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'Apprentice' loser Kwame Jackson debates job offer from 'Benefactor' Mark Cuban
Reality TV World ^ | April 17, 2004 | Wade Paulsen

Posted on 04/17/2004 9:33:11 AM PDT by FairOpinion

According to Extra!, Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, made a "huge job offer" to Kwame after Bill Rancic was hired by Trump instead of Kwame. Kwame told Extra! that Cuban had waited for hours at The Apprentice after-show cast party before finally cornering Kwame so that he could make the offer.

Cuban is an honest American success story. Born middle-class in Pittsburgh, Cuban went to Indiana University, where he honed his sales skills. After graduation, he started a computer consulting company -- although he knew nothing about computers. However, by a combination of his own drive, a little blarney and some good employees, Cuban eventually built the company, MicroSolutions, Inc., into a powerhouse that he sold to CompuServe for millions in 1990, seven years after its founding.

Prior to the job offer from Cuban, Fox News reported that Kwame had been offered the chance to return to his old firm, the NYC investment bank Goldman Sachs, at a substantial salary. However, Kwame turned the offer down and instead had planned to start a business with some friends of his focused on raising capital for black-run firms that focused on the upscale market.

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Kwame said on Greta that it was for $150K.

What nobody seems to be talking about is Sam's amazing stunt of GIVING Trump $250K for the chance to work for him. I think Trump liked the style, and kept the briefcase, which means, he probably will give Sam a job --- otherwise I am sure he would have turned Sam down on the spot.

It will be very interesting to see where each of the Apprentice contestants will be a year from now. I hope the show will do a special on it.

1 posted on 04/17/2004 9:33:12 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: ClintonBeGone
Well, here is a chance for you to do another ping for the Apprentice ping list. :)
2 posted on 04/17/2004 9:33:57 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion
LOL wow this is getting more bizarre
3 posted on 04/17/2004 9:38:17 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: FairOpinion
let me ask a question.

http://www.trumpfiresbush.com/

Isn't this a copyright infringement? Or should I start making GOP Ben&Jerry adverts?
4 posted on 04/17/2004 9:40:30 AM PDT by Bogey78O (I voted for this tagline... before I voted against it.)
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To: Bogey78O; Jim Robinson
Hmmmm....forward it to the NBC folks. And some have the nerve to accuse FR of copyright nasties!
5 posted on 04/17/2004 9:41:43 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: FairOpinion
I sure hope he takes it! I'd love to work for Mark Cuban.


A.K.A. Sleepy Brown

6 posted on 04/17/2004 9:42:09 AM PDT by rdb3 (What's in your speakerboxxx?)
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To: FairOpinion
I like Kuame and wish he would have fired the person that seriously made me entertain the idea of bringing back 'the rack'. Failing that, it made me question his leadership skills.

As for Sammy, yes it was a good move. I can't imagine anyone giving him a position of authority though.

Trump should take the money and set Sammy up managing a line of shoe-shine stations in Trump facilities.
7 posted on 04/17/2004 9:42:59 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: FairOpinion

"Kwame? If either of us had a copy of Gorelick's book "Destruction of Evidence"
we NEVER would have gotten fired.
"


8 posted on 04/17/2004 9:43:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: Bogey78O
http://www.trumpfiresbush.com/

Isn't this a copyright infringement?

Probably not. The painfully leftist "This Modern World" once used Dilbert and Dogbert in a cartoon. I e-mailed Scott Adams asking if it was copyright infringement. He replied saying that parody like that was considered "fair use".

-Eric

9 posted on 04/17/2004 9:43:38 AM PDT by E Rocc (One of the best things about being a conservative is you get to laugh at the liberals.)
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To: rdb3
I sure hope he takes it! I'd love to work for Mark Cuban.
Cuban is reputed to be a way better boss than Trump. It's like the difference between working for the late Al Lerner and David Modell.

Okay, maybe not quite as Trump actually accomplished some things on his own.....

-Eric

10 posted on 04/17/2004 9:45:48 AM PDT by E Rocc (One of the best things about being a conservative is you get to laugh at the liberals.)
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To: FairOpinion
'Apprentice' loser Kwame Jackson

Although I didn't watch this show, I have to say that anyone who comes in second out of a total of 215,000 applicants is hardly a loser. The only 'losers' are the morons who call this gentleman a loser.

11 posted on 04/17/2004 9:46:00 AM PDT by Archangelsk
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To: E Rocc
Her's the thing. I once hosted on my website(as a mirror) a cartoon where Outkasts's "Hey Ya" was dubbed to a 'music video' made from "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown".

