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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:23 PM
Original message
Rush hate sponsors
Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 09:24 PM by CitizenPatriot
My email to the sponsors of Rush's show has gotten a TON of feedback within hours! One company wrote me back that they are "rethinking" their approach and apologize for offending me. "We are currently working to resolve any messaging which may be considered offensive, or which may be interpreted as a statement we did not intend to make."

Another wrote me back that they no longer sponsor him, and I replied that I would then consider moving my business to their company as I appreciated their decency and concern in getting back to me within hours.

To be clear, I'm not trying to boycott anyone. I'm simply letting them know that they are sponsoring something which is deeply offensive to me, and as such, I am taking my business elsewhere but look forward to doing business with them in the future, as I like their companies.

I let them know that it simply wasn't decent to wish our nation to fail when we are at war and in financial peril, and that I felt we all needed to support our new President even if we didn't vote for him. I referenced how the Dixie Chicks were treated when they dared to question our then President during times of peril :-)

I'm sure this post will sink like the titanic- I have a knack for that -- but I'm thrilled and I'll bet there is at least one other person here who will be happy with me :-)

I love having them on the defensive!!!

I'm going to pour a big one. I love my President. :fistbump: :fistbump: :fistbump: :fistbump:

STOP THE RUSH LIMBAUGH REPUBLICANS FROM OBSTRUCTING OUR NATION
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:26 PM
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1. Is there a list of his sponsors floating around?
I'd like to send them my .02 also

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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #1
9. I listed it down thread:-) thanks! nt
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #9
16. Got it. They will listen.
Watch them drop him like a hot potato.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #16
20. I know that's not going to happen
Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 09:54 PM by CitizenPatriot
but it sounds good :-)

but it doesn't hurt. Do you think that would ever happen? WE can dream.

edited because I misread something!
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:38 AM
Response to Reply #9
34. Well, where is it? I got some bitchin to do ....
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:55 AM
Response to Reply #34
43. did u find it? it's down thread pm me if u can't find it! nt
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:19 PM
Response to Reply #9
100. What about Home Depot - do they still sponsor Rush, O'Reilly, Hannity, etc?
I haven't been in there in a long time.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:38 PM
Response to Reply #100
110. those people are all over everything super Republican and NeoCons
I'm not sure if they are still sponsoring them -- but I wouldn't doubt it.

They weren't on the list I found, though.

let's get some lists going so we can make quick decisions with our purchasing power!
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:42 PM
Response to Reply #100
168. The owner of Home Depot made some really ugly public statements
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 05:44 PM by MasonJar
about Obama. I do not know if the company sponsors Rush, but I'll never shop at any of its stores again. The comments were (I think) post electiona and were certianly gratuitous and quite offensive.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:51 PM
Response to Reply #168
182. Yeah, I think he said
if you don't vote GOP, you should be shot - or something along those lines.

I don't go there anymore.
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:29 AM
Response to Reply #1
65. HERE IS THE LIST OF LIMBAUGH SPONSORS .... LOOK NO FURTHER
From a post below:

'I got these off Daily Kos-- had one that was no longer a sponsor (it isn't on this list), and there may be others I haven't heard back from -- but this was the most comprehensive list I could find.

here's my letter to:



Hi. My name is ____________________. I recently found out that your company advertises on Rush Limbaugh's show.

In the past, I've found his show distasteful and regrettable, but after Mr. Limbaugh's recent remarks -- wherein he said he hoped our new President would fail -- well, my feelings have changed. Our country is at war. And facing an historic global economic crisis. And Mr. Limbaugh wants our leadership to fail?

I know you're running a business and likely won't change anything because of the comments of one customer, but it makes me feel better to let you know that I can no longer patronize your business. And I'm encouraging thousands of others -- via email and the internet -- to to do the same.

I think it's time decent people stand together as one and support our President as he tries to solve the nation's problems. We may not have all voted for him, but who in good conscience -- especially in these dire times -- could wish for him to fail, as Mr. Limbaugh has done?

The entire world is looking at America right now as a sign of hope and possibility. We must succeed. We must not shame ourselves in the international spotlight by showcasing bigotry, racism, or petty politics.

Thank you for your time.

And I look forward to when I can patronize your business again.

Sincerely,

_______________________

SPONSOR EMAIL ADDRESSES:
otherinfo@overstock.com
investor.relations@autozone.com
ctasher@geico.com
tward@geico.com
cfernandez@geico.com
jminshall@geico.com
contactmarketing@geico.com
investorrelations@selectcomfort.com
advertising@hotwire.com
info@lifequotes.com.au
Feedback@RegionalHelpWanted.com

OTHERS
Some sponsors can only be reached through their websites. Here are the links:
http://www.lumberliquidators.com/custserv/contactus.jsp
http://www.oreck.com/customer-service/contact-oreck.cfm ...
http://www.blue-emu.com/contact.html
http://www.eharmony.com/advertising/contact

MR. L:
And here are Mr. L.'s email address if you wanna cc him. That'd be great.
rhl@eibnet.com
rprivate@eibnet.com
rush@eibnet.com
70277.2502@compuserve.com
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:41 AM
Response to Reply #65
66. Please note that Geico is no longer a sponsor
when I got the response back from them that they no longer sponsor Rush, I thanked them for their responsible advertising.

I am concerned now about the list's validity (though I confess I enjoy hearing the denials as if they DO not want to be associated with him).

Please don't go through this if you will be disappointed by the list not being accurate :-)

Perhaps it would behoove me or someone else to start a list of people of who DON"T sponsor him anymore and encourage patronage of their businesses?
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 11:10 AM
Response to Reply #65
70. delete - moot
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 11:11 AM by barbtries
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:25 PM
Response to Reply #65
104. Thanks!!!
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:31 PM
Response to Reply #65
133. To be fair
I have heard ads from Oreck, eharmony, and Overstock.com on progressive radio as well. I listen to Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz and Thom Hartmann from time to time and have heard these sponsors on their programs as well. Just want to be fair about things. Unlike limbaugh and his minions.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #133
141. that is a good point
and as I said in my letter, normally I don't pay attention to what Rush is saying. And it is smart for them to advertise on both ends of the spectrum to broaden their reach.

For me, things changed when Rush wished Obama would fail. In a way, we may be doing these companies a favor if they are smart enough to pull out now before it gets ugly. I think people are sick of Rush's attitude and sometimes, companies need to distance themselves from someone -- as they did Imus, for example. There are limits of what is decent and tolerable. To use the Republicans' favorite expression, "what the market will bear", I'm just not sure the market will bear this kind of thing from Rush right now, esp after losing so many jobs yesterday.

I like the way you think -- cheers!
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:25 PM
Response to Reply #141
156. It also makes business sense
If President Obama fails with the economy, then very likely their businesses will fail too. What Rush is proposing is incredibly short sighted. He may want to damage President Obama but his actions could destroy the very people who support him along with others he has no beef with at all. These businesses are smart to distance themselves from him both because his message is toxic and because his message, if it were to succeed, could destroy these companies.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #156
160. good catch! nt
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damonm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:35 PM
Response to Reply #156
177. Rethugs are Shortsighted by nature.
They passed the 22nd Amendment for fear of another FDR - bit 'em in the ass when they were wanting to repeal it so Ronnie could run again.
They wanted the "Nuclear Option" to kill filibusters, and excoriated McCain when he was part of the "Gang of 14" who stopped that insanity cold. Aren't they glad they didn't get their way now?
They pushed all of their "Unitary Executive" crap while Bush was in, little dreaming a Democrat would one day occupy the Oval Office...

They can't see past the end of their collective nose - no wonder they casn't govern.
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haw river Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #65
140. TELL THEM OF 10,000 Liar
RUSH SAID A FEW YEARS AGO:
"That Media Watch Group FAIR edited 4,000 hours of my transcripts and found 45 little errors."

LIAR. It totaled over 10,000 LIES.

Over 2 per hour
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:59 PM
Response to Reply #140
146. 2 per hour?
what is he, a whore or a moron?

