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State Sen. Leland Yee Launches Boycott of Rush Limbaugh Advertisers
Contra Costa Times ^ | Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | Mike Rosenberg

Posted on 01/26/2011 6:53:44 AM PST by kristinn

State Sen. Leland Yee is going after another right-wing heavyweight, this time launching a boycott of any companies that advertise on Rush Limbaugh's radio show.

Yee, a Democrat who represents northern San Mateo County and western San Francisco, began reaching out Tuesday to dozens of civil rights organizations to ask them to condemn Limbaugh.

His staff has compiled a list of the show's sponsors and, with the help of the community groups, will begin putting pressure on them to pull their advertisements from the show. Yee also wants people to stop patronizing the show's advertisers and has launched an online petition for residents to join the boycott.

Yee decided to initiate the protest after Limbaugh "mocked the Chinese language and culture" during his Jan. 19 radio program and refused to apologize.

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"I think this is very damaging for children (to hear that) Rush Limbaugh thinks it's OK to make fun of another language or make fun of those individuals who may speak another language," Yee said.

Yee said he's simply looking for an apology, which he hopes will start Limbaugh down a road toward "internal reflection" about his actions.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; boycott; demagogicparty; fairnessdoctrine; lelandyee; liberalfascism; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; unfairnessdoctrine
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To: kristinn

Yeah, that’ll work out well..............


2 posted on 01/26/2011 6:55:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: kristinn
Time for a buycott. We need to cancel out this idiot's attempt at stifling free (and funny) speech.
3 posted on 01/26/2011 6:55:43 AM PST by Sir_Humphrey (Wanting my country back)
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To: kristinn

Yee gods.


4 posted on 01/26/2011 6:56:42 AM PST by IbJensen ("How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think"-A. Hitler)
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To: kristinn
I think this is very damaging for children (to hear that) Rush Limbaugh thinks it's OK

I, too, am fearful of 6 year olds that tune into Rush Limbaugh daily.

5 posted on 01/26/2011 6:57:02 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (The Blood Libel Media, serving Satan since 1950.)
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To: kristinn

Hey Leland! Bite me.


6 posted on 01/26/2011 6:58:29 AM PST by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: kristinn
Try it again. How ChiCom of Yee.

Guess he'll be boycotting me too.

7 posted on 01/26/2011 6:59:08 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

HO HUM, history repeats itself.

In 1994 the National Organization of Women organized a boycott against orange juice when the Florida Citrus Commission decided to advertise on conservative Rush Limbaugh’s talk show.

Limbaugh supporters countered by increasing their purchases of orange juice.

The boycott was a FLAT FAILURE.

If Rush’s 20 million listeners do the same for the products of every boycott launched by people like these, the results will be the same.


8 posted on 01/26/2011 6:59:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: kristinn

Attn: COMRADE LEE

Please forward that list to me.
Those companies will then be placed at the top of my list of .. who to BUY FROM!!!!


9 posted on 01/26/2011 6:59:23 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (NY... Can't afford to Live Here... Can't Afford to LEAVE!!)
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To: kristinn

Yee said he’s simply looking for an apology, which he hopes will start Limbaugh down a road toward “internal reflection” about his actions.

Well, try holding your breath, action will follow. Oh BTW how are you coming on solving CA’s budget problems? I thought so!


10 posted on 01/26/2011 6:59:26 AM PST by wita
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To: kristinn

Add the clueless Yee to the stack of bones that the EIB juggernaut has rolled over in the past 20+ years. Rush revived AM radio when it was almost dead, and sponsors know where they can get the most bang for their buck.


11 posted on 01/26/2011 7:00:05 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: kristinn

Rush need not worry. He doesn’t have many advertisers that sell drugs, condoms, and abortion advice.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 7:00:41 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: kristinn
This is the same ying-yang that was going through dumpsters looking for dirt on Sarah Palin's expenses last year.

That didn't work for him, and neither will this - it's all been tried before by better people than Leland "Pinky" Lee.
13 posted on 01/26/2011 7:01:01 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Rush Hour Too


14 posted on 01/26/2011 7:01:02 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Sir_Humphrey
Time for a buycott. We need to cancel out this idiot's attempt at stifling free (and funny) speech.

