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Posted on: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 1:13am
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Interesting. I thought I was one of the few that caught the peanut comment. I can't remember the last time I watched the VIEW and was shocked to hear it. I wrote a little message in hopes to be positive and give her awareness. Everything happens for a reason.

Posted on: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 9:09am
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I wrote to her via ask Rosie on her website and I included the link to the memory thread...think she will respond?

Posted on: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 10:27am
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Has she responded yet? Now I am going to be watching too to see if she responds...Please, if she makes another comment, keep us posted!

Posted on: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 3:27pm
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I wrote her too, grrr!

Posted on: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 9:53pm
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I find it interesting that yesterday on her blog someone asked what she thought the most important thing to teach children was and she answered "compassion"...I wonder if that includes compassion for those w/ PA or not???
Melissa

Posted on: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 10:38pm
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Well, and she *can* pay someone to move a mountain if she had to. I cannot help but say she is not raising her children in the real world, as much as she might like to think she is. I know she grew up in a regular life, with all the troubles and heartaches one could have, but now her life is very protected and she handpicks people to care for her kids at all times. Just not facing the day to day, having to trust strangers, with her kids.
She will never have a clue about that. No "star" ever will. I know they face stalkers, paparazzi and such as well, which I could never imagine, but you get my point... They are just not in the real world on any level.
I used to be a big fan, but she does seem angry and sarcastic these days, though I honestly have not seen her on the View. I have just seem clips on the entertainment shows. I was very disappointed to read this thread and see her comments about PA. becca
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Posted on: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 11:02pm
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Quote:Originally posted by melissa:
[b]I find it interesting that yesterday on her blog someone asked what she thought the most important thing to teach children was and she answered "compassion"...[/b]
oh, fah. just "feel good" words. Children learn by example. [i]Big golf clap for Rosie[/i]. (sarcasm intended)
What gets me is how people with so much and so little worries can say or do such a [i]selfish[/i] petty thing. And if she has worries and concerns, she probably has more resources and support than the rest of us to deal with them.
They say money doesn't cure character flaws, but hey, I'd love to test the theory. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/19/2006 - 11:33pm
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I wrote Rosie. I too used to like her but lately she seems to have her own agenda. I wonder if she even cares that she's hearing about this. Maybe we should be writing to ABC instead of her?

Posted on: Wed, 09/20/2006 - 3:27am
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I wrote to her blog and at abc. I invited her to spend the day with my family. Think she'll bite? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/20/2006 - 3:42am
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I think Jenna has a really good point about writing to ABC instead of Rosie!

Posted on: Wed, 09/20/2006 - 4:42am
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i agree with Jenna. i have read on this thread that several of us have writen to Rosie on her blog and I don't see them posted there. It looks like she posts what she feels like. ABC might be a better choice

Posted on: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 12:28pm
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She replied to one of us
I havent seen mine yet
dont know what this answer means....
"Amy writes:
You say that compassion is the best thing you can instill in your kids? Does that include compassion towards peanut allergic kids?
amy
breathe
its ok "

Posted on: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 1:35pm
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i take that to mean that she thinks "amy" is overreacting and/or hysterical and that she should lighten up. i could be wrong...but that's what the comment sounds like to me. very flippant, like "geez, take a deep breath. it's not a big deal."
i would imagine the comment also included the dreaded "eyeroll" we are all so accustomed to at times. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
i had hoped rosie would come through...looks like i may have been wrong. darn.

