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Miss Alabama Totally Cool With NSA Spying Because, Um, the Mall
New York Magazine ^ | 6/17/2013 | Joe Coscarelli

Posted on 06/17/2013 12:10:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The second-most-nonsensical answer from last night's Miss USA contest, the winner of which gets to spend more time with Donald Trump, came from masters student Mary Margaret McCord of Alabama, who took on a thorny question about NSA surveillance. "Is this an invasion of privacy or necessary to keep our country safe — why or why not?" asked a judge, with no regard for the English language. If the question was word salad, the answer was filet mignon.

"I think the society that we live in today, it's sad that if we go to the movies, or to the airport, or even to the mall that we have to worry about our safety," McCord said. "So I would rather someone track my telephone messages and feel safe wherever I go than feel like they're, um, encroaching on my privacy." So both, then?

We owe Edward Snowden for this one.


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1 posted on 06/17/2013 12:10:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Let’s Go to the Mall.....today!”


2 posted on 06/17/2013 12:11:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Genius. She is a future White House Press secretary.


3 posted on 06/17/2013 12:11:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Robin Sparkles, issat choo?


4 posted on 06/17/2013 12:12:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

Whiskey
Tango
Foxtrot
???????


5 posted on 06/17/2013 12:12:22 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: nickcarraway
Great! Now the theme from Twilight Zone is going to be playing in my head for the rest of the day.

LOL!

6 posted on 06/17/2013 12:13:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

She went to Alabama so that explains it...


7 posted on 06/17/2013 12:14:01 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Why do they allow these women to talk?


8 posted on 06/17/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway

Quintessential Low Information Voter


9 posted on 06/17/2013 12:15:52 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: cripplecreek

nobody is watching these pageants to hear what these great minds have to say about international world affairs ( or even gender roles it seems)

but it really bothers me that the pageant officials try to make it seem like these women have stunning intellectual fortitude and have political platforms that are fabulously altruistic... it is merely a way to spoon feed more liberal pablum to the low information voter...via a bikini contest. Should one of these contestants actually possess the ability to string the truth together watch the media rake them over the coals...end rant.


10 posted on 06/17/2013 12:16:44 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: nickcarraway
Guilty as hell! I don't give a damn what she looks like.


11 posted on 06/17/2013 12:16:54 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: cripplecreek

Not just that could be Obama’s assistant or a cabinet member or a senate or congress critter.


12 posted on 06/17/2013 12:17:07 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: nickcarraway

The woman is a Master’s student?

No wonder Obama’s in office...


13 posted on 06/17/2013 12:17:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did she text her answer to the judges?


14 posted on 06/17/2013 12:17:44 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

ROLL TIDE!


15 posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:23 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: nickcarraway
So I would rather someone track my telephone messages and feel safe wherever I go...

Actually, I think her answer is largely representative of many Americans. In other words, I'm happy to trade my freedoms for safety, because it worked so well for those at the Boston marathon. And what I have got to lose by having the government listen to everything I say and do?

16 posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:39 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: Hoodat

House arrest at MY house!


17 posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:42 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: nickcarraway

I just had to take a peak at the question and answer portion of Miss USA..WOW these women, Obama voters for sure..how about South Carolina, she had NO clue what Treason is..she had that deer in a headlight kind of look then started talking about documents and how they are important


18 posted on 06/17/2013 12:18:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hoodat

If she misses a meal it could be fatal.


19 posted on 06/17/2013 12:19:26 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Tzimisce

The woman is a Master’s student?

No wonder Obama’s in office...


Our education system at work


20 posted on 06/17/2013 12:19:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EEGator

They can talk about lots of things. Why do they ask contestants in a beauty/talent pageant about current issues that are irrelevant to the competition.

If you are under 30 and a really good artist, really good musician, really good mathematician, really good actor etc, you probably have spent a lot more time on your art, your musical instrument, mathematics, your acting etc and have not thought out things like this very much. Of course, then the reason to ask about this is to make them swear fidelity to the left dominant culture. Sort of like asking questions about motherhood of contestants in the 1950s.


21 posted on 06/17/2013 12:19:50 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Hoodat

I will officially take the opposite position from yours.


22 posted on 06/17/2013 12:20:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: nickcarraway

In my early 20s I suffered the same malady. I was not just a low information voter...I was low information everything...but boy did I have opinions!


23 posted on 06/17/2013 12:20:33 PM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: cripplecreek

She is from Alabama...enough said.


