Bumper Sticker Battle


A battle over either free speech or racist exploitation, depending on your perspective, has erupted at North Carolina's Concord Mills mall, which has declined to renew the lease for Loren Spivak's "Free Market Warrior." His kiosk sells bumper stickers – "Defend America. Fight Obama!" "Work Harder! Obama Needs Money," "Al Qaeda's Favorite Days: 9/11/01 and 11/04/08" – baby t-shirts: "My Parents Chose Life", etc. Spivak supporters "draped with signage" have showed up to protest. And on Wednesday, Obama is scheduled to visit to discuss health care.

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