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Rand Paul Responds To Plagiarism Accusations: 'If Dueling Were Legal In Kentucky..'

In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Paul dismissed the claims.

"Yes, there are times when [speeches] have been sloppy or not correct or we've made an error," Paul said. "But the difference is, I take it as an insult and I will not lie down and say people can call me dishonest, misleading or misrepresenting. I have never intentionally done so." <snip>


He continued, "And like I say, if, you know, if dueling were legal in Kentucky, if they keep it up, you know, it would be a duel challenge. But I can't do that, because I can't hold office in Kentucky then." <snip>

If there were dueling in Kentucky... you cannot be serious...

Paul initially addressed the claims last week, admitting that he "borrowed" from the films in question but insisting that he "gave credit."

"The rest of it's making a mountain out of a molehill from people I think basically who are political enemies and have an ax to grind," Paul said in an interview with Fusion. "This is really about information and attacks coming from haters. The person who's leading this attack -- she's been spreading hate on me for about three years now." <snip>

What a petulant child this guy is. Anyone that suggests that anything out of his mouth should be taken into consideration needs to be slapped.

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/03/rand-paul-plagiarism_n_4208469.html

Here's Audio of Managers Scolding Employees for Wanting to Unionize

Truck drivers at the Duluth, GA facility of the multinational storage company Iron Mountain are considering unionizing. This is a recording of a recent meeting in which two Iron Mountain managers "educate" the employees about the downside of a union. (The link was sent out last night to an email list of labor journalists.) Its content is not especially outrageous—its value lies in the fact that it offers a full look at one of the many little stumbling blocks that go along with any workplace's attempt to organize.

"This is the South. This is not something where unions are [prevalent]," says one manager. "If the union comes in, it will make it much more difficult to get things done." When the other manager addresses the employees, he says of their union campaign, "I can't help but take it personally... it does hurt. It does sting."

At one point, a manager tells the workers, "No one in this room has more union experience than me." At that, one worker speaks up to note that he was in a union for five years at a previous workplace, and tells a story of how the union helped save his job after the company tried to fire him unjustly. "Well shame on the company," replies the manager, "but we don't do that here." (The worker's previous employer would no doubt say the same thing.)

Click here for audio of the full 20-minute meeting.


Uh...Company Behind Troubled Obamacare Website Donated Heavily To Republicans In 2012

Who didn't see this coming?

Republicans’ new Obamacare attack line hinges on allegations that the contractor in charge of building the disastrous healthcare.gov website landed the gig through sweetheart deals from the Obama administration.

But according to Federal Election Commission records, that company’s PAC gave more to House Republicans than House Democrats during the 2012 cycle — including a $2,000 check for the GOP’s chief scandal investigator, Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa. What’s more, executives of CGI Federal personally gave more than twice as much to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney than to President Obama. The contractor has also feasted on more than $2.4 billion worth of IT work dating back to the early Bush Administration.

So far, none of that has stopped the Republican National Congressional Committee from suggesting CGI netted hundreds of millions of dollars to create the dysfunctional website because of its ties to the White House

On Wednesday, the NRCC blasted the Republican National Committee’s email list heralding a petition it had started that would urge Congress to investigate CGI-Obama ties. The email noted the importance of finding out, among other pressing questions, “How did [CGI] get contracted to do it?”

more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevefriess/company-behind-troubled-obamacare-website-donated-heavily-to

Warning Graphic content: Tom DeLay: I’m back and I’m on a mission from God

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) told a group of tea party Republicans last week that he has been contacted by God and told to lead a “Constitutional revival.” According to Texas Public Radio, however, DeLay says that he intends for now to stay out of public life and influence elections from behind the scenes.

Barry Schlech, vice-chairman of the tea party group Texas Patriots PAC, told TPR, “(DeLay) believes that he is being led to encourage, or promote, or participate in sort of a new a new revolution for the country — not armed battles and muskets and all that stuff, but in terms of ideals.”

In his speech to the group, DeLay waxed on about how his faith in Christ helped him struggle through criminal charges for money laundering and racketeering. His money laundering conviction was overturned in September by a Texas judge.

“It’s really happy day for me, and I just thank the Lord for carrying me through all of this and it really drove my detractors crazy because I had the joy of Jesus in me and they didn’t understand it,” said DeLay to reporters in September.

When asked at the time of the ruling whether he plans to return to Congress, DeLay said, “There’s too much other things that the Lord wants me to do. But around the political arena, I’m around. They never got rid of me.”

In Texas, Schlech echoed that sentiment.

“I didn’t get the sense — with what he said — that he wants to ever be in office again,” Schlech said. “He’s going to be an advocate, not in the background but maybe in the forefront.”

more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/29/tom-delay-im-back-and-im-on-a-mission-from-god/

What do you mean I'm funny?

You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

Break out the tissues: NY college student says order to remove Confederate flag from dorm window

New York college student says order to remove Confederate flag from dorm window violated his civil rights

An upstate New York college student says his rights have been violated after university officials ordered him to take down a Confederate flag from his dorm room window.

Matthew Papay says two University of Rochester deans misrepresented the reasons he removed the flag, which is seen by many as a racist or unpatriotic symbol, by telling other students in an email that he’d voluntarily done so after discussion with fellow students.

“I am from North Carolina, and the school is blatantly ignoring my rights to express the cultural identity I choose to identify with, even though the school prides itself on how ‘culturally diverse’ it is,” Papay told the (Rochester) Democrat and Chronicle.

The university’s dean of students denied lying in the email, but says he had incomplete information about the incident when he sent the email Friday.

A graduate house advisor told Papay to remove a flag draped in his window, saying it violated fire codes for the dormitory, and the student replaced it with a paper replica flag, which he said the fire marshal had told him was permitted.


Poor little racist shitheel

Facebook Users Experience Status Update Problems Today

Does Facebook being down make Zuckerberg a failure?

Push the snooze alarm, take a shower and post to Facebook while you enjoy your morning coffee. That last part of a cherished morning routine was interrupted by an error message for much of this morning: "There was a problem updating your status. Please try again in a few minutes."

As of 10:50 AM, the errors appeared to be fixed and Facebook users were back in action. However, that didn't prevent people flocking to theirTwitter accounts to complain, enough so that #facebookdown is a top trending topic.

link: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebook-status-update-users-update/story?id=20633416

Animated nuttiness for your viewing pleasure!

more animated nuttiness:http://dickbalzer.tumblr.com/

Is anyone else on DU going as a slutty John Boehner for Halloween?

Just thought I'd ask since it looks like an easy costume to whip together.

Being Conservative fb page tries to sell print of painting as original - gets busted by the artist

Buy a print of a painting: $140.00
Offer it to your page followers as an original: $625.00
Original artist exposes your scam on your page: Priceless

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