Not as strong a finish as I expected. A laugh track should have been included.
All LieStrong did was keep using "the cancer shield", "his kids", "his mom",
And even the scorned ex-wife as reasons why he should be forgiven.
He actually said that USADA was LYING about his attempting to bribe them.
LieStrong, you have ZERO credibility at this point.
The fake tears were also unimpressive, Luke change your last name to "Skywalker".
Luke Skywalker defeated his evil father Darth Vader Armstrong & became a hero!
Most amazing part was he stated he would be "apoplectic" if his kids acted like him.
That had to be a "coaching" talking point, as that word use is not his usual wording at all.
He must mean the twitpic bit was too childish for actual children..as opposed to him.
LiveWrong/CheatStrong what is the moral here: it is that liars lie, cheaters cheat, you
Will never be anything other than a narcissistic sociopath. Anna, he is sleeping with
The therapist, bet you anything she is a young blonde. LieStrong has a pattern of behavior.
Goodnight & good luck (to the kids, they are going to need it even more after this...)
Wish the ending had more kick: like a kick to his remaining ball, with a bitchslap.
SPECIAL NOTE TO DELUSIONAL DRUNKEN FRIEND OF ALL MAYORS OF O.C. :
I urge you to get the help you need. I went to college at age 16 & finished in 2.5 years despite having to drop out for a semester due to mononucleosis.
Your imagined time frame is hilariously off as I then began law school at age 19. Obviously, I was the youngest person in my class. I became engaged (considering your alleged familiarity with the area) to a fellow class member referred to as a "FFW". He was the reason why I applied to be a summer police officer.
He drove me to the interview & can certainly vouch for the veracity of the events. I broke off the engagement not because of any flaw related to his fine moral character, appeal or intelligence. The sole reason was I felt I was too young to make such a serious commitment.
Feel free when you are sober or sufficiently stabilized with psychiatric medication to ask him any questions. He recently retired as the Federal Magistrate for The Eastern Shore. Being so very knowledgeable, you are certainly aware of his name.
Most likely, if he feels you represent a danger to me he will order a 30 day evaluation as required by law. During that time perhaps one of your many "Mayors" will be relieved to know you are finally in custody: no longer a barfly.
You really should work towards sobriety as well as learn how to count. Only 2 people were awarded extra points for excellence in Constitutional Law. One was Andre Davis, now serving as Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: the other was me. His credentials are also equally available online. Although I have not seen Andre in years, dealing with crazies comes with the territory: once again should you approach he will have no difficulty with having you removed in handcuffs. You sound deranged, dumb as well as potentially dangerous.
(The wording of the viscous obscene harangue was minimized as Google does not permit the repetition of the degree of pornographic vulgarity in blogging accounts that are not restricted to those who certify that they are old enough to be exposed to such disgusting terms (one of which I had never even heard in my 19 years of life: I didn't even know what it meant.)
I also have a savvy female friend currently living in O.C. whose very attractive daughter worked at one of the local bars until a year or so ago. I feel certain the 2 of them can easily identify you as a constant nuisance, legend in your own mind as well as the sad messed up town drunk. Get some help. Don't bother with your threat/promise to following me on "Twitter". I'll know your identity very soon. Jealousy and rage fueled by liquor never ends well.
I had predicted that LiveWrong/CheatStrong was in for the fight of his life.
Oprah you made me proud: truly a great interview.
Oprah Winfrey (she was still Oprah Winfrey) & I first shared a stage during a week long celebration in 1983 as we had been selected by The Maryland Jaycees as "10 Outstanding Young Marylanders". Due to the Alphabet, we were seated next to each other. Back then, Oprah was the second half of WJZ-TV's "People Are Talking" along with Richard Sher, a morning interview show. We were both being honored for service to the Community.
Oprah, perhaps a reunion show is in order? The only other honoree I remember is Jan, the person who came up with the idea of the Vietnam War Memorial.
I got married, moved to Denver, Colorado. Gained 50lbs while pregnant.
Came back to Baltimore to continue working at the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office. Had lost 60 lbs so know one was sure I had really been pregnant.
Found out that Oprah Winfrey had also gained 50 lbs & now had her own show in Chicago. I kept on working as a Criminal Prosecutor with a kid & the bod that made our family the contest winners for "Ironman Kona's Most Typical Family".
I admit it, despite having no working television I went to my aging parents house to see if they had one that would broadcast the channel. I could not in good conscience NOT watch the action. As I predicted LiveWrong/CheatStrong is scoring badly in contrast to Oprah's jabs, parries & refusal to let him ramble on about his cancer. If this was a boxing contest, Oprah has already scored a TKO.
Just a quick mention of a few of my personal "favorite things":1) LieStrong actually said that his organized doping ring was not as bad as the 1 orchestrated by The East German Government in some other sports.
2) Good to know that he recognizes that his cheating/lying/doping were NOT a US government program.
3) Frightening realizing his idea of a comparison to what he did do was the brutal regime of Communist East Germany.
4) It really makes you wonder what kind of IQ produced such twisted thoughts, this can't be his lawyers talking.
5) In his remarks relating to his attacks on Betsy Andreu, all he denied was that he called her "fat".
6) Betsy is quite attractive & certainly neither fat nor ugly a troll or a liar.
7) I think he was anxious to deny the "fat" insult part quickly as Oprah is not exactly skinny.
8) Asked about his lawsuit against Emma O'Reilly, he denied remembering it: stating he sued people all the time.
9) That was just a bizarre response: I sue so many people I can't recall who or why anymore.
10) Such a blooper that I wonder what drugs he is on right now, and I mean that seriously.
11) From the previews, Oprah gets some more body blows into his remaining "ball" of lies in the next segment.
As Always ; M
Breast Cancer Survivor
I FIGHT LIKE HELL
I Hope This Gets Parodied on YouTube
Along With "Hitler's Downfall"
I was thrown off of Slowtwitch by Dan Empfield, fellow money maker & childhood bud of LieStrong.
I posted everywhere I could about LiveWrong/CheatStrong, Deadspin, too.
