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Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Are Among Dozens Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scandal For Their Kids

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On Tuesday, two women very familiar to soap audiences, actresses Felicity Huffman (Ex-Lynette, Desperate Housewives) and Lori Loughlin (Ex-Jodie, Edge of Night) are among dozens of wealthy parents, elite college coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a nationwide fraud to get students into prestigious colleges, according to a massive federal indictment that has been handed down.

According to prosecutors, the scheme was in two parts: either parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or to correct their answers.  Then, the organization allegedly bribed college coaches to help admit the students into college as recruited athletes, regardless of their actual abilities.  The documents also allege that some defendants created fake athletic profiles for students to make them appear to be successful athletes.

CNN is reporting: “As of now, 50 people were charged in the criminal investigation that went by the name ‘Operation Varsity Blues.”‘ Those arrested include two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents, according to Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for Massachusetts.

The parents were alleged to be from a “catalog of wealth and privilege,” including actors, CEOs, a fashion designer and the co-chairman of a global law firm.  “This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud. There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy,” stated Lelling.

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As to Huffman and Loughlin’s parts in the scandal: Felicity has been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.  She was arrested without incident at her home.   Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to William Rick Singer’s fake charity the Key Worldwide Foundation to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs, the complaint says.   Another cooperating witness told authorities he purportedly traveled from Tampa to a West Hollywood Test Center to administer Huffman’s daughter’s exam.  She received a 1420 on her test, which was 400 points higher than a PSAT taken a year earlier without the same administrator, the complaint states.

Loughlin, best known to TV audiences as Becky on Full House, and now its reboot, Fuller House. is facing the same felony charge: conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.  Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

According to documents, the duo allegedly agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team, even though they did not participate in crew, the complaint said.   The complaint includes emails between Singer and Giannulli in which the two discussed a “game plan” for his older daughter, whose academic qualifications were at or below the “low-end” of USC’s admission standards.  Singer facilitated bribes to Donna Heinel, the senior associate athletic director at USC, who then got the students in to USC as recruited athletes, according to the complaint.

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Giannulli was arrested without incident, and the FBI served a warrant for Loughlin, but she was not home at the time. She is on a flight to Los Angeles where she is expected to surrender at the Central District Court later this afternoon.

So, what do you think about this shocker involving Huffman and Loughlin, and the corruption via the those of privilege, wealth, and status? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

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brian
brian

shocking ! And sadly I thought so much more of Felicity Huffman based on the type of roles she has played.. I guess like books, we should not judge by a cover ?

Michael Teale
Michael Teale

This just blows my mind and my sensibilities. No one, and I mean no one regarding their wealth or financial means are above the law.

Colin
Colin

Who cares?

Mary
Mary

You obviously do or you would not have taken the time to read the article then comment.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Throw the book at those snooty bitches!

Celia
Celia

Absolutely, 4ever…..I was taught discipline from an early age, as many children are. And, I was lucky to have had teachers where discipline walks alongside learning.
It is not money which turns people’s heads….it is the undisciplined mind. Money should never come before honor—-there are plenty of people with money in this world, who do not fall prey to corruption.
Spoiled kids are the product of such minds. College is a privilege; yet, what goes on within some of those hallowed walls of “Cognitionis” has gone to pot!!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I think that the kids that really didn’t know what their parents did, will be the ones to suffer the most from society and their peers. Yes, every parent wants their child to have an education, but not this way. Hope these kids learned this lesson well, but at what cost to them?

Tony
Tony

Aunty Becky is a felon, lock her up, with Lanette Scavo. Wow they need to go to the slammer.

Claudio
Claudio

Is this a lifetime movie in the works, they can play them selves lol.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Claudio…Y-E-P…and Mossimo Giannulli and William H. Macy can play their husbands in the movie…lol.

Later.

Claudio
Claudio

Aunty Becky, is a bad bad lady, like Susan Banks would say you are mean mean mean.

Celia
Celia

I miss Susan, Claudio—the original!! I could listen to her speak forever!!

Leeza
Leeza

This is a big shocker wow, Felicity and Lori are in big trouble. Will they go to jail? Or get off. We will find out in time. There acting careers are over, done bye Felicia.

Mary
Mary

Their acting careers are over in Hollywood? Surely you jest. These are people who gave the Best Director Oscar to Roman Polanski and publicity thanked Harvey Weinstein.

Maria
Maria

There reputation is tarnished, this is serious stuff folks.

Dino
Dino

I am not shocked, this happens all the time,but I am shocked these ladies happened to be Felicity and Lori. Get the orange jumpsuit ready ladies, jail is waiting for you.

Stefani
Stefani

What the hell, has aunty Becky done? Lori thought she was above everyone, the cat is out of the bag. Felicity you too, not a nice lady.

aria
aria

wow its like a soap plot, shocking for sure, I don’t live in a glass house so I don[t want to throw shade, but I finally get the “white” privilege thing that’s been thrown around. If you have money and your white its amazing the things you try to get away with that people of color can’t, i’m sure theirs rich people of color probably a apart of this, buy its safe to say this is one of those “white” color crimes where both of these white rich actress will get away with this lates crime.

Shay
Shay

I must disagree on that assertion, Aria. It would appear that the only color that mattered here was “green.” (As in money….) And to be fair, there were people with links to the past administration involved in this mess…by the way, whilst we are talking about so-called “white privilege,” then answer me this: How come “Aunt Becky” has already been dropped like a hot potato both personally and professionally regarding nearly every aspect of her life when she has yet to be tried and convicted of anything, yet a certain Mr. Smollett has remained on the “Empire” payroll, is still portrayed as a “victim” by himself and cadre of supporters and is being allowed to treat his upcoming trial like a Hollywood event? He’s been photographed strutting out of the courthouse as if he were on the red carpet and is no doubt looking forward to his “closeups” for the cameras when his case is actually tried and televised. Quite frankly, the only thing missing from this pathological attention-seeker’s appearance in full fashion mode complete with the requisite celeb sunglasses the other day was someone asking him “Who are you wearing?” Guess they are saving that question for the trial! At any rate, the marked contrast in the manner that these two famous individuals—who have BOTH behaved very badly—- is beyond obvious, and it just goes to show the opposite sort of a double standard which you claim exists.

jaybird369
jaybird369

I look at this one like this: In interviews over the years, Lori Loughlin (to me) always came of as somewhat arrogant and condescending. As for Felicity Huffman, she always seemed shady and underhanded to me. So…what those two did does not surprise me. At all.

Later.

Patrick
Patrick

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Kay
Kay

If your kids are as stupid as you both are you should have paid millions !!! When does it stop the ignorance of the left ! Just please go away crawl under a rock and stay there!

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Why on earth would you bring “left vs right” politics into this? It has nothing to do with political beliefs. Though if you wanted to try to make it about that, you’d have to note that the actress are just two of 30+ parents charged — most of whom are corporate millionaire types, who in general would be assumed to lean right in their politics. But again, that honestly has no bearing on this situation. Not everything is liberal vs. conservative. Sometimes it’s just nonpolitical fraud.

Shay
Shay

@Kay….Are you the singular sensation formerly known as “Double K?” If so, you’ve been missed! Welcome back! (And if not, I am enjoying your posts just the same!)

Satan
Satan

Most of the ignorance in the US isn’t coming from “the left”. Neither are most of the college bribes, for that matter.

Celia
Celia

Hi, kay,
Great to see you back—if you are K/Kay?
One never knows what monster hides behind one’s face or heart. As I said on the other site; the entitlement these people “demand” or exude is overwhelming.
Yes, they should serve time, in the real world, but they will probably get off with a slap on the wrist, a fine and probation. I pray they will get the maximum sentence. It is a felony. Is there a different set of rules for celebrities?
All these arrogant parents had to do was hire a tutor—if that wouldn’t have worked, then forget going to College—it’s not for everyone. Some minds can only go so far—or hold interest in other venues…
One of the daughters turned on her parents by holding them responsible for ruining her career–she was doing well with her social media “work”. I don’t blame her for pointing fingers—to a point….
Nonetheless, these young women are just as guilty—-they knew what was going down–They were well-aware a stand-in took their SAT’s. Not so innocent, are they?
Later, Kay❤️

LinesofLaughs
LinesofLaughs

Fuller House, upcoming season: Uncle Jesse goes it alone as Aunt Becky is mysteriously missing…

Shay
Shay

Proposed spin-off: Aunt Becky in “The Big House!”

