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Pampered Chef: This INFURIATES me!!!!!!!!

  1. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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  2. lestat_de_leon

    lestat_de_leon Novice Member

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    Yep...I saw him on ESPN today filling out his basketball bracket. You've got to be kidding me!
     
  3. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I believe this forum is about our Pampered Chef businesses.....
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  4. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    He's a human being, he has the right to do what ever he wants to do. I don't see a problem with that.
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  5. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    He's trying to reach out to all Americans.
     
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  6. Liquid Sky

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    I don't see a prob. w/ it either. It's actually kind of nice to see the Prez. "out in the open" and stepping outside of "President mode" for 10 or so mins. It's actually a smart move on his part to try to connect with more people.
     
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  7. chefjeanine

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    I don't understand why this bothers you so much. I think it's kind of cool.
    Do you do your job 365 days a year, 24 hours a day?
     
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  8. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I didn't vote for him, but do not see anything wrong with his participating in the March Madness (I do!). I'm glad that he and his family appear to be so respectable, so far. That alone means a lot to me.

    Imagine how stressful his job is -- I sure wouldn't want it and wouldn't want it for anyone in my family. I wish him all the best.
     
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  9. WLMcCoy

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    It annoys me!!! I don't care who our president is, I don't think the Tonight Show is what he should have on his mind. If he wants to reach out to all Americans, go on CNN, FOX, HLN.. Or preempt shows on main networks.
    I think it's next week he's preempting American Idol to speak. That's a WONDERFUL idea.. But a comedy show? Come on.. I wouldn't support any of our government officials doing such a silly thing..
    I'm all for Obama. He's our Commander in Chief, & I will support him. This isn't political, it's just my opinion that this is not acceptable!
     
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  10. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    They've all been on it....at least Clinton and George W both went on while they were president.
     
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  11. WLMcCoy

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    & I think it was absolutely ridiculous on their parts...

    at least he's not giving out millions of $$ in bonuses like AIG ;)
    If I had my choice between him blowing money & the Tonight Show, I do believe I'd pick the Tonight Show!
     
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  12. chefjeanine

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    While presidential candidates -- as far back as Richard Nixon's performance on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in 1968 -- have used comedy shows for campaigning, Obama becomes the first sitting president to appear.
     
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  13. chefsteph07

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    He is supposed to going on to address things that are going on, trying to reach the rest of those who don't happen to watch CNN, Headline News, etc.
    I didn't vote for him either, but I don't think he's going on for laughs.

    And he's doing brackets like any other person would be doing.

    He needs to lead a life too.
     
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  14. Liquid Sky

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    I didn't vote for him either; but I appreciate and admire that he is able to express another side to him other than always addressing super serious matters and making speeches.

    I'd rather have a human be our Leader than a robot who only comes out of the shadows when absolutely necessary.
     
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  15. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Then why do they keep advertising it as the FIRST TIME a sitting president has been on a Late Night Show?:confused:
     
    Mar 19, 2009
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  16. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    He's doing what he's been doing for years - reaching out to people thru a variety of outlets. Appearing on a late-night show helps him reach a different audience and sets a more casual context for his message.

    I think he realizes that with all the crises going on, he needs to stay visible, accessible, and human.

    Don't worry, WLMcCoy...I'm sure our Pres is keeping quite busy otherwise ;-)
     
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  17. DebbieJ

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    My mistake....could have sworn the others were on while in office.
     
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  18. PampChefJoy

    PampChefJoy Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I heard that he's the first "live in studio" appearance. The others were live but by satellite. The secret service must be having fun today...
     
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  19. Symara

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    I don't see a problem either. It makes him look more human. Even if he jokes around, I think it would be a good thing. Think about it, he does do his job pretty much 24-7, doesn't he have the right to have fun every once in a while
     
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  20. ChefBeckyD

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    It doesn't infuriate me - but it does make me think that the level of respect for the Office of President has sunk low. It's not very dignified, and dignity is something that I hold in higher regard than a TV appearance.
    I thought it was sad when all of the politicians were using late night comedy shows as their place for campaigning. I'm sorry, but I don't really want to elect someone based on their ability to banter (or read a teleprompter). Our focus as a nation has gotten way off kilter.
     
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  21. lestat_de_leon

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    Filling out a bracket for the NCAA tournament at home or at work is "human" Going on national TV to do it is not.
     
  22. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Sunk low? I totally disagree. I feel he is BRINGING dignity back to the office after the last two presidents we had. And "ability to banter or read a teleprompter" - WOW - that's all I will say about that.

    By going to where the people are they are reaching more people of all kinds. They represent ALL of us not just the stuffed shirts in Washington and the board rooms. It's not like they are doing the comedy routines.
     
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  23. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ya know, he doesn't have a choice. There's always a camera stuck in his face.
     
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  24. This is an example of trying to communicate with all Americans. Not to mention he is in California ON BUSINESS speaking in several forums. Thank goodness he is a HUMAN living in today's world. Such harsh criticism I think you've set forth in this thread. He is doing everyday as much as normal as he could be doing.

