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Two Advertisers Pull Ads From Rush Limbaugh
www.allaccess.com ^ | March 2, 2012 at 12:27 PM (PT) | alaccess.com

Posted on 03/02/2012 1:42:14 PM PST by God'sgrrl

CALIFORNIA mattress store chain SLEEP TRAIN has announced via Twitter that it has pulled its ads from RUSH LIMBAUGH's syndicated PREMIERE NETWORKS show after the host referred to a college student testifying about contraceptive availability as a "slut," then demanded that women on the pill provide sex videos since the government mandates insurance pays for the pill -- comments LIMBAUGH asserted were made as a form of absurd humor.
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Okay, Adam Carolla called my daughter a lesbian on Bill Maher's show and we survived. sheesh. Feminists need to chill out.
1 posted on 03/02/2012 1:42:20 PM PST by God'sgrrl
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To: God'sgrrl

They’ll watch their sales drop long term.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 1:43:35 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: God'sgrrl

I’m sure he’ll pick up twice as many new customers as he loses.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 1:45:46 PM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: God'sgrrl

What sponsors dropped Letterman when he called Palin a slut?


4 posted on 03/02/2012 1:46:28 PM PST by Renegade
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To: God'sgrrl

Fluke will be their spokeslut!

Slutmarches will return!

lol


5 posted on 03/02/2012 1:46:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: God'sgrrl

SELECT COMFORT AND SLEEP TRAIN.

LOL.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 1:47:27 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: God'sgrrl

This will cut both ways. A lot of listeners are going to say adios to Sleep Train.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 1:47:58 PM PST by Neanderthal
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To: God'sgrrl

Wonder if Fluke uses a sleep train mattress in her late night endeavors.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 1:48:12 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Renegade

Or Jimmy Fallon’s show when they played the ‘bitch’ song as Palin entered the stage?


9 posted on 03/02/2012 1:48:12 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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Quicken Loans dropped too


10 posted on 03/02/2012 1:48:20 PM PST by God'sgrrl (twitter.com/Women4Santorum)
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To: onyx

Slut Train?


11 posted on 03/02/2012 1:48:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: God'sgrrl

what a joke... Boy, they sure showed him!


12 posted on 03/02/2012 1:48:38 PM PST by sit-rep
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To: God'sgrrl
I happen to be in the market for both a King and Queen mattress.

I just emailed Select Comfort telling them that, while they WERE on the short list for my purchases, I won't do business with cowardly companies enslaved by the current political correctness pathology that is destroying our society.

“To paraphrase your statement to Rush Limbaugh, YOUR values don't align with mine.”

13 posted on 03/02/2012 1:48:47 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Neanderthal

Rush Should offer i year free birth control for each mattress sold.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 1:49:47 PM PST by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: God'sgrrl

I am about to buy a new bed.
I guess I know who won’t be getting my business.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 1:50:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: God'sgrrl
One is a local merchant.

The other though, is pretty big. I remember Rush talking about Select Comfort 10 years ago.

Maybe the 'slut' talk is out of bounds, but I think it is a reflection of the anger people feel with this phony "average college student" scam that has been perpetrated on us via Ms. Fluke. We now know that the woman is an activist who went to Georgetown specifically to raise this issue. The derision directed at her is deserved.

16 posted on 03/02/2012 1:50:37 PM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: cotton1706
LOL company's are in line to get on his show.
17 posted on 03/02/2012 1:50:55 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: onyx

SELECT COMFORT AND SLEEP TRAIN.

LOL.


Isn’t that a hoot? I laughed the whole time I emailed them that I would neither support nor recommend their products.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 1:50:55 PM PST by MWestMom (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, But the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: onyx

Gosh I guess I won’t be pulling the TRAIN with FLUKE on a COMFORTable bed and then go to SLEEP afterward.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 1:51:20 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: God'sgrrl

Worse than being a slut, she is going to be a lawyer. Being a lawyer is far worse than being a slut


20 posted on 03/02/2012 1:52:59 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: cotton1706
It was just posted that she is actually 30 years old with a history of feminist activism.