Celia
Celia

HA!! Love it, Shaybelle!!❤️

Shay
Shay

Thank you, CeeCeeGirl! Or maybe she can co-star with Huffman in “Desperate Cellmates!” Another surefire hit…Lol!

Celia
Celia

❤️++

Momo
Momo

Disgusting. Some of us got into college the old fashioned way–by earning it.

The other thing is, if they got their kids into schools by bribery, then the kids weren’t equipped to succeed in that school. Was more bribery going to be done to get them a college diploma?

Let them go to a school their earned on their own merit where they can be successful.

It’s all about status and how it looks for the parents. I read that the guidance counselor of Lori’s daughter wondered how she got into USC.

Shameful all the way around.

And now if the kids didn’t know about this, to find out now has got to be embarrassing.

Mary
Mary

Yes it is disgusting. I bet if the FBI shook at lot more of the trees the list of the people involved would go back decades. The doors that a degree from Harvard or Yale open is truly amazing. A degree from either Harvard or Yale automatically gets the high paying job in some cases.

Harry
Harry

I agree with you but there’s another issue here. There is nothing wrong with state colleges. Moreover, there is nothing wrong with attending a good community college which will afford you access to the college of your dreams. What we must do as Americans is stop acting like the only colleges and universities acceptable for our kids inhabits the Ivy League terrain. There is another lesson to be learned here which has nothing to do with with blackmail, cheating and fraud–it has something to do with the pressure parents put on their kids to get into the colleges and universities which give them bragging rights. I have so many stories to tell to validate my assertion, but please hear me—we need to stop putting this kind of pressure on our kids. We are HURTING them! Stop, just please stop.

Mark
Mark

Perhaps Ms Loughlin picked up some “criminal instincts” from her time on the Edge Of Night. Even though it was well over 30 years ago! By the way, if the networks can revive prime time series of the past, don’t you think it’s time to bring back classic daytime soaps? EON would be the perfect show to start with.

Shay
Shay

@Mark……Seems to me “Jodie” should have stuck with “Preacher!” Charles Flohe/Grant was sooooo dreamy!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Shay…girl…to me, Charles Grant is STILL TOTALLY DREAMY!!!!! Shay…I’ve always preferred older men…but that’s just me…lol.

Later.

Shay
Shay

Well, well, I certainly cannot dispute that assertion, Jaybird! I’ve occasionally checked up on Charles to see how he’s doing today, and in his more recent photos he is still looking quite fine! Alas, he apparently doesn’t work in the acting field anymore, which is a real pity! (I think he is now involved in financial services…I could certainly “invest” in him! Lol….) After “Edge” was cancelled, I followed Charles in both his daytime and primetime appearances, and always found him to be a great addition to any show. However, for me, he’ll always first and foremost be that beautiful “Preacher Man!!!” I loved both the character and the “look” of him at that point in time….I suppose the fact that he was a dead ringer for a real life love has something to do with that. Great memories…both onscreen and off!!!!…..Later, my friend!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Shay…through the years, Charles has built up quite a soap resume: Edge Of Night, the original Dallas (from the 1980’s), Another World, Santa Barbara and B&B. He’s done other stuff in-between but I don’t remember off-hand…lol. Oh…and I’ve always had a total crush on him…which (to me) is further proof that I’ve always preferred older men…lol.

Later.

Shay
Shay

Yes, Jaybird…I followed him to all those fictional soaptowns, too! As well as Dallas, and other primetime shows where he made numerous appearances. He was quite active in the biz for a good while…sure wish he would get back into acting!!! I’d love to see him on my tv screen again!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Shay…Y-E-S…Charles Grant DEFINITELY needs to get back into acting!!!!! To me, his acting lights up ANY TV SCREEN…and he makes my heart TOTALLY SWOON…lol.

Later.

Shay
Shay

Charles is swoon worthy, indeed! It’s a real pity that so few of the old “Edge” episodes are available online…I once looked for them in order to relive some of that old Preacher magic and there was very little to be found. I did locate a vintage Dallas clip (on You Tube) which featured him with Howard Keel….rather brief, yet still quite yummy….Check it out, Jaybird!

