Is the FBI Trying to Rehabilitate Its Tattered Reputation By Overpublicizing What Is, Let's Face It, a Fairly Rinky-Dink College Bribery Scandal?

I saw the FBI preening about this and disliked them even more than I had before. These were real crimes, and they should be punished; but the stagecraft of the announcement was purely political. It wasn't about law enforcement; it was about public relations.

PJ Media's Morning Briefing notes this, as well as the typical federal overkill of sending men with drawn guns to arrest what I guess turns out to be a Very Very Dangerous Housewife:

Lori Loughlin, one of the Hollywooders involved in the college bribery scandal, is out on $1 million in cash money. Loughlin paid $500k smackers to get her kids into USC. The system is not taking kindly to this bribery operation. Hollywooder Felicity Huffman was the recipient of some Elian Gonzalez treatment.

I'm guessing the FBI needs to rehabilitate itself after the agency's Trump scandals dominating the headlines for the last couple of years. With clowns like Comey, McCabe, Lisa Page and various and sundry DOJ employees engaged in questionable anti-Trump political activity, the FBI and DOJ need some redemption. Folks are probably scratching their heads wondering what it is they actually do for America at the agency. This is a great case everyone can rally around and point fingers at: rich people buying favor. What's not to like?

Hey, FBI? Maybe use that RICO act you used here to start going after a criminal conspiracy that operates across state lines to beat and intimidate citizens from expressing their first amendment rights. Go after Antifa.

What, no stomach for that?

Oh well then, keep picking easily-demonized targets the public can have a collective sneer at and think, "Boy, that FBI sure is protecting me."

My problem isn't that I have sympathy for rule-breakers and cheaters. My problem is that I feel manipulated into supporting the FBI -- which corruptly cooperated with the DOJ's plan to immunize all of Hillary's fellow conspirators and insulate her from any legal consequence -- by their offering up a nice, easy Two Minute Hate we can all shout ourselves horse in denouncing.

We don't like schools who arrange payments for athletes who are, by NCAA rules, not to be compensated for their athletic work. But how much should we really get enraged when we see a school doing so?

What I'm saying is -- this is just a law enforcement agency doing standard, and frankly, not terribly important law enforcement work.

Why are we now all national spectators cheering on the FBI to Really Get Those Bad Guys Good?

I mean, I know why: Because the FBI is exploiting the intense anxiety of parents of college-age children to place their kids in a school that will increase their social status. (And they also think this will increase their prospects of making a good living, though there's a lot of evidence that says that's a straight-up delusion of the masses.)

So the FBI is exploiting emotionally vulnerable, anxious parents and giving the nation a Hate Object we can enjoy hissing at.

All to increase its own popularity.

Yay government? Yay FBI?


Posted by: Ace of Spades at 11:48 AM




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Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (GBteo)

2 in a grey box

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (GBteo)

3 I just realized, this college bribery scandal explains CNN

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (T09ml)

4 and yeah, that was my first reaction as well -- this seems like a kind of silly thing in the grand scheme of life, I'm not sure why it's such a big deal.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM (GBteo)

5 I really don't get this case. USC is not Harvard.

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (vWMNq)

6 First they came for Aunt Becky....

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (HB5Gm)

7 Spot on Ace.

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (eP/lw)

8 2
in a grey box

Minx upgrade ??

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (vWMNq)

9 This Singer guy says he did this for a whole hell of a lot more than this batch, including more big names. And he's cooperating. I'll reserve judgement till all the shoes have dropped.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (4AeKb)

10 Probably trying to hide the Lisa Page testimony drop.

Posted by: GregV61 at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (FLpne)

11 Are the Clinton/Obama gang all indicted?
No.
Then you're just play-acting.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (FhXTo)

12 6 First they came for Aunt Becky....
Posted by: Forheremenaremen at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (HB5Gm)

Yeah, seems really dumb to arrest her with guns drawn. Is she really a danger?

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (eP/lw)

13 Thought the guys with drawn guns came for Huffman?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (4AeKb)

14 5 I really don't get this case. USC is not Harvard.

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (vWMNq)

Eh, I lost any respect for harvard a couple years back when they made Chelsea Manning a fellow.

Is harvard guilty of crimes for calling Chelsea a fellow too? Just trying to keep up with the fake science BS.

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (eP/lw)

15 Corgis called.

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (vWMNq)

16 Make FBI/DOJ Great Again!
Fire Them All and Start Over.

FTASO - needs work.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM (FhXTo)

17 Elliot Ness wept.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 14, 2019 11:46 AM (aS1PU)

18 The guns were in case William H. Macy was home - dude is a lethal weapon.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:46 AM (oZ6kz)

19 Yes. Next question.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:46 AM (pw+jk)

20 I try not to be a College Snob because, well, I don't have a lot of room to talk, but....

Needing to bribe one's way into....USC?

USC?


Hm.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 14, 2019 11:47 AM (tVWQB)

21 I really don't get this case. USC is not Harvard.

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (vWMNq)

Say what, bitch!--OJ.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:47 AM (3sjI6)

22 I'd be curious to know how many children of Our Betters got into various institutions not based on their "stellar" academic years?

In particular: Clinton spawn, Biden spawn, Kennedy spawn, etc.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:47 AM (ptqGC)

23 EH, mighty white of you Ace.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (pw+jk)

24 One reason it's good that pixy never updates the site is because we'd lose the charm of our esteemed host being so shaky at the mechanics of formatting, like Beto behind the wheel after a three Modelo lunch.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (oZ6kz)

25 I'd be curious to know how many children of Our Betters got into various institutions not based on their "stellar" academic years?

In particular: Clinton spawn, Biden spawn, Kennedy spawn, etc.
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Need you ask?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (vg8iE)

26 True, they're still overlooking the corruption of other rich white women.

Posted by: vrf at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (4wIc1)

27 Aunt Becky turned herself in, pre-arranged. The Gestapo-raid was Huffman.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (4AeKb)

28 Next the FBI will go after those unlicensed lemonade stands that pop up in the summer.

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (BXMxN)

29 Lori Loughlin, one of the Hollywooders involved in the college bribery scandal, is out on $1 million in cash money. Loughlin paid $500k smackers to get her kids into USC.


$400k were tax write offs as charitable contributions. The IRS takes a dim view of that.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (LHT0w)

30 I'm not sure, I think the potential for this is huge. 50 people indicted is a round number, that means they probably had more, maybe a LOT more. And if these B level actresses and CEOs are doing it, then tons more people are doing it. They just haven't been caught yet or identified yet.

And it strikes at the heart of the entire university system, because meh, so you spend 500K to get your child into the school. That child still has to do the school stuff, or else they'll just get a 0.0 and drop out after one semester. These children not only aren't dropping out, they're also bragging about doing little to no work. That means the schools are protecting them. So the corruption is far broader than just some spoiled celebs and a few fixers.

Posted by: arminius256 at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (382aI)

31 After years of a terrible witch hunt against a good man, I'm glad they finally found an OJ from USC that's actually guilty of something.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (oZ6kz)

32 First they came for Aunt Becky....
Posted by: Forheremenaremen at March 14, 2019 11:43 AM (HB5Gm)

Yeah, seems really dumb to arrest her with guns drawn. Is she really a danger?
Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (eP/lw)

She's a woman. Hear her roar.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (3sjI6)

33 The "B" stands for Beto!

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (LWu6U)

34 Just criminals chasing criminals is all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (4knXT)

35 Yeah, seems really dumb to arrest her with guns drawn. Is she really a danger?

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (eP/lw)


What about Roger Stone? They marched his wife out of the house, barefoot and in her nightgown, to stand in the street for the neighbors to gawk at.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (ptqGC)

36 I seem to recal the FBI and ATF trying a similar public relations ploy about 20-plus years ago, after the Ruby Ridge debacle.


In a little town in Texas,





Waco

Posted by: RhubarbRanch at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (ZcYE6)

37 Thank goodness that criminal woman didn't have a dog

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (O2RFr)

38 Yeah, seems really dumb to arrest her with guns drawn. Is she really a danger?
Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (eP/lw)

sigh. They didn't.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (4AeKb)

39 Rich, drunk and stupid is not a bad way to go through life, son.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at March 14, 2019 11:50 AM (4knXT)

40 I really don't get this case. USC is not Harvard.

Posted by: Off the reservation



Loughlin is only one of about 50 families all across the country that did this. Only reason she's getting the spotlight is because of name recognition.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:50 AM (LHT0w)

41 Rich, drunk and stupid is not a bad way to go through life, son.
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Dunno. Worked out pretty well for me.

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (vg8iE)

42 The real scandal is that Harvard accepted David Hogg *without* being bribed.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (oZ6kz)

43 Willowed myself and China Uncensored is a decent channel.

262
232 Just out of curiosity, why do you think China is in Africa,


Belt and Road (China Uncensored):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTWO8jlU4WA

And his most recent video documents the application of Belt and Road to Europe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XHdGPT11fk

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (vWMNq)

44 I also don't think the FBI thinks it has a tattered reputation to repair. I think it is that delusional and that wrapped in their own leftist bubble.

Posted by: arminius256 at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (382aI)

45 William H. Macy wasn't arrested. Just his wife.

I wonder if he was unaware of what Felicity was up to? I don't envy the conversations in that house.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (ptqGC)

46 Since it is the FBI, I would just as soon let these people off the hook.

Posted by: blaster at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (9VeU0)

47 Hundreds of agents to nab these college admissions cheats..

but no answer on the Vegas shooter...

PRIORITIES !

Posted by: McCool at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (sZaoP)

48 Will they do away with the legacy system now because that also potentially takes a spot away from some otherwise deserving kid?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (bLhAC)

49 So in the sidebar ads (at least for me) there's a photo of the pretty lady who's photoshopped into approximately half of all clickbait ads on the internet. The one in the grey shirt. I'm sure you've all seen her.

Her boobs were always somewhat ludicrously photoshopped from the get-go, but I've noticed over a couple years, that it's just become comically disproportionate.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (AzW6q)

50 35 Yeah, seems really dumb to arrest her with guns drawn. Is she really a danger?

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (eP/lw)

What about Roger Stone? They marched his wife out of the house, barefoot and in her nightgown, to stand in the street for the neighbors to gawk at.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (ptqGC)

Yup, that was dumb too. Loved how Stone put a shirt on, because he knew the raid was coming.

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (eP/lw)

51 FBI exonerated?

Gonna take even more than Efrem Zimbalist Jr. coming back to life to get their lost moxie back.

Posted by: Lump at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (G99vu)

52 Jane, he knew, he's included in some of the transcripts of the phone calls they have.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (oZ6kz)

53 Yeah, it's super horrible that rich people can buy access to college that the rest of us lack. That never happens with respect to anything else.

These people's real crime is that they were coarse or gauche. They didn't have the decency to be born a Gore or a Bush. Because we all know that Al and W. earned their places in prestigious schools for sure.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (iys0/)

54 36 I seem to recal the FBI and ATF trying a similar public relations ploy about 20-plus years ago, after the Ruby Ridge debacle.


In a little town in Texas,





Waco
Posted by: RhubarbRanch at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (ZcYE6)


Yep.

Posted by: rickl at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (xjiRE)

55 William H. Macy wasn't arrested. Just his wife.

I wonder if he was unaware of what Felicity was up to? I don't envy the conversations in that house.
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From what I understand, he knew, but they didn't have enough evidence to get him. She did all the dirty work.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (vg8iE)

56 That means the schools are protecting them. So the corruption is far broader than just some spoiled celebs and a few fixers.
Posted by: arminius256


Coaches. Professors. Possibly Deans.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (LHT0w)

57 sigh. They didn't.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (4AeKb)

Thanks Smiley, yeah, I looked at the PJ morning brief and you're correct that it says Huffman. Hopefully Ace will update it.

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (eP/lw)

58 These children not only aren't dropping out, they're also bragging about doing little to no work. That means the schools are protecting them. So the corruption is far broader than just some spoiled celebs and a few fixers.

If you're a clean black man who speaks with no discernible negro dialect, you get all those services for free.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (4knXT)

59 40 Loughlin is only one of about 50 families all across the country that
did this. Only reason she's getting the spotlight is because of name
recognition.


And that's odd too. Why are they shining it on one of their own. Did she offend someone or is it just the FBI/DOJ completely out of control?

