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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Word on the street is that Iron Sky sucks hard. It has a bunch nastiness about Sarah Palin but mostly it sucks for more holistic reasons. It just ain’t a good movie.

    In other words, if Brad can get past the Palin digs he will love it.

    I have high hopes for Act of Valor. I hope it makes $10 billion.

  2. Locke n Load says:

    live ammo was used in the filming you know…

  3. notamobster says:

    I can’t wait to see it. Been anticipating it since Jim posted the trailer. They used real troops, real kit, real tactics.

    Can’t wait!

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    This girl’s voice should be an option for every automotive GPS navigation system. Seriously, I would choose it. What cutie.

  5. Uke says:

    And now for your daily dose of suck:

    Intrade now has BHO’s chances of getting reelected at about 60%.

    That is up from almost 45% in October, and–if you exclude the 70% bin Laden kill spike–is very near his highest odds of low 60′s prior to the bin Laden kill.

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    Tragedy strikes near the Revo Compound. It is getting intense local news coverage. Earlier they were reporting only one death. Now the death toll has risen to two. I hope it doesn’t get any worse.

    Details.

  7. AW Mens says:

    I got mutton to say RD.

  8. vanagram says:

    On the topic of movies, I actually watched “Hobo With A Shotgun” this weekend.

    It was absolutely the worst movie ever produced. I think they actually returned empty soda cans to finance the production. Did Rutger Hauer fall on financial hard times to agree to be in this thing?

    Yes, I get the whole “grind house” genre they were going for, but the acting (actually, there was none) and production quality was over the top bad — so bad it became comical.

  9. Bman says:

    Speaking of lousy acting, I am still perplexed why this scene wasn’t nominated for an Oscar. At :05 you will know what I mean. You just can’t teach that kind of acting.

  10. sortahwitte says:

    RD. I saw the tragic news. The whole nation of islam is in public mourning. I also heard there is a worldwide run on fruit markets with fresh oranges.

  11. Bman says:

    So…this debate is about the….Olympics?

  12. DarthJay says:

    I’m sure this comes as such a shock to everyone here.

    http://news.yahoo.com/wave-of-attacks-in-iraq-ends-weeks-of-calm.html

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    While hiking down along the border this morning, I saw a Muslim extremist fall into the Rio Grande River . He was struggling to stay afloat because of all the guns and bombs he was carrying.

    Along with him was a Mexican who was also struggling to stay afloat because of the large backpack of drugs that was strapped to his back. If they didn’t get help, they’d surely drown.

    Being a responsible Texan and abiding by the law to help those in distress, I informed the El Paso County Sheriff ‘s Office and Homeland Security.

    It is now 4 PM, both have drowned, and neither authority has responded. I’m starting to think I wasted two stamps.

  14. notamobster says:

    Just took Mrs Nota for some fried chicken and a movie. The chicken was alright.

    The movie: incredible.

    The dialogue was forced in the non action scenes -but no one cares because these anonymous men are not actors. They are real active duty Navy SEALs.

    The fighting is gritty, pulse-pounding, and INTENSE.

    For action movie guys and most Vets – this movie is a solid 5 stars.

  15. R.D. Walker says:

    If it is clear and dark where you are, quick go outside and look west. The three brightest objects in the night sky – Moon, Venus and Jupiter – are all in a nice row. It is pretty cool.

  16. notamobster says:

    I saw it! I was wondering at the amazing show. Thanks for the explanation. I love you nerds. You keep me from having to look stuff up.Smiley

  17. Slaphappypap says:

    I have a little gathering of friends watching the pretentious douchbags from Hollywood. All this time they were calling us racist and their little club is made up of filthy liberal white men.

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/academy/la-et-unmasking-oscar-academy-project-html,0,7473284.htmlstory

  18. DarthJay says:

    A nice little video I came across today on StumbleUpon…

  19. JenR says:

    Nota – we also saw Act of Valor on Saturday. I highly recommend! If any of you take your wife to see it make sure you bring some Kleenex for her.

  20. notamobster says:

    For her? I mustve gotten some dust in my eyes cause they had a tear well up and roll out of each one at the end.

  21. notamobster says:

    Where are the statesmen? Where are those who care more for liberty than self?

    I’m so f-king sick of this game we play every 4 years…

    I want to choke someone.

  22. R.D. Walker says:

    Dear Lance from Seattle.

