Van's B.S. Board!  

Go Back   Van's B.S. Board! > Miscellaneous B.S. > Lurkers Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-10-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
Oprah Winfrey
Lurker
 

Posts: n/a
Default Vote Barack Obama

I run a book club, thus I am the most qualified person on earth to tell you who to vote for. I am endorsing Barack Obama for president.

You better vote for him, or I swear to fucking God I will hunt your ass down and cut you. I hide a really sharp knife in my hair, and I will use it.

You wanna fucking DIE?

Didn't fucking think so. Vote Obama.


And tune into my show. Got that? I'll cut yah if you don't.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 01:10 AM   #2
Opie
Designated E.L.F
 
Opie's Avatar
 

Join Date: 07-25-2001
Location: HMD
Age: 35
Posts: 17,065
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Would you be endorsing Obama if he weren't black?
__________________
Its OK to be afraid but it's not OK to let the fear stop you
Opie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 08:44 AM   #3
Minnie
B.S. Veteran
 
Minnie's Avatar
 

Join Date: 07-23-2000
Location: Ohio via Maryland
Age: 57
Posts: 12,189
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Blow it out your ass Oprah. I'm not afraid of you- you wouldn't bother to get close to real people unless they had money for you.

And Barack Obama made a sad tactical error in having you stump for him. You annoy more people then you think.
__________________
Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball!!
Minnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 09:07 AM   #4
PeachyCream
The Angelic Bitch
 
PeachyCream's Avatar
 
Mansion Impossible Champion
Join Date: 06-27-2003
Location: Florida
Age: 51
Posts: 7,241
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

GOOOOOOOOOOO HILLARY!!!!!
__________________

Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
PeachyCream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 11:40 AM   #5
rachem
twisttilsomethingbreaks
 
rachem's Avatar
 
Tetris Champion
Join Date: 11-09-2004
Location: Baltimore.
Age: 37
Posts: 13,407
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by Opie View Post
Would you be endorsing Obama if he weren't black?
What do you mean? Would Oprah? Or would darth?

Oprah is from Illinois (where Obama is a senator) has known him for years (she didn't just back him once he ran for office, she's been a fan of him for quite some time), and has known him as a close personal friend. Oprah has always been moderate in political views - leaning just a little left of center. That's basically what Obama is as well, and Hillary though on a political scale, believe it or not, Hillary is just right of center (she was a republican in college, and president of the college republicans).

It makes sense that even without the friendship, Oprah would endorce Obama. Many people, even precious foxnews, have said he has charisma and seems to capture a lot of the Hollywood crowd (not just the black ones, either). A listof celebrities that endorse Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpdDd...eature=related

They aren't all black.

I'm not voting for Obama, I'm not voting for Hillary either, because she is conservative and she's being a little negative nelly this campaign. I don't really support either of them. I just think a lot of people like him for the same reason they like white people - such as Bill Clinton - he has charisma, he's relatively young for a president (like Clinton used to be), he kind of seems slick and smooth.

I have only watched two things with Oprah in them - the Katrina special, and this weird episode one day when I went home from school and she and Gayle were traveling around the country. I'm hardly a fan of hers and though I liked her Katrina special I found her show to be extremely annoying. I just really don't think she's racist and there are plenty of reasons why she could support him other than the fact he's black.
__________________

Then comes the day
Staring at myself I turn to question me
I wonder do I want the simple, simple life that I once lived in well
Oh things were quiet then
In a way they were the better days
rachem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
Pavlov's Dog
I ain't no punk bitch
 
Pavlov's Dog's Avatar
 

Join Date: 03-06-2003
Location: "Left my home in Detroit and headed for the Frisco Bay"
Posts: 15,896
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Opie might be on to something. She also endorsed Kerry because he is black.
__________________
You can't fix what elephants do.

I'm not convinced that faith can move mountains, but I've seen what it can do to skyscrapers.-William H. Gascoyne
Pavlov's Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 02:17 PM   #7
Opie
Designated E.L.F
 
Opie's Avatar
 

Join Date: 07-25-2001
Location: HMD
Age: 35
Posts: 17,065
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachem View Post
Oprah is from Illinois
No she's not. Mississippi. She just films in Chicago.

