Archive for August, 2007

AT THE WALLY PLEX…

Friday, August 31st, 2007

There are sound stages on Hollywood’s back lots smaller than Bentonvile’s behemoths, so it’s no surprise that budding video talent has been sneaking cameras in at odd hours. And now for the midnight show at the Wally Plex featuring DirteeOldMan. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

Here’s a MUST SEE for processed meat eaters.

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Mike Adams of News Target is the new Upton Sinclair. He writes: This processed meat idea hit me one day as I was driving past a local Wal-Mart grocery store and thinking to myself, “I wonder if people would really eat processed food products if they knew what they contained?” On an impulse, I turned […]

Our new national pastime: Beating up on Wal-Mart.

Friday, August 31st, 2007

At the moment I’m writing this: an article entitled, “Layaway, other changes irk Wal-Mart loyalists,” is at the top of the front page of MSNBC.com. Frankly, the article itself is nothing new, but the comments are incredible! Again at the moment, there are 12 pages of them. I don’t have time to get through them […]

IS WAL-MART GOOD FOR AMERICA (4 OF 5)…?

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Originally broadcast on 16 November 2004 Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

PUBLISHING THE TOP RATED PRODUCTS…

Friday, August 31st, 2007

I got a customer-targeted email from Wal-Mart with the subject heading: Customer Ratings And Reviews Are Here. Ooo, I thought, I wonder how the balance is coming? Well, you won’t find out by looking at the page linked by Wal-Mart. All you’ll find there are 23 Top-Rated Products. Including this one. Only 23 products out […]

BOMBING FOR DOLLARS…

Friday, August 31st, 2007

[Updatge — 1313 — Here’s a detail courtesy of I See Invisible People that I missed in the other stories. From the Associated Press (my emphasis): Frightened workers have wired thousands of dollars — and in one case took off their clothes — to placate a caller who said he was watching but may have […]

SPEAKING AS A RED-HEADED STEPCHILD…

Friday, August 31st, 2007

We all know that Wal-Mart has issues with offerring health insurance to its workers. It’s bad enough trying get your own hospital bill covered if you’re an employee, but when it comes to your children, the Draconian system becomes a terror. From the New York Law Journal: The stepchildren of working parents in New York […]

AVOIDING A HASSLE…?

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Last Friday the Mississippi State University Reflector published an Op-Ed piece by Melissa Harper under the headline: Wal-Mart hassle is avoidable. Harper opined about the hassles of shopping in a mega-box. Among her observations, she wrote: If you are lucky enough to find everything you needed, including 100 things you didn’t need, you head to […]

Walmartopia!

Friday, August 31st, 2007

The web site. And courtesy of Business Week, here’s the lyrics to the theme song: We are one under Wal-Mart Wal-Mart feeds us all We were were born to consume From the cradle to the tomb Never may you fall One nation under Wal-Mart Wal Mart makes us free And our minds are at rest […]

WAL-MART: CHINA’S DUPE OR EVIL TOADY…?

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

From Derf Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

[The sound of JR pulling his hair out in frustration.] – Updated

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Where have I read this before?: A north Texas woman says a pair of made-in-China flip-flops she bought from Wal-Mart severely injured her feet. Taylor Vanover said she bought the flip-flops because they were cheap and that she developed a serious and painful rash after wearing them. Oh yeah, here. But the Wal-Flack excuse is […]

IS WAL-MART GOOD FOR AMERICA (3 OF 5)…?

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Originally broadcast on 16 November 2004 Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

The kiss of death.

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

This reminds me of something our friend Charles Fishman would write. The J & O Fabric Center Newsletter: Ever since Walmart decided not to carry fabrics in over 2500 of their stores, the fabric industry has been in a frenzy. With Walmart sprawling across the county, they have managed to push out over 80% of […]

One less organic product at Wal-Mart.

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

This morning brings news from my friend Orangeclouds115: I received the following information directly from The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based watchdog group I highly respect. [Yesterday] at 7:20 p.m. EST, August 29, the USDA issued an emergency news release announcing that they had sent a Letter of Revocation to the Aurora Organic Dairy. In lieu […]

Stop sourcing from China. May I have $1.5 million now?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

University of Arkansas researchers will study how retailers can cut greenhouse gases and be more environmentally friendly, thanks to $1.5 million from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., school and company officials announced Wednesday. “Wal-Mart Gives $1.5M for Green Research,” AP, August 29, 2007. China is choking on its own success. The economy is on a historic run, […]