FBI Brings RICO Charges Against "Massive" College-Admissions Rigging Conspiracy;
Actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman Charged With Paying to Get Their Kids Cheated Into Schools

To be honest, my faith in the "Incorruptible Straight-Arrows of the FBI" is near-zero, and I don't know if I could sit on any jury involving a case the FBI developed.

But this is what the Incorruptible Straight-Arrows are claiming, and I'm sure there's no overcharging, trumping-up, or publicity-seeking going on here.

Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among 50 people charged in a $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

The alleged scam focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams, according to the indictment unsealed in Boston.

Authorities said the FBI investigation, code-named Operation Varsity Blues, uncovered a network of wealthy parents who paid thousands of dollars to a California man who boosted their childrens' chances of gaining entrance into elite colleges, such as Yale and Stanford, by paying people to take tests for their children, bribing test administrators to allow it to happen, and bribing college coaches and administrators to identify the applicants as athletes.

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth, combined with fraud," said U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.

"There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."

...

Loughlin allegedly told the cooperating witness that she would arrange for her daughter to be photographed on a rowing machine to bolster the false claim on the application to USC that her daughter was the crew coxswain for the L.A. Marine Club team, according to court papers.

...

Loughlin, who is currently out of the country, is not yet in custody but is expected to surrender, according to a U.S. law enforcement official familiar with the matter. Elizabeth Much, a representative for Loughlin, told NBC News she had no comment.

Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 for getting one of her daughters unlimited time for her SAT test. The actress also explored a plan to boost the test scores of a second daughter, according to court papers.

She and her husband (who is for some reason not charged) decided against hiring a "ringer" to take the test in the guise of their daughter, but not due to any ethical qualms, just due to the practical problem of explaining how a low-scoring student suddenly gets a high score just two months later.



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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 12, 2019 04:10 PM (L8CQp)

2 Sponge

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at March 12, 2019 04:11 PM (d8iVQ)

3 Any chance these celebrities are Obama/Hillary-worshiping gasbags?


Because that would make this story more fun.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:12 PM (ptqGC)

4 top 10!

Posted by: Inogame at March 12, 2019 04:12 PM (ySZHT)

5 3 Any chance these celebrities are Obama/Hillary-worshiping gasbags?


Because that would make this story more fun.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:12 PM (ptqGC)

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How many celebrities don't match this definition?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at March 12, 2019 04:12 PM (L8CQp)

6 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (9gDA7)

7 We should send them some cupcakes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (cqNba)

8 I would have to look up either of these actresses on IMDB to know who they are.

I'll be back in a couple of minutes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (LVpg+)

9 What about the kids? Did they get booted?

Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (uSoVh)

10
So two Hollywood actresses get thrown to the wolves.

The other 48 names on the indictment list might just be VERY interesting.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (veoSD)

11 My Schadenboner just set the curve on the SAT.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (xqdqQ)

12 Er.....are they charging the schools, too? Because that's the target I'd like to see hit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (oVJmc)

13 "There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Since when is this, councilor? What about (D) politicians??

Pull the other one; it plays, Jingle Bells.

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (d8iVQ)

14 The Trump administration will reportedly shutter all 21 international offices operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in a move intended to consolidate services from the Department of Homeland Security.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the decision was announced by USCIS director L. Francis Cissna in an email to agency staffers on Tuesday, which stated that the services provided by the 21 offices would be consolidated into U.S. embassies and stateside offices.

Posted by: SMOD at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (QkjLD)

15 Yet Soros walks free, owns property and can continue his unfettered destruction of The United States of America.

Good thing they're cracking down on flower children buying their flower children indoctrination........

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (9gDA7)

16 Of course you can get into any college if you have enough money and know who to talk to.

Good thing they have solved all our other crime issues so they have time to mess with crap like this.

Posted by: Lily, formerly of Hot Air now of AoSHQ, Assassin in the Night, not an NPC at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (eKceR)

17 How much of my tax money are these universities getting on top of the bribes?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (YslsA)

18 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (LHT0w)

19 Solving Cancer, World Hunger, and Tribal Genocide must be right around the corner!!!!

But still, don't do the crime ...

With "their" money, they could have paid for private tutors.

Posted by: Adriane the Pouncing Critic ... at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (LPnfS)

20 Jane - Huffman has donations a mile long to Kamala. Someone posted a screenshot on Twitter (I'm assuming from opensecrets.)

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (/5WQL)

21 My initial impression of this story is: Lori Loughlin-still hawt.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (xPJvm)

22 Kids should have claimed to identify as illegals.

Fast track to Scholarship City right there.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (LL1Be)

23 This isn't a nothingburger by any means. College admissions are corrupt. I think the bigger part of this than bribery with the college officials is bribery within the testing system. The testing system has a reputation for cleanliness, whereas college admissions haven't had that reputation for some time.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (I2dne)

24 Its not what you know, its how much ready cash you have on your for bribes.

I learned that from Hillary!

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:15 PM (vcG65)

25 I was first once I think it was back in the 4th grade in the cafeteria line it was a Thursday and spaghetti was on the menu

Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at March 12, 2019 04:15 PM (uSoVh)

26 The news here is perplexed how this could happen

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 12, 2019 04:15 PM (RWv+/)

27
This looks bad. I need to calm down...

...SERENITY NOW!!!

Posted by: Lori Laughlin at March 12, 2019 04:15 PM (AzW6q)

28 21 My initial impression of this story is: Lori Loughlin-still hawt.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (xPJvm)

I agree and look forward to her new reality show about life in womens' prison.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (xqdqQ)

29 I do have to wonder, though, if this is a smokescreen for something or a first wedge into the university industrial complex. I hope the latter, I suspect the former, and I expect nothing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (I2dne)

30 "Any chance these celebrities are Obama/Hillary-worshiping gasbags?

Because that would make this story more fun.
Posted by: Jane D'oh"


Felicity Huffman and husband William H. Macy posted a selfie on election day 2016 celebrating Hillary's impending victory. Please enjoy.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (OD2ni)

31 How much of my tax money are these universities getting on top of the bribes?
Posted by: Vashta Nerada


All of it.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (LHT0w)

32 I don't understand why you charge people PAYING bribes. The real culprits here are the ones taking them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (39g3+)

33 Fox News says that Felicity Huffman has been "arrested", but Lori Loughlin is just "charged". Why isn't she arrested too?

Dang. Also LOL.

Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (yODqO)

34 "There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add
there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."



Senator Bob Menendez' child-raping dick disagrees.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (LL1Be)

35 Last year I couldn't evem speel Enganeer, amd now I are one.....

Posted by: Lump at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (xsJ/0)

36 Who. Fucking. Cares.

Great to see our Top. Men. working on this threat to our national sovereignty.

But I loved Sean Davis' take on this.

Posted by: DocJ at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (fF3XF)

37 Ok. I looked them up on IMDB. I'm underwhelmed.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (LVpg+)

38 Huh.

One of the couple's daughters, a YouTube personality by the name of Olivia Jade Giannulli, said on YouTube (via People Magazine):

"I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend, but I'm gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and kinda balance it all. But I do want the experience of, like, game days, partying ... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know."

She's super cereal about partying, ya'll.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (ptqGC)

39 Time to tear it all down.

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (IYHxL)

40 Yeah, a reasonable person could question the FBI's priorities. I could too. But hey, I guess this technically falls within their jurisdiction.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (RD7QR)

41 I don't know why Sean would bring up Hillary, it's been proven that the Clinton Foundation was a perfectly legit charity. Meanwhile the walls continue to close in on trump as his new chief of staff was revealed to have committed multiple purple nurples in 4th grade.

(see, this is how the media plays things).

Posted by: Snaderbatch at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (7uiTk)

42 I guess this should not be a surprise, but Lori Loughlin's daughter is rather, um, attractive, Check out Barstool Sports for her Instagram feed.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (OD2ni)

43 I do have to wonder, though, if this is a smokescreen for something or a first wedge into the university industrial complex. I hope the latter, I suspect the former, and I expect nothing.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (I2dne)

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Whatever it is, you can be damned well certain that "pursuit of justice" is absent from the list of FBI action items.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (AzW6q)

44 Having a daughter who is a college student athlete who had to compete to get a slot in a nice school, kinda makes sense now. Hate to think the system was rigged all this time.

Never the less, I saw the list of moms and dads the FBI would now handcuff - please...a slap on the wrist and throwing the kid out is all that's going to be needed here.

Posted by: Boswell at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (32YRo)

45 And yet, the Clinton Foundation...STILL THERE...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (B+qrE)

46 This looks bad. I need to calm down...

...SERENITY NOW!!!

Posted by: Lori Laughlin


I aim to misbehave.

Posted by: Captain Malcom Reynolds at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (LHT0w)

47 Sponge is really pouncing on all the new threads lately.

Posted by: Max Power at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (q177U)

48 Yet Pedd State ran a child sex farm for decades, one guy did time and the school lost a couple football scholarships.

Good to see our priorities are in good order.

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (9gDA7)

49 Is it just me or isn't this how the game is played regarding college and rich people? What? If she just donated to the college, that'd be legal?

Posted by: Snaderbatch at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (7uiTk)

50 I'm not sure why this would be a crime worthy of involvement by the FBI, as opposed to something the colleges would deal with by their policies.

I assume people who are wealthy enough have always been able to purchase entrance to elite universities.

Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (JgA4k)

51 Lori Loughlin is just "charged". Why isn't she arrested too?
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there is a warrant out for her arrest.

She was last seen in a white bronco on the 405.

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (U3Yhz)

52 "I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend, but I'm gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and kinda balance it all. But I do want the experience of, like, game days, partying ... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know."

She's super cereal about partying, ya'll.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (ptqGC)
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"Talk" is a code word, methinks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (I2dne)

53 Sponge is really pouncing on all the new threads lately.
Posted by: Max Power at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (q177U)


Well, everybody that looks like me, anyway.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (9gDA7)

54 You just know Meghan McCain benefitted from the same arrangements

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (Aoayx)

55 Both these chicks are from NYC so we know they are both Hillary chicks with no dicks.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (2LelM)

56
Hey. McCabe!!!!


JOB OPPORTUNITY!!!!

Posted by: ROBERT MEULLER at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (8XRCm)

57 Why hasn't William Macy been arrested?


Anyhow, the icing on the cake is how these people used their phony donations as tax write-offs. Lol.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (ptqGC)

58 "Ok. I looked them up on IMDB. I'm underwhelmed.
Posted by: Puddleglum"


Opinions vary, bit I always thought Lori Loughlin was really hot. Still looks good.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (OD2ni)

59 She and her husband (who is for some reason not charged) decided against hiring a "ringer" to take the test in the guise of their daughter, but not due to any ethical qualms, just due to the practical problem of explaining how a low-scoring student suddenly gets a high score just two months later.

Ah, she eschewed the "Ted Kennedy dipsy doodle."

Further proof, if any were needed, the Kennedy was a retard. While the final exam (in Spanish, IIRC) was in progress, the nitwit went walking around Harvard Square and ran into the course's professor, who recognized him. He was too stupid to realize that maybe he should keep a low profile for three hours.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (oRUl9)

60 14 The Trump administration will reportedly shutter all 21 international offices operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in a move intended to consolidate services from the Department of Homeland Security.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the decision was announced by USCIS director L. Francis Cissna in an email to agency staffers on Tuesday, which stated that the services provided by the 21 offices would be consolidated into U.S. embassies and stateside offices.
Posted by: SMOD at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (QkjLD)

Now this actually makes sense. I doubted they'd just shut down immigration bureaucratically.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (RD7QR)

61 Fox News says that Felicity Huffman has been "arrested", but Lori Loughlin is just "charged". Why isn't she arrested too?

Dang. Also LOL.
Posted by: sinalco


Out of the country.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (LHT0w)

62 What cheapskates these Hollywood people? If they donated a million to these colleges their kids would have got in, no questions asked.

I guess a million does put an awful dent in their blow budget.

Posted by: Decaf at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (r4a+A)

63 57 Why hasn't William Macy been arrested?



His fetching smile?

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (xqdqQ)

64 I just saw this aspect...RICO charges?

The fuck?

Those are for big things and bad peoples. I read a legal explaining how these cases are only brought by experienced super prosecutors. Dumb people try to use criminal and civil RICO but end up looking dumb.

Ah...well, I guess 50 people are involved and it's worth nearly $25 mil but still.

Posted by: Snaderbatch at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (7uiTk)

65 "Why hasn't William Macy been arrested?"


He's hiding out in a motel room in South Dakota.

Posted by: Benji Carver at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (OD2ni)

66 She's super cereal about partying, ya'll.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:17 PM (ptqGC)
+++++++++
"Talk" is a code word, methinks.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (I2dne)


BECAUSE SHE'S GOING TO HAVE LOTS OF UNPROTECTED SEX AND YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THE ABORTIONS.

Posted by: BEN ROTHLISBERGER at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (9gDA7)

67
Is it just me or isn't this how the game is played regarding college and
rich people? What? If she just donated to the college, that'd be
legal?


Good question.
I was wondering the same thing. So they bypassed the approved donor system? Seems to me like they just cut out the middle man. Instead of getting a building named after them, their kid got a spot at the school.


Happens at private K-12s all the time.



Who gives a shit?

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (LL1Be)

68 The parents are going to GO COMPLETELY INSANE for being arrested. You don't ARREST these people! OMG

I await the inevitable fingerpointing and future extended investigations this will bring about.

they will take ANYONE THEY CAN down with them.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (Rarvo)

69 I assume people who are wealthy enough have always been able to purchase entrance to elite universities.
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So there is an institutional route -- you donate 10 million they name a building after you and all your kids get free tuition.

This was touted as the side door. You pay 100K we put you on the list as an athlete and if you need help on the test that'll cost an extra 15,000. You have to fake a reason to take the test at our special location - traveling to a wedding in the area on that date seems to work nicely.

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (N0a5A)

70 I actually don't get this, these people are rich and famous, just go to the U of Whatever President and say hey I'm rich and famous and don't want my kid going thru the standard admissions for publicity reasons. Most Prez would admit them I bet.
In addition, they are rich and famous, let your kid go to Jr. College, they already have their life all set, who cares where they go.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (r+sAi)

71 O/T

But it's about the most important people on earth, only people worth caring about really. Much more important than caring about our own people.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "Arab citizens have equal rights under the law but that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people -- and only them."

Weird...we've got all these Jews in Europe and America saying ethnonationalism is bad.

Must be some misunderstanding. They couldn't mean ethnonationalism is great for Jews but bad for white people.

Jews wouldn't do that. Jews are our friends.

Posted by: AJP at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (jGdO8)

72 Wow. The entire "rich whitey" vibe of that press release stinks like Barry's ass. I presume these are FBI holdovers from the last crooked administration...

