Audit: Brett Favre was paid $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds for no-shows

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre was paid $1.1 million for speeches he never gave, according to an audit of the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

The 104-page audit also uncovered some other shady investments of public funds designed to help the poorest Mississippians, including buying expensive cars, hiring family members of state officials and sponsoring a college baseball tournament.

According to Luke Ramseth of the Mississippi Clarion Ledger, Favre was paid $1.1 million in two installments by the Mississippi Community Education Center for appearances, promotions, autographs and speaking engagements. Auditors said after reviewing dates and other details they determined Favre “did not speak nor was he present for those events.”

Favre doesn’t face any criminal charges related to the misappropriation of public funds, but others will. His agent did not respond to requests for comment from the newspaper.

Mississippi State Auditor Shad White said the report “shows the most egregious misspending my staff have seen in their careers at the Office of the State Auditor,” adding that “if there was a way to misspend money, it seems DHS leadership or their grantees thought of it and tried it.”

More than $94 million in welfare money from the fiscal year 2019 was “questioned” by auditors.

161 responses to “Audit: Brett Favre was paid $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds for no-shows

  1. 97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional

  2. I thought he had retired/unretired/retired/unretired/retired from that sort of stuff.

  3. Mississippi is the poorest state. They give 1.1M to a millionaire football hero. Money from the state welfare fund. Mississippi is 50th in state welfare. This is wrong on so many levels.

  4. The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase also received a few million as part of this scheme. Maybe they can form a tag team, seems like they must need work since they require so much welfare assistance?

  5. I suggest readers research the subject a little deeper. My favorite hypocritical expenditure was spent on “religious concerts”.

    Years ago there was religious programing under the name “The PTL Club”, short for Praise The Lord. The cynical moniker was “Pass The Loot”. The televangelist was named Jim Bakker. Baker is currently being sued for phony Covid-19 treatments.

  6. Brett did the same thing in MN in 2010. He took $20M, and then didn’t even show up.

  7. The article I read said that the auditors stated it’s possible that Favre and some other recipients were unaware that the source of the payments was federal welfare funds. I’d like to know more before slamming Favre. The state officials are a different story. While the state officials and the nonprofits they gave the money to were busy scamming the welfare system, only a small percentage of needy applicants received assistance. A nice long stretch in prison is coming up for these fraudsters, I hope.

  8. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
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    Funny – what you fail to mention is that the Mississippi DHS Director who misappropriated the funds and is awaiting trial (John W Davis) is a lifelong and currently registered Democrat.

  9. Someday the progressive blue states will tire of supporting these regressive red states.

  10. Looks like Mississippi learned well from their POTUS hero. Fraudulent charities, fraudulent universities, fraudulent payments from funds that are supposed to help the poor. All things of the same type.

  11. Auditor Shad White will soon be run out of office for exposing this fraud. Red states don’t tolerate shutting down schemes that rip off poor people.

  12. remizak says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:14 am
    The article I read said that the auditors stated it’s possible that Favre and some other recipients were unaware that the source of the payments was federal welfare funds. I’d like to know more before slamming Favre.
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    He was paid over a million dollars for work he didn’t perform. Does it matter where it came from?

  13. Even had Favre shown up, spending $1.1M of public funds on that? Disgraceful.

    And to collect that money for doing LITERALLY nothing? More disgraceful.

    Man I’d love to be able to just remember Brett for the football loving QB he was. It keeps getting harder to do so/

  14. If I’m getting $1.1M from anybody at all, you can bet that I will know all there is to know about the source. I would feel foolish falling back on the excuse that I didn’t know. Now lawyers and PR people, they never feel foolish.

  15. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional

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    Right wing crooks just gobble the Trump people up.

  16. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:20 am
    Looks like Mississippi learned well from their POTUS hero. Fraudulent charities, fraudulent universities, fraudulent payments from funds that are supposed to help the poor. All things of the same type.

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    Fraud is a really bad look.

  17. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional

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    The high crime rates in US Cities must mean democrats don’t care about crime right? Only Mississippi has voted blue in more presidential elections than red going back over half a century.

  18. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:
    Someday the progressive blue states will tire of supporting these regressive red states.
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    Hahaha, red states can’t wait because blue would be bankrupt. It’s always funny to hear these idiots preach tolerance but yet have none for differing opinions. Sorry for posting on a football thread but I can only take so much.

  19. “If I’m getting $1.1M from anybody at all, you can bet that I will know all there is to know about the source. I would feel foolish falling back on the excuse that I didn’t know. Now lawyers and PR people, they never feel foolish.”
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    There is no mention of lawyers or PR people in this story. Their inclusion in your comment seems to be a non sequitur.

  20. “Funny – what you fail to mention is that the Mississippi DHS Director who misappropriated the funds and is awaiting trial (John W Davis) is a lifelong and currently registered Democrat.”
    __________

    An absolute falsehood and deliberate attempt to mislead. The John W. Davis you referenced was a Mississippi Democratic politician who died in 1955. The John Davis involved in this scam is, and always has been, a Republican

  21. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:16 am
    Someday the progressive blue states will tire of supporting these regressive red states

    – only 10 states pay more than they receive, including progressive blue states like….. Alabama, Utah, Nebraska and Wyoming.

    Moron

  22. “Someday the progressive blue states will tire of supporting these regressive red states.
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    Hahaha, red states can’t wait because blue would be bankrupt. It’s always funny to hear these idiots preach tolerance but yet have none for differing opinions. Sorry for posting on a football thread but I can only take so much.”
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    It is matter of public record that red states take more funds from the federal government than they contribute. Meanwhile, the blue states contribute more funds to the federal government than they receive. Thus, the citizens of the blue states are supporting those of the red states. Believe what want, but statistics don’t lie.

