donderdag, oktober 14, 2004

bush bulge frenzy

denjames doesn't quote a lot, but here's one anyway:

Anonymous said...
Watching President Bush answer questions in the third presidential debate, I saw some possible support for the theory that he is receiving the answers through a wireless connection. When he spoke about his faith and his wife, he spoke normally and the pitch of his voice naturally varied with the emotion he wanted to convey. It is clear he was not repeating what he was told at these points. However, when he was answering more technical question his intonation was awkward and he paused in strange places. He was speaking as if he didn’t really know what he was saying.

During these more policy or technical answers, the pitch of his voice didn’t really vary as it would normally vary in a sentence. In addition, he would pause at awkward moments such as when he said “increase the border (pause) patrol.” Pausing between border and patrol is not very natural. The two words are used pretty much as a single unit. It is kind of like “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” The entire phrase functions as a single syntactic element. You are not likely to say “Weapons of Mass (pause) destruction.” There were several examples of these awkward pauses.

If someone were telling him the words to say, it would make sense that he might just say them with no intonation and pause at random places. This is by no means evidence, but it is somewhat suspicious. There may be a cunning linguist out there who has more to say on this subject.

don't you just love the way the 'internets' makes information available so fast, so elaborately, so shamelessly.. not really fond of all that 'anonymous', but hey, if you live in the country with *freedom of speech* as most of these anonymous do, you better watch out for the secret service.. funny how that abbreviates to ss.. for those who don't get this, maybe type 'hitler+ss' in google, and learn..
proud to say that i'm a linguist, and that the above quote is about the best evidence yet produced that something strange is going on in the presidential debates, to say the least.. also see bushwired, bushbulge and the likes..

goodnight, and don't let the echelons bite..