Skip to comments.Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints
Posted on 04/19/2014 5:33:50 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.
A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama's speech, tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, would overshadow the student's big day.
"I'm a single mother who has raised him for 18 years by myself," said Tina Hernandez, parent of Topeka High School senior Dauby Knight. "I've told him education is the only way out. This is one of the biggest days of their lives. They've taken the glory and shine from the children and put on Mrs. Obama. She doesn't know our kids."
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Don’t you know? With the Obama’s EVERYTHING is about THEM...
I would never invite an Obama to any meaningful ceremony. It should be about the kids, and the guest speaker (if any, I’d rather see a valedictorian speak) should be an inspirational local role model, not an example of government dependence gone bad.
It’s all about Mooch...
Maybe it’s just me, but there was something special about having graduation IN the school where I had spent my entire life as a teenager. Having a city ‘general assembly’ just doesn’t get it. Where is that ‘final goodby?’
It would be interesting to compare these graduates' literacy and numeracy to that of black high school graduates 60 years ago.
Most schools don’t have an indoor space big enough for all the graduates and guests.
My graduation was in the school football stadium, and there was no limit on attendance. In later years, it was decided that outdoor graduation was too hot (or rainy), and they started holding them in the city convention center. This required issuing limited numbers of tickets to each graduate for his family/guests.
The Board of 501 school district dropped this on their high schools on Thursday afternoon. Mooch couldn’t draw a crowd of 100 here so this is a completely captive audience. Literally.
To say we’ll have a turnover at the next local election is an understatement.
“This is one of the biggest days of their lives. They’ve taken the glory and shine from the children and put on Mrs. Obama. She doesn’t know our kids.”
Obamas believe the world revolves around their sorry asses.
I figured this was planned at a high level in the schools administration. No students and very few parents would agree, if asked.
Topeka West students had announced a petition at Change.org but it looks like their submission didn’t make the PC cut. Should be some choice comments at the cjonline.com site.
Also a one-sided office pool on whether she’ll get away with her real intention: a fundraiser for the SOL Kansas Democrats.
There is that and each school has it’s own tradition. Apparently the bagpipes are played at one of these schools ceremonies and will be squeezed in with pieces from other ceremonies.
At my school we graduated at the church across the street. However, we got dressed and lined up in the school and there was a procession from the school to the church. It’s a BIG DEAL still today to participate in “the walk.”
That is what Moochie needs - another platform to push her personal agenda.
Graduation exercises are a recognition of achievement, not a certification program. Parents are perfectly capable of gathering their chirren at a local church and holding a fabulous graduation honor program complete with valedictorian, local talent and great food. That would be meaningful, as opposed to some trumped up mega event that loses all uniqueness and personal recognition. I would hope those who are opposed to politicians capitalizing on their children’s achievement will take this step.
Outside of liberal Lawrence, Kansas is not Obama country.
Michelle could issue each student an Obama-phone (as a graduation present) and give a remote address from the comfort of the White House. Everyone would be happy.
I would invite Obama to speak at the opening of a outhouse. It only seems fitting since he is a expert.
All the students should show up wearing half a watermelon for a hat and a KFC T-shirt.
That would nullify the Mooch’s photo op, you would never see that on TV!
Another cow who gets too much attention.
More local news from WBIW in Topeka, you have to read the comment section, I did pick this one up in the comment section: “Also since the First Lady will be there no personal pictures or videos will be allowed to be taken. Someone tell me WHAT PARENT DOESN’T WANT A PICTURE OF THEIR CHILD RECEIVING THEIR DIPLOMA ON STAGE!”
Most schools dont have an indoor space big enough for mooche's big @$$. Fixed your comment.
60th anniversary???? A couple who have been married for 60 years - now that is a big deal and worthy of a special celebration. But other than that, big celebrations usually follow certain milestones such as 25 years, 50 years, 100 years, 200 years. That the Obamas have chosen the 60th anniversary of this court case to interject themselves into tells us that this affair is nothing more than political staging, with Michele as the star.
If they go through with Moochelle attending the graduation, all those kids should bombard her with all the crappy food she’s forced on them in their senior year.
Sheesh....what a “b” word
Very good point!! It’s all about them and their propaganda
Future so bright, I gotta wear shades....be sure to sign up for Obamacare and register to vote as you leave.
Haze secrete service man! Dat girl, 10th row back on the left 5 seat down is eat’n sumthing not on da skool lunch menu....bringz it to me, I be hongry
Are they going to give her an honorary high school diploma?
Can’t they move it to Arrowhead Stadium? Only 70 miles away. I’m sure there will be legions wanting to see MooseChelle speak.
“All the students should show up wearing half a watermelon for a hat and a KFC T-shirt.”
Good idea. What could possibly go wrong with that?
There should be a recall ballot to remove every member of the Topeka school district who voted to invite Moochelle Antoinette Traitorobama to the high school graduation. Such school board members should be designated as “unfit citizens.”
It would be interesting to find out the racial makeup of each school. I suspect the reason why they are having all these schools together in the graduation is that the schools are divided along racial lines. It makes Michelle look stupid if she is praising the Brown vs Board of Education ruling to a school that is mainly one race. That is why they are having these schools all together, because the photo op will show the audience as mixed races, which may not be true in reality.
If so, is she for real?
What would you like to say to the woman that is representing America?
Does that mean no smart phones? Or do we need to leave them in the car to get stolen?
Wonder what the SS will do when someone breaks out an air horn?
Wonder if she’ll be brazen enough to mention what a “rousing success” her school lunch program is. I would be booing my head off to that.
Our halfrican, mooselimb, communist, prick, narcissist, pResident and his American hating beard, may have jumped the shark if they piss off single women with multiple chilrun.
What I don’t get is why she is asked to speak at all.
She is the wife of the president. Big deal.
How about getting a speaker that has accomplished something.
Shove those two commie flags up that part of your anatomy where the sun doesn’t shine, mooch. Despicable woman, and I use the term “woman” loosely.
Hey, parents, you and the kids had better speak up and make a stink about this. This is YOUR child, and this is a special DAY for both the graduating student and their family.
Kick the mooch to the curb, cancel her appearance. DO SOMETHING..THIS IS YOUR CHILD!
Waiting for the 501 Board to tell students when to show up for auditions for the diversity crowd that has to sit behind her. Local paper poll shows 67-37 opposition to this thing.
“I’m a single mother who has raised him for 18 years by myself,” said Tina Hernandez, parent of Topeka High School senior Dauby Knight. “I’ve told him education is the only way out.”
What an ungrateful woman. Why, if it weren’t for the Obama’s, her son wouldn’t even have been able to go to school! And what about those great lunches he gets? I bet she forgot about those.
EXACTLY! I've heard people calling in on talk shows that the families are limited to the number of people they're allowed to bring (bad enough), but the family members will NOT be allowed to bring cell phones or cameras to the graduation.
I guess as far as the Obamas are concerned, there's no need for photos of their loved ones graduating, after all, the memory of Angry Wookie at the graduation should be enough, and will be ingrained in the memories of the attendants.
There are some rumors that Kitty-Cat Sebilius is mulling over a run for a Kansas senate seat.
> EXACTLY! I’ve heard people calling in on talk shows that the families are limited to the number of people they’re allowed to bring (bad enough), but the family members will NOT be allowed to bring cell phones or cameras to the graduation.
I’m guessing MSM will have their own Oprah style “slimming cams” to hide the size of her butt from the general public since she’s lecturing everyone else on what THEY should eat while consuming thousand dollar and up desserts and caviar on the taxpayer’s dime as her own backside thickens...