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (vWMNq)

60 Trump should order the IRS to do away with college endowments tax free status. Oh the howling would be immense, long, and delicious.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (pw+jk)

61 Just criminals chasing criminals is all.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 11:49 AM (4knXT)

Yo! Just bein' a turf war. You stay off ow kohnas an' we won't bust a cap in yo ass.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (3sjI6)

62 William H. Macy wasn't arrested. Just his wife.

I wonder if he was unaware of what Felicity was up to? I don't envy the conversations in that house.
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From what I understand, he knew, but they didn't have enough evidence to get him. She did all the dirty work.
Posted by: bicentennialguy


Just knowing should make him an accessory.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (LHT0w)

63 These people's real crime is that they were coarse or gauche. They didn't have the decency to be born a Gore or a Bush. Because we all know that Al and W. earned their places in prestigious schools for sure.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 14, 2019 11:51 AM (iys0/)



I will see your Gore and Bush and raise you one dumbass Chelsea Clinton.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (4knXT)

64 I'm sitting here staring at the current University system. My pick for the day is a dude, about 6'1 or 2" and maybe 200 lbs. Sporting a man-bun. Wearing sandals and a flower print set of women's silk pajamas.
What the ever loving F**k!!!???

I hope this idiot takes my class.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (0tfLf)

65 How about "no"?
How about they have some defendants who are celebrities, which always leads them to publicize*, and this is a scandal that is easily relatable to people, and the federal government tends to go after tax fraud.

*Raymond Chandler covered this in his Philip Marlowe books.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (hLRSq)

66 Another thought, maybe they could use RICO to go after ms-13 and the mex cartels importing illegal aliens after they rape the women and children.
maybe that one too.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (r+sAi)

67 Loughlin is only one of about 50 families all across the country that

did this. Only reason she's getting the spotlight is because of name

recognition.
And that's odd too. Why are they shining it
on one of their own. Did she offend someone or is it just the FBI/DOJ
completely out of control?


Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (vWMNq)


It was the tax fraud. The idiots were so arrogant as to write off the bribes to the fake charity. That caught the eye of the IRS.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (ptqGC)

68 From the previous thread...

Take money out of your left pocket and put it in your right pocket.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2019 11:45 AM


No. Money always flows from the right pocket to the left pocket!

Posted by: Democratic Socialists at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (Sp1Lf)

69 5 I really don't get this case. USC is not Harvard.

Posted by: Off the reservation




It's better than Goucher College.

Posted by: pep at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (TpAxy)

70 If you're the paranoid type, sure, could be stray voltage. Some stupid shit to distract the proles from serious stuff that might be an embarassment to the Uniparty or people with pull, like Harvey Weinstein or someone else.

It's a tempest in a teacup that did have the happy result of reminding me of Lori Loughlin and her superior DNA fruits.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (bcbK8)

71 From what I understand, he knew, but they didn't have enough evidence to get him. She did all the dirty work.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:52 AM (vg8iE)

I thought that's what women did.--Shameless Little Bill Macy.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (3sjI6)

72 look squirrel!!!

Posted by: FBI at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (9oE3U)

73 lol Diogenes.

We hope so too.

Posted by: SMH at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (RU4sa)

74 Meh. I don't see it as the FBI protecting me. I'm Canadian, after all, and don't have kids to worry about.

I see it simply as Democrat fuckwads getting their comeuppance, and am enjoying the schadenfreude.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (nPGq2)

75 I don't care. If selected for the jury, I would probably vote to acquit. I have that little respect for the FBI at this point.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (KGZnU)

76 And fuck the FBI. Dismantle it. I'm tired of having a Secret Police.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:55 AM (bcbK8)

77 No. Money always flows from the right pocket to the left pocket!
Posted by: Democratic Socialists at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (Sp1Lf)

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The 1st Law of Scammodynamics

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2019 11:55 AM (AzW6q)

78 I sleep a little easier knowing that the 20 kids nationwide that got into college without the academic merit necessary to do so have been dealt with.

Now, I'm off to watch some college basketball. There's some really good one-and-done players on television today!

Posted by: Dumbf*ck American Citizen at March 14, 2019 11:55 AM (gCzjH)

79 I just love how these thots are so dumb that mommy had to bribe their way into USC.

Posted by: mugiwara at March 14, 2019 11:55 AM (HhNKC)

80 Hundreds of agents to nab these college admissions cheats..

but no answer on the Vegas shooter...


You don't need to know about the Vegas shooter...

*waves hand, invokes the Force*

Posted by: Obi Wan Comey at March 14, 2019 11:55 AM (4knXT)

81 Thanks Smiley, yeah, I looked at the PJ morning brief and you're correct that it says Huffman. Hopefully Ace will update it.

But they would have except that Aunt Becky was out of the Country... From what I've read she spent way more in bribes than the other woman so the odds are pretty good she would have gotten the same early morning guns drawn raid.

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 11:55 AM (O2RFr)

82
I'm sitting here staring at the current University system. My pick for
the day is a dude, about 6'1 or 2" and maybe 200 lbs. Sporting a
man-bun. Wearing sandals and a flower print set of women's silk
pajamas.

What the ever loving F**k!!!???

I hope this idiot takes my class.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (0tfLf)


Fingers crossed!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:55 AM (ptqGC)

83 just love how these thots are so dumb that mommy had to bribe their way into USC.
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Once a failure of a parent, always a failure of a parent.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:56 AM (vg8iE)

84 64 I'm sitting here staring at the current University system. My pick for the day is a dude, about 6'1 or 2" and maybe 200 lbs. Sporting a man-bun. Wearing sandals and a flower print set of women's silk pajamas.
What the ever loving F**k!!!???

I hope this idiot takes my class.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (0tfLf)

I blame the late 60's/early 70's.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 11:56 AM (bcbK8)

85 Yeah, seems really dumb to arrest her with guns drawn. Is she really a danger?
Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 11:44 AM (eP/lw)

Do we have any verification that it actually happened this way? Defense attirneys sometimes like to say this to generate outrage (I've been accused, and used their own clients surveillance video to prove otherwise).

Not saying it couldnt happen (Roger Stone was serious overkill), just that it has become an outrage generator

Posted by: Elliot at March 14, 2019 11:56 AM (IC8Yt)

86 Hundreds of agents to nab these college admissions cheats..


but no answer on the Vegas shooter...


PRIORITIES !

--

And still, Hillary Clinton and Imran Awan are free.


Posted by: shibumi, recently married at March 14, 2019 11:56 AM (6vFO7)

87 Sadly, poor Olivia Jade's YouTube career is going down the tubes.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (ptqGC)

88 I don't care. If selected for the jury, I would probably vote to acquit. I have that little respect for the FBI at this point.
Posted by: Colonel Kurtz


It would be a hard toss up.
I have even less respect for rich, entitled twats.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (LHT0w)

89 Once a failure of a parent, always a failure of a parent.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 11:56 AM



Raise your children, you get to spoil your grandkids.
Spoil your children, you get to raise your grandkids.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (0tfLf)

90 Sadly, poor Olivia Jade's YouTube career is going down the tubes.
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We're always hiring!

Posted by: Pornhub at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (vg8iE)

91 Where did Beto go to school?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (ptqGC)

92 they can have rehabilitation when they arrest Hillary

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (RKQ/v)

93 Is it a real crime?
Was there a law broken here? Seriously, i don't know if there was (but then, i am not a laywer)

What was stolen? Who was hurt? Was something broken? Seems to me a straight up transaction. "I, Mrs. Hottie, will give you, the bumblefuck educators, barrels of cash-money if you let me stunning-hot daughters into your second rate university."

Done and Done.
Who cares, and why should they?

Posted by: mrshad at March 14, 2019 11:58 AM (kkNqO)

94 >>>3 I just realized, this college bribery scandal explains CNN

Posted by: TANSTAAFL

amusingly and piquant!

Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 11:58 AM (PbpT7)

95 Yesterday I didn't know who Lori Loughlin was. Today I don't care who she is.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 14, 2019 11:59 AM (4knXT)

96 I'm just surprised that they got this treatment... That's usually reserved for anyone who was an acquaintance of orange Man bad

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 11:59 AM (O2RFr)

97 Sadly, poor Olivia Jade's YouTube career is going down the tubes.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (ptqGC)

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Oh, this'll probably launch her into full on "influencer" status (whatever that actually means).

Millions of dumb young chicks just became aware of her, and they'll be tuning in on YT for her pearls of wisdom. Some company will probably start paying her to lurk around high-profile events prominently using their product.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2019 11:59 AM (AzW6q)

98 Bahahaha!

A $500 billion civil lawsuit filed by a parent on Wednesday in San Francisco accused 45 defendants of defrauding and inflicting emotional distress on everyone whose "rights to a fair chance at entrance to college" were stolen through their alleged conspiracy.

Jennifer Kay Toy, a former teacher in Oakland, California, said she believed her son Joshua was not admitted to some colleges, despite his 4.2 grade point average, because wealthy parents thought it was "ok to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children's way into a good college."

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 14, 2019 11:59 AM (jp0Bv)

99 How many people are arrested for drunk driving? How many people not named Mel Gibson have their drunk driving arrest become national news and an AoSHQ meme?

Celebrities get the celebrity treatment with full publicity.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 14, 2019 11:59 AM (hLRSq)

100 It IS amusing that Olivia Jade was on the yacht of a USC board member when she heard mommy had been arrested.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 11:59 AM (ptqGC)

101 yeah, antifa and Soros money to Media Matters, the propaganda machine used by (CIA's?) CNN ... and all that open borders crowd that are intent on replacing Americans with the third world ...


The college scam thing is useful for a little agitprop against the "rigged system", but it does not replace lack of prosecution for the Mueller Coup or the Lynch/Comey cover up of sedition at many levels.


But Lindsay was on with Hannity ... they are reopening the investigation, things will happen. Hannity asked "when". Guess when. "two or three weeks" was the answer.


Thank God, just a little more patience ... #2weeks. /s


how much wall do we have, as illegal invasion is at record levels, and catch and release is still the rule, thanks to the resistance still running things?

Posted by: illiniwek at March 14, 2019 11:59 AM (Cus5s)

102 >>>29 Lori Loughlin, one of the Hollywooders involved in the college bribery scandal, is out on $1 million in cash money. Loughlin paid $500k smackers to get her kids into USC.


$400k were tax write offs as charitable contributions. The IRS takes a dim view of that.

...

I'm not saying there was no crime and no scam. I'm saying, "Why is this kinda standard issue scam made to be the biggest news of the day?"

1, because it's easy,

2, because it preys on parents' anxieties and now their paranoias about the stressful process of putting their kids into college,

and

3, because the FBI really needs a splashy win.

Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:00 PM (PbpT7)

103 That means the schools are protecting them. So the corruption is far broader than just some spoiled celebs and a few fixers.
Posted by: arminius256

Please do not look into college athletics. You would be highly disappointed.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at March 14, 2019 12:00 PM (bLhAC)

104
But Lindsay was on with Hannity ... they are reopening the investigation, things will happen. Hannity asked "when". Guess when. "two or three weeks" was the answer.


Yeah, that friggin tick tock shit

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:00 PM (O2RFr)

105
These elite universities and Hollywood are the heart of the resistance and anything the exposes them as the grifters that they really are is okay with me.Part of me wants to believe this might be PDT firing a shot across the bow.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at March 14, 2019 12:00 PM (TAmPV)

106 This is the shit we're supposed to make the world safe for?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 12:00 PM (AM1GF)

107 "Was there a law broken here? Seriously, i don't know if there was (but then, i am not a laywer)"

Tax fraud for one. The bribes were written off as charitable donations. That is a bad thing to do.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 14, 2019 12:00 PM (hLRSq)

108 $500k to get into USC? How dumb is the kid? Hope she knows that her brain isn't gonna get her through life.

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (eP/lw)

109 This Rick Sanger guy was at one time considering doing a reality show about his "career." Which he calls "life coaching."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (ptqGC)

110 After the Hillary investigation and the Trump investigation, I will never think of the FBI/DOJ as I had before. They ruined their reputation. And I dont think it can be restored.

Posted by: Revenant at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (NUNXH)

111 >>>75 I don't care. If selected for the jury, I would probably vote to acquit. I have that little respect for the FBI at this point.

samesies.

Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (PbpT7)

112 It is a step up from busting small town NWI mayors, etc. for towing company bribes.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (FhXTo)

113 Once again, where's all the honest FBI agents who value their oath and the rule of law more than their paycheck?

Right, there are none.

None have resigned since Obama
None have blown the whistle anything that has happened

From top to bottom: They see their job as ensuring the federal government rules over us not justice.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (TN1P5)

114
When the FBI arrests Clinton and Obama, then I'll reconsider my opinion.

Maybe.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (zBaqJ)

115 Aunt Becky needs to get into a lingerie pillow fight with someone equally attractive.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (ufFY8)

116 I'm not saying there was no crime and no scam. I'm saying, "Why is this kinda standard issue scam made to be the biggest news of the day?"

1, because it's easy,

2, because it preys on parents' anxieties and now their paranoias about the stressful process of putting their kids into college,

and

3, because the FBI really needs a splashy win.

Posted by: ace


I'm going to laugh my ass off when this gets tracked back to Federal employees doing the same thing. Including, I don't know, current and/or former FBI folks.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (AM1GF)

117 The whole point is to get whatsername to flip on Bob Saget.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (RuIsu)

118 This is probably because some politicians were butthurt that they couldn't pay the bribes that Hollywood could.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (1ISKN)

119 100 It IS amusing that Olivia Jade was on the yacht of a USC board member when she heard mommy had been arrested.

