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  • Graduate Falls Asleep During Obama's Speech

    06/07/2010 7:11:56 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 29 replies · 187+ views
    You Tube ^ | 6/7/2010 | Me
  • Obama Addressing High School Graduates With Teleprompters

    06/07/2010 7:30:27 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 34 replies · 101+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 7, 2010 | RCP Staff
    President Obama uses teleprompters while giving the commencement address at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan.
  • Conn. Town Can't Hold Graduations in Church, Judge Rules (To keep separation of liberals and church)

    06/01/2010 5:36:47 PM PDT · by ulster · 27 replies · 690+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5-31-10
    The Enfield school board says it voted to hold services June 23 and 24 at The First Cathedral in Bloomfield because it had enough space at the right price. But two students and three of their parents sued. The judge says Enfield had unconstitutionally entangled itself with religion by agreeing to cover much of the church's religious imagery. She also says the town coerced the plaintiffs to support religion by forcing them to enter the church for graduation.
  • "God is not dead. He isn't even tired." Christendom College Commencement Address

    05/25/2010 11:40:09 AM PDT · by lastchance · 5 replies · 430+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | May 17, 2010 | Dr. Charles E. Rice
    When President O'Donnell asked me to give this address, I expressed one concern: "Will there be a protest? And will you prosecute the protestors? Or at least 88 of them?" He made no commitment. I accepted anyway. So what can I tell you? This is a time of crises. The economy is a mess, the culture is a mess, the government is out of control. And, in the last three years, Notre Dame lost 21 football games. But this is a great time for us to be here, especially you graduates of this superbly Catholic college. This is so because...
  • Media Matters: Why Is Cadet Applause Missing in Fox News Video of Obama Speech?

    05/25/2010 10:44:19 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 33 replies · 2,390+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/2010 | Breitbart
    Media Matters: Did Fox News edit video of President Obama’s commencement speech at West Point to remove audience applause? Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks so...
  • Live Thread: Obama Commencement Speech at West Point 10:15 A.M. EDT 5/22/10

    05/22/2010 7:06:24 AM PDT · by kristinn · 139 replies · 3,742+ views
    Saturday, May 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama will be speaking at the graduation of West Point's Class of 2010. The speech will be broadcast live on C-SPAN and the other cable networks.God bless the brave newly minted second lieutenants who volunteered to serve knowing they would be heading off to war.
  • Tepid Applause From Cadets: Obama Cuts 'That's a lot of cheering' Line From Prepared Remarks

    05/23/2010 11:45:34 AM PDT · by kristinn · 91 replies · 4,638+ views
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 | Kristinn via Drudge
    The Drudge Report has a teaser headline about the very reserved response Barack Obama got from the 2010 graduating class at West Point yesterday:Tepid applause from cadets: Cuts 'That's a lot of cheering' line from prepared remarks...Here is the prepared version followed by the transcript of the passage noted by Drudge:To the United States Corps of Cadets, and most of all, the Class of 2010 – it is an honor to serve as your Commander-in-Chief. Under our constitutional system, my power as President is wisely limited. But there are some areas where my power is absolute. And so, as your...
  • Glenn Beck- Inspiring Commencement Speech At Liberty University (Video)

    05/16/2010 2:23:23 PM PDT · by amabokcarab · 36 replies · 1,816+ views
    The Daily Beck ^ | May 15, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Thats Dr. Glenn Beck —Thanks to Liberty University Saturday morning in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University conveyed an honorary doctorate in humanities and scientists on Mormon conservative media heavyweight Glenn Beck. Breaking into his trademark tears, Beck told the stadium of 8,000 Liberty University grads and 20,000 friends and family members, "as a man who was never able to go to college—I went for one semester but I couldnt afford any more than that---I am humbled and honored." This was such an inspiring speech, gave me chills. My sister will graduate from Liberty next year, it is truly a great place....
  • “Perky” Michelle Obama a Big Downer at GW Graduation (Video)

    05/16/2010 1:03:53 PM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 40 replies · 3,657+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 16, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Ugh. What a depressing woman. Michelle Obama brought down the house literally at George Washington University’s graduation. The First Lady gave one of the most depressing speeches on record. What a downer. Good luck finding a job, kids!(Video at link)
  • Pelosi Tells Mills College Grads To 'Be Ready'

    05/15/2010 6:37:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 846+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | May 15th 2010
    Pelosi Tells Mills College Grads To 'Be Ready' John King May 15, 2010 The 500-plus students who received degrees and certificates at Mills College in Oakland on Saturday were sent into the world by another graduate of a women's college: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In a commencement speech that steered clear of partisan politics, Pelosi emphasized the personal side of her ascent to power as the nation's first female speaker. "My message is: 'Be ready,' " the 1962 graduate of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., told the students and their families and friends gathered on Toyon Meadow in the heart...
  • Glenn Beck to Address Baptist Grads, but His Mormonism Sparks Debate

