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« WarDamnPilot wrote on Wednesday, Feb 27 at 02:28 PM »
Dear "Editorial Board," 1.) You are obviously too much of a coward to argue educatedly, you won't even publish the writers real name. For someone to be so out for a cause, I'd at least expect you to be public about it. 2.) So let me get this straight: Because I, an "Evangelical Christian" considers homosexuality to be wrong, I'm a "bigot?" -That means you're essentially "intolerant" of my "intolerance?" Am I getting this right? This is what's great about America, everyone is entitled to their opinion. This article is a great example of one-sided journalism. Also, I love the "straight white Christian men" ending. That made me LOL. Do you know what the difference between being an African-American or a women, and being gay is? Being gay is a choice.
« wmcdouglas wrote on Wednesday, Feb 27 at 02:14 PM »
I take a moment to reply to your editorial of February 27. I would like to challenge it a bit. “If they’re in love, they deserve to get married and enjoy the same benefits as straight couples, no big deal.” Assumes facts -- and quite a few of them -- not in evidence. Assumes that there are no paths to equal financial and legal rights outside of re-shaping what marriage has always meant. “Unfortunately, the more narrow-minded among us don’t agree.” If you disagree with us you are narrow minded. We have a very high opinion of our own opinions. If you hold to a religious set of beliefs you are wrong and therefore not allowed to give voice to your views or argue for them. If you hold a divergent political view from the Plainsman Editorial Staff you likewise are to excuse yourself from the public debate. The casually dismissed "American family" with all of its flaws is the core institution in which children are born, provided for, taught, protected, and which they use as a model for life beyond their own childhood. It is the institution which as it has suffered decay and compromise in the last 40 years has seen the rise of a plethora of ills which plague society. The break-up of families is more expensive -- just in terms of dollars -- than the 2008 Bank collapse and every hurricane and natural calamity and every war in which we are now engaged, put together. It is the fundamental bond that makes orderly and free life possible. Perhaps fundamentally changing the idea of marriage will not harm it. Perhaps it will. It seems a big and unnecessary risk -- trying to make our point the hard way as the saying is. Is there not another road to consider that will yield the stated goals sought by the Plainsman editorial board, (just back from Mt. Olympus in time to save us all.) G.K. Chesterton pointed out that one may free a tiger from his cage but to be careful not to free a tiger from his stripes -- you may find you have freed him from being a tiger. But let's not kid ourselves here -- the goal is actually something else. The real reason for the cheap thrill piece in the paper is to stick a finger in the eye of the imagined adult out there in responsibility land. There is such a thing as getting too much of what you ask for. A culture without foundational institutions will not be able to build fine universities and pay for children to attend them. William Douglas '75
« shug69 wrote on Wednesday, Feb 27 at 02:05 AM »
As a 1969 graduate of Auburn, it disgusts me to see the state of our basketball and baseball programs. There has been a steady decline in the quality of these programs under the leadership of Jay Jacobs and President Gogue. The basketball program is an embarrassment while the baseball program is underachieving as well. Our football program had hit rock bottom before a change was made in that program but it took a 3-9 year to prompt change. It's time the good ole boy system was ended at Auburn and come competent people were hired to lead our school and oversee our athletic programs. I hope I'm not the only one who has had enough and want changes to be made. It's way past time.
« RussellT wrote on Tuesday, Feb 26 at 01:11 PM »
Could not agree more!