With his Daughter which I believe is also a USC student... But Daddy had no influence on her getting in... Of course I don't know that

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (O2RFr)

120 So the question is:

are the elites bent about how unfair our system is because they do this shit and feel guilt,

or are they just trying to usher in more socialism so they can do more of this shit?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (LWu6U)

121 Once again, hordlings. The parents were arrested for the tax write-offs to the fake charity.

Any one of us would be subject to the same thing if the IRS found out.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (ptqGC)

122 thanks for correcting me on Loughlin/Huffman -- I changed the allusion.

Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (PbpT7)

123 $500k to get into USC? How dumb is the kid? Hope she knows that her brain isn't gonna get her through life.

Posted by: Draki


Goin' out on a limb here, I think she's got that down already.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (AM1GF)

124 Once again, hordlings. The parents were arrested for the tax write-offs to the fake charity.

Any one of us would be subject to the same thing if the IRS found out.
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You would think so, but....

Posted by: Clinton Foundation at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (vg8iE)

125 Any one of us would be subject to the same thing if the IRS found out.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (ptqGC)


Charming.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (4knXT)

126 Any one of us would be subject to the same thing if the IRS found out.

______________________

Unless you're last name was Clinton.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (1ISKN)

127 Why are we now all national spectators cheering on the FBI to Really Get Those Bad Guys Good?

+++

Because Americans love to see rich people torn down more than anything else, even general prosperity and lasting peace

Posted by: Total Control Racist at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (7InVX)

128 If I get on the jury, I would vote to acquit as long as the defendants pay me $500,000. Seems to be the way things are done.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (r+sAi)

129 Is the FBI Trying to Rehabilitate Its Tattered Reputation

"Do your homework- BY YOURSELVES- class, or the FBI will find out!"

Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (x/2Z8)

130 This is only a sensation because it involves good looking actresses and offers schadenfreude for working class people. Nobody knows about the other 40+ people involved, nor do they give a shit.

Posted by: Roy at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (xqdqQ)

131 90 Sadly, poor Olivia Jade's YouTube career is going down the tubes.
==========

We're always hiring!
Posted by: Pornhub at March 14, 2019 11:57 AM (vg8iE)

Endorsed.

Jade, babe, start with the G/G stuff and don't jump right into the anal shoots.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (bcbK8)

132 >>>121 Once again, hordlings. The parents were arrested for the tax write-offs to the fake charity.

Any one of us would be subject to the same thing if the IRS found out.


...

no doubt. But why is this the Alpha and Omega of stories?

Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (PbpT7)

133 Aunt Becky needs to get into a lingerie pillow fight with someone equally attractive.



Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM


******

I vote for Miss Thatcher.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (0tfLf)

134 The FBI had a choice.

They could investigate the DNC, the DOJ, and the democratic nominee for president for an attempt at a coup of the United States,

Or, they could have investigated a hundred rich people who bribed their kids into college.

They chose poorly.

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

135 say I wonder if there are any islamic charities playing fast and loose with the law.

Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (PbpT7)

136 The college bribery scandal is important, because the imbeciles that get in on daddy's money and graduate via more money and/or sucking cocks end up in high-level jobs in management, law, and government on the presumed strength of their worthless credentials.

This is how much of the Deep State got where it is.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (J+mig)

137 thanks for correcting me on Loughlin/Huffman -- I changed the allusion.
Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (PbpT7)


I thought the original one was Grand.

Posted by: Styx at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (4knXT)

138 I keep hearing how it "means more" in the meta sense of things.

"It shows that the Ivy League meritocracy is false!"

1) I never thought Ivy Leaguers were superior
2) Those that did, still will

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (gCzjH)

139 no doubt. But why is this the Alpha and Omega of stories?





Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (PbpT7)


It's a puzzle all right.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (ptqGC)

140 I can't understand why any self-respecting agents hasn't already turned in their badge and gun. So whoever is still there is a hack looking for their pension.

Posted by: Paladin at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (3IOdT)

141 123 $500k to get into USC? How dumb is the kid? Hope she knows that her brain isn't gonna get her through life.

Posted by: Draki

Goin' out on a limb here, I think she's got that down already.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 14, 2019 12:03 PM (AM1GF)

Think you're right. She's got advertisers and whatever. Think there is hope for humanity and she'll learn a lesson? I don't hope.....

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (eP/lw)

142 133 Aunt Becky needs to get into a lingerie pillow fight with someone equally attractive.



Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM



Caught you... You watch When Calls the Heart!.. Oh... That means I do too..
******

I vote for Miss Thatcher.

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (O2RFr)

143 "Tax fraud for one. The bribes were written off as charitable donations. That is a bad thing to do."

Ah, well...there you are. I sit here corrected.

Posted by: mrshad at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (kkNqO)

144 Spot - on, Ace !



Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (wA4OO)

145
$500k to get into USC? How dumb is the kid? Hope she knows that her brain isn't gonna get her through life.

Posted by: Draki at March 14, 2019 12:01 PM (eP/lw)



It's not about academics.USC is a major status symbol in Southern California and every wealthy family in the region wants to send their kids there.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (TAmPV)

146 >>Trying to Rehabilitate Its Tattered Reputation By Overpublicizing What Is, Let's Face It, a Fairly Rinky-Dink College Bribery Scandal?

HEARINGS!

Posted by: congress desperately trying to change the subject at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (LWu6U)

147 134 The FBI had a choice.

They could investigate the DNC, the DOJ, and the democratic nominee for president for an attempt at a coup of the United States,

Or, they could have investigated a hundred rich people who bribed their kids into college.

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

The FBI, the Army, the CIA...all the big gov't corporations are all about protecting themselves first.

Like Ace says, this makes them look totes serious and worthy of respect, you guys.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (bcbK8)

148 16
Make FBI/DOJ Great Again!
Fire Them All and Start Over.

FTASO - needs work.=========================================
Just a minor tweak: FATSO

(Fire All of Them and Start Over)
I'd wear the shirt the hat


Posted by: Stevo at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (SOV+T)

149
say I wonder if there are any islamic charities playing fast and loose with the law.

Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (PbpT7)


Of course not. *cough*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (ptqGC)

150
First they came for Aunt Becky....

Get over it

Posted by: Uncle Tom at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (aKsyK)

151 Good post Ace. My thoughts are pretty much in line with this.
Seems like much ado over very little, but I guess their ultimate point is that they are still in charge of enforcing laws (nevermind that they'll also choose which ones to ignore and who to give a pass to) and that "we" need to watch our step.

I love the idea of guns drawn to take down Celebrities who pose no threat whatsoever and old men. Shows em who's boss, dontcha know.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (z79tQ)

152 because it preys on parents' anxieties and now their paranoias about the stressful process of putting their kids into college,

Which is because a diploma is now the de facto method for determining if you're a minimally competent adult in most cases. All the methods businesses used to use were declared racist by Our Judicial Betters.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 14, 2019 12:06 PM (ZGrMX)

153 Once again, hordlings. The parents were arrested for the tax write-offs to the fake charity.

?! Since when is that a crime?

Posted by: The Clinton Foundation at March 14, 2019 12:06 PM (oTMWb)

154 The only good thing to come out of this was Elizabeth Warren saying she 'has no sympathy for people who cheat to get into college.'

Whoa, kemosabe! You might wanna sit this one out, chief.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 14, 2019 12:06 PM (datdl)

155 I heard a recruiting ad for FBI agents for the New Orleans area on the radio yesterday.

That doesn't seem like a good thing.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (1ISKN)

156 $500k to get into USC? How dumb is the kid? Hope she knows that her brain isn't gonna get her through life.
Posted by: Draki



Mommy and daddy are worth about $88 million.
She doesn't need a brain. Just a financial planner.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (LHT0w)

157 Notice they went w guns to their houses too. What a charade. I think its a distraction from their coup failure. Mueller probe failure.

Posted by: Arti at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (jkXyB)

158 because the FBI really needs a splashy win.

Considering they actually need an enema splashy might be a bad word choice.

Posted by: DaveA at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (FhXTo)

159 Abolish the FBI!

Posted by: Someguy at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (hJHKc)

160 149
say I wonder if there are any islamic charities playing fast and loose with the law.

Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (PbpT7)

Of course not. *cough*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (ptqGC)

I wonder if Islamic Charities are politically connected and protected by former or current members of the Intelligence Community.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (bcbK8)

161 Hey, FBI? Maybe use that RICO act you used here to start going after a criminal conspiracy that operates across state lines to beat and intimidate citizens from expressing their first amendment rights. Go after Antifa.

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Close the thread.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Look upon my twerks, ye mighty. And despair. at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (xyung)

162 And remember: Monefort is not going to jail for a crime where there's a victim: He's going to die in prison for what basically amounts to "not paying the federal government it's cut and giving them the respect they deem they're due "

That's what the FBI has spent millions on, THAT is their priority.

Meanwhile, not one fucking MS-13 gang has any fucking worry about the FBI.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (TN1P5)

163
The only good thing to come out of this was Elizabeth Warren saying she
'has no sympathy for people who cheat to get into college.'


That is priceless.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (ptqGC)

164 Rush was touting some column by Ben Shapiro (who we also going to interview for the Limbaugh Letter after the show yesterday.)

Shapiro said when he was in Harvard Law School orientation, Elena Kagan, then dean, told them point blank, "You've made it. You've arrived. You're in the "club" now. Don't worry about trying hard. You WILL graduate."

Well, that's all fine and dandy, but why did Binary Ben feel the need to sit on this until now? He could have been dragging their credentialed, hoity-toity asses through the mud all this time but chose not to until it became "relevant."

Attention-whore much, Ben?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (vg8iE)

165 Seriously, all the control that the feds have seized over our education system, and they can not make sure admissions are unbiased or degrees merited?

It's like they work hard to do everything except what a normal person would expect them to do.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (LWu6U)

166 74 Meh. I don't see it as the FBI protecting me. I'm Canadian, after all, and don't have kids to worry about.

I see it simply as Democrat fuckwads getting their comeuppance, and am enjoying the schadenfreude.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 11:54 AM (nPGq2)

That's how I feel too. No, it's not the biggest deal in the country, it shows the hypocrisy of the rich lib elites who claim to be the biggest fans of "diversity."

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 14, 2019 12:08 PM (d6Ksn)

167 Caught you... You watch When Calls the Heart!.. Oh... That means I do too..

******

I vote for Miss Thatcher.

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:05 PM (O2RFr)

Mrs. anchorbabe watches it, even to the point of finding bootleg episodes the day after they run in Canada (oh wait, that's Heartland, I think).
I sometimes just tag along for the eye candy.



Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 14, 2019 12:08 PM (ufFY8)

168 Always wondered why the Clintons didnt spend a few buck and get Chelsea's teeth fixed? She could eat a watermelon through a picket fence. Kinda like Rep Donkey Chompers.

Posted by: dingbat at March 14, 2019 12:08 PM (QnS5r)

169 161 Hey, FBI? Maybe use that RICO act you used here to start going after a criminal conspiracy that operates across state lines to beat and intimidate citizens from expressing their first amendment rights. Go after Antifa.

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Close the thread.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Look upon my twerks, ye mighty. And despair. at March 14, 2019 12:07 PM (xyung)

Ring the bell, close the book, blow out the candle

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:08 PM (bcbK8)

170 Is the FBI Trying to Rehabilitate Its Tattered Reputation By Overpublicizing What Is, Let's Face It, a Fairly Rinky-Dink College Bribery Scandal?

That's a big 10-4 good buddy.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at March 14, 2019 12:09 PM (RD7QR)

171 How bout go after the Podestas. Same crime as Manafort

Posted by: Arti at March 14, 2019 12:09 PM (jkXyB)

172 Ring the bell, close the book, blow out the candle

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:08 PM (bcbK


Put the hamsters to bed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:09 PM (ptqGC)

173 So have they had the RINO turncoat vote yet to stop the President? How quickly can he Veto?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:09 PM (O2RFr)

174
Fucking. Ballbusting. Incompetents.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at March 14, 2019 12:09 PM (n2qRY)

175 Were any of these rich Hollywood folks trying to get their kids into the top-tier HBCUs?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Look upon my twerks, ye mighty. And despair. at March 14, 2019 12:09 PM (xyung)

176
no doubt. But why is this the Alpha and Omega of stories?



Posted by: ace at March 14, 2019 12:04 PM (PbpT7)


Because they are celebrities. Why was Mel Gibson's drunk driving arrest national news?
Why does TMZ exist? Or People magazine? Or US Weekly? Or any of the other gossip rags?

