Dear Phil & Tiny Tim: Fennebresque is YOUR Trainwreck !!

    Agent Pierce
    October16/ 2015

    John “Trainwreck” Fennebresque as Chairman of The UNC BOG is a total SCREW-UP and has been from Day One.   Fennebresque

    Now Fennebresque is about to totally SCREW-UP the appointment of the next UNC System President.  After totally screwing up the firing of the current one.

    That this ego-maniacal nitwit is still Chairman of The UNC Board of Governors is YOUR FAULT – Phil Berger and Tim Moore.

    Phil & Tim:  You two OWN THIS GUY…. He Is YOUR GUY!

    ….Him and all the damage he has created and will create.

    We can throw in Fennebresque’s Charlotte buddy – Senator Bob Rucho too… but YOU TWO are supposed to be “Our Leaders”.

    The thirty-one other members of the BOG all know how INCOMPETENT Fennebresque has been as Chairman.  They are calling for his immediate resignation.

    Fennebresque’s Incompetence may be the only time I’ve ever agreed with Gene Nichol.   He is THAT bad!

    If you haven’t “known it” for months then you two – Berger & Moore – are as big a fools as John Fennebresque.  His executive incompetence rises to the level of  Joe Biden-esque.

    This guy is not “a bit tone-deaf” or “lacking in people skills”.  This Sumbitch Is NUTZ!  He needs to be zapped with a tranquilizer dart and hauled off to Butner for an “extended stay”.   A BOG Chairman only Dorothea Dix could love!

    How Incompetent is John Fennebresque ? I’ve written more commentaries on his long list of screw-ups than I have about the ridiculous shenanigans of Reverend William “Bully” Barber  You two – Phil and Tiny Tim – must be so proud of yourselves.

    How much $$$$ did Fennebresque give you two guys to buy his way to being Chairman?  What is the UNC System worth ???

    Was it your intent to destroy the UNC System with this One Man Wrecking Crew?  If so…. Congratulations.  You have just about DONE IT.

    You have had ample warning that this guy was TOTALLY INCOMPETENT but you have done NOTHING.   Now, you are deciding….

    “Gee, maybe we better do something.”   Ya RECKON ???

    Margaret Spellings could be an Excellent Choice…. but that she would ever consider working with/for John Fennebresque causes one to question her “good sense”.

    Hell…. Replace him with Nelson Dollar or David Lewis or even some of your Solar Crony weasels.   Even those goobers would be better than this clown.



    How To Fix The Gigantic Screw-Up in The UNC Brd of Governors ….

    That stumbling, bumbling administrative vaudeville act known euphemistically as “The UNC BOG” a/k/a University of North Carolina Board of Governors – may indeed be “a stumbling, bumbling ………… act”; but it IS Fixable.

    There ARE some fine individuals on the current BOG who CAN do some very good work on behalf of the people of North Carolina….

    Jenna Robinson – a quite accomplished investigative commando for The JLF’s “LockerRoom – recently posted the latest “the Truth hurts” account of how dysfunctional the current BOG has become. – Link .… I urge you to read it if you have not.

    One does not need to be Peter Drucker or a rainmaker for McKinsey or Booz Allen or any other whizbang management consultantcy “from more than 100 miles away and carrying a briefcase” to fix the UNC BOG.   But no 20 lbs leather-bound “Management Plan” is worth a hill o’ beans unless ……

    John Fennebresque…. Ms Robinson’s article is too polite.  She avoids the #1 “monkey wrench in the works” that is responsible for this most inglorious mess i.e. it’s current chairmanJohn Fennebresque.


    Fennebresque employs the leadership style of “Il Duce” Benito Mussolini.   He is arrogant, ruthless, vindictive, and “holds grudges”.   But enough about his better qualities.



