Wednesday, February 15, 2006
2/14 & 2/15
New Library West Starbucks Stirs Dispute
**Touchy...Starbucks was in fact started by a FIJI (Phi Gamma Delta), however, they are a corporate giant that will likely tack on high prices for their goods and totally destroy the atmosphere of a serious research library. L-West was my home away from home, when I had had enough of pledging and being a nobody...I'd tell my pledge masters I had to study and break away for a couple of hours and read. Other times, after pledging, I'd spend hours in the microphish (shit....how do you spell that) room going through 30, 40, even 100yr old newspapers, not for a class or anything, but just to see how the old political masters did their thing in the old days. And there were also times I could hit the abandoned - some even say haunted- fifth floor and just do research on various topics. L-West had all the vestiges of a true blue library powerhouse, now Bernie Machen & his capitalist cohorts (I heard Machen's wife was a real liberal...is that's so, "Ms. Machen get in your hubby's ear and tell him to stop this and if it takes work, just ask him what the capital of Thailand is) because L-West should be a learning institution...I mean its bad enough students don't even own their own union at UF, let's not start selling space in the library to corporate giants.
Emily Yehle -----> Sweetie, kindly shut that hole under your nose and let the students use the opinions section. I know of many good lettes bcc'ed to me from Voice kids that you people have totally ignored. Between Gavin Baker, Mike Gimignani, and all the party leaders you have effectively cut the students out from their own section.
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Swamp Announces Platform
SWAMP Platform comes out, hammering:
#1 Fiscal Responsibility simultaneously the budget created by the Gator Party majority is full of flaws and in recent weeks President Goldberg has been preparing the students for masssive cuts into student orgs.
#2 Increased accountability within SG - Boyles did nothing during the Cosimi scandal or the FBK allegations raised by Charlie Grapski and Patricia Telles-Irvin.
#3 Representation in both the community and the UF administration - at least John is honest here...a Boyles administration will have no backbone and will fold to Machen's cronies every single time, bar none, in the name of REPRESENTATION and/or "GOOD RELATIONS."
Classic Boyles quote: "In an interview after the rally, Boyles said he was especially passionate about Swamp's goal to increase diversity within SG, listing himself as an example of a senator who defies SG stereotypes."
John Boyles is soo into diversity he made sure the lucky minority on the Swamp exec ticket was his veep and not the treasurer...he wanted to be sure (like Hernandez) that Black voters wouldn't get cute like on the first Access victory of Spring 2004 when Jamal/Jennifer won and Dennis came short by a thousand votes to Sheema ( don't forget John got elected with that Party, that great Party during tha election)....John and Jared both want those African American votes...question is...do either of them actually care about African Americans?
Proposed budget for student organizations flawed
Who's running UNITE! this week? Mr. Roberts? Ms. Cullin? Ms. Guttag? Mr. Jardon?
Did any of you wise party experts read what I wrote about Siler? SILER, you know the guy pictured next to Jared, no not that guy, the football guy you bought off a couple of weeks ago, c'mon Adam...jog that memory, you know who I'm talking about. Anyway, I pointed out your veep candidate shouldn't use the word "ass" because it sounded vulgar, now I see Hernandez using the word "FUCK" in senate, do you think that looks good? What kind of a law student would sink that low.....shameful.
I worked dozens of hours with Jamal on the campaign, I never heard that man use any kind of vulgar term, much less the word FUCK, much less in senate. I've said far worse that FUCK in a senate murmur, but the point is Jared is running for President and you people should talk to him. It may be a minor detail to you, but I guarantee you that those cookie cutter folks out there will take their vote to John Boyles rather than someone with a potty mouth. I should remind you that many of John's supporters have gotten the crazy idea in their heads that Jared is in fact the Devil, so let's work on making the UNITE candidate a little bit more refined.