That's why it is national news and a big story. Celebrities.
Celebrities.
Celebrities.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (hLRSq)

177 "30 I'm not sure, I think the potential for this is huge. 50 people indicted is a round number, that means they probably had more, maybe a LOT more. And if these B level actresses and CEOs are doing it, then tons more people are doing it. They just haven't been caught yet or identified yet.

And it strikes at the heart of the entire university system, because meh, so you spend 500K to get your child into the school. That child still has to do the school stuff, or else they'll just get a 0.0 and drop out after one semester. These children not only aren't dropping out, they're also bragging about doing little to no work. That means the schools are protecting them. So than just some spoiled celebs and a few fixers.

Posted by: arminius256 at March 14, 2019 11:48 AM (382aI) "




Every word of this.

And not just in this case, either.

" ... the corruption is far broader ... " is a phrase that can be usefully applied to just about every area of our New Normal world.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (wA4OO)

178 >>168 Always wondered why the Clintons didnt spend a few buck and get Chelsea's teeth fixed? Posted by: dingbat at March 14, 2019 12:08 PM (QnS5r)

They enjoy pointing-and-laughing as much as anyone else.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (Bdeb0)

179 172 Ring the bell, close the book, blow out the candle

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:08 PM (bcbK

Put the hamsters to bed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:09 PM (ptqGC)

LOL

'Goodnight Moon, goodnight room..."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (bcbK8)

180 I was actually, genuinely surprised to find out that this was illegal.

I always thought rich people donated shitloads of money to elite schools to get their worthless bratlings in, that everyone knew that's what was happened and no one really cared about it.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (datdl)

181 This is a big squirrel, to distract from the more important news of FBI agents admitting they were ordered to stand down on Hillary and the utter lack of any evidence of Russian Collusion by the president.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (39g3+)

182 It IS funny that Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are big Dem donors. Macy hates PDT with the heat of a million suns, too.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (ptqGC)

183 Now that it's been mentioned, this DOES explain Donkey Chompers pretty well too.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (PFy0L)

184 no doubt. But why is this the Alpha and Omega of stories?

Usually this kind of stuff happens to cover up a story they don't want to get any coverage...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (O2RFr)

185 What I'm saying is -- this is just a law enforcement agency doing standard, and frankly, not terribly important law enforcement work.

Why are we now all national spectators cheering on the FBI to Really Get Those Bad Guys Good?



Give them bread and circus.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (0tfLf)

186 Macy hates PDT with the heat of a million suns, too.
=======

He looks like he feels the same way about showers and grooming.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (vg8iE)

187 Is the FBI Trying to Rehabilitate Its Tattered Reputation By

claiming they found their car keys?

Posted by: wth at March 14, 2019 12:11 PM (v0R5T)

188 You know what would fix this?

Removing names and any identifying information from applications across the board.

Tell us again why YOU won't let them do that, feds. Is it something to do with giving certain kids an entrance advantage?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Look upon my twerks, ye mighty. And despair. at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (xyung)

189 $500k to get into USC? How dumb is the kid?

How smart is USC! They absolutely want this 'alternate route' publicized.

Posted by: t-bird at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (Zo1XC)

190 the Bush boys were jet pilots ... that takes some skill and discipline, at least.

Chelsea wrote about diarrhea ... and I bet she didn't even do the real research or writing. But sure ... advocate for clean water ... it is not rocket science.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (Cus5s)

191 Aunt Becky needs to get into a lingerie pillow fight with someone equally attractive.

In lingerie. This would work for me, especially if somehow they ended up in the shower somehow

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (39g3+)

192 Chelsea wrote about diarrhea ... and I bet she didn't even do the real research or writing.
=======

I'm sure she got all the education in that she needed living with Hillary all those years.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (vg8iE)

193 Remember the dancing FBI agent?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (1ISKN)

194 The FBI had this sitting in a folder and low and behold Lisa Page is giving the FBI another black eye and out pops the college bribery scandal. What's being talked about?

Posted by: Seems legit at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (jUVms)

195 These elite universities and Hollywood are the heart of the resistance and anything the exposes them as the grifters that they really are is okay with me.

THIS.

Oh and also? This nonsense plus affirmative action plus the ridiculous reading of Title IX to force colleges to pad girls' sport rosters IS actually important.

It means very qualified, very bright, possibly very productive in the future young people are NOT getting in in favor of "certain special class" folks.

That's bad for our country, it's bad for the universities of which we used to be proud, AND downstream from that, it means a LOT of American families are wasting a LOT of time and treasure on this "race to nowhere" stuff trying desperately to sneak into a rigged system.

How many people forego Sunday Mass for out of state tournaments for 7 year old "baseball stars"? It's a LOT frankly. which means I don't see people at church, I don't see kids at youth group, you can't get together with family and friends during "club season" etc etc etc. American families have been utterly distracted and robbed blind by this.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 14, 2019 12:13 PM (Rarvo)

196 Their crimes are laughable, and their petit-bourgeois misdeeds will be mocked in TrumpCamp.

"At least *I* drove a Prius with insipid bumperstickers on it! *I* marched with a misshapen yarn vagina on my head! *You* just tried to hustle your kid into a state school!"

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:13 PM (Bdeb0)

197 "the Bush boys were jet pilots ... that takes some skill and discipline, at least."


The F-102A Delta Dagger was not for the stupid, faint of heart, or terminally unlucky.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 14, 2019 12:13 PM (hLRSq)

198 194 The FBI had this sitting in a folder and low and behold Lisa Page is giving the FBI another black eye and out pops the college bribery scandal. What's being talked about?

That story wouldn't have been covered anyway...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:13 PM (O2RFr)

199 On the one hand, you're right, this is a big dog and pony show over a rinky dink scandal that belongs on tabloid TV.

On the other hand, I LOVE seeing the Feds go after ANYONE in the Hollywood Set, not to mention watching them throw a bucket of tar on the University system in general - those two groups are always so High and Mighty and preening about how they are So Much Better then the Rest of Us, that I LUV seeing them get humiliated like this.

So overall, I rate it a win. Sure, it's the FBI jacking off and wasting time doing stupid shit, but they're doing stupid and humiliating shit to my ENEMIES, and I'm down with that. I figure it's the most I can hope for these days.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2019 12:13 PM (Kpl3J)

200 Usually this kind of stuff happens to cover up a story they don't want to get any coverage.

Exactimundo

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:13 PM (39g3+)

201
Chelsea wrote about diarrhea ... and I bet she didn't even do the real research or writing. But sure ... advocate for clean water ... it is not rocket science.
Posted by: illiniwek


She should go to Venezuela.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (aKsyK)

202
A story like this is something the soccer moms and other assorted dimwits will latch onto as a big deal. The utter corruption going on at the FBI is something they've never heard of.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (OLCnA)

203 "64 I'm sitting here staring at the current University system. My pick for the day is a dude, about 6'1 or 2" and maybe 200 lbs. Sporting a man-bun. Wearing sandals and a flower print set of women's silk pajamas.
What the ever loving F**k!!!???

I hope this idiot takes my class.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (0tfLf) "




Looking forward to updates if he does !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (wA4OO)

204 I don't think the FBI's reputation is affected by this one way or another.

The reputation of academia and the ruling class DOES take a hit, though, and a MUCH bigger hit than with the athletic scandals.

People understand the NCAA cheating. The motive is to get a great athlete on the school team, which benefits the fans. And the corruption may appear to be incidental to the college as a whole.

But this scandal lays bare (however fuzzily) the "educational" pretensions of the ruling class. It gives a peek behind the mask of elite schools, revealing them as CLASS-based institutions.




Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (Rxduq)

205 >> But why is this the Alpha and Omega of stories?

Oh come on, this cuts right to the heart of every kid who got a thin letter, or every parent who's kid didn't get into their first choice.

Sure, some of the exposure is political, but a lot of it is just good business -- this kind of news sells.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (LWu6U)

206 the fbi is beyond saving. the rot runs deeper than whale shit. an enemy of the people. fuck em and all their bogus "investigations." war, mothereffers.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (KP5rU)

207 I know it's not a popular thing to say, but we're the elite because of our superior jeans. That's all there is to it.

Posted by: George W. Bush at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (hjaPQ)

208 191 Aunt Becky needs to get into a lingerie pillow fight with someone equally attractive.

In lingerie. This would work for me, especially if somehow they ended up in the shower somehow
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (39g3+)

Well after they get all sweaty from the pillow fight, they have to clean up.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (bcbK8)

209 What bothers me is that this is the stuff Sessions was up to a year ago instead of what he should have been doing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:14 PM (39g3+)

210 hahaha. When you said "college bribery scandal" I immediately thought of Bernie's wife. Silly me.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 14, 2019 12:15 PM (/qEW2)

211 I was actually, genuinely surprised to find out that this was illegal.

I always thought rich people donated shitloads of money to elite schools to get their worthless bratlings in, that everyone knew that's what was happened and no one really cared about it.
Posted by: El Kabong


They do. But they do it legal like. They donate straight to the school.

They way this supposedly worked, is the school wasn't clued in. Just a shady coach or professor, or a total sham job on the entrance exams and a fake charity.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 12:15 PM (LHT0w)

212 210 hahaha. When you said "college bribery scandal" I immediately thought of Bernie's wife. Silly me.

Amazing how that got dropped

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:15 PM (O2RFr)

213 This is a big squirrel, to distract from the more important news of FBI agents admitting they were ordered to stand down on Hillary and the utter lack of any evidence of Russian Collusion by the president.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM


You are far too young to be so cynical.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 14, 2019 12:15 PM (Sp1Lf)

214 I always thought rich people donated shitloads of money to elite schools to get their worthless bratlings in, that everyone knew that's what was happened and no one really cared about it.
Posted by: El Kabong at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (datdl)


They didn't donate money to the school, they paid people to create fraudulent test scores and claims of athletic abilities in order to get accepted.

A straight up donation would have been fine. Everyone knows that's a part of the system. What I think angers people about this scandal is that most upper-middle class folks saw academics and athletics as ways for *their* kids to gain access to these schools. If you can't afford to buy a new wing for the library, you can still afford tutors to help your kids study, or personal trainers and camps for their chosen sport.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (wCmLp)

215 What bothers me is that this is the stuff Sessions was up to a year ago instead of what he should have been doing.
========

But you know what they do in them there colleges?

They smoke pot. That's what.

Gonna nip this shit in the bud. No pun intended.

Posted by: Jeff S. at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (vg8iE)

216 sorry it's just that I'm on the front lines of this particular issue and it feels very important to me

I think there's more coming as well

and it does NOT raise my opinion of the FBI one iota, I really don't think that is happening for anyone honestly.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (Rarvo)

217 Aunt Becky needs to get into a lingerie pillow fight with someone equally attractive.

In lingerie. This would work for me, especially if somehow they ended up in the shower somehow
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:12 PM (39g3+)

Well after they get all sweaty from the pillow fight, they have to clean up.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


They wouldn't be the only ones.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (LHT0w)

218 180
I was actually, genuinely surprised to find out that this was illegal.



I always thought rich people donated shitloads of money to elite
schools to get their worthless bratlings in, that everyone knew that's
what was happened and no one really cared about it.
====

What's funny, is that they could have just gone that route.

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (vWMNq)

219 Once again, where's all the honest FBI agents who value their oath and the rule of law more than their paycheck?

Right, there are none.

None have resigned since Obama
None have blown the whistle anything that has happened

From top to bottom: They see their job as ensuring the federal government rules over us not justice.
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories


Remember how we ignored the law by ignoring multiple warnings about the Parkland shooter? And how 17 people died?

Who cares? Fuck you peasants.

Posted by: Federal Bureaucracy of Indifference at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (6rX0K)

220 Why didn't the FBI investigate me? I tell ya, I just don't get any respect.

Posted by: Thornton Melon at March 14, 2019 12:17 PM (xxAFD)

221 I always thought rich people donated shitloads of money to elite schools to get their worthless bratlings in, that everyone knew that's what was happened and no one really cared about it.
Posted by: El Kabong at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (datdl)

Reposted from the previous thread, because it answers your question:

If rich folks make a big donation to a university in order to get their dull-witted child a place, that's not bribery; that's just a business deal.

But if they bribe a functionary of that university to go against stated policy, and falsify documents in order that their dull-witted child wins some sort of "merit-based" entry to the school, then that fucks over those entrants who have actual merit.

It's the whole "stolen valor" issue, writ smaller.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 12:17 PM (nPGq2)

222 64 I'm sitting here staring at the current University system. My pick for the day is a dude, about 6'1 or 2" and maybe 200 lbs. Sporting a man-bun. Wearing sandals and a flower print set of women's silk pajamas.
What the ever loving F**k!!!???

I hope this idiot takes my class.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (0tfLf)

Dink him a letter grade just for the freakin' man bun.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at March 14, 2019 12:17 PM (RD7QR)

223 >>What's funny, is that they could have just gone that route. Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (vWMNq)

Yep.

