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Stand With Rush, Or Lie Down And Die Alone
RiehlWorldView ^ | March 05, 2012 | Dan Riehl

Posted on 03/05/2012 9:01:57 PM PST by Qbert

What is now clear is that there are no nuanced choices in the Rush vs. Fluke fiasco the Left has created. What is now playing out has nothing to do with civil discourse and everything to do with politics and the left's 30 or more years long war to destroy conservatives and thereby conservatism in America.

It's also critical to understand that what we are seeing is the left's use of social media to make objections to all things Republican and especially Conservative appear to be far more substantial than they actually are. We can not afford to let them play that game, while we sit idly and watch. You'll find what you need beginning on page 3 of this AmSpec item: Rally for Rush. Do not kid yourself that this is about Rush Limbaugh. The people, ideology and political party that is targeting him today will eventually do much worse to you if they ever succeed in breaking down and through our various and various kinds of leaders.

We lost one forever due to natural causes recently in the person of Andrew Breitbart. We can not simply sit on our hands as they seek to silence another one through a vicious and dishonest smear campaign. They would never go after a Bill Maher, or Jon Stewart, or anyone else mostly in agreement with them. It is imperative that we all stand up to do our part in this instance. That part now is to rally for Rush.

• Sleep Train: This gutless company says it has been advertising with Rush for 25 years. They should be ashamed of themselves. Absolutely ashamed. The founder of Sleep Mattress is Dale Carlsen.

Mr. Carlsen may be the salt of the earth, but he is about to give his employee-owned company and his employees an enormous, self-inflicted black-eye. Here's the information you need to reach Dale Carlsen.

This is the e-mail for Sleep Train's customer service:customerservice@sleeptrain.com.

This is the 800 phone number for Sleep Train:             1-800-919-2337      

This is the 800 fax number for Sleep Train:             1-866-293-5719      

This is the snail mail address for Sleep Train:

Sleep Train Mattress Centers 2204 Plaza Drive Rocklin, CA 95765

• Sleep Number: The President and CEO of Sleep Number is Bill McLaughlin. This company has contact through an e-mail form they provide here.

More about McLaughlin in a minute.

• Legal Zoom: The Co-founders of this company are Brian Liu, Brian Lee, Eddie Hartman & Robert Shapiro. Again, more on these guys below. The contact info for Legal Zoom is as follows:

The address for e-mails is here.

The Corporate Headquarters phone number is:            1-323-962-8600      . The fax number is: 323-962-8300 The Corporate Headquarters snail mail address is:

Legal Zoom.com 101 N. Brand Blvd., 11th Floor Glendale, CA 91203

 



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; rush; sandytheslut; standwithrush

"Do not kid yourself that this is about Rush Limbaugh. The people, ideology and political party that is targeting him today will eventually do much worse to you if they ever succeed in breaking down and through our various and various kinds of leaders."

1 posted on 03/05/2012 9:02:00 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Breitbart’s dead (assassination is not out of the realm of possibility). Taking Rush down before the election heats up is all part of the Game Plan. IMPERATIVE: Silence the voices that are out there exposing Barry Soetoro and his Gang of Thugs.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 9:04:46 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Qbert

High gasoline prices,high unemployment, cities going bankrupt... We need something to coverup these stories. Lets find a slut.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 9:07:01 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Qbert
No shit,Li'L Beaver. What was your first clue. It's all out war for America.

Get to fighting or get the fxck out.

4 posted on 03/05/2012 9:08:27 PM PST by TexasSecede79366 (Soap box,jury box,ballot box,bullet box. Where are we now?)
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To: Qbert

I don’t know why this guy’s got his undies in a bunch, but I could care less about complaining to these advertisers - and neither could Rush. Evidently he didn’t listen to what Rush had to say - they have done very well by advertising on his show, they have every right to take their business elsewhere, they are leaving at their own peril and they will be replaced.

There is no “Standing with Rush” because Rush isn’t in this fight.

They don’t care about your email protest or threat. There is only one factor they care about and that is the bottom line. Don’t like ‘em? Don’t buy their products. End of story.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 9:08:30 PM PST by bigbob
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To: TexasSecede79366

No shit,Li'L Beaver. What was your first clue.

You may want to check out the posting rules, noob. You're not supposed to swear.

Second off, I posted the first article about Rush's ads being pulled this weekend when I saw what was happening on Twitter. Think before you write...

6 posted on 03/05/2012 9:13:41 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: bigbob

"I don’t know why this guy’s got his undies in a bunch, but I could care less about complaining to these advertisers "

Sigh. I can't believe I'm having to explain this on a Conservative site...

It's not about the advertisers. It's not even directly about Rush. If the leftists can effectively silence Rush, what do you think they will do next? Go away happily? Of course not. They want this to snowball and take down every Conservative that they can. That includes you.