  23. mytor1962 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:49 am
    cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:
    Someday the progressive blue states will tire of supporting these regressive red states.
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    Hahaha, red states can’t wait because blue would be bankrupt. It’s always funny to hear these idiots preach tolerance but yet have none for differing opinions. Sorry for posting on a football thread but I can only take so much.
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    You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Blue states, on average pay far more in taxes to the federal government than they get back in services. Red states, on average get far more back in services from the federal government than they pay in taxes.

    If blue states ever go bankrupt and stop paying federal taxes, red states would be in serious trouble.

  24. @tigerlilac says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:58 am
    I suggest readers research the subject a little deeper. My favorite hypocritical expenditure was spent on “religious concerts”.
    Years ago there was religious programing under the name “The PTL Club”, short for Praise The Lord. The cynical moniker was “Pass The Loot”. The televangelist was named Jim Bakker. Baker is currently being sued for phony Covid-19 treatments.
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    Totally unrelated to the topic at hand. While Bakker and the Queen of Makeup were shady, they weren’t part of this particular audit involving Brett Farve.

  25. Did Favre take the money and did absolutely nothing? That’s says alot about the man….regardless where the money came from.

  26. C’mon folks (both sides). Leave politics out of this.

    As for Favre, he is a hero to many down in the Gulf states (and in Green Bay) but this is not the first time he has at least appeared to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, metaphorically speaking. Once is an accident, twice is a trend, three times is a pattern….

  27. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Someday the progressive blue states will tire of supporting these regressive red states.
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    That’s a good one, man. You had me lol’ing.

    Because as we all know, NY, NJ and CA is where graft was INVENTED.

    But you keep on thinking you folks are “progressive”… As if all the stuff your pols are talking about has never been tried before.

    It’s ALL a joke.

  28. Mississippi is a poor state but let’s be fair and not naive in the comments. The level of corruption here is nothing compared to many large cities. What happened in Mississippi is wrong on many levels but it’s really laughable when people from the large cities (especially the Northeast) start throwing stones. Their corruption is on the same level as in 3rd world countries only a bit more civilized and sophisticated.

  29. Minnesota has a way of rubbing off on you Brett. I bet you didn’t even notice you were becoming a criminal.

  30. Red or Blue… Democrat or Republican… over 80 % of them all are conniving, self centered, delusional, heathen narcissistic scum.

  31. All you fools with your Red v. Blue diatribe are the real idiots.

    It has always been the power of Government v. the power of the People.

    All governments are corrupt. It is the very nature of the beast. The problem is that only government is suited to perform some functions of a civil society. And that is the very reason our Constitution was written exactly how it was. It was to constrict government to only those very few things that we need government to do. When it expands beyond those areas the opportunity for corruption expands exponentially.

    It’s really sad that in the USA we have no knowledge of why our government was designed the way it was. SMH. Those who ignore history are all over this board.

  32. PFT on CTV Vancouver. says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:24 am
    Red or Blue… Democrat or Republican… over 80 % of them all are conniving, self centered, delusional, heathen narcissistic scum.
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    Its really more like 99-1/2 %….Its really a haves and have not thing and all this Dem/Rep arguing back and forth provides perfect cover for them while they loot the country and take us back to the Gilded Age….

  33. The real shame is that I would have charged them 1/10th of what they paid to not show up.

    Hell, I’d be willing to commit to a recurring weekly no-show for just $100k/yr.

  34. About 30 years ago I listened to shock jock Don Imus say, when discussing politicians…”They’re ALL lyin’ weasels”. Whether you look at the world through a red lense or a blue one, those are words to live by. As for Fahhh-verrr-uhhh, his lense is obviously green…

  35. before you go dragging missisippi, remember they caught and reported the mistake, are you sure your state governments employees wouldntve just swept it under the rug ?

  36. This is just the beginning for this state…there has been fraud/money laundering and schemes for a long time in Mississippi. Just look into all the taxes they pay there and what they are actually doing with it.

  37. Because as we all know, NY, NJ and CA is where graft was INVENTED.

    Possibly, but all those states pay far more than they take, which was the original point.

  38. Every state should do audits like this. I’m laughing at you Democrats who think you found something to crow about. Every government has shady deals in their books. At least Republicans recognize that more government isn’t going to improve things.

  39. Red or Blue… Democrat or Republican… over 80 % of them all are conniving, self centered, delusional, heathen narcissistic scum.
    —–
    Now that’s a true statement. It’s always funny when one group thinks their guys are great and the other side is horrible. They’re all crooked snakes.

  40. For the most part, every politician was put in office by us. We do the voting. There’s a good saying. “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”

  41. skoldaddy2020 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:15 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ———————————————————————————-
    Funny – what you fail to mention is that the Mississippi DHS Director who misappropriated the funds and is awaiting trial (John W Davis) is a lifelong and currently registered Democrat.
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    Wrong. He’s a Republican. You saw a wiki article about a different John Davis that died in 1955 and just went with it.

  42. well maybe that will be the last we hear from this guy (favre) for a while.

    …meh, probably not.

  43. First – where is the backlash against multi-millionaire PLAYER Brett Farv-ruh?
    Second – if government were SMALLER we wouldn’t have embezzlement on the scale that we do now.
    Third – don’t blame Republicans for the poor state of Mississippi, DEMOCRATS ran the state into the ground from 1876-1992 (and again from 2000-2004). That’s 120 YEARS of liberal ideology. Do you really expect the Republicans to turn the state around in 16 years when liberal democrats are fighting tooth and nail to maintain the status as the poorest state in the union?

  44. realitypolice says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:13 am

    If blue states ever go bankrupt and stop paying federal taxes, red states would be in serious trouble.
    ________________________

    Hilarious. Is that why Gavin Newsom is begging Trump to pay to combat CA’s homeless problem?