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:21 PM (VpIIl)

73 So the FBI can find an acorn? Did they do a pre dawn raid on these chicks, cuz, that's what they deserve as white cis privileged mean girlz. Lets toast them.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:21 PM (2LelM)

74 When college is free for everyone how can you get ahead of the pack?

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 04:21 PM (BbGew)

75 I assume people who are wealthy enough have always been able to purchase entrance to elite universities.
Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (JgA4k)


Or through fame. I'm sure Malaria and Sushi will get into the colleges of their choice strictly through their academic chops. Just like Horst Weasel got into Harvard.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:21 PM (oRUl9)

76 Didn't blow the investigating FIBs; thus the charges.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 12, 2019 04:21 PM (Dh1wo)

77 Mommy?




Mommy?





MOMMY?





I still special, right?

Posted by: Malia O at March 12, 2019 04:21 PM (ymnmz)

78 Not the crime of the century but it is a crime.

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2019 04:21 PM (BXMxN)

79 Where did Princess Chelsea go to school?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:21 PM (ptqGC)

80 Huffman has donations a mile long to Kamala.

-
See also:

Old tweets from Felicity Huffman may prove problematic if she ever needs a pardon for some reason

https://bit.ly/2NYN2Bi

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (+y/Ru)

81 Thing is, the kids know who gets into what school and how they got there, so the parents were buying something else besides prestige in the neighborhood. No kid with mediocre grades is getting into Georgetown or Yale without a spectacular SAT and serious extracurriculars. And the kids all know about that stuff.

And no, I don't think you can fall back on, "Well, she's Bill Macy's daughter so they admitted her." It's lots harder than that, plus you have to have a chance to succeed. Schools hate kids who flunk out so they don't admit them in the first place.

--parent who learned all this stuff last year

Posted by: spongeworthy at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (35Slc)

82 I think the English upperclass were always able to purchase entrance to Oxford or Cambridge for their inbred offspring.

Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (JgA4k)

83 In addition, they are rich and famous, let your kid go to Jr. College, they already have their life all set, who cares where they go.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (r+sAi)


They can't say "Livy is studying at Hahvahd" at the cocktail party, then.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (xqdqQ)

84 why not do it the old fashioned way, with an endowment

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (RKQ/v)

85 The FBI did NOT find this...someone who was in trouble and wanted leniency ratted this scheme out.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (bim/x)

86
I can't think about Huffman without picturing her character in Sports Night, and how she strung Peter Krause's character along for most of the series until he got sick of pining for her. THEN she's all "okay, I'm ready to date you now!".

The look on her face when he says no is classic.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (veoSD)

87 Oh look a joo hating troll.

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (BXMxN)

88 Sadly ironic, the loughlin kid supposedly is a youtube personality. She publicly stated on her Youtube channel that she really only wants to have the college experience for "game day" and parties.

So wow. Well played Mom and Dad.

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (PHzkX)

89 "Kids should have claimed to identify as illegals.

Fast track to Scholarship City right there.
Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (LL1Be)"

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They could just claim to be the maid's children.

Posted by: Decaf at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (r4a+A)

90 why not do it the old fashioned way, with an endowment
Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (RKQ/v)

Because the left plays by their own rules.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (bim/x)

91 IS it news to some that rich people make donations to increase their kids chance of getting into a university? Not where I come from. Fair or not, it happens all the time. How do they think these schools got such big endowments?

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (VpIIl)

92 I'm glad the FBI has it's priorities straight.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (4e+hS)

93 Lori probably has enough money to stay out of the country, why come back then?

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (BbGew)

94 they will take ANYONE THEY CAN down with them.

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Well. Since these Hollywood bints only know other Hollywood bints, and all Hollywood bints are flaming leftist bints and only marry other flaming leftist bints...

... I say more power to them. Rat away.

Posted by: ROBERT MEULLER at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (8XRCm)

95
Anyhow, the icing on the cake is how these people used their phony donations as tax write-offs. Lol.


that's how this thing (investigation) started - with the IRS tracking these donations.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (Rarvo)

96 If god can hear me please let mr. Starbucks be involved in this

Posted by: NCKate at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (aTA6w)

97 This could be the "black swan" event that ends humanity

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at March 12, 2019 04:24 PM (UFgOG)

98 Is it just me or isn't this how the game is played regarding college and rich people? What? If she just donated to the college, that'd be legal?
Posted by: Snaderbatch at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM (7uiTk)
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Probably. How it's been done for years. So commonplace and expected that it's lampooning has been mainstream for an awfully long time:
https://youtu.be/cknU_6coybo

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:24 PM (I2dne)

99 If rich folks didn't pay big bribes to schools to accept their unqualified, doltish whelps there'd be far fewer Universities, and far smaller, too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:24 PM (AzW6q)

100 I don't think it's about giving money to schools but about paying a third party to perform uh ... educational espionage I guess.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 12, 2019 04:24 PM (Aoayx)

101 Old tweets from Felicity Huffman may prove problematic if she ever needs a pardon for some reason



https://bit.ly/2NYN2Bi

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (+y/Ru)


Ugh. Typical leftists.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:24 PM (ptqGC)

102 If god can hear me please let mr. Starbucks be involved in this
Posted by: NCKate at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (aTA6w)

Why? If he were to run as an independent, he would hurt the Dems more than PDT

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2019 04:24 PM (bim/x)

103 What is funny is the assumption that all these rich folk in Hollywood and industry use bribes as a matter of business, but everyone in congress is clean as a whistle.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 12, 2019 04:24 PM (YslsA)

104

Boooogidy booogidy booooooooooooo

Posted by: Melania's Doppleganger at March 12, 2019 04:24 PM (ymnmz)

105 lol. This on the same day that Trump publicized he's going to sign an executive order making all colleges pay back a portion of defaults on student loans and will change many of the related rules.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (VpIIl)

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Why hasn't William Macy been arrested?


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He's built up a lot of good will by paying for that parade all these years.


Posted by: irright at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (pMGkg)

107
Damn,

What is it with my socks today??

Posted by: fixerupper at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (8XRCm)

108
Posted by: Snaderbätch at March 12, 2019 04:18 PM

You pulling a nic swap? Cause I think your last nic is worth some Bitcoins on the open market.

Posted by: Newest Nic at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (jYje5)

109 Felicity is from a wealthy NY family and is married to a Morgan Stanley partner. I'mma guessing the kids are morons. Her family wealth seems to come from being ammunition manufacturing.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (2LelM)

110 The left was just screaming for Trump's college transcripts.


And now this. Heh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (ptqGC)

111 Maybe the NY AG could look into this bribery case if it involves NY universities.


When not wasting time and money harassing an American citizen because he beat her preferred candidate in an election.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (LL1Be)

112 Posted by: AJP at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (jGdO

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Try harder.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (AzW6q)

113 FBI getting tired of the Trump/ Russian collusion investigations and nothing else to occupy their time?
My guess scams to get kids into choice colleges has gone on since the 1600s

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (BbGew)

114 Well. Since these Hollywood bints only know other Hollywood bints, and all Hollywood bints are flaming leftist bints and only marry other flaming leftist bints...


I don't care about the hollywood idiots

there are big name lawyers and hedgies who got dragged off by the Feds today

that's who I meant

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (Rarvo)

115

Ummmmmm yeah uhhhhhhh . hmmmmmm SQUIRREL!

Posted by: Camrea Hogg Whistling Past the Graveyard at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (ymnmz)

116 This crime is old as colleges and universities, who was surprised more by the facts or the fact they are going after them?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (RWv+/)

117 I'd love to go shoe-shopping with Lori Laughlin's daughter!!!

Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker, Looking for a Side-Boo at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (PbpT7)

118 'White House Might put Colleges on Hook for Student Loans"

https://tinyurl.com/y6ganlfm

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (VpIIl)

119 Well, everybody that looks like me, anyway.....

Breaking on the AoSHq...sponge has a body? double

Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (uSoVh)

120 Wasn't Macy the one who said he hopes his daughter has lots of lusty, consequence free sex? Such a creepy thing to say about your child, so this really couldn't have happened to a more deserving weirdo.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (oh+79)

121 They can't say "Livy is studying at Hahvahd" at the cocktail party, then.

Yea I suppose because elitists care about stupid shit. But still its silly.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (r+sAi)

122 Good thing Barry Soetoro got into Harvard as an Indonesian. *cough*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (ptqGC)

123 105 lol. This on the same day that Trump publicized he's going to sign an executive order making all colleges pay back a portion of defaults on student loans and will change many of the related rules.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (VpIIl)

Ah, that's pretty awesome. It'll be Hawaiied, of course, but it's a good start.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (RD7QR)

124 As far as crimes go, this one is the bottom of my list. Yes there should be stiff penalties but I see it as parents just going overboard to help their kids. Sorry I have to send you to jail but I understand the motivation.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (bLhAC)

125 113
FBI getting tired of the Trump/ Russian collusion investigations and nothing else to occupy their time?

My guess scams to get kids into choice colleges has gone on since the 1600s

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (BbGew)


Gotta git some convictions somewhere, ya know.

Posted by: FBI Guy at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (ymnmz)

126 "I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend, but I'm gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and kinda balance it all. But I do want the experience of, like, game days, partying ... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know."

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It's OK. The universities don't care about education either.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (+y/Ru)

127 I Didn't think I could be any less impressed. Not only are they FOS for the actual important crimes, they go in guns blazing for this penny ante crap. And just when my opinion of those straight arrows seemed to reach its nadir.
I went to one of those schools. I wasn't an athlete, I wasn't the smartest kid in the room and I didn't pay anyone to get me in. My hook must have been demographics. I guess things were different back then.

This is what happens when the government has the power to give you everything. They can just as easily take it all away.

Posted by: Drc at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (vbaSG)

128 Lori Loughlin is still really pretty but she's the kind to post all this motivational crap about "life gets hard but keep trying" while bribing places to take her kids.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (39g3+)

129 I'd love to go shoe-shopping with Lori Laughlin's daughter!!!
Posted by: The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker, Looking for a Side-Boo at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (PbpT7)
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She appears to have the hawt, but a hot beard is still a beard, brother.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:28 PM (I2dne)

130 122
Good thing Barry Soetoro got into Harvard as an Indonesian. *cough*


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (ptqGC)


Please please please let that be some of the collateral damage.

lol

Posted by: FBI Guy at March 12, 2019 04:28 PM (ymnmz)

131 My parents didn't buy my way into ass college, so......

Posted by: Brie Larson at March 12, 2019 04:28 PM (9gDA7)

132 I'm sure Chelsea and Malia were admitted on merit though.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 12, 2019 04:28 PM (tkNkP)

133
They can't say "Livy is studying at Hahvahd" at the cocktail party, then.

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Did you know I went to Cornell???





Ag.

Posted by: Keith Olbermann at March 12, 2019 04:28 PM (8XRCm)

134 Rich, Famous and Privileged People's Kids are Rich, Famous and Privileged.


Film at eleven.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:28 PM (LL1Be)

135 No kid with mediocre grades is getting into Georgetown or Yale without a spectacular SAT and serious extracurriculars
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Spongeworthy, getting into Georgetown is not that hard. It is basically second or third tier with enough snootiness to pass as something special.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:28 PM (2LelM)

136 12 Er.....are they charging the schools, too? Because that's the target I'd like to see hit.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:13 PM (oVJmc)


University administrators frog-marched in handcuffs...

/snaps out of reverie, smile on his face

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:28 PM (oRUl9)

137 Any day now I suppose the FBI will go after all the lower income and minority schools who are doing almost the type of cheating as part of their college prep and reputation building. Any day now

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:29 PM (VpIIl)

138 130
122

Good thing Barry Soetoro got into Harvard as an Indonesian. *cough*




Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:27 PM (ptqGC)


ITS FUNNY CAUSE JANE SHOULD HAVE SOCKED ME WHEN SHE POINTED THAT OUT.

Posted by: Ben Rothlisnbebergler at March 12, 2019 04:29 PM (ymnmz)

139 Her family wealth seems to come from being ammunition manufacturing.

Guns very very bad Making money off the horde stockpiling ammo good!

Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at March 12, 2019 04:29 PM (uSoVh)

140 Not only are they FOS for the actual important crimes, they go in guns blazing for this penny ante crap

Well... yeah. I mean, this is a crime and its pretty big in terms of scope, several universities, etc. It has high profile names.

But compared to the corruption and abuse of power, bribery and injustice we've seen recently at the top? THIS is where they pile on their RICO power?

And I hate to side with mob bosses but I think RICO is pretty questionable to begin with

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 04:29 PM (39g3+)

141 We're currently seeking information on parents bribing pee wee football referees to help their son's team in the weekly football match. This borderline terrorist activity has our full attention and substantial resources assigned to it. Please send all info to our offices in Washington.

Posted by: The FBI at March 12, 2019 04:29 PM (4e+hS)

142 The left was just screaming for Trump's college transcripts.


And now this. Heh.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM



Makes a great post on the timeline doesn't it?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2019 04:29 PM (0tfLf)

143 Wasn't Macy the one who said he hopes his daughter has lots of lusty, consequence free sex? Such a creepy thing to say about your child, so this really couldn't have happened to a more deserving weirdo.

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Boy, every time I like someone, this happens. I must be a lousy judge of character.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (+y/Ru)

144 But her emails!

Posted by: Confused Soros Troll, Paid $0.000001 Per Post at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (4Eo4+)

145 THIS is what they save their BIG RICO case for......rich people buying privilege. Big fucking deal.

Hillary. Soros. Owebama. et al.

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (9gDA7)

146 don't understand why you charge people PAYING bribes. The real culprits here are the ones taking them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 04:16 PM (39g3+)

Because it's illegal to give a bribe, US companies usually get caught when in a third world shithole wear bribes are common place.

I feel it really hurts US based business.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (dKiJG)

147 Some parents hired photo shop experts to shop their non-athlete kids' heads onto high school athletes' bodies. Not kidding. And when the kids were accepted and arrived at school, suddenly came down with "injuries" that kept them off whatever team.


Yeah, that seems fair.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (ptqGC)

148 So a person who facilitates the unnatural admission of a candidate is a 'rigger'?

I got that right?

Posted by: torabora at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (Y274z)

149 Too bad. I think if she'd made it in, some professors and deans would be walking around with a terminal case of recurring, very unpleasant sores in some inconvenient places. Which wouldn't bother me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (AzW6q)

150 I'm waiting for the accused to justify their bribes by blaming affirmative action cutting the number of available seats, and the Asians taking more than their fair share of the rest.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (YslsA)

151 The funny part is how there's absolutely no concern about the kid flunking out of school. Because once you get in, they're almost all diploma mills, handing out meaningless degrees in non-rigorous and non-academic subjects like Gender and Women's Studies. Yet for some reason, these people think a USC (or Harvard, or Duke, or wherever) meaningless degree is more important than a CalPoly San Luis Obispo degree.

