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RE: Marla Townsend
Marla just tweeted that:
“The most dangerous thing in the word is dumb people who think they are smart.”
Shots fired at her former boss lol.
06-27-2018 04:57 PM
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Marla also tweeted :
“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” John 3:20-21
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RE: Marla Townsend
(06-27-2018 03:49 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Exactly. People are ignoring facts to fit their agenda.

Either the conspiracy is real or Ingram is simply incompetent. You don't create a position and a year later eliminate it, and money problems don't just suddenly appear, especially when donations are up, tuition is up, attendance is up, enrollment is up, tax revenues for the state are up. There is literally no negative to the UAB budget right now except for healthcare costs and since most employees at UAB get insurance and care from UAB, it's not as bad as most places. I don't buy that it's quite as dire a threat as some, but, there is definitely smoke there. Whether they set the fire on purpose or through incompetence, it's still on fire.
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Post: #44
RE: Marla Townsend
Oh, I’m sure it’s a conspiracy. Do we know what color tie Ingram is wearing these days?
06-27-2018 05:26 PM
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Post: #45
RE: Marla Townsend
(06-27-2018 05:02 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 03:49 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Exactly. People are ignoring facts to fit their agenda.

Either the conspiracy is real or Ingram is simply incompetent. You don't create a position and a year later eliminate it, and money problems don't just suddenly appear, especially when donations are up, tuition is up, attendance is up, enrollment is up, tax revenues for the state are up. There is literally no negative to the UAB budget right now except for healthcare costs and since most employees at UAB get insurance and care from UAB, it's not as bad as most places. I don't buy that it's quite as dire a threat as some, but, there is definitely smoke there. Whether they set the fire on purpose or through incompetence, it's still on fire.

There being top down pressure on Ingram to do things that weaken the program does not preclude his not being very smart or good at his job.
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Green. Next question.
06-27-2018 05:32 PM
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(06-27-2018 05:32 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Green. Next question.

Ooh. He is clever, fooling everybody that way
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RE: Marla Townsend
(06-27-2018 05:02 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 03:49 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Exactly. People are ignoring facts to fit their agenda.

Either the conspiracy is real or Ingram is simply incompetent. You don't create a position and a year later eliminate it, and money problems don't just suddenly appear, especially when donations are up, tuition is up, attendance is up, enrollment is up, tax revenues for the state are up. There is literally no negative to the UAB budget right now except for healthcare costs and since most employees at UAB get insurance and care from UAB, it's not as bad as most places. I don't buy that it's quite as dire a threat as some, but, there is definitely smoke there. Whether they set the fire on purpose or through incompetence, it's still on fire.

Good post, the line between malignant action and sheer incompetence is always difficult to discern in dealing with the actions of someone in the UAB administration.
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RE: Marla Townsend
Are other areas at UAB being targeted for "fiscal responsibility"?

If things are so dire in the system, then why are the other schools in the system being targeted as well?
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Good post, the line between malignant action and sheer incompetence is always difficult to discern in dealing with the actions of someone in the UAB administration.
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This should shed some light......
https://twitter.com/UAB_Townsend/status/...1468028930
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(06-27-2018 05:26 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Oh, I’m sure it’s a conspiracy. Do we know what color tie Ingram is wearing these days?

Or we could just trust that our president and AD does everything above board and with integrity.
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And how did that work out last time? I forgot.
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From Marla on FB

Quote:Hey Blazers!!! I want to say thank you for your support and kind words...I am humbled! I AM OK!!! Please keep the other 11 individuals (and their families) in your thoughts as they seek new employment! Also keep our student-athletes in mind as they were all touched in one way or another by Mark’s decision.

I will retire with 32 years in the System, spend time with my kids, be at as many UAB Athletic events as possible and represent as a PROUD ALUM!

Let’s all go to Legion Field on August 30th and keep the winning home streak alive! (That’s the retirement party I want ?)