I felt that I was the perfect "1st responder" as I too "kicked cancer's ass".
And I knew way too much about cycling from the early years of the Original Ironman Kona.
Where I attended a week long Anniversary Event with my family promoted as the "special guests".
The humility, humbleness & just plain friendliness of Dave Scott & Mark Allen stood out in my mind.
(Those guys were so clean they didn't even serve booze at the afterparty.. which I would have enjoyed.)
Everytime I saw LieStrong I knew he was as Bill Gifford wrote back in 2009 in Slate, "JerkStrong".
As a Prosecutor who never lost a case, I can "read" motive as well as "personality disorders" on my own.
JerkStrong had every reason to use a "charm offensive" & yet he was always a snarling nasty SOB.
There is only one reason why anyone courting sponsors as well as public support acts in this manner.
He is unable to control his narcissitic counter productive behavior as he constantly fears exposure of the truth.
The best defense (as lawyers say) is a strong offense: LieStrong was all in on that concept.
Not capable of grasping that it was a failure as a strategy in the long run, this wasn't a single case.
It was a lifetime of achievement at stake: he needed to appear likeable, easy going, a family man.
Instead he systematically alienated every possible ally, friend, lover, wife, journalist: that is losing it all.
He has no ability to comprehend the consequences of his actions & I do not forsee his developing this skill now.
As Always ; M
Fan of Outside Magazine
Leader of The Internet War Against Lance
I FIGHT LIKE HELL
The Fight is back on Tonight. I'll be covering it as #Team Oprah. I predicted the takedown on Twitter. #Team Oprah
Oprah is renown for her failure at fitness as well as dieting, yet she is interviewing a man who through extreme fitness, a majorly complicated EPO blood doping scheme managed to bully as well as terrorize anyone who dared question his beyond belief, way over the top 7 Tour De France Titles. If you really know anything about cycling, it was always obvious that something very strange was going on in the US taxpayer funded US Postal Cycling Team.
My now ex-husband of 30 years decided while he was in Medical School to quit cigarettes & switch to running. A classmate named Frank Tonrey was instrumental in convincing him to make the change. While he enjoyed running, I also think he does experience that elusive "runner's high" that I have never personally felt. It began to become frustrating in that while you are sleeker, faster & so on, your lower body becomes muscular at the same time your upper body appears emaciated.
He was subscribing to every "runner" oriented magazine in search of tips to improve his times. He did his first marathon, The Marine Corps in 1982. At 6'3", his natural body frame is simply too tall to ever enter the elite world of successful marathoners. Runners need to be smaller as well as lighter to achieve the speed that wins races. You will never see anyone that height winning a 10k or a marathon at a major event or even a local one. Some people are born with superior genetic adaptations that make their bodies more prone to respond to exercise as well as being naturally faster than others.
My brother, who is 5'6" tall was a successful junior tennis player at age 12. He stuck with tennis all the way through college, despite that fact that his failure to grow to the height required to hit lightning fast serves meant he was never going to recapture the days of his early glory. You will not see professional tennis players winning grand slams at that height. You simply can't cover the court fast enough & you lack the leverage required to punish your opponent with your serve.
As playing tennis in Maryland requires utilizing courts, locating playing partners, paying for as well as scheduling indoor time during the cold months, he decided while in Medical school that despite never having run in high school or college; he would start racing as part of his fitness regime for fun. He had been committed to a self inspired rigorous fitness regime back in his days of Junior tennis. His concept had been that while I cannot be taller: I will be fitter, faster & stronger than my opponents.
This switch became a true annoyance to my husband who had been running for years now. At 5'6", my brother was- no matter how much my husband trained, a far superior runner as his lean small frame enabled him to immediately post faster times in 5 & 10k races. (At this point he had neither the desire nor inclination to add marathons due to time constraints.) Often showing up at the same races, my husband would seethe with fury as my brother sailed in "for fun" far ahead of him.
So my husband decided to switch tactics. He started looking into the just beginning world of the Ironman in Kona, Hawaii as a way out. By adding cycling & swimming, my brother would not be able to compete in those races. ( A good racing bike costs as much as a car.) New magazines began to arrive. His upper torso would benefit from swimming. He would be more muscular on top, more fit than ever.
"Triathlon", "Triathlete" were now mainstays along with the running magazines. The odd part to me was the magazines all were the same really. There was always an interview with a prior winner, a consultation with a nutritionist along with descriptions of past as well as upcoming events. (The nutrition part was in retrospect unintentionally funny as the concept of the best way to go in terms carb vs fat vs protein ratio kept changing.) I began to suspect that the real reason why Dave Scott & Mark Allen were so dominant wasn't because of the products they were endorsing: it was because they had won the genetic lottery. By training no harder than many of their competitors (which is not to say they weren't training hard- all they did was train); they had a natural advantage in terms of their physique.
You could visibly see this if you watched the competitions. The first guy out of the water was usually an Australian who had qualified for the Olympics in swimming. That physique would cause him to fall out of contention during the 112 mile bike segment as a shorter body with heavily muscular thighs was necessary to win. Europeans who in the winter were involved in speed skating would be the first off the bike. And then they too would be confronted with the problem of having a frame not built for speed in the 26.2 marathon. This allowed Dave Scott & Mark Allen to post the winning times as their bodies were built not to win the 1st two events, yet fast enough to stay in contention until the marathon. There, the race was won. The times they produced in the marathon were astonishing considering this was after finishing a 112 mile bike ride.
My husband longed to compete at Kona, back then the race was restricted heavily to allow a field that had qualified by placing in the top 3 in their age groups at a limited number of events. As hard as he trained, he was not able to beat out those whose height and body build gave them a superior advantage that no amount of training or diet restrictions could produce. Flipping through the magazines, I discovered that a possible opening had presented itself. In order to make the sport of The Ironman Kona more popular in the US, the then owners had announced a national search for a typical family without any prior athletic credentials (such as previously qualifying for the Olympics) that would be invited to an Anniversary Event not only to compete, but also to promote the sport as a sort of Ambassador of Inspiration for the "every man".
