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Oprah apologizes for alleged abuse at school
msnbc ^ | Oct 29, 2007 | Access Hollywood

Posted on 10/29/2007 1:25:13 PM PDT by Soliton

Oprah Winfrey begged for forgiveness with tears in her eyes as she spoke to parents of students at her all-girls school in South Africa on Sunday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africa; bullying; hillary; obama; retribution; smear; southafrica
Imus criticized Hillary and got creamed. Now Oprah endorses B. Hussein Obama and BAM!
1 posted on 10/29/2007 1:25:19 PM PDT by Soliton
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To: Soliton

There have been reports of various ‘personnel’ problems at Oprah’s school since it opened.


2 posted on 10/29/2007 1:31:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Soliton

Didn’t Charles Dickens write about do-gooders like Oprah?


3 posted on 10/29/2007 1:32:03 PM PDT by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take you pick.)
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To: TomGuy

Their are personnel problems at US schools and those problems are still working at teaching.


4 posted on 10/29/2007 1:34:30 PM PDT by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: TomGuy

There are personnel problems at US schools and those problems are still working at teaching.


5 posted on 10/29/2007 1:34:51 PM PDT by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: Soliton

She’s getting every bit of press out of this bit of chunp-change (to her, anyways) she paid for this. As if some stunt in afrikky is going to legitimize her and whoever she blesses........Leadership Academy indeed

(from the article).....“It’s not your fault. We don’t blame you,” the father reportedly told her. “You trusted them. You have more passion for the school and its existence than anyone else in this country, including us parents.”

Oprah opened the doors to The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in January to provide a high level of education to underprivileged girls.


6 posted on 10/29/2007 1:35:16 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Soliton

There are bigger problems in other countries than just lack of money. Flooding these places with money won’t fix it.


7 posted on 10/29/2007 1:39:36 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Soliton

So that’s what has gone wrong in my life for the last 16 years. Man, if Hillary wins there will be only 8 more years of soul crushing oppression of me and my family. Then the Clintons will stop destroying me for my relentless criticism of them and we can all retire.


8 posted on 10/29/2007 1:39:50 PM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Soliton
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9 posted on 10/29/2007 1:41:24 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TomGuy
I'm reminded about several novels I ready by someone called "anonymous" concerning Victorian girls' schools.

Limousine liberal...she probably threw money at the schools, paid other to "handle it", got the good press she wanted and walked away from any other involvement. She is criminally culpable at worst, and a fluff-headed well intentioned naive Liberal at best.

10 posted on 10/29/2007 1:41:53 PM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: Soliton

Nothing a flaming tire over the neck wouldn’t cure...and I mean on Oprah.


11 posted on 10/29/2007 1:45:36 PM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: 50sDad

My point in posting this is that she could have opened a slaughterhouse for African girls and the MSM would have never said a word. Cross Hillary and you get screwed.


12 posted on 10/29/2007 1:46:42 PM PDT by Soliton (Freddie T is the one for me! (c))
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To: Soliton

Oprah, just go away.
Gather up Mrs. Clinton and both of you two turds just slither off back to hell and leave us alone.


13 posted on 10/29/2007 1:47:19 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: martin_fierro
Ever since she endorsed Osama...ooops, pardon me, I mean Obama,the SHE-DEVIL’s hitfolk will be on her back 24/7! Coincidence...I think NOT!
14 posted on 10/29/2007 2:41:55 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Soliton

Shouldn’t this drive home to the hard core libs that no manner of feel-goodism and money can protect kids from EVIL?

Evil can break through any barrier!

Oh, it won’t convince even one lib. They are immune from truth.


15 posted on 10/29/2007 2:56:26 PM PDT by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
(from the article).....“It’s not your fault. We don’t blame you,” the father reportedly told her. “You trusted them. You have more passion for the school and its existence than anyone else in this country, including us parents.”

Who's parent talks like that? As your kid's parent, do you?

16 posted on 10/29/2007 3:03:35 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: 50sDad
Limousine liberal...she probably threw money at the schools, paid other to "handle it", got the good press she wanted and walked away from any other involvement. She is criminally culpable at worst, and a fluff-headed well intentioned naive Liberal at best.

Not a major Oprah fan, but she didn't "handle it" that way. It seemed very hands-on when I watched the show about the girls' school. Oprah is not to blame for a sleazy headmistress, the sleazy headmistress is to blame.

We seldom hold our public schools here culpable for such crimes, heck we give them raises for being sleazes.

17 posted on 10/29/2007 3:06:11 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Soliton

She should integrate the school. Isn’t there a greater learning opportunity?


