List of Limbaugh advertisers to officially boycott

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Mercor, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Here is the list of confirmed companies who have officially pulled their advertisements from the Rush Limbaugh radio show.

    Companies to officially boycott

    Service Magic home contractor
    Hadeed Carpets
    Accuquote Life Insurance
    Vitacost vitamin supplier
    Bonobos clothing company
    Sensa weight- loss program
    Thompson Creek Windows
    Tax Resolution Services
    Legal Zoom online document creator
    Carbonite web security firm
    Citrix software maker
    Sleep Train Mattresses
    Sleep Number mattresses
    Quicken Loans
    Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
    Cascades Dental
    Consolidated Credit Counseling Services
    Constant Contact email marketing firm
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Reputation Rhino online reputation consulting firm
    St. Vincent's Medical Center
    Cunningham Security
    Regal Assets precious medal investment group
    Freedom Debt Relief
    Norway Savings Bank
    Portland Ovations performing arts center
  2. Max E.

    Max E.

    Carbonite is the funniest story of the bunch, turns out Carbonite's CEO is a lefty who has consistently donated to left wing organizations like and this guy shot his mouth off about Rush, and over the weekend, there has been tons of stuff coming out that Conservatives should boycott Carbonite as a response. Carbonite ticker symbol (CARB) has gotten crushed since monday.

    Turns out this left wing arsehole the CEO of Carbonite, named "David Friend" stuck his foot in his mouth, and attacked Rush, and then ended up becoming the target of both a right wing and left wing boycott..... Sweet Poetic Justice....... LOL :D

    • 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:

    No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show.

    We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.

    Now. Carbonite really deserves some special attention.
    David Friend is making his attack on Rush sound like he's one upset Dad with a couple of nice young daughters. And oh, yes, he wants a "more civilized public discourse."

    Is that all there is to Mr. Friend? Quite aside that he gives a pass to Sandra Fluke for her obnoxiously intolerant behavior when it comes to the free speech of others, is there anything else going on here?

    Yes. Of course.

    Take a look here at this link to Bloomberg/Business Week which profiles Mr. Friend and affirms him as "General Partner" of an investment group called "Orchid Partners" in Boston, Massachusetts. And Orchid Partners? Yes indeed, they are the venture capital firm behind… Carbonite.
    Where Mr. Friend is listed as "Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President."


    So when you cross check Mr. David Friend of Orchid Partners in Boston with the Federal Election Commission, one finds -- ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocker!……… that a Mr. David Friend of Orchid Partners in Boston has been a contributor to… ready? Here's the list of just where David Friend spends his political money:, 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 spin-off Drive 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.

    In other words, to put it politely, Mr. Friend's woe-is-me I'm-withdrawing-my-company's sponsorship-from-Rush Limbaugh-because of-my-lovely-daughters is as close to certifiable BS as one can imagine. Mr. Friend, one can only suspect, placed Carbonite's ads with Rush Limbaugh because he knew it would make him money -- which he obviously then funneled to MoveOn and the rest. Meanwhile, he keeps advertising on the Ed Slut Show… sorry… Ed Schultz Show. His daughters? His daughters? What a deeply cynical man.

    Not to mention Friend's chutzpah calling for a "more civilized public discourse" when he is busy contributing to, the self-same group that put together this charming video comparing George W. Bush to Hitler. Not to mention MoveOn's "Bush Lied" routine. This is pathetic.
  3. Max E.

    Max E.

    Carbonite chart - 10% since monday.... (CEO shot his mouth off last week) Looks like this left wing asshole just managed to get himself boycotted by both sides, its now all over the conservative media to boycott his company.....

    Not a smart move to get involved in the sleazy side of politics when you run a publicly traded company.

    :D :D :D

  4. Eight


    I remember the boycott against Colorado some years ago as a result of their government not wanting to support the idea that sex addicted men should f%^k each other in their hairy stinking ass^holes and produce a diseased subculture capable of taking over many of the best management jobs... The state went into an unexplained boom! I was spending my department's $15000 or so annual budget at the time, I funneled it all through Colorado..

    Proflowers is cool, my gf has some red roses in her bedroom right now and I'm waiting on my scale from they give you a free scale and hit you up for $10 shipping and handling.
  5. Eight


    Carbonite is s%^t, if you delete a file from your computer, after a month carbonite deletes it too... I wonder how many people think that their photos are preserved forever but have had major work done on their computer...
  6. Lucrum


    I don't recall ever doing business with any of these companies.
  7. is that because you're a cabbie ?
  8. Brass


    Yeah, an analysis by a "real" trader. The small-cap, low trading volume company has a 52-week range of almost $13 ($8.21 - $21.10), and you attribute a fluctuation of less than $1 to what amounts to nothing more than your personal political bias. How rich you must be from all that market insight.

    The thinly-traded company's bid/ask spread was actually wider today than the fluctuation you're crowing about, although it generally hovers at about half that:

  9. Here's the business's I've done business with, I'm not sure about the window supplier, but I've bought a lot of windows over the years so I may have used them.
    Companies buying ads with Rush didn't have anything to do with my doing business with them and them cancelling their ads will also have no bearing on my decisions. And I wouldn't not do business with a company solely because of where they advertise.
    But I think it's amusing that the ditto heads have their panties in a wad over this.
    #10     Mar 8, 2012