Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What Politician Hasn't Plagiarized?

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal them from many is research. If we were to dump every politician who has ever plagiarized something, we'd have no president or congress. Obama and everyone else has been caught plagiarizing.

Moreover, there aren't many ways to comment on something, thus most of us are guilty of the same thing. That is, of course, except for myself. I have been utilizing my mind only for well over four score and seven years ago.

As I prepare my journal each week, I get a lot of big ideas, and occasionally, I actually come up with one myself. But to quote T.S. Eliot, from The Sacred Wood, "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal."

So there you have it my little copykatz, it seems we're all capable of this minor peccadillo. So, let your conscience be your guide   (Drat!)

The News As I See It: Hillary campaigned in Las Vegas this week, which is strange, because when she usually gambles, it involves national security.

The New York Times says that Hillary has a 76 percent chance of winning the election. Hillary says she's excited by the news and can’t wait to find a new way to blow it.

After the Bush family announced that they will not attend this week's Republican National Convention, Newt Gingrich this morning told interviewers that he believes the Bushes are behaving childishly. When reached for comment, Jeb hid behind his mom's leg.

A new poll has Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump virtually tied, with Clinton leading Trump 46 percent to 45 percent. It's the closest Trump has ever gotten to a woman his own age.

Bernie Sanders is scheduled speak on the first night of next week’s Democratic National Convention. Leave it to Bernie to grab the early bird special.

This Date In History: 1810; Colombia declared independence from Spain. 1881; Fugitive Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops. 1951; King Abdullah I of Jordan was assassinated.

1960; Sirima Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) became the world's first woman prime minister. 1969; Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.

1985; Treasure hunters found the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank off the coast of Key West, Florida, in 1622; during a hurricane. The ship contained over $400 million in coins and silver ingots.

Picture Of The Day: In my day, we copied from the encyclopedia.

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Much like the giant panda and the snow leopard, the 20-something white girl without a tattoo on her ass is now an endangered species. 2) Sometimes I wonder about those old mattresses in the alleys, the stories they could tell. The ones about me are lies, of course. 3) Sex Education should require people to listen to a crying baby for 5 hours,and watch the same episode of a cartoon over and over again. 4) Wow bro, that pot leaf tattoo on your neck really makes the colors of your Burger King uniform pop.  5) I like to make shopping lists, leave them laying on the kitchen counter and guess what's on the list while at the store. It's a fun game.....and that's five !

Today's Horoscope: Cancer - July 20th: Stick to you diet this week. It will pay off in the long run. By the way, if you happen to hear the Pink Panther song playing when you sneak down the hall for a midnight snack, you're breaking the diet.

Birthdays: Petrarch, poet and humanist 1304, Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountain climber and explorer 1919, Elliot Lee Richardson, government official 1920, Cormac McCarthy, novelist 1933, Natalie Wood, actress 1938, Carlos Santana, musician 1947.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Leroy goes to the revival and listens to the preacher. After awhile the preacher asks anyone with needs to be prayed over to come forward to the front at the altar.

Leroy gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks, "Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?" Leroy replies, "Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing."

The preacher puts one finger in Leroy's ear and he places the other hand on top of Leroy's head and prays and prays and prays.

After a few minutes, the preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks Leroy: "Leroy, how is your hearing now?" Leroy says, "I don't know, Reverend, it's not until next Wednesday."

Two old men were sitting on a park bench passing the day away talking. One old man asked the other, "How is your wife?" The second old man replied, "I think she's dead!"

The first old man said, "What do you mean you think she is dead?" The second old man replied, "Well, the sex is the same but the dishes are starting to pile up."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy looking like he'd just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling,his nose is broken, his face is cut and bruised and he is walking with a limp.

Sean the bartender asks, "What happened to you? Paddy says, "Jamie O'Conner and me had a fight." Sean says, "That little shit, O'Conner? He couldn't do that to you, he must of had something in his hand."

Paddy says,"That he did. A shovel is what he had and a terrible licking he gave me with it." Sean says, "You should have defended yourself! Didn't you have something in your hand?"

Paddy says, ''That I did. It was Mrs. O'Conner's right breast and a thing of beauty it was, but useless in a fight."

An old lawyer, laying on his deathbed, called to his wife and asked her to bring the Bible. Being a religious woman, she thought this was a good idea and brought the Bible to her husband.

The lawyer took the Bible from her and began scanning the pages. Curious, knowing her husband wasn't a religious person, she asked, "What are you searching for, dear?" The lawyer replied, "Loopholes."

That's it for today, my little kittens. Remember, Twitter is cool because it makes you look like your texting your friends instead of talking to yourself. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour. 

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Have a great weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !

1 comment:

jack69 said...

Good read, good lines in the news. About the shopping lists, I know how to play that game!