Archive for March, 2008

Keith Olbermann is Deborah Shank’s Edelman.

Monday, March 31st, 2008

During my absence last week, Jeff was good enough to post a link I sent him during my brief computer time noting that Keith Olbermann had named Wal-Mart “Worst Person in the World” because of what they did to Deborah Shank. I was actually watching Countdown the next night and saw that he did it […]

WHAT TOOK THE NEW YORK TIMES SO LONG…?

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Back on 14 September 2007, I called Bull Shit! on Wal-Mart’s claim of saving American families $2,500 a year. Now, more than six months later, the New York Times examines the claim. And people wonder why blogs are eating the Rococo media’s lunch. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

Wal-Mart Caught Again

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Wal-Mart Savings Ads Assailed Walmart’s ads showing people using their “savings” to spend elsewhere run into a slight problem – the facts. Wal-Mart, the ads claim, saves the average family $2,500 a year. The implication seems clear: shop at Wal-Mart, save money, and you can afford to splurge. But it turns out you save $2,500 […]

IS WAL-MART EATING ITSELF…?

Monday, March 31st, 2008

That’s not a very pretty image. Al Norman believes, nonetheless, that the fear of a cannibalization factor is a major contributing factor to Wal-Mart’s unilateral decision to not build a record 45 Supercenters over the past 10 months. From The Huffington Post: According to a list released this week, Wal-Mart Stores has abandoned a record-shattering […]

WAL-MART NO TIENE PIEDAD…

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I’m thinking that the poor Edelman drudge assigned to deal with Deborah Shank is about this close to going over the edge. The story, as they say in Flack World, has serious legs and it’s not going away. This is exactly what I tried to communicate with Liz Fuller. Corporations have no souls because they’re […]

It’s not over even when it’s over

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

I continually wonder why we have trials in this country, when every one of them of any consequence gets appealed. Appeals are supposed to be only possible where there were “errors” of law or procedure in the original trial, not of facts. If there really are so many errors than we must need to provide […]

HE’S NOT HAPPY ABOUT DEBBIE SHANKS…

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Video: Philip DeFranco is not happy about Wal-Mart’s treatment of Debbie Shank…

WAL-MART CLOSING AMERICAN WAY STORE…

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

The headline in Memphis, Tennessee’s The Commercial Appeal this morning wasn’t meant to signal a philosophical shift at Wal-Mart, but the phrasing caught my eye in light of a post yesterday and a Wall Street Journal story from Tuesday. While the Commercial Appeal story is about yet another abandoned Wal-Mart (this one located at 5000 […]

AT THE WALLY PLEX…

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Video: (3-28-08) Your friendly neighborhood superpower. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc…

WAL-MART REPUBLICANS: A SKIDMARK MOMENT…

Friday, March 28th, 2008

On my primary blog I have an irregular feature tagged Skidmark Moments in which I note statements heard on my car radio that make me want to slam on the brakes. This morning I experienced one such moment listening to the first hour of the Diane Rehm Show. Give a listen to what Juan Williams […]

FALSE HOPES DRIVEN BY FALSE CHOICES…

Friday, March 28th, 2008

In an unsigned editorial, the Chicago Tribune took the city’s leadership to task for not allowing Wal-Mart to open a second store on Chicago’s South Side. The paper attempts to paint a picture of choosing either happy shoppers or trash-filed swampland. I think Chicago has more creative minds than that. You would think the City […]

Wal-Mart Dubbed “Worst Person in the World”

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Last night, MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann dubbed Wal-Mart the “Worst Person in the World” for suing severely brain-damaged Wal-Mart employee, Debbie Shank, for $470,000. According to Olbermann, “…You know why people think of Wal-Mart and evil in the same sentence? Because of the crap you guys do like this…Wal-Mart: may your stores melt in […]

Do you Remember Chilean Salmon?

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

A few years ago Walmart entered into a deal to buy large quantities of farmed salmon from Chile. Here’s a good summary from the time. The Story of Wal-Mart and Chilean Salmon Wal-Mart is not just another customer of farm-raised Chilean salmon. Wal-Mart is either the number-one or number two seller of salmon in the […]

DISSING FLYOVER LAND…

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Jonathan has written extensively about Alice Walton project to create a museum of American art. Reading an Associated Press piece this morning, I was bothered by the what-could-a-hillbilly-from-Arkansas-know-about-art attitude of the Arterati. In New York, Walton outbid the National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to acquire “Kindred Spirits” for a reported […]

WAL-MART WEDNESDAY: OPEN THREAD…

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

How do you really feel about Wal-Mart? Here’s your chance to express your true feelings — pro and con — about the world’s largest retailer. Write whatever you like in the comments section and engage your fellow readers in the conversation. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.