maybe they were even homeschooled. That must be it! (Edit: *end sarcasm*)
Michelle Malkin has had lots of recent posts about the John Kerry controversy if you are in the dark about it! I don't normally post on political topics, but sometimes they're hard to pass up:o)
(ht: Candid Reflections for picture link)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely, thoughtful, christian comment.I am sure home educators everywhere will be pleased with such a remark.
Maybe as a good christian woman you should have looked beyond the words and been more concerned with the emotions that lead these soldiers to feel this way, rather than making snide comments about their intelligence.
Don't you have problems with students being shot at high school in America ? oh yes so much better than home !!

2:02 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Anonymous, my post was meant to be entirely sarcastic. I've edited it to make that a little more clear hopefully:o)

Oh...the part about homeschooling was ENTIRELY sarcastic as well. I am a big supporter.

3:17 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger Me said...

I would have got it without the sarcastic quotes but it is wise to make it clear - to offend is no one's desire. I am glad you handled it with grace.

4:12 PM, November 02, 2006  
Blogger razorbackmama said...

LOL Erin, I had the same thought about them probably being homeschooled! I know my public school friends/family think my kids are gonna turn out to be absolutely stupid because HEAVEN FORBID I'm homeschooling them!!!

Love this photo!!!!!

9:31 PM, November 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that is TOO TOO funny! Thanks for sharing the pic. :)

10:00 PM, November 02, 2006  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

It is President Bush, not the troops, that is stuck in Iraq. John Kerry is absolutely right.

7:45 PM, November 04, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I deleted your second comment because it was off-topic. But the next time I post on the patriarchy, you're welcome to add your opinion there. Thanks!

12:14 AM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Renee said...

Erin, don't let the (anonymous) turkeys get you down. Most homeschoolers I know, myself included, still have our sense of humor :-)


7:47 AM, November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

Thank you Erin. Senator Kerry's remarks were aimed at President Bush, not the troops, although perhaps he didn't say it as clearly as he might have. I only want to clarify that.

11:50 PM, November 06, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Mr. Kerry's lack of an immediate and distinct apology seems to suggest that either: A. he meant exactly what he implied, or B. his comment really was a "botched joke", which for some reason he was very hesitant to boldly correct and apologize for from the outset. In the "botched joke" scenario, his extreme defensiveness doesn't make sense.

12:42 AM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

He did apologize somewhat, for anyone who may have taken it wrong. At any rate, he was not disparaging the troops, he was disparaging President Bush's "character" and failed Iraq policy. No WMD's, no connection to 9/11 or Al Qaeda before this war gave Al Qaeda a reason to go in there, and no exit strategy. People are dying because of it.

12:55 AM, November 07, 2006  
Blogger zan said...

You are right, Kathryn, but we are there now and people are dying. Since when are there no causalties in war? Pulling out would be terrible. You can't change the past and throwing blame around isn't going to help anyone. The soldiers there are saying that pulling out will be a disaster. The exit strategy is to pull out when Iraq is able to govern themselves. War takes a long time. Look how long it took the US to form its own government. I am no military expert and I know Iraq is a mess. All wars are messy. Pulling out will just encourage the terrorist. The terrorist WANT us to pull out. They have said they do.They also WANT the dems to win, today, they have said they do. These people want to kill innocent people. I would rather the US military kill them on their own ground. Today is voting day and I really hate to cast a vote for republicans because I haven't liked what they have been doing. However, their policies on protecting this country from future terrorist attacks have been working. WHen I vote today it will be for the candidates who will protect my children from terrorists on our own soil not for some guy who hates Bush. We have signs in my state that imply if you stop republicans you will stop war. How retarded is that thinking? As long as men are sinful there will always be war. THe only way to keeep peace is to stand strong against tyrants. Meditating didn't win victory in WWII.

As far as Kerry's "joke," where was the joke? He was telling kids to get an education. Bush had an education. He went to Yale. Even if Kerry had said the whole joke it doesn't make sense. He is an elite snob and looks down on the army as do a big group in the Democratic party. It goes right along with what he said in '72. If we have a volunteer army it would only consist of the black the brown, etc... The guy isn't only a jerk he is a racist.

Ok, off my soapbox...

8:52 AM, November 07, 2006  
Blogger Erin said...

Zan, you make some good points. Especially as to Bush's education. Why would Kerry use Bush--someone whose education was equal to (and even better grades-wise) than his own--as an example of what happens if you DON'T get an education?

John Kerry has historically been no friend of the military:

We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the "greater glory of the United States." We will not accept the rhetoric. We will not readily join the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars -- in fact, we will find it hard to join anything at all and when we do, we will demand relevancy such as other organizations have recently been unable to provide. We will not take solace from the creation of monuments or the naming of parks after a select few of the thousands of dead Americans and Vietnamese. We will not uphold traditions which decorously memorialize that which was base and grim.

- John Kerry, "The New Soldier"

2:18 PM, November 07, 2006  

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