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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.