Celia
Celia

Again, as in the Smollett case, this is fraud. A crime……A felony.
But, what offends and angers me, second to these felonious acts, is the fact that these parents took away the right from a student who deserved their child’s seat in the classroom/lecture hall.
These “daughters” were adults when they stepped onto the threshold of what should be considered as a noble, educational institution to those who deserve it!! ……to those who have worked their butts off ……to those who poured hour after hour by burning the midnight oil to get optimal grades on their exams; their entry exam, and their SAT’s.
From what I understand, these girls were not cut for higher education; which propelled their parents to buy their fake education. Why? Because they could. Because money talks, and those with natural intelligence do not. Therefore, they are left to make-do by attending a College which was not their first, second, or third choice.
Imagine how many of these students, who lost their rightful place into one of these institutions, could have accomplished in any given field. I do hope that those who did not make it into one, gained a “spot” in what could be considered a lesser learning outlet.
As far as I’m concerned, it is not the name of the school which should leave an indelible imprint on a student’s brain, but rather the educator. It is the teacher who makes a difference in a student’s mind-set and knowledge…..so much so to last a lifetime……not the NAME of said institution.
These daughters aren’t even interested in an honest-to-goodness education. No! Along with their parents, these students are in love with the idea that they attended College. There’s no pride of accomplishment. If anyone has caught a glimpse of one of these young women?……well, the brain is full of, uhmmm….hot air……One can ask any question whose answer is so obvious; yet, some students are in space somewhere. I remember watching an episode of Late Night with Jay Leno, where he asked a college student…,”When was the War of 1812.”….the answer? In the 90’s ? ….or a facsimile of that answer. The “daughters” strike me as such students. For Shame!!
This is fraud……with so many other implications attached to it….no different from any other felon who falls under this same criminal category.
They all need to go to jail, otherwise anyone can commit crimes and get away with it.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Celia…as always, very, very well put!!!!! Oh…and check this out: Last night, I read an (updated) article online. And in the article, Lori Loughlin’s daughter actually said that, in college, she is focused more on partying and less on academics. BEYOND DUMB AS HELL!!!!!

Have a good one, my friend.

Celia
Celia

Thsnk you, my friend.
❤️

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee…Even though it has been a few decades since I graduated from college, the signs that higher education would have reached this deplorable state became apparent to me way back when. Whilst I attended university the old-fashioned way, that is, by being accepted to my school of choice due to the right grades, extra curriculars, test scores and at full parental expense, it was a real shock to me that even at exclusive private institutions, this was not necessarily the rule. Although academic and sports scholarships were a perfectly valid means of obtaining student access and financing for a number of my classmates, I was amazed to discover that too many others of my so-called peers were there not because of such time-honored meritocracy, but because they ticked the right boxes to be fast-tracked into college based upon various government criteria and funding schemes that forced institutions to take on students who were neither intellectually nor socially prepared to be in such an environment, and with predictible results. Given the ever-increasing propensity for affirmative action, identity politics and the growing insane notion that everyone is owed a “free college education,” this situation has only become worse with the ensuing years, so that it’s become more about “what” prospective students are, than whether they are actually otherwise qualified to be there. (And, no, I am not simply referring to the fact that many superbly-intelligent caucasian applicants are often unfairly rejected from attending their dream schools because there’s only room for so many with their particular skin color….look at how many truly gifted Asian students are blocked from admittance—despite their obvious brilliance and deserved placement—because there aren’t enough designated spaces for their race category either….That is why I have always been a proponent of “blind” admission policies where only grades, test scores and other traditional means of weighing one’s worthiness to attend are considered…meaning no information regarding race, gender, ethnicity, creed or any other personal attributes should even be entered into the decision-making process of applicants.) When you consider the increasingly specific federally-mandated criteria for admissions introduced over time, it’s no wonder that even the wealthy now too often feel pressured to strategically maneuver their children into the precious available slots that aren’t otherwise already reserved for those considered needy or pc enough to pass muster with the quotas imposed upon admission committees. Of course, it’s reprehensible that these parents did what they did, but if this nation’s cockeyed standards for deciding exactly who receives the privilege (which it is…not a right….) of a higher education had not reached its current point of absurdity, then perhaps their disgusting behavior would not have seemed necessary. Having said that, they still should be given the harshest penalty available under the law for the underhanded and illegal antics they employed to gain their offsprings’ access to those elite institutions.

