Humanities Building, the one no one likes

Today in the Wisconsin State Journal was an article about the future of the Humanities Building on the UW Campus. This building has been on the chopping block for the school over the last couple of years and it has been at the center of a large debate, as the article accurately suggests. There is a lot going on with the building which is sad, and good that it is getting the attention it is after years of neglect in the city… I will give my personal take on it, as someone who has grown up in Madison, and as someone who has attended classes in it.
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Sicko

On Sunday I went to the Sundance Cinema with my roommate and saw Sicko. I thought it was fairly good, not as good as Bowling for Columbine but much better than Roger & Me, and slightly better than Fahrenheit 9/11.

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Why Digg.com has become irrelevant

I have been a long time reader and user of Digg.com. I have had apps on my homepages for years to get the latest stuff off of Digg. The idea is great, allow users to choose what news stories are actually worth looking at and which ones aren’t. However, over the last few months I have noticed an alarming trend with the site and it stems largely from the fact that users make up stories for the sole purpose of putting on Digg.

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Bush’s new plan

Bush seems to be perpetually 3-10 years behind on this Iraq War thing. When the war started, he was about 10 years behind. He thought they had WMDs like it was the Persian Gulf War, and he was about 10 years away from having a plan to attack. Now miraculously he has come up with a plan to send in 20,000 more troops, something he should have done 3 years ago. And honestly, if he had come up with it 2 or 3 years ago, I would have supported him. But now, I could care less about Iraq’s “freedom.” Not that I think there is any freedom in being forced to adopt a government your conquerer tells you to adopt. I am sick of the war, it has no purpose at all. The proof of this is that the purpose seems to change within our own government every 6-9 months. There is no reason to be there, and they don’t want us there anymore, so why would we put ourselves in more? We don’t wanna be there (american polls prove this), they don’t want us there (them killing us proves this), why are we there? There’s no freedom, there’s no WMD’s, there’s no money (Bush did promise that we’d use the Oil in Iraq to fund the war).

One thing I gotta say about Bush’s pretty little speech last night is that he actually assumed responsibility for something. Will wonders never cease. Though I do take note that his responsibility is only that he failed to have plan in attacking Iraq. He doesn’t assume responsibility for the lies he told us when he got us there, or the lies he told us once we were there, or the lies he keeps on telling us on a daily basis. His lies are aparantly not his responsibility. I also find the timing more than a bit humorous. You think he’d show responsibility a year ago this time if he wanted to send in 20,000 troops? Hell no! But he needs the support of the House and Senate which don’t do his will anymore as if he is the king of America. So it is essentially a suck up. Well Bushy old buddy, pucker up because it’s gonna take a hell of a lot more than that.

The Result – Wisconsin

So voting day is over. As everyone knows Democrats took over the house, and tied up the senate. Also a big congrats to Lieberman who won as an independent after losing the primaries. I’ve disagreed with what he has done with video games the past few years, but he has overall been a decent senator and that is a hell of a nice story=)
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