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So Now Proflowers has joined the Rush Limbaugh boycott
website: Legal Insurrection ^ | March 4, 2012 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 03/04/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by southernmomma

ProFlowers just announced on Facebook that it is dropping its advertising on Rush. DailyKos and others had been organizing a boycott of ProFlowers, which had held out until now. For full article here is the link:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/03/make-an-example-of-carbonite/

Also, Riehl World View: http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451c1db69e20168e8639ea2970c David Friend, CEO of Carbonite, supported Obama.

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KEYWORDS: boycott; proflowers; rush; sandytheslut; slut; talkradio
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To: Rudder

Rush already has advertisers lining up around the block just to get a spot on his show.

He has nothing to lose except the losers.


101 posted on 03/04/2012 5:55:17 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: southernmomma

Quicken Loans
Sleep Train
Sleep Number
Citrix Systems Inc.
Carbonite
LegalZoom.
ProFlowers

ProFlowers other brands are

ProPlants
Red Envelope
Personal Creations
Cherry Moon Farms
Shari’s Berries


102 posted on 03/04/2012 5:55:40 PM PST by democratsaremyenemy
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To: toddausauras

Yeah, now that Breitbart conveniently died, Rush is next on their hit list.


103 posted on 03/04/2012 5:56:09 PM PST by Josa
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To: deport
Sleep Train Mattresses

Too easy.

104 posted on 03/04/2012 5:57:16 PM PST by TChad
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To: lonestar

Pro Flowers will not be sending any flowers for me. Especially to Barbra!


105 posted on 03/04/2012 5:57:56 PM PST by southernmomma
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To: stormhill
The point is, they have FINALLY found a way to take down conservative media.

They feel the power now, and they will use it for this election. Stupid republicans got pulled into their trap, the same one they pull out every election year, SEX and woman's reproductive rights, it's her body and all that nonsense.

The Democrats live in the gutter, and don't understand why we don't,but the gutter rats are growing and there is almost no poison that will kill them, they have developed a taste for our disgust with them.

When will we learn? I can guarantee you that after this election it will all quiet down, but regurgitate once more in the next one. GUARANTEED and we fall for it.

106 posted on 03/04/2012 5:58:01 PM PST by annieokie
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To: democratsaremyenemy

Did AutoZone join the boycott?

I’ve heard conflicting answers.


107 posted on 03/04/2012 5:58:18 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: southernmomma
I just sent this email to "ProFlowers", hope you do the same:

To whom it may concern:

I want to address your decision to cancel your advertising with the Rush Limbaugh show.

Your decision to support the government's tyrannical move to ignore the United States Constitution by overriding the freedom Americans are guaranteed under the First Amendment - to believe and worship as they please, is - in a word - treasonous.

You have been accosted by a small group of liberal activists in their unending quest to silence America's Conservative voice - Rush Limbaugh - under the threat that they will boycott your service. In reality, these occupier types are not likely to frequent your establishment anyway, and probably buy their flowers at Kroger, or the Dollar Store...in the plastic variety.

Moreover, those who listen to Rush have been surveyed often and found to be of the middle-class, educated, and reasonably affluent. These are the type of people who are plugged into the internet, who actually have credit cards, and are the most likely customers for your products and services.

I am re-posting this email on several blogs and starting a viral email on social sites and other places to get the word out about your support of Sandra Fluke and her wanton, promiscuous, sexual behavior at taxpayers' expense. It is obvious that your support of her cause is the catalyst that prompted you to drop your advertising on the Limbaugh show, which shows that not only will Ms. Fluke to anything for money, but so will ProFlowers. This is a good indication that you might share her newfound title.

I would dare say that your products are sent by those who want to honor their wives, Mothers and girlfriends who are fine, wholesome and decent American women...guys don't usually send flowers to the likes of Ms. Fluke.

As an advertising business veteran I will close with this; you are making your decision based on the grumblings of a small majority who were of the hard-left persuasion and were already enemies of the Rush Limbaugh's conservative show, not on the millions of listeners he reaches who are in the market segment that you seek. You must have known something about Rush's audience BEFORE you bought the advertising in the first place. And because of a attention-seeking liberal plant, you cancelled all that exposure? That is a really, stupid, business decision.