I thought about adding a photo that also showed how much we loved our dog, that just seemed like overkill. It would be untrue to state that I thought it was possible we would not be selected as the most "typical" nonprofessional athletic family in that while we were not "average" in any way: that was what made us the "winners". And as I had intended, we were not only selected to represent non qualifiers based on times that were too slow: we even got sponsored by several companies attracted by our appeal.
This was particularly embarrassing as the factually fastest contender in Maryland was an extremely talented young man named Troy Jacobson who we knew through the sport. He raced based on being faster then everyone else. In a very uncomfortable conversation he revealed to me how little sponsorship $$ he was receiving as well as publicity. Troy wanted to know how it was possible that we were now the Premier Family of The Ironman Kona. He appeared stricken by the news that I had pulled this off by selling qualities he lacked as a contender. (Troy is now "the Official Coach" of Ironman Kona, here is his website: http://www.coachtroy.com/)
He was unmarried, we had a blue eyed blond haired little boy. He worked in the sports industry, while we were saving lives. I specialized in prosecuting child molesters, sex offenders, rapists & killers. My husband was the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at a hospital. He wasn't fast enough to beat Troy in a race, that wasn't what the contest was about. It was a search for a family that would demonstrate that really attractive people with impressive occupations as well as a child still found time to train for The Ironman.
While we were in Kona for the week long Anniversary Event we had the opportunity to meet many of the people we had only read about. Emile de Soto, Dave Scott, Mark Allen, Paula Newby-Fraser. They had put up a museum like display of important figures in the history of the Ironman. While strolling through it I stopped & stared in shock. There was a section devoted to us, the "average family" that was involved in The Ironman Kona. It was surreal to say the least that we had somehow become as worthy of attention as the winners.
At the after party, I cannot praise the behavior & graciousness of the outstanding athletes who treated us with so much kindness. These people were so "clean", no alcohol was served despite the fact that I felt a little booze would have livened things up. That is the reason why, as briefly as possible I found the Shame of Texas, Lance Armstrong so obnoxious by comparison. It was clear to me from the beginning due to issues involving drafting as well as "team work"; stages that were on mountains as well as flat surfaces: that he was cheating, unlike the people I had admired.
Putting this in basic terms, The Tour de France consists of stages, some in the mountains, some on flat surfaces. While there are cyclists who excel on rocky surfaces, as well as those who thrive on the flat circle at the end: it was impossible to imagine that a single rider was the best in the World at every stage, 7 times. And yet LieStrong was grabbing up those jerseys like a kid in a candy store. His idiotic Nike ads made no sense either; there he claimed he trained for as many as 6 hours a day as if that placed him in the upper end of effort. The heroes of Kona trained clean for more than 8 hours a day.
So there you have it in a brief summary. Why I always knew LieStrong could not have "won" 7 Tour de France Jerseys without cheating.
SHOCKING NEWS ARRIVES:
Nigerian philanthropist, fashion designer and oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija is beautiful, black & Grio Mag Says Also The Richest Black Woman In The World..
That has got to hurt, huh, Oprah? This woman is wonderful to behold, wow!
Now there is a Christmas Surprise Favorite Thing For Me To Celebrate After All: http://thegrio.com/2012/12/04/oprah-winfrey-may-no-longer-the-richest-black-woman-in-the-world/
Je suis enchanté de faire votre connaissance!
Merci beaucoup pour la lecture.
Je suis très reconnaissant que vous êtes intéressé:
Comme toujours ; M
I AM NEARLY IN TEARS OF LAUGHTER: OPRAH's FAV THINGs Hit People Mag 11/19
Another Late To The Game: Who Blames Them For Not Caring Anymore, Though?
Even People Magazine is tired of This Fat Rich Pain's Nonsense Aimed at Her Ratings:
"Last year we were slightly sad, feeling deprived of the wild screams & uncontrollable tears usually seen during Oprah Winfrey‘s “Favorite Things” episode" Really, I call that a win.
I broke this story to my Readers 1st, complete with photos & caustic commentary.
Of course, I actually know Oprah: so I have the inside track on all her crazy & there is a lot.
Oprah is at AGAIN: Making Sure Poor People Know She Is Superior To Them
AS HER OWN NETWORK CONTINUES TO BLEED RED INK IN CASH LOSSES
Several applications have been filed to trademark "Oprah’s Organics", which means Oprah is strictly organic these day & also you can't afford whatever this garbage is exactly: not for sale yet.
Please Follow Me on Twitter. https://twitter.com/MarcieWogan where you hear first.
Let your friends, know too. This free website needs followers. The more, the merrier.
Apparently there are not enough organic bath soaps, sunscreen, massage oils, hair products, as well as organic salad dressings, frozen vegetables, soups, beverages & snack dips available without the VIP designation from Oprah: this line will be so very exclusive.
It gets worse, as always: produced on her own plantation in Hawaii. The trademarks were filed for Oprah’s "farm" on Maui to enable her magnificent estate to grow & distribute produce on Maui as well as throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Well, I have not got a plantation/estate in Maui. I do have a discount card at Shoprite, though. Also there is a big sale at Loehmanns today. Isn't making The Poors feel miserable really regarding "organic" matters encroaching upon The Goopster's territory? Speak Up Now.
Gwyneth is The White Oprah, I feel a dramatic response is required from Goopster.
BREAKING NEWS: OWN STILL A FINANCIAL DISASTER, OPRAH FAILS AGAIN!!
Oprahs "OWN" Network is actually her 2nd attempt at "owning" a an entire panoply of programming. Massive Fail In Her Return Engagement, People ARE SICK OF OPRAH.
"These trademark filings come as Oprah’s TV venture with Discovery Communications, OWN, continues to lose money, although Discovery CFO Andrew Warren said in an investor conference call last week the most recent quarterly losses were noncash, related to higher marketing costs & content write-offs, & that Discovery expects OWN to break even next year." SURE & I WILL GET A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS WITH A SPARKLY MANE ADORNED IN DIAMONDS & GOLD
OPRAH is Coming to Canada:This News Is Rather Disconcerting, Depressing Really
In Efforts To Improve Ratings: Oprah will visit Calgary, Canada where people do not watch her anymore. Things are not going well at all, Canadians are sick of her, too.
