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Anita Dunn Speech At HS Graduation Praising Chairman Mao - Location of Speech and School ID'd
http://www.saes.org/academics/lower_school/newsletter.aspx?StartDate=6/2/2009 ^ | October 16, 2009

Posted on 10/15/2009 9:57:39 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican

When I watched this video today on Glenn Beck's show, I was most disgusted to see that she was praising Mao from what appeared to be a pulpit of a church; and I wanted to find out where this event took place.

So, after I cleared away supper debris and got the kids in bed, I spent my evening Googling; and I found what I was looking for.

Ms. Anita Dunn was the commencement speaker for the 2009 St. Andrews Episcopal School (Potomac, MD) graduating class. From that link, it appears that Ms. Dunn has a child who attends the exclusive school.

The graduation ceremony was held June 5, 2009, at the Washington National Cathedral. Both links identify the date and location; the first link shows Ms. Dunn was the commencement speaker.

Praising a communist murderer of his own people at Washington National Cathedral. To a bunch of high school kids. From an Obama Administration insider. Lovely.

This story about Dunn's feelings for Mao may (or may not) become a liability; so I have saved the webpages to my computer, in case they disappear over the coming days.

Will Dunn fit under Obama's bus?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anitadunn; beck; comsympsinthewh; dunn; mao; sourcetitlenoturl
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FYI: St Andrews Episcopal School is an exclusive Pre-K to Grade 12 school located in Potomac, MD.

Tuition ranges from $5,750/school year for two-day Pre-K classes, $19,190 for K - Grade 3, $29,975 for Grades 6 - 8, to $31,130 for Grades 9 - 12.

Sounds like a great place to send a kid, if you have the money.

1 posted on 10/15/2009 9:57:40 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: onemiddleamerican

Bravo, onemiddleamerican!

Great work bump.


2 posted on 10/15/2009 10:01:42 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: onemiddleamerican

Are you joking?

Sounds like the best left-wing indoctrination an unsuspecting conservative parent can buy!


3 posted on 10/15/2009 10:01:51 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Great Work!


4 posted on 10/15/2009 10:03:06 PM PDT by Loud Mime (The time to water the tree of liberty approaches......)
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To: onemiddleamerican
"Will Dunn fit under Obama's bus?"

I believe she has a first class seat next to Obama.

5 posted on 10/15/2009 10:03:27 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: SatinDoll

Sorry about that; I was being very sarcastic and forgot to make note of that in my comment.


6 posted on 10/15/2009 10:03:37 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Actually praising Mao, is equivalent to the phony charge laid against Rush, that he had praised slavery. Same difference.


7 posted on 10/15/2009 10:05:55 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

There is a marvelous book about Mao Tse Tung’s reign of terror. It is told by Chinese women of three generations in the same family. It is one of the best books I’ve ever read and it’s chilling.

“Wild Swans” by Jung Chang, a book you’ll never forget.


8 posted on 10/15/2009 10:07:34 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: DGHoodini
Not really. Rush never made the slavery comment. Dunn, however, did say that Mao was one of her favorite philosophers.

For her to say he is a favorite philosopher is praise; certainly not condemnation.

9 posted on 10/15/2009 10:11:39 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: onemiddleamerican

At least it wasn’t a Catholic School or the Catholic-bashers would have taken over this post like white on rice!


10 posted on 10/15/2009 10:15:39 PM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: onemiddleamerican
"Dunn, however, did say that Mao was one of her favorite philosophers."

Mao was a murdering despot. Birds of a feather flock together.

11 posted on 10/15/2009 10:16:24 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: onemiddleamerican
Good work, THANKS! Might want to make a few back up copies of those webpages besides saving them on one machine!

prisoner6

12 posted on 10/15/2009 10:16:47 PM PDT by prisoner6 (ACORN is nuts!)
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To: onemiddleamerican
I saw the cross behind Anita Dunn and was appalled that she was spewing her garbage in a sanctuary. Thanks for the research!

Mrs. Prince of Space

13 posted on 10/15/2009 10:17:44 PM PDT by Prince of Space
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To: onemiddleamerican

Note the word *phony*. What Mao did to the Chinese people, was akin to slavery.


