“Dave's article does give him his personal space. In my view unless you personally know the celeb their personal life is not their "entertainment life" - but the fact that he (in) directly supports slave labor, gov'ts that beat and kill their people, and corporations that act recklessly with other people's lives is part of the public record and should be discussed. Not only is it more relevant it is infinifely more interesing.”
“Thanks Dave for pointing out the real use of money and sponsorships. I think it is interesting that if Tiger did take the stand needed he might not have the lucrative contracts but would he be ostracized?
Maybe, but let that discussion begin, could Tiger have spoken out? Was he aware of what his money goes toward?
It really is not hard to grasp and in the long run it is more interesting than if he beat his wife or his wife beat him.”
“Dave, this is long overdue. As one with young kids who love to watch games, it sucks that it takes a small fortune to take them to see one. Even with our crappy baseball team (which they love) and empty stadium.
Anyway, regarding the astroturf accusation, I think that anyone on the board with a corporate or other interest which they put above the interest and goals of the organization should be bounced. That said, everything is astroturf if WE do not support it. Send in your membership, get active, volunteer in your town and make the organization. That is the way movements start. It ain't trivial.”