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Posted on 05/17/2014 12:19:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
May 17, 2014, 02:42 pm Pelosi's message to grads: Be disruptors
By Timothy Cama Lauren Schneiderman
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) encouraged graduates of the University of California Berkeley to be disruptors, using their knowledge and technology to shake up the economic system.
Being called a disruptor is a high compliment, Pelosi said in prepared remarks Saturday. You here at Berkeley are already disruptors in many ways.
Pelosis speech came nearly 50 years after students led by Mario Savio occupied a Berkeley building and launched the free speech movement, which sought to lift university bans on political activities.
Now, its all about you what you can do with your freedom to speak out, with the tools of our time: Instagram and YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, Pelosi said.
The California lawmaker urged graduates to tackle problems with income disparity, education quality and climate change. She told them their peers around the world will help, and theres no need to wait for leaders to act.
Pelosi also touched on campaign finance, saying the Supreme Court equates money with speech, opening the floodgates to secret, special interest money in our elections. But graduates could disrupt the system.
Lets restore power to the voices of the people, not the pockets of the privileged few, she said.
Pelosi closed her speech with hopeful words: My wish is that you will be disruptors when necessary, and that you enjoy every moment of it.
If they’re disruptors, I’m a phaser.
Well Nan, I’ll continue to disrupt YOUR agenda as long as I breath.
Bammy needs serious disruption over the next 2.5 yr.
I vote they all go over to Nancy’s winery and disrupt her underpaid illegal alien busboys.
why doesn’t she like the pesky Republican disruptors in the House and Senate?
oh, they have to actually believe everything she does before she likes them...I see.....
Except if you are a tea party protestor protesting the government giving out billions to banks, insurance companies and failed auto makers and subsidies to the political cronies of people like Pelosi .... then no, just keep quiet.
Hey, there Ms Nazi Pelosi.....How about “comforting the afflicted
and afflicting the comfortable”? Or would such a suggestion
cause too much discomfort among your fellow liberals?
A law-maker should not be encouraging law-breaking, but that’s just me.
Unless you disrupt a liberal's agenda. Then you are an unpatriotic right wing nut.
This brings to mind a time when popular business books by famous people were saying things like, If you have a process that works, change it and other foolish half-baked counter-intuitive ideas. Im all for process improvement and Ive done lots of it. But if you have something that works, cherish it. People who go through life disrupting things cause expense, heartbreak and grief. If youre going to change something, which is ultimately what shes suggesting, first understand it. Then run controlled experiments. Any idiot can break things. The problem is most people dont realize theyre idiots until something is irretrievably broken.
The headline SHOULD be:
PELOSI ENDORSES TEA PARTY
Vocally Shows Support For Clive Bundy's Cause
Thanks for that photo, now I’ll go gouge my eyes out.
Yeah there you go. Take advice from a flippin moron.........
“Pelosis speech came nearly 50 years after students led by Mario Savio occupied a Berkeley building and launched the free speech movement, which sought to lift university bans on political activities.”
There’s irony for you.
Ofcourse Pelosi’s message doesn’t apply to Conservatives who she’s lectured for being disrupters.
Nancy’s advice to graduates; BE BOSSY!!
Boehner’s advice to graduates; GO WITH THE FLOW.
Guess who wins most of the time.
Unless you’re Conservative, of course, in that case, keep your pieholes shut and do what you’re told.
Unless you’re conservative. Then you must obey “the law of the land” that ZerØ chooses to enforce.
Someone should really tell the grads that unless they are going into acadamia or community activism, there aren’t too many careers where “disruptors” last very long.
And someone should also point out that if Berzerkley alums get even more of a rep for disruption, businesses will just have their HR systems disregard any job applicant with the school on their resume.
Did Nanny Pelosi graduate from high school? It certainly is not evident.
Its not law breaking. Its introducing a new order of things. And Democrats are totally hypocritical on this, because they are trying to maintain the status quo. Specifically in business. They’re protecting unions that have long outlived their usefulness, are for a higher wage for skills that aren’t worthy of that wage.
