Singing the blues over “Varsity Blues.”

The “liberal elites” apparently don’t have to play by the same rules the rest of us do.

“We should allow anyone into our country…, while I live in at a walled and gated estate that keep all of the undesirables out.”

“We should ban the use of fossil fuels and promote public transportation…, while I hop around in private jets and chauffeur driven limousines.”

“We should keep increasing the funding for our pathetic public education system…, while I send all of my kids to private schools.”

“We should admonish the white middle class, make them feel guilty and create divisions between the races based on their “white privilege”…, while I actually take advantage of my rich, white, liberal elitist privileges.”

…and the list could go on and on and on.

According to Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin of Fox News, “Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among more than four dozen people charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that involved wealthy individuals paying up to $6.5 million to place their children into elite universities, according to court records.”

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“More than four dozen were charged.”  Would anyone care to wager how many people go to jail?  My money would be on no one.  They may end up paying some additional fines, which will mean nothing to them, but that will be about it.

“The alleged scam, which placed students into top colleges such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Texas, was run by William Rick Singer, from California, who helped parents get their children admission through bribes, court documents unsealed in Boston showed. Officials have been investigating the case, named ‘Operation Varsity Blues,’ for more than a year.”

“Singer, who authorities said will plead guilty to racketeering, ran the charity, Key Worldwide Foundation, which received $25 million in total to guarantee the admissions, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said during a Tuesday news conference. The charitable foundation was allegedly used as a front to run the scam.”

“The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Georgetown, Wake Forest University and the University of Southern California.  Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability.”

So to make it worse, these privileged liberal elites took spots away from other student athletes who really needed these scholarships to have an opportunity to attend college at all.

“Most of the students did not know their admission to the school was due to a bribe, authorities said, but in some cases, the children and their parents took part in the scheme.”

Excuse me.  What?  So you’re saying in some cases the parents or the children were not aware of what was going on?  You’re saying they paid all of this money but didn’t know what they were giving it away for?  Or you’re saying these other people paid millions of dollars to help out of the goodness of their hearts?

‘“Singer would accommodate what parents wanted to do,’ U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said, adding that it ‘appears that the schools are not involved’ except for a USC administrator who was charged.”

Ohhhh nooooo…, of course none of the schools were involved!  Except one lowly administrator who is going to take the fall for all of them.

‘“There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy and there will not be a separate criminal justice system either,’ Lelling said.  “We’re not talking about donating a building so a school is more likely to take your son or daughter, we’re talking about deception or fraud.’”

Truer words were never spoken!

But true words are spoken all of the time.

Who really believes that this is not going to keep right on happening though?

You can’t see me…, but my hand is up.

“Singer would help his clients’ children by having another individual take SAT or ACT tests on behalf of the students, officials said. Parents would allegedly pay up to $75,000 for each test and wire money to ‘charitable accounts.’”

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‘“Singer used the purported charitable donations from parents, at least in part, to bribe two SAT and ACT test administrators,’ court documents stated.”

“He would discuss with his clients what SAT or ACT score they desired for their children that were impressive but ‘not too impressive.’  He would then instruct Mark Riddell, of Palmetto, Florida, to take the exams for the students, or ‘replace the students’ exam responses with his own.’ Riddell had been working with Singer since 2011, documents stated.”

Beautiful…, just beautiful.

So these students didn’t think it was odd that they had SAT or ACT scores when they hadn’t even taken the test?

“In a January interview with Parade, actor William H. Macy discussed how ‘stressful’ applying to colleges had been.”

Ha!  Do tell William H.!  Tell us how stressful it has been when everything had been pre-arranged!

‘“She’s going to go to college [Macy talking about his daughter]…, we’re right now in the thick of college application time, which is so stressful,’ Macy said. ‘I am voting that once she gets accepted, she maybe takes a year off. God doesn’t let you be 18 twice…, But it’s just my opinion, and we’ll see what she wants to do, what Felicity thinks and how the chips fall.’”

What a lyin’ piece of disingenuous liberal garbage.  Yessss, we’ll just have to see what Fe-li-ci-ty wants to do.  Especially since you already knew how the “chips were going to fall.”

“Several colleges, including Yale, University of Texas and USC, released statements following Tuesday’s news conference saying they were ‘victims’ of the bribery scheme.”

Believe me…, all of these billion dollar universities are a lot of things…, but a “victim” is not one of them.

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So next time one our liberal elitist friends decides to lecture us on how to behave, who to vote for, and what to believe…, just remember who they are really looking out for…, themselves and their elitist friends.

