Friday, February 22, 2008

Wish I had said that.

…….Obama, on the other hand, sounded like a man who believed all wisdom came from term papers.

The audience seemed to consist mainly of young people, who, with their whoopin' and cheerin', provided a good case for raising the voting age to 30. Make that 35. Would you go to 40?

The above is from William Katz at Urgent Agenda, one of the best new blogs on the Internet. Of course he has an advantage; he is knowledgeable, smart and can write.

It also falls squarely into the “Wish I had said that” category.

And never have I seen the ignorance of youth demonstrated so well as by the cadres of Hussein ditto heads. You need go no further than listening to them explain that using someone else’s words without attribution is not Plagiarism while ignoring dictionaries and other reference works.

is the practice of claiming or implying original authorship of (or incorporating material from) someone else's written or creative work, in whole or in part, into one's own without adequate acknowledgement.

Evidently part of the “Change” that Hussein invokes includes changing the meaning of words. He surely makes Humpty Dumpty proud.

But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.
`When _I_ use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'
`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you CAN make words mean so many different things.'
`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master - - that's all.'
Lewis Carrol “Through The Looking Glass.”

Through The Looking Glass Humpty Dumpty.