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Brenda Clough
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So many great comments flying around the web about Melania, but this is the best, from somebody named Michael Crowley:
"In hindsight it did seem odd when Melania talked about the challenges of being a black woman at Princeton."
I think back on the binders full of women, and realize that my imagination is damp paper toweling, a miserable weak thin thing. Reality is so much beyond it!

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Og, King of Bashan

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The one Republican who is probably really stoked about the Melania allegations is Darryl Glynn, Colorado's senate candidate. In his speech last night he "borrowed" the line about "not a white America and a black America but a United States of America" from Obama's 2004 speech. He was getting drilled by the local news outlets, but between the bigger figure doing something similar and his speech being cut for commercial time by cable news, I haven't seen it making the national headlines.

There is part of me that wonders if there are only so many ways to say "America is the land of freedom and opportunity, where people who work hard can get ahead!" That's pretty much all anyone says in a convention speech anyway. At this point, aren't they just shuffling a deck of stock platitudes, picking a few at random, throwing them up on a teleprompter, and hoping that no one will notice? Even Obama, who by all accounts is a pretty good orator, has had to go back and retroactively site a source of an applause line.

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quote:
Originally posted by Og, King of Bashan:
There is part of me that wonders if there are only so many ways to say "America is the land of freedom and opportunity, where people who work hard can get ahead!"

Which is why plagiarizing a speech on the importance of hard work is so ironic.

And then there's Tom Cotton's use of John Kerry's "help is on the way" line from 2004. Being a Republican speechwriter must be the easiest job in the world!

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Plagiarizing that many lines, verbatim, isn't just rehashing platitudes we've all heard before.

I started to almost feel sorry for her, but my brother pointed out that she married an asshole. And she was old enough to know what she was doing at the time.

Some staffer fucked up and will probably get to keep their job since Trump doesn't want to admit this was a colossal error which in the end is really all his fault, since he's decided he knows better than the pros how to run a presidential campaign. This clown has no business running a business, never mind the most powerful country in the world.

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quote:
Originally posted by RuthW:
Plagiarizing that many lines, verbatim, isn't just rehashing platitudes we've all heard before.

Or, as this Washingtonian headline puts it, The Likelihood That Melania Trump Accidentally Copied Michelle Obama Is “Less Than 1 in a Trillion”.

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According to Turnitin, a plagiarism-checking website that examines 200,000 papers day, the “likelihood that a 16-word match is ‘just a coincidence’ is less than 1 in a trillion.” Melania Trump’s longest match? 23 words.
Of course it would be more accurate to say that Melania Trump's speechwriters plagiarized from Michelle Obama's speechwriters, but as I always say "brevity is the soul of headlines". [Big Grin]

And it looks like someone's been having fun with Photoshop.

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It makes me anxious to hear Donald Trump's acceptance speech: "And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream....I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their whatever, but by the content of their bank accounts . . ."

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Another adorable comment:
"Melania has responded, 'These accusations of plagiarism are not only hurtful to me, they are hurtful to my children Sasha and Malia.'"

The hits just keep on comin'.

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quote:
Originally posted by Hedgehog:
It makes me anxious to hear Donald Trump's acceptance speech: "And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream....I have a dream that my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their whatever, but by the content of their bank accounts . . ."

Of course, MLK himself was not guilty of plagiarism when he said, "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight". He was quite deliberately referencing the Bible and knew that many in his audience would recognise the quotation.

(In passing, I have always thought his address was simply magnificent in its construction and language).

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As a US citizen I am appalled that Trump's candidacy has been taken seriously. It really upsets me because the only way I can see to stop him is vote for the candidate who has the best chance of beating him. I REALLY don't like Clinton either.

The last time I voted FOR a Presidential slate I liked, rather than voting for the lesser of two evils, was in 1992. And the ticket I voted for then lost.

Well, at least I vote, What really annoys me is people that bitch and moan about how things are run, but don't vote. It's not difficult or time consuming, and if you are disabled there are methods in place to help you.

