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Mark Sanford Doesn’t Want Women In Combat

“GIVEN THE PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS OF THE WAY GOD MADE US” U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford – who couldn’t even tough out a part-time, politically motivated stint as an Air Force reservist – says women shouldn’t be allowed to serve in combat positions due to “the physical limitations of just the way…

“GIVEN THE PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS OF THE WAY GOD MADE US”

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford – who couldn’t even tough out a part-time, politically motivated stint as an Air Force reservist – says women shouldn’t be allowed to serve in combat positions due to “the physical limitations of just the way God made us.”

Oh boy …

“This is not an indictment on women or women’s capabilities but it is a conversation on force structure and morale in elite units in the military,” Sanford said.  “Navy seals are elite units.  Force recon, I mean you can go down the different groups – Delta Force – they’re asked to do rather miraculous things under really trying circumstances and if things go wrong I’ve got to know that you’re carrying me out or I’m carrying you out if one of us is wounded.  Given the physical limitations of just the way God made us, I don’t know you can do that and still project the kind of force that these specialty units do.”

Sanford is responding to the U.S. Department of Defense’s recent decision to open more than 220,000 military positions – including ground combat roles – to female applicants.

One of those applicants spoke with us anonymously regarding Sanford’s statement.

“Tell him I have some lube, a strap-on and a burning desire to walk down the Appalachian Trail with him,” she said.

Ha!

Sanford, of course, made the Appalachian Trail famous (infamous?) back in 2009 when he lied about hiking it (in reality he was visiting his mistress in Argentina).   Midway through his second term as governor of South Carolina, his affair and subsequent implosion made national headlines – knocking him out of contention for the 2012 presidential election and nearly costing him his job as governor.

Sanford did manage to hang onto his job – and actually won back his old seat in the U.S. Congress in a 2013 special election, but he’s a far cry from the principled lawmaker who served in Washington D.C. from 1995-2001.

Contrasting Sanford’s view of women in combat?  S.C. Senator Tom Davis, his former chief of staff, who said the DOD’s decision was “appropriate.”

“Women have shown and proved themselves to be the equal of men in combat,” Davis said.

We’re with Davis on this one.  If an individual completes the training required for a particular military job – and is deemed capable of performing that job by his or her superiors – then they should not be prohibited from doing the job on the basis of their gender.

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104 comments

idcydm December 7, 2015 at 9:06 pm

As long as the standards are equal and not lowered this will take care of itself.

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shifty henry December 7, 2015 at 9:16 pm

“Tell him I have some lube, a strap-on and a burning desire to walk down the Appalachian Trail with him,” she said.

I begged Jenny not to get into this conversation. Damn!

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:23 pm

She’s a little thin for wearing a strap-on – in my humble opinion. Oh well, new sit-com tonight – Telenueva – with some sweet latinas – gotta go. Having some friends during the premier – my friend John E. Walker and his Canadian friend Molson.

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Damn.Are you a drunk? Don’t show up at your deposition drunk.

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Hell yeah!!!!!!! Depositions are fun. Done many of them. Easiest job in the world – show up, answer truthfully, go home.

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:30 pm

lol…you mean you can tell the truth?

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Give me enough Tequila I can say just about anything. Wait, that’s what she said.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm

lol…

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm

you’re in a good mood.

shifty henry December 7, 2015 at 10:53 pm

I’m glad to hear that you have friends — other than those on this site!

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:24 pm

“One of those applicants spoke with us anonymously regarding Sanford’s statement.”

Must have been the same source that told FitsNews that Rubio was going down for having multiple affairs?

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm

You win points on that one. 9+

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tomstickler December 7, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Proverbs 26:11 applies to J.Smith after telling us he was done.

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Damn boy! We just starting to have fun!

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Are you drunk?

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Hell no.Pizza Hut and Pepsi.Some Fox News and God.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

Whatever works I guess.

Fitsnews: 24/7 J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 11:56 pm

I’ll bet you never get up out of that chair. You sit there tapping away like a rabid monkey on that keyboard while watching Fox news and shitting yourself now and then from that diet of pizza & Pepsi.

Fitsnews, Fox News, Pizza Hut & Pepsi- 24/7

What a life.

J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

False.I am self employed,working several hours a day on contracts and events(using a commuter that can’t be hacked by some of the lowlifes contributing on FitsNews) I am involved in all over the country.I/we travel almost 6 months a year

I also officiate several sports and stay very fit while walking 4-6 miles a day.

It is a great life.Sorry yours is so miserable.

