Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,900
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default Dr Laura Radio Show

OK...

If we can have a topic about Rosie O'Donnell, how about one on Dr Laura the radio hostess. I cannot stand this woman. She intentionally takes people with problems, puts their pain on the air, and then shames and berates them to the point of tears, one after the other.

She hardly even gives them a chance to say what their problem is before she starts in on the criticism. She makes me insane!!

I did hear one woman get the best of her, though.

She called up and said, "Dr Laura, I have problem with my sister-in-law who lives nearby."

Dr Laura, "yes. what is it?"

"Well, Dr. Laura, she never keeps toilet paper in her house, and she never has anything else in the bathroom to use, either."

DR L" have you talked to her about this?"

"well, I mentioned it once, but nothing changed, and I figured more than one time would be too embarassing. I have decided I just won't go over there any longer"

Dr L, "you would do that your husband? stop relations with his sister? why don't you take a roll of toilet paper over there with you in your purse?"

"I'm afraid she will see it, Dr Laura, she is very proper in all other ways, and it would really hurt her feelings,"

[ Dr Laura still hasn't smelled anything fishy about this call - amazing ]

Dr L, "well, then, next time you walk in her bathroom and see no toilet paper, simply go to her and mention that there appears to be a problem in the bathroom."

"You mean I should just open the door and ask her to [are you ready....?]

________ MY __________ DR. LAURA?"

[they bleeped the dirty words out and the caller hung up. It was the fist time I ever heard Dr L speechless.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 02:29 PM
mehawk's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
Posts: 9,687
Default

Interesting. I have tried to listen to her but gave up long ago.
__________________
Michael

Cruised more times than I can remember.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 02:55 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: MONTREAL
Posts: 1,985
Default

Fortunely, we don't get in Montreal anymore,
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 02:55 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,518
Send a message via Yahoo to Luanne Russo
Default

I have heard her on talk shows, but have never heard her show.

What is her format? Is she some sort of mean Dear Abby?
__________________
Ecstasy 2005
Conquest 2005
Elation 2005
Conquest 2006
Conquest 2007
Ecstasy 2008
Valor B2B 2008

Conquest Virtual Cruise Topic Link
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,900
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Interesting, I think this topic would hit a button with a lot of people. I guess she isn't as well-known as I thought she was.

Her format is that she is psychologist who gives advice to people who call in. They usually have problems like, "my husband doesn't trust me," or "I don't know how to discipline my teenage daughter."

Here is an example I heard a few days ago. I girl called in to say, "I just lost my father to a drug overdose and I am in mourning, my husband wants to have another baby, but I am not up to it now." Her parents were married but separated.

Dr Laura's reply was, " a drug overdose? honey, you never had a father, your mom slept with a loser who couldn't possibly have loved you because he was braindead and got what he deserved, so don't even use that word father, he wasn't a father, he was a mistake your mother made when she slept with him. Now quit whining and go have that baby for your husband."

And that is pretty much the way she treats everyone. On the radio, professional psychologist...
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 03:52 PM
CruisinK n J's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,352
Default Dr. Laura Radio Show

Oh, I listen to Dr. Laura all the time. Sometimes she just doesn't listen well, sometimes she missed the mark, and sometimes I simply don't agree with her. If I agreed with everything she said, I'd be bored with teh show.

You sure are on a rant this morning, Paul!

Judy
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 04:00 PM
mehawk's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
Posts: 9,687
Default

Maybe I am mixing her up with someone else but recently... well, not too recently, I thought she had stepped on her own toe and started a hullabaloo about an event that concerned her. I don't know what it was about.
__________________
Michael

Cruised more times than I can remember.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 04:13 PM
skymaster's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 10,914
Default

You're right Mike,,,she had quite an eyeopening bunch of photos show up a few years back......and Paul, you are absolutely correct. I can't stand to listen to her either. She just doesn't listen to the callers,,,and jumps to conclusions long before the caller has even stated the problem. In short, she drives me nuts too, so I just tune her out. The only good thing about her that I can think of, is that her son, is apparently in the Army, serving in the sandy part of the world, and she does blow his horn, and say good things about serving in the armed forces.

Ken
__________________
Marine, Pilot, Singer, Tuba Player, Carnival "Diamond"!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,900
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

she had some nude photos appear on the Internet a few years back. Her son is in the army, which I admire, but I have even heard her slip up and say that if a person drops out they will "end up in the army or something worse."

