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Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:03 PM

ProFlowers Kicks Rush!

PROFLOWERS STATEMENT

At ProFlowers, our mission is to delight our customers with fresh and long lasting flowers, and that is our singular focus each and every day. We do not base our advertising decisions to align with any particular political view or opinion as our employees and customers are as diverse as the USA. Mr. Limbaugh’s recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company. As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on The Rush Limbaugh radio program.

From their Facebook page!

I'm just not sure how long "suspension" means, but it's at least an acknowledgement of Douche Limpbag's disgusting behavior .

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Reply ProFlowers Kicks Rush! (Original post)
RockyMtnGuy Mar 2012 OP
etherealtruth Mar 2012 #1
snagglepuss Mar 2012 #2
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2012 #3
Matariki Mar 2012 #10
demtenjeep Mar 2012 #4
krispos42 Mar 2012 #5
Maine-ah Mar 2012 #21
WolverineDG Mar 2012 #39
annabanana Mar 2012 #6
ProfessionalLeftist Mar 2012 #7
barbtries Mar 2012 #8
RockyMtnGuy Mar 2012 #11
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2012 #19
barbtries Mar 2012 #31
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2012 #32
barbtries Mar 2012 #33
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2012 #38
Shankapotomus Mar 2012 #9
lady lib Mar 2012 #12
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #17
itsrobert Mar 2012 #34
maximusveritas Mar 2012 #13
Happyhippychick Mar 2012 #14
mercuryblues Mar 2012 #15
BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #16
ProSense Mar 2012 #22
frogmarch Mar 2012 #18
ProSense Mar 2012 #20
kestrel91316 Mar 2012 #23
TNLib Mar 2012 #24
ProSense Mar 2012 #25
RockyMtnGuy Mar 2012 #27
HillWilliam Mar 2012 #36
spooky3 Mar 2012 #41
HillWilliam Mar 2012 #42
Raine Mar 2012 #37
randr Mar 2012 #26
Honeycombe8 Mar 2012 #28
Amerigo Vespucci Mar 2012 #29
workinclasszero Mar 2012 #30
nolabear Mar 2012 #35
JBoy Mar 2012 #40
spooky3 Mar 2012 #43

Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:05 PM

1. It's a positive FIRST step

i hope they do the right thing and cancel their sponsorship

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:05 PM

2. Send your slut some flowers doesn't have the same ring as

send flowers to your sweetheart.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:06 PM

3. Yeeeeeessssssssssssssssss!

I'd like to order one large bouquet for his radio career's grave, please.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:09 PM

10. LOL

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:06 PM

4. not enough

they are just trying to stop the bleeding

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:32 PM

21. I wouldn't give them kudos yet.

it's only a suspension. They haven't fully pulled out yet.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:07 PM

39. I particularly liked this entry

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150565809581965&set=a.448571186964.244446.8029666964&type=1&theater

with their suggestion to reuse spike heel shoes as a "vase." Guess I wasn't the only one who called it the "Slut Bouquet."

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:07 PM

6. took 'em long enough. . . . n/t

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:07 PM

8. too little too late

and the word suspend doesn't cut it. withdraw, permanently. anyway i'll never buy from them again.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:09 PM

11. I totally agree

Suspension is great, but ill-defined. They must end sponsorship.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:25 PM

19. Pls tell them that. Seriously. Every email, fax etc counts.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 05:51 PM

31. i did,

on their facebook page.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 05:52 PM

32. yay for you!

Since I do not have Facebook, I keep forgetting that it can be a powerful social change medium.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 07:51 PM

33. 0dixiegrrrrl

thousands of people left comments there. had to be at least 100-1 telling them they lost someone's business because of their sponsorship of limbaugh.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #33)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 08:47 PM

38. Hot damn.

I sent an email yesterday.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:08 PM

9. Great news!

Another one down.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:12 PM

12. "Suspended" uh huh. How long until they return to Rush?

n/t

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Response to lady lib (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:21 PM

17. I agree, "suspended" doesn't get it, this isn't the first time Limbaugh has attacked women,

he has a long history of this kind of behaviour, he's a misogynist of the first order.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 07:55 PM

34. Yup, a lot of companies saying "suspended" or "suspending"

Where is Al Franken with "weasel" words.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:12 PM

13. Too little, too late

They waited too long while other companies completely broke off their relationships with Limbaugh. And now, after a ton of pressure, they make the weak step of suspending advertising. They'll just start back again when people stop paying attention. They deserve no credit for this IMO.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:15 PM

14. Not enough!

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:18 PM

15. I agree too little, too late.

Fluke's testimony

“One woman told us that she knew birth control wasn’t covered on the insurance and she assumed that that’s how Georgetown’s insurance handle all of women’s reproductive and sexual health care. So when she was raped, she didn’t go to the doctor, even to be examined or tested for sexually transmitted infections, because she thought insurance wasn’t going to cover something like t...hat – something that was related to a woman’s reproductive health.
“As one other student put it: ‘This policy communicates to female students that our school doesn’t understand our needs.’

