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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Two scoops of Trumpenfreude

Actress Felicity Huffman joined the women's march against President Trump's inauguration because “I feel that the election was somewhat of a feminist issue. I feel like the best of us was bested by not the best of them.”

If Hillary is the best feminists have, then feminism is dead.

Huffman's conformity to Hollywood political norms -- heaven help the actor who thinks for himself -- echoed her husband's anti-Trump sentiments.

Eight days after the march, her husband, William H. Macy accepted some acting award and said, "I would like to go against the stream this evening and thank President Trump for making Frank Gallagher seem so normal."

I guess in Hollywood feuding with Donald John Trump is a career advancer, even if he never acknowledges the feud.

But no one has ever won a feud with The Donald, not even Ivana.

And so it is with Huffman and hubby Macy.

The Associated Press reported, "Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most elite schools.

"Federal authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department, with the parents accused of paying an estimated $25 million in bribes."

That was not the worst humiliation. They named it Operation Varsity Blues after what is easily the worst picture Jon Voight ever made.

("I doan wanch yer life.")

Maybe instead of dragging her daughters across the continent to virtue signal in pussy hats, she should have helped them with their homework -- and no, not by having someone "fix" their ACT and SAT test scores.

The AP story said, "Prosecutors said parents paid an admissions consultant from 2011 through last month to bribe coaches and administrators to falsely make their children look like star athletes to boost their chances of getting into college. The consultant also hired ringers to take college entrance exams for students, and paid off insiders at testing centers to alter students’ scores.

"Parents spent anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million to guarantee their children’s admission, officials said."

Meanwhile, Asian American kids are turned down by colleges despite perfect test scores, all because of the color of their skin.

Huffman is innocent until she is proven guilty in court. Still, this is a great big hassle, isn't it?

From Twitter:



She feuded with The Donald and landed (with her man) on the Trumpenfreude List. In a nod to her feminism, she gets top billing.

38 comments:

  1. Macy played a dishonest car salesman con man who employs two psychopaths to kidnap his wife in "Fargo" . He appeared completely real to me. I guess he didn't have to reach deep for the character.
    There will probably be many others caught in this and similar scams. FBI either has a guns drawn policy on every arrest or it is trying to appear like Manafort was not treated as a partisan political prisoner. Rehabbing their reputation will take at least a generation. Or maybe forever.

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    1. The gun-drawing thing was a bit much. The FBI has apparently been watching too many FBI movies.

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    2. I think the guns drawn were to counter the Manafort claims of excessive partisanship.

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    3. So, guns were drawn. 'Bout time. If you want to see a picture of guns drawn, check this out: People Continue To Joke Uproariously About Operation Varsity Blues, Aunt Becky, And Felicity Huffman

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  2. These Trump hating frauds not only bribed and cheated to takes spots from qualified students for their underperforming entitled offspring THEY TOOK A TAX DEDUCTION FOR THEIR BRIBES!

    What's this about the rich paying their fair share that the dems scream about?

    If they're convicted of bribery, tax, wire, mail and bank fraud will the left demand they get a longer sentence than Manafort since they said his was too short?

    Why does the democrat party attract hypocritical crooks and bigots?

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    1. Von Mises was right: all we're seeing is one advantaged class of people doing their best to leverage their advantage against the rest, while labeling it some form of idealism.

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    2. Why does the democrat party attract hypocritical crooks and bigots?
      Because no one wants to associate with crooks and bigots.

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    3. "Why does the democrat party attract hypocritical crooks and bigots?"

      Because the Dimocrat Party is a crime syndicate masquerading as a political party. - GOC

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    4. Because it is who they are.

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  3. They keep bringing their brightest and best. They only win when we have can't-a-doops like mittens and Mc Insane. We need to quit running club members and start running conservatives. True conservatives don't punch their tickets at Ivy League Institutions. They go to school for an education and whether it is Yale or a junior college, they do it without ulterior motives.