    What does Forbes say about CA on Apr 16, 2019? “the state’s long-run obligations far exceed projected revenue collections to the tune of $1 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities alone.”

    And then the coup de gras:

    “Combining California’s debt with publicly held federal debt, we estimate a total debt-to-GDP ratio of 125% (or 153% using the broader definition of federal debt),” California Policy Center report released in 2017 points out. “This level places California distressingly close to peripheral Eurozone countries that faced financial crises in 2011 and 2012. Portugal’s 2015 debt-to-GDP ratio was 129% and Italy’s was 133%.”

    The moral of this story is that liberals should never try to talk about economics.

  45. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional.

    —–

    Typical coastal elitist attitude. The reason that a majority of those counties are poor is NOT political, it’s because they’re rural or they’re border counties. A large majority of them are agricultural counties meaning that without them, you wouldn’t eat.

    If you think Democrats have your best interests in mind, YOU are mistaken. Over the past year, we haven’t heard word ONE about how Democrats plan to improve the average American’s life. We’ve heard about how much they plan to improve the lives of illegal immigrants, criminals, and those that are eager to have an abortion.

  46. all y’all bickering about red v. blue GOP v. dem, have completely missed the boat- YOU are the sheeple- both those lying parties are 100% in cahoots as long as you stick with either you are part of the problem- it is designed to keep you fighting and meanwhile the feds and state gov’ts keep the status quo- please think it through a little more and you will realize you can not keep voting for these clowns and expect any true change

  47. aa1829 says:
    If I’m getting $1.1M from anybody at all, you can bet that I will know all there is to know about the source. I would feel foolish falling back on the excuse that I didn’t know. Now lawyers and PR people, they never feel foolish.
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    Most likely, someone else handles that for him.

  48. Maybe this will lead to a long overdue house cleaning in one of the worst run state governments in the union.

    But I doubt it.

  49. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ________

    Meanwhile cities like Detroit and Baltimore are doing fabulous and LA doesn’t have a massive homeless problem.

  50. I am surprised that people can talk politics here, but if I say anything bad about Aaron Rodgers, my comment is filtered out.

  51. I agree with those folks who said it doesn’t matter where the money came from, If Brett Favre knowingly took it and knowingly did not show up then that is the key point here.

    It seems to smell of fraud.

  52. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional

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    I live in one of the bluest states in the union and trust me – we have nothing to brag about when it comes to political corruption.

  53. MurrayMania says:

    Why did he not return the money?
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    Where did it say he hasnt? This news just came out and is new to him as well. The guy has charitable organizations worth much much more than the $1.1m in this case. So im sure once he is aware it is embezzled it wi be returned to him. Maybe it never even made it to his charity account and straight to a crooks? His speaking fees all go to charity.

  54. remizak says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:14 am
    The article I read said that the auditors stated it’s possible that Favre and some other recipients were unaware that the source of the payments was federal welfare funds. I’d like to know more before slamming Favre. The state officials are a different story. While the state officials and the nonprofits they gave the money to were busy scamming the welfare system, only a small percentage of needy applicants received assistance. A nice long stretch in prison is coming up for these fraudsters, I hope.
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    Was Brett and his rep also unaware that he got $1.1 million and didn’t show up for any of the speeches?

  55. jasons81 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 11:03 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ________

    Meanwhile cities like Detroit and Baltimore are doing fabulous and LA doesn’t have a massive homeless problem.
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    I love how your only retort is to compare the poor finacial affairs of an entire state to cities.

  56. bigtimewhodat says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:44 am
    before you go dragging missisippi, remember they caught and reported the mistake, are you sure your state governments employees wouldntve just swept it under the rug ?
    —#
    They got caught red handed! What are they supposed to say?

  57. Audits hurt: Reminds me of SF, Pitt and Denver all being caught cheating the cap. Denver did it 3 years in a row in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

    Fraudulent activity shows up on an audit. It just takes years to unveil.

    Goodell swept the 2015 Broncos cap situation under the rug as well. The audit occurred, but he covered it up nicely for Manning on top of the HGH cheating.

  58. Stop with the Dem-Repub fighting. Both parties are out to rob Americans. While we go to war with each other over some comment a Congressperson makes, they’re all having drinks together after work because they are all rich and are in a private club with 1st class amenities laughing about us plebs fighting over scraps. If you don’t understand this, you are part of the problem.

    Here are 2 examples from the recently passed CARES act:

    “$25 million in the Senate bill went to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. During the past ten years, the center received $68.3 million in federal grants (2010-2019). The Kennedy Center has total assets of $557 million.”

    “$75 million in the Senate bill funded the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. Why do National Public Radio and Big Bird get a coronavirus subsidy? “

  59. “The article I read said that the auditors stated it’s possible that Favre and some other recipients were unaware that the source of the payments was federal welfare funds. I’d like to know more before slamming Favre.”
    ___________________

    That would still leave him taking big money for speeches he never gave and events he never attended. How could he not have realized he was collecting money for doing absolutely nothing?

  60. Mississippi ranks 45/50 in states for public school system and spending per student. But sure, pay Favre

  61. 6thsense10 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 11:15 am
    jasons81 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 11:03 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ________
    Meanwhile cities like Detroit and Baltimore are doing fabulous and LA doesn’t have a massive homeless problem.
    —-
    I love how your only retort is to compare the poor finacial affairs of an entire state to cities.
    —-
    Ok. If blue is so great, why has Illinois asked the feds for $41,000,000,000.00 to bail them out of their tax and spend wonderland?

