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Ground Noise and Static
American Thinker ^ | September 05, 2008 | Lee Cary

Posted on 09/05/2008 12:03:32 PM PDT by Between the Lines

The three adult children who took turns disrupting John McCain's acceptance speech last night, now being heralded as heroes by some left wing blogs, are off-springs of the steady lineage of vitriolic shrill that's come from Al Gore (of "He lied to us; he preyed on our fears" fame), Teddy Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, et al, for they have helped sustain and sanction their growth.

With each spewing of distain and hatred for Bush-Cheney, a divot is taken out of the fairway of what civility there was left in American political discourse. And, while partisans might meet later with their pseudo mortal enemies over a drink in the club and exchange stories, their naive minions-of-bitterness take all the adversarial theater seriously. So they put bumper stickers on their cars that read "Bush Lied & People Died," and the more zealous among them dress up in costume and crash McCain's acceptance speech.

Some blogs have identified the protesters last light as "veterans." Veterans of what? The suppression of free speech? The battle to support rudeness and incivility by trying to drown out what others want to hear?

With every disruption from these "veterans," McCain picked up a few thousand more votes. And, when he smiled, went off script, and said, "Don't be diverted by ground noise and static," the focused steadiness of the former combat pilot surfaced and we got a closer glimpse into the man.

I'm thinking most of us liked what we saw at that moment. I sure did.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; brownnoise; brownshirts; codepink; democrats; elections; groundnoise; mccainpalin; rncconvention; unhinged

1 posted on 09/05/2008 12:03:32 PM PDT by Between the Lines
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To: Between the Lines

I thought that was the best part of the speech, off the cuff, and funny!


2 posted on 09/05/2008 12:06:53 PM PDT by claymax (Vote for a HERO...........not for the ZERO!)
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To: Between the Lines

To the left “heroes” are punks disrupting a political gathering where the worst consequences they will likely suffer are small fines for trespassing and disturbing the peace.

To the right, they are men like McCain who suffered 5 years in a POW hellhole, being beaten and tortured regularly, and come home with no regrets.


3 posted on 09/05/2008 12:10:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Between the Lines

A freeper pointed out that it’s “brown noise and static” as in b.s.


4 posted on 09/05/2008 12:12:49 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Between the Lines

The best thing about leftists is that they think synbolic, silly actions like those last night are meaningful accomplishments and helpful to their cause.


5 posted on 09/05/2008 12:12:56 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (If you don't vote, you don't matter.)
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To: Between the Lines

And how many instances of Republicans disrupting or attempting to disrupt the DNC were there?

The left are represented by classless losers...how proud they must be.


6 posted on 09/05/2008 12:12:57 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Between the Lines

And how many instances of Republicans disrupting or attempting to disrupt the DNC were there?

The left are represented by classless losers...how proud they must be.


7 posted on 09/05/2008 12:13:01 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Between the Lines
How long before these radical elements commit a really tragic act?

Is America intelligent enought to hold the correct parties responsible?

8 posted on 09/05/2008 12:17:43 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Between the Lines
Exactly! If a person is "conservative" they are either not invited to speak at a university, disinvited if they're invited by a conservative group, denied any contrary point of view that is not "progressive"

Discourse and exchange of ideas are removed from universities (unless they're Hillsdale). It's all ultra-left elite madrassas.

9 posted on 09/05/2008 12:17:43 PM PDT by KriegerGeist (Lifetime member of the "Christian-Radical-Right-Wing-Kook-Factor")
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To: sarasota
A freeper pointed out that it’s “brown noise and static” as in b.s.

That's what I heard last night, 'brown noise and static' Had me on the floor LMAO ! Go John !

10 posted on 09/05/2008 12:19:07 PM PDT by JMJJR (.................. lipstick)
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To: JMJJR

Oh, thanks. I thought he said “Ground noice and static.” I saw Mrs. McCain’s eyes twinkle and the look that passed between them. NOW I GET IT!

Yup. Makes perfect sense.


11 posted on 09/05/2008 12:22:24 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

First he handled it great. That said, in daydreaming a bit, I wonder what the response would have been if he had said after one of the interruptions....

“Campbell, is that you?”


12 posted on 09/05/2008 12:26:02 PM PDT by vrwconspiracist
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To: sarasota
A freeper pointed out that it’s “brown noise and static” as in b.s.

My guess is that McCain was speaking as a Navy pilot describing spurious, non-threatening electronic emanations coming up from below -- as opposed to ground to air missile tracking emanations.

13 posted on 09/05/2008 12:26:36 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: sarasota
“brown noise and static”

That's awfully RACIST of him to say, isn't it???

(As opposed to "brown NOSE" which is what you will NOT see Sarah Palin do w/r/t to the Press)

14 posted on 09/05/2008 12:26:53 PM PDT by mikrofon (McCain-Palin '08)
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To: JMJJR

Heh heh heh, the brown noise!

