Sunday, October 24, 2010
If you’re a gym bunny who pumps iron at Gold’s Gym, here is some critically important information you need to know.
According to an investigative report by Salon, 97% of the $4.7 million raised by Karl Rove’s new antigay, conservative group called American Crossroads, is funded by just four men — billionaires all, including Dallas’ Robert Rowling who owns Gold’s Gym.
TRT Holdings, owned by Dallas’ Robert Rowling, gave American Crossroads $1 million. Rowling, whose firm owns Omni Hotels and Gold’s Gym, got started at his father’s successful company, Tana Oil & Gas. He’s worth $4.4 billion. In 2004 Rowling gave $1 million to Progress for America, an outside group backing President Bush’s reelection.
So just to recap. Gold’s Gym takes your membership money and hands it over to an antigay, conservative group started by “Bush’s brain,” Karl Rove. You may want to reconsider where your maintain your abs and biceps.