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(American Thinker)   Michelle Obama will ruin high school graduation for the students of Topeka, KS and their families by commemorating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education in her address. Obviously, there should be separate but equal ceremonies   (americanthinker.com) divider line 96
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2014-04-21 01:12:19 AM  
The speech will be billed as "non-political" but that's impossible. The context of the First Lady's remarks will be nothing but political and you can bet there will be veiled references that accuse Republicans of "wanting to go back" to segregated schools. Otherwise, what's the point of sending her out there in the first place?

I'll take that bet and the loser has to shoot themselves in the head.
 
2014-04-21 01:32:36 AM  
Good old American Potato. Always good for a laugh.
 
2014-04-21 02:35:39 AM  
The speech will be billed as "non-political" but that's impossible. The context of the First Lady's remarks will be nothing but political and you can bet there will be veiled references that accuse Republicans of "wanting to go back" to segregated schools. Otherwise, what's the point of sending her out there in the first place?

...or it will be an inoffensive cliche'-fest about "the future" and "hope," and American Thinker will still declare it more radical than an unholy Voltron of the SCUM Manifesto, Rules for Radicals, Soul on Ice, Das Kapital, and the instruction manual for Superman 64.
 
2014-04-21 06:49:34 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Good old American Potato. Always good for a laugh.


Yep. It's always hurricane season in their little teacup.
 
2014-04-21 06:52:28 AM  
While it is an honor to be the host for the first lady, I do understand that because of security, it makes the whole thing a pain in the ass for students and parents. That is just the way it is.
 
2014-04-21 06:53:15 AM  
Oh, is she from Kansas, too?  I thought for some reason they'd met in college.

// In fairness, not knowing this is mostly a function of not giving a shiat.  I only barely even followed the actual president's own backstory during the campaign when we kept having to go over it repeatedly for the damned birthers... I'm pretty sure even wasting time on the internet is a better use of my time than learning his random family members' backstories too.
 
2014-04-21 06:54:30 AM  

Sgt Otter: The speech will be billed as "non-political" but that's impossible. The context of the First Lady's remarks will be nothing but political and you can bet there will be veiled references that accuse Republicans of "wanting to go back" to segregated schools. Otherwise, what's the point of sending her out there in the first place?

...or it will be an inoffensive cliche'-fest about "the future" and "hope," and American Thinker will still declare it more radical than an unholy Voltron of the SCUM Manifesto, Rules for Radicals, Soul on Ice, Das Kapital, and the instruction manual for Superman 64.


Really, the fact that the scum manifesto was called anything other than the demented ravings of a schizophrenic just confirms that 70s radicals were retards. /Almost as retarded as 'Murican Thinker.
 
2014-04-21 06:57:50 AM  

PreMortem: you can bet


That phrase is always a sure sign of NEWS!

Ten years of thinking, the logo says. What have they come up with?
 
2014-04-21 06:59:57 AM  
Really? American Thinker is asking if a high school graduation in Kansas is the right venue for a well-educated black female to mention Brown v. Board of Education? That was way too much stupid for a Monday morning. Thanks Subby, I may need to take the day off now.
 
2014-04-21 07:02:55 AM  

Richard C Stanford: 70s radicals were retards.


Technically, there's a slight technical difference between being stupid and being on every drug within snorting distance.  Maybe an academic distinction since it involves sobering up and I don't think anyone did that for the entire decade, but still.
 
2014-04-21 07:03:36 AM  

vernonFL: While it is an honor to be the host for the first lady, I do understand that because of security, it makes the whole thing a pain in the ass for students and parents. That is just the way it is.


Yes, there were a couple of saner, straight-forward articles on this story redlit over the weekend. Looks like someone finally greened some flame bait.
 
2014-04-21 07:06:05 AM  
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2014-04-21 07:06:09 AM  
I'll bet if Sarah Palin were going to be the commencement speaker they'd declare it a religious holiday and adorn everything with golden potatoes.
 
2014-04-21 07:08:09 AM  

DubyaHater: Really? American Thinker is asking if a high school graduation in Kansas is the right venue for a well-educated black female to mention Brown v. Board of Education? That was way too much stupid for a Monday morning. Thanks Subby, I may need to take the day off now.