That's quite a consistent record.
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #146
157. I think it was Franken who said (could be wrong though)
that the easiest job on the planet was being Rush's 'fact checker' because he obviously didn't check any facts. So what does that person do all day?
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #157
161. maybe they are paid to be his ego stroker?
I hear there's a lot of turnover.

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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:31 PM
Response to Reply #65
165. Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet!!!!! Thank you! :) n/t
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:56 PM
Response to Reply #65
187. Lumber Liquidators?
Wow - now that's really too bad!

I'm in the market for new flooring, but I'll be buying elsewhere.
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #65
188. good one thanks, but also call LOCAL sponsors
they don't have hired PR people to handle complaints. they also are more closely connected to the local station management and ownership. (see my post above, please)

also, some of the national sponsors i've heard hedging their bets on air america- or at least they should be.
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:41 PM
Response to Reply #1
178. listen once in a while and call his LOCAL sponsors
call complain boycott and picket the local limbaugh station and their sponsors. it may be easier- there are 600 limbaugh stations so there's on near everyone.

the local RW stations are the ones who have been blasting their communities with the coordinated UNCONTESTED repetition that has been essential for getting us into this disaster. many station managers and owners are partisan republicans tied to their local GOP but may be more responsive to changing programming if their local sponsors start getting to them. sponsors are sometimes unaware of how important the talk radio monopoly has been for getting us into this mess and may be more receptive when their local communities point this fact out to them. many sponsors are just trying get their ads on the biggest station in the state and in the red states that's usually the limbaugh stations. some consider limbaugh to be an entertainer and need to be reminded that he is a racist ("obama's head needs to roll" sept 10) liar who was /is wrong on everything important- bush, iraq, the economy, and still does a regular global warming segment, saying shit like 'how can there be global warming when its so cold'? enough of this fool's monopoly- the monopoly that is doing the groundwork for all obama obstruction.

thanks for going after limbaugh.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:53 PM
Response to Reply #178
183. Great point -- this is what my friend who is in radio just suggested to me
as well. Local sponsors hit them where they live.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:27 PM
Response to Original message
2. Did you tell them Rush Limbaugh is a junkie pedophile?



That's what I heard anyway. :eyes:









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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #2
10. well, er...no, but I was thinking it:-) nt
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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #2
13. Oh No
when I see that bottom avatar... I can't take my eyes off it-So Outstanding I could puke.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #13
106. o_O
yeah that animated picture gotta turned me into a trance. o_O
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:27 PM
Response to Original message
3. Good. Now why don't don't you tell us who the sponsors are?
I'm sure the more people know, the more effective the "boycott".

Although I'm sure it's been posted before, another listing won't hurt.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #3
12. listed down thread-- thanks! nt
Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 09:44 PM by CitizenPatriot
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:29 PM
Response to Original message
4. could you list the sponsors, please? I have friends who will write!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:32 PM
Response to Original message
5. All I need is a few names of the sponsors and I'll do the same
I won't listen to the bastard to find out on my own so please give us a list
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #5
14. I've got them on here now -- thanks! nt
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:37 PM
Response to Original message
6. hope it works for you
got those email responses from those very same sponsors years ago

Radio Shack
Oreck
Bose speakers

etc

:shrug:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:51 PM
Response to Reply #6
18. Yeah, I know -- I'm not expecting it to work
in that they remove him-- but I want the Republicans to feel the pressure that this kind of rhetoric will not be tolerated anymore.

They need to work with President Obama.

The more we ostracize this PIG, the better off we will be in the long run.

I'm just trying to do some footwork to carry out what our President started :-) YES we can :-)

I've also done these before and I know it can be frustrating. I'm hoping things are changing. We won and elections have consequences and all of that.

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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:39 PM
Response to Original message
7. OMG my thread is alive???
here they are, peeps. Thanks for asking!!

'I got these off Daily Kos-- had one that was no longer a sponsor (it isn't on this list), and there may be others I haven't heard back from -- but this was the most comprehensive list I could find.

here's my letter to:



Hi. My name is ____________________. I recently found out that your company advertises on Rush Limbaugh's show.

In the past, I've found his show distasteful and regrettable, but after Mr. Limbaugh's recent remarks -- wherein he said he hoped our new President would fail -- well, my feelings have changed. Our country is at war. And facing an historic global economic crisis. And Mr. Limbaugh wants our leadership to fail?

I know you're running a business and likely won't change anything because of the comments of one customer, but it makes me feel better to let you know that I can no longer patronize your business. And I'm encouraging thousands of others -- via email and the internet -- to to do the same.

I think it's time decent people stand together as one and support our President as he tries to solve the nation's problems. We may not have all voted for him, but who in good conscience -- especially in these dire times -- could wish for him to fail, as Mr. Limbaugh has done?

The entire world is looking at America right now as a sign of hope and possibility. We must succeed. We must not shame ourselves in the international spotlight by showcasing bigotry, racism, or petty politics.

Thank you for your time.

And I look forward to when I can patronize your business again.

Sincerely,

_______________________

SPONSOR EMAIL ADDRESSES:
otherinfo@overstock.com
investor.relations@autozone.com
ctasher@geico.com
tward@geico.com
cfernandez@geico.com
jminshall@geico.com
contactmarketing@geico.com
investorrelations@selectcomfort.com
advertising@hotwire.com
info@lifequotes.com.au
Feedback@RegionalHelpWanted.com

OTHERS
Some sponsors can only be reached through their websites. Here are the links:
http://www.lumberliquidators.com/custserv/contactus.jsp
http://www.oreck.com/customer-service/contact-oreck.cfm...
http://www.blue-emu.com/contact.html
http://www.eharmony.com/advertising/contact

MR. L:
And here are Mr. L.'s email address if you wanna cc him. That'd be great.
rhl@eibnet.com
rprivate@eibnet.com
rush@eibnet.com
70277.2502@compuserve.com
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. adding this
Edited on Mon Jan-26-09 09:42 PM by CitizenPatriot
I heard that one of his biggest sponsors are the Dept of Defense!!! If this is true, we need to let our new President know that we object to our tax dollars paying for this potentially divisive crap.
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #8
124. I think you misunderestimated a word in your post.....
"Potentially"
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #124
132. no kidding. potentially my a$$! nt
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #7
11. lol lol, it actually helps to keep a thread alive if you interact on it
and answer the questions. lol. make sure all those above know you have this info.

and good for you. kick some ass.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #11
15. I just did-- thanks for the encouragement!
what's weird is I just posted this...

I figured I'd check it in an hour or so, when I got a PM asking for the sponsors.

I'm thrilled. I know it won't hurt Rush, but it sure spreads the meme (god, I hate that word) that his politics are unpopular with Americans right now, and that's what I want.

I want them to feel pressured to be cooperative! Appoint Holder!! Sign the stimulus!! take their failed Rush Limp politics and go away.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:57 PM
Response to Reply #7
22. It might be helpful if some of the emails stated that you are a registered Repub...
unless, of course; that is an untruth. No way would I be suggesting someone do that. :evilgrin:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:59 PM
Response to Reply #22
23. yes, that is a very good idea:-)
I'll send it to some of my puke associates, thereby shaming them at the same time. Two, two, two hits in one!
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 10:39 PM
Response to Reply #7
26. I wish Mad TV would do a skit on eharmony.com
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 10:51 PM
Response to Reply #26
28. I have a friend who did, actually
and it's hysterical. Based on some bad experiences, I guess.

I'm not sure if it's still on youtube, but I'll check.

MadTV would be awesome.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 12:16 PM
Response to Reply #26
72. I know someone who tried eharmony
They asked him "What do you like in women"? He said "My Dick" LOL! Needless to say they said they couldn't help him. And he's a Rush loving Repube. LOL!
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #26
162. They used to do a "Lowered Expectations" seg n/t
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:17 AM
Response to Reply #7
31. Shoot. I didn't see the cc till I was done. That was most enjoyable thanks!
:hi:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:35 AM
Response to Reply #31
39. Thanks for playing Stump the Rump:-)!! nt
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:28 AM
Response to Reply #39
47. Heh!
Take that fatgasbag rat bastard!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:46 AM
Response to Reply #39
58. :) Geico responds that they have not advertised since 2004, so I bothered them for no reason.
:(I will check more carefully before doing this again. So if I was the rump you intended to stump, yeah it worked. Shame on you!
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:05 AM
Response to Reply #58
59. I am sorry for that
I think I put in the post with the sponsors that I got them form another site, and had already discovered one of them (which I didn't post here) didn't advertise with them.

