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What's the matter with Kansas?
AmericanThinker ^ | 4/20/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 04/20/2014 7:28:57 AM PDT by rktman

First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to address the combined high school graduating class of the Topeka, KS school district next month and some of the students are upset about it.

One student, 18 year old Taylor Gifford, began a petition to ask Mrs. Obama not to speak because there would be limited seating for family and friends. Gifford's petition has already gotten 1200 signatures.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: confused; highschoolers; kansas; michelle; michellespeech; petition
If only it were that easy to shut her up. Notice the folks at the lyin' king event in PA the other day didn't appear to be to excited to have the lyin' king there. A trend? Perhaps.
1 posted on 04/20/2014 7:28:57 AM PDT by rktman
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Whats the matter with these kids? What could be more stimulating than another lecture from the Obama's on racism in America?

Sign me up!

2 posted on 04/20/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: rktman
did this thing get invited, or did it invite itself???
3 posted on 04/20/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: skeeter

Those students could always boycott their own graduation.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 7:37:37 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Chode

LOL! I’m purty sure they bullied their way in. Some clown on her staff decided that these poor kids would be thrilled if she showed up and blathered on about nutrition and education and job prospects and................ You know what I mean. Basically making it about her and not their graduation. I mean, what’s more important anyway?


5 posted on 04/20/2014 7:38:05 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

A link to the video?


6 posted on 04/20/2014 7:38:47 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: rktman
Bunch of ingrates.

And MO was going to hostess a kale and beet juice reception afterwards.

For the kids. MO was going to have her usual buffalo ribs, caviar and champagne.

7 posted on 04/20/2014 7:38:52 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rktman
historic site that marks the place where the school involved in the Brown decision used to be located.

From Brown v. Board of Education to Moochelle Obama affirmative-action Ivy Leaguer.

You've come a long way baby.

8 posted on 04/20/2014 7:39:42 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: rktman

I’m not sure I follow the logic of cramming FIVE high school graduations into one event.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 7:41:55 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: rktman

bull hockey, she wants an opportunity to lambaste white kids she doesn’t know about how their whiteness holds her race down


10 posted on 04/20/2014 7:42:20 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Texas Eagle
"MO was going to have her usual buffalo ribs, caviar and champagne."

What? No lobster this time?

11 posted on 04/20/2014 7:42:39 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"Those students could always boycott their own graduation."

Hold an alternative ceremony.

12 posted on 04/20/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

There ya go!


13 posted on 04/20/2014 7:44:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Flag_This

I just listed the appetizers.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 7:45:06 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rktman

Maybe she can call them all knuckleheads.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 7:45:28 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Plenty of time left to get it organized.


16 posted on 04/20/2014 7:45:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rktman

No worries the IRS Audits have already started ,Oh and they can get you for not having Obamacare now ,Good Luck and have a nice day


17 posted on 04/20/2014 7:48:46 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: rktman

If they arrange it so that Moo comes regardless, I’m betting the kids will engaging in a little uncivil disobedience at their graduation. I’m sure they’ll get a talking-to beforehand, with “consequences” promised of any shenanigans, but I’m hoping the patriot spirit is still alive in some of them.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 7:51:58 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: rktman

Bundy Ranch, and now this. Lawsamighty, maybe the American people are coming to their senses.


19 posted on 04/20/2014 7:53:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: rktman

I’d agree...that’s what exactly happened.


20 posted on 04/20/2014 7:53:27 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Paladin2

Wouldn’t be hilarious if the arena where they are holding this was only filled 30% of capacity because 70% boycotted it and held their own graduation ceremonies on their own terms?


21 posted on 04/20/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I found this on the blaze. Don’t know if there’s another video out there or not. Video is at the bottom of the article.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/19/more-than-1750-sign-petition-against-michelle-obamas-hs-commencement-speech-but-not-for-the-reasons-youre-thinking/


22 posted on 04/20/2014 7:53:51 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

Those kids need to bury their local/state media and Farcebook/Social media with letters and Emails saying “We want our families there, not Michelle Obama.”

Perhaps a few snarky comments about Mooch needing a vacation instead.


23 posted on 04/20/2014 7:54:46 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: molson209

This from a School District Board that just made abject fools of themselves at the Legislature, whining about how they’ve cut expenses ‘to the bone.’ buft will waste millions giving Mooch a photo op.
The best thing to be in Topeka right now? Someone who wants to run for School Board.


24 posted on 04/20/2014 7:55:59 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: Chode

The article says local “officials” made the request to the WH, but I’d still bet that Obama’s minions used their computers to figure out where and when, then prodded KS to lie about making the first move.


25 posted on 04/20/2014 7:56:45 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: jiggyboy

Correct. No one will own up to the invite. My guess is the obsessed woman who runs KSLeague of Women Voters. Admits to having her salary paid by Soros. Outrageous, you say? Yes,even in KS we have a lobotomized press.


26 posted on 04/20/2014 8:01:36 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: rktman

So what did the high school expect when they invited her to speak in the first place?


27 posted on 04/20/2014 8:04:09 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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“... nutrition and education ...”

You forgot Race.


28 posted on 04/20/2014 8:27:20 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: rktman
100%
29 posted on 04/20/2014 8:33:53 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: jiggyboy
with any luck the locals will find out who the mutt was that made the invite, and treat it accordingly...
30 posted on 04/20/2014 8:36:29 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: rktman

Went to my sons graduation from UTA in December of last year. Once again the whole ceremony was mostly for the faculty. The stupid robes that these professors wear are ridiculously stupid in their appearance. The hats look like something a president of Pakistan would wear to the stoning of Christians!.
Who came up with the idea that college graduation was about the faculty?


31 posted on 04/20/2014 8:58:50 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: rktman

“Whats The Matter With Kansas” was a book by a particularly obtuse NY Slimes scribbler Thomas Frank who wrote the book about a decade or so ago. He was astonished that most white Kansans voted Republican “against their own enonomic interests” in Frank’s words. He firmly believed that Kansans voted Republican only because of appeals to their emotions on wedge issues like abortion or prayer in schools. Actually, most Kansans vote Republican because of economic issues. And, like most conservatives, they don’t want to be parasites like half the Dem constituency.


32 posted on 04/20/2014 9:16:17 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Chode

These kids need to get with the program, this is all about MO.


33 posted on 04/20/2014 9:28:37 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: phormer phrog phlyer
LOL... yup, it's all about ME ME ME MEEEEEE!!!! or is it MO MO MO MOOOOOOCH
34 posted on 04/20/2014 9:50:20 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: rktman

If my kid was graduating from that school and I heard The First Cow would speak, I would let my kid take a vacation someplace else.


35 posted on 04/20/2014 12:52:04 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: 9422WMR

The ceremony is not about the faculty where I teach. It would be fine with me if the faculty were not allowed to attend. Somehow it is always scheduled when I need to be grading finals. Having us wear regalia is supposed to make it appear that we are at medieval Oxford, I suppose, but having the ceremony in the basketball auditorium spoils that effect.


36 posted on 04/20/2014 2:43:05 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus (ADES)
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To: rktman

Anyone know when this event was/is scheduled to take place?


37 posted on 04/20/2014 8:18:38 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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May 17th. At least that’s what the Blaze shows on it’s article about the non-event. Well, a non-event if moochie is involved. It could be a nice event for the graduates except for the educators who will no doubt dress in robes and agulets(sp).


38 posted on 04/20/2014 8:35:11 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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