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Former President Bill Clinton Speaks at Black College(for free)
Jackson, Miss. (WJTV) ^ | 2-18-03 | By Rodney Dunigan

Posted on 05/18/2003 8:47:24 PM PDT by WKB

An air of patriotism covered the campus of Tougaloo College Sunday, as graduates were given a special gift. Former President, Bill Clinton as the commencement speaker.

"It's such an honor because Tougaloo is just a wonderful institution," said graduate, Shani Collins.

Collins, who comes from a long line of Tougaloo grads, six family members to be exact says Clinton's visit reflects how special the small historically black college is.

"Tougaloo is a diamond in the rough," said Collins.

Those sentiments were shared by the former president, who praised the school for it's many years of educating African-American youth and it's role in the civil rights struggle.

"We've come a long way from the segregated south of my childhood to the time when I was a little boy when it wasn't just the schools that were segregated it was the kids who we could play with, the place we sat in the movie theater, the bus, the places we laid our head down when we were on the road at night. So while your invitation to America has not been fully excepted, we have come a long way thanks in no small measure to Tougaloo and the historically black colleges and the leaders they have produced," said Clinton.

This year Tougaloo College will celebrate 134 years of teaching. Expanding on its rich history and strong tradition, that graduates "This is just great for Tougaloo College and I'm happy to be a part of the class of 2003," said graduate, Allison Lockett.

Clinton also urged students to serve the community and take it upon themselves to create a better tomorrow for the country as a whole.

"You got to keep America better, do not grow weary, do not lose heart. You are now the 21st century foot soldiers of the American dream," said Clinton.

A responsibility these new graduates say they're ready for.

During his speech, Clinton also criticized current president George Bush for his opposition to affirmative action in college admissions, and for spending more time on fighting the war on terrorism than on domestic issues


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1 posted on 05/18/2003 8:47:24 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB
Former President Bill Clinton Speaks at Black College(for free)

Yeah, but afterwards there was a righteous booty call.

2 posted on 05/18/2003 8:48:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: dixiechick2000; Magnolia
ping
3 posted on 05/18/2003 8:49:13 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: WKB
Clinton is one low life major scumbag.
4 posted on 05/18/2003 8:51:02 PM PDT by b4its2late (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: WKB

"Baby, oh, baby,
Tougaloo down Broadway . . ."

5 posted on 05/18/2003 8:51:19 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: martin_fierro
Afterwards?


6 posted on 05/18/2003 8:52:56 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson
He sures looks right at home.
7 posted on 05/18/2003 8:54:24 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: WKB
""We've come a long way from the segregated south of my childhood to the time when I was a little boy when it wasn't just the schools that were segregated it was...the places we laid our head down when we were on the road at night."

My, how that boy can lie.

Too bad he never laid his nappy head down on the asphalt of an interstate highway and had a Mack truck administer a little justice to his noggin.
8 posted on 05/18/2003 8:54:50 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: WKB
Tougaloo. Sounds like a great place to get an education.Where the hell is this racist black college.
9 posted on 05/18/2003 8:56:11 PM PDT by noutopia
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Too bad he never laid his nappy head down on the asphalt of an interstate highway and had a Mack truck administer a little justice to his noggin.

or been napping in one of those black churchs he remembers burning

10 posted on 05/18/2003 8:56:37 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Look at Clinton's face in that photo. ....He's looking more and more like Ted Kennedy.
11 posted on 05/18/2003 8:56:57 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Charles Henrickson
Slick don' do nuffin' fo' free.
12 posted on 05/18/2003 8:57:42 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: WKB
Clinton also urged students to serve the community. . . .

Everyone got a laugh out of that:


13 posted on 05/18/2003 8:57:54 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: WKB
Amen, Brother.
14 posted on 05/18/2003 8:58:23 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: WKB
Should read 05-18-03 not 02-18-03
15 posted on 05/18/2003 8:58:30 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: martin_fierro
lol!
16 posted on 05/18/2003 8:59:07 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: noutopia
Tougaloo. Sounds like a great place to get an education.Where the hell is this racist black college

Jackson Mississippi

17 posted on 05/18/2003 9:00:22 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: WKB
"During his speech, Clinton also criticized current president George Bush for his opposition to affirmative action in college admissions..."

Thereby inferring that he believes blacks can't compete without being given a head start, while Bush believes they can.

"...and for spending more time on fighting the war on terrorism than on domestic issues."

After all, that's what you did, wasn't it, Billy?

And look where it got us...

18 posted on 05/18/2003 9:00:31 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Or Stan "Blue Face" Jones:


19 posted on 05/18/2003 9:01:44 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: okie01
He never makes a speech without

"During his speech, Clinton also criticized current president George Bush

20 posted on 05/18/2003 9:02:35 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Yes, Sir, I do see what you say. His face in #6 looks like an uncooked slab of hamsteak with Christmas tree flocking for hair. I do believe he's becoming more aquainted with some of Mr. Kennedy's friends & relatives like Teddy's Old Grandad and Mr. Beam and Mr. Daniels.
21 posted on 05/18/2003 9:04:09 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: WKB
Wonder how many of that crowd didn't like him. He is such a dirtbag.
22 posted on 05/18/2003 9:05:57 PM PDT by noutopia
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To: martin_fierro
Got Bill's picture from that speech.


