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Oprah Winfrey ´racism row´
a ´misunderstanding´

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/9/2013 10:22:49 AM

The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world´s richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn´t want

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 8/9/2013 10:31:22 AM     (No. 9465834)

So what do you carry in a $35,000 handbag, your Europass tickets or a Kit Kat bar?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 8/9/2013 10:31:57 AM     (No. 9465836)

I think that Oprah was acting "Uppity".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: scarface67, 8/9/2013 10:42:31 AM     (No. 9465851)


Any time she doesn´t ´get her way´, it´s automatically racism.




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Reply 4 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/9/2013 10:46:00 AM     (No. 9465856)

Stupid bag is worth maybe $500. So its too expensive for anyone wiht half a brain.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/9/2013 10:46:26 AM     (No. 9465859)

Sliders come in all forms and shapes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: southron, 8/9/2013 10:47:19 AM     (No. 9465860)

Poor Oprah! Hasn´t she suffered enough? I guess she should retreat to one of her several luxurious mansions and let her staff of servants comfort her.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/9/2013 10:51:13 AM     (No. 9465868)

No doubt she has the vapors ~ poor dear.

Here, let me comfort your check book ..... er, your cheeks.....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: richwill, 8/9/2013 10:52:30 AM     (No. 9465869)

Oprah is the epitome of the "mammy" syndrome, which there is no known cure.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: texas_gop, 8/9/2013 10:52:45 AM     (No. 9465870)

#1 - you carry your racism card in your bag, of course.
As I posted on the site, perhaps their was a language barrier? Did Oprah ask to speak to the manager?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FLCracker, 8/9/2013 10:58:08 AM     (No. 9465879)

I love American Blacks who go to Europe and expect Europeans to act according to their American racial stereotypes.

European Whites must think the same as American Whites. What do they have in common? Skin color.

I am reminded of a American Black soldier trying to pick up Dutch Black women in Amsterdam. He used the same moves he would have used on American Black women. All it got him was turned-up noses and dirty looks. What did these women have in common? Skin color.

Personally, I think this episode says a lot about how Oprah perceives herself.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: flybynight, 8/9/2013 10:59:20 AM     (No. 9465881)

Entitled folk with a pot load of money no doubt think Swiss shop girls who don´t ubderstand imperious English spoken loudly are a priori racist. Aren´t they all?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sw penn, 8/9/2013 11:00:12 AM     (No. 9465883)

Did anyone else see this exchange?
Could Oprah be creating a smoke screen to get her recent Emmett Till faux pas off the screen?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/9/2013 11:00:33 AM     (No. 9465884)

Oh, my. The oh-so-tolerant and very 1% Ms Winfrey has overlooked the fact that the Zurich salesperson does not speak English as a 1st language. There could truly be many language/communication issues involved.
And, what a surprise! The Swiss do not automatically blame incidents like this on "racism" because their cultural history is different than ours. The oh-so-tolerant and very 1% Oprah should understand that the rest of the WORLD does not have to comply with the Oprah definition of racism.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/9/2013 11:08:00 AM     (No. 9465894)

Really big news story. Not.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/9/2013 11:09:03 AM     (No. 9465895)

Something about this doesn´t ring true. A sales-person, especially one who has been on the job for a number of years, doesn´t just refuse to allow a customer to see an item, and tell them, It´s too expensive, you can´t afford that.

I´m sorry, Ms. Winfrey, but you my dear, are a liar of the first order. It just doesn´t happen. Not to mention the fact that you say you calmly walked out of the store and didn´t make an issue of it. Hog wash! With your personality, you would have been taking that store apart, starting at the rafters, and a gaggle of media would have been there within fifteen minutes, with you loudly proclaiming Racism, Racism. That´s your personality.

Yeah, there´s something else going on. I don´t know what the diversion is, but she´s lying her fat posterior off about the whole thing.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 8/9/2013 11:12:10 AM     (No. 9465899)

Didn´t this happen five or six years ago?

Or if this is recent, , then it isn´t the first time she has claimed the same thing about another high end european shop for those with more money than good sense.

Because I know she raised a stink about the same thing a few years ago.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/9/2013 11:22:27 AM     (No. 9465920)

Blacks are generally treated rather badly in many countries. American Blacks with the means to travel are often surprised to find that non-American white people are quite unapologetic about being white. PC is a largely American disease.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Flyright, 8/9/2013 11:22:48 AM     (No. 9465921)

Certain people are injustice collectors. It´s a hobby and the love it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: arcady, 8/9/2013 11:23:24 AM     (No. 9465925)

This is just some more of her "Guerilla PR" for her new "racism" movie.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Anner40, 8/9/2013 11:24:13 AM     (No. 9465927)

It´s a phony made up lie...the kind Hillary tells....