    I am not in the blog business in order to engage in email correspondence. Join the discussion on the forum and, as long as you are respectful, Revoistas will be respectful in return.

    You say Santorum has some bad spirituality. Let’s hear about it. It can’t be any worse than that of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, can it?

  23. Slaphappypap says:

    Foxnews has Romney taking Arizona.

  24. Slaphappypap says:

    Romney just took Michigan.

  25. MadBrad says:

    Have you ever noticed how a tiny little bit of dog shit on the sole of ones shoe can make the workspace cubicle experience a highly aromatic one?

  26. MadBrad says:

    A guy goes to the Post Office to apply for a job.

    The interviewer asks him, “Are you allergic to anything?”

    He replies, “Yes, caffeine. I can’t drink coffee.”

    “Ok, Have you ever been in the military service?”

    “Yes,” he says, “I was in Iraq for one tour.”

    The interviewer says, “That will give you 5 extra points toward employment.” Then he asks, “Are you disabled in any way?”

    The guy says, “Yes. A bomb exploded near me and I lost both my testicles.”

    The interviewer grimaces and then says, “Okay. You’ve got enough points for me to hire you right now. Our normal hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can start tomorrow at 10:00 am, and plan on starting at 10:00 am every day.”

    The guy is puzzled and asks, “If the work hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 PM, why don’t you want me here until 10:00 am?”

    “This is a government job”, the interviewer says. “For the first two hours, we just stand around drinking coffee and scratching our balls. No point in you coming in for that.”

  27. MadBrad says:

    The laptop at home is nearly non-functional, which is why I can only launch comments today for the most part. Even THAT is forbidden from the workplace but I do it anyway.

  28. Bman says:

    Michelle Obama won’t be happy with this. Buttered pasta? Not a very healthy food choice….

  29. R.D. Walker says:

    Why would anyone want the KKK to tend to their chickens?

  30. Bman says:

    Some people like white meat? I dunno

  31. MadBrad says:

    BMan, the PBR Mind Meld has been at work yet again. Last night I fell victim to a brainstorm along these lines. I say “fell victim to” because it was a random idea that just hit my brain of its own accord. Yes, I was drinking PBR last night. Coincidence? I think NOT!

  32. Bman says:

    No Brad, it is not coincidence! I wasn’t drinking PBR last night but the effects from the weekend still works its magic. By the way, i am convinced that PBR makes one smarter. I agree with Cliff Claven and his theory. If I could find it, I will post it. It is really quite brilliant.

  33. R.D. Walker says:

    Davy Jones will not be singing at your prom Marcia. He is dead

    I can’t believe he was 66. RIP Mr. Jones.

  34. BrunDawg says:

    Helplessness is a learned behavior.
    “A 14-year-old boy wounded along with two other youths in a drive-by shooting Wednesday waited until he was able to see a school nurse [14 hours later] at West Side [Chicago] elementary school this morning to report he had been shot outside the school, police said.” Granted it was only a grazing shot to the foot but I wonder if he even considered calling po-po.

  35. R.D. Walker says:

    Over at Rolling Stone…

    So Andrew Breitbart is dead. Here’s what I have to say to that, and I’m sure Breitbart himself would have respected this reaction: Good! Fuck him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.

    That’s okay. When Michael Moore’s tallow laden heart inevitably explodes or Keith Olbermann drowns in his own douchebag we will remember that civility isn’t important at all.

  36. notamobster says:

    I wasn’t civil when murtha or Kennedy punched their tickets.

  37. KWMatthews says:

    It’s been a long and somber day. This made me laugh. NSFW language to be safe:

    http://morninghead.com/index

  38. Bman says:

    I recommend the movie Courageous.

    At times, it resembled an after school special, but for the most part it was a good flick and great message. Watch it.

  39. sortahwitte says:

    Me too, Bman. Courageous was produced by the same company that put on Fireproof a couple years ago. Another movie about how men are called of God to take care of their families. We must become men of integrity.

  40. R.D. Walker says:

    Gosh fellas, check this out. This was filmed in 2010 when Susana Hoffs – the lead singer – was 51 years old. All I can say is… Oh. My. God.

  41. TN-Cat says:

    WOW. That crush that hit me watching her in the Egyptian garb has just turned into a full fledged….

    Not sure.

