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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 06:54 PM
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Oprah is so amazing... on today's show she had an audience
consisting of selfless people who volunteered their help during
the Katrina disaster. They thought they were asked on the show
to talk about their experiences. Turns out they were asked on so
that Oprah could give gifts for every one of them to show her
appreciation for what these heroes did. It was very inspiring. Oprah
said, "We can't repay you but we can celebrate you!"

Thank you, Oprah, for being you!!

:kick:
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 06:58 PM
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1. I like Oprah
I never watch her show anymore. I'm not around at that time. But, I've enjoyed her shows for years. She's a good woman. The audience goes nuts when she gives away stuff or when she has some male star like John Travolta on, lol. I get a kick out of that. :)
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:38 PM
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13. I never got the chance to watch her show before-- I was never
around. Now that I am, I find I watch it (nearly) every day.
It's always something different. Sometimes it's deadly serious,
other times it's light-hearted. There's no danger of that show
falling into a rut!!

Many times (like today), I find myself getting quite emotional.
I salute her for saluting the heroes of Katrina!!

:patriot:

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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 10:56 PM
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23. oh yeah definitely
It's an interesting show always. She really hits the emotional chord well. Secret: a few times her show made me cry, once when the military awarded Indian author Sherman Alexie the "Purple Hearts" that his grandfather had received in war, but had lost and had trouble getting replaced, and another when they had a tribute to the little Muscular Dystrophy ambassador and poet, Mattie Stepanek, who had just died at the age of thirteen. The whole cast of Ladder 49 was on that day and they were all howling in tears, especially John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix, even some regular firemen were crying. It was wild. Oprah knows how to jerk those tears. :)
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wiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:02 PM
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2. An Important Leader for this country
I watch Oprah re-runs at night. The piece she did on child trafficking and prostitution was incredible. I'd trade just about any current Senator for her. If Oprah endorses the next presidential nominee, he or she will win.
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TrueAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:09 PM
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3. Oprah is going on Letterman
on December 1st.

It will be her first appearance on the Letterman Show on CBS. She was on his NBC Show twice.

Apparently she didn't like Letterman's fat jokes.
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:35 PM
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10. Good for her!
It's about time that they buried the hatchet. Should be a fun interview.
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Medium Baby Jesus Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:10 PM
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4. I'm still looking for a rainbow party! nt
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:11 PM
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5. Was a good show...
I was turned off of Oprah after she helped get Arnie into office here in CA but I have given her a second chance after some of her excellent shows relating to Katrina. It was nice to see some deserving people get something for a change...Cheers to Oprah! :thumbsup:
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:30 PM
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7. I was disappointed to hear she backed AhNo...
Edited on Mon Nov-21-05 07:31 PM by ailsagirl
but I bet you anything she wouldn't have done it had she
known what a blockhead he turned out to be. How could it
be otherwise?

Oprah is a very fair, generous, compassionate, and
genuine person-- and AhNo? He's a despicable, miserable
little piece of crap. I just can't see her continuing to
support him. She probably thought:

Maria Shriver = Kennedy

(Still can't fathom why Maria took off with a repuke...)

(Her brothers hate him)
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 08:42 PM
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16. She didn't outright back him
but she humanized him by having him and Maria on and she never gave equal time to Governor Davis. Oprah gave the reason that she was personal friends with Maria, I can see that but it gave Arnie a real political boost. I bet she is real sorry now that she had the guy on, I think she did it as a favor to Maria.
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 09:36 PM
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19. Thanks for the clarification-- I'm glad to know she didn't outright
back him.

Wonder if she's still friends with Maria? If so, that
would be one landmine of a friendship!

:eyes:
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:17 PM
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6. Oprah helped create "Dr. Phil." I'll never forgive her for it. (n/t)
Flem.
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:33 PM
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9. I've only watched a little of Dr. Phil-- it sure beats SOME of the
Edited on Mon Nov-21-05 07:34 PM by ailsagirl
daytime talk shows that are on!! Is it Maury Pauvich where
the audience goes ballistic and screams and yells at the
guests (who bare their most intimate secrets)?

