Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In fairness to Melania...

Jeffrey St. Clair wrote on Counterpunch.org:
* What’s all this about plagiarism? I’m with Melania. Can you really plagiarize platitudes and clich├ęs? Dime’s worth of difference between the Obamas and Trumps?
* The Situationists would love the spectacle of Republican Ultras praising Melania’s recitation of the words of Michele Obama’s speechwriter and the Democrats who ridiculed the speech dull and banal. It’s the Daily Double!!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Melania Trump's speech

I was sitting here. News coverage of the Republican National Convention was on in the next room. I wasn't paying close attention, and I couldn't see the TV. I only heard it.

What the hell? I thought.

They were playing a clip of Melania Trump's speech. She would say a line in her heavily accented English, then someone with a standard American accent would repeat the same line. Like they were translating it because no one could understand her.

That must be embarrassing for her, I thought.

It was worse than that. Turns out they were showing clips of Melania's speech transposed with clips from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech that Melania's speech writers had clearly plagiarized.

Man, if you're a speech writer, it's so easy to sabotage these people.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Jeremy Clarkson and one of those other guys

The guy on top is 56 (he was 54 when that photo was taken.) The one on the bottom is 54.

These young scamps are Britain's most beloved celebrities.

I googled their names looking for any comments on their premature aging. It seems that the British consider this perfectly normal. They think anyone who looks any better than that must have had plastic surgery.

They're going to have a new car show on Amazon.