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Limbaugh Rebuffs Attempt By Sleep Train to Get Him Back
Sacramento Bee ^ | March 8, 2012 | Dale Kasler

Posted on 03/09/2012 12:37:37 PM PST by lbryce

The rift between Sleep Train Mattress Centers and Rush Limbaugh apparently became permanent today after Limbaugh reportedly turned aside the Sacramento retailer's attempt at a truce.

Limbaugh rebuffed Sleep Train's request that the controversial radio host resume his duties as a paid spokesman for the company.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fluke; liberalslutovers; limbaugh; rush; sandrafluke; sleeptrain; vindication
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Everyone Off! SleepTrain's Last Stop! Everyone Off!

So after years of plying the high-flying byways of the Limbaugh Money Express, Sleeptrain, the very conscience of governmental funding for birth-control devices(after all, that's where most birth-control devices get to prevent pregnancy, in bed ) wanted to get back on the Limbaugh gravy train once the issue of the government's financing of Flook's recreational proclivities having been resolved in a manner of speaking but was very astutely rejected as advertiser by Limbaugh, the same point about money might as well be applied to SleepTrain as was castigated against Limbaugh.

1 posted on 03/09/2012 12:37:43 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce
This will explain A LOT: Sleep Train & the Betrayal of Rush Limbaugh
2 posted on 03/09/2012 12:40:38 PM PST by gaijin
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To: lbryce

Must be local ads, because I’ve never heard of Sleep Train.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 12:41:14 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: lbryce

ACT IN HASTE, REPENT AT LEISURE!


4 posted on 03/09/2012 12:43:24 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: lbryce

1. Rush RESCUED Sleep Train from certain RUIN, then went on to make a quarter BILLION dollar$ per year

2. Sleep Train FIRED Rush

3. Sleep Train discovered OWS doesn’t buy delux mattresses

Hey I’d call that an education, ya know? Baaad biz instincts....


5 posted on 03/09/2012 12:43:52 PM PST by gaijin
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To: lbryce

Even though they advertise on other consrevative talk shows, I doubt they will hold market share. There is much overlap amongst the listeners.

This will hurt them big time.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 12:44:34 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Daveinyork

I went to their website and apparently they only have stores in California. Looks like I’ll be able to boycott them without any effort. haha.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 12:44:41 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: lbryce

It’s good to be king - and Rush.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 12:44:44 PM PST by DManA
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To: Daveinyork

9 posted on 03/09/2012 12:44:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Daveinyork
Must be local ads, because I’ve never heard of Sleep Train.

I've heard of Soul Train.....

10 posted on 03/09/2012 12:46:07 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: gaijin; All

Sleep Train = FReep Slain............


11 posted on 03/09/2012 12:49:12 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: lbryce

"...wonder if we'll get to see mattresses out side the compound now"

12 posted on 03/09/2012 12:49:59 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: lbryce
Limbaugh Rebuffs Attempt By Sleep Train to Get Him Back

Maybe they could get Sandra Fluke as their spokesman. It's a perfect fit!

Fluke: "EVERYBODY knows I spend a lot of time on my back. And that is why I prefer the comfort of Sleep Train."

13 posted on 03/09/2012 12:51:30 PM PST by apillar
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To: lbryce
To people who don't know:

Sleep Train was Rush's FIRST sponsor, before Rush was syndicated, and they opened their most successful California branch virtually in the backyard of Rush's station --the parking lots of Sleep Train and KFBK were physically CONJOINED.

The short story is that Sleep Train was tiny, languishing, and had made a couple iffy biz decisions, and the next (train) stop was missing a loan deadline.

AND THEN he started to advertize with Rush, who at this early point was known only locally:

The money just GUSHED in, in rivults and then a torrent, and Sleep Train was SAVED.

I'm not kidding you -- RUSH SAVED, THEN BUILT SLEEP TRAIN.

14 posted on 03/09/2012 12:51:37 PM PST by gaijin
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"Sleep Train"

Wasn't that the name of a Cat Stevens song???

15 posted on 03/09/2012 12:53:39 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: gaijin

I’m so glad you reposted that link, it’s fun to go back and see who all of the backstabbers are.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 12:57:17 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: lbryce

They are like a SLUT that wants you to take her back.

Are you crazy?
GET AWAY FROM MY DOOR!


