Archive for the 'GLBTQ' Category

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Good for Wal-Mart! I don’t get to write that much, but I can’t help but do so after reading this article in Fortune. Here’s my favorite part: Early in 2003, Ken Pearson, who works at Wal-Mart University, the company’s training arm, came back from a corporate meeting where the theme was “It’s My Wal-Mart” and […]

Complete and Total Surrender.

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Fresh off the press at Walmartfacts.com: We are working hard to make our corporate contributions reflect the values of our customers, communities, and associates. As Sam Walton said, “Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community. Wal-Mart will not make corporate contributions to support […]

I Guess Pat Boone Didn’t Get the Memo.

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Pat Boone is a bigot. This column he wrote for WorldNetDaily demonstrates this clearly: So imagine my surprise, my shock really, when I read yesterday that this venerable company, the international outgrowth of Mr. Sam’s personal vision, has agreed to automatically donate 5 percent of online sales directly to the Washington, D.C., community center for […]

2 DOWN… 1,299,998 TO GO…

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

A second Wal Mart employee has quit. Not because of unfair working conditions. Not because of always low wages. Not even because of being forced to work through breaks and lunches. No. Karin Laginess quit because the company made a smart business decision. From World Net Daily: A second worker upset over Wal-Mart’s newly-contrived “gay” […]

BOYCOTT FUNGUS SPREADING…

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I have to wonder how long it will before corporate boards begin to demand Karl Rove’s head on a pike. Rove has been the mastermind behind the homophobic surge in the Republican party that has brought down two of its own: Mark Foley and Ted Haggard. I don’t think Rove anticpated the backlash towards one […]

IF THEY VOTE THIS WAY ON TUESDAY…

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Wal Mart’s voter education plan may have taken a twist that it never intended. While the Bentonvile behemoth thought it would educate it’s 1.4 million associates in the United States, it now looks like its shopper base is getting the real education. From The Chicago Tribune: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, faces a […]

TREMBLING AT THE BASE…

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

This is what happens when you dig yourself into a marketing hole. While Wal Mart is to be commended for reaching out to the The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce last August some of the people who make up its base aren’t pleased. A cynic might suggest that the alliance was tied to […]

GOD BLESS MY DAD…

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

My regular readers at Have Coffee Will Write know that my dad is a major contributor to my writing, sending me several pieces a week that I pass along to my readers. Today he passed along this email alert from the American Family Association. Click on the image to see a full-sized, readable version That’s […]

COULD WAL MART BALE ON GAYS…?

Monday, October 16th, 2006

In a move that may be totally unrelated but yet begs some connection, Wal Mart confirmed that Dee Breazeale has left the company. It most recently named Breazeale as its representative on the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. According to the Associated Press: Dee Breazeale managed luxury goods at the company’s Sam’s Clubs […]

Wal-Mart Endorses Homosexual Agenda?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

So says the American Family Association in this article at The Nation by one of my favorite writers Liza Featherstone. The right-wing nuts are going, well, nuts. Wal-Mart is sponsoring LGBT Diversity Week at Boise State University in Idaho–October 9 to 13–and once again, the American Family Association is apoplectic. The group’s action alert on […]

ACTION ALERT FROM DONALD WILDMON…

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

When I read the letter-to-the-editor from Gary W. Hearon, I was puzzled by his statement that Wal Mart is backing a pro-gay marriage bill in Idaho. It’s one thing to partner with The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. That’s smart business. For the Bentonvile Behemoth, it would be something totally different to get […]

WHAT’S GOING ON IN SELMA…?

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

On Sunday I discussed a letter-to-the-editor published in the Selma Times Journal from Mrs. George H. Taylor who is upset with Wal Mart’s good business decisions to work with The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. In the words of Arlo Guthrie, friends they may think it’s a movement. From this mornings Times Journal: […]

FIRST THEY CAME FOR FORD…

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

As early as last December, the bloggers here have discussed Wal Mart’s decision to take part in business discussions with groups representing segments of the gay and lesbian communities. I continue to applaud this smart business decision. The company, however, has its detractors. Like Mrs. George H. Taylor in Selma, Alabama. …the author as well […]

Who is Wal-Mart Pleasing Lately?

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Wal-Mart is trying to please, they are trying hard. Pleasing pro-union folks by bargaining with unions in the UK. Pleasing environmentalists by joining forces with Environmental Defense. Pleasing gays and lesbians by including them in its non-discrimination policy. Pleasing pro-choicers by carrying plan B. Pleasing Republicans by bashing Democrats. Pleasing communists by supporting the Communist […]

National gay business group teams with Wal-Mart

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Walmart buys more credibility. (These special interest groups certainly sell out cheaply). The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce released a statement today announcing a new partnership with Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer. For a chain that won’t sell “sexually explicit” CD’s I wonder what they will do about sex toys? We need a […]