Monday, April 14, 2008

Welcome To UF

Why do the GDI's even bother? I mean why do Independent leaders even bother applying to committee's which they will have no chance of swaying their favor? Why run in elections we all know the system brats are going to prevail in? I guess it's because we (the Independents) believe in the people, we believe that at some point the undeniable majorities that is the masses will react and wake up!

Ryan Moseley is a system drone -- there have been better and there have been worse. Having a UF professor listed as an officer of an Executive Committee formed to appease UF Vice President of Student Affairs, Patricia Telles-Irvin goes hand in hand with the UF Student Senate's Rules & Ethics Committee finding nothing wrong with a member of the Senate lying about his place of reference, a charge that any other Student Government would have found to be at least generously, contemptuous -- but this is a UF story.

Ryan Day - King of the Turncoats, another guy that's not the worse and certainly the best (there are bests in the turncoat game, guys I respect and say with all due respect Brian Aungst & Chris Carmody). Having Ryan Day chair the committee, naturally he's going to load up the appointments in favor of the System. Can anyone deny the political biases of the UF Supreme Court justices, do their rulings in any way even remotely accurately reflect the general attitudes of the general UF student body? How would the average student regard their highest court's rulings?

Naturally courts are not in the public opinion business, but I fervently believe that the times have a great impact on the law and I believe UF's highest student court is as intentionally out-of-touch with the student body, as are the Executive & Legislative Branches -- intentionally out of touch, intentionally deaf to the will of the student body.

Can't say or do much very much when the main impetus of the government is sow indifference. It's all for show, make it look impartial: the committee, the courts, cabinet, senate committees - make it look fair. The entire SG machine pushes indifference, but appoints a Frank Bracco to work his ass off getting kids to vote in adult-races, only to blatantly counteract that very civic morality each and every day with each and every student of the Gator Nation.

Welcome to UF.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Beleaguered GDI's Resist

"Sen. Ben Cavataro, Senate Party Leader for the Orange & Blue Party, said that despite holding 12% of the Senate seats and winning every seat representing CLAS, the Orange & Blue Party did not receive a single seat on any Senate committee."
You figure O&B has just one senator shy of the original Access Party -- what a difference a President can make.

I sometimes feel guilty and rather spoiled at all we had thanks to having the Executive Branch on lock down. The UF Senate' minutes read like that of an authoritarian novel, where the voice of dissent is consistently silenced; each time Cavatero motions, he's voted down, largely by the same drones that are replaced every four years, in their IFC/PC incubators, awaiting the faithful tap and the confirmation, the legacy, and the fanfare.

The University of Florida is not just home to Tasers applied to unarmed students, it's also home to one of the most undemocratic and out-of-touch Student Governments in the United States. A government which ignores the will of their constituents and whose courts indirectly sponsor voter suppression every time they bang their gavels.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Finals Are Here

A few emails have trickled in asking if the World's Greatest SG Blog has said it's last hoorah. The answer is a resounding "Niet." Soon there will be CooleyRadikal, an offshoot of this site, a sort of indepth analysis of my stay as an SBA Senator at Cooley. TR will be back in late April with a special post surrounding the leadership of Voice Party leader Peter Gruskin and by early May, I hope we'll see the long-anticipated Ken Kerns interview.

Having Ken will complete the contemporary-Voice-era [Kerns, Argento, Capezza]. The modern-Voice-era is nearly complete [Duque, Gruskin].

Chris Carmody has also stated he'd do a Q&A, but with largely "off-the-record" material... the finished product might end up being a little dry - but who knows. I've also wanted to do a "Where Are They Now" piece. Anyway, back to studying.