Naughty and nice: Holiday shoppers hijack ‘Stop Rush’ database to support Limbaugh sponsors

Editor’s note: See update at the bottom of this post before using the Stop Rush database.

Last week Twitchy told you about Leigh Brown, the “no BS realtor” who slapped down the Twitter thugs who targeted her business after it was added to the Stop Rush database of Rush Limbaugh sponsors.

But Brown’s RE/MAX franchise is far from the only business being threatened by anti-Rush goons. The Stop Rush database contains thousands of businesses, large and small. And each and every day, the Twitter bully brigade uses the database to aid its campaign against those who commit the high crime of advertising on Limbaugh’s program.

But like Leigh Brown, happy warriors are fighting back by letting these businesses know that ignoring the bullies will pay off. Instead of using the Stop Rush database to boycott Limbaugh sponsors, they’re hijacking it for a Christmas shopping buycott.

‘Tis the season of giving! Who knew the anti-Rush crowd was into this giving stuff?

The Stop Rush database even has a handy search function so you can find small businesses that advertise on your local station. Happy shopping!


Some of the Stop Rush crew and a couple of Twitchy commenters say that searching the database automatically spams sponsors.

Automated email harassment? Classy! And just about the only thing that could make these tools appear even less credible.

If anyone has more info on this, please leave a comment below. If true, it’s easy enough to see what businesses these spammers are targeting by keeping an eye on the #StopRush hashag on Twitter.

But it’s likely businesses will filter out a flood of carbon copy hate mail anyway. As Twitchy commenter WisconsinPatriot notes:

I am certain that form hate mail from a source such as that, would be ignored or disposed of. If they are aware that WE are using it for good(not evil), maybe they will use it as a sales forecasting tool. Just a thought.

If you patronize any of these businesses, be sure to let them know how you found them and that the hate mail is coming from spammers, not a large number of angry consumers.

View the Stop Rush database here.


We have yet to see any evidence that the database auto-contacts Rush’s sponsors. Color us skeptical, but again, please let us know if a sponsor confirms that it’s happening.

  • TwitWit

    Someone needs to update Rush’s demographics. although I have no issue sharing Rush with the 60+ crowd, the moronic leftists know that Rush has a HUGE 42 and under Generation X following.

    For some reason no-one seems to remember the kids born in the 70’s! We are here! We are here!

    • TugboatPhil

      There’s also the Rush Babies of the 90s!

      • Mellow Melon

        I am a proud Rush Baby!!

        • Lady 12

          Yeah! Me too!

    • b_truit

      I’m 28, watched rush when he was on tv in early 90’s listen to him still.

    • clgp

      I’m 30, so that would make me a “Rush Preschooler”

    • Emily B

      I’m 35 and I’ve been listening since high school!

    • Silenttype78

      I’m 34 and I actually started listening after the left went crazy over Sandra Fluke.
      Now,I never miss a show!

      • b_truit

        Welcome aboard!

      • Shawn Smith

        Sandra Fluke should be sending Limbaugh thank you cards every week. He’s the only reason anyone knows who she is.

        • disqus_eric

          Hence, she’s a fluke.

          • origionalwinja

            ahh i c what u did there… LOL and i love it!

      • seriouslysickntired

        Welcome home!

    • Tessa I.

      Amen to that–and born later than the ’70s, too! 24 years old, grew up with Cubs broadcasts and Rush. My little brother is 15, and he’s just the same. Viva la Rusholution.

    • JadedByPolitics

      I am 46 and starting listening to him just 3 scant years ago, so I am a newbie, I hadn’t realized what I was missing and my husband now listens to him also, he too is 46

    • Laura

      Gen Xer here – and an avid Ditto-head!

    • aPLWBinAK

      To be fair, you may be a little biased because he mentioned you on his show :) But seriously, do any of you younger more tech savvy people know how to make that list show businesses by state? I clicked on the link, but don’t want to read through 3,000+ business names to find those in my state.

    • annoyinglittletwerp

      Amen to that. I was born in ’70 and have been listening to Rush since-I think-the early ’90’s!

    • righthook38

      Absolutely! And I’m one of them.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Agreed, 40 and female. That makes me a ‘Rush Babe’ or something?

      • piker1

        Yes it does! I’m a 40 year old Rush Babe as well.