Now you have an excuse.

but... If you had waited until you were at work to read it you could have claimed worker's comp.
 
2014-04-21 07:16:17 AM  

Sgt Otter: The speech will be billed as "non-political" but that's impossible. The context of the First Lady's remarks will be nothing but political and you can bet there will be veiled references that accuse Republicans of "wanting to go back" to segregated schools. Otherwise, what's the point of sending her out there in the first place?

...or it will be an inoffensive cliche'-fest about "the future" and "hope," and American Thinker will still declare it more radical than an unholy Voltron of the SCUM Manifesto, Rules for Radicals, Soul on Ice, Das Kapital, and the instruction manual for Superman 64.


What kind of a monster are you?
 
2014-04-21 07:20:27 AM  

Nabb1: vernonFL: While it is an honor to be the host for the first lady, I do understand that because of security, it makes the whole thing a pain in the ass for students and parents. That is just the way it is.

Yes, there were a couple of saner, straight-forward articles on this story redlit over the weekend. Looks like someone finally greened some flame bait.


This was a CNN link earlier today.
 
2014-04-21 07:25:48 AM  

DubyaHater: Really? American Thinker is asking if a high school graduation in Kansas is the right venue for a well-educated black female to mention Brown v. Board of Education? That was way too much stupid for a Monday morning. Thanks Subby, I may need to take the day off now.


It's even better if you know that the original lawsuit was filed against the Board of Education of the City of Topeka, Kansas.

You may need to take tomorrow off, too.
 
2014-04-21 07:31:43 AM  

Sgt Otter: and the instruction manual for Superman 64.


I miss instruction manuals for games...
 
2014-04-21 07:41:06 AM  
"I'm a single mother who has raised him for 18 years by myself," said Tina Hernandez, parent of Topeka High School senior Dauby Knight.


Heh. I don't even...
 
2014-04-21 07:42:07 AM  
I read the headline as Michele Bachman at first, and though it was describing something bad.
 
2014-04-21 07:43:52 AM  
She's also going to get those goddamned cracker crumbs everywhere.
 
2014-04-21 07:46:25 AM  

PreMortem: The speech will be billed as "non-political" but that's impossible. The context of the First Lady's remarks will be nothing but political and you can bet there will be veiled references that accuse Republicans of "wanting to go back" to segregated schools. Otherwise, what's the point of sending her out there in the first place?

I'll take that bet and the loser has to shoot themselves in the head.


well she is bound to say "hello" or "good morning" or some other coded phrase that means Republicans want to go back to segregated schools.
 
2014-04-21 07:51:09 AM  
Just like that annoying assbag at your office that puts the bright red exclamation point on EVERY email he sends, if every day is the most outrageous day of pearl-clutching affront you've ever had, then no day is really that bad.

To put it more coherently: if everything is an emergency, then nothing is.
 
2014-04-21 07:54:47 AM  
Heck, if walking through the ceremony wasn't required, I would have skipped it in HS like I did in college.  Commencement speeches are either political or otherwise with some agenda...or boring tripe about "we are the world".

They should all be banned.
 
2014-04-21 07:59:45 AM  

Chris Ween: Heck, if walking through the ceremony wasn't required, I would have skipped it in HS like I did in college.  Commencement speeches are either political or otherwise with some agenda...or boring tripe about "we are the world".

They should all be banned.


Ceremony and Pageantry are silly in general.  Banned?  idk.  But optional, absolutely.
 
2014-04-21 08:00:49 AM  
"How can we avoid looking like we secretly pine for a return to segregated schools?"

"I know--accuse Moochelle, before the fact, of accusing us of wanting to return to segregated schools, by referring to the anniversary desegregation."

"BRILLIANT!"
 
2014-04-21 08:01:01 AM  

BeesNuts: Sgt Otter: and the instruction manual for Superman 64.

I miss instruction manuals for games...


They were great for reading on the can.

/The MOO3 manual was one of the best for that
//too bad the game wasn't so hot
 
2014-04-21 08:02:54 AM  
I also kind of think that if that many kids did object, the school should pay some attention.  That's a lot of angry 18 year olds.  Usually those are reserved for the Occupy Movement.
 
