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It's still a free country, isn't it?

By Bobby Eberle

Freedom. It's one of those precious elements that makes America a truly unique country. But after decades of liberal influence, it seems our freedoms are slowly slipping away. Support some radical agenda? The left will praise you and support you in the name of "inclusion." What about if you stand for traditional values? Then you are attacked, ostracized, and targeted. Just look at what's happening to Lowe's Home Improvement since the company decided to stop advertising on a reality show about American Muslims.

The Learning Channel (TLC) started a new reality show called "All-American Muslim." TLC describes the program in this way:

All-American Muslim takes a look at life in Dearborn, Michigan--home to the largest mosque in the United States--through the lens of five Muslim American families.

Each episode offers an intimate look at the customs and celebrations, misconceptions and conflicts these families face outside and within their own community.

In response to the show, the Florda Family Association began a compaign which encouraged supporters to contact the program's advertisers to get them to pull their ads from "All-American Muslim."

The Learning Channel's new show All-American Muslim is propaganda clearly designed to counter legitimate and present-day concerns about many Muslims who are advancing Islamic fundamentalism and Sharia law. The show profiles only Muslims that appear to be ordinary folks while excluding many Islamic believers whose agenda poses a clear and present danger to liberties and traditional values that the majority of Americans cherish.

Many situations were profiled in the show from a Muslim tolerant perspective while avoiding the perspective that would have created Muslim conflict thereby contradicting The Learning Channel’s agenda to inaccurately portray Muslims in America.

Please check out the press release to see the list of companies that stopped advertising on the show. Now, watch the CNN report on the story of Lowe's Home Improvement's decision to stop advertising on the TLC program. Note the sacrasm throughout the report!

I bet you're already forming opinions about what you think, right? However, we have still not reached my main problem with this story. As noted in the report on Fox News, a California state senator is threatening legal action against Lowe's. That's right... LEGAL ACTION. Are you kidding me?

Calling the Lowe's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press 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 show is about what it's like to be a Muslim in America, and it touches on the discrimination they sometimes face. And that kind of discrimination is exactly what's happening here with Lowe's," Lieu said.

Doesn't Lowe's have the freedom to advertise whenever and wherever it wants? If you like it, support it. If you don't, protest it. But legal action? As one can read from the Lowe's statement, the decision was not based on their objection to the programming material.

"Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lightning rod for many of those views," the statement said. "As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance."

So, in an attempt to avoid a controversial show, Lowe's is now embroiled in controversy. But any legislator who threatens legal action against an individual or corporation for choosing to NOT do something is a complete abuse of power.

As far as the content of the TLC program, I'll let you decide. As noted by the Florida Family Association's press release, the show is just as interesting for what it excludes from coverage as what is presented in the program.

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  1. carolComment by carol
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    I am beginning to believe that we are already under a dictatorship and we just don’t know it yet.  Time will certainly tell, won’t it?

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      December 12, 2011 @ 9:47 am

      It certainly seems so if the government can compel a private business to spend advertising dollars where the government thinks they will do the most good as opposed to where the business thinks they will do the most good. What’s next? A “bailout” for businesses advertising budgets? Will the government now be issuing grants to “friendly” businesses to use as advertising dollars for programs of the government’s choosing? Doesn’t the liberal agenda already get plenty of money for their liberal programming through government funding of public programming? Now they want to take over commercial cable TV programming as well? 

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    • montelwComment by montelw
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:37 am

      Carol, we have been since obummer was sworn in to office, illegally. Did any American broadcasters back the Japanese during WWII. I don’t think so. Lets stand up for these companies that have the guts to stand for us and boycot TLC and there evident support for the enemy during an on going war on terrorism.

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  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:35 am

     
    Lowes is now embroiled in a controversy by a Liberal Legislature to punish a corporation for choosing NOT to buy something for the same reason the American people will be taxed, punished and sued for not buying into Obamacare. It is just the same prima facie evidence of a Democrat party gone mad with seduction of the power we gave them in 2008, that due to the abuse of this entrusted power will be the very thing that gets revoked in 2012.
     
    As for me. I just bought 100 shares of Lowes Stock to show them this society is still free and capitalist,,,, While Obama sends our tax money overseas to built more Mosques. If Obama spent our money and invested in America and not this nonsense we would all be better off. And the fool wonders where our jobs went?? He and his monions are unworthy of the label American. He is not even worthy to be labeled a knock off.
     

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    • fowlerComment by fowler
      December 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am

      Ha! Hit that stock, looser! They’re going down by the second!

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    • carolComment by carol
      December 12, 2011 @ 9:54 am

      Dear Fowler:
      A little bit delusional are you!?  Take your head out of the sand and look around.  You must be deaf, dumb and blind if you can’t see what has been happening for the last couple of years.  I think you are the freak! 

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    • jayzeesComment by jayzees
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:00 am

      Great comment! I wish you were running for office. and i agree with Carol that the government wants to dictate to the people to control every part of our lives. I just hope it doesn’t take a civil war to get our constitution back. ( to Iluminauto and Carol)

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    • bellringer53Comment by bellringer53
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:04 am

      Fowler, you can’t even spell “Loser”.  You’re just another useful idiot.  Good luck with that. 

      Here’s my question to the rest of you:  where was the ACLU, Gloria Allred and all the other snakes when Hank Williams, Jr. was fired by ESPN because he dared to state his honest (and accurate) opinion about Obama?

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:10 am

      Fowler , you are aptly named as you and your Liberal vultures continue to fowl the nest of American prosperity. The eagles will rule in 2012.

      It will be you and your confused Democrat party that will be brought low,,,,,not Lowes or Capitalist people of production who always rise above the fray. I bought my shares August 10th at $18.10 a share,,,,it now goes for $24.50 a share,,,,Hello?? How much is the stock in that Mosque Obama built worth??

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  3. newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    The indoctrination of gays, Muslims, Mexicans, and the sexual promiscuity evident in our culture is designed to destroy our traditions, wipe out our Judeo/Christian religion and create an entirely “new” country.  The Muslim show is another example of how we are being indoctrinated to believe that they are all a harmless, well intention people, that mean us no harm whatsoever.  In essence, we are to believe that that are pretty much like ourselves in many respects which is entirely false to anyone who knows their religion and what it actually means to those who don’t share their beliefs.

