If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   After getting axed by the Washington Times, you'll never guess who picked up Rand Paul's column   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 96
    More: Followup, Sen. Rand Paul, Washington Post, 104th United States Congress, 80th Congress, Party leaders of the United States Senate, 106th United States Congress, Andrew Breitbart  
•       •       •

2415 clicks; posted to Politics » on 07 Nov 2013 at 7:52 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



96 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-11-07 08:52:47 AM  
Rand Paul told the NY Times yesterday: "I can go back to being a doctor anytime, if they're tired of me."

i386.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-07 08:53:42 AM  
Yes, it's best for this country if Rand Paul follows Breitbart's example.

(As a full time journalist! What did you think I meant?)
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-07 08:54:07 AM  

Karac: "We are pleased to add Senator Paul to our lineup of fearless, original thought leaders."

The guy who committed multiple counts of plagiarism counts as "original"?  Oh yeah, he's going to be a perfect fit at Breitbart.


He is a liar, and that's the most important qualification for a Breitbart writer.  Fearless, original, and fact-free leaders.
 
2013-11-07 08:55:07 AM  

IlGreven: Rand Paul told the NY Times yesterday: "I can go back to being a doctor anytime, if they're tired of me."

[i386.photobucket.com image 299x156]


He threatening to quit his job.. as if that would be a bad thing.

I can't help but wonder who would be desperate enough for medical care to go to him, though.
 
2013-11-07 09:01:10 AM  

d23: "[genprogress.org image 620x312] "

--RAND PAUL


"Arrgh..awk..gak..gak..gak..."

~Andrew Breibart
 
2013-11-07 09:03:07 AM  

Alphax: IlGreven: Rand Paul told the NY Times yesterday: "I can go back to being a doctor anytime, if they're tired of me."

[i386.photobucket.com image 299x156]

He threatening to quit his job.. as if that would be a bad thing.

I can't help but wonder who would be desperate enough for medical care to go to him, though.


Someday New Galt's Gulch will need eyeball medics. As long as they don't check his resume too closely, RAND PAUL's a shoe-in.
 
2013-11-07 09:03:25 AM  
"I am happy to see that this meme of attributing other people's quotes to Rand Paul is increasing in popularity." - Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 09:03:32 AM  

cc_rider: d23: "[genprogress.org image 620x312] "

--RAND PAUL

"Arrgh..awk..gak..gak..gak..."

~Andrew Breibart


"Andy, dude, get over here and kill a couple of these rails, man! This shiat is outtasight!"
 -- Rand Paul, 10 minutes prior
 
2013-11-07 09:10:07 AM  
"Drunk as hell but no throwin' up, half way home and my pager still blowin' up
Today I didn't even have to use my A.K. I got to say it was a good day"

-Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 09:20:36 AM  
I'm supposed to write some instructions for our sales team for a new software product we're using. Instead I think I'll just Rand Paul the vendor's user guide.
 
2013-11-07 09:24:03 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Oh for the love of god, who really gives a fark if he copied some information for a speech from Wikipedia.  At least for once a politician bothered researching the bullshiat they were saying.  Folks should be very impressed by the fact his speeches and articles were that well written and thought out, regardless of missing a citation occasionally.


Very nice, well thought out, original post.
 
2013-11-07 09:30:12 AM  

NickelP: snowshovel: So wait, Rand writes (had written) a weekly column for a semi-major newspaper, then gets fired over plagiarism allegations....which results in a major restructuring of his office?

Is he actually writing these things, or does he just have a bunch of cronies writing his material that he signs off on?

Really?  Do you think any politician writes their own stuff?  When a senator speaks in a handful of places on a day do you suppose he stays up all night before that writing?

I'd imagine Senator Paul tells his writing team 'hey, I think so and so is really important and I want my column to be about it this week.  Can you all do some research and lets talk tomorrow about it'

The next day they discuss and he tells them what stuff he wants in it and what he wants the message to be.

The next day he reads it, requests changes, and then its sent to the newspaper.




I don't expect politicians to be the sole creation of their authorship works. But I do think there's a difference between:

...if you are sending a one-time only piece to an editorial board, fine. You put your collective heads together to write out the best editorial piece you can.

...if you are writing a weekly article for a newspaper, with your name as a byline, then I would expect you to be mostly the author, regardless of your current outside position, and not simply a "sign off". A weekly columnist is not a blog of collected anecdotes from various people, but someone who actually, I don't know, writes things.
 
2013-11-07 09:30:45 AM  

apoptotic: astroman05: I think that "We are pleased to add Senator Paul to our lineup of fearless, original thought leaders." has now replaced "if it weren't for my horse, I'd wouldn't have spent that year in college" for sentence most likely to cause blood to shoot out of your nose.

