Admissions scandal

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by Joe Fan, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    I can't remember where it was either. Might have been Louis' (which is gone), Smilies (also gone), Scholtz's, or any one of many of my favorite watering holes. The place sold primarily Shiner on tap and friday afternoons a glass was 40 or 50 cents.
     
  2. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    There's a reason why Coors is called "Colorado Kool-aid." :smile1:
     
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  3. blonthang

    blonthang 2,500+ Posts

    Sholtz's had some scribble above the outside trough urinal:

    "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."...

    ...for a while, then someone edited it to read:

    "I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a pre-frontal lobotomy."
     
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  4. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    I always knew it as Rocky Mountain piss-water.
     
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  5. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    I think that was universal. That's what we called it too. The funny thing is my cousin from Florida came to visit me in college and he only wanted to drink Coors the entire time. Guess Burt Reynolds didn't drop any off to him on that big run.
     
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  6. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    This thing is ugly and may get a lot worse.
     
  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Seattle,

    I was blessed to have James H Duke, Jr as a friend. When DAC would play the Texas Opry House (always a week night particularly Friday), I would leave work, go home, run by his house and pick up Betty, stop by Otto's Hamburgers on Memorial, and take our dinner to the Opry House, where Foster would let us in the back door before the "peasants" were let in.

    One Friday night, Jim is running late, and the Fire Marshall had closed admission. I could hear him bellering over the noise of crowd waiting for DAC. We finally convinced the Fire Marshall that he had come in the back door with us, but had to run to Hermann for emergency surgery. The following is the discussion as we arrived at our table:

    Red: gawd dayyaam! I didn't think they'd ever snuff that son-of-a-***** out. He would not go under. I'll tell you what, I opened and closed him so damn fast that he didn't have time to bleed two drops. I needa beer"

    Me: "Doc, they've got Coors and they've got Lone Star"

    Red: "Son, drinking Coors is like makin love in a canoe; it's ******* near water"

    I miss my friend. Although he was a died in the wool Aggie (former yell leader), he'd sit with us in our seats Turkey Day and attend our March 2 auction fundraiser - "You T-sips got the best art for sale"

    :hookem2:
     
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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The US Department of Education and regional accrediting agencies have now joined the FBI in investigating admissions fraud at universities across the nation

    Thus, there is a good chance this scandal will spread
     
  9. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    It's time. I hope they nail Duke basketball, Ohio State football and our friends north of the Red River.
     
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  10. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    I think that was a song or poem written by Randy Hanzlick, but I'm not sure.
     
  11. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Surely you jest. Another stumbling, bumbling federal agency tripping over another with ZERO cooperation between the two? Culprits everywhere are celebrating.
     
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  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  13. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    There was a very pronounced difference in the demeamor of Loughlin and Huffman as they departed court. Huffman definitely had a look of someone taking this seriously and realizing that she could actually go to prison for her actions. Loughlin is acting as if this is all a joke and an inconvenience...
     
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  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Well, in her defense, she probably was convinced, along with everyone else in America, that rules and laws dont apply to liberals
     
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  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    14 people total pleading guilty, so far. Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud has a max sentence of 20 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release and fines, but very unlikely they do that much time.




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  16. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    It is going to be very interesting to see who does serious jail time and who gets delayed adjudication or probation.
     
  17. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    if they're rich enough to bribe, they're rich enough to plea bargain for little or no jail time....
     
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  18. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    this is how you do it, LORI
     
  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    There is a debate out there about the contributory malfeasance of the daughter. Hoffman forcefully argued she "knew nothing" of the scheme and I have zero doubt leaving the daughter out of the case was part of the plea. Using threats against children is a common tool for federal prosecutors.

    However, I would also suggest any one of us would realize it if another person took our SAT. Or, if you were a B or C student and suddenly scored a near-perfect SAT. So while the famous mom is the most culpable and its a nice change to see federal law enforcement pursue committed Democrats for a change, the daughter was also a knowing participant to a certain level and avoided hard time. But she will probably be carrying around some emotional baggage for awhile (like when she tries to sneak cigs-in-a-cake past the guards?)

    Do we think Felicity Hoffman will do actual time, ala Martha Stewart?
     
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  20. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    is this a good will hunting thread? how'd ya like them apples?
     
  21. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Joe.

    Agree with your post, but occasionally there is an exception.

    I went to HS with a guy who scored 1540 on his SAT, yet didn't graduate with us because he failed two subjects including English.

    Another scored 1400+, but let him cheat of my test in history because he was failing the class but was a really good DB.

    Of course, there are those that took the test twice, first scoring 580, then 1300. Only took the NCAA a couple of months to realize something might be wrong. Baylor should have toned it down a little, but Nebraska was grateful.

    Any mention of a certain RB on thread will be promptly deleted by Dion.
     
  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Loughlin (and husband Mossimo) + 14 other parents were indicted again. This time by a federal grand jury in Boston. This one is a superseding indictment and adds money laundering --
    "conspiring to launder the bribes and other payments in furtherance of the fraud by funneling them through Singer’s purported charity and his for-profit corporation, as well as by transferring money into the United States, from outside the United States, for the purpose of promoting the fraud scheme."
    Lori Loughlin now indicted on money laundering charge in college admissions case
     
  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I get that. I had a friend in HS who was always a mess, disheveled, in chronic need a haircut and shirt without a food stain on it. But he was a whiz at standardized test taking. When he top 1%d the PSAT, no one who knew him was surprised. But people who only knew him by sight were shocked - "That guy!?"

    But I am willing to bet you this is not Hoffman's daughter. If they knew she tested well, something they would have known well before junior year, then they would never have risked prison to get her in the school of choice.
     
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  24. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    If Joe Tonahill was still alive. he would get every one of them a not guilty verdict.

    There is way too much here that doesn't pass the smell test.
     
  25. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    There are also the lazy geniuses out there who nail every standardized test, are in the gifted and talented programs (tested very high on IQ test), but scrape by with a C average because they don't do the homework, are bored by the material, or don't bother reading and studying for the test--even a little bit. I doubt the daughters at issue here fall in that category.

    All of such "lazy geniuses" I knew in high school struggled in early adulthood. Then after the real world gave them a swift kick in the butt or two, they got it together and made out allright.
     
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  26. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    My SIL is one of those "lazy geniueses" you speak of. She's in her 50s now and works at an Autozone, so not all them get it together.
     
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  27. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    It's an interesting, and sometimes frustrating, subset of folks no doubt. Henry Ford would intentionally seek out "lazy geniuses" to work on his production lines. What he found was that they would invent more efficient ways of doing the same repetitive tasks so they could slack off some more. Ford would then take these inventive and efficient ways and implement them throughout his plants, saving massive amounts of labor hours.
     
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  28. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

     
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  29. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    I'm wondering why the perps haven't been charged with tax evasion - if they wrote off the bribes as "charitable contributions," wouldn't the IRS have a good case for tax evasion? Remember, when the feds finally sent Capone up the river, it wasn't on racketeering, it was tax evasion.
     
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  30. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The Feds have not had sufficient time to work through all involved returns, but they will and unless you were the first to confess, the penalities and back taxes will be applied. The first to confess will probably escape at least some of the penalties but no one will escape the back taxes.
     
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