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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
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1 posted on 12/11/2011 4:19:34 PM PST by SmithL
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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)
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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.)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.")
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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.)
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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
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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
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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!)
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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
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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!)
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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
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To: bereanway

Common error; remember Vito Andolini from Corleone?


15 posted on 12/11/2011 4:38:10 PM PST by stormhill
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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)
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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!)
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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!)
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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!)
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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))
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To: SmithL
I was headed to home depot tonight to pick up a new fake Christmas tree and a new riding lawn mower. Now I'm headed to lowes.
Thank you lowes for being American!!!!!
It was muslims who attacked us on 9/11. It is muslims who are attacking Israel. It is muslims who treat women like owned livestock. It is muslims who practice honor killing and murder their own daughters.
The list could fill this thread but by now you should get the message. Islam is a religion that belongs in the 6th century and someplace else. We need to kill our enemies not glorify them on TV. I fully realize that there are muslims who are born here in the USA, but all muslims are the enemies of the free modern christian world. It makes no difference where they are born.
21 posted on 12/11/2011 4:46:11 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: bereanway

In lieu of legislative action against Lowes, perhaps Lieu will just boycott Torrance?


22 posted on 12/11/2011 4:46:21 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: SmithL
Another idiot California politician.
23 posted on 12/11/2011 4:47:03 PM PST by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: bereanway

Torrance is full of liberal kooks.


24 posted on 12/11/2011 4:47:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: SmithL

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.


25 posted on 12/11/2011 4:50:48 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: SmithL

Couldn’t it have been that the viewership was so low for the program that it wasn’t worth spending advertising dollars on?


26 posted on 12/11/2011 4:54:43 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: SmithL
he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads.

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!

27 posted on 12/11/2011 5:00:08 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: SmithL

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.


28 posted on 12/11/2011 5:01:36 PM PST by Ben Mugged (The truth is incontrovertible)
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To: editor-surveyor
E Pluribus Unum: Sounds like a crime to me.

editor-surveyor: Sounds like Obama to me.

Category Four: Obama is a crime.
29 posted on 12/11/2011 5:02:49 PM PST by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: SmithL

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.


30 posted on 12/11/2011 5:05:44 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: stormhill

LOL Yeah, I knew Torrance was in there somehow. Gotta work on that reading comprehension.


31 posted on 12/11/2011 5:11:16 PM PST by bereanway
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To: SmithL

Pi$$ on Ted Leiu (socialist) Torrance, DPRK !


32 posted on 12/11/2011 5:12:23 PM PST by mongo141
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To: SmithL

Yet another reason for me to continue shopping at Lowe’s!


33 posted on 12/11/2011 5:22:14 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't.)
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To: SmithL

34 posted on 12/11/2011 5:34:53 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: SmithL

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.

Fool.


35 posted on 12/11/2011 5:44:19 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: oldenuff2no

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!


36 posted on 12/11/2011 5:58:59 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: GeronL
There are tens of thousands of businesses that don’t advertise on it, should government force them to support shows they don’t like??

Yes, of course.

The legal precedent is ObamaCare™.

37 posted on 12/11/2011 6:02:39 PM PST by null and void (Day 1055 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes arent made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: SmithL

bump


38 posted on 12/11/2011 6:05:55 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Lizavetta

Are you, perchance, a Uyghur, Sen. Lieu?


39 posted on 12/11/2011 6:07:55 PM PST by null and void (Day 1055 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes arent made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: SmithL
A state senator from Southern California was considering calling for a boycott of Lowe's stores after...

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.

Islamic Terrorist Acts Since 911

(18,120 and counting))

40 posted on 12/11/2011 6:08:33 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: bereanway
Sorry, the hack’s name isn’t Torrance, but Lieu. Rather, he’s from Torrance.

He used to be a representative from El Segundo, near LAX - one of his offices was right next to my laundromat in that town when I lived there.

41 posted on 12/11/2011 6:23:09 PM PST by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 12/11/11, 331/406 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ted Lieu is an America hating leftist.


42 posted on 12/11/2011 6:45:41 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: SmithL

Should Lowe’s (or whoever) be FORCED BY THE GOVERNMENT to advertise on Glen Beck?

If a Republican had proposed the above, how would it have been received?


43 posted on 12/11/2011 6:51:45 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: Lizavetta

“(You get what you tolerate)”

You realize that’s a BRILLIANT line, don’t you?


44 posted on 12/11/2011 6:53:00 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: SmithL

Two can play at this game. I have been boycotting California for at least 10 years and I do shop at Lowes and will continue to do so.


45 posted on 12/11/2011 6:54:06 PM PST by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: stormhill

Give a note to the store manager (proves you walked in the door) and email corporate HQ with a copy of your receipt if you like, as to why you’ve chosen to patronize their store.


46 posted on 12/11/2011 6:54:36 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SmithL

Yeah, this guy is part of the same Government who want to make it a federal offense for saying anything bad about Islam.


47 posted on 12/11/2011 6:55:31 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: dennisw

What’s with the Chinese bashing?


48 posted on 12/11/2011 6:58:07 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: bereanway

I watched the first episode and it was just plain dull.

I don’t blame Lowe’s for backing out.


49 posted on 12/11/2011 7:00:13 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: SmithL

How about a buycott to counter the boycott? Buy something at Lowe’s. It doesn’t matter what. Mail the receipt to his office:

Sen. Ted Lieu
State Capitol, Room 4090
Sacramento, CA 95814

Include a note telling him what he can do with it.


50 posted on 12/11/2011 7:00:51 PM PST by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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