Gold's Gym CEO Give More Than $2 Million To Karl Rove's Organization

  • metta

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    Oct 22, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    Gold's Gym CEO Give More Than $2 Million To Karl Rove's Organization

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/10/22/Golds_Gym_Gives_Money_to_Rove_Org/


    I have heard that you can get a 3 year membership at 24 Hour Fitness at Costco for something like $300.
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    Oct 22, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    Good to know.
    Thanks.

    I'll bet that Gold's currently has more than a few gay members, and may have quite a few LESS soon.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 22, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
    Too bad I don't go to Gold's

    .....cause I'd LOVE to make a Ruckus icon_cool.gif

    I hope he gets his money back in cancellations in SPADES
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    Oct 23, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    I travel a lot for business and have frequented Gold's Gyms in the past.

    No more.

  • metta

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    Oct 23, 2010 9:47 AM GMT
    These celebrities should be notified of this:
    Gold's News: Celebrities Get Fit and Pump Up at Gold's Gyms Throughout the Country

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:1NMsIncVZ2gJ:www.goldsgym.com/golds/pressroom/press_new.php%3Fid%3D37

    Tiger Woods: Who says hitting the weights won't add a few yards to your drive? During a recent trip to South Florida, Tiger Woods was a regular guest at Gold's Gym Miami.

    Bruce Springsteen: -The Boss™ has been tuning up his physique at Gold's Gym Long Branch in New Jersey in preparation for his first full-scale tour of the U.S. and Europe with the E Street Band since 2003.

    Lindsey Lohan: While recently in Utah, the well-known actress and pop music star was spotted working out at Gold's Gym Orem.

    Tyson Beckford: While visiting Austin, Texas, the world famous super model and actor kept his training regimen up at Gold's Gym. He is now a card carrying member of the Gold's Gym VIP program.

    Monica Brant: The world-famous cover model and fitness icon stayed in shape at Gold's Gym Uptown during a recent trip to Dallas. This fall, Brant will host a fitness camp for fitness competitors at Gold's Gym Venice in her home state of California.

    Vanessa Carlton: Pop singer, songwriter and pianist lent her talent to help support a local charity event at Gold's Gym Islip in New York.

    Anderson Cooper: The Emmy Award winning journalist was recently spotted gearing of for his broadcast at Gold's Gym in New York.

    Jeremy Shockey: New York Giants all pro tight end Jeremy Shockey, known around the league for his intense off-season workouts, recently spent time during the "break" at the Gold's Gym in South Beach. Rumor has it he reported to mini-camp in the best shape of his career.

    Keith Urban: The country music superstar took time off from his music tour to visit the "Mecca" for a workout.
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    Oct 23, 2010 12:44 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidI travel a lot for business and have frequented Gold's Gyms in the past.

    No more.



    good for U
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    Oct 23, 2010 1:04 PM GMT
    Now, how do we know if another gym isn't making such contributions?
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    Oct 23, 2010 1:51 PM GMT
    Buffhunk64 saidWell...it's the CEO's personal money. He should be able to donate it however he wants.


    Abso-fucking-lutely. He can donate to Neo Nazis if he wants to. No problem.

    However, I have just as much right not to frequent his place of business as he does to give him money to Karl Rove.
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    Oct 23, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    UrsaMajor said
    Buffhunk64 saidWell...it's the CEO's personal money. He should be able to donate it however he wants.


    Abso-fucking-lutely. He can donate to Neo Nazis if he wants to. No problem.

    However, I have just as much right not to frequent his place of business as he does to give him money to Karl Rove.

    Did ths really have to be told to you? ... icon_eek.gif
  • CarbGoggles

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    Oct 23, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 said
    UrsaMajor said
    Buffhunk64 saidWell...it's the CEO's personal money. He should be able to donate it however he wants.


    Abso-fucking-lutely. He can donate to Neo Nazis if he wants to. No problem.

    However, I have just as much right not to frequent his place of business as he does to give him money to Karl Rove.

    Did ths really have to be told to you? ... icon_eek.gif

    Really...? I seriously doubt he was suggesting it would be ok to support the Nazis... Put the mace away ladies.
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    Oct 23, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
    CarbGoggles said
    Caslon16000 said
    UrsaMajor said
    Buffhunk64 saidWell...it's the CEO's personal money. He should be able to donate it however he wants.


    Abso-fucking-lutely. He can donate to Neo Nazis if he wants to. No problem.

    However, I have just as much right not to frequent his place of business as he does to give him money to Karl Rove.

    Did ths really have to be told to you? ... icon_eek.gif

    Really...? I seriously doubt he was suggesting it would be ok to support the Nazis... Put the mace away ladies.

    Your doubts not withstanding. How did you get so fat without eating any carbs?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 23, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    Wait a minute guys, lets not jump to conclusions about the CEO of Golds Gym making a contribution to Karl Rove's GOP organization. It is just the CEO that gave this donation, not the entire Gold's Gym business entity. I am seriously considering joining a Gold's Gym in one of the Buffalo suburbs since there are no really good gyms in the city itself except for expensive personal trainers.
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    Oct 23, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidWait a minute guys, lets not jump to conclusions about the CEO of Golds Gym making a contribution to Karl Rove's GOP organization. It is just the CEO that gave this donation, not the entire Gold's Gym business entity. I am seriously considering joining a Gold's Gym in one of the Buffalo suburbs since there are no really good gyms in the city itself except for expensive personal trainers.

