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« marrowglobalsolutions wrote on Thursday, Sep 08 at 10:02 AM »
So glad to be signed up with you guys. Keep the information coming and by the way.........WAAARRRR EAGLE from South Alabama.
« mas0034 wrote on Wednesday, Sep 07 at 06:37 PM »
@AUSwagger I apologize if you think I came off as a "prick", but it looks like someone needs to take their own advice about being nice. There is no need for name calling and I do not appreciate being called such names. While it may not seem like a big deal, it does cause problems on game day. You can ask the ticket office and they will confirm this. I had tried to correct the error before posting my comment. I didn't just jump on here and comment without trying to contact them through the appropriate channels first. I understand that they are young adults, but they should take pride in the Plainsman and what they publish in it. This includes making sure their information is correct. Again, I did not mean to come off as rude, I simply wanted the error to be corrected to make game day run smoother for the ticket office and the students who have mini-season games. I have nothing against the Plainsman or the writer of the article.
« AUswagger wrote on Monday, Sep 05 at 11:01 PM »
Dear ceciladkins: You misspelled "accustomed".
« ceciladkins wrote on Monday, Sep 05 at 03:58 PM »
No problem, readers have become acustomed to knowing your articles are full of inaccuracies.
« AUswagger wrote on Monday, Sep 05 at 12:19 AM »
@mas0034 While you are correct about the mini-season tickets you need to chill out. It's not a huge deal and you just come off as a prick. Remember these are young adults doing their best. You could be a little nicer.
« mas0034 wrote on Friday, Sep 02 at 03:45 PM »
This article is not entirely correct. Student mini-season tickets only include 4 home games. https://appserv.auburn.edu/athletic/football/ticket_info.html This link has the games listed. Those games are September 10 Miss State September 24 Florida Atlantic October 29 Ole Miss November 19 Samford Utah State, Florida, and Alabama are NOT included with the student mini-season. You really need to double check your facts before publishing an article. What was posted within the article was the public mini-season tickets, not the student mini-season. I am disappointed that upon being notified of their error, no action was taken to correct their mistake on this site. I would hope that a retraction is printed in next week's Plainsman. Mistakes like this can cause much grief for students and stadium staff on game day when students think they have tickets that they do not. Next time, please double check the facts.
« jdj0006 wrote on Friday, Sep 02 at 10:08 AM »
1.) I suppose Matt would like to have more non-partisan, objectively focused clubs, a la: http://xkcd.com/703/ 2.) The "extraordinarily selective" definition of "non-partisan" used by YAL is the one universally used by anyone discussing things politically related. I suppose YAL could extend apologies for not considering archaic and less relevant interpretations of the word, but you would have to let them know which type of apology (1,2,3, or 4) [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apology] you would prefer to receive.
« clp0004 wrote on Friday, Sep 02 at 12:03 AM »
Matt, Did you even bother to read the definitions that you just cited? Your interpretation is demonstrably false, based on your own references. I am particularly confused as to which part of the following definitions support your claim that "the term is almost universally understood as objective or free from a particular bias." You are wrongly defining "non-partisan" to mean information that is free of ANY bias, when (per your references) the term means to be free of the control/affiliation/support of a single political party. (YAL is not.) You falsely appeal to common opinion when you say that the term is "almost universally understood. . ." though, last time I checked, the "Matt Greenemier Interpretive Dictionary" was not the definitive authority on English words. Your references follow, in case you'd like to read them: Merriam- Webster Definition of NONPARTISAN : not partisan; especially : free from party affiliation, bias, or designation Dictionary.Reference.com: non·par·ti·san adjective 1. not partisan; objective. 2. not supporting or controlled by a political party, special interest group, or the like. FreeDictionary: non·par·ti·san adj. Based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of no single political party: a nonpartisan commission; nonpartisan opinions. (. . . .continued in following comment)
« clp0004 wrote on Friday, Sep 02 at 12:02 AM »
(. . . .continued from preceeding comment) Now that you have read these "universally accepted" definitions, could you please use them to demonstrate to me, and the rest of our student body how the Young Americans for Liberty qualify as a partisan group? I am not asking you to demonstrate that they are a "biased" group, which they certainly are, and they wear their bias in their very name - "Young Americans For LIBERTY" - (see?) You close your letter by stating: "Effective politics demand honesty, and the first step toward honesty is admitting to your own biases. I merely ask that in the future, the YAL stands by what it actually represents." You'd be hard pressed to find another political group on campus (or anywhere for that matter) that "stands by what it represents" more so than the YAL. You have no business calling an organization like YAL "dishonest" or accusing them of lying based on your erroneous and poorly researched statements. It borders on libelous. If YAL's bias is too much for you to handle, I'd suggest you get back to watching FOX NEWS for some "fair and balanced" information. Catherine L Priester Junior, Environmental Science biased human-being
« msk0001 wrote on Thursday, Sep 01 at 09:27 PM »
Did they say they were un-opinionated? The common usage of "non-partisan" is not being motivated by either major party, which fits.
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