She may have also endorsed Ross Perot years back for all I know, but she sure is making a REALLY big deal about Obama.
__________________
Its OK to be afraid but it's not OK to let the fear stop you
Opie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 02:45 PM   #8
rachem
twisttilsomethingbreaks
 
rachem's Avatar
 
Tetris Champion
Join Date: 11-09-2004
Location: Baltimore.
Age: 37
Posts: 13,407
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by Opie View Post
No she's not. Mississippi. She just films in Chicago.
There's still a strong connection to Chicago. She doesn't just film there, she's held a residence there since 1984 and it used to be her only residence back when the show began. She is registered to vote in Illinois, not California. She's had several opportunities to move the show to California but she's stayed there. I think there's a connection to the area, though I agree it wasn't right of me to say she's "from" there. I was thinking more along the lines of "that's where she votes"

I think she is making a bigger deal about Obama because he's a close friend.

I'd imagine if my friend was running for president I'd endorse him more heavily than someone I happened to like in office. I'd also imagine if it were a particular guy I liked since before he was running for office I'd feel a closer connection to him.

There are plenty of black politicians that Oprah could have picked to back. She could have backed Al Sharpton, and he ran for office. She could have picked this guy in baltimore who ran for the senate, or any number of the few black politicians who are able to make it into congress. She chose Obama, before he was running for presidency.

I don't watch the show, so you might know more than I do - does she get like super excited about black people and just kinda fake it about white people/actors? Seems like there'd be less white fans if that was the case.

I just don't think when one black person supports a black candidate - even strongly and uproariously - it implies that they are only supporting and excited about them because they are black. I'd assume first, that it has something to do with them finding a candidate that alligns with their core values.
__________________

Then comes the day
Staring at myself I turn to question me
I wonder do I want the simple, simple life that I once lived in well
Oh things were quiet then
In a way they were the better days
rachem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 03:01 PM   #9
free023
B.S. Veteran
 
free023's Avatar
 

Join Date: 09-18-2002
Posts: 797
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachem View Post
I'd imagine if my friend was running for president I'd endorse him more heavily than someone I happened to like in office. I'd also imagine if it were a particular guy I liked since before he was running for office I'd feel a closer connection to him.
I agree with this. A good friend of mine is running for Congress, in Maryland, this year and though I don't support everything that he stands for, politically, I am supporting him in every way that I can and am pretty excited for him.
free023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 03:47 PM   #10
SilverXeno
Klaatu barada nikto.
 
SilverXeno's Avatar
 
Hexxagon Champion
Join Date: 04-25-2001
Posts: 19,585
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Oprah...since you're lurking....

May I have a new car?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJSTora View Post
You're AMAZING!
SilverXeno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 04:11 PM   #11
Pavlov's Dog
I ain't no punk bitch
 
Pavlov's Dog's Avatar
 

Join Date: 03-06-2003
Location: "Left my home in Detroit and headed for the Frisco Bay"
Posts: 15,896
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverXeno View Post
Oprah...since you're lurking....

May I have a new car?
Not if you are white. She only helps out her brothers and sisters.

I wonder if Bill Clinton would endorse Hillary if she wasn't white?
__________________
You can't fix what elephants do.

I'm not convinced that faith can move mountains, but I've seen what it can do to skyscrapers.-William H. Gascoyne
Pavlov's Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 04:15 PM   #12
rachem
twisttilsomethingbreaks
 
rachem's Avatar
 
Tetris Champion
Join Date: 11-09-2004
Location: Baltimore.
Age: 37
Posts: 13,407
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by free023 View Post
I agree with this. A good friend of mine is running for Congress, in Maryland, this year and though I don't support everything that he stands for, politically, I am supporting him in every way that I can and am pretty excited for him.
Who? I live in Maryland, if you remember.
__________________

Then comes the day
Staring at myself I turn to question me
I wonder do I want the simple, simple life that I once lived in well
Oh things were quiet then
In a way they were the better days
rachem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 04:18 PM   #13
free023
B.S. Veteran
 
free023's Avatar
 

Join Date: 09-18-2002
Posts: 797
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachem View Post
Who? I live in Maryland, if you remember.

Yes, I recall lol.

Not sure I should post it publicly on the general board. He's white and there may be a lot of backlash from some members lol
free023 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 04:22 PM   #14
rachem
twisttilsomethingbreaks
 
rachem's Avatar
 
Tetris Champion
Join Date: 11-09-2004
Location: Baltimore.
Age: 37
Posts: 13,407
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by free023 View Post
Yes, I recall lol.

Not sure I should post it publicly on the general board. He's white and there may be a lot of backlash from some members lol
That's okay, as long as he's not white AND christian.

