Friday, July 3, 2009

Angry “Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow” Just the Opposite, “…it won’t be difficult to adjust” to Global Warming. Threatens to Sue UW-Madison

Conservatives are so picked on, aren’t they? They are victims again of a liberal university. A group by the loony name of Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, which should raise a few red flags immediately, want their fringe stupidity and crazy talk to have the same weight of importance as scientific fact. This group of conservative college victims believe global warming is “overblown” and would “Let people adjust without government intervention. We don’t think global warming will be more than a degree or two over a century so we don’t think it will be difficult to adjust.” That’s a direct quote from CFACT national director Bill Gilles. Global warming to CFACT means dressing appropriately for the eventual environmental conditions.

Now they’re angry with UW-Madison:

(AP) - A conservative college group, Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, is threatening to sue the University of Wisconsin-Madison, claiming the school wiped out its funding as retaliation against its stance on global warming and other issues. Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, or CFACT, promotes the idea that environmental issues are better handled by the free market, not by government interference. (The) Student Services Finance Committee said CFACT failed to comply with a number of mandatory clerical issues, such as submitting its end-of-year reports on time.

State Republicans would blow a gasket if a Democrat demanded the university restore a liberal organizations student funding, screaming liberal bias and political meddling. That’s not how they see it when they step in to influence the political make-up of the university community.

State Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, was one of nine state legislators to ask the chancellor to reconsider. “Without CFACT on campus, discussions about environmental and social issues will be completely one-sided,” they wrote in May. “The diversity that CFACT adds to these issues is invaluable to the UW campus and should be maintained. We have a huge problem in society. Too many of our universities hate any diversity of viewpoint other than that of the hard left. It’s appalling.”
“Hard left?” That certainly isn’t partisan, is it? No one is denying them a voice and platform within the rules and regulations governing every other campus organization. But for young Republicans, regulation is bad, and accountability and a level playing field governing all students groups are unfair to their scorched earth policies.

Wisconsin State Journal: They were one of a number of groups — including Vets for Vets, Engineers Without Borders, the Legal Information Center, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council — that lost funding last year because of stricter criteria. The new eligibility criteria requires that organizations benefit all students, not just a niche group.
These Conservative UW students are learning fast though. They’re finding it’s so much easier to whine, throw a tantrum and play the victim. That’s how Republicans get elected to political office.

1 comment:

  1. You're so right! Only republicans whine. Great blog! Wonderful insight!