MacLaine tells NMSA grads: Live life as if it’s showbiz

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  • Pierce Knolls posted at 1:04 pm on Thu, Jun 5, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 3080

    The kids are the important thing, and I hope they enjoyed their graduation.


  • InezRG posted at 10:34 am on Thu, Jun 5, 2014.

    InezRG Posts: 8

    Yes, thank you. She was great, especially her advice to make the bed!

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 12:53 pm on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1085

    A much needed mature perspective and return to relevance. Thank you.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 11:04 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 3080

    This is, after all, a school for the arts. Really, any Oscar-winning actress or actor seems like a perfectly appropriate commencement speaker for the New Mexico School for the Arts, and a rare honor. The fact that Shirley participated in the opening ceremonies for the New Mexico School for the Arts four years ago makes her reunion with their first graduating class even more special. It's kinda sad that folks can't get past their personal hangups long enough to be happy for these kids.

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:23 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1085

    Your comments were probably not censored, but removed for violating some other commenting rule, possibly to-do with using actual name. Not sure though. I'd rather your comments were still here. I though we had a decent discussion.

  • InezRG posted at 10:48 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2014.

    InezRG Posts: 8

    It would be lovely if any commentors actually had anything to say about this wonderful milestone for kids and families. It was amazing for these young people to hear a master in the arts speak -- to them, about life. Shirley MacLaine was so generous in her speech and I know our family will never forget it.

  • Will Not posted at 7:02 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2014.

    WillNotVoteLib Posts: 7

    I see the nutty lib censors here removed my comments. You gotta be proud of the brownshirt press for doing their jobs as left-wing censors.

  • Steven Kane posted at 12:32 pm on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    SanDiegoSteve Posts: 1

    Why would any college or university believe that Shirley MacLaine would have useful thoughts to impart to its graduates? She never had brain cells to begin with, so she cannot lose any. She was OK speaking lines written by others. I guess I can "imagine" that I will never have to hear twaddle from MacLaine again, but, I probably will.

  • robert peronne posted at 7:27 am on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    illtakethefifth Posts: 1

    Is Shirley still in to esoteric new age spirituality? Does she still say, "I am God?"

  • Don Swank posted at 6:33 am on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    GaltLine Posts: 1

    “And that’s what creates knowledge and what creates your sensibilities about yourself.” Certainly true.

    JRR Tolkein advised CS Lewis lack of imagination explained why Lewis could not believe in God.

  • Glenn Cohen posted at 12:20 am on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    fredfarkel Posts: 1

    I guess they couldn't get Gary Busey...

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 11:21 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 1085

    Maybe you were too young, or disinterested, to know Condi's ineptitude in the Bush administration before "911", and her prominent and vocal role in leading the country into a stupid and expensive war in 2003 (read-up on it). Maybe you own lots of defense or "war-stocks" that make you money, in which case you still think the Iraq war was a good idea.

    Obama is totally irrelevant to this issue, yet lacking any substantial support of Rice, you bring BO into this subject as if you're arguing with a Democrat, which I'm not. Read my comment under Bill Stewart's column today, "After Afghanistan, then what?" and see how wrong you are about that. I'm an equal-opportunity critic of warpigs and hypocrites, regardless of Party affiliation.

    Lots of war-criminals walk free, unindicted. We can thank Obama for "looking Forward", and not even investigating, despite his empty-boast of respecting and upholding the "rule of law". Condi is among the top half-dozen key figures who now go on the oh-so-civilized Charlie Rose Show, or Fox News, and tell their lies and sell their books. Pathetic.

  • Irma La Douce posted at 8:44 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

    Irma La Douce Posts: 1

    Who's Shirley MacLaine?

  • Dennis Smith posted at 6:10 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

    durangokid72 Posts: 1

    I agree. Liberals often get life confused with the movies. I remember when Demi Moore was in the movie, "GI Jane". Barbara Walters said,"it just proves that a woman can be a Navy Seal".

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 5:51 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

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    The students at Rutgers who protested the choice of Condoleezza RIce as their commencement speaker (allowing her to slink-away gracefully) were "exercising their free speech". They did not care to take-it, sitting-down, the vapid platitudes of a blood-drenched high-ranking U.S. official who knowingly lied to the American people and the world, in order to help grease-the-skids for the Iraq invasion/occupation disaster. Rice has no shortage of venues to continue her lies (and an occasional slip of truthful candidness) to the public, as anyone with eyes and ears can attest. Rice's "free speech" wasn’t free either. She was to receive $35,000 and an honorary doctorate for 40 long minutes of dreck. The fact that Rice is a financial success (of primary and supreme value among American idiots) does not erase her unethical and immoral crimes against humanity as a part of the Bush/Cheney cabal which "sold" the unnecessary war to a revenge-ready public. A war which has killed almost 5,000 U.S. military personnel, and unknown (untold to the public) private "contractors", or mercenaries. A war which also killed over a 100,000 Iraqi civilians and maimed and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

    As one of the organizers of the protest said, "This is our generation of young people sending a clear and strong message that racism, bigotry, civil and human rights violations receive no honor from us."

    Actions matter. Purty words from intelligent liars; not so much.
    She shouldn't be surprised that the stench of death precedes her.

  • Matthew Dunnyveg posted at 3:32 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

    Dunnyveg Posts: 1

    Refusing to distinguish fantasy from reality is particularly pathetic form of insanity, as it is self-inflicted. Liberalism even has a name for it, hyperreality. The following is from Wikipedia:

    Hyperreality is a term used in semiotics and postmodern philosophy to describe an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced postmodern societies. Hyperreality is seen as a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins.[1


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