I have heard your ad on Rush's show many times, for like many millions of people I am a listener. As a veteran of radio I can tell you that Limbaugh is a communications genius and you had to know he was a conservative when you signed up. People - like myself - tend to trust companies who advertise on his show, as he does not cater to the lowest common denominator like Ms. Fluke.

By the way, when a woman wants taxpayer money so she can have prolific sex, we don't need a talk show host to tell us what she is anyway.

I will do my floral shopping locally. We have many fine florists here who do not decide whether or not to sell me flowers based on my political beliefs. ProFlowers has turned out to be just more obama political hacks.

F. R####### #######, Ga.

108 posted on 03/04/2012 5:58:27 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Perhaps FED EX would become a sponsor, if they get some calls explaining our concern for their lose of business and why.

As other have said, those liberals or 99%er's don't buy these products anyway.

109 posted on 03/04/2012 6:01:28 PM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie
The left moves like a choreographed ballet. They are really showing their power with Limbaugh. They can crush cny given conservative like a bug.

Now to Limbaugh. By his apology he is showing that he doesnot pledge his life, his fortune or his sacred honor.

110 posted on 03/04/2012 6:01:35 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: southernmomma
A bunch of terrible idiotic moron companies selling services I don't need or can't get elsewhere cheaper.

Amazing these crap places make profit enough to afford advertising.

Just goes to show the power of the Limbaugh show.

There will be plenty of companies to take their place.

111 posted on 03/04/2012 6:02:13 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: reasonisfaith

Lucky you, I have 8 more months to fulfill my cable contract, then its cut.


112 posted on 03/04/2012 6:04:08 PM PST by annieokie
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To: democratsaremyenemy

ProFlowers is operated by Provide Commerce, which in turn is part of Liberty Interactive (which also operates Buy Seasons, Evite, gifts.com, and QVC), which is part of Liberty Media.  Liberty Media owns about 16% of Barnes & Noble, and Provide Commerce  is behind the online entities known as Cherry Moon Farms, Secret Spoon, Shari’s Berries, Florist Express and RedEnvelope.  Liberty Media, with the majority of voting shares owned by John C. Malone, made almost $11 billion bucks in 2010, with net earnings of almost $1.9 billiion.

Liberty Media also owns limited portions of over a dozen other entities.  Liberty Capital, a division of Liberty Media, has financial interests in the Atlanta Braves, Overture Films, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Starz Media, TruePosition, Time Warner, Viacom and, Sirius XM Radio.  Liberty also has financials interests in backcountry.com, bodybuilding.com, Expedia, Lockerz and Open TV.


113 posted on 03/04/2012 6:05:56 PM PST by kcvl
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To: FrankR

Wish I had read your email, before I sent mine.


114 posted on 03/04/2012 6:06:13 PM PST by southernmomma
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To: southernmomma

I think this t-shirt company will be a great replacement for advertising on Rush’s show.

http://ridetheslut.com/


115 posted on 03/04/2012 6:06:27 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: FrankR

Fantastic!


116 posted on 03/04/2012 6:08:16 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Mike Darancette
I see another business investment for Rush in that idea, or FreeRepublic, wouldn't that be something.

Hey Jim, what you think? I believe you could find a lot of good employees right here, and may work cheap, just to show them. I like it, and people need jobs.

117 posted on 03/04/2012 6:09:51 PM PST by annieokie
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To: southernmomma; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...

So ProFlowers has terminated their advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show, millions of conservatives who can now boycotting ProFlowers!!

What do you FReepers say we start helping out Jim McCann of 1-800-FLOWERS dot COM? Wouldn’t it be a tribute to our efforts if we could show an appreciable ascent in their sales numbers, due to the metrosexual, limp wristed decision by ProFlowers!

Flowers | Florist-Designed Flower Arrangements

1-800-FLOWERS.COM-11385

www.1800flowers.com

Let’s also do this in memory of our conservative “Beacon of Light”, Andrew Breitbart!! Who’s with me?


118 posted on 03/04/2012 6:10:35 PM PST by narses
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To: southernmomma

www.livedrive.com instead of carbonite.

I emailed Pro Flowers:

You rejected both Rush’s 1st amendment rights and then his apology.

I shall no longer support your products and services.


119 posted on 03/04/2012 6:10:35 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: Rome2000

Isn’t that the truth!

...ROFLOL.

