Skip to comments.Paula Deen Is Ready to Come Back, Y'all
Posted on 02/12/2014 12:00:01 PM PST by kingattax
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Jimmy Carter supports his friend Paula Deen
June 27, 2013
With seemingly every retailer fleeing from Paula Deen, one former Georgia president is coming to her defense.
Jimmy Carter told CNN that they were old friends and he said to just “let the dust settle to make apologies.”
“She has some very beneficial human programs in Savannah, Ga., where she lives,” he said. “I advised her to get some of those people who she’s helping every day to speak out and show that she has changed in her relationship with African-American people, with minorities in the last number of years.”
That’s the size that EVERY pic of MO should be.
The story of Deen’s adultery (and other sexual exploits) comes from Deen’s autobiography, It Ain’t All About the Cooking.
What shall I do? I don’t want to be traitor to the conservative movement? My husband loves the broccoli salad she taught me, and the neighbors have come to expect the lemon squares that is her recipe.
BTW, we are not allowed to say ‘Jimmah’s” name in our house, without spitting over our shoulder after. ;)
She kept it quiet until she wrote her book and discussed it as if it was some kind of trophy. The wife had to know she was screwing around with her husband over that many years even though Paula didn’t care who she hurt.
Now she thinks we should support her after all her lib friends (who never supported her way of cooking) turned on her. Not me!
If everyone who has ever used any racial epithet is jailed there will not be enough free people to keep ‘em fed.
KING: Then you also had an affair with a married man?
DEEN: I did.
KING: After you were divorced?
KING: How long did that last?
DEEN: Ten years.
I hope Paula stays in PC prison. I will never forget her gushing all over that beast Moochelle on her show. Paula was used just like the people on The Biggest Loser.
The first person who came to my mind when she walked out was Jackie Kennedy, Deen said about her first meeting with Michelle. She has that kind of charisma.
OH, OKay ... thanks very much. I’m not interested in her.
Just adding to the snark. :)
Paula, Oprah and Gayle also sit down for an intimate interview in Paula’s dock house. Paula opens up about her private and debilitating struggle with agoraphobia, the loss of her parents, her tumultuous first marriage and how she found the strength to overcome it all.
Later, Paula introduces her husband, Michael Groover; her brother, Bubba Hiers; her aunt Peggy; and her sons, Jamie Deen and Bobby Deen, as they all enjoy brunch. At the table, Paula’s sons reveal what it’s like working for their famous mother...and they don’t hold back. Paula also talks about her 10-year affair with a married man and preparing herself for love with her second husband.
I dislike her even more, now.
As a big lefty herself, I hope this taught her what the left is really like. I want her back (but forget visiting Jimmah Charath to do a show this time!).
Same here. My wife and I used to watch her and even tried a few recipes. But she became too much to take when she became a cackling caricature that made the Beverly Hillbillies seem low-key.
I miss the 5 Ingredient Fix gal.
It sho' nuff ain't!
Oh - and to keep seeing the married man while in “love” with her soon to be second husband ?!
Your snark is much appreciated, as always.
You would think this would be just a minor part of the book—but it’s about two-thirds of the pages. She admits to lying on an application to get her food license, having a ten-year affair with a married man (which continued until just a few years ago, ending it just weeks before she married her second husband!), and allows herself to be used as a doormat by her drinking first husband.
Even her kids don’t have much enthusiasm for their mother because their memories of her are negative. Her children and step-children get thrown under the bus, especially her teenage step-daughter, who gets slammed quite a bit here. The problem is that Paula is a know-it-all workaholic who rarely takes much personal responsibility for her actions.
Instead she says to readers, “Don’t judge. It could have been you.” Well, Paula, most people would not have made some of the poor choices you made. Or if they did they would later admit more of their part in making mistakes. She not only preaches a bit, but she claims to follow God—though it’s hard to see that through her many bad choices.
This first half of the book seems to be just the sad story of a loser who goes through life directionless and depressed. The irony is she claims to have made good decisions. “I rely on my intuition and my gut feelings, and I’ve rarely been wrong.” She also says, “I can always tell about people” and yet consistently makes bad people choices. She even hilariously writes, “It was not in my nature to be with a married man,” after having a ten-year affair with him, including while she was engaged to her current husband! Those statements alone prove she isn’t being honest with herself since most of her life was one bad decision after another.