    But where does the CEO get his money? ...From the fees people pay at Golds. So if you belong to Golds, you are giving money to the CEO who is then spending it for anti-gay causes.
  • metta

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    Oct 24, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    Tell Gold's Gym: Stop Supporting Anti-Gay Politicians


    http://gayrights.change.org/petitions/view/tell_golds_gym_stop_supporting_anti-gay_politicians
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    Oct 24, 2010 6:45 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 said
    roadbikeRob saidWait a minute guys, lets not jump to conclusions about the CEO of Golds Gym making a contribution to Karl Rove's GOP organization. It is just the CEO that gave this donation, not the entire Gold's Gym business entity. I am seriously considering joining a Gold's Gym in one of the Buffalo suburbs since there are no really good gyms in the city itself except for expensive personal trainers.

    But where does the CEO get his money? ...From the fees people pay at Golds. So if you belong to Golds, you are giving money to the CEO who is then spending it for anti-gay causes.


    chances are that if you spend money on the products or services of just about any major corporation in this country, some of the money will be going to people who 'support anti-gay causes." this golds example may be a bit more high profile, but this would seem to be a witch hunt that you don't want to be on (at the very least for your sanity's sake).
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    Oct 24, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    Hunter9 saidthis golds example may be a bit more high profile, but this would seem to be a witch hunt that you don't want to be on (at the very least for your sanity's sake).

    Please give us your definition of "witch hunt" when there is evidence of this CEO's actions? I know an anti-gay action when I see it -- do you?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 24, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    The CEO of Gold's Gym earns his money like all the rest of us. Even though I don't agree with his donation to Karl Rove's GOP organization, it is his personal business where he donates his paycheck. The CEO is only one person in a business organization and Gold's Gym is no different. How would you like to be told not to donate your paycheck or part of it to a gay rights organization, you wouldn't like it obviously. Put a sock in it guys, you are all overreacting.
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    Oct 24, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    metta8 saidGold's Gym CEO Give More Than $2 Million To Karl Rove's Organization

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/10/22/Golds_Gym_Gives_Money_to_Rove_Org/


    I have heard that you can get a 3 year membership at 24 Hour Fitness at Costco for something like $300.


    dig deeper and you'll find many CEO's give $$$ to homophobic politicians and their yes men.

    I doubt their donations have anything to do with actively seeking to make lives harder to gay men and women.
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    Oct 24, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThe CEO of Gold's Gym earns his money like all the rest of us. Even though I don't agree with his donation to Karl Rove's GOP organization, it is his personal business where he donates his paycheck. The CEO is only one person in a business organization and Gold's Gym is no different. How would you like to be told not to donate your paycheck or part of it to a gay rights organization, you wouldn't like it obviously. Put a sock in it guys, you are all overreacting.


    You're absolutely right. That being said, we don't have to patronize his business. There is nothing wrong with bringing awareness to it. If you choose to still spend money there, then that's your business. If others choose not to, then that's theirs. If you're not of the activist mindset, then ignore the thread. I respect your choice.
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    Oct 24, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThe CEO of Gold's Gym earns his money like all the rest of us. Even though I don't agree with his donation to Karl Rove's GOP organization, it is his personal business where he donates his paycheck. The CEO is only one person in a business organization and Gold's Gym is no different. How would you like to be told not to donate your paycheck or part of it to a gay rights organization, you wouldn't like it obviously. Put a sock in it guys, you are all overreacting.



    You have worded this like we are standing in the way of his freedom of speech, but he is exercising his freedom of speech and in turn some of us are doing the same thing. That's the way it works in a free society. The CEO of Gold's is free to donate money to any political organization he wants, but at the same time I am free to choose who I give my business for any reason I wish.
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    Oct 24, 2010 7:02 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidThe CEO of Gold's Gym earns his money like all the rest of us. Even though I don't agree with his donation to Karl Rove's GOP organization, it is his personal business where he donates his paycheck. The CEO is only one person in a business organization and Gold's Gym is no different. How would you like to be told not to donate your paycheck or part of it to a gay rights organization, you wouldn't like it obviously. Put a sock in it guys, you are all overreacting.

    You have worded this like we are standing in the way of his freedom of speech, but he is exercising his freedom of speech and in turn some of us are doing the same thing. That's the way it works in a free society. The CEO of Gold's is free to donate money to any political organization he wants, but at the same time I am free to choose who I give my business for any reason I wish.

    THIS!!!
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    Oct 24, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    Buffhunk64 saidWell...it's the CEO's personal money. He should be able to donate it however he wants.


    No kidding?
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    Oct 24, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    For many it seems, Freedom of Speech is only applicable to the speech of others.
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    Oct 24, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidFor many it seems, Freedom of Speech is only applicable to the speech of others.


    Hahaha good statement!
    Fyi, im stealing this from you lol icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 24, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    reppaT said
    Buffhunk64 saidWell...it's the CEO's personal money. He should be able to donate it however he wants.


    No kidding?


    Agreed!