Cheaters Never Prosper… If They Get Caught

While the kleptocrats in control of our political system have wielded their power to widen the wealth gap, the ultra rich have rigged the future for their underachieving offspring by gifting them Ivy League College admissions that likely come with matching ill gotten diplomas.

Let’s be honest, this shocking college admissions scandal is nothing new. The super rich have been buying their children admission to and diplomas for Ivy League schools forever.

Donald Trump is a perfect example. He was not a student of choice for Wharton School of Business. If anything, the school has lost much of it’s credibility because they allowed Donald Trump to slip through the cracks. He can’t form a simple sentence without making several simple mistakes.

Further proof that Trump didn’t earn his entry to Wharton was provided by his former attorney, Michael Cohen, who admitted during testimony to having threatened Trump’s former schools with lawsuits should any of his transcripts be released to the media.

The current college admissions scandal is only shocking in that it has created problems for least 50 people.

Those 50 people have much in common:

  1. They’re among the wealthiest Americans
  2. They received an unbelievable tax cut this year
  3. They all have children roughly the same age
  4. They all purchased the services of a man, Rick Singer, 58, who guaranteed their underachieving children admission into the school of their choice.
  5. They’ve all been arrested and charged with conspiracy related to racketeering, wire fraud, and more, as a result of #4👆🏼
  6. They used the fee they paid, to cheat, as a charitable tax deduction. (Tax fraud?)

Rick Singer, Admissions Fraudster

Among the newly felonious ultra rich parents are:

Hedge fund execs, doctor’s, some coaches bribed to play along, also…

  • Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, and his wife actress wife Laurie Laughlin, of “Full House”*Photo credit Jeffrey Hudson @ItsJeffHudson twitter

Mossimo is a Trump fan who has been heard complaining about there being “a lot of takers and entitled people out there.” (Oh, the irony.) Laughlin has been dropped from her contract with the Hallmark Channel, but I think they’ll survivor without her income. “Mossimo”, a target brand, was bought out in 2005 for $135 million. Target is currently phasing out the brand.

Their 19-year-old daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, freshman at USC, is a “YouTube star” with over 1.9 million subscribers, whose persona revolves around her college dorm life, her party life and of course her makeup line (cancelled) with Sephora. She’s on video making statements like:

“I do want the experience of game days, partying, I don’t really care about school, as you guys know.”

“I don’t know how much of school I’m going to attend.” ~Jade Giannulli

    • Actress Felicity Huffman, of “Desperate Housewives”

    • Gamal Abdelaziz, former president and CEO of Wynn Resorts Development,
    • Extremely arrogant and unapologetic attorney, Gordon Caplan, co-chairman of the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP,
      Jane Buckingham: president of a consulting firm whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies, she is also the author of 6 books, ironically, one is a guide to motherhood.
  • Jane Buckingham
  • “My child doesn’t test well.” ~ Jane Buckman
  • (Somebody tell Ms. Buckman, a lot of people’s children don’t test well.)
    • Gregory Abbot, CEO of the International Dispensing Company, and his wife Marcia.

    Gregg and Marcia Abbott’s daughter who benefitted from cheating has not commented, but her brother Malcolm Abbott — also known as rapper Billa B, who happened to be smoking a *blunt when approached outside of the family’s 5th Avenue Apartment in NY, shared his insight:

    “I believe everyone has a right to go to college, man.” ~Malcom Abbott

    I believe this guy doesn’t get it.

    *I’m not hemp to the jive; I had to google search “blunt”: It’s a hollowed out cigar filled with marijuana… you’re welcome. You’re never too old to learn something new, man.

    Ah… the entitled elite. The entitlement of their children should not come as a surprise.

    What is one entitled to, really? This is one of those existential questions like— What is life? The answer could be anything. It has been said that life is a novel.

    What are entitlements? – The dictionary says entitlements are a guaranteed right.

    As with everything we all have different answers to every question. Everything is subjective.