    Agent Pierce
    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      4 years ago

      Have commented on your Quirky Column about Ms. Spellings.  I suggest that folks read it and the comments….<p>



      Hope the link works… is first class….<p>

      This is truly a trainwreck……I read the comments on the N&O….most were triggered via FB & EM last night.  This is NOT your usual TGU crowd.  They know polysyllable words.  <p>

      Have not read your Thug-A-Lete piece about the two UNC Fightin’ Fedorians (with emphasis on FIGHTIN’) latest skirmish.  Good thing they were not on scooters….they would REALLY be in an abyss of rotting feces.<p>

      The WRAL site on the Johnny F did WHAT fiasco is quiet.  BUT, the BM’s are speculating that the “Suspension of two Sunday School Attendees wearing Light Blue” have blamed the two assualtees (one unconscious and the other with a broken jaw).  THEY PROBABLY JUMPED ‘EM FROM BEHIND.  NOW, we finally know the truth….hope that they tell Coach F about this and get this matter cleared up prior to tomorrow’s kick-off.  WF ain’t your Daddy’s Oldsmobile…..but it ain’t a Tesla either.<p>

      Keep’em coming… your exercises…..CTS is a real threat.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        4 years ago

        BL has posted re: Thug-aletes “amid the pines”. Neither one is a “walk-on” so a it will be difficult to finesse.

    • JdV Reply
      4 years ago

      I could not imagine the day I’d be replying to an Agent Pierce posting….much less agreeing with him. That said, this is too important a moment in the history/future of the UNC system for us all not to speak up.

      The Fennebresque time at the helm of the BOG has been a disaster, and the possible Spellings hire would be its nadir. For (Blue) Heaven’s sakes, she’s on the board of the group that owns the University of Phoenix! People, you simply cannot make this stuff up.

      Could say more about how this process has been managed, but it seems pretty clear that incompetence has been the rule.


      • Agent Pierce Reply
        4 years ago

        Job #1 is getting rid of Fennebresque – PERIOD! He cannot be “managed” or “fixed” or “moderated”. His appointment was a mistake that has been magnified.
        As far as ANY candidate “this Board” might select in a Post-Fennebresque Era, I doubt he/she/it will meet your approval. I will say I was a BIG FAN of Erskine Bowles so “crossing partisan battle lines” can happen… albeit RARELY.

    • 58 Wolf Kennel Reply
      4 years ago

      Holy Mackeral, what am I doing responding to an Agent Pierce article? Simply because it is right on target about an institution of which I am a lifetime product and which I love very much.

      The UNC Board of Governors is a unique and great institution in North Carolina. From 1990 to 2010 I attended 80% of the BOG meetings even living in the Capital Area for half that time. I served as President and then Executive Director of the Council of UNC Alumni Association Presidents during that time to the present. Since 2006 the Alumni Council has been on “quiet” status at the request of then-President Erskine Bowles until the next University Bond Issue came up for which we could put our 2 million Alumni shoulders behind.

      In 2006 I ran for the BOG in the Senate on a bipartisan basis getting 100% of the Republicans and 75% of the Democrats. With the politics of that day, I was asked to take my name out of the running and wait for the next round with Brad Wilson returning as BOG Chair. No problem on my end. I had full support from Sen. Berger but don’t know what has happened to him over the past few years. I trusted the good functioning of the BOG to Pres. Ross and members like Burleigh Mitchell, Ann Goodnight, Frank Grainger, and David Powers. I missed the inside election of Fennebresque and only met him once at an NC State support meeting in Charlotte (cold fish).

      Currently I’m not close enough to “prescribe” what methods and changes need to be made, but I’m very disappointed in the results and BOG reputation damage over the past year. It’s not just a political issue or a Republican revolution, so I’m not sure the delicate Agent Pierce hand is the answer either. I do know we will have an important bond issue to get passed next Spring and need to organize voters to get the vote out. And all this with the TGU end game getting ready to hit the fan as well :>((

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        4 years ago

        Sexual Misconduct and Administrative Incompetence are both – alas – quite non-partisan afflictions. There are a number of “good citizens & true” on the current BOG… but they have all been marginalized by this one Raging Jackass – John Fennebresque.
        This possible Prez candidate could well be IDEAL (although I’m sure Liberal Academia and its disciples are already gathering their pitchforks and torches in opposition) but she will never get a chance if she is seen as Fennebresque’s Choice. If Berger / Moore do NOT oust Fennebresque immediately they will forever share THE BLAME for his Failures!

    • robedixon Reply
      4 years ago

      This coming trainwreck is a whole new round of TGU.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        4 years ago


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