  42. Uke says:

    That cannot be a 51 year old…

  43. Uke says:

    Cryogenically frozen for 20 years and then thawed out?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Uke: Maybe.

      The missus and I are watching the last episode of Firefly right now.

  44. Tn-Cat says:

    Can’t believe she is three years older than I am. She must do Yoga.

  45. Uke says:

    Sweeeet. :D

    Well, bittersweet, technically. Heh.

    Y’all still at least got Serenity left unwatched? It’s a fantastic cap on it all if you have.

  46. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, I wish there were a hundred more episodes. I’m a browncoat now.

    We plan to watch Serenity tomorrow night.

  47. sortahwitte says:

    Re: Susanna.

    I am the only guy in an all female yoga class. For the last three years. I assure you that in my class there are some women older than 60 who do look like that.

  48. locke n load says:

    Are you yanking my chain Sorta? Yoga can’t be doing that, there must be massive lifestyle sacrifices involved. I refuse to drink wheatgrass, yuck.
    Actually, if you walked thru beijing any morning you’d find dozens of 50-70 yr olds doing tai chi in unison and really, they all looked great too… hmmmmm.

  49. Uke says:

    @RD
    Awesome clip, heh. For some reason that one always makes me think of how we could use a heaping helping of Captain Mal in our foreign policy attitude.

    Enjoy the movie tonight. Great weekend viewing choice in my my ever so humble opinion. And I can almost guarantee that you’ll find another clip/quote (or several) to be welcomed in Revo-Land.

    @LnL
    Isn’t it a scientific fact that Asian women don’t physically age until they hit the age of 50-60 or something, and then they tend to get mack truck hit all at once at that point?

  50. sortahwitte says:

    Some of you know I have had heart problems in the past. My heart quit firing a heartbeat by itself. I now have an implanted defibrillator to do that. I was on a pre-transplant list at one time, but not now. Prayer had a lot to do with where I am now, but yoga helped. Basically on reducing stress and controlling breathing by getting more oxygen in each breath.

    And, yes, if I were a single guy, I would start going to yoga classes. Lots of beautiful, intelligent, healthy, single women of all ages. Healthy: if you know what I mean and I think you do.

  51. notamobster says:

    Healthy as in – they drink wheatgrass? ;-)

  52. R.D. Walker says:

    Just finished Serenity. Damn. That was intense. Good damned Scifi with a political message that flies true on this site. Fourteen episodes and a movie aren’t enough. I want to know what happens now that the Alliance is weakened.

    I will say this, Serenity is the most badly misnamed movie ever. :-)

    Kick ass quote and timely as all hell…

    Sure as I know anything, I know this – they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave.

    And then there was River as a student telling her teacher why the Independents fought the Alliance when all the Alliance wanted was to take care of them and, as her teacher said, let them “enjoy the comfort and enlightenment of our civilization.”

    People don’t like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don’t run, don’t walk. We’re in their homes and in their heads and we haven’t the right. We’re meddlesome.

    Goosebumps.

  53. Locke n Load says:

    Yup, guess I need a few days of downtime with Netflix. Oh well. I can’t remember the last time I watched 3 hours of TV in a day much less in a row..

    Curious, has anyone seen or heard reviews on John Cater of Mars yet? I need to know if I should hunt down the director for screwing with one of the finest sci-fi/fantasy series ever written. Borroughs did his best work with John Carter, not that goof Tarzan.

    Oh, and Uke. Depends on what part of Asia you refer to. In my late 20′s I once drooled over a Phillipino chick who worked with me and I THOUGHT was around 30 or so. Over beers and laughs she informed me she was in her late fifties. She offered me a date with her daughter though, lol. Then theres the Koreans…they spoil like KimChi at about 35. Japanese women hold it together very well, Thai too. As for the Chinese, it all depends on where your family originated. My Beijing bred in-laws look outstanding and my wife…good lord. I only wish my kids get some of that magic.

  54. Slaphappypap says:

    Awesome. The Godfather is on. So I was talking to this women at work. She’s an immigrant so as usual I’m intrigued. I’ve watched her stay real quiet and read. Read a lot. So one day I asked her:
    What do you think of Fidel Castro?

    Answer: Communist.

    What do you think of Hugo Chavez?

    Answer: He’s the same as Castro.

    So what do you think of Evo Morales?

    Answer: Stupid Communist.

    What do you think of Barack Obama?

