Archive for the 'News' Category

ADOLF HITLER CAMPBELL BACK IN THE NEWS…

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Remember the story of little Adolf Hitler Campbell and the birthday cake. It looks like we still don’t have a conclusion and Adolf and his sisters Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Himler Jeannie Campbell are still living in foster care. Since I know nothing of the real parenting skills of Heath and Deborah […]

A WALMART OMNIBUS…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

While I was away in the mountains of North Carolina, the Walmart news never stopped just because I wasn’t reading it. One interesting note, locals refer to the Walmart in Spruce Pine (No. 2749) as the Macy’s of the Blue Ridge Parkway; it is that nice. Placed just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the store […]

FISKING AN OBJECTIVE WALMART NEWS STORY…

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I watched a purported news video from the CBS TV station in Chicago and the obsequiousness of the two Channel Two employees — I won’t call them reporters — is so thick, I wanted the camera to pan down to see Mike Duke’s arms up their asses playing puppeteer. First, we meet Loreal Calloway, identified […]

REALLY, REALLY BAD EXAMPLE NEIL…

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Some people should not allow themselves to be interviewed; specially when the interview goes out over the Internet. This morning I found one such interview with Neil Rubler, the owner of real estate investment firm Vantage Properties. Clearly, Rubler knows real estate, but he needs to look more closely at the companies he holds up […]

AMERICA REACTS TO WAL-MART’S NEW LOGO…

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

On Sunday I posted Wal-Mart’s new logo and made the comment that what it reminded me most of was Kurt Vonnegut’s use of an asterisk to symbolize an anus. I am not the only person to make that observation. The comments to Armin’s post on Brand New are hilarious: looks like a sphincter? Walmart; assholes. […]

A NATION IS NOT ITS LEADERS…

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Tens of millions of Americans apologized to the world in 2000 and again in 2004 trying to explain that they hadn’t elected President George Bush and that they didn’t support his policies. The people of the world got it and didn’t hold Bush’s actions against us. And when people criticized America for a myriad of […]

A JURY ROUND UP AT WAL-MART…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

A decision by Judge Richard Warren is no direct reflection on Wal-Mart, but rather on a hazard of being ubiquitous. The first function of public relations professionals was not to get attention for their clients, but rather the opposite: to protect their privacy. That’s hard to do when your client’s business is the first place […]

SOMETIMES IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE SENSE…

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

It was a really slow news day on Saturday. Other than endless repeats of the Wal-Mart Kills HD DVDs meme, I had to dig pretty deep to come up with anything to write about. I confess that what I found is more of a non-story, but a lot of news outlets ran it. From The […]

WAL-MART IS GOOD FOR YOU… RIGGHHTTT…

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Robert has already noted the research paper released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He’s right, we’ve addressed all this before. He’s also right that it’s exhausting having to uncover the same flackery again and again. But clearly there are those out there who believe that if you tell a lie often enough it […]

Citizen Journalism

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Mother Jones magazine has an article this month about the use of bloggers by the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper to fill out its pages. Prominent among them is one Stacey Getz who runs a site called Let’s Talk Tallahassee which is a pro-business boosterism blog for the region. What caught people’s eye was this item: And […]

TWO WORDS NOT TO BE ASSOCIATED…

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Fast forward about six minutes into the news broadcast. Since first communicating with Dr. Subrahmanyam I’ve become fascinated with nuclear Wal-Mart.. I Googled the phrase this morning and came up with more than 1,800 hits. What does it say about the world that people are comfortable with this use? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

WHAT WOULD BBC AMERICAN HAVE DONE…?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

From Behind The Counter BBCAmerican, chronicles the scams and other sheer idiocy of people trying to talk him out of the Walton’s billions when they return items. Watching the consequences of not allowing a man to bullets, I wonder how he might have reacted. From KFMB in San Diego: In all-night SWAT standoff at a […]

BBC program

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

The weekly BBC World Business Review program was devoted to the big box retailers which sell food, mostly Tesco and Walmart, this week. The discussion centered on the influence of the supermarkets on the farmers and the quality of the food. This program provides a round table discussion of a given topic each week. The […]

Newark protesters say Wal-Mart is civil rights issue

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Seldom do local protests get any news coverage. This one shows an example that got at least one story: NJ.com Organizers said the rally was one of 25 that took place across the country as part of a national day of action coordinated by the group Wake Up Wal-Mart.com. Wal-Mart is the nation’s largest private […]

Monitoring Overseas Factories

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

This story from today’s NY Times is enlightening: The reporter was investigating the factory where the lead paint coated toy trains were produced and was held captive by the factory owners. The police and local government couldn’t or wouldn’t help spring them free. Factory bosses, I would discover, can overrule the police, and Chinese government […]