    • bullet2354

      Gen X at your service! – Mega Dittos and Merry Christmas; been listening since “America held hostage day 124”

      Gee – that list of sponsors is huge.
      (Notice how the libs try to stop free speech? Anything BUT debate the issues and principles.)

      • Shawn Smith

        It’s really strange to me, because back in the 90s liberals were all about defending free speech. That was what they talked about quite a bit. The past decade or so, that’s completely reversed. I was too young then to really see it, but I suspect even back then, the defense of free speech was just a facade about speech *they liked*, and censorship otherwise was fine.

        It is truly disturbing to see how deeply they’ve fallen in love with silencing their foes.

        • bicentennialguy

          It’s just like their “civil rights” laurels….they were (are) the party of slavery, segregation, poll taxes, blocking the schoolhouse doors, fire hoses, Jim Crow, etc. But now, everyone believes it was the Republicans who did this.

    • Pablo

      Yeah, it must be the 60+ crowd that have him #1 in Los Freaking Angeles.,0,4622170.story

  • Ed_Driscoll

    Does accessing the Stop Rush database automatically send a hate email to any business you search on that has an email account? It appears that way at first glance. That might be one reason not to use this database.

    • Katy Schnule

      It does,I think.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      But, you know what….I am certain that form hate mail from a source such as that, would be ignored or disposed of. If they are aware that WE are using it for good(not evil), maybe they will use it as a sales forecasting tool. Just a thought.

  • TugboatPhil

    How can Obama voters boycott real businesses? Don’t they pretty much just go to convenience stores and places that take EBT?

    • Lady 12

      McDonalds, Wal-Mart, and Goodwill are all on that list. They can boycott those places. But as for the other places… I doubt it.

    • piker1

      Phil, you’re awesome….

  • Joe

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked by some sort of work site, or home repair work, and hear Rush playing on their radios. Do they choose classic rock? Nope it’s smart, conservative talk blasting away.

    • stu11926

      That’s because they’re WORKING. We all know democrats don’t work. If they were part of the dem culture, They’d be laying around watching to see who Snooky or some Kardashian is going to bang next.

  • peteee363

    wow, buying christmas presents, and making a leftist’s head explode, what a deal!

  • ZoriahShepard

    I’m proud that I’ve already been buycotting many national companies that support Rush. I hope these insane liberals never learn and keep trying to push their boycotting agendas of conservatives and various businesses that don’t tow Obama’s line.
    I wonder how many of their heads exploded when those dummies realized that their favorite mega company Wal-Mart sponsors Rush. Whatever will they do??

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Blood will shoot out of their eyes. I would LOVE to see it.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Oh, yeah–another liberal tactic backfired!

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Danny, by the time we finish with these goons,EVERY liberal tactic will backfire!

  • Monica

    YEA 4 all of U that support Rush…………..People dont like to hear the truth, and thats why they hate him.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Your post is rather incoherent, who is “they”? I assume the he is Rush. People DO like to hear the truth, and that is precisely why they listen to Rush. If you are just being hateful, your hate is food for us. Thanks.

      • Lord Foggybottom

        There is nothing incoherent about her post. She’s saying people (liberals) hate Rush (him) because he (Rush) delivers the truth.

      • kayakingfatso

        I don’t believe Monica is being hateful. What I get from her comment is that Monica is for those who support Rush, and she is stating the left hates Rush because they don’t like the truth. The first time ’round, I stopped reading her comment when I got to the “U”. 😉

    • WisconsinPatriot

      I opened my BIG yapper way too soon. I re-read the post, instead of editing I will say I am sorry and leave the original stupidity(mine) for all to read. Once I slowed down ad read it again, it made sense. So Sorry!

  • Pablo

    I don’t listen to Rush because it doesn’t fit into my schedule, but I did find a few of his local sponsors that I patronize in their database. One of them’s my local gun shop. Heh.

    • Tabitha Taylor

      If you don’t want to miss the highlights, daily clips are posted online here:
      (at the top of the page you will see you can browse by date) :-)

      • ScaryCheri

        Thanks for the link Tabitha. I am in and out of the truck and usually surf back and forth between 2 local stations but one is VERY full of static, but better than not listening to him. Wish he was on XM but understand why he isn’t.

    • lillymckim

      If you have a smart phone you can also record Rush’s show with the talk radio apps :o)

  • robcrawford2

    Dangit. I’ve been trying to eat low-carb, and now some idiot attacks Skyline Chili for supporting Rush. I really don’t feel like another salad, but a 5-way has 70g of carbs…

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  • Streetiebird

    Thanks for the heads up Twitchy. I was going to do a lot of shopping at Home Depot, Target and/or Walmart to get my new house in shape, now I can shop somewhere that doesn’t support Rush instead!!