    I’m surprised that many don’t know, or don’t remember what Michele Obama had said about her husband:  “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”  Can this get any clearer as to why we are having so many problems, facing so much confrontation and experiencing a country that doesn’t even resemble what we use to call America?  

    “It’s still a free country, isn’t it?”  Not entirely — and if he gets re-elected our freedom will be a thing of the past, as his plans to reconstruct this country to conform with the “Dreams from my Father,” will be complete.  If and when it ever comes to this, I suspect that Obama, Michele, and family will pick up their marbles and move on to Kenya which is where Michele said is Obama’s home in his heart.

    Thank God for Lowes, and all the others who had the courage to do what everyone should do. Stand up for our country and our way of life!

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    • fowlerComment by fowler
      December 12, 2011 @ 9:50 am

      Indoctrination! Oh, no! We a being forced to live by Sharia law! Our religion is being shut down!

      We are paranoid freaks and nobody cares a out us anymore!

      We are being attacked by the liberal media. And the center! And the non tea party establishment! And the sharias! And we are under siege!

      You. Are. Freaks.

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    • txconfederateComment by txconfederate
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:53 am

      This jerk fowler is a liberal troll. He seems to be a wiseguy know it all. He has a snide remark for everything said. He needs to get his head out of his rear opening and come out for air. But I don’t see that happening any time soon because he is clueless and a typical socialist liberal. Yes fowler, the only reason I wrote this comment about you ,was to degrade you and your kind. Not that you will change. You seem to think that all is well here in the home front. **** STUPID

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    • txconfederateComment by txconfederate
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:05 am

      I shop at Lowes all the time now since I found out that Home Depot backs and funds the gays and other liberal groups and unions. THANKS LOWES FOR BEING AMERICAN BACKING COMPANY. I am sure that there are more of us than there are of them.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:24 am

      Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first drive mad,,,,,mad with the socialist Liberal fowled mind of a fowler. Go back to feeding your Turkeys Fowler, when you come here you dwell with Eagles.

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    • tellitlikeitis2Comment by tellitlikeitis2
      December 12, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

      Newsjunky:

      Your comments are really informative, not just words or arguments. I guess that comes from being a teacher.  Maybe the troll was jealous. Hard to understand how they got so many votes.

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  4. roosterComment by rooster
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    Thanks Lowe’s for exercising your freedom to advertise when and where you want. Thanks for not backing the theo-political system called Islam — the so-called “religion of peace” that’s been working to subjugate and terrorize the world since 622 AD.
    I’m going to Lowe’s today to stock on a few items.

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  5. savannahguyComment by savannahguy
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    This is another example of how our legislators do not know the Constitution nor the rule of law.

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    • fowlerComment by fowler
      December 12, 2011 @ 9:48 am

      But you do? You ever read the doc? No! Because you are AGAINST freedom of religion!

      Looooooosers.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:32 am

      Muhammadism in not a religion Fowler, it is a political organization of oppression disguised as a religion, like the newly re-organized Democrat party of the self-God. It stole 90 % of anything that makes it work from Judeo Christians and took 100% of what makes it fail from the barabaric anthology of sheep molesting dessert wanderering vandals.

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  6. fowlerComment by fowler
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Paranoid. Ignorant. Loony.

    Wow. Can the GOP get any less American? Hate is a value, but freedom is no longer. Oh, and “he” will steal your freedoms! The only people dumping on freedoms are YOU paranoid right wing nutbags.

    Get lost, will you. Leave. Go away. Myncountrybis too good for your hate and fear and ignorance. And I guarantee I’ve been here longer than any of you freaks.

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      December 12, 2011 @ 9:52 am

      You moronic troll. Don’t you realize that if the government can compel private businesses to spend their advertising dollars on programs that they don’t want to support, they can compel anyone to do anything? What a fool you are. You definitely fit the “sheeple” definition if you see no problem with the government exercising its power in this way. This should bother everyone, regardless of political party affiliation.

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    • JoComment by Jo
      December 12, 2011 @ 9:58 am

      We are assured, under our Constitution, the freedom to practice the religion of our choice, but nowhere in our laws, including our Bill of Rights, is there permission to murder anyone who refuses to submit to our religion, or to use extortion against companies who want to withdraw an ad they have placed.  This practice of trying to use intimidation to force companies to support a certain cause is the same thing Jesse Jackson used to gain lifetime support for himself and his family.  It has to stop.  We need to get behind these companies and support the ones who refuse to be intimidated.  I’m a Lowes customer and if I could afford it, I would buy Lowes stock.

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    • peddlar06Comment by peddlar06
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:20 am

      Fowler is a typical of the left. They cannot discuss the merits of an issue, but resort immediately to brutal name calling. Such a sad mental condition to fall into. I’m sorry Mr. Fowler but the last time I checked, Lowe’s or any other busines has a right to put their advertising money where ever they wish. And you sir, have the right to like it or not, as you see fit just as we have the same right. I even have the right to diagree with you and not call you a nasty name in the process.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:46 am

      Of Obama is re-elected both Lowes, and “WE the PEOPLE” will  be forced to buy into anything these Liberal fools can declare as a presidential edict, starting with Obamacare.

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    • SAnnComment by SAnn
      December 12, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

      I am really sorry for you! I believe your mental issue is sad! By the way, do you realize that when this country becomes a socialist/communist regime or becomes a muslim nation that people like you will be the first interred in mental institutions? Have you ever researched what has happened in all the communist countries that trusted the despots in power and then found themselves in a gulag or internment camps with people being gassed to death or worked to death as slaves? I am sure you will find out when it happens….

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    • Peter NyikosComment by Peter Nyikos
      December 12, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

      You got two things right, Fowler: hate is a value — and your kind embodies it; and freedom is no longer a value for you if it includes freedom from having to spend advertising money promoting Islam.  You’d be all for that freedom if the religion were Christianity, wouldn’t you? 

      In fact–wouldn’t you boycott a company that supports a Christian fundamentalist show, or a pro-life show, in the hopes that they would stop supporting it?