I did a lot of research trying to find the sponsors and eventually had to settle on this list. I apologize for any unintentional mistakes.

Wasn't trying to stump anyone....In fact, I wrote Media Matters over the weekend trying to get a definitive list. So it wasn't for lack of trying on my part.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:45 PM
Response to Reply #59
169. OK, I forgive you then.
:evilgrin: :hug:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #169
186. awww... that's sweet:-) thanks. :hug: nt
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:23 PM
Response to Reply #58
191. that's all right, they gave him a lot of money when they should have
known better- he did a lot to get us into iraq pre 2004 and people go to jail for 5 years for a lot less.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #191
197. No kidding -- that puts a lot in persepctive. nt
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 07:53 PM by CitizenPatriot
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:08 AM
Response to Reply #7
61. Excellent n/t
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:24 AM
Response to Reply #7
64. Any objections to my copying and pasting?
I've had some dealings with Geico in the past, and I was impressed by how quickly and courteously they settled my claim. I'd like them to know I'd consider their company again if they dropped the Limbaugh lout.*





*Old joke: What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg?
.................One's a flaming Nazi gasbag, and the other's a zeppelin.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:48 AM
Response to Reply #64
68. you can copy and paste if you want
also, Geico no longer advertisers on his show-- so that's good news, maybe you can let them know you will now look at their product because of that. I think it's important to do what you've pointed out, which is to encourage and reward for good choices :-)

thanks for caring about this. I hope the rest of the list is more up to date than the Geico info was.

Love the old joke!! Ha ha...damn.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #7
75. Select Comfort mail bounced - and eibnet addresses, too. n/t
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:23 PM
Response to Reply #75
83. thank you- I just took those out of the updated list nt
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:39 PM
Response to Reply #83
90. Blue Emu is blowing the whole thing off -- they need to be pressurized
Using the *we buy time from an agent -- we have no control over it* babble that companies use when they can't be bothered.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:42 PM
Response to Reply #90
92. yeah, you're right. Buy from an agent means you're not responsible?
Well, I'm going to write them back tonight. It is their choice to use an agent who doesn't make it possible for them to determine where they want their ads going.

It is my choice not to buy from them.

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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:45 PM
Response to Reply #92
94. that's pretty much what I told them
AND I added that I AM one of those *over 40* listeners that they are targeting. And I was NOT happy that they'd rather blow my views off with a lame argument. I also mentioned that I was on several lists of *over 40s* that felt the same as I do.

Will be interesting how they take it from here.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:55 PM
Response to Reply #94
97. Great points! Let me know if you hear back. nt
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #97
99. Blue Emu response --
QUOTE:

"My advise to you is not to listen to his program and pray."

oh it's ON. :grr:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:40 PM
Response to Reply #99
112. NO Way!!! Gross!
Ok, that's it with them.

I have to pass that on to my friends. Can I???

I wasn't aware you had asked them for "advice" in fact I believe you were informing them of your feelings. How condescending!!!! Save the email! You can frame it when they get called out for that kind of attitude one day!
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #112
116. I didn't ask for advice -- and yes you CAN forward it.
I responded back that perhaps THEY need to pray they have a consumer base after responding this way. UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE. :grr:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #116
120. ha ha!!! LOL!! good one! Maybe God will close a door for them? nt
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:16 PM
Response to Reply #120
125. One would hope so -- also Lumber Liquidators blew us off, too
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 03:16 PM by Donnachaidh
Here's the text:

Thank you for writing to us today. The opinions that we receive from individuals or groups are important to us and we respect your right to express your opinion. Our customer base is just as diverse as the advertisers or programs we select to promote our products. We choose these mediums of advertising and programs based on ratings, not on political affiliation, opinions or attitudes of the host. Lumber Liquidators does not endorse or support the comments made by the program participants or their advertisers.
Thank you
Office of Tom Sullivan


I think they should get hammered as well.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:27 PM
Response to Reply #125
130. Gee, is he sending that same email out to everyone?
I think that is exactly what he sent me.

Tough guy, huh? Well, it's his choice. But I'll bet if this were the Dixie chicks, his answer would be different because the pressure was on.

What he doesn't see is that the pressure is here for this, as well. It's just not being parroted via msm like the DC thing was. We're kinda quiet like that...but we won this election :-)

Let us keep a tally here of their responses, as well. I liked Overstock's response the best so far (they are the ones who wrote to me that they were investigating this right away).

Along with sponsorship comes responsibility. Tom can deny that, but his denial doesn't change reality. The People will hold his company accountable for the beliefs being espoused by rush courtesy of Tom's ad dollars.

A celebrity has to check out what they endorse -- just because they don't want to get hung for it. This is life in the new age.

Good luck to Tom.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:51 PM
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17. K & R to keep it at the top.
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AnotherMother4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:52 PM
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19. I could not believe my ears when I heard him call for our President's failure. This means he's
calling for the failure of our great Country. And, to me, that makes him an enemy of the United States.

I certainly do not want to support any company that supports an enemy of the U.S. I will let them know. Thanks for the info.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:57 PM
Response to Reply #19
21. I took it that way, too
how can we not? I mean, he hasn't been in office long enough for legitimate criticism of his policies. This is pure pettiness and persecution (to borrow the pukes favorite theme). And since it's not related to anything he actually DID wrong, it's a wish for our nation to fail.

That seems vaguely treasonous to me.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 11:58 PM
Response to Reply #19
29. screw failure of country. more, that means all this barely making it assholes listening to him
he is saying to them, suffer, suffer more, suffer greater cause he wants repug to win over dem. people trying to feed their family, for god sakes....

just amazing, huh.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:36 AM
Response to Reply #19
35. He's putting party partisanship before people
If Obama's plans fail - we all fail - and that includes rush and all of his dittoheads too.

Sponsers pay for airtime to advertise their products. They advertise to get people to buy their products. If people don't have money - they aren't going to buy.

The longer the delay in taking action to get our economy moving, the deeper the Bush/GOP recession/depression will be - and that WILL result in rush's sponsers laying off more people or shutting their doors.

Rush is calling for his own demise

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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:37 AM
Response to Reply #35
40. those are great points -- I fear his listeners are too willfully ignornant
to get it, but the sponsors aren't.

change has come -- and part of that is working together. Americans said NO to division and pettiness.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:11 PM
Response to Reply #19
80. you should see the replies to my ltte stating just that
pure hate speech.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:25 PM
Response to Reply #80
85. I'd love to see your LTTE!!! sorry you had to put up with such crap. nt
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 10:32 PM
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24. kICK.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 10:37 PM
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25. k&r n/t
:dem:

-Laelth
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 10:41 PM
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27. thanks everone! I'm overwhelmed with the recs and kicks:-)
I hope the kicks hit Rush in the as$. :-)
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:49 AM
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30. !
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:26 AM
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32. Ditto
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:20 AM
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33. k&r n/t
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:08 AM
Response to Original message
36. Well done CitizenPatriot!
:patriot: indeed.

K&R!
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:12 AM
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37. Amazingly there's still no "boo hoo you're infringing on Rush's 1st Am rights" concern trolls here
They must be itching to do their trolling thing, but maybe that particular bit was WAY too indefensible, even for them.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:44 AM
Response to Reply #37
42. Ahhh, you spoke too soon!
We've had a visitor :-)

And yes...I almost didn't post this because of that. Frankly, I find that argument just too stupid to respond to when it's used under such false pretenses. As if the intentions of the founding fathers were to protect a turd hate spewer in his treasonous efforts to divide this country.

no -- this time he stepped too far over the line.

One thing the birthers/flat-earthers/fringists/looneies miss is that most liberals are exceptionally patriotic. It is that scorched patriotism which drives us to protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, whereas they are often merely regurgitating talking points. I could make an argument that moral courage is lacking in many of them. I could discuss bravery, freedom and equality for all. I could talk about the IDEAS this country was built on. Those discussions would be a hell of a lot more relevant to 1st amendment rights than this treasonous, bigoted divider's "show".

