It was with this in mind that I decided to sit through Oprah's show yesterday evening.
What I saw in the first two minutes confirmed that I wouldn't need to change my opinion re: Oprah being a big hypocritical phony.
In her increasingly desperate attempts to avoid being overtaken by Ellen Degenerate as the queen of the talk show (a dubious title indeed), she joined the green herd with an unoriginal guilt trip aimed at a wasteful America.
Here's what she had to say to start her show:
I hate waste.So let me get this straight, Opes. You, one of the richest
It's a little known fact about me, but I save toast. I really do because I think it will be crisper tomorrow.
Really I can't stand it [waste]. I guess it's the way I was raised, and I wasn't even raised during the depression.
But I have this whole thing that I can't stand waste. I think we waste so much in this country.
So this show is to get you think about how much you waste and ways that you can be more conservative as a consumer.
You, who recently bought a $50-million estate, want us to not be so wasteful?
The woman who has at least SEVEN palatial estates wants us to be less wasteful?
Winfrey currently lives on "The Promised Land", her 42 acre (170,000 m²) ocean and mountain view estate in Montecito, California, outside of Santa Barbara. Winfrey also owns a house in Lavallette, New Jersey, an apartment in Chicago, an estate on Fisher Island off the coast of Miami, a ski house in Telluride, Colorado, and property on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Winfrey's show is based in Chicago, so she spends time there, specifically in the neighborhood of Streeterville, but otherwise resides in California. Her Hawaii property was featured on the cover of O at Home and on her TV show. Winfrey also owns a home in the exclusive town of Avalon, New Jersey"Oprah, who charges a minimum of $50,000 to advertise on her website let alone her television show/network/magazine, thinks we peons waste too much.
The woman who quite possibly could be the ROOT OF ALL EVIL! -- believes we are living it up too well.
Look, I understand that Americans waste a lot of food/oil/energy/time, but Miss Oprah is hardly in a position to tell anyone to cut back.
So why don't you just go ahead and piss off, Oprah.
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