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Michelle Obama Jokes About Solar Car Explosion at OSU Commencement
CNS News ^ | 6/18/12 | Fred Lucas

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 life’s challenges.

The first lady was the commencement speaker Sunday at OSU in Corvallis, Ore., where her brother, Craig Robinson, is the men’s basketball coach.

“In those darkest moments, you will have a choice,” the first lady said. “Do you dwell on everything you’ve 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: jokes; michelle; michelleobama; obama; solar
Solar cars are too dangerous. Better get a nice safe gas powered car.
1 posted on 06/18/2012 10:53:39 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 06/18/2012 10:54:53 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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She suuurrrree doesn’t want anyone to focus on all we have lost since her husband was immaculated


3 posted on 06/18/2012 10:58:17 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Nachum

My Alma Mater - They have swerved left since - and won’t get any of my $


4 posted on 06/18/2012 10:58:28 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Nachum

5 posted on 06/18/2012 11:03:55 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

I think there was a thread a few days ago from a FRper whose daughter was graduating from this college.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 11:18:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Nachum
Oregon State??

They are known for taking retaliatory action against faculty and students who deviate from the party line regarding global warming and climate change:

Climate skeptic instructor fired from Oregon State University

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Gordon Fulks sends this summary of the situation and asks that it be distributed. I’m happy to oblige. For some background on Dr. Drapela’s skeptical views, this slideshow “Global Warming Cracked Open” might give some insight into OSU’s 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 Stalin’s 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.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 12:07:22 PM PDT by CedarDave
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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!


8 posted on 06/18/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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I would have too many choices on where to begin first with the bus. These days it definitely avoids getting anywhere near where it's needed the most.
9 posted on 06/18/2012 2:23:34 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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