7 posted on 03/05/2012 9:19:39 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

I was still standing up for Rush when he sat down and apologized.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 9:25:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bigbob

I have to agree with what you say. Rush has already moved on and told it like it is. These companies will suffer. Getting ugly, sending emails is all moot at this point.

What is driving this now is Rush’s calm demeanor, making jokes about cancelling his own company’s sponsorship etc. That is making the left absolutely apoplectic. Why Rush should have just curled up and died after these sponsors caved. Not going to happen. lol!

As long as Rush is fine with it I think we should just enjoy the show. We need to challenge the kooks that are running rampant though. I still believe there are more of us than them; time for us to start introducing ourselves to the left.

Let’s do hope that there are some companies out there that have guts and will join the EIB family.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 9:30:28 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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I think someone needs to ask Obama:

“What would your favorite rapper, Jay-Z, think about calling women sluts?”


10 posted on 03/05/2012 9:35:52 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Qbert

DO NOT let this poster BIG BOOB get to you ignore these posters!!!!
WE are at WAR!!!! keep your eye on the purpose and the prize!!!
FOCUS!!! WE are right KEEP UP THE FIGHT!!!!!


11 posted on 03/05/2012 9:36:37 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Excellent, level headed perspective, Outlaw Woman.

Thank you.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 9:38:00 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Qbert
No one disputes the right of any would-be sponsor to choose where they place their advertising dollars...and no one disputes the right of would-be customers to choose where they place their dollars - and to let these companies know that those dollars are going elsewhere.....
13 posted on 03/05/2012 9:46:27 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: unkus
Well that's extremely flattering unkus..thank you!
14 posted on 03/05/2012 9:46:43 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

It’s simply the truth. :) Good perscective.

You’re welcome. .


15 posted on 03/05/2012 9:54:02 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Qbert

Like I said in other posts - take note of these folks and if you can find another business to give you money to, do it. Those that continue to cave to liberal causes are not your friends.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 10:27:35 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Qbert

I’m sure the 7 advertisers will want to come back once they see their bottom line shrink, and Rush should charge them more for advertisement when they do! (Provided there’s room for them anymore!) I hope Shari’s Berries has the cohones not to abandon Rush (unlike the 7 other weenies). I’d be totally bummed and disappointed in them if they did.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 10:29:59 PM PST by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a succesful 2012! +Throw the garbage out!)
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To: Qbert

TO: Jim Robinson

Maybe it’s time to create a new category accessible to all. A list of those companies that decide to NOT advertise on shows because of liberal pressures and a list of those that continue to ignore the liberal propaganda. Heck, maybe just a list of categories and conservative entries that we can access.

I think that it would be of great benefit to all and maybe alleviate some of the pressure that liberals and the media bring to bear.

Hope you take this into consideration...


18 posted on 03/05/2012 10:38:50 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Deagle

Remember Florida Orange Juice. They were pressured into dropping Rush and as a result their sales went down. But, they didn’t come back. The execs just couldn’t take the media pressure and the dirty looks at wine and cheese parties.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:18 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Deagle

Remember Florida Orange Juice. They were pressured into dropping Rush and as a result their sales went down. But, they didn’t come back. The execs just couldn’t take the media pressure and the dirty looks at wine and cheese parties.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:22 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat

Exactly why something has to be done! It past time that we let liberals and the media continue to shape business.

Time to fight back!


21 posted on 03/05/2012 10:49:45 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Secret Agent Man

Look folks, I don’t think he should have apologized either, but you’re allowing the Left to divide and conquer, when you turn on Rush because one thing you don’t like.

He’s done literally tens of thousands of things over the years I do like. Nobody’s perfect.

We either take a stand together, or we allow them to pick us off one by one.

I will stand with Rush.


22 posted on 03/05/2012 10:59:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: hawaiianninja

hawaiianninja,
I think Shari’s Berries is owned by ProFlowers!!!


23 posted on 03/05/2012 11:02:16 PM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I don’t think Rush should have apologized. When I said so yesterday, I was subject to more abuse than I have ever personally seen on FreeRepublic in my 17 years here.

There is a lot of Kool-Aid being sucked down on FreeRepublic, I am sorry to say. What Rush said about the slut is true: she is a slut. Would any of you want your daughter to be famous for being Susan Fluke? He spoke truth (thanks Rush), then ran away when the media and the Demonrats predictably went crazy (you let us down Rush, you betrayed us). And he did it for a few dollars.

Does anyone believe that the frigging Left will give up destroying us because Rush apologized? Today they doubled down. And they are winning. Obama won the election yesterday, when Rush caved. Sorry, but game over. America over. Flame away, all you willfully blind idiots. We lost. We are all socialists now. Obama wins in 2012, because Rush sucked the big you-know-what.

