Author Topic: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk  (Read 150 times)

Offline SirJohn

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2017, 09:00:27 pm »
I think it demonstrates how out of touch he is with Canada - just visiting.

I doubt he has time to be a gun enthusiast.

In all honesty, he looked like a businessman visiting one of those "Come shoot a gun" places, with the requisite range officer standing behind him to make sure he doesn't shoot himself.

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2017, 09:06:05 pm »
In all honesty, he looked like a businessman visiting one of those "Come shoot a gun" places, with the requisite range officer standing behind him to make sure he doesn't shoot himself.

So on a scale from Mildly Cringeworthy to Totally Kardashian, how shameless would you rate this pandering?

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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2017, 12:35:20 pm »
So on a scale from Mildly Cringeworthy to Totally Kardashian, how shameless would you rate this pandering?

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Somewhere in the middle. Call it Standard Politician. It's why lesbian feminist politicians like to visit mosques and show themselves smiling  with imams and millionaire politicians talk about their deep concern for the middle class. It's why politicians glad-hand at bake sales and embrace environmental causes they don't care about and conservative politicians embrace multiculturalism they don't believe in or, for that matter, devout Muslim and Sikh politicians embrace positions on sexual morality which are completely at odds with their religious and moral beliefs. You don't expect much honesty or integrity from a politician.

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2017, 02:55:43 pm »
with the requisite range officer standing behind him to make sure he doesn't shoot himself.

The first thing that comes to mind is the idiot who handed a 9 year old girl a fully automatic weapon, and she then proceeded to kill him due to recoil she couldn`t handle.

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2017, 03:14:53 pm »
The first thing that comes to mind is the idiot who handed a 9 year old girl a fully automatic weapon, and she then proceeded to kill him due to recoil she couldn`t handle.

Freedom is a two edged sword.  Can't save some people from their own foolishness.

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2017, 11:00:13 pm »
I watch Dragon's Den, and this guy is a complete a-hole clearly.  Even other rich entitled capitalists on the show agree.  And this is the guy some conservatives support?  This is their saviour?

The pendulum is swinging just like in the USA.  Super mega SJW liberal Trudeau, now swinging right to Leitch and a jerk like O'Leary?  Modern progressivism and conservatism are both friggin nuts.
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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2017, 12:33:41 am »
I watch Dragon's Den, and this guy is a complete a-hole clearly.  Even other rich entitled capitalists on the show agree.  And this is the guy some conservatives support?  This is their saviour?

The pendulum is swinging just like in the USA.  Super mega SJW liberal Trudeau, now swinging right to Leitch and a jerk like O'Leary?  Modern progressivism and conservatism are both friggin nuts.

You do know a lot of his stuff in tv is just a schtick to get ratings and attention and it works.  O'Leary knows how to use tv and how to use it against Trudeau.  More importantly he knows how to put out fires.

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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2017, 05:40:30 am »
I watch Dragon's Den, and this guy is a complete a-hole clearly.

Television is about entertainment. Is the actor the a-hole, or is that just the persona he has created?

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2017, 07:49:52 am »
You do know a lot of his stuff in tv is just a schtick to get ratings and attention and it works.  O'Leary knows how to use tv and how to use it against Trudeau.  More importantly he knows how to put out fires.
Considering his own colleagues said the O'Leary you see on TV is the O'Leary you get in real life, I'd say his personality defects run deeper than just some character he's putting on. This is the guy who destroyed Mattel.

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2017, 01:20:00 pm »
Considering his own colleagues said the O'Leary you see on TV is the O'Leary you get in real life, I'd say his personality defects run deeper than just some character he's putting on. This is the guy who destroyed Mattel.

I agree. An upside is, even if O'Leary does win the leadership, people will have over two years of seeing Trump and Co in action before we have to elect a new government.

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2017, 12:47:35 am »
Considering his own colleagues said the O'Leary you see on TV is the O'Leary you get in real life, I'd say his personality defects run deeper than just some character he's putting on. This is the guy who destroyed Mattel.

Brett Wilson has a different opinion than Arlene Dickinson.  As does herjavec.  There is some tv hype brought into it too.

As for Mattel, it takes two to make a deal.  Sounds like O'Leary can negotiate a good deal over a giant.  The internet destroyed Mattel more than anything.  They read the trends wrong as software was going the way of the dodo bird when same can be had online.

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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2017, 07:54:01 am »
Do you suppose Brett Wilson has a different opinion because they merged fund companies?

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/10/15/kevin-oleary-brett-wilson-merge-companies_n_8304434.html


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Re: I think Kevin O'leary is a Jerk
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2017, 01:41:33 am »
Did he wrap the barrel in bacon, like Ted Cruz?  Because if he did, I can totally see why Muslims would be offended.  Otherwise I don't see any reason to draw a connection between this and anything to do with the mosque massacre or the mosque massacre memorial.

It's a politician, pandering to gun-ownership voters.  Why read more into it than that?  Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and as I hear it, Kevin O'Leary is a total cigar-head in real life.

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I guess if you get your jollies out of firing a GD gun then go for it. But I guess anybody beyond the rednecks would understand that that particular day was a rather insensitive choice to post such a video.