17 posted on 03/09/2012 12:57:36 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: lbryce

This is a hopeful sign helping to ease my fears of liberal power in relation to Rush.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 12:57:58 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: lbryce

That ship done sailed, Sleep Train!


19 posted on 03/09/2012 12:59:35 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: lbryce

Payback is a bitch, and oh so much fun...

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20 posted on 03/09/2012 1:01:55 PM PST by flatfish
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To: lbryce

I suspect this incident will cause companies that buy ad space to be a little less influenced by media hype concerning so-called “boycotts” organized by astroturfing left-wing organizations.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 1:03:13 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Daveinyork

They are sleep number beds.
Rush personally did their commercials.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 1:03:26 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: apillar
Fluke: "EVERYBODY knows I spend a lot of time on my back. And that is why I prefer the comfort of Sleep Train."

In that case, we can assume she prefers a firm mattress.

23 posted on 03/09/2012 1:06:09 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

No, it was Weep Train... crying for Cat Stevens’ Muslim terrorist cohorts all killed blowing up the local train taking women, children pilgrims home from the holy city.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 1:07:15 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: lbryce

Hello Sleep Train my name Peggy how may I to be helping you?


25 posted on 03/09/2012 1:08:48 PM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: lbryce
Limbaugh reportedly turned aside the Sacramento retailer's attempt at a truce

Doesn't a truce require both parties to be at war with each other?
26 posted on 03/09/2012 1:09:38 PM PST by andyk (Tax credits == Welfare)
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To: apillar
Fluke: "EVERYBODY knows I spend a lot of time on my back. And that is why I prefer the comfort of Sleep Train."

Hah!
27 posted on 03/09/2012 1:11:01 PM PST by andyk (Tax credits == Welfare)
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To: JPG

Haha, Good One!!!


28 posted on 03/09/2012 1:12:42 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: lbryce

Most people don’t understand the real situation. Limbaugh has a very long line of businesses begging to be sponsors of his show.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 1:14:16 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: FatherofFive

We should now call them the Dixie Chicks of the sleep industry....I LOVE IT!!!


30 posted on 03/09/2012 1:18:03 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: andyk

Fluke: Hey, fellow liberals, if you like Amtrak than you’ll LOVE Sleep Train! Receive your choice of free condoms or birth control pills with every order. Plus, for our LGBT customers, order within the next 10 minutes and receive free rainbow pattern sheets!


31 posted on 03/09/2012 1:19:25 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Daveinyork

I’m in the biggest market of L.A. and never heard of their ads either.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 1:24:49 PM PST by max americana
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To: Daveinyork

Looks like all their stores are in California, employee-owned private company. Rush is handling this exactly right, they need the access to customers he provides more than he needs them, radio ad time is highly fungible and he’ll have new advertisers in that slot instantly.

Protests and boycotts are only effective if they affect the target companys bottom line. If, in a year or so, there are fewer Sleep Train stores open than there are today, we’ll be able to judge the results of Rush’s decision.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 1:27:26 PM PST by bigbob
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Fluke: Hey, fellow liberals, if you like Amtrak than you’ll LOVE Sleep Train!

If this train is a rockin, don't come a knockin!

34 posted on 03/09/2012 1:29:22 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: lbryce
MY LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SLEEP TRAIN MATTRESS COMPANY, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

Pardon me, boy
Is this the Sacramento Sleep Train?
You're on Track Twenty-Nine?
Hey, it's the end of the line
I'll never board
The Sacramento Sleep Train
Ain't worth the fare
Just to sleep on stuffed hair

You left El Rushbo's station 'cause you got over-sore
Your timing just stinks
You don't matter any more
Dinner in your diner?
No, thanks, you whiner
There are mattresses much finer
And I'd rather take my forty winks
On a La-Z-Boy recliner

CIAO, CAIO, CHOO-CHOO

Leni

35 posted on 03/09/2012 1:32:40 PM PST by MinuteGal
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WTF??

The rift between Sleep Train Mattress Centers and Rush Limbaugh apparently became permanent today after Limbaugh reportedly turned aside the Sacramento retailer's attempt at a truce.

A truce is when two sides are actively fighting each other, right?

SleepTrain: "Hey, we don't like what you said, we're not going to advertise on your show anymore.
Rush Limbaugh: OK, I'll get someone else to take your spot.

