Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cone Of Silence vs Idiocy Of Pay-Grade

Get Smart’s “Cone Of Silence” - Although there’s no working system described in any articles I can find about this, the patent application that goes with this is filed on behalf of NASA, so it might not be total vaporware. Caption and Image Credit: Get Smart via

Cone Of Silence vs The Idiocy Of Pay-Grade

The Main Stream Media is at a loss as to how to defend the lackluster performance of the Junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama at the Saddleback Church’s Civic Forum held Saturday night August 16, 2008.

So, if one can not attack the superior nature of the answers given to obvious questions asked of both candidates for leader of the free world … a very high pay-grade in itself … then why not attack the process.

The questions in themselves were absolute “Christian Forum 101”, from abortion to human rights, from self-reliance to the freedom of process on how religious and civic organizations participate in the giving of aid services, from vouchers and home schooling to merit pay and competition in the judgment of teachers and schools in the education infrastructure – even “Why do you want to become President of the United States?" – really basic fare.

Nothing new in the nature of the questions and nothing that should surprise anyone who aspires to lead. The questioning process was not "gotcha politics" made famous by the Fourth Estate or brain surgery.

So now we are treated to this exercise in insinuation from the New York Times.

This excerpted from the New York Times -

Despite Assurances, McCain Wasn’t in a ‘Cone of Silence’
KATHARINE Q. SEELYE - Published: August 17, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. — Senator
John McCain was not in a so-called cone of silence on Saturday night while his rival, Senator Barack Obama, was being interviewed at the Saddleback Church in California.

The McCain campaign, which flew here Sunday from California, said Mr. McCain was in his motorcade on the way to the church as Mr. Obama was being interviewed by the Rev. Rick Warren.

The matter is of interest because Mr. McCain, who followed Mr. Obama’s hourlong appearance in the forum, was asked virtually the same questions as Mr. Obama. Mr. McCain’s performance was well received, raising speculation among some viewers, especially supporters of Mr. Obama, that he was not as isolated during the Obama interview as Mr. Warren implied.

Mr. Warren, pastor of Saddleback, had assured the audience while he was interviewing Mr. Obama that “we have safely placed Senator McCain in a cone of silence” and that he could not hear the questions.
Interviewed Sunday on CNN, Mr. Warren seemed surprised to learn that Mr. McCain was not in the building during the Obama interview. A spokeswoman for Mr. McCain said he was en route to the church.

Nicolle Wallace, a spokeswoman for Mr. McCain, said on Sunday night that Mr. McCain had not heard the broadcast of the event while in his motorcade and heard none of the questions. “The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous,” Ms. Wallace said.

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Cone Of Silence, Or Not:

Simple, clear, direct, and philosophically informed answers bespeak LEADERSHIP in the best way.

The simple, clear, direct and philosophically informed winner was ...

... the Senior Senator from Arizona, John McCain.

Definately NOT the Junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.

Even if somehow Senator Barack Obama managed to win the election come November 3, 2008, the office of the President of the United States would still be above Barack Obama's "pay-grade"!


Ken said...

Obama's "above my pay grade" remark about when life begins was more than a little disingenuous, you might even call it a lie, given his opposition to Illinois Senate Bill 1095, which in its operative language states "A live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate protection under the law."

Obama argued against the bill on the floor of the Ill. Senate: [Under the proposed bill ] … "what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a -- a child, a nine-month-old -- child that was delivered to term. [Apparently Obama doesn't believe preemies have a right to live, either!] That determination, then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place. I mean, it -- it would essentially bar abortions, because the equal protection clause does not allow someone to kill a child (that would also be barred by murder statutes!), and if this is a child, then this would be an antiabortion statute. For that purpose, I think it would probably be found unconstitutional." - Transcript, Illinois 90th General Assembly, March 30, 2001.

In other words, as long as they don't say a living fetus, outside the womb (AKA a baby!) is a child; they are free to allow them to die in a dirty linen room!

Obama also displayed his ignorance of constitutional law and Roe v. Wade in his disingenuous argument. Roe v. Wade does not ban late-term abortions; in fact it holds that in the third trimester the state has a growing and legitimate interest in protecting the life of a viable fetus! In other words, it goes against Obama's specious argument!

Edmund Jenks said...

I suppose through this logic and action from Barack Obama one can deduce:

It is above his "pay-grade" to save a life but it is NOT above his "pay-grade" to terminate a life!