one remotely interesting aspect of the ubc student elections is that a number of media outfits, ranging from student papers to election-only blogs/zines/papers, are on the ballot as well. the end result of this voter-funded media shit is that the publication with the most votes will win some cash. wtf.
my endorsements for the ams elections:
president: friedrich. im happier voting for someone embedded in the student council mafia than some fucking wanker in poli sci who is running on a platform of "what does the ams do, anyway? it isnt relevant to the average student."
let's get something straight - most students dont know what the ams does because they dont give a flying fuck. i include myself in this group. hell, anyone who chooses to care about the ams can read the student papers that address this shit, or go to meetings, or join the student council mafia. i choose not to. im not voting for some wanker who is capitalizing on the entitlement, laziness, and vanity that ubc students exude in great quantities.
board of governors:
tristan markle - because the knolligarchy want to share in the student mafia spoils.
darren peets - only person who makes sense. actually goes to those town halls about the shitty condos everyone loathes.
do not vote for bruce krayenhoff, for he drank the koolaid and would like to solve everything with a citizen's assembly of students. lol.
brittany tyson. theyre both saying the same shit, really, though she has more experience while the other guy probably thinks he can do the job since he is in commerce. im voting for the girl.
not tom masterson - this is what he submitted "Regardless of your situation, I feel that I can relate to YOU; I am a diligent science student, a former varsity athlete, a currently washed up athlete, a volunteer, a transit commuter, a text book buyer (ugh), and a pit pub goer. "
bitch, you wish you could relate to me. i dont think buying books, volunteering, commuting, and going to the bar have made us kindred spirits. also, im not in science.
not joel kozwarski - his writeup is a friedmanesque ode to his global upbringing.
i guess the other guy, matthew naylor, who wrote a bulleted list. i doubt he will reduce our tuition by 8%. wtf. hes getting shit for being a dion supporter. can the knoll please get off their fucking high horse and concede that student council mafia types love being in the young liberals? their thirst for power cannot be satiated without participating in the machinations of natural governing party.
ive grown bored of this game. let's vote for the barbarian.
ive seen better candidates.