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Paula Deen Is Ready to Come Back, Y'all
Yahoo/WSJ ^ | 2/11/14 | Lee Hawkins

Posted on 02/12/2014 12:00:01 PM PST by kingattax

Paula Deen is trying to reheat her career.

A recently formed new company, Paula Deen Ventures, said it has received an investment of between $75 million and $100 million from Najafi Cos., a private-equity company led by Jahm Najafi, who owns BMG Music Service and the Book-of-the-Month Club.

Phoenix-based Najafi Cos. said the cash infusion will be used to help Ms. Deen establish new deals and move away from a pure licensing model, in which she sells her likeness and expertise to others. Instead, she hopes to take more ownership and control in partnerships with retailers and other companies.

Steven Nanula, a food-industry veteran brought in to be chief executive of Paula Deen Ventures, said the company is in talks with TV networks, retail chains and other possible partners, but has yet to announce a television contract or a major deal. The company declined to name the TV networks and potential partners it has contacted.

A Food Network spokeswoman said the cable-TV channel hasn't had any talks with Ms. Deen about re-appearing on the network.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


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paula deen should buy the food network and fire all those politically-correct dopes.
1 posted on 02/12/2014 12:00:01 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I don’t know why she let the libtards cow her into submission last time

I FREELY ADMIT I used the *n* word 30 or 40 years ago, like paula did, but it did not have the stigma attached to it that it does now.

And if you read Ton Sawyer you will be truly shocked to see what they called the escaped slave (who was not escaped, he was actually free but no one told him)


2 posted on 02/12/2014 12:04:16 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: kingattax
Disgusting what these black racists put us white guys through. Really getting sick of it.

And now Obama has created a new "kitty"....My Brothers' Keeper". What the hell does that mean?

3 posted on 02/12/2014 12:04:52 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax

Most of that southern girls retail merchandise is made in China. This is another case of where libs did us a favor.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 12:05:46 PM PST by grania
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To: kingattax

I thought she should never have apologized in the first place! Stupid move and just brought more PC attention to her.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:06:44 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: kingattax

She doesn’t have the guts. Recall her tearful, grovelling apologies to the PC police.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:07:47 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Sacajaweau

I am suffering greatly from both race AND gay fatigue syndrome.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 12:08:12 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Red_Devil 232

I agree. She should have taken the Phil Robertson approach and not give a crap what anyone thinks.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 12:09:17 PM PST by jersey117
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To: kingattax

Agreed. This politically correct nonsense is so absurd.

The people who should decide whether she stays on TV, sells books, etc should be her fans, not politically correct zombies who run Food Network and publishers. They pre-emptively cancelled her show and upcoming book, without regard to whether it was a smart business decision. HOPEFULLY SHE STAYS popular, and they regret their decisions at some point.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 12:09:28 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kingattax

She got “jobbed” for sure. But not a fan.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 12:10:38 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Sacajaweau

The Aferican-American still do not know what it means whenever mac daddies lips are moving.

But then again he can always bribe them again like he did with the cell phones only this time it’s not on the same level as an election so he will only offer a free happy meal certificate.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 12:12:33 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: kingattax
She was punished for being honest. That's how I see it.

12 posted on 02/12/2014 12:13:22 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: kingattax

I didn’t like the way she handled the whole thing. She gave in to them, she shouldn’t have. She wasn’t a fav of mine before she isn’t one now either.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 12:13:51 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: RIghtwardHo

We have given up altogether on the Food network... TOOOOO many commercials... way to much BS and yakking.

It’s got to the place where these ‘chefs’ forgot that it’s about the food and NOT about them!

Paula needs to loose the loud, screechy cackle...it’s a little hard to take.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 12:18:50 PM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: kingattax

Can’t stand Paula Deen but she was railroaded.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 12:21:33 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kingattax

“Aunt Paula’s Soul Kitchen Recipes”

“The Ethnic Melting Pot: Fondue Recipes From West Africa”

“100 Ways With Blackened Whitefish”

“Pimpin’ My Cracker Recipes”


16 posted on 02/12/2014 12:26:01 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: kcvl
Can’t stand Paula Deen but she was railroaded.

I can't either and you're right and now she's outed herself as a demonic-rat.

Bye, Paula.

NOT Interested in your return.

17 posted on 02/12/2014 12:26:09 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kingattax

Paula Deen is an Obama-supporting liberal.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 12:29:41 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: kingattax

Paula Deen (Democrat)
The Food Network star campaigned for Obama back in 2008, and invited his wife Michelle to cook with her during an episode of Paula’s Party. Later, she said she “just loved” being around the First Lady, and praised her platform: encouraging kids and young adults to eat healthy and get plenty of exercise.

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/celebrities-political-affiliations-20122210/25628#ixzz2t8rxdrHb


19 posted on 02/12/2014 12:34:06 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
I thought Paula said that wookie at all the chicken wings?
20 posted on 02/12/2014 12:35:08 PM PST by angcat
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To: kingattax

21 posted on 02/12/2014 12:37:16 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: kingattax

Food network is full of progressives and the SS PC crowd

if you don’t kiss their ring/butt you are mud!


