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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Facing accusations that she lied about having a degree from Miami University in Ohio, state House District 73 candidate Melissa Howard sprang into action. The Lakewood Ranch businesswoman said she flew back to Ohio and obtained transcripts and a diploma proving she graduated. She distributed pictures Friday to media outlets -- including the Herald-Tribune -- of what she claimed is her diploma. She took to Facebook and posted what appeared to be her transcript. In the Facebook post, Howard declared "The truth shall set you free!" ... But a bombshell email sent to the Herald-Tribune from Miami University general counsel Robin Parker declares unequivocally that Howard never graduated. And Parker also takes aim at the diploma seen in the pictures, laying out a series of reasons why it does not appear to be authentic.





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Sounds like she should be a shoe-in for the GOP nomination.

#1 | Posted by censored at 2018-08-11 07:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 6

Miami U of Ohio is a very good school.
But you can't and shan't fake graduating from there.

#2 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2018-08-11 08:00 PM | Reply

Next White House Press Secretary.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2018-08-11 08:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I see commercials for University of Southern New Hampshire and other colleges that are online all the time. No sense in lying about it. She should have just enrolled online and said she was working towards her degree.

#4 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-08-11 09:15 PM | Reply

AltRight GOP hates on education.

"See my [fake], or [plagiarized] degree!"
~ AltRight GOP

#5 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-08-12 12:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

This lying twunt is definitely Trump U material.

#6 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-08-12 12:27 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

She should just create a diploma from Trump University and win the nomination by a landslide in the GOP. It isn't dishonest to create your own Trump University degree.....it's smart. Very smart. Very, very smart.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-12 07:24 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

You know you're a GOPher when you lie about having a BS in Marketing.

The liberal arts degree of the school of business.

#8 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2018-08-12 10:21 AM | Reply

Obvious fake diploma looks just like a Hawaiian birth certificate.

#9 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-08-12 10:38 AM | Reply

Personally - I can't believe how many people are out there faking degrees. Just had a woman resign/fired from a county job for it in the area. It was a requirement added to the job by the county because the last two directors had performed so terribly and didn't have one. Personally - depending on job and experience level I don't think it makes a difference and I have one. A lot of the time I would rather have someone without one because so many people with them are so pretentious and know what they don't.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-08-12 12:07 PM | Reply



Re: #9 FFS, America is full of fools

#11 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-08-12 12:09 PM | Reply

Trump taught her this. When you're caught in a lie, double down. This works every time with those that already want to believe you.

#12 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-08-12 12:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's all a ploy by Howard to attract Trump voters. She figures they like liars, and she's right. BUT, she's not the president. Could be that Trumpers only like lying presidents. No, I forgot, they like Giuliani, Hannity, etc., etc., etc., too, so I guess she's on the right track. She's certainly in the right party.

#13 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-08-12 01:21 PM | Reply

Sorry, but I'm gonna need to see the long-form diploma.

#14 | Posted by TheTom at 2018-08-12 01:23 PM | Reply

Obvious fake diploma looks just like a Hawaiian birth certificate.


There is a mustard stain on your sheets and hood. You may want to launder those garments before your next kkklan rally, you racist POS.

#15 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-08-12 06:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Thanks for the heads up. I'll drop my laundry off at your mom's as usual. No one gets the skid marks out like your mom.

#16 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-08-12 07:11 PM | Reply

Nothing like insulting someone's mother when they make you look stupid. Aborted Monson wins! Visitor not even a close second.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2018-08-13 09:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Danni, are you Monsons's mom? If so, I'm sorry and thanks for cleaning my shorts.

#18 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-08-13 11:03 AM | Reply

At this rate, she'll be on Trump's personal staff in no time!

(see what I did there?)


#19 | Posted by Corky at 2018-08-13 11:17 AM | Reply

Danni, are you Monsons's mom? If so, I'm sorry and thanks for cleaning my shorts.

#18 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2018-08-13 11:03 AM | REPLY

Liberals: Cleaning up Conservative messes for 240 years

#20 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-08-13 11:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A fake degree isn't as impressive as the dotard having an entire fake college.

#21 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-08-13 05:57 PM | Reply

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