Vote Against All "GDI's" Applying To FBK
To think of all the people I know that have joined FBK after working themselves to death in the Indie movement...if I start thinking up all the names, it truly makes me want to gag. I don't hate FBK, I hate betrayal. That's not even to say I hate the traitors themselves, but in all seriousness, I hate the things some people will do just to fit in. Some say Andrew has applied, I don't know that for a fact and I think him applying would be more a joke than anything else. If he joined FBK I would be pretty bummed out. If Becca. joined, I wouldn't be too surprised. Bruce Haupt applied too? Again not sure, but that would suck as well.
You know the one thing I dislike more than traitors applying for Blue Key? It's traitors that apply, don't get-in, and then spend the rest of their lives trying to convince TRUE GDI's that it was all a big joke, a big "FUCK YOU" to FBK, and that they were really always true to the cause, true to the GDI Movement. THEN, these same people, the ones that have chosen to line their pockets with whatever cred they can drain out of the devastating losses of Indie parties since the Fall of Access, come back with their tails between their legs and beg and beg and beg to return to the exec. fold of Indie political parties, hoping, watering-at-the-mouth at the prospect of sabotaging YOUR party to gain a little more leverage and re-apply the following year. To some kids, joining FBK is the apex of a Student Leadership Career; some students will go so far as to apply for a masters degree just for a couple more chances. Think I'm kidding? Not so.
Those of you that are Keys that read my blog (love me or hate me, please vote against any and all "GDI's" that come your way. Yes, you might be thinking "they sold out the Indies for us" and yes that might be a plus, however, they did sell out a group of people that accepted them and gave them power & praise to join a 'better' group....surely FBK wants people that respect the organization on board, but what does a traitor know about respect in the first place? They burned us, do you really want to invest in a candidate that might burn you for something 'better' down the road? Up until now FBK has been associated with words like "elitist" and "secret." Hopefully the word "whores" won't be added to the roster.
The Religious Zealots Debate
Two great letters have been printed by the Alligator. This round of Religious Zealot Debate started with Fei Long's almost paid-advertisement'esque letter to the Alligator praising Krishna lunch. Sen. Long wrote a letter that stated: "they've [Krishnas] done a good job by providing clean*, delicious* and affordable* vegetarian food to students*.
*Clean? - The Krishnas aren't under the Board of Health, they cook meals at a house. Do you know if they wear hear-nets? Do you know if they wash their hands? Do you know if the bald dude that peddles the RELIGIOUS Krishna books at Turlington (who's very nice but as much a preacher - albeit more discreet - than Bible Man?) didn't wipe the sweat off his head with the piece of pita you just used to wipe off the last of that mystery green gravvy off your plate? NO, YOU DON'T. So.....you really don't know if the food is CLEAN now do you? That's FALSE ADVERTISING FEI LONG! (j/k but true)
*Delicious? - Emiliano's in downtown is Delicious. Maude's Vegan Carrot cake is delicious. My girlfriend, the point I'm trying to make here is that "delicious" is your opinion. When I did the SFA 5-day Hunger Fast (May '04) and came off the fifth day, I was about to pass out. I had a taste of one of those meals and I believe it tasted bland and needed some salt. If I went five days living on water and Marlboro Milds and the first taste of food tasted bland...that food was hardly delicious. But your opinion is your own.
*Affordable? - If you think $3 is affordable for a dinner, buddy, you been dining at St. Francis House & the Salvation Army for far too long (LOL). Krishna lunch used to be donation-based and for everyone. I still remember hearing when my friend Peter Gruskin told me about an incident that involved him and a homeless friend named Mike. Mike was denied food (against the Krishna faith) because he didn't have money. While you claim it's affordable, I claim it's illegal. They are a religious group, if you know anything about Krishna or their very warped interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita you would know that the meal you are eating is a COMMUNION and that the first plate of food that you see sitting on table isn't a mere display item, but for Krishna. If you think I'm wrong, ask them. If you're too cheap to go to Wendy's that's fine, but don't bash the psychotic Christian preacher for preaching when you're standing IN-A-LONG-ASS-LINE for their equally psychotic holy-Krishna-value-meals.
The Treasurer Leads The Senate President
Winning in the Spring isn't just about whom can buddy up to the SBP most or get the FBK nod, but a good amount of the win involves PR. Yesssss.....'the average students don't vote,' Yessssssss, 'the power is with the Greeks & FBK," but, PR is still key. If your name is known it helps with the powers that be on the mainstream side. Moseley has not only been noticed by the whackjobs at the Alligator, but they pointed him out, they pointed him out and made sure to sink Boyles in the process. Some 20-to-30 thousand students (at MINIMUM) read that title, many prolly read the article. Moseley's actions are HUGE, they will be felt by any UF student looking to go to a professional school, they will save Gators money. To be honest...he couldn't have bought this kind of PR, at right before Winter break....when the Keys and the Greeks are about to decide who to support? Fuckin genious.