Skip to comments.Calif. senator threatens boycott over Lowe's ads
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.
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In lieu of legislative action against Lowes, perhaps Lieu will just boycott Torrance?
Torrance is full of liberal kooks.
A reality show about Muslim-Americans? Did they show be-headings and the occasional Jihad? I mean, that’s a way of life, isn’t it?
I learned all the reality about Muslims that I need to know on 9/11/2001. The condemnation of the murderers from the “Muslim community” was nonexistent.
Couldn’t it have been that the viewership was so low for the program that it wasn’t worth spending advertising dollars on?
What a Nazi. I'm serious. Nazi. I don't usually say that because we all know the rule on calling your opponent a Nazi. But what can I say?? He's a Nazi!
What has our republic come to when a state senator (an employee of the citizens) can tell a private company how it will spend it’s advertising dollars? From where does he think he derives this power? I think he is assuming a lot, including that his future employment is assured.
You can go online to Lowes.com, go to Contact Us, go to Lowe’s Corporate, and eventually find a page where you can send them an email. I just sent them a quick one telling them to stand their ground, it is their right.
LOL Yeah, I knew Torrance was in there somehow. Gotta work on that reading comprehension.
Pi$$ on Ted Leiu (socialist) Torrance, DPRK !
Yet another reason for me to continue shopping at Lowe’s!
Hey Senator. Why don’t you worry that we pissed off American Christians are going to start a boycott of California?
Why don’t you worry about how your state is bankrupt because of illegals and Dems running your state in the ground.
I wonder how you can even remember how to breathe, you idiot.
You are right on target!
Strange how the so called progressive, tolerant pushing libos, and the diversity loudies all tell us how good the Muzzies are when every evidence, past and present proves otherwise!
Yes, of course.
The legal precedent is ObamaCare.
Are you, perchance, a Uyghur, Sen. Lieu?
Thank you, State Sen. Ted Lieu, for pointing our where I should do my immediate shopping for home improvement supplies in the near future.
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.
To add insult to injury and stupidity, please point out where in the California Constitution the legislature is granted the power to dictate to any private business when and how it must advertise its products. Abuse of power under delusional power of authority is a serious charge, but if you are willing to suffer the consequences, go for it.
Threats, not even thinly veiled, arouses the competitive spirits of informed citizens. Attempting to enforce what amounts to sharia law on US citizens doesn't sit too well with American Citizens. I shall contact both my state representatives to make sure a radical muslim activist doesn't assume free rein over California citizens.
As for apologies to a killer cult threatenening the entire world, every freaking day, don't hold your breath. They have not established themselves as Mass Murdering Muslims without notice. Unfortunately, the fictional All-American Muslim, is a minuscule and insignificant part of the culture that relies on threats, murder, explosives and murder to establish themselves as the most serious parasite to civilized countries.
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