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Boortz Rips Liberals at Commencement Address
July 9,2008 | Neal Bortz

Posted on 07/10/2008 10:44:40 AM PDT by econjack

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I'm a retired university professor, but what Boortz says here must have really set the Texas A&M faculty on fire. (Boortz graduated from Texas A&M). A long, but glorious, read.
1 posted on 07/10/2008 10:44:40 AM PDT by econjack
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Not sure, but ... I think Neil refers to this address as the one he wishes he could give/ could have given. If he actually delivered this speech, it would be a great thing.


2 posted on 07/10/2008 10:49:23 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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Be interested to hear how his remarks were received.

I recently attended a dental school graduation where a retired four-star General and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman was the commencement speaker.

After smelling salts were applied so I could regain consciousness after learning who was allowed to speak at a major university, I rather enjoyed his remarks...although they were largely apolitical.

3 posted on 07/10/2008 10:49:30 AM PDT by daler
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Wow, This sounds like something Ayn Rand herself might have written!

BTTT!

4 posted on 07/10/2008 10:51:48 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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The “teach-do” comment is inaccurate.

In particular, the engineering and science faculty at A&M and other schools are DOERS.

Period.

.......but I doubt that Boortz had them in mind when he spoke.

Gig ‘Em

Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ‘84


5 posted on 07/10/2008 10:53:31 AM PDT by fishtank (FIRST defeat Obama. ------------------ THEN resist McCain. ---------- A good plan.)
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Yep - he’s never given this speech in public. It’s the one he’s always wanted to give. He plays it on his show once a year or so, around graduation time.


6 posted on 07/10/2008 10:53:45 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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i like neal but i dont think this is the right forum for this type of speech. the kids are there to get a diploma and graduate, not get bopped over the head with a political message. i agree with everything hes saying but its not the place for it.


7 posted on 07/10/2008 10:54:31 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: fishtank
The “teach-do” comment is inaccurate.

As a retired university professor, I think so, too. However, I'm willing to cut him some slack because the essence of his message is spot-on.

8 posted on 07/10/2008 10:56:03 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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9 posted on 07/10/2008 10:57:27 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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i like neal but i dont think this is the right forum for this type of speech. the kids are there to get a diploma and graduate, not get bopped over the head with a political message. i agree with everything hes saying but its not the place for it.

Same here. I was trapped into listening to a leftie commencement talk last year. What an unpleasant experience. No reason why the right should do this either.

10 posted on 07/10/2008 10:59:18 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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Linky Thing: He Wrote It But Never Gave It
11 posted on 07/10/2008 11:00:35 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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I was trapped into listening to a leftie commencement talk last year. What an unpleasant experience.

exact same thing happened to me.
12 posted on 07/10/2008 11:01:38 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: traviskicks

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13 posted on 07/10/2008 11:01:47 AM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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i agree with everything hes saying but its not the place for it.

I'm not sure I agree with you. I can't begin to tell you how many commencement addresses I've had to sit through and most are of the "rah-rah, go get 'em" attitude and rarely give you anything to think about. This speech does.

As to whether it was given or not, I hope (and thought) it was. I did check here to make sure it wasn't a double-post, but I did not try to find it's archive. In my mind, that's not as important as its intent. Personally, I'd love to hear it given at a commencement address if for no other reason than it is thought-provoking. College students are incredibly naive and can soak things up well enough, but they are not independent thinkers. I think Boortz is simply telling them to start thinking on their own.

14 posted on 07/10/2008 11:02:09 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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15 posted on 07/10/2008 11:02:23 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Stop the Obamanation!))))
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I would give anything to see a video of this, focusing entirely on the faculty, just to see thier apoplectic reactions. Nice post and a great read indeed.


16 posted on 07/10/2008 11:04:51 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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Conservatives and Libertarians think -- and, setting aside the theocracy crowd, their identity is centered on the individual.

When you take out the "theocracy", liberals and libertarians and conservatives all have the same goal.

That's the current state of things.

17 posted on 07/10/2008 11:07:56 AM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: tx_eggman

I had a feeling this was an urban legend.


18 posted on 07/10/2008 11:10:15 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: econjack
Bookmark to make my children read!

Great thread!

19 posted on 07/10/2008 11:11:07 AM PDT by wmfights (Believe - THE GOSPEL - and be saved)
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To: econjack

What can I say? PING*


20 posted on 07/10/2008 11:12:26 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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