Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh show is no place for Quicken Loans, Dan Gilbert declares
Posted on 03/02/2012 6:39:43 PM PST by Jim from C-Town
As the Rush Limbaugh show became embroiled in
Rush Limbaugh's attacks on a female college student are scaring off advertisers. controversy Friday, Cleveland Cavalier's owner Dan Gilbert made a hasty exit, declaring his company would no longer support the talk-radio host with advertising dollars.
Gilbert announced via his Twitter account that Quicken Loans Inc. was pulling its ads from the show in protest over Limbaugh's verbal attacks on a female college student.
"Due to Rush Limbaugh's inflammatory comments along w/valuable feedback from our clients & staff, Quicken Loans has suspended ads on his show," according to a 4:09 p.m. Tweet attributed to Gilbert.
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IMO Select Comfort is a terrible mattress. My husband got one and I hate it. Besides the fact that it isn’t a good mattress, it’s hot. It’s now relegated to the mountain cabin.
Have you checked out a latex mattress? I had a latex mattress in the past, it was second hand and old when I got it, and it was the best mattress I’ve EVER had.
you have an excellent list there.
May I add? Anderson Cooper labelling the Tea Party as “teabaggers”?
Nah, i have had a foam mattress. they just don’t work for me.
I’ve got a bunch of investment properties I was planning on refinancing.
Guess who ISN’T getting my business.
And the horse you road in on.
I was going to call Quicken Loans about refinancing my mortgage. I hear their ads on Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin shows.
Now, I’m looking elsewhere. So long you stupid shits. Rush rules; you suck.
I LOVE this stuff!
The sooner Quicken Loans fades away because they’re unsustainable with no PAYING clients, the better America will be!!
Without Rush’s audience, most of this dimwit’s clientele will be people who don’t have jobs, can’t get jobs and can’t pay back any loans!!!
However, they CAN get their BC pills or condoms for little or no cost, like Ms. Flake (Fluke)!
Maher did not call palin a slut - he called her a c*** - dont see obama returning his 1 mil donation
how true...I have an old college friend who is just to the right of Karl Marx and to the left of zer0bama....he is cheap, he buys crap and says ‘it is a better value’. inevitably whatever he buys breaks sooner rather than later and then he complains...
I printed this out for him and posted it in the deer cabin (yeah he hunts deer....his only vice...in his mind I suppose) we hunt in, I first saw posted in a Archery hunting store.
My son sent me to overstock.com and I bought a topper for my mattress instead of buying the whole new mattress..Its foam and I love it. I rarely toss and turn during sleep and wake up in the same position I went to sleep in...The foam is about 4 inches thick and goes back to it original shape when I get up out of bed...don’t remember the name of it, but is a brand name...cost 149.00 dollars.
We have a Sealy that is super comfortable. Don’t remember the model. The bed can raise the head or foot like a hospital bed, and has vibration. Feels really good.
I HAVE A QUICKEN LOAN IN PROGRESS
I AM GOING TO CANCEL IT AND TELL THEM WHY
No one at Quicken will mourn the loss of Rush. Business is business. You can’t push the envelope by offending your sponsors. No one knows that better than Rush who built his empire by pleasing his sponsors. He didn’t mean to go this far, but too far he went. He’ll have to humiliate himself in public with an apology in hopes he can salvage something. Rush believes himself, as does Levin, to be a king maker. They now believe they can say anything about and to anyone....even to and about our own guys. That free fall hurts .
I have a loan with QLand was going to complain but they have suspended the contact us page
Well, we'll just have to agree to disagree on this. I'm on Rush's side. Ms. Flake (Fluke) is a Dem activist who was the sole "witness" before SanFranNan's "committee" and she, essentially, announced to the world that she IS a slut!! IMO, this has "set up" written all over it!!
C'mon, a $1,000 a year in contraception?? At one of the most expensive and prestigious law schools in the country!!???? The only way she is going through that much is if she walks around the campus naked with a sign around her neck that says "Do Me"!!
This is carefully manufactured "outrage" and most DBM (disingenuous, biased media) outlets have edited the story to make it appear that Rush called ALL women sluts - he didn't!
Sex between 2 people is their business and their responsibility. Just as I don't expect the rest of America to pay for my medical needs, Ms. Fluke and other men and women shouldn't expect the rest of America to buy their contraceptives (be they pills or condoms).
But, since we are going to disagree about this, allow me to add this story. There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day, while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist regime. In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked: "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said that it was no joke. "You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity." The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America.
The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. While we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.
One should always remember two truths: There is no such thing as a free lunch and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to send this story to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then ignore this story. But God help you when the gate slams shut!
It begins with the taxpayers paying for contraceptives for everyone. I think we know where it ends.
” Well, we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this. I’m on Rush’s side. Ms. Flake (Fluke) is a Dem activist who was the sole “witness” before SanFranNan’s “committee” and she, essentially, announced to the world that she IS a slut!! IMO, this has “set up” written all over it!!”
I agree with you. It was a set up...but it was transparent. Why did Rush go there? The point is Rush made the point without the slut reference.
You’ll be disappointed in watching him do what he has to do now. I’m disappointed too..
