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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GOP Logic

noun: plagiarism; plural noun: plagiarisms
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
synonyms: copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing;

the action or crime of stealing.
"he was convicted of theft"
synonyms: robbery, stealing, thieving, larceny, thievery, shoplifting, burglary, misappropriation, appropriation, embezzlement;

Matt Lauer, co-host of NBC's "Today," asked Christie if he could "make a case for plagiarism."
"No, not when 93 percent of the speech is completely different than Michelle Obama’s speech. And they expressed some common thoughts," Christie said in response before pivoting to say that the first day of a convention is typically the worst day.

During a televised panel event in Cleveland Tuesday morning hosted by The Atlantic, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, a prominent GOP pollster, told the audience that just "about 7 percent" of Melania's speech was from Obama's.
As long as you steal only 7% or less of another person's property, it isn't really theft.

In other news, Republicans now aver you can, in fact, be only "a little bit pregnant."

And the band plays on.....


Blogger June Butler said...

How would you grade a paper that included 7% (more or less) plagiarized material after you had done the math to show the exact percentage? This is bizarre even in the Bizarro World of the Trump campaign. Not to mention the bizarreness of the chosen source of the plagiarized 7%.

Is there a limit to the number of times one can be gobsmacked before one goes over the edge? I feel I may be quite close to the edge.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Rmj said...

I do think this is a result of the garbage fire we were warned about, and aside from the schadenfreude we should take this example of sheer incompetence as a sign of how a Trump Administration ("The horror! The horror!") would function.

Or, more accurately, not function.

3:08 PM  
Blogger June Butler said...

Is Trump bored and tired of the campaign and trying to get the RNC to end his misery?

3:17 PM  
Blogger Rmj said...

I do wonder.....

3:39 PM  

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