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Well, another success, in a way, for conservatives on campus.

Reaction to the new conservative paper was limited to the Network section of the MNDaily, and it was an unfriendly post to be sure, however, read the post here: http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2004/05/24/9693

Sure, the author of the post does get it wrong, it wasn’t just the Campus Republicans involved with the paper, it was a big conservative effort. Just the same, it’s good to get any press. Also, it warms my heart to see that we pissed off a liberal as much as we did. Making liberals angry is one of the few joys an on campus conservative gets.


Alright then, let’s talk climate as long as I’m bored.

Firstly, this stupid movie coming out is a bunch of bunk, and even liberals are admitting it: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/05/0527_040527_DayAfter.html

Also, the warming of the planet can also be explained by the fact that for the past two decades the earth has been “dim” or not reflecting as much light, read about it here:

And the french still suck:

Le Monde Admits Bush Did Not Lie
About Saddam’s WMD

…and… promptly proceeds to bury the story at the bottom of page 32!

Wow, it’s been at least two days since I was in Wisconsin, and I have taken several showers, and I still reek of ‘scony.

Wisconsin sucks

Damn summer is boring

Wisconsin sucks

Well, surprise surprise, another stupid socialist idea fails:


That shows that France did something stupid in reducing the hours of their normal work week, and that has hurt their economy, and it did nothing for their unemployment rates.

Sucks to France

It feels good to be totally unproductive for a weekend.

I sat around and watched three baseball games, I saw the Twins beat the White Sox yesterday, I saw the Twins lose to the White Sox today, and I saw the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves today 4-1.

I now am sure of one thing, I’d trade Matt Lecroy for two dome dogs and half a pint of Guiness.

I’d also like to state that “Balfour” is a bad name for a pitcher.

I finished up my eighth semester here at the University of Minnesota today, I’ll be graduatinig in the fall. During finals week people ask me if I’m done, and I say “yes” they wonder why I’m not more relieved or happy or whatnot. Seriously, as you get older you care less about such things, on top of that, school ain’t that big a deal, I have more problems with the paper, these conservative groups that I’m involved with. etc. Those worries don’t go away.

I personally have a great love for philosophy. I like reading philosophy, and I like writing philosophy. Recently, I’ve been working on a philosophy term paper, and I was walking around outside. People I know would ask me “whatcha doing?” and I would reply “Working on a philosophy paper’ to which they would comment “You’re just wondering around like a fool.”

That’s sort of what philosophy is. You do whatever it takes to struggle with an argument, to understand it fuller, then to be able to write on it. I do that by walking around lost or by sitting with a dumb look on my face. People see me and just assume I have a mental problem.

“Mental problem” is a good way to describe philosophy.

I hate finals.

Well,a few things on the lighter side of thinigs, I did make two Finals edition MNDaily articles, one is with Mr. Dyer: http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2004/05/07/9664

Another is more interesting, I’m “Walter Androjenee” in the following article:

What’s funny about this article is that it appear to have been done by someone who had access to the letters@mndaily email account, the email account that you send letters to the editor. I wrote a letter about three weeks ago, that wasn’t published, where I listed a bunch of Daily columnists. Some of tose columnists had admitted to being communist, like Diana Fu, others held positions congruent with Marxism. So after I listed the crew, I asked the simple question “How many Goddamned communists do you have working there?”

This is quoted in the article nearly word for word in thte second paragrph:

Using grant funding from the Department of Fatherland Security, the Justice Department and unnamed offices at Number One Observatory Circle, My Newspaper? CEO Shane Heffer assigned an investigative reporter to find out: “How many goddamned communists do you have working there?”

I should complain, but hey, it’s still a good question. Last week in the editorial section the Daily admitted it had been doing students a disservice by being so one sided, where conservatives were left to a small portion of the letters section and the occasional guest columnist. Apparently they are trying to make the op/ed section more fair.

I say pick up a copy of the Minnesota Patriot instead.

The last time I applied to the Daily, I actually knew the editor. She was a conservative, and had actually been the pointman for an SFV event. She told me that she looked for a diverse bunch of people who had a diverse background. Diverse means conservatives don’t get the job. She thought she had hired one conservative columnist in Steve Snyder, but he went crazy and stopped being conservative, matching more closely a lefty libertine. I told the editor that I was a half hispanic, half scandinavian grandson of immigrants that had been raised in Arkansas and had converted to Christianity after having been an atheist for five years. How diverse a background does a conservative need?

This editor later moved on to a different area of the paper, and recently she sent me an email. This email was a forward from the Bush campaign, they were looking for “Bush-Cheney ’04 is seeking communications interns.
We’re looking for people with writing experience who are able to stay
through the election in November”

I didn’t ask her why she thought I would be a perfect comm intern for the Bush campaign, but I was not even in the running to be a Daily columnist. But that would have been mean.

Anyway, here’s the abortion issue spread in the Wake that I did with Fred Hanson: http://www.wakenews.org/Voices/may5/rights.html

Finally, liberal radio sucks: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/col/story/192671p-166266c.html

You’ll have to excuse me, my hands are shaking a little, I just watched the complete video of the young Penn. man getting beheaded.

The full video is available here:

I’m not going to link it, since I would highly recommend not watching the video. It is low quality, but the sound is horrifying. I can’t describe it. My head is shaking, it’s detestable. I question why I watched it.

Here is what I wrote on a scrap of paper before I watched the video

“I’m a little pensive on watching the video. It’s quite morbid, this curiosity. But maybe, if I see it, I’ll understand the true inhumanity of these people. At least their irrationality.”

Now I am certain I don’t feel sorry about the prisoner “abuse” BS.

I had the volume up too loud, it’s quiet until the end when he screams.

I’ve seen worse, I’ve seen most of the faces of death movies, and I’ve seen blood and whatnot huntinig. But this is affecting me. The sound. Maybe I’ll be able to write on this tommorrow.