She is a fruitcake. and I am on a rant!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 04:25 PM
msblackjack's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sarasota FL
Posts: 6,227
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Motter
she had some nude photos appear on the Internet a few years back. Her son is in the army, which I admire, but I have even heard her slip up and say that if a person drops out they will "end up in the army or something worse."

She is a fruitcake. and I am on a rant!!!!
I think she has been spoofed in a SNL skit or by some comedian;

I recall hearing some of HER RANTS though and wasn't inclined to follow her show.
__________________
Carnival Victory March 9, 2013
*carnival dream *
Glory 2/28/2010: Dina & Marty
Valor Feb 2009: Dina & Marty - again
Grandeur Feb 2008: DTW, Dina & Marty
Inspiration May 26, 2007
Fascination: Feb 2007
Enchantment of Seas: Sept 2006
Imagination (3x)
Radiance of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
The Big Red Boat
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 05:30 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 518
Default

Paul, if you dislike her so much WHY do you keep listening??
__________________
ROMANS 8:28


VIKING SERENADE 1993
HOLIDAY 1995
HOLIDAY 1997
HOLIDAY 1998
ECTASY 1999
ELATION 2000
STAR PRINCESS 2002
SPIRIT 2003
NCL STAR 2004
PRIDE 2005
PRIDE 2006
PARADISE 2007
MS OOSTERDAM 2008
SPLENDOR 5/2010

Carnival Splendor
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 08:01 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 566
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Motter
And that is pretty much the way she treats everyone. On the radio, professional psychologist...
She is a professional radio personality, but not a psychologist. She has a PhD. in Physiology, hence her title "Dr.".

Cheers, Aidan
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 09:25 PM
CruisinK n J's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,352
Default Dr. Laura Radio Show

The nude photos you speak of, I believe, are Dr. Laura and radio personality Bill something-or-other. I can't remember his name. I think he's dead now. But anyway, he gave Dr. Laura her start in radio.

Whether or not you agree with her approach, she certainly makes big bucks with her show, her books, and her tours.

Judy
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,838
Default

Paul,

I hadn't heard about Dr. Laura in years. After her scandals, poor advice and discrediting of credentials she lost a huge number of radio stations. This was in the early part of the century.

I remember the sit-com, Frazier, doing a pretty good lampooning of her in one or two episodes.

IMO she was/is just another talking head.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 11:35 PM
msblackjack's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sarasota FL
Posts: 6,227
Default

Mike let's be sure as to not confuse the talking head with THE TALKING HEADS, an all time fav of mine

That was teh show Frasier - I knew someone has spoofed on her at some point; I just couldn't recall the show. Thanks for the reminder.
__________________
Carnival Victory March 9, 2013
*carnival dream *
Glory 2/28/2010: Dina & Marty
Valor Feb 2009: Dina & Marty - again
Grandeur Feb 2008: DTW, Dina & Marty
Inspiration May 26, 2007
Fascination: Feb 2007
Enchantment of Seas: Sept 2006
Imagination (3x)
Radiance of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
The Big Red Boat
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha
Mike let's be sure as to not confuse the talking head with THE TALKING HEADS, an all time fav of mine.
Martha:

I would never disparage David Byrne that way.

Take care,
Mike ("I got some groceries, some peanut butter to last a couple of days.")
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old April 27th, 2007, 11:51 PM
CruisinK n J's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,352
Default Dr. Laura Radio Show

Mike, Keith likes peanut butter, too. Makes himself peanut butter snackies every night. I wonder if Dr. Laura would approve? Hate peanut butter myself. But if it makes Keith happy, Ii'm all for it!

Judy
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 01:42 AM
thasic's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dreamin' of Cruizin'
Posts: 147
Default

I never liked her radio show for the reasons others have posted. The few times I heard parts of it, I couldn't help think the people calling her were a bunch of pathetic losers as well.

I do agree with the woman's politics. She is pro-family, conservative, pro-marriage, anti-abortion and generally sensible. I've heard her in interviews.
__________________
I'ld Rather Be Cruisin'
Disney Magic February 4 2006
RCCL Freedom January 20 2008
Disney Wonder October 2009
RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas September 2011
Disney Magic February 2012
Disney Wonder January 2014
Disney Wonder to Hawaii 2015...I hope!
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 05:02 AM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,900
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

I listen to her while we drive to San Diego, she is usually the only radio show we can get for a long stretch, but we also listen for the same reason you stare at a car wreck. She is so amazingly bad.