14 posted on 10/15/2009 10:22:25 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Why does so much weird sh*t happen at the NATIONAL CATHEDRAL? Because it is in DC?

I read about how the female, ah-hem, Bishop, there once had a series of talks conducted at the Cathedral on the goodness of paganism, abortion, etc... I’m sure it happens all the time.

Seriously - does anyone know when/how the coup at the NATIONAL CATHEDRAL happened?


15 posted on 10/15/2009 10:27:13 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: onemiddleamerican
Hmmmm...very leftist school apparantly. Found this wonderful program on one of their pages.

Have You thought About White Privilage?

prisoner6

16 posted on 10/15/2009 10:27:20 PM PDT by prisoner6 (ACORN is nuts!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Excellent work. I was wondering where that was ... the cross on her side as she was speaking really upset me. Then she threw in Mother Theresa. Appalling.

Potomac, MD is in glorious Montgomery County. You won’t find a lot of conservatives out there any more. Mostly limo libs. None of these parents should be surprised to have this type address at their kids commencement but obviously at least ONE was or Glenn Beck would never have seen that video.


17 posted on 10/15/2009 10:27:50 PM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: DGHoodini
Oops, my bad. I'm sorry, I misunderstood your comment.

It's way past my bedtime, and my reading comprehension is slipping.

:-(

18 posted on 10/15/2009 10:30:33 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: Rembrandt
“Wild Swans” by Jung Chang, a book you’ll never forget.

Noted, thanks..

19 posted on 10/15/2009 10:31:57 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: onemiddleamerican

OH, and this just gets better. I followed your link to the school’s website and it referred to her as mother of Stephen Bauer. Welllllll, Bauer struck a chord. He is the private attorney for Obama, representing him in the ‘birther’ suits. He is one nasty piece of work.

Here’s Wiki on the relationship:
Personal life
She is married to the President’s personal lawyer, Robert Bauer, a partner at Perkins Coie who has been the general counsel of Obama for America since January 2007. They reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Newsweek named Dunn and Bauer the new “power couple” in Washington, D.C. in 2008.[6]


20 posted on 10/15/2009 10:33:12 PM PDT by EDINVA (Obama CAN'T see the Olympics from his back porch !)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Where do these crap buckets come from?


21 posted on 10/15/2009 10:34:17 PM PDT by Dream Warrior (Never underestimate the POWER of an ARROGANT Marxist President and Congress!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

No probs. Figured as much. G’Nite!


22 posted on 10/15/2009 10:36:13 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

No different from praising Hitler.


23 posted on 10/15/2009 10:58:33 PM PDT by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: EDINVA; LucyT; onemiddleamerican
She is married to the President’s personal lawyer, Robert Bauer, a partner at Perkins Coie who has been the general counsel of Obama for America since January 2007. They reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Newsweek named Dunn and Bauer the new “power couple” in Washington, D.C. in 2008.[6]

"...Trinity's own Roman-like architecture is unfamiliar for a church, which might explain why some outsiders found it cultish and strange. The congregation meets in a theater-in-the round, designed after secular buildings like the Parthenon and the U.S. Congress. Stained-glass windows flanking the entrance feature images of African-American leaders, not saints: W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. There is also a glass sculpture of a man resembling Obama.

DU BOIS ON STALIN:

...Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. He was simple, calm and courageous. He seldom lost his poise; pondered his problems slowly, made his decisions clearly and firmly; never yielded to ostentation nor coyly refrained from holding his rightful place with dignity. He was the son of a serf but stood calmly before the great without hesitation or nerves. But also - and this was the highest proof of his greatness - he knew the common man, felt his problems, followed his fate.

Stalin was not a man of conventional learning; he was much more than that: he was a man who thought deeply, read understandingly and listened to wisdom, no matter whence it came. He was attacked and slandered as few men of power have been; yet he seldom lost his courtesy and balance; nor did he let attack drive him from his convictions nor induce him to surrender positions which he knew were correct. As one of the despised minorities of man, he first set Russia on the road to conquer race prejudice and make one nation out of its 140 groups without destroying their individuality.

THESE ARE THE HEROES OF THE LEFT!

24 posted on 10/15/2009 11:34:28 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: onemiddleamerican
Bauer and Dunn-Bauer attending one Mao communist rally.