A grift is one thing. A 'chintzy' grift is pathetic.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:17 PM (Bdeb0)

224 Same FBI that checked out Tashfyn Malik, Omar Mateen, and Speedbump Tsaernev and said "Good to go."

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 14, 2019 12:17 PM (O7MnT)

225 And some of the folks called their bribes charitable donations on their tax returns, thus fraudulently reducing their tax liability.

Posted by: Deep Burnt State at March 14, 2019 12:18 PM (4Eo4+)

226 The real crime here is paying a bribe that large to get into school.

I honestly think it screams "mark".


It's like Michael from The Office paying $500 for a bag of salad trying to frame Toby for pot. He'd never bought pot before and was utterly clueless about typical market rates.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:18 PM (yL25O)

227 The Frantically Butthrusting Imbeciles aren't distracting anyone from their partisan incompetence. Maybe next they can take on investigating people who steal plastic milk crates.

Posted by: Ambiguously Gay Richard Simmons at March 14, 2019 12:18 PM (ee0Tr)

228 What's funny, is that they could have just gone that route.



Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 12:16 PM (vWMNq)


But then they'd have to publicly admit to having substandard intelligence.

Posted by: I like cookies at March 14, 2019 12:18 PM (xxAFD)

229 Well the lawyers are happy...spoiled kids are now suing. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:18 PM (bim/x)

230 Why didn't the FBI investigate me? I tell ya, I just don't get any respect.
Posted by: Thornton Melon


In your defense, it was a very large check.

Posted by: Dean Martin at March 14, 2019 12:18 PM (6rX0K)

231 224 Same FBI that checked out Tashfyn Malik, Omar Mateen, and Speedbump Tsaernev and said "Good to go."
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 14, 2019 12:17 PM (O7MnT)

...

They had a lot of resources watching coeds at USC.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:19 PM (yL25O)

232 There's a new Ruger Single 10, 10 shot single action .22lr revolver.

Nice toy, very pretty.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:19 PM (bcbK8)

233 Hopefully, with this national nightmare behind us, the FBI can get on to important work, like cracking down on the use of Brazilian rosewood for guitar manufacturing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 12:19 PM (gCzjH)

234 221 I always thought rich people donated shitloads of money to elite schools to get their worthless bratlings in, that everyone knew that's what was happened and no one really cared about it.
Posted by: El Kabong at March 14, 2019 12:10 PM (datdl)

Reposted from the previous thread, because it answers your question:

If rich folks make a big donation to a university in order to get their dull-witted child a place, that's not bribery; that's just a business deal.

But if they bribe a functionary of that university to go against stated policy, and falsify documents in order that their dull-witted child wins some sort of "merit-based" entry to the school, then that fucks over those entrants who have actual merit.

It's the whole "stolen valor" issue, writ smaller.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 12:17 PM (nPGq2)


Not only that, but it seems that some of these parents were falsely labeling the bribes as charitable donations thereby engaging in tax fraud.

Trump should come out, and have the DoE require all Higher Ed receiving Federal money in any form, have fully transparent admissions processes.

Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (9221z)

235 >>Sporting a man-bun.... hope this idiot takes my class. Posted by: Diogenes at March 14, 2019 11:53 AM (0tfLf)

"One of the first things we learn as adults, and that finds expression in college, is tribal membership cues. Some people wear uniforms, like the ROTC members. Greeks wear letters. And some (nodding to your effete charge) wear blowjob handles."

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (Bdeb0)

236 Make all Universities day schools only. House the homeless in the dorms and ahtletic facilitiersd

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (bim/x)

237 Aunt Becky needs to get into a lingerie pillow fight with someone equally attractive.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at March 14, 2019 12:02 PM (ufFY

....................................................

I'd watch that on pay per view.

Posted by: Lump at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (G99vu)

238 I really don't get this case. USC is not Harvard.

If you accept the proposition that the purpose of sending your kid to an elite institution is about the networking, not the quality of education, the University for Spoiled Children is every bit as good as Harvard.

You didn't see any of these celebrities or oligarchs paying bribes to get their kids into Caltech.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (O7MnT)

239 But if they bribe a functionary of that university to go against stated policy, and falsify documents in order that their dull-witted child wins some sort of "merit-based" entry to the school, then that fucks over those entrants who have actual merit.

It's the whole "stolen valor" issue, writ smaller.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 12:17 PM (nPGq2)

...

How does that not just result in the student being expelled though?

Maybe fire the employee who took the bribe.

I get if they lied on their tax returns that there is a crime. But those college applications aren't legal documents are they?

I guess maybe its fraud.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (yL25O)

240 Aren't we, by discussing this issue, still falling into the propaganda trap?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (1ISKN)

241 Not bad, not bad, I've only been posting one and two threads back.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (xSo9G)

242 Going in with guns drawn was ridiculous overkill. At this point I'm surprised they didn't just have Lon Horiuchi take her out. Bunch of corrupt jackbooted thugs.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (oVNRG)

243 I take the short bus
Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (r9UYA)

Not the A Train?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (bim/x)

244 I'm in a very similar line of work as FBI agents, and I think that 1) it was silly and overdramatic to send guys with guns drawn on a 50 something actress, and 2) this seems like a REALLY boring case.

The FBI has many decent people working in the field, but their leadership (and most leadership across federal law enforcement, to be honest) are ladder climbing opportunists who value their own careers far ahead of the mission. Comey and McCabe are particularly loathsome bureacrat scumbags, however. They started this bullshit Russia investigation as a way to curry favor with Clinton, because they were sure she was going to be President. When the unthinkable
happened, they were cooked and their only escape hatch was to delegitimize Trump.

Posted by: UGAdawg at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (tRd71)

245 3 I just realized, this college bribery scandal explains CNN

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at March 14, 2019 11:42 AM

...and government at all levels but especially the feds, large corporations, most media and finally colleges themselves.

Posted by: Worc1 at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (+3Y8+)

246 I take the short bus
Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (r9UYA)

Not the A Train?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (bim/x)
=========

My baby takes the morning train

Posted by: Sheena Easton at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (vg8iE)

247 "At least *I* drove a Prius with insipid bumperstickers on it!"
Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:13 PM


Those are not insipid bumper stickers! Those are fierce statements of Truth to Power!

Posted by: Austin Prii Drivers at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (Sp1Lf)

248 Uh oh. The ploy didn't work.

It's about DAMN TIME: Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for special counsel to investigate 'potential crimes' in Obama's DOJ and FBI

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (+y/Ru)

249 >>236 Make all Universities day schools only. House the homeless in the dorms and ahtletic facilitiersd Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (bim/x)

College prerequisite: Spreading asphalt.

You wanna cultivate a grateful, driven, attentive, humble student? Get him after he's burned a summer learning something about himself the ol' fashioned way.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (Bdeb0)

250 Yeah, the FBI continues to lose my respect with this. The whole press conference was a Left Wing SJW wet dream. White privilege, celebrity and so many rote phrases I lost count.
Nobody is above the law? Hillary Clinton says hello.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (VpIIl)

251 Aren't we, by discussing this issue, still falling into the propaganda trap?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe
----------

Almost, we're still in the 'looks like', and 'smells like' stages. We haven't actually taken a bite yet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (CDGwz)

252 I take the short bus
Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MITT ROMNEY at March 14, 2019 12:21 PM (r9UYA)

....

Mitt Romney's short bus is in danger of going off the rails.

Posted by: CNN at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (gCzjH)

253 It's about DAMN TIME: Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for special counsel to investigate 'potential crimes' in Obama's DOJ and FBI
========

Then he called for a pizza.

Guess which one will arrive first?

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (vg8iE)

254 It's interesting to note that the people booked in Boston and in LA got hit with big bail numbers, like they were violent criminals. While some people in the interior of the country got out on their own recognizance. Aunt Becky is clearly no flight risk, since she flew home from Vancouver to turn herself in.

This is a fucking joke. A bad one too.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, did not win the lottery at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (LISuA)

255 I think that 1) it was silly and overdramatic to send guys with guns drawn on a 50 something actress.

Posted by: UGAdawg

--

They wanted to be on hand for the strip search.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (YslsA)

256 I really don't get this case. USC is not Harvard.


It wasn't just USC. That's just for the Laughlin kids.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (LHT0w)

257 OT/ but Collins is releasing the Sztrok testimony today... I love Doug Collins

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (O2RFr)

258 The FBI was very close to getting broken up into at least a couple of different pieces after 9/11.

BUT guess who talked GOPe out of it? Bob Mueller. Funny, huh?

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (hdzef)

259 Did someone mention train?

Posted by: AOC at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (Sp1Lf)

260 I do NOT look like one of those rocks on Easter Island. I just have chiseled features.

Posted by: John Brennan at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (hjaPQ)

261 238 I really don't get this case. USC is not Harvard.

If you accept the proposition that the purpose of sending your kid to an elite institution is about the networking, not the quality of education, the University for Spoiled Children is every bit as good as Harvard.

You didn't see any of these celebrities or oligarchs paying bribes to get their kids into Caltech.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (O7MnT)


And remember USC is apparently just the worst in terms of Administrators and Staff involved. A lot of schools are involved, and don't forget the Obama kids' own Tennis Coach is heavily implicated in this. Do you think either of those kids had the chops to get into the ivies they're now attending on their own?

Posted by: Iblis at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (9221z)

262 Once again, where's all the honest FBI agents who value their oath and the rule of law more than their paycheck?
.........

Rank and file Rank and file Rank and file

Posted by: Hannity's broken record at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (v0R5T)

263 Same FBI that said "we need to go easy on Hillary and her crew because she's gonna be President you know."

Posted by: Deep Burnt State at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (4Eo4+)

264 Who was taking the bribes? Isn't the problem here USC, and not Aunt Becky?

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (zz291)

265 yeah, I can think of much more worthy tasks than rich Hollywood stars trying to give their children an easy ride.

but if we're going there why not hayvard or yale?

id really like to see how that money game is played

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (gLMhO)

266 I love Doug Collins
Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (O2RFr)

Ah he was just a so so coach

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 14, 2019 12:25 PM (bim/x)

267 College prerequisite: Spreading asphalt.

You wanna cultivate a grateful, driven, attentive, humble student? Get him after he's burned a summer learning something about himself the ol' fashioned way.
Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (Bdeb0)

...

There is this WEIRD RED BUBBLE ON MY PALM and IT HURTS.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:25 PM (yL25O)

268 They wanted to be on hand for the strip search.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (YslsA)


It's the only reason this is a Lori Laughlin scandal and not a Donkey Chompers scandal.

Posted by: I like cookies at March 14, 2019 12:25 PM (xxAFD)

269 I love Doug Collins
========

I really love Tom Collins!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at March 14, 2019 12:25 PM (vg8iE)

270 A lot of schools are involved, and don't forget the Obama kids' own Tennis Coach is heavily implicated in this. Do you think either of those kids had the chops to get into the ivies they're now attending on their own?

Well probably not but I'm sure the president doesn't have to bribe any school to get his kids in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:25 PM (39g3+)

271 I have started to sound like a mental crazy person this last couple years, the only problem is I am so fucking sane it's unreal. And yes I know a crazy person would say that.

I'm glad Ace is addressing this story in this way because I am constantly bothered by how much of what we experience is scripted and fake. I don't mean the story or facts are fake, but rather *everything* else around it.

The timing of the deployment, the way it is communicated to us, the folks who have been sacrificed vs those who are no doubt still protected. All of that makes it as fake as it can get without actually being fake.

I also know for certain that Fakebook, Google, Apple, Twatter etc are experimenting on us in ways we won't find out about for several more years, when it will be slightly less jarring and disturbing.

The amount of data they have at their fingertips, "real" data given by folks without permission through monitoring, may be the most valuable new commodity in the world.

There is no way they aren't using that data to run psychological and "health" studies on the population at large. I mean even to the point of trying to see if they can cause certain outcomes in people. Stuff that would creep you the shit out if you even had an inkling. Bothers me.

Posted by: ... at March 14, 2019 12:25 PM (eHEST)

272 You aren't going to get little Susie in an elite (richy-rich) school with a lousy half-mill, one-time donation.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (Rxduq)

273 FBI= Public Relations Firm with guns and badges

Posted by: simplemind at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (JEsyg)

274 263 A lot of schools are involved, and don't forget the Obama kids' own
Tennis Coach is heavily implicated in this. Do you think either of those
kids had the chops to get into the ivies they're now attending on their
own?


I don't think they had to bribe anyone to get in ... not with chocolate jesus as dad.

Posted by: Off the reservation at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (vWMNq)

275 Hopefully, with this national nightmare behind us, the FBI can get on to important work, like cracking down on the use of Brazilian rosewood for guitar manufacturing.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
------------

Calling on rodeo clowns and plumbers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (CDGwz)

276 I do NOT look like one of those rocks on Easter Island. I just have chiseled features.
Posted by: John Brennan at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (hjaPQ)

-------------------------

You look like a Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot head.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (ffYR/)

277 if they care about cheating really

football?
of course not.

how about baskeball?

of course not.

