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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Management diminishes writer's strike impact

Alert the media! Management prof diminishes union strike impact!

No, you can't make it up. Variety gives the full force of its trade voice today to a...school of...management...prof...who (worthlessly) guesses that the economic impact of the strike is likely to be a mere third of current estimates.

Any union voices in that article? Any purpose whatsoever to comparing the length of the strike in 1988 to the (unknown) length of the strike 2007, other than to shortchange the striker's side?

I sure hope those striking writers let Variety know how they feel about such fair and balanced articles.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:



November 28, 2007 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Breaking News: Dems cancel Dec. 10 LA debate

The Democratic National Committee announced this afternoon the cancellation of next month's presidential candidates debate at the CBS studios in Los Angeles.

"Due to the uncertainty created by the ongoing labor dispute between CBS and the Writers Guild of America," the statement said, "the DNC has canceled the Dec. 10 debate in Los Angeles. There are no plans to re-schedule."

November 28, 2007 3:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow! Even Antonio's "have a Dem house party" idea didn't work!

It's so over for Antonio.

He can't even arrange a house party!

November 28, 2007 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Variety is angry about the writer's union saying Nikki Fink's reporting on the strike is more comprehensive and balanced than Variety's. Looks like the writer's union is right.

November 28, 2007 4:33 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

At least the Dems will not leave a "CARBON BIGFOOT" of hot air retoric.

November 28, 2007 4:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only in Los Angeles can a 71 year old lady be brutally stabbed by gang members and nobody even cares or notices. Flora Fuentes was also the manger of her apartment building and often confronted gang members selling drugs around her apartment building. Mayor V. please take some action against the gang members who brutally killed Flora Fuentes.



Flora Fuentes, 71, a Latina, was discovered dead of stab wounds in her apartment at 725 S. Alvarado Street in LAPD's Rampart Division in Westlake at about noon on Saturday, Nov. 24. She ran a Salvadoran restaurant with her family, and usually opened the business up early in the morning. When she failed to do so on this day, family members went to the apartment -- where she lived alone -- and discovered her dead on the floor with numerous stab wounds, said Rampart Det. Fred Faustino. There was no sign of forced entry, detectives said.

November 28, 2007 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Outstanding: Nikki Finke, heroine at last! See, it pays not to kiss Kevin Roderick's ass for the sake of a few linkies. Too bad Jill Stewart didn't learn that soon enough.

November 28, 2007 5:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Psot, it's "rhetoric."

November 28, 2007 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Red Psot?"

Seems dyslexia and illiteracy are spreading with greater contagion than obesity in the hood or at the bargain buffets at the cheap hotels in Vegas. Or Iowa. (Hey, Sam, are people fatter there?)

November 28, 2007 6:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has anyone read the article on the Daily News Comment page by Mark Cromer? GO MARK!!!

Sorry if this posted twice. Not sure how this works.

November 28, 2007 8:12 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

In general people in Iowa are fatter than people in Silverlake, West Hollywood or Studio City, but thinner than people in Granada Hills, Sunland Tujunga or Santa Clarita.

November 28, 2007 8:31 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Only in Los Angeles do people driving BMWs go on strike.

November 28, 2007 8:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is only the writers with BMWs who have anything significant to gain here -- the DVD's and other auxilary sales really only apply to the writers of tv series, hit movies and such.

The vast majority are just under pressure not to try to sell their scripts, do rewrites, etc.

But the real people hurt are the below-the-line ones - there are some hundred people on each talk show, many more on each series. The studios/ major production entities actually see the strike as a cost-saving measure, so they have the upper hand. They'd just as soon wait it out, the writers and workers need their paychecks.

This is why even the staunchly pro- any union Teamsters have told their people to cross the picket lines if they need to -- the fight is really between getting richer and selfish, stinky greedy rich.

What I don't like about the studios and producers here is mostly their tactics -- they tried to trick the writers in calling off the strike by negotiating at midnight minutes before it was to start, but then not actually giving them anything.

Even the leaders of the Middle East have nothing on that bunch.

November 28, 2007 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:48 & MayorSam 8:31, a list came out on the fattest cities in America earlier this month. Not one single city in Iowa got a mention.

Here's the list:

2007 fattest cities
1. Las Vegas
2. San Antonio
3. Miami
4. Mesa, AZ
5. Los Angeles
6. Houston
7. Dallas
8. El Paso
9. Detroit
10. San Jose

The top 10 fittest cities in America in 2007 are:

1. Albuquerque
2. Seattle
3. Colorado Springs
4. Minneapolis
5. Tucson
6. Denver
7. San Francisco
8. Baltimore
9. Portland
10. Honolulu

November 28, 2007 10:20 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Interesting that Los Angeles is not in the top 10 fittest. Actually Minneapolis is only an hour from the Iowa border so maybe you can count that. :)

November 28, 2007 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The same article said that what makes L.A. #5 is the hispanic "immigrant" population.

November 28, 2007 10:53 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Wow! Was this in the Slimes?

November 28, 2007 10:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

^ No.

November 29, 2007 12:56 PM  

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