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  • President Trump Delivers the Commencement Address at Hope for Prisoners Graduation Ceremony

    02/23/2020 2:47:11 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/20/20 | The White House
    Just found this - others have probably seen it but could not find it when did a search here. Another unsung but awesome deed by our President, speaking at the commencement of the Hope for Prisoners graduation ceremony in Las Vegas. The President starts speaking at 50:07.
  • One of the Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever

    09/08/2019 4:14:58 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Dr Rick Rigsby Cal Maritime Commencement Ceremony 2017 Commencement Speaker, Dr Rick Rigsby
    This is the greatest commencement speech ever.
  • Actress Jenny Slate to give speech to tiny graduating class (1 student)

    06/07/2019 8:17:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | June 7, 2019 | Natalie Dreier
    CUTTYHUNK ISLAND, Mass. - Actress Jenny Slate, known for her roles on “Parks and Recreation” “Saturday Night Live” and as the voice of Assistant Mayor Bellwether in “Zootopia,” will have a very small audience when she addresses the Class of 2019. Slate will give the graduation speech for the ceremony at Cuttyhunk Elementary on Cuttyhunk Island off Cape Cod. The ceremony will graduate only one eighth grade student, 13-year-old Gwen Lynch, The New York Times reported. Cuttyhunk Island has a population of about 12 people most of the year, the Cape Cod Times reported. Vacationers fill the 2 and a...
  • Seven Things Commencement Speakers Should Consider

    05/22/2019 9:27:37 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 22, 2019 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Pearls of wisdom for the speechmakers of graduation season, 2019… Congratulations, Commencement Speakers! Today is your day! After a lifetime of devotion to your respective careers – as journalists, entrepreneurs, inventors, CEOs, ward heelers, or rent seekers – you have finally reached that pinnacle of achievement reserved for only 4600 people each year: you have been selected to give a commencement speech at one of America’s institutions of higher learning. You have finally made it. As you feverishly scribble your notes over the days to come, preparing for that moment of success, that twenty or thirty, or Heaven forbid, forty-minute...
  • Students Protest Pence During Commencement Address, Walk Out

    05/19/2019 3:13:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2019 | Karen Townsend
    It’s the season of commencement ceremonies and the unavoidable controversies provoked by invited speakers. Why would 2019 be any different than previous years? The students have opinions and they want you to know about them.The latest commencement speaker to come under fire is Vice-President Mike Pence. Pence accepted an invitation to deliver a commencement address to the graduating class of Taylor University, a small private, interdenominational, evangelical Christian college in Upland, Indiana. Pence, remember, is the former Governor of Indiana so the invitation isn’t unusual on the face of it. It does seem a little unusual that a few...
  • 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...
  • Trump will be IMPEACHED: Clinton returns to her university to launch all-out attack on president

    05/26/2017 10:13:07 AM PDT · by DFG · 80 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/26/2017 | Geoff Earle
    Hillary Clinton suggested her campaign rival President Trump will get impeached, in sharp remarks in a commencement address Friday where she brought up 'obstruction of justice' and warned of the steps to authoritarianism. Speaking to gowned graduates at the school where she addressed students in 1969, Clinton referenced the resignation of President Richard Nixon and a House committee's impeachment investigation – but it was clear to graduating students what she was really talking about.
  • Hillary Gets Choked Up At Wellesley Commencement — Blames Allergies [VIDEO]

    05/26/2017 9:31:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 53 replies
    The Dailycaller ^ | 5/26/17 | Christian Datoc
    Hillary Clinton struggled to speak shortly after beginning her speech at the Wellesley College commencement ceremony Friday. A college official rushed to deliver her a lozenge and water bottle as she choked on her words. She credited her croaky delivery to allergies rather than emotions, which drew cheers and laughs from the crowd.
  • Mike Pence sticks with faith and family, as Notre Dame grads walk out on his commencement speech

    05/21/2017 7:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/2017
    Vice President Mike Pence forged ahead Sunday with his University of Norte Dame commencement speech as some in attendance walked out, encouraging the graduates to keep their religious faith, value the freedom of speech and saying “the future is yours.” Pence, a former Indiana governor, was the most recent college campus speaker to face backlash or protest from students, faculty and others over ideological differences. He was invited to speak at the Catholic school, in South Bend, Ind., after students and faculty objected to a prospective invitation to President Trump, who would have been the seventh U.S. president to give...
  • Notre Dame students plan walkout during Mike Pence Sunday commencement speech

