March 09, 2011
Expansion and contraction

"UW cuts may hit Evans School of Public Affairs"

The Evans School faculty and alumni (just two examples of many) have been at the forefront of expanding state government behind the point of fiscal viability. If the UW has to trim programs for lack of funds, the Evans School is a natural place to start.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at March 09, 2011 03:15 PM | Email This
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1. Do any of you know what this school is all about?
It is about providing a forum for our underpaid, (sarcasm here) politicians and an opportunity to spread their political philosophy.
Why do you think we have so many young brain washed graduates.
This school is the best kept secret for "the party" that exists.
Can't give names of I would have to kill myself.

Posted by: Not Tellin' on March 9, 2011 02:50 PM
2. Time for the Evans School of LESS Government.

But the name may have to be changed to avoid crediting the guilty.

Posted by: Insufficiently Sensitive on March 9, 2011 02:51 PM
3. OMG, Scott White, what a bumb.
He conducted preliminary stumping while still employed full time at KC. I sat next to him in staff meetings where he spent the enitre time on his blackberry collecting supporters.
Consulted with senior staff, on county time. Used the executive office fax to cancel his petition to run for office only to change his mind, then got the date and time setting in the executive office fax changed to cancel the date/time received by Elections, another county department, genious.
I agree with Not Tellin' this school is a gold mine for the "Rats"

Posted by: Sad I saw this link on March 9, 2011 03:07 PM
4. Ironic that Dan Evans is a Republican. Maybe a RINO.

Posted by: Matt M. on March 9, 2011 08:48 PM
5. Excellent. It's only through many budget cuts that Seattle will learn that money doesn't grow on trees. Many are waking up to this reality and finding it different than what Democrats and their sycophants in the media have always promised.

Posted by: Jeff B. on March 10, 2011 02:18 AM
6. All those years of expansion at the UW may not have been a good idea after all?
How can you even hint at such a thing?
So many buildings had to be constructed (and maintained, and heated and filled with shiny equipment), so many SEIU and AFSCME thugs needed to be funded, so many executive resumes needed to be padded.......

Perhaps the Evans School should be transformed into something useful, like a homeless shelter for the legion of bums hanging out on the Av.

Posted by: Attila on March 10, 2011 05:32 AM
7. Matt M @ 4: No maybe about it. Evans is a RINO. And so is his buddy Slade Gorton. John Spellman too. WA hasn't had a conservative Gov or U.S. Sen in my lifetime.

And Attila @ 6: Our worthless, leftist universities are probably one reason why so many American businessmen can't turn a profit without using foreign slave labor. Labor unions, of course, factor into that equation also.

Posted by: Saltherring on March 10, 2011 06:15 AM
8. Any chance the UW will cut the David Dicks make-work job over at Environmental Sciences? $75,000 a year plus Benefits for three days a week isn't too bad for "part-time".

Posted by: Smokie on March 10, 2011 06:55 AM
9. Time for Washington to go the way of Wis. BUST the public unions.

Posted by: Hellpig on March 10, 2011 07:14 AM
10. You have to love the procrastination of the left re: freaking out about WI. Twenty-five states have laws preventing collective bargaining for public employees. And they are just noticing it now with cries of Hitler and Dictatorship. I'm not remembering where US Republican Reps and Senators fled the Capitol during the Obamacare vote? A freely elected Governor a dictator? I'm not seeing it.

Also, didn't the left just get finished lecturing us about the "New Tone" of civility post-Giffords? To me, this doesn't look like civility. But the left is always telling us that we can't understand things as various victim groups do. So in the mind of a union goon, this is probably acceptable discourse in the same way that brown skinned people can use the N word when addressing each other.

It's confusing trying to interpret the arcane grammar of Leftspeak isn't it? Makes learning English look downright easy.

Posted by: Jeff B. on March 10, 2011 09:25 AM
11. $7M damage to the WI state capitol bldg during its leftist occupation. Not to mention significant loose ammunition left by union thugs. Leftists with guns? Whodathunk? Of course they want to disarm legal gun owners. Or is gun control just another pretense to disarm law-abiding gun owners, rendering us dependent on unionized law enforcement? Notice there were plenty of police marching with filthy, smelly, Bolshevist college students. Responsible, mainstream Americans are certainly getting a belly full of the left's agenda.

Posted by: Saltherring on March 10, 2011 10:35 AM
12. Not to mention significant loose ammunition left by union thugs.

Thank God, that ammunition was insignificant. It was less than a box of .22 caliber stuff, probably deliberately planted to be 'found' and blamed on the Other Guys. Unless someone proves otherwise, it was likely a crudely conceived attempt to make the protesters look worse than they were.

And looking at the 'death threats' which were emailed to Republican legislaters today, also pretty crudely conceived - as if not real threats, but theatrical ravings - I can't help wondering if those and the .22s aren't somehow connected.

Posted by: Insufficiently Sensitive on March 10, 2011 08:00 PM
13. I think what is happening the uniouns wheels on their bus have fallen off! If they were looking for support I belive that backfired by getting arrested they did do one thing, sucesfully shot themselves in the foot! How's that for advancing their cause!!

Posted by: Laurie on March 11, 2011 08:21 AM
14. Never could understand the reasoning behind public employee unions. To my mind teachers would be better off without unions who siphon off their dues to support and encourage policies that the teachers don't even care about. Only the union thugs with their high salaries, generous benefits and no competition benefit from all the dues money paid by teachers. Why should a school district have to collect the dues for a union? If the union is so popular and necessary, it should have no trouble collecting the dues money on it's own nickel and own time.

Teachers should be retained based on quality of teachng, not seniority. That's such a fallacy. My kids had some awful teachers along the way, some of whom were beginners and some of whom were experienced. The kids managed to survive despite those teachers and fortunately there were some good ones to offset the bad ones.

No one liked it when I stood up at a PTA meeting one time and said that I thought kids learned as much or more out of the classroom than within it. I think I had read that somewhere and it made logical sense to me. Parents, family members and contemporaries of the kids helped them learn as much or more than teachers ever did. While not all of it might have been applicable to the classroom, it certainly was applicable to becoming good citizens.

Posted by: Clean House on March 13, 2011 01:09 PM
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