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/9/2013 11:24:55 AM     (No. 9465929)

Well, #3, it has worked for Baracky-O.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: arkfamily, 8/9/2013 11:27:01 AM     (No. 9465933)

I believe there was a situation in Milwaukee, WI where Oprah´s mom didn´t pay her bill at a boutique. I have no information about the boutique owner other than she wanted the bill paid. I suppose it is racism if you expect someone to pay their bill.

This is incredulous. Unless someone says explicitly that they don´t want to sell to a person because of their skin color, a person cannot assume it is racism.

In this case, the bag is very expensive and Oprah may be a first customer. Caution came into play. There are times I have asked about something only to find out it is astronomically priced and regret asking.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: john56, 8/9/2013 11:28:17 AM     (No. 9465935)

There´s gotta be more to this story.

I have a hard time believing that anytime in the last 20 years or so, Oprah Winfrey has gone anywhere except to the bathroom without security nearby.

She just doesn´t sashay into the handbag store unannounced.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: right-turn, 8/9/2013 11:29:24 AM     (No. 9465936)

What was Oprah´s take on the Zimmerman case?


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Reply 25 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/9/2013 11:34:29 AM     (No. 9465944)

This misunderstanding could of been avoided during bartering if another saleslady had interrupted and said ´I´ll handle this, I speak Jive´.

Thank you ´Airplane´

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Reply 26 - Posted by: woodsman, 8/9/2013 11:38:08 AM     (No. 9465948)

But I thought America was the only racist country....Europe is so progressive ya know

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lakerman1, 8/9/2013 11:41:08 AM     (No. 9465957)

You people may be missing something.
Oprah has a movie coming out about a butler in the white house, a black victim of ´the man´
This adds to the flood of publicity about the movie.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/9/2013 11:42:21 AM     (No. 9465958)

Someone probably told her that it was the same shop where Emmett Till was turned away back during the Jim Crow era.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/9/2013 11:44:40 AM     (No. 9465961)

Another racist screaming racism. Whenever these people run across someone who for whatever reason finds them repulsive they scream racism. I´m sure she calls God a racist for making snow white.
People like this sound like they are afflicted with a paranoid personality disorder.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 8/9/2013 11:45:09 AM     (No. 9465963)

No. The europeans got their racist attitude from the USA. She either made this story up or she went out of her way to make the issue of racism where none existed. Are black people the only ones in the world who are discriminated against? It seems the black celebs are the ones who make the most outlandish claims of racism. Every day one speaks up. Take Rangel or was it Sharpton. Tea party is equal to Hitler. OMG.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: lydwho, 8/9/2013 11:47:59 AM     (No. 9465968)

It´s all your fault grandpa!!!! You should have picked your own damn cotton!!!!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: nigella, 8/9/2013 11:48:35 AM     (No. 9465969)

#28 is right. This helps her movie, by proving racism still exists. Poor oprah can afford a 35,0000 purse. See The man has kept her down....

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Judith, 8/9/2013 11:50:02 AM     (No. 9465970)

This woman has always been a professional victim (one who makes money from that purported situation). She also, during her show, would let the guest get just so far in talking about THEIR problems, then take over the rest of the program talking about how her situation, while similar (whatever it might be)was always worse. Just for a laugh I would tune in to see how long it took (not long)for the discussion to turn to her.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/9/2013 11:51:09 AM     (No. 9465971)

#28 nails it 100%. When I saw her crack about FOX NEWS, I finally realized that despite the money and fame, Oprah is really like the other lo-fo black voters. Race is primary. It´s sad, truly sad. To think, all the women who have listened to her preach her New Age "values" all these years.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/9/2013 11:56:19 AM     (No. 9465980)

Yes, there was another incident in Europe, maybe Paris? She demanded that a shop stay open after hours so SHE could shop, but the shop owner wasn´t having any of it. I think she blames racism then as well.
Having lived in Europe for ~ 5 years, I know some clerks-with-attitude might explain that an ultra-expensive item kept on a shelf behind the counter is "for display purposes" only because no one could afford it. If that´s what happened, perhaps Oprah didn´t hear or chose not to hear the "for display purposes only" part?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: msjena, 8/9/2013 11:57:18 AM     (No. 9465981)