    The country is in crisis with the economy. Did Obama put us into the recession? NO. Is he doing everything he can to get us out? YES.

    Ask yourself, would you like to be President of the USA? I don't think many of us would take on that role.

    Back to regular Pampered Chef business...as that is what this board is supposed to be all about.

    .....Oh and I've already set my DVR :)
     
  25. The_Kitchen_Guy

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    No, but then, we're not in the most powerful office in the world. POTUS is a full time, 24/7 job, and if someone can't handle that, they shouldn't apply for the office. Appearing on a late night show is beneath the dignity of the office.
     
  26. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Please get over it. I agree that it is the most powerful office in the world and all but come on. He can appear on a late night talk show for petes sake - he's not hosting it he's a guest. This is ridiculous that it should create such an uproar.
     
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  27. I agree Beth!! I guess we know who voted for McCain...
     
  28. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    ...or listens to Rush.





    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
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  29. Fluffy215

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    I did not vote for him either but I can see why he would be going on. I for one can not stand to watch tv when the president, no matter whom it is, is giving a speech. I automatically turn the station and figure I will get filled in the next few days so why bother. This is just another way to reach out to people whom may have the same feeling, knowing it will not be just all speach talk.
     
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  30. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thank you! This is exactly what I think. He is reaching out to people who would never listen to a political speach. He is reaching out to the people so that they will go to their representatives and tell them to get off their high horses and work together! I am talking about BOTH sides of the aisle.
     
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  31. BlessedWifeMommy

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    It will be intresting to see if his comments sound scripted.
     
  32. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    You should listen to him, too, along with Sean and Mark. You'll get far more news about what is going on in the world than you will ever get from CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC combined.
     
  33. BethCooks4U

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    I do listen to them (well not Mark - I have no clue who he is) and I find them offensive and inflamitory and unwilling to even consider the other side. Rush thinks he's the savior of the republican world (I've heard him say exactly that). :yuck: I don't understand how anyone can take what they say verbatum. They are there to stir the pot and they do a good job of it. Every time I switch to those channels I am amazed that people can even start to believe what's being said.

    All news is slanted by whoever is reporting it. It's a viewpoint. Your buddies there go too far and are too full of themselves to even be considered credible.
     
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  34. ChefBeckyD

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    Yep - exactly what I say....

    Sheep - people are just sheep.
     
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  35. ChefBeckyD

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    I don't listen to Talk Radio.

    I do have a mind of my own. An educated, well-informed mind.

    It's still undignified.

    And if people won't take the time to listen to a presidential speech about the state of our Union, do I really want them voting for what should happen in our country? A State of Union address, or any speech by the President isn't supposed to be entertainment.:rolleyes:
     
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  36. JAE

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    I could not care less about anyone on the Tonight Show, but what really infuriates me is people telling other people to talk about our PC business in Chef's Lounge. DON'T READ THIS IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT. Hello!!! It's Chef's Lounge, for goodness sakes. Talk about high horses.
     
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  37. myinnerchef

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    I think you mean you COULDN'T care less...

    I find it amusing that we hold our politicians to such high standards when really they're just people like us. Sure, they're more powerful but they're still just people, not superheros.
     
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  38. ChefJWarren

    ChefJWarren Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I can't believe I just wasted 2 minutes reading all this. Really?? Who cares??
     
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  39. caraighan

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    I voted for McCain and I'm not ashamed to say so... I would vote for him again as long as the oposition supported abortion and embryonic stem cell research!
     
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  40. caraighan

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    and, yes, it INFURIATES me, too!!!
     
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  41. sklay723

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    First of all, let me preface this by saying that I don't usually get involved in any discussions on CS that have anything remotely to do with politics...not because I think we should "only" talk about PC, because I think it's nice that people can discuss other topics besides PC here, but because I have about a million other ways to talk politics and I just choose to keep my views to myself here (most of the time).

    I have mixed feelings about whether or not the POTUS should appear on a nighttime talk show...on one hand, he's reaching out to Americans who might not otherwise take the time to listen to him on news stations, etc. It may very well be the first time a sitting president's ever done something like Leno. Times are a-changin', and it's something we have to get used to because it'll never be the way it "always was."

    But on the other hand, consider this if you haven't already...travel for something like this is insane. These days it costs approximately $1 million for the POTUS to make a trip anywhere using Air Force One. Because they have to fly him by Marine One (helicopter) to the airstrip, with two other choppers flying alongside...then Air Force One's operating costs (fuel, etc.) and Air Force Two as well, plus a cargo plane to carry anything else that is needed (because the limo doesn't get across the country by driving). I'm not saying past presidents haven't done similar things, but the economy hasn't been this bad in years. I just don't think this is the time to throw another $1 million in the pot just to appear on a talk show. Regardless of my political beliefs, I think the money could be better spent in other ways.
     
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  42. loreo

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    Very good point. Instead of raising the bar of our country, we just continue to bring it down to the lowest common denominator.

    On the other hand, maybe we'll be spared from Nancy's cheerleading antics if it's not addressed to congress :)
     
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