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

    Manafort’s Sentence is a Crime

    Yesterday, Thursday March 7, 2019, for those of you in other planetary time zones, Paul Manafort, (presidential campaign chairman for Donald Trump), a man with shady Russian and Ukrainian ties, (understatement), was sentenced to 3.9 years in prison by Judge T.S. Ellis. (Not to be confused with long dead 19th century American poet T.S.Elliot.) Judge Ellis, I understand, also goes by the name Judge Fvckwad.

    Paul Manafort’s defense team begged for an unheard of lenient sentence of 5 years.

    Math time:

    12 months x 5 years = 60 months requested

    Manafort received 3.9 years = 47 months

    I can’t show my work because I copied the answer,

    but the answer is…

    13 months… Manafort received a sentence 13 months less than the insanely lenient sentence his attorneys requested.

    Manafort’s lenient sentence has caused outrage among anyone with an understanding of white collar criminal privilege. I tried to point out to a few people that the sentence did not encompass crimes related to the 2016 election. From what I understand, and I am quite frequently wrong, (see yesterday’s post), it only pertained to Manafort’s $6 million tax fraud.

    Still, let’s put this in perspective. Paul Manafort failed to disclose $16 million to the IRS. Let those among us whom haven’t forgotten about $16 million cast the first stone, (not Roger Stone please). With that “omission”, Paul Manafort defrauded the IRS of $6 million. The law recommends 19-24 YEARS for this crime.

    The punishment Manafort received was the equivalent of what one can expect if they steal $100, while not rich or white.

    Remember how Donald Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million? And remember how he was desperate to have people believe the loss was due to (nonexistent) “widespread voter fraud among democrats”? Remember when Trump found his scapegoat, a woman who voted while on probation, not knowing she wasn’t allowed to do so? That woman who cast a single vote, by mistake, received a harsher sentence than Paul Manafort, a traitor.

    Prior to announcing the sentence, Judge Ellis said Manafort has led an “otherwise blameless life.”

    But, Manafort has gout, so let’s overlook all that.

    I am a Pollyanna at heart. I look for a shred of good news to focus on with everything in life, because if I don’t do that, anguish, despair and apathy put me in a chokehold, and then who will put my towels in the dryer?

    The ray of light I found was the idea that: “tomorrow is another day.” Tomorrow, actually next week, Paul Manafort will be back in court to be sentenced for other crimes. He will eventually be tried for treason, and when the feds have had their fill, the southern district of New York gets to eat… then he’ll be the one “who’s sorry now”. The odds are pretty good that Paul Manafort will die in prison.

    *Entertainment break:

    YouTube

    Again, I’ll say it without any poetic 🙄 flourish, Paul Manafort has yet to be charged with anything relating to the 2016 election.

    And let me point this out, Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors were not happy when Judge Ellis announced his 3.9 year decision.

    I don’t care about Paul Manafort’s ailing health, he came to the hearing in a wheelchair with a bandaged foot, to ask the judge for compassion.

    *👆🏼photo from Daily Beast article below my text👇🏼

    “To say I feel humiliated and ashamed would be a gross understatement.” ~Paul Manafort

    Fvck that noise.

    Of those Robert Mueller has prosecuted as part of this Trump/Russia investigation, six have been sentenced so far, and believe it or not, Paul Manafort’s 3.9 year sentence has been the harshest doled out to a Trump associate to date.

    Next week, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of US District Court for the District of Columbia will sentence Manafort for two conspiracy charges… so chin up… but those crimes only carry a maximum penalty of five years.

    Ugh… I have towels in the washer.

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    Trump’s Morning… conjecture

    The lunatic has risen from his disturbed sleep, plagued with reoccurring nightmares of indictment: mime golfing in a concrete prison ground, skin sallow, hair glue dissolving, prison food, (a single scoop at best), phone confiscated, they even took his loooong red tie… why?

    He wipes the crusty sleep from his swollen eyes, prying them open with his stubby fingers, as he feels around for his glasses and hair, inadvertently knocking his 2 liter bottle of adderall to the floor… “WHO PUT THAT THERE?!”

    Although he is incapable of articulating his thoughts, he sits back against the mound of pillows, encased in 1,000,000 thread Saudi cotton, and asks himself why he did it.

    He is unable to pushback against feelings of despair rising in his soul, with the understanding his criminal endeavors would never have been scrutinized to this extent had he not run for precedent, (president). A threatening letter sent by his attorney, (the rat), would have made any threat disappear in the… good old days.

    Moisture on his cheeks! Is he bleeding? No, it’s some strange salty clear liquid.

    His thoughts resume: stupid, stupid, stupid. But Putin would never have allowed him to lose.

    Now he awaits his daily instructions. They come through back channels set up by his disappointing son in-law.

    His mind wanders to Ivanka, and his sadness intensifies.

    He turns on “Fox and Friends” as he presses the call button next to his bed, shouting: “bring me my phone and a hamberder.”

    Ask Jr… a poem

    Your attorneys must have

    Requested your silence

    To your detriment

    Your ego repels compliance

    You claim Mueller may find

    “crimes people did in past lives”

    Do you mean reincarnation,

    or previous wives?

    I daydream as I observe

    you dig this deep hole

    Will it be an ankle monitor

    or no parole?

    Don Trump Jr hints Mueller may find crimes ‘people did in past lives — in 2006’

    Don Junior, Traitor Tot… a poem

    As a rule

    it’s detestable

    to ridicule

    Ignorance,

    even that

    of an arrogant fool

    Don Junior, a nothingburger

    of a grown man

    Traitor tot with

    endangered species

    bloodied hands

    One willfully blinded

    by crazed self-deception

    To the extent

    he maintains the

    misconception

    In 2024

    he’ll remain a free man

    This treasonous traitor

    has concocted a plan

    Run

    for the bastardized office

    of president

    Of what?

    His cellblock?

    That has to be

    what he meant

    Donald Trump Jr hints he could run for president in 2024

    Roger Throws Stones From a Glass House… a limerick

    Stone believes he has authority

    Commands a judge, irrespectively,

    Of his *position

    By definition:

    *He’s fucked… I’m speaking objectively

    ~

    Roger Stone to judge: Mueller must prove he didn’t tip off CNN