RL response:
A woman goes up to congressional committee and says: I'm having sex so damn much, I'm going broke.

ProFlowers stance:
It is a different "view" that they are willing to support with their advert dollars.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:18 PM

16. Holy cow!

More more more!

Time to hit the local stations too! Tell all those car dealerships, drop it or I ain't buying from you! He needs to be OFF the air.

Enough.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:51 PM

22. Exactly,!

It's good that they did this, but it should be permanent. Limbaugh is vile, and has been given too many free passes.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:21 PM

18. It took them too long. I'll bet

they plan to wait for things to cool down and then sponsor him again.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:30 PM

20. Oooh

train wreck in progress!

They must have been getting nailed!

From their page: http://www.facebook.com/ProFlowers#!/ProFlowers?sk=wall

Scott Stites ‎"Suspend" is corporate-speak for "lay low until the heat dies down, then support the misogynist more".
5 minutes ago · Like · 2.

Brian Garrett Brigham I unliked my like. I smell a rat. Will definetly be watching this.
5 minutes ago · Like · 1.

Linda Kotsenburg Swanholm Terminate not suspend.
5 minutes ago · Like · 3.

Judy Simpson Hejl Guess i'll "suspend" buying from Proflowers.. cowards!

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:52 PM

23. A suspension is just window dressing. The ONLY acceptable response is

 

permanent cessation.

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Response to TNLib (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:57 PM

25. Damn! n/t

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Response to TNLib (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 04:52 PM

27. Awesome

Maybe the Amazon folks will "suspend" ProFlowers!

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Response to TNLib (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 08:00 PM

36. I read all (currently) 18 pages on Amazon

and the winner is:
This review is from: One Dozen Rainbow Roses with FREE Chocolates (Kitchen)
I ordered the "make me a sandwich, slut" arrangement, and it didn't produce the desired result. I thought that by sending it, it would make up for calling the woman in question a prostitute and a slut, but it didn't.

Instead, she threw the arrangement at me and told me that not only did she want me to suspend my relations with her, she was making it permanent. She wants to make it permanent and not just "suspend" calling women sluts and prostitutes!?

Now how am I supposed to win with such a hard-headed stance. She could have just made me a sandwich, apologized for getting offended when I called her a slut and a prostitute when I lied about her, and then acknowledged that I was kind enough to buy her the "make me a sandwich, you slut" package. She didn't even have to do anything but open the beer, make me a sandwich and serve it to me. I even acted like I tried to apologize.

Rush Limbaugh


freakin' awesome

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Response to HillWilliam (Reply #36)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 10:37 AM

41. A DUEr wrote that!

See the Amazon-ProFlowers thread.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #41)

Tue Mar 6, 2012, 10:04 PM

42. I noticed. I was wondering if she noticed we noticed :)

I loved it!

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Response to TNLib (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 08:45 PM

37. COOL ... THANKS for the link! I enjoyed

reading it!

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 04:05 PM

26. I bet the timing of this does not fit their business model

They must have millions invested in Easter Flowers that will go to waste. I pity the flowers.
As for ProFlowers, as others have posted, too little-too late.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 04:52 PM

28. Schwing! nt

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 04:54 PM

29. "Suspension" = "The day after this story leaves the front page."

They didn't take a stand, they're simply stepping out of the kitchen until it cools off.

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 04:59 PM

30. See ya Rush! You were a boil on the ass of humanity

 

And we finally lanced your pus filled gasbag!

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 07:59 PM

35. Y'all really should go read (and write) some of the Amazon ratings.

Comedy GOLD. And some incredible wit. They'd BETTER be listening!

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Response to RockyMtnGuy (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:51 PM

40. Their website is still offering the "Rush Limbaugh listeners" discount

When I typed "rush" into the promo code spot I got a URL as follows: http://www.proflowers.com/radio/default.aspx?ref=RadioHomeRushLimbaughListeners_W&prid=FGVRADIO

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Response to JBoy (Reply #40)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 11:46 AM

43. You should make this a separate OP! I'll bet DUers will get right on it--if it's still up (Weds.).

I just notice you posted that Sunday.

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