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  • Michelle Obama tells graduating students she wakes up in a ‘house built by slaves’

    06/03/2016 4:20:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 128 replies
    BPR bizpacreview ^ | 6/03/16 | Carmine Sabia
    Many Americans are counting the days until President Obama and his wife Michelle leave the White House, and the first lady may be among them. Delivering the commencement speech for the City College in New York on Friday, she turned the graduation speech into a racial rallying cry. She even managed to take shots at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump along the way. Michelle told the graduates that they ought to beware of people who want to “build up walls to keep people out” and that the “story” of America is the story of immigrants. “It’s the story that...
  • Clarence Thomas tells graduates to simply be good citizens

    05/16/2016 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16,2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged college graduates who seek to "preserve liberty" to do so by fulfilling the duties of their daily vocations rather than attempting to achieve sweeping political goals. "At the risk of understating what is necessary to preserve liberty in our form of government, I think more and more that it depends on good citizens, discharging their daily duties in their daily obligations," Thomas said Saturday during a commencement address at Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.
  • Liberals to outnumber conservative graduation speakers 4-to-1

    05/14/2016 11:45:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 5, 2016 | Staff
    Once again, America’s colleges will showcase an excess of liberals and radical progressives during their commencement ceremonies to speak to the nation’s top grads one last time before they enter the real world. Campus Reform took stock of this year’s line up (according to (US News’ top 100 schools) and assessed each speaker based on his political views, rating each one as either liberal, conservative, or apolitical. Any speaker who has, at one point or another, openly expressed support for a political party or platform was then placed in a corresponding category.[snip] Notably, not a single active conservative politician was...
  • Clarence Thomas Live Commemorative Address

    05/14/2016 12:10:00 PM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | May 14, 2016 | knarf
    Right now ... 3:12 PM, Saturday
  • Obama tells grads: Successful people just got lucky

    05/11/2016 8:26:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama addresses graduates at Howard University “Be confident in your heritage. Be confident in your blackness,” President Barack Obama told graduates and their families at Howard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony. Obama told the graduating class that success is based more on luck, not hard work, and those who achieve great things do so because the fates have shined brightly upon them. Successful people are “just lucky,” Obama said, Breitbart reported. “It wasn’t nothing you did.”
  • Obama: 'You CAN'T Build' That, 'You Didn't Build That,' 'You Were Lucky'

    05/10/2016 8:58:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 9, 2016 10:00am ET | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama doubled down on his infamous “You didn’t build that” claim when he declared “You can’t build” that and then told college graduates they gained their degrees by being “lucky.” In remarks about the economy on Friday, Obama chastised those who think they’re self-sufficient and don’t need government:“You can’t build your own metro system. You can’t build your own highway. You can’t build your own airport. And so we have a specific problem with under-investing in infrastructure.”Then, on Saturday, Pres. Obama told Howard University graduates that his “pet peeve” is people like them who don’t credit luck for their...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas to Give Commencement Address at Hillsdale College

    05/09/2016 4:58:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is set to deliver the 2016 commencement address to the graduating class of Hillsdale College on Saturday, May 14. This will mark one of the few times that Justice Thomas has spoken publicly since the surprising death of Justice Antonin Scalia back in February of this year. Statistics show that conservative leaning speakers such as Justice Thomas are becoming increasingly rare at graduation ceremonies around the country. According to Campus Reform, out of the top 100 universities, 40 of them are featuring explicitly liberal speakers at their commencement ceremonies. Only 10 are hosting...
  • Moving Tassels Left

    06/08/2015 7:45:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this season’s commencement speakers and found, once again, that they overwhelmingly represent one point of view. Moreover, in our review of 127 of the arguably representative speakers they highlight, we note that one-third—41—have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these—10—can be called anything from apolitical to definitively conservative: • Gen. Philip M. Breedlove at the Georgia Institute of Technology, • Former President George W. Bush at Southern Methodist University • Former Secretary of labor , Elaine Chao, retired Admiral Thad Allen, at Georgetown •...