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Actress Felicity Huffman released early from federal prison in Dublin

Original post made on Oct 28, 2019

After serving 11 of the 14-day prison sentence, actress Felicity Huffman was released from the low-security federal prison for women in Dublin on Friday morning and is set to begin serving probation in the college admissions scandal.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:55 PM

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5 people like this
Posted by Ridgerunner
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 28, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Maybe she bribed someone to get out early?


19 people like this
Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

@Ridgerunner

She did almost 2 weeks of jail time and she still has to do about a month’s worth of community service for her unsuccessful attempt to game the college admissions system. For comparison, there are a lot of other people who HAVE successfully gamed the college admissions system AND gotten away with it with no penalties at all. For example, both Donald Trump and Don Jr got into the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university. How? I think it’s pretty safe to say that they didn’t get admitted into an Ivy League university because of their brains.


30 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:53 pm

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“ there are a lot of other people who HAVE successfully gamed the college admissions system AND gotten away with it with no penalties at all. For example, both Donald Trump and Don Jr got into the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university. “

Omg, the insanity in this comment is breathtaking.

How’s about giving us more than an opinion on this, eh genius?

Got any evidence to back this up?

Dan


24 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:57 pm

DKHSK is a registered user.

For the record, this is the sort of favoritism that got Donald Trump elected only the first place.

The elites in media, politics and Hollywood continue to get a pass while the normal, every day citizen doesn’t.

When there are two sets of laws, there is no law.

Take a look at Ms. Hufman’ political leanings to know why she was let go.

Blame democrats.

Dan


9 people like this
Posted by Reality Bites
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 28, 2019 at 3:37 pm

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@ DKHSK - Isn't President Trump one of the "Elites" you speak of? Hasn't he received preferential treatment in relation to many of his past transgressions? Does he truly represent the "common man"?


8 people like this
Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm

@DKHSK wrote “ How’s about giving us more than an opinion on this, eh genius?”

What part of my post are you disputing as being just “opinion”?


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Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 28, 2019 at 4:21 pm

@“Reality Bites” wrote “ Isn't President Trump one of the "Elites" you speak of?“

It’s a tribute to the con-artist skills of Trump - or maybe to the simple-minded nature of many of his supporters - that Trump, a guy who was born into the privileged life of the wealth and luxury of the 0.01%, has been able to convince so many people that he’s just a common working stiff like themselves and that the other side are the “Elites”.


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Posted by WTD
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 28, 2019 at 6:52 pm

Wombat. How can you take every post on this forum and turn into a hate trump comment. You have a very serious obsession which probably borders on mental illness. Get help. You will feel better.


11 people like this
Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 28, 2019 at 8:04 pm

@WTD

You’ve got to be kidding. Playing the amateur armchair psychiatrist game is the oldest, lamest game in the history of Internet forums. Please tell us: How do your professional qualifications in psychiatry match up against those of this guy?:

Dr. Charles Krauthammer (Board Certified M.D., Psychiatry, Harvard University):

“Trump’s hypersensitivity and unedited, untempered Pavlovian responses are, shall we say, unusual in both ferocity and predictability. This is beyond narcissism. I used to think Trump was an 11-year-old, an undeveloped schoolyard bully. I was off by about 10 years. His needs are more primitive, an infantile hunger for approval and praise, a craving that can never be satisfied. He lives in a cocoon of solipsism where the world outside himself has value — indeed exists — only insofar as it sustains and inflates him.” - Dr. Charles Krauthammer


24 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 28, 2019 at 10:49 pm

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Wombat,

Read the quoted paragraph. It’s pretty obvious.

Reality Bites,

No, he’s a successful businessman who just oversaw the killing of the worlds #1 terrorist, and has overseen the best economy in history.

Along with numerous other accomplishments.

Dan


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Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 29, 2019 at 7:10 am

DKHSK is a registered user.

Reality Bites,

“Does he truly represent the common man?”

I don’t know. All I know is he represents ME!

Dan


8 people like this
Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 29, 2019 at 7:37 am

@DKHSK wrote “ ...and has overseen the best economy in history”

LOL! There goes Dan drinking the Trump’s kool-aid again. Hey, Dan, do you ever bother to actually check Trump’s claims before parroting them? It would help you look less foolish.

