Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Trump is a Master Plagiarist

For a guy who spends so much time carping about theft of intellectual property by China, he seems to have no qualms about stealing ideas when it suits him.

His Force of Console Jockeys has released its new, original, no-shit logo.

And yes, it's pretty goddamn familiar:

Are the people in the Trump White House or the USAF/USSF so drain-bamaged that they thought nobody would notice the similarity?

(Don't answer that.)


B said...

Some of us, those without TDS, see it as paying homage.

DTWND said...

If it's paying homage, as you say, why not give credit by citing the inspiration? Your response, Bert, is pretty KellyAnn-esque by insinuating TDS in others.


Dark Avenger said...

Who should I believe, B, you or my lying eyes?

w3ski said...

I have a big problem with the term "TDS". As the rest of the country sees it, you'd have to be deranged to believe in tRump. I for one am tired of being accused of what the rethugs most obviously are.

seafury said...

If I want to see TDS I head over to gateway pundit.

Comrade Misfit said...

TDS, Trump Defender Syndrome, is indeed a sad thing to see.

("Trump-Defending Sycophant"?)

Doug T. said...

To answer your question: yes.

dinthebeast said...

George Takei said "Ahem, we are expecting some royalties from this."

-Doug in Oakland

Ten Bears said...

Are there Cadets? Cowboys? Cases? Balls? Buggies (🎶 'Scientists say there's life on Mars but my space buggy don't go that far. Don't go that far!')?

Seriously B, again with the projection!? And the faux outrage it's ... old.

At least they're not misappropriating Masonic symbology.

The New York Crank said...

Sheesh! All they've done is change one stinking word in the Vulcan salute and everybody goes bonkers: Live long and plagiarize.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Sevesteen said...

Not much different than the USAF Space Command patch from long before the Orange Man's reign:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Air_Force_Space_Command_Logo.svg --this image has been on Wikipedia since 2012, I think the patch or something similar is a lot earlier. He's in the bottom 1% of people I'd want for president, but this is a silly distraction from things he's actually responsible for breaking.

B said...

" And the faux outrage it's ... old."

Yes, it is, when are y'all gonna stop?

Stewart Dean said...

B: We'll stop when That Man (as the Right used to speak of FDR) is gone or better 'serving' 20 life terms...and America has woken (yes, woke) from this evil dream where lying, cheating, sexual predation, bigotry, disenfranchisement, endemic corruption and fraud is 'jes bidness' 'get over it', when we again have a Republican Party of principles, of conserving conservatism and fiscal probity, of some vision beyond saying NO and enforcing their hegemony of a minority's power and its entitlement .

I get that the Right couldn't stomach the heretical abomination of a smart, classy black man (I have some issues with him myself) as president, that they loathed a brassy, lack-luster (but capable), apparatchik woman who won the popular vote by 3 milliion, that they now scream that impeachment is trying to overturn the will of the people (Sorry, clowns, it's the will of the electoral college, not the people).
I get their revulsion. But how in the name of Prince of Darkness did they chose, and fanatically, cravenly and supinely support this man who is lower than whale crap, who is a Russian puppet, who is tumbling America into the abyss of tyranny and running con games without end while ignoring climate change's existential threat to humanity?

Yeah, not when are we gonna stop, but when are you and your fellow disaster enablers gonna wake up and smell the rot.

Ten Bears said...

I've got your faux outrage, B, right here.

Unknown said...

“I’m a very stable genius”. If Barry “Scares White People” Obama had said that while in the White House,............

B said...

An Example of Trump Derangement:

"But how in the name of Prince of Darkness did they chose, and fanatically, cravenly and supinely support this man who is lower than whale crap, who is a Russian puppet, who is tumbling America into the abyss of tyranny and running con games without end while ignoring climate change's existential threat to humanity"

Dark Avenger said...

An example of Trump kissing up to Vlad

After meeting with Putin at the 2017 Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Trump took his interpreter's notes and told him not to discuss the meeting with anyone, including other U.S. officials, the Post reported.

The paper said Trump's handling of the Hamburg meeting was "part of a broader pattern by the president of shielding his communications with Putin from public scrutiny and preventing even high-ranking officials in his own administration from fully knowing what he has told one of the United States’ main adversaries.


Doug T. said...

B, how is that deranged? It is pretty much on target. Just an insult to whales.

CenterPuke88 said...

B., when you take an existing design and move it clearly toward a copyrighted design, you will lose in a court. This is called copyright infringement, and is prohibited by law. This does not fall under fair use, nor any other provision. It is possible, that with proper coordination they could get permission for use, but that answer would already have been issued in response to the questions.

Derangement is now, in your mind, equal to expecting compliance with the law?

Dark Avenger said...

Derangement is expecting Trump to act other than a second-rate Mafia capo.

Stewart Dean said...

To B: I rest my case at your reply. It was said of H.W that, while Veep to Reagan, he had put his manhood in a blind trust. Trump's base and GOP have done so with their morality, ethics and justice. Liberals may have lost their way in the '80's in the last gasp of the New Deal...and then spent their time in the wilderness. The soi-disant 'conservatives' have now done the first; there will be the reckoning of the second, either by a change or by America's fall from greatness

Ten Bears said...

No, B, that's not deranged. It's just a bunch of words strung together expressing (are you ready for it?) outrage. Blindly following a charismatic 'leader' to suicide is deranged.

Nebris said...

There is no 'space force'. The Air Force just shuffled existing assets around [including the Space Command logo it seems lol] and called it Space Force. No way the Zoomies were going to let go of all that. Trump is too fucking dumb to know the dif.

0_0 said...

And the Star Trek logo was inspired by the NASA logo.