[eDebate] I love these topics!

debate at ou.edu debate
Thu May 31 09:15:15 CDT 2007


I think JT is so right

I think I have to add another top 3 

13 - We can learn how sexists those muslims are
12 - if you have 3 choices, then there is an overwhelming amount of flexibility - even its three bad choices 
11 - Exceptionalism is good judge!




----- Original Message -----
From: J T <jtedebate at yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:01 am
Subject: Re: [eDebate] I love these topics!
To: debate at ou.edu, edebate at ndtceda.com

> 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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> JT
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