    Answer: First she looks over both her shoulders and says “He’s the same as the others you mentioned.”

    I love immigrants.

  55. Locke n Load says:

    Bwahahahahahahaha!
    Smart lady!

    Dude, I can’t TELL you how many immigrants from central america I’ve met who say EXACTLY that

  56. Slaphappypap says:

    I just facebook messaged you Locke.

  57. Locke n Load says:

    Why I love Ray Wylie Hubbard…

    hehehehe

    A classic Hubbard tune

  58. Uke says:

    @RD

    Goosebumps.

    Ain’t it the truth though? I swear that if there are any movies that can be held up as conservative/libertarian icons, Serenity is likely chief among them.

    Hell, those quotes you linked? The scenes from which they were taken? I’m pretty sure they were taken from Real Revo archives, right? lol

    Serenity is, for all intents and purposes, the Hollywood manifestation of The Real Revo… the movie that The Real Revo would make if we could.

    All you other proud Revoistas? You’ve got a helluva treat waiting for you if you haven’t seen this series yet.

  59. R.D. Walker says:

    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Do you even know why they sent you?

    The Operative: It’s not my place to ask. I believe in something greater than myself. A better world. A world without sin.

    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: So me and mine gotta lay down and die… so you can live in your better world?

  60. Uke says:

    That’s pretty much what an authoritarian or totalitarian regime with a grand vision requires.

    (And what such regime doesn’t have such grand designs?)

    See: Holodomor and Great Leap Forward.

    ***

    You know, years from now, we’ll have the technology to do incredible things to humans. In the name of societal improvement and advancement, I have no doubt we’ll be able to enhance or implant what would currently be imagined as “superhuman powers.”

    In small doses, these capabilities already exist. We have chemicals that can kill, sedate, pacify, sterilize, etc. And they’ve all been used to greater or lesser degrees. What do you think happens in a world, a century or more from now, when methods get even more potent, subtle, or more easily dispersed?

    The primary constant that exists is the human characteristic of libido dominandi. The lust for power. It will constantly manifest itself and too-often orchestrate the world’s (or universe’s, as the case may be) greatest atrocities using whatever tools are available to it.

    In that way, Serenity is less an out-there sci-fi tale than a tale of the absolute truth of human nature.

  61. Locke n Load says:

    could this be the long lost Bman Anthem?

  62. John Cox says:

    I thought I’d pass on this post that appeared on my Facebook wall today…

    THIS ONE PACKS A FIRM PUNCH

    Written by a housewife in New Brunswick , to
    her local newspaper. This is one ticked off lady…

    “Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was
    it or was it not, started by Islamic people who
    brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001
    and have continually threatened to do so since?

    Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered
    that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from
    the capitol of the USA and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

    Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?

    Do you think I care about four U. S. Marines urinating on some dead Taliban insurgents?

    And I’m supposed to care that a few Taliban were
    claiming to be tortured by a justice system of a
    nation they are fighting against in a brutal Insurgency.

    I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle
    East, start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief
    of which, is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan .

    I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are
    sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head, while Berg
    screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

    I’ll care when the cowardly so-called insurgents
    in Afghanistan , come out and fight like men,
    instead of disrespecting their own religion by
    hiding in Mosques and behind women and children.

    I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow
    themselves up in search of Nirvana, care about the
    innocent children within range of their suicide Bombs.

    I’ll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that
    their freedom of Speech on stories, is more important than
    the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting
    at home, to hear about them when something happens.

    In the meantime, when I hear a story about a
    CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent
    terrorist to obtain information, know this:

    I don’t care.

    When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the
    head when he is told not to move because he
    might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:

    I don’t care. Shoot him again.

    When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed ‘special’ food, that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe, in your heart of hearts:

    I don’t care.

    And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes
    it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran.’
    Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it.

    I don’t care!!

    If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to
    all your E-mail Friends. Sooner or later, it’ll get to
    the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!

    If you don’t agree, then by all means hit the delete
    button. Should you choose the latter, then please don’t
    complain when more atrocities committed by radical
    Muslims happen here in our great Country! And may I add:

    Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering, if
    during their life on earth, they made a difference in
    the world. But, the Soldiers don’t have that problem.

    I have another quote that I would like to
    share AND…I hope you forward All this.

