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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:58 am 
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https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/11 ... rt-US-army

Really?

“The continental army suffered a bitter winter at Valley Forge, found glory across the water of Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis in Yorktown.

“Our army manned the ramparts. It took over the airports. It did everything it had to do.

“At Fort McHenry, under the rockets’ red glare, it had nothing but victory.”

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:43 pm 
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That is particularly bizarre because it looks to be a prepared speech. If it was some off the cuff commentary it would look silly but it'd just be a goofy slip of the tongue. But he seemed to be reading from a promptor. Did someone actually write down that they took over the airports??

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:22 pm 
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While they did not (as most administrations do) release a transcript of the prepared remarks, I am quite sure that the airport comments and the comments about the rockets red glare at Ft. McHenry being during the Revolutionary War (when of course it was decades later during the War of 1812) were "ab libs". Apparently he had trouble reading the teleprompter in the rain.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:26 pm 
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I watched the clip of him saying it and it didn't feel like an ad lib to me but hopefully you are right....

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:07 pm 
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According to Mr. Trump himself, the teleprompter went out and he was reciting the speech from memory at that point. Apparently, the "airports" comment was what he remembered, though I doubt it was what was actually written.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/05/politics ... index.html

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I'm sure Washington appreciated Air Force One. Rowing on a freezing Potomac is so..yesteryear.


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Photographic evidence that there was airports before 1776 after all!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:36 am 
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Donald Trump Cancels Meeting With Danish Prime Minister Over Greenland

I am at a complete loss for words.

I asked a Danish friend of mine about this whole affair. She said that Greenland's a drain on Danish finances but too poor to stand on its own. She said we could have it if she (my friend, not the state of Denmark, just this one individual Dane) can have Texas. She's got a thing for cowboys. That'd be a trade worth talking about, actually, now that I think about it. Not sure how the Texans would feel about it but I guess they could just all move to Greenland.

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I am boggled by just how rude and presumptuous such a comment toward another country is and how clueless Trump seems to be about how awful it is. That he's going to pout/be so petty about going to Denmark as planned, especially as the meeting had nothing to do with a 'real estate deal'. One bizarre thing after another. Oh.. but Putin is our friend.

I am sure the Greenlanders do not want to be an acquisition of Trumps.


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Not 'The Onion', which was what I was expecting when I first saw the headline: :help:

Trump Looks Up At The Sky, Declares Himself ‘The Chosen One’ After Saying He’s The ‘Second Coming Of God’

https://theguardiansofdemocracy.com/tru ... U3YUJNNh0k

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So is that a sarcastic website like The Onion? If not, the headline is blatantly deceptive. Trump said he was the chosen one to take on China trade policy because his predecessors had failed to do so (I don't know whether or not Trump tends to gesticulate when he speaks). As to the outright lie in the second part of the headline, that remark was made second-hand by someone extolling Trump's support of Israel and recounting some Israelis' opinions of Trump, according to the article itself. I doubt these people are the guardians of anything, but certainly not of the standards of journalism.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:16 pm 
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Thank you for checking it, Cerin.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 pm 
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Yeah, whatever that website is, it looks pretty garbagy. There's plenty of real crappy things Trump has said and done, there's no need to make some up to rile up the left.

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I'm the first one to call out misleading articles and headlines, which that "Guardians of Democracy" (oy!) article certainly is, but the clip of Mr. Trump stating that he is the chosen one and looking up at the sky is pretty disturbing all the same.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/201 ... ip-vpx.cnn

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Yes. There is no need to embellish any of the events of the past few days. If Trump were still just a TV personality we'd be counting down the days until he goes to rehab or wherever it is that celebrities go when their public flameouts have gone over the top.

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
I'm the first one to call out misleading articles and headlines, which that "Guardians of Democracy" (oy!) article certainly is, but the clip of Mr. Trump stating that he is the chosen one and looking up at the sky is pretty disturbing all the same.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/201 ... ip-vpx.cnn

I don't find it disturbing at all. Trump refers to the fact that this has fallen to him because his predecessors didn't deal with it, and then he goes on to explicitly say, 'I was put here by people to do a great job.' So if anything, the glance upwards was intended in a joking manner, imo.

I was very glad to see that the clip gave the full context of the moment, thus allowing people to come to their own conclusions.

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So if anything, the glance upwards was intended in a joking manner, imo.


Just as he retweeted a tweet claiming he's was the 'second coming of God' earlier in the day in a joking manner. Or this one, later in the day,

Trump says he wanted to give himself Medal of Honor

Ha. Ha. Ha.

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It will be interesting to see his comments in light of fact-checking. A fact check for some of his statements made earlier this week.

He does tend to stretch the truth/lie/get his facts wrong quite a lot.

Voronwē, I agree, such comments are inappropriate.. by ANY president. I'm sure people would not have found them funny if they had been said 'in jest' by other presidents.


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