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1990 VIDEO: Rachel Maddow's high school graduation speech

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This was at Castro Valley High School, in California, back in 1990. Rachel Maddow, complete with Birkenstocks, makes a speech as a teen that rivals any adult speech I've heard.

Amazing then, amazing now:

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The gutsy 17 year old Rachel Maddow gives a daring speech at her high school commencement.

"Close mindedness" is not an easy thing to eradicate, is it Rach...?

"Make them change."

"I warn the rest of this community, here we come."

She didn't disappoint.

H/t: Jazzcattrio

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Christine O'Donnell's 2008 My Space page

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Patrick over at Palingates linked me to Christine O'Donnell's old MySpace page, back when she was running for Senate in 2008.  Take a look:

Meet her bestest friends!


Now take a closer look. See if you can spot a problem:

I don't see a graduation date, do you?

Twenty-one years after she began her undergraduate work, Republican Christine O'Donnell can accurately call herself a college graduate. A spokesman for Fairleigh Dickinson University says the tea party-backed Senate candidate earned her bachelor's degree in English literature on Wednesday. [...]

O'Donnell has been dogged by questions over her claims she graduated from the New Jersey school; she later conceded that while she attended graduation day in 1993, she did not collect a diploma.

She got her degree this month. September, 2010.

We knew about this whopper, but it's interesting to see it in black and white teal.

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Photos: Quality Photos Of President Obama’s Graduation Speech In Kalamazoo & A Smile!

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Taken by my incredibly talented friend Wizardkitten. Nice to see the President smile, haven’t seen that here lately. Here is her blog, here her Flickr page.


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Audio- Limbaugh sub Mark Davis says Obama went "a little gangsta" with comment about "whose ass to kick"

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There is no winning this game.

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LIVE VIDEO FEED: President Obama's commencement speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan's Central High

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Can you imagine being a high school graduate, shaking President Obama's hand? He's planning on greeting each grad.

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White House planning 'a very special event': President Barack Obama to greet each Kalamazoo Central graduate

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That's alot of hand shaking. Guess this means Monday it'll be NBO* on all the local stations. Oh, and my friend Cat is going to the graduation, so we're guaranteed some good pics.

KALAMAZOO — President Barack Obama will shake the hand of each member of the Kalamazoo Central High School Class of 2010 at their graduation ceremony Monday, said an official involved with planning the event.

“Absolutely,” the president will be shaking graduates’ hands, “and then some. That’s all I’m going to say,” said Pete Strazdas, WMU’s associate vice president for facilities management.

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Last month, Obama picked K-Central as winner of his first Race To The Commencement Challenge, a nationwide contest to honor a school that is improving academic outcomes and creating a college-going culture. The first-place prize was having Obama as graduation speaker.

Strazdas said it appears that University Arena will be set up to accommodate more than 5,000 people.

*Nothing But Obama

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Cartoon of the Day

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Click to enlarge, via.

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