Tag Archives: Social Justice
Disclaimer: If you intend to be offended in any way by the following post, please skip over it and move on to the next one.Â This is an individual viewpoint.Â It is only the opinion of its author (Joe S). It is neither endorsed by nor represents the views of the College Democrats at the University of Michigan, the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, the Michigan Democratic Party, or the Democratic National Committee.
1.Â There’s an above-the-fold picture of some guy buying potatoes.Â While the photo itself is just mediocre, the root of the problem it that this guy’s purchase does not concern me in any way.Â What does buying potatoes have to do with anything?Â It might have been interesting if the guy was Ralph Williams, Juan Cole, or Sam Marvin, but it wasn’t.
2.Â Rich people might donate less to charity if Obama reduces their tax deductions on charitable donations.Â It’s a reasonably well-written article that has currency here at the University.Â Let’s be sure to convince Stephen M. Ross to make a donation to LSA before the change takes effect. (I’m sure we could promise not to build an orange building!)
3.Â Nick Sheridan allegedly broke his leg.Â Rich Rodriguez can pass him over if necessary, because we have some new QB recruit.
4.Â Crime Notes: Someone damaged a piano in MoJo.
5.Â The editorial laments the loss of the Ann Arbor News and challenges the quality of online journalism.Â Typical.Â Nose-in-the-sky print reporters think they’re better than bloggers.Â And excuse me, but Kicking Ass Ann Arbor is as fine a news source as any.
6.Â There is an op-ed by Ibrahim Kakwan that defended child labor.Â It started off by arguing that it is better to have children work in factories than work as prostitutes.Â Okay, I agree with that.Â But then it went on to maintain that child labor is good, because “it makes things cheaper for Americans.”Â Sorry, Mr. Kakwan–that’s one of the most depraved arguments I’ve ever seen in an op-ed.Â Shame on you.
7.Â There’s an article about hockey.Â I know this is probably blasphemous here in Michigan, but I don’t follow hockey and don’t know anything about the sport.Â As my goal is not to embarrass myself, I’ll merely acknowledge that there was an article about it on page 5A and not make any effort to score points by attempting discuss it.
8.Â I forced myself to read the “the fashion b-side.”Â This is the first time I’ve ever read the Daily’s arts section; now I know I wasn’t missing much.Â It was just several pages of pictures of random people.Â Not that I don’t see hundreds of random people on the Diag every day, or anything.Â I probably won’t ever bother to read it again.
9.Â There was only one sudoku.Â There are usually more.Â How puzzling.