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Michelle Obama to speak at Virginia Tech graduation
The Roanoke Times & Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2012

Posted on 03/29/2012 9:25:09 PM PDT by Perseverando

Michelle Obama will address Virginia Tech graduates at the 2012 commencement ceremony on May 11 at Lane Stadium.

Mrs. Obama joins U.S. Sen. Mark Warner as commencement speaker. Both will deliver commencement addresses.

This is the first time a first lady has addressed a Virginia Tech commencement, according to Tech's morning news release.

Mrs. Obama will speak at three college graduation ceremonies this spring, including two in key general election battleground states.

Her first commencement address will be at Tech. The White House says the first lady has been inspired by the school's resiliency following the deadly 2007 campus shootings. Mrs. Obama will also speak at North Carolina A&T, a historically black university.

Virginia and North Carolina are both politically important states that will be crucial to President Barack Obama's reelection prospects.

Mrs. Obama will also deliver the commencement address at Oregon State University, which has been recognized for its efforts to promote healthy communities, a key priority of the first lady. Mrs. Obama's brother, Craig Robinson, is the coach of the school's men's basketball team.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012commencements; 2012swingstates; flotusmichelle; highereducation; hokies; markwarner; michelleobama; moochelle; vatech; virginiatech
These graduates are going to have to listen to Moochelle Obama & Mark Warner for their commencement speakers? Hey, why not? Welcome to the real world, Hokies. Welcome to Obamaville!!!
1 posted on 03/29/2012 9:25:18 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Travyon Martin will be the highlight of her message.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 9:26:47 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Perseverando
The White House says the first lady has been inspired by the school's resiliency following the deadly 2007 campus shootings.

Just sorta jumped out at me. Carry on.

3 posted on 03/29/2012 9:27:40 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Perseverando

It’s not VD, it’s VT. Oh, wait....


4 posted on 03/29/2012 9:28:41 PM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: Perseverando

well at least the kids will get good chow...probably ribs and cupcakes at least ;-)


5 posted on 03/29/2012 9:32:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Perseverando

Oh here we go with the full court propaganda!

Get ready for the 2nd amendment crack down.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 9:34:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Perseverando

I just can’t resist saying it: Virginia Tech graduates will listen to Zer0’s Stepford wife.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 9:35:05 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Perseverando

And I would say to please send me my diploma in the mail. I will not be attending.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 9:38:40 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Perseverando

An invocation on vacations.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 9:40:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Perseverando

Oh, PUUUUKKKKEEE


10 posted on 03/29/2012 9:41:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Perseverando

...haven’t they suffered enough?


11 posted on 03/29/2012 9:42:18 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Perseverando
It will be condescendingly preachy, and will have none of the grace, charm, optimism. and good wishes for successfully taking advantage of our freedoms that, for example, a Laura Bush might offer.

One wonders, will any of these bright young baccalaureates organize the community of graduates into an alternative graduation site and ceremony?

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12 posted on 03/29/2012 9:49:28 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Perseverando

Seung-Hui Cho was another of them evil whites.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 9:50:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

The scenario is being set.
After blaming whites for Trayvon, Obama will now say this is not about race, It’s about guns.

We gotta ban em. /s


14 posted on 03/29/2012 9:55:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Perseverando

Those kids are all graduating with useable, constructive, REAL degrees.

What could an affirmative action, Communist shyster, who has ascended to her lofty position via the successful playing of race politics by the pathological Left, possibly have to say to them?


15 posted on 03/29/2012 9:59:12 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Perseverando
The White House announced Wednesday that the First Lady has chosen to speak at Virginia Tech and North Carolina A&T — two crucial battleground states her husband needs to win to increase his chances of re-election.

Evidently she called them, they didn't call her. Thank goodness the relatives I have at VT won't be graduating this year.

16 posted on 03/29/2012 10:24:06 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Perseverando

No thanks. I’d take 4H at the pig pen first.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 10:26:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Perseverando
Is she going to brag about how her husband got a hospital a grant so she could get
a cushy job for 1/3 of a million dollars because her husband was Senator?

Or will she talk about her Affirmative action education that prevented
a smarter white student with better grades from entering the same college.

Or will she tell everyone to become service workers and trash haulers because
it will make them feeeel better about helping others.


Or...

18 posted on 03/29/2012 10:39:19 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: SoldierDad

Subject of speech to be care and feeding of Pit Bulls and financial rewards that can be attained in that. endeavor. Majoring in Animal Thuggery.


19 posted on 03/29/2012 10:39:19 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Perseverando

I guess it’s tough getting good speakers these days.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 11:14:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Perseverando

As long as she gets the **** out of Las Vegas. That family made my life hell twice in the last 2 weeks. Typing my accounts of trying to get through town and the number of near accidents because of messed up traffic would take way too much time to type- already had to do it once today for my out of town husband. What happened to “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime?” My day was utter hell in my car. Soooo not feeling the love.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 11:39:52 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: EyeGuy
"Those kids are all graduating with useable, constructive, REAL degrees.

What could an affirmative action, Communist shyster, who has ascended to her lofty position via the successful playing of race politics by the pathological Left, possibly have to say to them?"

That they are going to have to share their "wealth" with other graduates, such as those from Radford who will never make as much, if anything.

23 posted on 03/30/2012 3:49:58 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Perseverando

Will she wear a FUBU Hoodie? :)


24 posted on 03/30/2012 5:46:58 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Perseverando

Amazing coincidence that Virginia just happens to be a swing state...good opportunity for a FREEP/Protest....


25 posted on 03/30/2012 6:11:32 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: Perseverando

What happens if you turn and face away from her? Do they withhold your degree? Have the SS arrest you for disrespecting the Empress?


26 posted on 04/01/2012 1:30:33 PM PDT by Truth29
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