Ooops-- I went off again :-) sorry!!!! I'm so fed up with this crap!~!
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:39 AM
Response to Reply #42
48. Heh. Right on cue.
Although the complaining avoided mentioning Free Speech. Next time I predict concern trolls this way I'll add other possible justifications, like "he's an entertainer" etc.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:40 AM
Response to Reply #48
50. Oh, Ding ding ding!!!
I believe we have that behind square number 5!!!

debunked with glee below.
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:20 AM
Response to Reply #37
56. As a "boo hoo'er" about the 1st amendment
I have no issue with this. This isn't a call for censorship, as many of the threads on this topic have been.

In fact, the OP is exercising his/her right to free speech. Nothing wrong with going after Limbaugh's sponsors. In fact, I encourage it.

My issue has been with the OPs that suggest we or Obama do something to "remove" the right-wing talking heads from the airwaves without suggesting a method of doing so, which suggests that to some of them, no method of removal is to harsh.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:38 PM
Response to Reply #56
89. Good distinction
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 01:38 PM by CitizenPatriot
I can't say that I thought this out to that degree; I simply wanted to express my own feelings about this matter. I wasn't calling for a boycott of them, either, just stating how I was going to spend my money and why.

In researching this list, I came across a few boycotts of sponsors -- notably popular right wing hosts calling for boycott of Daily Kos sponsors among others. Apparently, someone didn't like something they wrote.

I wouldn't encourage that sort of thing, as it can stifle free speech if used whenever we don't like something. However, as I stated in my letter to the sponsors, I haven't liked Rush's message for a long time. I wouldn't want to boycott without giving the reason why -- nor did I intend this to be a punishment for someone's ideas or beliefs. They are free to do as they wish; as am I. It is only now that I feel compelled to act upon my feelings-- now that he has acted in a way which obstructs progress at a time when we can't afford pettiness.

I only hope that enough people in this country are tired of hate that we get some traction for having reasonable boundaries. It's rather absurd to run around calling for failure of the new President without any viable reasons save that it makes your party look bad.

I've had ENOUGH :-)

edited for grammar
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:18 PM
Response to Reply #89
190. and for those who are having second thoughts about a boycott or
infringing on right wing radio's free speech rights, i would argue we would not be in this bush disaster if reagan hadn't killed the fairness doctrine 20 years ago.
 and considering the time we've lost dealing honestly with global warming, progressives ignoring talk radio may be the biggest political blunder in history.

obama has done what clinton gore and kerry failed to do ( and paid for) and he has pointed out the importance of limbaugh (and the talk radio monopoly) to the GOP and what they've done to this country.

i would add that the talk radio monopoly is a pressing problem. TV and print, as corporatized as they are, still have to at least pretend, within acceptable framing, to put on two sides and it is often talk radio that decides what is and what isn't acceptable when the limbaughs and hannitys can threaten for weeks without contest and put enormous coordinated pressure on management to enable and give cover to republican owners. for firing dan rather for instance.

while print and TV are most anti-democratic in what they omit, only the talk radio monopoly, through coordinated UNCONTESTED repetition, can create and establish its own reality of myths, distortions, lies, and exaggerations that the rest of the lazy celebrity talking heads as well as GOP and blue dog (limbaugh) democratic politicians can count on by the end of the day or week.

by ignoring the talk radio monopoly democrats have been playing politics without a front line. rove and co have been beating them with an invisible political 2x4. they've been feeling it but have been turning the dial and analyzing their beatings as if the GOP has mass public appeal instead of the biggest bullhorn and uncontested soapbox in the country, mostly in large expanses of those red states with a disproportionate number of senators and a lot of people who's only choice for politics may be an AM radio while they're working or driving.

there are three choices that, IMHO, i see for progressives (yeah yeah plenty of others).

1) congress can pass some new kind of Fairness Doctrine or very fast acting demonopolization,

2) progressives and unions can call complain boycott and picket their local RW radio stations and their local and national sponsors until they stop filling the community airwaves with lies about their candidates and causes and really support them.

3) or they ignore talk radio, continue to cede it to the GOP, and continue to work twice as hard and pass twice as many concessions to get even the most watered down progressive legislation past talk radio enabled filibustering and blue dog (limbaugh) democratic bullshit.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #190
196. Really important points -- thanks for adding this! nt
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #56
194. there is no bigger political correctness cop, or censor through intimidation,
or media bully than limbaugh and sons and they're 1000 stations blasting to 60MIL..

just in the last few days he mentioned by name and locality someone who wrote a letter to the editor slamming him. for 20 years he's used his giant soapbox to attack many journalists who dared to expose GOP lies and scandals like some paul revere in reverse- ask dan rather. many probably had no clue as to the origin of the attacks.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:13 AM
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38. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:41 AM
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41. k & r.
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:57 AM
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44. Thank you very much for this. I'm sending it to everyone on my email list
The tone of your letter is perfect. Sonething I am often to angry to compose. I'm going to take a tip from your letter and write a similar one
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:00 AM
Response to Reply #44
45. thank you...mmy husband was shocked, because usually
I write with scathing sarcasm. I've been trying to veer away from that, as for some reason it doesn't appear to work very well. I wrote this one quickly -- and the beauty is that I don't feel powerless, or like I'm trying to get them to do anything. Just voicing my opinion.

Have fun!
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:27 AM
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46. Pusbag isn't worthy of my time to email anybody
Leave Pusbag on the air - he's good for marginalizing the Freeps. Obviously the American public has realized a pusbag that makes fun of Parkinson's patients is beneath contempt. Let him bloviate. The more he does, the more support President Barack Hussein Obama will have.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:39 AM
Response to Reply #46
49. that's another valid point
As I said upthread, I'm not trying to get him taken off the air.

I simply want people to know how he is perceived by the average American :-)

As a racist, homophobic, treasonous creep.

If they want to put their ad dollars behind that, that's cool!

He wouldn't be taken off the air even if all of the advertisers pulled their ads. clear channel has to pay him, so they're going to keep him on unless he gets a reputation as a racist. Apparently that could kill his career.

Just sayin'.
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flthinker Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:54 AM
Response to Reply #49
53. Great job!
Thanks so much for the list of sponsors. I had always wanted to contact the sponsors of Rush and Glen Beck, but could never listen to their crap long enough to get them. They disgust me. Contacting their sponsors is the best way to let that be known. The squeaky wheel gets the grease and all....
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:11 AM
Response to Reply #49
54. I don't care if he is taken off the air
I'd just like to puncture the gas bag. His sponsors need to know that by sponsoring him, they are backing what he says and there may be consequences.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:14 AM
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55. exactly! nt
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #49
101. Well said CP.
K & R
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Harry Monroe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:43 AM
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51. Keep it up!!
In this faltering economy, no company wants to lose customers!! Glad to hear we've got them by the short hairs!! The best way to fight this fat, drug addled creep is to hit him where it hurts. In the wallet!!
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:47 AM
Response to Reply #51
52. yes, good observation- it may be the perfect storm
the obvious change in American sentiment
the economy
Republicans as racists homophobes and it's not cool anymore (was it ever?)
War

How can they say they want him to fail??? that means we all fail.
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:45 AM
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57. K & R nt
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:06 AM
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60. Help us out ...got a list of sponsor's?
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:12 AM
Response to Reply #60
63. the ones I found are listed upthread
However, Geico says they are no longer an advertiser of Rush's.

As I put in a response to someone else, it was very difficult to find a list of sponsors (I wonder why?). I emailed Media Matters but haven't heard back from them. This list I got off a site I trust -- but there are now two sponsors who say they are no longer advertising with him.

For that reason, I hope anyone with better information can help out here.

I apologize to anyone who is upset that the list has errors. It wasn't intentional on my part and not for lack of trying. I didn't start the thread trying to get people to write them. Had I waited to respond when asked for the list, I would have gotten the response back from Geico myself and wouldn't have posted it :-(

Thanks to all who obviously care deeply about this. If I get better info, I'll let you know.