I would like a list of Rush's advertisers. I do not listen to all three hours every day so I do not know all of them. If I had a list then I could buy from even more of them.

My version of a reverse boycott.

15 posted on 01/26/2011 7:02:23 AM PST by ProudFossil
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To: kristinn
So a state Senator purposely and financially harms a Private company?
This cannot be legal by any standard.
16 posted on 01/26/2011 7:02:25 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: kristinn

Battle between the “Rush is god” crowd and the Rush sucks” folks starting in 3...2...1...


17 posted on 01/26/2011 7:03:03 AM PST by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: kristinn
His staff has compiled a list of the show's sponsors and, with the help of the community groups, will begin putting pressure on them to pull their advertisements from the show. Yee also wants people to stop patronizing the show's advertisers and has launched an online petition for residents to join the boycott.

I'm offended.

18 posted on 01/26/2011 7:03:36 AM PST by lonestar
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To: kristinn
I am doubting that any district or precint or whatever that elected her will have a significant impact boycotting sponsors of anything that does broadcast in Hispanic.
19 posted on 01/26/2011 7:03:56 AM PST by mmercier
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To: kristinn

Oh Boy. Another dirty little pervert San Fran Liberal
coorie beast, launches another “boycott”, only to find himself looking like the effete boob that he is, as his hissy fitting efforts turn out to be as worthless as the boycott on Arizona....Business increased.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 7:04:06 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: kristinn

Shanghai Nooncompoop


21 posted on 01/26/2011 7:04:15 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: kristinn

LOL. This is funny stuff.

Okay, Yee. Have at it.


22 posted on 01/26/2011 7:04:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Red Badger

LOL

Rush is about to get MORE attention and his sponsors MORE money.


23 posted on 01/26/2011 7:05:06 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: kristinn

lee is going to find out what happens when you rub honey on your feet and kick a fire ant nest with them.

LLS


24 posted on 01/26/2011 7:05:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: kristinn

I know for a fact this guy didn’t call for a boycott of SNL’s advertisers after the opening Hu skit several months ago.

But, pointing out hypocrisy to a leftist is like spraying water on a duck.

Hey, Yee! How did you name your kids? Did your silverware drawer spill?


25 posted on 01/26/2011 7:06:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kristinn

How many times has this been tried? I lose count....


26 posted on 01/26/2011 7:06:10 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: mmercier

her... him... whatever.


27 posted on 01/26/2011 7:06:50 AM PST by mmercier
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To: kristinn

Yee is now fuel for

Yee is now fuel for Rush’s fire!

rush’s


28 posted on 01/26/2011 7:06:59 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: kristinn

Yes Virginia, DemoLiberals *do* have cooties.


29 posted on 01/26/2011 7:06:59 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: kristinn
Rerand is being idiotic.

Check out Screaming Jay Hawkins - Hong Kong for more mock Chinese.

Ching chang ching chang moo goo gai pan!

30 posted on 01/26/2011 7:08:09 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kristinn

Do you think anyone is able enough to destroy Rush’s Western San Francisco fanbase?


31 posted on 01/26/2011 7:08:34 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: kristinn

It is pretty awesome that Kalipornia is doing so well that they have time for this.

Speaking of damaging to children.... Kalipornia leftism and schools are far more damaging to kids than a radio program that airs during school hours.

just saying


32 posted on 01/26/2011 7:10:02 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Yipes! Coffee hasn’t set in yet this morning.


33 posted on 01/26/2011 7:10:44 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: kristinn

Has this guy ever watched the Simpson’s or Family Guy?


34 posted on 01/26/2011 7:11:24 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: mmercier
Yee should be censored for using that racist and sexist term, boycott. This offends all the women, young women and all afro-american males. I think we should personcott all those who gave Yee any support in his run for office.
35 posted on 01/26/2011 7:12:38 AM PST by cotton
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To: kristinn

gay


36 posted on 01/26/2011 7:12:53 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kristinn

Rush has the kind of sponsors that are mostly immune to this approach. Really, how does one boycott “Sleep Number Beds?” Okay, there are alternatives to Carbonite ... which one to use? How about Mosy.com? Well you just took the money from Rush’s advertiser and gave it to Sean Hannity’s.


