SAG readies for war…

The leadership of the Screen Actors Guild might be saying publicly that talk of an impending actor’s strike is a “distraction” during their difficult ongoing negotiations with the AMPTP, but if you ask me, SAG created this distraction on their own, and they are loving every minute of it.

But if the rumors are true, and SAG truly is readying their troops for war, then why not just call a spade a spade and get on with it. Ain’t no shame in your game, SAG, just come out with it already!

Sure, another major strike right now would suck, but if you ask me, I say burn that mutha down, actors! After watching the DGA, my beloved WGA and even SAG’s crazy-eyed sister-union, AFTRA literally take it up the ass from the studios, I’m aching for someone to take a real stand against those greedy bastards.

And who better to do it than the biggest guild out there? SAG has 120,000-plus members, which is like ten times the size of the WGA. That is some serious union muscle, baby! And while the studios are always quick to undercut writers and directors, if they skimp on actors, well, they’re gonna feel that burn pretty quick.

With the ratings for last year’s TV season pretty much demolished by the WGA strike, I’m guessing the AMPTP might actually give this guild what they want this time. And, if it takes a strike to do it, then strike away, amigos. Like I’ve said before, I know a lot of writers who will be out there supporting your pretty faces on the picket lines every day, and, trust me, we have plenty of red t-shirts.

So, do what you gotta do when that deadline hits, Mr. Rosenberg — SAG’s current deal ends at midnight tonight — and know that whatever happens, we got your back! Go, union!

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2 responses to “SAG readies for war…

  1. As Al Pacino as Michael Corleone so famously said, “Just when I thought I was out … they pull me back in!”

  2. yeti9000

    OK, first off, I can’t believe we are quoting the worst of the “Godfather” movies here, but there is another, even more relevant quote from the movie that works perfectly here too.

    When Joe Mantegna’s character, Joey Zasa goes off about Michael Corleone in Atlantic City, his fiery words could just as easily be from SAG actors to the AMPTP…

    “I say to all of you, I have been treated this day with no respect. I’ve earned you all money, I’ve made you rich, and I asked for little. Good. You will not give…I’ll take!”

    That’s right, dude. Take it…take it all!! :)

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