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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #40 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:57pm
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Jasmine wrote on Apr 15th, 2017 at 11:14pm:
Hey, BillyP. I posted two videos of your boy Obama saying "My military..." Are you upset at him too?


Really? I would be very happy to see them. I have never heard a president refer to the military as his. I would have to conceded my point if I saw that.

To those who think I am being whiny about a pronoun, I see where you are coming from now. If I understand correctly, the means are not as important as the ends. So as long as Trump does stuff you like, you are cool with how he does it.

For me, how one does something is of equal value to what they do. I have no idea where Trump stands. He says something one day, then the next, the total opposite. That uncertainty makes me nervous. Even presidents I have not liked, like George W, I knew where he stood, and never felt like he was representing his own interests. With Trump, I feel he is ONLY representing his own interests. If that does not scare you, then I wish I were you Smiley

To the person who commented on my science background. Science is just knowledge, not intelligence. I know more about how the physical world works than most, but that has nothing to do with how people think, which is the point of this whole forum, imo. As I stated in my intro thread, I seek knowledge here, pure and simple, so that I can understand the opposing perspective of my fellow Americans. My goal is to learn from you. I want to know if it is possible for us to come to some middle ground where we both win, because through compromise, we both lost something of equal political or social value.
  
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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #41 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:51pm
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billy.pilgrim wrote on Apr 14th, 2017 at 7:18pm:
Daddy referred to his unit as his.

The potus is commander in chief of the US military, not his military


Wonder if goose served under draft dodgers lil bush and cheney

Served under Reagan, Bush and the American people.  However that does not matter, which of course you know.  My point is still valid no matter who I served under.
  


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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #42 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 8:29pm
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Freon_Bale wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 1:57pm:
Really? I would be very happy to see them. I have never heard a president refer to the military as his. I would have to conceded my point if I saw that.


Did you click on the videos I provided?

I do get your original point. It may be harmless enough, but it rubs me the wrong way. Whenever I am in a group or team, I never say "My group" or My team." I always say "Our Group" or "Our Team."
  


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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #43 - Apr 17th, 2017 at 9:20pm
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Good for the POTUS for not tipping his hand in not letting the n'er-do-wells know exactly what he'll do or when. Good that he does not telegraph his plans in advance so the enemy (foreign as well as domestic) cannot be prepared to foil them...much like a football team that has its own players having their own private play book or secret huddle to which only a select few are invited to be "in the know."
Believe it...if the media knew how trump would react, or if the bogeys knew, they could thwart the country's plans.
  
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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #44 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:17am
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Just how many plans has the current admin undertaken?

I can only think of two, no wait the killing in Yemen is 3.
  
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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #45 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:43am
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How many plays or plans are there in a football game? Being POTUS is just a wee bit more complicated. You have to have flexibility and be able to adapt to changing situations. Think about it for a moment.
  
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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #46 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 9:07am
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Goose wrote on Apr 17th, 2017 at 7:51pm:
Served under Reagan, Bush and the American people.  However that does not matter, which of course you know.  My point is still valid no matter who I served under.

Billy enjoys belittling people for serving, I think it tends to adjust for his inadequate feelings he has.
  


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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #47 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 5:06pm
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Freon_Bale wrote on Apr 14th, 2017 at 4:55pm:
Hey, Trump supporters.

Watch this, please.

http://time.com/4739810/donald-trump-leon-panetta-military/

How does it not bother you that he called them 'his' military.

Bothers me tremendously. How many deaths are on his hands, and not even 100 days in office. Those deaths are on your hands, because you thought a businessman would make a good 5 star general.


He's a possessive mofo ain't he?

I can only imagine the reaction here had he been a Democrat.

Obvious partisanship aside, he's found something that makes his approvals go up. I suspect he'll be sporting more military attire as he embraces the role.

Heh, he'll look like one of those Russian WWII vets all dressed up for a May Day parade by the end of his term.  Grin

  

For too long have we sat under the thumb of mankind! The time has come to *oppose* that thumb!

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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #48 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:48pm
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Like when a coach says I'm proud of my team. Or a colonel says I'm proud of my men. Or I sat at work I'm proud of my people.

Perhaps you simply do not get it.
  
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Re: How can it not bother you that Trump referred to them as 'my military'?
Reply #49 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:56pm
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petep wrote on Apr 18th, 2017 at 7:48pm:
Like when a coach says I'm proud of my team. Or a colonel says I'm proud of my men. Or I sat at work I'm proud of my people.

Perhaps you simply do not get it.

Good Point!  You are exactly right on both points.  Our Commander-In-Chief is talking about his Team just as if he is the Team Captain; What the Hell's wrong with that?  And Point 2; He just doesn't get it...
  

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