Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Letter to Barbera Boxer

Discussion in 'Legal' started by casey b, Jul 16, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. casey b

    casey b Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26
    Location:
    Tennessee
    I just got this in my email



    HEAR, HEAR! FORWARD THIS FAR AND WIDE!!!!
    H OO A H !

    Quite a letter to Barbara Boxer from a retired military officer . . .


    Babs:

    You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the
    term,
    "ma'am," instead of "Senator." After all, in the military, "ma'am" is a
    term of
    respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position.

    The general was totally wrong. You are not a person of superior rank or
    position. You are a member of one of the world's most corrupt
    organizations,
    the U.S. Senate, equaled only by the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks
    (one
    who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and other low
    level
    swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to
    enhance
    their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the
    United
    States and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected. Many
    democrats even want American troops killed by releasing photographs. How
    many of
    you could honestly say, "We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred
    honor"? None? One? Two?

    Your reaction to the general shows several things. First is your abysmal
    ignorance of all things militaire. Your treatment of the general shows you
    to be
    an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military (as
    most of
    us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to
    protect your derriere now safely and comfortably ensconced in a
    multi-thousand
    dollar leather chair, paid for by the general's taxes. You repaid him for
    this
    by humiliating him in front of millions.

    Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance
    which
    borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to
    be a
    virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position,
    regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made
    California into the laughing stock of the nation.

    What I am writing, Senator, are the same thoughts countless millions of
    Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time
    to
    convey them. Under the democrats, some don't even have the 44 cents to buy
    the
    stamp. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize politicians are pretty
    much
    the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the most bacon,
    even if
    they do consider how corrupt that person is.

    Lord Acton (1834 - 1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt and
    absolute
    power corrupts absolutely." Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, Mr.
    Power has
    had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.

    Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is "Right Wing Extremist
    Potential
    Terrorist Threat." It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your
    Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.

    And you were offended by "ma'am"?

    Have a day. Cheers!

    Bill Schoonover
    3096 Angela Lane
    Oak Harbor, WA 98277
    360-675-3609
     
  2. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    5,435
    Location:
    Howard County, Merry Land
    First of all, her name is spelled Barbara, not Barbera. People usually like it when you're able to spell their name right before taking them to task.

    Secondly, that letter is NOT going to open anyone's eyes, or change anyone's mind. Insulting the adressee is a great way to get yourself ignored. It's also what five-year-olds do.

    So no, I won't be "spreading it far and wide", because it's a pi**-poor example of how one should conduct themselves when they hope to get a point across.

    And by the way, this isn't really on topic for Legal...
     
  3. TCB in TN

    TCB in TN Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Messages:
    1,938
    Location:
    Middle, TN
    Personally I disagree, Ms. Boxer has shown herself to be far beneath the office she holds (as have many in congress). Pleasantries will not work with her (nor will any other method) , and honestly I am just about as tired of hearing the self serving crap the she and most others in Washington keep serving us. While to seriously doubt the letter will do ANYTHING, I have no problem with either the tone or the content.

    BTW while I really could care less about spelling, one should be careful to spell things correctly when taking others to task for their spelling!

    (adressee should be addressee)
     
  4. JohnnyOrygun

    JohnnyOrygun Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    Hear, Hear!
     
  5. John E.

    John E. Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    113
    Location:
    East Texas
    If I were a Senator participating in a public hearing as part of my official duties, I would prefer to be addressed by what would be my correct title for the occasion, "Senator".

    I would not fault Senator Barbara Boxer for having a similar preference.

    On a more humorous note, does anyone else recall the hearing where a General addressed then-Senator Hillary Clinton as "Sir" and then very quickly corrected himself? Awkward!
     
  6. John E.

    John E. Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    113
    Location:
    East Texas
    I need to download "Crayon font" for just these sorts of maniac, rambling e-mail rants.
     
  7. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    5,435
    Location:
    Howard County, Merry Land
    Once more, agreed. However - as I said, the content of the letter posted by the OP is filled with the sort of pointless, childish name-calling that the good Senator expects from "our sort". Why reinforce that perception? Even if your enemy percieves you to be a fool, you should have enough sense to not act the part - after all, others may be watching and judging you by the way you conduct yourself.

    And I'm sorry to say, if I were to judge the author of that letter to Sen. Boxer, I'd say he's a pretty immature individual.

    As am I. The difference is that I spend my time and energy attempting to argue my position with logic and a cool head, rather than missives full of ugly-stupid-doo-doo-head nonsense.

    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on that one then. :)

    Well played, good Sir. :eek:
     
  8. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    5,435
    Location:
    Howard County, Merry Land
    This.

    I'm a culinary student, and as such I work under and am instructed by Chefs. One of those Chefs is just about the biggest jerk I've ever met. Once classes are over for the day and we're back in street clothes, I won't even say good afternoon to the man. However, when he's in the kitchen, I address him as Chef, because like it or not, he's earned that title. I may not agree with him or his methods, but I understand that there is a difference between the title and the man who holds it.
     
  9. rbernie
    • Contributing Member

    rbernie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Messages:
    20,682
    Location:
    Norra Texas
    Not THR content.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page