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  • A disabled Air Force veteran needed a job. So Lowe’s hired him — and his service dog.

    12/31/2016 4:34:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8 Dec, 2016 | Amy B Wang
    While waiting in line at their local Lowe’s on Sunday, Judy and Brian Rose did a double take. Behind them, a golden retriever sauntered by wearing one of the home improvement store’s red-and-blue employee vests. The dog didn’t seem to be accompanied by anyone at the time. And the vest looked so . . . official. “What’s up with the dog?” Brian Rose asked the cashier, laughing. The Abilene, Tex., couple was told the dog belonged to a store employee, a disabled veteran who had been hired for a part-time job a couple months before. “I’m a retired vet myself,” Brian Rose...
  • Lowe's delivery driver replaced after customer said they didn't want a black man to bring goods

    08/10/2015 9:29:48 AM PDT · by brwnsuga · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 Aug 2015 | Tom Wyke
    A black delivery driver was told by his manager that he would not be making a delivery because the customer had said she only wanted a white driver in her house. Marcus Bradley, an African American, who has worked for Lowe's Home Improvement for the last 11 years, was left devastated after his manager complied with the customer's outrageous wish. The shocking incident reportedly happened in the city of Danville, situated in the US state of Virginia.
  • Newest Workers for Lowe’s: Robots

    10/29/2014 8:39:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Rachel King
    Lowe’s LOW -0.45% Cos. is introducing robotic shopping assistants at an Orchard Supply Hardware store in San Jose, Calif., in late November. Lowe’s, which acquired Orchard Supply last year, says this is the first retail robot of its kind in the U.S. The OSHbot will greet customers, ask if they need help and guide them through the store to the product. Besides natural-language-processing technology, the 5-foot tall white robot houses two large rectangular screens—front and back—for video conferences with a store expert and to display in-store specials. The head features a 3-D scanner to help customers identify items. OSHbot speaks...
  • Lowe's Employees Fix Vets Wheelchair, Because VA Wouldn't

    07/14/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Three unsung heroes at a Lowe’s Home Improvements store fixed a Vietnam veteran’s broken-down wheelchair, which was much more than his local Veterans Affairs office was willing to do. He wrote this letter to his local newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, to give thanks to the men and the company that went to bat for him, when the government wouldn’t. In 1971, I stepped on a land mine in Vietnam and lost both legs above the knee. For the past two years, I have been waiting to receive a new wheelchair from the Veterans Administration. In addition, I have been...
  • 'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE

    04/18/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | TMZ
    Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up. We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience. And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they...
  • Woman loses job after trying to stop shoplifter (Lowe's)

    10/10/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    yahoo video ^ | 10/10/13
    When Lowe's employee Karen Sizemore saw a man shoplifting from her Kentucky store, she says she snapped: "It was just the adrenaline rush, I'm not taking it anymore. You just get to the point where you're so tired of people stealing from you." So Karen, a grandmother and 18-year employee of the chain, followed the thief out to his car and reached into the backseat trying to retrieve the Dewalt tool kit, valued at $600. She wasn't able to get it but she did get the man's license plate number and car make, leading to his arrest. The incident made...
  • Is anyone else really enjoying the Lowes' TV Commercials? Good art!! (chat)

    04/20/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 12 replies
    tv | 4 20 12 | Mamzelle
    I was dazzled with the first CGI commercial that showed a wife and husband drawing lines on their walls and the lines turning (with CGI magic) into fabulous home improvements. I just saw a CGI with Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal fixing up their bird house, then one with Family Squirrel solving their overflow acorn storage problem. Hey. Everything doesn't have to be doom and gloom. Seems like there's better art in commercials than on the shows themselves.
  • Michigan Lowes muslim Protest

    12/18/2011 1:46:53 AM PST · by Rev.Right · 21 replies
    WJBK TV ^ | Dec. 18 2011 | Rev Right
    It was a regular Deeeetroit style muslim protest, with al and jesse type "christian clergy" with their appeasers proclaiming how offended they are along with the angered imams. A Special Appearance of the Open Carry Michigan Militia added to the excitment..
  • Pickets swarm Lowe's for pulling ads from Muslim show

    12/17/2011 5:58:25 PM PST · by mandaladon · 93 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 17 Dec 2011 | JEFF KAROUB
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Protesters descended on a Lowe's store in one of the country's largest Arab-American communities on Saturday, calling for a boycott after the home improvement chain pulled its ads from a reality television show about five Muslim families living in Michigan. About 100 people gathered outside the store in Allen Park, a Detroit suburb adjacent to the city where "All-American Muslim" is filmed. Lowe's said this week that the TLC show had become a "lightning rod" for complaints, following an email campaign by a conservative Christian group. Protesters including Christian clergy and lawmakers called for unity and...
  • Muslim protesters gather at Lowe's in Paterson NJ

