Boehner to OSU graduates: Be involved...

Boehner to OSU graduates: Be involved, stay humble, do the right thing | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 76 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 12, 2011, titled Boehner to OSU graduates: Be involved, stay humble, do the right thing | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

John Boehner recalled his own journey through college at Xavier University in Cincinnati in the 1970s as he spoke today at Ohio State University's spring commencement in Ohio Stadium.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Columbus Dispatch.

First Prev
of 4
Next Last
Cee Bee

Cardington, OH

#66 Jun 12, 2011
Rob wrote:
<quoted text>
haha. and you REALLY think the democrats are any better? they passed obamacare when 60some percent of americans were AGAINST it. it's funny how, when you liberals look at republicans, you are actually looking into a mirror.
No you are looking into the mirror. All Ripullicans and dimocrats are alike, all they think of is their selfs, you know they work for the people of the USA so lets fire them. and you too
congrats

Delphos, OH

#67 Jun 12, 2011
to the OSU class of 2011! They do not need any speaker-left or right- to address them from this moment. What they need is internal motivation to go forth...and aspire to make a difference somewhere, some place or some time! To all the folks who have made this such a political affair....take a moment to see what may inspire you to do the same. Let the grads have their day!
god is in your wallet

United States

#68 Jun 12, 2011
Rob wrote:
<quoted text>well, when you are as rich, powerful or famous as he is, we will hear you. otherwise go back to NOBODY-ville and shut the FU.
Haha!! You're special! Feel free to grow up soon.
mary

Groveport, OH

#69 Jun 12, 2011
John Boehner should be addressing the graduates, as only the second Speaker from Ohio, not that Nick Longworth was any great shakes.
It had to be better than my commencement speaker when I graduated from OSU, VP Walter Mondale, shilling for Jimmy Carter.
moderate shill

Portsmouth, OH

#70 Jun 12, 2011
mary wrote:
John Boehner should be addressing the graduates, as only the second Speaker from Ohio, not that Nick Longworth was any great shakes.
It had to be better than my commencement speaker when I graduated from OSU, VP Walter Mondale, shilling for Jimmy Carter.
Had to be better? Why? Did Mondale make an *** of himself and make the audience feel like they needed a bath after? Can't see how he could have been worse.
HailtoOdumbo

Bergholz, OH

#71 Jun 12, 2011
dont ask dont smell wrote:
"Stay humble"??? Are you kidding me? This from the most arrogant Speaker of the House since sliced bread??? Was he that golden bronze colour that he and George Hamilton seem to like?
Most Arrogant my ASS, but when you compare him to that bitch that used to do it, that fried her brain with taxpayer botox injections, I;ll take arrogant anyday you liberal puss
speaknothing

Bergholz, OH

#72 Jun 12, 2011
Russell King wrote:
"Life isn't always about you"... It's about tax cut for the rich and cutting pensions for teachers and policemen.
ya and about having all your free speech and rights stripped away , by our stupid ass president
Reasonable

Hilliard, OH

#73 Jun 12, 2011
-> 8400 unemployed graduates times $40,000 in debt each =$336,000,000

-> Highest paid 3200 OSU employees x $110,000/yr =$352,000,000

-> What OSU is doing is putting 8400 young people into debt each year to pay the salaries of its employees. OSU officials know that in this economy the students can't pay back those loans, but do they council caution? No - they shove more loan forms at them because they have to feed the machine. It's like a Ponzi scheme.
Dannawally

Toledo, OH

#75 Jun 13, 2011
Great line from Boehner - My name looks like......Bone-er, but thank goodness it's not Wein-er
Retired Deputy

Chillicothe, OH

#76 Jun 13, 2011
Boehner needs to call Kasich and both need to practice what he preached " Do The Right Thins For The Right Reasons" Not con and lie yourself into bigger personal bank accounts at taxpayer expense.
Hope would be a sudden thunderstorm pops up as Kasich and Boehner tee off next week and one gets struck while standing next to the other.
Rob

