How did this fucking happen?

Someone asked that question at the weekly Watch staff meeting/wine box party in the parking lot of the soon-to-be-defunct Fred and Red’s Wednesday.

How in the span of days did The Turner Report beat us at our own shit?

First of all, RT isn’t a bad reporter. Second, we share sources, obviously. Third, we got shut out. Fuck. You guys think you are going to get a revolution from KOAM? Good god, people. We are the revolution. Let us know this shit.

End of temper tantrum.

We are glad that Randy Turner was able to look away from his tornado coverage and Jane Cunningham fetish long enough to get back in the game. Remember, we walked away when RT was throwing high heat at RTV. And isn’t it strange that RT is TR spelled backwards.

Elvis didn’t die. He just went home. We digress.

What the fucking bullshit hell is all this? The U is spending $500K plus on consultants and firing/not firing/delaying firing/circle jerking faculty and staff (It depends who you ask. Right, AJ?) Sorry if we are channeling our inner Lewis Black, but bbbbbbwhatthefuck?!

You want to know why they don’t come to school here? We suck at some things. History isn’t one of them. Paul Teverow. Biology isn’t one of them. James Jackson. English isn’t one of them. Michael Rodgers.

But enough of examples. They exist in every department and they are faculty and staff. And some won’t have jobs soon. So why don’t they come to school here?

Attitude and perception. The attitude at Missouri Southern, which is formed at the top and trickles down, is one of superiority despite evidence of mediocrity. We act like we are better than everyone else. Yet evidence would indicate otherwise. And the perception is that we can’t pour piss out of a boot with directions written on the heel. And evidence there would likely confirm the hypothesis.

Blame is easy. Accountability is hard. The administration will assess the former and forgo the latter. But we know the truth.

In the last month or so:

  • The administration released a list of “suggestions” in an unedited and hilarious manner to address the budget situation. It was either intended to make U employees look stupid or it was a stupid decision.
  • RTV issued a memo to the executive committee of the Faculty Senate calling them bullies. None of his friends will talk to them until they play nice bend over.
  • The U told Faculty Senate it was engaging a consulting firm (yet again) to find out why students don’t want to come to MSSU. Oh, at a cost of $500K+ over three years. When the U is firing people for budgetary reasons and not touching the reserves that Rob Yust and company said we needed to get through FY2013.
  • Reportedly, former employees are galvanizing for an assault on the U for unfair dismissal.

Either this Bored of the Governors is stupid or it is incompetent. The reason isn’t important. The result is. It is negligent.

 

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2 Responses to How did this fucking happen?

  1. Pitt State fan says:

    I made an attempt during my last visit to be cordial, avoid name calling and be pleasant in light of Southern’s surly slide.

    After today however, I have one question, how does that scoreboard read now?

    http://www.youtube.com/user/pittsburgstate?feature=mhee

    • Hey, Pitt State fan, we get it.
      We have pointed out how fucked up and impotent Missouri Southern is in reeling in gifts for things like that performing arts center.
      And look at the enthusiasm in that room! Shit ain’t easy on the Kansas side, either. But Steve Scott has a clue.
      We are crass trash for a reason. We model our leadership.
      And you are right. We won on the court that night, but you are kicking our asses in every measurable way in terms of academics and leadership.
      And we would like that to change. But for it to change, you know who has to go.

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