Skip to comments.No more business for "Nobama" salesman
Posted on 09/26/2009 4:11:25 AM PDT by don-o
Dan Fuchs said business was just starting to pick up at his kiosk in the Mall at Johnson City.
Fuchs business, the Graphic Edge, printed slogans and pictures on items such as coffee cups, bumper stickers and T-shirts. He said more than half of his business came from the sale of anti-Obama merchandise. Bumper stickers with slogans such as SOS: Stop Obamas Socialism, Nobama, and Chicago got the party, but the country got the hangover were displayed around the small stand.
Now it appears Fuchs is out of business at the mall, but mall officials say this decision was not based upon political views.
Friday afternoon, Fuchs was handed a lease termination notice by mall officials and signed by Mall General Manager Tembra Aldridge. The letter states that the option to terminate the lease agreement is effective 11:59 p.m. today and that he must vacate the mall premises and remove his property before then.
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You know how I loathe the Mall. But, they will hear from me on this one.
The BS meter is flashing red.
We've been awash in pro obama schlock for over a year but there's zero tolerance for a dissenting opinion.
Always tape meetings with officals or get their "requests" in writing.
People would look at them and laugh or whatever, and I would always ask what do you think about it? Do you approve? or some silly little remark, he said. And I would say that probably 95 percent were positive, only 5 percent were not.
Once again we are being ruled by a teeny tiny minority.
I wonder if I complained to K-Mart about the row of framed Obama portraits they would take them down???
Go get 'em don-o!
It seems that with all the vacant commercial real estate, there should be no problem finding a location willing to rent to him.
It’s Johnson City it’a all I can say.
Yeah... I see you can buy a Chia-Obama — they never made one of those for GW Bush!
Sure. But, in this town the foot traffic is where he is. Can’t really duplicate it elsewhere.
Another point - last time I was in the Mall, I saw many items in their gift stores that offended me. Hell, there’s stuff all over that place that offends me.
My reaction - I don’t go there.
Wait until the government controls your health care. Then when they don’t like what you’re doing or perhaps your party affiliation is not in line with “the majority”; they’ll cut off your health care. Of course they would never be so overt as to say so publicly. It will be handled much like the closing of the Chrysler dealerships; those “wrong thinking” (not giving to the right party) were put out of business.
I can’t stand going to our Mall. I usually make one trip a year there for about an hour and that is at Christmas. Guess I’ll be heading there today to show my support for this obviously racist business owner. /s
My my isn’t the left tolerant?
See you there don-o. I’ll be the guy that looks just like me. I’m headed over around noon. Look for the guy in jeans and a Harley shirt.
Around here, there is a major mall called Lakeside (Sterling Heights, Michigan), we refuse to shop there. Simple reason. They banned Christian music during the Christmas Season.
The Nobama shop will simply have to set up elsewhere.
Go for it, and if he’s already gone march into the mall office and demand to know where he is. Make a major stink. Have fun!
I am headed out on a shopping trip, I will keep the good thoughts coming your way all day.
Needless to say, the statement from the mall management is piled pretty high and deep.
Maybe they need to hear complaints about displays of any pro-Obama materials on their premises.
Does the Mall have theaters? Did they play Fahrenheit 9-11?
This also happened in July to another store in a Charlotte NC mall.
I understand your point. I am unfamiliar with your area, so I will have to claim ingnorance there.
I would suggest, if he has a great deal of support from the community, that he get a vendors license and perhaps a pushcart if necessary. Don’t let the mall put him out of business.
He can also set up online, advertise on craigs list, social networking sites, twitter whats going on with his business and get a following, and put a sign on his car telling about his plight. As he drives around, let people read and see what is going on. Sell them on the spot if someone stops and asks him about the sign.
I would, of course, all the while, be bringing a fat lawsuit against the mall for discrimination, as it is not illegal material to sell, and certainly, as you point out, everyone is offended by something, so no stores could sell anything if they were held to the same standard.
It is time to fight fire with fire, and being a success in the face of this kind of BS is the very first step. Glenn Beck rose to meteoric fame because he was not willing to be bullied, so have many others (Rush, Palin, etc).
Give this man my very best if you see him, and I will keep him in my prayers. Also let him know that THIS is exactly what we NEED to have happen to break the stranglehold on our freedoms. He is a forerunner in the fight for free enterprise, and while I am sure there will be some martyrs, the waking up of average americans is happening, and they are not happy with what they are seeing.
they are taking away our freedom of speech.
Well, the mall’s private. Other than that, this stinks on ice.