    Much appreciated!

    • RPK

      I’m sure all three will do just fine without you.

    • Zanshi

      Shop where you want to; I don’t really care, but PLEASE don’t tell me you support thugs who try to intimidate Rush’s advertisers because they couldn’t drive away his audience. If so, you’re as bad as they are, because you support domestic terrorists. That’s right, some of those Stop Rush thugs *threaten the safety and/or lives of the people who work at the places that advertise during Rush’s time slot.* Even if they weren’t responsible for the ad buys, I might add.
      It’s for that reason that you leftist pigs make me sick!

      • Streetiebird

        LOL you’re precious :) It’s freedom of speech when it comes from the right, but if it comes from the left they’re THUGS trying to intimidate advertisers by threatening their lives! But thanks for your kind words! Merry Christmas!

        • Zanshi

          You’re an ignorant hypocrite. We don’t boycott advertisers. You leftist pigs do. Advertisers don’t endorse the content of the programming; they try to get the word out to as many people as possible so their goods/services are known. If conservatives don’t like something on TV or radio, WE CHANGE THE CHANNEL TO LOWER THE PROGRAM’S RATINGS. We don’t bully sponsors and threaten their lives! Stop projecting your sins onto us, you disgusting pig!

          • Streetiebird

            Yeah! Except when you’re boycotting things! Remember the boycotts of Home Depot, Ford, GAP, Macy’s, JC Penney, DC and Marvel and even Archie comics? Those were just over them trying to be inclusive to gays. There was also the boycott of France, the boycott of Starbucks, etc.

            But thanks for your kind words. Merry Christmas!

          • Zanshi

            And none of those were merely advertisers, were they? Oh! Wait! Were you trying to morally equivocate the difference between a direct boycott and a third party (advertiser) boycott?
            Learn the difference between the two and get back to me.

          • Streetiebird

            Sure, how about the boycott of Lowe’s for being an advertiser on All American Muslim?

          • Zanshi

            I shop there all the time. It has everything I need for home improvement. I didn’t watch the show. Maybe it was the low ratings that got it canceled, and not any advertiser boycotts? Nah, that’s too logical.

          • Streetiebird

            Did I say the boycott was the reason for the show getting cancelled? Someone said that only disgusting liberal slime would boycott advertisers. Turns out they’re wrong.

          • Zanshi

            No, you didn’t. As I recall, there was no concerted effort to harass and intimidate sponsors. No threats were made to innocent people’s safety who worked at said advertiser. No phone calls. No group of mindless robots (like StopRush) wasting their time with it when they could be, you know, working and earning a paycheck. If liberals stopped wasting their time excusing frightening ans disturbed behavior from your own side and started shunning them, you might have my respect.

          • Zanshi

            No, you didn’t. As I recall, there was no concerted effort to harass and intimidate sponsors. No threats were made to innocent people’s safety who worked at said advertiser. No phone calls. No group of mindless robots (like StopRush) wasting their time with it when they could be, you know, working and earning a paycheck. If liberals stopped wasting their time excusing frightening ans disturbed behavior from your own side and started shunning them, you might have my respect.

          • Streetiebird

            Sure, how about the boycott of Lowe’s for being an advertiser on All American Muslim?

        • lainer51

          glad you explained it… you are right on! LMAO..

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      You’re welcome. Those who operate twitchy and the rest of us who support them also support your individual right to take your business where you please regardless of who or what they support. I’d ask that you show us the same respect but I know you trolls are incapable of showing any kind of common courtesy or decensy, let alone a concept as complex and out of your reach as respect.

      • $21367552

        Ummm, sweety, twitchy is calling “Stop Rush” bullies and thugs for exercising their right to *gasp* not support particular businesses. Doesn’t sound particularly courteous or decent to me.