Sure you do! December 8, 2015 at 2:47 pm

You must have 48 hours in your day based on the amount you post here.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 10:10 pm

No, you wrecked the fun. Unfortunately.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:11 pm

Get me out of your mind Rocky and go spend some time with your children.

They need a father at least once a week.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Nice insult. But they have a father 7 nights a week. They’re already done finished their homework and in bed. 6:30 comes early. BTW saw your recent venture – looks pretty good actually. Good luck with it.

tomstickler December 7, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Link!

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm

No. But on a side note, Eva Longaria has a nice rack.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm

My friend you wouldn’t know MY recent business ventures unless you can read my email and have my contact lists.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Then I must be mistaken since I don’t have your email or your contact lists. Hell, I don’t even know who you are.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:21 pm

You just said you did.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Well I must have been mistaken. It happens.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm

lol…

idcydm December 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

So apropos.

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:04 pm

You eat dog in Iowa,don’t you?

idcydm December 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm

No but we do put down rapid dogs like you.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Damn.A threat ya Christ hating pussy?

idcydm December 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm

I Don’t Care You Don’t Matter.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:08 pm

All Lives Matter.

idcydm December 7, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Most of the time.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Damn dude. You building bombs in that garage in Iowa?

idcydm December 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm

No garage in Iowa but my garage in SC is clean.

Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik came to mind but then I guess their lives mattered to you

shifty henry December 7, 2015 at 10:40 pm

Anybody notice that if you reverse her last name it becomes … “kilam”?

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:40 pm

You are the one that compared Christians and ISIS.Don’t run from who you are.

idcydm December 7, 2015 at 10:42 pm

You and your false narratives but that’s ok we all know what you’re about.

GrandTango December 8, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I agree. No one should run from who they are.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm

OK I’m confused. So Christ hated pussy? Or pussy doesn’t like Christ? I don’t believe Christ hates pussy. That would just be wrong. I know Mark Sanford doesn’t hate pussy.

tomstickler December 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm
J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:14 pm

LMAO!!! Not bad. You watching porn again tonight?

CorruptionInColumbia December 8, 2015 at 7:51 am

I wonder if her “husband” was pleasuring himself from behind with that just before that photo was taken.

Never mind. I really do NOT want to know. {{{{SHUDDER}}}}

shifty henry December 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm

A friend of mine was born and reared in IOWA. She is very laid back and always speaks in a soft, mellow voice (except when riled. Ouch!). She never says ‘good-bye’, it’s always “well, take it easy”..in a low, slow tone. I love it. One day we were having a conversation about how Iowa got its name. She didn’t know. Later she asked me if I found out. I answered yes. Iowa was named for ‘Idiots Out Wandering About”. Yes, she was riled..!! I was banned from their home for about six weeks.

idcydm December 7, 2015 at 10:40 pm

There’s a lot of those and I’ve seen em all over the US of A and a few on this site.

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Scripture from a guy whose religion is advocating for killing the unborn?

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Bible Thumper December 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Don’t discourage him.

Tazmaniac December 7, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Would she care about using lube?

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Dang, that’s harsh.

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The way we were December 8, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Sounds more like Belen. She knows what to expect on the Appalachian Trail.

“Memories may be beautiful and yet
What’s too painful to remember we simply choose to forget”

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:24 pm

I think is views are tinted by Maria. And well worth it, I might add.

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stumpknocker December 7, 2015 at 9:28 pm

shit if you are a woman so unlucky to be involved with sanford, you are in combat.

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Nah, I think ole’ Mark’s gotten more than his share of hot times with Maria – and each one worth it.

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stumpknocker December 7, 2015 at 9:31 pm

maybe to him, but they all look like victims to me

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm

I dunno – never seen a picture of Maria where she ain’t smilin’ – a big ole’ Buenos Aires smile.

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stumpknocker December 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

fucking squirrels

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:36 pm

We ain’t bright and we have to muliply – owls and hawks do a number on us.

stumpknocker December 7, 2015 at 9:39 pm

ok, agreed, keep on fucking, squirrels. the world needs squirrels.

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Who else would hit your nuts.

stumpknocker December 7, 2015 at 9:41 pm

on a good day, a randy woman

Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:42 pm

May you find many, and often.

CorruptionInColumbia December 8, 2015 at 7:53 am

… and cars …

:-(

J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Shit.This sounds like combat! :

Will Folks pleads guilty to criminal domestic violence – WIS

http://www.wistv.com/…/will-folks-pleads-guilty-to-criminal-domestic-vio...

