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Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:18 PM

OMG: Paul Ryan's "empty soul" line plagiarized from Captain Picard?!

Paul Ryan today at CPAC



Paul Ryan: Democrats Offer Americans a ‘Full Stomach and an Empty Soul’

Mitt Romney’s old running mate rips liberals over income inequality, saying they want to hook people on welfare.




Ryan insinuated that the Democratic Party is selling the American people a welfare state. "What the left is offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul...People don't just want a life of comfort. They want a life of dignity."



http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/06/paul-ryan-democrats-offer-americans-a-full-stomach-and-an-empty-soul.html



Captain Picard, Star Trek, "Chain of Command (Part II)":


Meanwhile on Celtris III, Gul Madred is speaking with his daughter about whether Humans have parents. Picard is sitting in a spotlight in a red robe-like gown. Picard tries to get under Madred's skin by questioning his motives for bringing his daughter to such an installation, let alone allow her to see her father interrogating a prisoner. They banter back and forth about military power and its role in their civilizations. Madred tells his prisoner that because of the Cardassian military, his daughter will never go hungry. Picard turns this on him by saying, "Her belly may be full, but her spirit will be empty."


http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Chain_of_Command,_Part_II_(episode)

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Reply OMG: Paul Ryan's "empty soul" line plagiarized from Captain Picard?! (Original post)
stg81 Mar 2014 OP
aquart Mar 2014 #1
Laurian Mar 2014 #2
stg81 Mar 2014 #31
BeyondGeography Mar 2014 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2014 #4
laundry_queen Mar 2014 #38
otohara Mar 2014 #5
stg81 Mar 2014 #17
TlalocW Mar 2014 #6
Cha Mar 2014 #7
Scuba Mar 2014 #11
Cha Mar 2014 #12
Rex Mar 2014 #8
ananda Mar 2014 #9
Cleita Mar 2014 #10
glowing Mar 2014 #19
stg81 Mar 2014 #20
AtheistCrusader Mar 2014 #24
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #13
TeamPooka Mar 2014 #14
Blue Owl Mar 2014 #15
stg81 Mar 2014 #16
dawnie51 Mar 2014 #18
kentuck Mar 2014 #21
Nanjing to Seoul Mar 2014 #22
AtheistCrusader Mar 2014 #23
LeftyMom Mar 2014 #25
AtheistCrusader Mar 2014 #27
LeftyMom Mar 2014 #29
CANDO Mar 2014 #33
pnwmom Mar 2014 #26
Gothmog Mar 2014 #28
OldHippieChick Mar 2014 #34
xfundy Mar 2014 #30
spanone Mar 2014 #32
Tommy_Carcetti Mar 2014 #35
JHB Mar 2014 #36
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2014 #39
Whisp Mar 2014 #37
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2014 #40
Javaman Mar 2014 #41

Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:23 PM

1. Billionaires have a life of dignity because their comforts are respected.

Where is there dignity in a life without comfort?

Ayn Rand super crap.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:24 PM

2. Further proof that Republicans are incapable of

original thought. The party of Lyin' Ryan and Plagiarizing Paul. Just sad......

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Response to Laurian (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 10:46 AM

31. yes

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:25 PM

3. haha, yeah...dignity

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:27 PM

4. Somebody ought to tell that self-satisfied fuckwit

about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

To-wit: If your stomach is empty - if you lack the basic requirements for survival - you won't be able to satisfy any "higher" goals. Your spirit can't be fulfilled if all you can think about is how poor, hungry and desperate you are. If you're living under a bridge and eating garbage from dumpsters it's pretty tough to hang on to your dignity.

But then, if you've spent your entire adult life being subsidized either by your well-to-do family or your cushy job in Congress, you wouldn't have a clue about how barely managing to survive crushes your spirit.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 11:27 AM

38. +1 nt

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:30 PM

5. The Party Of Other's Ideas

LOL

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Response to otohara (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:02 PM

17. ha!

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:40 PM

6. I remember that episode

Primarily because of the space ferret.

TlalocW

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:43 PM

7. MF paul ryan needs to worrying about his own soul before pondering

anyone else's.

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:59 PM

11. Too late. He already sold it to the Devil.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:03 PM

12. Just what I thought.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:43 PM

8. How a grifter living off the taxpayer dime his ENTIRE LIFE

can get up in front of people and tell them how bad WELFARE RECIPIENTS are...and then pretend he is NOT THE BIGGEST ONE...is a miracle of modern politics.

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Response to Rex (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:46 PM

9. Good point!

Self-satisfied, smug moochers should just stfu!

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 05:51 PM

10. I've noticed a lot of plagiarism of ideas and speeches from movies and TV programs by the

right wing. They are too lazy to even get an original thought.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:25 PM

19. His staffers wrote the speach, I'm sure.. None of these idiots do anything for themselves

other than parrot their partisan lines and conduct kabuki theater.

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Response to glowing (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:47 PM

20. staffers must be trekkies

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Response to Cleita (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:56 PM

24. The irony is, that episode excoriates their beloved torture of prisoners.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:07 PM

13. Paul...

you lost your soul a long time ago, as did the rest of your party!

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:11 PM

14. Grand Old Plagarist

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:16 PM

15. Eddie Munster always fakes his homework

n/t

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 06:59 PM

16. here is another reference for that Star Trek episode

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:18 PM

18. It's official......

these right wingers and baggers do not have one original thought among the lot of them. A bunch of plagiarizers and liars and charlatans.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:52 PM

21. Let 'em eat platitudes.

So their soul will be full of righteousness.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:54 PM

22. Well, he is part of the Borg!

 

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:55 PM

23. THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS

Oh who are we kidding. Repugs would never watch an episode of ST that casts torture in a negative light.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:57 PM

25. You beat me to it.

I was just telling somebody the other day what an awesome episode that was.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:03 PM

27. I can't wait to watch reruns of that show with my kid.

He needs to be a bit older, but man, that show was full of so many provocative ideas. And honestly, most of those ideas were fairly progressive.

I'd watch them all, all over again. Even the campy and dumb episodes. Why not.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:34 PM

29. My kid and I just started them recently. He's not quite 13.

So far he's definitely more of an original series person, but he's starting to warm to TNG. I love DS9 but that's a bit dark for him yet, he's a sensitive guy.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 10:55 AM

33. You'd be surprised.

My hard core conservative brother just loves "It's A Wonderful Life". It's just that he can't equate the message of the movie to daily life.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:57 PM

26. As a pretending Catholic, he should be more concerned about the 1% who have

investment accounts worth millions and empty souls.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:18 PM

28. Rand Paul's disease may be contagious

Paul Ryan may have been hanging around Rand Paul and caught Paul's habit of stealing other people's ideas

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 10:56 AM

34. Maybe Rand fired his staffers and they

just went to work for Ryan. Or, maybe it's Rand Paul Ryan? Have they ever been seen together?

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 09:04 PM

30. Somebody has to say it.

Ryan is a turd.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 10:48 AM

32. an empty soul speaking of empty souls...how profound. not.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 10:59 AM

35. Someone needs to do a quick photoshop of Ryan in a Star Fleet uniform.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 11:20 AM

36. No, he'd be the spoonhead Cardassian

Even though a David Warner role is too good for him.

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Response to JHB (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 12:04 PM

39. He's Ferengi, like all the other GOPers.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 11:22 AM

37. Lots of soul talk lately - empty souls, sickened souls...

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 02:23 PM

40. Never saw such a pasty bunch of soul brothers in my life.

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Response to stg81 (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 03:13 PM

41. robots are funny that way. nt

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