Oprah's trip a waste of many things. Yet we pay and it's none of our business

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    Dec 05, 2010 9:14 PM GMT
    So Oprah's coming to town down under, but whoop_di_do.

    I know she big, and sure she is worth billions. But we've paid ( the aussie and Australian taxpayers)paid millions in tax payers cash to get the Queen of America Talk to our shores, not including the cost of of her thoroughly royal treatment on a private jet with police escorts, security details and road closers, but I'm sure unlike another in this case half African American she will show up.

    So why are we footing the bill? When one was to first hear about this I thought Oprah was paying for this herself out of her billions to also bring down 300 of her fans too. I mean, it's not that she is short of a green back to cover the expense.

    And we can forget about an Oprah led tourism boom with the USA's economy in the toilet her fans barley pay their mortgages, let alone jump on the next Qantas jet. The best we can hope for is that her US fans learn the diffrence between our country and Austria.
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    Dec 05, 2010 9:30 PM GMT
    "Waste"
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:04 PM GMT
    Absolutely it's a wast It's costing the tax payers of my State something like 3 million, just for her to stop over night, and to think what rural schools could of done with a slice of that.

    Bur brand Oprah stands to make millions from this trip,and we're paying. I guess thats why she has the big bucks and we don't.
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said"Waste"
    English is not her(auntie) first language..
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidAbsolutely it's a waite. It's costing the tax payers of my State something like 3 million, just for her to stop over night, and to think what rural schools could of done with a slice of that.

    Bur brand Oprah stands to make millions from this trip,and we're paying. I guess thats why she has the big bucks and we don't.
    Have another pint,mate.
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    And of course it's big news that it's the first time her show has gone outside of America, world breaking in fact; news that is.
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    Dec 05, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    Her show is broadcast in what...145 countries? That's a large pool of potential tourists.

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    Dec 05, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidAnd we can forget about an Oprah led tourism boom with the USA's economy in the toilet her fans barley pay their mortgages, let alone jump on the next Qantas jet. The best we can hope for is that her US fans learn the diffrence between our country and Austria.



    Her fans are paying their mortgage with barley? The mind is a terrible thing to waist.

    Would Pattison be having the same rant if it was Limbaugh or O'Reilly coming to Australia?




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    Dec 05, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said"Waste"


    Forgive one, I just seen my typo, but then one has never put myself up on a pedestal, because I think I'm perfect. But if we are talking Oprah we are talking a big waist not matter whaticon_lol.gif
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    Dec 05, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    One thing about Oprah- on Jan 1st Discovery Health Channel becomes the Oprah Winfrey Network. I hope this is not an end to the great DHC television show, '"I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant." It would be such a shame to lose that gem.
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    Dec 05, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    Look another thread that is bringing the pack of wolves out. It is gratifying though to be secure enough in ones self to be able to stand up to the pack, and not go running, as they want one too, because they want to live in an environment where they can fool themselves that everyone thinks like them, a common trait of many homosexuals and bisexuals, that live in inner city gay ghettos.

    Sorry Oprah we got off you for a moment, but maybe you could do a show on this. You yourself a democrat who has learned to relish the republican lifestyle.

    And of course anyone who is in the know, knows that if all some-one has to bring another down, is to pick on them for their weight, or looks or age, really have nothing tangible at all. One ponders how many of these wolves have screamed like a wet cat, just because someone was too try to bring them down just because they are a homosexual, pure or not.

    Put one must admit if Ms oprah was to of funded this trip out of her own funds, I myself would of been there to roll out the red carpet.
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    Dec 06, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    Having Oprah will probably be a huge boost to the Oz tourism industry. Similar happened here this past summer when the govt of PEI, that's Prince Edward Island, a province in Canada and the "home of Anne of Green Gables, paid big big money to get Regis and Kelly to shoot a weeks worth of episodes there. Cheap advertising in the long run because it will be seen by millions and millions and millions of US and Canadian viewers.
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    Dec 06, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidher fans barley pay their mortgages,


    Oprah's fans are barley farmers?