Then her life turns around due completely to circumstances and not her making changes. Rain brings a book editor into her restaurant, which turns into her becoming famous. Her dogs run away and lead her to her second husband (who surprisingly accepts her even though she’s sleeping with another married man when they’re dating). And then most of the last part of the book is her advice regarding cooking, business and family (all of which she seems to have had little success in).
You’re too kind.
Thank you so much, Scoutmaster!
And thank you again for giving us the source of that information!
Another book review...
I’m so glad that I’m not the only one who had the same reactions. I read the book, and when Paula kept going on and on about how she had two sons to support I did the math and figured out that her poor babies were in their twenties. Hardly a poor starving mother with two toddlers or school-age children who would be truly dependent.
I also thought that the 10 year fling with a married man was incredible considering that her own grandmother suffered with a philandering husband. Paula showed little concern over the man’s wife or family, but mentioned a couple of times how she didn’t get to spend any holidays with him. So sad and so self-centered. I suppose she didn’t have to bring up any of this, but it gave me a really bad feeling.
I didn’t say that and there is no way you can suggest that my post even came close to your supposed interpretation.
What’s the point of having any name on a brand???
Buying made in America is not as easy as you would suggest. i do so as much as I can. I certainly do so in terms of food.
Computers, radios, televisions, cameras, most clothing (though not all), furniture, steel, ... pretty much everything that USED to be manufactured here has been moved out of the country.
'Cuz she's a
liberal communist, too. Though, down-home and folksy as all get out.
“Her cooking is gross and toxic.”
And Moochelle will tell us to eat tofu and sprouts while stuffing her fat face with fried chicken, cheeseburgers and foie gras.
So true. I used to be addicted to their programming. The ideas and creativity. Now it is all contests and reality tv. Where is the cooking?? I am not interested in a bad show hosted by a winner from one of their contests. I miss the chefs and real cooking!
There was a stretch about twelve years ago when I got laid off and, at least until finding work again, spent a lot of time watching TV. Food Network at that time got me interested in doing stuff that didn’t come from cans or boxes. I especially enjoyed Good Eats and Naked Chef at that time (Alton Brown’s recipe for chocolate mousse from the “Art of Darkness” episode is to die for).
I can think of at least a couple former FN personalities who now have shows on PBS, and I even enjoy watching them.
Don't be suckered by the hype. 40% of our imports come from China, with only 2.7% of consumables, which isn't even a "majority," let alone a "great majority."
A common rebuttal I got was, How can it only be 2.7% when almost everything in Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ) is made in China? Because Wal-Marts $260 billion in U.S. revenue isnt exactly reflective of Americas $14.5 trillion economy. Wal-Mart might sell a broad range of knickknacks, many of which are made in China, but the vast majority of what Americans spend their money on is not knickknacks.
88.5% of consumables are made in the USA.
“Goods and services from China accounted for only 2.7% of U.S. personal consumption expenditures in 2010, of which less than half reflected the actual costs of Chinese imports. The rest went to U.S. businesses and workers transporting, selling, and marketing goods carrying the Made in China label. “
Statistics can be made to prove anything.
Tell me what is manufactured in the US with ONLY US components. The so called ‘made in America’ label has been a lie for years. Best example is car manufacturing.
Steel is no longer made in the US. Televisions are no longer made in the US. Most clothing (and I don’t mean Walmart) is no longer made in the US. IC are mainly manufactured in Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and Korea. A few are done state side but not the bulk. Most computers are mad outside the US. We do still make airplanes.
Your point obfuscates my comments by not dealing with the actual specifics of what I said. I was talking about what we manufacture that list is short and dwindling. To tell me that a good has transportation, marketing, sales, etc costs built into the price is a straw man.
Your points deserved obfuscation, and I’d gladly do it again if I thought it were necessary. It is simpleminded to simply declare “Things aren’t made in America anymore.” I was merely pointing out you are wrong about that. If you had limited it to textiles and shoes (ie “Handbags and Glad Rags”), I’d have agreed.
Oh, BTW, it’s obvious you didn’t bother to read either of the links I provided for you, so “Bye.”
What American company makes steel in the US? What American company makes televisions sets or radios in the US? You ignored example after example.
Citing a study that includes transportation costs and advertising costs and store costs et al is stupid. Those costs are there NO MATTER WHERE THE ITEM IS MANUFACTURED.
Oh, BTW, it is obvious you did not bother to read the studies at the very links you posted. They do not support what you said at all