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Conservative kiosk not allowed at mall
WCNC ^ | July 22, 2009 | BETH SHAYNE

Posted on 07/22/2009 7:50:07 AM PDT by NMEwithin

CONCORD, N.C. -- “Impeach Obama. “

“Al Qaeda’s favorite days: 9/11/01 and 11/04/08.”

“Work Harder. Obama needs the money.”

The bumper stickers and posters sold at “Free Market Warrior” at Concord Mills are meant to be “biting,” the kiosk’s owner Loren Spivack said.

At least one passer-by found them racist and bigoted, and took time to tell the mall in a letter and a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer.

Whatever your opinion, the fact is this: At the end of July, “Free Market Warrior” will not be allowed at Concord Mills Mall. The kiosk chain’s owner shared e-mail correspondence with Newschannel 36 that explains that the mall management has decided that the items sold are not “neutral” enough. The lease will be allowed to expire July 31, 2009 without an option to renew.

Spivack, who first leased the space this spring, says the decision came as a shock to him. He says mall management seemed pleased with the kiosk just a few weeks ago.

“Nobody in that mall is selling anything from a conservative perspective. Plenty of people are selling things with a liberal perspective, with a pro-Obama perspective,” he said. “Given that we are in America and not North Korea, we probably should have some stuff on the other side.”....more

(Excerpt) Read more at wcnc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: concord; concordmills; conservative; freemarketwarrior; kiosk; mall

1 posted on 07/22/2009 7:50:08 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin

Conservatives should avoid that mall completely!!


2 posted on 07/22/2009 7:52:09 AM PDT by maeng ( b)
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To: maeng

I believe the parent company of this mall is already in Bankruptcy. It would suck if they suffered a precipitous drop in revenue during a sensitive time like reorganizing.


3 posted on 07/22/2009 7:54:17 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: maeng

They should also write letters to the mall owners proclaiming the pro-Obama stuff to be racist and offensive. Then demand the stuff be removed...


4 posted on 07/22/2009 7:57:08 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin

Charlotte where Concord Mills is located is slowly become a liberal stronghold.

As a escapee from the liberal northeast, I can honestly say it’s the progressive democrats from the northern urban areas starting this crap.

Southern states should put up mini-Ellis island check-in points all along the Mason-Dixon line and screen for liberals attempting to emigrate.
These urban liberal northerners will lay waste to your states as they did to mine.


5 posted on 07/22/2009 7:57:15 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: NMEwithin

Libtards don’t think. Skip this mall.


6 posted on 07/22/2009 8:00:20 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Republic of Texas

God does workin mysterious ways...


7 posted on 07/22/2009 8:00:26 AM PDT by maeng ( b)
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To: Republic of Texas

God does work in mysterious ways...


8 posted on 07/22/2009 8:00:37 AM PDT by maeng ( b)
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To: NMEwithin
The owner of the mall group, Mel Simon, has been a generous contributor to Democratic causes and politicians, including Barack Obama. Spivack thinks the decision about his lease is political.

All we need to know.

9 posted on 07/22/2009 8:03:51 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: NMEwithin

I added some keywords for ya there, NMEwithin. You hadn’t added any. I searched for this article and couldn’t find a thing. I then came across it purely by accident! :~)


10 posted on 07/22/2009 8:05:58 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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To: maeng
He says mall management seemed pleased with the kiosk just a few weeks ago.

Of course they were! In this day and age where malls have a hard time keeping store tenants let alone kiosk tenants, having any law-abiding tenant would be considered a plus.

If the mall management is so cowardly as to cave to one letter writer, the locals should start writing letters about the crap sold to promote the Dear Leader.

11 posted on 07/22/2009 8:07:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: NMEwithin

So any criticism of the One is called racist! And it works! Whenever the left needs a little more White Guilt, it just has to say “racist” a few times.


12 posted on 07/22/2009 8:08:14 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: NMEwithin

Perhaps we should write letters to all the merchants in the mall telling them why we will NOT BE IN THERE BUYING.

Malls are there to put feet on the shopping floor.

If anything this is a reason to FIND ANOTHER MALL.

Perhaps the owners should take note of that when lease renewals arrise.


13 posted on 07/22/2009 8:09:01 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NMEwithin
You know.....

I do my XMas shopping at that mall, usually around the end of the summer. It's a fun trip for Mrs WBill and I.

I think we'll go elsewhere this year. And, I'll drop a note to the mall's mgmt mentioning why. I'm sure that there's a "contact us" on their website.

It's nice to actually be able to participate in a boycott. Usually, I don't use the "boycotted" product, or don't really give a rip one way or the other.

14 posted on 07/22/2009 8:28:08 AM PDT by wbill
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To: NMEwithin
At least one passer-by found them racist and bigoted, and took time to tell the mall in a letter and a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer.

Once again the minority dictating to the majority

You have the right to pursue happiness....you do NOT have the right NOT to be offended. Now, shut up & go cash your welfare check.

