Then and Now.

It’s hard to tell which one is the comedy!

Interview w/ eBay CEO John Donahoe. EBayers demand Strike! 2

Uploaded by machinegunkelly111 on Feb 10, 2008

(auctionbytes interview, this has some of the ‘noise’ comments BTW)

Now fast forward a little over 3 years…

ebaY CEO John Donahoe Interview April 2011

Uploaded by yours truly,
April 20, 2011

For entertainment only.


The best laid schemes o' Monkeys and Megalomaniacs so often go awry...

Record, and claims she doesn’t ‘owe anyone’ broken.

However, polls show her down.

We can only hope she keeps spending. She can afford it. After all she cares so much about her ‘investment’ in California, right?

Don’t have time to dig out the links but I’m pretty sure I saw some speculation that Meg’s own advisors or staff were playing her. Purposely giving her bad advice to keep her spending. Granny warbucks is getting gangked!

Hmm. let’s see… what else? Ahh yes, there was some other comedy.

by MegforMeg

October 04, 2010

Meet Bobblehead Meg! She’s billionaire with an atrocious voting record, a short temper, and a history of shady business deals who’s trying to spend her way into the Governor’s Mansion. Visit to learn more!

Let me introduce you to Bobblehead Meg,
A poor billionaire who’s a real powder keg,
A former CEO who didn’t vote till oh-two,
Listen California she wants to be in charge of you!

Well good ole Meg was born into old money,
Got tired of Boston so she moved somewhere sunny,
Now says California’s always been her home state,
But she’s only lived here since nineteen ninety-eight.

Since she moved in she’s been the head of eBay,
And in that short time a lot of job’s she’s sent away,
Two out of five eBay jobs are overseas,
Wonder if she’ll outsource all the state employees?

So we all know Meg is a very rich lady,
But how she got her dough sometimes seems a bit shady,
Ten years ago when the rules were pretty lax,
She did a sketchy deal with the boys at Goldman Sachs!

Well Meg’s got a house in pretty Telluride,
And she wants to keep her view form each and every side,

She couldn’t buy out her neighbors so she figured out a plan.
Use eminent domain to gobble up the land!

Now Meg’s ego needs a boost so she’ll say anything to win,
So she came up with a scheme to simply buy her way in,
Spent a hundred million dollars just to be on your TV,
But I’m sorry dear old Meg you just don’t work for me!


Use the chords below to write your own verse and post it as a video response, tag it with “megformeg” – have fun!

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Paid for by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association

bonus reading:
Was California’s Bobblehead Election Rigged?

Update 10.05.2010

This video was originally posted at:

www. watch?v=dvvyetH2uXQ

For whatever reason that was made ‘private’, and re-uploaded as above.

Please tweet and retweet the new url

Meg Whitman Is No Einstein

by: GoodByeEbay

This seems to be from 2007. Very revealing. Note that all the troubles Meg speaks about are worse than ever now.

I think what strikes me most, other than the amount of lies, failure and hypocrisy now readily apparent,  is Meg’s appearance.  She is looking very run down these days.

by AuctionBytes

September 30, 2010

eBay CEO Meg Whitman talks about seller issues, including customer service issues,
multi-channel selling, and eBay’s recent Trust & Safety initiatives. Whitman discusses the Summer Relief promotion that lowers Final Value Fees and indicates it’s something eBay may possibly make permanent. June 2007

Moving on, the Meg Vs the Maid scandal is heating up, with atty Gloria Allred producing a ‘smoking gun” in the form of a 2003 letter from the Social Security administration, which Meg’s husband Griff Harsh has allegedly annotated, instructing the housekeeper to “please check this, Thanks”

Unfortunately the video, entitled “Lawyer:Meg Whitman is a Liar” has embedding disabled, please go watch it though.

Here is a article which details everything pretty well.

Readers here may also want to view this:

Meg Whitman Vs Gloria Allred Good Morning America Interview

and this, where we find that indeed, Meg is no Einstein. LOL!

Observations on Meg Whitman in the California Governor’s Debate

From the official statement at the ebay ink site and elsewhere:

“Lorrie has led eBay Marketplaces through significant fundamental change as we drive a multiyear turnaround strategy to enhance the shopping experience for buyers and sellers and evolve eBay as a global ecommerce and mobile commerce leader,” said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. “For personal family reasons, Lorrie made a decision to do what’s best for eBay and for her family, and I respect that. I wish her the very best and thank her for many contributions to our company and our nearly 92 million active eBay users.”

I think we all know that the ‘family time’ excuse could well be a euphemism for ‘other’ things, whatever they may be. Maybe it’s just me but something about the phrasing of that may tell us something; He mentions doing ‘what’s best for ebay’ ahead of ‘her family’

Now from the article at

RBC Capital Markets analyst Stephen Ju said that Norrington’s sudden departure is not a good thing for eBay.

Remaining executives including Donahoe will have more work running marketplaces for the time being – and that’s if eBay’s explanation for her departure is taken at face value.

“The other interpretation is that she might be held responsible for what the management team admitted will be a slower turnaround than they originally thought,” Ju said.

At any rate, Ms Norrington didn’t seem to me to be enhancing ebay’s prestige too much. I feel, she shall be remembered by users chiefly for her misconduct; the epic shoes and honesty fail, and repeated disregard for the very policies she created and oversaw, as well as for her potty-mouth.

I’m really only left wondering who is next?

Oh the Horror!

Chop! Chop!