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Donahue Gets Crowd Riled Up At N.C. State Graduation (students walk out, boo liberal-speak)
WRAL-TV ^ | May 17, 2003

Posted on 05/18/2003 9:10:28 AM PDT by Liz

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:55:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Talk show pioneer Phil Donahue heard boos and catcalls Saturday during a politically tinged commencement address at North Carolina State University.

Donahue's speech was peppered with his political opinions. It was met with boos that rained down like confetti.


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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commencements; ncstate
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Without mentioning George W. Bush, (Donahue) said only Congress can declare war and not the president. He said basic liberties are being undermined......by a "trend toward to the sword rather than a trend toward civility."

Civility? Where does this numbskull live? On the moon?

Never has our culture been as uncvil as it has since the rise of unfettered liberalism.

This is exemplified by the The NY Times' corruption scandal. The Times experience is a blaring social commentary about our culture and the moral relativity liberals have inflicted on us.

We are reaping the liberal whirlwind via the complete breakdown of civility and law, the enormity of the magnitude of crimes being committed, and the absence of any kind of moral restraint and personal responsibility (as Jayson Blair demonstrated).

The liberal mantra, "If it feels good, do it," was never more obvious than in the Blair case.

Liberal's political correctness atrocity is also to blame and goes hand in hand with liberals' sicko moral relativity.

America and our future as a stable society is at stake here. Liberals are cultural zeros and all of their inane policies have corrupted the culture to an abysmal low.

As epitomized by the conniving Clintons - liberal corruption is so endemic, it is tantamount to sedition

1 posted on 05/18/2003 9:10:28 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Phil has been smoking dope again.
2 posted on 05/18/2003 9:12:08 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (All tags for sale. 0% interest.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Phil has been smoking dope again.


He doesn't need to smoke.
3 posted on 05/18/2003 9:14:06 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: isthisnickcool
Whats wrong with the admin at NCState? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel for a speaker - this worn out over the hill loser was washed up 20 years ago... Sheesh.
4 posted on 05/18/2003 9:15:56 AM PDT by doosee
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To: Liz

This is Obviously part of the Liberal Lecture, Talk and Commencement Circuit.
5 posted on 05/18/2003 9:17:15 AM PDT by Helms (Californication Beyond California)
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To: Liz
A graduation is a place to offer advice and wisdom for graduates concerning their future. It is really poor taste to use it as a bully pulput for political issues.
6 posted on 05/18/2003 9:17:24 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Liz
How completely embarassing.

I have always lived with the heartbreak of knowing that PD and I went to the same school (ND).

But now I find out we lived in the same dorm! (St. Ed's)

Thank God the place burned down and had to be rebuilt in the interim.

7 posted on 05/18/2003 9:20:06 AM PDT by TomB
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To: Liz
"They had achieved four years working for this moment, and he (Donahue) used it to get back in the spotlight, and this wasn't a time for his spotlight. It was their time to shine"

Exactly Liz. The kids who studied at all hours of the night, sweated exams, and worked their tails off to get a degree had their moment of triumph hijacked by a bitter liberal who has made a career of carping at others and complaining.

Pathetic.

8 posted on 05/18/2003 9:20:34 AM PDT by SkyPilot (CNN- the "Al Jazeera" of the West)
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To: Liz

"Take a liberal to lunch," he said. "Take a Dixie Chick to lunch."

Out-to-lunch bump.

9 posted on 05/18/2003 9:21:05 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Liz
"Donahue's speech was peppered with his political opinions. It was met with boos that rained down like confetti. A few students walked out of the ceremony at the RBC Center. Some yelled at Donahue to "get off the stage."

It sounds like SOME college students get it.

There is still hope for our future.

10 posted on 05/18/2003 9:21:20 AM PDT by spectre
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To: doosee
http://www.ncpeacehub.org/
11 posted on 05/18/2003 9:25:49 AM PDT by Helms (Californication Beyond California)
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To: doosee
scraping the bottom of the barrel for a speaker

bill cosby is over at UNC

12 posted on 05/18/2003 9:26:32 AM PDT by alrea
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To: spectre
The protestors at NC State should have went out and cranked
up the John Deere tractors they drove to graduation and drowned out Donahue's speech.
13 posted on 05/18/2003 9:26:43 AM PDT by dwilli
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To: Liz
bump
14 posted on 05/18/2003 9:29:28 AM PDT by grumple
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To: doosee
...this worn out over the hill loser was washed up 20 years ago...

If a liberal media flack lives long enough, he will automatically be promoted by that same media to "Elder Statesman" status.

15 posted on 05/18/2003 9:30:28 AM PDT by kaylar
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To: Liz
"I came looking for liberals," he said,

Well, that's a great reason to be a graduation keynote speaker (not).