23 posted on 05/18/2003 9:06:41 PM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
LOL!..Hilarious. A perfect description.
24 posted on 05/18/2003 9:07:02 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: WKB
. . . praised the school for it's many years of educating African-American youth and it's role in the civil rights struggle. . . . "So while your invitation to America has not been fully excepted. . . ."

They teach spelling and vocabulary down there, don't they?

25 posted on 05/18/2003 9:09:19 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson
They teach spelling and vocabulary down there, don't they?

Yes but they aren't real good at it!

28 posted on 05/18/2003 9:11:06 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
The country's first "black" president. Sheesh!! He must have begged for this gig, no one else would have him.
29 posted on 05/18/2003 9:11:19 PM PDT by Beth (Dubya fan)
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To: Beth
Our first "blecch!" president.
31 posted on 05/18/2003 9:13:17 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: WKB
"...So while your invitation to America has not been fully excepted accepted..."

Sorry, I had to fix a little of that WJTV spelling there.

What is Clinton saying here? Blacks are second-class citizens?!

Now, isn't this just the most depressing way imaginable to celebrate one's graduation? I mean, how'd you like to be graduating from college only to have a former US president perpetuating the myth of your peonage in his commencement address?
34 posted on 05/18/2003 9:17:05 PM PDT by bourbon
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To: WKB
xxxlinton never does anything for free
35 posted on 05/18/2003 9:17:12 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: noutopia
"Wonder how many of that crowd didn't like him. He is such a dirtbag."

You know, I was thinking the same thing. Quite a few of these venerable old Black Colleges exist and have served Black Americans well when no other options existed. I can only imaging what men like Fredrick Douglas or George Washington Carver would have had to say about a race mainpulator like Krinton. The fact that the current administrations are as foolish and Left-wing as any other College or University in the US - too bad. I hope that the level of academic excellence is as high as it has been in the past for real Americans like Douglas, Carver and hundreds of others.
36 posted on 05/18/2003 9:18:06 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: bourbon
Sorry, I had to fix a little of that WJTV spelling there

I just copy and paste. No editing! LOL

37 posted on 05/18/2003 9:18:59 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: WKB
Dear Lord, You can fool some of the people all the time.

You just want to shake these people. Tell them that what is respected is not your vicitmhood status but your ability to contribute.

If your skin color is a barrier, prove that wrong. Show them that preconcieved notions are silly.

I did it as a women in a mainly male career twenty-five years ago. I didn't complain, I worked harder and got rewarded.

Hard work in America is a good thing. At least for now.

38 posted on 05/18/2003 9:20:16 PM PDT by lizma
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To: WKB
You gets what you pays for.
39 posted on 05/18/2003 9:20:25 PM PDT by fat city
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To: JournalJunkie
. . . graduates were given a special gift. Former President, Bill Clinton. . . .


40 posted on 05/18/2003 9:22:34 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: okie01
"...and for spending more time on fighting the war on terrorism than on domestic issues."

The trouble is Clinton is referring to domestic issues as those that occur at home when a spouse cheats.

41 posted on 05/18/2003 9:23:20 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: lizma
Amen! It is sad they allow the manipulation of their lives by such trash as clinton.
42 posted on 05/18/2003 9:23:40 PM PDT by WKB (If all you're gonna do is ride in the wagon, at least pickup your feet!)
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To: Charles Henrickson
doesn't he look like Ted Baxter in this picture????
43 posted on 05/18/2003 9:24:20 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: WKB
"You got to keep America better,...

The first black president speaking "black", I suppose.

44 posted on 05/18/2003 9:26:34 PM PDT by cyncooper (The New York Times is not a source for truth)
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To: JournalJunkie
Just stay out of my neighborhood, right?


46 posted on 05/18/2003 9:27:13 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: WKB
That was mighty white of Slick.
47 posted on 05/18/2003 9:27:51 PM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: mountaineer
Not that there was any doubt about it...but I told you Clinton would find the time to criticize Bush even though his pals weren't labeling Clinton's appearance at Tougaloo as a "political visit!" :-)
48 posted on 05/18/2003 9:28:47 PM PDT by bourbon
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To: WKB
He never makes a speech without

"During his speech, Clinton also criticized current president George Bush

Yup. When this was announced the other day I observed his speeches are nothing but cliches, platitudes, and Bush bashing. I see he threw in the old harkening to his childhood in order to keep the focus on himself, too.

49 posted on 05/18/2003 9:29:35 PM PDT by cyncooper (This "man" lied under oath)
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To: WKB

The First Honorary Black President

The Black Historical Landmark torn down to build the Clinton Liebrary

50 posted on 05/18/2003 9:30:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (((Clinton leads the Axis of Evil)))
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