We don't like any of their kind here.
__________________

Then comes the day
Staring at myself I turn to question me
I wonder do I want the simple, simple life that I once lived in well
Oh things were quiet then
In a way they were the better days
rachem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 04:49 PM   #15
Opie
Designated E.L.F
 
Opie's Avatar
 

Join Date: 07-25-2001
Location: HMD
Age: 35
Posts: 17,065
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachem View Post

I don't watch the show, so you might know more than I do -

Ha! I haven't even seen snippets of her show.
__________________
Its OK to be afraid but it's not OK to let the fear stop you
Opie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2007, 06:59 PM   #16
karmeg
Cornhusker
 
karmeg's Avatar
 

Join Date: 09-09-2004
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Age: 57
Posts: 14,656
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

I have nothing to add except this bit of useless trivia:
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, with the name "Orpah". She was named after a character in the Bible, but later changed her name to "Oprah" because it was easier to pronounce.
__________________
karmeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2008, 01:40 AM   #17
Oprah Winfrey
Lurker
 

Posts: n/a
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Good. All yall Iowa BSers listened to me and voted for my man. Now I don't have to cut yah.

But I still have my switchblade ready. New Hampshire is next. I know a couple BSers live there. I have my eye on you...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2008, 09:04 AM   #18
Minnie
B.S. Veteran
 
Minnie's Avatar
 

Join Date: 07-23-2000
Location: Ohio via Maryland
Age: 57
Posts: 12,189
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Don't you have to go suck up to John Travolta or Julia Roberts right now?
__________________
Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball!!
Minnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2008, 11:45 PM   #19
Oprah Winfrey
Lurker
 

Posts: n/a
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Good news, if you are from South Carolina, I won't have to cut yah.

Bad news, I am heading to New Hampshire and I got a new switchblade. You people are going to PAY!

Oh, and on Feb 5th, you people best be voting for Obama. If you don't, I have lots of frequent flyer miles...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 08:53 AM   #20
Dubya
B.S.'er
 
Dubya's Avatar
 

Join Date: 06-23-2004
Location: Still in D.C.
Posts: 66
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Can I just sit around and chill with you guys? My exit strategy ain't really that great. Maybe if I join the Oprah bandwagon I can salvage something from eight years of presidency.
Dubya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 09:30 AM   #21
Bugs
Wascally Wabbit
 
Bugs's Avatar
 

Join Date: 09-13-2004
Location: Missouri
Posts: 968
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oprah Winfrey View Post
Good news, if you are from South Carolina, I won't have to cut yah.

Bad news, I am heading to New Hampshire and I got a new switchblade. You people are going to PAY!

Oh, and on Feb 5th, you people best be voting for Obama. If you don't, I have lots of frequent flyer miles...
Come and get me then, cuz it's not happenin'...
Bugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 09:31 AM   #22
rewboss
Elite Moderator
 
rewboss's Avatar
 

Join Date: 07-17-2000
Location: Kleinkahl, Germany
Age: 50
Posts: 24,561
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Dubya, why not just use those new rights you got yourself a few months back, tell everyone that America is facing a "Catastrophic Emergency", cancel the elections indefinitely and take sole charge of the entire government? You remember: NSPD-51 and HSPD-20.

Who needs Oprah?
__________________
Martin: Guys, there's a problem.
Carolyn: Then solve it.
Martin: I can't solve it.
Carolyn: Have you tried to solve it?
Martin: No.
Carolyn: Then you don't know if you can solve it, do you?
Martin: There's a civil war in Mali, so Timbuktu's closed to all air traffic.
Carolyn: Right, so you can't solve it. Douglas, can you solve it?

Cabin Pressure: Timbuktu

Website | Blog | Twitter | YouTube | Google+
rewboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 06:16 PM   #23
Stedman
Lurker
 

Posts: n/a
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

Quote:
Originally Posted by rewboss View Post
Dubya, why not just use those new rights you got yourself a few months back, tell everyone that America is facing a "Catastrophic Emergency", cancel the elections indefinitely and take sole charge of the entire government? You remember: NSPD-51 and HSPD-20.

Who needs Oprah?
I do! Her bank account is AWESOME!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2008, 10:32 PM   #24
HC
Lurker
 

Posts: n/a
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

I disagree! Bill will agree with me. Although Barack is a fine example of what African Americans 'can' achieve in this nation, he is not experienced enough to lead our nation.

Realizing that the Black vote may be an influence, has no one noticed that there are more Latinos in America than African Americans? And has no one noticed who the Latinos are supporting?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 12:45 AM   #25
Mel
peace, love & soul
 
Mel's Avatar
 
Snake Champion Craps Champion
Join Date: 09-29-2004
Location: Lala land
Age: 40
Posts: 13,890
Default Re: Vote Barack Obama

It's funny that darth's spelling is phenomenally better when he's posting as someone else in the lurker's lounge.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loki View Post
Mel is wise.
Mel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.