Posted on: Thu, 09/21/2006 - 1:50pm
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I had hoped Rosie would come through also...
I'm starting to feel she absolutely won't...
I already feel so let down by Rosie- I'm starting to think the rosie on the view is going to be quite different from the Rosie on her show- very disapointing for me...
Let's write ABC

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 1:17am
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I know I shouldn't feel annoyed at Rosie...
But I do.
And my 2nd email to her explained that (in 200 characters or less...)
Sigh
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Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 1:27am
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I wrote to Rosie, Barbara, and ABC, haven't heard a thing. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Meg

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 3:39am
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Ditto... wrote to Rosie and ABC's "Viewmaster".
I'd love to send flowers to poor Elizabeth. I imagine she's miserable these days. I can't even watch the show anymore, O'Donnell bugs me to no end. Meredith Viera holds similar political views as Rosie O'Donnell and yet I find Viera warm and charming while O'Donnell just grates on me and seems like a know-it-all, disrespectful twit. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
If Rosie really wanted to not be a jerk, in her reply she would have been gracious and at least would have explained her comment, if not apologize.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 5:40am
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I don't think it matters who we write to. I was listening to the radio the other day and they were talking about all the controversy Rosie is causing. Then the one guy says "Yes, but did you see ratings for The View are up 58%, so apparently it is working."
So I don't think ABC is going to care that we are upset if their ratings are going up. I think we are better off if we just stop giving her the attention, and stop watching.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 5:48am
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I have also written to Rosie , and I don't know if you guys know this but Elizabeth has food allergies.. I wrote to her last year when after watching a show saw her ask what was in something they were barbecuing on the roof, sorry can't remember off hand what the foods were and I asked if a segment would be done on food allergies...still waiting for a reply..Kathy Ann

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 6:14am
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If Elizabeth has food allergies, it makes what happened during that segment even more pathetic. The fact that an individual with FA's responded so meekly, when an opportunity presented itself for a quick, easy and pointed message about the seriousness of FA's, really makes me disgusted with the whole lot of them.
Maybe a boycott of ABC, their shows, their advertising accounts -- you know -- their money, would be more effective. Problem is, if the community of individuals that contacts them is a small percentage, or demographic, I doubt they will care.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 3:54pm
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I don't find it surprising in the least. I have never liked Rosie-I always thought she was sarcastic and self-serving. This certainly proves it. If she's the one who actually writes her blog, she is hideously unprofessional-the 'internet' abbreviations (which I believe are really meant for things like IM and text messaging when it's not as easy to type in quickly) and bad grammar should be embarrassing to someone who believes she's such a pillar of the community. Seriously-how much harder is it to type YOU instead of U and YOUR (or you're) instead of UR? And what does she have against capitals??
I really don't care what she says or thinks until it might affect my child. I know that a lot of people love her and may really believe in everything she says. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2006 - 4:33pm
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Okay. I almost posted this a few days ago but decided not to. But this thread is still going strong, and I simply can't contain myself anymore.
First--I admit--I've only seen The View a couple of times, and that was when I had maternity leave in 1998 and was stuck holding refluxy DS upright for 30 minutes between nursing. And I have seen parts of the Rosie O'Donnell show before (and while I'm at it, parts of Oprah). Never a whole one. Okay, and I'm kinda proud of that. I'm not sure what's valuable about TV talkshows.
Regardless, I don't understand why we're giving this such energy. Really.
Yes, with what she originally said she could have turned some people off to what we're trying to accomplish as a group of advocates for peanut allergic individuals. But goodness, she did not devote the air space to what we've given her credence for. And I've not gone to her blog, but from what I've read here, I'm assuming that she wouldn't have fed this issue if folks affected by pa hadn't challenged her.
Not that we shouldn't try to challenge our world. I'm not saying that.
But why would this be effective with [i]her[/i]? The little I've seen of this person I can tell that she's sarcastic--a comedian. She's not going to do anything but make light of this plight if she wasn't sensitive in the first place.
Better at this point to leave well enough alone than to give her opportunities to dig deeper at us and pa.
This is a little beside the point, but I don't understand what all the big disappointment is about. This person is a celebrity plain and simple. It's her job to be a celebrity. While it might be nice if she were thoughtful, too, folks are apparently asking too much. I am in no way defending her so much as I am wanting to put all of the diappointment I'm reading in check. Her job is to be a TV celebrity--nothing more, nothing less.

Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2006 - 3:46am
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McCobbre, I think part of the disappointment comes with the public personality she has. Her show was incredibly popular. She has a huge following, and I'm sure the View has enjoyed incredible increases in their numbers since she went on. On her show, as well as on the View, she puts herself out there as a compassionate person, a person whose first priority is her children, and just in general espousing an agenda based on liberal, humane, inclusive ideas. While her comments on the show about FA's was irresponsible, what is more offensive is that instead of reacting like one thinks she would, based on what she projects as her personality on the shows she had & is on now, she has been flippant and hasn't come out and corrected her view (or at least said one single thing about it). Additionally, that Elizabeth, whose personality is one of the conservative, nice, sweet, young, Mom -- didn't say something besides one meek little response, is also is annoying. Given that it has been asserted that she has Food Allergies, you would expect, given the image that she puts out there, that she, too, would say something -- should say something.
I will say, that I don't think you are missing anything by not adding The View or Oprah to your TV watching. From what I've seen, except for the random show here or there, neither is that great. I did like the Rosie O'Donnell show better -- used to watch that more often, but not consistently. There are however, millions of people in this country, that unlike you & I, tune into those shows each and every day. They love them, they love the personalities on them and they listen to what they say. For Food Allergies that is a bad thing when those people put out false information or react to the seriousness of FA's with eye rolling and sarcasm. It is especially bad, when we here all know how hard we work just to get people to even believe our children can die from their child's peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and with one eyeroll from Rosie, all that work can be washed down the drain. Yes, it is a sad commentary on people, but people can be that way.

Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2006 - 7:16am
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Quote:Originally posted by gw_mom3:
[b]I don't find it surprising in the least. I have never liked Rosie-I always thought she was sarcastic and self-serving. This certainly proves it. If she's the one who actually writes her blog, she is hideously unprofessional-the 'internet' abbreviations (which I believe are really meant for things like IM and text messaging when it's not as easy to type in quickly) and bad grammar should be embarrassing to someone who believes she's such a pillar of the community. Seriously-how much harder is it to type YOU instead of U and YOUR (or you're) instead of UR? And what does she have against capitals??
[/b]
She has said publicly that she is severly dyxlexic and that she can't spell and has never been able to. (In fact, she said that she can't even get the spelling of words close enough for Spell-Check to identify what she's trying to say.)
I think she writes her blog that way because she's going for a poetic style -- even if she COULD spell and edit, she probably wouldn't.

Posted on: Sat, 09/23/2006 - 7:17am
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Not that I'm defending her or anything! LOL!

Posted on: Sun, 09/24/2006 - 4:17pm
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Well that explains that part. lol. Shows how much I don't know about her. Still, her answers are so short and flippant and darn sarcastic (will darn be censored? LOL).
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Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2006 - 5:44am
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Quote:Originally posted by melissa:
[b]I find it interesting that yesterday on her blog someone asked what she thought the most important thing to teach children was and she answered "compassion"...I wonder if that includes compassion for those w/ PA or not???
Melissa[/b]
just not compassion for 20 year-old, beautiful, blond, Miss Americas either, i guess. must offend her feminist sensibilities. honestly, i have no idea why people idolize this woman. donald trump had it right. she is nothing but a slob.

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2006 - 7:40am
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Quote:Originally posted by shoshana18:
[b] donald trump had it right. she is nothing but a slob.
[/b]
I concur. And a bitter one at that.

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2006 - 8:38am
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Because Donald Trump is a gem? Sorry, I have to agree with Rosie on this one. I know it's not a popular view, but I do like her. I just didn't care particularly for her comment about PA. Everyone is entitled to mistakes though (please don't read that as me not steaming anymore for the comment - she still has me on fire!)

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Quote:Originally posted by JenniferKSwan:
[b]Because Donald Trump is a gem? Sorry, I have to agree with Rosie on this one. I know it's not a popular view, but I do like her. I just didn't care particularly for her comment about PA. Everyone is entitled to mistakes though (please don't read that as me not steaming anymore for the comment - she still has me on fire!)[/b]
no, morally, trump probably isn't a "gem", but that's why rosie's idiotic comments make NO sense. if donald trump had fired miss america and not given her a second chance, i could see rosie saying "who is he to judge", but he gave her a second chance, didn't judge (something a flaming liberal like rosie should LOVE). HER COMMENTS MAKE NO SENSE (gee, there's a surprise); she was just shooting off her nonsensical, foul mouth again.
p.s. as a saavy businessman creating tens of thousands of jobs, trump has probably done more good for this country and economy
than someone like rosie could ever hope to.

