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ENERGY CRISIS (Grocer Pulls Energy Drink of Michael Savage's Son- "Rockstar")
New York Times ^ | October 15, 2005

Posted on 10/15/2005 6:48:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway

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1 posted on 10/15/2005 6:48:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

"Russell Goldencloud Weiner"

???

LOL


2 posted on 10/15/2005 6:50:37 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

That would be a savage weiner alright.


3 posted on 10/15/2005 6:51:35 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don't mind drinking Rockstart every once in a while. My first choice is Monster Energy drink though :) Really keeps you awake.


4 posted on 10/15/2005 6:55:57 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: nickcarraway

"Oh I wish I was a Michael Savage Weiner, that's what I'd really like to be,....."


5 posted on 10/15/2005 6:57:36 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: nickcarraway
...is the son of Michael Savage, the perpetually enraged talk radio host.

That's putting it mildly. Yet people fall for his schtick day in and day out.


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6 posted on 10/15/2005 6:58:38 PM PDT by rdb3 (Have you ever stopped to think, but forgot to start again?)
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To: nuconvert

That is a flowerchild name if I ever heard one. And Savage has the audacity to bitch about dopers and hippy era left overs.


7 posted on 10/15/2005 7:00:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: rdb3

I listen on occasion and usually have a good laugh before he drives me away.


8 posted on 10/15/2005 7:02:17 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: indcons
"I don't mind drinking Rockstart every once in a while. My first choice is Monster Energy drink though :) Really keeps you awake."

Try Coca Cola's "Full Throttle." Best flavor yet. Very nice.

9 posted on 10/15/2005 7:02:21 PM PDT by redhead (What's a Crab's Last Words? "Ooo...Jacuzzi!")
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To: nickcarraway
Let me get this ....ummmm...straight.

Michael Savage is a Weiner? Somebody help me out here.

I so enjoyed MS talking about the skunk in his house last night, and how he didn't know what to do about it...sigh...should live with the critters that are in MY house!

prisoner6

10 posted on 10/15/2005 7:02:21 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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To: nickcarraway

"...Michael Savage, the perpetually enraged talk radio host."

LOL! That's a good description of him.


11 posted on 10/15/2005 7:03:07 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: nickcarraway
From the web.

New Seasons Market

Locally owned grocery with 4 locations. Large stores

featuring specialty organic

and health foods, along with conventional grocery items.

Let see, relatively small local chain.

Left wing whacko rant.

Mr. Savage did "his best to take apart the fabric of our society and to attack American values."

And the New York Times

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Really now, you dumb socialists and communists in the media this is so meaningless economically to Rockstar drinks it is laughable. Now if say perhaps 7-11 quit carrying the drink then that is newsworthy. Otherwise this is just a really obvious propaganda piece that wasted resources and energy to print and publish. Thank you NYT for wasting more of our "scarce" resources and adding to global warming.

12 posted on 10/15/2005 7:03:54 PM PDT by A message
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To: rdb3

It is good to know I am not the only that thinks he is a jerk....I do not know how he stays on the air


13 posted on 10/15/2005 7:05:24 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: nickcarraway
Here's my letter and New Seasons' reply letter a few days ago:

I always liked shopping at your store and so do my extended family,
parents and friends.  But because your store has decided to get
involved
in politics, I will do my best to convince my family members and
friends
to no longer shop at New Seasons.  If you disbleieve me, I will show
you
receipts or old checks.  I can't believe my favorite store is doing
something I can't support.  Please rethink your actions against the
RockStar drink company.

Andy

 
Hello Andy,
Thanks for sending your note and for your support in the past. I
certainly respect your right to choose to shop where you please but did
want to share my perspective about why I made the decision I did.

Michael Savage is the host of an extreme radio program "Savage Nation".
The decision to discontinue Rockstar was not political. New Seasons
Market does not take stands on political issues. We welcome customers
from the whole political spectrum in our stores and we work to be
respectful of all the various perspectives of everyone who works at New
Seasons Market. We chose to discontinue Rockstar because we do not want
any part of the prejudice and hate that Michael Savage promotes.

