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Wed May 15, 2019, 02:02 PM

Georgia governor forced to cancel Hollywood trip to avoid protesters

By Dan Desai Martin -
May 15, 2019

Brian Kemp is feeling mounting pressure after signing a radical anti-abortion bill into law.

Georgia's Republican governor, Brian Kemp, announced on Tuesday he would postpone a trip to Hollywood — which previous governors made annually to meet with Hollywood movie executives — due to intense blowback after Kemp signed a radical anti-abortion bill.

Kemp was scheduled to attend a Hollywood event on May 22 to promote Georgia's large film industry, which contributed more than $9 billion to the state's economy in 2018. The trip was scrapped after Georgia movie executives expressed fear that "tepid turnout and no-shows from studio chiefs could do lasting damage to the state's movie-making business," reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Several A-list actors, including Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Alec Baldwin, and Don Cheadle, said they would no longer work in Georgia after Kemp and the GOP-led legislature initiated an all-out assault on women's health care. Other big names in the entertainment industry, including David Simon, creator of HBO's "The Wire," said they would not work in the state moving forward.

The bill they object to outlaws abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy, before many women even know they are pregnant. Both women who seek abortions and doctors who perform them could be jailed for up to 10 years if they break the law.

https://shareblue.com/georgia-governor-forced-to-cancel-hollywood-trip-to-avoid-protesters/

Lets see this asshole and his lackeys stole an election in the state and then he wanted to go and play nice with the entertainment industry...........................

And now I bet one doughnut that he and his enablers are going to blame the entertainment industry ................for the decline.........................no asshole, its your fucking signature attacking a human beings right to choice, that is the problem.............................asshole...................

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Reply Georgia governor forced to cancel Hollywood trip to avoid protesters (Original post)
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:07 PM

1. Boycott Georgia

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:32 PM

9. + Alabama + Kentucky + Florida + Mississippi

Boycott the southern states altogether.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #9)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:39 PM

33. + Ohio

another state with no privacy or proper healthcare for women.

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Response to dsharp88 (Reply #33)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:24 PM

38. All of the above: fine with me!

I learned from the Watergate era with all those vile Nixon felons and scumbags and soon-to-be apologists for their scrum and crime and corruption rightfully going to prison, doing time, writing books and going on the speakers’ circuits that you “don’t buy books by crooks”.

You might say it’s another form of good-parenting: you DON’T reward OR reinforce bad behavior. I won’t give antagonistic or oppositional entities my money, my viewership, my subscriptions, my attendance, my vote, or ANY imaginable ways or means of my involvement or participation or support.

Not EVER.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:12 PM

2. How is that even fair? Censorship!

Just because Georgia passed the "Let's Kill A Lot Of Women" Act, people are getting all bent out of shape! Some of them aren't even gyno-Americans! Why blame the Georgia legislature and governor? Some of that $9 billion Georgia gets from the movie industry surely lands in the pockets of good Georgia citizens - why should they suffer along with their state? It's unamerican, it is! Trickle down! Fake news! MAGA!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:13 PM

3. KKKemp would be a laughing stock. He talks, looks, and acts like he has wad of tobacco in his mouth.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:20 PM

4. Filming can be done in almost any state

The film industry does not need Georgia. They have shown they can move their production anywhere.

Workers in the film industry may not only disagree with the premise of the law, but are also affected personally if they are required to be in Georgia for a filming.

What company wants to endanger its female employees by requiring them to be subject to this law?

this isn't just about not liking a state's law, it is about the welfare of your own employees.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:23 PM

6. I know

plenty of blue states would be happy to have movies or TV shows filmed there.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #6)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:28 PM

7. What is the most blue state that offers the same natural backdrops that Georgia has?

Alabama and North Carolina are off the table. Shame, too, since North Carolina has some beautiful country.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:34 PM

11. Maine or Vermont have a lot of natural beauty

as do parts of western Massachusetts and upstate NY, New Hampshire. Cape Cod, Rhode Island and Connecticut have their spots as well.

Maryland is the closest in terms of climate to Georgia?

I don't know the pacific northwest, though.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #11)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:39 PM

13. I'm just thinking of climate differences.

Probably more time to film in warmer Georgia and it has a major airport to facilitate cargo transportation.

Not saying it's a lost cause, but I do think that purple states that are close seconds should sit up and pay attention. This could tips things for the blue.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:42 PM

14. Virginia

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #14)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:50 PM

17. So be it.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:19 PM

21. Northern Illinois, Minnesota.

They already film several TV series in Chicago, much of it during the winter. So, it's not like they can't handle the weather. Rockford and Belvedere could use the financial boost, too. Minnesota could be a bit rough in the winter, but it's every bit as beautiful as north Georgia, if not more so, as is Illinois north and northwest of Chicago.

Michigan would also foot the bill, but I'm not quite sure they're back to "blue" quite yet. The same goes for Wisconsin, which still has some issues.

I live 15 miles from Augusta, GA, BTW. IMHO, outside of the mountains and the undeveloped barrier islands, Georgia ain't all that pretty.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #21)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:25 PM

42. Southern IL is also beautiful!

Shawnee National Forest, areas along the Mississippi River.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:01 PM

22. I don't think the backdrop matters as much as taxpayer subsidies

Production companies love handouts from state governments and will go wherever the are most lucrative

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Response to DBoon (Reply #22)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:36 PM

32. Yup. And the Red states who have the lowest corporate taxes are attractive

Now those low taxes also mean they are always looking for handouts from the Blue states through the federal government. It means they have very low wages (for anyone not working in the film industry) little benefits or labour rights. And union busting laws for anyone else who dares to try it. Because they have given all their treasury away to other big business via tax cuts and environmental standard loopholes.