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  7. JoComment by Jo
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    The Muslims are just getting started, thanks to the liberals in this country, and they will try to use these blackmail tactics with as many companies as possible, to promote their agenda of converting the entire world to become Muslims under the fear of death.  Read the Koran, and don’t be fooled about it being a kind, peace-loving religion.  If that were true, why would husbands and fathers kill their wives and daughters for breaking Muslim law.  The females are enslaved.  if a woman is raped, she is the one killed, no harm to the offender, though.  They hate all religions, but their own, which isn’t really a religion.

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    • fowlerComment by fowler
      December 12, 2011 @ 9:52 am

      You are a paranoid moron.

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    • dcgirlComment by dcgirl
      January 9, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

      fowler – how is speaking the truth being paranoid?  There are documented cases of this happenig every day in the Muslim world.

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  8. thedoveComment by thedove
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    I’m constantly astounded at the high percentage of people who still think Obama is doing a good job.  How in the world can nearly fifty percent of Americans think he should get a second term?  Amazing, simply amazing.

    What’s not at all surprising is that this proposed legislation originates in California.  It will be interesting to see if anyone else jumps on this bandwagon.

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  9. fowlerComment by fowler
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    Only people that think thin this way. The non thinkers, like YOU, hate anything that isn’t white and upper class and hate filled.

    Jesus would despise you freaks!

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    • GHUComment by GHU
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:03 am

      Really?  Go get some therapy, or move to Iran. See what they say about Jesus there!

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:07 am

      Okay, Fowler, you think the government should be able to coerce businesses into supporting through their advertising dollars only those companies who agree with said government on any given cause, but we’re the fools?  Wow.

      By the way, thanks for informing us concerning what Jesus thinks.  It’s reassuring to have a connection, however tenuous, through this forum, with someone who has a direct line.  Next time you talk with him, would you ask him what he thinks of Tebow?  Thanks.

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:22 am

      I think that Fowler is talking about the hispanic guy she met once on a street corner. That may be the only Jesus she knows. My Jesus taught to be “wise as serpents and gentle as doves.” He didn’t think much of willing fools.

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    • newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
      December 12, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

      Looks like fowler has a lot of relatives on this site as he’s getting an awful lot of votes.  Either that or there are a lot of trolls registered with GOP. 

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  10. fowlerComment by fowler
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Here is a promise for you sweet, kind, thoughtful Christian souls: your idiotic side of partisan jacks and paranoid nut jobs will LOSE a national election with 9% unemployment. That is unheard of, but it will happen. Because nobody in the center looks at any of your freak candidates with any respect at all.

    You are guided by freaks and nut jobs and Obama WILL win. And you know it.

    Losers.

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    • JoComment by Jo
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:07 am

      Just keep believing that hype, that Obama will win.  It’s hype from the main-stream media, but the average person on the street is sick of the “sit-ins” by those who don’t want to work, but want to take from those who do.  There are more Christians in this country than atheists, and we want someone in the White House who will stop apologizing for America and giving our hard-earned money to countries who hate us, and close our borders to illegals coming into our country and killing our citizens.  If you love the Muslims so much, move to one of the countries where you will see what it would be like to have lived 2000 years ago.

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    • Mary SComment by Mary S
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:10 am

      Your comments here, fowler, just demonstrate your own ignorance.  Please go get a job and contribute productively to society instead of trolling conservative websites and calling us crazy freaks.  You must be one of those folks hoping for the free stuff.

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    • jayzeesComment by jayzees
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:18 am

      fowler,   Do you know what the G.O.P. letters in this forum stand for? i think your in the wrong forum. granted, we do have our share of Rino’s, but my “rose colored glasses broke a long time ago”.  it’s the duty of “We the people” to keep “both” partys in check!

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    • JDZComment by JDZ
      December 12, 2011 @ 10:18 am

      You are a sick puppy. My guess is that you are unemployed, on food stamps and welfare, and actually live off of those in this country that pay taxes at all levels of government just so you can survive to vote for Obama and to stay at home and insert your ill formed thoughts into this discussion. You are having a bit of a problem putting any form of succinct comment together so maybe you have been on the sauce or something stronger already this morning…probably bought with money from the taxpayers of this country. You love the free ride you are getting.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:40 am

      Fowler, I’d take that Obama win bet ,,,,,, for $10,000,  but I know a loser like you could not even come up with 10,000 pennies that you haven’t riped off someone else through a government program. Your backing a fowl nag that only wins when the the race occurs in the mud. Your backing a Mudder. Better hope it rains on election day.

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    • bonofbabbleComment by bonofbabble
      December 12, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

      Hey foul-er.  I’m on my way to Lowe’s right now, would you like to come with me?

      While I’m having my Christmas tree cut to size you can complain to the management about Lowe’s unfair treatment of Moslems, and, while you’re at it, you can tell ‘em you are highly offended at their blatant display of Christian American symbols such as Wise Men and Nativity Scenes and that they must come down at once.  How DARE Lowe’s offend anyone!

      After all, this country was NOT founded as a Christian nation, was it (who do those religious bigots think they are!)?  This country was founded as a proposition nation welcoming the “wretched of the earth”, right?  It says so on the base of the Statue of Liberty.  Those who mess up their own countries that their own people created have a RIGHT to come to the US, right, isn’t that why the US was founded?

      Let me give you a hint:  It is not wise to criticize, debase and insult the HOST population, the ones who built this nation and made it the freest most prosperous nation that ever existed on the face of the earth.  

      See you at Lowe’s foul-er!  

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    • lovemycountry2Comment by lovemycountry2
      December 12, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

      Looks like this troll has a lot of people who agree with him. Maybe Newsjunky nailed it again, relatives or friends.

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    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      December 12, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

      newsjunky,

      This site is being monitored by left wing Radicals, ranging from the moveon.org and Huffington post crowd to Fundalmentalist Radical Muslim groups and Obummer Chicago Communist operatives. 

      Whenever our posts get too close to exposing these  scum bags, they retialiate by giving one star ratings and filling up our site with their venomous diatribes. 

      This tends to get us into arguments and debates with these trolls and off subject.

      Regarding Sen Ted Lieu, if you look at his voting record, he is a radical left wing Socialist who advocats most of Obummer’s programs as well as open borders, free tuition for illegals, and full amnesty.  

      Leiu, like most Radical libs, only listens to his liberal revisionist counterparts regarding the constitutionality of suing Lowes, for choosing not to place these Muslim propaganda ads.   

