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Sunday, September 16, 2007
Here is an interesting bit concerning a confused dummy that isn't even sure of which school she attends. Get one thing right off the bat: the author of this shoddy piece of work is a student at Barnard University, NOT Columbia.

Right off the bat you can tell the author, one Idris Leppla is a toon because the paper is sans any sort of real editing. To wit:
"This is the first part of a four part series. The following is the first part of a four-part series."
Really Leppla? You are so confident that it is the first part of four that you have to tell us twice already? I GET IT!
"It is written from a family member’s perspective and is mean to be understood in that way."
I can only assume that you intended to say "meant" to be understood in that way? Let's press on, shall we?
"I know why I chose Columbia: the campus is magnificent, the education is top-tier, and my peers are intelligent. I could look at a stranger, tell him or her that I went to Columbia, and hear the predictable, "Wow, you must be smart."
As mentioned before, the author apparently isn't even aware that she doesn't go to Columbia, but Barnard (affiliated with, but separate schools). Wow, you must be smart? Not so far sister.

Essentially, the author (should you choose to read this crappy piece of work), is whining about the service academies and the fact that her brother, wanting a challenge, joined the Navy. Now at Annapolis, her brother most assuredly is ashamed of his dopey sister for writing about something she knows nothing about. She is hard pressed to say she even knows where the spelling and grammar button is (F7) on Microsoft Word.
"However, for anyone else out there considering a career in the academy, let it be known: the U.S. Naval Academy is not an elite college; it is first and foremost a branch of the U.S. military and the prestige comes at a big price—it taxes parents, siblings, and participants if they do not understand what they were signing up for."
This is a funny one! Really dummy, the service academies are part of the US military?! Fact is, your brother knew what he wanted and even stayed, you said that. Sounds like you just can't let go and your mommy wishes he was still dragging on the tit. Let it go!
"The author a Barnard College senior majoring in political science."
Sounds like you are the one wasting your money on your so-called Columbia education! You're not even going to Columbia stupid! What's more: here are the rankings for America's best colleges in 2008. Let's see now...Barnard (which, remember stupid, is the college that you go to) is number 30 on the list. Not bad...but horrible when you consider that both the Naval Academy (#20) and West Point (#22) scored higher on the list than your school. I think this whole thing is because you are feeling duped that the US military might give a better education to your brother than you will get at Barnard. You, ma'am are jealous. Not only should your editor be slapped across the face, but you should catch some finger flak as well. Why did this ever get to print? Someone feels sorry for you. Egads, I would love to get my hands on some of your other "work".

Hat tip to Diary of a Mad Pigeon for bringing this one to light.


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