24 posted on 06/17/2013 12:21:03 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: nickcarraway
Wow! Intelligence isn't much required for that "contest"! Yes, Mary Margaret McCord, the secret NSA spying on 300+ million American citizens helped prevent the Colorado Theater shooting, right? And, the Arizona shooting that left Rep. Giffords even less intelligent than she was before? The NSA spying stopped that one also, right? Then, there's the MA bombers. Authorities were able to stop that incident too, correct? And, how about Newtown, CT? Thank God for the NSA spying, or we'd have 26 dead, including 20 children!

Stupid can't be fixed.

25 posted on 06/17/2013 12:21:09 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: EEGator

...and vote, and get driver licenses. She’s in a Master’s program?


26 posted on 06/17/2013 12:21:29 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: JLS

I understand, but it makes them less hot. Ask them about texting or American Idol or something stupid I care nothing about.


27 posted on 06/17/2013 12:22:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Better for people to wonder about your intellectual ability than to open your mouth, speak and remove all doubt.


28 posted on 06/17/2013 12:23:09 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: nickcarraway

Hahaha!


29 posted on 06/17/2013 12:23:29 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve seen a lot of similar attitudes from people on here unfortunately.


30 posted on 06/17/2013 12:23:49 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: EEGator

Exactly on both points.


31 posted on 06/17/2013 12:24:03 PM PDT by JLS
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To: PowderMonkey

Without looking I’m guessing Elementary Ed.


32 posted on 06/17/2013 12:24:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
Why do they allow these women to talk?

Exactly. Just stand there and look hot; don't open your mouth and ruin it. (Michelle Malkin excepted)

33 posted on 06/17/2013 12:25:10 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
What did she say treason was?

In fairness to these ladies, I am sure there are a lot of intelligent people who would become tongue-tied and sound stupid when put on the spot on stage like that.

34 posted on 06/17/2013 12:25:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Grams A

Precisely.


35 posted on 06/17/2013 12:25:54 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: fwdude

We should start our own beauty pageant. No talking, no talent. Just dresses and bikinis.


36 posted on 06/17/2013 12:26:56 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: rfreedom4u
House arrest at MY house!

Really? You want another mouth to feed and clothes to buy? You want to have to share the bathroom and/or a bedroom? Utility costs with water and electrical usage? Can you really afford to have this living in your house?

Besides, what would your family and neighbors think?

lol

37 posted on 06/17/2013 12:28:20 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: nickcarraway

She was pretty much all over the place..talking about a paper then talking about how important documents are in Govt..I really didnt understand what the heck she was saying
These judges who ask the questions all have their own leftist agenda so I cant really blame these women for not knowing what to say..they know that whatever they say will have an affect on them having a chance to win


38 posted on 06/17/2013 12:29:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nickcarraway

It is a mystery that people expect a beauty queen, a woman who is essentially an ornament, to answer a question more complicated than “What color is the sky?” wisely.


39 posted on 06/17/2013 12:32:06 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Hoodat

Who cares about her MIND? She is HAWT!


40 posted on 06/17/2013 12:32:40 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: GenXteacher

Does being attractive preclude one from being intelligent?


41 posted on 06/17/2013 12:34:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Hoodat

Shame there did not seem to be so many girls around THAT pretty and THAT dumb when I was a single young buck...


42 posted on 06/17/2013 12:35:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

Based on observation and experience, they don’t seem to go together very often.


43 posted on 06/17/2013 12:37:07 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Hoodat

what did she say?????? Mall...Victoria Secret


44 posted on 06/17/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: nickcarraway
Does being attractive preclude one from being intelligent?

No.

(I should add that I can't speak for others)

45 posted on 06/17/2013 12:38:25 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway
Miss McCord, they should give you a free vacation to Venus for that!


46 posted on 06/17/2013 12:44:40 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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There is nothing attractive about ignorance. Idiocy like this is a complete turn-off to me. As far as I’m concerned, she could pass for Sandra Fluke’s twin sister.


47 posted on 06/17/2013 12:44:58 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: EEGator

“Why do they allow these women to talk?”

Because the rich men courting (buying) them after the show require a minimum level of brain function and maturity in their sex partners.

A spectacularly gorgeous girl with the intellect of a 10 year old is just painful and happens quite often. It’s like getting into a Ferrari and finding out it has a Yugo engine.

Men with such intellect can barely make it out of the house but looks can take a completely dumb girl very very far. It starts in school when the nerds do all their homework and let them copy exams.


48 posted on 06/17/2013 12:46:14 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: nickcarraway

There is at least one Alabama girl that evidently does not own a gun.


49 posted on 06/17/2013 12:46:26 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: PowderMonkey

...and vote, and get driver licenses. She’s in a Master’s program?

And will be a school teacher someday soon,


50 posted on 06/17/2013 12:46:45 PM PDT by munin (MSNBC?)
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