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Newt Gingrich Sued By Band “Survivor” For Illegal “Eye Of The Tiger” Use

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Newt Gingrich has just been sued by the band “Survivor,” for the campaign’s illegal use of the song, “Eye of the Tiger,” according to reports in Variety and TMZ.

Variety’s Ted Johnson writes:

One of the members of the band Survivor has sued Newt Gingrich and his campaign for unauthorized use of the song “Eye of the Tiger” at campaign events.

The suit, first reported by TMZ, is only the latest litigation that musicians have taken against candidates, typically Republicans. During the last cycle, Jackson Browne sued the McCain campaign over the use of his music in a commercial spot, and Tom Petty’s attorneys sent Michele Bachmann’s campaign a cease and desist letter last year demanding that she stop using “American Girl.”

This is also not the first time that Gingrich has been hit with legal threats: Last year, an attorney repping Steve Perry of Journey sent Gingrich’s campaign a cease and desist letter to get them to stop playing “Don’t Stop Believin.”

TMZ adds:

Rude Music Inc. — owned by a member of the band Survivor — filed the suit today in federal court in Illinois … claiming Newt has jacked the song made famous in “Rocky III” to push his political agenda.

According to the lawsuit, Newt has been using the song at various political events since 2009.

In the suit, Rude Music claims Gingrich used the song at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2009, 2010 and 2011 … as well as the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in 2010.

RMI claims Gingrich — along with his campaign team, Newt 2012, Inc. — recently  usedthe song during a campaign event in Doylestown, Pennsylvania … claiming, “Mr. Gingrich entered the packed Moose Lodge for a speech as the song ‘pulsed,’ according to the the Newt 2012, Inc. website.”

RMI is also suing the American Conservative Union — claiming it has republished various clips featuring Newt and the “Eye of the Tiger” song without permission.

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Perhaps Gingrich would like to contact Judy Collins to license her music, instead? It would be more appropriate:

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‘More Grifting’: Internet Says ‘Scam Artist’ Trump Will Try to Move GOP Convention to One of His Own Resorts

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“Trump Doral is going to be the new corona hotspot”

Many across the country think President Donald Trump may try to move the Republican National Convention to one of his own resorts after he kicked off Memorial Day by threatening the governor of North Carolina he may pull it.

The RNC chose the city of Charlotte as host for its 2020 convention, despite the state having a Democratic governor. On Monday Trump tried to force Gov. Roy Cooper to commit to allowing the August event to be held at full capacity, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Social media users immediately assumed it was a ploy for Trump to move the convention to the Trump Doral or Mar-a-Lago. Trump would make millions if he could secure the contract.

And some even noted The New York Times on Monday reported Trump has even “mused aloud to several aides about why the convention can’t simply be held in a hotel ballroom in Florida.”

 

 

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Right-Wing Militia Spokeswoman Defends Lynching of KY Governor in Effigy: Protesting ‘Is Not the Answer Any Longer’

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A group of right-wing protesters held a demonstration in front of the house of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s mansion this Sunday, at one point hanging an effigy of the governor on a tree in what looked to be a mock lynching. According to CNN, the protest was advertised on Facebook as a Patriot Day Rally to exercise Second Amendment rights.

The backlash against the group’s actions was swift, with even Mitch McConnell slamming the move as “unacceptable.”

“There is no place for hate in Kentucky,” he tweeted.

Responding to the backlash, one of the protest’s organizers took to Facebook and said that this is what happens when people have “stood by and watched this Governor drag people thru the mud and do nothing.”

“People have had enough, the rallies that you attend and speak at, do absolutely nothing to help the people of this State,” Kentucky 3Percenters Inc. State Secretary Patsy Kays Bush on Facebook. “It was not racist it was radical…You can condemn it till the cows come home but screaming and shouting in a microphone is not the answer any longer,….maybe it was in bad taste, maybe it was severe, maybe it was unexpected but at least it was something and I personally will stand by it to the absolute end.”

The protesters, who are part of a militia group that advocates for gun rights, were protesting against Beshear’s coronavirus restrictions at a Second Amendment rally in Kentucky over Memorial Day weekend.

 

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Trump Threatens to Pull GOP Convention Out of NC as First Tweet on Solemn Holiday – Then Says ‘Happy Memorial Day!’

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Memorial Day is a solemn American holiday. It was created for one reason and one reason only: to honor, and to mourn, the members of the U.S. Military who lost their lives while serving their country. It is not a happy day.

Given the coronavirus death toll will likely hit the 100,000 mark today, it is an especially solemn day.

Memorial Day is a day traditionally reserved by the nation’s elected leaders for reflection, visiting gravesites, laying wreaths, and perhaps a non-partisan, non-political speech. It is not a day for politics.

President Donald Trump woke up on this Memorial Day and decided to do things a president and a Commander-in-Chief should never do.

Trump continued his bizarre and heinous holiday tweetstorm by threatening to pull the GOP convention out of North Carolina. He claims he blames the state’s Democratic governor for not giving the RNC the promise they will be allowed to have a full house for their nominating convention, due to coronavirus concerns.

He then tweeted three words no Commander-in-Chief should ever say: “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!”

That was followed by more political tweets.

 

 

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