Even if she was she advertised herself to be - $ 3,000 for her birth control? I will stop there before I get into real trouble (as if i am out of trouble)

21 posted on 03/02/2012 1:54:20 PM PST by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: God'sgrrl
Adam Carolla called my daughter a lesbian on Bill Maher's show

I guess that's her choice. Is she militant about it?

22 posted on 03/02/2012 1:54:26 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: God'sgrrl

The first definition of “slut” in the dictionary is: a promiscuous woman. That is what this woman described herself as, so the term is the truth as it is applied to her. Guess the truth hurts


23 posted on 03/02/2012 1:55:15 PM PST by falcon99
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To: demkicker

Rush can afford to pick it up himself. He’ll just start another company.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 1:55:36 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Renegade

Wonder if Fluke uses a sleep train mattress in her late night endeavors.


If she does hopefully she has them Scotch Gaurded.
Otherwise, maybe the government should subsidize the mattress industry?


25 posted on 03/02/2012 1:55:51 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: God'sgrrl

SleepTrain is from Sacramento, and that’s where Rush was b4 he was syndicated. Sac is his “adopted home town”.

This is huge —the SleepTrain guy almost worships Rush.

Rush more or less BUILT SleepTrain —just about all of that guy’s success is owing to Rush.

I am completely shocked, but know Rush will come out fine.

I AM SO DISAPPOINT BY SLEEPTRAIN....!


26 posted on 03/02/2012 1:55:58 PM PST by gaijin
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To: God'sgrrl

Quicken loans is a unit of Intuit software company, and Intuit is a big obambi supporter... like all silicon netwits.

The sleep train is nothing compared to select comfort, and i’d wager that original mattress factory will pick it up for cheap time slot money.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 1:56:14 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: cotton1706

Maybe they think Mattress Sandy will make a better spokesperson for their company than the MahaRushi.

Time will tell.

My money says they’ll rue the day they dropped those ads.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 1:57:28 PM PST by Scanian
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To: God'sgrrl

Ive listened to Rush for a long time and Ive never heard either of these companies being mentioned on his show. How ironic, a mattress company of all things dropping Rush..maybe Fluke can represent them, she sure knows how to use a mattress!


29 posted on 03/02/2012 1:57:46 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: God'sgrrl

Spread the word to do business with neither chain. Where’s the national outrage about Maxine Waters calling Boehner and Canton “the devil.”


30 posted on 03/02/2012 1:58:24 PM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: God'sgrrl

Sleep Train and Select Comfort had no choice; the issue represents a conflict of interest for them.

Now watch them start advertising a year’s supply of contraceptive with every new mattress purchase.

Dolts.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 2:00:03 PM PST by HKMk23 (AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR.)
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To: God'sgrrl

TWO MATTRESS COMPANIES?!?!?!

My Gawd, the irony!!! rofl


32 posted on 03/02/2012 2:00:21 PM PST by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: God'sgrrl

National advertiser SELECT COMFORT, which advertises its SLEEP NUMBER mattresses on the show, has also pulled its ads from the show, tweeting, “Recent comments by RUSH LIMBAUGH do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program.” Neither company’s tweets indicate for how long the suspension of ads will last.

Contact:

http://www.sleepnumber.com/eng/aboutUs/redirect.cfm?sectionID=contact/contact.cfm


33 posted on 03/02/2012 2:00:29 PM PST by kcvl
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To: God'sgrrl
Quicken Loans dropped too

From the article:

Meanwhile, QUICKEN LOANS has indicated that it is not planning to drop its advertising on the show.

34 posted on 03/02/2012 2:01:07 PM PST by rawhide
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To: gaijin

I never go to DemocraticUnderground, but check it out..!

They have his whole list of his sponsors, and they’re all piling on, with no real interests or lives, and barraging his sponsors with email and calls.

Fine, but Rush will survive ALL of this, and the smart sponsors will know all of this is acutally good for them....

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101466009


35 posted on 03/02/2012 2:01:24 PM PST by gaijin
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To: cotton1706

I guess they don’t remember the Snapple fiasco.

Snapple became a real player in the beverage market with Rush’s support. Then they were bought out by a new owner who canceled advertising on Rush’s show. The business tanked and they lost a fortune.

