Archive for the 'Politics' Category

TARGET IS RIGHT ON TRANS CUSTOMERS…

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Let Walmart know that you think Target (and others) are right in not discriminating against transgender customers’ use of their bathrooms and that you support Target’s stance by informing Walmart headquarters—via email or phone: 800.925.6278—that you intend to shop at only GLBTQ-friendly retailers. In other national news on the story: Yale introduces gender-neutral bathrooms amid […]

SHOULD WALMART DUMP THE DONALD…?

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Who could doubt that Walmart has made financial contributions to the campaign to elect Donald Trump the next President of the United States? I have no doubt that Walmart made contributions to all the Republican candidates, Hillary Clinton and maybe, just maybe, even Bernie Sanders, but I would imagine that Bernie would have sent that […]

APPLES AND ORANGES IN THE JOB MARKET…

Monday, July 4th, 2016

There are two tasks that all politicians like to be able to boast success about: making the lives of voters safer and making the lives of voters more prosperous. The latter often involves the promise of jobs. Lots of jobs. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo made such a promise and as New York Times […]

CAN YOU HEAR CUSTOMERS NOW WALMART…?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The fight for basic human rights expanded in Connecticut when a woman, with short hair, glasses and wearing a baseball cap, was asked to leave a Walmart bathroom. The bathrooms, particularly women’s bathrooms (so I’m told) all have stalls. Nobody sees nobody’s genitals. The ignorant bigots need to get a grip. For those of you […]

SO, WHAT INTERESTS MY READERS…

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Occasionally I like to look back and see what readers of The Writing On The Wal find most interesting. The list below shows the top of the list for the past five years. I always get a chuckle at No. 1. Does Walmart do such a horrible job of letting employees know about company policies […]

WALMART: AMERICA’S TOWN SQUARE…

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Senator Ben Sasse’s (R-Neb.)—whose name sounds strangely like Benghazi—Facebook Manifesto/Anti-Trump rant isn’t all that interesting. The reaction of the headline writer at The Guardian, however, caught my eye: In Nebraska’s key Walmart parking lot, voters dissatisfied with election choice. What possibly could be key about a Walmart parking lot? I read through David Steen Martin’s […]

WALMART’S SILENCE IS GETTING NOTICED…

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The time for Walmart to get on the right side of bathroom use by transgender customers is past. Every day that goes by only worsens the effect of the inevitable decision to follow the lead of Target and other stores serving the public. The homophobic scaremongers raising vision of pedophile predators cross dressing to gain […]

DUCK AND COVER…? REALLY WALMART…?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

I’ve written before applauding Walmarts stance on GLBTQ rights, and only last Friday I again said that Walmart is on the right side of this issue. That is why Tom Tillison’s piece surprised me a bit because he suggests that Walmart hopes to maintain a low profile until the smoke clears. Good luck with that. […]

WHIPPING THE HOMOPHOBES INTO A FRENZY…

Friday, April 29th, 2016

I think Walmart figured out a while ago that being on the wrong side of the GLBTQ Rights struggle is bad for business. A tiny number of homophobic bigots who still believe that Walmart is their place to shop, however, haven’t, and they stirred the pot again because their particular mythical structure is threatened by […]

HILLARY’S WALMART PROBLEM GETS BIGGER…

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Two mentions of a presidential candidate endorsement crossed my desk this morning that, while I sure she is glad to have the nod, Hillary most likely wishes the leg-up stayed under the radar. The first comes from the far-right propaganda machine, The Reason Foundation. Headlined Hooray for Hillary Clinton’s Ties to Walmart, reasonista and editor […]

FOLLOWING THE WALMART MONEY TO HILLARY…

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

[Update at 0600 on 13 April: Anti-Walmart Union Stays Quiet as Hillary Gets Big Donation From Heiress Alice Walton] I’ve known about the connections between Walmart and the Clintons since the beginning and if there is one reality in the 2016 Democratic Party race, Hillary Clinton has never met a wealthy donor she wouldn’t suck […]

WHAT IS LIBERALIZING WALMART SHOPPERS…?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The demographic of the Weekly Walmart Shopper is politically changing, and not in the direction you might think. The person shopping at Walmart on a weekly bases is more likely to African American or Hispanic and liberal or moderate than just a few years ago. What is driving this change? John Zogby, in The Dramatic […]

DID CHUCK NETZHAMMER SET WALMART UP…?

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

When I first heard the story of Walmart refusing to make a cake decorated with the Confederate battle flag but then agreeing to create an ISIS battle flag in icing I immediately thought of James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart because the timing and pitch-perfect flackiness of the affair were just too clean. Given votes in […]

WALMART, BERNIE SANDERS AND CARD CHECK…

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Everyone should listen to the entire speech—when was the last time any candidate for their party’s presidential nomination attracted more than 10,000 people to a speech 17 months before the election?—but if you just can spare the time, you should take note of what Bernie has to say at around the 21:00 and 41:30 time […]

WALMART’S HOUSE OF CARDS

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I binge watched three seasons of the Netflix series House of Cards over the weekend and a smile came to my face when the below scene came up in season three. I’m sure that Francis Underwood is a strong supporter of the Bentonvile Behemoth. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.