Monday, January 31, 2005

Draft Condi!

It's never too soon for 2008...Draft Condi! gives us lots of good reasons Condi Rice should be president.

One of many:
She actually knows what she is doing, a rare attribute in a candidate these days. A person doesn't get to be Provost of Stanford University by goofing off. Rather than spending her adult life running for office, she's actually ... well, gone out and worked hard. To be a "professional politician" has never been a mark of competence, energy, or skill.

If Michael Moore shot a documentary at York...

The Alliance of Free Blogs does funny things sometimes. Here is a funny:
What will Michael Moore's next "documentary" be about?

If Michael Moore shot a documentary at York, what documentary would he shoot?


Well, he might start with "Bowling for Vari", in which he attempts to uncover how hundreds of poor, marginalized protesters had the crap kicked out of them when all they were doing was trying to put their political agenda in front of the schooling of others. Silly others, the protesters just need to have the right to storm about and express themselves in your face.

Then he might move on to "Supersize York", in which he argues that York's president Lorna Marsden is clearly poisoning the fast-food that is being served to unsuspecting Falafel Hut-eating anarchists. Best feature: Lots of oppressed-looking protesters telling the cashier at Falafel Hut: "Supersize my balls!"

Then of course who could possible forget "Fahrenheit 196", in which Moore discovers that students who take the 196 express to York are being silenced by a lack of student space on the overcrowded buses.

And last but not least, "The Corporation", in which he discovers that tuition at York is so cheap ($5K a year is cheap!) because evil, bloodsucking corporations have the audacity to subsidize the education of those whose only life goal is to shut down those very corporations. A tear-jerking scene will include sad-looking anarchists being presented with a bill for the true cost of their education, minus corporate subsidies, which they will tearfully but bravely agree to pay in the name of not supporting evil, bloodsucking corporations, because everyone knows they are evil.

SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS! (For those of you who are confused by the Alliance motto, it is Latin for "Marx would be turning over in his grave if he knew what labour activists were doing in his name today.")

But seriously, Michael, come to York. We'll make you whiner of the month!

Sunday, January 30, 2005

York is making me old and jaded.

You Are 30 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

How sad that I am only 22.

I don't want to go to school on Monday

I am sitting in bed trying to think of ways to get to the library without walking through Vari Hall on Monday, in case there is another protest. Thursday's was big and loud and not a happy place for a Zionist like me.

It's kind of ridiculous that they call together "everyone" for a protest about freedom of speech, and then put up signs with divisive political crap like "occupation is a crime" and "Israel kills a Palestinian child every 3 days" and "abortion is a right".

I have encountered more than one person on that side who does not actually believe in freedom of speech - of only because they want me to shut up with my moderate libertarian views.

Welcome to York - Marx's way or the highway!

Friday, January 28, 2005

Worth 1000 words

Ordinary York Student under seige

Has anyone been reading the papers? We're at a protest a day over here, cops beating people, people getting arrested, and all the left keeps saying is that their right to freedom of speech is more important than my right to go to class.

Excalibur's written about it. So has the Star and CBC.

I'm just getting sick of this and will be happy to get out.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

2004 - Year of the whiners

I skipped December whiner of the month because I decided I would be better off doing whiner of the year for 2004.

I thought a lot while I was supposed to be listening to boring profs yak about Neitzsche and the tragic chorus, and I pondered a lot of people who would make excellent whiners.

With little fanfare, I have discovered that there are many many whiners who deserve to be crowned for their uber-whines.

Fortunately, it seems clear to me that if any one group were to be called Whiner-of-the-year, it would be the LEFT.

You're going to forgive me for not caring that Unity won a three-month term at YFS. With the PNP actions of last week, I am not entirely sure I still support them. We shall see how bad Unity turns out to be.

Let's look back at 2004:

Ontarians in paroxysms of joy at the Liberal win in provincial government saw the McGuinty government come in and raise taxes. The ensuing panic saw Canadians lose their minds and almost elect a federal Conservative government.

A Maclean's poll indicated that if running in Canada, more Canadians would vote for Ralph Nader than George W. Bush.

Bush still won by 4 million votes and increased his majorities in House and Senate. Ouch.

At York, the CFS wants lower tuition. The TAs want smaller classes and higher salaries. The left wants corporations out of York. Where is this hypothetical money coming from? The public sector would like their cash to go build more hospitals.

And don't even get me started on Dan Freeman-Maloy and his motley crew, who are three steps to the left of the rest of the left.

Whiners, all of you.

Things that make me go hmmmmmm......

The Alliance:
"January 12, 2005

New Precision Guided Humor Assignment: Detecting Media Bias

The recently-release report on CBS's investigation into the forged memo scandal came to the conclusion that airing a story based on completely fabricated evidence in an attempt to decide the outcome of a presidential election does NOT indicate bias.

Um... ok.

Which begs the obvious question that is this week's Precision Guided Humor Assignment:

If Memogate doesn't indicate media bias, what would?


I need some time to stew over this....but I am going to enjoy posting about all things Excalibur.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

PR for me!

Free PR comes my way through the Excalibur, which did a short article about blogging:
"However, the trend of blogging among York students is not something entirely new, with many students using the popular free web programs Blogger and LiveJournal to keep their blogs. These blogs, with their various themes, include everything from the extremely personal - like 'The Experiences of a Bajan Girl in Toronto' at - to the extremely political 'Truth About York' at"

The only shitty thing is they don't hyperlink to it.

Wow, I hate Excal less today.