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  • Commencement Season and the Carcass of Woodstock

    06/03/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | June 3, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    Once again, we're into the college commencement season. And once again, conservatives and libertarians have been kicked to the curb. Even if some balsy college president or board announced the selection of one of the persons below, the campus would be quickly engulfed in flames, its administrators subject to public mockery and humiliation, followed by summary termination. These are the children and grandchildren of those who went to Woodstock and never came home. Our nation is the very carcass of Woodstock on which we now feast. Below is a list of conservative/libertarian speakers of which any university should be proud...
  • University of Chicago's warning to students following disruption by protesters

    08/25/2016 6:00:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 23 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 25 August 2016 | Patrick Lion For Mailonline
    Students at the University of Chicago have been warned not to expect safe spaces or trigger warnings in the wake of several disrupted events at the institution at the hands of protesters. University officials are said to have told first-year students starting in the fall of its commitment to freedom of expression, saying it wanted civility and mutual respect but that it would still seek out ideas or opinions that were unpopular. The move comes after three high-profile incidents this year in which speakers invited to the university were interrupted or shut down and amid a trend of increasing political...
  • RNC 2016 Speakers

    07/17/2016 5:49:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 96 replies
    RNC 2016 Cleveland ^ | July 17, 2016
    Monday Speakers Monday: Make America Safe Again From attacks on our own soil and overseas to the tragedy in Benghazi, the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us vulnerable. Our immigration system is broken, leaving our country open to security threats and the negative consequences of illegal immigration. A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe get America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again....
  • Here Is The List of People Speaking at the RNC Convention

    07/14/2016 8:55:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 123 replies ^ | July 14, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    The Republican National Committee has released the list of people who will speak at the 2016 convention in Cleveland next week: Pastor Mark Burns                                                     Phil Ruffin                                                               Congressman Ryan Zinke                                        Pat Smith                                                                  Mark Geist                                                                John Tiegen                                                             Congressman Michael McCaul                                 Sheriff David Clarke                                                 Congressman Sean Duffy                                        Darryl Glenn                                                            Senator Tom Cotton                                                   Karen Vaughn                         Governor Mike Huckabee                                       Mayor Rudy Giuliani                                              Melania Trump                                                         Senator Joni Ernst                                               Kathryn Gates-Skipper                            Marcus Luttrell                                         Dana White             Governor Asa Hutchinson   Attorney General Leslie Rutledge    Michael Mukasey Andy Wist          Senator Jeff Sessions        Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn   Alex Smith         Speaker Paul Ryan    Congressman Kevin McCarthy Kerry Woolard .Senator Shelley Moore Capito...
  • Speakers Announced for 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/14/2016 8:12:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14,2016 | Amanda House
    Pastor Mark Burns Phil Ruffin Congressman Ryan Zinke Pat Smith Mark Geist John Tiegen Congressman Michael McCaul Sheriff David Clarke Congressman Sean Duffy Darryl Glenn Senator Tom Cotton Karen Vaughn Governor Mike Huckabee Mayor Rudy Giuliani Melania Trump Senator Joni Ernst Kathryn Gates-Skipper Marcus Luttrell Dana White Governor Asa Hutchinson Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Michael Mukasey Andy Wist Senator Jeff Sessions Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Alex Smith Speaker Paul Ryan Congressman Kevin McCarthy Kerry Woolard . Senator Shelley Moore Capito Dr. Ben Carson Co-Chair Sharon Day Natalie Gulbis Kimberlin Brown Antonio Sabato, Jr. Peter Thiel Eileen Collins Senator Ted...
  • Trump turns to unlikely speakers for convention help

    07/02/2016 1:12:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 128 replies ^ | 7/2/2016 | Jeremy Diamond - CNN
    Denver (CNN)Donald Trump is turning to his family, sports figures and business leaders to fill speaking slots at the Republican National Convention later this month as scores of prominent Republican leaders continue to refuse to line up behind their controversial nominee-to-be. Trump announced Friday that his wife and children "are all going to be speaking" at the nominating convention that kicks off in just over two weeks. And the real estate mogul has also promised to add sports figures and other non-politicians who are supporting him to the roster of convention speakers, which would set the 2016 convention apart from...
  • Amazon has sold 3 million Echo speakers, research firm says [3,000,000 spies in our houses]