For example, in 2004, in 2008, and in 2012 my grandmother voted from the nursing home she lived in. Someone was allowed to help her vote and submit it for her, the last time being my cousin's daughter, Grandma's great-granddaughter. Grandma voted in 22 straight presidential elections, from 1928 to 2012, a record it would be hard to beat I think.

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OK, here's a horror. Nutbar pastor gives the invocation for the RNC .

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quote:
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OK, here's a horror. Nutbar pastor gives the invocation for the RNC .

Is this a case of "You know you have made God in your own image when he hates all the same people you do?"

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He can't be in a mainline denomination.

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quote:
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He can't be in a mainline denomination.

Prosperity Gospel - Go figure.
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quote:
Originally posted by Crœsos:
quote:
Originally posted by RuthW:
Plagiarizing that many lines, verbatim, isn't just rehashing platitudes we've all heard before.

Or, as this Washingtonian headline puts it, The Likelihood That Melania Trump Accidentally Copied Michelle Obama Is “Less Than 1 in a Trillion”.

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According to Turnitin, a plagiarism-checking website that examines 200,000 papers day, the “likelihood that a 16-word match is ‘just a coincidence’ is less than 1 in a trillion.” Melania Trump’s longest match? 23 words.
Of course it would be more accurate to say that Melania Trump's speechwriters plagiarized from Michelle Obama's speechwriters, but as I always say "brevity is the soul of headlines". [Big Grin]

And it looks like someone's been having fun with Photoshop.

Has anyone run the odds of the Rickroll being unintentional?

Honestly, as silly as it sounds, that's what has me thinking that my original position might have been a little too generous. I can definitely picture the kind of junior stagger who would crib lines from a previous first lady speech thinking that it would also be hilarious to slip that in to make his buddies laugh.

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quote:
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OK, here's a horror. Nutbar pastor gives the invocation for the RNC .

That was almost enough for me to declare myself an atheist [Projectile]

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I have mixed feelings about Chris Christie, who spoke at the convention Tuesday. I disagree with him on many things, and I gather he's done some stupid/bad things. But there's something about him I find likable.

So when he took the stage, I was glad to see that he looked relaxed and happy--better than he's looked for a long time. I was not, however, amused by the way he tried Hillary in absentia. He explained that he's a former prosecutor, so he was qualified to do this. Then he spoke at length about each of several "charges", and asked the crowd "guilty or not guilty". The crowd got really, really stirred up. I kept thinking of the French revolution.
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quote:
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He will never, ever give up. And, most importantly, he will never, ever let you down.

Didn't he let her two predecessors down?

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
OK, here's a horror. Nutbar pastor gives the invocation for the RNC .

That was almost enough for me to declare myself an atheist [Projectile]

Huia

I'm disappointed. He was supposed to be giving Benediction and there wasn't a frilly cotta or a monstrance in sight.

I did like the guy doing the announcements whose subtext was a rather ineffectual: "We used to be a serious political party. Get this maniac of the stage!"

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quote:
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OK, here's a horror. Nutbar pastor gives the invocation for the RNC .

I think Bibles should have this guy's picture next to the commandment that says "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain."

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Look is there any fun to be had from the Republicans holding their shindig at Quicken Loans Arena?

I got my wife to look them up on the internet for me, and she said that they were a mortgage company that mostly operated online. I was disappointed, as I was hoping they were a front for a mafia loan shark operation, were a payday loans company, or were single-handedly responsible for the collapse of the financial system in 2000 and whatevs.

Surely there's a link there somewhere. Maybe a director was the guy who killed Vito Corleone, or used to work for Lehmann Bros, or made a shedload of cash selling up homes Trump built for the poor people.

Come on people. This is too good. We are talking the finance industry, where everyone has a hand in everyone's pocket. Surely there is a skeleton there that can be dangled and jiggled on a slow news day.

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Hillary likened last night at the RNC to The Wizard of Oz.

Which is a profoundly stupid comparison considering her obvious role and fate in that parallel.

