Is it true that everytime you click on a proflowers advertisement, it cost them money even if you don't buy anything?
My son cancelled his Quicken loan after they pulled their ad from Rush. It costs him $450.00 to cancel in the middle of the process but he is principled. It hurt to lose that money that won't be refunded.
JC Penny and Sears should also be on that list. Never again will I spend money in these stores. Enough of the double standards.
We should each send Ms. Fluke a generous supply of condoms to help with her dire situation. Anyone have an address?
LOVE IT!! I e-mailed them and told them what I thought. Glad to see it might have made a difference, even though they are denying that public response made a difference.
Good for Rush..... so long Sleep Train... hope you go bankrupt for your stupidity and your cowardice. glad we never got carbonite for our back up.
"Marry (the Left) in haste, repent at leisure."
Rush has flushed out the Useful Idiots for all of us to see, and they shall not be welcomed back.
When I heard that advertisers had left Rush I imagined a STAMPEDE of new advertisers eager to take their place. The opportunity to have your product or service featured on a show that gets millions of listeners every day is limited.
I don't even listen to Rush although I certainly respect him and admire the impact he's had on this country. I read the monologue that was the subject of all the backlash and it pales in comparison to some of the hateful and viscious things said by the Left without even a raised eyebrow.
I think this whole episode has been a LOSER for the Left. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch!
Second thought.... I had Carbonite subscription for about two years and I bought it because it was something recommended by Rush. I terminated my association with Carbonite in October last year. Since I have learned so much about this company since the brouhaha with Rush, I would not give them the sweat off of my nether regions if they were dying of thirst.
Legal Zoom was on my to-do list for this upcoming week to call to make out our will. Does anyone here know if they have any competitors? I was hoping to avoid attorney's fees.
Here is the point missed by everyone. Ms. Fluke was a victim used by Pelosi. Rush' anger should have been directed at Pelosi et al rather than Fluke. Anyone would have been overwhelmed by the sudden attention paid by leaders in congress and the chance to testify, likely after some 'coaching' about what to say. Rush played right into the hands of the left who are now calling the shots. Just look how the topic is ALL about FLuke, Rush, Maher, etc. The advertisers could have simply said that the incident has called into question the once laser like insight of Rush and they are looking for someone else.
Ms. Fluke was a willing participant in a scam by Pelosi, designed to change the course of the debate away from Obama and the left. It worked.
At present, Fluke is doing what she does best, shilling for the extreme left on every single leftest show she can book on and garnering large fees in the process. She is a "self proclaimed" activist and NOT a victim.
But you are right about Limbaugh playing into their hands as have many conservatives over this Pelosi set up. We should know better by now!
Good. I think all conservative talk show hosts should drop .@carbonite from their show as well.
Do you think they will have the cajones to do so?
Something to say about 20 million listeners a day,college educated and good demographics. Glad Rush told them to take a hike.
I don't know what Sleep Train said in regards to Limbaugh's profane, vulgar comments, but I'm guessing they were big enough to think his apology was sincere and was willing to advertise on his show again. Unfortunately Limbaugh isn't able to be as gracious even though he was the one who did something offensive. What he has done has brought conservatives down to the level of liberals and like Santorum and the contraception issue, Limbaugh is keeping this thing going and it will only hurt conservatives in the long run.
It would serve conservatives well to remember what Gingrich said-Limbaugh is just a talk show host and it's ridiculous to think this incident is more important or relevant to talk about than the many serious problems this country faces. It would serve Limbaugh better to step down from his arrogant perch and exhibit some humility and then let the issue be a lesson learned and move on. This constant rehashing is just a distraction.
I hear you-and it was the first thing my husband said as well when he heard Rush didn't accept their request to advertise on his show-but perhaps Rush was upset because Sleep Train has been with Rush for over 20 years and maybe he expected more from them and felt like he couldn't trust them I don't know.
Milady Wodiej, you have one of the sweetest souls of anyone I know on the internet. That you are a fervent and devout christian, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind. I truely believe that you would forgive anyone who brought harm to you.
My dear friend, you are one of those truely unique people who believes in turning the other cheek as our Saviour has commanded.
