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Old 11-11-2011, 04:26 PM
thprop thprop is offline
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Default Re: The Week in Blog: Above and Beyond (Matt K. Lewis & Kristen Soltis)

Originally Posted by chamblee54 View Post
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I am not going to change my mind about this idiot because some lady...with an unpronounceable name and a hideous hairdo...tells a lurid story, with the punchline being "you want a job, right".
I find Ms. Bialek's name very easy to pronounce. Criticizing her for her surname and appearance totally discredits your remark.

You also do not understand the Selective Service System. For men born in 1945, the highest lottery number used was 195. Herman Cain was 163. That does not mean he would have been drafted. The SSS was not a national system. You registered with your local draft board. You could get a deferment from your local draft board. If you lived in an affluent area where many potential draftees got deferments (many college students), the local draft board would have to go deeper into the pool to reach its allotment - and hence go as high as 195. In poorer areas, where fewer men had deferments' the local draft board could have its allotment filled without going past 100.

Also, Cain was eligible for the draft in 1964, before the lottery was instituted. The question that should be asked is how he got around the draft at that time and in subsequent years. Most likely through student deferments.

He is still an asshat.
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