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The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
Read it and weep tears of rage and frustration.

https://lagniappemobile.com/the-fabulous...-trustees/
11-23-2021 03:02 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
The article focuses on UA, but I saw St John & Watts getting in a black SUV with security detail after the Boca Raton Bowl pep rally. At least on that gameday they were mingling with the regular folks at the Alumni Society tailgate.
11-23-2021 03:25 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
Quote:We’d all go in, walk the stadiums, look at the routes, run two routes. We’d set up escorts. They get escorts in out-of-state games also, to and from the airport, or from the hotel. A bus is rented. Sometimes you get handed off to local jurisdictions and then handed off to another and then at the stadium they have their own security.

Transportation are probably not the only type of "escorts" they're getting, either.
11-23-2021 03:26 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
(11-23-2021 03:02 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Read it and weep tears of rage and frustration.

https://lagniappemobile.com/the-fabulous...-trustees/

Did they said self elected in the article ,,,,it is too long ,,i cannot read it
11-23-2021 04:02 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
Rich people live well. Shocking
11-23-2021 04:05 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
(11-23-2021 04:05 PM)UAB99 Wrote:  Rich people live well. Shocking

No, that's not at all what this is. This is about stewardship of a public institution, and using that public institution as a slush fund and means of entertainment.

And let me add this- we are talking about an arm of the government here. These people are officers and employees of the government of the State of Alabama. They might be wealthy in their own right, but what is going on is being done as government officials.
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11-23-2021 04:36 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
(11-23-2021 04:02 PM)UABFRENCHY Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 03:02 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Read it and weep tears of rage and frustration.

https://lagniappemobile.com/the-fabulous...-trustees/

Did they said self elected in the article ,,,,it is too long ,,i cannot read it

Yes, it did hit on that. Specifically, this quote:

Quote: And the board is responsible for picking new members when replacements are needed, so there’s little chance of winding up with someone who might stir the pot.
11-23-2021 04:37 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
(11-23-2021 04:37 PM)BatesUAB Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 04:02 PM)UABFRENCHY Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 03:02 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Read it and weep tears of rage and frustration.

https://lagniappemobile.com/the-fabulous...-trustees/

Did they said self elected in the article ,,,,it is too long ,,i cannot read it

Yes, it did hit on that. Specifically, this quote:

Quote: And the board is responsible for picking new members when replacements are needed, so there’s little chance of winding up with someone who might stir the pot.

If you think this is ridiculous, do i have some stories for you about some of our other state officials....
11-23-2021 05:28 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
(11-23-2021 04:36 PM)BatesUAB Wrote:  
(11-23-2021 04:05 PM)UAB99 Wrote:  Rich people live well. Shocking

No, that's not at all what this is. This is about stewardship of a public institution, and using that public institution as a slush fund and means of entertainment.

And let me add this- we are talking about an arm of the government here. These people are officers and employees of the government of the State of Alabama. They might be wealthy in their own right, but what is going on is being done as government officials.

Guess what government officials are?
11-23-2021 09:38 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
In this state former football coaches or people about 30 years past when they should’ve retired
11-24-2021 01:02 PM
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RE: The Fabulous Lives of the UA Board of Trustees
I guess we need to get Robin Leach voice over going in the background
11-24-2021 01:10 PM
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