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Also, many Michiganders soon to become Canadians… more importantly, Canadians associate themselves with stuffed moose (meese?). Best story ever!
PS: See? Republicans do read specific newspapers… not just “all of them.” (Zach snickered and said that yes, Republicans would read the Wall Street Journal.)
There once was a meal we all tend to skip,
But alas, tomorrow, sweet syrup you’ll sip
So make your way all downtown
And wear a Dingellized crown
For the College Dems Pancake Breakfast will sure be a trip.
My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.
~ President Obama, quoted by Politico, in a behind-the-scenes account of the president’s recent meeting with Wall Street CEOs.
It is no secret that I have many pet peeves.Â One of my biggest pet peeves is advertisements looking to capitalize on a crisis.Â More specifically ads that look to gain from the current recession.
We have all seen the 3conomics ads from Wendy’s.Â These commercials trivialize the economic problems this nation face, insinuating that somehow you can weather the economic storm by purchasing all your food in the form of 99cent square burgers that taste like ass.Â Normally I would just assume that I am being a dumbass, which I am, but this is different.Â We live in a scary time and economic troubles are nothing to laugh at.Â People are losing their homes and ad execs think they can make light of that.Â Where are the ethics?
My second example is the annoyingly common ad from Domino’s.Â You know what one I am talking about.Â The one with David Brandon poking fun at bailouts.Â I believe everyone is familiar with this ad, and it’s real goal.Â We get it Dave, you’re running for governor and don’t want to pay for campaign ads.Â The problem is we all know that you’re not bailing out main street, you might buy main street to build another Domino’s but you aren’t gonna bail us out you greedy jackhole.Â The highest elected office this man has ever held is sitting on the UM Board of Regents, and is only the CEO of Domino’s because he was hand picked by everyone’s favorite crazy Tom Monaghan.Â When your company employs as many people as the financial and auto industries you can complain about bailouts.Â Until then, sit down, shut up, and show some ethics you little twerp.
Many of you are familiar with the essential tie in the NY-20 congressional race yesterday. But a quick recap for those who aren’t: Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed by Gov. Patterson to replace Hillary Clinton as the junior senator from New York. And so, a special election was called, with Republican James Tedisco, the State Assembly minority leader, running against Democrat businessman Scott Murphy. Although Gillibrand is a Democrat, the district is heavily Republican, leaning R+2 – R+3 (aka it’s between 2 to 3 points more Republican than the average congressional district). Aaaaaaanyway… the quote of the day:
Everyone said, ‘Oh, that’s a Republican district.’ Well if it’s so Republican, how come Democrats are still winning there?
–Michael Steele, RNC Chair
See, when you don’t even understand why your party is falling apart, or that it’s falling apart at all, then how can you possibly fix it?
The following commentary reflects my opinions, rather than the opinions of any other person or institution.
1. The front page picture is of a tree that fell on a parked car, minus any explanation as to why this tree fell. Well I’m frightened.
2. Continuing coverage of the West Quad arson! Through skilled reporting techniques, the Daily found students who would complain about being confused and ill-informed when they had to leave their building in the middle of the night. This story just keeps getting better.
3. Sorry, the rest of the country, but the resession is awesome for the University, according to Mary Sue Coleman. Because they are short on funds, “entities” want to collaborate with the University. This sounds pretty sustainable, let’s just keep this recession going.
4. Derek Blumke is awesome. There is stuff in this article about a proposal where veterans would get in-state tuition, but I don’t really think that’s the point.
5. There is salt water on Mars, according to some scientists here. That’s boring.
6. 3 houses of Baits II will be designated strictly freshmen next year. That will keep out all of the sophomores who are clammoring to live that far away. Being surrounded by other people who are new to the school will clearly only improve the experience of living on North campus.
7. Crime notes: fake flowers (stolen) and fake money (with which someone attempted to pay for parking)
8. According to a viewpoint by an Associate Dean at Rackham, only about 2/3 of Ph.D. students actually recieve their degrees here. With a little support from the continuous
enrollment program, they should be all set, the viewpoint argues. As far as I can tell, nothing about being a Ph.D. student is funny.
9. Patrick Zabawa has trouble understanding why it’s a good idea to make higher education more accessible since our workforce is over-educated as it is. Notice that he’s so
passionate about this issue, yet he’s unwilling to sacrifice by not getting a college degree.
10. Birth control should be more affordable. Way to take those tough stances, the Daily.
11. Rose Afriyie believes the Prevention First Act, which seeks to limit unwanted pregnancies, abortions, and STD’s, is the closest thing to a compromise between those who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice. Well, that’s where she is wrong. As a liberal, I want more abortions, so I can’t support this.
12. The b-side claims that the UMMA is appealing, not just to “typical museum-goers” but also “engineers, mathematicians, and people from all areas of study.” Now that is shocking. Mathmaticians are actual people? They are capable of appreciating art? Wow.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go take some derivatives and not understand Picasso.
*The following does not reflect the opinions of the CDUM, MFCD, MDP, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBC, BBC, ABC (the Australian one), CBGB, or anyone else with a sense of decency.Â Also it’s not funny, read at your own discretion.*
1) Our dear Friend Liz Brater introduced a bill to protect students who call 911 from getting an MIP.Â The current laws are seen as deterents that tend to cause more harm than good.Â Which I believe is the Michigan Republican Party’s motto, “First do lots of harm!”
2) Borders is in the tank, they went from $20 a share in 06 to 65cents a share.Â When will Washington Bailout the bookstore industry?!?!?!
3) We have a new dean of students, so alas we must big farewell to E. Royster Harper.Â We hardly knew you, well I hardly knew you. (more…)
Governor Sarah Palin was quick to express her outrage over the president’s “Special Olympics” comment on The Tonight Show, aired on Thursday night. When host Jay Leno asked about the White House’s bowling alley, President Obama joked about his lack of bowling skills, prompting the remark. Palin, the mother of a child with DownÂ Syndrome, declared his comment “degrading”.Â http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/03/20/palin-shriver-slam-obama-for-special-olympics-comment/ Enter the hypocrisy: Governor Palin was in the news today for another reason. She’s turning down more than 30% of Alaska’s stimulus money, including funding for special needs students.
The biggest single chunk of money that Palin is turning down is about $170 million for education, including money that would go for programs to help economically disadvantaged and special needs students.
A noble demonstration of support, indeed.
*The following is a work of satire and does not represent the views or opinions of CDUM, MFCD, MCP, DNC, UM, UAW, AFL-CIO, NFL, CFL, NHL, OHL, NCAA, NAACP, NAIA, or AARP.*
1) The art museum is going to open soon, with students getting a special sneak peak tonight.Â Apparently they want it to be like the diag, only instead of duck, it’ll have real art everywhere.
2) The Ann Arbor News is going to stop running a daily print edition.Â All three readers of the News have been contacted about their loss.
3) The university is merging the library with the university press.Â That way all those books no one reads will go straight to the shelf rather than a warehouse somewhere. (more…)
This is my own work of potentially brilliant literature and it does not represent the views of College Dems, MFCD, UMDM, MSA, GSIs, the President, Hugo Chavez, or the state of Montana.
1.There is a large picture of an angry man on the front page of the Daily. I realize that basketball is a big deal, but who does this guy think he is to scream at the team like that? The coach?
2.The other headlining article is about how GSIs accept student friend requests on Facebook. Apparently there are concerns about â€œinappropriate relationshipsâ€ between GSIs and students. What are they doing? Having cyber sex?
3.Apparently Dance Marathon didnâ€™t get as much funding this year. Actually, I just think they weren’t able to get as many people to drink the Kool-Aid. (more…)