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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    It always has value. Reading Tacitus during the Clinton impeachment hearings, or Machiavelli during the run up to the Iraq War, or Xenophon after we got into Afghanistan gives you perspective. When the Somalis dragged our pilots' bodies through the streets of Mogadishu, I thought of Achilles dragging the body of Hector around the walls of Troy.

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    The simple way to stop the war on women:
    Step 1:

    Have an actual "war on women."
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    My lovely new wife thinks the whole war on women angle is a load of male bovine dung. Why is asking women to pay for their contraception a declaration of war? It's more of an effort to pander to liberal women with was basically a non-issue until Obama decided to toss it out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    My lovely new wife thinks the whole war on women angle is a load of male bovine dung. Why is asking women to pay for their contraception a declaration of war? It's more of an effort to pander to liberal women with was basically a non-issue until Obama decided to toss it out there.
    speaking of which... how goes it with your prisoner of war?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    It always has value. Reading Tacitus during the Clinton impeachment hearings, or Machiavelli during the run up to the Iraq War, or Xenophon after we got into Afghanistan gives you perspective. When the Somalis dragged our pilots' bodies through the streets of Mogadishu, I thought of Achilles dragging the body of Hector around the walls of Troy.

    The past is there to teach us, if we are willing to learn.
    Well said, and a wealth of histories, memoirs, and philosophic thinking from Sun Tzu and Thucydides to modern writers add an indispensible richness, dimension, and much-needed dose of bitter reality to the doctrinal goo the officer education system cranks out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    speaking of which... how goes it with your prisoner of war?
    Bought her a nice new prison to live in... on a nice little duck pond

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    Third, find out everyplace your right-wing representatives are appearing. Show up, preferably with hubby or significant other in tow if you have a male partner, and speak out.
    When did men become fucking accessories to your political outrage? Last time I checked I'm not your puppet and any man who would go along with this shit needs to be castrated.

    This bitch has lost her god damn mind. Deny sex for politics, monitor his voting habits and then shoving her hand up his ass like she's Jeff Dunham.... She wont be with him for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentleman Pirate View Post

    This bitch has lost her god damn mind. Deny sex for politics, monitor his voting habits and then shoving her hand up his ass like she's Jeff Dunham.... She wont be with him for long.
    heh! you don't know the leftist male, do you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    They couldn't have tried it for long during Vietnam, since that time frame was also the decade of "free love".
    Which is why they changed their tune to "Girls say yes to guys who say no." Basically, leftist women were told to put out as a tool to keep men from reporting for duty. They encouraged desertions, draft evasion and the like, but most of the time it just worked out that somebody who wasn't going to go anyway would use the line to score. BTW, the left has always used women this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    Well said, and a wealth of histories, memoirs, and philosophic thinking from Sun Tzu and Thucydides to modern writers add an indispensible richness, dimension, and much-needed dose of bitter reality to the doctrinal goo the officer education system cranks out.
    Anthony Burgess had a follow up to A Clockwork Orange in which gangs of young toughs taught themselves the classics because the schools wouldn't, and it became an act of rebellion to be fluent in Latin and Greek. If our gang-bangers ever get their hands on Macchiavelli, we're either in big trouble, or saved as a culture.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentleman Pirate View Post
    When did men become fucking accessories to your political outrage? Last time I checked I'm not your puppet and any man who would go along with this shit needs to be castrated.

    This bitch has lost her god damn mind. Deny sex for politics, monitor his voting habits and then shoving her hand up his ass like she's Jeff Dunham.... She wont be with him for long.
    To the left, everybody is an accessory to their political outrage. People only exist as a means to validate their feelings. Leftists claim to want to reduce poverty, but the things that reduce poverty; economic growth, expanded production and free markets, offend and appall them. The things that routinely fail to reduce poverty; socialism, central planning and dictatorial government, fascinate them, because their conceit is that they are fit to rule everybody else, and those are the tools by which they amass power, and power is what they really want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Which is why they changed their tune to "Girls say yes to guys who say no."
    You're too young to remember that poster, which featured Joan Baez and her two sisters, Pauline Baez and Mimi Farina. I see a poster dealer is currently offering it for $500.
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