WIS(Columbia) September 28, 2005 – Former gubernatorial spokesman Will Folks has pleaded guilty to criminal domestic violence in a Columbia court.

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Bad form. Bad form indeed. The better part of civility is knowing when to let it go. LIfe’s too short.

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:56 pm

He allows people like you to libel and call me a pedophile and child molester on HIS site.

At least what I posted is true.

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:58 pm

I never called you a pedophile? But whatever. I gotta get away from you – you’re wasting good scotch. And that is a crime Mr. Buzzkill.

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 8:41 am

He also allows YOU to attack other posters’ family members.
Just sayin’…

Bible Thumper December 7, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Does anyone know how Fits makes money? There’re no more ads. I can’t even get a date with an Asian girl on this site anymore.

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tomstickler December 7, 2015 at 9:55 pm

AdBlock works great. Worth every penny

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Huh? There are no more ads moron.

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Legal referral fees? I’m sure the ads will be back.

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Ali Baba December 8, 2015 at 9:51 am

NRA, PAC and individual republican candidates cash “donations”, all for services rendered.

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The Colonel (R) December 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Mark Sanford Doesn’t Want Women In Combat – nor does any other man who has ever served as an infantryman.

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Manray9 December 7, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Times change. Not that long ago many soldiers would have said they didn’t want to serve with black men.

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J.Smith December 7, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Not many soldiers want to serve under this half BLACK muslim:

President Obama’s struggle with public opinion is reflected deeply in one prominent segment of society: The military.

In a new Military Times survey of nearly 2,300 active-duty service members, only 15% approve of Obama’s performance, way down from an already low rating of 35% in 2009.

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The Colonel (R) December 7, 2015 at 11:31 pm

As a young platoon leader, I couldn’t have cared less about the color of the skin of any of my soldiers. Easily the strongest soldier I ever had was a TOW gunner of Jamaican heritage who was black as the ace of spades. My gunner was a Puerto Rican from “NYC The Place to Be” as he was want to say. I had a Samoan platoon sergeant. What they all had in common was tremendous upper body strength, above average intelligence for infantryman (they were all 11H – heavy anti armor weapons specialist, the smartest of all infantryman), could run two miles in under twelve minutes, carry rucks averaging half their body weight for twelve miles, were all expert with the variety of weapons available to a motorized infantry platoon and could fight hand to hand well enough to clear the bear pit against any platoon dumb enough to I challenge us (except “Bunny Barnes”, the nicest kid in the platoon who couldn’t hit the side of a barn from the inside of the barn and who totally lacked any form of “killer instinct”).

Since those first years as an infantry officer, I’ve had two mixed companies that included several female soldiers who could hold their own. One was a lieutenant in the SC Department of Corrections as a civilian and a dispatch NCO for me. She shot well and was a master of hand to hand combat. In the intervening twenty tears that one female stands alone as the only one I’ve served with who would have been successful as an infantryman.

I commanded four infantry platoons, two combat engineer companies and an engineer battalion – regardless of what Ashie Carter thinks, I know, women have no place in infantry platoonsor any other combat unit formations. Israel has figured it out, they have one battalion that is seventy percent female and the rest are all male.

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Manray9 December 7, 2015 at 11:49 pm

As I wrote, times change. I wasn’t indicting your comment for racism — although you were eager to dispel any whiff of a connection between discrimination against women and African-Americans — my point was that as recently as the 1940s plenty of soldiers would have been rejected serving with black Americans. That situation lingered into the Korean War. Now women want their chance. I say: Give it to them. Let them succeed or fail on their own merits. I certainly don’t care what the Nazis did.

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The Colonel (R) December 7, 2015 at 11:56 pm

Week, I’ve officially hung my OD Greens, jungles,BDUs,DBDUs,ACUs OCPs up for the last time but I disagree with Carter’s reasoning. We don’t need women infantryman any more than we need transgender infantryman.

Tim December 8, 2015 at 10:48 am

Interesting so is your position women are not genetically capable of being good combat soldiers or they are not genetically capable of being the best combat soldiers? Do you believe all men capable of completing the training are better than all women capable of completing the training?

The Colonel (R) December 8, 2015 at 11:14 am

Are all men capable of completing the training? No, we recycle or eliminate men all the time.

On the whole though men are genetically far more capable of completing the training. Pelvic, foot and spinal injuries are far more common among females than among males.

