Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Jokes About Solar Car Explosion at OSU Commencement
Posted on 06/18/2012 10:53:28 AM PDT by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) First lady Michelle Obama joked about the explosion of a solar-powered car when encouraging graduates of Oregon State University to persevere through lifes challenges.
The first lady was the commencement speaker Sunday at OSU in Corvallis, Ore., where her brother, Craig Robinson, is the mens basketball coach.
In those darkest moments, you will have a choice, the first lady said. Do you dwell on everything youve lost? Or do you focus on what you still have, and find a way to move forward with passion, with determination, and with joy?
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She suuurrrree doesn’t want anyone to focus on all we have lost since her husband was immaculated
My Alma Mater - They have swerved left since - and won’t get any of my $
I think there was a thread a few days ago from a FRper whose daughter was graduating from this college.
They are known for taking retaliatory action against faculty and students who deviate from the party line regarding global warming and climate change:
Gordon Fulks sends this summary of the situation and asks that it be distributed. Im happy to oblige. For some background on Dr. Drapelas skeptical views, this slideshow Global Warming Cracked Open might give some insight into OSUs booting him out. Anthony
From Gordon Fulks:Hello Everyone,
In theory at least Oregon State University (OSU) seems to be a bastion of academic freedom, diversity, and tolerance. A wide range of ideas are openly discussed. The most viable rise to the top and the least viable fade away. But it is all a fairy tale, because OSU operates under a politically correct regimen that dictates what is acceptable to say and what is not. Transgressors who dare to be different are eventually weeded out so that the campus maintains its ideological purity.
OSU is not yet as swift or efficient as the Soviet system when Joseph Stalin was trying to quash dissent among biologists who refused to go along with Trofim Lysenko. If warnings to compromise their integrity were not followed, Stalin simply had biologists shot. That quickly thinned the ranks of all biologists and persuaded the remaining ones to comply with Stalins wishes. Of course, it also destroyed Soviet biology, because Lysenko was pedaling nonsense. And Russian biology has never recovered.
We learned over the weekend that chemist Nickolas Drapela, PhD has been summarily fired from his position as a Senior Instructor in the Department of Chemistry. The department chairman Richard Carter told him that he was fired but would not provide any reason. Subsequent attempts to extract a reason from the OSU administration have been stonewalled. Drapela appears to have been highly competent and well-liked by his students. Some have even taken up the fight to have him reinstated.
What could possibly have provoked the OSU administration to take precipitous action against one of their academics who has been on their staff for ten years, just bought a house in Corvallis, and has four young children (one with severe medical problems)? Dr. Drapela is an outspoken critic of the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming, the official religion of the State of Oregon, the Oregon Democratic Party, and Governor John Kitzhaber.
My goal in life is to be the driver of the Karma bus. The people who are destroying any real chance of growth (intellectual, spiritual, and social) for all humanity are first on my list!