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#1 Posted on 27.8.04 1151.25
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http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/27581.htm

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A Web site called Shut It Down.com claims it has launched a letter-writing campaign to actors "asking them to take the night off" from shows the Republicans will be attending.

The Post could not find any Broadway actors who had received letters from the organizers of Shut It Down.

But some actors, speaking on condition of anonymity, said talk of what one called "the blue flu" was making the rounds.

"This is a very liberal community," the actor said. "A lot of people are not happy about having to perform for Republicans."
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This might be the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.
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#2 Posted on 27.8.04 1227.55
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Ah....liberal tolerance" "We tolerate you as long as you agree with everything we say and do".

Hey, they don't have to perform for anybody. They can sit home and not collect a paycheck.

Incidentally, how would this differ from any other night of the week a Republican might be in the audience?

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#3 Posted on 27.8.04 1348.59
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Ah....liberal tolerance" "We tolerate you as long as you agree with everything we say and do".

    Hey, they don't have to perform for anybody. They can sit home and not collect a paycheck.

    Incidentally, how would this differ from any other night of the week a Republican might be in the audience?




Quit. I am a liberal and I am tolerant. I actually like your posts. Jackasses come in all stripes. Please, please put down the broad brush.
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#4 Posted on 27.8.04 1458.14
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It is sickening that they would refuse to perform for Republicans. I wonder if they'd be willing to refund ticket payments?

If they refused to perform for persons of a specific race, gender, or sexual preference group it wouldn't be tolerated.

Maybe all Republicans should boycott Broadway just to help the cause of "Shut It Down", 'course Broadway might just mi$$ $omething then....
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#5 Posted on 27.8.04 1508.45
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    Originally posted by Rudoublesedoublel
    It is sickening that they would refuse to perform for Republicans.

It really is the height of hypocricy. Of course, many won't see it that way because this is "enlightened" bigotry.
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#6 Posted on 27.8.04 1520.22
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Call me crazy, but I love crackpot things like this. I work with people who boycott anything French or Canadian, buy W ketchup, and still call them "freedom fries". Nothing brightens my day more than crap like this, if only because people on both sides take it so damn seriously.

I find it funny that some self-important actors might boycott Republicans. It's just as funny that there are going to be people in the conservative community who will devote entire television shows, newspaper columns, and, I suppose, message board topics to this so-called "outrage". People, it's broadway! It's not like it's a hospital or police officers.

And, this is just from personal experience, I know a lot more Republicans who go to broadway shows than liberals.

There are many things that have deserved boycots. Just look at the civil rights movement. But now, in 2004, Republicans? Half the people involved in our government? Yeah, that makes total sense.
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#7 Posted on 27.8.04 1638.07
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It's a New York thing guys. You wouldn't understand.
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#8 Posted on 27.8.04 1757.55
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    Originally posted by MoeGates
    It's a New York thing guys. You wouldn't understand.


Moe, I'm New York born & bred, & I don't understand this either...
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#9 Posted on 27.8.04 2316.31
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    Originally posted by MoeGates
    It's a New York thing guys. You wouldn't understand.


Lynching black people was once a Southern thing, too.

[Not that these things are alike, really, but provincialism is not an excuse for stupidity]
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#10 Posted on 28.8.04 0040.18
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I thought Republicans stopped going to Broadway the day "Cats" closed.
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#11 Posted on 30.8.04 0621.46
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    Originally posted by Leroy
    I thought Republicans stopped going to Broadway the day "Cats" closed.
Are you kidding? It costs good money to go to a show. Of course Republicans go.

Hell, I just saw Phantom of the Opera when it came through Baltimore...
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#12 Posted on 30.8.04 0951.43
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    Originally posted by Barbwire Mike
      Originally posted by Rudoublesedoublel
      It is sickening that they would refuse to perform for Republicans.

    It really is the height of hypocricy. Of course, many won't see it that way because this is "enlightened" bigotry.