37 posted on 01/26/2011 7:13:41 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: kristinn

You know what I would like to see? A Chinese making fun of English.


38 posted on 01/26/2011 7:14:03 AM PST by DejaJude
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To: dead

Hung dung sprang ying yang!


39 posted on 01/26/2011 7:14:17 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: kristinn

Lee is crap-house-mouse crazy.

You should look into all the records of his time as a politician.

He is the same guy who insisted that the speaking fee for Sarah Palin at one of the colleges was a PUBLIC item because ‘the college paid for it’.

He was totally wrong-—supporters & alumni of the college paid for her appearance. Just because they used college facilities—which they rented & paid for—Lee decided that anything connected to Palin’s speech was all public. There even was trash can hunting for any notes that were tossed out.

He seems to be incapable of being embarrassed by his actions.

He truly is EVIL, IMO.


40 posted on 01/26/2011 7:15:07 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: kristinn
His staff has compiled a list of the show's sponsors

Shouldn't they be more worried about the bankruptcy of California?!

41 posted on 01/26/2011 7:16:31 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Somewhere there is a shirt not being pressed because this idiot is worried about Rush.


42 posted on 01/26/2011 7:18:47 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: GeronL

I was thinking exactly the same thing - how does a state senator from a FAILING STATE have the time to regulate speech?
The citizens of CA are really STUPID to keep guys like this employed when they are on their butts economically, financially , morally and any other which way...
so glad I got the hell out of that state - too bad my bro is still there, suffering.


43 posted on 01/26/2011 7:19:26 AM PST by matginzac
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To: kristinn

State Sen. Leland Yee Joins SF Mayor's Race

01/20/2011

State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco called on conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh to apologize to the Chinese community today for mocking Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech.

Limbaugh was complaining today on his show about a Fox News broadcast that omitted translation of Hu's words, and spent 18 seconds speaking gibberish Chinese.

"Normally they translate every couple of words, but Hu Jintao was just going chin chong, chin chong cha..." he said before continuing to mimic the language.

Yee chairs the state Senate Select Committee on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs and said Limbaugh owes the Chinese community an apology for his "pointless and ugly offense."

"His classless act is an insult to over 3,000 years of cultural history, and is a slap in the face to the millions of Chinese Americans who have struggled in this country and to a people who constitute one-quarter of the world's population," Yee said in a statement.

"His comments... are sadly indicative of the bigotry that has often plagued his commentary and lined his pockets."

More Here

44 posted on 01/26/2011 7:21:04 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Born in Red China, graduate of Berkeley. If this guy isn’t a Manchurian candidate-type plant I will eat my hat, and if his first loyalty is to this country, I will eat his hat, too.


45 posted on 01/26/2011 7:21:12 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: kristinn
Typical of the left piling on a supposed social hurt "State Sen. Yee: Limbaugh owes Chinese community an apology for mocking speech" This San Francisco Chinese-American is just doing his petty little bit for Pelosi. He should be working for the people not running to mama about someone who can't speak his language......Remember Hu when he visited President Bust? (LOL Bush & Condi Comedy Spoof)

Yee needs to get a sense of humor....everyone get a life!

46 posted on 01/26/2011 7:22:22 AM PST by yoe
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To: kcvl
While he's flapping his gums, has Yee seen fit to comment on this...

Chinese pianist performs anti-American anthem at White House dinner in front of Obama

47 posted on 01/26/2011 7:22:32 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: kristinn
In return Rush should tell his audience they should respond in kind regarding any business or vacations in that Sen. Yee’s area.
I think advertisers make too much return on their money to pay attention to Democrat whores.
48 posted on 01/26/2011 7:24:56 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: PalmettoMason

Excuse me? Does he need a wittle attention this morning?


49 posted on 01/26/2011 7:25:23 AM PST by altura
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To: kristinn

Yo, Lee - get back to me when you’ve decided to send Rush to a re-education camp.


50 posted on 01/26/2011 7:29:39 AM PST by Stosh
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