Doesn't sound like a fight to me, so how the reporter claim that ST made an attempt at a 'truce'.

36 posted on 03/09/2012 1:41:34 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (Breitbart sent me)
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Let the douchebag to to air america for advertising. Let’s see if randi rhodes will pull his train.


37 posted on 03/09/2012 1:42:01 PM PST by DPMD
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To: lbryce

Lends a whole new meaning to the term takin’ it to the mattresses’. LOL.


38 posted on 03/09/2012 1:46:58 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: JPG

Now, that there was funny!!


39 posted on 03/09/2012 1:48:24 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: gaijin

Is sleep train a publicly traded stock? I’d like to see a graph of it plummeting.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 2:11:29 PM PST by Ham Hock
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To: apillar

SPOKESPERSON FLUKE: “When I have a REALLY big train to pull, I rely on the durability and comfort of Sleep Train products!”

(Google “pull a train slang”)


41 posted on 03/09/2012 2:18:59 PM PST by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: rlmorel

No, thank you, I already know.


42 posted on 03/09/2012 2:21:50 PM PST by sport
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Re: They are sleep number beds.

No, they're not. Sleep Train is a mattress retailer with stores in California. According to the web site they carry Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Serta, Simmons, and Stearns and Foster. I don't see "Sleep Number" in that list.

43 posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:11 PM PST by ken in texas
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To: MinuteGal

Well done. Very clever.


44 posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:25 PM PST by Blennos
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To: apillar

Confucius say “woman who make living on back make good living by cracky.”

Sorry, when I read your post I just had to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Bad!!!!!!!


45 posted on 03/09/2012 2:37:07 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That was Peace train......before he turned Muslim...


46 posted on 03/09/2012 6:19:00 PM PST by goat granny
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To: ken in texas

>>No, they’re not<<

I’m so sorry, I was totally mistaken.
My mistake.

I’m with you, I never heard “Sleep Train” advertised.


47 posted on 03/09/2012 6:36:38 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Sleep Train”
Wasn’t that the name of a Cat Stevens song???

That was “Peace Train.”

Sounds like Sleep Train made their bed, now they have to sleep in it.


48 posted on 03/09/2012 10:35:47 PM PST by unseelie
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To: netmilsmom

Sleep Number showed their true colors last week. They are more accurately “take a number.”


49 posted on 03/09/2012 10:57:28 PM PST by GrinFranklin
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To: lbryce

How Rush Limbaugh Handled Compromising Advertiser Sleep Train

Sleep TrainYou’ve heard how a number of big-name and long-time advertisers jumped ship after Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke. It’s their right to do so. We still live in a free country. We’re now learning that one of the advertisers wants back in Rush Limbaugh’s good graces.

Sleep Train, “the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region,” as they describe themselves, wants to advertise again. Sleep Train was afraid of the liberal bullies and paid them the lunch money they demanded. Once you give into a bully, you’re always at their mercy. This is a lesson for your children to learn.

While I am not one for burning bridges, sometimes it’s necessary to do so for three reasons. First, no one likes a coward in the middle of a fight. Second, it lets others know that loyalty counts for something. Third, it shows the opposition that we can’t be bought.

Here was the response to Sleep Train’s request:

“Thank you for your requests last week and this week to restart your voiced endorsement in local markets of The Rush Limbaugh Show. Rush received your requests personally.

“Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.

“Rush appreciates your long friendship and your past support, and we wish you good luck in the future.”

This type of response sends a message. There is no neutrality. We are in an ideological war that will determine the fate of our nation. No one can sit on the sidelines, even people who sell mattresses.

While we’re not at the stage Germany was in during the 1930s, and fascism is showing a different face, the stakes are just as high. Who will you do business with? That’s the question.

Right now, it seems like a small thing for a company to pull its ads from a radio talk show, but we are in desperate times. The day may come when Sleep Train may not be able to do business as usual because of draconian laws that are in the Obama pipeline.

Sleep Train and the other companies that dropped Rush need to get on board the right train, because their freedoms are about to leave the station.

http://godfatherpolitics.com/4093/rush-limbaugh-handled-compromising-advertiser-sleep-train/


50 posted on 03/10/2012 7:07:45 AM PST by KeyLargo
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