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Oprah Winfrey: Wealth Is 'A Good Thing'
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Posted on 04/11/2006 7:46:00 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas

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1 posted on 04/11/2006 7:46:01 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas
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To: Lurking in Kansas

bravo for her....and i mean that!!!


2 posted on 04/11/2006 7:46:58 PM PDT by georgia2006
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Why should OPRAH feel terrible? Just because she's BLACK? Ain't that like a rich libby. I guess black folks can't be rich and enjoy their money, not worrying about the poor, benighted masses.


3 posted on 04/11/2006 7:47:30 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas
"She said, 'Don't you just feel guilty? Don't you just feel terrible?'"

Steadman had a sex change?
4 posted on 04/11/2006 7:47:49 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Lurking in Kansas

I guess none of her money is spent on a PR person/publicist to advise her what to say in magazines.


5 posted on 04/11/2006 7:48:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: georgia2006
bravo for her....and i mean that!!!

Yeah, finally, I can say I agree with Oprah, LOL!!

6 posted on 04/11/2006 7:48:18 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas
old Oprah has done pretty good for a little gal from the east side of Attala Co. Mississippi .
7 posted on 04/11/2006 7:48:34 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Oprah does a heck of a lot for people. She's not what I'd call stingy. I applaud her for her generosity, and I applaud her for not letting others make her feel guilty for having attained such success.


8 posted on 04/11/2006 7:50:25 PM PDT by Darnright (Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
...old Oprah has done pretty good for a little gal from the east side of Attala Co. Mississippi

Yeah, else where in the article..

I have a closet full of shoes and it's a good thing."

LOL!!

9 posted on 04/11/2006 7:51:00 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: georgia2006

YES, but, I want to know where she stands on the DEATH Tax....THAT will tell me everything I want to know....if like Gates, Sr, and other VERY rich, she says she supports it, I'm NOT happy.....because the VERY rich PROTECT their money in foundations and trusts, and it's disingenous to say they are FOR paying the Death tax, when it's likely they will hardly pay ANYTHING. Now, on the other hand, if someone accumulates a business or real estate, or inheritance that totals 4-5 million....they will pay MORE taxes. And furthermore, it's the NEWLY wealthy who are hurt the most....women owned businesses, and minority owned businesses....STEPPING DOWN FROM MY SOAPBOX now....


10 posted on 04/11/2006 7:51:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Hear! Hear! Affirmative Action has produced a billionaire!


11 posted on 04/11/2006 7:53:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Tell em baby!


12 posted on 04/11/2006 7:53:51 PM PDT by Jaysun (If anything is possible, then it's possible that nothing is possible.)
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To: Revolting cat!

You can't be serious.


13 posted on 04/11/2006 7:54:16 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas
I'm still trying to figure out the concept of the wealthy urban liberal.

The idea, as I see it, is write checks and vote for politicians who will raise taxes on earners, aka, 'the rich' so that their money can be sent to Washington bureaucrats who take their cut, so they can then send it back to the cities to pay for 'social programs' cut checks to support 'the poor'.

Why not just cut out the middle men and do some actual good?

Really, why are there wealthy liberals in the first place?

14 posted on 04/11/2006 7:56:46 PM PDT by Monti Cello
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Hillary, with her "rich getting richer" won't play well with Oprah.

And her fans.


15 posted on 04/11/2006 7:57:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

"I have a closet full of shoes and it's a good thing."

sounds like a quote from Imelda Marcos


16 posted on 04/11/2006 7:58:11 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Lurking in Kansas

i just fainted


17 posted on 04/11/2006 8:01:26 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

No problem with her wealth. I just don't like the way she always pretends to make fun of herself when she is actually making herself a victim.


18 posted on 04/11/2006 8:01:57 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: georgia2006

You betcha! All most liberals really are is 'rich that feel guilty for being rich'. Or 'guilt ridden republicans'. Well. Ya know what ? When I get there, I'll feel about 0.01% guilt. Aw. Naw. Not even that much.


