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This just in…

December 9, 2009

Spotted, this afternoon…

“There was shit going down at MASS and all the AUS people were freaking out about something new Blake did.”

Is Blake being a little too accountable with his tweets and Facebook statuses? I’ll await his response to elaborate….

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Something to ponder…

December 5, 2009

Fact: The 2009-2010 AMS Budget lists $800 allocated to the President for “Partnership Building.”

Wonder what that’s going to?

Council meeting. Monday. 4pm. Be there. Should be fun.

Hopefully it’ll be over by 9, so I can get home and watch the last Gossip Girl episode until next year.

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To Blake…

November 28, 2009

Blake,

I’ve been trying to rationalize what you’ve gone and done. I think I’ve got it, and I’ll lay it out here.

I’ll start with saying that I’m pissed off. I don’t know exactly why though. I can’t pin it down to just one thing you’ve fucked up. Notice how I say “you,” not the AMS as a whole. Had you and Tristan gone through with this whole debacle yourselves, I probably would have supported you from a far distance, while overall, laughing at the ridiculousness of you actually taking this up with the UN.

Even the TwitterMoms are making fun of UBC. That hurts.

One reason I’m mad is because you’re wasting my money. $3000 retainer, and many, many more legal fees to come. Gossip Guy won’t lie to you and say he’s a starving, sober student, but he doesn’t have extra money to throw away at shit like lawyer fees for your bloody fantastical pursuits. What do I pay to the AMS… $35? I’d really like that back. That’s 3 – 6 packs I could buy with that.

By association, you’ve also made a laughing stock of me, and UBC, in the media. It’s now clearer than ever that your views do not represent my views, nor the views of of the UBC community. You’ve dug us deeper into the sociopolitical black hole than we ever were before. I doubt the University administration is please about this whole situation. This definitely won’t improve the AMS’ relationship with them.

However, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. You’re an educated person. Tristan must be too, with his two degrees. You had to have been expecting this kind of public reaction to your UN complaint, which leads me to believe that you did this for the public reaction. The outrage and the outcry. You want more than 15% out voting in the AMS Elections, and you were willing to put yourself and your reputation on the line to get people involved. For this… for raising concern and getting people talking… Thank you Blake.

I’m excited to see if this will work. I have my doubts. There’s certainly no way that the UN will take this seriously, which led me to the aforementioned notion that this is all a publicity stunt. As long as people are dying in war, nobody is going to give a shit how much you pay for your higher education. Nobody forced you to come here and learn. Nobody forced Tristan to incur all of that debt. You can live without a University degree.

I see what you did, and I do *partially* agree with the idea, just not (at all. never. ever) the path you’ve taken. On Saturday, I hope Council votes your heiney out. You got people talking, and it worked; however, you’ve shamed the University, the AMS, and thousands of students that do not agree with your views. Give him the boot!

As of Saturday night, I hope you are no longer my elected representative, but I do hope you do not give up the fight. Yes, tuition fees suck, but they could be worse, and we need people like you, Blake, to make sure they don’t go all California on us.

XOXO,

GG

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AMS Special Meeting – 5pm Saturday

November 26, 2009

There will be an special meeting at 5pm on Saturday, where it’s expected that the UN complaint will be retracted, and there will be a call for Blakey and Timmy to resign. Either than, or impeachment.

Thanks Justin McElroy!

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Seriously?

November 26, 2009

and I thought I was poor at time management… WTF Blake? Why?? WHY??

From the Ubyssey website:

“The AMS [or Blake acting alone, as the Ubyssey Twitter states] has filed a complaint to the United Nations regarding the federal and provincial government’s failure to meet obligations to provide accessible post-secondary education for international students.”

More witty banter on this later… if I stay sober tonight (so probably tomorrow).

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It takes two to lick a cone…

November 1, 2009

So I’m sitting here thinking.. what’s the theme of Gossip Guy going to be this year? Will there be some kind of unifying theme? Will I just write the same old crap I did last year, lashing out against anybody who crossed me, wore something funny, or just did something politically or functionally stupid?

Then the whole bus tunnel thing came about, and a tiny weeny little discussion got started over it, and I thought… forget it. Gossip Guy is going to work on / write about / strive to achieve…

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Don’t call it a comeback…

October 15, 2009

because I never really left.

GG 2.0.

October 2009.