Yes. Which is non-sequitur. That a child feels left out because he doesn’t have a sack lunch to take to school like everyone else, has nothing to do with whether his parents love him. Leaving out deliberate manipulation, the impression is either that he’s too dense to get the point; or else his cache is only large enough to hold one idea at a time.
No. I was just amused by his ‘We will be the party of ideas’ statement, and his plagiarism of someone else’s story.
OT, but looking up Paraclete from another thread — it’s not something I ever think about — I found his perfect running mate, the Tea party candidate who founded Paraclete Armor.
Doubtful if related to the proto-fascist Gabriele, Mr. Tim D’Annunzio, after a struggling youth, became a staff-sergeant, left the army and founded different firms, and is the darling of the tea-pots in North Carolina.
From Wiki, it says:
D’Annunzio calls for the elimination of most departments of the Federal Government.
Abolish the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Energy, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Transportation, Treasury, and Home Land Security. Any duties remaining that are Constitutional should be rolled into other Departments.*
A while back, he sold his Armor firm for $30 million — just after 'Paraclete received over $26 million in federal contracts’.
Oh, and he believes that God will drop a 1000 mile high Pyramid on Greenland to usher in the New Jerusalem.
Preferably when I’m not there.
I’m not really seeing plagiarism here. He says he heard the story from another person, so he’s not claiming it as his own. He cites the wrong source for it, so either he’s misremembered it, or the person who told him the story got it from the book, and didn’t mention it to Ryan. Either way, I don’t see how he’s done anything even mildly wrong or improper, in terms of intellectual property.
In terms of content, of course, he’s the same reprehensible shit-weasel he’s always been. But I don’t think that has anything to do with how he sourced his muddled and deliberately misleading anecdote.
The take away is that Paul Ryan is so morally worthless that he thinks this is a hard-hitting point.
I’d say this is more than a well-meaning person with a difference of opinion. Ryan has a delusional cult-morality that’s actively bad for humanity. He’s an anti-vaxer looking to be put in charge of public health.
He did attribute it! As it happens the attribution was incorrect, but that would usually be an honest mistake. In this case it sounds like it wasn’t an honest mistake, but that’s because he was retelling a story he heard from a plagiarist.