"Kathi Sundstrom has never watched the Oprah Winfrey Show. Folks, this is not a misprint. “I confess that I may have stumbled upon it while channel surfing,” says the General Manager of Calgary’s Decidedly Jazz Danceworks troupe, “&seen a couple of minutes of an episode". Well, that is almost alarming, a quick glance is all anyone can endure at a time. http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Even+believers+deny+power+Oprah/7508347/story.html
Oprah Did Revive The Fav Things Swag Grab After a Two Year Hiatus, Looks Bad
A 2 hour extravaganza of HER FAVORITE THINGS !! Which Was Panned Everywhere
Lady Oprah, Saint of The Poors Will "Gift" military spouses for 2 hours with this stuff:
Nothing is more helpful than a $395 Metallic Pebbled Pink Tory Burch Leather Bag:
"I was strolling down Madison Avenue, minding my own business, when this metallic pebbled leather bag started calling to me from the Tory Burch store.
Guess it was meant to be." Oprah
The bag was "calling to Oprah". I know what it said, too.
If You Promote this in Your Magazine as well as Your Show, This Is Free Swag.
Rich People Love Free Swag, Cross Promotions, Using The Little People.
Oprah, military women have no place to wander around dressed in your fantasy life.
Promise You The White Oprah, Goop Must Surely Top This: Expect A Return Volley
Duck, cringe, run for cover. More later...List Is Amazing, Will Require Analysis
Readers please look at her list & tell me what you like best: Diamonds or Coach?
A "Coach" down jacket reasonably priced at only $458 is a Real Bargain.
Well, that does not include tax or shipping, but to Oprah that is just $500.
Oh no, she has dragged the Only Designer I like Into This: Michael Kors.
Naturally, it has to do with shoes. "Glam Studded High Tops", as if, really.
"Fancified sneakers": Oprah is still obsessed with shoes, apparently unaware that
The "in crowd" refers to them as "kicks" these days.
Making this even worse, she has brought the only designer I like into this:
Michael Kors. Why, Michael, Why? I actually own 1 item of Michael Kors, on sale.
"Heels are not my friend. So imagine my delight when I came across these ultracomfortable, metallic high-tops while shopping at Michael Kors's flagship store in Manhattan." Oprah (Only a $195 plus tax & shipping, quite the steal)
Let us take a look at what Oprah thinks would be a good fit on military spouses.
I was born on a military base, this does not fit in
BREAKING NEWS: MORE PROOF OPRAH'S LIST WAS NOT FAVORED BY OTHERS:
Wonders never cease: Oprah is on Twitter!!
So you can find out fascinating stuff like what movie she saw with Gayle today
Not sure if that is how I would "Live my Best Life"
If you are a sucker for punishment, here is her twitter site:
A sharp reader googled my email address & discovered something I didn't know:
1) Match found me so enticing that despite the fact that I "hid" my profile
2) Followed their instructions to "turn it off",
3) Haven't been on the site in months,
4) Match continues to use me as bait.
5) I just checked it out myself.
6) I would say it is unbelievable
7) An invasion of my privacy
8) A violation of the terms of the contract
9) And funny, too, proves my point...
Gone now, what a mess. Lulz are over.
Oprah is the same age as me. Who looks better, you decide.
She has all the bucks, I have my readers & a still hot hot profile.
Proof is out there.Talk about a sign, as in from above: I just went to the grocery store, because like you I have to shop for my own groceries, unlike Oprah. Guess what happened?
While I was waiting at the very fancy Shoprite Store (that is a joke), in line for the cash register, "O" The Magazine, fell off the side & hit me. (Imagine Oprah standing in line at a Shoprite, with her bundle of stuff on sale.) A smarter person would have pretended to be injured as opposed to offended & then filed a news grabbing "Lawsuit Against Oprah For Damages Inflicted". I am always to determined to do the right thing, even if it doesn't pay off in very large amounts of cash & jewelry.
I have never read her magazine, ever, but now I had to pick it up. And put in back in place because I am a very polite person. While searching the racks to determine the correct slot, I did actually skim the cover. Well, Oprah hasn't changed at all.
Oprah, You Look Fabulous!
Born The Same Year as Oprah
Note To CA, same "winning smile" as SK. Very Good Work....
Merci beaucoup pour la lecture.
Je suis très reconnaissant que vous êtes intéressé:
Comme toujours ; M
Let's see what I remember: Oprah is still telling you how to find your true purpose in life (hers was becoming the world's First & Only Black Female Billionaire, that is over now, enough already); along with how to deal with emotional over-eating. Now there is a topic she would certainly would be very familiar with, but no source of aid to her readers. Despite having a personal chef, a personal trainer, a personal therapist: Oprah is still chubby, or pleasantly plump or large figured, whatever you want to call it. The Battle of The Bulge may be the only front in which she still never conquers, unless you count that time she did some kind of liquid drink diet & was in Size 8 Calvin Klein Jeans for like a week. Another Big Reveal, I'm in a Size 8!
Newsflash to Oprah, I was in a size 2, Calvin Klein Jeans from Loehmann's. Well, it is nice to check back from time to time to see the scorecard. Oprah is very rich & she just hit me with "O" magazine while I was in line at the Shoprite with items that were on sale. Who is Winning? You decide. (Spellcheck down, will correct later, just thought this was too amazing to pass as a coincidence.)
To those who wrote questioning why Oprah has on Celebrity Guests
Members of the Church of That Strange Cult,
The answer is always ratings. For the full rundown:
This is Tony Ortega of The Village Voice is the journalist to consult.
Datalounge lurkers will be relieved to know that he is strictly twittering
These days as he is writing a book for those who wish to read in depth.
