Also known as white man’s disease.
I swear on the souls of my grandchildren that this happened just now: I found myself feeling peckish — esurient if you will — and curtailed my blogging activities to descend to the second floor to negotiate the vending of some comestibles with the artificial intelligence of a machine built for that purpose.
As I was walking up the steps, I thought: The thing about Biden is that he’s never going to stop doing the absurd stuff that cratered his previous presidential campaigns. Because he reminds me of some sort of animal — a canine perhaps — that having reached an advanced age cannot be trained any further. (I’m trying to formulate an original aphorism here).
I open the office door and see this:
Former Vice President Joe Biden released his $1.7 trillion climate plan online Tuesday — and it had to be updated after reports parts of the proposal appeared to be taken from other sources.
Several sentences in Biden’s lengthy “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice” were taken directly from two environmental groups without attribution — an embarrassment for a candidate who’s faced plagiarism allegations [ed: JFC] in the past.
Two of the similar lines were first flagged on Twitter by Josh Nelson, vice-president of CREDO mobile, a progressive company. “The paragraph in Joe Biden’s climate plan about carbon capture and sequestration includes language that is remarkably similar to items published previously by the Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition,” Nelson wrote.
The conservative website the Daily Caller then reviewed the plan, and found three other instances of language that was similar to other published material.
“The average American sewage pipe is 33 years old, with many pipes dating back 50 or even 100 years,” the Biden plan said — a word for word copy of a line from non-profit American Rivers.
This is happening even though Biden appears to be in the Witness Protection Program for his campaign’s own good.
And it’s going to keep happening, because this is who he is and what he does.