        • Terry

          That’s not it. Individuals are welcome to shop where ever they want. Twitchy calls out the bullies for trying to get masses of other people not to shop with these owners because THEY (the bullies) don’t like Rush. It doesn’t matter, it won’t work. Too many of us (the ones that have jobs) like what Rush has to say, and will gladly shop with his sponsors knowing that the EBT crowd has them under attack just because they advertise on the radio during his program. Using the opposite theory, companies better quit advertising on ABC/NBC/CBS lest someone start a boycott of them because the newscasts on these stations are horribly biased in favor of socialism…. I wouldn’t even think of telling anyone else where to shop based on my political beliefs. (Although if I got crappy service or a bad product, I may warn my friends about it)

        • Jeff Coil

          What they are doing is called “blacklisting”. Remeber that? The Nazis did the same thing. I thought you liberals were opposed to blacklisting. Or do you just oppose such evil tactics when it is used against you?

        • lainer51

          sweetie? what decade are you in?

      • Streetiebird

        LOL you’re precious :) Merry Christmas!

        • Zanshi

          If that’s the only smart thing you can say, then I suggest you play on the Daily Kos. They’re not bright, either.

    • Pablo

      Sweet! One less jackass in the holiday shopping crowd. Thanks, Rush! Merry Christmas!

      • Streetiebird

        Merry Christmas :)

    • lainer51

      knock yourself out…. You can get that “new house” (tent) in shape at the local 2nd hand store.

      • Streetiebird

        Awwww :) Yeah my two bed two bath “tent” with renovated kitchen is gonna be awesome once I shop for stuff at Lowe’s instead of Home Depot!

  • CombatDiver

    Concealed Carry, pro-hunting, god fearing and pro-constitution DITTOS to my fellow twitchy fans.

  • Katy Schnule

    That database doesn’t auto contact. They are bullshitting.

  • ATNorth

    36, listened since 1989.

  • Basset_Hound

    So much for the tolerance of the wonderful Enlightened Left.

    • Shawn Smith

      “Tolerance” is the biggest lie liberals have ever produced, and that’s some serious competition. What it means today is, “You’re allowed to do whatever you want as long as you think exactly like me.”

      • Basset_Hound

        Don’t forget “if you disagree with me you’re a hateful judgemental bully”.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    born in the winter after the summer of love (ahem… ) and started listening to rush in college.

  • Dave Borland

    My guess is that most Rush sponsors do accept EBT cards so they have no worries really being boycotted by lefties.

  • $21367552

    Stop Rush are using their own First Amendment rights to choose not to give their money to particular businesses, and provide that information to others. That hardly makes them bullies or goons. But it does make you sound like a bunch of crybaby idiots.

    • Pablo

      No, they’re not providing information to others. They’re harassing and attacking innocent people.

    • Chris Clinkinbeard

      Ever wonder why Conservatives don’t start “Stop Maddow, Schultz, Matthews, Olbermann (oh that’s right, he’s irrelevant now), Gregory, Williams, etc, etc”?

    • Jeff Coil

      Nobody is saying they should be taken down or silenced. This is why you liberals are so stupid. You think you can use your “first amendment rights” to bully and harass innocent people and damage their buisness, but we conservatives cannot use those same rights to counter and express our disagreement. You are the crybaby idiot.
      FYI want to take a guess at how many of these “Rush sponsors” also advertise on liberal programs and in liberal media? I’m betting most (maybe all) do. That is because every buisness wants to reach as many potential customers as they can. The whole idea that an advertiser “supports” the opinions of the show on which they advertise is just plain ignorant. (The Girl Scouts? Really?).

  • Howzah123

    Gen Xer who has been listening to Rush since he was at 1530 in SacTown baby!

    It’s our time to become the warriors. We all need to do our part and stand up to these Collectivist mobsters who want to scream down any dissent that doesn’t buy into their Marxist Propaganda

  • Moue La Moue (D)

    I’m thirty-one years old. I have a job, listen avidly and I contribute to society by ensuring that my three-year-old offspring is well mannered, respectful of his elders … and starts dancing the minute Rush’s theme comes on the airwaves. He was born in 09′. I’m pretty sure he’ll be a listener. Why? Because he’s got more than enough brain-cells to understand that Socialism is NOT for us.

    • Shawn Smith

      Just be careful when your kid gets to school. I’m increasingly wary of our public schools, and seriously trying to figure out options when our one year old gets to that age. We currently don’t make the money for private schools or for one of us to home school.

      • rivers

        Look for Charter schools in your area. And home-schooling is a lot easier than it used to be. The free resources online and the support from homeschooling communities is amazing. There are even Charter schools for homeschoolers where you can receive funding for programs, activities and supplies. Check out SkyMountain and Golden Valley Charter School in CA. Virtual Academies are also an option, and some school districts actually have their own homeshooling programs.

