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Integrity Demands We Continue To Boycott Rockstar

July 30 2009

The following, in the yellow box, is a heavily edited version of a guest blog post from the website called bilerico.com. The blogger informed Bil about Rockstar beverages, about Russell Wiener, and about the Paul Revere Society which Russell founded with his father, Michael Savage Wiener.

In the comments section of this guest blog post a professional reporter, Karen Ocamb, asked if website owner Bil, new to this information about Rockstar, the Paul Revere Society, and the three Savage Wieners, according to Bil's comment, was calling for a boycott of Rockstar. Bil said yes, enthusiastically.

Eventually, Bil and a couple of people decided it was up to them to end the boycott of Rockstar. Without a mandate to do so from the people targeted by the Savage Wiener family and the Paul Revere Society, they accepted a relatively tiny amount of money from the Savage Wieners (by way of reparations?), and had a nice chat with Russell Savage Wiener on behalf of all of us and all of the other people the Savage Wieners have made a living attacking, including autistic children, non-English-speaking Americans, and races other than white.

Bil announced that "we" had "won" and that the boycott of Rockstar is over. Bil and his couple of friends, well-intentioned, but too desperate for the appearance of any kind of "win" against the Wiener Savages, are very wrong. If we are to show any integrity at all as Americans and not just as Queers, we have no choice, this very valid boycott must continue.

If it is allowed to end here, this is a horrible and revolting outcome for this boycott. The Savage Wieners are not about to change their deeply held beliefs, or totally reverse the statements, speeches and public appearances they have already made nationwide as our expressed enemies, just because a couple of gullible Queers take money from them and have a chat over tea asking them to be nice to us. They also abandoned all of the non-Queers the Paul Revere Society, Russell Wiener, and even his mother also have attacked.

Rockstar Energy Drink's Assault
on LGBT Rights and Autism

Filed by: Guest Blogger April 23, 2009 9:30 AM

Bilerico Editors' Note: Guest blogger Michael Jones is Change.org's Gay Rights editor, and the Communications Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. Prior to his life in media, Jones worked for the late Senator Paul Wellstone as a field organizer in Minnesota.

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A few facts about Rockstar Energy Drink. It was co-founded by conservative radio host Michael Savage Wiener [although Michael Savage Wiener taught Russell Wiener all about herbs, etc., and Russell Savage Wiener gave credit to Michael Savage Wiener for being a co-founder until the shit hit the fan regarding his father, the claim now is that Michael Savage Wiener didn't "co-found" Rockstar]. Its current CEO is Russell Weiner [Michael Savage Wiener's son and a co-founder of the "Paul Revere Society" here in the States. Michael Savage Wiener's wife, Russell Wiener's mother, is Rockstar's Chief Financial Officer, or CFO.]

A few facts about Michael Savage Wiener. Better yet, here are a few comments directly from the mouth of Michael Savage Wiener:

Disgusting, right? Michael Savage Wiener is reaping profits from the selling of Rockstar Energy Drink by his equally disgusting son and wife.

How about some facts about Michael Savage Wiener's son, Russell Weiner?

  • Fact #1: At a Rockstar-sponsored concert at Concord Pavillion in 2004, Russell Weiner warmed up the crowd by chanting, "Who's heterosexual and proud? If you're not, hopefully you will be soon."
  • Fact #2: Russell Weiner co-founded the conservative Paul Revere Society (with his father). In 2006, the organization had its tax-exempt status revoked.
  • Fact #3: Among the positions championed by the Paul Revere Society: (1) Support for traditional marriage only; (2) deportation of all illegal immigrants; (3) eliminating bilingual education in all states; (4) requiring health tests for all foreign born people; (5) ending affirmative action; (6) closing off the borders; and (7) make tax cuts permanent and end class action lawsuits.

Russell Weiner, as CEO of Rockstar, makes a boatload of money off the beverage. [His mother, as CFO of Rockstar, also makes a boatload of money off the beverage, and a boatload of money from the business of hate practiced by her husband, Michael Savage Wiener.]

Do you like your money going to a family that champions hate? Do you want your money going to a man who says that autism is a made-up disease? To a man who says that all LGBT people are sodomites who deserve to get AIDS?

If the answer is no, then don't buy Rockstar Energy Drink. And if you see a club - especially an LGBT club - serving it, please say something to the management.

If you want more information, check out thetruthaboutrockstar.com. The site isn't updated terribly frequently, but it has some basic information about the sordid story of the family that makes millions off of Rockstar Energy Drink.

A couple of the important comments:

Wow. I used to drink them all the time.

Not any more. Not with Michael Savage making cash on it. Now it tastes like shit - the same thing he spews on a regular basis.

Bil Browning | April 23, 2009 10:08 AM

Rockstar being a source of income for a wretched excuse of a human being isn't news to me. I'm more disturbed by Pepsi, a recognized world leader in diversity, signing a dstribution deal with Rockstar, as well as the many public figures with influence over youth (BMX, X Games, etc) who take Rockstar sponsorships and sport SOB Savage's logo.

http://snipurl.com/gjned

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I seriously did not know about this one.

Also important to remember is the fact that Savage hates transgender people and lesbians too, maybe even more than gay men.

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So - are you officially calling for a BOYCOTT????

May I headline my story with: BOYCOTT ROCK STAR

????

Thanks.
Karen Ocamb
News Editor
Frontiers in LA

Karen Ocamb | April 24, 2009 12:02 PM

An action alert was posted as an update to the post. Michael is asking that people contact the company and ask them to clarify their position on LGBT rights and autism.

But, yeah, that's how I'd headline the piece! I know I won't drink the swill again. You know I'm not a big fan of boycotts, but since this is a small privately owned company who's product is aimed at young people, it's a prime target for an effective boycott.

Bil Browning | April 24, 2009 12:16 PM

One way to hit back at Mr. savage;

he is ALWAYS collecting donations for his legal defense fund:

http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/?pageId=134

He uses Paypal to collect donations. if one were to go to Paypal and view their fees for donations

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing/merchant/NonProfitsFAQ-outside#Q8


One might be inspired to donate a penny to his fund.

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Last week Diversity Inc magazine picked up the issue: http://www.diversityinc.com/public/5805.cfm

Hope Pepsi is listening

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Doug Manchester owns the Whitetail Club and Resort in McCall, Idaho. He is being boycotted by equality activists for donating $125,000 to support the passage of anti-marriage, anti-gay Amendment 8 to the California state constitution.

Manchester owns two hotels in San Diego County, California, which are already being boycotted, the Manchester Grand Hyatt and the Grand del Mar Resort.

Now, thanks to recent anti-equality efforts by the Idaho Values Alliance -- the Idaho Affiliate of the American Family Association -- Manchester's McCall, Idaho property, the Whitetail Club and Resort, has been added to the boycott. IVA recently sent out a notice to its neo-Christian supremacist supporters urging them to support Manchester by spending money at the Whitetail Club and Resort to make up for his losses in San Diego and to support him in opposing marriages in California.

Somehow, hypocritical Manchester pretends to himself that he is not being disingenuous when he says, "I respect everyone's choice of partner." Meanwhile, he donates large sums of money to intentionally disrespect, to legally and constitutionally ban, and to align himself and the power of the three Manchester properties in two states with those who speak horribly against every gay and lesbian citizen's choice of partner, all for religion-based reasons which, by law and national constitution, have no bearing at all on the laws of any state or our nation.

John Sabala is the president of the Whitetail Club and Resort in McCall, Idaho.

Stephen Tuten is the manager of the resort's restaurant, called Narrows.

Whitetail Club and Resort
501 West Lake Street
McCall ID 83638
(208) 634-2244
(800) 657-6464

Contact Doug Manchester at papadoug@manchesterfinancialgroup.com

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