16 posted on 05/18/2003 9:30:55 AM PDT by Randjuke
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To: isthisnickcool
Compare that to Clarence Thomas's commencement speech, which sought to uplift and encourage graduates:

"The country is "suffering in a culture of victimization" that is "saturated by complaining and protest," he said.

"You cannot be a victim and a hero simultaneously," he declared. "Be able to honestly say, 'I did my best to be my best.' If you can do that, somewhere you'll be a hero to someone."

http://www.augustachronicle.com/stories/051803/met_ATH-8574.001.shtml


17 posted on 05/18/2003 9:32:06 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: dwilli
I'm just gratified he got the boos he so richly deserved. I was afraid no one would have had the nerve to do it. "Take a Dixie Chick to lunch", indeed! Only if they are part of the menu.
18 posted on 05/18/2003 9:34:02 AM PDT by Cordova Belle ("America is great because she is good. When America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.")
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To: Liz
"what liberals believe"

1. businesses create oppression and government creates opportunity.

2. a public school teacher who can't teach fourth-graders how to read is qualified to teach them about sex.

3. gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.

4. self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

5. the NRA is bad, because it stands up for certain parts of the Constitution; the ACLU is good, because it stands up for certain parts of the Constitution.

6. the AIDS virus is spread by lack of funding.

7. standardized tests are racist; racial quotas and affirmative action are not.

8. conservatives are racists; but everybody knows that black people can't make it on their own without government help.

19 posted on 05/18/2003 9:36:10 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: doosee
Whats wrong with the admin at NCState? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel for a speaker - this worn out over the hill loser was washed up 20 years ago... Sheesh.

I guess Michael Moore was busy.

20 posted on 05/18/2003 9:37:38 AM PDT by StockAyatollah
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To: TomB
"...We lived in the same dorm! (St. Ed's)
-----which means you probably used the same bathroom.
----Yikes--you ARE in trouble......
21 posted on 05/18/2003 9:38:30 AM PDT by willyboyishere
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To: Liz
What liberals believe, he said, "is that no one in authority should tell you to 'shush,' that executing retarded teenagers is wrong, and that unions give workers a deserved place at the bargaining table."

Since when do we execute retarded teenagers?
22 posted on 05/18/2003 9:39:20 AM PDT by Khepera (Do not remove by penalty of law!)
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To: Liz
"Take a liberal to lunch," he said. "Take a Dixie Chick to lunch."

Typical liberals. Even when they're rich beyond most people's wildest dreams, they're still looking for a free ride.

23 posted on 05/18/2003 9:39:47 AM PDT by jpl
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To: bonfire
Dopes don'tlet other dopes smoke dope....He misses
the tube and his inane guests and comments he reveled
in..the guy has no class.....Jake
24 posted on 05/18/2003 9:40:04 AM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: isthisnickcool
BUMP FOR THE 'PACK, Best ACC School in North Carolina
25 posted on 05/18/2003 9:41:01 AM PDT by putupon (nothing more to read here, move along)
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To: Khepera
What liberals believe, he said, "is that no one in authority should tell you to 'shush'.....

Hmmmm.... Did they "shush" Dr. Laura? How 'bout when Ann Coulter, David Horowitz or Clarence Thomas show up to speak? I could list hundreds of conservatives who were not allowed to speak at various universities and colleges around the country becuase the leftist liberals didn't want to hear a bit of dissent against their views. Lying hypocrite Donahue.

26 posted on 05/18/2003 9:43:56 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Liz
Was Phil wearing a dress again?
27 posted on 05/18/2003 9:44:36 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: Liz
"Take a liberal to lunch," he said. "Take a Dixie Chick to lunch."

LOL, poor Phil is a little lonely nowadays, since his IDIOTIC pMSNBC show was replaced by a proud conservative named Joe Scarborough. I'll bet Phil watches it in his CLOSET.

28 posted on 05/18/2003 9:47:26 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: dwilli
Barefoot and angry bump!
29 posted on 05/18/2003 9:48:29 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Liz
I guess I was lucky, I got William F. Buckley, Jr. for my graduation!
30 posted on 05/18/2003 9:50:17 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never forget: CLINTON PARDONED TERRORISTS)
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To: Khepera
Since when do we execute retarded teenagers?

Since BUSH took office.LOL

31 posted on 05/18/2003 9:51:08 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: isthisnickcool
I just got back home from the UNC graduation and Bill Cosby was very funny and very well received. He was much better as a commencemet speaker than John Edwards was last year for my graduation!
32 posted on 05/18/2003 9:51:31 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Liz
Some people like to be whipped, others like to do the whipping.

Phil is a lucky guy, as he has heaven right here on earth.

