Notable Links: 4-18/14

Industry Expert Says StopRush Has Destroyed Limbaugh’s Business For Good

These activists monitor the Rush Limbaugh Show across the country, enter ads into an online database for public display, then contact advertisers to politely ask them to remove their ads from his show–generally offering up a couple of racist/misogynist quotes direct from El Rushbo as examples of what their brands are being stained with as long as they fail to act.

This process has led to more than 3,100 advertisers requesting their ads not air on Limbaugh’s show and, more importantly, has caused media buyers to proactively opt out of talk radio entirely.

On Monday, the crimson red Oklahoma State University pulled its ads after contact by StopRush volunteers.

Marionville’s Mayor Questioned About Beliefs

Less than a week after taking office, the newly elected Marionville mayor is caught up in a controversy about his beliefs.

These beliefs went unnoticed beyond the local community, until attention was drawn to Marionville after the Jewish center shootings last weekend near Kansas City.

The disagreement about some of the beliefs then-candidate Dan Clevenger espoused about the Jewish faith started before the election. Now, Clevenger’s past association with Frazier Glenn Cross, better known as Glenn Miller, and comments he continues to make are pulling him deeper into hot water. Clevenger also feels he is not being portrayed accurately by the media.

A group of citizens, many of whom backed Clevenger’s opponent in the recent mayoral election, are calling for Clevenger’s ouster.

Marionville Mayor Dan Clevenger wants to make it clear he is no longer friends with the white supremacist Miller.

Cliven Bundy and BLM: 10 things to know

1. Bundy has been fighting BLM for more than 20 years. The rancher hasn’t paid the BLM’s grazing fees since 1993, and a federal judge first ordered him to remove his cattle from the land in 1998. In July, another judge said the BLM could remove his cattle if it was still on public land by the end of August. Bundy says he owes the government more than $300,000 in unpaid fees, but the government says he owes $1 million, plus the cost of the recent round-up. Either way, Bundy tells the Las Vegas Sun that he won’t pay.

2. The Bundy family has owned its ranch since the 1870s. The ranch is only about 160 acres, which isn’t enough space to sustain the hundreds of cattle that Bundy owns. He insists the disputed land around his ranch belongs to the state of Nevada, rather than the federal government, and he says the feds have no authority in the area. He told the Sun the government is trying to sabotage his plans to someday turn the ranch over to his son.

Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves receive racist hate mail

A few days ago, Aaron, the senior vice president of the Braves, told USA Today: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”

That set off a firestorm of mail to the Braves, including a letter from someone named Edward. (USA Today only referred to those who sent letters by their first names.) The letter, which included racial epithets, said: “Hank Aaron is a scumbag piece of s—.”

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19 thoughts on “Notable Links: 4-18/14

  1. Good links, Brothawolf!

    It’s good that people are starting to realize that being associated with that racist a**hole Rush Limbaugh is bad for business — but that’s the only reason why they’re dropping him. They’re not doing it out of a good conscience, but for monetary reasons.

    Anyway, what do you think of this? He brings up a lot of stuff that I didn’t realize!

    1. I think they’ve dropped him because they don’t want to be associated with a hate monger. Like you said, it would be for monetary reasons. It’s bad for business for them.

  2. Good links, Brothawolf! I took a peek in a 90’s book written by stay-puff-marshmallow aka Rush, and remember seeing a passage about his support of the Women’s Movement-and by this, he quite literally ‘watching them [move] their behinds”-if he weren’t serious (and nauseating) I would have almost found that last line of his a lil’ funny, but alas he really meant that shi#! SMH

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