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Thursday, September 20,2012
James Rambin, Views Editor
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NT Daily Edboard: Nods and Shakes
Nod: Deep-fried damage control
You probably remember when
avoiding the public debate and
protest surrounding Chic-fil-A CEO
Dan Cathy's statements on same-sex
marriage was an impossible dream.
After a few weeks, the short atten-
tion span of the information age
blessed us with a few months of silence
on major news outlets, but the argu-
ment still chugged along - even on
the UNT campus.
But just when you thought it was
safe to dip your toe back in the
Internet, the controversy made a
triumphant return to the headlines
The company stated it will no
longer donate money to organiza-
tions deemed anti-gay by protestors,
and from now on, it will leave the gay
marriage debate to the political arena.
It's unclear what spurred this
change in policy, but this decision
will certainly reduce the chances of
another public relations fiasco striking
It appears that the restaurant has
learned at least one lesson: gay dollars
and straight dollars are both legal
tender, and it's probably in the best
interest of the company to get as many
of both as possible.
Whether it's shrewd financial
dealing or genuine change, Chic-fil-A's
compromise certainly deserves a nod.
Shake: A real kitchen nightmare
Chefs aren't generally known as
violent people. Sure, there are a few
Gordon Ramsay types who give the
business a bad rap, but most people
would like to think that a talented chef
is mostly driven by the everyday plea-
sures of crafting good food and not
an uncontrollable thirst for murder.
Sadly, this was not the case in the
trial of David Viens, a Los Angeles
chef accused of murdering his wife
in October 2009. The basics of the
crime might be unfortunate enough,
but the most shocking details of the
story emerged today during his trial.
Jurors listening to a taped confes-
sion by the culinary crook were likely
shocked by the revelation of the gory
details of how Viens said he disposed
of his wife's body: he allegedly boiled
her in a 55-gallon drum for four days
Or, to be more precise, he "cooked
her," as he states in the confession.
One can only imagine the logistics of
this recipe for disaster, considering the
massive amounts of heat necessary to
boil that much water - and wife - for
more than half a week.
It's unclear if this gutsy gourmet
actually planned to consume the
final product, but just to be safe, the
Edboard would like to give both Viens
and the basic concept of cannibalism
a thoroughly unappetizing shake.
oach Mc arney:
with us this season
Here we go again! There has
been such a great buzz on campus
over the past couple weeks, after
we won our home-opener against
Texas Southern on Sept. 8 and now,
after going toe-to-toe with the No.
15 team in the country, Kansas
State, last week.
This fan base is growing each
day, and I know that is in large
part due to the excitement that
the student body has created on
campus and around town. While
we have lost two games, the losses
came to the No. 2 and No. 15 team
in the nation.
This week is a huge game for
North Texas, as we continue the
process of developing a program
that you can be proud of. We begin
the Sun Belt Conference race with
a game against Troy, a team that
dominated our conference from
2006 to 2010.
We beat them last year in their
stadium 38-33, and I'm sure they
will be trying to return the favor
this year. North Texas has only
won two of the nine meetings with
Troy, and we have never beaten
them two years in a row. It's time
to change that!
Troy has one of the best offenses
in the nation, and it will be a test
for our defense. W7e need your help
to make it hard on then:
Did you know North Texas has
not been 2-2 after its first four
games since 1997?! In 15 years,
this program has never given its
students and fans a reason to be
excited about the season after the
first four games. With your help,
we can get a win this week and
improve to 2-2, giving all of you a
reason to be excited for each of the
last eight games.
This team is growing up and
getting better right before your
eyes. I can't tell you how excited
they were for the student turnout at
the home opener! YOU are the pulse
of Apogee Stadium, and everyone
on our team - players and coaches
- thrives off of your energy.
Together we can make this
season into one of the great stories
in college football, and it will be a
fun ride along the way!
Go Mean Green!
in last year's matchup against
Troy, the Mean Green won in a
38-33 shootout on the road. UNT's
offense put up over 500 total yards
of offense while overcoming a 27-24
fourth quarter defecit. Redshirt senior
wide receiver Christopher Bynes had
seven catches for 134 total yards and
Dan McCar ney is the head football
coach at the University of North Texas.
He can be contacted at 940-565-3653.
Sept. 17 was the U.S. Constitution's
birthday. Most of us probably didn't
notice, but we should - because it
continues to be a fixed point of both
unity and of dissent in our nation today.
The Republican-controlled House
planned to read the Constitution aloud
in its entirety back in January 2011. This
didn't go entirely as planned, but much
of the Constitution itself was like that.
W7hen it was new, the Constitution
was riddled with compromises and
imperfections, but the Founding
Fathers wisely gave us the ability to
amend it to deal with changing needs
And indeed they did, adding 12
amendments by 1803, almost half the
current total. The 27th Amendment is
as old as that lot, but it just took much
longer to be ratified by enough states.
The 13th Amendment banned
slavery, but we're still rooting it out
today and trying to decide if it's legal
for companies to use slave labor, so
long as they do it somewhere else. The
14th Amendment said anyone born in
America is a citizen, but people are up
in arms about "birthright citizenship"
and "anchor babies."
The 24th Amendment forbids poll
taxes, which is a large part of why the
recent Texas Voter ID law was over-
turned. This is because it would cost
at least $22 to get the identification
required to vote, and that's the same
as paying to vote.
The 16th Amendment regularized
income taxes, which have increased and
decreased but are presently at some of
the lowest levels since the end of World
War II. Anti-suffragettes campaigned
against the 19th Amendment and
The alcohol prohibition of the 18
Amendment was honored more in
the breach than the observance, with
weekly booze deliveries to the White
House, and it was mostly unmourned
when repealed by the 21st.
The 17th Amendment calls for direct
election of Senators but still lets the
state legislatures decide how to replace
someone if there's a vacancy.
The 23rd lets the District of Columbia
vote for President as if it were a state,
but it isn't a state and so they have what
is effectively an unelected government
making decisions for them, including
"taxation without representation."
I could go on. The point is that the
beauty of our Constitution is specifi-
cally that it is the grounds for debate.
We, as a society, have agreed that
whatever differences we may have,
they must be expressed in terms of
that framework of government. It's
far from perfect, and the ways we use
it are still evolving, but I believe we've
made a good start.
J. Holder Bennett is a PhD Student
in History. He can be reached at
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