  62. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:09 am
    “Someday the progressive blue states will tire of supporting these regressive red states.
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    Hahaha, red states can’t wait because blue would be bankrupt. It’s always funny to hear these idiots preach tolerance but yet have none for differing opinions. Sorry for posting on a football thread but I can only take so much.”
    _____________

    It is matter of public record that red states take more funds from the federal government than they contribute. Meanwhile, the blue states contribute more funds to the federal government than they receive. Thus, the citizens of the blue states are supporting those of the red states. Believe what want, but statistics don’t lie.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It is almost as if you have no clue about population and how it impacts the tax system. What about the large corporations? Where are they located and how much state/local tax breaks were they gifted to stay in the blue states and contribute to that overall number your statistics are based on? If you remember, the blue states freaked out about the SALT limits. That meant people couldn’t write off as much of their state tax burden on the feds which are funded by all. Blue state voters were abut to actually pay for the state taxes they voted for instead of getting subsidized by everybody else. When you break down the percentages instead of the raw numbers your point falls apart, but believe what you want because statistics can be manipulated to different results or conclusions.

  63. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:09 am

    It is matter of public record that red states take more funds from the federal government than they contribute. Meanwhile, the blue states contribute more funds to the federal government than they receive. Thus, the citizens of the blue states are supporting those of the red states. Believe what want, but statistics don’t lie.
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    Statistics don’t lie. The problem is that YOU have no idea what they really mean. Because you don’t understand economics.

    As of July 2019: States (including DC) with the MOST debt per capita (1 being the absolute worst): 1) DC; 2) Hawaii; 3) CA; 4) CO; 5) MD; 6) VA; 7) WA; 8) MA; 9) CT; 10) UT

    Utah is the only red state in the group.

    You want stats? This is comparing absolute apples to apples – PER CAPITA debt.

    So what good does it do your blue states to take less from the Fed government when they can’t support themselves?? They are all ticking time bombs. The fact that they’re taking less now IS MEANINGLESS because when their debt bombs go off, we’ll ALL be forced to clean up the mess.

    But you don’t get it. Because THIS is economics. It’s ironic how all your BLUE states are drowning in RED ink.

    Oh, btw – States with the LEAST debt per capita? (1 being least debt per capita): 1) WV; 2) MS; 3) AR; 4) KY; 5) OK; 6) AL; 7) MI; 8) IN; 9) OH; 10) KS.

    Not a SINGLE blue state in the top 10…

  64. what’s the over under on years before a red state blue state civil war? It’s coming….we are only getting more polarized.

  65. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:46 am
    Every state should do audits like this. I’m laughing at you Democrats who think you found something to crow about. Every government has shady deals in their books. At least Republicans recognize that more government isn’t going to improve things.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Even on meds you’re delusional. With Social Security and Medicare, the US is already the social welfare capital of the world. Why don’t you show us how it should be done and forfeit your benefits? That’ll show those lefties. The largest government with the largest long term debt is Trump’s, and for the record……that was BEFORE Covid. Great job!

  66. You B. Crazy says:
    May 5, 2020 at 11:29 am

    $75 million in the Senate bill funded the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. Why do National Public Radio and Big Bird get a coronavirus subsidy?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Obviously it is because when Mr. Snuffleupagus gets the sniffles it can be very bad for all of us

  67. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional

    —–

    Look to Detroit or Baltimore to see the results of Liberal policies allowed to run their full course. Democrats only “care about” people when they want their votes.

  68. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:16 am
    Someday the progressive blue states will tire of supporting these regressive red states.
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    Have you seen the budget deficits in the blue states lately? There are reasons as to why wealthy people and businesses are leaving them.

  69. Want the “tldr” version of these comments, Fellow Reader? Here goes…. My side politics good. You side politics bad! My side politics allowed opinion. You side no allowed! 😉

  70. harrisonhits2 says:

    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why.
    =============================================

    Look at the demographics of those counties 😉

  71. pkrlvr says:

    Possibly, but all those states pay far more than they take, which was the original point.
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    Fake news. The numbers you are quoting are based on only 15% of actual Federal government spending. So there are 11 states that pay in more than 15% of total government spending reimburses. Most are liberal states and most are large centers of large corporations, whose government payments are not contained in the numbers you cite.

    I wonder why that is? Do you think that all the big banks located in NYC don’t receive billions and trillions of government funds? Do all the corporations based in Boston not receive gov funds? How about Silicon Valley or around Seattle?

    Let’s throw those government payments into the mix and then you can tell me how your slanted, myopic talking point really describes the real landscape. Let’s also add in military spending (not included in your 15% talking points memo).

    The fact of the matter is that ALL states receive more in Federal money than they pay in. That’s why we have a national debt of $25 trillion dollars (and a real debt far greater than that. Probably 10X greater)

  72. The question that was not asked was whether the funds were reported by Favre on his tax returns or the tax returns of the umbrella organization that hired Favre to produce these events. Favre is not necessarily clear of criminal culpability here.

  73. skoldaddy2020 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:15 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ———————————————————————————-
    Funny – what you fail to mention is that the Mississippi DHS Director who misappropriated the funds and is awaiting trial (John W Davis) is a lifelong and currently registered Democrat.
    —————————————-

    Talk about misinformation. That John W Davis died in 1955.

  74. alonestartexan says:
    May 5, 2020 at 10:55 am

    . . . If you think Democrats have your best interests in mind, YOU are mistaken. Over the past year, we haven’t heard word ONE about how Democrats plan to improve the average American’s life.
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    Mmmm. . . why don’t we start with healthcare?

    After that, why don’t we start restoring all of the water and air protections that Obama implemented?

  75. Why did he not return the money?
    ——————
    Where did it say he hasnt? This news just came out and is new to him as well. The guy has charitable organizations worth much much more than the $1.1m in this case. So im sure once he is aware it is embezzled it wi be returned to him.
    ______________

    Why would he have accepted payment in the first place given he never did any work? Absolute best case scenario for Favre here is he didn’t know about the scheme and only got paid because the embezzler needed to pay out some money to make things look legit. But even that scenario Favre collected over a $1 million for doing absolutely nothing which sure seems odd/shady.

