June 27, 2008

Bust on McCain, get made a fool

James Taranto hilariously calls out liberal journalist David Corn for a "those who live in glass houses" moment. Corn writes:

Where is McCain's intellectual curiosity? Over the past decade, more and more Americans of all ages have become wired. Using email and the Internet has become a fundamental activity of modern life. How could McCain, who has long wanted to lead this nation, say to himself, I don't need to know how this stuff works? And in an era when so much depends on the Internet--including much of the economy and aspects of national security--how could a senior legislator and commander-in-chief wannabe eschew firsthand experience of how this series of tubes and wires functions?

TUBES? As the text lingo would say, "ROTFLMAO!"

Below is a pic of Corn's computer, obviously retrofitted with a modem so he can blog:


Posted by Hube at June 27, 2008 07:40 PM | TrackBack

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I assume the writer was comparing McCain to Ted Stevens.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Series_of_tubes

Posted by: Nels at June 27, 2008 08:50 PM

Great call, Nels! I was thinking about that, but couldn't recall who said that for the life of me! Thanks!

Posted by: Hube at June 27, 2008 08:53 PM

I first watched television in 1949. I built a television from a kit. I repaired televisions in high school. Asides from Phoenix Suns games I watch it about an hour a week.

I worked on vacuum tube computers. I have written countless lines of code over the last 45 years. I have no idea what the popular fads in electronics are about.

The modern marvels are distractions. It is important to know these things if your paycheck depends upon it. Otherwise they a bright baubles that obscure the meanings in life.

I am glad that McCain is a serious hombre. I am sure that he knows how to hire a keypunch operator if he needs one.

Posted by: Roy Lofquist at June 27, 2008 10:41 PM

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