 

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“Apple and Samsung sittin’ in a tree, C-H-E-A-T-I-N-G!”

Here we go again…, with Apple acting unethically…, again.

Please refer my blog of January 4, 2018, where we saw at the time, Apple admitted that, “…we (Apple) sometimes reduced processor speeds on iPhones with aging batteries as a way to balance performance and battery life.”  So, they’re not actually apologizing for what they did, they’re apologizing for, “…not being more transparent with our customers,” regarding, “…how exactly iOS manages battery and performance.”

Apple went on to say, “We have never, and would never, do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.”

Now less than a year later, here we are, seeing Apple do exactly that.  Trying to “intentionally shorten the life of Apple products, and degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.”

What a bunch of absolute liars.

And not to be outdone, Samsung has learned its sneaky lessons well from Apple.

Both Apple and Samsung have now been fined for “deliberately slowing down older phones.”

Now why on Earth would they want to do that?

According to Rob Waugh of Yahoo News UK, “Many phone users suspected it.  Apple and Samsung are both facing multi-million Euro fines for slowing down old smartphones with software updates.”

“The practice makes old devices less functional, and encourages the purchase of new phones,” the Italian antitrust authority AGM said in a statement.

The Italian antitrust authority fined Apple and Samsung 10 million Euros ($11.3 million) and 5 million Euros ($5.7 million) respectively.

AGM said in a statement, “The two companies have induced consumers to install software updates that are not adequately supported by their devices, without adequately informing them, nor providing them an effective way to recover the full functionality of their devices.”

The antitrust authority said that operating system (OS) updates “caused serious malfunctions and significantly reduced their performance, in this way speeding up their replacement with more recent products.”

The antitrust authority also said that, “users of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 received ‘insistent’ suggestions to update to a new version of Android shipped with the Note 7 device.”

“The antitrust authority said that Samsung did this ‘without informing them of the serious malfunctions that the new firmware could cause due to greater stress of device’s hardware and asking a high repair cost for out-of-warranty repairs connected to such malfunctions.’”

Apple users with iPhone 6 devices were likewise urged to update to new software intended for iPhone 7 “without warning consumers that its installation could reduce the speed of execution and functionality of devices.”

Apple and Samsung have yet to comment according to Yahoo News UK.

I’m sure both Apple and Samsung will eventually plead some level of ignorance to their customers and offer some sort of lame semi-apology, then turn around and screw their customers over again somehow next year.

How much do you wanna bet?

I’ll keep you posted.

“If you want to be successful, never lie to yourself.  Lying to everyone else is apparently OK though.” – Mr. Erickson

 

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Ballots cast for democrats are like rabbits; if you leave them sit around long enough, they start to multiply! – MrEricksonRules

Yes, isn’t it funny that they NEVER seem to find any ballots “laying around” that increase the republican’s vote total?

Why is that?

Maybe it’s because THE REPUBLICANS DON’T CHEAT!!!!!

We go through the same crap every election cycle, and it’s about time we took some serious steps to address it.

Please check out my prior blog from November 5, 2018: “It’s not “just” one vote.  It’s MY one vote!” for my ideas on that subject.  I also have numerous earlier blogs that discuss the issue of voting as well, which are all worth checking out.

It is now three days after the midterm elections, and some states are still counting ballots and finding ballots.

In Arizona, Democrat candidate Kyrsten Sinema has suddenly taken a 9,600 vote lead over Republican Martha McSally late Thursday, and they say there are still some 400,000 votes left to count!  McSally was ahead by 17,000 votes as of early Thursday.

In Florida, Republican Senate candidate and current governor Rick Scott complained, “Late Tuesday night, our win was projected to be around 57,000 votes.  By Wednesday morning, that lead dropped to 38,000.  By Wednesday evening, it was around 30,000.  This morning, it was around 21,000.  Now, it is down to 15,000!”

Scott continued, saying: “On election night, Broward County said there were 634,000 votes cast.  At 1 a.m. today, there were 695,700 ballots cast on Election Day.  At 2:30 p.m. today, the number was up to 707,223 ballots cast on Election Day.  And we just learned, that the number has increased to 712,840 ballots cast on Election Day.  In Palm Beach County, there are 15,000 new votes found since election night!”

“So, it has been over 48 hours since the polls closed and Broward and Palm Beach Counties are still finding and counting ballots, and the Supervisors, Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher, cannot seem to say how many ballots still exist or where these ballots came from, or where they have been.”

