• Bruce Oreck, Former Douche of the Week, Reclaims Title as America Weeps

    December 18, 2013

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    Posted in: Embassy/State

    Ambassadors are a nation’s principle representative abroad.

    In the case of America and the U.S. Department of State, the ambassador is considered the ranking American government official in-country, the head of the embassy and indeed the president’s personal and direct representative to that foreign nation. Symbol, figurehead, molder of America’s image in the eyes of foreigners.

    Many of you will remember how about this time last year we named U.S. ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck “Douche of the Week,” a prestigious title to go along with his official one. Oreck rose to these heights by sending out Christmas cards with the photo shown to the left. Oreck fancies himself a well-built fellow, with a cheeky sense of humor. He is beloved by millions of his staff for presenting a regular guy image; he is beloved by millions of Finns for confirming their belief that Americans are complete idiots who should never be allowed to travel.

    Signature Accomplishment: Renovating his Own Office

    As an ambassador, Oreck’s signature accomplishment so far, not including the photo here, has been to get the U.S. government to spend more money on the U.S. embassy in Finland, because that somehow must be good for the Finns. Indeed, an official USG report acknowledged that “the embassy renovation project would not have been funded or advanced at an accelerated pace without the constant pressure of the Ambassador, both from Helsinki and during frequent trips to Washington.” Oreck picked up 250,000 frequent flier miles (ambassadors fly first class, ‘natch) in dozens of trips between Washington, D.C., and Helsinki to personally address concerns. Luckily, he was able to divert scarce State Department building and security funds from dumps like Benghazi.

    Oreck of course has a long resume of living off his family’s money. Oreck earned his lifetime title of ambassador by being the son of famed vacuum cleaner manufacturer David Oreck. Ambassador Oreck then went on to serve as General Counsel and Executive Vice President for the Oreck Corporation. Oreck’s most important contribution to diplomacy was to bundle more than $500,000 in donations for Obama in the 2008 election.

    Merry Douche Christmas

    We all know asshats like Oreck, and we all know they feed off of lower people like ourselves calling them asshats. Kind of perks them up, and so they go out of their way to bait us, begging for a response. As hard as I have tried not to feed him, Oreck did it again. Here’s his Christmas card for this year, as posted on his Facebook page:




    I guess it is supposed to be some kind of meta-social commentary thing, like because last year everybody called him a douche for posing with his bicep curled, this year he is wearing a shirt and tie in a place where you’d expect him to be shirtless. And it is also of course “culturally sensitive” because it is in a sauna, and Finns like saunas. As with the State Department’s goofy videos, if this kind of ambassador-with-a-sense of humor thing is such an effective “tool” of diplomacy, why is it only the U.S. that seems to have cottoned on to that?

    Oreck also has on Facebook lots of “I’m not really a frustrated, closeted gay man, even though that’s cool” photos. Here he is with Richard Branson, and there is he checking out the Old Dog’s package.



    So, America, in this Christmas season, let us rejoice. Taxpayers, you are paying for all this. But in a larger sense, rest easy knowing that our bumbling idiot of a nation is in fact quite accurately represented in Finland.




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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “Taxpayers, you are paying for all this. But in a larger sense, rest easy knowing that our “bumbling idiot of a nation” is in fact quite accurately represented in Finland.”

      The term on this site is “The Dumbest Country On the Planet.”

      12/18/13 12:25 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      I introduce the new term in hopes of growing the dialog…

      12/18/13 12:32 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Let Pitch decide. I respect his even-tempered King Solomon-like approach to resolving contentious matters of the day. Pitch?

      12/18/13 12:45 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Douche of the Week,..or Merry Sucking Christmas.

