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Don't Respect the Authority Recall the Senate [Jan. 14th, 2006|11:50 am]
UC Davis Politics

thetalesend
They have lied to us and repeatedly asked for calm.

They have said to us we were elected freely and fairly (which clearly wasn't the case with campaigning in the dorms and stealing books scandals)

They say they will bring change but they have not brought you anything that would save you time money or effort

They will spend your money indiscriminately without comment or reason

They do no listen to the student who elected them

Fight the status quo Recall the ASUCD Senate

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Recall the Entire Senate [Jan. 13th, 2006|11:54 pm]
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thetalesend
Recall the Entire Senate.

I'm not sure how everyone else feels about the situation with the senate, but the basic background is as follows:
1. Elections were held for fall elections to replace current senators since their terms are ending
2. The election process happens people sign disclosure forms for academic status spending monetarily and conduct during elections (binding legal contracts)
3. It is known only later that some candidates cannot run due to their violation of such contracts.
4. Investigation is held
5. The elections being over and the votes counted the Senate Suspends their bylaws (thus erasing rules of elections and disciplinary courts ect)
6. New seated senate, was seated by old senate, possible cronyism stated.

The senate is supposedly the representative body of the students regardless of your voting status (add more if you wish). You should feel angry that the Senate once again let crooks in regardless of standing written contract. The question at hand is: should we allow thieves, (convicted or otherwise for more info type in daviswiki 'Ackerman book scandal') elitists (see swords and sandals) and scoundrels in the senate?

You should feel angry that the people you elected are not trustworthy or that they control a budget of nearly TEN MILLION dollars, which they will be wasting on, pet projects that do not directly effect or do anything for the common student. The UC Davis Associated students has the dubious honor of having the highest student fees for services that we use every day such as the bus service, the MU, Tipsy taxi, The ARC just to name a few. We stand proud as a student body to strive to make the community at UC Davis stronger and more competitive may it be Sports, Academics including the Greek Community within the school.

Should we allow the student senate the standard of our own democratically elected legislature to unduly provide cronyism and bribes to communities that benefit no one except those who already hold the purse strings to our student budget. If you had read this far maybe you care a little but here are a few reasons you should care about these scandals.

1. The associated students senate is sole representative body of the students universally and are held to represent us in university matters as well as those in the community.
2. Elections should be held in a fair and free way (this standing senate was allowed to be seated even though some of those elected were implicated.

3. Assuming the above is true should we hold the senators to a higher standard?

I say yes to this. How hard is it really to get a C in a class? In certain classes it is very hard in others very easy the point is that we all came to UC Davis due to our high achievements in academics sports and community service, it is not too much to ask that our elected student body have a standard which is a 2.0 GPA to stand for election. Also it is not too much to ask our representatives to be honest about their academic background we are not asking the full disclosure of grades but rather a passing grade so we have confidence that they can continue their work for us as well as continue in the university.

It is also a shame to see how corrupt the system of check and balances is, how can we let the senate consciously suspend the constitution to seat the friends of the current senators? It is like asking the senators to appoint to appoint their friends not those who should have been elected. The indignity that the associated students have had in the last couple of years with scandals coming from the elected branches is scary. I say recall the whole lot of the senate and start new. We may have a short memory of scandals but let us not forget this one sign the petitions start a petition demand that the senators resign or recalled. We do not deserve this every single election lets start new with a completely new senate so the same does not happen again.
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discuss [Jan. 28th, 2005|10:20 pm]
UC Davis Politics

thetalesend
http://www.livejournal.com/community/ucdavis/1835420.html
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Because I can, and I've been hassled for my Conservative beliefs one too many times [Jan. 18th, 2005|11:26 pm]
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ghost_coyote


Don't like my opinion? Guess what, you'll have to suck it up 'cause I have just as much right to bitch and complain about the world as you do!

That was my venting for the evening. I hope no one has any nightmares about loggers coming and cutting down your trees.
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(no subject) [Oct. 12th, 2004|12:44 am]
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vt127
This community is dead. No one is posting political opinnions here. It all seems to go back to the UCD LJ.
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Lunch with the President [Aug. 20th, 2004|08:22 pm]
UC Davis Politics

freeon
LUNCH WITH THE PRESIDENT

George Bush and Dick Cheney are enjoying a lunch at the Capitol Grill restaurant. Their waitress approaches their table to take their order, and she is young and very attractive. She asks Cheney what he wants, and he replies, "I'll have the heart-healthy salad."

"Very good, sir," she replies, and turning to Bush she asks, "And what do you want, Mr. President?" Bush answers, "How about a quickie?" Taken aback, the waitress slaps him and says, "I'm shocked and disappointed in you! I thought you were bringing in a new administration that was committed to high principles and morality. I'm sorry I voted for you." With that, the waitress departed in a huff.

Cheney leans over to Bush and says, "Mr. President, I believe that's pronounced 'quiche'."
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New website [Aug. 11th, 2004|03:23 pm]
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freeon
I'll leave this site up, but I'm now working on my own site:

http://www.angrydemocrat.com

I probably won't cross post here, I may make an RSS feed though.
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Campaign Remix [Jul. 28th, 2004|12:50 am]
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freeon
Kerry campaign remix, pretty amusing:

http://www.lauraingraham.com/public/includes/home/JOHNKERRYCAMPAIGNTHEMESONGMEGAMIX.mp3

Anyone have a favorite dean scream remix?
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Slow news day... [Jul. 20th, 2004|08:44 am]
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freeon
"As a quick-thinking senatorial aide switched on the Senate’s public-address system and cued up the infamous “Seven Minutes of Funk” break, Mr. Leahy and Mr. Cheney went head-to-head in what can only be described as a “take no prisoners” freestyle rap battle." More...
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Try this out [Jul. 17th, 2004|12:11 am]
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vt127
Ok go to google and type in weapons of mass destruction. Then click on I'm feeling lucky. Read what comes out.
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