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Obama to address Notre Dame graduates
South Bend Tribune ^ | March 21. 2009 6:59AM | MARGARET FOSMOE

Posted on 03/21/2009 11:28:45 AM PDT by TommyJoe

SOUTH BEND — President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address May 17 at the University of Notre Dame.

Obama will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree at the university's 164th commencement ceremony, which will be in the Joyce Center, Notre Dame officials announced Friday.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhocommencements; catholicschools; commencment; notredame; obama
A site protesting his speaking at a Catholic University is already started at http://www.notredamescandal.com/
1 posted on 03/21/2009 11:28:45 AM PDT by TommyJoe
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To: TommyJoe

Yea, well ND needs to make up its mind...
either its a Catholic university or it isn’t...

and no more donations until it does!

next...


2 posted on 03/21/2009 11:31:28 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: TommyJoe

I wonder what “Our Lady” would have to say about 0bama’s positions on abortion.


3 posted on 03/21/2009 11:33:46 AM PDT by Humvee (Beliefs are more powerful than facts - Paulus Atreides)
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To: TommyJoe

He DOES look like a Fighting Irish, doesn’t he?


4 posted on 03/21/2009 11:34:57 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kellynla

I totally agree!


5 posted on 03/21/2009 11:35:56 AM PDT by TommyJoe (Freedom is not Free unless you fight for it !)
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To: TommyJoe

Let’s see..

Sick jokes on Leno, bowling, Wednesday night parties, going on ESPN to bracket teams (and the watching of games to know the brackets), constant “yeah me” interviews, attacking conservative talk show hosts by name, telling veteran groups and conservatives that “I won, you lost, I make the rules so shut up or else”....

Where is the time for: Threat Matrix briefs, National Security Briefs, Economic briefings, reading the bills he has to sign (with their loopholes for leftist funders), and everything else REAL, experienced leaders in the Presidential role do?

Oh... that whole “REAL, experienced leaders” part made it unfair.... I will report for re-education and stand in my bread line to sign my personal loyalty oath to the Comrade-Fuhrer.


6 posted on 03/21/2009 11:38:04 AM PDT by M1Tanker (Proven Daily: Modern "progressive" liberalism is just National Socialism without the "twisted cross")
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To: TommyJoe

Links to FReep

Bishop, Newman Club, Pres of Notre Dame and others.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2210995/posts?page=28#28

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2210995/posts?page=87#87

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2210995/posts?page=101#101

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2210995/posts?page=102#102


7 posted on 03/21/2009 11:38:13 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Sorry I did a Boolean search before posting that, nothing came up on obama+Notre+dame

Sorry for double post.!


8 posted on 03/21/2009 11:41:03 AM PDT by TommyJoe (Freedom is not Free unless you fight for it !)
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To: TommyJoe

No double post. I think yours is from a different source. I just wanted to let FReepers freep those references. It needs to be posted often. Don’t worry.


9 posted on 03/21/2009 11:43:32 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: TommyJoe
>Just for that, I'll call Pete Carroll and we'll administer an even bigger beat-down than usual this year.

FIGHT ON!

10 posted on 03/21/2009 11:44:42 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God is, and (2) God is good?)
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To: TommyJoe

All Catholics need to express their outrage. This is scandalous and sinful; and if we by our silence say nothing, we are partly to blame.


11 posted on 03/21/2009 11:45:57 AM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: Salvation

Thank you sir, although I am not Catholic I do believe this needs to be stopped, it is the slow crawl to the bottom of his pit!


12 posted on 03/21/2009 11:47:06 AM PDT by TommyJoe (Freedom is not Free unless you fight for it !)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

Amen!


13 posted on 03/21/2009 11:51:37 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: TommyJoe

I guess the Catholic money given to ACORN helped move this along. A Catholic university honoring someone who is for partial borth abortion and post birth murder. Sick.


