Posts Tagged ‘Laura Ingraham’

Carbonite Dumps Rush Limbaugh As Sponsor, IMMEDIATELY Loses 8.5% Of Its Value

March 7, 2012

It’s our biggest loser program.  And the “winner” is…

CARBONITE!

Here’s the first half of the story, pointing out that it’s all right for Ed Schultz to call a conservative woman a slut, but Rush Limbaugh is evil for calling a liberal woman a slut:

Carbonite Drops Ads from Rush Limbaugh but Not Ed Schultz?
Sunday, March 04, 2012 11:04

The recent manufactured flap by the mainstream media had a new entrant recently. Carbonite, a company that provides online backup support and apparently hasn’t heard of DropBox, released a statement declaring the end of their sponsorship of the Rush Limbaugh Show following remarks by Rush in which he questioned the definition of the word “slut” as a result of recent testimony by feminist and world’s worst contraception shopper, Sandra Fluke.

CEO of Carbonite, David Friend, had this to say yesterday evening following an apology from Rush:

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 We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.

His contention that her decision to go on national television to talk about her sex life expenses is “courageous” aside, these are bold words from a man who clearly is attaching no ideology to the matter. Right? RIGHT? Well, that’s come into question by some. And by some I mean me.

You see, Carbonite is also the sponsor for a radio show you probably have not heard of, The Ed Schultz Show. Ed Schultz made a similar remark to Rush’s although his was less a question about the usage of the word (as it was for Rush) and more him just screaming that Laura Ingraham is a “right wing slut.”

But you know what they’re talking about? Like this right wing slut. What’s her name Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut…

Now I wonder why Friend’s daughters don’t’ come to mind here? Could this be a publicity stunt? Could they just be dropping sponsorship of Rush in an effort to gain some exposure to help their company get new customers? Because let’s face it, they’ll get more exposure from dropping Rush then they’ll ever get from keeping Shultz. And they could probably use it given that companies like DropBox have moved forward into advanced cloud backups and access while Carbonite seems hopelessly invested in remaining in the year 2006, but I digress.

I asked them on twitter and on FaceBook why the difference in treatment and so far haven’t gotten a reply.

In the twitter verse, fellow non-Carbonite user Amish Dude pointed me to one possible reason.

What’s this you ask? Oh, that’s a donation to Barack Obama’s campaign courtesy of OpenSecrets.org.

It’s all starting to make sense now isn’t it? He doesn’t mind Schultz because he agrees with him.

Enjoy obscurity Mr. Friend. I’m sure the trade of 20 million listeners vs 2 million listeners will be looked at as a super duper decision at your next shareholders meeting.

So that was late last week (Saturday) after the markets closed.  And then the markets opened and rewarded Carbonite for its heroic stand for its liberal ideology:

March 6, 2012 1:21 PM
Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

NEW YORK — A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.:

Oncothyreon Inc. fell 39.8 percent to $5.06.

Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. fell 30.2 percent to $7.75.

US Home Systems Inc. fell 13.5 percent to $10.53.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 12.8 percent to $15.21.

Nutri System Inc. fell 10.7 percent to $10.61.

Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 10.0 percent to $8.74.

Gentiva Health Services Inc. fell 9.5 percent to $6.77.

LCA-Vision Inc. fell 9.5 percent to $6.57.

Burcon NutraScience Corp. fell 8.6 percent to $7.15.

Carbonite Inc. fell 8.5 percent to $8.37.

Carbonite won’t be seeing any business from me, either.  There are better outfits that DON’T insult my values to do business with out there these days.

Historically it’s only been the left that punished people with boycotts, because liberalism is fascism and fascists like to punish their victims.

I think it’s high time we borrow as many pages from the left’s playbook as we need to “Do Unto Obama As Liberals Did Unto Bush” and start punishing the crony capitalist corporations that cravenly cave to Obama.

Obama Camp Says Family Off Limits, Then Attacks Palin Family

September 6, 2008

As bitterly opposed as I am to Barack Obama’s candidacy for President, I just don’t have it in me to create heinous stories about the Obamas’ two daughters, or try to destroy the Obamas’ as parents.

Apparently, that’s why I’m a Republican, and not a Democrat.