      Perfect. Our second episode. Corporate son sucks his way to Ambassadorship. Geezus.. ‘Murica’s gonna love it. Like I said..this shit writes itself. Hey, maybe Oreck will sponsor..ya think? Hahahaha. Jokes aside, from the sound of it, this schmuck would play himself just for access to Hollywood. Wouldn’t that be fabulous? The man himself. Talk about life imitating art. Crap..I can’t wait to send the manuscript. After all..you just wrote it.

      Man, thanks Peter. At this rate we’ll have the first season wrapped by the end of January.

      12/18/13 12:58 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      DOH! PERFECT. Episode two. The Dumbest Country on the Planet.

      12/18/13 1:06 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      12/18/13 1:16 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Oh, Pitch, you’ve done it again.

      12/18/13 1:26 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      I would say Mr. Ambassador showed some balls with that Christmas card, but his use of steroids would make them really hard to see.

      12/18/13 1:36 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Rich said..
      quote:”I would say Mr. Ambassador showed some balls with that Christmas card,..”unquote

      Indeed, and speaking of balls…

      http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/

      quote:”
      The U.S. State Department assisted in the arrest, claiming for itself a “victory” in the war on human trafficking. Not paying a fair wage is wrong. What is also wrong is for the State Department to be following a double-standard in what it expects from foreign diplomats, and what it expects from its own.

      Rape

      According to court documents, a U.S. Department of State diplomat and her husband tricked an Ethiopian woman into accompanying them as their domestic servant to Japan, where they held her virtually as a prisoner in their home and forced her to work for them for less than $1 per hour and where the husband repeatedly raped the woman with his diplomat wife’s consent. A Virginia federal judge awarded the victim $3.3 million in damages on a default judgment against the couple. The diplomat retired from the State Department with full pension and then fled the country.”
      unquote

      youbetcha..this shit writes itself. Episode three..and four..maybe five too. ‘Murica’s gonna suck this up like fine 30 yr old whiskey.

      12/18/13 2:25 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Oh fer fuckssake. DOH! I should have known. Peter, sorry, I just assumed that article was written by Kevin. You knock me out. Did I say 3,4, or maybe 5?
      Shit, that article alone will fill the season.

      Rape
      Justice
      Abuse and Visa Fraud
      U.S. Embassy Prostitution
      Economic Enslavement

      Holy mother of Episode development.
      Writes itself is a massive understatement.

      :)

      12/18/13 2:34 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      ya know, I’m beginning to wonder whether this idea is a joke or not.

      12/18/13 2:36 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      12/18/13 2:48 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      If Bolton’s wet dream involves “swinging from a tall oak tree”, he will love Oreck’s musclehead diplomacy.

      12/18/13 3:10 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      Speaking of dickhead-Ambassador’s, every time this page comes up, and I see this schmuck I want to vomit. He’s an embarrassment to real diplomats the world over. I mean..how in the fuck does he look in a mirror after posing like that..for a CHRISTMAS CARD? Don’t answer. We know how.

      And speaking of swinging from oak trees, Mr. Knuckledragger Bolton should know.

      12/18/13 5:22 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      That’s Mr. I-C-B-M Bolton.

      12/18/13 5:39 PM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      I have updated the FDL article to now include murder, child solicitation and more.

      12/18/13 7:48 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote:”I have updated the FDL article to now include murder, child solicitation and more.”unquote

      FAR FUCKING OUT! January my ass. This is GOLD! I mean, we’ll be the envy of every producer in Hollywood!!!

      sheeezus..I can already envision the trailers on youtube. And my gold Ferrari. :)

      12/19/13 12:32 AM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

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      Speaking of genitally related trash, I notice that no one has come around to defend my daughter’s child-abuser, the State Department’s special friend Jurgen Schlate, who by God’s mercy upon us died last February.

      Jurgen Schlate: Child abuser. In any decent country he’d have been beaten to death.