I initially just skimmed the article and read that sentence as "thoughtless, original fear leaders". It made more sense that way.


It really does.
 
2013-11-07 09:35:47 AM  
"My failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent."

-RAND PAUL
 
2013-11-07 09:41:41 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Oh for the love of god, who really gives a fark if he copied some information for a speech from Wikipedia.  At least for once a politician bothered researching the bullshiat they were saying.  Folks should be very impressed by the fact his speeches and articles were that well written and thought out, regardless of missing a citation occasionally.


You're kidding, right? Rand Paul's writing reads like it was written by an autistic fifteen-year-old.
 
2013-11-07 09:41:41 AM  
I love this guy

imageshack.us
 
2013-11-07 09:43:01 AM  
"Like a bridge over troubled waters, I will tell you to go f**k yourself and pull yourself up on your own bootstraps"
- Rand Paul Simon
 
2013-11-07 09:44:53 AM  
'And I'll form the head!'
-Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 09:45:59 AM  
"DOWN GOES FRAZIER!!!  DOWN GOES FRAZIER!!!"

- Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 10:09:09 AM  
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

-Rand Paul.
 
2013-11-07 10:09:58 AM  

Boxcutta: yet_another_wumpus: Washington Times: Rightwing screed that exists for Moonie brainwashing of the planet. Its pretty telling when even they don't want you.



This cannot be emphasized enough, so I have placed it in a large, bold faced underlined italicized font.


Last sold for one dollar. $1.00

Buyer's remorse is not an option.
 
2013-11-07 10:10:54 AM  

jso2897: HeartBurnKid: Oh for the love of god, who really gives a fark if he copied some information for a speech from Wikipedia.  At least for once a politician bothered researching the bullshiat they were saying.  Folks should be very impressed by the fact his speeches and articles were that well written and thought out, regardless of missing a citation occasionally.

You're kidding, right? Rand Paul's writing reads like it was written by an autistic fifteen-year-old.


psst... ctrl-f my post.  I was pulling a Paul.
 
2013-11-07 10:13:32 AM  
"One does not simply walk into Mordor"
 - Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 10:28:50 AM  
"I could have been a contender. " - Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 10:38:36 AM  
'Sorry. Pet peeve.'
-Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 10:42:11 AM  
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." - Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 11:08:02 AM  
"But I poop from there!"
- Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 11:30:40 AM  
"Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs."

-Rand Paul


Anyone else point out the irony of Mr. Bootstrappy Limited Government Guy using his taxpayer-funded staff for copypasta writing a column that doesn't exactly fall under his duties as a US Senator?  I'm sure every legislator does this to an extent, I just find it funny in this case.
 
2013-11-07 11:49:50 AM  
"I'm stuck to my chair.  I'm so very scared.  Help."

--- Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 12:01:01 PM  
"This thread delivers"
-Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 12:11:12 PM  
"Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."

- Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 12:14:19 PM  
"Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood," - Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 12:15:27 PM  

sprag: "But I poop from there!"
- Rand Paul


*snert*
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-07 12:16:07 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: "This thread delivers"
-Rand Paul


img.fark.net
 
2013-11-07 12:21:39 PM  
"Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; 'cause chicks dig dudes with money."
- Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 12:39:07 PM  
The next rung down the ladder is World Nut Daily.  How soon?
 
2013-11-07 12:50:00 PM  
The Blaze?

*clicks link*

Breitbart.  Same difference
 
2013-11-07 01:06:41 PM  
'You know. Morons.'
-Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 01:24:26 PM  

Fellate O'Fish: "I'm stuck to my chair.  I'm so very scared.  Help."

--- Rand Paul


You. Me. Keyboard.  You know the drill.....
 
2013-11-07 01:39:35 PM  
"Ducky Momo! (Quack quack quack!)
He's your very best friend!
Who's the happy-time toy toy
For every girl and boy boy?"

-Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 01:41:46 PM  
"I am the Lizard King. I can do anything." - Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 01:45:33 PM  
"Well, the first thing I'd say is that I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do to show my remorse other than to say that I'm remorseful."

- Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 02:15:11 PM  
"Do we have a guest?"
-Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 03:42:40 PM  
"Not intended to be a factual statement." - Rand Paul
 
2013-11-07 10:26:33 PM  

astroman05: I think that "We are pleased to add Senator Paul to our lineup of fearless, original thought leaders." has now replaced "if it weren't for my horse, I'd wouldn't have spent that year in college" for sentence most likely to cause blood to shoot out of your nose.


Ah, Lewis Black! Nice to see that kids nowadays are still being educated in the classics.
 
2013-11-07 11:49:21 PM  

NeverDrunk23: 'What is a man!? A miserable little pile of secrets!'
-Rand Paul


Lol, I'm really liking this "attributing everything to Rand Paul" meme.
 
Displayed 46 of 96 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report