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greenbird Donating Member (432 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 12:22 PM
Response to Reply #63
73. Do you have an updated list
based on the responses you've received?
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:24 PM
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84. yes, in post #81 I have narrowed the list down based on the responses nt
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:12 AM
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62. thanks!- here's mine
It has come to my attention that your company spends advertising dollars on Rush Limbaugh.
My family will no longer be doing any business with you until that fact is no longer true.

Limpbaugh is a traitor to The United States of America.

Judith M. Hain
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #62
67. I love it!!!
putting this country on notice that we care about this issue.

Word is getting back that some of the companies no longer advertise with him. I liked the way you worded your email for this reason. I've written Geico and the other one whom I didn't list (because I got their email back before I posted the list) to thank them for their responsible choice.

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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:51 AM
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69. K&R. Good Job and I plan to follow suit!!
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 11:55 AM
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71. Great work. And yes, it seems that really worhtwhile threads sometimes
sink around here in a dismaying sort of way.

Thank you for doing what you did, and (ne hopes) inspiring others to do the same.
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maynard Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 12:27 PM
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74. Hannity sponsors
We need addresses from the Hannity sponsors both TV and radio.......
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:40 PM
Response to Reply #74
91. I know
I saw those somewhere when I was researching this list.

I wonder who keeps tabs on such things????

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BonnieJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 12:52 PM
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76. Just sent this to all the Geico email addresses
I am a Geico customer.

I have been for several years now. Recently, I added my husbands new car to my policy. My youngest daughter is also a Geico customer.

I never listen to Rush Limbaugh. Why would I listen to a hate-spewing convicted drug addict? Unfortunately, his hate-speech is so outrageous that it creeps into the main stream media and I am confronted by this absurd creep.

Recently, he said he hopes our new president will fail. In the middle of a war and an economy nearing depression levels, this pig says he hopes President Obama will fail. You are a sponsor of this awful man's radio show. I am disgusted that I patronize a company that sponsors this idiot. Please stop or I will have to find another company to insure our cars.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:27 PM
Response to Reply #76
86. You rock, bonnie!
I wonder if you saw the post that Geico is NO longer supporting Rush...So, you are saved the hassle of changing your insurance-- but I'm still glad they know how you feel about this :-)

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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 12:53 PM
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77. K&R
So much for sinking like the titanic!
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MassNssen Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 12:57 PM
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78. Well said.
Well said.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:27 PM
Response to Reply #78
87. thank you! nt
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:10 PM
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79. Thanking and kicking
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:17 PM
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81. UPDATED SPONSOR LIST
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 01:56 PM by CitizenPatriot
Hi everyone,

here's the updated list with Geico removed and two other links that were bouncing back removed.

Thanks for all of the interest-- sorry the list has been hard to find. If I knew how to make this list go right under the opening post, I would.

I'm trying to keep this current while I'm working -- apologize that this isn't better organized!

yes, ha ha to the sinking titanic; clearly, the People have something to say! If anyone gets more info re the Rush sponsors, please let me know! After the 2003 boycott of him, it seems access to his sponsor lists has mysteriously dried up.


SPONSOR EMAIL ADDRESSES:

otherinfo@overstock.com
investor.relations@autozone.com
advertising@hotwire.com
info@lifequotes.com.au
Feedback@RegionalHelpWanted.com

OTHERS
Some sponsors can only be reached through their websites. Here are the links:
http://www.lumberliquidators.com/custserv/contactus.jsp
http://www.oreck.com/customer-service/contact-oreck.cfm ...
http://www.blue-emu.com/contact.html
http://www.eharmony.com/advertising/contact

Edited to add this link supplied by a poster:

http://www.selectcomfort.com/customerCenter/contactus/c...



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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:43 PM
Response to Reply #81
93. here's another Select Comfort link --
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:57 PM
Response to Reply #93
98. thanks! I just added it to post 81
where the updated list is :-)
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:24 PM
Response to Reply #81
103. thanks
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #81
117. K & R for later. nt
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specimenfred1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:59 PM
Response to Reply #81
118. I sent an email to overstock.com a few years ago, got a nasty response
in regards to a Gush Limpballs add they had on their site. I never purchased anything from them and never will.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:29 PM
Response to Reply #118
131. wow! they were the most concerned in the responses I got --
wonder if they learned a lesson?

maybe not, since they're still at it. I used to buy from them all of the time!
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:23 PM
Response to Original message
82. Perhaps DU Can Keep A Permanent List Of OxyRush & Insanity Sponsors
on the front page so we can remember to boycott them.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:30 PM
Response to Reply #82
88. that is a GREAT idea. a sticky of companies who are actively sponsoring
as well as one with companies who are NO longer sponsoring.

SAFE companies to purchase from?

I'd be willing to do whatever I can to assist in this. As I said upthread, it is very difficult to narrow down the sponsors since the 2003 boycott.

I read somewhere that the DoD sponsors him, which is an outrage to me. If I can verify this, we would really have something to run with.

I'm waiting to hear back from Media Matters. IF anyone has any other ideas of places to locate updated info re Rush's sponsors, I'd love to hear it.

Thanks!
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:35 PM
Response to Reply #88
198. Hmmm.... Gives Me An Idea....
What if we recruited a small group to keep track of advertisers for OxyRush's ilk. We could try to recruit left-wing sites to keep the list on their front pages, and possibly also distribute in the community.

Hmmm...
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:49 PM
Response to Reply #198
202. I likey! We need to have a way to get this info around easily...I'm game. nt
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:11 PM
Response to Reply #202
209. We'll Need Some Brave, Brave Volunteers
I'm thinking that:

1. We need some volunteers to listen to these shows (yuck) and create a list of advertisers each day. Since hours of listening to one of these creeps is both inconvenient and disturbing, we might want to break up into 30-minute shifts.
2. We create a single master list of advertisers. Perhaps put them up on a web site.
3. We recruit left-leaning web sites to run the list, updating regularly.
4. We find a volunteer graphic arts person to create a neat flyer that can be distributed.

Perhaps the first thing to do is to contact the large left-leaning sites to see if there's interest - DU of course, Kos, Huff Post, etc. Do you want to do the deed (since you're on a roll with effective emails), or should I?
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 10:42 AM
Response to Reply #209
216. Where to get the RushPuke BioHaz suit?

1) I CAN recruit locals to listen to him. WE will need as many DUers to do this as possible-- so anyone who is interested, please respond!

2) The Master List-- we will need someone to gather all of the info collected and maintain it. My job is erratic, so I wouldn't be the best person for that part of the project. I wonder if we can get someone to volunteer for that part?

3)I will contact DU, Kos, and Huff Po. Locally, I know a few liberal meeting groups who will put this on their site.

4) Graphic designer? I have one who would LOVE to do this :-) Unless there's someone on DU who wants the job-- in which case, they should have it, since we have a ton of very talented graphics people here.

So, I will write the identified websites to get a feel for their interest level. My concern is that when we gather the info and post it, we do our best to be accurate and also have a disclaimer, since we are not gathering it all ourselves. Perhaps we can word it that this is a community contributed list and should be verified with the individual company. I'd also love to have a comment section where people can post the companies' responses as well as those companies who have chosen NOT to advertise with Rush anymore, so that we all know where to spend our money. What do you think?




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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 12:51 PM
Response to Reply #216
218. Great Ideas, All
I'm a nerd, so I could toss up a web site to keep the info, as well as letters received and whatnot. My preference would normally be to have it hosted at blogger or wordpress or whatnot, but if fortune shines upon us and this effort "gets legs", the site would become controversial and might get pulled. We'd need a domain name, I'd be happy to spring the $10, we'll need to figure out a good domain name.

We also need a name for the effort. I was idly thinking about this - perhaps something along the lines of "Parents (and Others) Against Hate Radio". The concept of keeping kids from hearing this trash might add interest to our story, and might persuade some PTOs, for example, to forward the info. I don't know if you're a parent of a child - I am, and I don't want him exposed to such garbage.