    Life might be what you make it, and entitlements might be…

    A. For the super rich they might be life changing unfair advantages- like buying admissions to Ivy League schools, buying politicians to create legislation that will grow your riches, buying immunity from the law, having connections who will employ you in a job you don’t deserve.

    B. For those among the working class they are benefits they paid into throughout their lifetimes, like Social Security and Medicare, affordable healthcare.

    The irony is that those in group A don’t believe those in group B are entitled to their entitlements.

    Wealth gap guy w/healthcare, Joe Walsh, doesn’t think healthcare is a right. The United States healthcare system ranks last on the list among developed nations for having accessible healthcare. We CAN afford to take care of our people, but the greedy super rich are not required to pay their fair share of taxes, as are the middle class, so there is no money for healthcare. That and the fact that too many people are making money off the backs of the sick.

    I may be a terrible person for deriving joy from the misfortune of others, but the timing of this story of indictments came as I was weighing options for medical bills I have that I simply can not afford to pay. (No need for indigence, I’ll find a way.) Even with “excellent health insurance,” healthcare in America is unaffordable. These newly felonious people have just posted millions of dollars in bond, after paying tens of thousands of dollars to cut in the college admissions line, and I can’t afford my portion of a bill charged by an in network, outpatient, facility where my daughter’s tonsils were removed.

    Anyway, how did the cheating commence?

    • Some kids claimed to have learning disabilities, and as such, were given unlimited time to take their college entrance exams, ACT & SAT.
    • Some tests were taken for the kids by “ringers” (a genetically gifted 38 year old Yale alumni).
    • Some kids test answers were changed prior to submission.
    • Essays were submitted that were not written by the student.
    • Some kids claimed to be athletes, photoshopping photos of them in action, and bribing coaches to concur.
  • Here is a picture of ME doing my cool down lap after winning the gold for the 400 meter backstroke in 2024 Summer Olympics… I don’t recall where it was held. (I’m so frugal that I still wear those glasses.)
  • With everything going on in the world today, it’s stupid to focus on this trivia, right?
  • Well, considering what just happened in New Zealand, of course this is a thoughtless post, and I’m sorry for it.

    I think these problems are all somehow connected though. Divide and conquer goes back to Roman times.

    My only defense in focusing on this today is my three college aged children. They are of the 99%— not rich. They have to work hard for everything they get. That’s fine if everyone is given the same opportunity to succeed.

    There is nothing wrong with working hard, but there is something wrong if we’re working hard toward an unattainable goal, then we’re all just fools, aren’t we?

    The rich and powerful are using their money to keep themselves rich and powerful and, in the process, stacking the deck against the rest of us, the 99%. They already have an unfair advantage. They have the money for private tutors, test prep courses, prep schools.

    Rich kids miraculously getting into schools that should be beyond their, scope due to a lack of intellect and impetus, it’s not new.

    I’ve been hearing first hand accounts from my own children. These kids cheat to get in, then they have to cheat to get through, then once they have their diplomas their family connections get them jobs they don’t deserve, eventually they’re on the Supreme Court, and they will never know what it is to have the weight of student loans bearing down on them.

    The struggles of the middle class are nearly insurmountable when rich people cheat.

    There are rules in life; it would help if we all followed them:

    • The golden rule— “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
    • The coach rule— “Quitters never win, winners never quit.”
    • The pirate coach rule— “There’s no aye in team.”
    • And the fairness rule— “Cheaters never prosper… if they get caught.”

    Every charge and accusation facing the parents in the college admissions scandal

    Hollywood actresses among dozens charged in college entrance exam cheating plot – NBC News

    Life on this President’s Day… a poem

    Manafort’s maudlin

    Perceptive he’ll perish in prison

    Gates and Flynn comply…

    Consider what else has arisen

    Roger Stone arrested

    In relation to GRU

    Michael Cohen has been indicted

    No that’s nothing new

    Papadapolous ignored

    Coffee’s inconsequential

    Trumpsters pay taxes

    NOW they’re no longer reverential

    Who funded the GOP,

    Rich guys pay nothing, tax bill?