In 2003, Savage was fired from his job at MSNBC when he told a gay
caller to "get AIDS and die". His Savage Nation radio show, which runs
for three hours a day, five days a week on AM radio stations across the
country,  targets and degrades immigrants, homosexuals, women, people
of
the world's poor nations, Muslims, scholars, artists, our country's
political leaders and the media. On the air Savage has said, "When I
hear someone's in the civil rights business, I oil up my AR-15!".  He
has referred to Arabs as "non-humans" and "racist, fascist bigots" and
he said "I commend" prisoner abuse; "we need more". He railed against
the relief efforts after Katrina and called the Red Cross "communistic
and anti-American" and dismissed democracy (the Savage Nation website
reads: "What's a Democracy Suited for? It's Suited for the Suits!").

New Seasons Market is proud to be an active member of our community.
Michael Savage's hateful speech takes dead aim at the diversity, civic
accord and true American values that make Portland a great city. We
think our customers see the difference between politics and hate and
will support our choice to exclude Rockstar from our shelves.

One other factor I'd like to bring to your attention. We quietly
removed
the product without any intention of making a big deal about it.
Somehow
the Oregonian heard about it and they called and asked about it. I
simply told the truth when asked. I did not try and get publicity about
my decision because of, among other reasons, my reluctance to give Mr.
Savage any more exposure.

Regardless of what you and your family decide about shopping at our
stores I hope you will seriously consider the damage that Mr. Savage is
doing to our society.

Regards,


Brian Rohter
CEO
New Seasons Market
1954 SE Division Street
Portland, Oregon 97202
brianr@newseasonsmarket.com
phone 503 473 8715
fax        503 292 6280
www. newseasonsmarket.com

14 posted on 10/15/2005 7:06:51 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: redhead

Have seen it and agree on the taste. Monster is a zero-calorie drink though (unlike Full Throttle).


15 posted on 10/15/2005 7:07:06 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Should make a separate post for this letter?


16 posted on 10/15/2005 7:07:45 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: indcons
"Have seen it and agree on the taste. Monster is a zero-calorie drink though (unlike Full Throttle)."

The Full Throttle now comes in sugar-free, and is delicious. We found it at the local warehouse store. Kind of expensive, though...

17 posted on 10/15/2005 7:11:24 PM PDT by redhead (What's a Crab's Last Words? "Ooo...Jacuzzi!")
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To: Andy from Beaverton

So if his father did something terrible, he wouldn't want his customers to shop there?


18 posted on 10/15/2005 7:12:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: redhead

Does it? Definitely got to try it then.


19 posted on 10/15/2005 7:12:27 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Isn't this what people of the left usually call "McCarthyism."


20 posted on 10/15/2005 7:12:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: Kimmers
It is good to know I am not the only that thinks he is a jerk

Yes, I think Michael " whiner about everything" Savage is a jerk too.

About every 3 months I tune to his show just to see how long I last before I turn him off. It's usually about 3 minutes or less anymore.

21 posted on 10/15/2005 7:13:56 PM PDT by A message
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To: Andy from Beaverton

I'm confused here, it is the son's company or does he just run it for his father?


22 posted on 10/15/2005 7:16:01 PM PDT by fallujah-nuker (Open Borders: The RINOcracy waging class warfare against American wage earners)
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To: nickcarraway

Let me tell ya somethin' Those energy drinks will turn you into a freakin' serial killer.LOL!


23 posted on 10/15/2005 7:17:02 PM PDT by Ajnin (I)
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To: Izzy Dunne

LOL!


24 posted on 10/15/2005 7:18:27 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: Blood of Tyrants
That is a flowerchild name if I ever heard one

Goldencloud's father (he's the one with the purse)


25 posted on 10/15/2005 7:20:43 PM PDT by skip_intro
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To: ncountylee

I can't usually take more than 5 minutes of Savage and that lasts me for months.


