Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oh, Badger Herald... not you, too!

There was a time when I wouldn't even read the Daily Cardinal because the Badger Herald was so much better... not so much anymore. I'm all for free speech, but shouldn't staff writers be held to some sort of standard? I was a little concerned when I found the following on a blog post from Kyle Szarzynski concerning the termination of political student org columns.
"Rydell wrote fluff, Sara M is an idiot and Paul Pryse never wrote about local issues.... but the SPD column was almost always substantive and local..."
But then again, I guess I really shouldn't be surprised by this sort of thing when Kyle's superior, Sam Clegg, thinks the following comment from "Bill Cosby" is "hilarious":
"And just for the record, Sara Mikolajczak isn’t that hot, but she’ll do things other girls won’t. Sordid and disgusting things.... And, yes. Her favorite flavor is chocolate!"
Is this really the type of higher intellectual discourse the Badger Herald wants? The kind of discourse that, instead of being morally objective, rushes to insult people at the first sign of disagreement? It's not about Kyle thinking I'm an idiot or Sam being a pervert, it's about the Herald holding on to what small shreds of integrity they have left before they lose it all and go down in opinion-page flames like the Cardinal.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Cheer up! We're not going anywhere.

We may have lost the battle this time, but the war is far from over. It's November 5 and, despite the Democrats' best efforts, we're still here.

People will tell you that this is no time to be proud to be a Republican. Such a notion is ridiculous.

I'm proud to be a Republican because I know that we're the ones who value life, liberty, and personal responsibility. Without life, we could have no liberty; without liberty, we could not keep responsibility to ourselves; without personal responsibility, we would be stripped of our freedoms. The GOP is truly the party of freedom.

Why are you proud to be a Republican? Post your answers below.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Illegal Campaigning? CRs are better than that.

I received a couple of phone calls from city officials last night saying that there was illegal activity coming from campus GOP-ers. Such activities included tearing down and defacing Obama signs and placing McCain signs and stickers in illegal behaviors. I want to go on the record once again saying that this behavior is unacceptable and was in no way, shape, or form condoned by the College Republicans. Because of the nature of these activities, any CR found to have taken part in these offenses is going to be stripped of membership in the organization.

The Obama campaign has contacted the UWPD and there is a pending investigation to get to the bottom of last night's activities. If you have any information on anything suspicious that went on last night, feel free to email me at

We are already the political minority on campus. With everything we go through on a daily basis just trying to be heard, there is really no reason for us to add to the harassment with illegal behaviors. Let them put up their Obama signs; most of them were placed illegally and taken down by UW Physical Plant anyway! There is no excuse.