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 threat 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.

Eric Seymour

Robert Schiener

Joel Corbin

Bryant Lewis

Rush Reagan