Saturday, September 08, 2012

a blog resurrected

it's been almost a year since i last posted on my blog. breifly considered deactivating it but i couldn't do it so i just let it be for a while.

the recent turn of events, however, pushed me to revisit my blog and start posting again.

what turn of events? tito sotto. and his idiocy.

first he lifts passages from a blog. had he admitted it was a mistake and apologized for it, the issue would have been over, and we would all have gone back to our regular programming. but no. he had to make all these statements, courtesy of his chief of staff:

copying a blog is not plagiarism. a blog is public domain. even if it is plagiarism, he is covered by parliamentary immunity. there is no law prohibiting plagiarism. it is not a crime.

naturally the blogging world went crazy. social media erupted with comments that ranged from total shock to incredulity to outright scorn. is this guy for real?

and it didn't stop there. he then claimed that he was a victim of cyberbullying and now wants to regulate blogging via a bill. talk about a waste of time and resources.

then he goes and translates a famous speech and claims it as his own. again, not plagiarism, he says.

ugh. this is too much. as a member of the senate he ought to know the bounds of what he can and cannot do. if not him, then his staff. if not them, his colleagues in the senate. it should not happen.

i am aware that i am barely coherent. all these thoughts want to come out, punctuated at every turn by  *\}%^{*}€{~^>{~*>{~€>!!!  frothing at the mouth would be a more appropriate description.  naiinis ako eh.

i guess i should be thankful i was pushed to blog again. i guess.

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