33 posted on 05/18/2003 9:54:11 AM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: Liz
Donahue told the graduates that the rights and privileges in the Constitution have been eroded...

Mr Donahue:
Does that include the 2nd Amendment????
34 posted on 05/18/2003 9:55:13 AM PDT by Mr Fowl
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To: Always Right
Since when have people like Donahue and his ilk ever acted any other way EXCEPT in poor taste????
35 posted on 05/18/2003 9:55:24 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Liz
Phil just gets worse. Obviously, he didn't learn a damn thing from the cancellation of his pitiful show.

Liberals like Phil aren't looney, they're dangerous because they are granted public platforms, and too many of their lies are given credence by a fawning and echoing press corps. Ditto for Michael Moore.

36 posted on 05/18/2003 9:57:42 AM PDT by onyx
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To: Khepera
His hero Bill Clinton, while Arkansas governor, executed a brain-damaged black man. His hero Castro, recently executed black men who were trying to escape from his Marxist prison colony. Liberalism and hypocricy are inseparable.
37 posted on 05/18/2003 9:58:35 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (((Resist the Leftist Media Brainwashing Machine)))
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To: Liz
Locator ^
38 posted on 05/18/2003 10:01:04 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Liz; dighton; All
There was a thread about this last night. You guys simply must read the student message board.

F-word warning in advance...

39 posted on 05/18/2003 10:01:33 AM PDT by hellinahandcart (freepmail me if you want ON or OFF my "Stop Unnecessary Excerpting!" ping list)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He executed a murderer who happened to be retarded?

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
40 posted on 05/18/2003 10:02:18 AM PDT by Khepera (Do not remove by penalty of law!)
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To: spectre; Al B.; alancarp; Ann Archy; billbears; boomop1; callisto; Carolina; Carolinamom; ...
It sounds like SOME college students get it.

Go Wolfpack!

41 posted on 05/18/2003 10:03:58 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: GBA
.....did the weather permit graduation at Kenan stadium or did they have to go indoors to the Dean Dome?....my niece graduated today....thanks
42 posted on 05/18/2003 10:05:54 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: FairOpinion
"what liberals believe," including the true separation of church and state.

____________

Fine...when the govt quits telling me where I can and can't pray and quits punishing people of Faith for their beliefs.

I too would have walked out on this idiot. I believe when I heard he was our graduation speaker I would have started a petition to have him removed.

Clarence Thomas's speech showed true class and skill, unlike Donahue's garbage.

43 posted on 05/18/2003 10:06:42 AM PDT by Blue Scourge (You cannot be a victim and a hero simultaneously - Hon. Clarence Thomas)
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To: dighton
What? And spoil my appetite? I get nauseous just thinking of LIEberals. No thanks, Donahoot.
44 posted on 05/18/2003 10:07:07 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
An N.C. State spokesman later said the crowd was generally respectful and that some students cheered his comments

"some students cheered" = both of them cheered. Pathetic.

Liberal/Conservative viewpoints should not have been the issue, this was the graduates' time to be recognized and lauded for years of study, not a place for a has-been to spout marxist doctrine.

Bottom line - I am not surprized that the "spokeman" would spin it to the left, after all he/she represents academia.

45 posted on 05/18/2003 10:10:12 AM PDT by zip
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To: Liz
It was met with boos that rained down like confetti.

A few students walked out of the ceremony at the RBC Center. Some yelled at Donahue to "get off the stage." Others booed when Donahue listed "what liberals believe," including the true separation of church and state.

and An N.C. State spokesman later said the crowd was generally respectful and that some students cheered his comments.

And Hillary wasn't really booed at the concert, and Michael Moore wasn't really booed at the Oscars. Nope. Didn't happen. The vast majority of the people love 'em. Uh huh.

46 posted on 05/18/2003 10:11:03 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("They (VH-1) took one look and said, and I quote, 'There's nothing behind this music.' ")
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To: Liz

" Sorry Phil, but we had your number a long time ago."

47 posted on 05/18/2003 10:12:35 AM PDT by jetson
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To: Liz
"Take a liberal to lunch," he said.

Gee, it's not like I don't try. It's just that liberals tend to be far too offended offended of my opinions as a conservative that they don't want too much to do with ME.

48 posted on 05/18/2003 10:15:24 AM PDT by MWS (Errare humanum est, in errore perservare stultum.)
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To: Liz

During his commencement speech, Phil Donahue offers opinions on evolution, the war on drugs and President Bush.

49 posted on 05/18/2003 10:17:16 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: onyx
Did you hear the latest Moore anti-Bush drivel the lowlife spouted on the Bob Coatas show?

I swear this slobola must lay awake nights thinking up stupid things to say.

50 posted on 05/18/2003 10:18:39 AM PDT by Liz
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