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Conservative Kiosk Owner Hopes for a New Lease at North Carolina Mall
Foxnews ^ | 7/27/2009 | Staff

Posted on 07/27/2009 5:18:24 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

A man who sells conservative merchandise at a kiosk in a North Carolina mall says he hopes he'll be able to keep pushing "Impeach Obama" bumper stickers after his lease expires on Friday.

Loren Spivack says his kiosk, Free Market Warrior, is being nudged out of the Concord Mills mall in Concord, N.C., beacause of political reasons.

The hottest sellers at the kiosk, which has been in the mall for roughly three months, are items that are critical of President Obama, Spivack said. They include a “Work Harder, Obama Needs the Money” bumper sticker and a T-shirt that lists the top 12 things Obama has been doing as the economy crashes.

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The brouhaha began, he says, when someone wrote a letter to the editor in the Charlotte Observer criticizing his business for promoting racism and sexism.

“This apparently got the attention of the national management,” Spivack told FOXNews.com. “They came down with a decision that we had to leave and that our lease would not be renewed when it expired.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bumperstickers; conservative; freemarketwarrior; kiosk; lease; mall; retail
The part of tolerance strikes again.
1 posted on 07/27/2009 5:18:25 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

part=party


2 posted on 07/27/2009 5:18:41 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

so, it only took one phone call for them to lose their lease? Perhaps the caller needs to be identified and called out on the reasoning behind the complaint. Because he/she didn’t agree with the guy? Or because he was white?

this is suspicious. I don’t assume anything anymore


3 posted on 07/27/2009 5:21:38 PM PDT by bareford101 (the obamanation is a COUNTERFEIT with a COUNTERFEIT birth cert. & 39 different ss cards)
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To: bareford101

The mall owner Simon Property Group is run by David Simon who is a major donor to the Kenyan and the ‘Rats. The lease was pulled by David Simon.


4 posted on 07/27/2009 5:28:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Red in Blue PA

This calls for a protest in front of the mall. I would guess it would have close to 50% support among mall shoppers, and possibly cut into more than 1% of its business.

If done right, it could work.


5 posted on 07/27/2009 5:28:44 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I guess we’ll know by friday if this has a happy ending. If this guy gets tossed I’m sure there are many on this site who would be only too happy to tell the landlord their feelings on this matter.
That being said the landlord has every right to do as he pleases since it’s his property, but if there’s even a hint of suspicion that the landlord is doing this for political reasons or at the behest of some unnamed group he should be made aware that conservatives have a lot of purchasing power and are prepared to use it, or withold it, if they feel they’re not wanted.


6 posted on 07/27/2009 5:29:01 PM PDT by Larry381 ("in the final instance civilization is always saved by a platoon of soldiers" Oswald Spengler)
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To: jimbo123

Naturally.

I want the “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker. We cannot survive 4 years of this Hitler Jr.


7 posted on 07/27/2009 5:30:08 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: reasonisfaith

Contact the mall owner here:

Simon Property Group

http://www.simon.com


8 posted on 07/27/2009 5:30:18 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Red in Blue PA

Simon Properties

haven’t they been bad little lefties before?


9 posted on 07/27/2009 5:31:09 PM PDT by wardaddy (ASAP, as southern as possible.......Sarah Palin, i love you)
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To: jimbo123

Isn’t this the same Simon and mall that refused to let a Tea Party be held there (or another mall that they run) after having promised them that they could?


10 posted on 07/27/2009 5:31:41 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

BUT: If Obama is NOT a natural-born citizen, then he CANNOT be impeached - he will be beyond the reach of the Articles. He will have to be EVICTED from the White House.


11 posted on 07/27/2009 5:36:11 PM PDT by 2harddrive (S)
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To: jimbo123

But but...they own Potomac Mills too...I was just there on Sat, I saw at least 2 different kiosks selling Obama worship paraphernalia, and one poster shop with a shrine-like section.

Surely they will all lose their leases as well, right?! right? lol


12 posted on 07/27/2009 5:41:37 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: Larry381

“conservatives have a lot of purchasing power”

In that part of the country, the right publicity about this could cut into a higher percentage of mall business, maybe even 20-30%.

Especially as the Obama economy worsens, and the backlash against him grows.


13 posted on 07/27/2009 5:42:08 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Ah, get them committed to a place, then pull out not giving them enough time to reschedule thus preventing the tea-party at all.


14 posted on 07/27/2009 5:46:01 PM PDT by kenth
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To: Cailleach

I was at the Jersey shore this weekend and some of the dart games actually had giant Obama dolls as the prize! I was thinking of hitting the doll witht eh dart and claiming I had bad aim.


15 posted on 07/27/2009 5:46:49 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: jimbo123

The mall owner Simon Property Group is run by David Simon who is a major donor to the Kenyan and the ‘Rats. The lease was pulled by David Simon.
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Yep. Same guy who pulled the 4th’s ‘Tea Party’ festivities in Atlanta.


16 posted on 07/27/2009 5:50:19 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: 2harddrive

Guess we will see.


17 posted on 07/27/2009 5:58:18 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: jimbo123

I would like to see this hit their local paper. I hope someone follow through. the kenyan needs to get exposed.


18 posted on 07/27/2009 6:19:47 PM PDT by bareford101 (the obamanation is a COUNTERFEIT with a COUNTERFEIT birth cert. & 39 different ss cards)
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To: bareford101

Better yet, Freeper Nation needs the phone, email, and snail mail address for that company so we can express our displeasure at their actions.

10,000 messages from freepers might just change their mind!


19 posted on 07/27/2009 6:27:24 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Contact page for Simon Property Group: https://www.simon.com/about_simon/contact_spg/default.aspx


20 posted on 07/27/2009 6:46:22 PM PDT by piytar (Take back the language: Obama axing Chrystler dealers based on political donations is REAL fascism!)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; wardaddy
Isn’t this the same Simon and mall that refused to let a Tea Party be held there?

YES. Simon mall properties refused to allow the Atlanta Tea Party on July 4th:

http://www.atlantateaparty.net/2009/06/atlanta-tea-party-forced-to-cancel.html

21 posted on 07/27/2009 6:50:25 PM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: bamahead

man...i leave my politics away from business (for now) though i did allow a Sarah billboard on a lot I had next to my retail

these clowns are mighty arrogant...like Fearless


22 posted on 07/27/2009 8:52:40 PM PDT by wardaddy (ASAP, as southern as possible.......Sarah Palin, i love you)
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