I first met renamed Oprah Winfrey (now known as simply Oprah) as a result of the success of a movie, featuring the then unknown, also renamed (original name was Mary Cathleen Collins), Bo Derek. The 1979 film titled "Ten" used that number system in which Bo Derek represented the perfect 10. In a world in which men are: no matter what they say, constantly evaluating females on the basis of their looks, someone with a dance background decided to open up an exercise facility in conjunction to the already existing more male oriented Nautilus weight machine arena & advertised it as "The Ten Factory".
To add the horror, the "Ten Factory" was encased in glass, so that men on their way to workout at the Nautilus machines could stare at the barely clad women being molded into "10s". When I say barely clad I am referring to the exercise attire of the day, which was not an ironic tee combined with yoga pants, it was skin tight mid thigh lycra shorts topped off with a thong leotard. To the extent that fashion is constantly being recycled, mini skirts, tie dye, peasant blouses: I pray that no one will ever revive thong leotards. There are some things that should never have existed & should never be inflicted upon the public again.
I was already a member of the Nautilus side, as my younger brother who was also my roommate at the time was always obsessed with fitness. It was his idea that in a 2 for 1 membership offer that I portray the role of the other victim. It worked out better than imagined as the owner eyed me over, told me flat out that I would be a positive addition as eye candy & let us join for half of the advertised price. He then in leaned in a little too close to murmur: I love what you are wearing, what is the name of that scent (he meant perfume, not clothes) & I said, it is called eau de sweat.
My brother was thrilled, I was not as pleased. He took over plotting out my fitness plan, while making witty remarks such as if you had any less weight on the stacks, all you would be doing is flapping the straps around. I was awesome at the non Nautilus roman chair thing, which is the only way to really rip your lower abs. I don't know why women are expected to have fabulous curves while also sporting no discernible body fat because that is something that rarely occurs, if ever in nature. Somehow I had managed to hit the trifecta in that area, but they kept upping the stakes. Every time you see a Hollywood natural beauty who says she never diets or exercises you are being conned.
So The Ten Factory arrived where women could do Jane Fonda like pelvic tilts while men leered through the glass & I met Oprah. She had come to Baltimore in 1976 with great hoopla as a co-anchor of the 6 o'clock news, which didn't work out & she was fired. I'll never forget the ad campaign announcing her arrival, "What's an Oprah?". It turned out that an Oprah was a person who was disliked by the older white male co-anchor, who was not aided by the way she was marketed & wasn't really suited for portraying a serious news reader, or as we call them in this country, news journalist.
People didn't know what to make of her thin credentials, if having been Miss Black Tennessee counts as proof of an interest in the journalism business or reporting the news from the field. She wasn't qualified for the job. Period. I know she tells all sorts of versions about what happened; the bottom line will always be the same, she was fired, she was not competent as a news anchor & she still was being paid due to her contract so they demoted her to a morning talk show. I think the idea was to humiliate Oprah so that she would quit, who wants to be the underling to Richard Sher on the not much watched "People Are Talking"?
As everyone now knows it turned out that while Oprah didn't want to be anything other than the star of her own show, as well as the star of your life-the "People Are Talking" gig gave her the opportunity to learn from an experienced talk show host how it is done. Richard Sher was most likely being paid a lot less than Oprah, because she was collecting the news anchor salary, but he didn't mind mentoring a mixed up young woman who blurted out personal things, moved off the official menu of questions by asking about stuff not authorized by the PR rep of the person promoting their latest project; or would tear up if the story presented was real sad and all.
To the extent that she now says that she wasn't overweight when she was in Baltimore, yet has also admitted to smoking crack with one of her paramours, that must be the crack talking. As in girl, you crack me up. There were 2 African American women who became members of "The Ten Factory", one of them was very chic, perfectly attired as well as quite svelte, so I thought she was the famous local celebrity Oprah. In fact, she was the wife of a famous football player who had been on the cover of Sports Illustrated 2 times. If she had run for the title of "Miss Black Tennessee", Oprah would have been a distant second.
In my coveted position as the Ten Factory member who was already a ten, Oprah began a relationship with me to discuss how it was that I had such a banging body as well as how it was that I had so many hot boyfriends, where I bought my clothes, & her side of every story. I think everyone also now knows she is an over sharer of TMI. Also, not so much a good listener as opposed to someone who likes to talk about herself. So I never really made much headway there, although I did try to give her masterful advice. (Hilarious reference to her "MasterClass" offerings.)
I pointed out that men evaluate you based upon your hotness level, body & face & you are addicted to fried chicken. There was a place that may still exist at Cross Keys where they sold fried chicken & Oprah must have been their biggest customer. You cannot be a voluptuous petite size that ranged from 0 to 2 if you are forever stuffing your face with fried chicken. It just doesn't work that way. I worked out hard to tighten up my abs while she was eating fatty fried stuff that had a high calorie count. Women's magazines always have that crazy mixed message, you know where they have a diet plan to lose 5 pounds in 5 days while also offering you recipes to make a chocolate cake that contains 10,000 calories of sugar, butter & sweet cocoa.
You cannot have it both ways, if you are going to eat hunks of yummy dessert after every meal then you are going to be fat; if you are going to lose 5 pounds in five days, you have just temporarily lost some water weight & it will return shortly. It isn't rocket science. There wasn't any magic involved as to why Oprah had a weight problem, she ate too much, exercised too little & was hopelessly addicted to 2 other things that didn't help: married men & shoes.
Oprah was not nearly as rich as she is now, but relative to me she was a millionaire. I had never seen anyone before or since who bought & wore so many expensive shoes & boots. The reason for that was most likely the high end shoe store also located at Cross Keys: it must have been like 1 stop shopping for her. After gorging on the fried food, Oprah had to be making her way to that shoe store & loading up on all the shoes & boots. One time, she came to the Ten Factory wearing snakeskin cowboy boots. Seriously. They must have cost a fortune & also looked ridiculous.
I tried to explain to her that no male had ever commented on my shoes. Other than the time the person who became the 2nd State's Attorney I ever worked for (who had like a shoe fetish) asked me to step up my game: he said he was tired of seeing my 3 pairs of high heels in endless rotation: black, brown & navy. Also stated I dressed like a school marm & that a miniskirt would be more work appropriate. He should have seen what Oprah was wearing, you certainly couldn't say her shoes were not great looking. Unfortunately, men are looking at your face & your body, the way you move, sensing if you generate any sexual allure. Snakeskin cowboy boots aren't going to get the job done.
