Archive for April, 2004

Are the United Campus Workers Communists?

Sunday, April 25th, 2004

So last night I drove by the office of the United Campus Workers (which is the UT employees’ union, dedicated to the “living wage” nonsense and ally of the Progressive Student Alliance). The entire building is painted bright red. So I’m wondering…. coincidence?

UT Has a New Prez

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004

UT has selected John Peterson to be the new president. Here’s hoping he’s better than the previous two. I think he will be, since the hiring process is much more open this time around than the previous two times. We shall see, though.

Also, check out my summer reading list!

Democratic National Convention

Monday, April 19th, 2004

6:00pm – Opening flag burning ceremony.
6:30pm – Anti-war rally no. 1.
6:40pm – Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
7:00pm – Tribute theme to France.
7:10pm -! Collect offerings for al-Zawahri defense fund.
7:20pm – Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
7:25pm – Tribute theme to Spain.
7:45pm – Anti-war rally no. 2. (Moderated by Michael Moore)
8:00pm – John Kerry presents one side of the issues
8:25pm – Ted Ke nnedy proposes a toast.
8:30pm – Terrorist appeasement workshop.
9:00pm – Gay marriage ceremony.

9:30pm – * Intermission *

10:00pm – Flag burning ceremony no. 2.
10:15pm – Re-enactment of Kerry’s fake medal toss.
10:30pm – Cameo by Dean ‘Yeeearrrrrrrg!’
10:40pm – Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
10:50pm – Pledge of allegiance to the UN.
1! 1:00pm – Double gay marriage ceremony.
11:15pm – Maximizing Welfare workshop.
11:20pm – John Kerry presents the other side of the issues
11:30pm – ‘Free Saddam’ pep rally.
11:59pm – Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
12:00am – Nomination of Democrat candidate.

Thanks to Nathan Fortner.

posted Tuesday, 20 April 2004

Howard Stern Reads the Beacon!

Friday, April 16th, 2004

Howard Stern’s website has linked to my column this week. I’m thoroughly amazed. Thanks, Howard!

The FCC

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

My column this week deals with the increased power of the FCC and has even received praise from some liberals. I hope this isn’t a pattern.

2,000 Hits!

Sunday, April 11th, 2004

I opened this blog on November 10, 2003, and in the two months since then it has seen a lot of visitors. Today, it reached a milestone: 2,000 hits. Thanks to everyone for their visits!

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 11th, 2004

I just wanted to wish my oh-so-many loyal fans a Happy Easter!

He’s baaack!!!

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

Our good friend Nate Arthur graced the editorial page of the Daily Beacon yesterday. This time, he explains to us why Bush is a bad president. Am I noticing a theme here?

Hanson to Speak

Tuesday, April 6th, 2004

Victor Davis Hanson, noted military historian, is speaking tonight at the UC. He received much praise from Sukhmani today, and deservedly so. I look forward to hearing Hanson’s lecture (and watching the Lady Vols play for the national title later tonight).

And Then There Were 12…

Monday, April 5th, 2004

According to an e-mail from Jim Murphy, UT Presidential Search Advisory Council Chair, the search for a new UT president is now down to these 12….

Dr. Jerry W. Askew, Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Development, St. Mary’s Health System

Dr. Jack O. Burns, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, University of Colorado System

Dr. Brady Deaton, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. William E. Evans, Scientific Director and Executive Vice President, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Tom Galligan, Jr., Dean and Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law, The University of Tennessee College of Law

Dr. Kermit Hall, President and Professor of History, Utah State University

Dr. Karen Hitchcock, President, State University of New York at Albany

Dr. Thomas Meredith, Chancellor, University System of Georgia

Dr. Kenneth Olden, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and Director, National Toxicology Program

Dr. John Peters, President, Northern Illinois University

Dr. John Petersen, Chancellor and Provost for University Affairs University of Connecticut

Dr. Bill W. Stacy, Chancellor, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The UT presidential search has been quite open, and with good reason, given the last two presidents. Let’s hope this one is better!