[eDebate] To be more Blunt!

Pacedebate at aol.com Pacedebate
Tue Jul 17 08:21:35 CDT 2007

Just to add to my previous post....every one of the anecdotal examples you  
give below was about a program that isn't in NDT/CEDA anymore but I don't think 
 any of them left because of the resolutions....specifically, 
In a message dated 7/17/2007 8:44:05 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
debate at ou.edu writes:

Remember  the MTSU's, 
budget issues not resolutions.

and the  Southern Utahs 
Terry West's biggest complaint was always MPJ. The program cuts came from  
over his head and had to do with the administration not wanting to spend the  

or the  Southwestern of Kansas.  
budget cuts.

Now we  are losing schools that have been with 
us for years.  SIU switched  over recently, 
SIU for sure didn't switch because of resolutions. At the most recent NCA I  
talked with Todd Graham for over an hour about the SIU switch and the  
resolutions never came up. Time commitment, costs, recruiting, all were  mentioned 
what wasn't mentioned were any trends in the resolutions.

along  with Western Washington.

I don't know the details here but I'd bet on budget cuts.
Preempt: this is where Massey will post. DON'T DENY THERE IS A  PROBLEM.
I'm not denying that it would be better if there were more policy debate  
programs. I'm pointing out that you are asserting the root cause of  the problem 
because it corresponds with your ideological bias. You don't bother  actually 
researching the issue and coming up with any actual evidence that you  are 
right. At best you post anecdotal evidence. Unfortunately, as I pointed out  
above, you are usually wrong about the facts in your use of anecdotes. 

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