Ms. Fluke is an activest and as we all have learned, her 'testamony' was staged by Pelosi to further a political agenda. She is nothing like you. YOU would have accepted Limbaugh's apology Wodie, it's the kind of woman you are. Ms. Fluke did not and is making large fee's telling her 'story' on every leftwing program she can get to.
Is Limbaugh arrogant? Often! Was he right to withdraw his comments and tender his apology? Without question! It should have ended there. It did not because Ms. Fluke did not want it to.
The entire fiasco was designed to change the debate away from Obama and back onto conservatives. Once again the left succeeded. They changed the debate.
Then something changed again after many sponsers dropped Limbaugh. They lost sales, they lost money, they recieved tons of negative mail and phone calls. Now they want back on with Limbaugh.
It's all political theatre. On both sides.
I agree with you VG, wodiej is one of the most well spoken commenter's that I know of. It is always a pleasant surprise when I see her comments in other sites like American Thinker.
You brought up an excellent point that slipped my mind when I wrote my comment. That is that Ms. Fluke wouldn't accept the apology when Rush offered it. I want to see Rush be the bigger person in this fiasco, which I believe he is, but I don't think the entire blame should be placed on him.
I couldn't disagree with you more. This company, and others, caved to political correctness and the mob mentality from the left that pressured these companies into pulling their advertising. Serves Rush well to say "no thank you" when they seek to come back after they turned their backs on Rush in order to earn political correctness points. Now let them go advertise on some leftist show - oh, but I doubt they'll have the audience. Boo hoo.
I don't think conservatives are letting this issue (Limbaugh/Fluke) overshadow the real, substantive issues. We know what's at stake in 2012, and this flare up is simply an illustration of the depths to which Dems are willing to go to tear down conservatism. Don't buy into the kool-aid the MSM is feeding you, wodiej.
Yeah, and Fluke was just so gracious heh? Refusing to accept his apology. I thought he sounded pretty sincere.
I dunno wodiej, I think what Fluke and obama did was pretty offensive. Rush apologized for what he felt he did wrong. Are you expecting him to ask for forgiveness too?
In my opinion these advertiser's either tried to make a political statement to force compliance from Rush or they were cowed by the left to make stand against him. Either way, they chose to leave his show abruptly without even the benefit of giving Rush a heads up or a serious tongue lashing, which would have been diplomatic.
As far as letting the issue be a lesson learned and move on, I think that the advertiser's are getting it now. We should not allow political correctness to dictate every mistake on the right while allowing the left to become more aggressive and vile. If nothing else, it has made the left more aware of it's own misogynist behavior, they have no idea what to do about it, so they are making excuses for their own, but it is in the public eye now and that is a good thing.
Rush stated in his apology what his mistake was, so it has been acknowledged and "a lesson learned". We cannot wish this event away and get on with our lives, nor should we.
Its capitalism. They left. They wanted to come back, he said no. What's the problem? They had an issue with what he said so they cancelled their advertisement on his show. He apologized for what he said and it's up to him as to wether he wants to let them back on or not. I don't know what they said about Rush after canceling their advertisements but apparently Rush didn't like it. Again its his show so what's the problem?
Gutless, amoral, greedy, corrupt corporations. It's stunning to watch them pretending to give a hoot about anything except profits. Giving in to political correctness or whatever. Some of these companies are literally killing people because it's profitable and they can get away with it. They dare preach morality to us? I think not.
I ditched my cable television in 2008, all because of my disgust with the media.
If every conservative (40% of the nation) would start vetting their vendors and act accordingly things would change our way a lot faster.
I'll never buy a brand new american made car again as long as the UAW is so attached to the Democrat party. I'll buy foreign as long as it is produced and manufactured in a red state. I'll never have HBO again either.
I learned long ago that revenge is the very sweetest when you don't work to achieve it but somehow comes it's way all by itself. Keep on chugging Rush.
These companies that dropped their advertising on Rush's show are about as stupid as all the 1%er Wall Street businesses slammed by Obama and then promptly donating to his campaign when he whistles.
Boycotts are really going to get tough for the left if they keep failing like this. Perhaps they can start up 'Air America' again, just so that they can boycott themselves. It would be easier for them.