Barack Obama tried to put himself loftily above the army of liberal cockroaches who were eagerly out polluting the world with vile lies in order to advance his campaign, claiming that “families were off limits.”

But as the famous astronaut line puts it, “Houston, we have a problem.”

Obama Campaign National Finance Committee Member Criticizes Palin’s Parenting

September 05, 2008 9:27 PM

Lee Speigel

–>On the Laura Ingraham Radio show, Friday, attorney Howard Gutman — an original member of the national finance committee for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. — very directly criticized the parenting of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Ingraham was taking issue with a column by Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn, asking whether Palin’s 17-year-old daughter’s pregnancy is raising “the question among the evangelical base about whether Sarah Palin has been enough of a hands-on mother.”

Pondered Quinn: “Not only do we have a woman with five children, including an infant with special needs, but a woman whose 17-year-old child will need her even more in the coming months. Not to mention the grandchild. This would inevitably be an enormous distraction for a new vice president (or president) in a time of global turmoil.”

To Ingraham, the insinuation was sexist, since no one would ask such questions of a man.

Gutman said the issue wasn’t one of gender, but one of parenting -– regardless of the gender of the parent.

“This has nothing to do with gender, whether Todd Palin was the nominee or Sarah Palin was the nominee,” Gutman said. “If my daughter had just come home at 17 years old and said, ‘Mom, Dad, I’m pregnant, we have a family problem,’ I wouldn’t say, ‘You know what we’re going to do? We’re going to take this private family problem…and you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to go on the international stage and broadcast this to the world.'”

Gutman continued, “this wasn’t a working mother issue, this was a parent issue…The proper attack is not that a woman shouldn’t run for vice president with five kids, it’s that a parent, when they have a family in need, a Down’s baby who needs them — mother or father.”

“So you are judging her parenting skills,” Ingraham said. “You’re saying you don’t think she’s a good parent for doing this job.”

“I’m saying the proper criticism is not that it’s a woman or man – it doesn’t matter whether it’s Todd or Sarah,” Gutman said. “Think of how many politicians have said it’s not the right time in my family’s life for me to run.”

Gutman cited approvingly Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., in 2004 and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner in 2008, both of whom said they weren’t going to pursue the presidency because it wasn’t the right time for their families.

“They put their family above their career,” Gutman said. “Your responsibility is to put your family first.”

“So you’re saying she’s not putting family first,” Ingraham said.

“Absolutely not,” Gutman said. “If you take a daughter who’s got this emotional strife and subject her to the most intense scrutiny of the world at this time in her life, I think you’ve put your career above your family.”

Obama spokesman Bill Burton, asked to respond to Gutman’s remarks, said “Obviously these comments do not reflect our frequently stated views that families of the candidates should be off limits.”

Several times during the interview, Ingraham expressed bewilderment that the Obama campaign would attack Palin’s parenting. Gutman said, “I don’t give you talking points, Laura, I give you Howard points.”

Howard Gutman is an original member of the Obama campaign’s finance committee.  He is one of only 35 bundlers to raise more than half a million dollars for Obama.

Here’s what the National Review, in a piece that underscores what a hypocrite Obama has been in attacking others for having “lobbyists,” had on Howard Gutman.

Other notable bundlers include former registered lobbyist and defense attorney Howard Gutman, who in 2001 represented Susan Rosenberg a member of Bill Ayers’s domestic terror group the Weather Underground, someone who was “Lobbyist of the Year” in 2006. And there are a few more influential bundlers that seem problematic, despite the fact that they haven’t been afflicted with the lobbyist pox:

So when a guy crawls out of the Obama campaign basement and slams Sarah Palin as a wife and mother – in spite of Barack Obama’s hoity-toity “See how nice I am” ban against attacking families – and then we find out that he’s a “former lobbyist of the year” – in spite of Barack Obama’s equally hoity-toity rhetoric on lobbyists – well, that’s what they call a double whammy dose of that nasty enema solution known as HYPOCRISY.

And on top of that, we get to find out that, not only is Barack Obama friends with terrorist bomber William Ayers, but his slimeball friends are friends with him too.

When some sub-rodent vermin like Howard Gutman believes he has the character and credibility to attack an outstanding woman like Sarah Palin, you know that these people are fundamentally morally insane.