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    Josh Anderson
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  1. In the interest of caselist disclosure, which we fully support, what we are running is of little or no consequence to you since it will not affect your 1NC in any significant way.
  2. I'll give you a dollar if you start calling this post-tournament disclosure.
  3. Alex, I applaud your efforts to improve this activity (I really do), but do not be so thin-skinned when your ideas are tested in a public forum. If your ideas are good, a couple of posts from some idiot like me will hardly put a dent in your armor.
  4. Hey Felix, is this an accurate portrayal of how disclosure works? How do you feel about teams who disclose one thing and then run something completely different? What is the value of a disclosure system when teams never run what they disclosed? When someone questions the assumptions behind a disclosure system, they are, in fact, validating critiques and freedom of thought.
  5. You now know all of my arguments, and I now know all of yours. Why then am I putting my [non-respected] ass on a bus every weekend to drag kids halfway across the state to hear your [highly talented] ass read the exact same [camp evidence] you posted two weeks prior? You now know what we're going to say, and we now know what you are going to say. What is the point of attending tournaments if all the thinking is done before you get on the bus? You sure as [heck] [are] adding [quite a bit] to the text with your [amazing reading skills]. Why don't we just all stay home? Don't talk to me about spontaneity as the reason we ought to still have tournaments; that's exactly what you're trying to kill. You may [belittle] the way debate used to be, but we're the ones who did in two minutes what it takes you to do in two [hours]. [omit] . . . ok, now you can respond.
  6. You now know all of my arguments, and I now know all of yours. Why then am I putting my fat ass on a bus every weekend to drag kids halfway across the state to hear your dumb ass read the exact same crap you posted two weeks prior? You now know what we're going to say, and we now know what you are going to say. What is the point of attending tournaments if all the thinking is done before you get on the bus? You sure as hell aren't adding anything to the text with your double-clutching, your gasping, your half-bent wretching. Why don't we just all stay home. Don't talk to me about spontaneity as the reason we ought to still have tournaments; that's exactly what you're trying to kill. You may piss all over the way debate used to be, but we're the ones who did in two minutes what it takes you to do in two weeks. Have fun prepping each other out in your basements, you louts.
  7. I do indeed believe that this sets the Olathe record! Congrats to Olathe North - an excellent showing!
  8. SME did not submit a bid application to be a DCI tournament. The bid selection process includes a variety of factors such as location, tournament quality, and tournament date. We had several weekends this year for which we had only one bid application. This makes it more difficult to create an equitable and balanced annual bid list. We are pleased to welcome Valley Center and Hutch to this year's list, and we hope to see bid applications from even more new schools next year. The greater the diversity among the bid applications, the greater the diversity in the list of bid tournaments. So, if you wish there were more schools/regions/styles/judging pools just like yours on the bid list, encourage your coach to submit a bid application. If each of you created a "dream list" of bid tournaments, you might be surprised at how few of them submitted applications. Talk to your peers from other schools at camps and workshops this summer. Encourage them to talk to (not argue, not harrass, not threaten) their coaches about submitting a bid application. Here's the good news: the DCI tournament still attracts the best debaters and the best debate styles from across the state. Let's continue to make sure that the competition for bids remains as competitive as the DCI tournament itself!
  9. 2009-2010 DCI Bid Weekends Sept. 18/19 - Washburn Rural September 25/26 - Hutchinson High School October 2/3 - Olathe Northwest October 9/10 - Wichita East October 16/17 - BV West October 23/24 - BV North October 30/31 - KCKCC November 6/7 - Valley Center November 13/14 - Newton November 20/21 - Topeka High School December 4/5 - Lawrence 1. Debaters who advance to the quarterfinal round of bid division tournaments will earn one bid. 2. Debaters who advance to the final round of bid division tournaments will earn two bids. 3. Bid divisions with more than 48 teams competing in the division will offer one bid to each of the top 16 teams. 4. All national qualifiers from NFL and CFL tournaments will earn one bid.
  10. I think the answer is obvious: http://www.thebestdebater.com
  11. Manhattan wins finals on a 5-0 decision.
  12. Jared (et. al.), I have some bad news. I have to stay behind on Saturday to run a novice shin-dig. I'm going to make sure Skoglund brings the big plates, but he'll have to hide them from Ms. Burgett, so shhhh . . . don't tell ANYONE!
  13. I want to respond specifically to these two comments. First, I absolutely agree with you, Matt, about the need to level the playing field with respect to full participation without regard to social/economic boundaries. I also recognize that there is a problem in my suggestion that we uphold debate to a specific standard that many see as exclusionary. I get this, and I would be interested in working to create an outcome in which all members feel embraced (on their terms) without removing all standards in an attempt to eliminate unhealthy norms. Second, my comment about shoes and cussing is only based on my very limited experiences on the national circuit. For all intents and purposes, the actions of this coach are largely beyond reproach from me - and I do not ascribe to him any particular blame or finger pointing. Not in the least. These may seem like minor points to respond to, but I would be bothered if there remained any doubt as to my beliefs on these two topics in particular.
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