Are you guys all on crack? We're talking about Broadway performers here, right? What are the chances these performers are going to want to be connected in anyway with an official Party Convention for a bunch of politicians who want to write the rights of gay Americans out of the constitution. Refusing to perform for these politicians is their own way of peaceful protest.
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#13 Posted on 30.8.04 1012.40
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    Originally posted by Stilton
    Refusing to perform for these politicians is their own way of peaceful protest.
And a form of discrimination.
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#14 Posted on 30.8.04 1021.19
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Actually, I'd like to see the religious-right culture warriors fail to do their Broadway homework and end up seeing Avenue Q.

After "The Internet Is For Porn," "If You Were Gay" and "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist," it'd be fun to watch heads exploding.
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#15 Posted on 30.8.04 1024.58
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If any of the religious right crowd do wind up at one of the more controversial shows that offends their sensibilities, they deserve it.
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#16 Posted on 30.8.04 1025.29
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    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally posted by Stilton
      Refusing to perform for these politicians is their own way of peaceful protest.
    And a form of discrimination.


Grimis, you crack me up. You argue like a little kid, nothing but repetitious insistence. You think you’re being clever by throwing the word “discrimination” in the faces of a bunch of singers and dancers, when you know well their reasons for refusing to be a part of the RNC are totally valid, and legal. Boycotts and peaceful protests are legal aren’t they? Part of basic freedoms? No? They’re aren’t refusing to perform for them because of WHO they are, they are refusing to support a political ideal they do not abide with, and that ISN’T DISCRIMINATION, and I think you know this, but the giddy glee you derive from taking pot shots at everyone who disagrees with your politics is getting the best of you. Take a deep breath now.
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#17 Posted on 30.8.04 1038.47
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    Originally posted by Stilton
    They’re aren’t refusing to perform for them because of WHO they are, they are refusing to support a political ideal they do not abide with, and that ISN’T DISCRIMINATION, and I think you know this, but the giddy glee you derive from taking pot shots at everyone who disagrees with your politics is getting the best of you.
Let's ask Webster:
the act, practice, or an instance of discriminating categorically rather than individually b : prejudiced or prejudicial outlook, action, or treatment

They are prejudicially refusing to perform for people who are Republicans. That is discrimination. Mind you, there is no force of law behind it, but it is discrimination.
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#18 Posted on 30.8.04 1106.38
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    Originally posted by Stilton
    Are you guys all on crack? We're talking about Broadway performers here, right? What are the chances these performers are going to want to be connected in anyway with an official Party Convention for a bunch of politicians who want to write the rights of gay Americans out of the constitution. Refusing to perform for these politicians is their own way of peaceful protest.


You wouldn't happen to be insinuating that Broadway performers are gay, would you? I don't recall the article mentioning any of the performers boycotting because of the GOP's stance on gay rights.

I absolutely agree with the performers' (those who oppose the Republican party) right to protest. I also think it's hypocrisy at its best (worst). And every producer is well within his/her rights to fire each and every one of them that does not perform.


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#19 Posted on 30.8.04 1259.02
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After thinking this over, I can justify both sides. A question, if they do this based purely on principal, wouldn't it be more hypocritical to work and take money from the Republicans? Many say liberals dtand for nothing so should we respect the stand?
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#20 Posted on 30.8.04 1310.15
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    After thinking this over, I can justify both sides. A question, if they do this based purely on principal, wouldn't it be more hypocritical to work and take money from the Republicans? Many say liberals dtand for nothing so should we respect the stand?


I see where you're coming from, but I also can't help trying to imagine what my bosses attitude would be if I told him one night that I wasn't helping him cook for a certain table because I didn't agree with their political beliefs. I'm guessing at best I wouldn't have a job, at worst I wouldn't have all my fingers.

I guess I wouldn't feel hypocritical if I kept my yap shut because while I might disagree with someones politics, I still tend to respect their right to their beliefs. And besides I can't imagine that missing out on my cooking would suddenly lead them to seeing the error of their ways.
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