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Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:56 AM

Anyone else not real excited about Tommy Thompson becoming interim uw system president?

Wasn't he the beginning of the Koch takeover of Wisconsin? When are we going to be done with old white Republican men? I'll admit to some bias against old white Republican men. I

Edited once again for auto correct. Happens in my texts as well.

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Reply Anyone else not real excited about Tommy Thompson becoming interim uw system president? (Original post)
Tech Jun 2020 OP
riversedge Jun 2020 #1
Tech Jun 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2020 #2
Tech Jun 2020 #4
Wellstone ruled Jun 2020 #5
Tech Jun 2020 #8
Prof. P.E. Name Jun 2020 #6
Tech Jun 2020 #9
Midnight Writer Jun 2020 #7
Tech Jun 2020 #10
AllyCat Jun 2020 #11
Tech Jun 2020 #14
Tech Jun 2020 #12
milestogo Jun 2020 #13
Tech Jun 2020 #15
Lulu KC Jun 2020 #16
riversedge Jun 2020 #17

Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:58 AM

1. geeeeeeeeeeez Is that old fart still around!!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:03 PM

3. I guess so.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:00 PM

2. I didn't know he was still alive.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:03 PM

4. I forgot about him after he went to DC.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:44 PM

5. That will be one total

 

disaster. BTW,then he can appoint his buddy Walker and Ryan to sweet heart jobs within the system.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:53 PM

8. Nooooooooooo

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:06 PM

6. I'm not. Like been there; done that.......over 20 years ago.

Tommy T. is like a well-worn, overused "Welcome" mat. Additionally, his instinct to compromise in politics is now passe since the Teabag GOP ideology is to take no prisoners. Additionally, additionally, his current GOP philosophy is chameleon-like.

He was for high-speed rail while he was Governor (even served as Chair of Amtrak BoD), then against it when Scott Walker made it a keystone to be anti-Obama everything early in his administration including rail. Tommy T. was completely silent on the most recent attempt at hiring new leadership at UW. The Bd of Regents selection committee (Koch selected, Walker appointed) actually secretly chose only one publicly announced candidate as the winner, who was offered the job, but then backed out for unknown reasons. The list is replete with Tommy T.'s hypocrisy since leaving Wisconsin. Tommy T. was completely silent on every significant state issue since he embarked on typical ex-pol career of getting his payback from corporate and donor groups when time in elected office was up.

Better for Tommy T. to continue piling up millions (I use that term advisedly) and keep trying to take it along with him when he departs for the after-life.

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Response to Prof. P.E. Name (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:57 PM

9. I agree.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:51 PM

7. Didn't Tommy promote embedded chips in consumers, in lieu of cash and credit cards?

I vaguely recall Thompson working with a company that was working on embedded chips that would carry payment info, medical data, tracking, and other information that could be accessed remotely.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:59 PM

10. Was not aware, looked up. Yes.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:47 PM

11. Ewww. Is that the best they could do?

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 04:57 PM

14. I think it may have been.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 02:56 PM

12. My siblings and I all got degrees in the UW system, as did my parents. It used to be something

to be proud of and actually looked good on a resume. I hope they get back to that.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 04:56 PM

13. If you want something to be destroyed, put a old white male republican in charge of it.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 04:57 PM

15. I agree.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Sun Jun 21, 2020, 09:49 AM

16. Seems so inconsistent--

with the UW I attended. I feel squeamish.

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Response to Tech (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 09:26 PM

17. damn. Uw-Madison is my alma mater. damn.

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