Sunday, March 11, 2007

Chomp The Vote


Once again I find myself dissenting from the status quo. Many folks, including some readers of this blog insist that UF-SG is a 'microcosm' of the real world. Yet early last week the Gainesville Sun reported that only about 7,000 out of Gainesville's 60,000+ eligible voters came out to the polls (sound familiar?). Of UF's approximately 54,000 students only about 7,000-8,000 voted in this past election -- how much of a microcosm is UF SG?

"Most students spend at least nine months per year in Alachua County and summer sessions allow for an even longer amount of time to be spent in town. I believe that UF students should vote in local elections, follow local issues, and organize to become a force in Gainesville politics." -- Nick Capezza


And what about voter apathy? I am of the firm belief that local gov't is far more relevant to us as members of a community than the federal or state government. Very few of us would directly be effected by having either a Republican or Dem in the White House or Tallahassee, however, a bad mayor or an ineffective County Commission and trash bags might start piling up outside our door, the utilities bill might go through the roof, the roads might erode and break into pieces, drinking water might be polluted, police might lose ground to criminals, towing companies could hike prices at will and remove cars more indiscriminately given a lax city/county, bar times could be altered once again -- in fact they could be forced to close at midnight, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you think I'm crazy, why is it I can drink and party till 5am in Miami but have to be out of the club by 1:45am here?

Access, Jamal, & Jared
There was a time when CTV was a top priority, when it had quality leadership, and abundant resources. While there seems to be a shitstorm on the current leader of the program, I would put a large portion of the blame on the shoulders of an ineffective president and a treasurer likely to follow in his predecessor's footsteps. I mean what evidence do we have that Moseley (a person Nina DeJong stated: "rode a wave placed for him") will be any different than John Boyles? What happened to this wonderful program created by Jamal Sowell and put perfectly into practice by Jared Hernandez?

"It seems clear why Chomp the Vote failed this year and it has to do with the leadership: they simply didn't care. Whether Ms. Hillman overloaded herself is up for question, but those in oversight positions appeared apathetic to Chomp's cause and didn't act when it began to fail." -- FRANK BRACCO



"I guess it just wasn't a high priority for the administration. Considering we had both a midterm election (with governor race) and a mayoral/city commission election, I really can't explain why Chomp the Vote wasn't a higher priority. I can only say it was a failure and I hope the new administration
does better."
-- GAVIN BAKER



Will Moseley Be Any Different?
Well according to the Greeks Moseley represents true leadership. And the turncoats, they have a lot to say. We have the word of Pedro Morales, who claims in emails to have Moseley's ear on Grad Affairs (which is taken as banter by top Gator officials). We have Ryan Day & Kim Cruts, whom according to emails that will be brought to light in 2008 were in negotiations with the Gator Party for senate seats, turning everything they've said about "supporting the better candidate" -- utter horse-shit. The true hope fot the UF Student Body will come from Gator's Veep & Treasurer, but President Moseley will leave many wondering if John Boyles is still in charge, I mean this guy could mess up a cup of coffee, nice guy, but ineffective as they come.

Damn Shame. Another great program created by the Access Revolution, run into the ground by the System. That's Great. Terrific.
The Kid From Brooklyn!
Kinda Right-Wingish, But I Love Him, LMAO

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christian, I have emails that will come out in 2009 that say you were paid $500 by Bruce to campaign for him and was promised admission to grad school. Yeah, those will come out in '09.

Stop staying that you have proof of shady dealings when the only proof that would ever actually mean anything was a tape recording or a bonafide email between a public official and supporter. Until then, you're pulling shit from your ass trying to discredit people that you don't like. Your inability to follow a cease and decist order proves you have absolutely no regard for doing things above board.

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah! I have seen the light! After reading this blog for a month, I had an epiphany! Christian Duque you are a true prophet!

I now understand that only independent people who are barely involved in SG will ALWAYS do a better job than the people who spend two or more years working their way up in the system! If it wasn't for Access, why, we would not have any programming on campus. We would not have buses. We would not have a Reitz Union. Our student body would be malnourished and suffering from malaria, typhoid fever, and smallpox. Access saved the students! Access saved UF! Access saved the world! All Hail Access!

After reading your blog Christian, oh wise prophet of Pine Rush, I now see that John Boyles has the leadership ability of dog poo! I believe that the system is responsible for closing the doors of SG to all students. I know that the system is responsible for the rise in murder and crime in Alachua County. I believe that the system is responsible for outing Valerie Plame. I know that if you dig enough the system is responsible for global warming!

I comprehend beyond a shadow of doubt that no one from any Greek organization (that has not been kicked off campus) is worthy of our time unless they turn their backs on the Greek system and run with the indy kids. I also know that no indy kid is worthy of our time IF they turn their backs on their old associates and run with the Greek system. Greek kids who bail are called heroes. Indy kids who bail are called sellouts. System bad! Indy good!

The Way of the Duque is gospel. All hail Christian Duque!

Anonymous said...

Wait, I have an email saying that Christian got promised to be lobby coordinator under Bruce but I am not going to release that till 2010. It must be true because I have an email from a "credible source" saying so...

Anonymous said...

AND the empire strikes back.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:57 is right. Wednesday, I took 400 mg of ginseng, two Rocket Shots, two MET-RX bars, and drank 3 venti cinnamon dolce lattes. When I was jacked up, I thought of Christian Duque. He truly is all-knowing and all-seeing. E-mails proving that will be released in 2011.

Christian Duque said...

LMAO

Anonymous said...

You may be "Laughing Your Ass Off" but you do realize that we all think your a joke and a major tool right? Just checking...

Christian Duque said...

LMAO

Anonymous said...

I don't know Christian, maybe you should release some excerpts or something just to shut this jack-asses???

Just an idea

Anonymous said...

Is spring break really that boring that we have to gather here? LMAO myself!

Anonymous said...

Chomp the Vote is already under new leadership....

Anonymous said...

It is unoffical new leadership, I would say I doubt the new Gator Party execs even know about it. Afterall it will be their program to run and appoint people to.

Anonymous said...

Doubt Boyles and his Lobbying director know either according the their quotes in the Alligator's recent story.