Are we really to believe that Oprah went into that shop by herself, without her entourage? Why didn´t she mention this earlier--or have "her people" talk to the shop owner privately?
This really could have been a misunderstanding, given the language difference. Or maybe the sales clerk thought she was being helpful in steering a customer to a less expensive alternative. I have had salespersons do that for me. In any event, the most this shows is that even enlightened Europeans make judgments based on skin color. The real question is, why?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/9/2013 11:58:08 AM     (No. 9465982)

I guess europe doesn´t excuse behaving like a jerk because you are black like we do.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bob913, 8/9/2013 11:58:37 AM     (No. 9465984)

She wants a FREE handbag.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Flipper3, 8/9/2013 12:03:46 PM     (No. 9465990)

This is yet another instance of that fat old bag desperately hunting for racist slights where they don´t exist. I doubt that anything occurred at all. This reminds me of that kerfuffle at Hermes in Paris some years back when they wouldn´t let her in after hours. She was full of crap then; she´s full of crap now.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 8/9/2013 12:06:07 PM     (No. 9465996)

When does Harpo ever wander around without an entourage let alone walk into a tony shop unprotected? What shop anywhere that carries $35K purses (sorry, handbags) not have security roaming around? Did no one else witness this affront?

Did Harpo forget that she played the same card several years ago in Paris at a Hermes shop that refused entry to her and her ´people´ because the store was closed?

In both cases the stores apologized profusely and I´ll bet the poor shop girls involved are now seeking new employment.

Wonder what kind of racism Tina Turner has endured since she seems to have lived happily in Switzerland for years?

Not to mention the stink Oprah raised at a NY hotel a while back when told she couldn´t bring her dogs into her room.



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Reply 41 - Posted by: Hermoine, 8/9/2013 12:07:07 PM     (No. 9465999)

The most humorous part of the article came at the very end. FTA: Winfrey´s interview is a public relations disaster for Switzerland, our correspondent says.

Yes, I´m sure the entire country is now worried beyond belief that people will stop visiting because Oprah had a bad experience. /s

Plus, I´m sure that Oprah has lots of money in special banks over there...and one incident like this one is not going to make her part with those tax sheltered dollars.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/9/2013 12:07:41 PM     (No. 9466000)

Oprah can get one of her white slaves to change her diapers.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 8/9/2013 12:10:11 PM     (No. 9466004)

sorry #36 and #37. I must have been typing my comment when yours posted which shows that great minds think alike. LOL
Also, FlatCityGirl . . . you are so spot on!


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Reply 44 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 8/9/2013 12:26:08 PM     (No. 9466024)

I remember reading about an incident a few years ago in the posh Georgetown section of Washington DC, where apparently the shop owner actually expected Queen Oprah to use the stairs to reach the second floor shop, and Oprah´s assistant said "Oprah doesn´t do stairs."

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Reply 45 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/9/2013 12:27:44 PM     (No. 9466027)

Racism runs both directions. My family has owned several rental houses over the years, and we never discriminated when renting, however, 100% of the time, when we rented to blacks it never worked out. In one house we had a black man murder one of his guests, another family was dealing drugs, one turned the house into a meth lab, and several blacks just refused to pay rent after a few months, and they knew it would take 6-9 months to evict them, then they moved out in the night taking all the drapes, some plumbing, and one even took the stove and refrigerator, and all the drawers in the kitchen. Until the black community cleans up their image, they will always be viewed in a different light.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/9/2013 12:31:18 PM     (No. 9466035)

# 17 You are correct.
It´s hard to keep Oprah´s claims of racism in high end European stores straight.
In 2005 , Oprah and her female companion
tried to enter the Hermes store in Paris ( $ 4,000 scarf )
and were refused entrance because..wait for it ..the store was closed.
Oprah claimed racism then, too.
I left a well known electronics store with a purchase that set off the alarm.
I handed the bag with my receipt to the security guard,
he deactivated the tag and
I was on my way in about 30 seconds.
Oprah would have called the NAACP and the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: mozey, 8/9/2013 12:31:29 PM     (No. 9466036)

This woman is pathetic. No matter how rich and famous she thinks she is, that huge chip on her shoulder weighs her down. Agree with other posters that this encounter is just a nasty attempt to bring attention to her movie. May the movie flop.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/9/2013 12:45:37 PM     (No. 9466065)

That shop in Paris that Orca demanded stay open for her is the very high end 1% Hermes department store.

Orca was probably outraged that the Swiss shop girl didn´t know who she was.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/9/2013 12:51:17 PM     (No. 9466075)

It is a pity that a decent billionairess like Oprah Winfrey is treated like a commoner. She is paying the price (albeit not $35K) for the excesses committed by a few uncivilized rogues who, unfortunately, have the same skin color as her.

