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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:22 PM

Red Sox legend Curt Schilling says his insurance policy has been CANCELED by AIG after he tweeted in

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9147287/amp/Red-Sox-legend-Curt-Schilling-says-insurance-CANCELED-wake-tweets-Capitol-riot.html

Schilling tweeted: 'We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my 'Social Media profile''

He had last week said rioters started 'confrontation for sh*t that matters'

After some followers questioned his claims about AIG Tuesday, Schilling replied with a screenshot of his alleged correspondence with the company

The screenshot read that canceling Schilling's insurance plan was 'a management decision that was made collectively and could not be overturned'

More at link. Good for AIG!

PS - Sorry about Daily Mail.

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Reply Red Sox legend Curt Schilling says his insurance policy has been CANCELED by AIG after he tweeted in (Original post)
SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
C_U_L8R Jan 2021 #1
Chin music Jan 2021 #13
hibbing Jan 2021 #2
Docreed2003 Jan 2021 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #3
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #7
soldierant Jan 2021 #26
George II Jan 2021 #4
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2021 #12
George II Jan 2021 #14
BlueInPhilly Jan 2021 #20
George II Jan 2021 #22
CentralMass Jan 2021 #5
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #8
regnaD kciN Jan 2021 #16
sheshe2 Jan 2021 #6
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #9
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #11
subterranean Jan 2021 #15
Sgent Jan 2021 #25
subterranean Jan 2021 #27
haele Jan 2021 #17
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2021 #18
gldstwmn Jan 2021 #19
Nevilledog Jan 2021 #21
ToxMarz Jan 2021 #23
tclambert Jan 2021 #24
Duppers Jan 2021 #29
stopbush Jan 2021 #28

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:23 PM

1. Just because speech is free

Doesn't mean speech doesn't have consequences.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:25 PM

2. How's that video game company working for you?

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Response to hibbing (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:39 PM

10. Right??

RI is still holding the bag on that crap

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:25 PM

3. Insurance companies might regard people inclined to participate in violent insurrection

as poor risks, if not downright uninsurable.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:32 PM

7. No kidding!

Fking idiot!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:21 PM

26. Oh, yes. And rightly so.

Underwriters have to think in terms of "Could this possible lead to a lawsuit?" You would be amazed by some of the things they have to consider (I say "they" not "we" being now retired.) I would definitely not want to cover his home - the personal injury lawsuits which a homeowners policy covers - every tort you can think of and more that you can't or may never have heard of. And the way these yahoos have used automobiles to kill and maim people, not one of them should be able to get an auto policy.

Curt may be a legend. So is the Kraken.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:27 PM

4. To think that I was a fan of his during the Red Sox' first World Series season in 2004.....

As Jerry Seinfeld's mother loved to say, "he's poison to me"!

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Response to George II (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:43 PM

12. 2004 was a joyous year for this life long Sox fan.

Curt was a pretty damn good pitcher that year....but he already had his political stink going, even back then. He gamed RI taxpayers out of $50MM dollars with his vapor-software development company.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:53 PM

14. It was only a year or two later that I learned of his political leaning, and then that scam....

....in Rhode Island.

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Response to George II (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:01 PM

20. How about a day later?

The morning after the WS, he was a guest on the Today show and said, as a parting statement, “Vote Republican”. He took the air out of an historic win.

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Response to BlueInPhilly (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:03 PM

22. I didn't see that. Actually, I watched the 4th game of the WS in a bar in suburban Cleveland....

...(was on a business trip at the time) so didn't see much other than the game itself. Had I seen that I would have been instantly digusted.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:31 PM

5. He was a great pitcher but is a huge asshole.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:32 PM

8. For sure!

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:23 PM

16. Agreed...

What he did in the 2004 playoffs is one of the bravest things I've every heard of in sports. It's a shame he turned out to be such a raving wingnut.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:31 PM

6. I hate that a$$hole!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:32 PM

9. boooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooo

Suck it up, buttercup

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:42 PM

11. Hahaha!

Pls move over. Let's get the strings going.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:04 PM

15. I won't believe this unless AIG confirms it.

If it's true that they cancelled his insurance, it was probably for some other legitimate reason, and then he lied and said it was because of his "social media profile."

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Response to subterranean (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:20 PM

25. Umbrella insurance

for high net worth individuals is definitely interested in your social medial profile, since they they cover things like defamation / libel, intentional torts, etc.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:24 PM

27. I see. That would make sense. Thanks.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:28 PM

17. What sort of insurance did they cancel?

Most insurance policies will cancel only if you don't pay. Can't be life, retirement, auto, home, or any other sort of insurance.

Now if this was some sort of professional speaker's insurance or event insurance, they will cancel if you are a potential liability for being a total asshole tool that will get sued, arrested, or get people hurt - which will end up in you being sued or arrested.
Free market business sense - who wants to give you million dollar liability coverage if you're going to use your covered activity to promote an insurgency.

"Hello Jeremy from AIG, I need to cover my speaker's liability protection for the "Take back your White Cracker Ass Privilege Drinking and Shooting Competition" I've been invited to speak at in DC next week."...
"What do you mean, you aren't sure you can cover it? Why not? it's protected under both the First and Second Amendment. " ....
"No, it won't be like last week, no real American is going to get hurt at this event - these are white people, not Antifa, after all." ....
"Hey, I'm Curt Shilling, you know, the spokesman! I'm telling you, there won't be any problems at all. The real people are going to be there, not terrorists and anarchists..."...
"No, you are going to give me that liability protection, or I'm going to your supervisor...okay, fine, put him on..."
"Idiot, do you know who you're talking to? Patch me into (name of AIG VP Schilling knows), he'll tell you to give me that policy"...



And then, because liability AIG can incur is way too high for that event, and he's too much of right wing asshole, they cancel his speaker's coverage certificate. Hand of the Free Market in action.

Haele

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:46 PM

18. Boo-fuckin-hoo!!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:46 PM

19. Hahahahahahaha

HA!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:02 PM

21. You bought the ticket, time to take the ride.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:06 PM

23. Why can't it just be titled that Curt Schilling's insurance policy has been canceled

If the Red Sox, or anyone else, wants to call him a legend let them personally, individually and accountability. Why does the media feel obliged to endow him a title like that. I'd title him a POS!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:14 PM

24. Here's the thing: You have the right to freedom of speech, but so do OTHER PEOPLE.

You have the right to freedom of belief, but so do OTHER PEOPLE.

So you have the right to spew stupid nonsense, but they have the right to think you are a stupid idiot and to call you a stupid idiot.

The freedom to do something does not mean there are no consequences for doing it.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 15, 2021, 01:56 AM

29. Zactly!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:36 PM

28. I hate fuckin Curt Shilling.

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