Now that I find appalling.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:38 PM
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12. Maybe she feels like
Dr Frankenstein?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:32 PM
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8. A real class act for real class people
People do have a good heart.
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 07:35 PM
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11. Oprah makes it look so easy...
Though I know she's worked her tail off to get where she is.
She DESERVES everything she gets in life. She's incredible.

And she has one of the biggest, kindest hearts out there!!

:)
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 09:42 PM
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21. Ya know I never hardly ever watch her, and I think I should now and then.
She's great.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 08:36 PM
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14. Oprah is truly amazing.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 08:39 PM
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15. It was nice to see that so many people
Put their own lives aside and did what was right for someone else. From the woman who quit her job to the man who sold his World Series tickets to go down and help the victims, it was just very encouraging to see good people in action.
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sepia_steel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 08:43 PM
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17. Thank you volunteers!
But why didn't she give gifts to the victims instead, or have them in the audience as well?
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 09:48 PM
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22. I bet she donated hugely to the Katrina relief fund(s)
Edited on Mon Nov-21-05 10:00 PM by ailsagirl
Knowing what I do about her...

Link to today's show

http://www2.oprah.com/tows/slide/200511/20051121/slide_...
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-05 12:37 AM
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29. On today's show she gave 50 families who lost everything in the
hurricane new houses. That's just the first 50 families. She donated 10 million of her own money and I believe she said her Angel Network had received 5 million to build the houses. Oprah's a real saint in my book. It has also been hinted in the news today that she may back Hillary for president; not sure how I feel about that, but if Oprah backs her, I bet she wins.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 08:45 PM
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18. I love Oprah!
I would donate to her before I would people like Pat Robertson.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 10:58 PM
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24. you are only supporting the terrorists when you say things
like that. For shame! :)
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 09:42 PM
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20. She ought to run for prez... she'd win in a heartbeat
(Diebold or no Diebold)

She's so tremendously popular
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Halliburton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 11:03 PM
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25. some racist is supposed to be on tomorrow
she was about to kick his ass on the previews
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 02:05 AM
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26. Yeah, I want to see that
I hope she reams him out but good. :evilgrin:
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 12:16 PM
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27. I plan on watching it!! The preview looked interesting, though it
Edited on Tue Nov-22-05 12:17 PM by ailsagirl
may be he's so obnoxious I won't be able to tolerate watching
the program today. Listening to that kind of guff makes me react
as though I'm hearing fingernails on a blackboard.

Maybe he's seen the light?
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-05 10:57 PM
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28. I heard today that Oprah donated $10 million for Katrina victims
and that she has a registry on her website that people
used to donate gifts and that another $5 million was
raised for furnishings for new homes that are being
build (in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity).

She is an angel!!
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-05 12:58 AM
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30. CAREFUL...Oprah is BLUE to the core!
Say what you will about tax breaks, self-promotion marketing, etc. She truly is one of the few that BELIEVES that her status allows her to bring issues to light that will LIFT UP others.

In many ways, Oprah is a victim of her own success. People ask her motivations and time and time again, it is to lift people up...not for her own personal IRA. That she ends up with a personal benfit from her actions is not an evil, she's Republican type of conspiracy!

I have to seriously wonder about the accusations sometimes...There's always been a core value in me that the giving toward others will bring rewards. They may not be the headlines and awards. I don't seek those. Just the knowledge that it happens is enough. And I trust, when it happens, that those who have received will pass on and encourage the same for the good of society.

But, what if I had a mouthpiece? Would I be criticized and under the same scrutinity? If I had the means to empower others, expecting only that they do the same given only a fraction of my ability...would I be doing it to enhance my bank account? The answer is a simple, NO!

I'm so tired of people piling on others who have been successful and DO have the means AND WORDK TOWARD trying to do good for the lesser among us! At some point, we have to stop eating our own!!!
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