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Mo wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 00:24
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Ellie wrote: 02 Feb 2021, 22:39 What is Trump even doing these days? With the caveat that I'm not the most informed person, it seems like after he got booted from Twitter he dropped off the face of the earth.
He has set up the "Office of the Former President". Also his lawyers are bailing on him setting up the hope for him to represent himself at his Impeachment trial.
Trump won’t represent himself because we’re not allowed to have anything wonderful anymore.
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Why are they abandoning him? I mean Trump stiffed Rudy on his legal fees, so he should have plenty of money to pay these lawyers, right?
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Hugh Akston wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 09:59 Why are they abandoning him? I mean Trump stiffed Rudy on his legal fees, so he should have plenty of money to pay these lawyers, right?
I doubt we will ever know (solicitor-client priviledge), but if I had to guess, it's probably because he is refusing to follow their advice.
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Aresen wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 10:57
Hugh Akston wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 09:59 Why are they abandoning him? I mean Trump stiffed Rudy on his legal fees, so he should have plenty of money to pay these lawyers, right?
I doubt we will ever know (solicitor-client priviledge), but if I had to guess, it's probably because he is refusing to follow their advice pay up front.
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I completely forgot about the impeachment trial! Shows what I know.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 10:59
Aresen wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 10:57
Hugh Akston wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 09:59 Why are they abandoning him? I mean Trump stiffed Rudy on his legal fees, so he should have plenty of money to pay these lawyers, right?
I doubt we will ever know (solicitor-client priviledge), but if I had to guess, it's probably because he is refusing to follow their advice pay up front.
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That, too, but you don't put that on your curriculum vitae.
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TIL that my imaginary girlfriend from 91-93 is a union boss.
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I'm a little vague on how much of a deathgrip SAG-AFTRA has on Hollywood these days, but if it means he has further limited his potential platform, I'm all for it.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 16:07 I'm a little vague on how much of a deathgrip SAG-AFTRA has on Hollywood these days, but if it means he has further limited his potential platform, I'm all for it.
I can't say I've ever thought about it, but now that I do ... where reality TV shows are concerned, I'm rather skeptical of the notion that the cast must all belong to SAG, or that SAG could prevent the production of a given show by refusing to extend membership to the cast.
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Jennifer wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 16:12
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 16:07 I'm a little vague on how much of a deathgrip SAG-AFTRA has on Hollywood these days, but if it means he has further limited his potential platform, I'm all for it.
I can't say I've ever thought about it, but now that I do ... where reality TV shows are concerned, I'm rather skeptical of the notion that the cast must all belong to SAG, or that SAG could prevent the production of a given show by refusing to extend membership to the cast.
Not the contestants, but almost certainly the host/MC/whatever.
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Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me - besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas...
You can keep your empty platitude spewing inaugural poet laureate.
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Warren wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:13
Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me - besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas...
You can keep your empty platitude spewing inaugural poet laureate.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:38
Warren wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:13
Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me - besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas...
You can keep your empty platitude spewing inaugural poet laureate.
?
Deep down, Warren still believes "Hillary would've been worse." (I admit she definitely would've been less entertaining -- no Trumpian meltdowns like this letter.)
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Jennifer wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 16:55
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:38
Warren wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:13
Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me - besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas...
You can keep your empty platitude spewing inaugural poet laureate.
?
Deep down, Warren still believes "Hillary would've been worse." (I admit she definitely would've been less entertaining -- no Trumpian meltdowns like this letter.)
Yeah, my question is the nexus between a poet and the Screen Actor's Guild.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 18:47
Jennifer wrote: 06 Feb 2021, 16:55
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:38
Warren wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:13
Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me - besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas...
You can keep your empty platitude spewing inaugural poet laureate.
?
Deep down, Warren still believes "Hillary would've been worse." (I admit she definitely would've been less entertaining -- no Trumpian meltdowns like this letter.)
Yeah, my question is the nexus between a poet and the Screen Actor's Guild.
Yeah the venn there still eludes me.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 12:14
The most surprising thing is that Trump paid his SAG dues while he was president.
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I was thinking the same exact thing. I wonder if there is some sort of multi year membership you buy into after a certain age and/or reduced activity.

ETA - not according to this https://www.sagaftra.org/membership-ben ... ship-costs

I suppose one could just forget they were still paying if autoenrolled and only getting charged 226 dollars a year.
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Kolohe wrote: 09 Feb 2021, 12:09 I was thinking the same exact thing. I wonder if there is some sort of multi year membership you buy into after a certain age and/or reduced activity.

ETA - not according to this https://www.sagaftra.org/membership-ben ... ship-costs

I suppose one could just forget they were still paying if autoenrolled and only getting charged 226 dollars a year.
Yes, I expect he has some sort of accountant/secretary who automatically pays those sorts of things, they being tax deductible, after all.

My guess, also, is that prior to being elected president, being "in show business" was something that stroked Trump's ego. "Look at my ratings! I'm a television star! I belong to the same 'club' that all the big movie and TV stars belong to!" Also, although I could be wrong, SAG-AFTRA membership is a precondition to being eligible to be nominated for or win certain show biz awards and he certainly wouldn't want to pass up that opportunity for less than he spends on a gold plated toilet.
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A fairly insane story about Trump, the NFL, and Jon Bon Jovi

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To be fair, most of Canada hates Toronto, too.
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And to be fair, getting an entire city to boycott Bon Jovi is not the worst thing someone could do, unfair or not.
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I interviewed for a job with Bon Jovi's cousin who runs a band merch company. Due to a series of tragicomic happenstances, I showed up to the interview late, soaked with sweat, and with no resume. I did not get the job for some reason.
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dead_elvis wrote: 02 Apr 2021, 16:35 And to be fair, getting an entire city to boycott Bon Jovi is not the worst thing someone could do, unfair or not.
And the real tragedy for Bon Jovi is that he didn't also get banned from Cleveland.
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