    05/19/2017 12:37:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/19/2017 | Eric Levenson
    When Vice President Mike Pence delivers the commencement speech at Notre Dame on Sunday, he'll likely speak to fewer people than he expected. Some students at the Catholic university plan to walk out of the speech as part of a protest against Pence and his policies, which they say target marginalized people on the basis of their religion, skin color or sexual orientation, according to the student activist group We Stand For. Luis Miranda, a co-organizer of the walkout, said Pence, as Indiana governor and as vice president, targeted vulnerable people with his policies. Catholic values promote standing up for...
  • Security will be tight on Grove City College campus for Mike Pence's visit

    05/19/2017 12:31:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Sharon Herald ^ | 05/19/2017 | By FELICIA A. PETRO
    GROVE CITY – Security will be tight for Grove City College commencement Saturday, the college’s president said this week. Although the college has had high-profile speakers previously, having a sitting vice president on campus offers a whole new set of requirements. “We will have a much more secure situation than what we’ve ever had before,” GCC President Paul J. McNulty said. The college plans to have commencement outside in the quad at 10 a.m. Saturday for 606 graduates – the largest class in the school’s history – with tickets required for family/friends and credentials for media, he said. There have...
  • Trump to Liberty U. grads: In this country, we worship God, not government

    05/15/2017 6:44:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Extraordinary: Presidents don't make speeches like the one above. Or I should say, they didn't If you haven’t seen this, do yourself a favor and take the time to watch it. It’s an extraordinary address for a president to give precisely because it cuts to the heart of something that’s been going on in Washington for far too long: The political class does worship government as if it were a god. They obsess over it. They fight over what it should be like. They demand that everyone pay it as much money as possible. And of course, they fight for...
  • President Trump: Live Stream 10 am Saturday, May 13 LIBERTY University

    05/13/2017 6:45:57 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 84 replies
    President Trump's first commencement speech as president. As we know, Chancellor Falwell was one of candidate Trump's earliest and most pro-active supporters.
  • Warren rips Trump in commencement speech: No one is above the law

    05/13/2017 7:14:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Dumb-Mass) took multiple swipes at the Trump administration during a commencement address Friday, days after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Warren pivoted to Trump during a speech at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, offering suggestions for specific causes graduates could get more involved in. "I'm trying to keep this apolitical but I can't help myself ... the principle that no one, no one in this country is above the law and we need a Justice Department, not an obstruction of justice department," Warren said. Democrats have honed in on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy...
  • Mike Pence visit as Commencement Speaker worries some that Grove City College too aligned with GOP

    05/08/2017 6:41:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Tribune Live ^ | 05/07/2017 | Tom Fontaine
    Grove City College's selection of Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker is generating mixed reviews among the conservative Christian school's students and alumni. Many are thrilled that the small college 60 miles north of Pittsburgh landed such a big name for the May 20 ceremony — particularly one who describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican — in that order.” But some argue that Pence's politics aren't always in line with Christian teachings, and that the college has grown too cozy with Republicans. “I'm worried that we are aligning more with a political party, the Republican...
  • Trump to Be Liberty University's Graduation Commencement Speaker

    03/22/2017 9:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker for the May graduation ceremony at the prominent Virginia evangelical Christian school Liberty University. The Christian Broadcasting Network broke the news Wednesday morning that President Trump will return to Liberty, having spoken there last year during the Republican primary season. "I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion," said Trump to CBN News. "Our children truly are the future and I look forward to celebrating the success of this graduating class as well as sharing lessons as they embark on their next chapter full...
  • Commencement Season

    05/24/2016 3:41:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | May 24, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    This is the season of college Commencement speeches -- an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times. Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeches. One is shameless self-advertising by people in government, or in related organizations supported by the taxpayers or donors, saying how nobler it is to be in "public service" than working in business or other "selfish" activities. In other words, the message is that it is morally superior to be in organizations consuming output produced by others than to be in organizations which produce that output. Moreover, being morally...
  • Obama’s Awful Message To Graduates

    05/12/2016 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | March 12, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    resident Obama wants you to know you aren’t responsible for your actions, and your choices in life aren’t nearly as important as luck. If that sounds stupid, it’s only because it is. Yet that was the message the president told graduating students at Howard University last Saturday, and few things could be more damaging. The president’s commencement address, widely praised by liberals, was riddled with typically divisive progressive messages and an unfortunate amount of absolution of personal responsibility. “We can't walk by a homeless man without asking why a society as wealthy as ours allows that state of affairs to...
  • 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 •...
  • 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...