They are counting on the adage, "business is business". Its one thing for actors and even one or two productions to say they will boycott, but its another to present to the ones putting up the money for the shoots, that, because of MORAL PRINCIPLES, production costs have now gone up 10% because you will be moving it to a Blue state where taxes are higher.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:06 PM

24. Lots of other places

Upstate New York. I live in Western a North Carolina Mountains and they are beautiful. But with Meadows, Burr, Tillerson and, Evilgelicals, et al, this state is becoming a real shit hole. But, because of voter suppression, Gerry meandering, machine hacking, and Russian/Koch cash, it by no means represents the majority. Blanketed with Fox and Rusty Limpballs filling the media in every building, it has brain washed way too many. Auto fumes at NASCAR tracks are tainted with mind control drugs. MAGA.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:22 PM

5. Georgia is off my visit list.

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Response to oasis (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:30 PM

8. My daughter is a high school junior

looking at strong academic colleges that are in, or very close to, a city and that are also mid-sized or larger.

Emory University in Atlanta fits that criteria, but she has now taken it off of her list because of this abortion bill. (Alabama doesn't have any place close to the level of Emory, so they don't have to worry...)

Plenty of other options for her:
UCLA and USC in Los Angeles
NYU in New York City
Northwestern in Evanston (just north of Chicago)
Washington Univ in St. Louis (need to watch Missouri, though, to see if they do similar)
BU, Northeastern, BC in Boston

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:39 PM

12. Your thoughtful daughter has a promising future ahead.

Best wishes.

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Response to oasis (Reply #12)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:49 PM

16. I hope so

college admissions get tougher and tougher every year

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:57 PM

18. I get your daughter's decision, but Emory and Decatur GA area are solid blue and very different

from the ignorant white wingers who backed this and similar legislation.

Those are some excellent options, though.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #18)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:00 PM

19. Understood

but, if something happened and she got pregnant and had to terminate the pregnancy or had a miscarriage, it wouldn't matter how blue the county is because it's in a red state with an egregiously harsh law.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #19)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:02 PM

23. exactly

this isn't about political preferences anymore - it is about your daughter's health.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #19)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:35 PM

31. That is a really excellent point. Young women have the best reason of all to boycott Georgia.

I was just there - in Savannah - and it was lovely, and it didn't seem particularly conservative. I am glad the trip was planned before this happened, because it was a wonderful experience.

But I am not a young college woman, and they have a huge reason to worry. It would be interesting if college-aged women could effect a change, because they have everything to lose with a law like this.

Boycotting places is a tricky thing, because often there are blue areas in red states, and they are good places to visit and support. But if an entire demographic that's potentially affected takes a stand, that could be quite powerful.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #8)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:08 PM

25. U Penn, Temple, or Drexel in Philadelphia

Depending on major.

Also Princeton in NJ. (close to Trenton and Philly)

But, also depending on finances I guess. I know Princeton has a program to ensure any student that is accepted can attend, regardless of financial status. I.e. they subsidize lower income students.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #25)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:33 PM

40. Princeton is probably out of her reach

Penn is likely as well, though we did have a neighbor whose daughter was accepted to UPenn this year.

Swarthmore right outside of Philly may be an option, but is probably too small for her.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:32 PM

10. Hmmm Hollywood has a lot of costumes in those studio back lots for protests . FOKemp

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 02:48 PM

15. Remember when one state--Indiana, I think--walked back it's discriminatory bathroom bill

because of major boycotts?

Hit them in their wallets.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:04 PM

20. Mary McNamara (LA Times) wrote a scorching column a few days ago, calling it "blood money"...

...if Hollywood continues to work in such states.

Blood money.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:12 PM

26. New Jersey's the main contributor to Trump's socialist redistribution--we could use a few billion.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:21 PM

27. keep the confederate, women hating racist from contaminating good states. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:22 PM

28. Delta Air Lines could punish Georgia much more than the film industry can.

With 33,000 employees statewide, Delta is Georgia’s No. 1 private employer, directly responsible for $43.5 billion in economic impact a year. (Delta website)

Delta acquired Northwest in 2008. Northwest's headquaters was Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If Delta cared for its employees - especially the women - it would pick up and move to Minnesota immediately.

But it won't happen. Delta is almost as atavistic as Georgia's GOP lege and governor.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #28)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:46 PM

35. Atavistic. Thanks for the word - heard it before but never dug in. Wonder if the people in GA, AL

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know about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atavism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atavism#/media/File:Tubal_Pregnancy_with_embryo.jpg
Just adding this image so those fine southerners can see from whence they are descended - tail, gills, and all.

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Response to erronis (Reply #35)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:24 PM

37. thanks for thanking...

and pointing out atavistic. Very appropriate word for the day.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:23 PM

29. The X-Files...

...were filmed in British Columbia, Canada and studios in California.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:24 PM

30. Oh, boo-hoo.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:46 PM

34. Stop it! Vote the bastards out and rescind the law. It might take 4-6 year but it can be done.

We have a lot of work to do. Let's get out there and do it!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:56 PM

36. A $9 BILLION loss to the state seems like a lot to lose. Maybe they didn't think this

legislation through too well.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:08 PM

39. It's time to finish the Civil War.

Bury it and move on.

Welcome to the 21st century.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:17 PM

41. Let them "blame Hollywood".. badge of

of Honor

Money talks and Gov Kemp just lost a whole lot of $$$$ for Georgia.

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