Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Calif. senator threatens boycott over Lowe's ads
AP via SFGate ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Posted on 12/11/2011 4:19:19 PM PST by SmithL

A state senator from Southern California was considering calling for a boycott of Lowe's stores after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans.

Calling the retail giant's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock.

The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a group called the Florida Family Association complained the show was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

. . . In addition to an apology and reinstatement of the ads, Lieu said he hoped Lowe's would make an outreach to the community about bias and bigotry.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: boycott; california; demagogicparty; lowes; ropma; tedlieu; torrance; trop
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-66 next last

1 posted on 12/11/2011 4:19:34 PM PST by SmithL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SmithL

There are tens of thousands of businesses that don’t advertise on it, should government force them to support shows they don’t like??


2 posted on 12/11/2011 4:21:01 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

I may have to go shopping at Lowes.


3 posted on 12/11/2011 4:23:38 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SmithL
An elected official using his position to mount an assault on a private business?

Sounds like a crime to me.

4 posted on 12/11/2011 4:24:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

That reminds me, I need to pick up a few things at Lowe’s tomorrow.


5 posted on 12/11/2011 4:26:56 PM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

That reminds me, I need to pick up a few things at Lowe’s tomorrow.


6 posted on 12/11/2011 4:27:18 PM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum
An elected official using his position to mount an assault on a private business? Sounds like a crime to me.

Only in a Constitutional Republic, something the current administration and Congress is close to eradicating in this country. They've done enough damage that these "small" violations don't even cause a ripple in public opinion... much less in the MSM.

7 posted on 12/11/2011 4:28:10 PM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

I don’t think Hormel bacon is advertising on there either.


8 posted on 12/11/2011 4:29:23 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DonaldC
Is there such a thing as a flash shopping spree?
How do you suppose one could organize one?
9 posted on 12/11/2011 4:30:39 PM PST by stormhill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

Home Depot is a mile and a half from my house, Lowes is 15 miles. But if this putzhead of a state senator persists I will happily drive the extra distance.


10 posted on 12/11/2011 4:31:42 PM PST by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

Some Chinese idiot is sticking up for Muslims? I don’t get it? Is he a super liberal freak who can’t get laid not even by his wife if has one

(yes prolly Chinese-American dude) (same as egg fu yung is Chinese-American)


11 posted on 12/11/2011 4:32:15 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

The Associated Press on Sunday that he would also consider legislative action if Lowe’s doesn’t apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads.*******

Are you kidding me? A sponsor pulls advertising from a program and some political hack wants to take “legislative action”???? Is it now a punishable offense not to support the official position being advanced through mass televised propaganda?

Lowe’s needs to tell Torrance to go pound sand. And this makes me much more favorably disposed towards Lowe’s.


12 posted on 12/11/2011 4:33:20 PM PST by bereanway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: austinaero

Get some 100 watt incandescent... about to be phased out on 1/1/2012.


13 posted on 12/11/2011 4:34:02 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: All

Sorry, the hack’s name isn’t Torrance, but Lieu. Rather, he’s from Torrance.


14 posted on 12/11/2011 4:35:41 PM PST by bereanway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: bereanway

Common error; remember Vito Andolini from Corleone?


15 posted on 12/11/2011 4:38:10 PM PST by stormhill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: SmithL
Islame is not JUST a religion.

Islame is a system of GLOBAL ENSLAVEMENT.

16 posted on 12/11/2011 4:41:36 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SmithL

I hope the idiot does it.

It will call attention to their action, and will probably increase their business substantially.


17 posted on 12/11/2011 4:42:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

>> “Sounds like a crime to me.” <<

.
Sounds like Obama to me.


18 posted on 12/11/2011 4:44:09 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SmithL.
...after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans.
This joker (Demagogic Party, of course) thinks there are no consequences to his stupid grandstanding, may he find out otherwise.


19 posted on 12/11/2011 4:44:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SmithL

Someone called a moosewash for what it was. Amazing.


20 posted on 12/11/2011 4:45:40 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-66 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson