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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:20 PM
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Poll question: Am I the only one who's fed to the teeth with All Things Oprah?
Can't believe I'm doing an Oprah thread but I have to know.

Am I the only one who is tired of hearing her name, seeing her face, seeing her "Oprah book club" books, seeing her god-damned ego-centric "O" magazine, hearing her voice, seeing flashes of her stupid TV show between commercials? Am I the only one who wishes desperately that she'd won that Oscar*, so that maybe she'd've kept acting instead of becoming a corporation?

* Which she richly deserved.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 01:54 PM
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1. She's a corporate entity.........not a talk show host anymore.....
Man, I miss Donahue. :(
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:04 PM
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4. If they were to abolish "corporate personhood"
Would Oprah cease to exist?
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:03 PM
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2. I ignore all things Oprah, except the books
They even sell well used...

:shrug:

RL
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:03 PM
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3. No, you're not.
Add me to the list.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:07 PM
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5. Add me to the list as well, I live in the Chicago area and everytime
she farts it makes the news. At least it seems like it...
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flying rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:26 PM
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7. Oprah farts?
I thought that was the dog.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:34 PM
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8. "everytime she farts it makes news"
:rofl:
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 02:08 PM
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6. Her degree of influence in my life is barely negligible
For example, my immediate reaction to something like "Oprah endorses Obama" is generally "Yeah? So f**king WHAT?"

She has talent and she has ability and she has a lot of other things that to me are a huge pain in the ass and an annoyance.

She's a brand, a corporation, and I generally shop elsewhere.

That's Oprah.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:34 PM
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9. Is that the ghost in "Don Giovanni?"
Scary.

:hi:
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poiuytsister Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 08:39 PM
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14. What talent?? Just WTF can she DO?
Money begets money, thats's it. If she endorses something, I go the other way every time.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:36 PM
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10. no
it's cool that she is such a powerful woman and she has done a lot of good, but I'm really tired of hearing about how she's the next candidate for Sainthood.




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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 05:37 PM
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11. No
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 05:38 PM by terrya
And I read "The Secret", which she's pushed, and I think it's a load of crap.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 07:08 PM
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12. indifferent
i don't pay much attention to her
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 07:26 PM
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13. I am more indifferent than you....
or is that pun getting old already?

:shrug:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 08:43 PM
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15. No. I am tired of her dreck...
Edited on Sat Dec-08-07 08:44 PM by turtlensue
She seems to like to have celebrities on as "experts" on medical conditions and she also pushes crap like "The Secret". She is quickly contributing to the anti-intellectualism of this country...IMO
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Bluestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 08:48 PM
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16. I too am sick to death of her
She and Obama have one thing in common--their tenuous claim on sainthood. I think they are made for each other.

I can't stand watching her show because it is all so holier-than-thou, look-how-rich-I-am-why-aren't-you.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 11:13 PM
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26. doesn't it just boggle your mind
how she is able to fool so many people? SHE IS SO TRANSPARENT.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 09:22 PM
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17. I take it you are not an Obama supporter.
I just had an inkling.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:55 PM
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22. Heh. Has nothing to do with Obama.
Oprah Winfrey has been everywhere for the last fifteen years, and she's growing like Audrey II. The phenomenon began long before The Endorsement.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 08:23 AM
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28. But you're only complaining now? nt
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 04:16 PM
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30. No. I'm only complaining . . .
on DU now.

:hi:
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 08:20 AM
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35. Oh, contrare....
Oprah's help beats the heck out of having Presidential Pardonees on your donors list :rofl: :popcorn: :rofl:
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 08:22 AM
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36. You think?
Meanwhile over at the HRC Deathstar,
"there's a disturbance in the force...."
:rofl: :patriot: :rofl:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 09:24 PM
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18. N-Oprah
:D
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Sultana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 09:30 PM
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19. LEAVE OPRAH ALONE!
cue in a Chris Crocker moment.:P :D
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 09:45 PM
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20. Your thoughts are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
By the way, why must I see that piece of shit for brains Dr. Phil on every motherfucking channel? :argh:
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 08:28 AM
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29. Dr. Phil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AAAGH! He's like the obnoxious, know-it-all brother in-law you have to invite over to Thanksgiving dinner because of your sister. Before you know it, he's telling you how to baste the turkey or insisting you fry it Southern-style. Then, starting right to left, he tells everyone what's wrong with their attitude. Loudly. With a Southern accent in NH.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 01:57 PM
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41. Actually I was thinking he is more like the salesman from hell.
Every job has one who is always full of shit, he makes all the other workers uncomfortable, and nobody can get rid of them.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 04:17 PM
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31. "Your thoughts are intriguing . . .
etc" --