    Middle class workers, never win,

    Trump’s base blind… until:

    “I almost fell out of my chair. I could not believe it, I voted for Trump. I thought he was going to be good for this country, but when I got that phone call [about the taxes I owed], that’s it, I’m done.” ~Beth Callori of Long Island. “

    Beth blind before to the bad

    Donald Trump had committed

    Treason, caged kids,

    Climate deregulation permitted

    The 3 richest Americans,

    3, now have more money

    Than the poorest half

    Laughable, but not at all funny

    Despite “trickle down” tax cuts,

    They never worked in the past

    46% of all new income

    Has been amassed

    By the greedy, wealthiest,

    1% of the U.S.

    It’s tax time. Trump’s own base

    Is paying thousands more, not less

    The rich warn of socialism…

    Sensibilities attacked

    Don’t admit you were fooled,

    Ignore every well proven fact

    The wealthy were taxed

    Under Kennedy and Johnson:

    70%— This year taxes:

    BEZOS paid: NONE

    Rich were taxed 91%

    By Eisenhower

    The funders of this GOP

    Majority power

    Penned tax laws, Koch, Adelson, Mercers

    Then offshore their spoils

    As Republicans profit

    From interests in Putin’s oil

    Tax Refund Fiasco Is Political Payback For Republicans

    ‘I trusted you!’ Trump voters seethe after realizing they’re getting screwed by the GOP’s tax plan

    Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’

    The richest 0.00025 percent owns more wealth than bottom 150 million Americans: study

    Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2 Billion Profits

    Joe Manchin Thinks it’s His Place to Apologize for an Unrelated Adult Woman

    **This post contains profanity. It is not meant to be read by the pearl clutching faint of heart who are easily indisposed by the vapours.

    W/VA Senator Joe Manchon, Republican in Democratic clothing, has been on the press circuit apologizing for a comment made by a new congresswoman, Democrat Rashida Tlaib.

    Senator Manchin, who is not her father, is apologizing on her behalf for her use of the following statement- “We’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.”, “the motherfucker” in question being motherfucker Donald Trump.

    Senator Joe Manchin was on FOX News, a Democratic Senator performing on GOP propaganda TV, calling her statement: “horrible,” “disgusting,” “deplorable.”

    Side note: Senator Joe Manchin was the only Democrat who voted for blackout drunk frat boy, sexual predator, and repeated perjurer, Brett “I liked beer… I STILL LIKE BEER.” Kavanaugh, now sitting in a lifetime appointment in the Supreme Court.

    Incidentally that SCOTUS appointment, that would not have passed without Manchin’s aye, mandates all 83 credible misconduct cases against him be dismissed… and they were:

    Federal Panel Of Judges Dismisses All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

    Here is what Manchin said with regards to his Kavanaugh vote:

    Manchin also likes to say the word “shit”… a lot. Should we go through all curse words and assign them a value with regards to their offensiveness?

    Also, and more importantly, Senator Joe Manchin has never condemned Donald Trump for his vulgar behavior. Need I repeat that motherfuckers long list of profanity, while bragging of sexual assault, or that used with regards to any who oppose him?

    According to Manchin, and Trump, and the GOP, there are rules of decorum for women, especially those who are not of the Christian and lilly white genus, but there are no rules for Donald Trump, his GOP accomplices, or any of his sexual predator friends.

    What’s this related story?…

    CEO of EpiPen Maker Mylan Sees 671% Compensation Increase In 8 Years

    Remember the EpiPen price jump of 400%? I’ll remind you.

    The lifesaving device, which contains $1’s worth of epinephrine, jumped to over $600… per pen. The device is sold in Canada for as low as $50.

    Imposing said price hike of the lifesaving epinephrine device was Mylan Pharmaceutical’s CEO, Heather Bresch. She gave herself a raise for that move. Her annual salary rose 671%, from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

    By the end of 2017, continued public outcry over her pricing of EpiPen forced her to sell a generic version for $300.

