May 14, 2008

Election Update

The Obama campaign just announced that it has the endorsement of Senator John Edwards.

Read about it HERE.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

omg mads.

Anonymous said...

do we really need to continue this conversation on two separate posts? you are NOT a source for news. and you're not the only one who reads the new york times.

Anonymous said...

548:

I wouldn't have known if Mads hadn't posted.

Woefully uninformed? Woefully self-involved? Yeah, okay. But at least I know now.

Thanks, Mads.

zack said...

5:48
Why do you care? Is the fact that Mads posted this interfering with your life in any way? Let it go.

Sarah said...

dear god, this is making me wish comments were turned off. i only click to see if there is any intelligent debate going on.

mads can post whatever he/she/it wants and if you don't like it, don't read the post. i appreciate the fact that they show they care about what's going on outside vassar.

Anonymous said...

this is sooooooooo dumb why are you posting news

Anonymous said...

I may disagree with Mads's support of Hillary Clinton, but it is great to see that he actually cares to cover politics and other important news in the real world, which is not confined by the insular Vassar bubble. In anticipation of lively debate, it is disheartening to find that all the comments are posted by trolls whose only accomplishment is giving the indication of Vassar being an apathetic campus where people only call themselves liberals as part of a projected self image.

Anonymous said...

5:48, it's hard for busy people to read a news source as detailed as the Times more than once a day. On Mads, you can read it in 30 seconds, and at a "liberal" school, it is nice to have a place to discuss what is happening in the outside world. 6:29, Sarah, Zach, and 5:59, thank you.

Anonymous said...

6:37, the kind of news that Mads posts are the stories that are right at the top of the Times website (the Edwards endorsement story, for example). It doesn't exactly take a "detailed" reading, or a supplemental blog post for that matter, to be aware of the major news stories in the world.

Anonymous said...

then read the fucking new york times and remove your negative nacy ass from this Blog.
K.
THANKS.
BYE.

Anonymous said...

word 711

Anonymous said...

mads, it's not that you can't post news on this blog. it's your blog and you can do whatever the hell you want. its that it makes it incredibly boring. people can read the vassar homepage and the misc and check infosite themselves. you're just not the best source of news, no offense. as a reader, i (and clearly many others) would prefer that you stick to purely gossip and jokes and stuff. otherwise i have no reason to visit your site and probably won't any more

Anonymous said...

wow, you just don't learn, do you. no one wants to read this shit on your site. let me be the next to say: you're losing me as a reader...

Anonymous said...

Mads, I appreciate your posting this information. The impact of Edwards's endorsement is the type of information we should be discussing on this campus.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for informing me.

zack said...

Speak for yourself, 7:42. If people want a blog for gossip, they should start one. This isn't it, and hasn't been for months.

Anonymous said...

news in the real world? yes, very important; the more we know, the better decisions we can make. but if "real world" news is going to show up on mads, i'd like to see a little coverage on something other than obamaorhillaryomg! ... like the earthquake in chongqing? or does a death toll of 12,000 people not constitute 'real world' newsworthy news? or how about the situation in myanmar? what's the story there - over 38,000 dead and a government refusing basic humanitarian aid? i'm not saying this is an either-or situation (gossip or news source) but let's also not kid ourselves that we're getting an accurate view outside the bubble from mads ...

Anonymous said...

What are you guys like 12 years old? It is NOT the end of the world if mads has a post about current politics.

That goes to show how narrow-minded everyone is. I'm sorry if you just want to read gossip. I mean, because we are suppose to be intelligent mature college students and God-forbid we find interest in politics.

This is BIG news that affects all of us. I see no sin in posting it on a blog that most of you guys have deemed only for "gossip."

I fucking hate the Vassar bubble. Everyone assumes that what goes on on campus should be separate from what goes on outside of campus. When, really, they SHOULD go hand in hand. Stop being so fucking self-obsessed.

Anonymous said...

I don't think news is boring

Anonymous said...

people are so down on mads today. everyone needs to calm down. its his blog, and he can do what he wants with it.

anyway, for a comment related to this post:
this is very exciting for me. i really believe that if obama gets the nomination he should run with john edwards. i think john edwards would be a great president, but he keeps getting overshadowed by more "trendy" candidates (kerry, clinton, obama). though i am a staunch obama supporter, if he were in this primary race with edwards i'd have a really hard time choosing.

also, i hope he got that jetski.
-ramina

Anonymous said...

7.4, no one cares if you won't visit anymore. honestly, fuck this shit. you guys don't like it, stay away. the very fact that you people keep coming back to post comments about how you will never come back again speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

7.42, no one cares if you will never come back again. you don't like it then stay away. th very fact tht people like you keep coming back to post that you won't be back speaks volumes.

Anonymous said...

boo

Android said...

Ok, Mads may not be a journalist, and yes, we can read this stuff elsewhere... but there are no other forums, or very few forums (NY times? Infosite?) where readers can comment on and discuss them as a community. I think it's fine that Mads posts these things.

Anonymous said...

YES! just the Gore wild card left now . . .

Anonymous said...

You kids need to grow up. "Mads" is interested in politics as he should be and as you should be as well...

Anonymous said...

I like Mads election coverage
it creates debate
and its fun to watch

Anonymous said...

omg it is so strenuous and time consuming to scroll past news articles !!!