From: Carbon on
On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:22:21 -0400, BAR wrote:
> William Clark wrote:
>> In article <G7KdnXG2M7wvrlDVnZ2dnUVZ_uCdnZ2d(a)comcast.com>,
>> BAR <screw(a)you.com> wrote:
>>> annika1980 wrote:
>>>> On Sep 14, 9:44 am, BAR <sc...(a)you.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Do you know what percentage of Naval Officers of any class make
>>>>> Admiral?
>>>>
>>>> In McCain's family it's about 2-out-of-3. McCain was the dumb one.
>>>
>>> True, he couldn't keep an plane flying.
>>
>> I believe it was five planes, actually.
>
> He should have been flunked out of the Naval Academy.

See? Finally something we agree on. McCain is pretty much unqualified to
do anything other than spend his second wife's money.
From: Carbon on
On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:16:25 -0400, BAR wrote:
> William Clark wrote:
>> In article <pcadnVDPT-8Ft1DVnZ2dnUVZ_hWdnZ2d(a)comcast.com>,
>> BAR <screw(a)you.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Titles are meaningless in academia?
>>
>> No, they are ranks, just like in the military you idolize. Of course,
>> this has absolutely nothing to do with SATs, GPAs, etc.
>
> Rank in the military is given due to proven leadership skills and
> capabilities, not from reading books and writing papers.

Unless Daddy is an Admiral. Then you get to be an officer even if you're
an obvious doofus.
From: Carbon on
On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:24:43 -0400, BAR wrote:
> Carbon wrote:
>> On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 11:56:14 -0400, BAR wrote:
>>> Carbon wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 15:18:39 +0000, The Professor wrote:
>>>>> Jack Hollis wrote:
>>>>>> On 14 Sep 2008 14:44:59 GMT, Carbon <nobrac(a)nospam.tampabay.rr.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> This is all conjecture. I just would like to see Obama's SAT and
>>>>>>>> LSAT scores. These tests are standardized and correlate highly
>>>>>>>> with IQ tests.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> You are correct. As does academic achievement.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Not really. Mensa has never used GPA or having a degree as
>>>>>> qualification to join their society. They know that those measure
>>>>>> are purely subjective. You could an MD and a dozen Ph D's and that
>>>>>> wouldn't get you in. However, back in Obama's days in school, a
>>>>>> high enough SAT or LSAT score would do the trick. In fact, you
>>>>>> could be a high school drop out and get in if your LSAT score was
>>>>>> high enough.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Mensa does not accept SAT scores any more because of all the
>>>>>> politics surrounding the test.
>>>>>
>>>>> Not that I care bout MENSA, but the SAT is not a meaningful test.
>>>>> The ACT does better...at least it tests knowledge. I would like to
>>>>> see the standardized test scores of people claiming to be
>>>>> intellectually superior to others though. It's 100% telling when
>>>>> such people won't give you their scores though. You know that if
>>>>> they were high they'd be wearing them!
>>>>
>>>> Whatever. Of the three, who's scores are likely to be higher on *any*
>>>> standardized test?
>>>
>>> Again, leadership is not something that is learned from books.
>>
>> So the ignorant like to say.
>
> What have you ever led?

I have led you around by the nose.
From: Jack Hollis on
On 14 Sep 2008 16:23:49 GMT, Carbon <nobrac(a)nospam.tampabay.rr.com>
wrote:

>> Obviously, group data says nothing about any individual.
>
>Exactly. Like Obama. Case closed.

It's close that we don't know how intelligent Obama is.
From: BAR on
Carbon wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:22:21 -0400, BAR wrote:
>> William Clark wrote:
>>> In article <G7KdnXG2M7wvrlDVnZ2dnUVZ_uCdnZ2d(a)comcast.com>,
>>> BAR <screw(a)you.com> wrote:
>>>> annika1980 wrote:
>>>>> On Sep 14, 9:44 am, BAR <sc...(a)you.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Do you know what percentage of Naval Officers of any class make
>>>>>> Admiral?
>>>>> In McCain's family it's about 2-out-of-3. McCain was the dumb one.
>>>> True, he couldn't keep an plane flying.
>>> I believe it was five planes, actually.
>> He should have been flunked out of the Naval Academy.
>
> See? Finally something we agree on. McCain is pretty much unqualified to
> do anything other than spend his second wife's money.

I am no supporter of McCain. I've never been a supporter of McCain.

But, he sure has take you libs for a ride these past couple of week.