Timmm
Timmm

Hollywood “Stars” have always acted and have been treated like royalty. None of this surprises me. What upsets me is these two women and many other Hollywood “Elites” will be the first to judge ANY political stance that doesnt fall into their nice little lives but as soon as the mighty fall, SILENCE!

Satan
Satan

For the love of all that’s unholy, don’t try to attach a “political” agenda to this.

Or were you actually not aware that Donald Trump, George Bush Jr, & Jared Kushner (among many others) got into “prestigious” college due to strings pulled by their daddies? You think those three idiots got in by their GPA or SAT scores? Do you think the Orange Imbecile could even spell SAT??

Celia
Celia

Please contain yourself–calling people out for the color of their skin is racist.
My president doesn’t sound like an imbecile to me—and, I have been told that I have a functioning brain, now and then. Your anger truly defines you. The imbecilic behavior just took a detour into hell. I would love to see what you look like. Is your behavior stellar? You came down a few pegs.

Satan
Satan

Yes I came down a few pegs. I did start out in Heaven, after all. But I got over all that a few milllenia ago. As for anger… well as John Lydon once wrote “Anger is an energy”. All depends on what you fuel with it.

Shay
Shay

@Satan…Hate to burst your bubble, but the former “Johnny Rotten” is now an avid supporter of not only Donald Trump, but Nigel Farage and Brexit! You needn’t believe me…..look up!

Satan
Satan

I’m not surprised, really. I saw some clips of a new Punk Rock documentary where Johnny is in some absurd shouting matches with Marky Ramone & Henry Rollins. He actually appears to have lost his mind, and doesn’t look too physically healthy either.

I wonder if he & Roseanne Barr (somebody else who used to make sense, but not anymore) are on the same pharmaceuticals?

Harry
Harry

I am not surprised either considering the way he abused drugs in his youth. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Shay
Shay

@Satan…’Tis a real shame that the late, great Johnny Ramone couldn’t have been there to make it a fair fight! He was an awesome patriot! On the contrary, I think Lydon finally cleaned himself up in recent years, which accounts for not only his current state of sobriety, but clear-headed late in life views! Same for Roseanne…her meds have now been adjusted and she is in “Realville.” She sure correctly called it on AOC! (And given all the examples of celebs behaving badly which have transpired since her unceremonious dumping by ABC, I still say she got a really raw deal!)

Harry
Harry

Now Satan, considering who you are and where you reign, I would have thought you to be a Trump supporter.

Alia
Alia

Not a chance in Hell.

*rimshot*

Timmm
Timmm

C, God bless you, this is what is wrong with this country, people just attack one another and name call and it is usually from a computer in their parents basement! Calling Mr. Trump orange is just as bad as referring to Obama by the color of his skin. I dont care what color they are as long as this country is strong and safe!

Celia
Celia

Love you, my Timmmy!!❤️

Timmm
Timmm

I wasnt “Trying” to attach a political agenda to this incident. I would have come right out and said that if that were my intention! I was talking about ALL the causes that these “Stars” stand up for. When you pull their curtain back, they are doing things worse than what they are fighting for!

Satan
Satan

I agree 666% that parents shouldn’t be able to bribe their kids into college. Either Hollywood celebrities or rich Republican CEOS, for that matter.

Not a big fan of either actress, so I won’t miss them much if this ends their careers. I just hope the reaction to bribe tuition spreads across the board, considering two of the last three Presidents got into college that way. And neither one of them seems all that smart. I don’t know what sort of future Lori Loughlin’s daughter has, apart from making YouTube videos, but I’m guessing I’ll never have to worry about her having access to the nuclear launch codes, at least.

Harry
Harry

It’s not easy being orange.