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simontoad,

Not sure where Quicken Loans was situated during the financial collapse, but they use wholesale funding which was a factor during the collapse. They are currently being sued by the Department of Justice, the charge being that they falsified loan qualifications.
So, they actually use a house of cards* type of funding and possibly have cheated even that. Very fitting that they host this particular GOP convention.

*not the show, but the original definition

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Brenda Clough
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And last night Ben Carson assured us that Hillary Clinton is a minion of Lucifer.
I'm with Huia. Maybe atheists are nicer and better people. I don't want to be in the same religion as these fruitcakes.

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And Chris Christie is planning on jailing his political rivals. Can you say Joseph Stalin?

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quote:
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Hillary likened last night at the RNC to The Wizard of Oz.

Which is a profoundly stupid comparison considering her obvious role and fate in that parallel.

Since Goody Rodham was placed in the water and thence did float & was observed conversing with a tall man in the woods, is she not GUILTY?

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quote:
Originally posted by simontoad:
Come on people. This is too good. We are talking the finance industry, where everyone has a hand in everyone's pocket. Surely there is a skeleton there that can be dangled and jiggled on a slow news day.

I am afraid that this just comes down to the fact that the finance, insurance, and energy industries tends to own the naming rights to a lot of American stadiums- they are the ones with the money and city connections to get the contract. The Democrats will be meeting at the Wells Fargo center this year, last time they were supposed to have their acceptance speech at Bank of America Field, and the time prior to that, they had the big speech at Invesco Field.

Not saying someone won't (or hasn't) written the blog post on this, but there are more scandalous things going down in Cleveland this week to spend too much time trying to gin up another scandal. If you have your convention at a stadium anywhere in the United States, chances are you are going to be pimping a big behemoth of the energy or financial sector.

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Holy Mother of God. An elected official and Trump advisor has suggested Hilary Clinton should be shot.

Rhetoric runs high during a campaign, but this is several shades beyond the pale.

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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
Holy Mother of God. An elected official and Trump advisor has suggested Hilary Clinton should be shot.

Rhetoric runs high during a campaign, but this is several shades beyond the pale.

As if the lies told by Darth Darth Bush and Emperor Chaney that have caused the death of many more Americans were not worse?
The reason the Republicans are trying so hard to show reasons Hillary shouldn't be president is because there are no reasons Trump should.

ETA: The extra Darth. Because it is so right.

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My hope is that when the Democrats have their convention, they will make speeches primarily about issues and not about Mr. Trump. I think they should take the high road.

If a Trump adviser is advocating that Hillary Clinton should be killed, will he be investigated by the Secret Service?

Is anyone going to question Ben Carson's theological credentials?

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I hope some marquee Christian (the Pope? no, has to be an American) will step up and point out that a) these awful people do not speak for all Christians and b) their statements are a million miles from the spirit of Christ. If this doesn't happen, people are going to assume that we agree. And we can all watch the membership rolls tank.

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quote:
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My hope is that when the Democrats have their convention, they will make speeches primarily about issues and not about Mr. Trump. I think they should take the high road.

If a Trump adviser is advocating that Hillary Clinton should be killed, will he be investigated by the Secret Service?

Is anyone going to question Ben Carson's theological credentials?

What they should do is rationally, but sarcastically, address Trumps lack of credibility as a presidential candidate. Rationally, and with visual aids, show that America is safer than the GOP fearmongers state. And read Bernie's playbook out loud. Warren and Sanders should speak longer and more often than Clinton and Clinton should be brief and positive.

Wonder what actually will happen.

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quote:
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My hope is that when the Democrats have their convention, they will make speeches primarily about issues and not about Mr. Trump. I think they should take the high road.

If a Trump adviser is advocating that Hillary Clinton should be killed, will he be investigated by the Secret Service?

I very much agree with your first paragraph, and the answer to your question is yes - the end of that article said the Secret Service would investigate.
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quote:
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Hillary likened last night at the RNC to The Wizard of Oz.

Which is a profoundly stupid comparison considering her obvious role and fate in that parallel.