22 posted on 02/12/2014 12:42:48 PM PST by restornu (My eyes of underestanding when reading the Bible has open because of reading the Book of Mormon....)
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To: Mr. K

I wouldn’t care if she said it today about an azzhole holding a gun to her head. What an upside-down values system is in place, when it’s more important what word a person uses to describe someone directly threatening their life, than that the azzhole was golding the gun to her head in the first place. Just amazing. I try to picture someone holding a gun to my head or one of my families’, and the fear.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 12:44:12 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SMARTY

There was a time when I used to watch Food Network a lot, back when it was more about the food than the personalities. Eventually even most of the hosts I liked turned into parodies of themselves.

Now, when I feel like watching people on TV cook, I turn on PBS.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 12:44:19 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: onyx

“NOT Interested in your return. “

Neither am I...

She is a back stabbing whore who cheated with a married man for over ten years until she found one of her own to exploit.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 12:45:48 PM PST by kcvl
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To: grania

That’s another matter. It doesn’t negate the one under discussion. I never thought a thing about her until all the brouhaha, but if she’d stood up for what she said, considering the man held a gun to her head, I would have supported her.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 12:47:00 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Red_Devil 232
All Paula had to do was see how Trent Lott was treated after he tried to mea culpa. The libtards smelled blood and no matter what he said or how low he groveled he could not be absolved of his “crime”. The best way to confront libtard race baiters is to tell them to go pound sand.
27 posted on 02/12/2014 12:48:19 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: kingattax

Actually I would like that. The we could get rid of the ridiculous shows that are on there now. Outside of the Pioneer woman and Trisha’s Southern Cooking there is not one show I watch there any more. I do go over to Cooking Channel on Friday nights to watch Alton Brown’s Good eats. They never get old


28 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:34 PM PST by Nifster
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To: grania

Hate to inform you but in the 21st century MOST things are manufactured outside of the US. The great majority of those things are made in China


29 posted on 02/12/2014 12:52:55 PM PST by Nifster
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30 posted on 02/12/2014 12:57:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kingattax

Bless her heart. No, I won’t watch the Obastard-lover.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 12:59:56 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Mr. K
She is one of the lib tards. She promised twice that she'd have on the prez candidates’ wives come on her show for both elections however both times she only had on Moo. She was also Smithfield Hams spokesperson and didn't bat an eye when they were raided more than once for hiring illegals. My great dislike of her had nothing to do with the n word.
32 posted on 02/12/2014 1:00:34 PM PST by bgill
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To: kingattax

I is what I is !


33 posted on 02/12/2014 1:02:23 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: kcvl

She voted for Obama, supported Obama, and recieved the benefit of her purchase.

Her cooking is gross and toxic.


34 posted on 02/12/2014 1:02:33 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SMARTY
I've given up the Food Network, too. Far too many gays and libs.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 1:03:32 PM PST by bgill
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To: kingattax

PREDICTION: She will be given full absolution by Oprah (with the approval of the magnanimous Obamas) and be on OWN—in mid-October just weeks before the mid-term elections.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 1:09:50 PM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: kingattax

She must have paid off Jesse Jackson and can come back now.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 1:19:34 PM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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She is a back stabbing whore who cheated with a married man for over ten years until she found one of her own to exploit.

Oh wow, I didn't even know about that!

38 posted on 02/12/2014 1:22:59 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jersey117

I hope that Phil Robertson will be an example for others that were trapped like her. She was so foolish and when cowed.

BTW, her cookbook is in regular use in my house. I have made my reputation on her broccoli salad and lemon squares.


39 posted on 02/12/2014 1:25:42 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: grania

I don’t get why you say the Libs did us a favor, since most of Paulas goods are made in China.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 1:25:47 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Nifster

So it’s okay that someone who markets herself as that good ol’ southern gal goes along with the flow and puts her name on the same ol’ Chinese garbage? What’s the point in her having a brand?


41 posted on 02/12/2014 1:25:49 PM PST by grania
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To: kcvl

Yep, I remember when she had Jimmy Carter on her show and she made much of him. Yuck!

However, some idiots who are democrats don’t know any better, until they marry a conservative, move to Arizona, go to protests against Gabby Giffords, etc.

Let’s hope she has had her come to Jesus moment.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 1:29:12 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

Paula Deen is not “on our side” IMHO


43 posted on 02/12/2014 1:29:36 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: lee martell

The libs did us a favor because they took down Paula Deen, who, if you read this thread, is anything but a good ol’ southern gal.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 1:30:43 PM PST by grania
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To: GeronL

I know, but her recipes are my comfort food. Forgive me, I am not pure.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 1:32:00 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

46 posted on 02/12/2014 1:35:58 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Keli Kilohana

Your prediction makes sense, considering how power flows these days. One of these days, Oprah herself will need to publicly repent for something.Who will The Oprah confess to? Maybe Barbara Walters will come out of her latest retirement and do it.


47 posted on 02/12/2014 1:38:31 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lulu16

“Let’s hope she has had her come to Jesus moment.”

Not a chance unless money is involved.

She is and has always been a big lib. Jimmy Carter is one of her favorite people. She can stuff it where the sun doesn’t shine as far as I’m concerned. She supported the same people that are now attacking her. Tough, I sure won’t be supporting her by purchasing her products.


48 posted on 02/12/2014 1:38:43 PM PST by kcvl
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To: jersey117
I am suffering greatly from both race AND gay fatigue syndrome.-------

The transgenders got me down

49 posted on 02/12/2014 1:38:48 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: kcvl

Wow...she kept that one quiet, eh?


50 posted on 02/12/2014 1:39:45 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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