  76. ringheadcrusher says:
    May 5, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Oh, btw – States with the LEAST debt per capita? (1 being least debt per capita): 1) WV; 2) MS; 3) AR; 4) KY; 5) OK; 6) AL; 7) MI; 8) IN; 9) OH; 10) KS.

    *********************************************************************************

    So, what you’re saying is that states with the least debt are just midwestern and Appalachian states. Very insightful.

  77. Government shouldn’t pay for speeches.

    Enough with the “player/celebrity does so much for the community”.
    I am also tired of the media pushing player/celebrity/government foundations that are often money laundering schemes.

    Effective charities involve real people who show up teaching, tutoring, feeding, cleaning, and protecting while not getting paid.

  78. any links to prove John Davis is a dem? .. a google search keeps taking me to John W Davis who was a democrat and died in 1913, either way read into the scandel and it would apear to involve many Republican donors and may reach as high as the govoners office.. just fighting miss-informaiton here, both parties are corrupt and when the corrupt officials just get pardoned a couple years late what is the point. Doesnt matter if Farve knew were the money was coming from, he knew he was getting funneled money for somethign he wasn’t doing.

  79. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional

    So they are poor yet they don’t vote for government handouts promised by Liberal candidates. Unlike the urban poor who consistently put over promising Socialist/Liberals in power and get consistently awful results (i.e. Baltimore, Detroit, NY City, Chicago, San Francisco, Philly, Los Angeles.) Thank God poor doesn’t always mean stupid.

  80. “The two real political parties in America are the Winners and the Losers. The people don’t acknowledge this. The claim membership in two different parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, instead.”

  81. This is from April 2020. I’ll let everyone look up which are red states and which are blue. Now shut up.

    Most Federally Dependent States
    1 New Mexico
    2 Mississippi
    3 West Virginia
    4 Montana
    5 Kentucky
    6 Alaska
    7 Arizona
    8 Indiana
    9 Alabama
    10 South Carolina

  82. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    If you think democrats actually CARE about YOU then you’re delusional. Or any politician for that matter.

  83. OR they said we will pay to use your name, you don’t HAVE to show up be it would be nice.

  84. skoldaddy2020 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:15 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ———————————————————————————-
    Funny – what you fail to mention is that the Mississippi DHS Director who misappropriated the funds and is awaiting trial (John W Davis) is a lifelong and currently registered Democrat.
    —————————————————
    So, skoldaddy2020, you assert John W. Davis is a Democrat? Really? Where did you get your information? Can you provide proof? I’ve scoured the InnerWebs and nowhere can I verify your claim.
    You actually expect us to believe that in 2016, when Republican Gov Phil Bryant appointed Davis to the post, he would appoint a Democrat? Not in a million years, imho!
    Provide proof please, because without proof it’s basically unbelievable.

  85. “$25 million in the Senate bill went to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.”

    At least them money went to professional artists that contribute to society.

    Why don’t you mention the %500 Billion dollars that went to big corporations….and right into CEO bonuses and stock buybacks…only helping the uber-rich?

    And NPR is better than most of the trashy so-called “news” sites, like Fox.

  86. In regard to this, why are they spending money on “celebrity” speeches/appearances, how is listening to Favre, or anyone else, going to put food on the table? What are they going to teach someone in 60 minutes, or less?

    I don’t know why people get caught up in the red state, blue state crap. Why argue? They are all the same. They will tell you anything to try remain in power. I’m sure a good many start out with good intentions, but they quickly learn that the only way to MAYBE get what they want is to make deals, and vote for crap they otherwise would not have considered. It’s our own fault though, many people vote for the word Democrat or Republican, not for the actual person.

    I’ve seen the word “delusional” thrown around a lot, the only delusion is thinking that the government is looking out for you. Sure, we may get some good out of the fallout, but very little is done with your, or my well-being, the number one priority. IMO, anyway.

  87. It’s funny to see republicans talking about debt and handouts and fiscal responsibility when their president has racked up more debt than the last democrat to hold office. It’s easy to have a good economy when you give the rich tax breaks and subsidize that loss of funds with loans from China. From 2008-2016 all we heard was the right screaming about Obama’s spending. Where are those people now that Trump is spending more!?

  88. dirtdawg53 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:09 am
    He no showed a lot in the big moments.
    __________

    He did beat the Pats in the Super Bowl. Not that current Pats fans would care, since they weren’t following the Pats then.

  89. This can’t be stated enough. Tornado’s, floods, diabetes, meth, low income, bad schools, low business growth will all lead to this awesome list:

    Most Federally Dependent States
    1 New Mexico
    2 Mississippi
    3 West Virginia
    4 Montana
    5 Kentucky
    6 Alaska
    7 Arizona
    8 Indiana
    9 Alabama
    10 South Carolina

  90. Mississippi, wasn’t this the same state that waited until Obama’s second term to officially and finally come around to ratifying the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery – 148 years after all the other states did it?

  91. The funniest thing about the comments is that people actually think their political party is clean because they vote for them. Corruption is everywhere when money and power are involved.

  92. bkinacti0n says:
    May 5, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    He did beat the Pats in the Super Bowl. Not that current Pats fans would care, since they weren’t following the Pats then.
    ——————————————

    Favre had a good game, but if you had actually watched that Super Bowl, as all of the Pats fans on this site who were 9 years or older at that time did, and there are many of us, you would know that it was mostly Desmond Howard and Reggie White who beat the Pats in that game.

