Sunday, May 21, 2017

Large group of Notre Dame students walk out as Vice President Mike Pence begins his commencement speech.

Good for them!

I would have done the very same thing if I were in their shoes.

Mike Pence should NEVER be allowed to speak at an institute of higher learning.

That is an insult to the students, to the university, and to the American education system in general.


  1. Anonymous11:11 AM

    Study hard and probably graduate with a load of student debt. The least universities could do is allow the graduates to select their commencement speakers. Graduation Day - for graduates and their families, not some anti-science impediment to progress and education. True, President and Mrs. Obama cannot attend every graduation. But Joe Biden is available, too. j/k There are too many potentially great speakers available to settle for dimwit Dense.

    1. Anonymous11:28 AM

      Hear that, Stevenson High School?

    2. Anonymous1:05 PM

      John Lewis spoke at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams last weekend. They could have asked him, or a fine list of non-politicians who would be inspirational.
      Pence was giving a political speech, which he should do on his own dime.

  2. Anonymous11:43 AM

    666pence $peak$ "While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness — all of which amounts to nothing less than suppression of the freedom of speech,”

    1. Anonymous12:19 PM

      Is freedom of speech locking up journalists who disagree with you, butt boy?

    2. Anonymous12:36 PM

      They are just being lie the orange turd, no dont need to listen to anyone. No doj, no cia, nsa dont need to listen.yep just like wh.
      Hahaha careful what you say and do...

    3. Anonymous12:53 PM

      administration-sanctioned political correctness
      code for right wing nuts jobs,KKK, and evangelicals aren't allowed to spread their hate.

  3. Anonymous11:44 AM

    WOW! My alma mater. Bravo!

  4. Anonymous11:50 AM

    OT?"this is the crime Julian Assange was accused of in Sweden." STEAL THING>it is a conspiracy on behalf of Jewish people and feminists to “make all Goyish sex rape”
    "stealth for the glory of the white race! Spill your seed into as many white thots as YOU desire."

    Read more at>

  5. Anonymous12:05 PM

    I agree that Mike Pence is not the right person to give a commencement speech. The person more deserving to address America's future is our Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Yes there was a controversy when Secretary of Education DeVos spoke at that college because those people just want a handout, free education, free medical, free meals, free foodstamps and daycare. Lock them up If they want all that free things we have to work for. If a more deserving white man gets picked for a job over them then they revert to racial discrimination. Look at the Trump family, they're a hardworking white family and it shows with all their wealth.

    1. Anonymous12:31 PM

      HA HA HA HA HA the sarcasm was greate

    2. Anonymous12:48 PM

      Sarcasm, right?

    3. Anonymous1:38 PM

      I hope it's sarcasm but in 2017 you never know.

  6. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Did u notice the woman who stood up in the front row and turned her back on pence so he could see the rainbow flag on her cap? He probably threw his wife at her. Mother, protect me. This is a guy who rejected the Catholic faith to become an evangelical yet they invite him. He stands for divisiveness and hatred of the "other". Sigh laws to discriminate against LGBTQ? CHECK. BACK THE Muslim ban? Check. Support laws to take away women's rights? Yup. Let's have that guy speak at our commencement.

  7. Anonymous12:20 PM

    So disrespectful. That is what's wrong with 2017 America.

    1. No kidding 12:20. Never happened to POTUS Obama or VPOTUS Biden! Those rascally civil disobedients!
      Get over it. You won.

    2. I think turning your back on a misogynist, homophobic, piece of shit is patriotic.

      I am proud of these young people, and made more confident about the future of our country.

    3. Anonymous12:34 PM

      Respect is EARNED. Period.

    4. Anonymous12:35 PM

      Yes I agree, Mike Pence has disrespected our intelligence.

      Two narrow minded dunces in the highest office is what is wrong in 2017 America.

