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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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Chile as helicopters, airplanes and
firefighters struggle to contain wildfires
that have killed 15, devastated
2,000 homes and left 8,000 homeless
Daily Mail (UK), by Tara Brady    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 4:44:42 AM     Post Reply
Helicopters, airplanes and firefighters have been struggling to contain wildfires that have killed 15 people, devastated more than 2,000 homes and left 8,000 homeless in Valparaiso, Chile. A 15th body was found today and the toll of destroyed homes has risen to more than 2,150. As smoke rose from smoldering ruins all over the picturesque coastal city, many compared the scene to Dante´s inferno. Scroll down for video - Some people made their way home after days without sleep, only to discover ruins. The fires, so hot they created their own fierce winds, consumed a few entire neighborhoods. In other

Doesn´t the first lady look
pretty! Patient Mrs Obama lets
kids plaster stickers on her
face as she visits military families
Associated Press & Daily Mail UK, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 4:37:46 AM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama took the first family´s dogs Sunny and Bo along as she visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday. During the visit, Mrs Obama said she wanted to shine a light on military families who are her heroes and the medical facility that treats them. The first lady visited the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as families decorated Easter cards. She thanked the Fisher House for providing military families with ´a home away from home´ during tough times. The foundation gives free temporary housing to military and veterans´ families

Bill Clinton May Cheat On His
Diet — But Vegans Love Him
ABC News, by Erin Dooley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:20:56 PM     Post Reply
Bill Clinton is cheating — on his vegan diet. Clinton’s doctor let the secret out in New York Times that sometimes the former president cheats on his healthy diet. But two of the nation’s leading vegan and vegetarian organizations say they’re willing to give Clinton a pass since he is mostly adhering to the tenants of the diet. Why does Clinton continue to call himself a vegan? “There is some latitude … he is primarily a vegan,” said Len Torine, Executive Director of the American Vegetarian Association. “Whatever amount of vegan you are, I support it. I support him. He’s

Putin Asks Obama To
Prevent Ukraine Bloodshed
Sky News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:09:21 PM     Post Reply
Russia has asked the United States to use its influence to prevent bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, as Kiev threatened a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to remove separatists from government buildings. Russian President Vladimir Putin made the appeal during a phone conversation with US President Barack Obama, in which the Kremlin said the two leaders discussed the escalating unrest. The Kremlin said the Russian president also rejected Western claims that Moscow is behind attacks on government buildings, saying they were "based on unfounded information." Earlier Mr Putin´s spokesman said Russia had received several

Little-Known Legal Challenge
That Could Torpedo Obamacare
ABC News, by Ariane de Vogue    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 10:56:28 PM     Post Reply
While the Supreme Court considers one challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal appeals court located just blocks away is contemplating a separate challenge that could have much more dire consequences for the future of the law. “What you’re asking for is to destroy the individual mandate, which guts the statute,” Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said to an attorney representing the challengers during a hearing on March 25. The case — Halbig vs. Sebelius — was heard by Edwards and two other judges and

Brit Hume: Notion GOP Won´t
Repeal ObamaCare ´One of the
Silliest´ Arguments
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 10:51:51 PM     Post Reply
(Video) On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, network senior political analyst Brit Hume dismissed the idea that Republicans wouldn’t have the stomach to repeal ObamaCare. “In a town never short of silly arguments, one of the silliest is the debate over Republicans will ever be able or even willing to repeal ObamaCare,” he said. “The truth is when and if the GOP is in a position to work its will on health care, the question of repeal versus replace will be little more than a parliamentary detail. That is to say that a massive revision of the

James Zogby: Democrats Must
Not Ignore European, Mediterranean
Ethnic Voters
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 10:45:26 PM     Post Reply
Arab American Institute President and Democrat strategist James Zogby has a warning for the Democrat Party. He feels his party is losing the vote of Americans of European and Mediterranean descent – and they´d better get it back. Zogby is especially worried about losing ground in the important states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania – all states with a large contingent of voters with "European/Mediterranean" lineage. He thinks that these states could help Democrats with the close margin we have seen for years in American election results but only if Democrats don´t ignore these voters. In his op-ed, Zogby

CBO Issues Dire Debt
Warning of ´Fiscal Crisis´
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 6:36:14 PM     Post Reply
New figures by the Congressional Budget Office released on Monday reveal that over the next 10 years the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio will double to 78%. Over the last four decades America´s average debt-to-GDP ratio was 39%. At the end of 2007, federal debt was just 35% of GDP. The CBO report says gross federal debt will soar from $17.7 trillion to $27 trillion over the next ten years. CBO warned of the dire consequences the nation´s debt will have if gone unchecked. "Such high and rising debt would have serious negative consequences," says the report. "Federal spending on interest payments

Maryland Grocery Store Forced
to Cut Hours Due to Obamacare
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 6:02:38 PM     Post Reply
A well-loved Maryland supermarket is being forced to limit the amount of full time workers they hire because of the harsh mandates imposed by Obamacare. Snider’s Superfoods, family owned and operated since 1946, says that they will not be hiring any new baggers or cashiers in order to avoid the 50 worker threshold, which under the new Obamacare stipulations, would require that they provide health insurance if they employ 50 or more full time workers. Kevin Kuhlman, Manager of Legislative Affairs at the National Federation of Independent Businesses, explained employers’ financially motivated decision not to hire more workers to avoid the

Jay Carney: No timetable for
releasing information about
Obamacare sign-ups
Washington Examiner (DC), by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 5:52:26 PM     Post Reply
White House spokesman Jay Carney said he doesn´t know when the administration plans to release more information about the 7.5 million Americans who signed up for Obamacare on the federal exchanges by the March 31 deadline. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services “are working to crunch the numbers and assess the data and collect it in a way that provides as much information as possible,” he said Monday during his daily briefing with reporters. “I don´t have a timetable for when that would happen,” he added. Carney also noted that the

Congressmen have questions
for Holder in Jill Kelley leak
Tampa Tribune [FL], by Howard Altman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 5:18:07 PM     Post Reply
Jill Kelley, whose complaint about cyberstalking led to the discovery of a CIA sex scandal, said she is grateful for support being shown by two Republican congressmen upset that the Justice Department won’t investigate who leaked her name to the media. “I am honored that Congress is demanding accountability so that my family’s unwarranted tragedy will bring forth tougher penalties, more sanctions and newer policies in the hope that other victims of a crime will not be dissuaded or afraid to trust our government,” she said in a statement emailed Monday to The Tampa Tribune. Kelley became an international icon



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Chelsea Clinton no longer
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Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

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You´re in denial if
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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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