  93. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional

    *************************************

    This is overly simplistic. Most of these poor counties are in states that have the largest number of counties, and are commonly geographically and/or politically isolated, rural, low population, lower education resources etc. They are usually farther away from educational and business centers. Blue states generally have the fewest counties. They are larger, and share in the resources from other more prosperous areas of the county. They are also generally closer to business centers, large cities, transportation and shipping hubs, and more higher education resources. Claiming that it’s related to political leanings is disingenuous, dishonest, or just ignorant. If you happen to have dropped out of the womb or found your way into an area that was blessed with some great natural resources from the beginning, great. Enjoy it. Don’t let it blind you from seeing the difference in everyone’s reality, unless that’s what makes you feel good. I’m sure there are countless examples of corruption in states and cities led by Democrats. As a matter of fact, I would wager there are more. However, wherever you find people, regardless of county or state or country, you’ll find corruption somewhere.

  94. stellarperformance says:
    May 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm
    This is from April 2020. I’ll let everyone look up which are red states and which are blue. Now shut up.

    Most Federally Dependent States
    1 New Mexico
    2 Mississippi
    3 West Virginia
    4 Montana
    5 Kentucky
    6 Alaska
    7 Arizona
    8 Indiana
    9 Alabama
    10 South Carolina

    – why is New Mexico, a blue state, #1? Because the ranking system you used counts spending on federally owned lands and government labs. Alaska and Montana are on the list not because they take so much welfare but because they have multiple national parks and fed land. Do you want Yellowstone cut off?

    Maybe you should shut up and read more

  95. It must be nice to so well-off that you don’t notice an extra million dollars that “somebody” paid you for reasons you do not know. I really don’t like Favre, never have, never bought into the country boy-good old boy crap. His tendency to send photos of his equipment tells you everything you need to know about this jerk.

  96. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ______________________________
    You’re exactly right. Why can’t they all be managed as well as Baltimore, Detroit, Flint, Washington, D.C., San Fran, and Oakland, to name a few.

  97. yousoldout714 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Better him than the Clinton Foundation…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Clinton Foundation gets highest ratings from charity rating services.

    Are you saying “perish the thought that money earmarked for poverty-related services might actually do some good in the world?”

    Sure sounds like it.

  98. I’ve done deals with Favre. He’s performed the services. Most times, there’s a manager or someone of that capacity handling the details. The talent usually just agrees to the services. There’s money wired on particular dates, but the talent isn’t checking for its speaking commitments.

    Also, there may have been a pay or play provision that stated Favre was guaranteed that money whether the event happened or not. This is typically if you have a popular figure that can command that. Also, the talent is making hisself/herself available to perform the services. So this isn’t some fraud, this is typical.

  99. Brett didn’t wonder about this after seeing the large deposit in his account?

  100. The analysis looked at the return on taxes paid to the federal government, the share of federal jobs, and federal funding as a share of state revenue.

    Thirteen out of the top 15 states found to be most dependent on the federal government voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

    These states also have the least educated citizens. Coincidence? Read the Pro-Trumpers’ replies. You’ll have your answer.

  101. Mississippi has a black guy serving a 12 year sentence for asking a jailhouse guard to charge his cell phone after the father of three was taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge. Meanwhile, Brett Favre doesn’t face criminal charges for embezzling $1.1 million which was supposed to go to impoverished families. Absolutely deplorable. Favre should serve that 12 sentence and the guy with the cell phone should return to his children.

  102. Drop the stupid partisanship. It is insane to be using welfare money to pay any athlete for any purpose. Taxpayer dollars for welfare should go for welfare.

  103. The moral of this story is that liberals should never try to talk about economics.

    Actually you are very wrong. The moral of the story is if their is money to be stolen you will usually find a Republican with his hand in it first and often. Lesson in point look at tax breaks for the corps and 1% ters in The Liar In Chiefs give away…..politicians are all shady but some are really very shady…..Republicans.

  104. If true, this is utterly disgusting. And Favre is a pig. But we already knew that.

  105. It’s still not too late for Brett Favre to do the right thing. People still need to go to jail but that money needs to be returned as well.

  106. Even if he didn’t know where the funds came from? Brett should give back that money forthwith! It’s not as if he’s skint.

  107. radar8 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 12:46 pm
    “$25 million in the Senate bill went to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.”

    At least them money went to professional artists that contribute to society.

    Why don’t you mention the %500 Billion dollars that went to big corporations….and right into CEO bonuses and stock buybacks…only helping the uber-rich?

    And NPR is better than most of the trashy so-called “news” sites, like Fox.

    ——————————————————————————————

    So your main point is you’d rather see the government essentially give $100m in bailouts to a venue for the rich and a tv station than give that money to struggling American small business owners, who are the backbone of our economy? Got it. Keep drinkin’ that government propaganda kool-aid.

  108. pkrlvr says:
    May 5, 2020 at 12:50 pm
    It’s funny to see republicans talking about debt and handouts and fiscal responsibility when their president has racked up more debt than the last democrat to hold office. It’s easy to have a good economy when you give the rich tax breaks and subsidize that loss of funds with loans from China. From 2008-2016 all we heard was the right screaming about Obama’s spending. Where are those people now that Trump is spending more!?
    ================
    Double edged sword. Works in your favor now, but you were all about Obama’s spending. If you have chosen a side, YOU are the problem. The people who will never vote for anything other than “their side” are why the country is such a mess. Independent voters are the only ones that arent lunatics

  109. For all of the partisan griping above that this is all out GOP malfeasance, note that Mississippi State Auditor Shad White is a Republican. He’s the one that exposed this.

  110. All these “Team Red” and “Team Blue” comments are ridiculous. Corruption and criminal misconduct happen at every level of government, regardless of political leanings or affiliation…and your side is just as guilty as the bunch you’re pointing fingers at.

  111. For crying out loud. It doesn’t matter if they’re red or blue, crooks come in all colors in you take your red or blue glasses off.

  112. All of the geniuses taking shots at the President are the same geniuses that think Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are their best hope at beating him. Hilarious.

  113. In Mississippi’s defense, they may rank at or near the bottom of a number of quality of life criteria but it has done a remarkable job of producing great literature.

