June 18, 2013 |
Tyler Perry was tweeting up a storm during the May premiere of "The Haves and the Have Nots," his first TV drama for OWN, the network co-owned by his longtime friend Oprah Winfrey. "Keep watching this show. It is going to BLOW YOUR MIND from week to week," tweeted Perry to his 2.5 million followers about his soap opera that revolves around a wealthy white family and the black hired help. "Now tomorrow, make sure you talk about how good this show is at your job, OK?" About a month after the launch of Perry's show - and another, a comedy called "Love Thy Neighbor" - people are still talking about the new OWN lineup, though not always positively.
May 31, 2009
Re: David Lazarus' consumer column "It's time for boards to limit CEOs' compensation," May 24: CEO salaries have been a major part of the increasing disparity between the haves and the have-nots for some time. It is past time when members of boards of directors exercised their responsibilities to help stabilize our economy. Karl Strandber Long Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1990
There's been so much discussion of late about changing the airport name back to Orange County Airport that I would like to offer another idea. I think the airport should be named after someone who typifies Orange County, someone who symbolizes the county's greed and devotion to the haves taking it all from the have-nots. With this in mind, I would like to suggest that the airport be named the Donald Bren Airport. DONNA LAMPSON, Irvine
August 9, 1990
During Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, Herblock did a cartoon of him telling tenement dwellers, "Why don't you go out and inherit a department store like I did?" The angry and abrasive "Get a life!" sounds like the '90s version of that attitude, the haves telling the have-nots to get a job, house and bank account so we don't have to look at you any more--and don't have to think about the complex sacrifices it would take to solve the tragic problems of the disadvantaged. SAUL KAHAN Los Angeles
February 4, 1990
It makes this 62-year-old second-generation native Seattleite more resentful towards those Californians who have chosen to migrate to our beautiful state of Washington after reading Richard Sybert's "Northwesterners Can Just Knock It Off" (Op-Ed Page, Jan. 22). The attitude of those Californians is everything is there for the taking. The first thing the relocated Californian does is put up a 6-foot fence with a "Keep Out" sign on his inflated purchase. Then they proceed to tell us what is wrong with our area and how it was done in California.
June 1, 1985
There are few things as irritating as reading rich athletes, who have accumulated their wealth being good at some game, commenting on the problems of society. The absurdity of taking these athletes' opinions seriously on any matters other than the sports which they play is underscored once again by your recent article on Arnold Palmer. Since Adam Smith at the dawn of capitalism in the early 19th Century, economists have understood that artificially high unemployment is one of capitalism's mechanisms for keeping wages low and profits high.