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Polish President Says Cleveland is Like Home


skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
10 Dec 2010  #1
-> No opinions, just thought this was a very nice article about the Polish president and about Polonia in the US. <-

Polish President Says Cleveland is Like Home

From pioneering surgical procedures to stuffed cabbage and beets, the President of Poland got a wide-ranging taste of Northeast Ohio, Thursday. ideastream's David C. Barnett has this report on the visit of Bronislaw Komorowski, which began at the Cleveland Clinic.

A delegation of the Clinic's Polish-born doctors, including world renown face transplant pioneer Maria Siemionow, presented Mr. Komorowski with his own Cleveland Clinic lab coat. As he buttoned it up, the President noted that he and Siemionow came from the same town in Poland, and that she had lobbied him to pay a visit to Cleveland.

wcpn.org/WCPN/news/37366
A J 4 | 1,088
10 Dec 2010  #2
diplomatic activity in Washington

I guess we'll be reading all about it sooner or later.

:)
OP skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
10 Dec 2010  #3
I'm sure you're right although major changes are coming to the way information is processed.
A J 4 | 1,088
10 Dec 2010  #4
Sure, but I don't think you can change all the people who are going to leak that information.

;)
OP skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
10 Dec 2010  #5
Nope but hopefully we can send them to jail for decades...
Pinching Pete - | 558
10 Dec 2010  #6
If Cleveland feels like home.. I feel sorry for you. Lol. Jk.. Pretty nice article, Komorowski seems like an affable gent too.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
10 Dec 2010  #7
Slavic Village is a ghetto nowadays, i don't know how he could feel at home there
stallion 3 | 15
11 Dec 2010  #8
I bet he ignored Chicago because of how Kaczynski was always greeted in chi-town. Its a big FU to the chicago-polonia.

Although it's nice to see cleavland poles getting some exposure and recognition from the polish government.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
11 Dec 2010  #9
I bet he ignored Chicago because of how Kaczynski was always greeted in chi-town. Its a big FU to the chicago-polonia.

Well, why should he go somewhere that voted against him?
sledz 23 | 2,250
12 Dec 2010  #10
Or, maybe they didnt pay for him enough to show up??? Its pretty funny how you Brits think you know so much about Chicago from your BBC Media.

That last time you must of have spent days researching anti -Adam Andrzejewski propaganda and then tried to sabotage his campaigning on this forum. Whats in it for a limey like you? Have you ever been to Illinois, or in this case Ohio?

Adam Andrzejewski Is running for Governor of Illinois !!!!
Pinching Pete - | 558
12 Dec 2010  #11
Slavic Village is a ghetto nowadays

I know, all of Cleveland is a sh.tbox. Don't tell them that though.
sledz 23 | 2,250
12 Dec 2010  #12
Congratulations on a new dumb polock president!

Im surprised he didnt pick Detroit, He must think its still the 1950`s

I wonder why He didnt come to Polands capitol, its only a couple hundred miles away,
He must not be that popular with Poles if he went to Cleveland instead of Chi?
aad
12 Dec 2010  #13
sledz, chicago pollocks with polish citizenship voted for Kaczynski, that's why he decided not to go to chicago
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
12 Dec 2010  #14
Or, maybe they didnt pay for him enough to show up???

I don't think the President of Poland has to worry about how much it costs to go visit certain towns.

Its pretty funny how you Brits think you know so much about Chicago from your BBC Media.

Uh...I use the PKW site to know about who voted for who and where. I suppose it's a liberal conspiracy website, yeah?

Whats in it for a limey like you?

There's nothing funnier than making fun of "Polish" Americans who don't speak Polish and who only use it for political purposes.

I wonder why He didnt come to Polands capitol, its only a couple hundred miles away, He must not be that popular with Poles if he went to Cleveland instead of Chi?

