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Felicity Huffman Gets 14 Days in the Big House
Sep 13th, 2019 at 9:23pm
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Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison and a $30,000 fine for her role in a sprawling college admissions scandal involving rich and famous families who funneled cash to fixers in order to get their kids into the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities.

Huffman, 56, must self-report to a facility chosen by the federal Bureau of Prisons on Oct. 25. She also received one year of probation and ordered to perform 250 hours of community service.

"I think this is the right sentence here," U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani told Huffman. "You can move forward and rebuild your life after this. Without this sentence, I think the community around you would ask why you got away with this."


She can rebuild her life?

Well, yeah.

Fourteen days in the celebrity wing a federal prison?  I think she'll survive.

Not that I think she should have had a longer sentence.  I think prison is rarely appropriate for non-violent offenders.  Much more appropriate than a 33,000 dollar fine, which would be a drop in the bucket for a Hollywood couple, would be to have her set up a trust fund to provide X number of absolutely merit-based scholarships per year to an Ivy League college.

  
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Re: Felicity Huffman Gets 14 Days in the Big House
Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 10:32pm
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Bribes aren't aggression. She did nothing wrong.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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Re: Felicity Huffman Gets 14 Days in the Big House
Reply #2 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 9:00am
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The Opposition wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 10:32pm:
Bribes aren't aggression. She did nothing wrong.
The people who accepted the bribes did.
  

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Re: Felicity Huffman Gets 14 Days in the Big House
Reply #3 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 9:12am
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The Opposition wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 10:32pm:
Bribes aren't aggression. She did nothing wrong.


If no aggression was used to fund that university, I would agree.  Supposedly Ive League schools are not tax-funded.  But many more federal research grants are given to them than to state-funded schools on the basis that their faculty and students are the most highly qualified. 

Since "having a rich mom" is not the kind of high qualifications that merit research grants, I would call that aggression.

  
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Reply #4 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 12:03pm
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Little Biq Man wrote on Sep 14th, 2019 at 9:12am:
If no aggression was used to fund that university, I would agree.  Supposedly Ivy League schools are not tax-funded.  But many more federal research grants are given to them than to state-funded schools on the basis that their faculty and students are the most highly qualified. 

Since "having a rich mom" is not the kind of high qualifications that merit research grants, I would call that aggression.


Then the grants are aggression, not the bribes. Put the government in jail.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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The Opposition wrote on Sep 14th, 2019 at 12:03pm:
Then the grants are aggression, not the bribes. Put the government in jail.


Oh, my GAWD!  Yes . . . YES!

Was it good for you too?
  
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Re: Felicity Huffman Gets 14 Days in the Big House
Reply #6 - Dec 1st, 2019 at 12:53pm
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Little Biq Man wrote on Sep 14th, 2019 at 12:17pm:
Oh, my GAWD!  Yes . . . YES!

Was it good for you too?


  

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