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Rally for Rush (Carbonite CEO tied to MoveOn.org: time for conservatives to fight blacklisting?)
The American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2012 | Jeffery Lord

Posted on 03/05/2012 3:25:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

................• Carbonite: OK. Now we'll talk Carbonite. And about Mr. McLaughlin of Sleep Number. And two of the co-founders of Legal Zoom.

Carbonite's statement was especially and curiously unctuous, its withdrawal of sponsorship coming as it did after Rush's apology. Here is Carbonite's CEO David Friend:

...Now. Carbonite really deserves some special attention......................

MoveOn.org, America Coming Together and Democracy for America, all three listed here as George Soros funded groups, the latter set up by Howard Dean. Texans for Truth also drew Mr. Friend's support. This group, according to Wikipedia, was set up by MoveOn.org spin-off Drive Democracy.org in 2004. Why? To… wait for it… challenge then-President Bush's service in the Texas National Guard. The precise same stunt for which CBS fired Dan Rather after documents were discovered to have been forged. The Bush-Cheney campaign said of Texans for Truth that it was "a smear group launching baseless attacks on behalf of John Kerry's campaign that will be rejected by the American people." They were. But that didn't quench Mr. Friend's affection for either the smear campaign or supporting leftist candidates such as Howard Dean, and John Kerry.

And get a load of this. Take a look right here at Ed "Laura Ingraham is a slut" Schultz's site for his radio show. Who is listed as a Schultz sponsor? That's right: Carbonite. Like Rush Limbaugh, Ed Schultz apologized. The difference? If Rush uses the word "slut" to illustrate the absurdity of the left-wing Sandra Fluke's views -- David Friend is outraged. But when Ed Schultz refers in hostile fashion out of the blue to conservative and Catholic Laura Ingraham as a "slut" -- hey, no big deal for Carbonite......

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


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KEYWORDS: carbonite; fightback; msm; rallyforrush; rushlimbaugh; sandytheslut; slut
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

All good points, but how did our “OWN” Speaker Boehner respond? Once Boehner weighed in that gave everybody else the courage and power to condemn Rush. When one of your own stabs you in the back that emboldens your enemies as well. So we, in large measure, can thank Boehner for this!


51 posted on 03/05/2012 5:45:38 AM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: 2ndamendmentpa
The big revelation here... Why is EIB shilling for so many Liberal companies...? So they can make bigger donations to MoveOn.com? I think a lot folks are going to feel tricked... You’d think there would be more of a “buy conservative” ethic...

caveat emptor...

52 posted on 03/05/2012 5:46:13 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: steelyourfaith

Carbonite is #9 on the top10cloudstorage list.


53 posted on 03/05/2012 5:49:39 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Rush, I believe the loss of some of your yellow bellied sponsors is a good thing. Take it as a sign, to do the right thing. If you really believe in the conservative movement in this country... Then use your bully pulpit and start revealing the true the power in this country.

You know the truth.reveal to your trusting audience the unholy collaboration between the Dems And Repubs. Stop with the aiding and abetting.

Use Andrew's vision and your audience to reveal the truth before this next election is truly our last.

54 posted on 03/05/2012 5:49:44 AM PST by free from tyranny
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To: silverleaf
Shame on NEWT

Wrong!! Get educated before you post. Shame on Rick Santorum!

55 posted on 03/05/2012 5:50:15 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Falcon4.0

+1


56 posted on 03/05/2012 5:51:07 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I sent Carbonite an email yesterday that I wouldn’t be renewing my subscription when it expires in a year, but maybe I should keep it... I’ve got 243GB backed up there...maybe they are losing money on me. :-)


57 posted on 03/05/2012 5:51:33 AM PST by Aunt Polgara
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To: BilLies
I am planning on cutting my discretionary spending to the bone between now and election day. No need to encourage ABCBSNBCNN and the other MSM SOBs.

Bigger picture BUMP!

DEFUND socialism. Two can play this game. Two if by tea?

58 posted on 03/05/2012 5:51:51 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Falcon4.0

GOOD FOR YOU!!