While I was spending what little was left after taxes making sure that certain little girls' Secret Santa filled their stocking with every item requested, Oprah was buying expensive shoes. That is the real Oprah. The one who generously "gave away" cars to poor women that were actually supplied as promotional advertisements by the car manufacturers, not Oprah. And then the recipients were left with tax bills they couldn't pay because the "free gift" is viewed by the IRS as a taxable item. The real Oprah is not about helping poor people, she is about self promotion. Everything that goes wrong is someone else's fault; WJZ screwed her over because they requested she change her hair which caused it to fall out; she never gets that she was awful as a serious news anchor & it had nothing to do with her hair.
I was thin because I was living off of homemade soup (inexpensive as well as delicious) from the VFW for lunch & for dinner half a baked potato along with Campbell's chicken noodle or chicken with rice (nowhere near as good as the VFW). Sometimes I went wild & crazy & actually scarfed down the entire potato. I worked out like a maniac because I felt like I had to look perfect all the time because the all male juries were evaluating me based on my looks. There was a Roy Rogers near me where I lived, so when I felt really stressed out I would purchase an entire chicken breast, but would only eat it half & save the rest for the next day. (I certainly do not recommend or endorse the diet I was consuming, it was not healthy or well balanced although the VFW soup did contain yummy veggies.)
So onto Oprah's self manufactured men problems. In 1983, Oprah along with yours truly spent like a week together as we had been named by The Maryland Jaycees, "One of Maryland Ten Most Outstanding Young Marylanders". Well, she finally was a Ten. It was Official. There parties & events & a gala & all the hoopla. She was seated next to me for alphabetical reasons which gave her the chance to resume quizzing me about my clothes & asking me for romantic advice. So here we go with the juicy stuff.
Oprah is not gay, Gayle is her friend, as in real friend, she is for some crazy reason attracted not just to white men, but to married white men. For the purpose of maintaining her audience in terms of likability, no one was going to like her for screwing married white men. That is a PR disaster. Her core female audience of either race would be alienated by this news. So I was sitting next to her while she kept asking me if I thought her married white boyfriend was going to show up to the gala. Every time she brought it up, I had the same answer: No, I do not think so. If you want a boyfriend to show up, try one who is not married to someone else & also isn't involved with other women as well. I do not believe she ever caught the last part of what I was saying. Oprah is not a good listener.
Every time she asked me about what I was wearing & where it came from, I always had the same answer. I cannot afford designer anything, nor would I buy it anyway, I scout Loehmann's for stuff that has been marked down to like 30 bucks (not a promotional plug, have no financial ties to the place) & it looks good on me because I have the body to wear hot looking clothing that was reduced in price because there isn't much competition in the petite size zero to 2 department when you are also incongruously busty. Oprah, no one cares about my shoes, I was getting them at some mall place that was aimed at teenagers because I needed high heels to appear taller. I think it was called "Wild Pair" or something like that.
The only thing I was wearing that was better than Oprah was my jewelry. I used to skateboard between law school & The Federal Building & had somehow caught the eye of a high end jeweler who made me an offer I could not refuse. If I was going to anything fancy, I had free run at all manner of fabulous real jewelry like the stuff on "Dynasty", if you remember that show. That stuff was dazzling. All I had to do was wear it with my 30 dollar gowns & low rent high heels & if anyone asked me where the glitter came from, I would tell them it was for sale on Monday as soon as I returned it. She never inquired about the jewelry, must have thought it was costume or whatever.
So there you have it. Oprah is not gay. Not at all. In no way is her friendship with Gayle sexual. I never talked to Stedmen, as he was acquired later; but based on her past history which includes as white as white bread gets, John Tesh; I doubt that Stedmen is anything other than a prop. It looks better if she has a perpetual official boyfriend of the same race. To her audience.
Oprah does come from a really strange background although I have often wondered if she over dramatizes everything for the ratings..You were raped? I was, too. You didn't know you had a secret sister, I didn't either. You were traumatized by a pregnancy as a teenager, that is my secret pain. Oprah, it is not a secret if you tell everybody & less & less believable when you are the victim of everything while simultaneously being the world's only female black billionaire. Oprah is just like you, feels your pain, struggles with her weight, her problems with men, etc while actually living a lifestyle not available to anyone else on Planet Earth.
Unlike Oprah's employee's, I am not in fear of her as I have never signed a nondisclosure agreement regarding our personal contact, never worked for in any capacity, & if she has any sense left in her ratings hungry head; she should be thinking of ways to have a Reunion of The Ten Outstanding Young Marylanders where she can show me off to the crowd as another secret reveal. (Something like I have forgotten all the little people along the way but now I have remembered them as a show where we reveal where they are now! I am of course really really rich & famous & that skinny hot looking Criminal Prosecutor is still all about the do gooding-no money in that-blogging for free, at an obscure site no one has ever heard of, where the fun never stops...)
I don't actually watch her show, but I know she is into the secret reveal thing big time. I thought she had run out of them until she turned up the other Patricia, because she really did have 2 different sisters who were both named Patricia; unfortunately the one I knew about died from a drug overdose, so she isn't available for that secret reveal. I also suspect that her weight fluctuations are perhaps sometimes audience related, since she does have a personal chef, a personal trainer & so on, unlike you; but still struggles with the scale despite having all the advantages money can buy, just like you.
In closing, when Kitty Kelley wrote her 2006 biography she should have interviewed me for some scoops. Oprah brushed off that opus pronouncing it to be a "so-called" biography.
My retort in advance to Oprah is: Girl, You Know This Is Truth Be Told. Gospel & Verse.
As always ; M
"auntliddy" has requested a more in depth analysis, so here it is (I apologize for not covering more, but as explained below, Oprah is such an exhaustive topic that I thought you would just want to know secret true things that have never been featured on one of her shows or magazines):
Yes, it was a problem in terms of insight regarding how she became the constantly self obsessed star of your best life because Oprah has claimed that everything that is usually the source of emotional instability & disregard for the consequences of your actions, as well as how they effect others has happened to her. Warning, pun alert: she never "owns" up to anything. Always someone else's fault.