      Lowe’s first amendement rights are clear and any lawsuits filed against them will, even by liberal judge standards, be thrown out of court.  Lieu knows this and is just posturing for his Muslim friends.  He also figures if he makes a stink, Lowes will cave in to his pressure.  So far, by the size of the backlash, it looks like it s blowing up in his face.  We’ll see.

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    • newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
      December 12, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

      truthteller:

      I heard about that crew.  They actually get paid for stirring up trouble.  Wish someone would pay me to kick up some dust on a liberal site.  My alter ego would have a lot of fun.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      December 12, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

      Truthteller wrote:

      “Whenever our posts get too close to exposing these scum bags, they retialiate by giving one star ratings and filling up our site with their venomous diatribes.”

      Well I did notice you only got only one star for your post, so I countered it by giving you five, so you now have an average of three. I never heard of this Lieu guy before, but from what you said and everything I read about him in the column he sounds like a real leftist piece of work. I swear I’ll never understand how these guys get elected with ideas like theirs, but they do. As far as the ratings go, if you go to page 2 you’ll find that every post has a 5-star average except for those which haven’t been rated yet.

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  11. jenerseaComment by jenersea
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    I wonder how many muslims shop at Homo Depot?  They don’t say anything about what they promote?  Easiest thing in the world being a muslim here, just like being a Communist, right?

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  12. ralphesComment by ralphes
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    Yeah America, we want what they have over in the Middle East. “I do not think so” A bunch of cowards that cover their face packing weapons killing inoscent women, children and men of their own race. They came to America several times, especially 9/11 killing again inoscent women, children and men. For what so that they can go to heaven and have 90 Virgins. Give me a break. I am supprised that the Liberal outspoken Women of America and the World even entertain this thought. “What are they thinking “we want to be dominated by a law that suppresses Woman to a female slave clan.
    In Christianity there is Life, Light, Love and Freedom. In Islam there is Hatred, Death, Darkness and Bondage. You make the choice.

    In History, the nations where Islam has got a foothold they never leave. They are like a Plaque a Virus. They take over schools, neighborhoods, local, county, state and eventually the ruling nation Government. Then you have the mess that is in Iraq, Iran, Afganistan, Palistine and etc. Is this really what we want. It is not religious freedom. It is control of the human mind and our way of living. Secure our Freedom. Outlaw their control and movement in our Nation. We are built and live in the Protection of Constituional Rights and Laws. do not let a religion out of control change our way of living. Our way is not Perfect but it works. I know that the countries that depend on us know this.    

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  13. gunterComment by gunter
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    Fowler…or should that be FOULER!

    In response to your comment that you’ve been here longer than any of us freaks, longevity is not always a virtue, sometimes it’s a mistake of nature.  You’ve overstayed your visit.  GET LOST. 

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  14. lwessonComment by lwesson
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    The young man that started his morning, back on Dec. 7th 1941, with news that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, knew the country he was going to risk his life and fight for.  He might not have understood the unsundry manipulations by politicians but that was beside the point, his country was attacked.  Today?  That same young man would turn his back as he would not be able to recognize this Nation as, his country.  His compatriots of 1941 have been largely replaced!  His religion, relegated to apologies.  The moral construct, twisted and perverted.  No, he would walk away.  Likely, so would millions that fought in WW 2, just walk away.
     
    So, is it any surprise, that a hardware store in the US is being attacked for NOT advertising for some ridiculous show about the aliens, the Muslims… ?  No.  No surprise at all.  Both political parties are accomplices in replacing the base population with aliens, with cheeeap slavish labor, with reducing Americans to something more akin, the WIDGET, cast into the vast World Pool of labor.  And to keep those WIDGETS in line, lawsuits, shunning, firings, disarmament, prison camps…  .  Just give it a bit more time.  Freedom cannot be tolerated.
     
    LOWES is rocking the boat, not behaving.   It’s withdrawal reminds, what is left of this country’s people, to question the Muslim invasion.  Quite surprising for a retail store actually.  Macy’s has shown the evil of greed, in telling its wage slaves to accept all manner of customers.  It fired a “sales associate” for telling a Transgender thing, that just had lipstick on, to leave the ladies dressing room.  Something makes me think that the young man I mentioned, my Father, and Mister Macy himself would find such a firing profoundly wrong, but it seems ok just 70 years removed.  We are going down fast.
     
    So Hooray for LOWES!

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  15. ralphesComment by ralphes
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Yeah America, we want what they have over in the Middle East. “I do not think so” A bunch of cowards that cover their face packing weapons killing inoscent women, children and men of their own race. They came to America several times, especially 9/11 killing again inoscent women, children and men. For what so that they can go to heaven and have 90 Virgins. Give me a break. I am supprised that the Liberal outspoken Women of America and the World even entertain this thought. “What are they thinking “we want to be dominated by a law that suppresses Woman to a female slave clan.
    In Christianity there is Life, Light, Love and Freedom. In Islam there is Hatred, Death, Darkness and Bondage. You make the choice.
    In History, the nations where Islam has got a foothold they never leave. They are like a Plaque a Virus. They take over schools, neighborhoods, local, county, state and eventually the ruling nation Government. Then you have the mess that is in Iraq, Iran, Afganistan, Palistine and etc. Is this really what we want. It is not religious freedom. It is control of the human mind and our way of living. Secure our Freedom. Outlaw their control and movement in our Nation. We are built and live in the Protection of Constituional Rights and Laws. do not let a religion out of control change our way of living. Our way is not Perfect but it works. I know that the countries that depend on us know this. 

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  16. ang01Comment by ang01
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:33 am

     If you would like to thank Lowes please sent them an email, as they will never see it here or know it otherwise.  http://www.lowes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContactUsCategoryFAQPageView?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&faqId=20

    As for fowler, I pray that Jesus will visit you and open your eyes to the truth and soften your heart. It is unfortunate that so many people in America are blinded to the truth and believe the lies of this world and the media. 