59 posted on 03/05/2012 5:52:02 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: LUV W
Time for some “blacklisting” of our own? Starting with Carbonite and the rest of the idiots that pulled their ads from Rush’s show!

Absolutely. Blacklist not only Rush's loser advertisers but ALL obama supporters. I always give business to Pro-Flowers. Not any more. I am in the market for a new car after 10 years. And it won't be a GM or Chrysler, I can assure you. I also would urge people to cancel HBO and other obama-friendly cable stations. Boycott advertisers on Ellen's show and Modern Family. Two can play the same game and I, for one, am looking forward to it. Writing down names and crossing them off of my purchase list.

60 posted on 03/05/2012 5:52:55 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: LibLieSlayer

After reading the linked article, I’ve come to the decision that I will be reevaluating every purchase I make into the future. I cannot go on buying what’s easy or comfortable or usual. I will be looking into my insurance carrier, my bank, my food store, my pharmacy, my oil company, my clothing makers, my subscriptions - in fact, everything. I will not continue to accidentally finance the enemies of my children and my country.


61 posted on 03/05/2012 5:56:23 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Aunt Polgara

If you have a subscription,
make sure that you have your movies backed up.
They exclude video files by default, and you have to actively set them to be backed up.

I like your style - I just deactivated my automatic renewal. Their refund policy will not allow refunds on subscriptions already paid.

But make them pay. Backup all your blue-rays.


62 posted on 03/05/2012 5:59:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tobyhill
"....Just go out and buy a 500 gb backup drive, plug the usb port in and set windows for automatic backup......"

How you you set Windows for auto backup..??

63 posted on 03/05/2012 5:59:31 AM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: jersey117

Well, of the ones you named, I use none. I buy flowers locally and drive a wonderful Toyota Camry. As for Sleep #, I have a Sealy that I love. :)

We need a comprehensive list of the blackballers so we have it handy in case we accidentally use on of those advertisers!

(or is it up-thread and I just didn’t see it yet?)


64 posted on 03/05/2012 6:02:50 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There should be a advertiser that is solidly and unapologetically conservative/pro-Contitutional Republic?
Their slogan could be something like,’No Squish Just Good Stuff”
Their commercial would mock tree huggers,Solar factories,OWS, and Volt owners
“How do you expect to save the planet when you can’t even get out of bed before 11am mamma’s boy?”


65 posted on 03/05/2012 6:04:32 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: outofsalt

We won’t use Proflowers or Shari’s Berries again either.


66 posted on 03/05/2012 6:05:17 AM PST by securityMama
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Good post and reminder. I MUST change banks for starters!


67 posted on 03/05/2012 6:06:02 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If you need to back up your home computer....

...get a USB card.


68 posted on 03/05/2012 6:06:29 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I posted this on Twitter last night:

@Carbonite I will be switching my service to another online provider immediately. You lost a customer.


69 posted on 03/05/2012 6:06:51 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Aunt Polgara

“I sent Carbonite an email yesterday that I wouldn’t be renewing my subscription when it expires in a year,”

Wow you sure showed them, in a year! Dump their ass this week, Mozy or am external Hard drive will do fine.


70 posted on 03/05/2012 6:07:33 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Aunt Polgara

“I sent Carbonite an email yesterday that I wouldn’t be renewing my subscription when it expires in a year,”

Wow you sure showed them, in a year! Dump their ass this week, Mozy or am external Hard drive will do fine.


71 posted on 03/05/2012 6:07:49 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Aunt Polgara

“I sent Carbonite an email yesterday that I wouldn’t be renewing my subscription when it expires in a year,”

Wow you sure showed them, in a year! Dump their ass this week, Mozy or am external Hard drive will do fine.


72 posted on 03/05/2012 6:07:54 AM PST by DAC21
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To: DAC21

Didn’t mean to hit you three times. The Freep Servers cam’t be updated soon enough.


73 posted on 03/05/2012 6:09:17 AM PST by DAC21
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To: jersey117
I also would urge people to cancel HBO and other obama-friendly cable stations.

To do that you need to have your tv totally disconnected.

