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Unlucky in family

2008-10-25 03:53:58.903994+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

Oh, look, John McCain's got a brother Billy Joe, who's apparently an idiot. At this point I almost feel sorry for the guy, having a brother who's publicly a bozo is just piling on.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-25 18:43:40.723824+00 by: Larry Burton

I don't know, after Billy Carter and Roger Clinton this almost makes Sen. McCain seem presidential.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-25 19:13:02.327375+00 by: markd

I'll take the id-driven good old boys over the NoVA Type-A any time.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-26 10:57:30.313231+00 by: TrevorM

Anyone care to explain to an ignorant Brit about 'id-driven good old boys' and 'NoVA Type-A'? I googled for the latter, the best I came up with was http://www.shopping.com/xPO-Amana-Nova-Body-Type-a-1-2-Shank . I think I may be on the wrong track.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-26 13:43:08.558629+00 by: topspin

I'm not markd, of course, but I believe the "id driven" is referring to id, ego, and super-ego.... per Freud and "good ol' boys" wikis to a definition.

"NoVA Type-A" translates to "Northern Virginia" (where McCain's bro lives) and "Type A" wikis also.

What bothers me is that this passes for national news. I couldn't give a hundredth of a damn what a numbskull Joe McCain is, nor could ANYTHING he did interest me (unless he cured cancer or shot up the local mall.) Joe McCain is 66yo. His apparently ridiculous 911 call is neither newsworthy, nor a reflection in any way on his brother. If John McCain DOES control the actions of his 66yo brother, that might be significant news, but I assume he doesn't.

This is overclamor..... media fueled crap that diffuses the discussion about the differing positions on issues of the candidates into "gotcha" and personality pieces and finally, obviously useless, meaningless stories somehow remotely related to one of the candidates.

Somewhere someone should kick the ass of the news editor who accepted and ran with this type of "news story" and I pity that plenty of Americans actually accept this as "news."

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-27 11:26:03.742938+00 by: TrevorM

Thanks topspin. I should have worked that out, but NoVA is new to me (ha!). I think I'm getting the hang of it now; presumably, when an American talks of 'supernova', he/she is probably referring to Washington DC, right?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-27 14:21:05.907202+00 by: markd

topspin - got it in one. thanks for the translation. (Lived in NoVA for ten years, glad to have escaped)

#Comment Re: made: 2008-10-27 15:05:07.970967+00 by: Dan Lyke

Trevor, if, by "supernova", you mean "something responsible for destruction on the scale of solar systems" then you're correct.