Friday, July 29, 2011

UNLV Senate Approves $16,000 To Bring Matt Roloff And Comedian To Campus

The Student Government at UNLV approved funds in the amount of $16,000 to have Matt Roloff and a comedian speak at the campus October 6th, a day before Matt's 50th Birthday.

"The senate approved two proposals totaling $16,000 to bring reality television star Matthew Roloff and comedian Kyle Cease to campus for separate events.

Roloff, who recorded a video addressing the senate, will be the main focus of CSUN’s Disability Awareness Event on Oct. 6. Roloff suffers from dwarfism and starred in the reality-show Little People, Big World on TLC."

12 comments:

Greg said...

Wow, Matt has the nerve to talk about Washington politicians yesterday when College senates waste money like that on him?

Talk about pissing money away. Talk about a waste of money. $16,000 on speakers. They can't spend the money in better ways? Just like Washington, wasting money on a shyster hoax artist like Matt.

Jerome said...

$16,000 to do a speech?!?!?!

I am in the wrong business obviously...

Frank said...

Wow.....so Kyle Cease actually costs $15,995 to speak at a conference? I don't even know him!

Steve said...

Paying obscene amounts for 'motivational speakers' is such a colossal waste of money. The senate at UNLV are definitely politicians in training!

Vic Rattlehead said...

Didn't Jimmy Swaggart used to command $50,000 for a speaking engagement before the whole getting caught not one not twice but three times with hookers in different cities thing?

Emma said...

$16,000 to hear a complete money-hungry, hypocritical looney toon like Matt? I mean honestly...they could have used that money to buy better computers!

Rap541 said...

To be fair, Emma, the 16k is split between Matt and a comedian. And its not the school per se spending the money, its the student government spending the studnt fees. This money would never go towards school upkeep.

I'm not defending their choice. Also this guarantees Matt has drama for the cameras to film at pumpkin time. Will Amy and the kids get the farm ready in time for his birthday bash without him? Will he sit on the haybale and shake his head with how he just doesn't think Amy and the kids are up to his level and can handle it and he's really worried its too much for his incompetant family to handle? Will everything go fine with a minimum of fuss and Matt will congradulate himself for finally teaching Amy and the kids resilency? Again?

Come on, who wants to bet? :)

Cookie said...

One would like to think Rap, that the $16K isn't being split between Matt & unknown comedian. I'd like to think it's comedian $14K and Matt $2K but that's a wish. And honestly, does Matt have a thing worth listening to that's worth $2K? Nope, not in a million years does Matt Roloff have anything to say worth listening to. I wouldn't spend a minute of my time if he were speaking in my front yard for free.

Jerome said...

Rap...you know for a fact that the 16k is being split 50/50? or are you just assuming?

Brandon said...

Jerome, I don't know what it is this year, but last year there was an article about Matt's speaking fee (because a college backed out, they couldn't meet Matt's demands), but the price of Matt's speaking was $7000 plus flight and hotel.

Jerome said...

Thanks for the info Brandon...

$7000 is still outrageous to hear him speak.

Rap541 said...

Jerome - Its just a guess based on Matt's fees, as Brandon said.