Stay positive!
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(06-28-2018 05:35 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  From Marla on FB

Quote:Hey Blazers!!! I want to say thank you for your support and kind words...I am humbled! I AM OK!!! Please keep the other 11 individuals (and their families) in your thoughts as they seek new employment! Also keep our student-athletes in mind as they were all touched in one way or another by Mark’s decision.

I will retire with 32 years in the System, spend time with my kids, be at as many UAB Athletic events as possible and represent as a PROUD ALUM!

Let’s all go to Legion Field on August 30th and keep the winning home streak alive! (That’s the retirement party I want ?)

Stay positive!
Hold people accountable!
Understand heartbreak.
Define Loyalty!
Expect great things to happen!
Make Coach Bartow PROUD!


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So who were the other 11 that fell under ADMI's axe ?
06-28-2018 10:17 AM
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Reid Adair was one. So I heard
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(06-27-2018 05:02 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 03:49 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Exactly. People are ignoring facts to fit their agenda.

Either the conspiracy is real or Ingram is simply incompetent. You don't create a position and a year later eliminate it, and money problems don't just suddenly appear, especially when donations are up, tuition is up, attendance is up, enrollment is up, tax revenues for the state are up. There is literally no negative to the UAB budget right now except for healthcare costs and since most employees at UAB get insurance and care from UAB, it's not as bad as most places. I don't buy that it's quite as dire a threat as some, but, there is definitely smoke there. Whether they set the fire on purpose or through incompetence, it's still on fire.

The state is gradually rebounding from the "Great Recession of 2008", but nationally it is one of the slowest rebounds among states in America (per BBJ). The announcement of several thousand new jobs is welcome news but is balanced against the loss of over 60,000 jobs we had in 2008 (per BBJ). Tax revenues for the state's two budgets are reported to be up but still trail by hundreds of millions what it was receiving a decade ago. The state's General Fund only survived by annexing the BP settlement money meant for the Gulf Coast recovery.

I don't know if AD Ingram is competent or not, but he can't print money on demand. The lost jobs may be a continued result of cuts in the SETF since 2007-08. As the state has admitted, the 2019 SETF is still about $200 million less than it was in 2007-08.
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(06-28-2018 11:17 AM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 05:02 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(06-27-2018 03:49 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Exactly. People are ignoring facts to fit their agenda.

Either the conspiracy is real or Ingram is simply incompetent. You don't create a position and a year later eliminate it, and money problems don't just suddenly appear, especially when donations are up, tuition is up, attendance is up, enrollment is up, tax revenues for the state are up. There is literally no negative to the UAB budget right now except for healthcare costs and since most employees at UAB get insurance and care from UAB, it's not as bad as most places. I don't buy that it's quite as dire a threat as some, but, there is definitely smoke there. Whether they set the fire on purpose or through incompetence, it's still on fire.

The state is gradually rebounding from the "Great Recession of 2008", but nationally it is one of the slowest rebounds among states in America (per BBJ). The announcement of several thousand new jobs is welcome news but is balanced against the loss of over 60,000 jobs we had in 2008 (per BBJ). Tax revenues for the state's two budgets are reported to be up but still trail by hundreds of millions what it was receiving a decade ago. The state's General Fund only survived by annexing the BP settlement money meant for the Gulf Coast recovery.

I don't know if AD Ingram is competent or not, but he can't print money on demand. The lost jobs may be a continued result of cuts in the SETF since 2007-08. As the state has admitted, the 2019 SETF is still about $200 million less than it was in 2007-08.


This may be true, but why no cuts in Ttown or Huntsville, why all UAB and all UAB Athletics?
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& for some reason 2009 - 2016 seems to have disappeared.
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(06-28-2018 12:26 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  & for some reason 2009 - 2016 seems to have disappeared.

If you were a teacher, that period would be remembered as the one with one 2% pay increase spread over three years and one 4% increase at the end of that period (2016-2017). Retired teachers got ZERO income enhancement during that period (2007 to today). Alabama's teachers are used to saying "It's better than nothing".

The state's political leadership hopes voters will forget that period of losing over 60,000 jobs statewide as well.
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