    Please boycott Home depot because of the children events they promote and sponsor at the “gay pride parades”.  You can check it out at the lesbian and gay web site. Home depot will not be neutral on the issue and continue to force is on children and others.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA! and Lowes

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    • PaulComment by Paul
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:03 am

      Well we know by his comment that FOWLER  knows little to nothing about investing.  I expect his method is to buy high and sell low.  Those, well almost all those who have commented on this subject are awake to what is happening in America, namely the literal invasion by the religion/government as they are one in the same, “Islam”.  Many Americans are ignorant of what is the goal of Islam which is a total World Caliphate, that is One World Religion of Islam”.  All one has to do is read and research the Muslim Brotherhood and what the Muslim Imams say in their own language in the Middle east.  Then go to the Koran and verify that all they are doing is condoned, and called for by Mohammad.   LOWE’S; Send letters to Lowe’s and tell them how proud you are for standing up for America by not condoning the Muslim invasion.
      Americans….wake up your neighbor to what is happening before it’s to late!   

      Oh, and by the way I now own 850 more stocks of Lowe’s.  “Buy low, sell high”!.   

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  17. willyComment by willy
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Yes, it appear that Lowes lost their freedom to choose which shows they may or may not advertise on.
    First, it started with the Florida Family Association started screaming at Lowes for advertising on the “All-American Muslim” show on the TLC channel.
    Then Lowes bows to the pressure from the Florida Family Association and then liberals start going into a tizzy over it.
    Bobby Eberle asks, “Doesn’t Lowe’s have the freedom to advertise whenever and wherever it wants?”
    When Muslims comes here to escape the persecution of the Islamic fanatics, the will find that they are not welcome to practice their version of Islam nor to explain to Americans that they’re American, peaceful, and also look for religious freedom. Now where are these moderate Muslims to go for America, under mob rule of radical Christians clearly don’t welcome here. Just look at the posts here coming from the Christians… Sad to see that Bobby Eberle believes that religious freedom should include freedom for Christians to discriminate against Islam and Muslims.

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    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      December 12, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

      Hey williy,

      Where was the outrage expressed by all those “peaceful” Muslims, when we were attacked on 9-11?  Where was the outcry from all those “peaceful” Muslims, when the Navy ship Cole was attacked by terrorist Muslims?  Where was the outcry from those “peaceful” Muslims when the Fort Hood Texas massacre committed by a radical Muslim shouting Alla Icbah, occurred.

      All those peaceful Muslims that you are talking about were buisy peacefully attending their Mosks and peacefully donating to Islamic charities, whereby the Imams in those Mosks, filter that money to Islamic terrorist organizations such as Hesbollah and El Fatah, and to the Madrasa schools in the middle east, who teach little kids radical Islamic fundamentalist principles and to hate all Westerners.

      The bottom line is:  There are no peacful Muslims.  Only those that look the other way when Muslim attacks occur, and aid and abet those that are doing the dirty work, of Muhammid.

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    • willyComment by willy
      December 12, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

      Hello TRUTHTELLER: To answer your 1st question, check out http://www.cair.com/AmericanMuslims/AntiTerrorism.aspx and you’ll see

      “We condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts.”

      I also believe that the website whose link I provided also answer your other questions.

      Furthermore, there are several Muslims Americans who died in the 9/11/2001 attacks.
      I also want to remind you that if we want to eradicate Isliamic-based terrorism, we will need help from moderate Muslims all over the world.
      Last but not least, remember one of the Ten Commandments says,

      Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbors

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  18. JDZComment by JDZ
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    The politicians have bent over for so long to accommodate special interest groups that our government has been perverted into something of a shadow of the basic core of values and culture it stood for 60 years ago right after WWII. Our government leaders at all levels of government from the local city, county, and state up into our national government have either directly or indirectly allowed these socialist activist groups made up of extremists environmentalists, national union leaders, gay rights activists, the ACLU, non-Christian religious groups, the NWA, various minority groups (especially those supporting open borders), and a myriad of liberal “do-gooders” that helped elect Obama and support his wealth redistribution and huge “nanny state” government socialist agenda.

    It has happened over the last 60 years in an incremental manner pushed by the Democrats who had control of Congress most of that time. It is like the analogy of putting a frog in a cold pot and bringing up the temperature gradually and the frog will not realize it is being boiled to death until it is too late. The traditional Americans in this country are the frogs and we are just about cooked and Obama and his CZARs and other minions are attempting to finish the job.

    Are we going to let him get away with it?

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  19. carolComment by carol
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    Fowler:  To do evil like sport to a fool!  But a man of understanding has wisdom.  We are living in a day when they, people like you, call evil good and good evil but the Word of God calls you a fool and by your words you have proven you a just that.  Nothing but a fool!

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    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      December 12, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

      Carol,

      I wish you were right in calling Fowler a fool.  He/she is far from that.  This is an example of a paid Radical troll, whose purpose is to disrupt truth and espouse Marxist and Communist lies to incite and create desention whithin our ranks. 

      Don’t pay any attention to it and it will go away.  Just as a spoiled child throwing himself on the floor and having a temper tantrum, walking away from him and not paying any attention, will cause him to quickly stop.

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  20. newrepublicanComment by newrepublican
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    To FOWLER … you and Lowes have the same rights to purchase advertising on any program you wish.  Lowes decided against what you prefer.  Using your logic, you should be forced contact EWTN the Catholic News Network, or the Protestant “Hour of Power” Program and purchase some air time because you evidently support freedom of religion and for you to decide against supporting Catholic or Protestant programming you must be a religious BIGOT!

    Can you see the lunacy of your argument?

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  21. jb80538Comment by jb80538
    December 12, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    Yet another reason to spend money at Lowes instead of their closest competition. (Homo Depot)
     
    Lowes has my business!

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  22. bonofbabbleComment by bonofbabble
    December 12, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Comments from foul-er:

    <i>You are guided by freaks and nut jobs.</i>
     

    <i>Because nobody in the center looks at any of your freak candidates with any respect at all.</i>
    <i>Losers.</i>
    <i>Jesus would despise you freaks!</i>

    </i>You are a paranoid moron.</i>

    Wow foul-er, what profound brilliant commentary!  You sure showed ‘em didn’t you? Those evil liberty-seeking nuts don’t know what they’re talking about, do they?  Those freaks who think government control of the economy, health care system and, well, every aspect of your life are wrong, aren’t they?  <i>Aren’t they?</i> We must fall into lock step behind useful idiots like you and mind our Dear Leaders!

    Yes, foul-er, we MUST make sure those who express opinions other than what the likes of YOU and government tell us are acceptable should be harshly, severely punished via Hate Speech laws, slapped with punitive, wealth draining funds, lose their jobs and have their lives destroyed.  That’s what we should do, shouldn’t we, foul-er?  Let the government tell us what we can and can’t say and whom we can and can’t do business with?  