I did it a couple of years ago. Life is much better without it for me. I never think about TV at all.

74 posted on 03/05/2012 6:09:35 AM PST by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
That’s right. It seems Fluke intentionally chose to go to Georgetown so she could agitate and sway them to cover contraceptives. She then went to a hearing as a representative of women who hadn‘t known about Georgetown’s policy until it was too late.

Rush's BIG mistake: he apologized when none was needed.

75 posted on 03/05/2012 6:11:00 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: bankwalker

I believe HBO is a “premium” channel. I think you can cancel it separately. It would be great to do some damage to Bill Mahr and HBO.


76 posted on 03/05/2012 6:11:03 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Leep

Cancel or don’t renew Carbonite!! There are other companies out there.


77 posted on 03/05/2012 6:17:04 AM PST by kenmcg (How)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Complete list of sponsors who have dropped Rush. AB, what hashtags are being used to counteract the twitter campaign for Ms. Fluke?

I’ve seen various in support of Fluke (anti-Rush): BoycottRush, StopRush, StandforSandra, WaronWomen

What hashtags are being used to support Rush? RallyforRush might be a good one, StandforRush.......


78 posted on 03/05/2012 6:17:52 AM PST by Girlene
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To: securityMama

I tried shari’s berries ONCE purely on Rush’s endorsement. They were horrible. Will never, ever do something that stupid again.


79 posted on 03/05/2012 6:25:26 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: silverleaf
I thought Newt ate David Gregory's lunch on the Flute issue yesterday on "Meet the Press."

The most obnoxious person I've heard on the issue is Peggy Noonan who has outlasted her relevancy.

80 posted on 03/05/2012 6:25:48 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: silverleaf

I don’t think newt likes rush very much. Earlier in the primary race, newt was emailing rush to have him announce or explain things to his audience, which rush did a few times. I think newt was hoping to snag rush’s audience and possibly rush’s first primary endorsement. But when newt started slipping down, rush did not come to his defense. I see newt as kissing liberal butt on this issue and I find it disappointing, if typical for the needy guy who needs to be popular.


81 posted on 03/05/2012 6:32:42 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

It will make a difference... and Rush had BETTER NEVER take these commie bastards back as sponsors.

LLS


82 posted on 03/05/2012 6:34:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Obadiah

A couple of days ago, I sent a message to Speaker Boehner. Told him there was no need for Rush to apologize. I, as a taxpayer, did not want to pay for someone’s birth control pills. You are paying them to have sex. Isn’t that prostitution?


83 posted on 03/05/2012 6:35:02 AM PST by southernmomma
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To: Tucker39

I’ve used legal zoom. I think Robert Shapiro dropped out of actively defending OJ, didn’t he? He tried to get out or something? But I won’t use them again unless they apologize to rush.


84 posted on 03/05/2012 6:35:12 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Mrs. P
These liberals and the people on FR who don’t understand are about to get a real big surprise. Rush never says anything without thinking first, and he is a real smart guy.

I agree. Rush is a smart guy with smart people behind him. This is just a chess move, a game to Rush. He will make his next move to throw a wrench into the drive by media's mechanism. He will use this to expose absured-ism plus build on the conservative armament...hopefully. I hope he makes these traitors who pulled out suffer if he is at all set back.

85 posted on 03/05/2012 6:35:27 AM PST by jetson
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is an interesting article, but...it raises a disturbing question in my mind.

Why, why would Rush Limbaugh endorse Carbonite? I won’t accept ignorance as an answer to that question.

We’ve always pondered where the left gets all this money from, when their base appears to be the 50% who doesn’t pay taxes.

Was Rush just a useful tool to the left to raise money for their cause? Is or was Carbonite just a way to launder money out of conservatives? Better yet, Rush says he backs-up all his files to Carbonite...useful tool, blackmailed, or is he the first real Benedict Arnold to the conservative cause?

And that stupid ‘bomb threat’ the other night. What of that “unspeakable” business opportunity? Was it a shut-up warning and keep your lifestyle or ...or was this the or else result?


