Attribution: Government Shutdown -Advance by Bill Day, FloridaPolitics.com
A sociopathic truth from a true *sociopath said outloud.
*Wikipedia: Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD or APD) is a personality disorder characterized by a limited capacity for empathy and a long-term pattern of disregard or violation of the rights of others. Other notable symptoms include impulsivity and reckless behavior …, a lack of remorse after hurting others, deceitfulness, irresponsibility, and aggressive behavior.
Attribution: Budget Talks by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune, UT
Attribution: PRESIDENTIAL PICKET PLOYS by Randall Enos, Easton, CT
and having writ moves on …
Studio Executives Finally Reach Deal With Writers To End Historic Strike
In an email to members late Sunday, the union said it had reached “an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language.”
The union said it will share details about what the union negotiators and studio executives agreed to once union leadership reviews the final language in the agreement.
“What we have won in this contract—most particularly, everything we have gained since May 2nd—is due to the willingness of this membership to exercise its power, to demonstrate its solidarity, to walk side-by-side, to endure the pain and uncertainty of the past 146 days. It is the leverage generated by your strike, in concert with the extraordinary support of our union siblings, that finally brought the companies back to the table to make a deal,” the email to members continued. “We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional—with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”
Once ratified by the union members, the agreement could have huge effects, setting historic precedents on major industry-wide issues. Throughout the strike, writers have framed the fight as an existential one, showing the ways longstanding inequities in the industry have jeopardized the future of writing as a profession and restricted the types of people who can make a living as a writer in Hollywood. The issues that led them to strike include dwindling pay while corporate executives reap profits from writers’ work and the need for guardrails around the use of artificial intelligence.