Celia
Celia

You are soooo right, T…..and, you have the right to voice your opinion.
What you just said, proves the point to the letter.
The person below ( pardon the pun) just “fell, fell, fell into a burning ring of fire”—again, pardon the play-on-words…
They are allowed to say whatever pleases them, but no one else who does not fit into their neat, little, corrupt niche can…..we are somehow from another planet, according to these dunderheads.
I am sick and tired of celebrity politicians who know nothing about their own country’s history and political birth, growth and delegating laws…..lest I forget…The Constitution, based on Roman laws!! I doubt they even heard of The Triumvirate.
You spoke your truth, a very well-thought out truth, my friend…..I commend you and I agree with you—no one should have the power to shut anyone else down. This is our democracy, molded by our forefathers.
Cretins do that. People drowning in their own ignorance of self-imposed importance and arrogance do that!!
❤️

Satan
Satan

You voted for Donald Trump (and I’m guessing Ronald Reagan also) and you are complaining about “celebrity politicians”??

At least Reagan had a legitimate acting career once upon a time. The Orange lunatic isn’t famous for being anything other than a racist con man living on his Klansman daddy’s money.

Shay
Shay

@Satan…Whilst I’m the first to admit that our CeeCeeGirl is a brilliant and talented young woman, she would have to have been supernatural to vote for Ronald Reagan, since she had yet to be born in the early ‘80’s! She’s a Millenial!!! Even I missed the opportunity to cast a ballot for him due to underage, although I would have proudly done so!!! But despite my tender age at that time, I’ve never forgotten the thrill of living in this country during the “Reagan Era!” It’s something which I never thought I would again experience….until “President Trump” came along!

Celia
Celia

Hip; Hip, Shay!! You go girl!!❤️

Shay
Shay

Just telling it like it is, CeeCeeGirl! I was surprised that anyone could be unaware of your age since you are such a refreshing and vocal representative of your generation! Then again, despite being an obvious Millennial, you are wise beyond your years!

Celia
Celia

Thanks, for that, Shay……it doesn’t matter, really. I suppose there are those who think that women my age don’t watch soaps; thus, the misconception—-my influence has always been my grandmotherS; and, everyone in the dorms watched soaps, in my day—especially DOOL. My baby sister, who is a junior in College will catch a few eps……must be in our DNA. LOL. Yet, it’s a dying breed.
One could draw the same parallel by saying that only gay men watch soaps–my husband watches with me, at night—- I know for a fact he’s not gay–HaHa—-so do my brothers!!
I really can’t figure out what our fellow poster was trying to impart?? That there must be something seriously wrong with me for having voted for Trump? Who decides for me, but myself??
My issue is that when anyone other than a democrat does not think like a democrat, or agrees with him/her; then said person is a racist, an evil troll, a Nazi or a white-supremacist. And, why is it that when the sky falls, Mr. Trump gets blamed?—-why is his name always spoken with disdain and in an unfavorable light? As I always say; if he did something wrong, let the legal system do its thing—-not for any of us to hold a public lynching.
Well, I know I am none of those things, Shay.
I am of flesh and blood; with a heart and an independent mind.
I appreciate this forum, which Mr. Fairman affords us; and I, as most, am always open to a fair, adult conversation without resorting to name calling—when that happens, I bare my teeth and sharpen my claws.
No one should be made to feel less than, ma belle amie. ❤️

Shay
Shay

I hear you, CeeCee! I’m always willing to engage with anyone who posts here, even if we have fundamental disagreements, provided it is done with respect, fairness, and sans personal attacks. There are plenty of people on this website who have praised certain Democrats to the hilt over the years and I’ve never held their views against them —-even though I consider them cringeworthy—- as I otherwise enjoy and admire their talent of expression, sense of humor, or shared interest in other subject matter. I simply don’t understand the need to denigrate an individual, let alone an entire class of people, just because they happen to have voted counter to the left’s wishes. The US Constitution grants us that right, which has worked quite well for over 200 years, and no amount of whinging and shunning those with whom one politically disapproves will change that basic fact. I happen to love intelligent discussion and debate on many different topics, and I find it a real shame that it seems some here cannot see past their deep-seated hatred of our president in order to mix and mingle with posters of all political stripes! (Although I truly appreciate those who are willing to cross that “great divide!”) At any rate, I always find your comments to be very intelligent and germane, not to mention, just an absolute joy to read, and for those who don’t, well, they are missing out on a sweet treat….their loss! Later, CeeCeeGirl!

Fliss
Fliss

FYI, it’s pretty obvious Shay and Celia are the same person. Same punctuation styles, same phrasing, same mindset, same misspellings. That’s called sock puppeting, and if you’re really grateful for the forum, don’t do it.