86 posted on 03/05/2012 6:36:04 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I, for one, make it a point to not patronize sponsors who use “celebrities” who are out-spoken lefties. I know it works both ways but feel that Rush should have stuck to his guns, told the sponsors who threatened to pull out to pack sand and open the door to new ones...
whose sales would go through the roof...
free market, baby...


87 posted on 03/05/2012 6:38:39 AM PST by matginzac
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To: silverleaf

Don’t forget: “Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find.” ~James Carville, after Paula Jones made a sexual harassment allegation against Bill Clinton


88 posted on 03/05/2012 6:41:28 AM PST by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
I will not continue to accidentally finance the enemies of my children and my country.

The question is was Rush's endorsement of these companies an accident?

89 posted on 03/05/2012 6:41:45 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: securityMama

My mom recieved some Pro-Flowers with a box of candy one time and the candy had bugs in it! They suck anyway


90 posted on 03/05/2012 6:43:32 AM PST by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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91 posted on 03/05/2012 6:44:35 AM PST by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

OK, just watching FOX and Rich Lowery just threw Rush under the bus and had an epiphany...
the Pubbie establishment is striking back!
Even the Pub establishment uses Alinsky...isolate your enemy..
Lowery is on the same page as Kirstin Powers...disgusting.


92 posted on 03/05/2012 6:48:15 AM PST by matginzac
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To: jersey117

Right ON!!!!!!


93 posted on 03/05/2012 6:50:34 AM PST by matginzac
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To: tobyhill

You could also use an inexpensive NAS like the TonidoPlug, PogoPlug, or one of Synology’s lower-end units. In simple terms, an NAS is like your own personal file server for backing up data. You can even access its files remotely like you can with Carbonite.

Most NAS units have extra features that really come in handy, such as streaming music & videos to smartphones and DLNA-compliant A/V receivers, that make them well worth the investment.


94 posted on 03/05/2012 6:50:48 AM PST by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Breitbart would have responded by producing at least fifteen Georgetown male students who claimed to have slept with her, thereby proving the point.


95 posted on 03/05/2012 6:57:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Here's my email to Carbonite:

I was considering using your product again.

Given the hypocritical statements from the CEO, David Friend, and the company's actions to drop their sponsorship on Rush's radio show I have chosen to not by Carbonite.

I'm also telling everyone I know to reconsider purchasing Carbonite as well.

Rush Limbaugh has a right to express his opinions under the First Amendment.

And you have your right to overreact and disingenuously pull your sponsorship on Rush's show under the guise of coming to the defense of “this courageous and well-intentioned young lady.” Never mind this 30 year old activist, Sandra Fluke, has a record of denying free speech to others.

I noticed there was no such outrage by the concerned father, Mr. Friend, when Ed Schulz on his show (where Carbonite is a sponsor) called Laura Ingraham the same thing. Apparently, Carbonite never felt the need to pull their sponsorship then to “ contribute to more civilized public discourse.”

So Carbonite cherry picks and chooses what people offend them, and pulls their sponsorship accordingly.

At least be honest, and under full disclosure, explain Mr. Friend's contributions to MoveOn.org, America Coming Together and Democracy for America.

Carbonite and CEO David Friend's true intentions and motivations are disingenuous and hypocritical.

Sincerely,

P.S. I don't want any type of canned e-mail response as a lame justification of your “values as a company.”

96 posted on 03/05/2012 7:00:04 AM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: netmilsmom

http://www.facebook.com/VerifyTheRecall?sk=wall


97 posted on 03/05/2012 7:00:28 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Oops...this one

http://www.facebook.com/SaveTheGeorgetownSluts


98 posted on 03/05/2012 7:01:52 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: silverleaf
Most of my friends have switched to CrashPlan. The best part is it can back up to multiple places - other computers in your home, your friends' computers, or if you like their online/cloud service (similar to Mozy and Carbonite).
99 posted on 03/05/2012 7:01:57 AM PST by Scutter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hope Rush has the chance to see this -

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2854446/posts


100 posted on 03/05/2012 7:02:55 AM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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