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Pelosi's message to grads: Be disruptors
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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.”

Pelosi’s 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, it’s 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 there’s 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.

“Let’s 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.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: berkeley; california; nancypelosi; scotus
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Like the 60's all over again...........
1 posted on 05/17/2014 12:19:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

If they’re disruptors, I’m a phaser.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 12:20:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Sub-Driver

Well Nan, I’ll continue to disrupt YOUR agenda as long as I breath.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 12:21:00 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bammy needs serious disruption over the next 2.5 yr.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 12:21:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

I vote they all go over to Nancy’s winery and disrupt her underpaid illegal alien busboys.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 12:21:42 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Sub-Driver

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.....


6 posted on 05/17/2014 12:23:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All


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7 posted on 05/17/2014 12:25:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 12:26:56 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


9 posted on 05/17/2014 12:31:50 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sub-Driver

A law-maker should not be encouraging law-breaking, but that’s just me.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 12:38:34 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Sub-Driver

11 posted on 05/17/2014 12:39:43 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Being called a disruptor is a high compliment

Unless you disrupt a liberal's agenda. Then you are an unpatriotic right wing nut.

12 posted on 05/17/2014 12:40:01 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Sub-Driver

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. I’m all for process improvement and I’ve 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 you’re going to change something, which is ultimately what she’s suggesting, first understand it. Then run controlled experiments. Any idiot can break things. The problem is most people don’t realize they’re idiots until something is irretrievably broken.


13 posted on 05/17/2014 12:41:19 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sub-Driver
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.”

The headline SHOULD be:

PELOSI ENDORSES TEA PARTY
Vocally Shows Support For Clive Bundy's Cause

14 posted on 05/17/2014 12:41:24 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: musicman

Thanks for that photo, now I’ll go gouge my eyes out.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 12:43:33 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah there you go. Take advice from a flippin moron.........


16 posted on 05/17/2014 12:44:33 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Rama gets electeepublican or a Democrat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Pelosi’s 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.


17 posted on 05/17/2014 12:47:08 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ofcourse Pelosi’s message doesn’t apply to Conservatives who she’s lectured for being disrupters.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 12:51:36 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy’s advice to graduates; BE BOSSY!!
Boehner’s advice to graduates; GO WITH THE FLOW.
Guess who wins most of the time.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 12:53:30 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Sub-Driver

Unless you’re Conservative, of course, in that case, keep your pieholes shut and do what you’re told.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 12:54:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Unless you’re conservative. Then you must obey “the law of the land” that ZerØ chooses to enforce.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 12:58:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 1:02:04 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Nanny Pelosi graduate from high school? It certainly is not evident.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 1:02:18 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: PghBaldy

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.


24 posted on 05/17/2014 1:07:19 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Sub-Driver
Mario Savio Speaking on the steps of Sproul Hall, on December 2, 1964:

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!

Umm. Nancy...

25 posted on 05/17/2014 1:07:25 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: tanknetter

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.


26 posted on 05/17/2014 1:09:26 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Sub-Driver

More proof that the Marxists WANT revolutionary behavior so they can unleash the hounds on the masses.


27 posted on 05/17/2014 1:09:46 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Disrupt what? The ruling Democrats? Political correctness? Cultural marxism? She’s in the Twilight Zone.


28 posted on 05/17/2014 1:11:02 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s delirious. She doesn’t even recognize that the jack ass party represents the establishment.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 1:11:03 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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30 posted on 05/17/2014 1:12:07 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Exactly. Disruption is good, but its the Tea Party thats disruptive, and certainly not the Democrats.


31 posted on 05/17/2014 1:13:20 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Sub-Driver

Disgusting woman, she’s a disruptive bowel movement.


32 posted on 05/17/2014 1:13:38 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.”


33 posted on 05/17/2014 1:13:49 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Sub-Driver
 photo Klingon_TNG_Disruptor_AD_zps4f9c0e59.jpg
34 posted on 05/17/2014 1:19:17 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

What a bunch of horse manure. Pelosi is truly real trash and un-American.


35 posted on 05/17/2014 1:21:05 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Sub-Driver

Heck yeah. I say them disrupt - effin 0 bummer’s agenda.

How do you like that, pig lousy???


36 posted on 05/17/2014 1:24:39 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: bigdaddy45

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.


37 posted on 05/17/2014 1:27:45 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Sub-Driver

she’s still waiting for her grass roots people ,now she’s going out looking for them


38 posted on 05/17/2014 1:27:55 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Sub-Driver

Useful Idiots


39 posted on 05/17/2014 1:30:33 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: tanknetter

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.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 1:30:52 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

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

41 posted on 05/17/2014 1:56:17 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Sub-Driver

One thing they won’t be is employed....


42 posted on 05/17/2014 1:59:56 PM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It would have been great if someone disrupted her speech


43 posted on 05/17/2014 2:00:51 PM PDT by PGR88
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Pelosi has a good point. After all, patriots are trying to “disrupt” the unconstitutionally big federal government.

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."

44 posted on 05/17/2014 2:04:07 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Sub-Driver

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...


46 posted on 05/17/2014 2:06:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


47 posted on 05/17/2014 2:19:56 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Lorianne

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”...


48 posted on 05/17/2014 2:34:20 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Sub-Driver

Be a disruptor...UNLESS..

You are a conservative....THEN..

You are a RACIST!


49 posted on 05/17/2014 2:40:06 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: musicman

Uuuugh... That’s a capitol offense!


50 posted on 05/17/2014 2:55:20 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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