How about lizzy warren?

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (gLMhO)

278 is it not true that to get recruited to the FBI / CIA you need to have a certain number on your SAT or ACT?

I know kids who are committed to Ivies with slightly lower-than-normal SATs (but fine for athletic recruits) who are retaking the test just to try to hit the floor for FBI (in future).

so . . . what if some actual agents did more than just have extra test prep/tutoring? this one company was in business for 24 years.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (Rarvo)

279 I'm HORSE!! But my voice is fine.

Posted by: irright at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (RVcmP)

280 On its face this investigation supports in living color the income inequality theme that the socialists are pushing. At the same time it openly reinforces with one additional explosive example the "elites being elite a-hole hypocrites" that we all rail against all the time for many reasons. And it may help expose leftist Hollywood for the fake and pathetic shells many of its inhabitants really are to at least some of the impressionable young celebrity worshippers . So something for everybody. And it's easy to understand for most people.

I think the jury's going to be out for a while on whether this is merely a dog and pony show to showcase the damaged FBI, or whether it is a small step that has eventually has some meaningful impact toward reclaiming America and the higher education system.

Posted by: corn and beans at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (tkNkP)

281 I think that 1) it was silly and overdramatic to send guys with guns drawn on a 50 something actress.

Yeah I think these FBI guys all think they're in a movie when they make a raid like this. How will this look on camera? What if we have our guns out that will look badass, right?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:26 PM (39g3+)

282 it's an audacious and atrocious crime, but i'm skeptical about claims it's just the tip of the iceberg. it strikes me as an outlier, a rare exception in the college admissions system, however flawed it may be.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (Pg+x7)

283 269 College prerequisite: Spreading asphalt.

You wanna cultivate a grateful, driven, attentive, humble student? Get him after he's burned a summer learning something about himself the ol' fashioned way.
Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (Bdeb0)

...

There is this WEIRD RED BUBBLE ON MY PALM and IT HURTS.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:25 PM (yL25O)

Just on your palm? You got off easy

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (bcbK8)

284 Do you think either of those kids had the chops to get into the ivies they're now attending on their own?

Yeah, no. If they're names were Sasha and Malia Jefferson from the Southside, they'd be in cosmetology school.

You can say much the same about the Bush and Kennedy kids, too. Maybe not cosmetology school, although I gotta think there's some Bushes that are light-in-the-penny-loafers that we haven't heard about because it's not politically expedient yet.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (O7MnT)

285 Hopefully, with this national nightmare behind us, the FBI can get on to important work, like cracking down on the use of Brazilian rosewood for guitar manufacturing.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 12:19 PM (gCzjH)


Hey, that's a more harmless hobby than trying to take down political candidates they don't like with fake dossiers.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (/qEW2)

286 I do NOT look like one of those rocks on Easter Island. I just have chiseled features.
Posted by: John Brennan at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (hjaPQ)

And the rocks on Easter Island are too smart to be muslims.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (nPGq2)

287 but if we're going there why not hayvard or yale?

id really like to see how that money game is played
Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (gLMhO)

...

In all seriousness, I assume because their athletic programs aren't exciting, and neither is the student body. Also the weather is not southern California, and there is not a decent beach until maaaaybe New Jersey if you're not too picky.

I also doubt that California cares all that very much about the Ivy League. Stamford, sure. Brown? No.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (yL25O)

288 257 I think that 1) it was silly and overdramatic to send guys with guns drawn on a 50 something actress.

Posted by: UGAdawg

.....

But you don't understand.

A college bribery scandal with a 50 year old stick-figure woman is potentially one of the most dangerous calls a LEO can respond to.

Those heroes just wants to go home to their kids alive at the end of the day.

#backtheblue

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (gCzjH)

289 ...but if we're going there why not hayvard or yale?



id really like to see how that money game is played

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (gLMhO)

Harvard has an endowment of almost $40 billion. I'm sure they always want more, but I'm also sure they're pricier.

Posted by: I like cookies at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (xxAFD)

290 Hate to break it to you guys but all these law enforcement people really care about is pay,benefits and pension.Shocking I know...

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (BXMxN)

291 How about lizzy warren?

"I am categorically opposed to lying to or giving false information to a learning institution for preferential treatment or acceptance. Unless its for those of us who are more equal"
--Elizabeth "prairie crab" Warren

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (39g3+)

292 93 Is it a real crime?
Was there a law broken here? Seriously, i don't know if there was (but then, i am not a laywer)

What was stolen?
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Well you could say spots were stolen from more deserving kids but I don't buy that. Because these schools limit the number of Asian students because most of them should be getting in but that would disrupt the racial spoils system they set up for the sake of diversity. So Asians or in this case rich dumb white kids took slots that should of gone to brown and black students that are only allowed in so the all white administration can feel good about it self. Most of those kids that get in do to their race end up flunking out after the first year because they're unprepared for the school that just accepted them. Once they flunk out there is a limitless pool of kids that look just like them to replace them. Also if you get a women's studies degree from USC or some community college I still expect to make my fucking coffee the way i ordered it.

Posted by: Iron Wombat at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (/qASX)

293 "These were real crimes, and they should be punished"

Nah. They had to fit it under vague bullshit like "wire fraud." Sleazy as hell but not illegal.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (Z7HbK)

294 I'm thinking the bribing extends to grades also. No wonder so many students have time to protest during finals, they're getting A's no matter how much they study. It also explains why those who graduated Summa Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude are sound like complete idiots and have no common sense. I give you Donkey-Chompers as exhibit one.

Posted by: Worc1 at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (+3Y8+)

295
Did someone mention train?
Posted by: AOC


Night train to Mundo Fine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (aKsyK)

296 257 I think that 1) it was silly and overdramatic to send guys with guns drawn on a 50 something actress.

Posted by: UGAdawg

--

They wanted to be on hand for the strip search.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 14, 2019 12:23 PM (YslsA)

Hurm. Well it's wrong to do it JUST for that....but....yeah, I'd want that too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (bcbK8)

297 There is no way they aren't using that data to run psychological and "health" studies on the population at large. I mean even to the point of trying to see if they can cause certain outcomes in people. Stuff that would creep you the shit out if you even had an inkling. Bothers me.


Posted by: ...

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Look at the dem election ads for the past three or four cycles. Those of us who think logically look at them and think they are insane. But, the big data firms insist that they move votes, and they appear to do so.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (YslsA)

298 Because they are celebrities.


William H. Macy is the only one I've ever heard of. The rest might as well be Juventus kickball players and cheerleaders for all I've heard of their names.

Is this strictly an FBI thing? I thought all the preening I saw repeatedly was a Massachusetts attorney general.

He said something I totally don't believe. "Not only can there not be a separate admissions system for the rich, there can't and won't be a separate justice system."

I'm fairly sure the rich will hold on to their separate justice system.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 12:29 PM (fuK7c)

299 The thing that kills me about Brennan is that he used the CIA playbook on America.

If you were going to design an operation to topple a third or even second world government, say the Philippines or gosh, maybe Ukraine, you'd set up a scam to make it look like the leader was a puppet of the Chinese or the Russians to destabilize the government and use friendly press to keep pushing until you topple the government.

If anybody in this while mess needs a good look at a treason charge, it's that sumbitch.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at March 14, 2019 12:29 PM (jp0Bv)

300
I think that 1) it was silly and overdramatic to send guys with guns drawn on a 50 something actress.
Posted by: UGAdawg


It's not like Hollywood celebrities haven't murdered people before.


Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at March 14, 2019 12:29 PM (TAmPV)

301 is it not true that to get recruited to the FBI / CIA you need to have a certain number on your SAT or ACT?

I got hit up by an FBI recruiter my senior year in college because I was a foreign language major. Of course, my ACT/SAT scores weren't too shabby.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 14, 2019 12:29 PM (O7MnT)

302

I guess this latest big bust is a step up from the big kollidge basketball bust of a couple of years ago. But not much of a step up.

The FBI: keeping student athletes from endangering the public for two or three years now. I feel so much safer now...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 14, 2019 12:29 PM (HaL55)

303 did they finish with true the vote yet? I imagine a ton was spent between irs , osha, and other govt agencies .
I detest these srsly dangerous criminals in our country, I think these mother are srs criminals and should go to jail for decades much like murders let go for trying to shoot at dolphins (against the law) but only hitting a stupid woman walking nearby.
'but what the hell.

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:29 PM (gLMhO)

304 297
Did someone mention train?
Posted by: AOC

Night train to Mundo Fine.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (aKsyK)

Such a magical voice...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:29 PM (bcbK8)

305 ... i was surprised to see dershowitz in the former camp claiming it is the worst scandal in the history of american education and that it's going to get much worse.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (Pg+x7)

306 >>"I am categorically opposed to lying to or giving false information to a learning institution for preferential treatment or acceptance. Unless its for those of us who are more equal"
--Elizabeth "prairie crab" Warren

She is Arha, the Eaten One.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (Bdeb0)

307 next I want them to start busting mothers of cheerleaders we know what They are capable of.

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (gLMhO)

308 There is no rehabilitation. At least for me. Crime lab, shooters, flight schools, Chinese spies, Trump, bombers, the list goes on.

I wish I knew someone at the FBI so I could mock them. They would deserve it.

Posted by: nip at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (DfGpI)

309 285 269 College prerequisite: Spreading asphalt.

You wanna cultivate a grateful, driven, attentive, humble student? Get him after he's burned a summer learning something about himself the ol' fashioned way.
Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:22 PM (Bdeb0)

...

There is this WEIRD RED BUBBLE ON MY PALM and IT HURTS.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:25 PM (yL25O)

Just on your palm? You got off easy
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:27 PM (bcbK

...

Well, i was thinking the first half hour.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (yL25O)

310 I totally got into Harvard because of my supremicy intelligence. That's why I'm right in everything inclouding why Incest is OK when your sister has gigantic milkers and a throat like a bullfog. YOU HEAR THAT ABBEY???

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping to his sister's bewbz with Michelle Fields missing arm at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (RNW1e)

311 How dare you pay off college administrators in order for your idiot kid to steal a spot from (looks at paperwork) Mr. Trayvon Martin!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Look upon my twerks, ye mighty. And despair. at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (xyung)

312 Meanwhile

Court rules Newtown families can proceed with lawsuit against Remington

http://tinyurl.com/y5hrjqtm

Because the company that makes an item you misuse is somehow responsible for your illegal and immoral abuse of their product...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:31 PM (39g3+)

313 I quake in immobilizing fear of the Rosewood Mafia. Please spend more of my tax money to get that pelt, that feather in your cap, DOJ...

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 14, 2019 12:31 PM (RuIsu)

314 I do NOT look like one of those rocks on Easter Island. I just have chiseled features.

Posted by: John Brennan at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (hjaPQ)
..........

But you have the same brain material.

Posted by: wth at March 14, 2019 12:31 PM (v0R5T)

315 238
If you accept the proposition that the purpose of sending your kid to an elite institution is about the networking, not the quality of education, the University for Spoiled Children is every bit as good as Harvard.

You didn't see any of these celebrities or oligarchs paying bribes to get their kids into Caltech.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (O7MnT)
--------------------------------
BINGO.

It's about CLASS.
And a scandal like this underscores the point.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (Rxduq)

316 but if we're going there why not hayvard or yale?

id really like to see how that money game is played
Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:24 PM (gLMhO)

----------------------------

That would take donating a new building or $10-$50 million. For real, according to the "College admissions Counselor" involved in this.

One of these celebs spent almost a million to get 2 kids into USC, FFS.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (ffYR/)

317 314 Meanwhile

Court rules Newtown families can proceed with lawsuit against Remington

For fuck sake... They should have sued obama

Posted by: It's me donna at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (O2RFr)

318 Where are we in the Harvard acceptance discrimination against Asians case now?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (yL25O)

319 Night train to Mundo Fine.

Night Train?
https://youtu.be/sg3Xgg61gHk

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (39g3+)

320 USC, aka "Eagle Lake High School"


If you have a pulse and a diploma--and the tuition payment-- they'll accept you. No bribes necessary

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (9HuGt)

321 313 How dare you pay off college administrators in order for your idiot kid to steal a spot from (looks at paperwork) Mr. Trayvon Martin! Hong Chong Ping Pong from Gong Dong, Tawain.

FIFY

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at March 14, 2019 12:33 PM (gCzjH)

322 Hate to break it to you guys but all these law enforcement people really care about is pay,benefits and pension.Shocking I know...