Please read and educate yourself:
“ US economy under Trump: Is it the greatest in history?” -BBC News
(BBC News: Web Link )
. . . . . .

@DKHSK wrote “... oversaw the killing of the worlds #1 terrorist...”

Gee, Dan, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that what OBAMA did?


22 people like this
Posted by WTF
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 29, 2019 at 7:58 am

Wombat. If you want to talk about Trump start a Trump forum. My comment was not about defending Trump. It was about your fixation. This post was not about Trump but you continue to go off on Trump. You prove my point. Get help. Good Day.


6 people like this
Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 29, 2019 at 8:46 am

@WTF

Hey, WTF, if you sincerely wanted to get back to the Felicity Huffman topic (instead of futilely trying to attack someone who disagrees with your politics) THEN you would simply have posted a comment on Felicity Huffman. But, no, you have been here twice and posted nothing about Huffman. Zilch. No, you just have an obsession with “Wombat”. You have a really serious case of WDS (i.e., “Wombat Derangement Syndrome”, as diagnosed by that esteemed, brilliant, beloved armchair psychiatrist “Wombat”).

Back to my original point about Felicity Huffman, there are many people of wealth and privilege who SUCCESSFULLY game the college admissions system AND get away with it without any penalties. Harvard, for example, maintains a “Dean’s Interest List” for applicants connected to top donors. A Princeton University study showed that being a legacy applicant was roughly equivalent to adding 160 SAT points to a student’s admissions application.


16 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 29, 2019 at 9:49 am

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Wombat,

Still waiting for proof on how Trump gamed the system getting into college.

You made the accusation, now prove it or go outside and play.

Dan


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Posted by WTF
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 29, 2019 at 10:16 am

Wombat. I guess you are right. There is no challenging your superior wisdom. I have WDS. I shall get help.


8 people like this
Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 29, 2019 at 10:50 am

@DKHSK

Dan, yes Donald Trump’s admission into an Ivy League university actually does make for an appropriate on-topic discussion about Felicity Huffman’s case concerning parents getting their academically unqualified children into elite universities, doesn’t it? (Sorry about that, poster “WTF.).

So, why don’t you start off by describing in detail why you believe that Donald Trump, a person who has been assessed to speak at the 4th grade elementary school level(*), shows evidence of possessing a superior intellect worthy of admission into an elite university over, for example, many of the very bright, academically well qualified students in our own Pleasanton high schools? Make a convincing argument that it is ridiculous for anyone to believe that Trump got into an Ivy League university simply because his father was a wealthy, influential real-estate tycoon - a father who was like a Super-Powered Felicity Huffman, if you will.

. . . . .
(*) “ TRUMP SPEAKS AT FOURTH-GRADE LEVEL, LOWEST OF LAST 15 U.S. PRESIDENTS, NEW ANALYSIS FINDS”
Newsweek: Web Link
. . . .


7 people like this
Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 29, 2019 at 10:57 am

@WTF wrote “ Wombat. I guess you are right. There is no challenging your superior wisdom. I have WDS. I shall get help.”

Good luck and best wishes, “WTF”! And don’t worry about the WDS: it’s covered by ObamaCare!


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Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Oct 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

DKHSK is a registered user.

Wombat,

So you have absolutely no proof.

I think we’ve heard enough from you today on this subject.

Good day.

Dan


11 people like this
Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 29, 2019 at 11:25 am

@DKHSK

Well, gee, Dan. I don’t have “proof” that Trump doesn’t have a self-proclaimed IQ of 156, or that there aren’t Martians living on the moon, or that you’re not a Rhodes Scholar, either.

I will say, though, that there are probably a lot of parents of high schoolers out there who are wondering why their kids who have high SAT scores and great grades in courses including honors and advanced placement courses can’t get accepted into an Ivy League university while a guy who speaks at the 4th grade elementary school level did.


5 people like this
Posted by Barnton Lass
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 29, 2019 at 1:12 pm

From news reports I've read, she served 11 days in Dublin, served 1 day previously when she was arrested that she was given credit for, and then prisoners due to be released on weekends are released on the Friday before. So she served 12 days total and released early because of Dublin prison regulations. So no special treatment that I can see.


