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McCain couldn't email, but Biden sure know's a websites "number"

Just thought this was funny after all the grief they gave McCain over internet usage

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Vice President Joe Biden, tasked with overseeing the $787 billion stimulus package, has been having a little trouble with his "numbers."

During an interview on CBS' "Early Show" on Wednesday, Biden told viewers to check out a government-run Web site tracking stimulus spending, but admitted he was embarrassed because he couldn't remember the site's "number."

"You know, I'm embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number?" he asked an aide standing out of view. "I should have it in front of me and I don't. I'm actually embarrassed."

Biden, who seemed to indicate that he thought the Internet worked like a giant telephone, sounded an unusually Luddite note inside an administration often heralded for its mastery of the Web.

Web sites, as much of the "Early Show" audience may have been aware, are generally referred to by their URLs or addresses. The one Biden was searching for was Recovery.gov, which he announced moments later when reminded of the proper address.

Bloggers wondered aloud whether the vice president knew how to use the Web, though some correctly pointed out that Web sites do indeed use a number system, and are identified by their numeric Internet Protocol address.

A spokeswoman for the vice president had not offered comment by the time this article was published.

Biden isn't the first politician to make a serious flub concerning the ways of the Internet -- former Sen. Ted Stevens called it a "series of tubes" in a now-famous address on the floor of the Senate.

But this wasn't even Biden's first error involving the name of the Web site. During a nationally televised address to the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Feb. 20, he directed the assembled leaders to visit the stimulus site -- but sent them to the wrong one.

"We've already set up a Web site, Recovery.com, which will show where and how the money is being spent," he said, apparently unaware that the government has its own domain. Before a government tweak last Friday, Recovery.com directed Web users to a commercial research company.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/firs...bsites-number/

I like how they try to excuse him by saying URLs are linked to an IP address. Like how many people actually use an IP address to type in a web site.

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I got a kick a kick out of that too.
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The more the dem's open their mouths, the more they prove they lack intelligence.
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The more the dem's open their mouths, the more they prove they lack intelligence.
Errr, not exactly a move I would make based on the last 8 years of Bushisms
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Errr, not exactly a move I would make based on the last 8 years of Bushisms
Please don't start with the "but Bush did.. but Bush said... but Bush was..."

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I think he is already senile. I bet he starts shitting his pants before long.
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Please don't start with the "but Bush did.. but Bush said... but Bush was..."

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Just saying it's a dumb argument to make coming off of Bush. It's hard to argue that Bush didn't say some pretty damn silly shit.

I hate Biden with a fury, more so than Obama, but making fun of stuff he says seems like a pretty weak card to me, lol...coming off what we just did.
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Please don't start with the "but Bush did.. but Bush said... but Bush was..."

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the difference here is that Bush was villified for all his speaking gaffes and regarded as a moron in the media. Biden says something that makes him seem detached from the 21st century and hardly a mention in the mainstream press. No massive headlines like:

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Errr, not exactly a move I would make based on the last 8 years of Bushisms
So it's okay if people bashed Bush for the last 8 years, but I can't point out the obvious about these goons we have now?
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Just saying it's a dumb argument to make coming off of Bush. It's hard to argue that Bush didn't say some pretty damn silly shit.

I hate Biden with a fury, more so than Obama, but making fun of stuff he says seems like a pretty weak card to me, lol...coming off what we just did.
I hate to use the "but they did it first" stuff, but they did it first. I am trying not to go the hate route with the Messaih, but if I do, it won't be because there was no precedent, mmmkay?

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So it's okay if people bashed Bush for the last 8 years, but I can't point out the obvious about these goons we have now?
Lol, you can do whatever you want, just saying it's a weak play, relatively. Hell, Bushisms were fairly weak compared to Quaylisms.
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I hate to use the "but they did it first" stuff, but they did it first. I am trying not to go the hate route with the Messaih, but if I do, it won't be because there was no precedent, mmmkay?
Haha, I totally understand that. And I'm not against a little fire v. fire :P

Not trying to make an argument out of anything, was just a small comment. Hell, I didn't expect to type this much about it already, lol.
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Websites do have a number, its their IP address which i'm sure that joe biden has no clue about. Example:

http://127.0.0.1/bigtits
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Websites do have a number, its their IP address which i'm sure that joe biden has no clue about. Example:

http://127.0.0.1/bigtits
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I like how they try to excuse him by saying URLs are linked to an IP address. Like how many people actually use an IP address to type in a web site.

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You try the link yet?
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The more the dem's open their mouths, the more they prove they lack intelligence.
It just goes to show you how out of touch some of these clowns really are .
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Biden is a retard and it is oh so obvious.
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Haha, I totally understand that. And I'm not against a little fire v. fire :P

Not trying to make an argument out of anything, was just a small comment. Hell, I didn't expect to type this much about it already, lol.
I'm not looking for an argument either.

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Are you defending the lame attempt by the administartion to deflect his error?

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You try the link yet?
No, I was at work at the time and I wasn't about to try a link with big tits on it.

LOL at where it went.

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Are you defending the lame attempt by the administartion to deflect his error?
Oh god, no. I was just pointing out that mikeb and I were on the same page, though I didn't fully get his sarcasm until I checked his link.

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