26 posted on 10/15/2005 7:20:58 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Well, I have to agree with you; New Seasons is political.


27 posted on 10/15/2005 7:26:22 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: nickcarraway
In 2003, MSNBC fired Mr. Savage after he told a caller he assumed was gay to "get AIDS and die."

As I recall the incident, Savage asked the caller if he was a sodomite. The caller said "yes".

There was no assumption about anything.

I can only take Savage for 10 or 15 minutes -- I think he has become even more vitriolic over time.

28 posted on 10/15/2005 7:32:07 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: Blood of Tyrants

"And Savage has the audacity to bitch about dopers and hippy era left overs."

I'm think ole' Savage may have smoked a few in his younger days.


29 posted on 10/15/2005 7:35:25 PM PDT by dljordan
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To: nickcarraway
Savage can say anything he wants on the air as long as his employer does not have a problem with what he says. If they do they can fire him.

New Seasons market can pull a product off their shelves if they like. It's their shelves.

It's a free country. People can be as dumb as they want and it's nice of them to sometimes be both dumb and entertaining at the same time.

I find Savage very entertaining. Why? Because he's not like everyone else on the radio. I like listening to him. The guy that runs the grocery is dumb but not entertaining.

30 posted on 10/15/2005 7:38:43 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Don't get stuck on stupid - Lt. General Honore)
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Mr. Weiner talks about his father's experience as an "herbalist" and claims his caffeine-loaded beverage is "the perfect balance of vitamins and herbs."

LOL! If Savage is an example of what happens to your personality if you become an "herbalist" I'll stick to my artificial drinks, thank you!!! By the way, I love the description: PERPETUALLY ENRAGED TALKSHOW HOST!!! ROFLMAO!!!!

31 posted on 10/15/2005 7:38:53 PM PDT by Hildy ( liberals cannot change the present, and cannot effect the future, so they MUST relive the past...)
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To: nuconvert

** the perpetually enraged talk radio host **


32 posted on 10/15/2005 7:40:46 PM PDT by Sometimes A River (Serving on a Meals-on-Wheels program is NOT a qualification for a SC nominee. Call your Senators!)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

-- We think our customers see the difference between politics and hate and
will support our choice to exclude Rockstar from our shelves.---

I'm just sure of it, Brian. As long as it's someone the right taking it in the pants, they'll just say good riddance.

I think of Michael Savage as the pro-wrestler of talk radio.


33 posted on 10/15/2005 7:42:40 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Bush! Go Sharon!)
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To: nickcarraway

Oregon? Isn't that the state where live sex acts are permitted on stage - or anywhere else in the club? Not only that, Dr. Savage could help him with his assisted suicide when the sales drop way off in the grocery stores...
(I guess they're due for a tsunami or earthquake soon)


34 posted on 10/15/2005 7:46:35 PM PDT by zakker500 (Zak/USMC/F 2-11/Viet Nam/'68-'69)
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To: skip_intro

Who's the fat hippie Weiner is with, Jerry Garcia?


35 posted on 10/15/2005 7:52:00 PM PDT by stratman1969 (CLINTON LIED - 3,000+ DIED)
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To: nickcarraway

What an idiot.


36 posted on 10/15/2005 7:59:06 PM PDT by Thumper1960 ("It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed."-V.I.Lenin)
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To: zakker500

As far as I know, at least here in Southern Oregon we don't have live sex acts on stage. In fact it's almost impossible to open a strip club here.


37 posted on 10/15/2005 8:00:06 PM PDT by BruceysMom ("Scott Peterson is such an amature!"-Michael Shiavo)
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There was a 1/2 hour show the other evening about a new law passed in Oregon that lets "anything go" in a night club. I don't remember the specifics but I'm sure I can Google them up...


39 posted on 10/15/2005 8:08:27 PM PDT by zakker500 (Zak/USMC/F 2-11/Viet Nam/'68-'69)
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To: indcons
I don't mind drinking Rockstart every once in a while. My first choice is Monster Energy drink though :) Really keeps you awake.