    I can see Favre hooking up with Emily Grierson In A Rose For Emily.

  114. skoldaddy2020 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:15 am
    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am
    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ———————————————————————————-
    Funny – what you fail to mention is that the Mississippi DHS Director who misappropriated the funds and is awaiting trial (John W Davis) is a lifelong and currently registered Democrat.
    —————————
    One would think, after all the mountains of evidence of democratic graft, that he would have stepped down off his partisan box and fact checked it like you. While all politicians are reprehensible by default, it’s degrees that matter I suppose. Recent history has shown that it’s mostly democrats who steal the most, or at least get caught.

  115. Chris Christie just said that America has to accept more deaths and reopen.

    This from a guy who is fat, has a short neck and wound be hard to intubate; but, somehow, he doesn’t think he’s at risk.

    Interesting, the GOP can now recommend death but not a tax increase to cover a doubling of the national debt. This from the party that claimed Obamacare would have death panels.

  116. Forget Republican vs. Democrat. This is fraud in any State & I’m glad it was caught. Can you imagine what the audits will show regarding CARE money and the waste/abuse happening in 2020?

  117. It almost sounds like what they do in poor states where they make sure everybody poor there stays that way

  118. Politics are such a joke. We pick a side and defend it to the death.
    Let the comment section here illustrate the big picture.

    “Blue” viewpoint comment: Split thumbs up/thumbs down reactions
    “Red” viewpoint comment: Split thumbs up/thumbs down reactions

    Comment about how corrupt politicians on both sides are: heavy majority of thumbs up over thumbs down.

    Nobody likes the government. Everybody sees that most politicians are shiesty.

    It’s mirrored in football. You pick a team and you hate your division rivals. (I’ll admit I’m guilty of this). All the while, Roger Goodell and his cronies are changing rules and making the game worse while making cash hand over fist.

  119. For you guys making comments about democrats and republicans…Please do your research and realize they are two different sides of the same coin. Politicians are puppets to the elite. They want you distracted with dems vs repubs, meanwhile Rome is burning. Fraud is everywhere people.

  120. Funny – what you fail to mention is that the Mississippi DHS Director who misappropriated the funds and is awaiting trial (John W Davis) is a lifelong and currently registered Democrat.

    ———————————————————————-

    I just looked up John W. Davis from Mississippi and he is a Democrat who died in 1955. I can find nothing regarding the political affiliation of DHS Mississippi John Davis. Can you please give me a link that identifies DHS Mississippi John Davis as a Democrat?

  121. At a minimum, Favre should have to pay the funds back. Who in the right mind regardless of how rich you are would cash a $1.1M for doing nothing and not questioning it? Cashing the check is morally irresponsible.

  122. pkrlvr says:
    May 5, 2020 at 12:50 pm
    It’s funny to see republicans talking about debt and handouts and fiscal responsibility when their president has racked up more debt than the last democrat to hold office. It’s easy to have a good economy when you give the rich tax breaks and subsidize that loss of funds with loans from China. From 2008-2016 all we heard was the right screaming about Obama’s spending. Where are those people now that Trump is spending more!?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Most of us are just as pissed at Trump’s spending and caving. Much like the financial crisis in 08, this virus issue and the absurd and unnecessary spending has skewed the true numbers of day-to-day spending. That said, spending is spending no matter the reasons given. Congress should have actually done their jobs rather than help their donors and Trump should never have signed that ridiculous bill.

  123. chi3454 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:46 am

    The high crime rates in US Cities must mean democrats don’t care about crime right? Only Mississippi has voted blue in more presidential elections than red going back over half a century.

    ——————————————————————

    That argument is political, not logical.

    VIOLENT CRIME RATE

    1. Anniston, AL
    2. Bessemer, AL
    3. Florida City, FL
    4. McKeesport, PA
    5. St. Louis, MO
    6. Baltimore, MD
    7. Detroit, MI
    8. Memphis, TN
    9. Camden, NJ
    10. Opa Locka, FL
    11. Flint, MI
    12. Pine Bluff, AR
    13. Prichard, AL
    14. Muskegon Heights, MI
    15. West Memphis, AR
    16. Danville, IL
    17. Alexander City, AL
    18. Kansas City, MO
    19. Highland Park, MI
    20. Crowley, LA

    I could go on and on, but the data skews South and Midwest for per capita violent crime rates. It’s an American problem, not an R or D problem.

  124. Those who criticized my comment above are correct to do so. I identified the wrong John Davis from Mississippi as a Democrat.

    The current (and still living) John Davis under indictment has an unknown political affiliation, but is most likely Republican as he was appointed under a Republican Governor in 2016.

  125. The INT King was not just good at giving the ball away he’s really good at stealing money also, THROW HIS ASS IN PRISON!

    I never understood how a QB that threw the record number of INT in hus career got so famous?

    I lost all respect for Favre when he elected to play a game over going to his fathers funeral, man that takes a real ass!

  126. And this is the guy Florio touts as the leader and head speaker for Packers and Aaron Rodgers. Well crooked is as crooked does…

  127. Guys, it is easy to track under what administrations the debt exploded. It is also easy to track the wealth concentration percentage over time from Herbert Hoover to Donald Trump, the two peaks of US wealth concentration over the last 90+ years in a U-shaped curve. The first lead to the Great Depression and the second to where we are now.

    FDR began (with the help of the Depression) a trend decreasing wealth concentration and making the county more egalitarian. Eisenhower, who helped win WWII as a general, increased taxes and help make a good life for returning veterans of two wars with the GI Bill as a GOP president. Kennedy and Johnson promoted social programs and even Nixon expanded social welfare, but the pendulum swung to increasing wealth concentration under Carter, exploded under Reagan and continued to rise under Clinton (who actually balanced the budget one year), both Bushes, Obama and now Trump. By the end of his first term, Trump will have increased the national debt by half of what all US presidents added before him as he borrows from the future.

