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.”

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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.”

    Security Nepotism

    Is that a thing now?

    It has been confirmed by four sources that, in May, against the advice of former White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, Donald J Trump ordered officials give his son in-law, Jared Kushner, Top Secret Security Clearance.

    Kushner had previously been denied clearance due to his repeated and continued “mistakes” by omission of pertinent information with regards to his security clearance application, which he amended the 40 times, each time adding a debt owed or a foreign official he’d been in contact with.

    In the end, his federal disclosure form included more than 100 names of foreign contacts.

    This question begs an answer- Is he stupid, or was he hiding something… both perhaps?

    His explanation last July was as follows:

    “I did not remember the meeting and certainly did not remember it as one with anyone who had to be included on an SF-86.”

    Okay, that may explain one, (in a sort of half assed way), now explain the other 99.

    How a president can override something that puts our national security at risk is beyond comprehension.

    You may remember Kushner tried to set up “back channel communications” with the Russians, as per surveillance tapes of one time Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak.

    Kushner has also been ridiculed by Saudi leaders and labeled “easy to manipulate”. Kushner is said to have been the source who gave Mohammad bin Salman, the bone-saw Saudi Crown Prince, a list of his enemies, which led to the brutal murder of journalist Khashoggi.

    Jared Kushner’s astounding debt has somehow dissipated since Trump took office. 🤔

    White House Press Secretary Gem, Sarah Sanders explained the situation as follows:

    “We don’t comment on security clearances.”

    Thank you, Sarah.

    The time to step in has long passed.

    Don’t despair, there is good news. Michael Cohen’s testimony has led to a promise, by Congressman Elija Cummings, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee. He has vowed to seek interviews with Jarvanka, as well as traitor tot Don Jr, and Felix Sater.

    Adam Schiff says

    ersight will seek interviews with Trump Jr., Ivanka after Cohen revelations

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    It’s Your Play, Congress

    Yesterday Michael Cohen raised questions confirmed suspicions that Donald Trump conspired to defraud the United States.

    You may recall, Michael Cohen’s opening statement during yesterday’s hearing:

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5752908-Testimoy-Michael-Cohen-2-27-19-the-Oversight.html#document/p1

    He detailed his own crimes, his faults, and his stupidity. Regardless, the GOP obstreperously attempted to discredit him.

    “Yes, I’m a felon, I’m going to jail. Yes?”

    Is there a question? No.

    The photo below depicts the maturity level of the GOP. They really are a party of fools.

    While Democrats sought answers, the GOP attacked the witness repeatedly listing the crimes the witness had already owned.

    GOP Ranking member Jim (Gym) Jordan, is the former Ohio State Wrestling coach, accused by several wrestlers of enabling sexual assault… why is he in office?

    His disrespect for Elija Cummings, a great American, was obscene. His lack of decorum, screaming at the wittiness rather than asking questions should have embarrassed his shameless endangered party, but they are trying to spin the screaming bitch into “an attack dog”.

    That’s the best you have GOP?

    “You’ve made it clear you don’t want the American people to hear what Cohen has to say.” ~Committee Chairman Elija Cummings

    We heard Cohen despite Jim Jordan’s rants.

    Cohen’s testimony was more than enough to begin impeachment proceedings.

    • Cohen described Trump’s methods of tax fraud on state and local levels. Tax fraud is an impeachable offense.

    • Cohen described Trump’s use of campaign funds to pay off women. Violating campaign finance laws is an impeachable offense.

    • Cohen detailed changes Trump’s staff made to his testimony prior to his first hearing. Encouraging perjury is an impeachable offense.

    • Cohen described witnessing a phone call Donald Trump took, on speaker, from Roger Stone, telling of a massive dump of Hillary Clinton’s email’s day’s before it happened. Trump testified in writing to the DOJ and Special Counsel that he knew nothing prior to the release of e-mails. Perjury is an impeachable offense.

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    And then there’s this asshole.👇🏼

    Drunk driver, Representative Matt Gaetz, tweeted threats to Cohen the night before his testimony.

    Gaetz apologized when he was informed his indimidation tactics were witness tampering, a felony.

    Regardless, Gaetz continued his pursuit of intimidation after he was allowed in the hearing despite not being a panel member.

    It’s your play, ethics committee.

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    Roger Stone: last week posted a threat on Instagram against his Judge. She responded with a summons.

    Stone groveled and apologized, and was given another chance with a strict gag order. He violated said gag order yesterday when he commented to the press regarding Cohen’s testimony, calling Cohen’s a liar.

    Your play, Judge.

    ~

    An enlightening point made during the hearing-

    Mob families have been brought down by witnesses who have committed far worse crimes than Michael Cohen.

    Most people in a position to offer information with regards to Trump have committed crimes on his behalf.

    It’s your play, Congress.

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    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-cummings-transcript-20190228-story,amp.html

    Cohen’s Testimony Today

    This will be a day for the history books. Today is the day Trump’s former “fixer,” attorney Michael Cohen, testifies to correct statements he previously made under oath, lying on Trump’s behalf.

    Michael Cohen has been the target of several attempts by Trump’s entourage to discredit him. He discredits himself in his opening statement, but goes on to say he is setting the record straight and he offers documents to substantiate today’s testimony.

    “The last time I appeared before Congress, I came to protect Mr. Trump. Today, I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.” ~Michael Cohen

    Michael Cohens opening statement, published by Michael Dworkin, co -founder and leading investigator for the Democratic Coalition, promises an enlightening day ahead.

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    Cohen’s opening statement description of Donald Trump’s character—

    “When I say conman, I’m talking about a man who declares himself brilliant but directed me to threaten his high school, his colleges, and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores.” ~Michael Cohen

    Trump seems nervous.

    More damning opening testimony:

    “You need to know that Mr. Trump’s personal lawyers reviewed & edited my statement to Congress about the timing of the Moscow Tower negotiations before I gave it.

    To be clear: Mr. Trump knew of and directed the Trump Moscow negotiations throughout the campaign and lied about it.” ~Michael Cohen

    Incidentally, Cohen was disbarred yesterday by the Supreme Court. (Kavanaugh?) The timing of his disbarment demonstrates another attempt to discredit Cohen prior to his testimony. Cohen is going to prison regardless of his testimony today. It’s unlikely he intends to practice law again.

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    Another jab at Cohen, in the form of witness tampering, by a GOP congressman of questionable integrity. Matt Gaetz is now under investigation.

    The following quote from Cohen’s opening statement that stands out:

    “He was a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails.” ~ Michael Cohen

    A damning revelation? Not really, but it is confirmation of what we suspected. Trump knew about the stolen e-mails days before WikiLeaks published them.

    Cohen says in July of 2016, just before the Democratic National Convention, he was in the room when Trump took a call, on speakerphone, from Roger Stone. Stone said he had spoken to Julian Assange of Wikileaks. Assange told Stone that within a couple of days there would be a massive dump of damaging Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.

    This is in direct conflict with what Donald Trump stated, in his written testimony to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks.

    PERJURY IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.

    A $35,000 check signed by Trump on Aug. 1, 2017 (after he became president) will be displayed during Cohen’s testimony.

    “An installment of hush money.”

    Cohen has no incentive to lie. He is already going to prison. He has a plea deal that may reduce his jail time, but committing another crime, like lying to Congress again, would terminate the plea deal.

    Donald Trump has good reason to lie, self preservation.

    WikiLeaks was described as a foreign intelligence service, which means they were likely under surveillance for years.

    Cohen reportedly taped every conversation he had with Trump. We should determine the veracity of that report today.

    Popcorn please.

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    More to come…