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Shooting Fish in a barrel is harder than it sounds

…but Alex Conley makes it so damn easy

It seems somewhat ironic that he’s making the call for rational argumentation considering some of his past editorials that have been brought up here.

Truthfully, I’m all for rational arguments and whatever else Conley thinks that the Obama administration needs to do. Definitely in agreement with Conley on having the iron fist approach. Obama should just not allow comments and inform people to accept his opinion as fact, he is the messiah after all. 

The fact of the matter is, our political process benefits most when people actually talk about the issues and forgo idiotic comments that don’t contribute anything to the discussion. Imagine if you were trying to have a genuine conversation with someone about, say, the stimulus package, and someone else in the room kept chiming in with “I like cheese!” or “Obama’s the next Hitler!” None of that brings anything useful to the table and only serves to annoy those who actually want to talk about the issues.

It’s funny because in the Right-wing hypocrisy column, that is linked to above, Conley basically pulls the “Republicans equals Nazis” card. He might have said that he liked cheese as well, but I imagine he’s lactose-intolerant. 

Oh, Conley, Conley, Conley. Do you not see your own hypocrisy once again portrayed here? Or do you not read your columns before throwing them at your editor?

I never had the pleasure of Shakra but Conley is my generation’s shadow of Shakra (I know Conley can’t compare to Shakra in sheer oddball).

  1. nike urbanism duk says:

    Why did the “sustainable” dorm cross the road ? Answer: to avoid being implicated in the Moss street conspiracy. Parking fans should mourn this latest dorm site shift though. The parking lot just South across 15th street from Bean dungeon/dorm seems to have a new dorm scheme there now. A few months ago the proposed new dorm site was on the east side of Moss street slightly North of the “childrens center”.

  2. Auspex says:

    I read that headline as “shooting frisch in a barrel” and thought maybe she’d snuck back on campus and found something new to rub against.

  3. nike urbanism duk says:

    New dorms are never good news if they are sited, designed, and funded in secretive ways. Do you really need a University Inn for east campus? No. Demolish the Dungeon dorms sometime this century! That will not happen if they are allowed to build this “sustainable” live/work learning lurching center. For more campus planning conspiracy thrills witness the meeting tonight of elitist planners(collusion – city of eugene/uo operatives) for the public private “urban village” in Fairmount. The goal is to enable and expedite Nike housing/ Disneyland style development along Franklin. Kool aid will be served. Rogue room in EMU at 5:30.

  4. Betz says:

    Also, it is being proposed that Bean could be totally remodeled or partially demolished.

    As a resident of Bean East, we wished for this every single day. Bean East was not a dorm … it was a cell. The architect who built Bean East has also allegedly either built prisons or mental institutions before the construction of the dorm, or so legend has it.

    Either Way, Bean East is awful (voted “Most Prison-like” by Consumer Reports a few years back). It will long overdue if they demolished the old building and restarted anew.

  5. T says:

    I am saving the conspiracy angle for the print addition.

  6. Sakaki says:

    Kai is right.

    From what I gather, the plan is: Once the new dorms at 17th and Moss are built and the administration building moves to that building, Walton will then be razed. Walton Complex will be replaced by 1-3 new buildings in a similar nature to the LLC or Hamilton, only without the whole food court thing, allowing for not 3, not 4, but 5 levels of habitation.

    Also, it is being proposed that Bean could be totally remodeled or partially demolished. The idea is that Bean East would stay around and be remodeled into “single” rooms, while Bean West would be demolished and multiple levels built up to be about the same level as Hamilton/LLC/Future Walton.

    All Housing needs is millions of dollars to pull this off. Something that, unless your name is Phil Knight or Lorry Lokey, won’t be coming through anytime soon.

  7. Kai Davis says:

    Shit, if they build more dorms they might tear down the old dorms and then we’d only have *good* dorms.

    Where’s the nearest protest?

  8. Zach Hater says:

    Why is building more dorms bad? Cause it takes away bum residences for the likes of you??

    Zach Vishanoff = looney toons/dangerously nuts/cowboy hat fucker/shithawk

  9. nike urbanism duk says:

    here is some real news…….. Tyler Graf has reported yesterday in the Daily Journal of Commerce of Portland that UO is moving forward with their Moss street conspiracy dorm. In the article he does not mention the conspiracy but I am sure I am on his mind (joke). Anyway the ASUO exec was at the meeting in the Longhouse when this scheme first surfaced over six months ago. To his credit he warned me about the meeting(accidentally). It will be interesting to read how he responds to this stealthy project. The proposed site is near 17th and Moss. The article in the D.J.C. is titled: “RFQ issued for UO’s East Campus Residence Hall”. Time to Rock-n-Roll.

  10. Ossie says:

    fuck you, Carl.

  11. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Lucid and clear, sure. But wearing socks and sandals is still unacceptable.

  12. T says:

    Ossie’s columns were amazingly lucid and clear compared to most. Well, except for a column he wrote about the movie The Secret, which was … er … odd.

  13. Jake says:

    I was wrote a column where I quoted myself? How does that rate on the pompous douche scale?

  14. Ossie says:

    For the record, while working in the Ol’ Dirty’s opinions department, I never read my columns before throwing them at the editor. T. Graf can attest to this.

    Hey Conley, never open a column by quoting someone famous and important, its makes the next 600 words seem rather meaningless.

  15. Daniel says:

    And so the flame war… continues.

  16. Vincent says:

    Sorry, there’s no way Alex Conley can compare to Shakra at all. It’s like comparing apples and this.

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