    We must, like you, believe everything the government and media tell us, shouldn’t we?  After all, they, like you, are our betters — so much more intelligent, educated and erudite than us stupid Kulaks. We don’t know what’s good for us do we?  

    Your New Soviet Bosses must be so proud to have someone so devastatingly
    brilliant shilling for them!  Oh, and don’t forget to ask what the Soviets and Dear Leader did to their useful idiots and running dogs. Does a .10 cent bullet in the back of the head ring any bells?

    You call <i>us</i> losers and freaks?  Ha HA HA HA HA!  

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  23. Tonto (USA)Comment by Tonto (USA)
    December 12, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    sure make a lot of noise for being LESS than 1% of the USA population.  Just who the heck do they think they are.  They are the scum of the planet, the singlemost violet population on the Earth, and as pushy as they are allowed to be.  Someone needs to “put them in their place”…..like send them back to the cesspools of humanity they slimed out of.

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  24. AZROBComment by AZROB
    December 12, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    Ted Lieu (D-CA) ought to be ashamed of hiself and be impeached!  This is exactly what the radical lefties are planning for this once great Country.. They are trying to destroy free speech (conservative talk radio) and stop all the freedoms we once had..  Musllims are all complaining as well saying that they have civil rights too and THEIR freedoms are threatened as well.  How many people have been blown up by suicide bombers looking for the 72 virgins? How many victims have been beheaded, torchered etc, in the past decades? Tens of thousands–and who was responsible?  Well, it wasn’t the Christians, Jews, Budists, Hindus, Mormans, etc…  ALL Muslims belong to this savagery whether they like it or not..  Sure not all of these folks are the killer animals but I haven’t heard the rest of them condemn it either.   There is a Home Depot much closer to me but from now on,  I’m driving by it and heading for Lowes..  GOOD JOB LOEW’S!

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  25. fowlerslooserComment by fowlerslooser
    December 12, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    Folks! Please let up on poor fowler. It is obvious his or her comments have nothing to do with the issue, but they say multitudes about him or her.  Pity.

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  26. ter334Comment by ter334
    December 12, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    I am for Lowe’s and aginst the protestors and name callers that think Lowe’s is racist or religious bigots!  If muslims are so tolerant why do they not allow freedom of religion in muslim countries?  In addition they have declared a jihad, a religious war no less, against the west!  Their govt’s have declared this war, but their govts are run by muslim clerics so govt and mosque are one and the same.  Neither our govt, nor Lowe’s have declared war against islam.  Islam is the largest source of hypocrisy that exists in the world.  And contrary to what it’s members seem to think, IMO it is Satan’s religion, not the True religion of God.  They have a chip on their shoulder and resent and are intolerant of all who do not agree with them! 

    And they stir up trouble where ever they are.  India, the Phillipines, France,  Holland, and of course now here in the US.  They are essentially social troublemakers because they apparently can’t stand for someone to have a different view and understanding of love.  So Islam.  Where is your love?   

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      December 12, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

      Well,one thing about this Senator.  I used to work in Torrance.  Guess who was the majority population there?  That’s right, the Mexicans (legal and illegal).  I’ll bet my a** that it hasn’t changed all that much.  Think about this, almost ALL Mexicans are Catholic, which didn’t recognize any other form of religion until the Reformation as instigated by Martin Luther.  The Popes even declared Holy Wars (the Crusades) against the “unbelievers” who were “soiling the very foundations of Christianity” just by running the Christians out and squatting there! 

      So, I don’t think the good Senator’s reelection prospects are looking too good right about now, due to the fact that I’ll bet there are a lot of old p**sed off Mexican Women running around screaming for his stupid-a**ed blood.  

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  27. carolComment by carol
    December 12, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    The Arab Spring began for one reason, the Muslims are truly trying to take over the world with their religion and their sharia law.  They are killing Christians and burning churches wherever their paths lead.  They are filled with hatred and murder and think nothing of proselytizing their religion by force or by threat of beheading.  Fowler, if you are so gung ho for the Muslims why don’t you go and live in one of those countries.  I would love to see you try and post the things that you have been posting.  I doubt very much that you would live to see another day.  The politicians in Washington are ignorant of Islam’s plans to take over the world.  Their naivete’ will be to their own destruction and of ours, the American people, if not stopped.  We the American people need to stand up, speak up and pray earnestly for God to intervene in this situation or it will be the end of America as we have known it.  Anyone who thinks this is a fantasy dreamed up by some paranoid nut case doesn’t have eyes to see and ears to hear.  We need to stop Obama and the extremists that surround him and that can only be done by voting next November 2012.  We must defeat Obama or it will be the end for this country.  

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  28. lifeforceincComment by lifeforceinc
    December 12, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    Folks, before you get all excited maybe with the wrong people, maybe we should be asking who is behind the show. How did they get airtime? We all know who owns the airways. Without their O.K. and promotion they would have no airtime. Don’t be led down a rabbithole!
    Scott

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      December 12, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

      A cogent thought Life.  TLC is part of a network conglomerate, so who owns it?  If it’s Time/Warner, the answer is mainly Big Money Jews.  If not, then it should be easy to find out, not?

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  29. beriberiComment by beriberi
    December 12, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    my list of where i shop just changed and i emphasized it by sending that list from Florida Family Association to my e-mail  buddies!
    barry :-3)
    PO1USN RET

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  30. grumpyComment by grumpy
    December 12, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    Boy, if Ted Lieu (D-CA) could read this what would he think of me. Probably almost as ill as I think of him.
    I believe that you can be moderate, or be Muslim. You cannot be both! Read the Qur’an and you will be convinced.
    I do believe that there are people who say they are Muslim and are moderate. They are like those who profess other religions, but do not practice it.
    It is impossible for a true believer and practicer of Islam to be moderate! The Muslims universally preach that the Koran is the ultimate and final truth. They support the institution of sharia law, and death and destruction to non believers. Islam is universally against every thing that is representative of our country and Western civilization in general.
    Islam is not a religion. It is a mental illness!
    I am all for a constitutional amendment that declares that Islam is not a religion, but a terrorist sect and is to be treated as such.