« AURealityCheck wrote on Tuesday, Feb 26 at 12:48 PM »
It’s also illegal to use intimidation and blackmail threats against other students if they showed support for a candidate. The “boys club” didn’t think a woman should be president, and tried to discourage Crooks from running. What she had to deal with is why very few women run for SGA president, and maybe that's why there have only been 2 women presidents in the history of SGA. Campaigns falsifying documents has been going on for years. – that’s why the “boys” knew what to look for. 750 votes were taken away from Crooks because a few students chose to wear campaign shirts after they had been told not to – something a campaign has little control over. Mills’ campaign was also found guilty of campaign violations but was only docked 20 votes. Equal application of justice? Hardly. This election was all about keeping the “boys” in power, and the only way they could do that was to weaken Crooks with the 750 vote deduction. This was proven when she received more than the minimum 40% of the vote Tuesday night before the votes were deducted; their candidate would have lost otherwise. The “boys club” acts as if their campaigns are squeaky clean and everyone knows they aren’t. To really see their arrogance, check out AuGreeksOnTop’s reply to the article Greek Gods of the SGA. And, their true character was shown by their childish behavior at Thursday night call outs. Unfortunately, the real losers of this election are the Auburn student body. This "election" was an embarrassment.
« akashvarma wrote on Saturday, Feb 23 at 01:39 PM »
16 - year old school girl raped by 42 men for long 41 days in a country named India . The case got "frozen" for long 16 - years , with the blessings of a corrupt supreme court judge . Now the victim's age is 32 waiting and fighting for justice . All this happened just because one among those 42 men is the DEPUTY CHAIRMAN of Indian Parliament , who chairs the upper house of Indian parliament to legislate laws. After long - 16 years the SUPREME COURT OF INDIA quashed a lower court order and asked for a re-trial of the case . NO MEDIA REPORTS THIS IN INDIA , because of the influence of V V I P . Using this platform we intend to inform the whole world about the CORRUPT INDIAN JUDICIARY. The corrupt political leaders are the "Appointing authority " of Judges , and they choose a "suitable" judge to get a favorable judgement. We humbly use this platform to bring the matter before the international community . For more details just Google " Suryanelli rape case ". This post is aimed to get justice for a poor girl in her fight against the Deputy Chairman of Indian parliament .
« akashvarma wrote on Saturday, Feb 23 at 01:36 PM »
16 - year old school girl raped by 42 men for long 41 days in a country named India . The case got "frozen" for long 16 - years , with the blessings of a corrupt supreme court judge . Now the victim's age is 32 waiting and fighting for justice . All this happened just because one among those 42 men is the DEPUTY CHAIRMAN of Indian Parliament , who chairs the upper house of Indian parliament to legislate laws. After long - 16 years the SUPREME COURT OF INDIA quashed a lower court order and asked for a re-trial of the case . NO MEDIA REPORTS THIS IN INDIA , because of the influence of V V I P . Using this platform we intend to inform the whole world about the CORRUPT INDIAN JUDICIARY. The corrupt political leaders are the "Appointing authority " of Judges , and they choose a "suitable" judge to get a favorable judgement. We are using this platform to bring the matter before the international community . For more details just Google " Suryanelli rape case ". This post is aimed to get justice for a poor girl in her fight against the Deputy Chairman of Indian parliament .
« Wpabr13 wrote on Saturday, Feb 23 at 12:20 AM »
I am pretty good friends with both candidates but I would like to point out that Chelsea and her campaign manager admitted to forging invoices, which is a felony if I recall, then violated the rules set forth by the elections board. Many people believed she should have been disqualified. Also, the negative rumors were from both sides and is a shame.
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« relevantsam wrote on Friday, Feb 22 at 06:02 PM »
You're very incorrect and sound horrifically biased. Independents such as myself very much care about what happens on our campus. Many don't care to get involved since the campaigns are so over dominated by Greeks and thus non-meaningful that they are seen as a Greek campaign and that their vote won't matter anyways. As an independent I would never claim that the Greek social groups don't care about our campus but they seem to carry a much deeper loyalty to their own organizations rather than the campus and regular student body. Independents, on the other hand, hold no group loyalties such as these and are thus only hold loyalty to Auburn. As such, are the votes and thoughts of the independents (also the majority on campus, though very dis-proportionally represented, due to the aforementioned overt Greek dominance in the SGA) hold more validity and importance than those of Greeks, who are almost guaranteed to vote along organizational alliances, regardless of platforms. This is ridiculous. SGA elections should not be based on your organizational status. You should not be at any advantage because you belong to a Greek organization. SOMETHING needs to be fixed.
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