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Mall Merchant Has Lease Terminated for Selling NoBama Stickers!
WJHL News 11 ^ | September 25, 2009 | G. Jackson

Posted on 09/25/2009 6:13:01 PM PDT by ThankGod4W

Dan Fuchs is a local businessman who set up a graphic arts kiosk at The Johnson City, Tennessee mall. Business was slow until a customer suggested he try selling stickers with the NoBama message. Business picked up and he expanded his line of 'anti-Obama' stickers.

Today, mall administration terminated Fuchs' lease after it began receiving complaints about the allegedly 'anti-Obama' merchandise. Fuchs said he also sold 'pro-Obama' stickers, but the mall administration felt he wasn't offering a fair balance between anti and pro Obama stickers.

In the video story on Channel 11's website, the mall spokeswoman inexplicably says that the mall asked Mr. Fuchs to sell more pro-Obama merchandise or risk termination! The local media interviewed Fuchs in the last day or so about the controversy. Thereafter, in obvious retaliation, the mall terminated Fuchs' lease.

You really need to follow the link and watch the video report of this story. The mall spokeswoman, again inexplicably, says that Fuchs told her he didn't vote for Obama and was appalled by some of the president's actions. Apparently, Mr. Fuchs is not allowed to feel that way and remain a merchant in the Johnson City, Tennessee Mall.

Does anyone want to guess what would've happened if, say, Fuchs began by selling Pro-Obama stickers and people lodged complaints with the mall? We would've been told to jump in a lake.

It is surprising when you watch the video report to see that Dan Fuchs is not some smart-mouthed young Republican, but an old man with three sons serving in Iraq. This story leaves me fuming.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bumpersticker; democrats; fired; johnsoncity; lease; liberalfascism; mall; nobama; obama; retail; sticker; stickers; termination

1 posted on 09/25/2009 6:13:02 PM PDT by ThankGod4W
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To: ThankGod4W

The little Nazi’s reach is beginning....


2 posted on 09/25/2009 6:13:47 PM PDT by mo
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To: ThankGod4W

Time for the local folks to take their business elsewehere.


3 posted on 09/25/2009 6:18:53 PM PDT by hometoroost (Time to bust the nut - stamp out ACORN)
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To: ThankGod4W

4 posted on 09/25/2009 6:19:25 PM PDT by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: ThankGod4W

If there is nothing in his lease with the mail to preclude his selling his anti-Obama merchandise, I’d take them to court, and demand a jury trial. Let him retire on his award.


5 posted on 09/25/2009 6:21:52 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: mo

Sounds like a great way for a struggling business to break a lease.

You have to put this in terms of unintended consequences.

Who is the loser here!

The landlord. I hope others do the same and that mall will end up in Chapter 11.


6 posted on 09/25/2009 6:23:05 PM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: ThankGod4W

so much for supply and demand


7 posted on 09/25/2009 6:25:49 PM PDT by tioga (Drip, Drip, Drip.......the ACORNS are falling.)
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To: ncfool

“....and that mall will end up in Chapter 11.”

Ya...and you and I will wind up bailing out the mortgage holder”


8 posted on 09/25/2009 6:25:53 PM PDT by mo
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To: ncfool
I think the Simon Group did this at a Mall in North Carolina. In these times I assume Simon Group is eligible for a bailout.
9 posted on 09/25/2009 6:26:34 PM PDT by scooby321 (and)
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To: scooby321

Simon’s are big O supporters. VIP at the inaugural, etc. They are just doing their work as servants to the Great O.


10 posted on 09/25/2009 6:28:39 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ThankGod4W

IT was a free country!


11 posted on 09/25/2009 6:35:33 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: EDINVA

I agree with you there. This guy either (1) had the world’s crappiest lease, in which he could be booted for just about anything; or (2) he didn’t have a lease at all but was simply renting space 30 days at a time and the arrangement could be cancelled by either side with 30 days’ written notice; or (3) his lease was cancelled without just cause and he should sue.


