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Traffic Accident Delays Albertson College Graduation (Teresa Heinz Kerry speaks!)
KBCI-TV Boise ^ | 5/4/05 | Catherine Wilkinson

Posted on 06/04/2005 7:47:41 PM PDT by bitt

An accident delayed the start of Caldwell's Albertson College of Idaho Graduation today.

Joining the graduates and faculty, you might call it a star-studded cast with commencement speaker, and the wife of former Presidential candidate John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry.

She joined Idaho's J.R. Simplot and Esther Simplot in offering words of encouragement.

Mrs. Kerry talked about her appreciation of being able to see the stars again when she visits Idaho. "And if I were to wish on one today, I might wish that all Americans would commit to ensuring that each of us has access to a healthy and beautiful environment, and that all of you would join me in making that wish come true."

It was a statement that drew applause, and following her famed Idaho potato millionaire J.R. Simplot drew some laughs with his advice. "I just want to tell you kids...go out and get a hold of a piece of something, because anything you can get your hands on today is going to be worth a lot more tomorrow."

And he would know. This was the 114th commencement at Albertson College of Idaho.

It's the state's oldest and longest continuously accredited private liberal arts institution.

The average class size is about ten.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: anaccidentherself; commencement; heinz; kerry; teresa; teresaheinz; universityofkrogers
"And if I were to wish on one (star) today, I might wish that all Americans would commit to ensuring that each of us has access to a healthy and beautiful environment, and that all of you would join me in making that wish come true."

She sounds like Michael Jackson.........hey, did ya ever notice how they are never in the same room together?...

1 posted on 06/04/2005 7:47:41 PM PDT by bitt
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"I just want to tell you kids...go out and get a hold of a piece of something, because anything you can get your hands on today is going to be worth a lot more tomorrow."

I had to read that again, to make sure it wasn't Bubba speaking.

2 posted on 06/04/2005 7:50:21 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (FACT: You can get more reliable information in a beauty shop, than from the media)
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The average class size is about ten.

Football season must be a b*tch.

3 posted on 06/04/2005 7:53:43 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: bitt

Everybody knows Mrs. Skerry is an accident waiting for a place to happen.


4 posted on 06/04/2005 8:04:53 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: Paul Atreides

Maybe it was those infamous raisins doing the talking.


5 posted on 06/04/2005 8:06:53 PM PDT by Bossy Gillis
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To: bitt

LOL - good one bitt.


6 posted on 06/04/2005 8:08:17 PM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: mass55th

the accident. she must have gone ballistic, having to spend extra time in the heat hobnobbing with the unwashed...

7 posted on 06/04/2005 8:09:13 PM PDT by bitt ("There are troubling signs Bush doesn't care about winning a third term." (JH2))
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To: bitt

Michael Jackson is prettier...


8 posted on 06/04/2005 8:09:51 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: bitt
Seeing "traffic accident" and "THK" in the same sentence...

I hate false alarms.

9 posted on 06/04/2005 8:25:25 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support a platform that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.3.7)
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heh-heh....another story...
http://www.boiseweekly.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A3761

JUNE 1, 2005
Heinz to Yammer at Yotes

BY NICHOLAS COLLIAS


If you've driven through Caldwell in the last several decades, you can probably guess that the town is not a haven of liberal activism. Anyone needing proof of this need only to take a gander at the town's most prominent landmark, an immense double-sided billboard that is updated regularly to convey the arch-conservative political mewling of local quasi-libertarian busybody Ralph Smeed. Well, Mr. S may have to construct another eyesore to convey his feelings about the news coming out of one of his favorite targets, the local cultural island of Albertson College of Idaho.

On June 4, the college will hold its annual graduation exercises, featuring a keynote address from Teresa Heinz (known for most of last year as "Teresa Heinz-Kerry"), philanthropist, first lady near-miss and a quotable gadfly in her own right. What wisdom Ms. Heinz will convey to the newly conferred is anyone's guess; in any event, she will be on the very short list of self-described "African-Americans" to address the graduates of Idaho's oldest liberal arts college. We just pray she won't feel the need to publicly describe herself that way again.


10 posted on 06/04/2005 8:28:11 PM PDT by bitt ("There are troubling signs Bush doesn't care about winning a third term." (JH2))
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teresa and michael jackson are also both drunks... interesting.


11 posted on 06/04/2005 8:31:29 PM PDT by end socialism now
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They should have shown a Mickey Mouse cartoon while they waited it would have been more informative and a lot more entertaining


Must be awful hard up for a speaker to ask Momma T to speak.


12 posted on 06/04/2005 8:31:56 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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Ah. My old Alma Mater...well, guess they'll be certain to not get any money from me now.

There were a few good teachers who cared about education, some loons who cared only about ideology, but mostly just low student teacher ratios. My advice. Go to Boise State University. Save your money.

It saddens me that the class picked this moron to speak.

When I graduated (1998), Simplot was there, too. He's pretty much out of it. Was surprised to see he could still make it.


13 posted on 06/04/2005 8:31:56 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Go Fast, Turn Left!)
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To: SIDENET

There is no football at this particular school. Hell of a basketball program when I went there, though.


14 posted on 06/04/2005 8:33:26 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Go Fast, Turn Left!)
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To: bitt

some Kerry dirt:
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/313465p-268140c.html

Rev Al Sharpton was among the 20 or so black leaders Sen. John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry invited to dinner at their D.C. home Wednesday.


Kerry also invited them to critique his failed presidential campaign. Several told him they'd wished he had waited longer before conceding Ohio and that he didn't reach out early enough to minority voters.


"He took the criticism very well," said Sharpton. "He gave no indication about whether he was going to run for President again."


Asked if he'd support the senator, Sharpton said, "I haven't decided whether I'm going to run again."


15 posted on 06/04/2005 8:50:12 PM PDT by bitt ("There are troubling signs Bush doesn't care about winning a third term." (JH2))
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To: Paul Atreides

my brother works for JR.....as I recall, he made his millions/.billions with contracts with the military during WW2, and I also remember that he is an atheist.....


16 posted on 06/04/2005 10:21:28 PM PDT by cherry
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(Teresa Heinz Kerry speaks!)----

*****

Gin-soaked raisins please.

17 posted on 06/05/2005 9:23:59 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open ears exciting and inviting me)
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Drunk Driver???

Pray for W and Our Troops

18 posted on 06/05/2005 9:25:59 AM PDT by bray (Pray for Iraq's Freedom from Mohammad)
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She'd probably like to swat the writer of this article for referring to her as "Mrs. Kerry."


19 posted on 06/05/2005 9:27:59 AM PDT by mountaineer
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Musta' been part of a contract deal to stock Albertsons stores with ketchup that forced the first lady runnerup to travel to the hinterlands.


20 posted on 06/05/2005 9:28:14 AM PDT by ArmedNReady (Islam, the Cancer on Humanity.)
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To: bitt

bookmrk ping #15 and thanks bitt


21 posted on 06/05/2005 9:30:29 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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well, we always knew she was a train wreck waiting to happen


22 posted on 06/05/2005 9:31:53 AM PDT by EDINVA (i)
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How horrifying to have this woman welcomed to an Idaho college.


23 posted on 06/06/2005 9:07:30 AM PDT by Delphinium
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