I did not know she lost a lot of credibiity and radio stations. Apparently her books are doing very well, among them... Ironically, this one; Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, had just come out when the nude pictures were uncovered.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships
Stupid Things Parents Do To Mess Up Their Kids:
Don't Have Them If You Won't Raise Them

Ten Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 07:46 PM
msblackjack's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sarasota FL
Posts: 6,227
Default

I would hazard a guess that she doesn't like stupid people.....
__________________
Carnival Victory March 9, 2013
*carnival dream *
Glory 2/28/2010: Dina & Marty
Valor Feb 2009: Dina & Marty - again
Grandeur Feb 2008: DTW, Dina & Marty
Inspiration May 26, 2007
Fascination: Feb 2007
Enchantment of Seas: Sept 2006
Imagination (3x)
Radiance of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
The Big Red Boat
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,518
Send a message via Yahoo to Luanne Russo
Default

So for those who have heard her, would you say that she is a female Howard Stern?
__________________
Ecstasy 2005
Conquest 2005
Elation 2005
Conquest 2006
Conquest 2007
Ecstasy 2008
Valor B2B 2008

Conquest Virtual Cruise Topic Link
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Cruise Cynic's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: ...Location... Location
Posts: 2,025
Default

Can anyone point me in the direction of any of those pictures???

I want to be among those who gaze upon the lying stinking hypocrite who espouses virtue while intentionally posing for such pictures. (My guess it was peer pressure)
__________________


Just 1 month to go until the "Cruise Cynic Mystery Cruise" ... January 2008
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 09:38 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 566
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luanne Russo
So for those who have heard her, would you say that she is a female Howard Stern?
Luanne, I would say Laura is in a whole different league than Howard Stern. Howard is upfront about the fact that he is a goof and says nobody should listen to him. Laura takes herself seriously.

Cheers, Aidan
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 11:04 PM
AR AR is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,477
Default

I had no idea that witch was still on the air anywhere. Happily, I haven't heard her voice in at least seven or eight years (and only occasionally even then).

And while I do understand people's fascination with things that are absolutely hideous, ultimately creatures like that woman are a drain on the soul. In my experience, a good solution when there is nothing else on the car radio is a CD.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 11:25 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Orlando
Posts: 4,424
Send a message via AIM to Angela Z.
Default

....ugh......can't stand her.
Angela Z., who also loves The Talking Heads......
__________________
on Celebrity Solstice
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old April 28th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Lisa's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Posts: 9,513
Send a message via AIM to Lisa Send a message via Yahoo to Lisa
Default

Can't stand the woman.......just like I can't stand Rosie, Howard, Imus, Jerry Springer, etc.

Entertain and educate me, but don't exploit others to do it.
__________________
Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
Lisa
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old April 29th, 2007, 06:59 AM
MaryLou's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: A small suburb of Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 4,798
Default

Paul, I too, cannot stand this woman. But, she must be good for ratings or the stations wouldn't continue to air her. She is awful!
__________________
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old April 29th, 2007, 09:29 AM
DougR.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Erial, New Jersey
Posts: 3,310
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Motter
I listen to her while we drive to San Diego, she is usually the only radio show we can get for a long stretch, but we also listen for the same reason you stare at a car wreck. She is so amazingly bad.
Paul you need to get XM or Sirus satellite radio. Both have literally dozens of talk shows to horrify you and p*** you off.

Laura (I will not demean the term Doctor) is pathetic.
__________________
Doug




Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old April 30th, 2007, 03:21 AM
Cruise Cynic's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: ...Location... Location
Posts: 2,025
Default

Kapitan Paul>>>

I do believe this is the most time you've spent in Chit-Chat in how long???

Listening to "Neo-Doctor" Laura has done you some good after all.

(and I got to see a naked hypocrite. Cool.)
__________________


Just 1 month to go until the "Cruise Cynic Mystery Cruise" ... January 2008
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old April 30th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Cruznut2's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Posts: 6,334
Send a message via AIM to Cruznut2 Send a message via Yahoo to Cruznut2
Default

A woman I know used to listen to her ar work all the time. I think she is every bit the idiot that Dr Phil is.

Laura
__________________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solstice Radio Show unfdoug Celebrity 1 October 12th, 2010 03:23 PM
Cruznut2 (Laura)! rollerdonna Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 September 5th, 2008 11:32 AM
Shanghai'd on NPR Radio show on Cruising Paul Motter Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 May 27th, 2007 08:53 AM
Cruznut2-Laura Theta Chit - Chat for Cruisers 1 April 9th, 2007 11:58 AM
Hello from Laura and Patty Cruznut2 Chit - Chat for Cruisers 13 December 19th, 2005 04:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1