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Reporting Today On Companies Who STILL Advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show (AutoZone Says Does Not)


Reporting On Companies Who Still Advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show

March 2, 2012

In my post this morning I provided a list of companies who reportedly advertised on Rush Limbaugh’s show. I have personally called them and this is my report of what I have learned.

1. Pro-flowers: Their sales line was so busy that I was automatically disconnected.

2. Sleep Train: No longer advertising

3. e-harmoney: No longer advertising

4. Carbonite: Carbonite has not discontinued their support of the show. The representative I spoke with simply said that they advertised with a wide variety of shows, and that the views expressed did not represent theirs. I explained that by advertising on his show they are making it possible for him to use a public radio show to give voice to his foul and distasteful comments. You may be interested in e-mailing a manager at their corporate office to share your views at : dfriend@carbonite.com.

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UPDATE: ”Brenda” with Auto Zone called and indicated they do not advertise with the Rush Limbaugh show.

9. Legal Zoom: They indicated they are “looking into this matter.”
You can reach them at 800-773-0888 to encourage to look a little faster.

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11. American Forces Network: I contacted various numbers and got a message at each. The number that I would recommend you call is 301-222-6236 which is the number for T.V. and radio show contacts. You can also reach them by e-mail at American Forces Network@MyAFN.net.

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Thus the following companies need further encouragement to discontinue their advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show:

#4-Carbonite, ... #8 Auto Zone, #9 Legal Zoom, #10 Citrix Online, #12 Mission Pharmacal


Olbermann: A Reminder... Rush In Essence Called ALL

Keith Olbermann ‏ @KeithOlbermann Close
A reminder: #RushLimbaugh in essence called ALL women who don't pay 100% out of pocket for birth control, "sluts" + "prostitutes"


Sleep Number: "Comments Made by Limbaugh Do Not Align With Our Values"

Sleep Number Sara ‏ @SleepNumberSara Close
Recent comments by Rush Limbaugh do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program.
Retweeted by Keith Olbermann

Only recent comments?[p]

Fluke: Obama Told Me My Parents Should Be Proud

Source: Raw Story / MSNBC

Fluke: Obama told me my parents should be proud

By David Edwards
Friday, March 2, 2012 16:12 EST

Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke on Friday choked up as she recalled an encouraging phone call from President Barack Obama after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh smeared her as a “slut.”

“You were in our green room getting ready to come on and the White House tells us that we can reveal that you just got off the phone with President Obama,” MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell explained.

“Yes, I did,” Fluke agreed. “He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women.”

“And what was really personal for me was he said to tell my parents that they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether my family would be proud of me,” she added, fighting back tears.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/02/fluke-obama-told-me-my-parents-should-be-proud

Stratfor Email: "I'm in favor of using whatever trumped up charge is available to get Assange"


On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal's Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor's web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.

Email-ID 389793
Date 2010-12-10 03:34:36
From mongoven@stratfor.com
To morson@stratfor.com, defeo@stratfor.com, pubpolblog.post@blogger.com
A hero?
Avaaz is right. It's not illegal but it does make you accessory to being
an asshole. Real people are being tortured by governments that Avaaz and
Assange probably like more than the US, all the while the two of them
denounce US 'torture' at Guantanamo.
They are like the crazy IPS/CISPES/SDS people who were so full of hate
that they could not see that they are doing so much more bad than they at
doing good.
I'm in favor of using whatever trumped up charge is available to get this
guy and his servers off the streets. And I'd feed that shit head soldier
to the first pack of wild dogs I could find.
Or perhaps just do to him whatever the Iranians are doing to our sources


Ex-Attorneys General Back Siegelman (More Than 100 Sign Friend of Court Brief)

Source: Wall Street Journal

MARCH 1, 2012, 5:59 PM

Ex-Attorneys General Back Siegelman

More than 100 former attorneys general are backing one of their own — Don Siegelman, Alabama former governor and attorney general, who was convicted in 2006 on corruption charges.

Siegelman was convicted in 2006 based on allegations that a donor gave $500,000 in contributions to a state lottery campaign that Sigelman favored in exchange for a seat on a state health care-board. After years of appeals, he’s looking to the U.S. Supreme Court a second time hear his case.

