so there’s that


…“And what do the Republicans thinking about?” Schultz said. “They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday 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….


  1. Posted March 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm |

    Damn – great catch! Let’s see if David Friend really has standards or is just an asshole.

  2. Posted March 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm |

    Yeah, but Laura Ingraham isn’t his daughter’s age, so who cares?

  3. mech
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm |

    But how many dozens listen to ed schmultz, let alone have heard of him?

  4. Thomas M.
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm |

    I have 25 days left on my Carbonite subscription. Anyone have any ideas on an alternative?

  5. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm |

    “courageous and well-intintioned”?!? Friend, you are a tool.

  6. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm |

    Going to a $45,000/year school, at age 30, and crying and wailing over “no more free rubbers” is “well-intentioned”?
    She’s a feminazi trolling for a Dem staff job when she graduates in June, and it’s “well intentioned” self interest.
    Buck off Friend. Or give her Bill Clinton’s phone number.

  7. greenlantern2011
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 12:45 am |

    @Thomas M.
    How about:

  8. Hopefulone
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:07 am |

    #4 and #7: I am too paranoid to have my backups go to somebody else’s system, using their software, (though I am working on a solution) but here are a couple of other options:

    Crash Plan
    Spider Oak (…which offers 2-factor authentication.)

    Now if Rush suddenly starts advertising one of these what will happen to Carbonite?

  9. Tom Smith
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:24 am |

    Dropped Carbonite this morning

  10. Merovign
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 5:25 am |

    Liberals are allowed to hurl racial insults at Michelle Malkin, Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas, why shouldn’t they be allowed to hurl abuse at women?

    Besides, Sgt. Schultz can always hide behind Maher.

    If hypocrites were dollars, there’d be so much money lying around we’d have to carry it in wheelbarrows.

  11. Annoyed White Male
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 6:34 am |

    He might not be aware of Shultz’s dirty mouth because Shultz doesn’t have 10,000 listening every day waiting to pounce on any word they can possibly twist to make him look bad, and a rabid Liberal media machine ready to run anything they think does. I DO hope someone points Shultz’s comment to Mr. Friend, along with their cancellation of service for his gross hypocrisy.

    I’m in the “Rush went much too far” camp but I have zero tolerance for such a blatant hypocrite as Friend. Simply advertizing on Shultz’s show is questionable enough, but holding Rush to one standard and Shultz to another is unforgivable. I promise you this will hurt Carbonite much more than it hurts Rush.

    And it does not hurt local stations. They get the ad time and the hour and half hour, EIB gets the others. You’ll notice those are the only times his sponsors show up.

  12. geezerette
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 6:35 am |

    All of the above is what scares me — you know not one of the people who are supposedly customers who wrote to those companies could care less about them and their product. It’s an army of libs on their computers and seminar callers who have been waiting for this to happen so they could take Rush down. A cancer is devouring our country.

  13. Claire: barbarian, etc
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 7:44 am |

    “trolling for a Dem staff job”

    Trolling, hell! If she’s on the rolodex for a One Woman Congressional Hearing, she’s already on Teh Payroll. She has a bright future as a Sunstein/Axelrod Warrior Against Freedom.

    Geezerette — that’s the Axelrod Astroturf Army.

  14. geezerette
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 8:23 am |

    Goose stepping in their big boots.

  15. Dan
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:58 am |

    +1 for crashplan; their family plan is great for multi-pc homes and you can do secure backups to friends’ pcs for free.

  16. Thomas M.
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 11:00 am |

    Thanks for the advice. I’m backing up to an external hard drive already. Crash plan looks good as well. Hannity endorses Mozy, which I think Levin also approved.

    I’m going to wait and see if Rush says anything tomorrow or if he picks up a new advertiser.

  17. geezerette
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 11:19 am |

    I think it would be great if Rush filled every min. of his show with sound bites of statements/lies from the left that no one gave a large rats ass about.
    While we’re at it why isn’t anyone blaming President Obama for the tornados and screaming about him not caring about the people who have lost everything because he hasn’t gone there?

  18. Snackeater
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm |

    “…you know not one of the people who are supposedly customers who wrote to those companies could care less about them and their product.”

    Geezerette–I agree. So why don’t we start our own campaign to show them how wrong they were? I’ve already emailed Sleep Number, Legal Zoom and Carbonite–nothing angry or vulgar–just calmly and matter-of-factly told them I would never again use their product and would encourage all of my friends and colleagues to do the same.

    Although probably the worst kind of protest is not the vocal kind. The worst kind is when people don’t say anything, they just stop using the product. Because then the company has no idea why business is dropping off.

  19. Zipser
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm |

    Sorry folks but you just don’t understand the motivation behind the Carbonite guy. The difference between Rush and Sgt. S. is Rush called the girl a prostitute and THAT is what prompted him to drop the advertising.

    I mean if his decision was based on the word ‘slut’ logic would dictate that he also drop old Ed lest he be called a hypocr…

    Shit, nevermind.

    /sarc off

  20. Posted March 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm |

    My email to Carbonite:

    “Please inform David Friend that I will NOT be placing an order from Carbonite, that Mr. Friend’s pulling of ads from the Rush Limbaugh show have pointed me to placing my order with If Mr. Friend would like to pull his ads from the Ed Schultz show, then I might reconsider but he has one week to do so.”

  21. Posted March 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm |

    Just for grins, I sent this:

    Hi, Tami,

    I assume that, since MSNBC’s Ed Schultz called Laura Ingraham a “slut”, that you will not be sponsoring his show, if it does come back on the air?. I can only assume so, based on Mr. David Friend’s 3/2 statement (and 3/3 update) about the use of the word by another talk show host Lifelock sponsored.

    Will Mr Friend be scheduling a “face-to-face meeting” with Mr. Schultz as well?

    Thank you,

    That’s the name on the e-mail I found at Lifelock:

    I’ll post st my place if I hear anything.

  22. PeggyU
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm |

    It isn’t so much that Rush insulted Ms. Fluke, just that he might have chosen a more appropriate insult. For example, he could have played that Lyin’ Ass Bitch song while recounting her testimony to Congress.

  23. Merovign
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm |

    The comment being a dumbass move by Rush doesn’t make the follow-up hypocritical actions by sponsors and critics *not* dumbass moves.

    Hurricane Dumbass always seems to land on one coast only – because of the dishonest “Presentation layer” of the communications model we labor under.

    That was a horribly mixed metaphor, but you get the idea.

  24. MikeG
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm |

    Might be time for Rush to bring back the “Bungee Condom” ads.

  25. mojo
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm |

    I knew that shit was bad when they froze Han Solo in it.

  26. mech
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm |

    . .
    Aargh,, on reposts, there are no buttons to make linkys or anything else. . .

  27. mech
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm |

    Now the buttons are back.

    I’m going to have another hot toddy and go to sleep…

  28. Lance
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm |

    Peeps are criticizing Rushbo for using the word ‘slut’!
    However, look at the exposure of the left’s & MFM’s screaming
    hypocrisy. I also noticed that his ‘apology’ was very carefully worded,
    so I think he might have been yanking the left’s chain. Then his
    cutting those wussy advertisers off at the knees today was a
    master stoke! He might have a few more cards up his sleeve!

  29. Lance
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm |

    Frogotz to mention that I ‘deprived’ Carbonite of 3 new accounts
    today, plus I was thrilled to find out ’bout their ‘sinking’ ship’
    financial situation. Carbonite’s CEO David(?) Friend did me a favor!
    I should really thank him!!