Quoting a recent study: “Overuse injury is typically “due to or related to long-term energy exchanges resulting in cumulative microtrama.” Usually, it occurs as a result of repetitive overload forces on bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, which are unable to successfully adapt to the stresses. Examples include the following:
• stress reactions and fractures,
• shin pain,
• patellofemoral syndrome,
• patellar tendinitis or tendinosis,
• iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome (ITBFS),
• Achilles tendinitis or tendinosis, and
• low back pain.
Military activities that may contribute to overuse injuries include running, marching (including road marching), and repetitive jumping. Approximately 75% of all injuries in BCT can be classified as overuse injuries.

Overuse injuries can also occur once a woman completes her initial military training and is working in her specialty. In a study of Army wheel vehicle mechanics, overuse injuries accounted for 68% of female injuries (compared with 48% of male injuries). Bone and tendons are examples of tissues that are often involved in overuse injuries. http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/FileDownloadpublic.aspx?docid=b42d1acd-0b32-4d26-8e22-4a518be998f7

This is just one of many studies the Army and the DoD have undertaken hoping to find a different answer – but all of them say the same thing, the female skeletal system wasn’t designed for the rigors of being an infantryman. Female basic trainees had different protocols for adapting to boots when we had separate gender BCT – the integration of BCT led to the elimination of the separate standard and a dramatic increase in lower extremity injuries.

If you want a clear understanding of the issue, drive out to Montcrief Army Community Hospital some day and cruise by the bus pickup waiting area. Though males outnumber females about 4:1 in BCT on a normal day, you’ll see more females on crutches and in walking casts than males waiting for the bus.

tomstickler December 7, 2015 at 10:13 pm

Any thoughts on Friedman v. City of Highland Park?

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Rocky Verdad December 7, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Ah, maybe tomorrow. This new sit-com is funny.

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shifty henry December 7, 2015 at 10:45 pm

After the football game a guy, after a night of heavy drinking, woke up to find two rings around his penis – one orange, the other brown. He rushed to the emergency room where, after examining this oddity, the doctor says, “There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that the orange ring is lipstick. The bad news is that the brown ring is Skoal.”

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Robin Molina December 8, 2015 at 2:15 am

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jimlewisowb December 8, 2015 at 8:22 am

Understandable on his part

The last real woman he went toe to toe with whipped his ass

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 8:28 am

Sorry liberal.Elizabeth Colbert Busch got her ass kicked by Sanford.See that is the problem all of you liberals have with Sanford-he kicks ALL liberal ass and wrote the playbook on how to do it.

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jimlewisowb December 8, 2015 at 8:59 am

You dumb bastard

I wrote “real” woman which to clarify for you refers to the ex Ms. Sanford, who has whipped your boy’s ass every time they have gotten into the ring

As for labeling me a liberal, fuck you and fuck the horse you rode in on

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J.Smith December 8, 2015 at 9:34 am

You supported liberal Tom Ervin.You are a fucking liberal.
p.s. did you ever get your campaign donation back Ervin? LMAO!

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jimlewisowb December 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

You dumb fuck
I also contributed and voted for Haley first time around
I also contributed to Obama first time around
I also contributed to Clinton both times
I also contributed to First Bush
I also contributed to Nixon
I wore a Vote for Goldwater pin
I also contributed to Kennedy

Odds are I will send a few bucks to Trump if I continue to like what he is saying

Bless your heart – keep trying to pin the tail on the Donkey, although it does look appropriate on the tip of your nose

mamatiger92 December 8, 2015 at 8:40 am

Does anyone really care about what Mark Sanford thinks anymore?

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Sic Semper Tyrannis December 8, 2015 at 9:02 am

Same for any politician in this state, worthless.

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vicupstate December 8, 2015 at 10:19 am

Didn’t Sanford volunteer for the National Guard as Governor to serve as an example for his sons, and then got excused from duty a few months later?

It was that or something very similar. Not sure he should be the one to cast judgment on this issue.

Don’t worry though, Mark, you have since showed your sons what kind of man you are.

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Mom December 8, 2015 at 11:35 am

Problem with women in combat is that if women are required to register for the draft, they will be expected to be in combat. Something about that is uncivilized. Think about it. Do you want your daughter being captured raped and coming home withPTSD and pregnant.

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MashPotato December 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

In my experience, the major concern with allowing females to integrate is they are not as resilient to injury. They get injured more often, stay injured longer, and are less likely to work through nagging pains.

Big picture though, this was an important step to start registering females for the draft. Is that the kind of equality females want? I’m sure some of them do, but come on, you can do better than that.

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Mom December 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

From the folded wrinkles, Sandford’s shirt looks like he just bought it from Belk’s and hasn’t had it cleaned and properly pressed.

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