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2006 - 9:01pm
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Just chiming in after only reading the first page of this thread, but thinking, "Peoople still watch The View???"
I saw a few shows while working out at the gym and was bored silly with the "fluffiness" of the show. I don't like, nor dislike, Rosie O'Donnell, but her comment was definitely ignorant. I like Barbara Walters, but IMO, being on The View was a few steps down for her.

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2006 - 9:46pm
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Just to clarify...this was not Miss America...it is Miss USA. The difference being that Miss USA does not have the prestige as Miss America...it is known to be a little racier. Just a FYI.

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2006 - 11:11pm
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I used to love Rosie, but it seems that near the end of her tv show and when all the stuff was going on with her magazine, she became a very nasty and angry individual.
Personally, I think that outright name calling by both her and Donald Trump are just mean spirited and shed a bad light on both parties.
As far as the comments about PA, I really didn't appreciate it. I get it that she is a comedian, but there are some topics that are inappropriate to make fun of. For example, would she make a joke about someone bound to a wheelchair and say something like, no big deal, she can walk...she just is too lazy or she's making her situation a bigger deal than it is? Or would she make fun of a cancer patient? No, most people understand these situations and would be mortified....the way we are when we hear jokes about PA.
I think that she is really pent up these days and is very dark and negative.
I have never watched the view, mostly because I didn't like Star Jones. I also don't really like the girlie pow wow thing.
I think that her time on the View will be short lived. She can't seem to shut her piehole....

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Quote:Originally posted by saknjmom:
[b]Personally, I think that outright name calling by both her and Donald Trump are just mean spirited and shed a bad light on both parties.[/b]
an abuse of power.
Quote:[b]
I think that she is really pent up these days and is very dark and negative.
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"bitter"

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Yes, mommabear, those were the words I was looking for. My mind is definitely on vacation.
Happy holidays!!!

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I saw parts of the news conference that "outed" Miss USA. Got the feeling Trump was missing some of the coverage "The Apprentice" brought to him. Like he was feeling left out of the media given more important news like the war in Iraq.
Sure, he provided jobs - how many companies had to lay people off because he defaulted on loans when filing bankruptcy? How many companies went under when counting on the "Trump" because he can do "no wrong"? May as well call me sad and bitter, I feel the same way about Trump's "moral compass." Rosie and her girlfriend/wife have a loving relationship and have opened up their home to several children. Donald Trump has broken up two families (and despite the smiles you may see in the tabloid pictures) has messed with the lives of 4 children. Now he has a fifth child...how long before he decides Melania isn't enough and leads his life with his lower brain?
MADD made a point as well, they pulled their sponsorship of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA in a much more dignified way IMO
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Quote:Originally posted by JenniferKSwan:
[b] Donald Trump has broken up two families (and despite the smiles you may see in the tabloid pictures) has messed with the lives of 4 children. Now he has a fifth child...how long before he decides Melania isn't enough and leads his life with his lower brain?
[/b]
Um.....you believe Melania expects her role as Wife #3 to Trumpster is final? Is expecting deep committment from him? Well, you know, emotional committment. But a woman who puts her baby in a gold pram and wears taffeta while holding an infant?
Alrighty then.

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Quote:Originally posted by JenniferKSwan:
[b]MADD made a point as well, they pulled their sponsorship of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA in a much more dignified way IMO
[/b]
they severed ties with Miss Teen USA. Miss Teen USA was seen partying with Miss USA apparently and MADD did not want to seem to condone that behavior. perfectly justified for THEIR organization.
trump's forgiving Miss USA perfectly justified for HIS organization (so, again, what's rosie's mouthing-off about?)>

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