Carbonite CEO David Friend AdmitsDropping Rush Limbaugh Hurt Firm’s Growth More Than Expected … Lesson Learned, Don’t Listen to the LEFT
David Friend, the CEO of Carbonite has admitted that dropping Rush Limbaugh hurt his companies growth more than expected. Really, this was a shock to him? Any first year non-liberal business school student could have predicted this. But as reported at Legal Insurrection, Carbonite’s succumbing to liberal pressure following the Sandra Fluke controversy. Just wondering David Friend, how is Carbonite (CARB) doing as compared to El Rushbo’s ratings?
Carbonite famously dropped Rush Limbaugh on a Saturday Night at the height of the Sandra Fluke controversy. Carbonite became the poster child for the Rush boycott movement organized by Media Matters, which coordinated the effort with so-called independent groups.
At the time I examined Carbonite’s SEC filings, and how Carbonite had built its business model based on high growth driven, in significant part, by the promotion of Carbonite by Limbaugh. I predicted that Carbonite had shot itself in the foot, and put political correctness before the interests of its shareholders.
Since that time the Stop Rush effort has imploded, with backstabbing and accusations among the participants. Limbaugh has had better numbers than ever, and the hype surrounding Mike Huckabee as a Limbaugh replacement has gone flat.
Yup, paybacks are a bitch. It really makes one wonder how clueless the LEFT truly is when it comes to business. Then again, should I really be surprised? Just as with Chick-Fil-A, the CEO of Carbonite was just as misguided thinking that the LEFT had the high-ground. Carbonite ignorantly crumbled to the pressure of the Left rather than actually using sound business principles. As NewsBusters stated, “Perhaps Friend would like some Chick-fil-A fries to go with his order of crow meat?”
Chris Rock Tweets on the 4th of July, “Happy White Peoples Independence Day the Slaves weren’t Free but I’m sure they enjoyed Fireworks”
Some people are just so hateful, they can’t even be thankful for what they have, or better yet, what has been given them from the sacrifices of others.
How very sad that there are some in this country who reap the rewards and the benefits in the United States of the blood and sacrifice of those who have fallen before them to preserve the rights, liberties and freedoms. Add comedian Chris Rock to that shameful list. Rock tweeted the following regarding the 4th of July:
Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks
More from Twichy.com and the hateful LEFT that will take any opportunity the slam the very country that allows them the freedoms to be so hateful. A note to the LEFT, I dare you to go to the socialist countries that you so claim to love and make such comments in opposition of the country.
UPDATE I: Hey Chris Rock and the LEFT, don’t be making those ignorant comments around Toby Keith, “He’ll put a boot in your ass,” Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.
Three Chicago Occupiers (#NATO3 ) Brian Church, Jared Chase & Brent Vincent Betterly Arrested On Domestic Terror Charges Ahead Of NATO Protests – Plotted To Firebomb Obama’s Campaign HQ, Rahm Emanuel’s Home & Shoot Up Police Stations
Yup, they are just like the Tea party …
Three men, Brian Church, Jared Chase & Brent Vincent Betterly (#NATO3 ) have been arrested in Chicago, IL ahead of the NATO protests, and charged with possession of an explosive or incendiary device, conspiracy to commit terrorism and providing material support to terrorism. They allegedly planned to attack four police stations with the Molotov cocktails in hopes of slowing down the police response to the higher-profile attacks accused like that of attacks on President Obama’s campaign headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home.
A band of out-of-state “domestic terrorists” was accused Saturday of planning to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home — and firebomb police stations and squad cars — declaring that after the NATO Summit “the city will never be the same,” police and prosecutors said.
One of the conspirators warned: “The city doesn’t know what it’s in for,” prosecutors said.
But undercover Chicago Police officers infiltrated the group of NATO Summit protesters in recent weeks. They were with the protesters while they allegedly made Molotov cocktails — bottles filled with flammable liquid that are used as firebombs, sources said.
“We have people watching them do it,” one law enforcement source told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The trio includes Brian Church, 27, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Jared Chase, 24, of Keene, N.H.; and Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, who told police he lives in Massachusetts. Each was ordered held on a $1.5 million bond Saturday.
Occupy Cleveland Anarchists Arrested For Trying to Blow Up Ohio Bridge, Attack NATO Summit in Chicago & Republican Convention
More from the Barack Obama endorsed Occupy movement … Yeah, these folks are just like the Tea Party.
Once again, because the Occupy Protest movement is all about peace and non-violent actions. Sure it is. How many incidents have to occur before it becomes obvious that this is the norm, not the exception. Five individuals associated with Occupy Cleveland arrested for plotting to blow up Ohio bridge and much more …
Douglas Wright, 26, Brandon Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35, Conner Stevens, 20 and Joshua Stafford, 23 have been charged with conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce.
