Margo Johnson Paradigm

Last changed 12/2 1:25P CDT

Margo Johnson

Debated for four years at Blue Valley Southwest

Senior at the University of Kansas but am not debating. I judged a ton when I was a freshman and sophomore, but it's been a sec since I've judged and I know literally nothing about the 2019-2020 topic.

Speaker positions in high school: 2A/1N

Top level

1. Tech > truth

2. A dropped argument is a true argument only if it’s extended with a warrant.

3. Impact calc plays a large part of my decision.

4. Read a plan text and defend it.

5. Disclosure is good.

Topicality

Affs with a plan – I evaluate topicality under competing interpretations, but I can be persuaded by reasonability. I find limits the most persuasive standard. I think fairness is a real impact. The neg should have a case list and topical version of the aff, if possible. Most times I'd rather vote on a disad than topicality, and I don't think I'm the best judge for a super techy T debate, but if you're winning the flow and if the aff just isn't T I'm happy to vote on the argument.

Affs without a plan – I think affirmatives should defend a plan text with the United States federal government as the actor. I think the state is generally good. I think the state is redeemable. I don’t think reading structural violence impacts and defending the state are mutually exclusive. If your aff is contrary to anything aforementioned, I’m not the best judge for you. I’m easily persuaded by framework/T, especially topical version of the aff. That being said, I still will vote for an aff without a plan. If the neg does not win the framework/T flow on a tech level, I'll vote for the aff. However, in a debate where both teams are being competent, I'm more neg leaning on the argument. Easiest neg ballot is a combination of winning the state is good + topical version of the aff + no aff solvency + your interp. The roll of the ballot is to vote for the team who won the debate.

Counterplans

I like counterplans a lot, especially if they’re textually and functionally competitive and have a solvency advocate. Judge kick is fine. Solvency is not a net benefit to a CP. You need actual offense. In a CP+DA debate, I find myself almost always looking at the disad first and then I evaluate the CP. So if you've probably won the CP but you haven't won the disad, I will have a harder time voting for the CP.

Cool counterplans – advantage counterplans, executive CPs, states CPs

Bad counterplans – process CPs, consult CPs, delay CPs, word PICs

Questionable counterplans – PICs, international CPs

Theory

Theory is generally a reason to reject the argument, not the team. I guess the only exception to this is condo. I have a very high threshold for voting on condo if answered and think 3-4 conditional advocacies is fine. Sure, I'll evaluate no neg fiat. Cheap shots are cool.

Kritiks

I don't particularly prefer kritiks, but if you win the flow, I'll vote for them. I am not well versed in critical literature. I’m fine with neolib, security, imperialism/colonialism, and biopower debates, but past that you run the chance of losing me, and it'll be difficult for me to vote for any kritik but those listed above. I really don’t want to listen to an identity debate. And I really really don’t want to listen to any high theory debates like Deleuze or Baudrillard or psychoanalysis or anything like that like please no strike me now.

Aff – Weigh your aff! I’m usually persuaded that the aff outweighs and turns the kritik. As I mentioned, impact calc is really important. Make sure to answer K tricks because that is a place I will vote and voting on fiat is illusory will make me v sad. Also explain how your perm functions. If you’re going for perm do both, you need to explain how the plan and the alternative functions in the world of the affirmative. If I don’t know what your perm does, I can’t vote for it.

Neg – You need to have a clear link to the aff. Links to the topic and links of omission aren’t links. Links should be generated off the mandate of the plan or the plan’s advantages. I need to know what your alternative does. If you’re into using lots of fancy long words in your alt text but aren’t into explaining what that actually means, I will be more persuaded by no alt solvency. I hate do nothing alts. I think the best alts access institutions. Don't concede case in the 2NR. I most likely won't vote for you if you do that. Although I didn’t read kritiks on the neg often, I read soft left affs my senior year and wouldn’t consider myself a util hack.

