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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    By Laura M. Holson
    June 4, 2018

    Wisdom comes from the unlikeliest places. And on Saturday, Ben Bowling, the valedictorian of Bell County High School in Pineville, Ky., made an inspirational appeal that left his graduating classmates and their parents dumbstruck.

    “This is the part of my speech where I share some inspirational quotes I found on Google,” he told the packed auditorium. “‘Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table’ — Donald J. Trump.”

    The crowd burst into applause....

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    “Just kidding,” he said. “That was Barack Obama.”

    The cheering abruptly stopped. The crowd went mostly silent. There was a lone boo.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/u...ump-obama.html
    Only one Obama hater in the Kentucky crowd?

    I can hardly believe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    That student has some serious cojones. Good for him. Working inspirational Trump quotes into a valedictorian speech would be a challenge.
    There is always the 'grab 'em by the woohoo' quote. A lot of Trump-fluffers find inspiration in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    There is always the 'grab 'em by the woohoo' quote. A lot of Trump-fluffers find inspiration in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    Only one Obama hater in the Kentucky crowd?

    I can hardly believe it.
    I think things are changing with the generations in KY. There are a lot of smart kids like this one who graduate in KY. The problem is they move away for jobs once they graduate from college and that leaves a aging generation that is strongly republican. There are also more job opportunities that are not coal related. Casinos are starting to surface as well. Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green and Frankfort are progressive cities. It will take a few generations to move to the center because republicans have done absolutely nothing for Kentucky. Appalachia is a disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    That student has some serious cojones. Good for him. Working inspirational Trump quotes into a valedictorian speech would be a challenge.
    Lolol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I think things are changing with the generations in KY. There are a lot of smart kids like this one who graduate in KY. The problem is they move away for jobs once they graduate from college and that leaves a aging generation that is strongly republican. There are also more job opportunities that are not coal related. Casinos are starting to surface as well. Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green and Frankfort are progressive cities. It will take a few generations to move to the center because republicans have done absolutely nothing for Kentucky. Appalachia is a disaster.
    That's why they are stuck with MC CONNELL! Chinless, gutless POS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    That's why they are stuck with MC CONNELL! Chinless, gutless POS.
    McConnell has freeloaded off of KY for decades. He is a prime example of why I support term limits. He is useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    By Laura M. Holson
    June 4, 2018

    Wisdom comes from the unlikeliest places. And on Saturday, Ben Bowling, the valedictorian of Bell County High School in Pineville, Ky., made an inspirational appeal that left his graduating classmates and their parents dumbstruck.

    “This is the part of my speech where I share some inspirational quotes I found on Google,” he told the packed auditorium. “‘Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table’ — Donald J. Trump.”

    The crowd burst into applause....

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    “Just kidding,” he said. “That was Barack Obama.”

    The cheering abruptly stopped. The crowd went mostly silent. There was a lone boo.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/04/u...ump-obama.html



    Perhaps people don't appreciate being duped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    Perhaps people don't appreciate being duped.
    It's not like the student had to try terribly hard to dupe them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Hellh0und View Post
    Perhaps people don't appreciate being duped.
    Maybe they lack a sense of humor.

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