Columbus, OH

#77 Jun 13, 2011
nmetro wrote:
<quoted text>
Rob, maybe you should read what this country was like before Social Security was established. People literally dying in the streets. Also, thanks to policies of our so call "representatives in Washington" starting with the Reagan administration, most company pensions no longer exist, making Social Security the de facto pension for millions of Americans. I would agree with "getting rid of SSI" if the current payroll taxes were diverted to personal accounts; what Al Gore referred to as a "lock box". And these accounts paid the same interest rates were paid like US Savings I Bonds (interest rate and inflation adjustments). Money left over when a person dies, goes to their next of kin.
I do not know where you get NATO in my message, but I think it is time for the Us take care of its own, pull out of all wars, and get out of NATO. It is time to let Europe fend for itself. Aslo, it is time to let Israel fend for itself. We would not be fighting two wars if it weren't for this country's blind aid to Israel, which is no better than some of the Muslim nations we are fighting/.
Finally, for those who don't like my comments about John Boehner; they are also meant for Reid, McConnell and Pelosi. They are meant against any politician in this country. For, if you have not noticed, this country is run by very wealthy people who provide us with people to vote for; people bought and paid for. The days of one person, one vote went out years ago. This country is a representative democratic-republic in name only. For if it were for the people, we would not be in the mess we are in now. So, John Boehner is part of the problem. So is every politician elected since the dawn of the Vietnam War. It just took 50 years for the decline of the New Roman Empire (the United States) to get to this point. And yes, the Barbarians are at the gates.
i got NATO from the part where you talked about reducing defense spending and said NATO should shoulder more of the burden.

as far as SSI, i believe that we should take personal responsibility for ourselves. i do NOT subscribe to the belief that the more people you put on welfare the better. i also do not accept the premise that americans are too stupid to take care of themselves, therefore the federal gov't has to step in, take away our rights and FORCE us to do "what's best" for ourselves.

personally, i dont have a problem with letting people starve if they are so irresponsible that they live the high life their entire life then want to rely on society to take care of them when they get old. those people should have to work till they drop dead or have their own family be responsible for them. why should most of society do the right thing and then suffer to take care of those who dont? let darwinism do it's thing.(i am not talking about those who become disabled or have some other unforseeable thing happen to them, just those who refuse to be responsible.) and before you flame me, it doesn't matter how much you make, you can always save something. even $5 a week, if you start at 18 will add up by the time you are 65.(plus, you would have that money they are currently holding out for SSI to invest if nothing else.)

it is only since we have started reverse-evolution that our country has truly sunk into the depths of the toilet. today the best and fittest do not reproduce as much because they are busy building careers and the weak and stupid are breeding like mad. if you can actually look at this from a LOGIC standpoint instead of being ruled by your EMOTIONS, you will see that i am correct. there is NO LOGICAL ARGUMENT you can make against me, so go ahead and just tell me what "a bad person" i am.
Rob

Columbus, OH

#78 Jun 13, 2011
Cee Bee wrote:
<quoted text> No you are looking into the mirror. All Ripullicans and dimocrats are alike, all they think of is their selfs, you know they work for the people of the USA so lets fire them. and you too
can't comprehend what you read very well, can you? my comment "you think the democrats are any better" means that they are the same. otherwise i would have said "the republicans are better than the democrats". fool. maybe "their selves" and you self nneds to go back to school. why would you want to fire me when i pay your welfare?
John

Baltimore, MD

#80 Jun 13, 2011
I had everyone in the car rental, airport and hotel laughing when they asked "Are you here for the Osu graduation?" I replied "Yes and I also wanted to ensure my student athlete didn't sell those EARNED B10 rings!!!" Everyone always fell out with laughter!!!

Congrats class of 2011!!!! What a wonderful experience in Buckeye Country......

Since: May 11

Columbus, OH

#81 Jun 13, 2011
Please, please tell me he cried.
greg

Columbus, OH

#82 Jun 13, 2011
Patriot wrote:
He is crying because the graduates don't have a chance to find a job
and then they will not vote for him in the future
CSD

Columbus, OH

#83 Jun 13, 2011
All the protesters went to Bob Evans by mistake.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

West Chester Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Kelli Prather for city council 3 hr worldstar 3
Mayor WHO ? 18 hr Ricardo montobomb 2
s.c.u.m. 18 hr Ricardo montobomb 2
How is rapid fired pizza on montgomery rd ? 18 hr Ricardo montobomb 2
West Chester Music Thread (Nov '12) Sun Musikologist 13
Trump has broken laws (Nov '16) Sun Pops 42
Mike Watson Sun POPS 4

West Chester Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

West Chester Mortgages