Let me know how your emails turn out - I'll also bounce it off of some of the local Boston sites.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:48 PM
Response to Original message
95. K'd and R'd.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 01:54 PM
Response to Original message
96. FRONT PAGE?
I had no idea this was on the front page of DU with so many recs! I have been responding in a rush, from the My DU page.

color me shocked and awed and a bit humbled! Not sure my post deserved this...but thanks, DUers!!

:hi: :hi: :hi:


P.S. I wouldn't be surprised to hear Rush now whine about "libertards" calling his sponsors (there's quite a lot of folks who are sick of this crap). If so, it will be hard not to laugh, as it will be an ironic complaint from a corporate shill who is the first to call for the boycott of anything smacking of liberalism; hence, killer of ideas. I'm sure he won't see the difference between hoping our President fails and a liberal expressing outrage over the myriad of ways in which climate change has been ignored.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:23 PM
Response to Original message
102. Allow me to add to those who are keeping this post from sinking like the Titanic!
Great work and inspires me to do the same!!
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #102
107. thanks, BrklynLiberal! I have real hope that things are changing
so that our efforts may now have an impact :-)
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:37 PM
Response to Reply #107
109. Our new President has said that he cannot do it alone, so it is part of our job to help.
:hi:

I have also forwarded this post to several friends and asked them to write letters as well.
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ihatehannity Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:27 PM
Response to Original message
105. why stop at rush?
there are others out there that make a living off of the same exact thing. Just close your eyes and point at a list of Fox News contributors/hosts
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:39 PM
Response to Reply #105
111. Excellent point
We have Michael Berry on KTRH in Houston (a Clear Channel station) in addition to Rush and Sean. It used to be a good news station. No more.

:puke:
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ut oh Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:48 PM
Response to Reply #105
114. I'll give it a kick.... boot!
Great idea! I'm not a customer of any of those companies, but will surely pass on the word/.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:36 PM
Response to Original message
108. K&R
Just sent this out to a bunch of my activist friends. Please keep it updated and let's see how that mother fucker feels about getting Dixie Chicked!

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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #108
113. YEEES.....
Karma is a happy thing :-)

I must buy some of their music now!!!
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #113
115. Get their last album
Not Ready to Make Nice. Just great.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #115
121. oh, title alone does it for me:-) thanks for the suggestion! nt
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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:10 PM
Response to Reply #115
123. Your letter was great
and your thread is alive and kicking. I'll email them too, can't hurt.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:34 PM
Response to Reply #123
135. yeah, this thread has a life of its own!
I wish you could see me right now, on the phone with clients and typing stuff to them as I type here -- it's a whirlwind. I wasn't expecting anything -- maybe one response! It's hysterical. Luckily I work for myself and am not on site today, so I can pretend to self that I am getting all done :-) I am always afraid I'm going to type something I would write here in an email to them. And that would not go over well. I live in a RED state.

Thanks for the encouragement re the letter. :toast: :toast: :toast:
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #108
128. I sent it out to my 600 person political mailing list
lets see what happens here. I hope it gets DEEP into Mr. Obama's nationwide campaign organization.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:36 PM
Response to Reply #128
136. awesome! that's a great idea - I think I'll send it to all of the people
on my team during the campaign!!!

thanks for the idea. 600 people??? you are one heck of a networker! :-)

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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:40 PM
Response to Reply #136
138. well, it started in 2000 and grew from there.
a large group of community activists, mostly libral democrats.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:01 PM
Response to Reply #138
148. that is excellent! something for me to aspire to.
And they thought community organizers didn't do anything? golly. I wonder what they were thinking on Nov 4 about community activists?
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:03 PM
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119. +1
Here's my letter sent moments ago:


Hi,

I recently learned that your company advertises on Rush Limbaugh's show and I am really disappointed.

In general, I think it's not smart business to advertise on a program whose host has such a LONG history of racist, homophobic, misogynistic, and xenophobic views. I find incredibly distasteful and hateful, and businesses run the risk of alienating consumers like me by sponsoring such programs.

But Mr. Limbaugh's most recent comments about our new President have crossed a line. When he said he hoped our new President would fail, he is in turn hoping for our NATION to fail. We are in 2 wars and the middle of an economic crisis. America has come together in an unprecedented show of solidarity for our new President - including those of us who didn't vote for him. Wishing - openly and publicly - for our own president to fail is about the most unAmerican thing I've ever heard of.

YOUR COMPANY is supporting and promoting his message! You are one of the main reasons why this man is continually able to propagate division, hatred and bigotry.
And while I am just one person, and I'm sure this one correspondence won't change your mind, it does make me feel a bit better to let you know that until your company ends their affiliation with the Rush Limbaugh show, I will not be patronizing your establishment. I just can't in good conscience be part of any mechanism that supports him.

I hope you do the right thing and I look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Sincerely,

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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:07 PM
Response to Reply #119
122. Excellent!!!! I love how you delineated the many forms of Rush's usual
hate, lest anyone act as if this is a blip on the radar.

I'm really quite amazed at the enthusiasm on the board for this!!!
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kenichol Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:18 PM
Response to Reply #119
127. Beautifully eloquent nt
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:35 PM
Response to Reply #119
207. excellent letter!!
This is a great idea!


GRASSROOTS!
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:16 PM
Response to Original message
126. Unfortunately it's his "fans" that have all the money
At least that's what his sponsors are thinking--rich fat cats who horde all their money and have plenty to spend. Meanwhile the rest of us are struggling to pay our heating and put food on the table.
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #126
142. What about Geico?
I don't think they get all their money from rich folks.

And repeat after me: Must. Not. Give. Up. Must. Not. Give. In.

:toast:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:51 PM
Response to Reply #126
143. maybe we're a mix
(though I have to admit you have a point here) -- I don't really know who is audience is, other than the poor types I meet here (in the south) and those I recall from other place's I've lived-- but they were all poor religious people. Maybe I have it all wrong, but I pictured his base as that McCain rally woman!!! remember from SNL? "he's an arab!!!" that woman? the woman in red.

I don't know too many of the Republican base who are wealthy, except for those running it and the big corporate types. I always figured that they used Rush to push their product (the GOP) on the poor idiots who continue to vote against their own economic interest due to phony culture war issues.

I never imagined the neocons listening to him -- but, this is wrong on my part. They must. Rush uses his personality to sell and shill for his buddies (the neo cons) all of the time.

I will say that Hotwire and Overstock were two of my favorite places. I used Hotwire for all of my business travel! Hotels, air, etc. It's a real loss to me.

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mecherosegarden Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:22 PM
Response to Original message
129. Thanks.
I am sending some emails too!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:33 PM
Response to Original message
134. Contacting his sponsors is the best way to attack him
The power of sponsorship is huge, without it they can't afford to keep the show on the air.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:39 PM
Response to Original message
137. Very proud to keep this from sinking. Titanic it's NOT.
We ALL need to read, savor, and be inspired to ACTION by posts like these.

I particularly appreciate the report from the field - that some of them are now having misgivings about sponsoring him. This is a GOOD thing. One of the ways we mess with him - BACK. And there's NEVER enough of that.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:57 PM
Response to Reply #137
144. I agree, Calimary -- I was so inspired when I got that email back
esp because they sounded horrified!

I'm big on action, but I never know how to make my posts sound as fun as the other posts. We have so many witty, talented people here :-) My boring "Send money to Polar Bears against Palin" posts were never too tempting next to "What should I do now that I've hit him?" posts. the great irony is that I did NOT try to get anyone to jump on this bandwagon!

I learned a lot from this thread, though. (note to self: Engage, engage, engage! Don't be shy!)

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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:41 PM
Response to Original message
139. pfft.
if any company EVER had ads on his show. they hate america. WHY DO THEY HATE AMERICA?
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 03:58 PM
Response to Reply #139
145. EXACTLY!!!
remember the poor Dixie Chicks. That burns me up.