    One last thought for the day:

    Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

    1. Jesus Christ

    2. The British Soldier.

    3. The Canadian Soldier.

    4. The US Soldier, and

    5. The Australian Soldier

    One died for your soul,
    the other four, for you and your children’s Freedom.

    YOU MIGHT WANT TO PASS THIS ON,
    AS MANY SEEM TO FORGET!

    AMEN! GOD BLESS CANADA AND AMERICA .

  63. Locke n Load says:

    hehehe, LOVE IT John. Thats an LnL qualified Revo Rant if I ever saw one.

    JD, I haven’t seen word posted about your attendance at this years Revopalooza. Don’t MAKE me drag your ass out of NC all the way to Branson…

  64. sortahwitte says:

    From a man who is a syndicated columnist. Growing up as a preacher’s kid, he spent part of his youth in my town. From Argus Hamilton.

    “Georgetown’s Law School’s Sandra Fluke testified in congress that the women in her law school are having so much sex they need federal help buying contraceptives. This idea might help. If the law school would put all the classes on screwing clients into the same semester instead of spreading them out over three years it would reduce the cost dramatically.”

  65. Locke n Load says:

    bwahahahahah!

  66. John Cox says:

    President Obama’s proposed budget for 2013 marks the 5th year in a row of having over $1 trillion dollar deficit. The government will add another $1 trillion dollars on the nation’s credit card. Nobody seems to care. If the country is just fine with borrowing another trillion here and another trillion there, then let’s do this: Borrow a $1 trillion and give every man, woman and child in America $3,200 cash. That’s right. With my four kids, that would be a nice $19,200 payday. Why are people not in the streets with pitchforks?

  67. Locke n Load says:

    Want me to do the rest of the math for you John? Wait, better, nothing educates like doing it yourself…

    Ok then, take our current GDP and add 2% annually for the next 4 years.
    Put those numbers against our debt rising at 15% annually because of deficit spending.

    So, where is our debt/GDP ratio in 2016?

  68. Locke n Load says:

    Clerks II : best comedy sequel ever?

  69. Bman says:

    Naw. I say this movie had the best sequel.

  70. Locke n Load says:

    Oh man, I dunno…
    Good sequel though. Hard to top Airplane. Have you even SEEN clerks and clerks II?
    Give the man credit, he managed to insert this with a woman I’d watch dancing it over and over…

    Rewatch it Bman, Clerks II is genius.

  71. Bman says:

    I haven’t seen either one.

  72. Locke n Load says:

    Dude, you MUST watch them both. Are you kidding me? Never seen Clerks????? It was actually the 1st in a triad that then jumped into uberweirdness with Dogma.
    Holy crap man, do I need to send you some DVDs? Mallrats wasn’t the best but Chasing Amy was fantastic and disturbing at the same time. Watch it and you’ll see why.

    Kevin Smith has made some great films IMHO but Clerks II is one of his best. Much like a Monty Python flick it’s succesive sequences of fantastic snippets. Just get it, trust me. Get Clerks and Clerks II. Sit down with a 12 pack and watch them both, you’ll thank me later.

  73. Bman says:

    Hmmmm… I suppose I can give it a try. However, I noticed you mentioned Monty Python. I must confess, I am no fan of his stuff. Really. I can’t watch any of his movies for more than 12 minutes. Part of the problem is me. I have a hell of a time understanding the heavy english accents…in any movie. It isn’t enjoyable for me. It must be the Hanyak in me, but I can’t understand a damned thing they are saying.

  74. Locke n Load says:

    Ok, maybe that was a bit too film school of me. This is NOT a python-esqu flick, its set in new jersey.
    Kevin Smith has a way of putting scenes together that have a flow about them. Python was masterful at making every scene a little skit unto itself. Smith does the same thing but in a different way, you’ll see. His movies are vignettes styled after modern slacker conversations but they all work toward the aim of the movie beautifully. I guess what I’m saying is you could take 5 minute snips out of most of his movies and judge them independently as commentaries. The stuff is GOOD. Clerks is an underground classic because it captures so much of the gen-x ethos. Clerks II finishes the story with the same method but more seriously. Just trust me, rent ‘em. You’ll love them. You’re of the generation, it will make sense. I think Kevin is a misunderstood genius of cinema for his ability to capture language and attitude. You be the judge.
    I doubt you’ll walk away with the blahs from the two movies.