Timmm
Timmm

Kisses!

Shay
Shay

Right back at ya, Sir Timmmbo! I responded to one of your above comments, but it didn’t post!

Alia
Alia

I hated Reagan with a passion…and I still think comparing him to Trump is a duel-worthy insult. Reagan was a walking puppet by the end of his presidency thanks to Alzheimer’s, but I never had a question that the man actually did believe in our country.

Trump, OTOH, is a self-serving traitor who should be given a traitor’s sentence.

Celia
Celia

You missed the point……Therefore, what’s the point?

Rodd
Rodd

How embarrassing this must be for the kids (if they weren’t aware of it happening). Jupiter Christmas! If people would spend more time with their kids going over their homework, etc, maybe they wouldn’t need to be bribing people to get their kids into colleges.

Also, I don’t think it a shame if someone doesn’t go to college or doesn’t “make the cut” for admissions. Many talented and bright people don’t go to college.

This should serve as a cautionary tale.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

Check out the twitter account for Loughlin’s older daughter. She should not only be embarrassed by this news but also by how little she effort she is putting into her college studies.

The girl posted from Fiji, bragging about being there, the day AFTER classes started in the fall.

Momo
Momo

It’s seems Lori’s youngest daughter didn’t want to go to college and was making a life of her own. Lori and hubby should have let her do her own thing. Now her YouTube success is tarnished and companies are cutting ties with her. I think she can come back, but it will take a while.

I also have learned far more about these kids than I ever wanted to know.

Celia
Celia

May I just add; or amend that, when I speak of teachers, I refer to those few educators who care about instilling knowledge into the student; not the far left, radical idealism that exists only in la-la-land.
The system’s balance is on a slippery slope—-it is slowly dying….when the fulcrum of Academia is losing its valor; the fiber and basis in which its foundation ( from The Legcy of Roman Education) was borne; the meaning of getting an education becomes trivial.

Shay
Shay

Amen, CeeCee! Until the vast majority of educators return to their originally-intended purpose of imparting actual knowledge to students—as opposed to their current mission of indoctrinating young minds with their radical-leftist propaganda—then we, as a country, are doomed!!! (I weep for the future….) God bless teachers like you who are trying your best to correct this disturbing educational crisis!

Celia
Celia

It won’t happen, Shay……not unless the parents speak out. This country is set to fail if rebels such as AOC, Omar and Tlaib get their radical way…..even Sanders has gone loopey with this socialist movement.
Hell truly is ruling the planet earth when conservative students are not allowed to speak or wear garb of their own choosing without being physically and verbally attacked.
By the same token; Obama and Hillary t-shirts are worn freely like a badge of honor and pride. Allegedly worked in concert…….
Awaiting for more caca to come out, Shay—it’s out there—or shall I say, UNDER all that fetid muck!!
❤️

Shay
Shay

At least in the public school systems, most parents are afraid to speak out for fear of the recriminations NEA-backed teachers are known to perpetrate on their children, perhaps ruining their prospects for future academic success. Unless there are fair-minded superintendents and school board members who defend the right of political freedom for one and all, then neither students nor parents stand a chance. (And that’s certainly not happening in many districts across the country….) What is even more reprehensible is that our property tax money funds this insanity….in our case, three-quarters of the annual bill goes towards a local public school system which we don’t even utilize…..Thank the Lord!

Mary SF
Mary SF

It is sad, because instead of wasting that money to get their own children into a school they did not deserve to attend, if that money had went into a scholarship for a worthy student who could never afford that school how much better for society at large. However, they made a choice, and now they have to live with the consequences of that choice.

Realistically I don’t see any of the parents in this scandal doing jail time. They are all super wealthy who can afford the best lawyers– no– the ones that will see jail time are the ones who took the bribe, and most of them did so because they probably had money troubles to begin with, so those who took the bribe will be left holding the bag, while those who offer the bribe will get off. Unfortunately that is the way its been throughout history– and will continue way after this recent scandal fades out of the news.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I’m not saying that I hope it will happen but…………
Once they get beyond the criminal ramifications of their purported actions, would either of these women be able to salvage their careers?

