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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:49 PM
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Aladdin expels Ronstadt after political remarks

What a fascist,Nazi country bu$h has turned this into.Every time I think I can't be shocked anymore.....something else always happens to dispel that notion. God help me,but I hate that moron so much it makes me sick. :grr:






Las Vegas SUN: Aladdin expels Ronstadt after political remarks


Aladdin expels Ronstadt after political remarks
By Jerry Fink
<jerry@lasvegassun.com >
LAS VEGAS SUN

Aladdin President Bill Timmins ordered security guards to escort pop diva Linda Ronstadt off the property following a concert Saturday night during which she expressed support for controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.

Timmins, who was among the almost 5,000 fans in the audience at the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts, had Ronstadt escorted to her tour bus and her belongings from her hotel room sent to her. Timmins also sent word to Ronstadt that she was no longer welcome at the property for future performances, according Aladdin spokeswoman Tyri Squyres.


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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:53 PM
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1. Too bad LV holds no appeal for me.
If I ever went there, I'd be sure Timmins knew why I wasn't staying at his POS hotel.
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Not Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:01 PM
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3. True, I would like to say I wouldn't frequent his establishment
(or as Ed Shultz says, "Don't look to me to darken your doorstep")
but I have no use for Las Vegas.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:59 PM
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2. that is just f'ing amazing
escorted out? her belongs were sent to her? holy shit!
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:04 PM
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4. Can you BELIEVE this?
Look at what has happened to America.....the "land of the free". Can you imagine what ANOTHER 4 years of Bu$h will do? :scared:
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:13 PM
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5. Make a reservation at the Aladdin...and then cancel it citing your...
indignation at the treatment of Linda Ronstadt.

http://www.aladdincasino.com/
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:15 PM
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6. and aren't these considered hate crimes......eom
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:16 PM
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7. hmm, too bad, they have a good buffet...
oh well, guess i can never spend my money in Aladdin ever again.

but then, outside of the buffet they have nothing of worth.

if i remember correctly it was a failing casino bought out by a contingent of hollywood investors including arnold swarzennegger, bruce willis, and others. i think the planet hollywood group?

meh, nothing else worth missing there besides the buffet though. and i can find better food in the SF Bay Area.

Linda Rondstadt, don't worry, no big loss.
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griz2 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:26 PM
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9. They do have an awesome buffett.
Shame I can't go back now. And yes, they are in bankruptcy and being bought by the Planet Hollywood folks. Isn't PH bankrupt also?
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:54 PM
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12. i'd assume so, PH was a fad that came and went.
everyone went to it for like a 2 year span and then everyone realized it was just an overpriced hamburger in a wax museum filled with chotchkes. spending that much money wasn't worth the experience. each PH i pass by now is almost *routinely* barren of customers. no one wants to waste their time.
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:17 PM
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8. Linda Ronstadt is awesome, she has spoken against Bush
before.

I hope the really young a-political people are taking note of this and are realizing what America could turn into in their lifetimes.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 04:54 PM
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10. I hope the good publicity she gets more than offsets the hassle.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:01 PM
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11. I've had a 30 year love affair with Linda......
(please don't tell the wife)

A voice from God, looks to die for, and her politics are in the right place.

Good for you Linda! I'll be buying another album this weekend....
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