  75. notamobster says:

    I love clerks, clerks II, a good bit of Dogma (the buddy Christ is awesome!), mallrats, chasing amy… Clerks & Clerks II are his best.

    I haven’t seen his uber-lefty movie Red State, and probably won’t until the day that I’m bored to tears. It seems to try and lump us red-staters into the fanatical religious zealots category. I can’t force myself to watch it when I have better things to do like clip my toenails, or whatever…

    He also directed Zack & Miri Make a Porno(funny) and Cop Out (B Willis/T Morgan – funny).

  76. Uke says:

    Posting from my new iPhone 4S. Revo goes mobile! :D

  77. R.D. Walker says:

    Thirty advertisers and two radio stations have now dropped Rush Limbaugh. Latest include Netflix and Capital One.

    It was pretty boneheaded and totally polluted the whole issue so I am having a hard time feeling too sorry for him.

    As for the businesses; well, they are in the business of business.

  78. Locke n Load says:

    Rush turns away advertisers usually. I doubt this will hurt him in the slightest. What bothers me about this is the advertisers are being targeted by a VERY coordinated crowd that has been trying to take him off the air for decades. Removing Rush is just about the holy grail for fairness doctrine zealots. I think I might have to write up a form letter to send to every client that bailed on him.
    I’m serious, I won’t use their services and will tell others not to as well. Its cowardice on their part. I’ve seen this same game played dozens of times over in Chicago at firms targeted by Jesse Jackson. He threatened them and they caved. They almost never needed to. Properly played its a badge of honor NOT to cave.

    Got a link to the cowards that bailed on him? I think it would be well worth my time to see if they also advertise on Maher’s show or MSNBC in general.

  79. R.D. Walker says:

    I have chosen my advertising venues for more tenuous reasons that this. Advertising budgets are limited and there are a world of options.

  80. Locke n Load says:

    I don’t doubt you’re correct. I also know these folks over-value the short term negative impact of name association in a long term name recognition game.
    Rush didn’t pull a Tiger WOods and completely implode. He brought more ears to his stations while saying something inflammatory. Thats his job. I defy Carbonite to find more ears, more loyal ears, over at ABCBSNBCNNMSNBC.
    I guess I know absolutely squat about targeted advertising but I suspect staying with Rush wouldn’t have cost them even a fraction of the losses the boycotters implied. Now they’re off to try new venues with less ears, less brand loyalty, and more question marks. Maybe it makes sense to them for good marketing reasons but I know for sure I won’t use then. Ever.

  81. TN-Cat says:

    Just cancelled my Netflix account. Not that they would know why anyway, they didn’t even have a place to comment.

    It sucked anyway.

  82. R.D. Walker says:

    Let’s see, in order to help bazillionaire Rush, I would have to drop my credit card provider, my auto insurance, my homeowners insurance, Netflix, my wife’s Carbonite, give up on John Deere and a good office supplier.

    Nope. Can’t do it. Who the hell has time?

  83. R.D. Walker says:

    Besides, I am annoyed with Rush – the all seeing, all knowing el Rushbo, of the Limbaugh Institute for Conservative Studies – for walking blindly into a leftist ambush, for allowing the narrative to become about him, for making conservatives look like sex haters and giving the Democrats the opportunity to define this whole damned issue.

  84. Notamobster says:

    Agreed, RD. He should know better.

  85. Bman says:

    Know better? His ratings are about to increase!

    Yes, he knows better.

  86. TN-Cat says:

    My kids think I’m an idiot for canceling Netflix.

    I tried to explain to them that Netflix has every right to spend their advertising dollars in whatever market they feel gets the best return. But to pull their advertising dollars in order to stifle free speech, a right that many have lost their lives to defend, in order to appease a small but very vocal group of radicals made me take action.

    Response?
    How am I going to watch the older Waliking Dead shows?

    Let’s see, walking dead or free speech? Unfortunately most of America will choose the Walking Dead.

    They decide where to spend their advertising dollars, I’ll decide where to spend my cash.

  87. John B. says:

    RD My oldest is switching from a Psych major at a state university to an education major at a local college. Most of my arguing points came from some of your posts. Thank you.

  88. R.D. Walker says:

    You are welcome John. Your oldest is absolutely, positively doing the right thing.

  89. John Cox says:

    I just cancelled by Netflix account. I cancelled my HBO last year because of Bill Maher.