Considering the horrible antics of right-wing nutjob/racist/hatemonger Rush Limbaugh, it only seems fair to hurt him in a way he understands – through money. While there are a lot of hateful people who support a fool like Rush, when it comes down to it sponsorships keep him on the air, and if those sponsorships go away (Hello, Glenn Beck!) the show goes away.
There is a list of sponsors available from the Left Leaning Liberal Lady blog, but a common problem most people face with this type of boycott is what alternatives they have to the companies they are going to stop using.
This is where folks like me come in. 🙂
Below is a list of companies that currently advertise with the companies who put this racist fool on the air… along with some of their competitors who you could switch to using to send a stronger message. I’m not saying these companies are even particularly aware that their advertising is being used to sponsor a hatemonger, but if enough people switch the message will be heard.
Without further delay…
ProFlowers – Try 1-800-Flowers, they are a fantastic company I have been using for years without a single issue.
Sleep Train – Give Sleepy’s a try. While their delivery services could be better, I’ve had great experiences with their customer service, going so far as to replace a mattress which the manufacturer stated was “within the bounds of warranty” but had obvious defects. Not their fault but they still came through.
eHarmony – Try Match.com. Can’t speak for their services personally, but I have a fair number of friends who have found successful and lasting relationships courtesy of their site.
Carbonite – Give Mozy a shot. They offer great pricing and have been repeatedly recognized for just how good their services are.
Oreck Vacuum Cleaners – Go Dyson. Superior product, and while it may cost a bit more, they stand behind their hardware.
AutoZone – Support a local shop. They need the help and will generally have better mechanics with more years of service under their belts than anyone you find in an auto chain.
Citrix – Give Webex a shot. They have a better network for delivering services and competitive pricing.
Fight stupidity by any means necessary.