Fake News Friday Open Thread

Juice Vox:

Trump’s speech in Poland sounded like an alt-right manifesto

This morning in Warsaw, Poland, President Donald Trump issued a battle cry — for “family, for freedom, for country, and for God” — in a speech that often resorted to rhetorical conceits typically used by the European and American alt-right. It sounded, at times, not just like the populists of the present but the populists of the past.

Drafted by Steve Miller, the architect of the travel ban, Trump’s speech used the type of dire, last-chance wording often utilized by the far right on both sides of the Atlantic: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.”

“Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?” Trump asked. “Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

Trump arrived in Warsaw Wednesday night for a 16-hour visit in the runup to the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Poland was a less-than-obvious choice for Trump’s first major public European speech. Typically, American presidents land in London, Paris, or Berlin before Eastern Europe. But Trump has been at odds with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over everything from climate change to migrant policy, and French President Emmanuel Macron has also positioned himself as a counterweight to the conservative American administration. The Polish leadership, on the other hand, seems to have more in common with Trump’s vision.

In his address, Trump cast the West, including the United States and Europe, on the side of “civilization.” With an undercurrent of bellicosity, he spoke of protecting borders, casting himself as a defender not just of territory but of Western “values.” And, using the phrase he had avoided on his trip to Saudi Arabia, he insisted that in the fight against “radical Islamic terrorism,” the West “will prevail.”

Again and again, Trump held up Poland as an example, saying their history reminds the world that “the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of the people to prevail.” He recalled the story of the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis in 1944: “The West,” he said, “was saved with the blood of patriots.”

That battle, the president seemed to say, is ongoing. He called on a new generation to rise up, saying “every last inch of civilization is worth defending with your life.”

“Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken,” Trump said. “Our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph.”

Apparently Democrats are opposed to family, freedom, country, and God.


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133 Responses to Fake News Friday Open Thread

  1. Venus says:

  2. Venus says:

    OPA! That Greek expression is an acronym for Okios (family) Patrimous (patriotism) and Agape (love) so the values of the Vox idiots find so disturbing have literally been part of Western civilization from its start.

    But lets be real — if Obama had given the exact same speech, they’d be creaming their pants.

  3. lyn says:

    For Scooby-Doo fans:

  4. Venus says:

    Look at how they all want to get close to Trump and Melania

  5. taw46 says:

  6. lateblum says:

    Gotta go….these tweets are just begging for responses and I’m through for a while. Think I’ll go watch “Anne with an “E” ” or NCIS or something.
    Have a good night everyone. 👋👋

  7. taw46 says:

    • Lulu says:

      That asshat Juncker (prezzie of EU and Merkel stooge) was shadowing Trump in most of the photos and when he was ignored they sent in doofus Macron after this meeting/Putin cluster-f. Trump couldn’t turn around without that old drunk Juncker on his butt. Juncker was the one wanting the Russia/US meeting busted up. Trump and Putin did the opposite of what their host wanted after Melania told them who was trying to end “detente”. After that clown boy Macron went mugging for distraction. Trump also sneaked in Theresa May for late night trade talks so thanks Obama for getting Trump put in a non-public venue (not a hotel) so he could do work out of sight and freak out Merkel and the EU globalists. Curses! Foiled again!

      • blowme0bama says:

        Yeah, I sort of gleaned that Macron was acting out some stupid High Shoolish scheme concocted by Merkel / Junker with his clearly over eager sucking up to Trump.

  8. swanspirit says:

    The former Soviet Union possessed many imaginative mechanisms to deal with the problem of enemies of the people who obstructed the path to socialist utopia — now known as “social justice.” One of those mechanisms was the practice of confining individuals who were thinking the wrong thoughts to insane asylums. Indeed, if you caused any trouble for the commissars, a good inoculation of neuroleptics (powerful drugs used to “quiet” the symptoms of schizophrenia), forcibly administered through a tube in the nose, could do wonders in bringing your politically incorrect behavior to a halt.


  9. helenk3 says:

    this video will drive the dems crazy

  10. Venus says:

    Clooney is a typical lefty hypocrite — pushing open borders & now moving back to US for safety.

    Also he really isn’t aging well — maybe its his idiotic politics, or the fact that he’s dumber than a bag of hair, or the fact that the more he tries to ‘be’ Cary Grant the more he looks bad by comparison, but the guy has gotten positively UNattractive IMO.

    • Miranda says:

      Clooney died to me (not that he cares) when he mocked Charlton Heston’s Alzheimer’s
      disease. I lost my grandfather to that, and it’s horrific. I don’t wish that on anyone.

      • Lulu says:

        He is now type cast playing pompous old idiots as straight man. He is pretty good playing creeps too. He wanted to be Cary Grant but he is now a dumber Walter Matthau. It is the rubber face.

    • lateblum says:

      I 💗 the wording of this tweet!

    • DandyTIger says:

      They’ll just make it up as they always do.