Yo, Holder! Those darn Swiss bigots have treated one of "your people" badly. Take a couple of mil out of petty cash and go over there and get ´justice´ for this woman.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: arcady, 8/9/2013 1:01:54 PM     (No. 9466085)

Switzerland sees the rich and famous from everywhere, and people of every color. Color me skeptical.
Besides, what sales person doesn´t want the commission on a $35,000 purse???
This story seems a bit far fetched.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 8/9/2013 1:03:22 PM     (No. 9466087)

Sounds more like elitism than racism to me. But in the world of victims, all "ism´s" are automatically classified as racism.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Moonspinner, 8/9/2013 1:03:54 PM     (No. 9466090)

Oprah is the black female version of Barack Obama. A community agitator. She now wants to take their agitation world wide, the USA isn´t enough but now they branch out to try and disrupt race relations in other countries.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 8/9/2013 1:13:46 PM     (No. 9466107)

Oprah is a black racist. She is on record admitting she will only hire white folks as servants.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 8/9/2013 1:39:00 PM     (No. 9466144)

Always watching and waiting to be offended.

Oh, and a $35,000 handbag seems rather one-percent to me. Offal is certainly one of the oppressed, isn´t she?

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Reply 55 - Posted by: gator, 8/9/2013 1:53:33 PM     (No. 9466155)

She would be out-classed by one made from a sow’s ear.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/9/2013 2:05:49 PM     (No. 9466168)

Possibly the clerk didn´t recognize Okra. (I almost didn´t, couldn´t find her under all that hair) The purse is $35,000. Would jeweler just hand a customer he didn´t know a $35,000 piece of jewelry? What if customer just ran out the door with the $35,000 piece of jewelry or purse. I don´t blame the clerk. Will be glad when this incident is old news and her fat self gets off the news. Or is it that our ´news people´ will talk any little old thing to death to keep from talking about the REAL news?

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Reply 57 - Posted by: mickeymat, 8/9/2013 2:09:39 PM     (No. 9466180)

Perhaps if Oprah took Austrian language lessons from Barack she would not have had this problem. Doesn´t part of Switzerland speak Austrian? I know some speak Italian and some speak French.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/9/2013 2:12:28 PM     (No. 9466184)

Later this year, the President of the United States will be awarding The Oprah the Medal of Freedom. Only in a racist nation does this happen......./s

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Reply 59 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 8/9/2013 2:31:06 PM     (No. 9466210)

"I´m OPRAH!!!, and you shall bow and scrape before me, or you shall be labelled a bigot."

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Reply 60 - Posted by: skedaddle, 8/9/2013 2:31:27 PM     (No. 9466211)

I´m leaning toward Oprah making the whole thing up for publicity. It´s possible she had a miscommunication in Zurich but that´s on her because she shouldn´t expect the entire world to speak English just so she can look at purses.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: tusker, 8/9/2013 2:32:54 PM     (No. 9466213)

Yet another 3.50 looking for, or creating where none exists, trouble.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 8/9/2013 3:41:10 PM     (No. 9466305)

Oprah tells sad, tragic, victim stories for a living. It is her stock & trade. I think she told this story just to get publicity for herself & her new movie & also to brag that she travels to Switzerland & has the means to buy a very over-priced purse. OK, Oprah, you´ve made it big, your life has been hard & tragic & nobody knows the trouble you´ve seen. You still don´t impress me. Side note: I knew a girl in college who was from the Strasbourg area & her family owned a bar. They would not even serve blacks from the nearby military post. She didn´t like them & did not apologize for her feelings.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: lazyman, 8/9/2013 3:46:25 PM     (No. 9466315)

It just proves that a fat pig with no class and a billion dollars is still a fat pig.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/9/2013 4:15:33 PM     (No. 9466348)

She´s drumming up interest in a movie about race.

The director bragged about showing it to George H.W. and Barbara Bush, and crowed that "they hung their heads." Totally oblivious to the fact that President Bush´s father was a senator who voted for the civil rights bill and was active in the United Negro College Fund.

I´ll be skipping it.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/9/2013 10:34:45 PM     (No. 9466771)

Oprah did this on purpose...making certain racism is on the front burner for that cowardly conversation Holder so badly wanted...racist propaganda by the race pimps....

.Oprah is just another back liberation theology Marxist Racist from reverend wrights church of perversions...