25 posted on 10/15/2009 11:49:25 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Hey Obama. Where is Osama Bin Laden?)
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To: onemiddleamerican

“$29,975 for Grades 6 - 8”

This exclusive school charges only 30% more than a DC public school... LOL!


26 posted on 10/16/2009 12:03:36 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: onemiddleamerican

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Glenn Beck Reveals Video of Anita Dunn Praising Mao Tse Tung - Video 10/15/09

http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2009/10/glenn-beck-reveals-video-of-anita-dunn.html

“Here is video of Glenn Beck’s show today where he revealed a video of White House communications director Anita Dunn, who attacked Fox News, praising Mao Tse Tung, calling him “one of my two favorite political philosophers” and saying that Mao Tse Tung is one of “the two people that I turn to most.”

Glenn Beck asked “America, how many radicals is it going to take? How many radicals surrounding our president is it going to take before you understand that when the president says that he wants to transform the country, well he wants to transform it alright.”


27 posted on 10/16/2009 12:12:40 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: onemiddleamerican

I know how you feel.

Once I made a scathing comment and forgot the ‘/sarc’ tag. OMG! Boy, did I ever get flamed, and it went on, and on, and on,..


28 posted on 10/16/2009 12:40:08 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Fred Nerks

unreal....


29 posted on 10/16/2009 12:49:06 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Shes’ ugly too....fugly looking leftist.


30 posted on 10/16/2009 1:05:36 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks FN!


31 posted on 10/16/2009 1:39:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: prisoner6

Thanks for posting that link. Raising more little nanny government busybodies to tell the rest of us how to live.


32 posted on 10/16/2009 5:36:56 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: EDINVA

Incestuous bunch, those Democrats.


33 posted on 10/16/2009 5:38:32 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: N3WBI3

I don’t fault a parent for wanting their kids to get a good education, but paying a huge tuition like at this school doesn’t absolve the parent from the responsibility to pay close attention to what their child is being taught. Even at the graduation ceremony, apparently.


34 posted on 10/16/2009 5:43:32 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: onemiddleamerican

It’s pretty easy to set a child’s worldview, since leftist worldview is based on ONE error.

“Man is basically good”.

By extension, “man” is getting better, morally, ethically, and intellectually. From there, you logically progress to “some ‘men’ are more advanced in these areas than others. Just one more small step and you get

“some ‘supermen’ can and should make decisions for the whole of society”.

See how important the biblical view of the nature of man is?
Simply understanding that man is tragically flawed and cannot be trusted with power over other men because of his very nature will blunt the whole leftist worldview.


35 posted on 10/16/2009 5:45:12 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: onemiddleamerican
Check out this find:

Richard Rorty on indoctrination

“It seems to me that the regulative idea that we heirs of the Enlightenment, we Socratists, most frequently use to criticize the conduct of various conversational partners is that of ‘needing education in order to outgrow their primitive fear, hatreds, and superstitions’ . . . It is a concept which I, like most Americans who teach humanities or social science in colleges and universities, invoke when we try to arrange things so that students who enter as bigoted, homophobic, religious fundamentalists will leave college with views more like our own . . .

The fundamentalist parents of our fundamentalist students think that the entire ‘American liberal establishment’ is engaged in a conspiracy. The parents have a point. Their point is that we liberal teachers no more feel in a symmetrical communication situation when we talk with bigots than do kindergarten teachers talking with their students . . .

When we American college teachers encounter religious fundamentalists, we do not consider the possibility of reformulating our own practices of justification so as to give more weight to the authority of the Christian scriptures. Instead, we do our best to convince these students of the benefits of secularization.
We assign first-person accounts of growing up homosexual to our homophobic students for the same reasons that German schoolteachers in the postwar period assigned The Diary of Anne Frank. . .
You have to be educated in order to be . . . a participant in our conversation . . .
So we are going to go right on trying to discredit you in the eyes of your children, trying to strip your fundamentalist religious community of dignity, trying to make your views seem silly rather than discussable.
We are not so inclusivist as to tolerate intolerance such as yours . . . I don’t see anything herrschaftsfrei [domination free] about my handling of my fundamentalist students.
Rather, I think those students are lucky to find themselves under the benevolent Herrschaft [domination] of people like me, and to have escaped the grip of their frightening, vicious, dangerous parents . . .
I am just as provincial and contextualist as the Nazi teachers who made their students read Der Stürmer; the only difference is that I serve a better cause.”