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  4. If the colleges had real classes with real grades, this whole scam would not have been possible What the point of faking an SAT only to flunk out due to inability to college level work.;

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  5. Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished,
    But those who are righteous will go free.

    Proverbs 11:21

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  6. And yet they will nevef figure out that their elitist entitled behavior was a big factor in propelling DJT into the White House.

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  7. They paid all that money to get into “elite” USC UCLA or Texas? how stupid are they? Oh, they are liberals. The question answers itself.

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  8. Whatever happened to pledging a large donation to a college and then waiting to see if your kid is admitted before you actually complete the transaction?

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  9. In defense of Felicity Huffman: She was only attempting to counter her kid's inherited stupid genes with money.

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  10. Stop pummeling irony. More stonings from the glass window brigade...

    The orange fraudster's daddy had to pony up big bucks to get Tommy Boy into Wharton on a transfer. Why do you supposes he goes to such lengths to hide his grades? Dear orange leader claims to be at the top of the class, but surprisingly doesn't appear on the dean's list.

    Good thing daddy was loaded.

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    1. C students on average make more than A students and more.become CEOs. Besides he became President. What did you do after rehab?

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    2. The same and more can be said about bathhouse Barry, except the loaded daddy. In his case it was his"mentor" and his skin color.

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    3. What makes you think he's completed rehab?

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  11. First, I'm laughing because somebody paid someone $500,000 to get their kid into USC. I would think $1,000 for a good SAT prep program would do it for many kids who need a little extra support.

    Second, rich parents already get their kids into good schools. Its called a donation. And you don't have to launder it, instead you get to name something.

    $6.5MM in particular made me laugh. That should get your name on a small dorm building or a professorship of some kind and your kid into the school no problem.

    But if they were even this smart, they would not be caught doing such dumb things.

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  12. Someone took your Wiley Coyote comments and applied it to a picture. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M2xUtcoucqM/XIjxf1Hhk-I/AAAAAAADPjM/GMzSlKShi7s90vUADFDkvcMmdW4Xl2eRwCLcBGAs/s1600/theo5.jpg

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    1. Is that supposed to be Nancy P Lousy or Anal Oral cross-connected? Hard to tell from the rear.

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  13. Actually usc recently had a wee small problem over a local politician's Pac making a donation that established a professorship for the politicians son. The son in question needed a hiding place until some alleged " me too" situation went away.

    This was right after the dude diddling the female athletes.

    Busy busy busy.

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  14. "Federal authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department," so it's good that nobody's prosecuting the affirmative action fraud, because that would dwarf it!

    Pity about Wm. H. Macy, I always liked him; sad to discover he's as braindead as most of Hollyweird.

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    1. Married to Felicity Huffman I wouldn't be surprised if he was dikdead, too.

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  15. Goodness me, has anyone else besides me notice how the liberals are being caught in compromising situations and consequenses are coming to fruit? I am thinking about the huge lawsuits so far against CNN and Washington Post, and the polls are still high in President Trump's presidency because everything the libs try to throw at him comes reverting back on them, and this FBI investigation regarding these stupid libs, plus there is the release of transcripts by Collins on the FBI cover-up's. This is great and about time.
    Kate

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  16. Loughlin is a Hillary supporter as well, so double karma whammy.

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  17. Well at least the feds are pursuing this brutal criminal enterprise rather than some silly terrorist organization or human trafficking ring.

    Would be a real waste of time to see who was getting paid off by the Mexican cartels instead of chasing this caper.

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    1. Your dripping here......

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    2. let me think.Just read that a certain Clinton Foundation received a twice laundered donation of 15M from El Chapo

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  18. Famous Hollywood directors and producers have been paying off USC, Stanford, Boston College, NYU and all the Ivy League schools for 20 years to get there dumb kids into prestige universities. This is a much bigger scandal and only the beginning.

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  19. Glad to see admissions to the elite schools is coming under scrutiny.
    Funny sad that the kids' grades never showed that "they didn't belong".

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  20. How is this any different than "student athletes" on full scholarship who can't read or write?

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