19 posted on 04/11/2006 8:02:42 PM PDT by farlander (Strategery - sure beats liberalism!)
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To: freekitty

She's an entertainer. She has a shtick. And, apparently, she's very, very good at what she does.


20 posted on 04/11/2006 8:03:14 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: nickcarraway

"I guess none of her money is spent on a PR person/publicist to advise her what to say in magazines."

You'd think she'd have that down by now. It won't matter. If you or I had said such a thing we'd be run out of town on a rail.


21 posted on 04/11/2006 8:04:34 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: cyborg

22 posted on 04/11/2006 8:04:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Revolting cat!

That is your response? LOL Okay whatever.


23 posted on 04/11/2006 8:05:35 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas
I do not know how me being destitute is going to help them.

I think this is pretty self serving and evasive. The point is not that Oprah should be "destitute"(which, given her wealth, is a joke statement), but rather what kinds of changes she could cause with her vast resources. Failing to choose in life is itself a choice, and failing to make an effort to assist others, especially when one's own needs are ridiculously satisfied, is itself a form of action.

So she might want to consider what actions she will be proud of in this life, sleeping on her expensive sheets, or building a school for someone.
24 posted on 04/11/2006 8:05:49 PM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Thats great. But it doesnt buy her much with me.

I still cant stand this woman. She built her little empire on trash TV for years. She shills her new age garbage latest shrink of the week "book club" for the unthinking daytime TV boneheads who put every title she deems Oprah approved on the best sellers list.

You have presidential candidates blubbering on her show for approval and playing kissy face, praying that her viewers will vote for them.

ugh

ugh again




25 posted on 04/11/2006 8:06:49 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: cyborg

I don't get it either...Oprah is a commie? She's invested in board games?


26 posted on 04/11/2006 8:07:09 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Proof positive America is a truly great place. Where else in the world can a black, female liberal get filthy rich and not feel guilty about it? I don't agree with you very often, Ms. Winfrey, but I think you have personified the American dream better than most. God bless you and I am proud you are an American.


27 posted on 04/11/2006 8:07:58 PM PDT by manwiththehands ("Rule of law"? We don't need no stinkin' rule of law! We want amnesty, muchacho!)
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To: starbase
So she might want to consider what actions she will be proud of in this life, sleeping on her expensive sheets, or building a school for someone.

Well I think she does both and is proud of the later. One of her projects in Africa is building schools to educate poor girls.

28 posted on 04/11/2006 8:08:03 PM PDT by hc87
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I don't understand it at all. Some people just hate Oprah. I guess it's convenient to bring up AA becaus she's black. That's a bitter jealous person's way out.


29 posted on 04/11/2006 8:08:03 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Revolting cat!; cyborg
Affirmative Action has produced a billionaire...

Ratings produced a billionaire.

Like her or not, her product is perfectly tuned to her market.

30 posted on 04/11/2006 8:08:41 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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Oprah. I guess it's convenient to bring up AA becaus she's black...


She's a drunk? She goes to AA meetings? Oh, she's gets drunk and plays board games...with real money.


31 posted on 04/11/2006 8:09:42 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: cyborg

No, really, I think Okrah is an AA queen, and if you saw her early appearances you'd agree, I suspect. But then, any celebrity on the idiot box, Regis Philbin or whoever, is suspect, when you consider their intellectual depth and their negligible talent, so it may be unfair to single out this woman.


32 posted on 04/11/2006 8:10:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: durasell

LOL!!!! Okay on that note I'm going to sleep hehehehe.


33 posted on 04/11/2006 8:10:13 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: starbase

"EVERYONE GETS A B-R-A-N-D N-E-W C-A-R!!!!!"


34 posted on 04/11/2006 8:10:49 PM PDT by weegee ("CBS NEWS? Is that show still on?" - freedomson)
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To: Petronski

Like her or not, her product is perfectly tuned to her market.




Yeah, there's a lot of drunk, communist board game players out there. More than you'd think!