    12/17/2011 1:39:55 PM PST · by Focault's Pendulum · 43 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | Friday, December 16, 2011, 3:57 PM Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 5:12 PM | AP
    PATERSON — About 30 members of New Jersey's large Muslim community showed up today outside a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Paterson to protest the company's decision to pull ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims
  • prominent American Muslim and former U.S. Naval officer, supports the Lowe’s decision

    12/16/2011 10:55:19 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Jasser points out the misplaced outrage of radical Muslim groups like CAIR who threatened boycotts of the show ’24′ and its portrayal of Muslim terrorists, finally forcing Keifer Sutherland to do an apology commercial. Jasser also criticizes ‘All-American Muslim’ for not addressing the problems of homegrown Islamic terrorism in mosques and Muslim communities and says the show as it is does not do anything stem Americans’ fear of the Muslims next door.
  • Rep. Murphy Blasts Lowe’s for Pulling Ad (VIDEO)

    12/14/2011 11:32:42 AM PST · by matt04 · 33 replies
    The firestorm against Lowe’s pulling ads from a Learning Channel Show about American Muslims moved to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy said he is leading a group of members of Congress who are calling on Lowe’s to reconsider their decision. Lowe’s pulled its ads from The Learning Channel's reality show "All-American Muslim" after complaints from The Florida Family Association, an organization Murphy called a “right wing anti-Muslim group" that thinks the mission of Islam is to destroy America. “This is a major American company rubber stamping basic foundational bigotry against a major American religious group,” Murphy said....
  • Poll to Freep: Was Lowe's wrong to pull ads from Muslim show?

    12/14/2011 5:38:46 AM PST · by spacejunkie01 · 52 replies
    Freep this poll about Lowe's pulling the ads from that bogus muslim propaganda show
  • Russell Simmons blasts Lowe's for pulling Muslim show ads

    12/13/2011 2:38:24 PM PST · by Mozilla · 86 replies
    EW.com ^ | 12-13-11 | James Hibberd
    Hip-hop mogul and social activist Russell Simmons slammed hardware giant Lowe’s for its decision to pull its ads from TLC’s All-American Muslim reality show and warned the company could face outrage from civil rights groups beyond the Muslim community. “This can’t happen in America; [Lowe's] needs to fix this immediately,” Simmons said, calling the move Islamophobic. “They can’t get away with that, it’s ridiculous. There are American principals at stake here. I can’t imagine the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Urban League, or any organization that fights for their own rights will allow this to happen to any other...
  • Muslim Terror Attack is only “Workplace Violence”? Stand Firmly, Lowes!

    12/13/2011 5:33:59 AM PST · by scottfactor · 11 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 12/13/2011 | Gina Miller
    Since these broadcasts air only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I write these radio blogs the day before they air, covering topics in a timely manner can be difficult. One of the stories I want to discuss with you broke last week; in fact, it broke on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I am talking about the outrageous, despicable characterization by the Defense Department of the Fort Hood Muslim jihadist attack as an act of “workplace violence.” If I were not already used to this communist administration under Barack Obama (or whatever his name is)...
  • Send a Thank you to LOWES

    12/12/2011 7:52:03 PM PST · by Partysnobz · 15 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | 12/12/2011 | barenakedislam
    And be sure to shop at Lowe’s in appreciation for not caving to the thug-like tactics of Terrorist Front Group CAIR and their demands for an apology and reinstatement of the ads as well as CA State Senator Ted Lieu for threatening legislation against Lowe’s if they don’t apologize and start running their ads on the repugnant ‘All-American (sic) Muslim’ show again.
  • Lowe‘s Pulls Its Ads from TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’

    12/12/2011 9:07:54 AM PST · by Justaham · 14 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12-12-11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Hardware retail giant Lowe’s has pulled its commercials from all future episodes of TLC’s reality TV show “All-American Muslim,” the chain said this week. The conservative Florida Family Association has been leading a campaign to get retailers to pull their advertisements from the show. On Tuesday, it posted an email from a Lowe‘s representative who said Lowe’s will no longer be advertising during “All-American Muslim,” which chronicles the lives of several Muslim-American families living in Dearborn, Mich. “While we continue to advertise on various cable networks, including TLC, there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines, including...
  • Backlash for Lowe's as ads pulled from Muslim show

    12/12/2011 6:24:05 AM PST · by BJClinton · 81 replies
    AP via Roadrunner ^ | 12/12/2011 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER
    Lowe's Home Improvement has found itself facing a backlash after the retail giant pulled ads from a reality show about American Muslims.
  • Lowe's pulls ads from TV show about US Muslims

    12/11/2011 7:07:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2011 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A decision by retail giant Lowe's Home Improvement to pull ads from a reality show about American Muslims following protests from an evangelical Christian group has sparked criticism and calls for a boycott against the chain. The retailer stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."
  • Calif. senator threatens boycott over Lowe's ads

    12/11/2011 4:19:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 65 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press
    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...