But, why do the RUSH LIMBAUGH REPUBLICANS hate America???
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:01 PM
Response to Original message
147. Here's a kick for the evening crew, and thank you for the list, I will
use it wisely. :toast:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:03 PM
Response to Reply #147
151. Yes, do that! You can drink and write with this one -- it lends itself to
that opportunity.

have fun, and if the Blue Emu people tell you to pray about this, let me know. I'm still burning up about that one!
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:01 PM
Response to Original message
149. done, kick
I'm writing many a letter today :headbang: I totally got a rush out of this one!
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:03 PM
Response to Reply #149
152. Oh, Stuntcat...I love a good pun;) you made my day! nt
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Green Mountain Dem Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:01 PM
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150. I have heard....
other sponsers like some flower place that gives a special rate if you say you are a rushbo listener...and another one for ID theft prevention, something lock, and another for harddrive backup. I think there are a couple of others as well including all the PSA's which add up to a lot of bucks. Individual radio station managers should be CC'd as well!
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:05 PM
Response to Reply #150
153. good points!
I have some friends in radio, I'll ask them the deal -- see if they know. In fact, one of them has a show in Chicago. Duh...I need to send him this list :-)

I'd like to find out specifics about these other sponsors...But I can't bear to listen to his show. Is there a "we listen to rush so you don't have to" group like there is for Faux?

Hmm...
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:12 PM
Response to Original message
154. This is fun. I am emailing each and every one of them.
I have been a customer of many of them, and I am letting them know - no more.

I will shop at companies that will work to see America prosper once again, not ones that hope for it to continue to fail.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:37 PM
Response to Reply #154
159. well said, Jillan!!
"see America prosper...., ....not fail..."

Excellent and to the point. Thanks!
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:17 PM
Response to Original message
155. Thanx for the lists...I emailed all of them with no small amount of venom,
The only one who responded so far was Geico. So perhaps they should be removed from the list.

Here is their response;

Good day:



In 2004 when Rush Limbaughs program also carried remarks that were outrageous and inappropriate, we ceased all advertising on his show. We dont advertise there to this day.



We appreciate hearing from you on this matter.





GEICO Corporate Communications
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #155
158. thanks for the head's up
I took them off the updated list in post 81.

I am thoroughly defeated by my lack of tech knowledge, so I can't send you a link to that specific post....

there were some updates re a few that got bounced back, etc.

thanks for playing!!!

One thing we learned today was that Geico cares about where it spends its ad dollars, and Blue Emu and LL do not.

The jury is out on the others.
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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 04:57 PM
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163. Rush sucks
I just wrote to Oreck . . . I have two of their vacuum cleaners and their rug cleaning machine. I told them I need another vacuum and was considering purchasing an Oreck but decided against it because I didn't want to contribute to Limbaugh in even the smallest way.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:26 PM
Response to Reply #163
164. Good for you! now, that has to hurt them a bit.
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 05:27 PM by CitizenPatriot
I was sort of mourning that earlier, because they are said to be very good vacuums. However, my inability to purchase one from them has now given me the ultimate excuse for not owning a vacuum all together.

Off the grid, baby :-)


Edited to add that I just read your title-- another pun! Yippee!!! Well done!!!

:toast: :toast: :toast:




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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:37 PM
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166. Hey Rush - There's a NEW Sheriff in town and he is taken' names!
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 05:38 PM by 1776Forever


And check out this mouse pad with Biden and Obama on it! You have to see this! I couldn't copy it and paste it - WOW!

http://www.zazzle.com/new_sheriff_in_town_mousepad-1440...
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:47 PM
Response to Reply #166
170. And we're kicking the ass!
:woohoo:
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:49 PM
Response to Reply #170
171. Right on Lonestarnot! Right on!
:applause: :woohoo: :applause: :woohoo: :applause:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:57 PM
Response to Reply #166
174. Ohhh, I got me some picture envy! that is AWESOME! nt
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #166
180. I NEED mousepads!
some of those! But $15 bucks a pop. I need at least one for Bill, one for Cynthia, one for Jeff, FWB, Chris, Lizzie, Sharla and one for me! :( I hope they have some later when and if I get mo money. :)
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #180
185. I know - Aren't they awesome! Wow! I have to have one of them...
Maybe for my birthday in June - If they still have them. :hi:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:32 PM
Response to Reply #185
193. Awesome!
Must have!
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:40 PM
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167. I wrote autozone
Rush Limbaugh advertising? Is that true? He's an extremist. Just one hour of his hate speech (unquestionable if you listen to him) is enough to make me spew.

I shop at Autozone no longer if he is going to get your business. He has said hateful things in the past 10 years about all types of people, racist, bigoted, homophobic slurs - and now he says directly - I hope Obama fails!


That's messed up - hoping our president FAILS? We're on the verge of a depression - we will suffer if he doesn't succeed stopping the disaster handed to him.

Drop Rush or I drop my business with you forever.

Thanks
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:00 PM
Response to Reply #167
175. I like your style:=-) Do you own a cowboy hat, too? nt
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:23 PM
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176. I never can find one big enough for my huge noggin' HA ty... eom
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Dollface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:53 PM
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172. Brilliant! Now how do we cut off his broadcasts to our soldiers?
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:50 PM
Response to Reply #172
181. oh, boy...that's a whole 'nuther can o' worms! nt

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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 05:56 PM
Response to Original message
173. A friend's response to Lumber Liquidators
after their poor response. My friend wrote (the beginning is a quote from LL's response):

______________

"Lumber Liquidators does not endorse or support the comments made by the program participants or their advertisers." This is a weak and non-thinking, non-committal excuse.

Do you believe it's smart business to advertise on a program whose host has such a long history of racist, homophobic, misogynistic, and xenophobic views? Add inarguably un-patriotic to that list with his recent comments regarding our president. I find your position equally distasteful and hateful. You and like businesses alienate the customer base you refer to below by sponsoring such programs.

Please be assured I'm forwarding your response to like-minded citizens and posting it as widely as possible in appropriate forums.

______________

Rock on, my fellow liberals :-) It feels GREAT to be heard, no matter what the companies decide to do.
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jbfam4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:28 PM
Response to Reply #173
205. liquidate Limbaugh
As I was looking for Rush sponsors to contact,I came across this:

Email Advertisers

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/email_advertiser.guest...

Show your Support to Rush's Sponsors

So many of you have asked to help Rush that we have created this special page for sending your thoughts to the companies that sponsor The Rush Limbaugh Show.

Please show your support by telling them what The Rush Limbaugh Show and the companies that sponsor it mean to you.

Thanks for your help!

Rush must know what we are writing to his sponsors so he has posted this to have others write how great he is.

If we use this site to tell sponsors how un American he is in wanting our President to fail, will those be sent to the sponsors?







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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #205
208. Good question
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 10:12 PM by CitizenPatriot
I imagine he has it set up to go through his site first to weed out the many, many people who don't like him :-) I wonder when he posted this?

But give it a shot! I'll try it, too. Never know.

Edited to add this from a link on his site:
_________
"As President Obama settles into his new office, it is imperative that we encourage him and Congress to exercise prudence when attempting to rescue the economy. Massive deficit spending will only throw our country further into economic shambles, as the current stimulus and SCHIP bills do little more than increase our debt and healthcare costs. Consider the following issues with the stimulus bill:

1) The $825 billion bill would dump $6,700 of new debt per household into the laps of our children and grandchildren.

2) Under the stimulus, new groups of children and adults would be eligible for Medicaid, the welfare program for the poor, and free family planning services. These expansions are on top of spending $89 billion to bailout out failing state Medicaid programs.

3) President Obama anticipates that spending over $800 billion will create 3.7 million new jobs. That means each job will cost more than $200,000, which is roughly equivalent to 5 times what the average American worker earns! "

________

Is there a word for more stupider than ever? Obstructionism, thy name is Rush Limbaugh Republican!
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #205
210. Well, whether or not Limpballs sends them on
It will be just damned fun.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:43 PM
Response to Original message
179. K&R, Outstanding post, emails I am happy to send out, thanks.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 06:54 PM
Response to Reply #179
184. Thanks, Jefferson23! Post 81 has the updated list:-) nt
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scytherius Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:01 PM
Response to Original message
189. Thanks so much for this! Emails, etc sent!! n/t
nt
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Captain Lance Bass Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:28 PM
Response to Original message
192. GET THIS ON THE FRONT PAGE with (recs)!
Keep this alive...i have fwd the email for/email info to 200 people myself..we have gotten responses from some of the sponsers already!

