President Obama Will Speak at UCI's 2014 Commencement

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Remember, Barry: Go to the Anthill

Remember this date guys: June 14, 2014 because that's the day that traffic is going to be (even more) horrible in Orange County. Why? Well, President Barack Obama is coming to Anaheim, UC Irvine administration confirmed today, to speak at the 2014 UC Irvine commencement.

Good for you, UCI.

"We are thrilled that the President has accepted our invitation to deliver the keynote address at our commencement exercises this June," said Chancellor Michael V. Drake in a statement released by the university. "We will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies of our campus. We are proud of the progress we have made during our first half century, and are looking forward to even greater achievements in the years to come."

This might be the first time ever that UC Irvine has had a speaker of this caliber, partly because in recent years UC Irvine only held multiple smaller commencement ceremonies for each individual school.

The June 14 ceremony, on the other hand, is a semi-special event for the entire student population to celebrate the university's 50th birthday. School-based ceremonies, in which graduates are individually recognized and which students greatly demanded, will follow on Sunday and Monday, June 15 and 16, on the UC Irvine campus.

What convinced Obama to visit? UCI administration thinks it was the 10,000 post card-strong invitation or the personal appeal from 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Nidaye.

Me? I'm still hoping it was the beer.

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JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

Yay!  He can tell one last lack of lies to the kids before they go out into to real world. He will tell them:


1) Global warming is causing more storms. Even though there are fewer.

2) Women make only 75% of what men make. Despite the fact that in the group he will be addressing, women with college degrees 21-29 years old make more than their male counterparts.

3) You need to sign up for Obamacare. Even though as healthy young people it will cost you double or triple. It is not Affordable, he doesn't Care, it's all just an Act.

4) Tell your friends to raise money for the DNC and the OFA.

5)  Be a community organizer. You can be president or surgeon general. OK that one is true.

6) Vote democrat because you kids fuck a lot and need free birth control and abort-- err, family planning. 

Joe Brancaleone
Joe Brancaleone

still going to try and get my eggs at the farmer's market across the way that morning

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

YES 


I want to tell the students that FORCING THEM TO PAY FOR HEALTHCARE SHOULD BE SEEN 



AS A DAD TAKING CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN


and that they need not worry about those old geezers using up "their" money"


thats why we created the "Advisory Board"


only those that are over the age of 65 that are in as good as shape of a 30 year old


will get treatment other than a flu shot



And when the gop reminds people that I was AGAINT WOMENS MAMMOGRAMS , 


as I was g ay rights and missles in europe to defend against the USSR


remember I said also the gop was the enemy and I now take back 


my apology for having said that



And my call out regarding Trayvon and the black professor was done


to show how whites need to stay guilty in order for my agenda to succeed 


not to mention hiring the new black panthers caught on video threatening white voters


this is all done to purge this nation of racism


as we know ONLY whites can be racist, and no ( fake laughing) my mom being white does not apply


I could go on but I have a fund raiser with BIG OIL BIG PHARMA AND ACORN to attend


thank you


YOUR BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ( remember to use your elvis voice)

Mayra Mateo
Mayra Mateo

Janet Mateo!!!!!! you still have time !

Karen Walker
Karen Walker

Pres Obutthead can speak somewhere else! Get outa Cali!0

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Here is the speech President Obama doesn't have the courage to make. UCI and Orange County, CA should save taxpayer money and just play this recording - you can use the funds saved for the education of kids whose parents were deliberately destroyed by law enforcement here.

http://youtu.be/R1N0Pm0uW3Y

tarbash
tarbash

A perfect speaker for a school full of debt-saddled empty-headed sheep! 

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

The problem I have with this? 

It's the lame way it was achieved. 


Sending a sickeningly enthusiastic petition and making a video with a 7'6" student-athlete from Africa is the "send in the pudding proof of purchases" lame stuff that they'd do in Omaha or Peoria.  


UCLA, to name one example, would never do this.  They'd get a President to speak at commencement 'cause it'd be more like the Prez needs them, rather than the university so desperately needs the Prez.  


Just another nail in the coffin as to why Orange County can be as lame as it gets, with its feel-good, it's-always-sunny-in-Irvine mentality.  But it can also be much more than it is.  It's a losing battle that big-city world-class OC things like Cafe Hiro, the OC Weekly, and the Lido Theatre can't offset. 

Evan White
Evan White

Is this his new plan to dupe Millenials into signing up for his disasterous shitty Heathcare plan that these kids will be stuck paying for?

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Could someone ask the President if he is aware that US law enforcement is using surveillance state technology to deliberately, with premeditation and malice of forethought destroy the lives of American citizens within the borders of the United States of America in true J. Edgar Hoover on crack fashion?

Signed,

German Santos

Recipient of a University Scholarship to UCI in 1981

Santiago Nicolas Aguilar
Santiago Nicolas Aguilar

Why would it be a "dream come true" for a group whose people are killed daily by his drones?

Lauren Joor
Lauren Joor

Jesse Morales expect a butt load of traffic!!

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

We said President Obama, too.

Cuong Nguyen
Cuong Nguyen

I think it is being held at Angel stadium though, so no on campus shenanigans.

Yalina Iglesias
Yalina Iglesias

Thelma Iglesias-Rodriguez how do i share this on the event page

sukke
sukke

President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke at the inauguration of the school 50 years ago, the day after he signed the Civil Rights Act. I would say that's a speaker of this (or even higher) caliber.

Aron Muro
Aron Muro

Daaaamn this must be a dream come true for the on campus Muslim brotherhood!

Gus Reynoso
Gus Reynoso

Come on you Fox News hounds...attack!

Howard Helveston
Howard Helveston

Barry? How about President Obama? This is really disrespectful, unless, of course, it is satire. Not sure.

GrandSlam
GrandSlam

Oh stop, I highly doubt you even went to UCI. 

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