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  •  don't quite understand -- this happened (0+ / 0-)

    when?

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 01:28:44 PM PDT

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    •  Obama was the UM Commencement speaker (2+ / 0-)
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      2 years ago.  Snyder was last year.  Unfortunately, like Molly above, my daughter also graduated last year.  We just plain stayed home.

      •  we drove all the way to Michigan (from D.C.) (7+ / 0-)

        in a state of barely repressed excitement. I may have criticisms of Obama, but overall, I like him and I really enjoy his speeches. So we got to see our daughter graduate, Granholm introduce Obama, and Obama speak. The students were in a wild state of excitement also -- no tweeting or texting except to tell their friends what was happening. And both the kids and the families were cheering and applauding. There were 3 people (one family) who sat throughout without applauding -- but the rest of our section (hundreds) were all on their feet cheering.
        Hope this doesn't make you feel bad -- and I hope your daughter has lots of other events (grad school graduation, wedding, baby naming, job promotion) you can attend and cheer.

        We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

        by Tamar on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 01:53:13 PM PDT

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    •  many students turned their backs to the speaker (1+ / 0-)
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      in the largest stadium in the US.  They were protesting funding cuts among other things. I was refering to the reference to turning their backs in the post above.

      Never promote men who seek after a state-established religion; it is spiritual tyranny--the worst of despotism. It is turnpiking the way to heaven by human law, in order to establish ministerial gates to collect toll. John Leland

      by J Edward on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 05:25:16 PM PDT

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