Within a week I was emailed by United Features Syndicate ordering me to cease and desist within 2 weeks or I'd face legal action.
12 posted on 04/17/2004 9:46:21 AM PDT by Bogey78O (I voted for this tagline... before I voted against it.)
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To: rdb3
Amen brother. KFC could shove their stupid fried chicken deal... eewwww how would THAT look anyway? Someone at KFC didn't think that one over.
13 posted on 04/17/2004 9:46:32 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: rdb3
I sure hope he takes it! I'd love to work for Mark Cuban.

Doing what?

14 posted on 04/17/2004 9:47:35 AM PDT by Archangelsk
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To: E Rocc
I think it hinges on how much of the original artwork is used.

But since the whole site is plastered with an Aprentice motif one could argue it could be inferred the site blurs the line and creates the impression that The Apprentice endorses True Majority.
15 posted on 04/17/2004 9:51:17 AM PDT by Bogey78O (I voted for this tagline... before I voted against it.)
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To: Bogey78O
THIS one IS a copyright infringement for sure!
16 posted on 04/17/2004 9:51:21 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion
I thought Troy was the best of the bunch.
17 posted on 04/17/2004 9:51:27 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Archangelsk
"I have to say that anyone who comes in second out of a total of 215,000 applicants is hardly a loser."

Yes, that was the point that Trump kept making. None of these people were losers, although Omorasa does seem to be mentally ill. But at the beginning I thought she'd go all the way.

The show was very entertaining and interesting. It was nice to see smart, energetic, motivated people being rewarded for being smart, energetic & motivated. No pity party on this show, and that was a major relief!

18 posted on 04/17/2004 9:52:01 AM PDT by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: jocon307
I agree.
19 posted on 04/17/2004 9:52:33 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Archangelsk
Doing what?

Marketing and promotions. I've met the guy and I think he's the type of boss that I have always wanted to work for.


A.K.A. Sleepy Brown

20 posted on 04/17/2004 9:56:49 AM PDT by rdb3 (What's in your speakerboxxx?)
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To: Bogey78O
I think it hinges on how much of the original artwork is used.
The "This Modern World" cartoon totally used Dilbert and Dogbert duplicates, as themselves. It was an attempted slam on "Dilbert" as being a tool of capitalism, diverting the attention of the workers from the "real enemy".

What amazed me was one of the biggest wastes of ink and trees ever to appear in print was taking an (albeit lame) shot at one of the funniest and most incisive cartoons ever. It's kind of like William Hung saying Charlotte Church can't sing. Yet it used the target's art and developed characters, but was apparently not a copyright violation.

-Eric

21 posted on 04/17/2004 10:00:25 AM PDT by E Rocc (One of the best things about being a conservative is you get to laugh at the liberals.)
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To: FairOpinion
What nobody seems to be talking about is Sam's amazing stunt of GIVING Trump $250K for the chance to work for him

Sure, he will give him a job...for 50k a year! ha

22 posted on 04/17/2004 10:00:35 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: rdb3
Would better than working for Trump. I can see Bill being like a UPS brownie... earning every penny of that salary.
23 posted on 04/17/2004 10:01:44 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Bogey78O
"let me ask a question.

http://www.trumpfiresbush.com/

Isn't this a copyright infringement? "

====

I sent this to NBC -- more people should to make sure they don't overlook it.

This is a BLATANT, UNAMBIGUOUS copyright infringement of The Apprentice.

24 posted on 04/17/2004 10:02:04 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion
Please keep us posted!
25 posted on 04/17/2004 10:02:26 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: FairOpinion
You're dead on. The move on Sam's part was BRILLIANT!!! Put Trump on the spot on LIVE National TV!!! If you've read "Art of the Deal", you'll know that this was a very TRUMP thing to do. Even the Donald commented that "What he did isn't that stupid, you know."
26 posted on 04/17/2004 10:03:06 AM PDT by cincinnati65 (Rooting for the Panthers since 1995.......)
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To: FairOpinion
What's the email address?
27 posted on 04/17/2004 10:03:12 AM PDT by Bogey78O (I voted for this tagline... before I voted against it.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Sam built up a company with a friend, so he can't be as much of an idiot, as he appeared on occasion.

"After a year in the corporate world, Sam returned to the DC area in 1999 and co-founded an Internet media company called Potomac Tech Wire. Tech Wires since launched in seven other markets in the U.S. and Europe. Sam oversees sales and business development for all the Tech Wires "
28 posted on 04/17/2004 10:04:18 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: Diogenesis
Is this a REAL photo?
29 posted on 04/17/2004 10:05:08 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: jocon307
But at the beginning I thought she'd [Omorasa] go all the way.

