I report you decide. I was reading some comments about Obama's non-apology for his totally correct statement about values voters in Pennsylvania.

The following comments seem a little off key to me. What do you think?

USAF Sr. Airman April 11th, 2008 10:09 pm ET

I'm from Pennsylvania. I lost my civilian job due to outsourcing. I was VERY BITTER. Obama hit the nail on the head. It's not condescending, it accurate.

What exactly is a Sr. Airman? Is it something like a Junior Video Ranger with more time in grade? I'm not up on Air Force lingo (I'm a Navy man myself. We liked lad and mate. Now don't go getting ideas. Sr. Enlisted I heard. Sr. Sailor? nope.) so maybe Sr. Airman is a term of art I'm not familiar with.

And then there is this one.

April 11th, 2008 10:10 pm ET

He didn't defend, he is affirming the truth!

What exactly is a Blue color worker? Normally when a worker turns blue on the job we clear the airway, do mouth to mouth, CPR if indicated, and call for an ambulance. In Democrat America blue color workers post on the Internet. What a party.

Well the truth huts I suppose. And it is going to cost Obama a lot of votes. With any luck it will keep the Chicago Machine out of the White House. But please Lord, do not crater his campaign totally until he wins the nomination. I think Obama has some larnin to do about America and I really want him to feel our pain. Next stop for Obama? Job loss in 2010. America can be so cruel. Perhaps he has a Government plan that will help him keep his job. I'd like to see it. I'm sure I wouldn't like it but, I would like to see it. It is in cases like those where all those guns can come in handy.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

Update: Captain Ned in the comments says Sr. Airman is an actual rank in the AF, equivalent to Petty Officer 3rd Class in the Navy, also referred to some times as E-4 (a designation used in all services). However in that case I would normally expect to see it in the following order: Sr. Airman, USAF. But maybe in the guy's rush to defend Obama he wasn't thinking straight. Or maybe he is a Moby.

Let me add for those of you unfamiliar with the term Moby. It came from the performer Moby who suggested that people fake their life stories or credentials on line in order to give veracity to their criticism of the opposing (Republican in Moby's case) candidate. It goes something like this "I'm a life long Republican but I hate George Bush because he has sex with puppies and has gotten us into an unwinable war."

posted by Simon on 04.12.08 at 03:00 PM


Senior Airman occupies the E4 slot in the USAF enlisted ranks. Equivalents are:

Army: Corporal or Specialist
Navy: Petty Officer 3rd Class
Marines: Corporal

Captain Ned   ·  April 12, 2008 3:17 PM

Thank you Captain Ned.

M. Simon   ·  April 12, 2008 3:28 PM

Captain Ned,

Isn't the order wrong? Wouldn't it be Sr. Airman, USAF? Or at least wouldn't that be more likely?

M. Simon   ·  April 12, 2008 3:31 PM

I have had my eyes opened.

Your remarks about the military shows me that I have been very wrong about your quality.

I'll not be back.

Larry Sheldon   ·  April 12, 2008 6:15 PM


You take yourself too seriously.

Real military men are not so sensitive. Did you serve? Did I make fun of your service?

When I served there was always a friendly rivalry with jibes. Has that changed? You will note I also made fun of my own service. Didn't you like that? I thought it was almost as good as rum, sodomy, and the lash. Well the sodomy part any way.

M. Simon   ·  April 12, 2008 8:28 PM

I have a feeling any blue collar workers on the internet wouldn't ever give themselves the nickname "bluecolorworker."

Aaron   ·  April 13, 2008 10:52 PM

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