There are examples all over the place of young, scrappy companies trying to shake things up, and old, established unions trying to stop them.
There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!
I respectfully disagree. There are new companies starting up all the time with disruptive technologies. You know who forced out the disrupters? GM, Kodak, Sears, etc etc.
I cannot stand the sight of Nancy Pelosi, but without “disrupters” we’d all be riding horses and reading by candlelight.
More proof that the Marxists WANT revolutionary behavior so they can unleash the hounds on the masses.
Disrupt what? The ruling Democrats? Political correctness? Cultural marxism? She’s in the Twilight Zone.
She’s delirious. She doesn’t even recognize that the jack ass party represents the establishment.
Exactly. Disruption is good, but its the Tea Party thats disruptive, and certainly not the Democrats.
Disgusting woman, she’s a disruptive bowel movement.
When I taught crowd control, some of the photos I used were from protests at Berkeley. It was especially gratifying to see Berkeley protestors subjected to the “long arm of the law.”
What a bunch of horse manure. Pelosi is truly real trash and un-American.
Heck yeah. I say them disrupt - effin 0 bummer’s agenda.
How do you like that, pig lousy???
What you call disruptors, I call innovators.
What Pelosi calls disruptors, I call tone-deaf pissants who have no clue that successful businesses don’t tolerate political disruption within their ranks.
She’s basically telling these grads to go forth into the world and prostethelize progressivism.
she’s still waiting for her grass roots people ,now she’s going out looking for them
In the tech world they’re called “disruptive” technologies. Ones that totally shake up the status quo. Today my daughter scanned and deposited a check she got as a graduation gift from her cell phone. No need to go to the bank. No need for a bank teller. Thats a disruptive technology. And as a result, we’ll need fewer bank tellers. And Democrats HATE that.
The postmodern approach to restructuring society calls for "challenging power on a day-to-day level." Postmodern libtards want people to "gnaw away" at the great institutionalized narrative apparatuses by increasing the number of skirmishes that take place on the sidelines.
Some new ways of living that might restructure society toward a postmodern libtard view could include any of the following skirmishes on the sidelines:
1) pick a quarrel with your conservative neighbor
2) refuse to buy a certain brand of condensed milk
3) surf the net at work
4) deface billboards
5) sell pirated copies of movies and songs
6) buy fake designer labels
7) celebrate fragmentation, diversity and deviancy
8) teach a safe-sex course in church or school
9) turn vices into virtues
10) make the abnormal normal
11) legalize sodomy
12) decriminalize marijuana
13) legalize same-sex marriage
14) praise the concept of a living constitution
15) subscribe to MTV
16) attend a performance of the V-monologues
17) view x-rated movies
18) protest Christian prayer in government schools
19) support the ACLU
20 defend NAMBLA
21)label christians and conservatives a right-wing religious fanatics or fascists
22) support the Green Party
23) protest "under God" in the pledge of Allegiance
24) remove "in God we trust" from money
25) support all tax increases
26) publicly burn your fur coat
27) drink French wine
28) help an illegal alien across the border
29) keep Intelligent Design out of the schools
30) join the anti-globalization protests
One thing they won’t be is employed....
It would have been great if someone disrupted her speech
On the other, I strongly suggest that patriots get up to speed with the federal government's constitutionally limited powers so that they can start practicing "fire prevention" as opposed to being disruptors, aka "fire fighters."
Power to the People!
Hell yes Nanzi, we are gong to take the power
and you and your ilk will be lucky if you only
spend the rest of your life in prison...
Are they recruiting the new Occupiers for the next “protest” to be raised against “the Man”?
This generally entails setting up a tent city, creating huge piles of trash and rubble, playing loud music, ingesting various drugs, and a little “free love” out in the open, just daring the cops to arrest them.
This has been going on since the late Sixties. Woodstock has already been done.
That’s right; don’t disrupt the Dem agenda of suppression of religion, the welfare state, war on the American family, or affirmative action. Those would be “bad disruptions”...
Be a disruptor...UNLESS..
You are a conservative....THEN..
You are a RACIST!
Uuuugh... That’s a capitol offense!