So bribe away. I'm not hiring any of your kids, wherever the degree is from, if they can't show me a degree that means something.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (FJYfm)

152 "I think the English upperclass were always able to purchase entrance to Oxford or Cambridge for their inbred offspring.
Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:22 PM (JgA4k)"

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These universities were set up only for the upper classes. It was centuries before wealthy tradesmen could send their kids there.

Posted by: Decaf at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (r4a+A)

153 -
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Her family wealth seems to come from being ammunition manufacturing.



Guns very very bad Making money off the horde stockpiling ammo good!


Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at March 12, 2019

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Her meaning who?

Posted by: irright at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (pMGkg)

154 141 We're currently seeking information on parents bribing pee wee football referees to help their son's team in the weekly football match. This borderline terrorist activity has our full attention and substantial resources assigned to it. Please send all info to our offices in Washington.
Posted by: The FBI at March 12, 2019 04:29 PM (4e+hS)

Hey, Pee-Wee Football parents are frequently indistinguishable from violent offenders...

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (RD7QR)

155 The only reason these people got targeted is because they didn't cut the government in on a piece of the action.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (LL1Be)

156 100+ comments so imma going back to imagining twin Melanias.

Mmmm.....

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama-Butcher at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (rg06a)

157 White House Might put Colleges on Hook for Student Loans

https://tinyurl.com/y6ganlfm
Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (VpIIl)
++++++++++
A solution, but not the right one. The right answer to the colleges problem is to eliminate any federal financial aid grants and eliminate student loans from bankruptcy immunity. Reintroduce the possibility of default and discharge and watch interest rates for student loans hit 20% where they belong. And you'll also see lenders suddenly interested in what you're studying and what your GPA is, because now the quality of the bet matters.

This would be bad - really bad - for about two years. Then watch the price of higher education collapse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (I2dne)

158 I thought wealthy people just made a "donation" to a college to get their kids in.

Posted by: Wodun at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (Pby3z)

159 Because it's illegal to give a bribe, US companies usually get caught when in a third world shithole wear bribes are common place.

I'm fine with it as a misdemeanor, but the people taking bribes are the real corrupt ones and they are the ones that need to be hit the hardest.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (39g3+)

160 No kid with mediocre grades is getting into Georgetown or Yale without a spectacular SAT and serious extracurriculars

Why do universities give a rat's ass about extra-curricular activities?

If I were on an undergraduate admissions committee (I have nightmares about this), I'd focus on SATs. I don't care if the kid was captain of the Prancercize team, and I know how grades can be manipulated. But SATs provide an objective measure of the kid's IQ (the SATs were originally spun off from IQ tests) coupled with his ability to handle college level material.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (oRUl9)

161 I still wouldn't go to the FBI for any reason, wouldn't trust them to find a missing dog.

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (BbGew)

162
Actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman


Okay - of what claim to fame do they assert for themselves?

Actors / actresses: ditzes breeding more ditzes.

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (pNxlR)

163 Felicity Huffman William H Macy according Celebrity Net Worth is a combine 45 Million https://www.celebritynetworth.com/couples/felicity-huffman-william-h-macy-net-worth/ and Lori Loughlin and her husband is combine worth 88 million dollars.

Posted by: wilbwar at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (lpVs7)

164 RICO RICO RICO. But not this RICO RICO RICO.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (mNKIJ)

165 Sean Davis has it right. Hillary hands then evidence in truckloads and this is the bombshell case they bring.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (pUDQf)

166 No, seriously, this is the kind of shit that they concern themselves with while insanity reigns.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (oVJmc)

167 A solution, but not the right one. The right answer to the colleges problem is to eliminate any federal financial aid grants and eliminate student loans from bankruptcy immunity. Reintroduce the possibility of default and discharge and watch interest rates for student loans hit 20% where they belong. And you'll also see lenders suddenly interested in what you're studying and what your GPA is, because now the quality of the bet matters.

This would be bad - really bad - for about two years. Then watch the price of higher education collapse.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (I2dne)


This X 1000.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (oRUl9)

168 The funny part is how there's absolutely no concern about the kid flunking out of school.
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For me the funny part is how they have absolutely no problem with committing multiple felonies. The law is for little people isn't it.

Do you really think they pay their taxes? Really?

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:33 PM (U3Yhz)

169 If I were on an undergraduate admissions committee (I have nightmares about this), I'd focus on SATs. I don't care if the kid was captain of the Prancercize team, and I know how grades can be manipulated. But SATs provide an objective measure of the kid's IQ (the SATs were originally spun off from IQ tests) coupled with his ability to handle college level material.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM (oRUl9)
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Because colleges aren't about education. They're about "developing well-rounded individuals."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:33 PM (I2dne)

170 person who facilitates the unnatural admission of a candidate is a 'rigger'?

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I thought it was Worshipful Master, Junior Warden, etc

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (Aoayx)

171 Screwing unqualified minority students from their rightful place at top level universities where they will never figure out WTF is going on.

Posted by: Anchovy at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (B3kya)

172 RICO ftw?

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (M+Lyo)

173 147
Some parents hired photo shop experts to shop their non-athlete kids'
heads onto high school athletes' bodies. Not kidding. And when the kids
were accepted and arrived at school, suddenly came down with "injuries"
that kept them off whatever team.


Yeah, that seems fair.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (ptqGC)

Hulk Sad. RBG photbombed her head on Hulk body, took Ohio State wrestling scholarship from me. Then she won national title.

Posted by: Hulk at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (ymnmz)

174 I can assure you based on first hand experience that some of the students in my kids Ivy League class didn't get their on merit, and quite a few of them were getting "help" just to graduate because it was far outside their true capabilities.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (VpIIl)

175 93 Lori probably has enough money to stay out of the country, why come back then?
Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (BbGew)

Does the US have an extradition treaty with Canada? If not, I guess we know where the next season of Fuller House will be filmed!

(She was in Fuller House, right?)

Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (yODqO)

176 They paid this guy between $250,000 and $400,000 on average per student!

Ho Lee Fuk!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (so+oy)

177 I'll bet two nickels Felicity Huffmann also demanded that Trump release his tax returns in 2016.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (pUDQf)

178 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (I2dne)

I've mentioned this before, but universities should have a financial arm to help students finance the purchase of the university's product. Think GMAC to finance purchase of GM products.

Then watch the Grievance Studies and sociology departments wither away. Not before time, either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (oRUl9)

179 A solution, but not the right one. The right answer to the colleges problem is to eliminate any federal financial aid grants and eliminate student loans from bankruptcy immunity. Reintroduce the possibility of default and discharge and watch interest rates for student loans hit 20% where they belong. And you'll also see lenders suddenly interested in what you're studying and what your GPA is, because now the quality of the bet matters.

This would be bad - really bad - for about two years. Then watch the price of higher education collapse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM

*******

Thanks for pointing this out. I was wondering about how and why of going after the schools.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2019 04:35 PM (0tfLf)

180 Why is William H. Macy charged? He's Huffman's husband.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2019 04:35 PM (so+oy)

181
I'll bet two nickels Felicity Huffmann also demanded that Trump release his tax returns in 2016.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (pUDQf)


And his college transcripts a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:35 PM (ptqGC)

182 176 They paid this guy between $250,000 and $400,000 on average per student!

Ho Lee Fuk!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (so+oy)


So you KNOW those kids are stupid. It's like going to a wife-swapping party and having to throw in some cash.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:35 PM (oRUl9)

183 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (+y/Ru)

No, you just have to remember that nearly all actors and especially Hollyweird types are whoring scumbags. Try not to get attached to them via the characters they play.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at March 12, 2019 04:35 PM (d8iVQ)

184 -
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Because colleges aren't about education. They're about "developing well-rounded individuals."


Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:33 PM

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Which means leftist indoctrination, of course.

Posted by: irright at March 12, 2019 04:35 PM (pMGkg)

185 So a person who facilitates the unnatural admission of a candidate is a 'rigger'?

The admissions process is so so much better when preferentially based on skin color and gender and immigration sob stories.

Seriously don't give a shit about anybody bribing their way into school.

It's honest.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (LL1Be)

186 Because colleges aren't about education. They're about "developing well-rounded individuals."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:33 PM (I2dne)


And fostering a diverse community.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (kUmUV)

187 Why do universities give a rat's ass about extra-curricular activities?

Exploitation (athletic dollars), culling the riff-raff (thereby fostering elitism), and pushing an agenda (your political activism is just what we're looking for!).

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (oVJmc)

188 >>>Spongeworthy, getting into Georgetown is not that hard. It is basically second or third tier with enough snootiness to pass as something special.

If your top tier has only 12 schools in it maybe. It's an extremely selective college. They admit about 16% of applicants and are 22nd ranked by US News and World.

Posted by: spongeworthy at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (35Slc)

189 Lori probably has enough money to stay out of the country, why come back then?
Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 04:23 PM (BbGew)

Does the US have an extradition treaty with Canada? If not, I guess we know where the next season of Fuller House will be filmed!

(She was in Fuller House, right?)
Posted by: sinalco


She's still doing "When Calls the Heart"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (LHT0w)

190 correction

Why ISN'T William H. Macy charged? He's Huffman's husband.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (so+oy)

191 White House Might put Colleges on Hook for Student Loans

https://tinyurl.com/y6ganlfm
Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 04:26 PM (VpIIl)
++++++++++
A solution, but not the right one.

---------

Depends on the question being asked.

If you're asking "How can we make the student loan market rational again?" then your way is the obvious one.

If you're asking "How can I threaten, cajole, and intimidate my well-heeled enemies in the education sector?" then Trump's is better.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (AzW6q)

192 Operation Varsity Blues

didn't Moxon go to an ivy league school? after skipping the playoffs after getting his team in the playoffs. was that movie written by a chick?

Posted by: x at March 12, 2019 04:37 PM (nFwvY)

193 Why are colleges discriminating against the beautiful and stupid?

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 04:37 PM (J70i0)

194 They're about "developing well-rounded individuals."

Did Brie Larson attend university because that bit about getting well rounded didn't work on her...oh forget it. There's been too much pounding on that already.

Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:37 PM (JgA4k)

195 BRITAIN was tonight plunged into chaos once again as MPs voted to kill off Theresa May's Brexit deal by 391 votes to 242.

Now 993 days after the referendum, and with just 17 days before Brexit, Brits are still in the dark about when or if we will ever leave the EU.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2019 04:37 PM (bim/x)

196 If I were on an undergraduate admissions committee (I have nightmares about this), I'd focus on SATs. I don't care if the kid was captain of the Prancercize team, and I know how grades can be manipulated. But SATs provide an objective measure of the kid's IQ (the SATs were originally spun off from IQ tests) coupled with his ability to handle college level material.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:32 PM



One of the local congress critters would hold a Board to review applicates to the Academies. I was a Board member for several years. WE absolutely went with the SATs/ACE scores, plus extracurricular activities. The interview was important too...but grades, while helpful, didn't carry as much weight.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM (0tfLf)

197 There's been too much pounding on that already.
Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:37 PM (JgA4k)

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Pounded it flat as a pancake.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM (AzW6q)

198 If the FBI is just now discovering this, I have high hopes we'll find Amelia Earhardt, too.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM (x/2Z8)

199 Brits are still in the dark about when or if we will ever leave the EU.

Posted by: Nevergiveup


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And they say voting makes a difference...

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM (YslsA)

200 LOL...

all the blatant crime in DC, and this is what the Federal Bureau of Incompetence is spending its time and OUR money on?

what a Fing joke this country has become.

i'm glad as hell i'm not any younger or healthier than i am, and even gladder that i didn't have any kids to leave this stinking mess to.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM (wlx0a)

201 They're about "developing well-rounded individuals."

They're cranking out hard left emotional babies.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:39 PM (oVJmc)

202 This is just 'Eat the Rich' SJW posturing and virtue-signaling.

RICO. What a crock of shit.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:39 PM (LL1Be)

203 171
Screwing unqualified minority students from their rightful place at top
level universities where they will never figure out WTF is going on.

Posted by: Anchovy at March 12, 2019 04:34 PM (B3kya)


On a serious note, one could say that they were legit screwing qualified minorities (cough or Asians cough) out of legit spots.

But hey let's face it. It's very clubby at those places and there are many ways in to the club, all of them are as good as the next. Real world lesson in values of the elite.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2019 04:39 PM (ymnmz)

204 why hasn't college gotten less expensive in the internet age? are they colluding?

Posted by: x at March 12, 2019 04:39 PM (nFwvY)

205 Why are colleges discriminating against the beautiful and stupid?

+++

I just want to first say
sniffing
That this is a really important question to me
sob

Posted by: Meghan McCain at March 12, 2019 04:39 PM (Aoayx)

206 I'm thinking we need a Vancouver BC MoMe just to go see where Loughlin is filming. Dress will be prison orange casual.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2019 04:39 PM (0tfLf)

207
(She was in Fuller House, right?)
Posted by: sinalco


Fuller brush woman

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (aKsyK)

208 Because colleges aren't about education. They're about "developing well-rounded individuals."

It seemed to work for triggly puff.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (kUmUV)

209 The crime must be in not cutting the State in for a piece of the action.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (x/2Z8)

210 Because colleges aren't about education. They're about "developing well-rounded individuals."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:33 PM (I2dne)


I hate that rubbish.

I had an undergrad working in my lab who asked me to look at his application for grad school. I asked him why he included a bunch of crap at the end of the application, and he said it was to show he was well-rounded.

"Well-rounded? Look at the faculty here. Do we look well-rounded to you? For grad students we're looking just like us: monomaniacal, driven, neurotic workaholic types who will work like rats on meth."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (oRUl9)

211 If anything they should RICO DC.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (oVJmc)

212 Did any of this involve no-knock raids with armed agents?

Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (JgA4k)

213 The FBI has also just discovered that the guy who slips the maître d $50 gets a good table. Indictments coming down soon.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (FJYfm)

214 Pounded it flat as a pancake.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (sqQnU)

215 Don't think for a minute the admin for the universities are not aware this shit is happening.
Look, they want the kids of the rich and famous to attend - that way their parents will show up for events, and donate money to the university. It's all about making the school seem high end.

Why is it, over and over, the most liberal people and institutions show themselves to be the slimiest, most money grubbing people imaginable?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (AJj50)

216 They're about "developing well-rounded individuals."

Like the Stay-Puft Man?

Posted by: spindrift at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (sZRzw)

217 people just like us

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (oRUl9)

218 on the upside, at least we now know what all those "sealed indictments" that certain parties have been braying about for so long really are for: ticky tack BS crimes involving no one in DC.

Q-anon is bullshit: always was.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (wlx0a)

219
But hey let's face it. It's very clubby at those places and there are many ways in to the club, all of them are as good as the next. Real world lesson in values of the elite.
=====
this isn't so much a law enforcement operation as it is a pre election democratic donor herd culling.

