Bits & Bytes
- Sore loser, Democrat Style--Amidst a slew of Democrat
victories, all that Democrat candidate for prosecutor Pat Schrems could
find to say to the Indiana Daily Student was to badmouth GOP winner
Carl Salzmann. Said Schrems, "I think Salzmann will continue to do what
he always does. Nothing." How about some cheese with that whine, Pat?
- She's a household name--The IU College Democrats listed Jill
Long Thompson as one of the "Nationally known Democrats [who] have come to
the district to support Gail Riecken." If you don't know who she is,
don't be surprised. Ms. Thompson's title is "Under-Secretary of
Agriculture and Rural Development." Maybe if Gail had gotten the support
of the much more prestigious full Secretary of Agriculture and
Rural Development she would have won.
- Contradictions abound with the H-T--In a November
7 editorial, the Herald-Times says that racist literature is
protected by the First Amendment, yet encourages people to report symbols
of hate to police. If speech is perfectly legal, why does it need to be
reported to police? Hmmm?
- Protecting socialism or their own egos?--The Residence Halls Association issued a
of legal action following an IDS
editorial which criticized a special fund set up by RHA which very few
students knew about. This begs the question: If RHA won't tell students
where their money is going (and threatens to sue those who try), who will?
- Watch it, Bubba, those gals could hurt ya--As reported on ESPN.com,
President Clinton recently greeted the Tennessee NCAA women's basketball
champions in the White House. Commenting on their achievements, Clinton
said "It not only makes any coach jealous, it makes any politician drool."
Careful, prez, drooling around young women of that age group has gotten
you into trouble already.
- Do we detect bitterness?--In a rather harsh November
10 editorial, the Herald-Times attackes Newt Gingrich and says
"good riddance" in responce to Mr. Newt's resignation. At the H-T,
the bitter taste of a politician not controllable by the liberal media
must still linger.
- Theory could not be further from reality--A November 13
IDS article reporting on IUSA's vote of support for a mandatory bus
fee stated "This vote confirms student support for the proposal." So, a
group of sixty liberal, socialist students playing politics and elected by
the five percent of students who choose to legitimize their existence by
voting in IUSA elections represents the opinion of all 35,000 students at
IU? Very doubtful, indeed.