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Some stand in protest during Bush commencement speech (video)
Yahoo-CNN ^ | 6/1/08

Posted on 06/01/2008 5:24:07 AM PDT by chickadee

Some stand in protest during President Bush's commencement speech at Furman University.

(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; commencements; furman; imbecility; leftismoncampus; morons; noclass; presidentbush; protest; rudedems
Most of those standing also protested Lyndon Johnson in 1968.
1 posted on 06/01/2008 5:24:08 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Let's see now - those graduating would have been about 14 years old on 9/11. Above the "age of reason" and certainly they would have memories and an understanding of 9/11.

Obviously the MSM has done a good job of blurring the memory of that day for SOME of them.

IMHO - Those supporting or judging "W" would do well to reflect DEEPLY on how the world, this nation, and they themselves "felt", "feared" "expected" events to unfold from 9/11 on, and compare it to today's reality.

Thank You, President George W. Bush, for your guts and your focus!

2 posted on 06/01/2008 5:35:57 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

I don’t think there was but one standing that was under the age of 55.


3 posted on 06/01/2008 5:41:14 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: chickadee

You’re right!!!!
Only two were under the age of 60. One looked like a daughter and the lady at the end looked like a bought bride.


4 posted on 06/01/2008 5:42:44 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ironmom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: chickadee

As much as I despised WJC, I would never have shown disrespect in this manner. I was taught better than that. Sadly, just about everywhere I go, I see evidence that we aren’t a respectful nation any longer.


5 posted on 06/01/2008 5:44:19 AM PDT by jch10
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To: chickadee
Not a taker among them and the government probably paid for their education.
6 posted on 06/01/2008 5:47:54 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: jch10

Exactly. Using a momentous day for those graduates to grandstand. Selfish louts.

And at my parent’s alma matter.


7 posted on 06/01/2008 5:49:24 AM PDT by doodad
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To: chickadee

You can always let ‘em know what you think (if you want to risk them having your email address): contact@weobject.info


8 posted on 06/01/2008 5:50:49 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: jennyjenny
"I don’t think there was but one standing that was under the age of 55."

Hmmm..."Rush Babies" respected the President too??? - good

9 posted on 06/01/2008 5:51:05 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: chickadee

They look like faculty. They are seated with other robed older adults. And they are being ignored. If they had guts, they would be standing in the front row.


10 posted on 06/01/2008 5:53:56 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: chickadee

Those pigs who so selfishly tarnished the graduates commencement for eternity have to be some of the best examples of what we could expect in a democrat communist nation. Do not let these bastards get back in power fully, remember the dark times before Reagan.


11 posted on 06/01/2008 5:55:08 AM PDT by Wpin
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To: LZ_Bayonet

I remember looking up whenever a plane flew over to make sure it wasn’t a “crop duster”. Your right, the MSM has done a great job.


12 posted on 06/01/2008 5:57:07 AM PDT by Radl
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To: LZ_Bayonet
Thank You, President George W. Bush, for your guts and your focus!
Bravo, He has been a great leader dealing with a new enemy of state sponsored terrisiom, which may require more extreme responses to disable them.
13 posted on 06/01/2008 6:05:50 AM PDT by Big Horn (I am bitter, I just want to eat my waffle.)
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To: chickadee

i saw a book in the bookstore yesterday whose author

wants to charge president bush with murder.

where was this moron when saddam hussein killed 900,000+

people?


14 posted on 06/01/2008 6:12:06 AM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: chickadee

I heard he got a standing ovation and that almost all of those attending applauded him.


15 posted on 06/01/2008 6:25:36 AM PDT by blueyon (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: rabidralph

Well, they look like the liberal faculty and at least they had the courtesy to behave themselves.


16 posted on 06/01/2008 7:12:21 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: chickadee; All

NOW FOR WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE CEREMONY:

BUSH AT FURMAN: AMERICANS HAVE ‘OBLIGATION TO HELP’
By Dan Hoover

Controversy over Furman University’s commencement invitation to President Bush dissolved into an outpouring of civility and warmth Saturday night at Paladin Stadium.

. . . With the exception of a silent protest by a scattering of graduates and faculty, Bush was a hit with the crowd.

When the flashing blue lights of the lead vehicles in Bush’s motorcade came into view at 7:10 p.m., most of the more than 9,000 guests erupted into foot-stomping, cheers and applause.