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (vcG65)

220 She's still doing "When Calls the Heart"
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (LHT0w)

A Christian movie. Double LOL. Janette Oke's going to be so impressed.

Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (yODqO)

221 College made me very well rounded.

Posted by: Trigglypuff at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (AzW6q)

222 I shudder at the thought of academician fucktool bureaucrats getting to decide what is 'well-rounded.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (oVJmc)

223 How much did Barky pay in bribes to get his spawn into Ivy League Schools?

Posted by: Archer at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (gmo/4)

224
This RICO feller ought to do some poking around the FBI, IRS, unsecured email servers, security agencies and Fusion GPS shenanigans.

Just a suggestion ...

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (pNxlR)

225 ==I'd focus on SATs.==

Yeah, but that was part of the whole scam, too. It wasn't just cash bribes. Some facilitation "company" had somebody else smart take the SAT's and submitted them under these kids' names. I think Felicity was part of that and Macy wasn't. He didn't get charged. Both Lori and her husband did.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (tkNkP)

226 195 BRITAIN was tonight plunged into chaos once again as MPs voted to kill off Theresa May's Brexit deal by 391 votes to 242.

Now 993 days after the referendum, and with just 17 days before Brexit, Brits are still in the dark about when or if we will ever leave the EU.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2019 04:37 PM (bim/x)

For the love of God, just call a snap election.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (RD7QR)

227 Glad to see the vaunted FBI hot on the tails of these moms. Glad they've got their priorities straight what with all the sedition and treason going on trying to destroy the duly elected President of the United States. I'm sure St. James Comey approves.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (DChCV)

228 This would be bad - really bad - for about two years. Then watch the price of higher education collapse.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:31 PM (I2dne)
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So let the market sort things out? What would the Feds have left to do then? This can't work.

Posted by: Drc at March 12, 2019 04:42 PM (vbaSG)

229 How did Hogg boy get into Harvard?

Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:42 PM (JgA4k)

230 214 Pounded it flat as a pancake.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM

This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (sqQnU)


Phew. I thought it was about me.

Posted by: Brie Larson at March 12, 2019 04:42 PM (oRUl9)

231 I got into (and out of) college the old-fashioned way! Hold it- that's illegal?! Since when?

Posted by: AOC at March 12, 2019 04:42 PM (x/2Z8)

232 How did Hogg boy get into Harvard?

Daddy was FBI.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:42 PM (LL1Be)

233 "by paying people to take tests for their children, bribing test administrators to allow it to happen, and bribing college coaches and administrators to identify the applicants as athletes."


When the correct people pay the correct people, and for the children no less, than what can be wrong?

Posted by: The New American Left at March 12, 2019 04:42 PM (sy5kK)

234
She's still doing "When Calls the HeartWarrant"

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (LHT0w)



A Christian movie. Double LOL. Janette Oke's going to be so impressed.

Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (yODqO)


Fixed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:42 PM (ptqGC)

235 If a kid was allowed in a school for highs SATS and someone else took the test, or if their head was photoshopped on the body of an actual athlete the kid needs to be kicked out of the school for the fraud.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (AllCR)

236 Glad to see the vaunted FBI hot on the tails of these moms.

Actually, I'm pleased. Universities generally need a lot of sunshine as a disinfectant, and this is a start.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (oRUl9)

237 223 How much did Barky pay in bribes to get his spawn into Ivy League Schools?
Posted by: Archer at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (gmo/4)

Didn't have to, I assume. It would be considered an honor to have a lefty president's spawn attend your school.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (RD7QR)

238 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (1XAal)

239 230 214 Pounded it flat as a pancake.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM

This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at March 12, 2019 04:40 PM (sqQnU)

Phew. I thought it was about me.
Posted by: Brie Larson at March 12, 2019 04:42 PM (oRUl9)

Oh it was about you.

Posted by: N. L. Urker at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (JgA4k)

240 >>> But SATs provide an objective measure of the kid's IQ ...

Couldn't agree more. But I do have some sympathy for their case, which is that a campus full of grinds is not very much fun. I mean, some kids who could get into MIT don't go because it's such a grind culture there.

And the very brightest people are not usually the leaders in society--they just make the leaders look good by inventing things and discovering black holes and shit.

Posted by: spongeworthy at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (35Slc)

241 65: Golf clap.

Posted by: Lynden McLaughlin at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (g2fY3)

242 SNORT: "There can be no separate college admission standard for the wealthy" What a crock. Colleges have always used scholarships for poor but smart kids to keep up standards and let the wealthy do an endowment to get their kids in. And except for Baracka Hussein O. or perhaps Hahhvahrd in general that is not really a big corruption. Yo, world here is this graduate with a crappy GPA, you might want to interview carefully or hire on a temp basis before committing since everyone knows that legacy or endowment enrollees don't have to meet as high of standards.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (eASYU)

243
Loughlin allegedly told the cooperating witness that she would arrange for her daughter to be photographed on a rowing machine to bolster the false claim on the application to USC that her daughter was the crew coxswain for the L.A. Marine Club team, according to court papers.


Lemme guess - she has a lot of swains and she's really interested in each and every one's cox?

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (pNxlR)

244 In 2016 the entire cast of Fuller House did a skit on the Jimmy Fallon show making fun of Trump. Not so funny now is it?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (bLhAC)

245 Glad to see the vaunted FBI hot on the tails of these moms.


Have you seen some of these tail...errr...moms?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (0tfLf)

246 I could care less that rich people bribe their kid's way into college. Until they get rid of AA where dumb kids get in and major in "isms" it just seems rigged for the stupid people.

The only people really screwed are asians and middle class white kids.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (jUVms)

247 195 BRITAIN was tonight plunged into chaos once again as MPs voted to kill off Theresa May's Brexit deal by 391 votes to 242.

Now 993 days after the referendum, and with just 17 days before Brexit, Brits are still in the dark about when or if we will ever leave the EU.
-----------------------
This is good news. A real Brexit is at hand. If the Brits do it Italy will soon join them. Macron and Merkel will cry and the Gillet Jaunes will tear up Paris this weekend and not one newspaper will report it. Things are happening and the globalists are not happy. Not one bit.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (2LelM)

248 235 If a kid was allowed in a school for highs SATS and someone else took the test, or if their head was photoshopped on the body of an actual athlete the kid needs to be kicked out of the school for the fraud.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (AllCR)


Definitely. And the parents need to be fined a boatload of money, enough to pay tuition for another student.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:44 PM (oRUl9)

249 "How did Hogg boy get into Harvard?"

I'm sure he did well on the oral.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 12, 2019 04:44 PM (FJYfm)

250 All nouveau riche. Old money, like the Kennedy's paid "endowments" to universities to get their dumb brats an ivy league education.

Posted by: Archer at March 12, 2019 04:44 PM (gmo/4)

251 How come Hillary is still walking around is a fabulous question

Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 04:44 PM (1XAal)

252 I went through the whole college scam thing with my kids.

I could write pages on what went down with different universities. But the worst, the very worst, was Case Western reserve. They make money by trolling for application fees from students they have no intention of ever admitting.

They send dozens of letters, begging you to apply, promising you scholarships. But it is all just to get the $150 application fee. It has been well publicized, but they still do it.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at March 12, 2019 04:44 PM (AJj50)

253 so we use the FBI because of college fraud? is this some civil rights thing?

Because I think many Colleges are defrauding the parents re education .

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 04:44 PM (gLMhO)

254
BECAUSE SHE'S GOING TO HAVE LOTS OF UNPROTECTED SEX AND YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR ALL THE ABORTIONS.
Posted by: BEN ROTHLISBERGER at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (9gDA7)


LOL! DON'T EVER CHANGE, BEN!

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:44 PM (pNxlR)

255 You know what this means? Pretty Pony John Edwards was right. There are two Americas.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 04:44 PM (+y/Ru)

256 the steady application of wealth, combined with fraud," said U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.

Well! I never...

Posted by: Liz "99.99% Pure" Warren at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (CMq2e)

257
The only people really screwed are asians and middle class white kids.
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Since I'm an American I'm rooting for the white kids. Enough of this racial slavery shit.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (2LelM)

258 A cynical person might think that the FBI, awash in negative publicity from The Trump affair and looking for a quick score that reestablishes them as the premier law enforcement agency in the world, chose to pull this dusty file out of someone's desk drawer and ring its own cowbell.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (pUDQf)

259 I bet the colleges still keep all the bribe money.

Posted by: Sooner at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (Fs5vw)

260 224


This RICO feller ought to do some poking around the FBI, IRS,
unsecured email servers, security agencies and Fusion GPS shenanigans.



Just a suggestion ...

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (pNxlR)


Huh, I'm just hanging with Paolo and the girls by the cabana. You weren't expecting results were you?

Posted by: Agent Rico Suave at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (ymnmz)

261 3 Any chance these celebrities are Obama/Hillary-worshiping gasbags?


Because that would make this story more fun.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:12 PM (ptqGC)

Huffman is. Tweeted out "GO HILLARY!" on Election Night 2016. Bitched about how Trump wants to take birth control away from poor women because he doesn't want the govt. to fund PP.

The money she spent bribing pols could have bought an awful lot of condoms and BC pills.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (d6Ksn)

262 Clicked on the side-bar link.

Posted by: Max Power at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (q177U)

263 The extracurriculars are there so that the entire freshman class isn't Asian or Jewish.

You could try to make the case that the university benefits from having the captain of the HS football team or the girl who spent her summers digging wells in Africa because those people tend to be the ones who rise to positions of leadership and influence in society, and thus are likely to be major donors or to increase enrollment in the school.

But it's mostly about the Jews and Asians.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (wCmLp)

264 The only people really screwed are asians and middle class white kids.
Posted by: Seems Legit at March 12, 2019 04:43 PM (jUVms)

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Right? I think the funniest part is the Jewish kids. For decades it was "we don't want you because you're not white enough" and now it's "we don't want you because you're not black enough."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (AzW6q)

265 195 BRITAIN was tonight plunged into chaos once again as MPs voted to kill off Theresa May's Brexit deal by 391 votes to 242.

Time for a vote of no confidence.

Because God knows, I wouldn't have the slightest confidence in her.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (oRUl9)

266
Then watch the Grievance Studies and sociology departments wither away. Not before time, either.


Those exist because stupid kids need to be able to pass, too.
Part of the 'everyone should go to college' shtick.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:46 PM (oVJmc)

267
I could write pages on what went down with different universities. But the worst, the very worst, was Case Western reserve. They make money by trolling for application fees from students they have no intention of ever admitting.

They send dozens of letters, begging you to apply, promising you scholarships. But it is all just to get the $150 application fee.


They simply cannot shake off their sordid past as being part of Connecticut and that carries over into their current behavior.

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:46 PM (pNxlR)

268 Actually, I'm pleased. Universities generally need a lot of sunshine as a disinfectant, and this is a start.

Oh I agree. Actually, burning them the fuck down (kind of like the radicals tried to do in the '60's) would be my recommended course of action. At least the brainwashing would stop until we could figure out a way to purge the commies out and to get teachers to teach, rather than indoctrinate.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 12, 2019 04:46 PM (DChCV)

269 Are we going to expose all of Washington and Hollywood just to get some dirt on Barron Trump?

I might be okay with that.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 04:46 PM (CMq2e)

270 Felicity Huffman was in "Desperate Housewives."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:46 PM (ptqGC)

271 I'm pretty amazed at the number of people on here who think this is a waste of time of the FBI's time.

First, it wasn't the FBI that uncovered this, according to the lead US atty. this was uncovered when another case the DOJ was working on was talking with a person of interest, who gave them a tip that this was going on.

The DOJ, the IRS, and the FBI spent a year working this case, including wiretapping, etc. They are still investigating, this is the first charges they are making public as the perp in this case has decided to plead guilty in a plea deal with the DOJ this afternoon.


There are 50 people who are named in the charging statement, and many are very wealthy CEO's, etc. Some parents gave $1.5 M to William Singer to arrange to defraud the colleges entrance requirements and get their kids into choice school. The average was $200,000 to $400,000. Singer has been a college entrance coach and owned a company created for such. He also created a fake 501c3 charity to put some of the money into , which these same parents then would donate and receive a tax deduction while the money was laundered back to the college coaches, test takers, etc.


A USC administrator has been arrested for being involved in taking bribes. The Stanford sailing coach has been arrested. The US atty said that these individuals would take their bribe, keep some of it and pass some of it along to the college as a donation from the parent to make things look "legit".


This guy bribed the ACT and SAT test facilitators to allow kids to retake tests, to allow kids to take the tests, then have those tests corrected and accepted, have substitute test takers, etc. College coaches would lie and call a student an athletic recruit even though the person had never played, Yale accepted a soccer player who had never played a competitive soccer game ever, but the Yale coach took a bribe and got the college to accept them as a walk on. They left the team after a couple of weeks, but are still enrolled in school. And the kid who could have qualified on merit is at a junior college somewhere.


The NCAA will be involved in this next and likely the Dept. of Education.


Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (nInlj)

272 Bwahahahaha!!!!

USC is on the list.

Bwahahaha!!!!



Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (0tfLf)

273 "There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."




What? There is already a separate justice system for Democrats. Has nobody been paying attention the last two years?

The FBI needs to be shamed over this, ignoring an acutal Coup against a US President, while some rich parents want to get their kid into leftist colleges by throwing money at them.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (sy5kK)

274 I like this.
It's a gossipy story about celebrities so it will get MSM coverage.

Anything that punctures the reputation of the ruling class is a good thing.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (Rxduq)

275 How is cheating on a test for a college a crime? Where's the victim and how were they harmed?

Posted by: jakee308 at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (hVoJQ)

276 Loughlin allegedly told the cooperating witness that she would arrange for her daughter to be photographed on a rowing machine to bolster the false claim on the application to USC that her daughter was the crew coxswain for the L.A. Marine Club team, according to court papers.

I'm not sure they are even trying with the fraud. The coxswain does not row, they just sit in the back telling everybody else how to do it, kind of like... no, I'm not going to say it.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (kUmUV)

277 My oldest was accepted to three schools - one DII and two DIII - to play lacrosse.He did it by hard work, good grades - current GPA is 3.56 - and no help from outside forces.

This story disgusts me, because these twats will brag for the rest of their lives how "they got into Yale."