35 posted on 04/11/2006 8:11:07 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: weegee

LOL


36 posted on 04/11/2006 8:11:20 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: cyborg

Who are you fooling...you're gonna get drunk and play board games!


37 posted on 04/11/2006 8:11:43 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

LOLOL


*chuckle* . . . *cough*


38 posted on 04/11/2006 8:12:09 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I get the impression you may be jealous of people like Oprah and Regis. I remember Oprah from the earliest days and no I don't think she's an affirmative action queen. She's a hardworking woman and that's all there is to it. She's made a billion doing something that she likes to do which I'm sure angers a lot of people.


39 posted on 04/11/2006 8:12:23 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: durasell

LOL!


40 posted on 04/11/2006 8:12:42 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

25 years ago Oprah was a frumpy nobody hacking it at some low-level Chicago TV station. She seized the bull by its horns and became a sensation. I hate her politics but she's got ambition and brains, plus she's vastly underrated as an actress. Should've gotten the Academy for The Color Purple.


41 posted on 04/11/2006 8:14:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (A nickel bag gets sold in the park. I WANT IN!)
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To: cyborg

Oprah's secret shame...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/search.php3?publisherid=20


42 posted on 04/11/2006 8:15:31 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

Mistress of the blindingly obvious...


43 posted on 04/11/2006 8:15:41 PM PDT by RichInOC (...unnngh!)
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To: hc87
Well I think she does both and is proud of the later. One of her projects in Africa is building schools to educate poor girls.

Well that's good. You know, with super rich people, there's always the chance that they are doing an immense number of things that no one knows about. But anyway, the choice is hers and I hope she will be more satisfied with her social projects than her expensive objects, all of which will remain here after she kicks the bucket.

Just recently I was reminded of Mr. Clark, the famous reforming NYC principal who Lou Gosset Jr. portrayed in the Movie "Stand By Me". I saw the real Mr. Clark speak at my University about 10 years ago, excellent speaker. During his speech he said:

"What we do for ourselves goes to the grave with us, what we do for others lives on in perpetuity. It is better to give than to receive."

I think we'd all do well to keep that point in mind as we chase after the things we want (or think we want) in life.
44 posted on 04/11/2006 8:16:01 PM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Hillary, with her "rich getting richer" won't play well with Oprah.

The hell it won't. When you get to be that rich, YOUR money isn't at risk. You pay millions of dollars a year to have an army of accountants make sure YOUR MONEY is NOT going to the poor or destitude (except when it is tax deductible and double dipped to be sure).

The beauty of being a limo liberal is you get to have a "good feeling" and sleep well since you have given a tenth of a penny on a dollar while advocating the poor 20-40K shmucks subsidize to the tune of 15 to 23 cents on a dollar for your "sleep of the just."

When you hear that a billion dollars has gone to ensure people stay on the government teat, you get a happy feeling that you "made" that happen.

And her fans.

Dumber than dirt.

45 posted on 04/11/2006 8:16:15 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Don't call them "Illegal Aliens." Call them what they are: CRIMINAL INVADERS!)
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To: cyborg
David Duke is a hard working man, so let's quit citing the press releases and the legends concocted by Madison Aveni=ue publicists! If we can independently analyze the sources of some public personality's success, that's fine, but conventional wisdom is just boring, embarrassing or worse.

AA and white guilt over slavery, discrimination and some imagined past injustices, are sure roads to success, for the otherwise marginally talented!

46 posted on 04/11/2006 8:18:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Revolting cat!

I see. Thanks for your opinion at any rate.


47 posted on 04/11/2006 8:19:12 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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To: Petronski

Too bad there wasn't a story about Puff Daddy or P Diddy or whatever his name is these days -- the guy is worth what? A couple hundred million? That would really set him off...


48 posted on 04/11/2006 8:19:18 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Revolting cat!
AA and white guilt over slavery...

Good grief, you're embarrassing yourself.

49 posted on 04/11/2006 8:20:29 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

I told you so. It always comes out eventually!


50 posted on 04/11/2006 8:21:16 PM PDT by cyborg (I just love that man.)
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