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PostPosted: 07/04/19 10:18 pm    ::: Revisionist history? Reply Reply with quote

President Trump wrote:
In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified Army out of the Revolutionary Forces encamped around Boston and New York, and named after the great George Washington, commander in chief. The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown.

Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant.


The most charitable conclusion is that Trump's speechwriters are trying to make him look stupid.

Of course there were no airports in 1775. The first airplanes didn't come about until the 20th century. The first manned hot air balloon flight didn't come until late 1783, about six weeks after the Treaty of Paris was signed.

There was no Fort McHenry in 1775. It was completed in 1800 to replace Fort Whetstone, which also didn't exist in 1775.

There was no Stars & Stripes in 1775. The Betsy Ross flag first appeared in 1777.



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PostPosted: 07/04/19 11:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 07/04/19 11:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

He said to his friend, “If the British march
By land or sea or air from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry-arch
Of the North-Church-tower, as a signal-light,—
One if by land, two if by sea, and three if by air;
And I on the opposite shore will bear,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country-folk to be up and to arm."



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PostPosted: 07/05/19 12:05 am    ::: Re: Revisionist history? Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
President Trump wrote:
In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified Army out of the Revolutionary Forces encamped around Boston and New York, and named after the great George Washington, commander in chief. The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown.

Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant.


The most charitable conclusion is that Trump's speechwriters are trying to make him look stupid.

Of course there were no airports in 1775. The first airplanes didn't come about until the 20th century. The first manned hot air balloon flight didn't come until late 1783, about six weeks after the Treaty of Paris was signed.

There was no Fort McHenry in 1775. It was completed in 1800 to replace Fort Whetstone, which also didn't exist in 1775.

There was no Stars & Stripes in 1775. The Betsy Ross flag first appeared in 1777.


A 45 minute non-political speech, honoring America, it's history and it's military -- and you pick up on the misreading of one word or a teleprompter error?

In the speech, the president segued and transitioned through many episodes in American military history. His brief recounting of the Revolutionary War ended with the paragraph about Washington defeating Cornwallis at Yorktown, because this was the last major land battle of that war and effectively ended it.

In the next paragraph the president has obviously transitioned to the War of 1812, using references to that war and the words from our national anthem, such as "air", "ramparts", "Fort McHenry", and the "star-spangled banner". It's plain as day to anyone paying attention to the flow of the speech. In the very next few sentences the president sequed quickly through highlights from the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

As to the word "airports", the president either misread the word on the teleprompter or he read correctly an incorrect or misspelled word. Big deal. Can the kneejerk TDS haters be more picayune and petty?

It was a good and patriotic speech.
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PostPosted: 07/05/19 7:53 am    ::: Re: Revisionist history? Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
pilight wrote:
President Trump wrote:
In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified Army out of the Revolutionary Forces encamped around Boston and New York, and named after the great George Washington, commander in chief. The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown.

Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant.


The most charitable conclusion is that Trump's speechwriters are trying to make him look stupid.

Of course there were no airports in 1775. The first airplanes didn't come about until the 20th century. The first manned hot air balloon flight didn't come until late 1783, about six weeks after the Treaty of Paris was signed.

There was no Fort McHenry in 1775. It was completed in 1800 to replace Fort Whetstone, which also didn't exist in 1775.

There was no Stars & Stripes in 1775. The Betsy Ross flag first appeared in 1777.


A 45 minute non-political speech, honoring America, it's history and it's military -- and you pick up on the misreading of one word or a teleprompter error?

In the speech, the president segued and transitioned through many episodes in American military history. His brief recounting of the Revolutionary War ended with the paragraph about Washington defeating Cornwallis at Yorktown, because this was the last major land battle of that war and effectively ended it.

In the next paragraph the president has obviously transitioned to the War of 1812, using references to that war and the words from our national anthem, such as "air", "ramparts", "Fort McHenry", and the "star-spangled banner". It's plain as day to anyone paying attention to the flow of the speech. In the very next few sentences the president sequed quickly through highlights from the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

As to the word "airports", the president either misread the word on the teleprompter or he read correctly an incorrect or misspelled word. Big deal. Can the kneejerk TDS haters be more picayune and petty?

It was a good and patriotic speech.


Doesn't change the fact that he's a dumb ass, draft-dodging dick.



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PostPosted: 07/05/19 9:31 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The level of brainwash is impressive.



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PostPosted: 07/05/19 10:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why would "we", the Americans, who were inside Fort McHenry defending against a besieging force, want to ram the ramparts?



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PostPosted: 07/05/19 10:27 am    ::: Re: Revisionist history? Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
Can the kneejerk TDS haters be more picayune and petty?

Not possibly more picayune nor petty than Donald himself. For someone like him, who utters--AND DOUBLES DOWN ON--Mega Lies (Obama's birther claims, for starters), he will never have the respect of Good and Honest people possessed of more than 7 brain cells. Feel free to blindly support one of the most illicit con men of the century, and consequently, endure the chafing at every well-earned criticism of the Asshole in Chief.

GlennMacGrady wrote:
It was a good and patriotic speech.


That's one opinion. Those with any objectivity recognized it as a pathetic grab at self-aggrandizement, appropriately marred by his ineptitude at history's chronology.



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PostPosted: 07/05/19 12:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

To be fair, no one is giving Trump the credit he deserves for not saying the Continental Army "rammed the man parts".


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PostPosted: 07/05/19 1:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Why would "we", the Americans, who were inside Fort McHenry defending against a besieging force, want to ram the ramparts?


That's either a mistranslation or he misspoke for the first time at that point, where you can see he hesitates. The line was obviously meant to be "man the ramparts", immediately followed by what sounded like "airports". There was obviously some goof in the reading or teleprompter spelling of that one sentence fragment.

It baffles me why this triviality is relevant to anything. Every speaker, writer, scribe, translator, printer and computer programmer in history has made mistakes. How about you acknowledge your flagrantly ludicrous misreading of a reference to the War of 1812 as a reference to the Revolutionary War? Man up your own ramparts.
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PostPosted: 07/05/19 6:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Why would "we", the Americans, who were inside Fort McHenry defending against a besieging force, want to ram the ramparts?



For the same reason the army took the airports, i guess.



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