14 posted on 03/21/2009 11:52:45 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: kellynla

ND is a sports business. Most losers care more about basketball and football then becoming serfs and honoring baby killers at former Catholic Universities.


15 posted on 03/21/2009 11:54:11 AM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: TommyJoe

We must trick the teleprompter.


16 posted on 03/21/2009 11:57:27 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

Maybe the Leprechauns will be up to their tricks!


17 posted on 03/21/2009 12:04:02 PM PDT by TommyJoe (Freedom is not Free unless you fight for it !)
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To: TommyJoe

I’ll bet his speech goes something like this, since these phrases appear consistently in his graduation speeches:

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The senator was running a bit late; but when he finally glided into the auditorium, escorted by an assortment of aides, he was greeted by a tremendous swell of applause as he took to the stage. Dressed in a brown jacket and red tie, Obama approached the podium, flanked by two giant screens enlarging his image, and began a softly spoken but compelling speech that recalled his own days, after his graduation in 1983 from Columbia University, as a community organizer in poor neighborhoods of Chicago. “You’ll have boundless opportunities when you graduate,” he told the students, “and it’s very easy to just take that diploma, forget about all this progressive-politics stuff, and go chasing after the big house and the large salary and the nice suits and all the other things that our money culture says you should buy. But I hope you don’t get off that easy. There’s nothing wrong with making money, but focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition.”

Obama complained of an American culture that “discourages empathy,” in which those in power blame poverty on people who are “lazy or weak of spirit” and believe that “innocent people being slaughtered and expelled from their homes halfway around the world are somebody else’s problem.” He urged the assembled activists to ignore those voices, “not because you have an obligation to those who are less fortunate than you, although I think you do have that obligation . . . but primarily because you have that obligation to yourself. Because our individual salvation depends on collective salvation. It’s only when you hitch yourself up to something bigger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”

It was a rousing speech, and Obama is probably the only member of Congress who could have delivered it with any conviction or credibility. When he left the stage and headed toward the hotel exit, he was trailed by a pack of autograph seekers, picture takers, and glad-handers.

Despite its audience and ostensible subject matter, however, Obama’s speech had contained just a single call for political action.

http://www.harpers.org/archive/2006/11/0081275


18 posted on 03/21/2009 12:04:44 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: Humvee

It isn’t even just abortion, Obama supported infanticide for babies who survived abortion. Not even NARAL supported that.


19 posted on 03/21/2009 1:18:36 PM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: SeafoodGumbo

I can only hope that he will not be allowed to speak at USNA, USMA, or USAFA. If he does..I hope he gets no applause.


20 posted on 03/21/2009 1:51:07 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: 353FMG
He DOES look like a Fighting Irish, doesn’t he?

Bull schiese, he does.

He ain't man enough to be one.

21 posted on 03/21/2009 1:53:43 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Obama = Jimmy Carter II)
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To: TommyJoe

Yes sir, Notre Dame - Supporter of the Vagina Monologues, pro-infanticide Obama and ‘Catholic’ doctrine - it does the faith proud. How absolutely disgusting! Wasn’t only a couple of months ago, when the University President was bragging about how they are reasserting ‘Catholicism’ on campus. What a joke!


22 posted on 03/21/2009 3:11:11 PM PDT by NHResident
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To: TommyJoe

UPDATED

March 24. 2009 10:45AM
Jenkins issues statement about ND’s choice of Obama
Tribune Staff Report

The Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, released the following written statement regarding the choice of President Barack Obama as the 2009 commencement speaker:

“Presidents from both parties have come to Notre Dame for decades to speak to our graduates – and to our nation and world – about a wide range of pressing issues – from foreign policy to poverty, from societal transformation to social service. We are delighted that President Obama will follow in this long tradition of speaking from Notre Dame on issues of substance and significance.

(Excerpt) http://southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090324/News01/903240164&template=247art


23 posted on 03/24/2009 8:28:24 AM PDT by TommyJoe (Freedom is not Free unless you fight for it !)
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