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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Leland Yee Fans Support Boycott of Rush Limbaugh

Posted By on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:46 PM

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Just yesterday State Sen. Leland Yee received racists death threats from someone who presumably supports Rush Limbaugh and probably believes Sarah Palin is a liberal. In the last 24 hours since the death threats were faxed to Yee's offices in Sacramento and San Francisco, more than 1,000 people from across the country have signed a petition to boycott Limbaugh and his conservative talk show.

Yee launched an online petition, condemning Limbaugh for his "offensive" comments he made during his radio program where he mocked Chinese President Hu Jintao, using a fake Chinese dialect. The petition demands for Limbaugh to apologize and asks his sponsors to yank their advertisements.

And so you don't have to do the research yourself, Yee's Web site links to the companies that are currently sponsoring Limbaugh, including Pro Flowers, Onstar, Sleep Train and Domino's Pizza.

"We should never allow such racist vitriol to go unchallenged," Yee said. "These threats will not deter me and others from the work we are doing to embrace our diversity and help move our country forward."

The racist death threats had a graphic of an American-flag-adorned pickup truck dragging a noose and said the following:

"FIGHTING The Marxist Nigger

Thug Hussein Obama & Fish Head Leeland Yee
To: JoBama Rectum Sniffing Moron LEELAND LEE Achtung! Fish Head

Leeland Lee.  Rush Limbaugh will kick your Chink ass and expose you for

the fool you are. Without exceptions, Marxists

are enemies of the United

States Constitution!  Death to all

Marxists!  Foreign and Domestic!"

The faxes were turned over to authorities, according to Yee's staff. 

Last week, Yee demanded an apology from Limbaugh after he went on the air and made fun of President Jintao's speech, saying it wasn't translated. "He was

speaking and they weren't translating, normally they have someone

translating every couple of words," Limbaugh said. 

Limbaugh then broke into

an imitation of the president's speech, using a fake dialect and making

up what he thought sounded like Chinese language.

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