Archive for the 'Politics' Category

WALMART SAYS NO TO RACIST BATTLE FLAG…

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

[Update at 2000: Major U.S. flag makers to stop making Confederate flags.] [Update at 1600: Amazon joins retailers banning the sale of items featuring Confederate flag. On Tuesday afternoon, Amazon became the latest in a string of high-profile companies like Walmart, Sears and eBay, to step away from the sales. We have a Welsh cousin […]

WHO IS BOB WITECK…?

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

While the furor and threatened boycotts regarding Walmart’s very public stand against anti-gay legislation in Arkansas—and generally in other states—aren’t going away anytime soon, we are beginning to learn more about what lead to the important decision, like what did a many by the name of Bob Witeck have to do with Doug McMillon’s decision? […]

WALMART AND IMMIGRATION: RIGHT SIDE…?

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Walmart deserves kudos for the recent opposition to the discriminatory state law regarding faux religious freedom concerns. Stepping up has cost the company some grief from the religious wrong and the corporately funded Tea Party. How the wrong-wing of the Republican party will react to this AFL-CIO report regarding Walmart and immigration is up for […]

YAY WALMART, NO SERIOUSLY, YAY WALMART…!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Fast forward to the 3:05 time mark if you must, but come on, how many people would ever expect Jon Stewart to deliver a positive message for Walmart? Perhaps because the company recognizes that with millions of employees on the payrolls, statistically there is no way to ignore the fact that there are members of […]

PRESIDENT FRANK UNDERWOOD ON WALMART…

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Episode 8 of the third season of House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey as fictional President of the United States Frank Underwood, was written long before the Bentonvile Behemoth decided to trickle down a few dollars on associates last month, yet President Underwood’s speech, transcribed below, could not have been better timed (a video clip […]

OLYMPIA SEES, RAISES WALMART WAGE HIKE…

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The bill that passed the Washington state house yesterday still has to work through the state senate and the governor’s office, but I see a hopeful pattern here. If, businesses don’t flee Washington. If, instead, the economy of Washington flourishes against all the dire predictions of business leaders, then they other house in the other […]

$125,000 FOR GUBERNATORIAL PARTY…

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Walmart is big in Texas. So big that Walmart is not only the No. 1 private employer in the state, but the Bentonvile Behemoth was also the No. 1 contributor to the inaugural events for Texas Governor Gregg Abbot. A lavish inauguration for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was pulled off thanks to $4.7 million […]

BANANAS ARE WALMART’S CANARY…?

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Walmart shoppers are smart and make smart choices when they buy food from the Bentonvile Behemoth. How do we know? Because Walmart says so. Americans are smarter—and have the potential to be healthier—than we give ourselves credit for. That’s according to Marcus Osborne, vice president of health and wellness payer relations at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., […]

CRUSHED BY LOW WAGES? DRINK UP…

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Alcohol is the official mind-numbness inducing drug of choice in America for those who need escape from their lives and do not wish to run afoul of law enforcement. Walmart wants to tap that corner the booze business in Texas. Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer and the biggest private employer in Texas, filed a lawsuit […]

DUMP FEMA, WALMART HAS THIS…

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Like the other members of Faux Snoozes cadre of entertainers and comedian-wanna-bees, John Stossel is required to produce an ever spiraling stream of the absurd to keep viewers distracted. Who do you think Stossel would turn to if his home is flattened by an act of nature? I’m not thinking Walmart. Fox Business host John […]

WALMART PROFITS TRUMP PUBLIC SAFETY…

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

In my home state, Ohio, Walmart is the largest private-sector employer. That carries clout with politicians. I don’t know the numbers for Maryland, but if the governor’s actions are any indication, he knows on what side his bread is buttered. It was with deep disappointment that the citizens of Bel Air learned that the Hogan […]

STOP CERES WALMART WINNING, FOR NOW…

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The group that sued the city of Ceres and Wal-Mart over a proposed Supercenter and lost has appealed the Stanislaus Superior Court decision. The appeal, filed with the court Jan. 26, further delays the construction of a Walmart Supercenter slated for Mitchell and Service roads, approved by the City Council in 2011. In November, Superior […]

LIVING IN SIR TOMPHAM HATT’S WORLD…

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Imagine for a moment that you live on the island of Sodor in the employ of the North Western Railway. There are exactly 100 families living on the island and the whole of the island’s economy consists of £1,000. The wealth is distributed in this way: the family of Sir Richard Topham Hatt, the great […]

IF THE GAME IS RIGGED, DON’T PLAY THE GAME…

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is my favorite politician. She may disappoint me in the long run, most who hold political office eventually do, but for now she is fighting the battles that ought to be fought against the monied interests of our nation’s most comfortable. In delivering the keynote address to the AFL-CIO’s Raising Wages […]

THE GREAT-GRANDSONS OF BULL CONNOR..

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

In 1963, police, under the direction of Birmingham, Alabama’s Commissioner for Public Safety Theophilus Eugene Connor, used attack dogs and fire hoses to intimidate and injure peaceful protesters. In 2014, police, acted in the grand tradition of Bull Conner. Andrew Meyer writes: This one wasn’t subtle. Last Friday in Alabama, after forty people chanted “No […]