[eDebate] I love these topics!

J T jtedebate
Thu May 31 09:00:12 CDT 2007

Happy birthday Blake!
  Jackie Et al, 
  Actually, the resolutions are much broader than people give them credit (although still kinda dookie)---Many wanted more flexibility in terms of aff mechanisms---including yourself---that is, the aff can pick from 3 different actions and every combination of the three---and that third "foreign assistance" thing....that is an entire early '90s CEDA topic by itself...it covers frickin' everything! (yeah, including that awful "D" word)...Unless you believe that foreign assistance in every form is evil or genocidal, I see no reason why this should probably be the area where teams who don't want to be constrained by the topic will reside, comfortably...there will be cases about the arts & cultural exchanges, education, health care---
  As for the wording, the and/or cloud it up (and consequently it is not necessary to have more than one in a list)...and I have some grammar issues---but it is pretty straight forward, yet allows flexibility under a vague term at best "constructive engagement"
debate at ou.edu wrote:
I had to say something. No resolution has less than 45 words! I think i need more lessons on how to dumn it down for the people 
who dont understand like a subject heading in a course catalog.

My TOP TEN reasons why i love this topic!

10 - and/or topicality and/or extra-topicality
9 - U.S. as savior - we will do it right this time!
8 - My plan is written already, i dont have to....
7 - I had a line of novices waiting outside my office door this week, pantering the topic from memory..
6 - We can give more guns to Isreal to crush those "terrorists" on the west bank
5 - This time i will get to really put my finger on "constructive engagement" -- what is non constructive engagement?
4 - We can finally get those damn critical teams to quit their funny business and give som AmRams
3 - No more nuclear war debates! right? more case debates with non-Khalizad or beardon impacts! right?
2 - The 50 and over club - which resolution has less than 50 words? (guess before you look)
1 - Narrow topics make you dumn - this has to end some day! 
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