Stuff it Oprah...you´re done and cooked and your reputation is shot...blacks will never be trusted in high office again...Obama´s people have destroyed 50 years of good will.and special benefits...Affirmative Action is not equal justice...it is an extra helping not afforded all equal men..none are more equal under the constitution ...it´s a corruption of equality

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Reply 66 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/10/2013 3:05:15 AM     (No. 9466903)

If this happened once upon a time, why is she bringing it up now ? New movie or is she on the same page as Zippy and his ´it happened to me too´ victim story ?

Face it O, it´s all downhill from here.

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for day four of ten Down Under
Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English & Nathan Klein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 11:05:34 PM     Post Reply
´Do you fancy jumping in the back?´ These were Prince William´s smooth words to Kate as the pair inspected the Super Hornets at Amberley Air Base shortly after touching down in Brisbane this morning. The pair is touring No 1 Squadron at the base - which is the first Super Hornet squadron outside the US. It´s a plane William won´t have flown himself in the UK - but he wasted no time stepping into the flight seat, while Kate watched on. He then stepped into the back seat - where the weapons are controlled, allowing Kate to take the pilot´s

Korea ferry accident: Bodies found
trapped inside sunken ferry
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:39:56 PM     Post Reply
MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea — Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin on Saturday but were unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours after the ship´s captain was arrested. The ferry, carrying 476 passengers, many of them schoolchildren, and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Some 174 people have been rescued and hopes were fading for those still missing. The divers saw the bodies in a submerged cabin where many of the children

U.S. barbecues grow pricier as
beef, pork reach record highs
Reuters, by Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:30:31 PM     Post Reply
With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen wanted to grill some burgers outside for a group of family and friends. When she got to the meat aisle at her local Jewel-Osco supermarket, a case of sticker shock made her change the menu: extra lean ground beef was $4.99 a pound. "Five adults, four teenagers, that´s a lot of hamburger to buy," said Anderssen, a 42-year-old mother of two who works as an office manager. She bought chicken instead for $2.99 a pound. Retail beef and pork prices reached all-time highs last month, according to Bill Hahn, agricultural

Parents and kids don’t want
Michelle Obama at HS graduation
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:24:53 PM     Post Reply
TOPEKA, Kan. — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was

GOP candidate ties his
opponent to Harry Reid
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:16:17 PM     Post Reply
Is Harry Reid unpopular enough to become an election issue for races nationally? A GOP incumbent in North Carolina is trying to find out. Stuart Rothenberg reports in his Roll Call blog: The 30-second spot, titled “Meddling,” accuses Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of “trying to fool Republican voters, meddling in our primary to get a weak opponent for Kay Hagan.” (Video) The North Carolina Senate race is rated Toss-up/Tilt Democrat by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call, in part, because of uncertainty in the GOP primary.

Dem consultants telling candidates
not to use the word ´recovery´
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:09:28 PM     Post Reply
Some advice for Democratic candidates from consultants: Don´t use the word "recovery" in your speeches. Associated Press: Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don´t talk about the economic recovery. It´s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn´t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face." In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

´Bitter´ Hank Aaron ´Fed Up´
Readers Took KKK Quotes Out of
Context, Was Referring to ´CEOs,
Corporate America´
Breitbart Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:33:57 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron is reportedly "upset" and "bitter" because he feels that readers -- not the reporter who wrote the story -- took his comments that implied those who opposed President Barack Obama´s policies now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of KKK hoods out of context. And the reporter who wrote the story is claiming Aaron should not have to apologize for something he never said because Aaron was talking about CEOs, American society, and corporate America and not referring to a political party. Last week, in a story that appeared the day before Aaron was honored

Bryan Singer Drops Out of DC
´Creativity Conference´ With
Joe Biden (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:51:55 PM     Post Reply
The "X-Men" director, who is accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy, is no longer set to appear at the May 2 conference along with the vice president, a source tells THR. Beleaguered X-Men director Bryan Singer has dropped out of an upcoming “Creativity Conference” in Washington, a source tells THR. The filmmaker, who is being sued by a 31-year-old man who alleges Singer sexually abused him in the late 1990s, was scheduled to appear along with Vice President Joe Biden at the conference, which is being co-sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft and ABC News as

Amy Kremer Resigns from
Tea Party Express
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:46:20 PM     Post Reply
Amy Kremer, one of the original Tea Party activists who participated in the February 20, 2009 call that launched the movement and played a key role as scheduler of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies, resigned on Friday as chairman of Tea Party Express, a position which she has held since the summer of 2009. Tea Party Express, a political action committee known for its national bus tours, was one of the first national organizations to successfully raise money through appeals to Tea Party supporters and activists. The group played a significant role in helping Tea Party

Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into
law, but says he won´t enforce it
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:10:21 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won´t enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress´s concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement.



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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one


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