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From the table

Can’t really say if Senate is more exciting from the perspective of the table. Thanks for asking, Sen. Feldman. I suppose the vicious tension that exists in the ASUO becomes more apparent when at the table. Passive aggressiveness coats just about everything spoken by anyone.

“Soccer is the real Futbol” came in for a special request…they are a new group, and it seems that new groups are tinderboxes waiting to light for the ASUO (please refer to VFSA’s PFC meetings). Soon after “Soccer is the real Futbol” went through with the request, Senate President Athan Papailiou made a comment about how difficult it was for new groups to get started, and how long it took them to get budgets. It seems like special requests from surplus might be a good occasional alternative to unfunded groups.

Vice-President San SunOwen used the opportunity to jump on Athan’s back once again and call him out for being “hypocritical”. Athan may just have to start facing the possibility that he is, indeed, a hypocrit. And a racist. And…I’d continue on but I don’t want to give Vincent alcohol poisoning. $20 says ODE Reporter Robert D’Andrea at least quotes San’s rant or even puts a full text of her rant in his next article.

Senator Billy Hatch also called Athan unprofessional for mentioning his drunken behavior in Senate last week, without Billy being present. Not quite clear on who’s fault it was that Billy stormed out. But seeing as everybody seems to blame Athan for just about anything, I’ll go ahead and venture that he was responsible for that, too.

“Unprofessional” seemed to be the buzz word of the meeting tonight.

  1. Niedermeyer says:

    Demandy-pants FTW.

  2. marginalizer says:

    If those kool-aid drinking soccer players think their posting that blight signage that asuo approved in my scenic greenway they’ve received too many concussions already.
    Game over.

  3. Vincent says:

    Hear, hear.

  4. Ossie says:

    Playing partisan politics? The last thing the OC staff, other than Jin, wants to do is play any kind of politics. Remember, the Commentator is an opinionated journal, it is not our duty to produce unbiased news. Maybe if we enjoyed a six-figure contract from the ASUO and there had not been several attempts to defund this program over the years, we would be a bit more apt to do so.

    The Commentator does not agree with any illegal tactics used by Hamilton during the election season, nor do we like that the ASUO Executive has had as much power in the elections as it has: McLain’s most loyal campaigner was elections board coordinator and her finance coordinator was the campaign manager for Rock The Yellow. It is obvious to see how they took advantage of their position in order to secure a successor.

    This isn’t Russia, Danny, is this Russia? No, this isn’t Russia.

    The whole thing stinks like yesterday’s leftovers.

    Once the ASUO government starts limited free speech, it can go to hell. So excuse us for not caring that Hamilton went through some dorms to get a few votes. Although I do feel bad for those poor freshman; Hamilton is a very intimidating person. She scares me.

  5. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Hey, why aren’t YOU talking about it, Mr. Demand-y pants? Why aren’t you talking about genocide in Darfur? Why aren’t you talking about China’s human rights violations? Why aren’t you talking about the Nike/nanotechnology/UO/ubermensch conspiracy?

    I’m not talking about it because, frankly, student politics makes my head asplode. It’s apathy not partisan politics. Oh, and there will be a full elections wrap-up in the next issue … not written by me.

  6. ricky says:

    why aren’t you guys talking about the sara hamilton incident? something interesting FINALLY happens and now you guys are playing partisan politics? disappointing…

  7. Niedermeyer says:

    Well, it finally happened… we have a sitting senator blogging for the OC!

    Hopefully someone can correct me on this, but I believe Brett Jacobsen was the last OC/ASUO multitasker… and that was what, 98? 99?

    Make sure things things stay unbearably real in that boardroom!

  8. Sean Jin says:

    Whatever I can do for you, white master.

  9. Ossie says:

    I see. What ever happened to, “hey, every pitch in a few bucks for the subscription and food”? I’m all for throwing parties, but why does the ASUO continually allow student money to be used for them: see Hawaii Club retreats.

  10. Vincent says:

    I already have alcohol poisoning, Sean, but it’s nice that you’re looking out for me.

  11. Sean Jin says:

    I didn’t notice before, but it’s actually at the club leader, Jim Cleavenger’s house. Apparently the subscription for the FA Cup Finals is about $50. The rest is for food.

  12. Ossie says:

    What are these venues?

  13. Sean Jin says:

    The money was for two banners, and money to pay for soccer game watching sessions that venues paid subscription fees to get access to.

  14. Ossie says:

    What the heck is Soccer is the ral Futbol doing asking for money? Isn’t that the group that meets at Taylor’s – used to meet at Rennie’s, not sure what happened there – and watched international soccer matches? It’s a great club, but what the hell do they need student money for?

    Sean, incorrect spelling does not equal unprofessionalism here, don’t you know that yet?

  15. Sean Jin says:

    Coxswain your mouth.

  16. CJ Ciaramella says:

    No, I just wanted to call a senator unprofessional. You know, get in on the buzzword n’ stuff.

  17. Sean Jin says:

    Sorry, CJ. I fixed the typos, if that’s what you were getting at.

  18. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Why do you have to be so unprofessional, Sean?

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