blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: When Did This Title Thing Become So Important?

6.18.2009

When Did This Title Thing Become So Important?

And while we're at it, I demand to be called Comrade Green from now on. (Thanks to all those pointing this video out to me.)

28 comments:

wordkyle said...

ummm...are they still called public servants? Is her next line "Let them eat cake"?

Denney Crane said...

If she addressed him by his title (general,admiral), she deserved the same respect. I'm sure he feels he worked hard for his rank as well... and I'm sure he demands the same respect from his peers.

Good for her!

Now, give her some duct tape and a leather crop and lock the door!

Anonymous said...

Can't we have some more hot chick booking photos instead?

Anonymous said...

Although I am 50, I politely request any one attempting to call me Mrs. XXXXXXX to just address me by my first name. That goes for kiddos as well.

Anonymous said...

We deserve the Govt. we vote for.

Anonymous said...

Surely we realize most of the idiots in Congress are there for status. They live off of the lives of others and say they worked hard to get it. This one in particular is a sassy fool. If my IQ were that low, I would certainly allow less of an audience be aware of it.

You may call me Your Majesty. In fact, I insist. said...

Bubear, you can call me anything you like..just call me.
XOXO

Anonymous said...

At my previous job, I asked to be called the Supreme Allied Commander of IT.

Cause really, that's the only job title below Supreme Leader I'd want. I've seen way too many CEO/Presidents from 3 person companies to care about titles anymore. Same goes for senators.

Really though, does becoming a senator imply any certain professional training or expertise other than simply convincing people to vote for you on the ballot? At least when addressing someone as "Dr." you know they have an M.D. or Ph. D degree, and may be licensed by a professional organization.

Anyway, I tried looking on the intertubes for who and what can legally be called a US Senator. I found several links for state congress rules on the matter, specifically Kansas, Illinois, and Maine. Most were tl;dr but, I saw from Maine's rules in 2006 that the title of Senator should always be followed by the county represented.

Now, I couldn't find that the US Senate has a similar rule, but if is does then EWWWWWW BURN on Boxer. She, if anything, should be referred to as the Honorable (emphasis added) Senator Boxer from California. Cause, isn't who she represents way more important than who she is?

Or, I could be missing something, whatever.

Anonymous said...

I think "Rear Admiral Bubear" fits you!

Anonymous said...

She must be Elizabeth's mom.

Anonymous said...

I like her!

Anonymous said...

The guy should have known how to address a senator before he testified.

And she's much too sensitive about it and did little else but make an a$$ out of herself.

Sheesh. Who really cares anyway?

Anonymous said...

To defend her just a bit -

I have read that in some parts of the country, "ma'am" is considered a put-down, is considered disrespectful. I don't understand that but I have read it several places.

Has anyone else heard that or lived somewhere that is true? If so, can you explain?

Anonymous said...

Don't think she is alone. As retired school administrator, can't tell you the number of times women teachers and student's mothers objected to my, "Yes, mam. Often with the comment, "I'm not your mother!

Todd Carruth said...

They call me Mr. Tibbs!

Anonymous said...

She would make a great President. Of Cuba.

mzchief said...

Boxer is just another Know-Nothing elected official who thinks more of herself than what she is doing or the people who elected her.

It is military protocol to call a superior "Sir" or "Ma'am" out of respect and deference. Superior are called "Sir" or "Ma'am" and subordinates are referenced by their rank/title.

The general was serving in a professional capacity as a general thus he was absolutely correct in his calling SENATOR Boxer by the honorific "Ma'am when by most people's opinion it would have been more appropriate to call Boxer, BITCH.

Anonymous said...

This man serves in the military, willingly putting his life on the line to protect the freedoms we enjoy....Ma'am Boxer is obviously unappreciative of this! It disgusts me to think this woman who lives lavishly off of our tax dollars thinks she worked hard for her title. She wouldn't know hard work if it jumped up and bit her! This has received the attention it has because you would expect this behavior from Spencer Pratt, but not from a US Senator!

Anonymous said...

You "life on the line" people on this blog are getting on my last nerve!

Fast Eddie said...

She should help "Mr." Obama appease the muslim nations by wearing a veil and being subservient.

(I wouldn't really have her do this, but it makes a point for one of the reasons they don't like the USA)

Let's call her "Sir" next time.

"You can address me as "Sir" or your honor. I'm quite certain that I have earned it." (The judge from "A Few Good Men")

Anonymous said...

that's just exactly what our "leaders" think..they are only interested in power and control for themselves. some day we the people will rise up and take this power away, i hope that day comes soon.

Anonymous said...

Just another Senator who "worked hard" to get into Washington where she then gets into an ivory tower and forgets how it's like to live in the real world (i.e., pump your own gas, shop for your own groceries, etc.).

Anonymous said...

I prefer to be called Empress of the Universe.

Anonymous said...

When I was in the military a woman officer is addressed as maam or her rank. As in yes maam or aye aye captain.

Anonymous said...

She's right she is not a ma'am she's a bitch!!!

Anonymous said...

true definition of a c-word.

Anonymous said...

'll bet the bitch has a law degree and an ex husband.DAGO

Anonymous said...

I want you to call me senator...then I want you to talk dirty...really dirty to me...and call me Angelina...Brittany...Madonna...Lindsey...and Hillary.

Double Fake Rush Limbaugh