Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
I know the 70's very well thank you having graduated from high school in 1975. It was the 60's that were a bitch to be in the military. You're off by a decade.
Since I was a member of the military in both the 60s and 70s, I can assure you that you couldn't be more wrong.
The rape of the military by Carter, in the 70s, coupled with the general disdain of the military by the American public, made serving very difficult. I was one of the military members who came through SF Airport in 1973, and was verbally and physically attacked by citizens of my own country. When military members are advised to not wear their uniforms in their home town, or to not disclose their place of employment on a rent application, it's tough ... then, to go to work, and not have the supplies necessary to do your job because Carter had gutted the DoD budget .. to have to buy my own uniforms, because there weren't any left in Supply ...
I'll take the 60s anytime - even including my two tours in VN.
I responding to poster that flat out stated that Palin was not the beneficiary of affirmative action. I submit that such a statement is flat our wrong... Palin was elevated from obscurity to national prominence BECAUSE she is a woman.
Last edited by upsideguy; 09-15-14 at 04:16 PM.