Friday, October 14, 2011

JOHN MCCAIN'S CARL SAGAN MOMENT

Every news source worth repeating yesterday reported John McCain's most recent overbloated Republican Rhetoric statement that anyone with half a brain and at least third grade mathematics skills can debunk. According to the Washington Post, at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/john-mccains-ideas-will-save-billions-and-biillions-of-jobs/2011/10/13/gIQAJpW1hL_blog.html, and at the Huffington Post blog report at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/john-mccain-gop-jobs-bill_n_1009833.html,  and just about everyone else in the entire online news reporting business (I will give a list at the bottom of this post)  His comment had to remind those of us who are older of Carl Sagan who used to come on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and talk about "Billions upon Billions" of stars in the universe. 
* "... Carl Sagan: (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomerastrophysicist,cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in thespace and natural sciences. During his lifetime, he published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. In his works, he advocated skeptical inquiry and thescientific method. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
Sagan became world-famous for his popular science books and for the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote. A book to accompany the program was also published. Sagan also wrote the novel Contact, the basis for the 1997 film of the same name. ..."

I guess John McCain thought he was dealing in those kind of abstract numbers when talking on FAUX NEWS recently. 

Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos, was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, an accomplished astronomer, and one of the smartest humans on earth, and the Billions on Billions comment is the end of the similarity between the two men, since John McCain isn't Carl Sagan, obviously.
His comment comes on the wave of all the nonsense by the rest of the G.O.P. about job creation obstructionism that McCain and the rest in Congress are acting childish about during this week of arguments. I guess since he was on FAUX NEWS, it seemed okay to him to allow his number projections to be a little exaggerated since most of their viewers seem to not pay any attention to facts or investigate information spouted in between the hate language. 
John McCain said in what I have dubbed his "Carl Sagan" remark, that "..."We would like to see a moratorium on federal regulations that are coming out by the thousands costing businesses billions and billions of jobs. We'd love to see a vote on that, but it will be interesting to see if the majority leader allows it." 
Please watch the video of this yourself below:




What can we say about this magnificent opportunity to point out how out of touch John McCain, FAUX NEWS viewers, and the rest of the Republicans in congress are? 
Question: What are we to believe with his completely ridiculous fictitious numbers on everything and how his talking points will be resounding throughout the FAUX NEWS listener dittohead brainwashed masses conversation tomorrow, other than he completely LIED to the American people? In other words, this is another "Chicken Little" attempt to get the less intelligent our our society to start running around yelling to each other about how the sky is falling and "thousands of regulations that are coming out and Billions and Billions of jobs are being lost", and they are going to be sure it is all true because John McCain said it on FAUX NEWS. Just because it is all in the imagination of John McCain and since A, he is allowed to talk on television, and B, he is a U.S. Senator, there will be a whole wave of idiots that believe what he says without question and anyone who doesn't understand that this is one more weak attempt at trying to sway popularity away from the President in this election year, is obviously not asking themselves questions that the people who possess one shred of critical thinking would immediately look into. This is why the debates the Republicans have been holding with each other for each other have been a real sham. I am praying for the moment that one of the pundits has the guts to ask Senator McCain two questions about his comment. They would be:
"Senator McCain, you recently stated that - quote: "...federal regulations that are coming out by the thousands costing businesses billions and billions of jobs..." and we would love to know if you could name one of those regulations, please?" AND "Senator McCain, as you know there are only three hundred and 12 million four hundred and seventeen thousand people estimated on the U.S. Census for 2011, so just who would those billions and billions of jobs in the United States be going to?"  (Showing a sign that says "312,417,000 human beings on the U.S. Census for 2011". ) 


OR you can just send him an email personally (which 


is what I suggest), on his contact page at 

http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_10/mccains_billions_and_billions032800.php


http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/10/john_mccain_estimates_that_reg.html


http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=793064


http://www.memeorandum.com/111013/p104


http://www.blogrunner.com/snapshot/D/1/5/john_mccains_ideas_will_save_billions_and_billions_of_jobs/

* citation: From Wikipedia at : < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan >

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