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Re: Uncle Remus-- I mean, Ted-- and Br'er Bear

I remember the Viet Nam deal. he was 17 or18 & enrolled in Oakland College.
That's how he got deferred.

Peace,
DLM

Re: Uncle Remus-- I mean, Ted-- and Br'er Bear

I understood he had two separate ones, 2-S and a 4-F..
He reports he was doing 300 gigs/year during the time he had a student 2-S deferment.
He later had a 4-F, after he lost his 2-S....reportedly.
My draft board required 18hrs a semester...36 per academic year...with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA...to maintain a 2-S...strict by any standards of that day, but I doubt he maintained a full concert tour as a student with a 2-S.
All I know is what I read...and experienced.
He likes the attention for sure...now he seems to have it.
I remember Harry Nillson's The Point album where The Rock says "ya hear what ya want to hear and see what you want to see"...and I am admittedly not a fan of Ted's.

Re: Uncle Remus-- I mean, Ted-- and Br'er Bear

There were a lot or people who avoided military service during the Vietnam era, so that isn't the real issue to me. To me, the real issue is whether an admitted draft dodger has credibility when making bombastic tough-guy statements.

As for pooping and peeing one's pants and ignoring other hygene, that's just plain nasty.

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Re: Uncle Remus-- I mean, Ted-- and Br'er Bear

I think I was 11 when that Viet Nam crap started with Kennedy. By time I turned 18 they introduced the lottery. I had # 326.
That's why I didn't have to go.
I lost some friends who did go.

Peace,
DLM



Laure, I was just kidding about Ted being stuffed.

Re: Uncle Remus-- I mean, Ted-- and Br'er Bear

I was all in favor of "Hell, no, we won't go!", myself. Had my bro's number come up, where he would have gone was Canada, most likely. Had we been attacked and invaded on our own shores, or facing the large-scale aggressions of another world domination-bent Hitler somewhere, it woulda been different. Hell, *I* woulda signed up. But hawk-squawking and then avoiding military service oneself do not incur my respect, either.

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There were a lot or people who avoided military service during the Vietnam era, so that isn't the real issue to me. To me, the real issue is whether an admitted draft dodger has credibility when making bombastic tough-guy statements.
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Re: Uncle Remus-- I mean, Ted-- and Br'er Bear

Huh?? Ya mean Unsteady Teddy never actually SAID he wanted to be stuffed?? Ha, well, it's kinda late in the month for an April Fool's joke, but hey, I'm game. I wouldn't put it past the Nugester to say ANYTHING gross and outrageous!

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Peace,
DLM



Laure, I was just kidding about Ted being stuffed.

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Peace,
DLM