Well Let us Clarify 5th from the bottm is not last in his class

Midnightrider

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My Dad was at the Naval Academy at the same time as McCain. He was in the class ahead of my father.

He said that McCain's reputation at the Academy wasn't especially good, and like Ivy League legacies, the rest of the class realized that he was there not because of outstanding grades or stellar credentials - but because of his Admiral father. He said McCain was always a cocky entitled rich kid, and acted as such.

Ironically, at graduation the man who graduates LAST is actually accorded a kind of special honor - the "anchor man". They carry him around on their shoulders like some kind of football hero. When I watched my father's graduation film, I asked why do they do that? He answered, because he JUST - MADE - IT. Everyone after him failed or went home.

Still, out of a thousand or so classmates, graduating last or fifth from the bottom is a difference without a distinction.
as is graduating fifth from the bottom , the middle of the pack, or in the top 200. The fact of the matter is that graudating is the thing. They dont give grades away. you have to earn them.
 

SamSpade

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as is graduating fifth from the bottom , the middle of the pack, or in the top 200. The fact of the matter is that graudating is the thing. They dont give grades away. you have to earn them.
An argument no one made when George Bush's college grades were shown to be mediocre. Even though he graduated.

Because to be honest, the only reason people ASK is so they can comment on whether or not the candidate got
great grades - or - well - didn't distinguish himself. Same goes with stuff like taxes - people want to find stuff, even if it's
trivial like how much or little they gave to charity.
 

vraiblonde

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MidnightSpanker used to talk about McCain like crap, including that he graduated so low in his class at the academy and never would have made it had it not been for his lineage. He constantly talked about he never got a major command under his belt.

But, that was back when McCain was running as a Republican for president. Now that he's a dead man who tried to hurt the sitting president badly before he died, Spanker can only talk up McCain and down people who are talking the same way Spanker used to about McCain.

Sad, pathetic little life Spanker must have.
People like MR just repeat what they're told to say. The handlers have so much control over them that they will literally contradict themselves within minutes and not even realize it because they're not thinking for themselves; they are reciting lines.

And when you point this out to MR et al they respond with:

"... ... ... BWA ha ha ha ha! :killingme: " because they haven't been told how to respond and it short circuits their programming.
 

Midnightrider

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An argument no one made when George Bush's college grades were shown to be mediocre. Even though he graduated.

Because to be honest, the only reason people ASK is so they can comment on whether or not the candidate got
great grades - or - well - didn't distinguish himself. Same goes with stuff like taxes - people want to find stuff, even if it's
trivial like how much or little they gave to charity.
there is a difference between getting mediocre grades at a run of the mill universtiy and graduating from the USNA. there just is. I am sure you know that being that your dad graduated there.
This 'slam' is akin to saying you are the 5 poorest billiaonaire in the country. You are still doing pretty damn good.


People like MR just repeat what they're told to say. The handlers have so much control over them that they will literally contradict themselves within minutes and not even realize it because they're not thinking for themselves; they are reciting lines.

And when you point this out to MR et al they respond with:

"... ... ... BWA ha ha ha ha! :killingme: " because they haven't been told how to respond and it short circuits their programming.
did my handlers tell me to ask you what your grades were at CSM during your 3 semesters of the 13th grade?
there is nothing contradictory about the UNSA being one of the mose exclusive and toughest institutions of higher education in the country if not the world. Everyone gets in with a letter of rec from a congressman, rep, or the VP. after that you have to do the work, and plenty flunk out.

BTW, you sure aren't very good at ignoring me
 

SailorGirl

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You know, every time you post, it becomes more obvious that you spent most of your time in the Navy on your back...
Well that's just not true and it's a really crappy thing to say, however, based on your other tasteless posts it's totally indicative of your obvious poor upbringing. I won't bother to respond to your follow up post because I won't be seeing it.
 

CPUSA

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Well that's just not true and it's a really crappy thing to say, however, based on your other tasteless posts it's totally indicative of your obvious poor upbringing. I won't bother to respond to your follow up post because I won't be seeing it.
My tasteless posts are more indicative of the stupidity of you lefties.
Your stupidity is like Cancer. How would you know you're suffering from it unless someone gives you the sad diagnosis?
You'll see it. We both know you will...
 

This_person

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and the rumor has it that at ivy league universities its almost impossible to fail out, particularly for a legacy
So, you agree that as a legacy it's almost impossible to fail out of the USNA, and therefore graduating near the bottom of the class demonstrates a lack of ability, not a great ability due to competence compared with other schools?

Or, did you not realize you just admitted you've been wrong all along?
 

CPUSA

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So, you agree that as a legacy it's almost impossible to fail out of the USNA, and therefore graduating near the bottom of the class demonstrates a lack of ability, not a great ability due to competence compared with other schools?

Or, did you not realize you just admitted you've been wrong all along?
It's a walking contradiction of it's previous post...any post...pick a post, guaranteed it contradicts itself 2 posts later

Look!! Up at the screen!!
It's Captain Contradict!!
 

Kyle

Just being a fly in the ointment...
PREMO Member
It's a walking contradiction of it's previous post...any post...pick a post, guaranteed it contradicts itself 2 posts later

Look!! Up at the screen!!
It's Captain Contradict!!
Reminds me of the character....

 

Midnightrider

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every person who flunks out of the naval academy got there via a letter from a senator, a rep, or the vice president. every single one.
 

Clem72

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every person who flunks out of the naval academy got there via a letter from a senator, a rep, or the vice president. every single one.
I like how you expect everyone to consider the Academy as some pinnacle of higher education, then admit that admission has nothing to do with academics and everything to do with who you know. So why should I be impressed if someone graduated last, middle, or first from a school whos primary barrier to entry is being able to use someone elses connections for a referral? Sounds like CSM might actually be more academically competative (and have a better football team from what I hear).
 

Midnightrider

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I like how you expect everyone to consider the Academy as some pinnacle of higher education, then admit that admission has nothing to do with academics and everything to do with who you know. So why should I be impressed if someone graduated last, middle, or first from a school whos primary barrier to entry is being able to use someone elses connections for a referral? Sounds like CSM might actually be more academically competative (and have a better football team from what I hear).
yeah, thats pretty far from an accurate description of the USNA admissions standards. Generally the plebes have both great academics and the letter from their congressman. In fact most enter after doing a year at an in state university. once they are in, nobody is doing the work for them or giving them grades based on their names.

If you dont understand that the USNA is a better educational insitution and has a higher grade of students than CSM there really isnt much helping you
 

This_person

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yeah, thats pretty far from an accurate description of the USNA admissions standards. Generally the plebes have both great academics and the letter from their congressman. In fact most enter after doing a year at an in state university. once they are in, nobody is doing the work for them or giving them grades based on their names.

If you dont understand that the USNA is a better educational insitution and has a higher grade of students than CSM there really isnt much helping you
Unless, of course, you’re a legacy and it’s almost impossible to fail out, as you pointed out.
 
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