    • AMSilver

      Thirty-two – I’ve got a little boy the same age as yours, plus a 18mo girl and a new baby on the way. Will be homeschooling my children to make sure they have critical thinking skills and can make decisions based on what the likely result will be rather than their feelings. Listening to Rush can only help with that!

  • Moue La Moue (D)

    Yay, for the Tolerance of the Left! Yay, for Unicorns and Rainbows! Yay, for He who shall Save us ALL! I can not wait to go shopping! Oh right, all my money has been taken away so that someone ELSE can go shopping with it. I’ll get taxed on anything I invest in, then get taxed again on any gains I make by investing. I’ll be “fined” for not having healthcare, then stand in four hours worth of a line to get a flu shot, because the DMV, I mean the clinic was just SO busy. Wow. I love this burgeoning New American Order. /sarc.

  • disqus_ys7YLGvSbv

    Not a fan of Rush, his manner just irritates me. However, I will support his freedom to speak and I will check out the list and do some shopping.

    • sally1137

      I know what you mean; I have to be in the mood to listen to him. Often if I don’t listen, I read him on his website. I agree with him 99.7% of the time. :)

  • disqus_ys7YLGvSbv

    ….I see the girl scouts are on the list. No Tagalongs for you!

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Tweeter Joni:

    WMAL has been airing ads for Hadeed Carpets for more than a decade. Your pathetic little snit is not going to slow down business one iota.

    Oh, and Chris Plante’s 9:00am to Noon show airs not only Hadeed Carpet ads, but ads for Atlantic Guns in Silver Spring, MD. Seasonal gun shows at Dulles Expo Center in VA. And Silverado in Upper Marlboro and Frederick, MD.

    Like any of you and your bed wetting, perpetually offended crybabies would even contemplate stepping inside to begin a background check to buy a pistol. Or use Insta-Check to buy a rifle.

    And you honestly think you are being taken seriously?!!!!

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Dittos, dittos.

  • therantinggeek

    “Hate radio isn’t cool” (tweet from “Joni”)

    Which is why I don’t bother listening to terrestrial radio in general. I also don’t listen to Sirius XM Left. (I listen to First Wave, BPM, and Electric Area.)

  • Lin Jarvis

    I wasn’t a Limbaugh fan before, but I am now. If the socialists are against him, he must be doing something right. I intend to patronize any sponsor of his program within driving distance or on a website.

    • nc

      Listen to him for a couple of weeks if you can. It sometimes can take awhile to “get” him, but when you do, you’ll be a true fan for life.

      • Lin Jarvis

        Will do.

    • NCRelite

      Some say that Limbaugh drives people to the left, but the folks on the left drove me to the right. I saw how much they hated Rush, Fox News, and others, so I have them to thank for turning me on to conservative media.

      Anyway if you ever get a chance check out Mark Steyn’s work too. He sometimes fills in for Rush

      • thetreyman

        steyn is my favorite associate professor and undocumented anchorman at the eib institute for advance conservative studies.

  • Lin Jarvis

    Anyone heard about those good old days in Nazi Germany when Aryans where directed to boycot Jewish businesses? Next step Kristallnacht. Hope the business are armed. The Jews weren’t.

    • sally1137

      Good analogy.

  • Lisa Dean

    I’m 44 and have been listening to Rush since the early 90’s, my Dad (may he rest in peace) got me started on Rush. Not everyone in our age range wants to be supported by the government and we like thinking for ourselves as well. I say keep up the great job your doing you liberal lefty’s. Your hate is making more of our generation become conservatives.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Well, I don’t mind saying that I posted a comment at the story here the other day suggesting this very idea, that they had done our work for us and provided an easy list of places to shop but I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought of it. Twitchy readers and Rush listeners are a smart snark bunch. We know how to turn their attacks to our advantage.

  • NCRelite

    These people dedicate that much time to hating a benign radio program? What a waste of a life.

  • $24698634

    I’m over 60 and I listen sometimes for the pure comedic value.

    • $23629333

      After reading your reference to the “Tillman family” on the Benghazi thread, I don’t believe that you are “over 60” or that you listen to Rush. You’re way too liberal and partisan to listen to someone far to the right of your average RINO. If you really were “over 60” you would have been attending school back when grammar was taught.

    • lainer51

      whatever turns you on..

  • lainer51

    Thanks for the info… will patronize Rush’s sponsors and spread the word.