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Or maybe he doesn't want to go behind the back of his boss - UK President Capilouto.
It's pretty clear to those who know that the proper channels were followed to initiate discussion between UK and the legislature on this matter.
Williams saying "I haven't spoken to Barnbart" is political mumbo jumbo.
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Williams is an arrogant POS. Everything that comes out of his mouth is mumbo jumbo. He says he is against gaming but spends lots of time in Indiana spreading the wealth, and getting lots of money for keeping it out of KY. I have no respect for Williams at all.
I have to agree... how he keeps getting elected is beyond me. It makes no sense to block legal gaming in Kentucky...allowing all those Ky dollars to float across the river.
Let grown-ups make grown-up choices... and let "KENTUCKY" tax revenue benefit from it.
Btw, that's coming from a Christian Conservative.... just not the extreme right-wing type.
All I need to rely on is 3 simple things... the Ten Commandments, the U.S. Constitution and good ol' fashioned Common Sense
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If williams and the Congress can't see that UK adding new suites and the revenue from the SEC TV contract(20+Million/year) would pay for this in a matter of years then he needs to just resign today. He is probably just as stupid and crooked as Farmer. Williams did nothing but double speak to confuse the masses and it obviously worked.
A classic example of why not much gets done by our government anymore. It's all a sham.
what the jest of all that was is this: SHOW ME THE MONEY! He wants some kind of something, something on the backside before he can confirm a 'detailed' plan. Crooked thieves is all that's in government anymore.
Would not doubt it for one second.
the way I understood it.... It fell on the shoulders of the UK President to allow Mitch to approach the KY Senate. Basically now everything has to be done through the UK president and this has been the hold up of UK Athletics getting dedicated revenue for there own projects. David Williams said that he's in favor of dedicated projects but UK Presidents always wants to bundle those projects with UK Academic projects and David Williams says that he's not in favor of that.
So for me the ball is in the UK presidents court.....
doesn't matter. Mitch said on Wlap last night that UK football has everything it needs. Sad thing is, it doesn't shock me anymore to hear things like this come out of his mouth. Time and time again, he blatantly takes the position that UK is doing a fine job of supporting football, and somehow, those of us who complain are LOD'ers? You guys keep on believing what you want to, but I am convinced that at the very best, Mitch Barnhart is not compitent enough to do what needs to be done. When he says they have everything they need, need to what? Survive? Succeed? I could survive in a hut in the middle of the woods, but that wouldn't make me succesful unless it's my goal to just survive. Personally, I'm tired of the b.s. Even if it fails, I want to see action now!
Uk football absolutely has everything it "needs" but not everything it wants or deserves. You took barnhart's words way out of context. Of course we aren't surprised. Do is all a favor and stop with the Half truths and Give it a rest.
Uk has an entire team that works on governmental relations. What Williams described yesterday has not been how the legislature has wanted to see projects from universities. They have always ASKED to see them grouped together on a "wish list". Then the legislature gets to pick winners and losers. It's a nasty and annoying process riddled with special interests. That's the main reason republicans and democrats don't want to give the schools their own bonding authority. They want to force the schools to come begging and give them all the credit.
UK does have everything it needs to succeed. Could it have more? Sure. You can always have more. But it has everything it needs RIGHT NOW to go win games. That's not what has held this program back.
Very interesting. You can see why it's so frustrating for Mitch.
I'm a Christian Conservative also. I get sick of government trying to dictate everything we can and cannot do. I'm not sure what happened to for the people by the people. Oh well I hate politics and political correctness. All polititians are only in it for themselves. Just like someone said a little earlier they just want to be begged for the priviledge to speak with them so they can get the glory. What will probably happen is the funds will get approved and Williams will try to take all the credit so he can get elected to the Gov office
I agree 100% ^^^
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