How many of us really need choc covered strawberries, sorry flowers, expensive air mattresses, etc., tc. But because we heard ads on Rush and ordered them?!


120 posted on 03/04/2012 6:11:35 PM PST by kcvl
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To: southernmomma

I, for one, am glad I never bought anything from Proflowers. I made the mistake of buying Sherrie’s Berries ONCE. Under the lovely decorative coatings the berries were green and unripe. Strawberries are NOT supposed to CRUNCH when you bite into them!


121 posted on 03/04/2012 6:11:56 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: anyone

I bought Rush’s tea last night, canceled my Carbonite subscription today, and sent Rush an e-mail of support. And I will vote for Newt on Tuesday.


122 posted on 03/04/2012 6:13:02 PM PST by Coyote Choir
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To: All

So DU finds out if one of Rush’s sponsers sell on Amazon and get them there too. http://www.amazon.com/LifeLock-Identity-Theft-Protection-Starter/product-reviews/B004KKSUS0/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending


123 posted on 03/04/2012 6:14:28 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: southernmomma

Neo-fascism/neo-totalitarianism at it’s finest, using a staged socialist event as a pretext.

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic (especially their enablers in corporate America), or we will all be enslaved by BIG GOVERNMENT/BIG MEDIA/BIG FINANCE/BIG CORP.

1984 on steroids. Why is this totalitarian template overshadowing the most “free” country in the history of civilization?

“Fundamental transformation” moments we are living in. A coup is taking place in the republic.

DEPOPULATE socialists/totalitarians from the body politic.


124 posted on 03/04/2012 6:15:35 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Coyote Choir

I can’t wait until tomorrow to give these companies a piece of my mind! I have already emailed them but I am so po’d I need to tell them in person what I think of them.


125 posted on 03/04/2012 6:16:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Jacquerie

My Carbonite subscription is up in 29 days and I will not be renewing. I plan on writing them a note telling them if they would censor free speech then they can’t be trusted with my data.


126 posted on 03/04/2012 6:16:14 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: HMS Surprise

Good all over you. I’ll be sure not to use or by any of those goods and services also.


127 posted on 03/04/2012 6:16:22 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: mick

I agree!!! I was surprised to see that ProFlowers (a Hannity sponsor too) dropped him.

I would like a running list of Rush sponsors that drop him so I can NEVER buy from them again.


128 posted on 03/04/2012 6:19:13 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: ladyvet

Check out what they did to proflowers on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Dozen-Rainbow-Roses-FREE-Chocolates/product-reviews/B004K68LCO/ref=cm_rdphist_1?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addOneStar


129 posted on 03/04/2012 6:20:46 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: kcvl

Are you sure Sherries Berries cut advertising from Rush? We need a master list.


130 posted on 03/04/2012 6:21:32 PM PST by navymom1
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To: southernmomma

Neo-fascism/neo-totalitarianism at it’s finest, using a staged socialist event as a pretext. Mini-Reichstag moment. Watch for many more to come. OWS anyone?


131 posted on 03/04/2012 6:21:46 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Coyote Choir

Good on you. I don’t use any of these products, but guess I could email them anyway and voice my disgust.


132 posted on 03/04/2012 6:22:09 PM PST by annieokie
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To: southernmomma
Goodbye, Proflowers!...tell 'em - conservatives can send emails too......
133 posted on 03/04/2012 6:24:22 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: navysealdad

that site for Pro Flowers will not accept emails...must be getting a lot....so here is an additional address...

wecare@customercareProFlowers.com


134 posted on 03/04/2012 6:24:33 PM PST by haircutter
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To: southernmomma

Pro who?


135 posted on 03/04/2012 6:24:53 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Mountain Mary

I own a florist and 2 other businesses and I advertise all 3 during Rush’s local radio show. By the way order flowers locally not thru the 800 #’s.


136 posted on 03/04/2012 6:25:14 PM PST by junkyarddawg
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To: navymom1

Quicken Loans
Sleep Train
Sleep Number
Citrix Systems Inc.
Carbonite
LegalZoom.
ProFlowers

ProFlowers other brands are

ProPlants
Red Envelope
Personal Creations
Cherry Moon Farms
Shari’s Berries

102 posted on March 4, 2012 7:55:40 PM CST by democratsaremyenemy


137 posted on 03/04/2012 6:25:20 PM PST by kcvl
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To: southernmomma

Used Proflowers several years ago, bought flowers for my grandmother’s funeral. Don’t plan to use Proflowers in the future. They were the only company among this list I ever did business with. I don’t use Carbonite. I have my own file backup system in place. Most people don’t bother, but I do. External drives are relatively inexpensive, and backing up is relatively easy these days. There’s no reason more people could be doing it themselves.