    5. Anonymous12:45 PM

      What is disrespectful using racism as a weapon, to demonize the "other", be it through birtherism or a Muslim ban and branding Mexicans as rapists and drug dealers. Like setting up a special department to focus on crimes by immigrants against real Muricans when the violent crime rate is loweramong immigrants than real Muricans. It's disrespectful to talk about yourself and ur huge crowds in front a wall memorializing those who have fallen for this country. Or to whine about how unfair people are to u at a commencement speech for men and women about to enter a career protecting this country. And I could go on

    6. Anonymous12:49 PM

      What's wrong with America in 2017 is that despicable man is vice president.

      At least that is one thing that is wrong. Another is the piece of crap who is president.

    7. Anonymous12:52 PM

      Me too Gryphen!

    8. Anonymous1:05 PM

      So I guess grabbing women by the pussy is "respectful"? Yeah, that Trump guy is a real paragon of respectful behavior.

    9. Anonymous1:34 PM

      @ 1:05 and Pence condones this behavior other wise he would have declined the offer of VP.

    10. Anonymous1:37 PM

      I say "Kudos" to those Notre Dame students! Everything I hear about Pence makes me dislike him more. The thought that he could become president chills my blood.

    11. It's free speech.

      Or maybe you are one of the Trumpsters that want to do away with the First Amendment? (But keep the second and the fifth?)

    12. Anonymous2:30 PM

      Agreed.Pence IS disrespectful. He does not respect any woman but his wife. He does not respect our laws regarding women's reproductive health, LGBT rights, freedom of speech for minorities, voting rights, the right to breathe clean air and drink clean water, the right to NOT have manmade earthquakes from fracking, the right to walk down the street without being afraid you will be 'accidently' shit by some white RW gun nut cleaning his 'empty' gun...and the right of Americans to walk out of a speech when they disagree.

    13. Anonymous6:43 PM

      Don't kid yourself. Pence doesn't respect any woman, certainly not his wife.

    14. Anonymous7:33 PM

      You're soooo right 12:20. Pence disrespects all other religions, disrespects himself ( can't learn to behave like a human being around women,) and disrespects his former state and its citizens.

      And those students just turned their back on the disrespectful former gov. as a former Hoosier - I woulda mooned him, too.

    15. Anonymous9:02 PM

      Agree with 12:20. 1 hondo percent.

  8. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Good for the students of Notre Dame!

    Pence has lied to the American public breaking one of the ten commandments, no good Catholic school should allow him to speak. Besides he doesn’t consider Catholics Christians :)

    1. Anonymous2:08 PM

      Pence is one of those who believes that if u don't condemn it, u condone it. So if every Muslim doesn't condemn a terrorist attack by a Muslim group, then they must condone it. Trump has probably violated every commandment at least once. Although he does honor his father by being a racist POS. And while we can't proved he killed anyone, or had them killed by his Mafia associates, he is pushi g a health care plan that could lead to people dying. I haven't heard a peep from pence regarding trumps lying, adultery, fraud, stealing by refusing to pay contractors, etc, so pence must condone it

  9. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Here we go again, just wait until he gets to Tel Aviv and has to explain blabbing their Intel.
    Trump Sets New Bar for Presidential Success

    By the way, Donald Trump is getting good marks for today's speech in Saudi Arabia because he managed to recite it adequately off the teleprompter and didn't veer off topic into any of the usual Trump idiocy.

    Seriously. This is what the coverage is like. Apparently that's all we expect from a president these days.1

    One other note: I'm not sure how many people have noticed this, but Trump has a long history of talking big when he's on a stage or on TV but backing down when he meets people face-to-face. It's already happened with China, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and a host of others. Now it's happening with Saudi Arabia, which seems to have Trump practically in thrall. This should come as no surprise to anyone.

    1Of course, the last time this happened was Trump's state-of-the-union address, and he managed to bollox that up within two days. I won't be surprised if he does the same this time.

  10. Anonymous12:51 PM

    It's important to note that this took place in Indiana, Pence's home state.

    Granted, Notre Dame is a prestigious school which attracts students from across the country and around the world, but these students have lived in the state that Pence mis-governed for four years.