    CEO who gouged EpiPen price is daughter of Democratic senator

    Whadda ya know, Bresch is Manchin’s daughter.

    That’s not all. She is a tax evader.

    Mylan moving overseas in tax play | News, Sports, Jobs – Weirton Daily Times

    Pop quiz time.

    1. Joe Manchin apologized to “all Americans, any sitting Congress person” for lawmaker Tlaib’s colorful call for Trump’s impeachment, but did he ever apologize for his daughter when she evaded taxes by moving her company out of the U.S., pocketing tens of millions of dollars in tax savings?
    2. Did Joe Manchin apologize when his daughter, Heather Bresch, endangered the lives of so many, when she priced them out of EpiPens?
  • Answer Key:
  • No to both.
  • Manchin slams ‘horrible’ comments from Dem calling for Trump impeachment: ‘So disgusting’

    Fuck Joe Manchin.

    Dear Nancy… a limerick

    Dear Nancy, I know you have a long list

    Fix the U.S. so we might coexist

    Kids out of cages

    Government wages

    Healthcare coverage for what pre-exists

    ~

    Reverse policies Trump contrived to fail

    Spies, traitors, and thieves, all removed and jailed

    Don’t forget Kavanaugh

    Impeach or withdraw

    Perjured, misogynistic, Koch owned male

    Money Line Parlay: How Did the Kavanaughs Afford Their $1,225,000 Home?

    Who is paying for the next Supreme Court justice?

    What Concerns this POTUS?

    What concerns the President of the United States?

    Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

    Nope, not the 15,000 children who will spend the holidays away from their families, held in immigration prisons by US officials under Trump’s command.

    https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/16/make-climate-crisis-top-editorial-priority-xr-campaign-urges-bbc

    No, not the rapidly increasing rate of the climate crisis, causing more violent storms, fueling wildfires, etc.

    https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/2330715002

    Definitely not finding a solution to the American healthcare system he has been determined to destroy.

    U.S. Budget Deficit Hits Widest on Record for Month of November

    It’s not the record deficit caused by his tax scam for corporate America and the wealthiest 1%.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/stock-market-crash-evidence-mounting-that-investors-are-expecting-one-2018-12

    And it’s not the fact that the stock market has had it’s greatest December market decline since the great depression…

    He is concerned with Russian Twitter Bots. Why?

    The court of public opinion, at least that of his diehard supporters, is directed by propaganda spread by bots.

    Not with this:

    His convicted associates:

    • Former Campaign Manager, Paul Manafort
    • Former Campaign Manager Associate, Kilimnik
    • Former Deputy Campaign Manager, Rick Gates,
    • Former Deputy Campaign Manager Associate Van der Swaan,
    • Former attorney Michael Cohen,
    • Former national security adviser Mike Flynn,
    • Former National Security Adviser/Coffee-boy George Papadopoulos.

    Trump is currently the subject of 17 criminal investigations. His possible crimes:

    • Conspiracy to Commit Election Fraud
    • Conspiracy to Defraud US
    • Aiding/Abetting Computer Crimes
    • Bribery
    • Money Laundering
    • Illegal Solicitation of Donations
    • Obstruction
    • Witness Tampering
    • Making False Statements
    • FARA Crimes

    His diehard fan base is all he has left.

    What Matters to You?

    My concerns are: women’s rights, the safety of my daughters,

    Civil liberties for human beings, of all colors

    ~

    LBGTQ rights, safe migrant babies, their parents,

    The escalation of Global warming, that’s inherent

    ~

    Healthcare not only for the rich- should be all our mission.

    Social Security, dare preexisting conditions

    ~

    Living wage for an honest day’s work… for shelter and food

    The world is watching this rich country whose leaders are no good

    ~

    Inalienable rights, freedom to let live, exist

    Purge hatred, racist nationalists, stand strong and resist!

    ~

    Report what you see: suppression, tampering, changing votes

    Call 866-OUR-VOTE to report and that’s all she wrote.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdNNjCHGixE&feature=share