The state of Georgia seems to be experiencing this strange democrat ballot phenomenon in their governor’s race as well.

Armies of lawyers, for both sides, are poised and at the ready in all three states.

This whole voting business should not be this hard people!

Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott is concerned about possible “rampant fraud” in the election, and he filed lawsuits late Thursday against the top election officials in two heavily Democratic counties, as they continue to report “new votes” and three top races in the state appear headed for recounts.

According to Gregg Re of Fox News, “In their lawsuit against Broward County, Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committeee (NRSC) allege that officials there are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast and counted.  And in a parallel suit against Palm Beach County, Scott and the NRSC charge that the election supervisor there illegally used her own judgment to determine voter intent when reviewing damaged or incorrectly filled-out absentee ballots, while refusing to allow impartial witnesses to monitor the process.”

“I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election,” Scott said at a press conference outside the Governor’s Mansion.

Republican Senator, Marco Rubio, has tweeted about “alleged incompetence if not outright complicity by Florida officials,” while charging that “Democratic lawyers were descending on the state in a calculated attempt to change the results to try and steal several statewide races.”

Those are strong words.

Also late Thursday, President Trump announced on Twitter that “Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach.”

A mandatory recount now appears imminent not only in Scott’s race, but also in the gubernatorial race between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis.

Scott’s first emergency complaint accuses Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes of being “unwilling to disclose records revealing how many electors voted, how many ballots have been canvassed, and how many ballots remain to be canvassed,” and charges that the uncertainty “raises substantial concerns about the validity of the election process.”

The NRSC specifically alleges that Snipes is in violation of the Florida Constitution and the Florida Public Records Act. They demand an emergency hearing, as well as a court order requiring Snipes to turn over information about ballots in Broward County.

Scott’s complaint against Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, meanwhile, alleges first that officials there illegally refused to allow Republicans, or any witnesses, to monitor the county’s handling of damaged absentee ballots.

“Even more alarmingly,” Scott additionally claims, Bucher “failed to allow the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board” to determine, as required by law, which damaged or improperly filled-out absentee ballots were valid and how the voters of those ballots had intended to vote.  Instead, Scott and the NRSC argue, Bucher and her staff simply used their own judgment when determining voters’ intent.

Senator Rubio referred to the “slow drip” of tens of thousands of additional ballots that were reported throughout the day Thursday, most of which were favorable to several Democratic candidates.  Rubio said those late disclosures violated Florida election law, which necessitates that mail-in and early voting ballots be counted within 30 minutes of polls closing.

“Bay County was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago, yet managed to count votes and submit timely results,” Rubio wrote.  “Yet over 41 hours after polls closed #Broward elections office is still counting votes?”

Rubio and Scott both made it clear they have no confidence in Snipes’ integrity.

“A U.S. Senate seat & a statewide cabinet officer are now potentially in the hands of an elections supervisor with a history of incompetence & of blatant violations of state & federal laws,” Rubio wrote, linking to a Miami Herald article describing several scandals that have gripped Broward County’s Elections Department.

Earlier this year, a judge found that Snipes had illegally destroyed ballots in a 2016 congressional contest, leading the secretary of state’s office to assign election monitors to supervise her.

At his Thursday press conference, Scott outlined some of Snipes’ troubled history.

“In 2016, Brenda Snipes’ office posted election results half an hour before polls closed, a violation of election law,” Scott said. “That same year, her office was sued for leaving amendments off of ballots.  In 2014, Brenda Snipes’ fellow Democrats accused her of individual and systemic breakdowns that made it difficult for voters to cast regular ballots.  All Floridians should be concerned about that.”

“I think the problems are blown out of proportion,” Snipes said in October, in an interview with The Miami Herald. “Broward is nitpicked to the bone. Other places have the same problems, different problems. It’s just that they are not spotlighted like we are.”

Broward County election officials did not return Fox News’ multiple requests for comment at this time.

Meanwhile, Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York fired back on Twitter at Trump saying: “In a democracy, no one—not even the President—can prevent the lawful counting of votes.  We will not allow him or anyone else to steal this election.”

Say what Chuck?

Did you say someone might be trying to steal an election?

Hey Chuck, have you ever heard the saying, “When you point the finger of blame at someone else, three other fingers are pointing back at you?”

Shame on all of these democrats.

When the day comes that the American people fail to have any confidence at all in our election process at all, that will be the day our country will dramatically change…, and I’m afraid to say that day is not far off unless significant changes are made.

 

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