7 people like this
Posted by Me
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Oct 29, 2019 at 4:12 pm

Wombat you are right on about Trump. WTF is a schmuck!


9 people like this
Posted by Becca
a resident of Ironwood
on Oct 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm

I went to Univ. of Penn with the Donald and he a big drinker and was so drunk that he rarely went to class. In class he was never prepared and did not participate. No way did he get into the Ivy League college.


1 person likes this
Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 29, 2019 at 7:42 pm

Jake Waters is a registered user.

@wombat: Your argument about everything can’t be your unknowledgeable information about Trump. You need to look deeper. The acceptance process of elite schools is complicated, disingenuous, and criminal. A good book for you to read (if you read that is, and you can pull yourself away from watching CNN and MSNBC) is ‘The Diversity Delusion,’ by Heather Mac Donald. Expand your search for truth would be my advice to you, otherwise you are going to continue to appear foolish.


9 people like this
Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 29, 2019 at 7:51 pm

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@DKHSK,

You have no proof that you actually like Trump. I don't believe you. You are just having a little fun.


10 people like this
Posted by Sue Thayer
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 30, 2019 at 11:28 am

Easy to see why there's no "proof" (not that an affidavit signed by Jesus of Nazareth would convince our Dannie, anyway). Kind of like Donnie Digits' tax returns - there's a lot to hide.

From WaPo article:

"But Trump, who questioned the academic standing of President Barack Obama, has never released records showing how he got into the school — or how he performed once he was there.

The university declined to release records that would explain the decision to accept Trump or to provide his grade transcripts, citing confidentiality restrictions."

But he clearly did not excel there:

"Trump’s name was not among the top honorees at his commencement. Nor was he on the dean’s list his senior year, meaning he was not among the top 56 students in his graduating class of 366. All that is known for certain is that Trump received at least a 2.0 average, or C, enabling him to graduate."

And this is typical, and hilarious as among the 13000+ lies he's told:

"Trump continues to cite his Wharton background, sometimes in misleading ways. Awarding the Medal of Freedom to Laffer on June 19, Trump claimed that “I’ve heard and studied the Laffer curve for many years in the Wharton School of Finance.”

Trump graduated from Wharton in 1968, and Laffer did not outline his tax-cutting theory on the back of a napkin until 1974, according to Laffer’s account in a book he co-wrote called “The End of Prosperity.” Thus, studying the Laffer curve during Trump’s time at the school would have been impossible."

Web Link


20 people like this
Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 30, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Really, the Washington Post? Pick a paper where journalist’s actually work.


9 people like this
Posted by Sue Thayer
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:02 am

'All the President's Men' have chimed-in, I see, and this one's guilty of apostrophe abuse. NYT and WaPo are credible, sometimes heroic, first-class papers - but then, everybody else already knows that.

You're taking a lot of water, JW. When will you join the rest of your fellow species and jump the bad ship trump? It's time.


6 people like this
Posted by caywen
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 31, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Great, thought provoking discussion here on the inequities and flaws in our higher education system. So glad this didn’t turn into a mindless political spat that makes us all dumber. Whew!!


1 person likes this
Posted by James Michael
a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 31, 2019 at 7:36 pm

James Michael is a registered user.

Oh, great...Dan and Wombat at it again!!!!


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Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 31, 2019 at 10:36 pm

Wombats love slow-moving, slow-witted prey.


6 people like this
Posted by Need to Know
a resident of Birdland
on Nov 1, 2019 at 8:43 am

Must be tough to be a wombat. Your are full of poo all the time.

"Wombat poo is cubic, not because the wombat has a square-shaped anus, but because it has a very long and slow digestive process, typically 14 to 18 days, which allows the digestive matter to become extremely dry and compacted. The wombat also has a very long digestive tract, allowing it to absorb the most nutrients and water from its food. The first part of their large intestine contains horizontal ridges that probably mould the poo into cubes, whereas the last part of the large intestine is relatively smooth, allowing the cubic shape to be maintained. The highly compacted nature of the poo means that the rectum is unable to contour the poo into the more usual tubular shape."


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