I haven't gotten around to doing the full-on "SGA Blog" yet, which is basically a recap of the meeting & some of my thoughts. There were actually two meetings on Sept. 30 - the regular meeting & a "special meeting," which was only called to approve the Homecoming Election rules.
No, it wasn't that simple. I'll go into a lot more detail later, but basically, a bunch of sorority members embarassed themselves in front of the entire Student Senate by walking out during the meeting. Over what, you ask? They were angry that they could only hang up 50 Homecoming flyers, instead of 100.
Yeah, I know. Stupid.
I'll have some more thoughts about the meeting probably tomorrow. For right now, I wanted to re-post some "Tweets" that myself and a few others posted during the meeting. Here's some background -
@chris_slater - me
@Goodrichk18 - Kelly Goodrich
@buckskeen - Buck Skeen
@lewisb01 - Bill Lewis
@SigTauGod - Mike Mann
@Biff359 - Sean Noland
@RC9000000 - Russell Christian
"RT" means Re-Tweet. If you see "RT" before a message, that means I'm re-posting what somebody else said. You can leave your own comments before the "RT" in the message.
If a message begins with "@_______" that means it is a reply to that person. If I write "@buckskeen," I am sending a reply to Buck. It's still public and people can see my reply.
I'll post my tweets, in addition to everyone elses. Their tweets will have their name in parentheses before the tweet.
The first tweet is sent out roughly half an hour before the 1st meeting, and the last is roughly an hour after the 2nd meeting ended. Also, Buck Skeen wasn't at the meeting. He was keeping up with what was going on through our tweets. Russell Christian was there, but he did not send out any tweets.
To give a little more background on what we're talking about, discussion of the "is text writing" issue arose due to Ashley Hicks sending SGA President Jeff Yeager a text message resigning from her position. When he brought that up at the meeting, Ashley said that she didn't resign, due to the fact that she didn't submit her resignation in writing.
The talk of "going green" was due to a resolution being brought up that would eliminate trays from the cafeteria. It did not pass.
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(Kelly Goodrich) Well here I am again, sitting with @chris_slater in the State Room waiting for SGA to start. Half an hour early again, by the way.
RT @Goodrichk18: Well here I am again, sitting with @chris_slater in the State Room waiting for SGA to start. Half an hour early again, btw.
(Buck Skeen) @Goodrichk18 Are they serving drummies?
Brownies RT @buckskeen: @Goodrichk18 Are they serving drummies?
At the SGA meeting. Tweeters include @SigTauGod, @lewisb01, @RC9000000, @Biff359, & @Goodrichk18.
(Buck Skeen) @chris_slater Let me know if it gets loud in there. I'll make a phone call for ya.
Nobody's said anything about my op/ed piece about last week's meeting. SGA Prez Jeff Yeager "likes it" on Facebook, though.
(Bill Lewis) The senate gets a lot smaller today...
Gotta go to committee... RT @lewisb01: The senate gets a lot smaller today...
(Buck Skeen) Rulz! RT @lewisb01: The senate gets a lot smaller today...
(Bill Lewis) I have to poop
I did b4 the meeting... RT @lewisb01: I have to poop
(Bill Lewis) Senator just totally played down a students disability...WTF
10 SGA orgs lost voting rights (technically 9...) today. 6 are close to losing their rights.
(Bill Lewis) Sweet...no one had to take the "no more voting rights" walk of shame and hand over their voting paddle.
(Mike Mann) Dear sweet Jesus. I have to pee
Now's the time... RT @SigTauGod: Dear sweet Jesus. I have to pee
The Alpha Sigma Alpha rep is asleep.
Does a text message count as being "in writing"? That's the question in the SGA right now. More info later.
(Bill Lewis) @chris_slater absolutely...if a txt MSG isn't writing then what the hell is it? lol
Exactly. RT @lewisb01: @chris_slater absolutely...if a txt MSG isn't writing then what the hell is it? lol
Those don't count lol RT @Miss_Dani_Baby: @chris_slater what about drunk texts?