She'll click her heels three times and go home? That doesn't sound too bad. (Unless you're taking a shot at Kansas, you sly dog.)
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An interesting piece in the New York Times Magazine section today:

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One day this past May, Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., reached out to a senior adviser to Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who left the presidential race just a few weeks before. As a candidate, Kasich declared in March that Trump was “really not prepared to be president of the United States,” and the following month he took the highly unusual step of coordinating with his rival Senator Ted Cruz in an effort to deny Trump the nomination. But according to the Kasich adviser (who spoke only under the condition that he not be named), Donald Jr. wanted to make him an offer nonetheless: Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?

When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.

Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?

“Making America great again” was the casual reply.

First off, this is from some anonymous "Kasich adviser", so take it with the appropriate dose of salt. Still, it would explain the somewhat obsessive sniping at Kasich we've seen from both the Trump campaign and Donald Trump himself.

So, if true, this would indicate that Donald Trump wants to be elected president far more than he wants to be president. I'm guessing he sees this like Trump University or any of his other branding ventures. He presents the public face and someone else signs the papers, makes the decisions, collects the subpœnas, etc.

The other thing it indicates is that we should all be paying a lot closer attention to Mike Pence.

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The other thing it indicates is that we should all be paying a lot closer attention to Mike Pence.

Tosh. The vice president never runs anything. Don't look behind the curtain...

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As usual, the true believers won't care what others think.

And those inclined to dislike the Republicans will continue to chortle.

The bigger question is how is this playing out among the independents and those unlikely to vote unless given a good enough reason?

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Holy Mother of God. An elected official and Trump advisor has suggested Hilary Clinton should be shot.

Rhetoric runs high during a campaign, but this is several shades beyond the pale.

Ironic that he comes from Derry.

By the way, if anyone in this race is bald as, it's Donald J "I can't even tell the truth about my hair" Trump.

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"Donald's hands aren't the only things that are tiny "-- Melania Trump

(Us lit types have been having a grand day attributing quotes to Mrs. Trump, my favorite being, "One Ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them." -- Melania Trump.)

And, a Milton student makes a good case that Lucifer is obviously a Republican.

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All the giggles are interesting but this is a guy who said to the New York Times today he wouldn't necessarily support a NATO country if Russia invaded.

Look I get some people don't like Clinton for good reason but this guy is dangerous for the whole freaking world.

If you support this dork, you're clueless and don't give a shit about the future. That your political system doesn't give you a great choice is not relevant anymore.

[ 21. July 2016, 03:35: Message edited by: Og: Thread Killer ]

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And now Melania is excusing Trumpites for viciously harrassing a Jewish reporter with antisemitic threats and insults.

To go beyond what Og says: anybody who votes for Trump hates the human race.

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Trump has already been shopping for a veep who will do all the governing. I assume Trump himself will devote himself to judging beauty contests and building golf courses, same as usual.

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Just an observation: ...and I fully realize that we all have to use the body we are given, even though we may add or subtract or improve as we see fit (and can afford)...

The female Trump family females we have seen displayed at the RNC all seem to share a trait, which is voluminous, highly elevated breasts.

Are there no average, plain, chunky or plump Trump ladies?

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quote:
Originally posted by Pearl B4 Swine:
Are there no average, plain, chunky or plump Trump ladies?

I assume they get what they pay for.

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No, there are not. The Donald only gets the best silicone.

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And he wears a silly cone on his head. It's hair-esy!

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quote:
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No, there are not. The Donald only gets the best silicone.

[Overused]

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I hope some marquee Christian (the Pope? no, has to be an American) will step up and point out that a) these awful people do not speak for all Christians and b) their statements are a million miles from the spirit of Christ. If this doesn't happen, people are going to assume that we agree. And we can all watch the membership rolls tank.

That's been tried.
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Well, well, well. Cruz non-endorses Trump. What's the next banana skin going to look like? It's a three-ring circus in Cleveland.

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Whatever else you can say about Cruz, he does have cojones. This is the best commentary on that I've found today.

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And now Melania is excusing Trumpites for viciously harrassing a Jewish reporter with antisemitic threats and insults.

Goes well with this image of Laura Ingraham captured by Bloomberg photographer Daniel Acker. Sort of sums everything up.

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