Five anarchist affiliated with the Occupy Cleveland protest movement were arrested by the FBI yesterday for plotting to blow up a Cleveland, Ohio bridge, attacking an upcoming NATO summit in Chicago and the Republican National Convention in Florida. But really, they are a peaceful movement, just ask them. The Occupy Cleveland was forced to cancel their protests.
Occupy Cleveland canceled a scheduled rally Tuesday after a group of men connected to the organization were arrested by the FBI.
In a news release, Occupy Cleveland said the five men arrested in a terror plot to blow up the Route 82 bridge in Brecksville were “in no way representing or acting on behalf of Occupy Cleveland” and Occupy is rooted in non-violent principles.
The five Occupy terrorists have been charged with conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce. The Occupy Cleveland folks tried to distance themselves, much to no avail. Sorry, but I could only imagine that if this was anyone affiliated with the Tea Party. The MSM would have front page and headline news that they were associated with the right wing Tea Party.
Douglas Wright, 26, Brandon Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35, all self-described anarchists, have been charged with conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce. Two other men Conner Stevens, 20 and Joshua Stafford, 23 were also arrested and may face similar charges.
More at Rush Limbaugh.com.
As we have asked in the past … when is the Justice Department going to deem the Occupy movement a domestic terror organization? Can you only imagine what the reaction would have been if this was anyone involved with the Tea Party?
Because Occupy Wall Street is a Movement of Peace … King 5 Cameraman Assaulted By Occupy Thugs Live on TV in Seattle, WA
More from the Barack Obama and Democrat backed Occupy Wall Street movement …
They claim that the Occupy Wall Street protesters is a movement of peace. Sure it is, of course we know better. While filming the Occupy protesters in Seattle yesterday on May Day, Occupy thugs assaulted King 5 cameraman Richard Departee. Just curious, if a movement is so honorable, why would individuals dress in black and cover their faces?
From KING 5:
A KING 5 News photographer covering the May Day march in downtown Seattle on Tuesday was assaulted by one of the marchers and ended up with a bloody cheek.
Richard Departee was covering the march as the participants made their way through downtown.
“I found myself in with a group (dressed in) black, kinda Gestapo-looking thugs – face masks and dark glasses – I think as soon as they saw me it was like ‘Hey get out of here, you know, scum,’ and started pushing me,” he said.
Departee said he backed off and then three or four of the people turned around and surrounded him and shoved him back.
“Then one guy took his one-inch dowel, a wooden pole with the red flag … he just took it back and popped me in the face,” said Departee.
EXIT QUESTION: When is the US Justice Department going to treat the violence in the Occupy movement as domestic terrorism?
More respect and class from the protesting LEFT …
Protesting Leftist pigs threw piss bombs at police during a protest in Denver, CO. Five protesters were arrested and face charges including criminal mischief. Although reports are stating that these protesters were not affiliated with the Occupy Denver folks, when was the last time your heard of the Right or the Tea Party throwing urine at police? Hmm?
Several protesters were arrested Saturday evening during a disruptive anti-police protest in downtown Denver.
According to Lt. Matt Murray of the Denver Police Department, at 7:30 p.m. close to 60-70 anarchist protesters started marching on 16th Street Mall.
The Mall Ride was forced to shut down as protesters allegedly threw urine-filled balloons, set off fireworks and sprayed painted several vehicles including an RTD bus.
Leftist Class personified!
FBI Warns of Anti-Government Extremists Opposed to Taxes & Regulations Pose a Growing Threat to Local Law Enforcement in United States
How disturbing and irresponsible … Welcome to the Hope and Change that Barack Obama promised.
The FBI warned Monday that anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States. Hmm, just who are they pointing at? It sounds an awful lot like the Tea Party doesn’t it?
Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.
These extremists, sometimes known as “sovereign citizens,” believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference.
The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.
Routine encounters with police can turn violent “at the drop of a hat,” said Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI’s counterterrorism division.
Remember when Home Land Security (HLS) Janet Napolitano disgracefully called Military Vets are Right Wing Extremists?
The FBI would target concerned citizens doing their duty to question their government and actually want responsible spending and taxes as opposed to an Occupy Wall Street protect movement that has promoted anarchy and violence. Who are the ones assaulting police officers? Oh yea, and #OWS has such kind things to say about local law enforcement. Sick indeed. Welcome America to the “Hope & Change” you were promised.
An #OWS Protest Too Far … Even Bill Maher Turns Against Them, Calls Them D-bags & They Should ‘Get a Job’
How bad has the Obama and Democrat endorsed Occupy Wall Street Movement become … even Uber-Leftist Bill Maher denounces them, calls them D-bags and they should get a job. OWS has lost one of its most vocal supporters.
