You know me. I’m a fighter. I took on Right Wing Talk radio and kicked their ass–financially. I worked because I got good people at the advertisers to walk away from racist, sexist violent rhetoric.
I prepared–and with the help of the EFF, Media Matters, bloggers and people around the world–we beat ABC/Disney in a copyright claim.
We cost KSFO millions in revenue. They didn’t renew the contract of Melanie Morgan because they lost so much money. They ended Lee Roger’s contract because he wouldn’t stop with this violent rhetoric and calling for genocide. His insulting of women was heard by the women who didn’t want to pay to sponsor him.
We cost Michael Savage millions in revenue.
We got Glenn Beck fired from Fox News because he wasn’t bringing in revenue.
We cost Limbaugh’s distributors 100’s of millions of dollars and thousands of advertisers won’t associate him with him again, ever.
And we did it because we fought. We saw they cared more about the money than anything, and we took it away from them. We beat them in the marketplace, which is what they actually care about. We can push back against bullies. They don’t just roll over. They fight back. They go after us. So we prepare for it. When they do, we USE that attack to gather more strength. So don’t give up people!
I’m not gonna take this! And neither should you.
Look at hacking investigations. Push for voting machine hacks. Look at voting suppression. Change the laws!
Look for violations of federal laws and prosecute NOW, during the next 6 weeks! And it doesn’t have to stop in January! It intensifies!
And remember this guy from Animal House, he’s a fictional character but he didn’t take it either! I’m a real person based on a fictional character, but Star Trek and Spocko inspired me. Let Bluto inspire you! And he became a senator!
I’ve modified his speech a bit to fit the moment. But the SPIRIT, the GUTS he talks about are what we need. And maybe this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part. We’ve done it before and we can do it again.
Animal House, “I’m not I’m not gonna take this! (link to quote)
“What the f–k happened to the Progressives I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts, huh? This could be the greatest day of our lives, but you’re gonna let it be the worst. ‘Ooh, we’re afraid to go with you, Spocko, we might get in trouble.’ (shouting) Well, just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I’m not gonna take this. Trump, he’s a done man! Pence, done! Giuliani…
Kirk “I agreed with Spocko. Done! Spocko’s right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now, we could fight ’em with conventional weapons. That could take years and cost millions of lives. No, in this case, I think we have to go all out. I think this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.”
We’re just the guys to do it…LET’S DO IT!