2014-04-21 08:03:07 AM  
Michelle has a lot of audacity trying to turn a graduation event into a soapbox on race where obviously white people will come off looking bad and all the other races will smell like a rose. She'll probably even throw in a Travon Martin reference. I hope Fox picks it up and runs it in for the easy touchdown that it is. Just get 100k+ people to sign a petition and have graduates and their family and friends on for interviews every single day saying how much they hate her and she'll be forced to give in just like Obama has done with Syria, Iran, Benghazi, Russia and the ACA.
 
2014-04-21 08:03:11 AM  
My son's commencement included a speech from a State Representative.  It was a political speech; the republicans in state want to increase funding to roads by reducing funding to schools (as billionaire Mike Illitch gets a half billion dollars from the tax payers to build a new building for one of his sports teams).  The Representative was trying to say, "some people want these roads fixed but think we don't need to pay for it."  No asshole, we want the road fixed and know we can pay for it by not handing tax payer money to billionaires.
 
2014-04-21 08:04:07 AM  
Well, God bless their poor, dear, sweet hearts over at the American Thinker, but they do just try so very hard, don't they...
 
2014-04-21 08:05:17 AM  

Parthenogenetic: DubyaHater: Really? American Thinker is asking if a high school graduation in Kansas is the right venue for a well-educated black female to mention Brown v. Board of Education? That was way too much stupid for a Monday morning. Thanks Subby, I may need to take the day off now.

It's even better if you know that the original lawsuit was filed against the Board of Education of the City of Topeka, Kansas.

You may need to take tomorrow off, too.


Yes, I know. Thank you. I was ragepooping when I typed it. I thought I mentioned Topeka, but I guess not. Oh well. My best work isn't written on the can.
 
2014-04-21 08:05:56 AM  
FTFA: Commemorating the Brown decision is fine. Even doing it in Kansas is OK. But legitimate questions can be asked if a high school graduation is an appropriate venue to mark the anniversary. There is a national historic site that marks the place where the school involved in the Brown decision used to be located. That might be a more appropriate location for Mrs. Obama's remarks.

From the Linked Daily Mail Article: The Brown site is housed in a former all-black school where the lead plaintiff's daughter and another plaintiff's child in the desegregation case were students.

So Michelle Obama should speak not at the graduation ceremony but at the site which used to be a blacks-only school.

Hmm, perhaps they could even have a graduation ceremony there, that way those who wanted Michelle as a speaker could be there - at the site which used to be a blacks-only school - and the other kids could be at the original, pristine graduation ceremony.

Separate ceremonies at two different sites: one clear of any political bias, with a pure focus on the students.

And...the other one.

But both equal.
 
2014-04-21 08:10:50 AM  
When LIBBY LIBZ mention anything, for example, the anniversary of school desegregration, it's "politics", which is to say, "dangerous radical leftist agenda that cares only about power and yet more power."

When Real Murcans mention anything, for example, accusing a LIBBY LIB of saying something in the future that somehow accuses Real Murcans of not being Real Murcans, it's just good old-fashioned honest plain-speaking, MY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, MY RIGHTS.
 
2014-04-21 08:15:25 AM  

jso2897: Speaker2Animals: Good old American Potato. Always good for a laugh.

Yep. It's always hurricane season in their little teacup.


Tempest in a teacup?
 
2014-04-21 08:16:45 AM  

Bslim: "I'm a single mother who has raised him for 18 years by myself," said Tina Hernandez, parent of Topeka High School senior Dauby Knight.


Heh. I don't even...


Yeah,
She's welcome
 
2014-04-21 08:17:29 AM  
We get it, she's black!

/oblig
 
2014-04-21 08:17:32 AM  
Richard C Stanford:

Really, the fact that the scum manifesto was called anything other than the demented ravings of a schizophrenic just confirms that 70s radicals were retards.

What is it about?
 
2014-04-21 08:21:35 AM  
Does it really matter what she says? It's going to be twisted by Fox News anyway.
 
2014-04-21 08:24:16 AM  
Kids don't give a shiat about graduation ceremonies.  It's just a brief interruption of senior year partying that's put on by administrators for the benefit of the parents and the handful of attention whores who can't wait to tape some stupid message about how much they rule on their mortarboards.


