Skip to main content

Take action. Take action NOW.

This past Valentines Day, I spent over $50 with to buy my wife two dozen multi-colored roses. It was our tenth Valentines Day together and I wanted to do something extra special for her.

This is the last of my money that will ever see until they discontinue advertising on Rush Limbaugh's radio show. They are issuing platitudes on Twitter saying things like, "We would like to assure you that we do not endorse the views expressed by Rush Limbaugh and we appreciate your feedback" and "We understand your concerns and I will ensure that your feedback is communicated to the producers of that show".

Until they stop advertising with Limbaugh, these are nothing more than platitudes and they can only be seen as supporting what he is saying.

This is the email I just sent to them using the CONTACT US page on their website. (Note: you'll need to enter a fake order number in order to submit the form. I used "123456" and it worked.)

I have been following the platitudes you have been tweeting to customers asking you to pull your ads from Rush Limbaugh's radio show. Please add my comments to the pile.

Rush Limbaugh has on three separate days provocatively said that American women who receive contraceptives paid for by their health insurance are sluts, whores, and prostitutes. He has suggested that they be required to film themselves having sex and put the videos on the internet so the rest of us can watch them. He said this of Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who had the temerity to disagree with Limbaugh and testify at a Congressional hearing: "She's having so much sex it's amazing she can still walk, but she made it up there". He said "she wants to have repeated, never-ending, as often as she wants it sex". He said these things about her because she supports the requirement that health insurance companies cover contraception.

By continuing to advertise with this "man", you are implicitly supporting what he is saying. Your twitter platitudes do not change that. Unless you pull your ads, your company supports this sexist, misogynistic, anti-women hate speech with your money. The time is NOW to make a statement that actually MEANS something and to pull your ads.

I encourage you to add your voice. (You'll need to enter a fake account number on's contact page.) Thanks to Black Max in the comments for this useful email address for

So far, six advertisers have pulled their ads from the radio show of this human excrement. You can follow what others are doing HERE, HERE and HERE.

You can also leave a comment on's Facebook page HERE. Also, consider signing the petition HERE and, of course, the Daily Kos petition HERE.

You can read Limbaugh's own words HERE if there's some question in your mind about whether or not this is much ado about nothing. It's not. The time has come for Rush Limbaugh to retire.

Cross-posted from Eclectablog.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

sdf, Velocity, Odysseus, hester, grollen, Shockwave, LynChi, oysterface, eeff, regis, geordie, Delilah, annrose, ATL Dem, highacidity, roses, poe, oceanview, revsue, Texknight, danthrax, sockpuppet, TexDem, Miss Jones, Steven Payne, Sophie Amrain, Sembtex, parryander, Black Max, lyvwyr101, Sybil Liberty, Sassy, Limelite, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, historys mysteries, Ckntfld, Sam I Am, LarisaW, ccasas, ZappoDave, madmommy, cfk, SaraBeth, Pam from Calif, PinHole, kerplunk, Pluto, JanL, Alan Arizona, noweasels, poco, BachFan, HoundDog, arlene, NearlyNormal, plf515, CTLiberal, middleagedhousewife, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, kurious, AllanTBG, KatHart, Cronesense, Debs2, LSophia, karmsy, FishOutofWater, Mary Mike, jeanette0605, certainot, bnasley, jayden, jedennis, SeaTurtle, OIL GUY, uciguy30, mconvente, davidseth, dadadata, elwior, Morgan Sandlin, jamess, catly, JamieG from Md, dmhlt 66, maggiejean, Sun dog, rubyclaire, wtxdem, bsmechanic, janmtairy, earicicle, aunt blabby, MKSinSA, hyper, jennifersr, sfarkash, nancat357, Larsstephens, Amber6541, Broke And Unemployed, kjoftherock, Crabby Abbey, Lost and Found, freeport beach PA, Eddie L, cordgrass, sharonsz, Otteray Scribe, Floande, not4morewars, Onomastic, kerflooey, ladywithafan, Quite Contrary, ban nock, winter outhouse, sostos, cama2008, mrsgoo, Muskegon Critic, SueM1121, MRA NY, worldlotus, randomfacts, ParkRanger, ursoklevar, Siri, We Won, nellgwen, AnnieR, 2thanks, Tyler R, jan4insight, Olkate, MartyM, wxorknot, Kinak, bigrivergal, Chaddiwicker, nomandates, countwebb, gypsytoo, znthahmed378, Milou

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site