Near as I can tell, that's how she has/will advance(d) her "career." Anyone that would hire a bald-faced liar who is a spotlight-seeker to boot would have to be thw worst capitalist ever (thus her job in Politics)

30 posted on 04/17/2004 10:06:41 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (If your cat has babies in the oven you don't call them biscuits!)
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To: FairOpinion
Yeah, she worked in Gore's office. Lots of photo-op shots like that on her website.
31 posted on 04/17/2004 10:06:50 AM PDT by cincinnati65 (Rooting for the Panthers since 1995.......)
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To: E Rocc
Cuban is reputed to be a way better boss than Trump. It's like the difference between working for the late Al Lerner and David Modell.

Modell. You had to ruin my Saturday, didn't you?


A.K.A. Sleepy Brown

32 posted on 04/17/2004 10:06:58 AM PDT by rdb3 (What's in your speakerboxxx?)
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To: cyborg
Sam wasn't interested in the money, he seems to have enough. He is a genuine admirer of Trump and wanted to learn from him.
33 posted on 04/17/2004 10:08:07 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion
I think if someone has a personality like Trump it would be easier. You're right that it seems he has enough money... I thought that briefcase thing was bizarre *lol*
34 posted on 04/17/2004 10:11:48 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Bogey78O
That's all I could find.

NBC e-mail:
NBCiQuestions@nbc.com

I put *** COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT of The Apprentice *** in the title, and started the text with

ATT: NBC LEGAL Department.


Then told them, I thought they would want to know about this blatant copyright infringement at:

http://www.trumpfiresbush.com/


I hope you and others will write to them as well, to make sure it doesn't get overlooked.


35 posted on 04/17/2004 10:12:14 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion
Thanks for offering up some alternative information regarding Sam. It's nice to know there may be some basis for not thinking the guy is a kook.
36 posted on 04/17/2004 10:13:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: cincinnati65
What's Omarosa's website address?
37 posted on 04/17/2004 10:13:19 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: rdb3
Modell. You had to ruin my Saturday, didn't you?
Actually both fArt and "Honey" have been flushed out of the Baltimore organization, except for extremely limited roles. He moved the team solely so David could inherit it (everyone in Cleveland hated the little whiner with his personal motto of "do you know who I AM?" except Art and Pat) and that goal is officially unreached.

-Eric

38 posted on 04/17/2004 10:14:44 AM PDT by E Rocc (One of the best things about being a conservative is you get to laugh at the liberals.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
The rumor I've heard about Sam's briefcase of money is that it was Samsonite's money... they used it to get an on-air plug. Sam said "I have $250,000 in this Samsonite briefcase."
39 posted on 04/17/2004 10:15:10 AM PDT by mwyounce
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To: FairOpinion
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /default.htm on this server.





Apache/1.3.28 Server at www.omarosa.com Port 80


hehehehe... why? it's omarosa.com and this is what I get
40 posted on 04/17/2004 10:15:40 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: DoughtyOne
When you are rich, you are not a "kook", you are merely "eccentric". ;) LOL
41 posted on 04/17/2004 10:16:08 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: DoughtyOne
It was from the Apprentice website -- they have a short blurb about all the constentants.

http://www.nbc.com/nbc/The_Apprentice/contestants/index.shtml
42 posted on 04/17/2004 10:17:22 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: FairOpinion
Well, not many kooks can plop 250k on a table and ask nothing more than to be considered for a corporate leadership position.

Sam's certainly got that over a good many of us.
43 posted on 04/17/2004 10:18:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: FairOpinion
Thanks for the link.
44 posted on 04/17/2004 10:19:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: cyborg
I found an article written by Omarosa.

http://www.hillnews.com/living/032304_omarosa.aspx

"The show has changed my life. I’ve got a book deal, a TV deal. I have a role in a sitcom. "

45 posted on 04/17/2004 10:20:25 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I was just reading more of the article written by Omarosa:

"I do have my eyes set on running for Congress and eventually the White House. I sat in the White House and watched leaders make decisions. I’m thinking, if they can do it, so can I."

http://www.hillnews.com/living/032304_omarosa.aspx

I don't think I even need to comment on this!!!

46 posted on 04/17/2004 10:21:31 AM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: Diogenesis
I'm trying to think of the appropriate caption for that.
47 posted on 04/17/2004 10:22:55 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: FairOpinion
We must never ever see a Democrat get into power, if only to keep her out.
48 posted on 04/17/2004 10:23:12 AM PDT by Bogey78O (I voted for this tagline... before I voted against it.)
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To: FairOpinion
www.omarosa.com/
49 posted on 04/17/2004 10:23:16 AM PDT by cincinnati65 (Rooting for the Panthers since 1995.......)
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To: FairOpinion
Regis managed to keep Kelly from bashing me.

****Now I know why I like Kelly Ripa!
50 posted on 04/17/2004 10:23:19 AM PDT by cyborg
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