Parents using their kids to pretend a once in a lifetime honor is actually an outrage makes this speech necessary.  Think of the torment faced by the young people who had to break the protest lines just to go to school 50 years ago.  What would have been good enough for that angry racist mob?  The most important and powerful black woman in the country?  Apparently not.
 
2014-04-21 08:27:11 AM  

Kibbler: "How can we avoid looking like we secretly pine for a return to segregated schools?"

"I know--accuse Moochelle, before the fact, of accusing us of wanting to return to segregated schools, by referring to the anniversary desegregation."

"BRILLIANT!"


Yeah, it's really amazing how little self-awareness they have.  A speech that no one would have heard of, much less heard, that would be largely ignored by the media and the populace, and here they were drumming up attention for it.  Stupid bunch of crackers...
 
2014-04-21 08:30:55 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Kibbler: "How can we avoid looking like we secretly pine for a return to segregated schools?"

"I know--accuse Moochelle, before the fact, of accusing us of wanting to return to segregated schools, by referring to the anniversary desegregation."

"BRILLIANT!"

Yeah, it's really amazing how little self-awareness they have.  A speech that no one would have heard of, much less heard, that would be largely ignored by the media and the populace, and here they were drumming up attention for it.  Stupid bunch of crackers...


I'm going to go out on a limb and say Ms Hernandez is not a honky.
 
2014-04-21 08:35:08 AM  

BeesNuts: Sgt Otter: and the instruction manual for Superman 64.

I miss instruction manuals for games...


www.gameinformer.com
I hate to sound like part of the get-off-my-lawn generation, but sadly, kids these days will never experience this.

/The documentation for 4.0 was unrivaled, but 3.0 was a better game for its time.
//Honorable Mention:  Chuck Yeager's Air Combat and it's 181-page manual.
 
2014-04-21 08:37:20 AM  

DubyaHater: Parthenogenetic: DubyaHater: Really? American Thinker is asking if a high school graduation in Kansas is the right venue for a well-educated black female to mention Brown v. Board of Education? That was way too much stupid for a Monday morning. Thanks Subby, I may need to take the day off now.

It's even better if you know that the original lawsuit was filed against the Board of Education of the City of Topeka, Kansas.

You may need to take tomorrow off, too.

Yes, I know. Thank you. I was ragepooping when I typed it. I thought I mentioned Topeka, but I guess not. Oh well. My best work isn't written on the can.


Ragepooping?  This is so obvious, so natural, so right, I am ashamed to admit I've never done it, nor even heard of it until now.

This changes everything.
 
2014-04-21 08:37:41 AM  
SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL DESEGREGATION RULES!
 
2014-04-21 08:38:29 AM  

Chris Ween: Heck, if walking through the ceremony wasn't required, I would have skipped it in HS like I did in college.  Commencement speeches are either political or otherwise with some agenda...or boring tripe about "we are the world".

They should all be banned.


I would agree, but just yesterday I saw this awesome commencement speech by Eugene Mirman that he gave at his alma mater. It was not only hilarious and very entertaining, but also inspiring in a non-cheesy way. (He even drops an f-bomb toward the end of it.)
 
2014-04-21 08:51:25 AM  
You can understand their argument (in the article I read, not sure if it was that one.)

They just don't want the hassle of a high security person around overshadowing everything.  Everything would be about her, just like if it were any celebrity at a high school graduation.
 
2014-04-21 08:51:29 AM  
Shut up, and PASS THE bacon.

/oh and also, kill Whitey
 
2014-04-21 08:51:41 AM  
Subby: -1.73 x 1023 out of 10 for the trolling headline.

As for the story, I saw this yesterday and wasn't particularly impressed.  Graduation is about the graduates.  While I understand the significance of inviting the first lady to attend and speak on the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, if a majority of the graduates would prefer not to have her speak because it could limit how many family and friends attend their graduation, then I would find some other way to honor the anniversary of the famous court case.  The idea was pretty good, and its a shame that Justice Marshall isn't alive to speak at the ceremony, but its their graduation.  In the end I'm not particularly worried, they will most likely find a compromise of a bigger venue while keeping the invitation for the first lady.
 
2014-04-21 08:52:15 AM  

Chris Ween: Heck, if walking through the ceremony wasn't required, I would have skipped it in HS like I did in college.


Skipped high school graduation.   Are there really places that 'REQUIRE' you to attend?
 
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