12 posted on 09/25/2009 6:37:12 PM PDT by kittykat77
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To: Colonial Warrior

Do I ever !!!!

But I’m happy for him and Laura that they’re in Crawford and Dalas, and away from the jackals in DC and around the world.


13 posted on 09/25/2009 6:39:50 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: ThankGod4W

Sounds like Fuchs really got screwed...


14 posted on 09/25/2009 6:42:55 PM PDT by Third Person (0bama is a Little Lebowski Urban Achiever.)
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To: ThankGod4W

Looks like a great place for a tea party so the community can know that only communists are welcome as shoppers.


16 posted on 09/25/2009 6:46:16 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ilgipper
Simon’s are big O supporters. VIP at the inaugural, etc. They are just doing their work as servants to the Great O.

Mel Simon just recently went to stay with Deady Kennedy,

17 posted on 09/25/2009 6:56:05 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/business/Mel_Simon_has_died_at_age_82_20090916


18 posted on 09/25/2009 6:57:26 PM PDT by digger48
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To: scooby321
I think the Simon Group did this at a Mall in North Carolina.

I did a little searching, and it does not appear that Simon owns the Mall in Johnson City. Could be owned by a subsidiary of Simon though. I don't know how far their tenacles reach.

I'm surprised that there are any Obambi supporters in that area, regardless.

19 posted on 09/25/2009 7:06:22 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: ThankGod4W

Let’s try to help the guy out: He is going to be selling online:

http://www.graphicedgeonline.com/


20 posted on 09/25/2009 7:20:50 PM PDT by mimi from mi
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To: ilgipper

One of the Simon brothers, Mel I think, passed away last week.


21 posted on 09/25/2009 7:29:35 PM PDT by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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To: sausageseller

Read all posts on a thread before posting, knucklehead!


22 posted on 09/25/2009 7:31:05 PM PDT by sausageseller (http://coolblue.typepad.com/the_cool_blue_blog/)
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Posted on 09/25/2009 3:32:54 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2348459/posts


23 posted on 09/25/2009 7:35:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oops, in the original post I mistakenly wrote that Dan Fuchs had three sons serving in Iraq. That was apparently someone that complained to the mall administration about the stickers.


24 posted on 09/25/2009 8:09:59 PM PDT by ThankGod4W
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To: ThankGod4W

Bye bye, first amendment.

That’s the one that was set up to protect exactly this kind of free speech. This ain’t america no more, ok?


25 posted on 09/25/2009 11:41:53 PM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: ThankGod4W

Thanks tg4w.


26 posted on 09/26/2009 5:32:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: ThankGod4W
Around this time last year I was looking for a decorative front plate for my car ( wasn't available in stores or online ). I went to a mall and most of what the person who does such things had on her kiosk was all pro Obama junk. I didn't even stop by. The other mall had pro Obama stuff but also had a balance of conservative and 3rd party items displayed. I bought my plate there and complimented him on his display. I also told him about his counterpart in the other mall.

My guess is that the pro Obama stuff doesn't sell so well and the libs don't want people knowing that.

27 posted on 09/26/2009 5:40:11 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: ilgipper

Very sad. I will make certain I stay away from any mall they own/manage.


28 posted on 09/26/2009 8:29:26 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: ThankGod4W

another thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2348711/posts


29 posted on 09/26/2009 8:59:35 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: meyer

It appears the Johnson City mall is owned by Glimcher Properties. They have several other malls we might not want to patronize:

http://www.glimcher.com/portfolio/property_list


30 posted on 09/28/2009 8:18:50 AM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
My guess is that the pro Obama stuff doesn't sell so well and the libs don't want people knowing that.

It doesn't have to sell, it just needs to be on display. Like leftist talk radio, obamacare, or Ed Schultz; even though nobody asked for it and nobody wants it it's in their face anyway. Without enforced political correctness 24/7, the democrat party as a national issue would simply fade away.

31 posted on 09/28/2009 12:25:50 PM PDT by Skid Marx
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