Friday, April 28, 2006

Short Items

1. I've got to hand it to the Michigan Republican Party. They continue to keep up the pressure on Granholm. This is the kind of no-holds-barred activism that we need more of.

2. I've said before that I believe that Tom Tancredo has a real chance to be elected President. Now, there is evidence. A new poll shows that a third party candidate running on immigration could be elected President.

There is also supporting evidence in the fact that last year, a third party candidate got 25% of the vote running on immigration reform. He actually won on election day, but not amongst the absentee ballots.

3. This article from the Western Herald is a couple years old, but I still remember it. Sometimes you have to find the humor in everyday life. The article focuses on diversity and multiculturalism. Liberals take this very seriously.

One of my frequent complaints about politics is that people don't define the terms they use. Thankfully, that's not the case here:

"As stated: "Diversity at Western Michigan University encompasses inclusion, acceptance and respect. This means understanding that each individual is unique and that our commonalities and differences make the contributions we have to offer all the more valuable."

Diversity is defined as consisting of "the dimensions of race, ethnicity, national and regional origins; sex, gender identity and sexual orientation; socioeconomic status, age, physical attributes and abilities; as well as religious, political, cultural and intellectual ideologies and practices."

Multiculturalism relates to issues of human diversity, cultural pluralism, human rights and social justice. It originates "from the full spectrum of cultures," according to the draft."

I hope that clears things up.

4. Aside from the parts that are torn up by construction, campus is beautiful this time of year. One of the nice things about campus is the landscaping. Western has all sorts of flowering trees that are now in bloom. It's too bad that more students don't get to see them.

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