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (BXMxN)


THIS! It's all they and all government employees care about and think the pensions and benefits are all owed to them no questions asked and who cares how much we're taxed to pay for it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 14, 2019 12:33 PM (OLCnA)

323 308 >>"I am categorically opposed to lying to or giving false information to a learning institution for preferential treatment or acceptance. Unless its for those of us who are more equal"
--Elizabeth "prairie crab" Warren

She is Arha, the Eaten One.
Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (Bdeb0)

...go on...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:33 PM (bcbK8)

324 Isn't Remington already in pretty bad shape financially?

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 12:33 PM (BXMxN)

325 >>>314 Meanwhile

Court rules Newtown families can proceed with lawsuit against Remington

http://tinyurl.com/y5hrjqtm

Because the company that makes an item you misuse is somehow responsible for your illegal and immoral abuse of their product...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:31 PM (39g3+)
______
Remington is the private market and MUH FREE MARKET MUSS BE PERSERVES! Unless the free market supports Trump voting because DAS RACIST!!!

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping to his sister's bewbz with Michelle Fields missing arm at March 14, 2019 12:33 PM (RNW1e)

326 --Elizabeth "prairie crab" Warren



She is Arha, the Eaten One.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:30 PM (Bdeb0)


Didn't Ged free her in the end? There's no hope for Warren.

Posted by: I like cookies at March 14, 2019 12:33 PM (xxAFD)

327 Because we all know that Al and W. earned their places in prestigious schools for sure.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2019 12:34 PM (AllCR)

328 Did you see the CT state supreme court ruling?

Posted by: Ha at March 14, 2019 12:34 PM (MAstk)

329 "aunt becky" didn't do anything rich, liberal, scumbags have been doing since time began. i'm supposed to give a rats ass about this, when the bollard queen is still chugging gin, and killing people? fuck you, fbi. time to change your depends, stale piss, smelling, pre-schoolers. isn't there a massage parlor somewhere you can get a free handy?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 14, 2019 12:34 PM (KP5rU)

330 321 Night train to Mundo Fine.

Night Train?
https://youtu.be/sg3Xgg61gHk
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (39g3+)

Nothing quite so melodic.

John Carradine
https://youtu.be/BYl_YzcJMKU

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:34 PM (bcbK8)

331 ... dershowitz did make an interesting observation, though, tying the scandal to the declining standards in universities. colleges have dropped test scores and grades altogether. he makes the point that these mediocre kids could never survive in the colleges of 50 years ago - after bribing their way in, they would flunk out in a year or so.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 14, 2019 12:34 PM (Pg+x7)

332 Just saying, if you broke the FBI into a counter-intelligence agency ("American MI5"), another one for your standard domestic regulatory bullcrud enforcement, and maybe another for counterterrorism, there would be no Mueller Investigation right now because corrupt FBI brass couldn't have leveraged a counter-intel fishing expedition against their political opponents into a criminal investigation.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at March 14, 2019 12:34 PM (hdzef)

333 307 ... i was surprised to see dershowitz in the former camp claiming it is the worst scandal in the history of american education and that it's going to get much worse."

Well, the way he defined it, it IS the worst scandal in "the history of American Education", since most every other scandal before this has been confined to sports.

I see it as blowback from the School's virtue signaling claims over the years, their puffing about how they allow "Only the Best!!!" and everyone they graduate is a Mega-Genius. Oh it was great PR, but it was also total bullshit, and this lays the proof that it was Total Bullshit out in front of all of us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2019 12:35 PM (Kpl3J)

334 Look at the dem election ads for the past three or four cycles. Those of us who think logically look at them and think they are insane. But, the big data firms insist that they move votes, and they appear to do so.Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 14, 2019 12:28 PM (YslsA)

Exactly! The righties I grew up with would never think it was proper to secretly give the population a medical pill to make turn them into conservatives.

But we all know the Left would do that in a heartbeat. Which is why they are the original conspiracy theorists. Because they all knew what they would do if they had the power.

Posted by: ... at March 14, 2019 12:35 PM (eHEST)

335 Whoops; Jumpy computer again W. does not seem like a stupid man to me; He's certainly well read. I don't see why he couldn't have gone to college on the basis of his high school grades as well as his father's influence.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2019 12:35 PM (AllCR)

336 326 Isn't Remington already in pretty bad shape financially?
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Yep. Terrible shape.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 14, 2019 12:35 PM (hjaPQ)

337 I don't want more government law enforcement agencies.

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM (BXMxN)

338 I want the artist that photoshopped the face of one of these kids onto a rower at Yale to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law!


Yeah! That'll teach that graphic arts student a thing or two! Take away his Adobe cloud for a year!! Make him use fvcking Gimp! [spit]


That'll learn him.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM (sLicW)

339 Isn't Remington already in pretty bad shape financially?
Posted by: steevy
-------

It's hard to do business, we have cut off your access to capital. Heh, heh.

Posted by: The Banks, cowed by SJW's at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM (xSo9G)

340 338 326 Isn't Remington already in pretty bad shape financially?
---
Yep. Terrible shape.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 14, 2019 12:35 PM (hjaPQ)

Well they sunk millions into a terrible pistol. Twice.

Good shotguns though.

Decent hunting rifles.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM (bcbK8)

341 A link at PJ Media said Loughlin*s daughter was on the USC official yacht in the Bahamas when the news broke. If your alma mater has an official yacht it*s time to stop sending them money.

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM (ovir2)

342 334 Just saying, if you broke the FBI into a counter-intelligence agency ("American MI5"), another one for your standard domestic regulatory bullcrud enforcement, and maybe another for counterterrorism, there would be no Mueller Investigation right now because corrupt FBI brass couldn't have leveraged a counter-intel fishing expedition against their political opponents into a criminal investigation."

Don't stop there with the reorganization - also, abolish ATF and simply make it another FBI department, which it always should have been.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM (Kpl3J)

343 he makes the point that these mediocre kids could never survive in the colleges of 50 years ago - after bribing their way in, they would flunk out in a year or so.

The bribe isn't just to get them in. Its to make sure they get good grades and graduate.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM (39g3+)

344 Hopefully, after the release of the Steele deposition today, the FBI's reputation will be in even worse shape.

Posted by: Ever at March 14, 2019 12:37 PM (Brfdf)

345 It strikes me as funny that so many high class people don't actually have any.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 14, 2019 12:37 PM (YslsA)

346 I don't want more government law enforcement agencies.
Posted by: steevy
--------

Too bad. We now have to form agencies to manage the agencies.

Posted by: The Banks, cowed by SJW's at March 14, 2019 12:37 PM (xSo9G)

347 "William H. Macy is the only one I've ever heard of. The rest might as well be Juventus kickball players and cheerleaders for all I've heard of their names."


If I haven't heard of them they cannot be celebrities - that's the argument? Apparently a lot of people know who they are - there are references through this thread to "Aunt Becky" and I can only guess that it is a character that one of these actresses plays because I don't know. But just because *I* don't know who they are doesn't mean they are not famous and famous people get this sort of news treatment.

Alright - you don't like it. So what? Get famous and maybe your opinion can make national news too. That's the way it was, is, and will be because that is the way humans are.

Now, back to the Outrage - is there anything that I could supply from our Disdain Dept.?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 14, 2019 12:37 PM (hLRSq)

348 good now the FBI can go after DOE heads prior to 2016

if they are worried about Lying cheating and wrecking the education system paid for by all of us.

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:37 PM (gLMhO)

349 Night Train?
https://youtu.be/sg3Xgg61gHk
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (39g3+)


That's not Night Train. This is Night Train:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=Np7IlsmQvwU

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 14, 2019 12:38 PM (nPGq2)

350 Ben Shapiro also doesn't seem stupid to me. I can believe that he got good grades in high school.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2019 12:38 PM (AllCR)

351 When the FBI finds out that Bill and Hill did the same thing for Chelsea, the whole thing will be memory-holed like a bimbo eruption.

Posted by: Fritz at March 14, 2019 12:38 PM (2Mnv1)

352 Is this an outgrowth or part of the FBI's college basketball investigation that's been going on a couple of years?....Anyone know?..I can't find any links.

Posted by: BignJames at March 14, 2019 12:38 PM (ykq7q)

353 So- the FBI now polices college entrance cheats? Really moving up in the world I see.
There are probably thousands of people who are cheating on these exams that are not celebrities. Not too long ago there was a charter school that was largely minority where they were lying about kids resumes and basically inflating their grades and cheating on the SAT. That went down the memory hole.
So why doesn't the FBI get off their badge polishing flabby asses and go do some real work that doesn't involve celebrities


Posted by: Marcus T at March 14, 2019 12:38 PM (VpIIl)

354 Horrifying nood

Posted by: steevy at March 14, 2019 12:39 PM (BXMxN)

355 Jethro Bodine was an Eton man.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 14, 2019 12:39 PM (RuIsu)

356 fbi psst I also heard the CIA was working in country , I thought that wasn't in Their job description?

Also that private citizens information is being stolen by govt toadies to coerce people into doing their bidding. or threaten them.

isn't That Your job?>

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:39 PM (gLMhO)

357 350: willow, that's great. too bad comedians and funny shit is hate speech, now.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 14, 2019 12:39 PM (KP5rU)

358 How about this crap where they are proctoring kids who are "labeled", give them extra help on the SAT and hold their hands? I have family that works in education and this labeling crap is highly abused

Posted by: Marcus T at March 14, 2019 12:40 PM (VpIIl)

359 Lefties are all over today saying only the priveleged and connected go to these schools but then they turn around and make fun of someone like Palin for not doing. Spoiler Alert: Libs are full of shit, don't believe anything they say

Posted by: ... at March 14, 2019 12:40 PM (eHEST)

360 FBI psst, I heard some woman was selling out our uranium , and also keeping an open server to sell out our military missions!@

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:40 PM (gLMhO)

361 If you accept the proposition that the purpose of sending your kid to an elite institution is about the networking, not the quality of education, the University for Spoiled Children is every bit as good as Harvard.

You didn't see any of these celebrities or oligarchs paying bribes to get their kids into Caltech.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 14, 2019 12:20 PM (O7MnT)
--------------------------------
BINGO.

It's about CLASS.
And a scandal like this underscores the point.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 14, 2019 12:32 PM (Rxduq)


This is part of why it's hard to care. If they were bribing colleges to get their kids into professions on which peoples' lives depended, that would be serious. If they just want their kids to be part of the "in" crowd in some club, let them have at it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 14, 2019 12:40 PM (/qEW2)

362 Using the fake 501 to avoid taxes is a BFD.

Posted by: Anchovy at March 14, 2019 12:40 PM (B3kya)

363
If your alma mater has an official yacht it*s time to stop sending them money.

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM


All those college magazines I get in the mail, with an implied 'Why don't you send us some money?''?

In the trash. You got yours once. More then you should have.

Posted by: Newest Nic at March 14, 2019 12:40 PM (jYje5)

364 Chavez, lol can you tell I'm throwing pillows at the walls?

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:41 PM (gLMhO)

365 Yao. The boys sat quietly around the fire as the elder spoke. They had eaten, but his meal was unfinished. "Remember to leave a little," he said to them. "Eat until you are full, but leave some. Learn about wanting, and master the wanting."
"Why," said one of the boys.
"If you master your desire, you will better see those who have not mastered theirs, and you will know to avoid them."
"Like Arha?" He spoke of the old woman who stood in the creekbed and yelled at birds.
"Yes. Like Arha. She is the Eaten One. Her hunger for attention consumed her like flame consumes a log. There is nothing in her, she is empty."
"Why must we avoid them?"
"They are vexations, and they will talk their toothache at you until you are driven to walk away, and you may offend them. In which case they will follow you, and you will have no rest."
"Why is she here?" asked another.
"That is a good question," said the elder. "She is from Mas-sa-chusetts. I am told they are all talking toothaches."
They stared at the fire, and then nodded off, one by one, until the elder was alone.
"Arha. She claims to be of the People, but she is just a sore tooth."

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:41 PM (Bdeb0)

366 An alternate Night Train

https://youtu.be/2rYjzb5_3uI

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:42 PM (39g3+)

367 If I haven't heard of them they cannot be celebrities - that's the argument?


Not an argument, an observation. I know I'm not Mr. Pop Culture but I surprise even myself at the extent of my not knowing.

It's like they invented a whole new batch of celebrities and didn't tell me.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 14, 2019 12:42 PM (fuK7c)

368 so yeah, the bribes are for 4 years of faux-grades and a college degree in a faux-field like "American Studies"

no one seems to be bribing their way into Cal Poly

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at March 14, 2019 12:42 PM (9HuGt)

369 -
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John Carradine

https://youtu.be/BYl_YzcJMKU


Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at March 14, 2019 12:34 PM

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No, I don't think I'll ever be over Mundo Fine.

Posted by: John Carradine at March 14, 2019 12:42 PM (RVcmP)

370 The bribe isn't just to get them in. Its to make sure they get good grades and graduate.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 14, 2019 12:36 PM (39g3+)

And if the word about THAT gets it, people might just start to realize that the entire point of a "College Education" is simply to get a good and certified Pedigree that will allow the bearer entry into the really Posh Clubs, the ones that are restricted to Ruling Class only.