Unless the factual allegations turn out to be completely false (which is doubtful), I will immediately think of this every time either actress is mentioned. This is particularly true with Loughlin — Not only did she allegedly commit crimes to get her daughter into college, the older girl has posted things since enrolling that clearly show she wants to be a “Kardashian type” media celebrity and appears to have little to no interest in genuine higher education. It REALLY irks me that someone like this girl has taken the place of some hard-working, deserving student from a family with lesser financial means and no connections who would take full advantage of the educational opportunity.

If any of this is true, I can’t imagine that any of these colleges would allow these children to continue in their programs.

Momo
Momo

When Lori’s lawyer asked that she be allowed to travel to Vancouver for work, I thought, she won’t need to. And it’s true. Hallmark has fired her. Good.

I do feel a bit sorry for Lori’s eldest daughter if she truly knew nothing about it. It seems like she was more into studying and school than her sister and was there longer so she has friends and relationships.

Parents should just have let the kids go where they could get into. I feel it was status for them more than anything.

And the one gal who wrote a parenting book and posted that you shouldn’t cheat–wow. They had a public persona and then did whatever they wanted in private.

And now the IRS is coming after those who said the bribes were charitable contributions. I’m glad this is being taken seriously because it’s atrocious.

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

Hard to respond to this, however easy to say what happened was wrong. It was wrong. How systemic the issue — that is not clear.

Perhaps it will move the discussion on education to a different level. It has always been a point of pride to say one’s child, or parent, went to a prestigious university.

However, it now has become rather exceptional to say one can afford a university at all without carrying years and years of debt.

Financially, neither kid nor parent should have to stretch means for a comfortable life to educate beyond high school. Nor should they fear bankruptcy from a medical debt.

Education now reaches much higher that the older literacy requirements which remain germane to discussion, but now rely upon newer mental resources.

How people will fit into this new model is not clear; but I am a few years out.

jaybird369
jaybird369

It seems to me that (more and more) things are crashing down all around Lori Loughlin. The latest: Last night, I read a new online article…and it stated that Fuller House (which plays on Netflix) has dropped Lori Loughlin/Aunt Becky from it’s upcoming and final season. Very, very smart move Netflix!!!!! Oh…and Lori Loughlin is A TOTAL IDIOT for even paying that $500,000 (bribery and all) to get her airheaded daughter into college. Her daughter…who has even admitted that she’s focused more on partying and less on attending classes. Stupid girl. Bottom Line Here: BOTH Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman deserve nothing but prison time. SLAMMER TIME, LADIES!!!!!!!!!!

Later.

Harry
Harry

Jaybird, can’t you just see Summer from The Young and Restless getting her daddy, Victor Newman, to get her into Harvard or Yale? I could totally see Victor hiring a brilliant Summer doppelganger to take the SATs for her while photoshopping “supergirl’s” face into the picture of another woman rowing with her row team. And Summer wouldn’t feel guilty about it! Yeah, I had to go into soap opera land.

Shay
Shay

Didn’t Sonny and Alexis cook up something to get Kristina into her school of choice? I seem to remember she found out about it and was so embarrassed, she wasn’t going to attend college, but later changed her mind and that was where she became involved in the “Mafia Princess” reality show fiasco via Joe Scully’s son, “Trey.”

jaybird369
jaybird369

Harry…in my head, I have this image…this image of Y&R’S Summer discovering that she has a long-lost twin sister…named Sumless. And one day, Sumless decides to take her own SAT’S (for college or whatever). Later on, not only does Sumless ACE her SAT’S (and with flying colors, too), it is also revealed that Sumless is WAY MORE SMARTER than Summer…and A LOT MORE LIKEABLE than Summer, too…lol. Harry…just now, that was my journey (or whatever) into soap opera land…lol.

Have a good one, Harry.

rose
rose

Or she could be Sunburn, and more of the same.

rose
rose

Harry…Or daddy, Victor Newman could give a few million to one of the “schools,” and it would then be considered a donation instead of a bribe.

jaybird369
jaybird369

I watched a recent online news video. In it, they showed brief courtroom footage. And in the footage, Lori Loughlin looked cocky and hostile…and Felicity Huffman looked sad and miserable. Well then, ladies…ya’ll shouldn’t have gotten yourselves into the messes that ya’ll are into now. REALLY STUPID, LADIES!!!!!

Later.

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