On Thursday, the group of former attorneys general led by former New York AG Robert Abrams weighed in with a friend of the court brief. According to the brief,

This case is about the criminalization of First Amendment freedoms — the giving and receiving of campaign contribution — based on an indefinite standard that will significantly alter the liberty of constituents to contribute to political campaigns without fear of criminal liability and the desire of citizens to run for political office in a system that largely depends on private contributions.

The brief was backed by 113 former top state lawyers, including some who also served as governors, such as Michigan’s Jennifer Granholm and Wisconsin’s James Doyle.

Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/03/01/ex-attorneys-general-back-siegelman/#

Experts: Translated Toyota Memo Shows Electronic Acceleration Concern

Source: CNN

Experts: Translated Toyota memo shows electronic acceleration concern

By David Fitzpatrick and Drew Griffin, CNN Special Investigations Unit
updated 8:11 PM EST, Thu March 1, 2012

A rash of reports of sudden, unintended accelerations led to a massive recall of more than 8 million Toyota vehicles in 2010.

Washington (CNN) -- Toyota engineers found an electronic software problem that caused "sudden unintended acceleration" in a test vehicle during pre-production trials, according to a company engineering document obtained by and translated for CNN.

The 2006 document, marked "confidential," recounted the results of an adaptive cruise-control software test in a model internally designated the 250L, a vehicle later sold as the Lexus 460 in Japan and Europe. The document says a "fail-safe overhaul" would be needed for another model in production, internally designated the 180L, which the company says was later sold as a Toyota Tundra.

Toyota insists that the document shows no such thing, and it continues to deny that any sudden unintended acceleration in any of its vehicles was caused by electronic systems. But three translations of the report, including two commissioned by CNN after Toyota's objections, found that engineers raised concerns that the adaptive cruise control system would start the car moving forward on its own.

Read the original document and English translations here
"The cruise control activates by itself at full throttle when the accelerator pedal position sensor is abnormal," states the document, written in Japanese, translated into English.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/01/us/toyota-memo-acceleration-concerns/index.html

Stratfor “Source” James Casey Leaves FBI


Stratfor “Source” James Casey Leaves FBI

By: Jane Hamsher Thursday March 1, 2012 4:54 pm

One of the “sources” that Stratfor chief Fred Burton probed for information about what was happening with Wikileaks was “a senior FBI Hqs agent and former DSS agent” with the email jimcasey58@aol.com.

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Burton clearly felt jimcasey58@aol.com was his own little window into the DoJ. So on 1-26-2011 when Burton sent an email to secure@stratfor.com saying he had intelligence that the DoJ had a “sealed indictment” on Assange, you have to wonder where it came from.

Now I’m thinking, might as well put the email address “jimcasey58@aol.com” through a search and see what comes up. Lo and behold, there’s only one non-Stratfor related hit: a Collier County, Florida bid solicitation for “Security Consultant,” starting on January 26, 2012 and ending on February 1, 2012:

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What is Jim Casey, LLC? Glad you asked. Because the Florida Times-Union has an article dated yesterday that tells us 25 year FBI veteran James Casey is retiring from the FBI that very day to start his own business: James Casey, LLC:


Rep. Speier Calls for Boycott of Limbaugh Sponsors

Source: Raw Story

Rep. Speier calls for boycott of Limbaugh sponsors

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, March 1, 2012 16:25 EST

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Thursday said that if the sponsors of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show continued to support his “hate mongering” then women should boycott those companies.

“I rise this morning to say to Rush Limbaugh, shame on you,” she said on the House floor. “Shame on you for being the hatemonger that you are. Shame on you for being misogynistic.”

Limbaugh on Wednesday called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut” because of her testimony in Congress about contraception.

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“So I say to the women in this country, do something about this,” she continued. “I say to the women of this country, ask Century 21, Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom, and Sleep Number to stop supporting the hate mongering of Rush Limbaugh and if they do not do that, then I ask them to boycott those companies.”

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/01/rep-speier-calls-for-boycott-of-limbaugh-sponsors

We used pressure on advertisers to get Glenn Beck out of mainstream media, why can't we do it with Rush?

Here is a list of Limbaugh sponsors current as of Jan. 2011 (It may include some companies who are no longer sponsors. I Googled and couldn't find a more recent one.): http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002369972 (h/t trueblue2007)
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