    05/15/2010 7:58:57 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 211 replies · 1,976+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | May 14, 2010 | David Gibson
    Glenn Beck is a darling of Fox News viewers and a must-see for legions of religious conservatives. So given his profile and right-of-center views, it was no surprise when it was announced that Beck would be a featured speaker at this Sunday's commencement at Baptist-run Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., the brainchild of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority. Falwell's son, Jerry Jr., is the current president of Liberty. In a statement explaining the invitation, he called Beck "one of the few courageous voices in the national media standing up for the principles upon which this...
  • Graduation speakers tend to lean to Left: Liberals outnumber conservatives 4 to 1 at commencements

    05/01/2010 11:33:14 AM PDT · by rhema · 23 replies · 583+ views
    Tulane Hullabaloo ^ | 4/16/10 | Mary Kilpatrick released a list this month revealing a strong liberal bias among undergraduate universities’ commencement speakers. The data shows that for every four liberal commencement speakers this spring, there is one conservative speaker. The study looked at 160 universities. Liberal names on the speaking list include Vice President Al Gore, President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, Alec Baldwin, Nancy Pelosi, Sonia Sotomayor, Rachel Maddow, David Brooks and First Lady Michelle Obama. “With the Obama administration being in power, obviously more high government officials are liberal,” Communications Director Bonnie Kristian said. “Yet there are an abundance of conservative and libertarian...
  • Glenn Beck to Give Liberty U. Commencement Speech

    04/23/2010 8:46:44 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 89 replies · 1,018+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | April 23, 2010 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Fox News commentator Glenn Beck will deliver the commencement address at Liberty University's May 15 graduation. “Beck is one of the few courageous voices in the national media standing up for the principles upon which this nation was founded,” Jerry Falwell Jr., chancellor of Liberty University, said in the school newspaper's story. The baccalaureate address will be delivered by Paige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, whom Falwell called one of the “patriarchs of Christian higher education." SNIP In 2008, Focus on the Family pulled an interview with Beck over concerns with his Mormon faith. Christianity Today did...
  • Indiana School Not Canceling Graduation Prayer Without Judge Order

    04/03/2010 6:06:42 AM PDT · by GregNH · 15 replies · 400+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | 42/2010 | AP
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- A central Indiana district isn't calling off a planned high school graduation prayer unless a federal judge orders it. Greenwood School Board president Joe Farley says the district wants the judge to decide the merits of a lawsuit filed by the school's top-ranked senior. Greenwood High School student Eric Workman is asking a federal judge to stop a student-led prayer that the senior class voted to approve. The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on the 18-year-old's behalf claims that the prayer and class vote unconstitutionally subject students to religious practice.
  • Political Analyst Rachel Maddow to Deliver 2010 Commencement Address

    02/26/2010 12:11:28 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 62 replies · 1,489+ views
    Smith College News Office ^ | February 17, 2010 | Smith College
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Rachel Maddow, a political analyst and media host who rose to national prominence after launching her career on local radio, will be the speaker at Smith College’s 132nd commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the campus Quadrangle. Maddow and four other accomplished women will receive honorary degrees prior to the address. On her national television program, Maddow daily analyzes top headlines from the worlds of politics, current events, sports, science, health, crime and the absurd. Her critically acclaimed program, titled “The Rachel Maddow Show,” airs on MSNBC. Her interviews with newsmakers have been...
  • President Obama to deliver U-M spring 2010 commencement address

    02/11/2010 3:49:24 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 17 replies · 418+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | February 11, 2010 | Neoavatara
    President Barack Obama has been announced as the Commencement speaker for the spring graduation at my alma mater, the University of Michigan. President Obama will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree.
  • Charles W. Colson Geneva College Commencement Address

    02/08/2010 8:55:07 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies · 320+ views
    American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank ^ | May 1998 | Chuck Colson
    "I've come to you this morning with a topic that probably in an earlier age would have sounded a little bit absurd. And that’s the question of whether character matters, whether it has anything to do with public service. Now even as recently as a generation ago, probably no one would give a commencement talk on that address to educated people -- people getting their degree -- because education was considered to be not only the acquisition of knowledge, but the formation of moral character. That’s what education was all about." ..."Twenty-five years ago this summer, I was converted to...
  • Souter to speak at Harvard's commencement (barf alert)

    02/08/2010 10:10:55 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 248+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2010
    Retired Supreme Court justice David H. Souter will be the principal speaker at Harvard University's commencement this spring, the college said today. Souter, a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School, served on the high court from 1990 until June 2009. While a member of the court, he emerged as a crucial defender of abortion rights and the separation of church and state. “During his years on the nation’s highest court, Justice Souter approached the vital work of judging with a deep sense of independence and fairness, a close attention to the facts of each case, and a clear concern...