    • Lulu says:

      Probably he gets third or forth hand “reports” from Mika’s old hag friends who squat in the depths of the Executive Office Building. Mika did say she got one of the Goldy Sacks executives (and someone’s old boyfriend) through her gossip pal Ivanka placed and she is just wonderful (and the best bj giver in DC formerly of NYC). Old ho’s and creepers is Joe’s leak network because they all have so much in common.

    • swanspirit says:

      I have been blocked by Joe for so long, I don’t even remember why. Some smart remark I made he didn’t like, I guess.

  11. mothy67 says:

    I took shaypup to t-mobile. Her 900 dollar phone was too big. Fine whatever she is my brat that I love more than bacon I got her the iphone 7 not the plus. I love my brat. We had to wait as all her stuff was transfered.. She talked to me about being triggered. She also said frigging. I said whats that about. She said would you prefer if I said fucking. I give up. Not really.

  12. Jadzia says:

    I didn’t see this when it first hit the Internet, but I think it’s weirdly kind of beautiful (and also good for my copyright class on derivative works):

    Major Scaled #2 : REM – "Recovering My Religion" from major scaled on Vimeo.

  13. Jadzia says:

    Help, I’m in moderation!!!

  14. Jadzia says:

    And since I’m the only one up, I’ll give you my favorite French dance music. The video, which is obviously inspired by The Royal Tenenbaums, is a who’s who of French actors and comedians; the musician doesn’t appear in it at all. There is an English version of this song (“Emily”) that sounds exactly the same but the lyrics make it into a COMPLETELY different story.

    Elle Me Dit from Mika on Vimeo.

  15. Jadzia says:

    Damn, I’m in moderation again. I guess we don’t like Vimeo around here?

  16. Dora says:

    I’ll be glad when they arrive back home.

  17. Dora says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      De Blasio’s there too, bet they’ll be schmoozing with the riot organizers.

    • AFVet says:

      I knew it.
      I would have bet real money that that puss was going to show up over there.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Just did a news search for Obama and G20, nothing came up. Hope it’s fake news, because that would really be creepy. De Blasio is getting ripped on the local NYC news sites for “kicking off his 2020 Presidential campaign” by shoring up his “foreign policy” creds. You can’t make this stuff up.

    • taw46 says:

      I don’t think Obama is in Hamburg. This article talks about what Obama has done to try and screw with Trump’s visit, by not booking hotel rooms a year ago (which also would have affected Hillary) and by his speech in Indonesia. Making his presence felt that way, not by physically appearing in Hamburg.

      • lateblum says:

        When they said bronco hadn’t reserved rooms last year for the G20 this year, I immediately thought about how much he must have hated Hillary despite his campaigning for her. It is said that his vindictiveness knows no bounds and that he carries grudges forever. I think this was not an accident. He thought HRC would win and wanted to continue to humiliate her for the birth certificate (and other “slights”). This was just another way to “get even”.

    • lyn says:

      Arrest the bastard for stalking.

  18. Dora says:

    I didn’t know that the violence had reached Utah. Yikes! Are there no safe states left?


    Escalating violence around homeless shelter has Utah House speaker asking: Is this a job for the National Guard? Escalating violence around homeless shelter has Utah House speaker asking: Is this a job for the National Guard?


  19. DeniseVB says:

    Good analogy, Liberals are Slinkies……

  20. taw46 says:

    • Jadzia says:

      Somebody needs to teach me how to wear a cape. My monkey arms look stupid coming through the slits in the front.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Well Melania is not wearing a cape in those photos just a lovely coat over her shoulders.

        I love capes especially for travel but have found with my short waist I do best with those that have simple tacks to make loose arms, open ended slits from the bottom hem or those that have no slits at all. The traditional slits through which one would show off classy long gloves never hit the right spot unless you are taller or have one custom made.

        • Jadzia says:

          I am looking for one with NO slits. I would love a DRAMATIC black cape with a red or loden green lining. Seems like it probably wouldn’t be THAT difficult to make, since the only thing you would do other than cut and hem would be to fashion the collar (and make the lining fit right). I have been looking high and low for an old-fashioned seamstress to make me a winter coat (because monkey arms, plus I’m slightly taller than the average bird-like French woman, plus I know EXACTLY what I want and therefore will never be able to find it at the shop). We have one famous-ish lady in town who makes couture wedding dresses for zillions of euros, which is not exactly what I had in mind. : ( And my neighborhood seamstress is literally worse at sewing than I am, which is saying quite a lot.

  21. taw46 says:

    I just like everything about Melania. She is always writing a “thank you” for every meeting/event she attends. Classy.

  22. DeniseVB says:

    Milo’s getting not so bad coverage from the MSM outliers, Page Six gave him a not so awful column on his book launch, but TMZ surprised me with some actual facts on the S&S lawsuit.


    I remember the original pre-order book launch on S&S shot him to #1 on Amazon within hours, what major publishing company would then cancel it? I’d like to know that too.

  23. helenk3 says:


    this will be overlooked by the msm.