:rofl:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 09:49 PM
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32. Is it poorly xeroxed?
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Kucinich4America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 09:51 PM
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21. I'm definitely sick of all the Hillbot "hate Oprah" threads in GDP.
But I will agree that Oprah reached the point of over saturation about the time she got her own XM channel, wasting bandwidth which could have been much better utilized by a second progressive channel, so they wouldn't have to butcher Thom Hartmann and Mike Malloy's shows.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 01:03 PM
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46. I'm sick of the fucking "Hilbot" tag.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 10:58 PM
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23. I've been there since like 1999. n/t
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 11:03 PM
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24. Early on in her career, when she still seemed completely
thrilled and astounded by how successful she was, I liked her a lot. Now, not so much. But I tend to get irritated with people who are fascinated by their own wonderfulness, and don't tone down their self love. And I have read over the years that she has turned increasingly into a rather nasty diva. I am happy for her that she's done so well, but put a sock in it already. She has damaged all our psyches enough by inflicting that useless sap Dr. Phil on us. I won't buy a book if it's got that damned Oprah Book Club crap on it, and I wish she'd take a break from the cover of her magazine, which, I'll admit, can sometimes really be pretty good. But I don't need to see Martha Stewart grinning at me to understand that yes, indeed, Martha helms (or used to, anyway) her magazine; I don't need to see Oprah to understand that "O" is her magazine, either.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 11:12 PM
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25. I can't stand her
no INDEED
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 09:58 AM
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38. Hey, Skittles -- here are a couple pics of your Skittens!
This is Miranda, aka Bandit, aka Little Boo Boo





(and here's one of Harry le Roi, 13 and happy)



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loveangelc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 12:38 AM
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27. yes.
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ElizabethDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-09-07 09:55 PM
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33. I used to be an Oprah fan, but the past few years she's bugged the hell out of me
she's become this holier-than-thou, ego-centric entity and it's just too much. I still enjoy her show from time to time, but my level of tolerance gets lower and lower each time I see her.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 08:16 AM
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34. I'm Glad Oprah is backing my chosen candidate, Obama...
every little bit helps against T.C.E.E.:smoke:
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 09:55 AM
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37. Cannot stand Dope-rah.
Just a classier looking version of Jerry Springer.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 09:59 AM
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39. The O will have you killed for this, you know.
:scared:
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 12:28 PM
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40. Been fed up with her since the late 1980s.
Welcome to the club, newcomer. You are assigned the coffee commitment.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 02:48 PM
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42. You're obsessed with cats. Oprah is a dog person.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey#Family

Sophie and Soloman are her two Cocker Spaniels and she also owns three Golden Retrievers. A third dog, "Gracie" died from choking in May 2007.

:tinfoilhat:

Of course, the O has stood for Overexposed for quite some time now, which would be a perfectly valid reason to have this thread even if she did have cats!
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 09:01 AM
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43. Is THAT why I'm irritated?
LOL

:hi:
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 12:57 PM
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44. I don't pay much attention to Oprah
I don't think her show is that great because it seems to cement the kitschy hausfrau Ladies Home Journal culture that really grates my nerves. Also she is responsible for inflicting Dr. Phil and a host of other "self-help" plagues upon the nation - as if spending thousands of dollars on inane bullshit "self improvement" books and CDs is going to improve the average middle class woman's situation in life.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 01:01 PM
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45. So tired of her that you start a thread all about her.
Bertha, I love you honey, but the hateration needs to stop.

Oprah is getting paid and people can't stand it. Martha Stewart doesn't even get this much hate, and she arguably deserves it.

Things that make you go "hmm".
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-07 01:06 PM
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47. She DID deserve that Oscar.
So did Whoopi.

As did the film "The Color Purple".

One thing that really is bugging me.

Now I like Oprah a lot. I think she gave some fantastic speeches at the rallies. BUT! When did she start speaking like a southern preacher?

Damn! People talk shit about Madonna and her fake ass english accent.
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