18 posted on 10/29/2007 3:18:14 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Truthism Watch)
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To: Joe Boucher; 50sDad; toddlintown
I’m no Oprah fan, but, some of these nasty comments, this post, and posts 10 & 11, are something like could be expected at DU if it were Condi Rice being criticized.
19 posted on 10/29/2007 3:18:51 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (If it were raining dollars from heaven, some people would complain & whine about all the littering.)
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To: toddlintown
Nothing a flaming tire over the neck wouldn’t cure...and I mean on Oprah.

Hey, Asshole, have you ever seen anyone die this way. I doubt it. Yes, you are an asshole, a perfect asshole for even suggesting such a thing. I'll bet you are a frigging coward too.

20 posted on 10/29/2007 3:26:12 PM PDT by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: toddlintown
Nothing a flaming tire over the neck wouldn’t cure...and I mean on Oprah.

Hey, Asshole, have you ever seen anyone die this way. I doubt it. Yes, you are an asshole, a perfect asshole for even suggesting such a thing. I'll bet you are a frigging coward too.

21 posted on 10/29/2007 3:26:50 PM PDT by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: top 2 toe red

Look
Mrs. Clinton has murdered, stolen, intimidated, her way to prominance.
Oprah like so many liberal doofuses thinks that by simply trying to do good in pathetic places it will take.

Both are nuts.
Both have been around WAY too long and should just go away.
And if it were by nefarious means I’d applaude.
Sorry you may not like the facts.


22 posted on 10/29/2007 3:28:11 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: B4Ranch; toddlintown

I agree TOTALLY! Last time I checked this was a conservative based forum with higher values. It’s a comment like this one that gives DU and Bill O. something to talk about.

Some of us may not like Oprah, but wishing a gasoline soaked tire was flaming around her neck is far from what we should believe.


23 posted on 10/29/2007 3:39:51 PM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: yankeedame

My guess is that that quote is well-planned fodder for all-but-OFRAH to disregard what happened......meanwhile she can put on an ellen-degenerate-sobbing-act to convince us all how wunnaful and caring she is.....she ain’t squat except the pied-piper to the stepford/liberal wives that nod at everything she sez. Obama’s in the wings on this ons, just watch!


24 posted on 10/29/2007 3:43:36 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Soliton

If every bad thing that happens in America is “Bush’s fault”, then this should be Oprah’s fault...


25 posted on 10/29/2007 4:02:22 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: donna

Shades of Nicholas Nickleby!


26 posted on 10/29/2007 4:05:31 PM PDT by Grim FReeper
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To: School of Rational Thought

I asked myself the same question.Surely not every white child in SA is from a wealthy family.
Why not mix a few of those girls with the kids from the townships?This is what the”new” South Africa is supposed to be all about,right?


27 posted on 10/29/2007 4:09:48 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: Joe Boucher
You look.

That’s no excuse for some of the venomous talk on this thread.

No one could possibly despise Hillary Clinton any more than I do and I've already said I am no fan of Oprah's, but, to sound like a wanta be DU site is a disservice FreeRepublic. IMHO

28 posted on 10/29/2007 4:50:20 PM PDT by top 2 toe red
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To: BigBlueJon

“but wishing a gasoline soaked tire was flaming around her neck is far from what we should believe.”

Listen, if Oprah can pull it off, it will be all the rage, probably even make the cover of “O.” Every shallow young lady will want a flaming tire as a fashion accessory.


29 posted on 10/29/2007 5:30:28 PM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: toddlintown

Dude! I hope that you are joking. I laugh at comedy. I chuckle at sarcasm. Sometimes people say crazy things after a few drinks that they wish they had not said.

Hopefully you’re not in your right mind this evening, because it wasn’t funny before and it’s not funny now.

If you are serious, then you have some issues that you should seek professional help with.

Wishing for Oprah or “every shallow young lady” to have a flaming tire as a fashion accessory is not funny.


30 posted on 10/29/2007 5:39:54 PM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: Soliton

All black school.

Isn’t that racist?


31 posted on 10/29/2007 5:49:14 PM PDT by Eaker (If illegal immigrants were so great for an economy; Mexico would be building a wall to keep them in)
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To: Greg F
Then the Clintons will stop destroying me for my relentless criticism of them and we can all retire.

When will Chelsea be of age to run for office? ;)

And does anyone know if she still has secret service coverage?

32 posted on 10/29/2007 6:28:34 PM PDT by wanderin
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To: BigBlueJon

You oughta take a chill pill and save the lectures for your children.


33 posted on 10/29/2007 6:39:04 PM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: toddlintown

Chill on this, Todd.

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34 posted on 10/29/2007 6:59:09 PM PDT by BigBlueJon (Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas to bed.......Jack Bauer wears George W pajamas.)
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To: Soliton

Instead of weeping and wailing why doesn’t Oprah get off her duff and fix the problems? She is paying the money so she can fire the incompetents running the place. However in South Africa it is probably corrupt government officials that are calling the shots at her school.


35 posted on 10/29/2007 7:36:45 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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