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Sat Oct 2, 2021, 05:56 AM

Thumbing through DU

had the TV on. So I half heard a local commercial for a company called "Plantation Shutters for You". But I did hear the end! They said," if you voted for Joe Biden or are a liberal voter, don't call us"! Wow, SW Florida repubs are now officially nuts! Hope the bankruptcy courts sees this business soon.

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Reply Thumbing through DU (Original post)
snowybirdie Oct 2 OP
PoliticAverse Oct 2 #1
DFW Oct 2 #2
GoCubsGo Oct 2 #6
Demovictory9 Oct 2 #3
Demovictory9 Oct 2 #4
GoCubsGo Oct 2 #5
Champp Oct 2 #12
yardwork Oct 2 #16
LeftInTX Oct 2 #25
Champp Oct 2 #7
Celerity Oct 2 #8
doc03 Oct 2 #9
wnylib Oct 2 #11
AllaN01Bear Oct 2 #21
JHB Oct 2 #14
Marthe48 Oct 2 #19
JHB Oct 2 #22
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2 #15
OldBaldy1701E Oct 2 #10
ancianita Oct 2 #13
LymphocyteLover Oct 2 #17
Marthe48 Oct 2 #18
AllaN01Bear Oct 2 #20
luckone Oct 2 #23
LeftInTX Oct 2 #24
Skittles Oct 2 #26

Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 05:59 AM

1. I guess they know only Republicans still have plantations. n/t

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 06:02 AM

2. I hope they get a lot of letters in their mail box

"I voted for Joe Biden and am a liberal voter. In accordance with your wishes, I will not be calling you. That is to say, I will not be calling you anything that you will wish to hear."

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Response to DFW (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 06:43 AM

6. It looks to be a fake business.

My bet is that it's some sort of scam to collect information on Democrats.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 06:11 AM

3. screen shot of ad

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 06:38 AM

5. Yeah, something reeks here.

A quick Google turned up a web page for what looks like a fake business. There's a phone number, and the reverse look-up links it to a woman currently going by the name "Lynnette Cobb." She has gone by multiple other names. This has got to be some sort of scam to harvest information. If someone wants to complain, I recommend they contact the TV station that aired this thing, and not the number on the web page.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 07:50 AM

12. Could this be more Russian troll black ops?

I mean, the Republican's darkside troll comrades in Russia are doing their damnedest to support the G.O.P. efforts to kill basic factual truth, and USA democracy.

Russia wants US chaos. And the Republicans are determined to be the fascist stooges who make that happen.

Hard not to see it for what it is. It's as plain as biscuits without gravy.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:32 AM

16. It's possible this is really a campaign ad disguised as something else.

This might be a sneaky way to buy anti-Biden advertising, maybe getting around campaign laws or just saturating media with anti-Biden material.

To a casual watcher it makes it look like there is a lot of anti-Biden belief, and we know that kind of peer pressure works.

I wonder if we'll see more of this.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 09:36 AM

25. The whole thing looks illegal

Avoiding campaign laws
And running a scam ad

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 06:58 AM

7. I still don't get the weird loathing for Biden

What the hell, I mean, maybe you don't like him or his policies. That's one thing. But he's basically an OK guy as people go, especially in comparison to the casino-hustling, pussy-grabbing, draft-dodging, contractor-cheating, Russia-fellating, lying, cheating "billionaire" bully who is the Republican OBJECT OF WORSHIP.

Republicans have sold their individual and collective souls. It shows. Now they are wildly spinning down down down into DEEP BLEEPING DARKNESS.

Sad. As far as the G.O.P. goes, Orwell nailed it:

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Response to Champp (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 07:03 AM

8. they do the same for ALL Dems, & of course Biden, as POTUS, is a huge target as he beat God Emperor

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Response to Celerity (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 07:06 AM

9. I cant imagine what all Hillary would have gone through if she had won nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 07:19 AM

11. I've thought of that often.

She was by far the better qualified candidate, no contest on that. In fact, she was probably the best qualified person in the history of the US to run for the presidency, excepting George Washington and FDR.

But they would have gone after her worse than they did Obama. Still, she is used to their negativity toward her and could have handled it. A strong person as well as being well qualified.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 09:02 AM

21. or al gore.

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Response to Champp (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:25 AM

14. Training/encouraging the indulgence of bad habits

Why the weird loathing for Bill Clinton? For Hillary? For Barack Obama? For Michelle Obama? For Nancy Pelosi? For John Kerry?

Name any person. If you think there's a rational reason you're missing the real situation.

Conservatives have spent decades encouraging this open hatred and bile, deliberately addicting people to outrage to make a voting base they could control by feeding that outrage. Every grudge, bigotry, and pet peeve has been nursed and nurtured to make hating the "not us" reflexive, as ingrained team spirit as cheering the local ball team.

And that sort of "righteous" outrage, to have a scapegoat you can vomit anger upon, can be very satisfying. It's certainly very addictive.

They started really working these fields in the late 60s, hating hippies and anti-war protestors, minorities (through dog whistles to avoid looking Klan), "government bureaucrats", etc. That sprouted fruit, so they just kept expanding the target list.

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Response to JHB (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:55 AM

19. I was thinking that some people need to see someone else as less

As the U.S. enacts laws about women's rights, minority rights, gay rights, and so on, there are less and less groups to hate on, without facing possible legal repurcussions.

Dems and liberals as a group aren't specifically protected against hate crimes, although after the events of the last 5 years, especially last year, and last week, I'd welcome becoming a protected group.

Funny that the anti-war, hippies and others activists from that era are the protectors of our democracy. Althought, thinking back, I don't remember the protesters trying to over throw the government, just murderous policies.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 09:06 AM

22. That's part of what's been encouraged and harnessed...

...that lordly privilege that even those far, far removed from lordship can afford: extravagant, unrestrained contempt for "them."

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Response to Champp (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:28 AM

15. They think Biden, Obama, & Clintons are all ruling together & Biden is Obama's puppet


Also, I've even seen reference to the "Biden crime family" which is laughable.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 07:13 AM

10. Here is a reply to them

'If you voted for the traitor and supported the attempted coup, do not ask us for aid once your crappy business fails! In fact, don't even try to call!'

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:46 AM

17. that name is racist AF

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:49 AM

18. Making it easy to boycott them

I have been checking local business ownership before I use a store.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 08:57 AM

20. red alert . red alert.

after reading this , my internal sirens have gone off. what a waste .

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 09:30 AM

23. Uh like I'd ever be calling a business named Plantation Shutters 🙄 Message already received

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Sat Oct 2, 2021, 09:34 AM

24. I seriously wonder if that's legal?

There are rules about political ads on TV etc.
And if it's a scam ad, there are even stricter rules.

The internet can get away with scam ads, but not TV.

I believe there are FCC rules about commercials.

Here is their website:

http://plantationshuttersforyou.com/
It looks like a real business, but it is weird. You can't order online and they don't give much info about their business.

Plantation shutters are a real thing too. I think they are trying to phase the name out. They're an upgrade from mini blinds. I see them at home improvement stores.
https://www.blindsonline.com/pc/Plantation-Shutters-p169.htm

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