No matter what anyone says, he can’t make it without major sponsors.
Yep. And Rush and the EIB srudios aren't going to go dark because a handful of idiots pulled their advertising.
What advertisers will do is evaluate their demographics versus a captured audience of 20 million listeners each day. A few people being pi$$ed at Rush - 20 million listeners.
Trust me, they'll go with the 20 million.
I wil also give you odds that many of these advertisers will quietly come back to sponsor Rush's show when they see the impact that NOT having access to those 20 million listeners has on their revenues. Because, at the end of the day, the revenue they get from Rush's listeners spends just as well as the revenue they get from Err America.
Oh, wait!! Err America failed and is off the air! My bad!
“Yep. And Rush and the EIB srudios aren’t going to go dark because a handful of idiots pulled their advertising.”
Rush won’t go dark. He’ll always find a way. He said as much when the government was looming. I, for one, enjoy the company he keeps. I admire him for the sponsors he’s brought on board over the years. To Rush, it elevates his message when these people advertise on his show. If they were “idiots” as you say, Rush wouldn’t care. If you think he isn’t a little worried, why would he apologize so quickly? I’m sure other talk show hosts told him they can’t risk defending him on this issue. Funny. He was spot on without going to the slut talk. I’m not going to beat this thing to
death. As far as “Err America”. What a joke that was.
Before I comment (and humble myself further), I want to see exactly what Rush said. I have heard vis my local DBM outlet that he apologized and I want to see a video or read a transcript. The disingenuous, biased media (DBM) misreported what he originally said and broadened it to a slur against all women which is not what he did.
So, not trusting them at all, I am going looking for some different information and find out what he said.
I will get back to you - either foolishly arrogant, or humble and meek as all get out!
“I will get back to you - either foolishly arrogant, or humble and meek as all get out!”
You need not do either. LOL. I get it.
What I can't believe is all these sponsors actually suspending their advertisements in a prime spot. And I do think that is key word in all these statements.
They use the word "suspend," which to me means temporary. We say the pulling their advertising dollars and that means something else entirely different.
Now knowing that the guy from Media Matters is behind this orchestrated attack on EIB should have all people very concerned. Media Matters is a 501 c3 and using our tax dollars to browbeat conservative talkshows into submission. They did it to Beck and now they have found a soft-spot for Limbaugh. Who was the other guy, the first one that got booted off the air? Called a woman a hoe?
All of this media stir has been trumped up to these unbelievable levels by propaganda. Rush is very used to stirring the media pot, but the level this has reached is utter lunacy. The word, 'slut,' causes such rancor to a level like this? Pleeeaasseee!
Rush got caught in their trap by carrying on about this for 3 days on his show. He spent 2 days fending off the media attacks and not backing down.
We say there are bigger things than Rush Limbaugh's use of the word slut to be worried about. They are telling us in their world, no there is not. The biggest thing they are worried about is Conservative Free Speech.
They know stratigically they have to bring the First Amendment down.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This is a list of what Congress cannot do.
While we all realize the fight with the Catholic Church and the healthcare mandate is a direct infringment...
Can Congress mandate money to groups to abridge the freedom of speech? Media Matters
Can Congress mandate money to groups to create their own press? PBS and NPR
Can Congress mandate laws regarding assembly? In case you didn't catch the information they just passed a very concerning law regarding this very issue.
This firestorm is about destroying our Rights. There is no 'court of public opinion,' when propaganda and robo-emails are mobilized against any public figure.
Ok, this is humble and meek as all get out. I stand corrected from the perspective that Rush has apologized (I heard it live on air) for the words he used. Me, not so much. We, conservatives have, as a group, taken at least that much and worse from the left and received no so much as a whisper of an apology from them. I don’t fault Rush for what he said and I still believe that his words were appropriate, ESPECIALLY with the aditional background information that he provide as part of his apology. IMO, someone got to him over the weekend, someone other than just the sponsors who pulled out, and coerced him to offer his apology. My suspicion is that it would be ClearChannel. Otherwise, why else would they need to issue a statement that they are standing behind him?
HOWEVER, I am deply disappointed and dismayed that he apologized. By so doing, Rush has set conservatism on its rear. I believe that, because of who he is, the left will use this single issue to grind conservatism into dust. I fully expect them to not only re-introduce the “Fairness” Doctrine, but obtain rapid passage of it. I also expect that the left will use Rush’s comments and his apology as an acknowledgement that talk radio is a vehicle for “hate speech” so that they can finally drive talk radio off the air.
As I type, the left is high-fiving themselves nd popping champagne bottles. We, on the other hand, are screwed!
So, I thank you for correcting me about Rush’s use of words that he acknowledges were wrong and for your gracious attitude about it.
I’m going to go sulk, now!
This too shall pass. :)
No one has answered my question from another comment. What is the male equivalent of a “slut?”
My sons use the term “man-whore.”. They are teenagers.
Well, I was going to say that it's a gigolo (which actually sounds nicer than any of the female terms), but a gigolo tends to be more of a male whore, IMO.
I guess that the true male equivalent of a slut is a . . . . . . normal guy!! Guys are pretty much pigs and, truth to be told, we think more from our southern head than from the larger northern one! :-)