15 posted on 07/22/2009 8:30:03 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NMEwithin

Simon properties, again? They were the ones who canceled the Atlanta Tea party protest. Big surprise /sarc


16 posted on 07/22/2009 8:33:04 AM PDT by momincombatboots (The last experience of the sinner is the horrible enslavement of the freedom he desired. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: NMEwithin
My e-mail to the local Simon Properties mall in New Hampshire:

I completely understand that it is Mall management's right to decide which businesses to allow and which to not allow, but it's also the public's right to choose to not frequent your businesses based upon those decisions.

Simon Properties recently banned a small business at one of their Concord, NC, malls because the goods they were selling did not suit the political beliefs of the management of Simon Properties (Mel Simon).

I am referring to this story:

http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-072109-mrn-freemarketwarrior.63b5bce2.html

I will actively seek out properties not managed by Simon and I will also tell all of my friends & relatives and ask them to do the same.

I do this with deep regret because, lately, the parking situation has been very favorable due to the lack of shoppers, but now there will be one additional open parking space.

How's that Hope & Change working for you?

17 posted on 07/22/2009 8:36:09 AM PDT by Living Free in NH (Where's MY bailout???)
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To: Vigilanteman

They either caved or were contacted by someone in power, somewhere.


18 posted on 07/22/2009 8:38:40 AM PDT by maeng ( b)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Given that the Mason-Dixon line is the S border of PA and the N border of MD, it would be fairly difficult for North Carolinians to set up checkpoints there.


19 posted on 07/22/2009 8:42:21 AM PDT by SAJ
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To: NMEwithin
Whoa, I see the problem. From the link:

““Free Market Warrior,” a kiosk located adjacent to Bass Pro Shops, specializes in memorabilia embellished with pro-confederacy statements as well as those opposing both the government and President Obama.

We all know how libtards react to anything Confederate. It's not the "anti-Obama" stuff.

20 posted on 07/22/2009 8:45:35 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Living Free in NH
Hmmmm...thought I recognized that name. Melvin and Bren Simon, who own Simon Properties, are well-known liberal Democrats who provided huge donations to many prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. They were behind the cancellation of the Altanta Tea Party. There is an online Simon Properties complaint form here
21 posted on 07/22/2009 8:49:18 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: wbill
I'm sure that there's a "contact us" on their website.
1. You can find the nearest one here.. 2. You can snailmail the complainant here (1 of 2.. the other was a friend she asked) 3. The complainant's education and job history... 'nuff said... sorry about no carrage returns.. FR isn't always user friendly... :/ (why I added numbers)
22 posted on 07/22/2009 8:56:46 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: NMEwithin

If some dumba$$ got their panties in a wad over some anti-0bama bumpersticker, then I think Mr Spivack should go around and file complaints against those selling pro-0bama crap for being racists themselves.

I’ve seen plenty of very racist pro-0bama shirts worn by blacks to “rub it in the face” of whites.

I’d then file a discrimination suit against the mall, and a defamation suit against the whiney little 0bama supporter who complained.


23 posted on 07/22/2009 8:59:16 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: NMEwithin; All
Another Simon Mall Property. Recall that Simon also refused to allow the Atlanta July 4 Tea Party to be held on their property.
24 posted on 07/22/2009 9:27:20 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Bikkuri

BTW, if you DO snailmail (option #2).. please be decent, but give her your opinion... ;)


25 posted on 07/22/2009 9:33:44 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: NMEwithin

LOL

Don’t blame me, I voted for the American.


26 posted on 07/22/2009 10:44:53 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: NMEwithin

“Impeach Obama. “

“Al Qaeda’s favorite days: 9/11/01 and 11/04/08.”

“Work Harder. Obama needs the money.”

Just leave it to a dumbass liberal to make the leap to racism! It’s called FREEDOM OF SPEECH!


27 posted on 07/22/2009 11:00:15 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: momincombatboots

The mall owner is a lib Asshat....No conservatives should shop there at all!


28 posted on 07/22/2009 11:02:27 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Republic of Texas
I believe the parent company of this mall is already in Bankruptcy. It would suck if they suffered a precipitous drop in revenue during a sensitive time like reorganizing.

I'd be happy to make it "suck more" if you'll give me the name of the parent company of this mall. I won't shop there - and I'll send a letter saying why...

29 posted on 07/22/2009 4:31:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (Conservatives: the "niche market," consisting of about half the population" - David Warren)
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To: longtermmemmory
Perhaps we should write letters to all the merchants in the mall telling them why we will NOT BE IN THERE BUYING.

Maybe the mall - like most newspapers - have decided they don't need the half of the population that's conservative. I wish 'em luck - they'll need it.

30 posted on 07/22/2009 4:34:45 PM PDT by GOPJ (Conservatives: the "niche market," consisting of about half the population" - David Warren)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
A "O" minion objects with other's free speech right to dissent and look what pops out of the deck:


31 posted on 07/22/2009 7:44:34 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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