PS: I would love to be wrong, but I’m not. The Tea Party is dead, the Republicans are corrupt, and the socialists have achieved 50% + 1 of the electorate sucking off the tit. Meanwhile, the borders are open, and bloodsuckers flood in. They vote. They multiply. We don’t. May God have mercy on our beloved children, because we have betrayed them.


24 posted on 03/05/2012 11:03:12 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Secret Agent Man

BTW, Mr. Secret Agent Man (hearing the song right now), I am not attacking you. Like you, I spent a lot of time defending Rush on the slut issue because he was right. Then he got on his knees in front of Anderson Cooper’s zipper. Pulled down that zipper, and did it. Disgusting.

I listened to Rush today. No one is better at weasel words than old Rushbo.


25 posted on 03/05/2012 11:09:01 PM PST by LifePath
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To: hawaiianninja

I wish you were right, but here is the new reality. The advertisers have made a decision based on facts: they will NOT suffer much pain from dumping Rush, and by extension, dumping Rush’s audience. We are now the minority.

Americans (from my former country, the country of my birth) have decided that punishing everyone not on welfare is good. The rich are the enemy, and taxpayers should pay a lot more, particularly if they are the wrong race. This was by Democrat design, and the effort is now successful.

Without revolution, this country is gone. And there will be no revolution. I will end this post with the same thing I have been saying: I wish I was wrong. But I’m not.


26 posted on 03/05/2012 11:22:03 PM PST by LifePath
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To: bigbob
I don’t know why this guy’s got his undies in a bunch,

Can't we just all get along?

27 posted on 03/06/2012 12:05:58 AM PST by itsahoot (This space currently for rent. 1-800-555-1212)
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To: Qbert

Where was Rush when millions were voicing our concerns with the NBC issue, where was Rush when we were voicing our concerns over the SS number issue.

Rush is on his own, you reap the harvest you have sown.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 1:38:33 AM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: LifePath

I don’t think Rush should have apologized-—

EXCUSE me. Rush thought he should apologize. He did.

And you think he shouldn’t have.

So do you apologize when you think you should, or when other’s tell you to or not to?


29 posted on 03/06/2012 3:20:17 AM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

well sometimes-in this world you have to couch an apology in as education. In America We used to call women who thought somebody else ought pay for their sex— sluts. A once self evident truth —but our educators and others have found in a briny crab bucket. Remember in the Old Testament when a leaders got weary of holding his hands up—sometimes it was good to find others willing to help him out till the battle was won.If your reply is an excuse to leave— you are free to go.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 5:19:16 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Mark

High gasoline prices,high unemployment, cities going bankrupt... We need something to coverup these stories. Lets find a slut.

their useful idiot, ms fluke is the next Monica Lewinsky!


31 posted on 03/06/2012 5:19:39 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: StonyBurk

I have no idea what you are saying. Could you clarify?

My point was I was still (and still) defending Rush when Rush stopped defending himself with an apology that should never have been given in the first place.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 9:52:06 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Why do you assume I left Rush? I never said that. I said I was still standing for Rush, when Rush went and sat down. And I believe I am accurate on that description.

This is a tactical mistake Rush made. I’m not going to leave because Rush makes a mistake. I’ve been listening since 1990.

Don’t think that just because people think Rush made a mistake, that that means they’re are leaving him.

As far as the sponsors that left Rush, however, as I have said all week, they are dead to me. Don’t care if they come back or not. DEAD TO ME.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 9:56:19 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: LifePath

You sure you got the right guy? I’ve been saying the same thing you’ve been saying. You’re preaching to the choir here.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 9:58:01 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: LifePath

Ahh. He went on Anderson Cooper? I can’t imagine he did that, given he on purpose always gets his show’s name wrong.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 9:59:21 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

No, sorry if I came across that way. I tried to clarify that I wasn’t picking on you a few posts later, but it was late and I probably didn’t say it too well.

I have been involved in two threads on the Rush apology and I got beat up pretty bad in the first one. The no-apologies crowd is pretty small here on FR.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 11:00:41 AM PST by LifePath
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To: Secret Agent Man

That’s was a bad joke on my part. My main thing is that Rush did no one any favors when he apologized. How many times has he lately said “You never win anything playing defense”? That looks like what he’s doing now. This whole thing is one big un-forced error.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 11:06:58 AM PST by LifePath
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To: Secret Agent Man

Thank you for clarifying your reply.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 11:14:36 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I was still standing up for Rush when he sat down and apologized.

Okay, it was an error on my part, but this sounded to me that you were fed up with him. In an atmosphere where others were saying they were, I responded as I did.

I believe what I said needed to be said, but I'm sorry you were mistakenly caught in the cross-fire.

39 posted on 03/06/2012 11:17:33 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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