I never could understand why one would pay $1.75 for 6 oz of bad tasting drink spiked with a little caffiene.

40 posted on 10/15/2005 8:12:18 PM PDT by WildTurkey (When will CBS Retract and Apologize?)
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To: BruceysMom
As far as I know, at least here in Southern Oregon we don't have live sex acts on stage. In fact it's almost impossible to open a strip club here

From the Oregonian, Oct 9.

"But that's just where we are after the high-court's recent contribution to jurisprudence and decadence -- if there's a difference in the case of Oregon v. Ciancanelli. With an opinion that features more twisting, contorting and heavy-breathing than patrons find at a strip club, the majority has now made Oregon the only state where live public sex shows are protected "free expression."

The Oregonian, BTW, filed a friend of the court brief in favor of Ciancanelli.

42 posted on 10/15/2005 8:15:49 PM PDT by skip_intro
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To: Stingy Dog
Savage is, in my opinion, and the opinion of millions of faithful fans, the best radio has had to offer since Marconi.

Bullsqueeze. Savage is a loud-mouthed rabble rouser who cannot appeal to anyone's intellect because he goes for peoples' emotions as those on the Left do. He causes no thought at all, just vicious emoting.

Those of us on the Right deserve better than his childish nonsense. It's disgusting.


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43 posted on 10/15/2005 8:22:02 PM PDT by rdb3 (Have you ever stopped to think, but forgot to start again?)
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To: BruceysMom

http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/S49707.htm

Try this website, I think it explains the case that made live sex acts legal in Oregon - maybe a club will be opening up in your neighborhood soon, selling RockStar, of course...


44 posted on 10/15/2005 8:22:10 PM PDT by zakker500 (Zak/USMC/F 2-11/Viet Nam/'68-'69)
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maybe a club will be opening up in your neighborhood soon, selling RockStar, of course...

Very true.

There's a picture out there showing Goldencloud with celebrity endorser Ron Jeremy, so selling RockStar in a sex club would be entirely appropriate.

45 posted on 10/15/2005 8:31:22 PM PDT by skip_intro
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Nope no clubs in my area anytime soon. I'm in SOUTHERN Oregon.
There is a seasonal secession movement here to start the State of Jefferson. Every time the liberal morons up north, ie Portland, Salem, and the peoples republic of Eugene, do something stupid the petitions are trotted out.
46 posted on 10/15/2005 8:31:44 PM PDT by BruceysMom ("Scott Peterson is such an amature!"-Michael Shiavo)
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"God bless Savage for being unfraid to promote and safeguarding of western culture. You should listen to him too sometimes and you will agree with me."

He definitely isn't afraid to tell it like it is. He also concentrates heavily upon a person's actions rather than his/her intentions. He gives praise where praise is due, and critcism with both barrels where criticism is due. Considering the slowly spreading infection of liberalism through the GOP (as evidenced by the continued support for open-borders/free-trade policy), and the continued marginilization of true conservatives, I'm not surprised that he's gotten steadily more bitter.


47 posted on 10/15/2005 8:32:06 PM PDT by neutronsgalore (Waffling George has failed to control the borders...now it's Bouncing Betty's turn.)
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To: BruceysMom

I applaud your efforts, but I believe the Constitution precludes you from doing that (although I beleive there may be precedent)


48 posted on 10/15/2005 8:35:00 PM PDT by zakker500 (Zak/USMC/F 2-11/Viet Nam/'68-'69)
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To: zakker500

I meant "believe", honest!


49 posted on 10/15/2005 8:36:24 PM PDT by zakker500 (Zak/USMC/F 2-11/Viet Nam/'68-'69)
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To: WildTurkey

Six ounces? I'm afraid you have both RS and FT mixed up with Red Bull and others. Rockstar, Monster, and Full throttle are at least 16 ounces.


50 posted on 10/15/2005 8:42:16 PM PDT by indcons (Let the Arabs take care of their jihadi brothers this time around (re: Paki earthquake))
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