Category Archives: Celebrity

The Real NCAA Basketball Scandal

real NCAA basketball scandal

LeBron James says the NCAA is corrupt.

I’ve always heard the narrative that they get a free education, but you guys are not bringing me on campus to get an education, you guys are bringing me on it to help you get to a Final Four or to a national championship…the NCAA is corrupt, we know that. Sorry, it’s going to make headlines, but it’s corrupt.

Of course LeBron avoided corruption by ascending into the NBA straight out of high school.

Here’s The Real NCAA Basketball Scandal

The players are the only ones who don’t get paid. Legally.

Kentucky coach John Calipari thinks players should be able to get loans using their pro potential as collateral. Kind of like an advance to an author from a publisher. But what if you’re not a pro prospect? Too bad. You’re lucky to get a scholarship.

Here’s everything else you need to know about the Scandal according ESPN.


New Davos Man Tune

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Thanks to tax reform and deregulation the economy is booming and the stock markets are soaring. Apple is returning billions to the U.S.  And other companies are offering pay raises and bonuses.

So Trump celebrated by slapping 30% tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines.

New Davos Man

On Friday he speaks to the global ruling class in Davos Switzerland. Maybe I should have had the new Davos Man blowing “America First.”  Or “Trade War.”






Celebrity Billionaire Presidency

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It looks like we might not have corrupt campaign funding to kick around anymore. The 2020 presidential field is filling up with billionaire celebrities who can fund their own campaign corruption. And that’s not to mention the free publicity they’ll get.

Oprah gave a speech at the Golden Globes setting off speculation she wants to be president. Her celebrity colleagues went wild. Presumably she’ll run as a Democrat.

Celebrity Billionaire Presidency

And Mark Cuban, the celebrity billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has long been considering throwing his NBA championship ring in the ring. If he does so, he says he’ll run as a Republican. Though, as of November he said there’s only a 10% chance he’ll do it.

Maybe Oprah will inspire him.

Trump, Dow, Book Sales Soar, Bannon Crashes

Steve Bannon called Trump’s son “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”. The quotes appear in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury.

This didn’t sit well with President Trump. Trump tweeted that Bannon “lost his mind” when he fired him. The Avenging Donald then sicced his lawyers on Wolff – guaranteeing best seller status for the book .

CNN’s Brian Stetler claims Wolff’s book “suggests Trump is unstable and raises alarms about his fitness for office.”

But CNN also reports that Secretary of State Tillerson, once accused of calling Trump a moron, never questioned the president’s mental health.  And the White House deputy press secretary called Wolff a fake news, crackpot fantasy fiction writer.

Wolff agrees! A note in the front of his book says some of his sources definitely lied to him.

Dow Up Bannon Down

Whatever. If it’s stability you want, the Dow steadily rose above the 25,000 mark.

Stock analyst Paul Gambles is terrified about that too.




Vanity Fair Hillary Shots

hillary shotsVanity Fair had a little fun with Hillary Clinton last week. But it didn’t last long.

Hillary Shots

The mag produce this video for its on-line site The Hive. The sketch featured staffers proposing toasts to Hillary. And each toast offered a New Year’s resolution urging her to abstain from running for office again.

One recommended she teach Yoga, another counseled alternate nostril breathing and another advised her to take up knitting.

Naturally the Hillary Faithful charged sexism. So Vanity Fair apologized and pulled the video.