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Condi Rice and the Graduation Gag Order
Real Clear Politics, by Carl Cannon

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Posted By:garnet, 5/25/2014 10:46:34 AM

It’s unfair to the vast majority of U.S. college communities that held heartening graduation exercises this spring, but the 2014 graduation season will be remembered for the anti-intellectual thuggery that marred ceremonies at various Eastern schools. Brandeis University began the ignominious parade by disinviting Somali feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a critic of Islam, to speak at its commencement after Muslim students complained. The administration also rescinded its honorary degree—an award Ali never requested—and then, to justify its capitulation, publicly denigrated her. “What was initially intended as an honor,”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/25/2014 10:53:06 AM     (No. 9861253)

Does anyone remember their college graduation? I recall lining up and processing in - and dropping off the caps and gowns afterwards.
In between is blank space.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: congar, 5/25/2014 11:01:40 AM     (No. 9861268)

This story grossly illustrates the kind of thoughtless weasels we have running our citadels of higher learning, where only politically correct speech is permitted. You either goose step to liberalism or get thrown out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nevernaught, 5/25/2014 11:11:29 AM     (No. 9861284)

Obama isn´t going to come to the defense of Condi Rice because she´s a lot more intelligent than he is, she´s a member of the Augusta National Golf Club(a place he will never achieve membership), and she´s a Republican.

Obama stooped to a new low the other day when he used the phrase ´on the wrong side of history´ to describe Putin. He stole that saying from Rice who has used it many times in the past to describe Communist Dictators and Governments, and yes Marxists like him.

As for those rag tag universities who produce worthless graduates like Obama, who cares what students who receive increasingly worthless graduation certificates demonstrate against, they are just puppets in a make believe world. They are on the wrong side of history and most won´t survive in the real world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/25/2014 11:39:59 AM     (No. 9861309)

I vividly remember my art college graduation 40 years ago. It was held in the Bellview Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, which was closed down a few years later when Legionaire´s disease first broke out there. The speaker was a very well known and talented graphic designer for whom I had tremendous respect. It was honor to have him there.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/25/2014 11:49:40 AM     (No. 9861313)

I just googled my school and year to see if there was anything online. No mention of speakers other than school preident.

NYTimes indicates that a total of 2,146 undergraduate diplomas conferred in three ceremonies that weekend. It was the school´s 122nd commencement: St. John´s University - Jamaica Campus.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 5/25/2014 12:05:37 PM     (No. 9861329)

Here´s a link to a picture of a graduation like mine in 1967 from USAF Academy. That was memorable, so say the least. No politics, just some excited grads tossing hats and the USAF Thunderbird flyover.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/AFA_Graduates.jpg/800px-AFA_Graduates.jpg

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 5/25/2014 1:52:51 PM     (No. 9861471)

While that was a really good article, I don´t remember Rush Limbaugh ´slandering´ Sandra Fluke. I do remember him telling the truth about her.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mildred, 5/25/2014 1:55:52 PM     (No. 9861473)

My memories #1. In fact, all the other graduations I attended were just as unmemorable. I skipped my college graduation as well. Most of the time there is so much noise from the audience and the sound system doesn´t work. Everyone is bored, it´s hot and the sense is that all we want to do is get outta here and party. Just send the diploma in the mail.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 5/25/2014 2:00:10 PM     (No. 9861476)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has more bravery and integrity in the tip of her pinky than all the leftist weasels of American academia do put together. She should consider it an honor to be "disinvited."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: marthaville, 5/25/2014 5:54:41 PM     (No. 9861631)

Had Condi Rice spoken at Rutgers, the students, faculty, administration and contributors might have realized no person associated with Rutgers is of Rice´s caliber.

No one from Rutgers has ever, or will ever, be the provost at Stanford and the Secretary of State of the U.S. All those associated with Rutgers are inferior to Condi Rice. Hence she could not be allowed to speak at graduation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/26/2014 4:54:14 AM     (No. 9862006)

#15, St. John´s website says the speakers were David Ushery (NBC News) and Hugh Evans, an Australian humanitarian who seeks to eradicate poverty.



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