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (bkUtD)

278 "For bribes delivered outside normal business hours, please use the special bursar's deposit box provided for that purpose, in an envelope with the applicants name and "CODE BENJAMIN" written clearly on the outside"

Off-topic, re: the JOOO trolling: isn't it stupid that the talking points haven't developed at all in forty years? Given that Highly Politically Active lefty Hebrew organizations haven't had comity with Israel for decades since Israel climbed down off the Socialism Suicide Spire, like fuck are lefty American Jewish organizations standing up for Israel in general, least of all on ethnostate grounds.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (HtLSE)

279 The rich, who buy demorat politicians like cheap candy, also buy liberals in the education system so their children can get into wealthy education schools for the privileged ! Wow, this 'war on the rich' is getting way out of hand, eh '. The demorats are the political aristocracy, in bed with the old money rich aristocracy. So this 9is how wars are fought, eh ? No wonder they laugh at the working class fools that support/vote for them ! (and the poor)

Posted by: ron n. at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (XkVhH)

280 225
==I'd focus on SATs.==



Yeah, but that was part of the whole scam, too. It wasn't just cash
bribes. Some facilitation "company" had somebody else smart take the
SAT's and submitted them under these kids' names. I think Felicity was
part of that and Macy wasn't. He didn't get charged. Both Lori and her
husband did.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 12, 2019 04:41 PM (tkNkP)


Jeebus, not Uncle Jesse!!?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (ymnmz)

281 The easiest way out of Brexit would be to stop sending them the money. They'd throw Britain out.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (oVJmc)

282 They make money by trolling for application fees from students they have no intention of ever admitting.

Seriously.
Look at the fees and charges and rates and shit on the average college bill.

Mandatory years in the dorms. Mandatory meal plans. Mandatory "Be Ashamed of America and Your Dick" classes. Mandatory textbooks purchases for books that never get opened and can't be resold for full price.


The whole fucking thing is a scam.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (LL1Be)

283 all the blatant crime in DC, and this is what the Federal Bureau of Incompetence is spending its time and OUR money on?

what a Fing joke this country has become.

i'm glad as hell i'm not any younger or healthier than i am, and even gladder that i didn't have any kids to leave this stinking mess to.
Posted by: redc1c4 at March 12, 2019 04:38 PM (wlx0a)

They were busy this time last year looking into basketball shoes.

Posted by: golfman at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (OE84+)

284 Just wait until the media 'finds' the person of color who didn't get into school that year because some wonder bread's mom bribed the school.

Damn intersectionality.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (pUDQf)

285 We want to see Trumps transcripts!!!!

Posted by: MSNBC at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (9oE3U)

286 this is what the FBI is wasting their time on? Are you fucking kidding me? Rich people and B list celebs paying to get their moron children into fancy schools, who gives a fuck the degree is worthless anyway.

Posted by: Iron Wombat at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (/qASX)

287 SATs are just about useless these days in measuring intelligence.

The amount of studying specifically for the SATs , the SAT classes and the number of practice tests has taken that away IMHO,



Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (bLhAC)

288 Reason #1693 to eliminate public funding of schools. Fund students instead.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (hjaPQ)

289 I can't wait for the general strike at Evergreen State College because no one offered anyone there a bribe.

Bwahahaha!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (0tfLf)

290 her daughter was the crew coxswain

I'll *BET* she was.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (oVJmc)

291 Life is not fair, is it?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (xJa6I)

292 What I find weird about this is people that are already multi-millionaires care whether their kids go to an Ivy League college or not. Just send them to State U and give them 5-10 million dollars and call it a day. What use is the upper middle class status symbol of a Harvard degree if you are already upper class?

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (hdzef)

293 Then watch the Grievance Studies and sociology departments wither away. Not before time, either.

Those exist because stupid kids need to be able to pass, too.
Part of the 'everyone should go to college' shtick.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:46 PM (oVJmc)


Absolutely right. All those departments should be re-named "High School, Part Deux." Shitcanning those departments would also get rid of a lot of the biggest faculty troublemakers too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (oRUl9)

294 Felicity is a c%nt.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (F8YM0)

295 Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (nInlj)

Everything you just posted x 10000

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (ptqGC)

296 The NCAA will be involved in this next and likely the Dept. of Education.
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What Jen said, plus . . . its culling the herd of potential democratic donors. It is going to disproportionately impact democratic mega donors. Watch.

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (vcG65)

297 So are they going to go after Liawatha because they now dislike the 'game'?

she frauded the school out of a designated student.

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (gLMhO)

298 >>>SATs are just about useless these days in measuring intelligence.



Thankfully, many colleges aren't giving them too much weight anymore. Mo son's best SAT score was 1040, but his grades got him into a good school.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (bkUtD)

299
University of
Spoiled
Children

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (pNxlR)

300 Huffman is. Tweeted out "GO HILLARY!" on Election Night 2016.

To be fair, I may have done the same thing. She was standing at a light.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (jOEDM)

301 "You know what this means? Pretty Pony John Edwards was right. There are two Americas."


Oh, it's been obvious for some time that he was "right" about there being 2 Americas. But if you'd asked him to categorize who was in which one, he would have gotten a lot of that wrong.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (FJYfm)

302

Jeebus, not Uncle Jesse!!?


She's married to Denver Pyle?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (oVJmc)

303 Bill should have a couple of Stooges run Felicity through a wood chipper for screwing up like that

Posted by: Sock monkey wanted: organ grinder, willing to train at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (uSoVh)

304 I can't wait for the general strike at Evergreen State College because no one offered anyone there a bribe.

Bwahahaha!!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (0tfLf)


Evergreen State's acceptance rate is around 98%, IIRC. Which pretty means you only have to have an opposable thumb to get in.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (oRUl9)

305 welli won';t be happy until they kick down the doors of all the administrators at the school.

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 04:50 PM (gLMhO)

306 Oddly, no one is suggesting we tax the privileged colleges at 70% of their income. And then there is the property taxes they don't pay. What's up with that? Some one get Donkey Chompers on the phone.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:50 PM (2LelM)

307 This guy bribed the ACT and SAT test facilitators to
allow kids to retake tests, to allow kids to take the tests, then have
those tests corrected and accepted, have substitute test takers, etc.
College coaches would lie and call a student an athletic recruit even
though the person had never played, Yale accepted a soccer player who
had never played a competitive soccer game ever, but the Yale coach took
a bribe and got the college to accept them as a walk on. They left the
team after a couple of weeks, but are still enrolled in school. And the
kid who could have qualified on merit is at a junior college somewhere.





The NCAA will be involved in this next and likely the Dept. of Education.







Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (nInlj)


I swear to God if you play by the rules you are a f-ing idiot.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2019 04:50 PM (ymnmz)

308 The whole fucking thing is a scam.
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It is, and the scam starts long before college.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 12, 2019 04:50 PM (hjaPQ)

309 So I take it the FBI has rolled up all of the Mexican Drug Cartels, Human Smugglers and the other assorted scumbags that they harrass rich families with bullshit indictments?

If not then this would seem to be a massive mis allocation of resources.

Posted by: Grue at March 12, 2019 04:50 PM (Jacsn)

310 What use is the upper middle class status symbol of a Harvard degree if you are already upper class?
====
its never enough

the emptiness inside

must be filled

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:50 PM (N0a5A)

311 Shitcanning those departments would also get rid of a lot of the biggest faculty troublemakers too.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (oRUl9)

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I think that's a bigger thing than the fact these departments exist to pass through the dolts.

They provide a place for the Academic Industrial Ouroboros to create sinecures for the useless ivory-tower fucksticks they graduated 20 years ago.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (AzW6q)

312 262 Clicked on the side-bar link.
Posted by: Max Power at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (q177U)

That article was right about one thing: Smokeshow family

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (xJa6I)

313 When do we get to raid the sororities, boss?

Posted by: The FBI Is Ready For Action at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (jOEDM)

314 302


Jeebus, not Uncle Jesse!!?

She's married to Denver Pyle?


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:49 PM (oVJmc)



I thought Jim Nabors was dead?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (ymnmz)

315 Which pretty means you only have to have an opposable thumb to get in.

Oook. Ook?

Posted by: A Library Studies Major at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (HtLSE)

316 286 this is what the FBI is wasting their time on? Are you fucking kidding me? Rich people and B list celebs paying to get their moron children into fancy schools, who gives a fuck the degree is worthless anyway.

Posted by: Iron Wombat at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (/qASX)


Yeah, what are they trying to distract us from?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (9oE3U)

317 SCAD owns a huge amount of property in Savannah. They've made terrific improvements to the hysterical district, but they also don't pay a nickle in taxes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (ptqGC)

318 I swear to God if you play by the rules you are a f-ing idiot.
=====
No.

You play by the rules. Don't play their game, play God's.

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (vcG65)

319 anyway I have read even preparatory schools for toddlers are a thing and it takes everything you have and more to get them in.

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (gLMhO)

320 On the next Garage Sale Mysteries, Jennifer buys an old easy chair and finds a photoshopped picture of a white girl's head on Serena Williams' body and follows the leads to a college admissions fraud.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (+y/Ru)

321 What use is the upper middle class status symbol of a Harvard degree if you are already upper class?
Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (hdzef)


It's the Red Queen's Race. Because you're upper class, you can't allow your kids to go to a state school, or else it looks bad.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (wCmLp)

322 Many of these schools are sitting on hundreds of millions if not billions in endowments. Why do they even need a federally backed student loan system?
You know this is not the only scam ring.

Posted by: Iblis at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (OXWT4)

323 >>I swear to God if you play by the rules you are a f-ing idiot.


I know, right?

What's an un-connected, non-wealthy white kid gotta do to get into college these days?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (W+vEI)

324 Why hasn't William Macy been arrested?



His fetching smile?
Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (xqdqQ)


He fled the interview.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (XROPS)

325 You think what's happening is education is bad, step back and reflect on what bill and hill have gotten away with !

Posted by: ron n. at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (XkVhH)

326 Wonder what Obozo paid?

'Course we cannot prosecute Hillary for treason but rich stupid kids and their equally stupid parents get the whole hog . . . . fuck this!

Besides, none of these bozos would have gotten a STEM degree; gotta know your shit. Womyn's Studies and Drama Departments hardest hit.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (QMwOT)

327 317 SCAD owns a huge amount of property in Savannah. They've made terrific improvements to the hysterical district, but they also don't pay a nickle in taxes.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (ptqGC)

Those SCAD signs everywhere were an eyesore. But I give them props for maintaining those lovely old buildings.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 12, 2019 04:53 PM (xJa6I)

328 107 Damn,

What is it with my socks today??


i go by thickness.

Posted by: steven wright at March 12, 2019 04:53 PM (sGtp+)

329 Mandatory years in the dorms. Mandatory meal plans. Mandatory "Be Ashamed of America and Your Dick" classes. Mandatory textbooks purchases for books that never get opened and can't be resold for full price.


The whole fucking thing is a scam.
Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (LL1Be)

The NC Legislature has capped tuition.

The 16 state sponsored schools found a way around that.

FEES!!!!

In-state tuition FT $3,267

Fees $1,267

Fees itemized...

https://bit.ly/2PVg7lm

Insane

Posted by: golfman at March 12, 2019 04:53 PM (OE84+)

330 My boner is so hard right now, I'm utilizing it for noodling flathead catfish.

Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 04:53 PM (LuPts)

331
Can I pay somebody to find my ass?



I got no idea where I left it.

Posted by: Brie Larson at March 12, 2019 04:53 PM (9X624)

332 Yet Soros walks free, owns property and can continue his unfettered destruction of The United States of America.

Good thing they're cracking down on flower children buying their flower children indoctrination........
Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2019 04:14 PM (9gDA7)

Meh, the higher education system is corrupt, but the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2019 04:53 PM (nPGq2)

333 274 I like this.
It's a gossipy story about celebrities so it will get MSM coverage.

Anything that punctures the reputation of the ruling class is a good thing.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (Rxduq)

I agree.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 12, 2019 04:53 PM (d6Ksn)

334 William Macy was great in The Cooler.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 04:54 PM (bLhAC)

335 306: yup, there is a FB meme that comes up every so often with some mega church preacher, maybe the prosperity gospel ones. I'm usually late but sometimes if the share is not too dated I'll chime in with "yup, look at the Clinton Global Initiative and all the fake foundations, the churches are small potatoes in the 'tax free' charity scam bidness"

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at March 12, 2019 04:54 PM (eASYU)

336 318
I swear to God if you play by the rules you are a f-ing idiot.

=====

No.



You play by the rules. Don't play their game, play God's.

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:51 PM (vcG65)

I hear you.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2019 04:54 PM (ymnmz)

337 334 William Macy was great in The Cooler.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 04:54 PM (bLhAC)

And in Fargo

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (xJa6I)

338 Doubt Boss Hogg got into Harvard on his good looks only, took some cash from someone.

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (BbGew)

339 t's a gossipy story about celebrities so it will get MSM coverage.

Anything that punctures the reputation of the ruling class is a good thing.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (Rxduq)

-------

True dat.

If you want a social problem to gain traction with the public, look to a celebrity.

Posted by: Jussie and His Bleach Friends at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (AzW6q)

340
From the sound of things, the one daughter who was admitted to USC was a committed major in Cockholstering.

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (pNxlR)

341 I almost took a job with a guy who helped kids with their college admissions applications. I got the definite impression I would be writing their essays word for word (all the kids were non-English speakers) so said no thanks and left the office, feeling kind of dirty.
This college business gets worse all the time, doesn't it, even though it's run by the pure left!
Hmmm.....

Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (qlTN9)

342 His fetching smile?
Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2019 04:19 PM (xqdqQ)


He fled the interview.
====
ha ha, was it like that scene in Fargo? Where he tried to crawl out the bathroom window?

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (PHzkX)

343 >>Anything that punctures the reputation of the ruling class is a good thing.



Heh, yes!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (W+vEI)

344 I'm with Sean Davis.

Who cares if parents try to buy their kids into college while the SoS is selling secrets to China?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (51k37)

345 Gosh, it would be a shame if Tom Hanks or Spielberg pulled shenanigans to get their spawn into good schools.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (ptqGC)

346 this is what the FBI is wasting their time on?

We've also been hearing that there are people who buy and sell tickets outside of stadiums- for a profit!

If we find this to be true, oh, you don't wanna be there.

Posted by: The FBI at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (n/eZB)

347 William Macy was great in The Cooler.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 04:54 PM (bLhAC)

And in Fargo
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (xJa6I)



And his department store's pretty great too!

Posted by: naturalfake at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (9X624)

348 What's an un-connected, non-wealthy white kid gotta do to get into college these days?

In my case (2004), get >=1500 on the SAT and have a couple semesters of horrible anxiety due to cost and experience anxiety's effects on GPA...

Not that I'm bitter or anything.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (HtLSE)

349 292 What I find weird about this is people that are already multi-millionaires care whether their kids go to an Ivy League college or not. Just send them to State U and give them 5-10 million dollars and call it a day. What use is the upper middle class status symbol of a Harvard degree if you are already upper class?
Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at March 12, 2019 04:48 PM (hdzef)

It's totally about social climbing. This is people who made a stack of new money trying to have a credential to look less money-grubbing.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (RD7QR)

350 271 I'm pretty amazed at the number of people on here who think this is a waste of time of the FBI's time.
---------------------


Because the FBI should be investigating the active Coup to overthrow the President of the United States instead.

