Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Oh noes

I'm mostly going to ignore the Republican Convention this week; it's not my circus. One thing deserves mention, however.

I awoke this morning to see at least fifty of my lefty friends on social media (yeah, maybe I need better friends, but we'll leave that aside) gasping with a combination of anger and glee because it appears that The Donald's current spouse, Melania "Zsa Zsa" Trump, apparently plagiarized a section of her speech. Here's the offending section:
"Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go a university? Why is it that my wife... is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? ...Is it because they didn't work hard? My ancestors who worked in the coal mines of northeast Pennsylvania and would come after 12 hours and play football for four hours? It's because they didn't have a platform on which to stand."
Oh, I'm sorry. That wasn't what Melania Trump said? I did think it odd that she was referring to herself as Joe Biden, but as I said, I didn't watch the convention so I may have been confused.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

I won't be watching, but I'll be following via the hysterics and analysis. It's wonderfully freeing to have my hope elsewhere and also to honestly not know who will ultimately be best for this country by "virtue" of being worst.

Brian said...

It may not be an extinction-level controversy, but it sure is funny.

Which is a nice break from the cthonic horror of the rest of it.

Mr. D said...

I'll be following via the hysterics and analysis.

I'm seeing considerably more of the former than the latter so far. I think you've chosen the right approach, though.

Mr. D said...

cthonic horror

It is getting a bit Lovecraftian in here.

Brad Carlson said...

A friend of mine via Facebook:

"It would be funny if Melania Trump got caught plagiarizing Joe Biden."