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  31. bobnipComment by bobnip
    December 12, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    I remind all of you choosing a home improvement place to shop that Home Depot no longer recognizes CHRISTMAS! It is called a Holiday celebration.  They also felt compelled to dress three and four year old children up in their cute little orange aprons, and march them in a gay rights parade in Fairfax, Virginia.

    They also continually offer specials with serious lack of supply as a come-on, knowing that dweebs, when not finding the bargain, will buy the more expensive product. I do not agree with anything the “occupiers” say, however, Home Depot demonstrates the worst of corporate America. Lastly, check the label! A lot of what they offer is made overseas, not in America.

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    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      December 12, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

      I wasn’t aware of the charges you’ve laid out here.   When I have time, I will research it more.  (geesh, gotta work, you know?)  However, I will be hard pressed to change my shopping habits: The Orange Box is two miles away, and the nearest Lowe’s to me is over 50 miles away in the next biggest city down the highway.  I tend to shop local helping to pay my neighbors salaries, and not support business in “that other city”, especially considering the cost of gas and my time.  However, sometimes you have to do things that are inconvenient to make a bigger point.

      My biggest question here is ……… how is it possible that Lowe’s ever decided in the first place to advertise on this show?  What idiots in marketing said, it’ll be okay, no one will complain, everyone will see our ads and love us, and then later said omigosh, we never expected a backlash, what do we do now?  c’mon, folks, get it right the first time!

      Which is more principled and respected: make a business decision and stick with it despite pressure (from the left or right), or adjust your business decisions according to the fickle winds of public opinion?  Just wondering; would love to hear comments in this vein from someone with experience in the field. 

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      December 12, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

      For Crunch, Lowe’s might have an advertising contract with TLC for X amount of hours, and it’s probable that there were no other shows offered in THAT TIME SLOT, so some bonehead Ad Editor OK’d it because of the time slot.
      As for “principled and respected”, whoever said Madison Avenue had any of either.  Lowe’s proper didn’t design, build and market this ad, all that was done by an Ad Agency.  Lowe’s merely OK’d the ad and whichever band of idiots they employ for placing ads placed it.  This can have been done with or without Lowe’s Corporate Approval, depending on the contract they had for placing their ads.

      It still boils down to this; advertisers place their ads through the use of Demographics Researchers and/or existing contracts with networks, who put them wherever they can according to the terms of the Contract Advertiser.  What could possibly be the point in placing their ads where they might alienate customers of their products and services?     

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  32. LAPhilComment by LAPhil
    December 12, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    The idea of taking legal action against a company and demanding an apology for pulling its advertising from a show it has a problem with is absurd, not to mention un-American. I haven’t watched the show because I couldn’t find out when it aired, but for all I know I might actually like it. But regardless of how I personally feel about the show, Senator Lieu is one self-righteous politically correct jerk for demanding an apology from Lowe’s and has apparently forgotten the freedoms that this country stands for. Either that or he’s being deliberately blind to them. Bobby Eberle is right on the mark with this column.

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  33. hoogleComment by hoogle
    December 12, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    Hey Fowler, Was that you kissing Obummer’s arse in that picture where he was bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia? Yeah, I thought so.  You are a liberal sponge and should have to qualify to vote by proving you have more than three brain cells operating at the same time. WHy don’t you find some other forum to spout out your hateful trash on and leave us to more intelligent discussions here. Do you really think you have the power of persuasion working? Ha!

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  34. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    December 12, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    What about all the other advertisers who have clearly chosen not to advertise on the show, since they do not advertise on it?. Are they going to launch suits against every other advertiser who is not advertising on the show?. It’s sad when a company can be brought into court simply because they do not wish to advertise on a particular TV show.
    What has America come to?. Oh yes, sorry, OBAMAnism.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      December 12, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

      That’s a really good point, freedomfighter. Where do you draw the line? And I’d make that an OBAManation.

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      December 12, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

      Good one Phil.  I predict that this action against Lowe’s willl be handily beaten for the reasons that you brought up Freedom.

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  35. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    December 12, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    OK, get ready for it, since many of us prefer not to watch the show, we will be racists, or anti muslim. Be sure and watch the show, so you will not be brought up on charges by the Government, ACLU, ETC.

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  36. KAHR50Comment by KAHR50
    December 12, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    Why is Lowes using this garbage to defend their decision?

    “Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lightning rod for many of those views,” the statement said. “As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.”

    In a FREE COUNTRY we use ECONOMIC DATA to support our BUSINESS DECISIONS:

    All-American Muslim started out strong with 1.7 million viewers and a 0.9 share of adults 18-49, the demographic most coveted by advertisers. Advertisers will pay money for low-rated shows so long as they have a high 18-49 share. But by the second episode it had lost 600,000 viewers and its 18-49 share was down to 0.5. The week after that it was the lowest rated cable show on the top 100 for the night. And last week’s episode was bad enough that it appears to have fallen out of the top 100 completely. (taken from a David Horowitz article)

    Why advertise on a loser ratings show?

    Nuff said!

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  37. Peter NyikosComment by Peter Nyikos
    December 12, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    Pressuring someone to contribute money to a religious cause — which is what this amounts to — is a dubious excuse for a boycott. It’s an even worse excuse for a California senator to call for a law forcing it. Not only does it look like a blatant violation of the First Amendment, it even smacks of a bill of attainder, also prohibited by the Constitution.
    [I also posted the above to the following ABC News site]
    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/lowes-backlash-celebrities-consumers-attack-online-tlc-muslim/comments?type=story&id=15137910#.TuZPPFYR_To

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  38. cyclestumpComment by cyclestump
    December 12, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    Way to go Lowes!   I support your Freedom.
    And FYI, I boycott Home Depot:  Home Depot supports Gay Agenda

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  39. wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
    December 12, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    My appreciation to you all for letting me know that the Home Depot actually sponsors the events they do.  I preferred their products in some categories, so I USED TO shop there.  Any more, Lowe’s will get my business because I support their right to buy their advertising slots anywhere they want, and I like that they’ve got the ***** to pull their ads from a show I have NO desire to see.  Perhaps a boycott of The Learning Channel is in order, along with contacting TLC’s viewer access and letting them know that we’re boycottting their station will also carry some weight.  If enough people do this, their advertisers will start losing money, and maybe begin to question their advertising contracts with TLC.