And they are not. In fact, their leadership was in on it. And most of the national press continues to cover it up.

So yes, laws were broken in the college admissions scandal. To many, it is pretty much re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (sy5kK)

351 Have the FBI found Hillary's emails yet? Asking for a Friend.

Posted by: Hillary C at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (jUVms)

352 304 Evergreen State's acceptance rate is around 98%, IIRC. Which pretty means you only have to have an opposable thumb to get in.

just one? asking for a friend.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (sGtp+)

353 "This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth, combined with fraud," said U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.

"There can be no separate college admission for wealthy...



But there is a TOTALLY fucking separate system for the right sex , race, language, foreign nationality, national origin, genitalia-licking-preference, and sufficient radical left-wing activism, right Matthew?

Because that is GOOD!

Fuck these people.


Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (LL1Be)

354 William Macy was great in The Cooler.

And in Maude.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (oVJmc)

355 Well, this explains why they weren't concerned about all Hillary's lies, cheating and crimes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (+y/Ru)

356 Fact: Charities are required to spend 5% of their endowments each year. The exception: universities.

Fact: the 35 most prestigious universities in the U.S. have endowments large enough, that if they were required to spend 5% they would not need to charge tuition.

Fact: we spend $45 billion each year on tuition. If we had a $900 billion endowment, college would be free. We already have $300 billion in endowments.

The state and federal government spends $100 billion/year to support universities. Put that in endowments and in 6 years all colleges could be free.

Then tax all students $5,000/year.

Instead of paying $100 billion to colleges, colleges would make money for the government.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (AJj50)

357 I almost took a job with a guy who helped kids with their college admissions applications. I got the definite impression I would be writing their essays word for word (all the kids were non-English speakers) so said no thanks and left the office, feeling kind of dirty.
This college business gets worse all the time, doesn't it, even though it's run by the pure left!
Hmmm.....
Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (qlTN9)

Could've been been the next James O'Keefe.

Posted by: golfman at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (OE84+)

358 Some one needs to tell Felicity and Lori about Goucher College.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (2LelM)

359 300 plus FBI and IRS agents worked on this case. And we're better for it.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (4e+hS)

360 Damn,

What is it with my socks today??

i go by thickness.
Posted by: steven wright


That's what she said.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (LHT0w)

361 Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2019 04:47 PM (nInlj)

I agree with you 100%. I think it's entirely appropriate for the Feds to get involved in this. It's interstate fraud, and no better than electoral fraud.

Who was hurt? Kids who didn't get in because these shitheads did. Who else was hurt? The universities, for having their reputations damaged. Also, graduates of those universities, for having their credentials (if legitimately acquired) besmirched. Last, the country as a whole, first for having said shitheads inflicted on us, and for undermining the impression that hard work and merit count.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (oRUl9)

362 323 >>I swear to God if you play by the rules you are a f-ing idiot.


I know, right?

What's an un-connected, non-wealthy white kid gotta do to get into college these days?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (W+vEI)

Private Christian schools and get a
B.S. in Math, Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering or Computers. Never have to worry about a job outside your field (read: barista).

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (QMwOT)

363 Right? I think the funniest part is the Jewish kids. For decades it was "we don't want you because you're not white enough" and now it's "we don't want you because you're not black enough."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Jews were considered white for all 19th and 20th century eugenicists.

Charles Darwin's bitch boy, Thomas Henry Huxley, had Jews and all of the Mediterranean people squarely in the 'white' column. Even labeled them 'Aryans.' Sound familiar?

Posted by: weft cut-l00p at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (Hk+Y0)

364 looking for a quick score that reestablishes them as the premier law enforcement agency in the world, chose to pull this dusty file out of someone's desk drawer and ring its own cowbell.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM


Needs more cowbell.

Posted by: THE Duncanthrax at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (sqQnU)

365 Evergreen State's acceptance rate is around 98%, IIRC. Which pretty means you only have to have an opposable thumb to get in.


It's really more of a Day Care Center.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (oVJmc)

366 We've also been hearing that there are people who buy and sell tickets outside of stadiums- for a profit!

If we find this to be true, oh, you don't wanna be there.
Posted by: The FBI at March 12, 2019 04:55 PM (n/eZB)

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LOL

Count me in the group that thinks the FBI has better shit to do, like cleaning their own fucking house.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (jUVms)

367 I know, right?

What's an un-connected, non-wealthy white kid gotta do to get into college these days?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (W+vEI)
++++++++++++++
A college? Apply and go. The "right" college? Good damn luck.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (I2dne)

368 He's hiding out in a motel room in South Dakota.
Posted by: Benji Carver at March 12, 2019 04:20 PM (OD2ni)

He ought to hide in the ladies' changing room at a Macy's store. Nobody would think of looking for him there.

And, to go OT, I am savoring the first cuppa covfefe brewed in my new kitchen, using kitchen water, and kitchen electricity. Tastes real fine, it does.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (nPGq2)

369 I would think a Hummer from Aunt Becky would get you in just about anywhere?

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (HvRkE)

370 Any chance these kids would have qualified under affirmative action standards? Oh, I know, Questions They'll Never Ask for $1000, Alex.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (jOEDM)

371 So
Like a panty raid?

Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (1XAal)

372 Why ISN'T William H. Macy charged? He's Huffman's husband.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2019 04:36 PM (so+oy)

Maybe he turned her in...?

Posted by: antisocialist at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (2shuf)

373 I wonder how many Hollywood elites actually attended, or finished, college? They probably want their kids to accomplish something they never did. And it has to be a top tier school for bragging rights at cocktail parties.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (ptqGC)

374 He fled the interview.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (XROPS)

well played.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at March 12, 2019 04:59 PM (LJzIf)

375
And his department store's pretty great too!
Posted by: naturalfake at March 12, 2019 04:56 PM (9X624)


Well, his cadres of Santa Clauses are certainly top notch!

Posted by: no fooks to give at March 12, 2019 04:59 PM (pNxlR)

376 The stuff the FBI is going public on now are what they were working on building a case a year or two ago. This is what Sessions was up to instead of firing and busting corruption in his own house.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 04:59 PM (39g3+)

377 Matthew = Andrew
whatever.

AUSA Asshole.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 04:59 PM (LL1Be)

378 348 What's an un-connected, non-wealthy white kid gotta do to get into college these days?

Pick a cheaper school. They are out there.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at March 12, 2019 04:59 PM (AJj50)

379 Because the FBI should be investigating the active Coup to overthrow the President of the United States instead.

Embrace the power of "and."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:59 PM (oRUl9)

380 Lori Laughlin was smokin' hot in the Full House days. The gams on that dame!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2019 04:59 PM (DQjsT)

381 373 I wonder how many Hollywood elites actually attended, or finished, college? They probably want their kids to accomplish something they never did. And it has to be a top tier school for bragging rights at cocktail parties.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 04:58 PM (ptqGC)


Hell, half of them dropped out of high school.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (oRUl9)

382 > Evergreen State's acceptance rate is around 98%, IIRC. Which pretty means you only have to have an opposable thumb to get in.

It's really more of a Day Care Center.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (oVJmc)


Day care centers have adult supervision.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (t+qrx)

383 Charles Darwin's bitch boy, Thomas Henry Huxley, had Jews and all of the Mediterranean people squarely in the 'white' column. Even labeled them 'Aryans.' Sound familiar?

There are still only three recognized main ethnic categories, and Jews are not Mongoloid or Negroid. That's just one left: Caucasoid.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (39g3+)

384 330 My boner is so hard right now, I'm utilizing it for noodling flathead catfish.
Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 04:53 PM (LuPts)

Please, please, please do NOT post the pics.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (QMwOT)

385 Charles Darwin's bitch boy, Thomas Henry Huxley, had Jews and all of the Mediterranean people squarely in the 'white' column. Even labeled them 'Aryans.' Sound familiar?
Posted by: weft cut-l00p at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (Hk+Y0)

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Yeah, I'm just talking about the Ivies, though. For them, the Catholics were barely considered white enough for club life.

Most of America doesn't have head-in-ass syndrome like the Ivies, then or now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (AzW6q)

386 There is no doubt in my mind that the Clintons had to lay down some serious cash to get their dullard daughter into Stanford, Oxford, and Columbia.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (oiNtH)

387 Because the FBI should be investigating the active Coup to overthrow the President of the United States instead.

The best part is they wouldn't even have to leave the office.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (oVJmc)

388 Well, I'm glad to see that the FBI is doing important work.

On that topic, can we talk about the Chinese and other foreign students who routinely and famously cheat on their standardized tests and english aptitude tests to get in to US colleges? And how the colleges wink and nod and look the other way because foreign students often pay the full sticker price?

Because that's pretty obnoxious as well.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (GBteo)

389 What a fucking waste of time and money

Posted by: It's me donna at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (O2RFr)

390 I found the humble earnestness of William Macy's role as The Shoveler in Mystery Men at least worth a B-.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (HtLSE)

391 "Who was hurt? Kids who didn't get in because these shitheads did. Who else was hurt? The universities, for having their reputations damaged. Also, graduates of those universities, for having their credentials (if legitimately acquired) besmirched. Last, the country as a whole, first for having said shitheads inflicted on us, and for undermining the impression that hard work and merit count."

Meh. Those kids have always gotten in to the top schools. How do all the Kennedys get into Harvard when they're dumb as posts? Hell, the Dems have told us for years that GW Bush was practically retarded, and he got into 2 Ivy League schools. These people were just clumsy about it.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (FJYfm)

392 Who was hurt? Kids who didn't get in because these shitheads did. Who else was hurt? The universities, for having their reputations damaged. Also, graduates of those universities, for having their credentials (if legitimately acquired) besmirched. Last, the country as a whole, first for having said shitheads inflicted on us, and for undermining the impression that hard work and merit count.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (oRUl9)
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The first one there is the most important one you mentioned, and probably provable. The last one is important but not provable. The perpetrators losing reputation is self-inflicted and just.

I suspect we're gonna see donors forming class actions. Schools always talk about integrity when soliciting donations. If it turns out they were scoundrels, donors may well have a claim for damages. I'd love to see some endowments shrink.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (I2dne)

393 Evergreen State's acceptance rate is around 98%, IIRC.

Who are these 2%? People's goldfish? Journalists?

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (f6lTY)

394 365 Evergreen State's acceptance rate is around 98%, IIRC. Which pretty means you only have to have an opposable thumb to get in.

It's really more of a Day Care Center.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 04:57 PM (oVJmc)


A drop-in psychiatric clinic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (oRUl9)

395 Do I care about this? Yes, of course I do. Because now I know how much an affirmative action admit is worth.

Would I pay $50K to get my kid into a better school? For the right major, yeah probably would.

Posted by: JEM at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (8erNz)

396 In a way anyone stupid enough to pay that kind of money to get their spawn into shitty colleges probably get exactly what they deserve? Ripped off. And their little kids get a sex education with some drugs thrown in

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (bim/x)

397 OT: Ahhhh, diversity!

Somali Woman Charged With Terrorizing North Dakota Neighborhood Previously Tied to Human Sex Trafficking Case

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (+y/Ru)

398 I know, right?

What's an un-connected, non-wealthy white kid gotta do to get into college these days?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2019 04:52 PM (W+vEI)

I had no problem getting in to colleges. I just didn't go to top tier schools.

Also, saved a lot of money that way.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (GBteo)

399 Who are these 2%? People's goldfish? Journalists?
Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (f6lTY)


Democrats.

I think my late beloved golden retriever could be valedictorian there.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (oRUl9)

400 She's still doing "When Calls the Heart"

Posted by: rickb223
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I knew that!

*hangs head in shame*

Posted by: Tonypete at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (Y4EXg)

401 >>Would I pay $50K to get my kid into a better school?


Good Money after Bad.

The kid would do better off with a Vocation.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (HvRkE)

402 Just thought the amazing thing was the way investigations go in the federal government surprised the kids in question haven't graduated already.

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (BbGew)

403 Somali Woman Charged With Terrorizing North Dakota Neighborhood Previously Tied to Human Sex Trafficking Case
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 05:01 PM (+y/Ru)

That sentence could really be read two ways.

I'm not clear who is tied to human sex trafficing -- the woman or the neighborhood.

Nice headlining.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (GBteo)

404 Would I pay $50K to get my kid into a better school? For the right major, yeah probably would.

If I had it? Fuckin Ay.


The problem here as mentioned before is that the government hates being cut out of any potential graft.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (LL1Be)

405 If your child's mental capacity and work ethic are such that you have to pay someone to take the SAT in their lieu, what are the odds they're actually going to successfully complete 7-9 years of undergrad studies?

Wouldn't that money be better spent just purchasing a degree and a sinecure at a big firm?



(I just wanted to use the word 'lieu' in a sentence)

Posted by: Muldoon at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (m45I2)

406 >>Somali Woman Charged With Terrorizing North Dakota Neighborhood Previously Tied to Human Sex Trafficking Case


Diversity weaves the most beautiful tapestry.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2019 05:03 PM (HvRkE)

407 Felicity's husband: "I answered the darn--I'm cooperating here! Alright I'll do a damn lot count. Darn tootin'".

Posted by: rex hh at March 12, 2019 05:03 PM (YLzLe)

408 Because the FBI should be investigating the active Coup to overthrow the President of the United States instead.

What?! Nah, President Roosevelt is doing fine.

Posted by: The FBI at March 12, 2019 05:03 PM (f6lTY)

409 There are still only three recognized main ethnic categories, and Jews are not Mongoloid or Negroid. That's just one left: Caucasoid.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Thomas Henry Huxley broke it down into 9:

Bushmen
Polynesians
Negroes
Negritos
Melanochroi
Mongoloids
Australoids
Esquimaux
Xanthochroi

Posted by: weft cut-l00p at March 12, 2019 05:03 PM (Hk+Y0)

410 Just thought the amazing thing was the way investigations go in the federal government surprised the kids in question haven't graduated already.
Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (BbGew)

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If one of them showed up on Insta in MAGA hat, she'd already be in Gitmo.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 05:03 PM (AzW6q)

411 Somali Woman Charged With Terrorizing North Dakota Neighborhood Previously Tied to Human Sex Trafficking Case

Please explain to me whether the electorate of North Dakota had anything to say about installing their Mogadishu?

Posted by: JEM at March 12, 2019 05:03 PM (8erNz)

412 (I just wanted to use the word 'lieu' in a sentence)
Posted by: Muldoon at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (m45I2)

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I liked it.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 12, 2019 05:03 PM (jUVms)

413 I would pay the extra money to have gone to an ivy league or a t14 law school.

Since neither was an option, I went second tier for important stuff and third tier for my masters. Which I would wholly recommend to anyone.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:04 PM (GBteo)

414 I do some historical work that involves poring over old newspaper scans. Prior to WW1 and for a bit afterward, non-whites in the crime news were always identified as such: "John Moore, negro" or "Jane Smith, Indian" and such.