(Bill Lewis) @chris_slater like whats the distinction betwn a word typed on a phone or a word processor? Does everything hav 2 b hand writtn from now on?
(Mike Mann) A text message is an electronic submission from one person to another. Just how it is. She should be done
Guy stuttered while reading an amendment and said "do-do" lol
(Mike Mann) RT @chris_slater: Guy stuttered while reading an amendment and said "do-do" lol. I thought I was the only person who caught it
@lewisb01 Words are words, no matter where they come from. Is this tweet not real? That's what they'd want u to believe.
RT @SigTauGod: A text message is an electronic submission from one person to another. Just how it is. She should be done
(Mike Mann) It's not that I don't like hicks. She is cool. Dangerous path we r goin down
I think SGA should investigate the text matter - it would help clear up future instances.
I think the SGA is trying a little too hard to be "green."
(Mike Mann) I mean. They don't have the authority to get rid of trays do they?
Call 2 Question used very nicely this time. I'm glad.
(Bill Lewis) The student senate just had it's chance to lower the price of cafeteria food, increase it's quality, and b more green...and voted no. fml.
@lewisb01 I'm also surprised the tray policy didn't pass. I figured that would be very popular.
(Mike Mann) @chris_slater haha. I wouldn't let her get away with that little jab
@SigTauGod haha I know. I think I've put her through enough, though lol
Girl just talked about getting pictures in the yearbook. Where the hell is last year's yearbook!?
(Mike Mann) Almost cigarette time. :))))))
First SGA meeting is over. Small break b4 the special meeting begins. Voting on Homecoming Election rules is reason for special meeting.
(Mike Mann) One down one to go
(Mike Mann) This does not matter
The Homecoming Election rules are being reviewed. It's basically "busy work," but it needs to be done.
Hopefully it doesn't take a lot of time. @lewisb01 said he had to poop almost 2 hours ago. I hope he's okay.
Good job, Matt Belcher. Call 2 Question was again used effectively. Kudos.
Discussing Homecoming flyers. How many is enough? 100? 50? None. President & @lewisb01 want none.
Jenn Smith wants 50 flyers. Also, she apologized for spreading swine flu rumors. Read my Concordian article for more info on that.
(Mike Mann) @lewisb01 is not a fish. But does he like fishsticks?
Constitutional Question? RT @SigTauGod: @lewisb01 is not a fish. But does he like fishsticks?
The Alpha Sigma Alpha rep just woke up & felt like injecting herself into the discussion. I didn't listen to a word she said.
Wow. I don't feel comfortable allowing the Alpha Sigma Alpha rep to have a vote. She's a ditz.
(Buck Skeen) RT @chris_slater: Wow. I don't feel comfortable allowing the Alpha Sigma Alpha rep to have a vote. She's a ditz.
I think it's interesting that it seems like only the sororities want to have the 100 flyers...
After a long, drawn-out process, the flyer count will be... 50
A group of sorority girls just left in an attempt to lose quorum. I don't think it worked. The flyer count stands at 50.
(Buck Skeen) @lewisb01, @chris_slater, @SigTauGod Quorum has actually stuck around this long?!?
@buckskeen We had 2 rows of sorority girls walk out in protest in an attempt to lose quorum. Don't know yet if it was successful.
I should have an interesting "SGA Blog" this week...
(Bill Lewis) @chris_slater haha epic fail on the walkouts. We took a loss on the tray initiative but owned the fewer fliers initiative!! Sore losers...
(Sean Noland) It's a good thing the walkout failed. If quorum had been lost, it would have been difficult to comply with the timeline if possible at all.
(Bill Lewis) @Biff359 agreed...that was somewhat petty.
(Sean Noland) @lewisb01 self-defeating too.
RT @SigTauGod: Sga gives headaches. It's a proven fact
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So, there's what we were all thinking as the meeting was going on. I should have more thoughts later.
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