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  • Sports Editor Andrew Grief has an interesting article about the rise in applications for concealed carry permits in the wake of budget cuts that have gutted the Lane County Sheriff’s Office:

Faced with longer response times and fewer deputies, many of the 93,500 Lane County residents who live outside city limits in the county believe having a concealed handgun is a necessary step. The Sheriff’s Office expects a record of more than 1,250 permits to be issued this year in the county, up from 680 in 2005, 811 in 2006 and 950 last year. 

Huh. It’s almost like people feel like their Second Amendment rights are valuable and necessary when the government cannot provide for their well-being.

  • The OC’s own Drew Cattermole and his upcoming radio spot, The Cattermole Minute were mentioned in a story about upcoming ASUO programs. The Commentator, however, is disapponted that Senior News Editor Robert D’Andrea (who got a special birthday shout-out at last week’s roller derby) mistook Drew’s ASUO president bid last year as “not-so-serious”. We can assure Mr. D’Andrea that Drew Cattermole was deadly serious. Deadly.
  • A whole page of re-printed Associated Press stories, with a couple more spread around the issue for good measure? Really? I mean, seriously… this shit shows up every day in Firefox’s built-in RSS news feed. It seems like that space could’ve been better used re-printing some of the more colorful posts left on the comments section of Jeffrey Dransfeldt’s infamous piece on wrestling. I mean, there’s 813 of them to choose from, and most of them are more fun to read than a recycled story about Ehud Olmert from a few days ago. Highlights include:
    • “Jeffery, maybe Mommy didn’t love you enough. I don’t know what your problem is, but the anger you carry from your early puberty is going to hamper you throughout life. Taking glee in the demise of people who have sacrificed more than you will ever know is just a sign of the sickness that dwells in your tortured little body and shadow of a soul. Your rantings sound like those of the VT shooter.”
    • “Your arrogance is disgusting.”
    • “With your neck as shown in the picture, you’re lucky you broke your arm.”
  1. Jackson says:

    A memo leaked regarding the turmoil between the Rock the Yellow senators. I fear that there will be campaigns hitting the corner of 13th and University this fall urging students to tell their senators to vote for either Jones, Schultz, or Miller for Senate President. Who will adopt the yellow colored fliers first? Or maybe green will be adopted first, since it proved successful in the spring.

    I wonder who will be the dark horse this fall?

    P.S. did they ever find out who Caroline Beranek was?

    “It is common for involved students to continue to remain involved on campus, including running for office. I find it sad Ms. Beranek can only assume the most negative political motivations for student involvement in putting on a forum [Take Back Campus/ Rock the Yellow Unveiling] or writing a guest commentary.”
    -Emmalyn Garrett, Sustainability Coalition member. March 14, 2008

  2. Gully Sucks... IT'S SPELLED "GULLEY" says:

    I thought Nick was running for Senate President vs Kate Jones and Carina Miller. Looks like some back door deals are brewing.

  3. Nick says:

    oh damn…now you figured out my “master plan” sean.

  4. Sean says:

    Yeah, sounds good. They can Blackboard us all to hell.

  5. Gully Sucks says:

    Nick Schultz and David Grifith for ASUO Exec 09!!!!!!!!!

  6. Student organizer says:

    I have been a student organizer at the University of Oregon for the past two years. I organize around issues of diversity and student advocacy. I hope to get a job with OSA or some other piece of garbage organization.

  7. drew says:

    FYI Magnum condomns are now given out at the health center

  8. Ossie says:

    I’ve have been waiting for that to reach 1,000 comments. Once it does, I will buy a keg. And what type of guy claims a candidate with a platform that includes Magnun condoms in the health center is “not-so-serious”?

  9. Tom says:

    I love reading that comments section, makes me laugh every time!

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