      12/19/13 3:25 AM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      melov said…
      quote:”Speaking of genitally related trash, I notice that no one has come around to defend my daughter’s child-abuser, the State Department’s special friend Jurgen Schlate,…”unquote

      melove, how many people do you see here commenting on a regular basis? Do you think any of us have even heard of this guy, let alone come in here and defend him? I mean..I did a search and looked him up. Frankly, and I say this with all due respect, now that this schmuck has met his maker..don’t you think it’s time to let go of the hatred? I mean, I went back and read a LOT of your posts, and I understand now why you would be so angry, considering your daughter was given a name not associated with yours by virtue of being her father, whereby she became an American citizen, albeit with alleged DoS conspiracy with a Russian woman, who ultimately married this schmuck. What I don’t understand is..it appears you know your daughters American name now, so why don’t you try to find and contact her? I mean..what is your point coming here time and time again trying to smear a guy who’s dead now? Oh, I understand the DoS part. After all, we’re ALL here to squeeze the ooze out of the DoS carcass..daily. And we KNOW how fucking criminal some people in the DoS are, and thanks to Peter, how despicable the whole charade of US “diplomacy” is. But frankly…I don’t think you are going to find any more answers here. Personally..I don’t care if you rake DoS, this guy and his Russian wife over the coals, but man, it’s getting kinda weird now.

      12/19/13 12:25 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “Taxpayers, you are paying for all this. But in a larger sense, rest easy knowing that our “bumbling idiot of a nation” is in fact quite accurately represented in Finland.”

      “The term on this site is “The Dumbest Country On the Planet.”

      Speaking of: the latest poll finds 57 percent of the Dumbest Country on the Planet now say going to war in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks was the “wrong thing to do.”

      Better late than never.

      12/19/13 2:59 PM | Comment Link

    • b. traven said...

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      Chicago story. Interesting sidelight. I believe Oreck is the son of David’s former wife Paula who I think I knew. He was born in 1953 and my closest friend married a woman named Oreck who had been married to David. This was in about 1963+/-. Wikipedia lists her name as Paula but although I met her several times I forget her first name, but certainly the time frame would put her as this guy’s mother. She was a very attractive woman and she joined my friend as number 2 or 3 of his succession of short term marriages. So Bruce Oreck would have been about 7 or 8 years old at the time my friend married her. My friend never mentioned that his new wife had a child. I believe that he did have two children with this woman. He died two years ago and I have his daughters address so I will try to see if Bruce is her half brother. I’ll let you know, for those who give a damn.

      12/19/13 10:18 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote:”He died two years ago and I have his daughters address so I will try to see if Bruce is her half brother. I’ll let you know, for those who give a damn.”unquote

      Send her that pic of her half brother. She might need a good gut splitting laugh.

      12/20/13 3:20 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

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      Pitchfork wrote, to me:

      “What I don’t understand is..it appears you know your daughters American name now, so why don’t you try to find and contact her?”

      I know exactly where she is, and I’ve often tried to contact her. Her Russian mother – in America – continues to hide my mail from my daughter. And there are no American laws which can enable me to compel my daughter’s Russian mother to give me access to my daughter. The way American “Family Courts” work, is outside of any law.

      So, Pitch, fuck you and the horse you rode in on. What’s REALLY weird and creepy, is how a Russian woman – a special friend of the State Department – insinuated her way into America, using her and my biological daughter, by secretly f-cking the husband of an American woman behind his American wife’s back, and then publicly smearing me as their excuse.

      What’s REALLY weird and creepy, is how you Americans have come to take adultery and child-kidnapping for granted, at least when a woman does it, even a non-American woman kidnapping the child of an American.

      But I guess that’s not important enough for you, is it, Pitch? Because you don’t care about any PERSONAL victims of State Department corruption – no, all you care about is the BIG picture! But not about a 13 year old girl who has been cut off from her Father.

      12/20/13 7:08 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

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      And so, here’s a video about Jurgen Schlate and his mistress Alla Onischenko, who destroyed him:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaZDiKRT1is

      12/20/13 8:29 PM | Comment Link

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