    1. Anonymous1:32 PM

      Yes, I also thought of that, however Notre Dame isn't a public school, so I think the protest was more because of his policies as VP

    2. Anonymous11:02 PM

      I don't see how being public or private has anything to do with it. The students know Pence well and they clearly don't like him at all. They've known him for far longer and better than most in the US. That is the point.

  11. Anonymous12:56 PM

    O/T Just saw this on twitter :)

    The king liked me better; I stayed in the bigger palace than Obama. I got a shiner, golder gift than Obama.

    @ really Pathetic Little donnie trump

    1. Obama and Bush got one too. Donnie Boy can discount our exports for a wealthy country making 1 billion/day pumping oil? Plus any jobs created will be for Saudi's.... not U.S.

      Meanwhile Twitter links are telling of brutal GOP info leaking in the coming week. So there maybe is a god.

      Hoping for a "gusher" or several.

  12. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Pence and cohorts thought the a religious based U would be respectful to an extreme fundamentalist Dominionist terrorist.

    Glad they walked out. Wonder how many priced tomatoes...

  13. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Donnie to Israelis:
    If you don’t have any royal palaces or gold chains to hand out, I’m not interested, so make it short.

    By the way, little donnie registered 8 companies in Saudia Arabia during the election:

    ‘Angry’ Netanyahu orders boycotting Israeli officials to show up for Trump reception: report

    President Donald Trump’s overseas visit has hit another bump after it was revealed that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to order some government ministers and officials to attend a Monday reception for the American president after they threatened to boycott.

    According to The Guardian, Netanyahu grew angry on Sunday when he learned of the boycott by some party heads and government officials after they learned of preconditions set forth by the White House.

    Israeli officials were told that the White House had requested the reception be shortened to playing the two countries’ anthems – with Trump only shaking hands with Netanyahu......

  14. Anonymous1:37 PM

    I support the kids in walking out on Pence! I would have too, in a heart beat! The man repulses me - as does Trump!

  15. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Stupid and childish.

    Good luck obtaining gainful employment with with those entitled self absorbed attitudes.

    1. Anonymous2:31 PM

      Never fear. There will be no jobs under Trump anyway. The more corporate tax breaks we hand them, the fewer US jobs there are.

    2. Anonymous7:54 PM

      Not to mention robots. Stop having more than one child Amurka

    3. Anonymous11:08 PM

      Expressing First Amendment rights, standing up for their country, putting love of country ahead of their own celebration of a huge occasion in their lives ...

      These kids are just the opposite of entitled or self absorbed.

      Pity you can't see it, or does your love of rubles prevent you?

  16. Anonymous2:07 PM

    Glad the young adults are standing up for their future. Trump scam will harm them a lot. They know a con artist when they hear one. Good for them.

  17. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Wow, there is hope after all as these are catholic brainwashed kids, who it seems might be growing a brain despite all their indoctrination.

    1. Anonymous11:06 PM

      Catholic aren't brainwashed. There is a huge variety of beliefs and political positions among them. Pentecostals like Pence, however, are a different story altogether.

    2. Anonymous7:16 AM

      1106 um yes were are or were brainwashed. Thoroughly. As children. Glad I realized it an deprogrammed.
      As a child, when I asked questions about doctrine that made no sense to me, I was told my "intellect is of the devil". WTFFFF?

  18. Anonymous7:29 PM

    You haven't a clue and are really not afraid to show your ignorance @ 2:27.
    1) Catholicism comes in a number of flavors, many quite progressive (no Biblical literalism in ANY mainstream RCC.)
    2) It's a university, Catholicism not taught and not required to attend. (15% of students are not RCC.)
    3) THE Board of Trustees (since '67) is the governing entity of the University.

  19. Anonymous8:11 PM

    Proselytizing your religion is bad. Something Islam and Christianity have in common. Something Billy Grahams and Mike Pences and other evangelicals need to stop doing and let people live their own lives / choose their own religion.


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