    As far as “Mr. or Ms.” Fowler is concerned, he’s already a lost cause and nothing but a lot of noise and irritation.  I’ve found that the best way to deal with a loud irritating noise is to just IGNORE IT! I’ll guarantee that’ll drive him NUTS!    

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  40. af-ret-04Comment by mfisk
    December 12, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    “Fowler” is slang for Alan Colmes

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  41. braines57Comment by braines57
    December 12, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    Well, I need to buy a new Christmas tree and couldn’t find one I liked this past weekend. Now I will be headed to Lowe’s and buy one from them! Even if you can’t afford to buy stock, you can trade at your local store or purchase online from their website in support! I actually watched a couple of episodes of the show in question, just as I periodically read or watch the liberal media. I believe we all need to stay abreast of what they are saying and what they are trying to do. I agree with several comments about the show – it was a very “sanitized” version, designed to make those folks who profess to be “Christian” but never shake the dust off of their Bible more at ease. What I thought was a hoot was their attempt to tie in football at a local school – this from the same folks who regularly protest prayer before or after games! Our country was founded on Judeo Christian values and the belief that we should be willing to stand up and fight for what we believe in. We are at war and it didn’t just begin on 9/11/2001. My suggestion to the followers of allah is that they go to one of the many countries that were founded on those values and don’t come back!

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  42. ter334Comment by ter334
    December 12, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

     Seeking to bolster relations with Muslim countries angry about Western characterizations of Islam, the Obama administration has gathered representatives from more than two dozen governments this week in an effort to address religious intolerance around the world.
    ++++++++++++++

    The above from elsewhere in this blog.  It  couldn’t be clearer to even the most paranoid islamist that O just can’t keep his bias from shinning through!  The ultimate form of intolerance is to declare war against people that don’t agree with you.  And who has declared war, religious war at that, against the whole civilized world?  Why none other than any and all muslims! 

    One does wrong by actually doing the wrong or by failing to denounce wrong actions by others, including their brothers.  Such as not denouncing the global violence by muslims.  Instead they claim they are a peaceful religion and all appear to be brainwahsed into this line of thinking!  In fact their flags have swords that illustrate their endless violent past and present.  There are no symbols of peace used by muslims!  

    A real symbol of peace is illustrated by the pope and by catholic bishops everywhere when they bless people in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and make the sign of the cross with their hand!  

    And  the only hijacking of islam has been the hijacking of their govts by muslim clerics making islam itself perpetrators of global violence.   Are all muslims violent?  No, but all terrorists are muslim and all muslims are silent about their teachings of violence, intolerance and jihad against all infidels. 

    Islam, where is your love???

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  43. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    December 12, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    you go lowes

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  44. Get a clueComment by Get a clue
    December 12, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    Well, I sure as heck will be supporting my local Lowes improvement store. Good for them.

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  45. auntdianaComment by auntdiana
    December 12, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    It is hard to not notice this jerk, Fowler.  From now on I will pass over his comments just like I would ignore a pesky gnat.
    I recommend we just ignore him….he certainly adds nothing and seems to have only one thing to say.
    As for everyone else on this board, I am always impressed with the intelligence I hear here. 

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  46. librabobComment by librabob
    December 12, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    Lowes made a sound financial decision to yank their adds from this Muslim TV program. Not sure why they agreed to it in the first place? It has to be a very small audience that watches that program. Anyway, all the free publicity they are now getting from their decision has to be worth millions in advertising costs! I’m sure Lowes lost about 5% of the country’s potential shoppers because of this. However, the other 95% of us are rushing to shop at Lowes this Christmas season! The more the left makes an issue of this, the more those cash registers at Lowes are filling up. Gotta love it!  What a country…God Bless America.

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  47. carolComment by carol
    December 13, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    I love Lowes.  I love their new ad!  I always shop at Lowes and will continue to shop at Lowes for all of my home improvement and tool needs.  I am sure that because of their decision God will bless them for taking the stance that they have.  At least they have taken a stand against evil and that, of all things, will prevail!

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  48. crunchemComment by crunchem
    December 13, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    just for fun:

    Anyone notice the minor coincidence in this Home Depot/ Lowe’s war here?

    For the last five years the NASCAR champion was Jimmie Johnson, driving a car sponsored by Lowe’s.  This year the championship was won by Tony Stewart, who up until 2008 was sponsored by Home Depot. 

    Okay, not as odd as the Kennedy shot in a Ford (Lincoln) and Lincoln shot  in Ford’s theater thing, but still….

    and please no redneck jokes, if you feel inclined…I live in Utah, and only follow racing a little bit….on the other hand I shouldn’t “apologize” for any redneck inference; they are some of the proudest hardest working Americans I’ve known.  Fowler probably stays indoors too much to even know what redneck means

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      December 14, 2011 @ 5:02 am

      If being a redneck means that I actually built usable, tangible products (like all the homes I designed and built, and the offshore drilling rigs I helped build)  that I took great pride in, and that I love my country, then I guess “I are one.”  Quote by Jeff Foxworthy.
      And I are proud to be one. 

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  49. geoinsdComment by geoinsd
    December 13, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    Fowler does the usual lefty avoidance of the actual issue and resorts to name calling.  The issue here is not whether Lowe’s was right in pulling their advertising dollars from that TV show, not whether Lowe’s is hateful or not, not whether those that agree with Lowe’s are hateful/paranoid or not.  The issue here is whether or not Lowe’s can be forced to spend their advertising budget contrary to its choosing.  Apparently, Fowler does not believe in freedom or freedom of expression.  Fowler seems to believe in only correct expression.

    I believe in Lowe’s right to express itself how it legally choses to do so.  Fowler also has the right to do so too.  Even if Lowe’s choice not to support that show is motivated by intolerance, that is its choice, and no state or federal government has any right to sue Lowe’s for that choice.

    I will say that I am very tired of lefties constantly accusing people that disagree with them of being motivated by hate.  It seems lefties don’t believe that anyone can have a honest difference of opinion.  LEFTIES, accept it – people can sincerely have a difference of opinion with you without being hateful.

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  50. EveComment by Eve
    December 19, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    Lowes has my family’s support and I won’t watch this false tv show about Muslims no more than I would support Sharia Law or their false prophet Muhammed.

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