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Sun May 21, 2017, 06:38 PM

Protesting Notre Dame students walk out of Pences commencement speech

Source: Washington Post

Some graduating seniors at the University of Notre Dame walked out of their own graduation ceremony to protest Vice President Pence when he began to deliver the commencement speech on Sunday morning.

Pence was chosen to give the commencement address at the nation’s most prominent Catholic university — even though the school ordinarily invites newly inaugurated presidents to give the address in their first year of office. Thousands of students and faculty members signed a petition asking Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, not to invite President Trump, and the university chose instead to invite Pence, a former Indiana governor.

A coalition of student activist groups at Notre Dame called We StaND For planned a walkout to protest policies Pence pursued as governor that they say targeted the most vulnerable. Pence was planning to seek reelection as governor when Trump selected him to be his vice presidential running mate in the summer of 2016, but Pence was unpopular at the time in his own state and many thought he would lose his reelection bid.

School officials knew of the student walkout plans and did not try to stop them. The students — more than 100 — walked quietly out, and there were some cheers and boos sounded, though only briefly. Paul Browne, vice president for public affairs and communications, said Notre Dame has been the site of protests of presidents and vice presidents in the past, and as long as the students did not disrupt the ceremony, it would be allowed to take place.

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Reply Protesting Notre Dame students walk out of Pences commencement speech (Original post)
jpak May 2017 OP
Wellstone ruled May 2017 #1
rpannier May 2017 #2
Wellstone ruled May 2017 #3
Princess Turandot May 2017 #4
rpannier May 2017 #5
joeybee12 May 2017 #6
leftynyc May 2017 #7

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:53 PM

1. Well well,what interesting question if Pope Frankie going to

 

ask dumb Donnie? Oh this is to good.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:15 PM

2. Probably few

According to several reports out of Italy and the Vatican, the meeting is scheduled to take place 30 minutes before the Pope's morning service. So, far no mention of any schedule change on the part of the Pontiff

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Response to rpannier (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:29 PM

3. Irony for you,

 

Pope speaks fifteen languages,dumb Donnie struggles with one.

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Response to rpannier (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:14 PM

4. The article that I read said that Trump's team was told that they could not go over the 30 minutes..

Francis has a General Assembly on Wednesdays, where thousands of people congregate in the square in front of St Peter's to see/hear him. It starts at 10AM, but I assume that's when people are asked to arrive. (There's no charge, but it's ticketed to keep things orderly.)

When PBO visited the Vatican to meet Francis, right-wingers were certain that the pope would only meet with him for the bare minimum, because of the ACA's contraceptive coverage provision. (I think.) They were eagerly waiting for the moment. When the two of them met privately for over an hour, the wingers were stunned. (It's likely that they were discussing the Cuba situation, which made the loons even angrier when it came out.)

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #4)

Mon May 22, 2017, 01:10 AM

5. General Assembly... that was it

My bad
Thanks for the correction

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 08:49 AM

6. Knr

 

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 08:57 AM

7. They gave up an important moment

 

to send a message. Good for each and every one of them.

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