    I can remember when Bethleham Steel was one of Conrail’s biggest customers. Then foreign steel undercut their prices. It did hurt the American steel industry

  24. Anthony says:

    And it continues lmao

  25. taw46 says:

    • Jadzia says:

      Looking forward to my trip to Germany in ten days! Ay yi yi.

      • taw46 says:

        It’s ok, the anarchists will have moved on by then.

      • taw46 says:

        In fact, they probably will be in Paris for Bastille Day, since our President will be there.

        • Jadzia says:

          Awesome! My 5-year-old LOVES Paris (because she went to “Paris Plage” for like two hours two or three years ago and she has NEVER EVER forgotten it). But not this summer!

          We are barely stepping foot in Germany–we’re going to a huge amusement park, Europa Park, which is in a tiny town just over the border from Strasbourg. It is owned by a company that makes amusement park rides and so it’s basically a big ad for all of the rides that they sell to places like Disneyland, etc. The funniest thing about the place is its mascot, “Ed Euromaus,” who is TOTALLY not a ripoff of Mickey Mouse, no siree Bob. My 2 daredevil kids are excited because there are big roller coasters, the 2 scaredy-cats are more excited about the “roller coaster restaurant,” which sends all of the food out from the kitchen on a little roller coaster track.

          Anyway, supposedly it is one of the best amusement parks in the WORLD and it’s not even that expensive! So we’re just hopping over there for a few days and then I’m taking them to Rome for some CULTURE.

          • taw46 says:

            I had to look up the park. It is amazing, the kids will have a great time there! And then Rome, I envy you. Love Rome.

    • John Denney says:

      One use for the 2nd Amendment in the U.S. is that when “The Authorities” refuse to defend Life, Liberty, and Property, We the People are still capable, like these Korean shop owners during L.A.’s Rodney King riots.

  26. helenk3 says:

    he is like gum on your shoe, annoying as hell and hard to get rid of.

  27. taw46 says:

  28. DeniseVB says:

    New thread up !

  29. taw46 says:

    On Thursday in Hamburg, we had the commie zombies.

  30. foxyladi14 says:

    And That’s the Truth!!!

    • foxyladi14 says:

      We gave you a Leader, with a steel Spine and Big Brass ones. Follow your Leader to Success!!

  31. mothy67 says:

    You guys mentioned Bethlehem Steel. I don’t get how the people were i grew up constantly vote democrat. Parts of these towns look like third world countries. Plywood in windows. Unkept lawns. Heroin is toxic. Abandoned buildings. It doesn’t have to be like that. Shootings are regular. There is so little hope. I had chatter box there a few weeks ago. She was able to pick up on the oppressive atmosphere. She is 10 and she expressed it. Articulated that kids should not be exposed to that level of bleakness. Somehow everyone has an iphone though. You can’t go to the hardware store and replace a window but you can buy an 800 phone and a 60 inch tv? I walked to Catholic school. There were 5 churches. They are all closed. Say what you will about religion. Dims seem to despise it, but it gave a sense of community. I keep thinking Hollywood will tell the story of Clairton Bears. A high school football team from a broke assed place went on the world stage with an unbelievable winning record. These kids had nothing but played their hearts out. Broken homes and drugs. Most players were black but the entire town was filled with fervor.
    Yesterday I was watching HGTV and PA governor had at least 5 ads about help for opiods. I assume the state is funding some sort of rehab. I don’t know where they could be sending them as all the psych hospitals are gone. I have known many that struggle with addiction. I would love to always be drunk. I do not judge. If the state is going to do a huge ad buy why on Property Brothers. Adults if addicted will wage that battle for the rest of their lives. How about investing in children. I think there was a theory way back in the 70’s about broken windows. Children are developing in these stark places. I do not need to spend 500 grand going to Columbia for grad school to figure out we have a mess in urban planning. My monster felt it within 5 minutes. She expressed it far better than I. She could sense she was in a bad place. I say cheerio spend on addicts. Rehab offers a future that prison occludes, but for God’s sake look at the root. Don’t let todays tweens become tomorrow’s junkies. Clean up these hoods. Give people back a sense of pride. Its tragic when a little girl cannot walk outside. I deal with crud most times I ignore her because she never stops talking. She is like a furbie smoking crack. Blah, blah, blah. Not sure where or how she became so effusive. Lord knows I am of few words. Thats a joke my mouth runs and runs. I never stop. I think its defense mechanism. Before Toni Morrison got on obama wagon she wrote such a freudian novel called Beloved. It is so Freud. Lay it all down Sethe sword and shield. When you endure trauma you can be both victim and victimizer. I loved that book.

  32. mothy67 says:

    I accept I am very far from perfect. I make many mistakes. I move on because there is a child. This song makes me melt

    I am very drawn to Trump. I think its because of how he referred to his brother that drank himself to death.

    • John Denney says:

      The song is about the guy’s Father, but could be about anyone.

      “Is there someone you know
      and you’re loving them so
      but you’re taking them all for granted?”

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