    I don’t consider the 50s and 60s the good old days but they were much more egalitarian. Back then, a CEO might make 20 times a line worker. Today it is 250 times. 1% of individuals in the US now control over 40% of the wealth.

    The last Great Depression led to fascism in Europe. What would another Great Depression bring?

  128. Considering the misappropriated funds were funneled through nonprofits, it looks like the story isn’t that Favre knowingly took any money from the welfare system. The question for him – why didn’t he speak or autograph if he was paid to do so? – seem to be more of a PR question than anything legal or even ethical.

    The legal and ethical questions seem to sit with those who set up and managed the nonprofits and turned them into slush funds for money that should have been put to much different use.

  129. dburr10085 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:47 am
    Mississippi is the poorest state. They give 1.1M to a millionaire football hero. Money from the state welfare fund. Mississippi is 50th in state welfare. This is wrong on so many levels.


    Brought to you. By the. Mississippi educational. System.

  130. cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Looks like Mississippi learned well from their POTUS hero. Fraudulent charities, fraudulent universities, fraudulent payments from funds that are supposed to help the poor. All things of the same type.

    ———-

    It’s funny how easily the left forgets the Clinton foundation using Haiti relief donations to pay for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.

  131. Love him or hate him, one cool thing about Trump is that he was a multi-multi-millionaire BEFORE jumping knee-deep into the DC Swamp.

    The Clinton’s & the Obama’s can’t say the same thing. I know there are others on both sides of the aisle.

    Public “Service,” ahhhhh, okay.

  132. A good reason to stop caring so much about sports. Look at this thread. So many democrats are sports fans. Time to leave it behind guys. What opened my eyes to corruption of Science is all the left wing nuts in that industry. Wake up.

  133. I used to go to a skeevy eatery. Should have known better, but the grub meister always boasted about his beef sangwicches. So, pressed for time, I’d get one and hurry back to work.
    Well, you might have guessed by now.
    The stuff didn’t set well with my innards.
    And biology will not be denied.

    Kinda like the misgivings voiced by many sports fans posting here…. some tried the sideshow barker’s pork and beans.
    now, you unfortunate Rs are hearing getting the full report.
    None too soon.

  134. In other news, an NFL football thread broke out on the Fox News and CNN websites…

    Film at 11….

  135. Democrat or Republican?
    He was NEVER elected.
    John Davis, the director of Mississippi Department of Human Services, who started there as a social worker and worked his way up to lead the department, will retire after 28 years with the agency.

  136. s
    buffalo69 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 5:01 pm
    At a minimum, Favre should have to pay the funds back. Who in the right mind regardless of how rich you are would cash a $1.1M for doing nothing and not questioning it? Cashing the check is morally irresponsible.


    He’s not doing nothing. These fees are guaranteed for the high demand talent. It’s pay or play for a reason. If I agree to speak at an event and you cancel the event, I’m still entitled to my compensation if it’s pay or play. This is like a guaranteed signing bonus. If you cut me for any reason, I am entitled to retain the signing bonus (with limited exceptions). Folks are viewing this from the lens of their job and it’s not the reality. I’ve negotiated appearances. Folks that command pay or play get it and those that can’t don’t. But also, there are certain payment structures. Sometimes payments are owed on particular dates and others are owed upon completion of the services. Favre didn’t do anything wrong. Keep the money

  137. So funny. I live Favre. I’m from Wisco. This is bad and messed up.

    But we alllll know… that the dumb ignorant Trump supporters wont pass judgement on this until they wait to see what Fox News or Trump says. They wont make decisions on facts.

    If they (Fox or Trump) say the auditor was a “democrat” these Trump tards will just believe it and dismiss anything factual.

    These idiots are so dumb and immoral. I wouldn’t let my kids be alone with these people

  138. Anything Favre does that generates revenue goes through BUS COOK. He books every promotion or appearance for Brett.
    And to be perfectly honest,… I wouldn’t trust Bus Cook further than I can spit.

  139. Another case of Blue State cash going to worthless Red State residents that can’t get by on their own.

  140. harrisonhits2 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 8:42 am

    97 of the 100 poorest counties are in red states and things like this are a fine example why. If you think any of the GOP actually care about the people they are supposed to represent you’re delusional
    ———————–

    Lol. Oh yeah, the democrats in Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, New York, etc., really care about the people they represent.

  141. What’s most disgusting is that people can’t agree to disagree anymore. Life’s too short to get bent out of shape over stupid politics.

  142. He’s not doing nothing. These fees are guaranteed for the high demand talent. It’s pay or play for a reason. If I agree to speak at an event and you cancel the event, I’m still entitled to my compensation if it’s pay or play. This is like a guaranteed signing bonus. If you cut me for any reason, I am entitled to retain the signing bonus (with limited exceptions). Folks are viewing this from the lens of their job and it’s not the reality. I’ve negotiated appearances. Folks that command pay or play get it and those that can’t don’t. But also, there are certain payment structures. Sometimes payments are owed on particular dates and others are owed upon completion of the services. Favre didn’t do anything wrong. Keep the money

    ——————-

    Where in the article does it say the events were cancelled? It doesn’t say he was told not to show up. It says he “was not present for those events”. The events were held, he did not appear. Your argument is baseless.

    The article also noted the fees were excessive for the service being provided which is a whole other argument.

  143. therealraider says:
    May 5, 2020 at 6:21 pm
    cardinalsfan20 says:
    May 5, 2020 at 9:20 am

    It’s funny how easily the left forgets the Clinton foundation using Haiti relief donations to pay for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.
    ——————————————————
    Of course this is fake news that has been thoroughly debunked, yet is still spread by Fox and other Right Wingers despite them knowing it is completely false.

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