    I never knew that!
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    Dec 06, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidLook another thread that is bringing the pack of wolves out. It is gratifying though to be secure enough in ones self to be able to stand up to the pack, and not go running, as they want one too, because they want to live in an environment where they can fool themselves that everyone thinks like them, a common trait of many homosexuals and bisexuals, that live in inner city gay ghettos.

    Sorry Oprah we go off you for a moment, but maybe you could do a show on this. you yourself a democrat who has learned to realise the republican lifestyle.

    And of course anyone who is in the know, knows that if all some-one has to bring another down, is to pick on them for their weight, or looks or age, really have nothing tangible at all. One ponders how many of these wolves have screamed like a wet cat, just because someone was too try to bring them down just because they are a homosexual, pure or not.

    Put one must admit if ms oprah was to of funded this trip out of her own funds, I myself would of been there to roll out the red carpet.


    And yet you're the one who put Oprah down because of her size.

    You're a hypocrite,

    Plus, you mangle the language with every post.

    Don't you read what you write before clicking the "submit" button?

    Or do you just not know any better?
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    Dec 06, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    Bottomboi said
    True_blue_aussie said but I'm sure like another in this case half African American she will show up..


    What does even that mean?


    It means it's time to up Aussie's dosage.
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    Dec 06, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    Hum. Odd. Oprah has one Gulfstream IV owned via Harpo. True, it does not have the range of an Airbus A380, but she can jump to Honolulu and on across the Pacific to get there.

    Even if she flies a chartered A340, the production company in Australia should cover that cost or Harpo.

    What is your detail source for these expenditures?
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    Dec 06, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    conservativejock saidWhat is your detail source for these expenditures?


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    Dec 06, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    I think it's funny the homocons are criticizing Oprah for stimulating the economy. Guess she should know her place huh?
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    Dec 06, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI think it's funny the homocons are criticizing Oprah for stimulating the economy. Guess she should know her place huh?


    Consider the source, DDA.
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    Dec 06, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidI think it's funny the homocons are criticizing Oprah for stimulating the economy. Guess she should know her place huh?
    Matey our economy has not been in the toilet like the US. The only person to really benifit from this, will be brand Oprah! But.....then it has also been reported that Oprah has taken money for sex too.
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    Dec 06, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
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    conservativejock saidWhat is your detail source for these expenditures?


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    Sunshine you read that book from front to back, if you have not already, as you are the one with many unresolved issues, who feel a need to stalk and abuse anything that looks like it is leaning to the right, thus has a diffrent political view and all over view than you; stinks of insecurities to me. One can just see you demanding free speech, then when your dictator is in power free speech will be the first thing to go. One believes even Ms O is very controlling too,did any one read Kitty Kelly's book?

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    Dec 06, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    Bottomboi said
    True_blue_aussie said but I'm sure like another in this case half African American she will show up..


    What does even that mean?


    It means it's time to up Aussie's dosage.


    Darling let one help you with "your" limitations. Your President Obama is mixed race, thus half African American, as one of his parents, and grandparents was white. He has cost the Aussie and Australian tax payers millions, on preparation for his visit{s], as well the inconvenience of the people of Sydney by having street closure, and lock down, and he has not showing up, more than once, and we are still asking where the bloody hell are ya mate?

    But I'm sure brand Oprah will show up, with all the security of a US president! Why the paranoia? Why should I be helping to fund to cater to her insecurities.
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    Dec 06, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    True_blue_aussie saidher fans barley pay their mortgages,


    Oprah's fans are barley farmers?

    I never knew that!


    No in fact most of them are desperate housewives.

    Tell ya what when you become perfect, and deal with your many unresolved issues, I'll take the time to edit my posts, but then It still want help you with you limitations; now will it. Maybe daddy was busy dealing with things.
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    Dec 06, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]True_blue_aussie said[/cite But.....then it has also been reported that Oprah has taken money for sex too.[/quote]

    You care to cite a reliable source for this, Olivia?
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    Dec 07, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    Miss Oprah's 300 fans have landed in Sydney, and now invade the streets. Oprah will fly in tomorrow on a private jet: what she could not get a seat on one of the two jumbos that have already landed? She does not care about her foot print on the earth, now does she.

    Will report more in a few days, as I'm giving myself a trip away for a few day, good thing is us Aussie can afford to just get on a Quotas jet, for a wee trip.