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    Default Envy is an ugly thing...

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/oprah/2009..._greatest.html

    I think this is great, but the commenters are fucking hilarious.

    I bet that there are some food banks in Chicago that could have made better use of that money.
    I agree with many responders, that traveling with co-workers makes it business for 10-14 days for the employee. And it is showtime for the family members. And yes, taxes will have to be paid on it in 2010, and there is a possibility that some of the expenses were comped b/c she is Oprah and this is great advertisement for the selected cruise line. However, in this economy, the percentage of people that have a job, much less the percentage that can take a vacation (overseas or domestically) is shrinking. Ergo, I wish them a wonderful trip. Although I would much rather fly. Just ended my Alaskan Cruise and ships aren't my thing. I will stick to traveling by flight so I can get to where I am going.
    It really is pitiful when someone has to buy friendship.
    Oh PUh-Leeze, on a pro rated cost basis this would be like your boss taking you to 6 Flags for the day.

    Nice touch, but have heard shes a real demanding, prejudicial (for her own type), simple and closed minded auger to actually work for. Pays well, but her "peoples" work day and night while she simply shows up for "make up and reading practice".

    Other than that, have a nice time...probably have a better time if she wasnt on board.

    As Phil Donahue once became old school and paved the way for the Large O, its time now she realize shes old school and make way for an up and coming person (not black female, but open to all classes, races, genders, ages).

    I have nutin.

    I am a black, proud woman. Oprah is a sell-out.

    Her staff ain't black. Her talk ain't black. She no live in black hood. She ain't a sista.

    Uncle Tom meet Aunt Oprah.
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    well most people envy the rich when they are poor, but forget the poor when they are rich.. how bout you?

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    Isn't she free to do whatever she wants with her money, especially considering that she already is one of america's top philanthrophists?

    There's a lot of things that one could justifiably criticize Oprah about, but this really isn't one of them.

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    I have nutin.

    I am a black, proud woman. Oprah is a sell-out.

    Her staff ain't black. Her talk ain't black. She no live in black hood. She ain't a sista.

    Uncle Tom meet Aunt Oprah.
    I laughed so hard at the last line. So many of these people are probably partially responsible for her fortune though.


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    I agree she is extremely generous, but i'd preffer if she could be a little more discrete about it, otherwise (as in this case) she will have a lot of idiots making stupid remarks about how she supposedly flaunts her wealthiness.

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    Shes not flaunting it by buying thirty yachts and sailing up the hudson... shes giving the shit away to her employees! Thats the best way to flaunt wealth imho...


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    great..maybe she can give them all coupons for free KFC while on the cruise..
    I didn't know if this was insulting Oprah or her employees, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    Shes not flaunting it by buying thirty yachts and sailing up the hudson... shes giving the shit away to her employees! Thats the best way to flaunt wealth imho...
    Tossing money at people isn't really flaunting your wealth. Flaunting your wealth is what I'd do if I were ridiculously rich, and this isn't even close.

    Hell, if I had the money and wanted to show it, I'd commission a small fleet of ships of the line, then sail up the Hudson while surrounded by beautiful women and sipping vintage Dom Perignon. This would certainly be the most effective way to flaunt your wealth.


    ... Jesus, it probably is a good thing that I'm not rich.

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    no no.. the best way to flaunting your wealth is to buy and island.. cover it with amazing babes. let them worship you.. make a live tv show on your own station about it that has a title that say "bet none of you got lives like mine?" and then do what you say, with the ships and all (still on live tv)
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    Or you can go windsurfing with a naked model on your back.

 

 

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