If Rush ever called for a boycott on any product it would destroy it. Of course Rush is above such a play but his loyal fans might just individually boycott a product.


36 posted on 03/02/2012 2:01:33 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: EyeGuy

We too are looking for a Cal-King to replace this really hard mattress we bought six years ago. It felt good until we got the one home, and that night after about fifteen minutes it was like a rock. Horrible mattress, and it cost a fortune. Built it up with layers of foam over the years to where we can get some sleep on it, but still feel broken every morning.

We will definitely scratch Select Comfort from the list of potentials. I don’t know if the other is here in California, but won’t buy there either.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 2:01:52 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: God'sgrrl

Perhaps Select Comfort and Sleep Train can get the slut Sandra Fluke to do product endorsements for them.


38 posted on 03/02/2012 2:02:08 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: God'sgrrl

I think Rush people should get on their web site (if they even have one) and let them know how you feel.


39 posted on 03/02/2012 2:02:11 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: God'sgrrl

That’s fine...

Then I’ll drop them as potential places to shop and spend money..

It’s about the Benjamin, after all...and we can play that game too.


40 posted on 03/02/2012 2:03:37 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Scanian

“Maybe they think Mattress Sandy will make a better spokesperson for their company than the MahaRushi.”

“Hi. I’m mattress Sandy here to tell you there’s nothing like taking a handful of taxpayer subsidized birth control pills, and getting a good night’s thumping on a Sleep Comfort mattress....”


41 posted on 03/02/2012 2:04:10 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Oops! Got the name wrong!


42 posted on 03/02/2012 2:05:35 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: God'sgrrl

Liberals have BIG MOUTHS and always threaten business but these business need to grow a spine!

It is time conservatives start SCREAMING from the rooftops too! At least, we actually spend money at most of these places unlike CHEAP liberals!

Sleep Train

Contact:

http://www.sleeptrain.com/contact-mattress-center.aspx


43 posted on 03/02/2012 2:05:56 PM PST by kcvl
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To: falcon99

This woman never described herself as promiscuous. She said not a single word about her own sex life, or anyone else’s - the vast majority of her testimony was actually (misleadingly) focused on women who needed contraceptives for reasons other than preventing pregnancy.

This woman has given us every reason to call her an idiot, a socialist, and a liar (e.g., $3000 for birth control). But not a slut. It’s one thing to criticize the vile, unconstitutional policies this woman promotes. It’s another to go after her personally and call her a slut.

Name-calling, personal attacks, and the like are the domain of the left. Why stoop to their level?


44 posted on 03/02/2012 2:06:18 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: kcvl

They want too much personal info when emailing them. But as the owner of 2 Sleep Number beds, they’ll get the message when I tell the manager of my local Select Comfort store the reason I won’t be buying a third.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 2:09:30 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: God'sgrrl

Contraception is available to everyone. It is as close as the nearest roll of Saran wrap.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 2:09:51 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: All

People joke and threaten their own personal boycotts, but the sad fact is that the left is very successful at scaring national advertisers away from conservative talkers while the right is uniquely unsuccessful at punishing left wing talkers.

No matter how nasty and outrageous the quotes are on MSNBC or Current TV you still see mainstream national advertisers advertising there everyday.


47 posted on 03/02/2012 2:09:51 PM PST by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
Or Jimmy Fallon’s show when they played the ‘bitch’ song as Palin entered the stage?

That was Bachman.

48 posted on 03/02/2012 2:10:23 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

This woman set herself up for the attacks she is getting and deserves every bit of it. She specifically chose this school because of it’s policy against contraceptives and her testimony was another knife in the back of religious institutions and other taxpayers who choose not to support contraception, abortion and sterilization. These liberties she is attempting to deny to all of us through her lies and deceit. I say flame away at her and those who are helping her to destroy the true RIGHTS of others.


49 posted on 03/02/2012 2:12:14 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: kcvl

OH, gee, that’s too bad....we were going to be replacing our old sleep comfort mattress very soon....idiots!


50 posted on 03/02/2012 2:13:16 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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