Keep up the pressure, don't get lazy
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:57 PM
Response to Reply #192
203.  thanks for the push!
200 people? You rock, Capt'n!

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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 07:34 PM
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195. .
Edited on Tue Jan-27-09 07:35 PM by onehandle
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:39 PM
Response to Original message
199. He has made well over $100 million, while we are told to ignore him, despite the damage.
Fuck that. Rush Limbaugh is one of the most harmful infestations ever to inhabit Planet Earth, let alone the USA. All the years here at DU being told "ignore him, he doesn't matter," was manifestly wrong. Now, he may finally see his end, or more likely, his richly deserved self destruction.

I am pissed about sharing a birth year with that pilodinal cyst. Wish I could have beaten up that privileged SOB when we were in fifth grade. He is a cheap bully, yet a sniveling coward. As ugly outside as he is inside (hello, Ann).
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:48 PM
Response to Reply #199
201. You win ~~ Love the pilondinal cyst bit!
I wish you had beaten him up but good in fifth grade, too. You coulda saved us all!!!
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 08:44 PM
Response to Original message
200. Good on you. K&R. This guy is seditious and anti-American for which the right pays a lot
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:01 PM
Response to Original message
204. WOW...You all blew me away today with this thread:-)
Right to the top!

It warms my heart to think of the sponsors getting all of your emails!!! Now, that's change we can believe in :-) THANK YOU DUERS!!!

It's now time for my evening Obamito (Obama mojito!) :-)

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 09:35 PM
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206. kick
n/t

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Joel the K Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-27-09 10:55 PM
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211. Atta boy
Way to go Citizen Patriot. That was highly effective use of media. Good job!
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 03:03 AM
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212. Good post.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 04:46 AM
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213. Good on You! Glad someone is kicking his ass again
I've been away from the board for quite a while now, our home was foreclosed upon and we've been in a death struggle fighting to get it back through a series of legal moves. I can't go into it right now, but I will (as soon as we are relocated, within weeks, no more than a month) offer a GIANT THANKS to everyone on this board who donated to help us in our time of need, I want to make it an official post when I do it, but anyone who sees this and helped us, KNOW that we are eternally grateful, and will never forget the amazing help offered to us, more later on that, still squeaking by, but we're gonna make it, once again, thanks to the DU, which has changed my life in SO MANY WAYS, and ALL of YOU..

NOW, GO GIT THAT BASTARD! Here's the page from when Takebackthemedia.com RULED the Progressive World (along with some other heavy hitters, back in the early daze of the Bush invasion and occupation of America:

THIS was when Takebackthemedia.com BOYCOTTED Limbaugh to great effect, to such an effect that it does my heart Proud to see that biz's like Geico are STILL sworn off that SOB! We went after that Festering sore in 2003, AmTrack, Radio Shack, and a few others QUIT the SOB in the SAME AFTERNOON! Some of the holdouts you're seeing are the same ones WHO REFUSED THEN to NOT advertise with that TRAITOR DRUG ADDICT, and STILL back him.

http://www.takebackthemedia.com/rushbusted.html You can see some of the progress we made then, with the help of DU'rs sending out to their lists, it grew and grew, and SOON I was ON the O'REILLY SHOW, and then Scarborough (along with American Stranger), where we recieved SO MANY EMAILS that it swamped our server all SUPPORTING US.. (While on Scarborough's show I demanded that Limbaugh SHOW AMERICA HIS ENLISTMENT PAPERS as well.. people Loved it!

So KEEP THE HEAT ON.. I'm too busy trying to move and save our asses to assist this time, though I sure wish I could, back in those days we spent nearly 200 thousand dollars fighting the Bush admin (and guys like this), sometimes I wished I'd kept some of that money, but I have no real regrets to be honest, and this battle you're waging makes my heart soar like an eagle. We'll be thinking of all you brave folks fighting this good fight (HOW DARE this asshat WISH that our fine Intelligent, DECENT President FAIL? Why does Limbaugh HATE AMERICA?), as we travel to a new destination, leaving our home of five years, while still battling for it :)

Oh, for anyone that's been a fan of my Flash work, I discovered through this Limbaugh link we'd had back in 2003 and Trove of some of my old Political Attack ads! (Some folks say that we literally invented the Flash Political attack ad online in 2000, this was Pre-YouTube.com days).. Here's a Bunch, kinda Fun to watch them now..

http://www.takebackthemedia.com/flash.html

Keep up the good work, you've got him on the RUN!

And thanks for saving OUR asses DU'rs as you POP Limbaughs :) we're eternally grateful to the Admins as well for keeping us, along with you, from living in the streets. GO FOR IT, CUT HIM OFF AT THE CYST :)
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 10:57 AM
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217. Symbolman!!! SO great to see you on the board!
You BRAVE person you!!! I'm thrilled to get your encouragement. Someday when you have time, I'd appreciate your input re a few things I'm considering right now. Please PM me when you can.

Thanks for the link!!! You know, I am new to DU (last spring I think) and remember reading about this project and how you kicked ass, but I didn't put it together with all of the internet hooplah about that boycott!!! Good for you! I also remember reading about your home and all of the challenges you were facing. My heart goes out to you, as do my gratitude and admiration.

I can certainly relate (though on a much smaller scale) to letting your passion for this country override your own financial well-being; what you did for us was brave and patriotic, and changed the course of things when this country most desperately needed it.

I'm going to go check your flash (2003??? Seriously???? You genius you!) work.

Take care, Sympbolman! Whatever we accomplish, we do in your honor :-)
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 04:50 AM
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214. KICK
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 05:36 AM
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215. Kicking. Great thread, CitizenPatriot. n/t
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 04:51 PM
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219. for anyone who comes across this thread
I'm adding this contact for the FCC.

I add this link NOT because I want to get them to end his show (free speech versus indecency is for another thread), but rather because they compile a list of complaints and advertisers and stations will ask for it occasionally.

It would be best to make our feelings known for the record.

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm?sid=d1e640&id=d1...

PHONE: Our Consumer & Mediation Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET to answer your questions and assist you in filing a complaint. Call toll-free at 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL- FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY.

For all the other methods, download/print the complaint form:
Form 475B English (PDF)
Form 475B Espaol (PDF)

POSTAL: Send your complaint to the following address, making sure to include copies of all supporting information.

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Complaints
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554

FAX: The completed complaint form may be faxed toll-free to: 1-866-418-0232. Be sure to include all required information to prevent delay in the processing of your complaint.
Fax Guidelines

EMAIL: You may email your completed complaint form and supporting documents to fccinfo@fcc.gov .
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texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 09:35 PM
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220. .
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-09 10:34 PM
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221. Can't let up got to continue writing calling.
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 12:05 PM
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222. updating with final Overstock reply
"Thank you for your email expressing your opinion. We frequently hear from our customers (and others) about products we sell (or don't sell), places we advertise, how we advertise, projects/candidates our executives endorse, events we sponsor, and other positions that we take. We have learned that we cannot please all of the people all of the time -- no matter what we do. Our chairman and ceo has written a blog on the topic (see http://www.deepcapture.com/political-pressure-on-overst... /). I hope that you read it and understand our position with how our affiliates choose to advertise.

If there is anything else that I may assist you with please let me know and I will be happy to help.

Sincerely,'

____________________

I wrote them back informing them that while they think this is political, it is actually a national issue. It is about patriotism and funding those who hope for this nation's success, versus funding Overstock who funds those who wish for its demise.

Very simple.

so:

NOS:

BLUE EMU
LUMBER LIQ
OVERSTOCK

YES:

GEICO
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 12:11 PM
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223. This was Clear Channels excuse for taking off Lib Talk in Markets
They said the "public" did not like the host attacking the President and thereby having a backlash against the advertisers.

Clear Channel San Diego said that.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 12:11 PM
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224. Awesome, you're doing this,
CitizenPatriot :fistbump:

That's what DU is for..CitizenAction!
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-29-09 12:17 PM
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225. kick
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magpie Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 11:00 AM
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226. Talonner
kick!

a perfect weekend activity~
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