As you've been told - why should he visit somewhere if they didn't vote for him? The Chicago Polonia are somewhat hostile towards Komorowski and have published plenty of nonsense about him, so why visit? Best to leave them alone.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
12 Dec 2010  #15
Is Slavic Village still a thriving urbanly renwed Pol-Am community? It was an old decrepit Polonian quarters which underwent urban renewal in the late 1970s with Podhale-style facades and Polish street festivals. Is this still the case?
aad
12 Dec 2010  #16
slavic village looks like a total shithole in google street view. like mexico or brazil. it's probably because of negroes moving in
Pinching Pete - | 558
12 Dec 2010  #17
Slavic community in Cleveland lives in the suburbian towns around there now. Parma.. places like that.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
12 Dec 2010  #18
Detroit

Hamtramck has only a few Poles left, mostly Middle Easterners nowadays, been there 2 years ago, Detroit looks like s**t. Driving through downtown on the freeway you can loose a wheel on one of the potholes.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
13 Dec 2010  #19
It's good that he had a nice time in Cleveland.
1jola 14 | 1,879
13 Dec 2010  #20
Well, why should he go somewhere that voted against him?

Perhaps because it has the largest concentration of Poles in the U.S? Would that be a good reason?

He refused to meet with Polonia but he went to the Holocaust Museum, I suppose to please his wife.

Not a lot in the press about his usual gaffs, this time with Obama. He must be used to being embarassed by now, I know we are.
...
13 Dec 2010  #21
Cleves feels like home? poland is that big of a $
hith0le, is it? lol
1jola 14 | 1,879
13 Dec 2010  #22
I don't know. He lives rent free here, so you tell me.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
13 Dec 2010  #23
Perhaps because it has the largest concentration of Poles in the U.S? Would that be a good reason?

He doesn't visit Poznan, Gdansk, Wroclaw or Szczecin regularly, despite it having a large concentration of Poles. In fact, he doesn't even visit the UK or Holland regularly, despite all the Poles living there, too.

It's his choice as President to decide where to visit.

He refused to meet with Polonia but he went to the Holocaust Museum, I suppose to please his wife.

Perhaps because he realised that meeting with a bunch of idiotic, backwards people would be counter productive, particularly as many of them have outdated views concerning "what is Poland"?

Not a lot in the press about his usual gaffs, this time with Obama.

Doesn't bother me. He's doing a grand job as President - bringing up issues relevant to the people (visa waiver), not obstructing the Sejm and generally being quite peaceful and inclusive.

Don't you have any artifical gravestones to be praying at?
1jola 14 | 1,879
13 Dec 2010  #24
No, but I would give you an English grammar lesson, if I cared enough.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,884
13 Dec 2010  #25
has anyone been to a nice polish town/neighborhood in the USA? I've never been to chicago, but every polish town i've ever been to in the USA has been run down.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
13 Dec 2010  #26
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polish_Village.jpg

Nope, doesn't look great, does it?
Softsong 5 | 495
13 Dec 2010  #27
Greenpoint in Brooklyn is pretty nice. :-)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenpoint,_Brooklyn
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,884
13 Dec 2010  #28
softsong wrote:

Greenpoint in Brooklyn is pretty nice. :-)

honestly, it's not. most people in greenpoint are quite poor, there's nothing aesthetic about the place (aside from a few historic districts, every town has people with money)....but for what it's worth, I still dig Greenpoint. I had a friend who lived there and loved it. Brooklyn in itself is a pretty fun town but you would never walk through the polish section of Greenpoint and say, "this is a nice town." it's run down looking like every other polish town i've ever been to.
slavia
13 Dec 2010  #29
a run-down look of polish neighbourhoods is the fault of polams who decide to work in ****** blue collar jobs instead of having good education and being greedy capitalists
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
13 Dec 2010  #30
The whole point of his visit is he visited the cultural center and the clinic and said some nice things about it and the community, not the fact that parts of Cleveland are run down. Focus on the positive and not the negative. It is the Christmas season!


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