Bill Maher on HBO’s ‘Real Time’ stated something that many of us have known since the inception of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Mahr found himself agreeing with Newt Gingrich that they should … “get a job.” He then went on to say, “… but now it’s just a bunch of douchebags who think throwing a chair through the Starbucks window is going to bring on the revolution”.
Transcript at News Busters:
BILL MAHER: Let me ask you about another occupation, because this is – and you would be good on this too, panel -, the occupation, the Occupy Wall Street, because similar to Afghanistan, when you occupy anything for too long people do get pissed off. And as I watch them on the news now I find myself almost agreeing with Newt Gingrich. Like, you know what – get a job. Only because, you know, the people who originally started, I think they went home and now it’s just these anarchist stragglers. And this is the problem when you, you know, when your movement involves sleeping over in the park. You wind up attracting the people who were sleeping over in the park anyway.
[Laughter and applause]
MAHER: And I think that’s where we are now with the Occupy movement. They did a great job bringing the issue of income and equality to the fore, but now it’s just a bunch of douchebags who think throwing a chair through the Starbucks window is going to bring on the revolution.
Actually, the reality is that #OWS has been doing this all along, the MSM just never covered or reported the rapes, assaults, murders, pimping out young girls, stalking of children, sexual assaults, vandalism or overall “douchebagedess” of the movement who Time magazine called their “People of the year”. Sorry, but who could have missed that these folks were anarchists and undesirables from the outset as they continually disobeyed the law, attacked the police and simply wanted to cause chaos. Oh yeah, because threatening the police, harming the elderly and threatening to torch NYC to the ground is a positive message of financial inequality.
All the protesters have done is cost tax payer’s millions.
Everyone knew from the outset what this movement was about; however, it has now escalated and the popular opinion of the OWS movement continues to fall and the rats are jumping ship.
Barack Obama, the community agitator in Chief.
As reported over the weekend, take a good look and listen to the Barack Obama endorsed Occupy Oakland protesters. So this is what the President endorses, eh? Look what Obama, the community organizer embraces. Why not, this is what he used to be … a community agitator.
Warning: Extreme profane language
So this is what the Occupy movement has become, complete anarchy. This stuff has got to stop before some one(s) are seriously hurt. This protest movement is just escalating in their rhetoric and actions that they are just looking to confront authority in hopes of a violent reaction. From the looks at what is happening in Oakland, CA, it’s not too far away from that.
Take a good look at what Obama and Democrats compare to the Tea Party.
UPDATE I: They were so proud of the VIDEO that they made it that the many can not see it. What do you have to hide?
300 Barack Obama Endorsed Occupy Oakland Protesters Arrested after Violent Clash with Police … Protesters Assault Police Officers
Take a good look America at what President Barack Obama is endorsing.
In yesterdays confrontation with police, nearly 300 Occupy Oakland protesters. These protesting thugs stated their intention was to provoke officers and engage in illegal activity. That is exactly what took place. Most of the arrests were made when protesters ignored orders to leave and assaulted police officers.
Pics of protest in Oakland can be seen at the LA Times.
Dozens of police maintained a late-night guard around City Hall following daylong protests that resulted in 300 arrests. Occupy Oakland demonstrators broke into the historic building and burned a U.S. flag, as officers earlier fired tear gas to disperse people throwing rocks and tearing down fencing at a convention center.
Saturday’s protests — the most turbulent since Oakland police forcefully dismantled an Occupy encampment in November — came just days after the group said it planned to use a vacant building as a social center and political hub and threatened to try to shut down the port, occupy the airport and take over City Hall.
Comments from Mayor Jean Quan as Occupy Oakland protesters threw rocks, bottles and other objects at officers.
An exasperated Mayor Jean Quan, who faced heavy criticism for the police action last fall, called on the Occupy movement to “stop using Oakland as its playground.”
“People in the community and people in the Occupy movement have to stop making excuses for this behavior,” Quan said.
Protesters clashed with police throughout the day, at times throwing rocks, bottles and other objects at officers. Police responded by deploying smoke, tear gas and bean bag rounds, City Administrator Deanna Santanta said.
Oh yeah Barack Obama, these folks really represent the 99%, they represent anarchy and law breaking. Is that what Obama is endorsing? Some one might want to bring this up during the 2012 Presidential election.
UPDATE I: Arrests have now gone over 400 in Oakland. The Occupy protesters have so much to be proud of.
More than 400 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested in Oakland during a night of skirmishes in which police fired tear gas and bean bag projectiles, the city said on Sunday, marking one of the biggest mass arrests since nationwide economic protests began last year.