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Jan 25 2014

Kevin O’Leary Happy for Billions of Poor People

I don’t know who Kevin O’Leary is, but he apparently has a TV show. And when told that 85 people have as much wealth as 3.5 billion poor people, he raves about what a wonderful thing that is. Because apparently it helps starving children in developing countries aspire to be Warren Buffett. Or something.

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  1. 1
    Tabby Lavalamp

    He also calls himself “Mr. Wonderful” so there’s that too…

  2. 2
    Lithified Detritus

    Wow. I’m just … wow.

  3. 3
    Michael Heath

    This guy is a total tool. His own logic destroys his conclusion.

  4. 4
    peicurmudgeon

    O’Leary is proof that Rob Ford and Stephen Harper aren’t the only assholes in Canada. We have lots.

  5. 5
    Ellie

    Goes to prove that coins aren’t the only loonies in Canada.

  6. 6
    dingojack

    Psst…. I heard if you look up ‘privilege’ in the dictionary, the entry is illustrated by a photograph of this cancerous anal polyp.
    Pass it on….
    Dingo

  7. 7
    ehmm

    I got a chance to catch part of that show the last time I was in Canada. This tool was arguing against unionizing factories in sweatshop economies “because unions are evil”. That’s about as sophisticated as his reasoning gets, I suppose. I changed the channel after that.

  8. 8
    Glenn E Ross

    I have just one question for Mr. O’Leary.

    How many of the 85 richest people he holds up as incentive for the billions living in abject poverty actually started life in abject poverty?

  9. 9
    jasonspaceman

    Chris Hedges (love him or hate him) gave Daddy Warbucks O’Leary an earful on CBC News a few years’ back.

  10. 10
    kevinalexander

    Dingo..

    the entry is illustrated by a photograph of this cancerous anal polyp.

    This is wrong. He is the entire anal opening. The cancerous polyps are what he uses for frontal lobes.

    He’s the sort of guy who so loves to squash little people that he does it barefoot cause it feels better that way.

  11. 11
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    I sometimes get the impression that the psychopathy he exudes is a persona, a comedy act to see how outrageous he can be and still be taken seriously. Other times I’m convinced his assholery is entirely genuine.

  12. 12
    abear

    Ibis@11: He is an asshole for sure, but there is nothing genuine about him.
    He’s a loud mouthed salesman that got lucky and sold a turkey to Mattell for a lot of money.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_O%27Leary
    His giant ego tells him that his success is due to his brilliance and his”productivity” just because the invisible hand of the market inserted some horseshoes up his ass.

  13. 13
    unbound

    Just one example out of many (many) examples of what it actually takes to be rich. You don’t need to be especially intelligent, and you don’t even need to work as hard as they claim (no, a business meeting out on a 4 hour golf round is *not* work). All you really need to do is give up all empathy and humanity for everyone who isn’t a personal friend…the most important personal friend is your money and trampling on everyone else in the name of your most important friend is not only perfectly acceptable; it’s one of the most efficient means to get rich.

  14. 14
    Modusoperandi

    Glenn E Ross “How many of the 85 richest people he holds up as incentive for the billions living in abject poverty actually started life in abject poverty?”
    That’s not fair. It’s not his fault that poor people are all lazy.

  15. 15
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Because apparently it helps starving children in developing countries aspire to be Warren Buffett. Or something.

    I think O’Leary’s comments are more likely to make them wish to hurt or at least take a cluebat to those in the 1% than aspire to become them.

  16. 16
    Albert Bakker

    Maybe O’Leary can be the foundation on which to build an axiomatic system of morality.

  17. 17
    democommie

    Douchenozzles will be douchenozzles.

  18. 18
    caseloweraz

    Don’t interrupt Mr. O’Leary, woman — he’s glib and confident and he’s got a nice dark suit and he just wants Tony Hayward’s life back. That gives him the right to talk nonsense without challenge.

    /sarc

  19. 19
    kevinalexander

    Albert @16

    Maybe O’Leary can be the foundation on which to build an axiomatic system of morality.

    I’m pretty sure that ‘It’s all mine, fuck you’ as an axiom has been tried before, usually right at the beginning of the end of every civilization so, no, I don’t see that working this time either.

  20. 20
    dingojack

    kevinalexander – pretty sure the libertarians already hold the copyright on that one.
    Dingo

  21. 21
    cuervocuero

    Doofus O’Leary is the media soul clone of O’Reilly and pretty much exists for the O’Reilly crowd up here in Canuckistan. He’s also one of the ‘dragons’ on the Canadian version of Dragons Den, where they make reality tv out of people trying to sell venture products like desperate little monkeys. His main topics are Finance and private/political uses thereof. He’s always happy to play on US tv with the big boys.

    The Lang in Lang/O’Leary is a progressive finance woman, who is there pretty much to represent sanity and get run over by O’Leary’s bombastic bullshit and hahah take a joke misogyny. O’Leary runs his mouth because it pays and he knows he’s online to ‘balance’ out the cries of foul unbalanced socialist satanism leveled against the CBC. He’s a sign the Ceeb’s structure and senior management is taking a shit kicking from the present neocon government.

    I wouldn’t doubt that O’Leary, like O’Reilly (as testified by D.Silverman) turns it all on when the cameras roll, to keep the rightwing rubes happy, and sees no conflict with turning it off when he steps off mic.

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