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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Messing with Rachel Maddow – what a brilliant idea. Hey, Rand, why don’t you take on Jon Stewart as well? Or “The Hulk” for that matter, being such an intellectual dwarf compared to all three…

  2. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, I think he CAN challenge him to a duel, just not a duel to the death.
    A jalapeño eating duel would be perfectly okay.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago


    Let’s make it good, 50 Habanero:

  4. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    If that was real, he had been holding the pepper in his hands. And then he put his hands up near his eyes… bad idea that…

    My boss would eat habaneros to show off. It was fun watching him sweat when he over did it. I know he ate about 10 one time.

    But habeneros are mild compared to a few things out there…

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    I ate one once, I was eating one of those really thin cut Mexican steaks, only started to burn when I swallowed but what I remember most of all is it exploding in my stomach. I mean it felt like my waistline doubled.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Senator Rand Paul just has no idea that by not saying that he got it from Wikipedea he was plagiarizing. Even now he is ignorant of it.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago


    “The plagiarism in question involves a comparison Rodgers made between the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 with the often-forgot about 1979 Ixtoc I oil spill in the same area. The liberal blogger noted that “the oil industry hasn’t advanced their methods of plugging holes in the ocean floor or cleaning up their messes.”

    Rodgers then became perturbed upon seeing his own unique angle being copied on Maddow’s program: “I’m sitting there Wednesday evening watching MSNBC and there is Rachel Maddow…TELLING THE SAME DAMN STORY!!”

    Rodgers complained, “she stole my scoop of a lifetime and now it’s plastered all over MSNBC with Rachel getting all the credit. Granted, the segment she did Wednesday night covered more ground and was more professional than my little feature, but then she has more resources at her disposal than I do.”

    Another blogger made a similar allegation against Maddow just this month. In a post titled “A Remarkable Coincidence,” an anonymous poster writes:

    " A friend of mine emailed me a link to a short video from the Rachel Maddow Show. He had just read my previous piece on the debt crisis, entitled “Nantucket Sleigh Ride.” Several days after I posted, Maddow and Co. had created a little skit about the debt crisis using an obscure metaphor from the days of whaling: the so-called “Nantucket Sleigh Ride.”

    The author of the post notes,

    “I have to admit that they took the metaphor somewhere I did not, focusing on the axe available to cut the line between the boat and the whale. It’s all about the judgment of the captain and the crew. I focused on the whale as a combination of the wounded insurance industry and the wounded conservative worldview.
    “Still, a remarkable coincidence,” he writes.

    Rare contacted MSNBC and Rachel Maddow for comment and have yet to receive a response.
    - See more at: http://rare.us/story/rachel-maddow-mocked-rand-paul-for-plagiarism-but-shes-been-accused-of-it-too/#sthash.upsg3TRr.VTZNOIiS.dpuf”
    Not exactly definitive. You also must remember that Maddow employs a research team which could have come across the same comparisons on their own. It has happened before.

    So I await harder proof than this.

    More accounts of Rachel Maddow plagiarizing have surfaced following Rare’s Thursday evening report that the MSNBC host has been accused of plagiarism.

    The report makes Maddow look hypocritical given the headlines she made earlier this week accusing Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) of lifting a movie plot summary off of Wikipedia.

    (Read Related: Rachel Maddow mocked Rand Paul for plagiarism, but she’s been accused of it too)

    In a video on YouTube, Occupy Wall Street protestor Peter Brauer points out that Rachel Maddow had previously used his footage on her show without attribution, and without asking.

    “This is my footage and my interview. Any person watching at home would have thought MSNBC paid a news crew to come and shoot this in the storm. They did not,” Brauer explains.

    “I earn my living making video. And I felt robbed from making my livelihood,” Brauer said.

    Under the fair use doctrine, however, using clips of Brauer’s footage is not illegal, as he goes on to explain.

    The blog “Aksarbent” found that Maddow’s show used some of their footage, but rather than show the water mark, they zoom it in so that it is no longer on the screen.

    “[A] screen cap from twelve seconds of clips from an AKSARBENT YouTube video used by The Rachel Maddow Show (at the 1:13 mark here), all of which were enlarged to hide the AKSARBENT bug at the lower right of the frame (at the 1:11 mark here.),” the blog notes.
    - See more at: http://rare.us/story/more-accusations-of-rachel-maddow-plagiarizing/#sthash.bYbg772E.DmeS4l5S.dpuf

    I was unable to check on this particular story. If true Ms Maddow has made a big error.

  8. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago



    It is not just wikipedia Rand Paul is plagiarizing:
    See here.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Rand Paul plagiarizing? What’s the big deal?
    Everyone knows it’s okay if a Republican does it.

  10. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    By coincidence, I was reading through a section of Bill Moyer’s book, “A World of Ideas” where he was talking with historian Barbara Tuchman. Here is a section of that:


    The trouble is that our public men are really artificial. They’re created by the most devastating tool that technology has invented, which is the teleprompter. They don’t speak spontaneously. You don’t hear them meet a situation out of their own minds. They read this thing that’s going around in front of them, these words that have been created for them by PR men. This is not the real man that we see. It allows an inadequate, minor individual to appear to be a statesman because he’s got very good speech writers, and to read the stuff off because he’s a trained actor.


    The book was published in 1989, so she clearly was commenting on Reagan. However, her comments still hold true. Of the recent presidents, since Kennnedy, probably only Clinton would have a chance of being successful without a teleprompter, and even that is not certain.


    However, it is also true that the media and political hacks (in all present forms) have become more inclined to jump on a candidate’s tiniest mistakes and make a lot of noise about them. And it is just that, for the most part, meaningless, useless noise, contributing nothing positive.


    As for Rand Paul, he clearly took the theme of Tom Leher’s Lobachevsky to heart.



    Let no one else’s work evade your eyes,

    Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,

    So don’t shade your eyes,

    But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize -

    Only be sure always to call it please ‘research’.

  11. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Reagan gave many speeches without a teleprompter and just a few basic notes.

    Well, you’d expect that from someone who had spent a couple of decades as an actor. Tuchman’s point was that all politicians should dispense with the teleprompters.

    Amusing description of Obama’s speaking though.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    Excuse me, but a sitting U.S. Senator threatening physical violence against a journalist who exposed repeated instances of plagiarism says some things about that Senator’s character. A lack of judgement and poor self-control are the least of those concerns.

  13. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    Barack Obama has been accused of plagiarism a number of times, most notably during a State of the Union and during speeches campaigning against Hillary Clinton. The morons above voted for him anyway.

    US News and World Report: Obama’s State of the Union Was Tantamount to Plagiarism

    Biden was accused of plagiarism both in 1988 and while in law school. It even helped sink a Presidential run. The morons above voted for him anyway.

    The Biden Plagiarism Scandal

    Moral of the story? It’s ok if a Democrat does it.

  14. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    There is a clear difference of degree between what Nikolai Ivanovich Rand did, which was the wholesale plagiarism of entire paragraphs of text, and what Obama did in the state of the union speech,which is why your article uses the word “tantamount to” instead of say “blatant”.

    But I think the article, though a bit overboard, does shows that Tuchman was right. Ban the teleprompters.

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