Sunday, April 02, 2006

Opiate of the Masses: You say you want a revolution?

Has ASM ever been a rock band?

I think not.


At 4/03/2006 12:47 AM, Anonymous Matt said...

Holy. Shit.

At 4/03/2006 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I came here after reading Sol Grosskopf's article in today's Daily Cardinal.

After reading over what has been written here so far, I'm left wondering the same thing I did after reading Sol's article: where's the evidence? That is, I see references to how "broken and corrupt" ASM is, but I don't see any examples. What infractions have been committed? Who committed them? Back up these claims by naming names and citing actions.

I am among those who don't follow ASM very closely, so please forgive me for not being aware of whatever specific instances of corruption to which you are referring. But, I would also like to challenge Student Government to make these violations clearer:

If Student Government is interested in gaining the support of people who are, like myself, sitting on the fence in this issue, it needs to provide examples, name names, and generally document the things that are so terribly bad about ASM. Of course, if Student Government intends only to preach to the ASM-hating choir, none of this is necessary.


At 4/03/2006 1:02 PM, Blogger Erick B said...

Cal raises a good point; let's put together a reasonably comprehensive list. Arbitrarily jabbing at ASM over and over again will dilute the blog, and while ASM's errors have been many, it would be solid to see the major ones all in one place for those who don't read the BH and DC twice a day every day.

At 4/03/2006 1:29 PM, Blogger Steve S said...

Thanks for the comment Cal - you're exactly right, we should be listing more substantive charges. Look for a response soon.

At 4/03/2006 1:54 PM, Blogger Erik Opsal said...

I'd like to add that if I read the term "resume-padding, careerist hacks" one more time I might kill someone.

At 4/03/2006 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about seg fees... I'm told that our bus pass comes from there, and I have literally used my pass once this semester. I have no idea where the rest of it goes, probably to support an organization that's more worried about UW-employees getting paid more than keeping education affordable for students taking out thousands of dollars worth of loans.

Good luck to all fo you!


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