K v K debate – No

Disads

DA+case and CP+DA debates are my favorites. I love politics. Turns case arguments are really important. Link shapes uniqueness. The aff should take advantage of the DA if the neg improperly kicks out of it.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R6 Olathe East Macfarland & Sidhu Blue Valley North Dmitrienko & Mao Neg Neg on a 3-0
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R5 Olathe East Macfarland & Sidhu Maize Wolgast & Nelson Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R4 Olathe North Atallah & Ellenz Blue Valley North Dmitrienko & Mao Neg
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R3 Washburn Rural Cook & Rea Blue Valley Misra & Shah Neg
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R2 Blue Valley Northwest Shankar & Ramanujan Blue Valley Reddy & Vasa Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R1 Shawnee Mission South Larsen & Ridge Washburn Rural Jadhav & Droge Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R2 Washburn Rural Harun Khan & Emma Schroeder Kapaun Mount Carmel Loic Rocheleau & Jacob Doolittle Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R1 Blue Valley Northwest Emma Kingston & Shruthi Venkatachalam Barstow Ariza Nanji & Julia Butch Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R6 WicEas AW LawFre WB Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R5 KapMou MR LanSr BD Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R4 SME LU BVN DM Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R3 BVN CM WaRu KS Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX Octos Glenbrook South SV Glenbrook North JK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R6 Dowling Catholic WS Glenbrook North KP Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R5 Glenbrook North JK Washburn Rural KP Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R4 SMNW KO Glenbrook North CL Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF Octos Iowa City West TK Glenbrook North KR Neg Aff on a 2-1
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R6 Niles West GS Glenbrook North KR Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R2 Montgomery Bell BJ Niles West BF Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R1 Paideia HT Iowa City West TK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R7 Isidore Newman QD Kent Denver RT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R6 Okemos ZL Rosemount SF Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R3 Isidore Newman AL Homestead GK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R2 Albuquerque JS Moore LK Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI Octos Lansing Sr Olivia Bishop & Salem Clemens Kapaun Mount Carmel Robert Phillips & Dominik Lett Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI Double Lawrence Free State Ting Ting Shi & Amanda White Derby Noah Graham & Alec Hinecker Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI 6 Shawnee Mission Northwest Julian Kuffour & Emmanuel Osei Kapaun Mount Carmel Loic Rocheleau & Vanessa Nguyen Aff
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov R5 Wichita East Esra Qaki & Isabelle Schafer Lansing Sr Geoffrey Stentiford & Michael Oliver Aff
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R4 Washburn Rural Jimin Park & Harun Khan Lansing Sr Olivia Bishop & Salem Clemens Aff
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R5 194 159 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R4 182 156 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R3 154 166 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R2 176 103 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R1 123 160 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/6/2017 VCX R6 SFRoo NW Barsto CP Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/6/2017 VCX R5 SFRoo MG SioFal OM Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/6/2017 VCX R4 SFRoo CM SioFal FC Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/6/2017 VCX R3 SFRoo KJ Watert CW Neg
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/6/2017 VCX R2 Barsto LP SioFal SN Aff
Westside Warrior Debate Invitational Tournament 1/6/2017 VCX R1 Watert BO Union JS Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Schauer-Welch H-Edge Good Schauer-Welch Tumblr Swag Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Munday-Slaw-Cook CK Munday-Slaw-Cook MN Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Hittin' Pumps Justice for Harambe Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Cooper-Marcum WV Cooper-Marcum SC Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Duff-Ellis-Wefald MB Bhattacharjee-Loghry SA Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Munday-Slaw-Cook SH Chase-Eisenstadt-Bell BP Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Bhattacharjee-Loghry GB Khatri-Zuckerman NP Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Beier-Bosch-Bhatla BU Munday-Slaw-Cook KP Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Cooper-Marcum Cl Bhattacharjee-Loghry PK Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Duff-Ellis-Wefald NK Khatri-Zuckerman SF Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Duff-Ellis-Wefald PR Khatri-Zuckerman GK Neg