-‘Universality and Truth,’ in Robert B. Brandom (ed.), Rorty and his Critics (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000), pp. 21-2.


36 posted on 10/16/2009 5:46:20 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Bauer and Dunn-Bauer attending one Mao communist rally.

Where did this photo come from? I've been searching for it- no luck so far..

37 posted on 10/16/2009 5:50:34 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Hah! Never mind- found it on google (which I avoid whenever possible)!


38 posted on 10/16/2009 5:56:39 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Fred Nerks
“America, how many radicals is it going to take? How many radicals surrounding our president is it going to take before you understand that when the president says that he wants to transform the country, well he wants to transform it alright.”

I watched the vido. Those were some powerful words. But in today's America, Glenn is the crazy one and Dunn is considered normal.

39 posted on 10/16/2009 6:00:58 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: prisoner6

These poor unfortunates are tormented by guilt as a result of their “white privilage.” They have a great solution. Don’t stop paying thirty grand a year for your white brat to go to school. Tax working class workers, white and black, to pay for more government programs.


40 posted on 10/16/2009 6:38:34 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: MrB
It’s pretty easy to set a child’s worldview, since leftist worldview is based on ONE error. “Man is basically good”.

You are so very very right.

This brief conversation supplied me with a theme for lengthened thought. How sad a truth- if true it were- that Man's age-long endeavor for perfection had served only to render him the mockery of the Evil Principle, from the fatal circumstance of an error at the very root of the matter! The heart- the heart- there was the little yet boundless sphere, wherein existed the original wrong, of which the crime and misery of this outward world were merely types. Purify that inward sphere; and the many shapes of evil that haunt the outward, and which now seem almost our only realities, will turn to shadowy phantoms, and vanish of their own accord. But if we go no deeper than the Intellect, and strive, with merely that feeble instrument, to discern and rectify what is wrong, our whole accomplishment will be a dream; so unsubstantial, that it matters little whether the bonfire, which I have so faithfully described, were what we choose to call a real event, and a flame that would scorch the finger- or only a phosphoric radiance, and a parable of my own brain!

--Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Earth's Holocaust", 1844


41 posted on 10/16/2009 7:34:27 AM PDT by Claud
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To: onemiddleamerican

Did anyone see her TONGUE???? It kept coming out like a SERPENT!!!


42 posted on 10/16/2009 7:36:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: DGHoodini

WHAT????? She DID praise Mao....Rush DID NOT praise Slavery.....how is that the same?????


43 posted on 10/16/2009 7:37:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: PGR88

They don’t even have CHURCH SERVICES in the National CATHEDRAL!!


44 posted on 10/16/2009 7:38:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: DGHoodini

But Mao KILLED 70 MILLION PEOPLE......geesh.


45 posted on 10/16/2009 7:39:38 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: onemiddleamerican

“Praising a communist murderer of his own people at Washington National Cathedral. To a bunch of high school kids. From an Obama Administration insider. Lovely.”

You have to understand: it’s The Episcopal “Church.” It’s what they do. And it’s why most conservatives have left TEC.


46 posted on 10/16/2009 8:30:51 AM PDT by Nevski
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To: Ann Archy

Please read more carefully. I said the charge against Rush was phony. As far as comparison, those Mao left alive, were in a situation that has much in common with slavery. Besides, those African tribal wars, where African tribes enslaved other Africans and then sold them to the slave ship operators were hardly bloodless.


47 posted on 10/16/2009 9:07:17 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: onemiddleamerican

That was not my point, my point was just that an exclusive school cost, per year, not much more than the school with metal detectors, gangs, and poor education...


48 posted on 10/16/2009 9:08:39 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: onemiddleamerican; Ann Archy

Good thing she didn’t say her favorite philosopher was someone controversial, like Jesus.


49 posted on 10/16/2009 9:10:57 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The Final Turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: Boiling Pots

OMG!! Like Bush said Jesus was his favorite philosopher!! He was EXCORIATED!!


50 posted on 10/16/2009 9:47:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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