138 posted on 03/04/2012 6:26:41 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: FrankR
Brilliant. Especially like the fact they all knew who Rush and his audiance were before they opted in.

They opted in exactly because his listeners could afford to purchase their products. In fact, I am sure they were on a waiting list of sponsors.

I hope they recognize and pay what they have done to themselves by their actions.

The Rush Limbaugh show has made a fortune for these companies, even the very small ones just starting out. Can't remember now what the name of that drink, but Rush sold that product and the company did very well.

139 posted on 03/04/2012 6:27:52 PM PST by annieokie
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Shari’s Berries IS Proflowers.


140 posted on 03/04/2012 6:28:31 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: kcvl

We are all saying pretty much what the Catholic bishops have finally said: “We will not submit.”


141 posted on 03/04/2012 6:29:04 PM PST by Coyote Choir
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To: junkyarddawg

We order all of our flowers locally. A way to keep business local and help the town survive. These conglomerates don’t care about any of us only the $ and bow to political pressure at the drop of a hat (by freaking CHEAP liberals, no less).

At least I can tell a local business to go to hell face to face...lol.


142 posted on 03/04/2012 6:29:33 PM PST by kcvl
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To: All
They started a petition to the White House to get Rush off of Armed Forces Radio. https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/sec-panetta-get-rush-limbaugh-armed-forces-radio-now-no-tax-money-abusive-divisive-insulting/p439GWMm
143 posted on 03/04/2012 6:31:43 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: HMS Surprise
Online backup alternatives: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2288745,00.asp

Another alternative: You could get an external terabyte drive and just do it yourself.

144 posted on 03/04/2012 6:32:05 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: southernmomma

Ironically, I will now boycott ProFlowers.
Funny how this works.


145 posted on 03/04/2012 6:34:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: HMS Surprise
And I do have Carbonite on two kids in college so they don’t lose term papers etc. I’m sure there is an alternative, and as soon as I locate it.. Gone.

I have a nephew in college using Sugar Sync. Works great...you are continually being backed up if you are internet connected. Works with Mac too. They also have a free version that backs up 5 gigabytes

146 posted on 03/04/2012 6:34:58 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: HMS Surprise

Alternative to Carbonite:

http://mozy.com/


147 posted on 03/04/2012 6:35:50 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: southernmomma; All

2 can play this game. DEFUND Obamerica. Collapse this POS totalitarian punk’s ecomony. It takes money to fund this socialist bs. Our money. We who work/spend. Stop spending for everything, except the absolutely essentials. These progressive parasites cannot survive without we the productive.

From now, right now until election...STOP SPENDING (I’ve got more money than I’ve had in several years because of cutting back spending during Barry’s tenure). Join the fight against socialists. Go mini-galt. The “useful idiots” will spend no matter who is in charge. We can affect the change we need with our checkbooks/debit cards. It’s war by other means.

Wake up FReedom lovers. Now to November. (It’s easy)

DEFUND socialism. It dies.


148 posted on 03/04/2012 6:36:23 PM PST by PGalt (gone galt)
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To: Tucker39

Lucky for you that you also didn’t find half a worm.


149 posted on 03/04/2012 6:36:40 PM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: MissMagnolia
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I know that I'm beating a dead horse, here ...

But Rush Limbaugh made his supporters look like "fools" when Rush Limbaugh "caved" with his (stupid) Apology ...

This point has been argued ferociosly the last 24 hours ... pro and con ...

Frankly, the "only" way that I'll ever forgive Rush for his cowardice is if he (eventually) suddenly exits Clear Channel ... and goes On-Line and Sirrus ...


Rush ... What about those guys (you claim to admire) who signed the Declaration of Independence ... pledging their lives, "fortunes" and sacred honor ...


Maybe they'll enjoy another Snapple iced tea ...


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150 posted on 03/04/2012 6:36:40 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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