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« LighteningLou wrote on Sunday, Apr 07 at 09:19 AM »
Good grief this was a simple beat up the reporter piece with nasty slants to the questions. "How do you feel about blemishing the Auburn name", "Did you approach this to HELP McNeil" the questioner comes across as a provincial don't look for dirt in our beloved football program which gives us reason to go on. She's an investigative reporter not Florence Nightingale come to hold a disgraced student athlete's hand. She can't blemish the Auburn name, it's the people involved in committing the crimes, making illegal payments that blemish the school, not the person who exposes the filth. All I want to know is who was the jackaxx that would hire a deeply flawed Iowa State coach, give him a new contract with huge bucks that are wasted now. Now just who was going to grab Gene'o and take him away
« AyYouActheTwoOh wrote on Thursday, Apr 04 at 11:13 AM »
To let you all know where I sit on this, I am not an Auburn fan and believed there was serious funny business going on during the national championship season. That being said, anybody who ever believes a word of what Selena Roberts writes is taking a real chance. I believe that she writes fiction (as was the case in her reporting about the Duke lacrosse case) and makes things up out of whole cloth (as was the case when she attempted to cast herself as somebody who was very skeptical of the case against the Duke lacrosse players). I wouldn't put any credence into anything in the article until a reputable journalist begins to report it.
« Wareagle24/7 wrote on Thursday, Apr 04 at 12:43 AM »
True. But I bet they had to write it and get it out ASAP.
« aubap0006 wrote on Thursday, Apr 04 at 12:09 AM »
the grammatical errors in this article are endless
« Racer50 wrote on Wednesday, Apr 03 at 11:33 PM »
It's being reported Ms. Roberts has tapes
« brad12345 wrote on Wednesday, Apr 03 at 11:00 PM »
Very thoughtful and well written article....thanks!
« PlainsmanAlumna wrote on Wednesday, Apr 03 at 10:23 AM »
"We would like to see our relationship with the Bammers take a more civil tone, but we’re not holding our breath." "We can only laugh at the behavior of a fanatic for so long until we realize we might just be laughing at ourselves. After all, the rivalry between Auburn and Alabama is all about proving who is better, but in that pursuit we lose what makes us great schools and football fans in the first place. Instead we all turn into Updykes." Those statements are very ironic. By your own definition, you are Updykes too!
« dgh84 wrote on Wednesday, Apr 03 at 09:50 AM »
It is disappointing to see a university not question the wisdom of an industry insider to speak of our food production and quality issues. The issues of Monsanto's practices are numerous and in many instances troubling. Coupled with the idiotic court ruling allowing the patenting of life, we have fewer and fewer companies creating a larger monoculture in farming; a bad situation from many perspectives. As to the health issues, how can we know when most testing is done by the industry and rubber stamped by the FDA. A good counter point for consideration would be the book "The World According to Monsanto" by Marie-Monique Robin.
« itb0001 wrote on Friday, Mar 29 at 03:59 PM »
I'm sure the writer of this letter had good intentions, but if you took the time to go through Slum City you'd understand that you've made grand assumptions about its impact. And you know what they say about assuming. A representation of where people live does not reinforce a negative stereotype. The signs there did not say "This is what ALL of Kenya looks like." Frankly, I've been to places that look exactly like what was set up on the concourse. And in reality what was set up on the concourse was a lot nicer than what most people live in. I understand you acknowledge poverty exists here in the states and want to challenge students to take action, but what you've accomplished in this letter make a comparison that isn't fair and discredited all the hard work put into this event. First, not everyone is going to look at a student constructed simulation and say "This must be what ALL of Kenya, India, and other third world countries look like." This might be the case for some people, but that's there were volunteers there to talk them through the different exhibits. There is no "false distance". This logic of false distance, seeing a trailer park and seeing Auburn or Alabama flags hanging from them, one could assume all Auburn or Alabama fans live in trailers. They're surrounded by multimillion dollar roads and not far off from multibillion dollar cities, but they must just be poor. I don't think what you have said is fair to the organizations that put this little event together. And saying you think they had a good heart in it doesn't hide the unfairness of your statement. Comparing any poverty in the U.S. to poverty in third world countries is like saying the Super Bowl is the same as the Sun Belt championship. There is no comparison. If you took the time to go through what they had set up on the concourse you would have seen that they were partnered with SIFAT, Servants in Faith and Technology, which is an organization that focuses on long-term development to people in need, instead of short-term relief. This event was meant to open peoples eyes to how good we have it here and possibly gain some recruits to help people out in need. If it made you uncomfortable at the concept of poverty in other countries, as well as in the U.S., then I think the event accomplished exactly what it was supposed to do.
« ceciladkins wrote on Saturday, Mar 23 at 07:09 PM »
Since when do women play basketball? I guess I should get out more.
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