Bush’s entrance to the stadium at 7:37 p.m. brought a roar from most of the crowd that filled all but a few of the home side seats. Students joined in, many climbing onto their beige folding chairs, women kicking off their pumps, for a better view or to take pictures.

You will find a videoclip at the following link that captures the ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION the President received from the audience (minus the 14 Marxists of course):
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080531/NEWS01/80531003/-1/ENT
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MY FAVORITE EXCERPT FROM THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH:
“Finally, a culture of responsibility means being accountable to your families and to yourself. I found family to be a source of great comfort and strength. When people talk about my family, they often say I inherited my dad’s eyes and my mother’s mouth. (Laughter.) But I got far more from them than that. From my dad, I learned that a gentle soul can also be strong. From my mother, I saw the blessings of humor and honesty and unqualified love. And from the two of them, I got an inspiring example of how a strong marriage can carry you through any challenge. And what has carried me through the challenges in my life has been the love and support of a wonderful woman named Laura Bush. (Applause.)”
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/05/20080531-3.html


17 posted on 06/01/2008 7:12:28 AM PDT by DrDeb
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To: jch10

Agreed. No matter what anybody thinks about him, the graduating class got the President to speak at their commencement. Only a few schools get that in a year. I guess some people never learned the difference between a ceremony and a public forum.


18 posted on 06/01/2008 7:19:30 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: netmilsmom

“bought bride”

Can you explain what you mean by that?


19 posted on 06/01/2008 7:33:07 AM PDT by JNL (uot)
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To: JNL
Re: “bought bride” Can you explain what you mean by that?

I guess that means... cash changed hands

20 posted on 06/01/2008 7:45:28 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: JNL

My husband’s cousin paid for a girl from the Phillipines to come over so he could marry her.

He is in his fifties and she is in her twenties. That gal on the end looks like she is that way.


21 posted on 06/01/2008 7:46:53 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ironmom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: chickadee

The headline of the story should have been: Student Achievers Disrespected by Selfish Leftist Losers


22 posted on 06/01/2008 7:51:18 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: netmilsmom

LOL My wife (not bought by the way) is 11 years younger than me, and “not white”. I’m sure you didn’t mean that you assumed she was bought because of her color. Not to get all PC on you but that was a pretty bad throwaway statement.


23 posted on 06/01/2008 7:54:43 AM PDT by JNL (uot)
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To: DrDeb

DrDeb, THANK YOU for posting ‘what really happened at the Furman ceremony’...we won’t see or hear about this from the MSM.

Your favorite excerpt is terrific....my screen got blurry.


24 posted on 06/01/2008 8:34:22 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: DrDeb

Thanks! Glad I scrolled down before posting.


25 posted on 06/01/2008 9:13:09 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: chickadee

Furman is my wife’s alma mater. It’s a pretty conservative Baptist school (though not as conservative as Bob Jones University across town!), and in addition to being known as the “Country Club of the South” for their lavish landscaping, it’s also a solid academic school as well. I’m not surprised that the President got an enthusiastic reception aside from fourteen smelly dessicated hippies.

}:-)4


26 posted on 06/01/2008 9:43:27 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: JNL

>>Not to get all PC on you but that was a pretty bad throwaway statement.<<

It was from my personal experience. Yours is different. Yes, her age difference is what I’m judging on. Sorry if you’re offended but with as nice looking as the woman is and as slimy as the guy next to her looks, he bought her if that is his lady.

In this day and age, he either bought her from overseas or right here in the states. Go cruise around Las Vegas and you’ll see it. She likes his money. He doesn’t seem to have much going for him.


27 posted on 06/01/2008 9:54:39 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Ironmom. (but really made from Gold plated titanium))
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To: ken21

I hear Vincent Bugliosi(the prosecutor in the Charles Manson case) has written that book. Just sick.


28 posted on 06/01/2008 12:03:56 PM PDT by bushfamfan (The sunrise has turned into a sunset.)
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To: DrDeb

Thanks so much for the full story. The sound was so bad on the video.

And many thanks to everyone who had kind things to say about President Bush. I come to FR to get cheered up and you guys never fail me:)


29 posted on 06/01/2008 12:15:22 PM PDT by chickadee
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