15 posted on 09/05/2008 12:26:59 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Between the Lines

HOW, I ask, did these Left Wingnuts get into the convention in the first place. Doesn’t security check credentials?


16 posted on 09/05/2008 12:27:06 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Between the Lines

These were “brown shirts” that tried to interrupt. This method of intimidation is as deeply rooted in Naziism as Hitler himself. These kinds of “outbursts” only help McCain that much more. There are still some people who would be ashamed to vote and/or support Obama because of the association of these animals.


17 posted on 09/05/2008 12:31:18 PM PDT by albie
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To: TC Rider

One of my favorite episodes !

made Sen. McCain’s comment that much funnier !


18 posted on 09/05/2008 12:32:13 PM PDT by JMJJR (.................. lipstick)
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To: teletech
Michael Medved revealed on his program that these Code Pinks got credential from the media. It is ironic that that same media that heralds free speech is the same media that facilitates those who would try to disrupt your ability to speak with “brown noise and static?”
19 posted on 09/05/2008 12:35:38 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: jonrick46
Michael Medved revealed on his program that these Code Pinks got credential from the media. It is ironic that that same media that heralds free speech is the same media that facilitates those who would try to disrupt your ability to speak with “brown noise and static?”

Of course! The hatred on the Left knows no bounds and I include the media. ESPECIALLY the media!

20 posted on 09/05/2008 12:43:45 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: jonrick46

then there should be an investigation into which media outlet and which journo gave them this.
It is disgusting that a certain someone from the media did this and needs to be exposed

Also
they are now being hailed as hero’s

what for trying to silence someones free speech right

sounds like they are the communists/nazis


21 posted on 09/05/2008 12:45:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick Ma sham marriage - -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: claymax

Both McCain and Palin have a wonderful sense of humor.

I like that!


22 posted on 09/05/2008 12:48:48 PM PDT by Palladin (Hello!! The Grand Old Party is BACK!!!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

They should apply Federal RICO statues against those people. The plan and collude to break the law. It doesn’t get much clearer than that!


23 posted on 09/05/2008 12:50:50 PM PDT by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: skeeter
How long before these radical elements commit a really tragic act?

We share the same fear. How long before one of these morons decides to martyr himself and take a few dozen Rethuglicans with him?

24 posted on 09/05/2008 12:57:06 PM PDT by AngryJawa (Someday, the USS Sarah Palin will lead the world's most powerful carrier battle group)
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To: Palladin

I agree 100% and Obama sounded like a angry mad man preaching to me (yea, I suffered through the speech, just curious)


25 posted on 09/05/2008 12:57:45 PM PDT by claymax (Vote for a HERO...........not for the ZERO!)
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To: Palladin
Both McCain and Palin have a wonderful sense of humor.

It's an indicator of high intelligence. No wonder the Dems are so dour and glum all the time.

26 posted on 09/05/2008 1:32:16 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The Word of God is powerful. That's why so many people are afraid to read it.)
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To: Between the Lines

It would be better to call it BROWN NOISE.


27 posted on 09/05/2008 1:34:42 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: jonrick46; Between the Lines; claymax; sarasota; JMJJR; Constitutions Grandchild; OldNavyVet; ...
...that same media that heralds free speech is the same media that facilitates those who would try to disrupt your ability to speak with “brown noise and static”...


"Brown Noise" & "Static"
on the campaign trail

28 posted on 09/05/2008 1:47:16 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The Word of God is powerful. That's why so many people are afraid to read it.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Now THAT is a freeper classic!


29 posted on 09/05/2008 1:51:54 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: IndianPrincessOK

over here!


30 posted on 09/05/2008 1:52:24 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Albion Wilde

Cute. Senator McCain said we’re supposed to stop all the “back and forth negativity” now, but that IS cute. (Not, laughing, really...no, really.)


31 posted on 09/05/2008 2:32:49 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: sarasota
A freeper pointed out that it’s “brown noise and static” as in b.s.

Brown noise is sound whose upper frequency components drop off at a rate of 6dB/octave, as distinct from pink noise which has a 3dB/octave drop, and white noise which has a uniform amplitude at all frequencies. From a practical standpoint, pink noise is probably the most useful for purposes of testing audio equipment.

Ground noise is ambient noise which is detected even when the input to a device is shorted and should be completely quiet. It represents the baseline noise level of a system.

Ground noise would seem more apropos here from a technical standpoint, but 'brown noise' could appeal on the basis of scatological or historical references.

32 posted on 09/05/2008 5:22:49 PM PDT by supercat
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To: supercat

See #13. I think this explains it.


33 posted on 09/05/2008 6:08:59 PM PDT by sarasota
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