    04/12/2016 8:11:13 AM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Ángel González
    A research firm estimates has sold 3 million Echo voice-controlled home speakers, and that close to half of U.S. Amazon customers are aware of the product. [snip] The device, which sells for $180, also has given Amazon a big role in the emerging field of home automation, as many people use it to control thermostats or lights that work off Wi-Fi. [snip] Launched in late 2014, the Echo slowly picked up speed as word spread about its uncanny abilities — from answering questions to turning on the living-room lights.
  • Journalists Highlight 2015 Commencement Speakers List

    06/02/2015 9:58:36 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 2, 2015 | Don Irvine
    From TV Newser. Not too many conservatives on the list. FBN’s Maria Bartiromo: New York University – Graduate School of Arts and Science (NY), May 19 CBS’s Margaret Brennan: Niagara University – College of Arts and Sciences and Education (NY), May 16 PBS’s David Brooks: Westmont College (CA), May 8… Dartmouth College (NH), June 14 NBC’s Tom Brokaw: High Point University (NC), May 8 Yahoo’s Katie Couric: University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI), May 16 NBC’s Josh Elliott: University of California, Santa Barbara – Humanities and Arts (CA), June 15 NBC’s Richard Engel: Stanford University (CA), June 14 CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Carlow...

    03/14/2013 6:18:34 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    The Right Scoop via CNN ^ | 3/14/2013 | The Right Scoop
    There is a whole bevy of great speakers at CPAC this year, including Sen. Ted Cruz who will deliver the Keynote Address Saturday Night, and you can watch them all below. Use the CPAC Program Schedule below as your guide and feel free to say hello in the chat. I’ll add more live streams as they become available. Also this post will stay at the top of the front page until CPAC is over Saturday night.
  • TRENDING: First on CNN: DNC secretly scheduled guests: Actresses Johansson, Portman, Washington

    09/05/2012 11:51:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/05/2012 | Shannon Travis
    Charlotte (CNN) - Clint Eastwood meet Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington. The three actresses, firmly anchored in Hollywood's royalty, have been secretly scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention, according to a tentative schedule provided by a source to CNN. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker – Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November. The schedule lists the three actresses as speaking on Thursday evening, the same night that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will accept their party's respective nominations. Johansson, Portman and Washington are...
  • TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein: Top 5 possibilities for the RNC’s mystery speaker

    08/28/2012 12:38:11 PM PDT · by illiac · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/28/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    TAMPA, Fla. — On Thursday night, the Republican convention schedule has a mystery hole just before Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney’s speeches. The space is scheduled for “remarks” but simply lists “To be Announced” where the name of the speaker should be. The Wall Street Journal speculated, and The Drudge Report highlighted, that the mysterious speaker could be former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. But that’s almost entirely implausible. Palin is popular with some conservatives, but toxic to the nation at large. There is no way she would be the mystery speaker in a prime time slot. Plus, she...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Announces First Wave of Republican Convention Headliners

    08/06/2012 8:13:45 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 93 replies
    Republican National Committee ^ | 8/6/12 | Reince Priebus
    Tampa, Fla. – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced the first list of headliners addressing the Republican National Convention August 27-30. Additional convention speakers, including the keynote, will be announced in the coming days and weeks. The speakers are: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina and the youngest sitting governor in the United States; Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, the 44th governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate is a NY Times best-selling author, radio and television show host; Ohio Governor John Kasich, former House Budget Committee chairman; New Mexico Governor Susana...
  • Girl Scouts Convention Features Pro-Abortion Speakers

    10/28/2011 3:11:23 PM PDT · by julieee · 12 replies ^ | October 28, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Girl Scouts Convention Features Pro-Abortion Speakers Houston, TX -- Girl Scout leaders and members from across the nation will come together next month for their annual convention and the event, dubbed Renewing the Promise, again raises questions about the organization and the issue of abortion.
  • Oakland Speaker Series (California)

    04/06/2011 4:50:07 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 1 replies
    Oakland Speaker Series ^ | 1/1/2011 | Oakland Speaker Series - 2011-2012
    Spencer Wells - Human Genonome Project, 9/20/11 Thomas Friedman - Author - 10/18/11 David Brooks - Columninst - 11/8/11 David Axelrod - Political Consultant - 11/29/11 Richard Haas - President of CFR - 1/10/12 Michelle Rhee - DC Public Schools - 2/7/12 Alan Simpson & Erskine Bowles - Deficit Comm. - 3/6/12 Gordon Brown - Former PM - UK - 4/3/11
  • [Ohio College Professor] Guest column: Conservatives unwelcome at WSU? [Great read!]