Italians were ID'd the same way, included as non-whites: "Guido Sarducci, Italian..."




Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2019 05:04 PM (DQjsT)

415 Speaking of celebrities, has anyone noticed that Brie Larson has no ass?

Posted by: Sooner at March 12, 2019 05:04 PM (Fs5vw)

416 (I just wanted to use the word 'lieu' in a sentence)

BAN LIEU!
-a confused Frenchman

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 12, 2019 05:04 PM (HtLSE)

417 Because the FBI should be investigating the active Coup to overthrow the President of the United States instead


No money to be seized there. Follow the $$$.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 05:04 PM (LL1Be)

418 This FBI case goes straight to the heart of Harry Potterism. There will be war.

Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 05:04 PM (2LelM)

419 Good Money after Bad.

The kid would do better off with a Vocation.
Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (HvRkE)

Or, for that matter...what do they call someone who graduated from a lower-tier medical school?

Doctor.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (2shuf)

420 I just love the way Esquimaux is spelled, its so ridiculously excessive and French. How many extraneous letters can we squeeze into a word?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (39g3+)

421 The perpetrators losing reputation is self-inflicted and just.

Yep, but that's a wobbler, IMO. The question is who knew about it at the university. The coaches etc. who were complicit, sure. Ring 'em up.

But garden-variety faculty have no connection with admissions (at the undergraduate level). (There's usually a separate department that does ONLY undergraduate admissions.) And those faculty now have to endure smirks etc. about things which they had no part in doing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (oRUl9)

422 ==Why ISN'T William H. Macy charged? He's Huffman's husband.==

Well obviously he convinced the FBI that he din do nuffin.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (tkNkP)

423 The problem here as mentioned before is that the government hates being cut out of any potential graft.

Also, think of the massive endowments they're sitting on.

This'll be funny if The Left devours its very own headquarters. Academia is, I believe, their true home, their incubation system, their credentials scheme.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (n/eZB)

424 College coaches would lie and call a student an athletic recruit even though the person had never played, Yale accepted a soccer player who had never played a competitive soccer game ever, but the Yale coach took a bribe and got the college to accept them as a walk on. They left the team after a couple of weeks, but are still enrolled in school.

Interesting. Just got a blast e-mail from Yale's president (Peter Salovey, a psychologist, dontcha know) imploring the "Yale Community" to believe that he is "profoundly dismayed and disturbed by what we have learned." Salovey himself ought to be shitcanned for his coddling of the undergrad Antifas-in-training; alumni donations are way down since the Halloween costume tantrum of a couple years back and similar incidents showing that Salovey has all the cortical integrity of a pithed frog.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (3C9q2)

425 This FBI case goes straight to the heart of Harry Potterism. There will be war.
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Will it be magical?

Will Hogwort's Fall?

Can I get a butterbeer with that popcorn?

Posted by: Felicity (not so much) at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (PHzkX)

426 Talk about shameless.

Posted by: Joe at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (mBmF/)

427 This FBI case goes straight to the heart of Harry Potterism. There will be war.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 05:04 PM (2LelM)

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Harvard, Cambridge, and the Half-Wit Prince

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (AzW6q)

428 Posted by: Snaderbatch


That is not I. It's also not cool.

It's not exactly socking a regular, but it's close enough that alexthechick texted me to as if that were I.

'Tisn't.


So, 7uiTk, please find an original nic.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (fuK7c)

429 The less education someone has the more they overvalue and think its important. High school dropouts insist their kids need a college degree to get anywhere.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (39g3+)

430 Apparently no MAGA hats involved

Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (1XAal)

431 If you're asking for sympathy for faculty of any university involved----ah, no.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (jUVms)

432 >>How many extraneous letters can we squeeze into a word?


Hold my Lager, Pillipe.

Posted by: Germany at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (HvRkE)

433 422 ==Why ISN'T William H. Macy charged? He's Huffman's husband.==

Well obviously he convinced the FBI that he din do nuffin.
Posted by: corn and beans at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (tkNkP)

It's entirely believable to me that he completely ignored his ridiculous wife and her antics and had no idea what was going on.

And I don't even know anything about him or his wife.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:07 PM (GBteo)

434 I do some historical work that involves poring over old newspaper scans. Prior to WW1 and for a bit afterward, non-whites in the crime news were always identified as such: "John Moore, negro" or "Jane Smith, Indian" and such.

Italians were ID'd the same way, included as non-whites: "Guido Sarducci, Italian..."

Posted by: Guy Smiley

Fr Michael O'Malley - Translucent

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2019 05:07 PM (LHT0w)

435 Man, that YouTube video embedded in the sidebar link is enlightening. This chick is pretty but damn, she's awful if this is indicative. Gross. Physical 1. Actual 0.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 05:07 PM (I2dne)

436 Why ISN'T William H. Macy charged? He's Huffman's husband

I can easily buy that a hollywood husband would have no clue whatsoever what his wife is up to. But then again, Macy kinda patented the believable innocent who is up to no good role.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:07 PM (39g3+)

437 I think they got serious about this scheme because they were paying ringers to take the test for the kid, as well as buying off the proctors, et al., which suggests that the whole effing testing scheme is totally corrupt.
So parents are going to begin to get a little angry...

Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2019 05:07 PM (qlTN9)

438 >>That is not I. It's also not cool.


Socking an actual commentor is not allowed.

Mocking one, is.



Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2019 05:08 PM (HvRkE)

439 If there was a body double, then Trump would go to bed every night with 2 Melanias.

2 scoops. 2 Melanias. 2 terms.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 12, 2019 05:08 PM (KazWI)

440 Felicity is from a wealthy NY family and is married to a Morgan Stanley partner. I'mma guessing the kids are morons. Her family wealth seems to come from being ammunition manufacturing.
Posted by: Puddin Head at March 12, 2019 04:25 PM (2LelM)

Does she have nice rockets?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2019 05:08 PM (nPGq2)

441 That is not I. It's also not cool.

It's not exactly socking a regular, but it's close enough that alexthechick texted me to as if that were I.

'Tisn't.

So, 7uiTk, please find an original nic.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (fuK7c)
+++++++++++
I thought you were trying on a new hat. Thanks for clarifying. And yeah, that's shitty.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 05:08 PM (I2dne)

442 Why ISN'T William H. Macy charged? He's Huffman's husband.==


Maybe they figured he'd suffered enough.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 05:08 PM (oVJmc)

443 429 The less education someone has the more they overvalue and think its important. High school dropouts insist their kids need a college degree to get anywhere.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (39g3+)

I think there's a lot of truth in that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:08 PM (GBteo)

444 Hold my Lager, Pillipe.

No the Germans pronounce every letter, they all are there for a reason. The French just add letters to look good when spelled out. Eskimo. Esquimaux

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:08 PM (39g3+)

445 Mocking one, is.


I considered that. I even considered that it might be you.

But no, it's just regular posting.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (fuK7c)

446 I just love the way Esquimaux is spelled, its so ridiculously excessive and French. How many extraneous letters can we squeeze into a word?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (39g3+)

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The French looted all those vowels from the Welsh in the Linguistic Wars.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (AzW6q)

447 >>No the Germans pronounce every letter, they all are there for a reason.


Yeah. They use letters and words like an erector set.

But they use a lot of parts to do some pretty simple things.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (HvRkE)

448 The only time its okay to sock someone's actual real spelled name is if its obvious you're not serious and that is clearly not them. Like "Barack Obama" posting on here about how much he likes butts and cannot lie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (39g3+)

449 The less education someone has the more they overvalue and think its important. High school dropouts insist their kids need a college degree to get anywhere.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (39g3+)
++++++++++
Education is important. That said, conflating "college" with "education" has become a serious mistake.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (I2dne)

450 And how the fuck does Aunt Becky know shit about how things "are supposed to be done" to get into college?

In Failifornia, shitting on the street is considered a Gaia-given right.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (LL1Be)

451 I do some historical work that involves poring over old newspaper scans. Prior to WW1 and for a bit afterward, non-whites in the crime news were always identified as such: "John Moore, negro" or "Jane Smith, Indian" and such.

Italians were ID'd the same way, included as non-whites: "Guido Sarducci, Italian..."

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"Paddy O'Rourke, drunken Irishman". OK, the drunken was just implied.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2019 05:10 PM (+y/Ru)

452 >>I thought you were trying on a new hat.


Nope. Still pink.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2019 05:10 PM (HvRkE)

453 437 I think they got serious about this scheme because they were paying ringers to take the test for the kid, as well as buying off the proctors, et al., which suggests that the whole effing testing scheme is totally corrupt.
So parents are going to begin to get a little angry...
Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2019 05:07 PM (qlTN9)

Yeah, it's a big money business in China.

...And frankly, I'm sure it is here, too.

In fact... sounds like a good career prospect for me.

Taking SATs, GREs and LSATs for people for money.

I'd have to be paid reallly well though to sit through any of those fucking tests again.

Oh, and I probably look way too old to fit in with the kids now that I think about it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:10 PM (GBteo)

454 So, 7uiTk, please find an original nic.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Yeah, whoever that be, move on.

Posted by: weft cut-l00p at March 12, 2019 05:10 PM (Hk+Y0)

455 If your child's mental capacity and work ethic are such that you have to pay someone to take the SAT in their lieu,

Posted by: Muldoon at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (m45I2)

$75K no less.

Posted by: golfman at March 12, 2019 05:10 PM (OE84+)

456 Three big differences between me and Chelsea Clinton when it comes to schooling.

1. My parents weren't politically connected.
2. I found alternative ways to pay for school.
3. I actually became a Pediatric Cardiologist.

She's a lackwit, not worthy of my scorn.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 12, 2019 05:10 PM (m45I2)

457 And those faculty now have to endure smirks etc. about things which they had no part in doing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (oRUl9)

Those very same faculty are complicit in many other things that directly responsible for the decay of higher education in America, so while the holder of an endowed chair in 16th Century Low Country Lesbian verse may not have known that the retard in her 10:00am lecture didn't belong at Stanford, she still is responsible for the destruction of real scholarship.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 05:10 PM (wYseH)

458 My daughter declared that she wanted to go to UC Santa Barbara. She was excited about joining a sorority, all of the parties, beaches, etc. When I inquired about her academic major, she just stared at me blankly. Then we all laughed and laughed.

She is now 25 and is a very successful retail manager sans UCSB.

Posted by: Cheri at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (oiNtH)

459 The rich, the elite, the politically connected are using their influence and their wealth to buy favor! HOW LONG has this been going on?!

Color us shocked!

Posted by: The FBI at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (Zo1XC)

460 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (fuK7c)

haha, your hash is almost a bad word.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (GBteo)

461 Stand back and watch me sock Rothlesberger !

Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (1XAal)

462 The only time its okay to sock someone's actual real spelled name is if its obvious you're not serious and that is clearly not them. Like "Barack Obama" posting on here about how much he likes butts and cannot lie.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (39g3+)


Ben Roethlisberger is actually a frequent commenter, but everyone thinks it's a gimmick. Which is sad, really. He's just trying to be helpful.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (t+qrx)

463 Stupid Rich Kids need diplomas, too!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (oVJmc)

464 By the way these Bints bribed their daughter's way in USC....I mean OJ went there? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (bim/x)

465 Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.
"There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either

-sure

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (gLMhO)

466 Here's what responsible people do. We have kids here who told me today they figure their tax withholding so that at the end of each year they get a check. When they get the refund they take the whole amount and make a big payment on their student loans.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (GkuQ/)

467 Jesus. How hard could it be to get into USC?

Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (LuPts)

468 Give them all the Manafort treatment.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (hECVl)

469 By the way these Bints bribed their daughter's way in USC....I mean OJ went there? LOL
Posted by: Nevergiveup


He played football, in case you weren't aware.

Posted by: weft cut-l00p at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (Hk+Y0)

470 465 Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.
"There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either

-sure

Lol....

Posted by: It's me donna at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (O2RFr)

471 If your child's mental capacity and work ethic are such that you have to pay someone to take the SAT in their lieu, what are the odds they're actually going to successfully complete 7-9 years of undergrad studies?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (m45I2)


We ran into the snooty liberal mother of one of my son's friends, who told us that her precious was going to go to Berkeley (an answer to mom's prayers to Gaia), but then caught "senioritis," as she put it (aka "jerking off") and ended up going to Cal State Long Beach.

She said with wry amusement. (I was thinking that I'd have put my size 12 squarely in his ass, but never mind.) It was obvious she hadn't had your thought. If Timmy were jerking off at home, right under his parents' eyes, what did they think he would do out on his own?

I never liked the little a-hole, who was a smug hipster type wearing his ironic fedora. I think he's even money to go in for drug dealing at college.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (oRUl9)

472 I assume that admissions bribery has occurred from the time Universities established admissions standards. This one though was so big and centralized that the FBI has no choice but to investigate. I also assume that they probably doubled the amount of time necessary to investigate the case.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (bLhAC)

473 I hope nobody drags my momma into this conversation.

Posted by: Forest Gump at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (Pp8LH)

474 "process crimes"


Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (LL1Be)

475 Good grief. I just watched some of the video in the sidebar of Lori Loughlin's idiot daughter, and I lost IQ points.

Great parenting job, Lori and spouse. Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (ptqGC)

476 412 (I just wanted to use the word 'lieu' in a sentence)
Posted by: Muldoon at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (m45I2)


My attorney will be in touch.

Posted by: Ted Lieu, D-California (personal friend of a couple friends but still dumb as a post) at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (8erNz)

477 Because it's illegal to give a bribe, US companies usually get caught when in a third world shithole wear bribes are common place.

I feel it really hurts US based business.
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at March 12, 2019 04:30 PM (dKiJG)

Big scandal right now in Canada related to SNC Lavalin, a company joined at the hip with the Liberal government, having been caught bribing officials in Libya, and elsewhere. Could make the government fall, but I'm not holding my breath for that one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (nPGq2)

478 Yeah, what are they trying to distract us from?
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This

Posted by: Drc at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (vbaSG)

479 I though Rothlesbereger was a shared sock like Mary Clogenstein


??

Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (1XAal)

480 The only time its okay to sock someone's actual real spelled name is if its obvious you're not serious and that is clearly not them.

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You hear that, Morons?

