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Parents, kids don’t want first lady at HS graduation
NY Post ^ | April 18, 2014 | AP

Posted on 04/19/2014 1:04:03 PM PDT by opentalk

TOPEKA, Kan. — 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 US Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, would overshadow the student’s big day

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1 posted on 04/19/2014 1:04:03 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Michelle Obama wants to lecture us all about civil rights and race issues.

She will praise the Brown decision as a giant step forward for civil rights and equal rights for all people.

But then, she will say that, while we have made great progress on civil rights and equality for all, that there is still a long way to go.

Her speech is so predictable, that we don’t have to listen to it.

Then, the talking heads will pick up on her points, and echo the point that while great progress has been made, that there is still a long way to go. They will tell us that many big city school systems are as segregated as ever, 60 years after Brown, and navel gaze about oh what can we do about this sad state of affairs, yadda, yyadda yyadda

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3 posted on 04/19/2014 1:10:23 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: fatnotlazy
Does she really take up that much room?

I understand she takes up 2 zip codes.

/johnny

4 posted on 04/19/2014 1:12:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL!


5 posted on 04/19/2014 1:13:42 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Dilbert San Diego
more from article

...Some people have said bringing in the first lady politicizes the graduation.... if she wants to mark the Brown anniversary, she could just visit the historic site that commemorates the decision, which is just few blocks from the graduation venue.

6 posted on 04/19/2014 1:13:46 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Any event will carefully vetted by the SS. Any potential nonbelievers will not be admitted to the graduation ceremony. Additionally, count on traffic to be diverted for miles and hours within range of the venue.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 1:14:22 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it
And air traffic.

/johnny

8 posted on 04/19/2014 1:16:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Her butt has it’s own congressman..


10 posted on 04/19/2014 1:21:20 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: shove_it

combining 5 area hs graduations into one ceremony..seems like a depersonalized political event with props instead of a smaller day of celebration for the families.


11 posted on 04/19/2014 1:27:14 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

What sane school would want everyone to wear gas masks at graduation ceremony?


12 posted on 04/19/2014 1:30:36 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: fatnotlazy

Five schools crammed into one arena.


13 posted on 04/19/2014 1:33:23 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: shove_it

That would be my main objection - the hassle of security.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 1:33:57 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau

Mail me my diploma, I’m going water skiing, rather than let that person, who so recently became proud of her country, speak to me and ruin graduation.

After graduation, the kids can eat real food for lunch.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 1:51:59 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: glorgau

I wouldn’t want America’s cancer at my graduation either.


16 posted on 04/19/2014 1:53:23 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: opentalk

Don’t want her or her lying partner in the White House either.


17 posted on 04/19/2014 2:06:02 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: opentalk

Too expensive to reenforce the stage.


18 posted on 04/19/2014 2:11:35 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Will she explain why her party fought against civil rights so viciously?


19 posted on 04/19/2014 2:27:27 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: opentalk

My grandson works in Topeka and said there are a whole lot of Black people that live there which is one the reasons he lives elsewhere. I do remember when my son was in high school in Overland Park, any football games scheduled against Topeka were always played at their field rather than Topeka because none of our parents would go to Topeka.

Seems like it would be a lot easier for her to speak at the high school graduation for some school in D.C. if she really thinks it is necessary.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 2:43:35 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: opentalk
For others, it was the notion that Obama’s speech, tied to the 60th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, would overshadow the student’s big day

I hope Michele does not neglect to mention what a great Republican victory Brown was. She can point out how the Republican President would send in Airborne troops to ensure that the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection was adhered to in Topeka and later Little Rock.

21 posted on 04/19/2014 2:49:33 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: opentalk

Hey, maybe she’ll put up the Greek columns!


22 posted on 04/19/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: opentalk

Earlier related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3146400/posts


23 posted on 04/19/2014 2:58:07 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Does she really take up that much room?”

From what I can see, she’s got an a$$ like a government mule!


24 posted on 04/19/2014 2:58:54 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: opentalk

Michelle Obama’s only claim to fame is that she happens to be married to the worst US president in the last 100 years - and maybe the worst in US history. Who the hell gives a damn what she has to say?


25 posted on 04/19/2014 3:57:38 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: opentalk

Move it to Arrowhead Stadium.
That’s only 70 miles away.
MooseChelle’s huge fan following will pack the place.


26 posted on 04/19/2014 4:01:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: opentalk

To F’nn bad! She comin anyway. lol


27 posted on 04/19/2014 4:02:15 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

She wouldn’t go near Monroe school. The Brown as in Brown v. Was a Republican, as are his descendants.


28 posted on 04/19/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT by Kanzan
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