Ken Is Speaking Blog

Open SG Thread

The comments on my last SG election thread were getting long, so here’s an open thread. Talk about the 2006 race, predictions for the fall campaign, the coming Moseley/Nelson/Weiss race, the endurance of FBK,...

What is in a domain name?

Over the years, I have owned a number of domain names: kenkerns.com kernscorp.com rgpac.org studentsvote.org (my favorite one, expired when I left UF) And I’m sure I’m missing one or two. But I have...

Final Word on 2006 SG Race

Alright, so I’ve not blogged much since the SG election. But, to ensure you that a new season in my blogging has come, I’m putting down my final thoughts about the 2006 SG election....

Fingers in a Dam

After Congressman Gallegly (R-CA) announced he would retire, within hours of the filing deadline, there was a mad scramble to salvage the seat for the House majority. Like in Ohio-6th, the seat is a...

Frist Needs a Political Defibilator

This weekend, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) held a straw poll on the 2008 presidential field. With home-field advantage, Senator Frist won the poll, despite a last-minute effort to write-in President Bush as...

Update on PM4E Scenarios

One of my ongoing pet projects is to customize President Forever and Prime Minister Forever with my own scenarios. To truly prove my dorkiness, I have used SG elections in many of these customizations....

If it’s Wednesday…

Then we probably have results from a Tuesday primary! First, congrats to Jeanna Mastrodicassa, as she is Gainesville’s newest City Commissioner-At-Large, beating a former commissioner handidly, by about 55%-45%. Mastrodicassa has long ties to...

Rights Violated?

One little known fact about UF’s Student Government is that it is sanctioned as an arm of the state government – a reform championed by Bob Casey (R-Gainesville) as a way to allow procedures...