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Go ahead and plead ignorance. No one here will argue w/ you...
Actually, I give Jim one point for researching and owning up. I saw the General as giving Boxer the utmost respect by calling her ma'am as he was conditioned through many years of service to do so. She is an egotistic ass to point such things out in public. Severely insecure when she shouldn't be.

Question for military buffs. I know that POTUS outranks everyone. Where does Senator come in? Representative? Above, below, or equal to General?
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Question for military buffs. I know that POTUS outranks everyone. Where does Senator come in? Representative? Above, below, or equal to General?
According to a poster on another board, who seems to be well-versed in military protocol, Senators and Representatives are to be considered the equal of Flag Officers for protocol purposes.
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^ Then ma'am would be appropriate and she could address him as sir.
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I cannot believe this trivial bullshit has gone on for six pages.
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You haven't set your preferences to display 40 posts per page? Do you hate your mouse?
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I've got 7 pages. There's a way to display more posts per page?
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I've got 7 pages. There's a way to display more posts per page?
Default probably depends on the monitor rez, I bet the browser, not the web site, computes it. In any case, so Boxer's a bitch, who cares.

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In any case, so Boxer's a bitch, who cares.
You would if she were a Republican....

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