Why shouldn't kids cheat? College isn't about "learning" anything anymore, you can do that more effectively on your own. It's about getting the right Piece of Paper to hang on your wall, period.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2019 12:42 PM (Kpl3J)

371 How long did it take the FBI to catch the traitor FBI agent Robert Hanssen for being a spy for the Soviets? 20 something years? Then the FBI spent over 15 years looking for Whitey Bulger while he was living a couple miles away from an FBI office in CA. In comes a US Marshall to take over the case and catches Whitey in 6 months. Who held the press conference? The FBI.
If the FBI had a TV show today it would have to be a comedy, a comedy of errors.

Posted by: Worc1 at March 14, 2019 12:43 PM (+3Y8+)

372 fbi,i don't know if you know this but some of your people have used your agency to embarrass you and us.

and attempted a coup.

pretty awful isn't it?

oh nevermind!

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:43 PM (gLMhO)

373 It strikes me as funny that so many high class people don't actually have any.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada
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Well, they never did. Consider Andie McDowell's daughter. She didn't just become a slut, her vacuous mother steered her into it.

Take a look: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6rw8ajb

Oh, and btw, the kid is estimated to be worth $6 Million. Never went to school.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 14, 2019 12:43 PM (CDGwz)

374 >>Didn't Ged free her in the end? There's no hope for Warren. Posted by: I like cookies at March 14, 2019 12:33 PM (xxAFD)

I think so. It's been awhile since I read it. Just seemed like such an apt name for Warren.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:43 PM (Bdeb0)

375 329 Because we all know that Al and W. earned their places in prestigious schools for sure.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2019 12:34 PM (AllCR)
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I think people can (grudgingly) accept

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 14, 2019 12:43 PM (Rxduq)

376 Ben Shapiro also doesn't seem stupid to me.

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He is most definitely not stupid. No successful long-con guy is dumb.

In any con, you've gotta be smarter than the mark. Doubly so for long-cons. And in his case, he's targeted right-leaning, thinking types, who are smarter than the average mark.

So I am guessing he's actually got a pretty high-functioning brain. Not anything like as smart as HE would tell you, of course, but smart enough to make the scam seem legit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 14, 2019 12:43 PM (AzW6q)

377 >>>352 Ben Shapiro also doesn't seem stupid to me. I can believe that he got good grades in high school.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2019 12:38 PM (AllCR)
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Thank you. So many people here complain that I get all my analysis wrong because I'm stupid and constantly focused on my sister's gigantic soft breasts bouncing softly as she tiptoes braless across the ktichen while I'm hiding in the cupboard with a jar of coconut oil and a microwaved pitted avocado. Mmmmmmmm.


uhh I mean instead of just blind hatred toward you racist Trump supporters while pretending that Abby is that warm coconut lubed avocado.

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping to his sister's bewbz with Michelle Fields missing arm at March 14, 2019 12:44 PM (RNW1e)

378 364
Using the fake 501 to avoid taxes is a BFD.

Posted by: Anchovy at March 14, 2019 12:40 PM (B3kya)



Nice night out. Do you think it will warm up soon?

Posted by: CGI Whistling Past the Graveyard at March 14, 2019 12:44 PM (ymnmz)

379 Good observation, raid Roger Stone Pre Dawn with Guns drawn. Raid actors and actress homes with guns drawn. Let Dem's skate on huge crimes?

Sounds like a plan. Just not a good one.

Posted by: Piric at March 14, 2019 12:44 PM (7n4uf)

380 Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university that prides itself on the individual success of its students. Located in San Luis Obispo on California's sunny Central Coast


suck on that, USC. Morro Bay rules...

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at March 14, 2019 12:45 PM (9HuGt)

381 >>379 >>>352 Ben Shapiro...I can believe that he got good grades in high school. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 14, 2019 12:38 PM (AllCR)

I could see that. I could also believe that he has yet to have consensual sex with a living human female.

Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:46 PM (Bdeb0)

382 "Not an argument, an observation. I know I'm not Mr. Pop Culture but I surprise even myself at the extent of my not knowing.

It's like they invented a whole new batch of celebrities and didn't tell me."


Shoot, I haven't been "with it" since 1989.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 14, 2019 12:46 PM (hLRSq)

383
This is part of why it's hard to care. If they were bribing colleges to get their kids into professions on which peoples' lives depended, that would be serious. If they just want their kids to be part of the "in" crowd in some club, let them have at it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 14, 2019 12:40 PM (/qEW2)

I wouldn't say I "care", but I am greatly Entertained and enjoying this scandal immensely. I never expect the government to do anything good for me, so watching them do embarrassing and humiliating things to my Enemies is as good as it gets!

And anyone who has anything to do with Hollywood in any way is by definition, My Enemy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2019 12:46 PM (Kpl3J)

384 did these women vote wrong?

you decide,
the fbi.

Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:47 PM (gLMhO)

385 DID I MENTION TODAY THAT MY WIFE IS A DOCTOR and my pre-hacked 23andMe showed I have 100% pure in Aryan I mean Ashkenazi blood unlike you racist Mongrel Americans!

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping to his sister's bewbz with Michelle Fields missing arm at March 14, 2019 12:47 PM (RNW1e)

386 >>>I could see that. I could also believe that he has yet to have consensual sex with a living human female.
Posted by: Zod at March 14, 2019 12:46 PM (Bdeb0)
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Michelle would have consented if we could have re-attached the arm in time to save her!

Posted by: Ben Shapiro - fapping to his sister's bewbz with Michelle Fields missing arm at March 14, 2019 12:48 PM (RNW1e)

387 How long did it take the FBI to catch the traitor FBI agent Robert Hanssen for being a spy for the Soviets? 20 something years? Then the FBI spent over 15 years looking for Whitey Bulger while he was living a couple miles away from an FBI office in CA. In comes a US Marshall to take over the case and catches Whitey in 6 months. Who held the press conference? The FBI.
If the FBI had a TV show today it would have to be a comedy, a comedy of errors.
Posted by: Worc1
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Oh, I can go one better than that: Eric Rudolph.

The hills out here were rife with rucked-up FBI guys combing here, there, night vision gear, helicopters with infra-red scanners. They became a standing joke to the locals.

Rudolph was eventually busted by a Barney Fife down in Andrews, I think, while rummaging through a dumpster behind a grocery.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 14, 2019 12:48 PM (xSo9G)

388 so anyway, I had read they were actually looking at non profit funding groups .


soros next?

maybe Clinton foundation?

ahahah sure.


Posted by: willow at March 14, 2019 12:48 PM (gLMhO)

389 Then the FBI spent over 15 years looking for Whitey Bulger while he was living a couple miles away from an FBI office in CA."

The FBI didn't know where Whitey Bulger was just like Pakistan didn't know that Osama Bin Laden was living barely a mile away from one of their most exclusive Military HQ's. Sure they didn't.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 14, 2019 12:49 PM (Kpl3J)

390 362 FBI psst, I heard some woman was selling out our uranium , and also keeping an open server to sell out our military missions!@

That rumor was thoroughly investigated but all we found was Russia collusion by some white male.

Posted by: James Comey at March 14, 2019 12:49 PM (+3Y8+)

391 Now, back to the Outrage - is there anything that I could supply from our Disdain Dept.?
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Break Progressive Minds with a Trumpinator From The Outrage Outlet! at March 14, 2019 12:37 PM (hLRSq)

Got any bilious cynicism? I like to keep my tank topped off.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at March 14, 2019 12:50 PM (RD7QR)

392 You can bet that any arrest for anyone with a "D" beside there name will be a muted affair.

Posted by: Piric at March 14, 2019 12:51 PM (7n4uf)

393 These perps are what ?? 'two-comma club'-ers ??

It's not like they are 'three-comma club' folks

Posted by: SMOD at March 14, 2019 12:52 PM (QkjLD)

394 I bite my thumb at thee

Posted by: SMOD at March 14, 2019 12:54 PM (QkjLD)

395 You forgot Sen. Ted Stevens

Posted by: Worc1 at March 14, 2019 12:59 PM (+3Y8+)

396 The FBI is worse than Congress because they can send one to jail. If the FBI wishes to rehabilitate its reputation it can start by leveling charges at HRC, the Clinton Crime Family its agents like Podesta, Blumenthal, Mills et al; charge McCabe, Comey, Ohr, Page, Strok et al; charge the Obama admin officials such as Brennan et. al., charge Perkins Coie Fusion GPS.

Posted by: Locke Common at March 14, 2019 01:08 PM (Tgoee)

397 Sponge

Posted by: FIRST!!!!! at March 14, 2019 01:12 PM (C1NyB)

398 the last time that FBI was out to get its mojo back they burned the Davidian's Mount Carmel

Posted by: critic of the Godless at March 14, 2019 01:13 PM (1XtI9)

399 393: that was a rumor of a white male collusion that distracted the FBI from all investigative work.

Posted by: critic of the Godless at March 14, 2019 01:14 PM (1XtI9)

400 I have been waiting for someone to address this, so thanks, mighty Ewok! More Valu-rite for you!

It takes two to tango. FBI and DOJ in this instance. Having done this against real organized crime for years, (although not in the FBI), an agreement to prosecute under RICO is rare.

This is a criminal conspiracy, maybe, but a Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization under the spirit of the statute? No.

Should they be charged? That's a decision made by an Assistant US Attorney or DOJ trial lawyer after looking at the evidence, but there's no way DOJ should have charged this under RICO. Doing so tells you everything you need to know. This is a publicity stunt prosecution.

Posted by: Bones at March 14, 2019 01:18 PM (dBiBP)

401 Oh, hell, yes, this is exactly what the FBI is doing. During the announcement of the "operation," it explicitly was stated there will be no dual system of justice. Obviously, that train has so left the station that most of us, as jurors, would acquit a federal defendant. The FBI and DOJ did more than destroy the Bureau. It destroyed the pretense of Rule of Law, and it ain't coming back.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 14, 2019 01:28 PM (iw59Q)

402 Contrarian here. Highlighting this bust shows that the elites are not above the law. Does anyone think highfalutin Democrat donors from Hollywood would be tagged in an operation like this? Or even that the investigation would be conducted? Trump has been in office for two years and I would not be surprised if this investigation only started after his election. I can't see it being given a go during during the Kenyans term. There are now something like 80,000 sealed indictments or warrants. Dollars to Donuts that many relate to MS-13, and antifa. Time will tell but the one campaign promise Trump has yet to really keep is to re-establish the rule of law and show that nobody is above it. He's kept the rest of them he'll keep this one. Patience. Patience.

Posted by: Oddnot at March 14, 2019 01:33 PM (ozn55)

403 Thank God. Been waiting for someone else to say the obvious - WHO CARES ?!!?!?

You read that quote ? Out on $1 Million cash bail over paying to get her kid listed as an athletic recruit.

Why on earth would you "run" from that ? Are they seriously going to throw you in jail for this minor white collar bribery crime ? Give me a fucking break.

I want to know how much tax money they burned through to get this major conspiracy that literally nobody cares about, but everyone knew was going on anyhow.

Oh, and it will CONTINUE in a week or so.

Posted by: deadrody at March 14, 2019 01:41 PM (9v7bY)

404 Contrarian, agree. They should be investigated and prosecuted. But with everything the FBI/DOJ does, they do it with an eye to PR. Justice takes a back seat.

Not how it's supposed to be.

Posted by: Bones at March 14, 2019 01:42 PM (dBiBP)

405 Regular people are outraged over the corruption and want them all charged and exposed. Now, if the Democrats have their way, they will pose this as Rich and White but actually, most will be outraged over the immorality of this which is a very good thing. Maybe outrage over other immoralities will grow and pretty soon the culture war will be back to manageable. I know, I know......

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at March 14, 2019 01:55 PM (Z0huu)

406 Rich people can get things they want.

Posted by: least suprising thing ever at March 14, 2019 02:35 PM (IiR2y)

407 In my eyes the FBI is besmirched beyond recall. Irredeemably in other words.

Posted by: LGoPs at March 14, 2019 02:54 PM (ijjC+)

408 It's amazing how two different actions can be viewed. I believe this is the revenge of the rank-and-file FBI agents who support Trump -- because it targets two of the biggest batches of anti-Trumpers.

Posted by: Mutnodjmet at March 14, 2019 05:05 PM (sPJyv)

409 The FEEBS here in Milwaukee have managed to plant TWO "We Are Nice. Really Nice. And Competent!!" items in the local Tee Vee Nooz outlets in the last 6 months or so. Both were pure BS, content-wise, which was the signal that they are Doing Public Relations Because Comey, Lisa, and Strzok-Squeeze.

Posted by: dad29 at March 14, 2019 05:36 PM (7Kti7)

410 The extreme amounts for bail told me that.

Posted by: Jay Harper at March 15, 2019 12:30 PM (9GDCX)

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