    01/19/2011 12:26:38 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 43 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | January 18, 2011 | William B. Irvine, professor of philosophy at Wright State University
    This commentary was written by William B. Irvine, professor of philosophy at Wright State University. You might remember that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was President Barack Obama’s pastor before the relationship became politically inconvenient. Although I disagree with many of Wright’s views, I welcome him to our campus. Universities should be a marketplaces of ideas. My colleagues, I think, share this belief. And, yet, in the last decade, Wright State has been curiously one-sided in the speakers it brings to campus. Liberal speakers are routinely invited. We also invite speakers who can be characterized as ultra-liberal, including Wright, and, two...
  • CPAC Agenda for Thursday Feb. 18, 2010

    02/18/2010 10:55:08 AM PST · by camerongood210 · 3 replies · 286+ views
    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2010 CPAC agenda is a work in progress. Updates are made throughout the week. Note: There will be a pre-CPAC reception for Diamond attendees on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Tickets available at registration desk on February 17. 9:00 XPAC Lounge Opens Washington Rooms 1-4 Games, WiFi, Wii and more Open to all XPAC ticket holders 9:45 Welcome to the 37th Annual CPAC Marriott Ballroom David A. Keene, American Conservative Union Introduction: Cleta Mitchell, American Conservative Union Foundation EMCEE Leslie Sanchez, author of...
  • Read The FBI Affidavit On The Would-Be Mall Terrorist

    12/09/2006 7:30:51 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 43 replies · 2,337+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | December 9, 2006 | N/A
    There has been suprisingly little reportage of the actual details of would-be shopping mall terrorist, Mr. Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef's mindset and intentions. So as a public service, here the FBI agent's affidavit (pdf file) in easy to read format. Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef STATE OF ILLINOIS)) COUNTY OF COOK)AFFIDAVIT1. I, Jared Ruddy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, being duly sworn, state as follows: I am a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and have been so employed for more than two years. I am currently assigned to an FBI Counterterrorism squad as well as the...
  • Waffle Bike

    05/28/2009 10:29:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies · 495+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 13, 2008 | tomsachsvideo
    Waffle Bike is a fully weaponized waffle making device complete with call to prayer public address system. It’s also the name of a short film—documenting the bike’s maiden voyage in search of chickens, naturally, to lay the eggs for the batter. In Waffle Bike, a perfectly clipped narrator chirps out Waffle Bike’s features, which include a Honda Harmony en2500 generator, a 9-inch Norweigan waffle maker, a small refrigerator up front, a tape deck (which plays through three 8-inch, 25-watt, all-weather trumpet horn speakers made in China), and two 12-gauge homemade shotguns. The film is charming and disturbing and funny—and the...
  • Mouths taped shut, students protest St. Kate's limit on political speakers (MN)

    10/27/2008 3:57:01 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies · 489+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/27/08 | Paul Walsh and Jenna Ross, Star Tribune staff writers
    The furor over rejecting politically oriented speakers at the College of St. Catherine shows no signs of slowing down. An online student petition denouncing the St. Paul school's decisions has collected more than 200 signatures as of midafternoon, an on-campus demonstration drew a couple of dozen participants today and school administrators met with students this afternoon. The developments follow last week's news that the all-female Catholic school turned away visits by conservative commentator Bay Buchanan, a leading supporter of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady is a campaign trail regular...
  • Commencement Celebrities

    06/12/2008 12:29:13 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 12 replies · 182+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 12, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Commencement Celebrities by: Deborah Lambert, June 12, 2008 According to USA Today, it appears that students are having more of a say in determining who will give the annual commencement address. This year’s list of luminaries—and others— who will give the class of 2008 a sendoff include: Oprah Winfrey—Stanford University J.K. Rowling—Harvard University Jon Stewart—William and Mary Craig Newmark of Craig’s List—Case Western Reserve Jessica Lange—Sarah Lawrence College Brian Williams—Ohio State University Michael Bloomberg—University of Pennsylvania David McCullough— Boston College Meredith Viera—Tufts University Al Gore—Carnegie Mellon University Sandra Day O'Connor—Gettysburg College Carl Bernstein—University of Maryland...