QUIT SOCKING ME. I'm jus' tryin' to live!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (AzW6q)

481 (I just wanted to use the word 'lieu' in a sentence)

Posted by: Muldoon at March 12, 2019 05:02 PM (m45I2)

These sub-retard children of the Hollywood elite aren't fit to clean the lieu at any great university....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (wYseH)

482 Dishwasher: Geschirrsp üler

Lover: Lebensabschnittpartner

Protective insurer: Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften

Danube Captain: Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:14 PM (39g3+)

483 Like "Barack Obama" posting on here about how much he likes butts and cannot lie.

That wasn't me, but he's not wrong!

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 12, 2019 05:14 PM (n/eZB)

484 Here's what responsible people do. We have kids here who told me today they figure their tax withholding so that at the end of each year they get a check. When they get the refund they take the whole amount and make a big payment on their student loans.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (GkuQ/)


Have these financial wizards figured out that they provided the Treasury with an interest-free loan for the year?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:14 PM (oRUl9)

485 Yeah, what are they trying to distract us from?
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This
Posted by: Drc at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (vbaSG)

That's a fooking long list.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 12, 2019 05:14 PM (xPJvm)

486 Being stupid and rich doesn't make you a criminal.

But to the grasping cocksuckers in the Federal system, it sure makes you a target.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 05:14 PM (LL1Be)

487 He played football, in case you weren't aware.
Posted by: weft cut-l00p at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (Hk+Y0)

I hear he took some cooking classes there also, major in cutlery

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2019 05:14 PM (bim/x)

488 Here's what responsible people do. We have kids here who told me today they figure their tax withholding so that at the end of each year they get a check. When they get the refund they take the whole amount and make a big payment on their student loans.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (GkuQ/)
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I guess those student loans weren't used for classes like "fiscal discipline" or "math." They could calculate the difference in withholding each check and put it in a high-yield savings account and earn a couple of points instead of giving an interest-free loan to the government.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (I2dne)

489 CBD, 3 fingers of Queen Margo scotch as approval of that comment.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (5hE5B)

490 Hallmark channel is not gonna appreciate Aunt Becky... I imagine she will be out as they are pretty straight laced... Which I actually like. sappy as their stuff is

Posted by: It's me donna at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (O2RFr)

491 My heart feels like an allegator

Posted by: Regular joe at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (+3PQx)

492 You just know Meghan McCain benefitted from the same arrangements
======

I know, right?!

Posted by: Chelsea Clinton at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (JcXHH)

493 Which is sad, really. He's just trying to be helpful

I agree, its heartbreaking watching Ben try to explain and educate us and all he gets is laughter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (39g3+)

494 486 Being stupid and rich doesn't make you a criminal.

But to the grasping cocksuckers in the Federal system, it sure makes you a target.


No, mostly it makes you a Senator.

Posted by: John Forbes Kerry at March 12, 2019 05:16 PM (8erNz)

495 Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 05:09 PM (fuK7c)

haha, your hash is almost a bad word.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (GBteo)

Exactly. If I was 7c, I'd be offended.

Posted by: antisocialist at March 12, 2019 05:16 PM (2shuf)

496 I never liked the little a-hole, who was a smug hipster type wearing his ironic fedora. I think he's even money to go in for drug dealing at college.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:12 PM (oRUl9)

So now would be a good time for an Obama sock, no?

Posted by: golfman at March 12, 2019 05:16 PM (OE84+)

497 Still can't imagine why the FBI bothered with this... Unless the people on the list wore MAGA hats

Posted by: It's me donna at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (O2RFr)

498 3 fingers of Queen Margo scotch

Posted by: Ben Had at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (5hE5B)

Hah! It's supposed to be damned good! I can't find it around here....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (wYseH)

499 haha, your hash is almost a bad word.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:11 PM (GBteo)

Exactly. If I was 7c, I'd be offended.


Sailing the 7cs?

Posted by: John Forbes Kerry at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (8erNz)

500 Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.
"There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either


That's right. By races only, as God intended it.

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (CMq2e)

501 We were quite grateful to be able to send one son to UT and his brother to A&M. They got no preferences from either school.

From our perspective A&M treated parents as treasured customers while UT shat all over the relationship.

Both graduated with zero debt and that's the way we wanted it.

Posted by: DanMan at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (XTiHL)

502 "Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:14 PM (oRUl9)"


They don't care. Many of them are quants. Lol. It's usually a few thousand dollars. They know they can't tap into it during the year- which they would do with something else.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (GkuQ/)

503 Hallmark channel is not gonna appreciate Aunt Becky... I imagine she will be out as they are pretty straight laced... Which I actually like. sappy as their stuff is
Posted by: It's me donna at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (O2RFr)

Every now and then my wife will tell me, "You might want to go hiking next Saturday. I feel a Hallmark binge coming."

Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (xPJvm)

504 I guess those student loans weren't used for classes like "fiscal discipline" or "math." They could calculate the difference in withholding each check and put it in a high-yield savings account and earn a couple of points instead of giving an interest-free loan to the government.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 05:15 PM (I2dne)
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Or, even better, take that amount they are over-withholding and pay down the loan in real time, which is superior. Do they not understand how interest works? That paying more early is *much* better than paying more later? Each dollar they routinely overpay on their minimums is doing more help than a big chunk once a year - even if the total amount of overpayment is the same...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (I2dne)

505 479 I though Rothlesbereger was a shared sock like Mary Clogenstein


??
Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (1XAal


They are. And if I tell you how I know this I'll have to kill you.

Posted by: Sooner at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (Fs5vw)

506 nood

Posted by: weft cut-l00p at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (Hk+Y0)

507 Hallmark channel is not gonna appreciate Aunt Becky... I imagine she will be out as they are pretty straight laced... Which I actually like. sappy as their stuff is
======

That's exactly why I like it.

It's nice not wondering when the lesbian plot twist is going to come in.

And no single moms - unless they are widows.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (JcXHH)

508 Yeah those Alabama football players at the SEC Pro Football Combine and Oh, Yeah "University" are definitely not denying a space to a serious student.

Definitely.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (LL1Be)

509 Germans are big on taking phrases that we say with multiple words and turning them into one word. Like motor vehicle liability insurance becomes Kaftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung or head district chimney sweep is now Bezirksschornsteinfegermeister

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:18 PM (39g3+)

510 I just wanted to use the word 'lieu' in a sentence


It's against the Style Guide to use in a Paris suburb, that would result in a ban lieu.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 05:18 PM (fuK7c)

511 They don't care. Many of them are quants. Lol. It's usually a few thousand dollars. They know they can't tap into it during the year- which they would do with something else.
Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (GkuQ/)
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So they do math for a living but lack the discipline to pay down their debts even though the math is easy for them to do? Sad.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2019 05:18 PM (I2dne)

512 Meanwhile the assholes in DC pull more strings than a kitten with a ball of yarn.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 12, 2019 05:18 PM (9Om/r)

513 I though Rothlesbereger was a shared sock like Mary Clogenstein


??
Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 05:13 PM (1XAal)

There can be only one.

In this case, two.

Many try.

Many fail.

Posted by: golfman at March 12, 2019 05:18 PM (OE84+)

514 Just read up on Felicity Huffman - damn, talk about filthy rich "old money".

Posted by: antisocialist at March 12, 2019 05:18 PM (2shuf)

515 I guess those student loans weren't used for classes like "fiscal discipline" or "math."

If they understood either of those they wouldn't go into debt a hundred grand for a degree they'll never use.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:19 PM (39g3+)

516 Still can't imagine why the FBI bothered with this... Unless the people on the list wore MAGA hats

Hmmm, some well-concocted rumors could really spice this game up...

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 05:19 PM (oTMWb)

517 Mongoloid or Negroid. That's just one left: Caucasoid.


********

I've met more than a few that I would categorize as Hemorrhoid.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 12, 2019 05:19 PM (m45I2)

518 Good grief. I just watched some of the video in the sidebar of Lori Loughlin's idiot daughter, and I lost IQ points.

Great parenting job, Lori and spouse. Jeebus.
---------------------
Imagine how she votes. Keep in mind her vote counts just as much as yours does(likely more because it will be counted more than once). We are lost. This is who will be in charge in a few years.

Posted by: Drc at March 12, 2019 05:19 PM (vbaSG)

519 Have these financial wizards figured out that they provided the Treasury with an interest-free loan for the year?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 05:14 PM (oRUl9)

I think that in the grand scheme of things, that loan to the Feds still makes sense, if the alternative was no saving at all.

But of course there are better, easy ways of saving, so your point stands.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 05:19 PM (wYseH)

520 We were just trying to save some poor person from racking up college debt they couldn't afford.

- Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 12, 2019 05:20 PM (p0nVR)

521 Basketball player: oderkorbal shpieler

Posted by: DanMan at March 12, 2019 05:20 PM (XTiHL)

522 The French:
The A the U the I the T the E the C the S and the X are silent.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 12, 2019 05:20 PM (KazWI)

523 Posted by: DanMan at March 12, 2019 05:17 PM (XTiHL)

Congrats. Both schools are not the easiest to get in . What's the name of A&Ms 'minor league' college where those that did not get into A&M go to while still hoping they can in the future?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 05:20 PM (bLhAC)

524 446 I just love the way Esquimaux is spelled, its so ridiculously excessive and French. How many extraneous letters can we squeeze into a word?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:05 PM (39g3+)
------
The French looted all those vowels from the Welsh in the Linguistic Wars."

The English are just as bad, in their own way, meaning that the way they spell things has little to do with how they pronounce them. They turn Worchestershire into a two syllable word.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2019 05:20 PM (Kpl3J)

525 Nood

This was a fun one.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 05:20 PM (oTMWb)

526 Danube Captain: Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitaen


You left out his cap. That's a

Donaudampfschifffahrtslinieseekapitänsmütze.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 05:22 PM (fuK7c)

527 Basketball player: oderkorbal shpieler

Der Korbballspieler, I think you tried to type. Phone didn't like that, huh?

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 05:22 PM (oTMWb)

528 Like motor vehicle liability insurance becomes Kaftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung or head district chimney sweep is now Bezirksschornsteinfegermeister

And what about schwannstucker?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2019 05:22 PM (Kpl3J)

529 Wow, I guess I was lucky 20 years ago to get in early admission to one of the schools named here with zero connections, no sport to play, and only one international academic publication to my name.

Posted by: vampo at March 12, 2019 05:24 PM (gJAok)

530 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 05:19 PM (wYseH)

Well today they would have made .3% interest in a savings account. On 2k that's six bucks. Or a grande latte at Starbucks.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 12, 2019 05:24 PM (bLhAC)

531 Does the SAT ACT people have some government connections I am not aware of? Because if not, this should be a civil matter. Entrance to college too unless it was a state school then it is in state court not federal.. What gives?

Posted by: Catman at March 12, 2019 05:26 PM (oLiTF)

532 Because God knows, I wouldn't have the slightest confidence in her.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 04:45 PM (oRUl9)

She is a minge of no value.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2019 05:29 PM (nPGq2)

533 388 Well, I'm glad to see that the FBI is doing important work.

On that topic, can we talk about the Chinese and other foreign students who routinely and famously cheat on their standardized tests and english aptitude tests to get in to US colleges? And how the colleges wink and nod and look the other way because foreign students often pay the full sticker price?

Because that's pretty obnoxious as well.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 12, 2019 05:00 PM (GBteo)
----------------------------
In fairness to the Chinese students, they don't cheat to get into schools so they can party for 4 years.
They cheat to get into schools so they can spend 4 years cheating to get A's and B's.

/I denounce myself.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 12, 2019 05:29 PM (Rxduq)

534
Wow
Watch how mitt Romney blows out candles

No germs on the cake perhaps

Posted by: Yo! at March 12, 2019 05:34 PM (1XAal)

535 That is not I. It's also not cool.

It's not exactly socking a regular, but it's close enough that alexthechick texted me to as if that were I.

'Tisn't.


So, 7uiTk, please find an original nic.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 05:06 PM (fuK7c)

Thanks for clearing that up. I was puzzled, thought at first you might be playing games with the nic for some reason.

Shows up in some of the other threads, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2019 05:47 PM (nPGq2)

536 No the Germans pronounce every letter, they all are there for a reason. The French just add letters to look good when spelled out. Eskimo. Esquimaux
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 05:08 PM (39g3+)

In case you missed it, English also invariably places a "u" after "q". There is a town on Vancouver Island called "Esquimault". Pronounced "ess-kwy-malt", accent on the "kwy".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2019 05:52 PM (nPGq2)

537 Exploitation (athletic dollars), culling the riff-raff (thereby fostering elitism), and pushing an agenda (your political activism is just what we're looking for!).

Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Found that colleges like, in this order:
1. Grades/class rank
2. Test scores
3. Athletes
4. Scouts (boys or girls)
5. outside school - music or the arts
6. Charity work

Your kid needs them all to get in - its a long process and stressful for the student and parents

Posted by: Boswell at March 12, 2019 06:10 PM (32YRo)

538 And how the colleges wink and nod and look the other way because foreign students often pay the full sticker price?

Because that's pretty obnoxious as well.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

Works that way for certain college level sports, too - had a coach tell us foreign students athletes are favored, they pay full boat and he saves a scholarship - ugh.

Posted by: Boswell at March 12, 2019 06:14 PM (32YRo)

539 200 agents. AYFKM? Where are the 200 agents assigned to fentanyl? Or human trafficicking? Or--wait for it--rooting out the criminals at the FBI, DOJ and CIA who tried to rig an election?

Let me know when somebody gets fired for ignoring the tips on Nikolas Cruz. 17 dead kids and nobody even missed lunch.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 12, 2019 06:21 PM (Ndje9)

540

One big arse distraction while one braze GOP soul releases documents that the fbi won't clear for release.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 12, 2019 06:23 PM (0xPsI)

541 Besides, Lori can't be guilty--she's cute.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 12, 2019 06:25 PM (Ndje9)

542 Every time an actor goes to jail, an angel gets its wings.

Posted by: Max Entropy at March 12, 2019 07:29 PM (ur/Uv)

543 Lori's going to The Full Big House.

Posted by: Ddad99 at March 12, 2019 07:43 PM (DWOe1)

544 But falsifying your heritage is A-OK with the FBI.

Posted by: socalcon at March 12, 2019 08:48 PM (Roy2Z)

545 If you are ever on a jury in a FBI case, you can always let anyone go as innocent, just as they did Hillary.

Posted by: Kafiroon at March 12, 2019 09:11 PM (BKuNR)

546 This is somehow a pressing national concern?

It's time to shutter the FBI and DOJ and start over.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (+Kpte)

547 The Deep State is just pissed off that these parents have the effrontery to pay for their children's education, so-called.

Posted by: jbspry at March 12, 2019 10:10 PM (d/n9j)

548 $500k to get into USC? Should have just sent the kids to Chico State, they could get in there for a McDonalds gift Certificate!

Posted by: Anon at March 13, 2019 12:29 AM (MUqHf)

549 Δ

Posted by: Braenyard at March 13, 2019 01:38 AM (ePWRo)

550 η

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