My big reveal was: she is not a lesbian, she didn't get married because it is hard to get married to someone who is already married to someone else (as well as having other "girlfriends"), her preference is for men of a different race so she feared her core audience would become alienated if she did marry a white male who left his wife for her, so she settled into the faux relationship with prop Stedman. She is most likely more emotionally attached to her dogs.
But if you want to run through the list of everything she claims has happened that made her never feel pretty enough (despite winning the title of Miss Black Tennessee), never having the self esteem to get out of abusive relationships (& yet she is so full of her awesomeness that she is available to produce Masterclass pieces on how to Achieve Your Best Life, etc.) I'll do the run down. It is exhaustive.
Okay, the name thing, I am always against giving children strange names & then adding to the confusion by then changing the name. She started out as Orpah, & has stated that was changed to Oprah because the other kids didn't understand it or couldn't pronounce it, as in, making fun of her. Both names are equally odd, so that doesn't even make sense. How is "Orpah" harder to pronounce than "Oprah"? Remember, I told you that the ad campaign announcing her arrival in Baltimore was "What is an Oprah?", which suggests that it is still an unusual moniker.
Her early years were of course marked by moving from relative to relative, being abandoned by her mother & father, living in rural poverty down South with her grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee. Oprah has given people the sads with stories about how she wore dresses made of potato sacks, so she was bullied. And of course, subjected to child abuse as her very strict grandmother hit her with a switch when she did not do chores or misbehaved.
The next move at age 6 involved uprooting her from rural poverty by placing her in an inner-city neighborhood Milwaukee with her mother Vernita Lee. Oprah claims that this was even worse because Vernita was working long hours as a maid & also produced her half sister, Patricia the First, the one who died from a cocaine overdose.
So Oprah had been subjected to the name changing, child abuse, unstable home life that involved moving from place to place as well as having to share the stage with a baby sister all by the age of eight. But this is Oprah we are talking about, not just a lot of other people who faced similar adversity in life so the hits just kept coming.
Her mother felt overwhelmed by dealing with both Oprah & baby Patricia, so Oprah was then packed off to live with her father back in Nashville, Tennessee. Her mother then had the nerve to gave birth to Patricia the Second, who she gave up for adoption. (At least she was giving them normal names by then, albeit the same one.) As a further affront to Oprah, she claims that her horrible mother concealed the existence of the second Patricia from her, so she didn't even find out about it until 2010. (Kind of a mixed blessing there, a big reveal offset by a mother who was never honest with her.) So Oprah experienced a very unstable childhood with unreliable parents she could not trust.
Because every bad thing that happens to make a child grow up with all sorts of emotional baggage happens to Oprah, it just kept getting worse. Sent back by her father to live with her mother again, Oprah now had to compete with Patricia the First as well as new baby brother Jeffrey who died of AIDS-related causes in 1989. Yup, even AIDs affected Oprah's life directly.
But this is Oprah, so it just kept coming. She has stated she was molested by her cousin, an uncle, as well as a family friend, starting when she was 9 years old. This is the reason she has given for never having a child herself, that she was tainted from being subjected to all this horrific parenting, or lack thereof. Except that wasn't the truth, exactly.
Sometimes I think the plot lines get confused in her head as what happened, because she has also said that she did have a baby after running away from home & was further traumatized when as a 14 year old mother her baby son died shortly after birth. Pretty much every horrible thing that can happen did, except for being in a cult. Makes for a lot of talk show themes along with personal confessions, reveals, tears as well as surprises.
She was also betrayed by family members for money. Oprah has been so cruelly exploited. This is what my point was about how many of her injuries are actually self inflicted; of course family members who are barely scraping by will call you out by selling the surprising truth/information to The National Enquirer that Oprah has in fact been a mother. If you are mega-rich & famous, & you don't share some of the the wealth with the relatives still living in the poverty that was so terrible, why would you expect them to keep quiet when they need money?
Fortunately, as this is Oprah, the terrible hurt of the betrayal was just the basis of another show. She made more money off of it than the relative that sold the info. Oprah is always the victim who somehow profits from her victimization, or yours, because that is how you get big ratings. She is truly unique in her role as the one who has been victimized so much, yet always makes money off of it, big time money.
It seems as though everyone has wronged Oprah, with the exception of Quincy Jones & Richard Sher. When she was able to transfer to the upscale suburban Nicolet High School, instead of this being a lucky break, it was just the source of more pain. She was forced to steal from her mother (the hard working maid with 3 children at home as Patricia the Second has been adopted out), so she could buy stuff to keep up with her classmates & also to look good while partying with older boys.
So her mother sent her back to her back to her father again. I mean, wouldn't you? You are working as a maid, with 3 kids to support & the prima donna one is stealing what little there is so she can wear pretty clothes, party & not help out at all with her younger half siblings. So Oprah became Vernon's problem once again.
Apparently he was sick of her antics, too, at this point & told her she better start hitting the books, studying & he was watching his money very carefully. Without access to steal from her father's wallet, with strict curfews in place that prevented her from partying, Oprah began a new invention of herself. She was no longer the beaten molested victim, she was a winner!
Oprah is fierce when she sets her mind on a goal (unless it involves dieting & exercise), so she became an honors student, was voted Most Popular Girl & not only joined her high school speech team, she placing second in the nation in dramatic interpretation. I am amazed she only placed second in dramatic interpretation as that is her greatest skill. She be all about the drama, I wonder what happened to the winner-Oprah, another idea for a show.
Oprah was just warming up in her new role as the star of the world around her. She won an oratory contest, gaining her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, where of course she studied communication. At age 17, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant. She went on to working at the local black radio station, WVOL, part time, eventually parlayed that into becoming the first female news anchor at the local television station. From there, at the ripe old age of 22, she arrived in Baltimore to co-anchor the 6 pm news in 1976.
