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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Holy **** why do any of you people care? Just let this fat mother****er sell his goddamn tea.
    Hey John, why don't you tell us how you really feel?
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    That was Newman's model, but doesn't have to serve everyone.
    Well, then it's obvious that he's doing it for profit. It is still tacky. The fact that he's basically wrapping himself up in the American flag makes it even more so.

    Not stupid and childish, especially when you have Rush haters. Just a little fun. You know what that is dontcha?
    It's not Rush specifically that is the problem. It's people like him on both the left and the right. It's sensationalism and I'm not a fan.

    You bet it is. Where do you think the money comes to pay for him? And the people syndicating his show make a good chunk too. His show has a huge nationwide audience, some 600 to 700 stations, there is what, some 30-minutes of ads per show. That's 18,000 to 21,000 advertising minutes per show... per day, 250-days per year. Cha-ching. If they charged a $100 a minute, they'd make 450 million annually. You know his ad space goes for more than $100/min.
    I appreciate your brief rundown of his financial situation. Am I supposed to care?

    No... that he has one and it seems to have launched successfully.
    Oh, that's supposed to make me jealous? Well, I hate to disappoint you, but I'm not. I really couldn't give a ****. I think it's both funny and tacky, but I can assure you I'm not outraged.

    You start OK, then default to the patriotic bit. He hasn't sold it as patriotic, as you admitted at the start of this paragraph, and he doesn't need to start a venture to prove he's patriotic. A couple decades behind a mic has clearly proven he is.
    Selling sensationalism and being shocking and outrageous are not patriotic. They are indicative of having business smarts. That's pretty much it.

    How do you know the tea is ****ty? What if it succeeds famously due to its quality? He knows Leftists will be loathe to buy it, but he has a captive audience, and polarization helps with a successful product launch. To be continuously successful, the product need to move people to buy a second, 3rd... and 10th time
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    Just out of curiosity, but would you be saying all of these things if Keith Olbermann was marketing a tea like this?

    Do you find Warren Buffett tacky too? He promotes Sees Candy, DQ, Geico, Nebraska Furiture Mart and Borsheims not all the time but often. What is the difference between Buffett and Limbaugh? Both own ventures that seek to make money, and both promote said ventures.
    I find a lot of advertising and marketing to be tacky.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hey John, why don't you tell us how you really feel?
    Seriously though why does something about tea have to go on for 8 pages. I swear to God we get more opinions on dumb things like this (gay marriage, the muslim boogie men, Glen Beck, Fox News, Jon Stewart, Why Obama is a muslim boogie man) than we do on actual real issues like the economy and how to figure it out. Maybe if someone posted what the cast of Jersey Shore thought about the economy we would get more interest in it? Maybe if someone promised to post tits at the end of every page?
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Seriously though why does something about tea have to go on for 8 pages. I swear to God we get more opinions on dumb things like this (gay marriage, the muslim boogie men, Glen Beck, Fox News, Jon Stewart, Why Obama is a muslim boogie man) than we do on actual real issues like the economy and how to figure it out. Maybe if someone posted what the cast of Jersey Shore thought about the economy we would get more interest in it? Maybe if someone promised to post tits at the end of every page?
    True. We're much like Congress in that regard.
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    his ratings haven't dropped?
    Is that what you sit around a hope for?
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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    You mean his staff wouldn't take him seriously on serious issues... like a couple Leftists presidents have? Both Obama and Clinton tried to neutralize Rush, others tried too... attempting to make him the unofficial leader of the Republicans in Congress. It backfires every time it has been tried. In fact, they help focus attention on him, them and the issue at hand.

    Obama tried to neutralize Rush right out of the box, and paid dearly for bringing Rush to the forefront. I was Rush who was 1000-miles ahead of the curve, by stating, "I hope he fails".

    My bet is none. You don't go to work year after year to be repulsed daily.

    Some of it is schitck, and targets thin skinned Leftists, so they become further unglued.

    The most successful radio show for 20+ years isn't built on repulsive behavior. Perhaps to hard core Leftists.

    He has a healthy ego, but a good portion of the ego-spiel is designed specifically to tweak Leftists.

    He's known to go up and down with weight. Sometimes he's thinner, sometimes heavier.

    If you'd listen to his show you'd realize he goes on diets.
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    That was Newman's model, but doesn't have to serve everyone.

    Not stupid and childish, especially when you have Rush haters. Just a little fun. You know what that is dontcha?


    You bet it is. Where do you think the money comes to pay for him? And the people syndicating his show make a good chunk too. His show has a huge nationwide audience, some 600 to 700 stations, there is what, some 30-minutes of ads per show. That's 18,000 to 21,000 advertising minutes per show... per day, 250-days per year. Cha-ching. If they charged a $100 a minute, they'd make 450 million annually. You know his ad space goes for more than $100/min.

    No... that he has one and it seems to have launched successfully.

    You start OK, then default to the patriotic bit. He hasn't sold it as patriotic, as you admitted at the start of this paragraph, and he doesn't need to start a venture to prove he's patriotic. A couple decades behind a mic has clearly proven he is.

    How do you know the tea is ****ty? What if it succeeds famously due to its quality? He knows Leftists will be loathe to buy it, but he has a captive audience, and polarization helps with a successful product launch. To be continuously successful, the product need to move people to buy a second, 3rd... and 10th time.

    Do you find Warren Buffett tacky too? He promotes Sees Candy, DQ, Geico, Nebraska Furiture Mart and Borsheims not all the time but often. What is the difference between Buffett and Limbaugh? Both own ventures that seek to make money, and both promote said ventures.

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    People go to work everyday to get paid. She makes a lot of money... I know a lot of people who go to work everyday for a paycheck but find some aspects of their job repulsive.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Seriously though why does something about tea have to go on for 8 pages. I swear to God we get more opinions on dumb things like this (gay marriage, the muslim boogie men, Glen Beck, Fox News, Jon Stewart, Why Obama is a muslim boogie man) than we do on actual real issues like the economy and how to figure it out. Maybe if someone posted what the cast of Jersey Shore thought about the economy we would get more interest in it? Maybe if someone promised to post tits at the end of every page?
    I've heard Snooki is anti-Keynesian, but doesn't completely buy the Austrian school, while The Situation used to be a supply-sider, but has changed his views since the Great Recession began.

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Good tea! Almost as good as mine!

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

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    Re: Rush Limbaugh launches his own brand of (patriotic) iced tea

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You do realize that filipinos are not a violation of flag code, right?



    If the flag is being burned in order to dispose of it when damaged, it is not a violation of flag code. If it is being burned in protest, it is. What Rush is doing is also a violation of flag code.

    As far as wrong or right n th emoral sense, I don't really care one way or the other. They are both violations of flag code, though.



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