You know the rest, she was fired but it was their fault, they stuck her as the second banana on "People Are Talking", but she managed to upstage the host & the rest is history. She became the first & I believe only female black billionaire in the world. Now, if you are asking me for a personality assessment, it is very difficult to sort things out because I don't believe everything she says is true. I mean it has been proven that she tells lies, or better stated, Dramatic Interpretations of Events.
From what is publicly known about what a joy it is to work for her, or better stated under her, my impression is that she is extremely controlling. That is expressed by her announcements that she rewards those who please her with incredibly lavish gifts as well as the stories that have leaked out that if she feels you have been a disappointment in some trivial way, your exit will be swift & merciless. That behavior is most likely derived from the childhood where she had no control over anything to becoming the adult who must in sometimes extremely petty ways control everything. The nondisclosure agreements that employees have to sign to become part of Harpo Productions, (you do realize that "Harpo" is her name spelled backwards, right?) must be a real long document of dos & don'ts. A veritable novelization of the wrath you will feel if you fail to live up to her impossible standards. Everyone always fails at some point, because Oprah sets it up that way. The never ending drama of how she can't trust anyone must continue.
Most likely the childhood naming & renaming, constant moving & poverty caused her to become a basically an insecure hoarder who needs to demonstrate over & over again that she is now very secure in owning everything on Planet Earth. From the shoes to the incredible jewelry to the designer couture to the private planes as well as the fabulous estates. Too much is never enough. She is amazingly insensitive to others, has no empathy at all for her mother, so I feel comfortable in stating that she suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder.
Unfortunately, because she is Oprah, we all have to endure the effects of it.
As always ; M
P.S., No I have never read her magazine. More about me, Oprah. I have seen enough already up close & personal.
Update, Oprah is still winning, does she have Adonis blood or something like that...I know she need ratings but feasting off of trainwrecks in progress isn't helping them achieve their "best life". First she gives Rihanna the full treatment, now that Oprah is involved, Rihanna has even more reasons to keep using drugs, making horrible life choices, every fall is ratings gold. Oprah isn't interested in saving Rihanna, she wants to increase her ratings. Michael Jackson was worth far more once he was dead. I mean she is really helping out very fragile Bobbi Christina (who tries to kill herself twice right after her mother's death) by dragging her on camera to discuss one on one her mother Whitney Houston's gruesome downward spiral leading to the end, right?
And in this update, no one is surprised to learn that Bobbi was so enlightened by Oprah that she is now engaged to her brother/lover. Well, I guess that is her best life ever. I think her father the one & only Bobby Brown is in jail once again; so he is no going to be able to intercede if he actually cares about one of his many offspring. Fame, fortune, talent, child stardom are always so great, Whitney Houston really had it all: watch "The Bodyguard", she was so amazingly beautiful, lost & now gone. Rihanna's father is so concerned for her that he has publicly endorsed Chis Brown is his choice for Rihanna.Thanks for helping Oprah, by that I mean your ratings: not the lost girls who would have been better off not appearing on your show. What they really needed was a luxurious retreat in a secluded magnificent estate, time off out of the public view: which you could have easily provided, on one of your many fabulous properties.
As always ; M
OPRAH UPDATE: More Oprah About Oprah
Well as readers here know, Oprah has ratings problems running her "OWN" Network.
Resulting in More Oprah Than Ever Before, So Much Suffering:
"Winfrey is doing all this while trying to live up to her most celebrated maxim, "Live your best life." "Ah, yes," she says. "I'm a work in progress when it comes to practicing my most famous motto. Like this morning, I had the intention to meditate for 20 minutes, but I really only made it about 12. And then I said, 'Okay, don't beat yourself up; you did the 12.' I had the intention to work out for an hour, but I only did a half. And even with that I was still a half hour later getting here, so..."
I can't even understand what she is saying anymore, it is just rambling.
My favorite part, Still carrying on about Boyfriends Who Wronged Her 30 Years Ago:
"She's been working with Nicole Kidman's acting coach, Susan Batson, calling it "the best therapy ever. I was literally in a coaching session with her and just crying my heart out. Thinking about, you know, a boyfriend from when I was in my 20s. That bastard!"
Hmm, she should have moved on by now, living her best life, as a billionaire?
Although she did get to point out she is studying acting with Nicole Kidman's coach.
Oprah, you are already an accomplished actress:
You know as the person who cares about other people so very much.
Oh, and a slideshow is included of Oprah modelling stuff you cannot afford.
Think I'll pass on that.
As Always ; M
Read more: Oprah Winfrey on Her New Network OWN - Oprah Winfrey Ends The Oprah Winfrey Show - Harper's BAZAAR
TO THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW WHY SHE HAS CULT MEMBERS of COs On Show:
RATINGS, Big Stars drive RATINGS. Rosie did the same thing, she had a "huge crush" on Tom Cruise when she was still pretending to be straight.
Talk show hosts want big ratings. If you are looking for people of high moral principle, talk show hosts are entertainers: not serious journalists. That is why my clothes are from discount stores while Oprah is wearing custom couture adorned with enough jewelry to End Hunger In America.
Besides fighting crime, I also led The Internet War Against LiveWrong/CheatStrong as I don't feel that cancer profiteering is something to celebrate. We live in a strange world where if you are reading this, thank your teacher. Elementary school teachers are underpaid, overworked & they never get to travel on private planes, have lucrative side contracts promoting popular brands. So if you want to see what I look like, go here:
UPDATE: LIESTRONG ADMITTED TO DOPING ON OPRAH! WHAT A STRANGE END..
That avatar you will recognize is me: NotAFanOfLieStrong
"Free at last, well that took like forever, plus in item noted below: Rupert Murdoch wants his million back.
Legal note: I believe that more than a million is involved here, as in Europe you are allowed to collect damages for the related legal fees incurred.
Now funds are cut-off, promotions end, lawsuits by someone with a Major Grudge, owner of a huge media empire & all the money necessary to get even bigtime. Gee, are there any races left that LA controls that he could have de-sanctioned so he can still be "a winner"?
As Always ; M
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