Friday, August 1, 2008

Fuck Wal-Mart

That seals it for me. I will not step foot inside another Wal-Mart or Sam's Club no matter how badly I need something and they are the only place in town where I can get it. You see, in my town, so many stores have closed since the Super Wal-Mart opened that there are no longer any alternatives for many items. But fuck 'em. I'll wait till I can get down to the capital city and go to Target or somewhere else. I can do without the fresh tomatillos, poblano peppers and other Mexican food items you can't get anywhere else.

Every democrat with a conscience should do the same. Support local business, but when you can't, don't patronize Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart mobilizes against Democrats: report

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is mobilizing U.S. store managers to lobby against Democrats in November's presidential election, fearing they will make it easier for workers to unionize, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

In recent weeks, thousands of Wal-Mart managers and department heads have been summoned to mandatory meetings at which the retailer stresses the downside for workers if store workers unionize, the paper said.


Stimpson said...

Those store managers will no doubt be telling workers about how dangerous it would be to work for Obama. They will be using their position to subvert democracy.
I'm with you on this, SH. Fuck Wal-Mart.

rainywalker said...

Target is the up and coming WalMart. But they all need to watch their back.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

I saw part of a MSNBC news segment of the new ploys of management, where the votes of workers on union issues will no longer be private.

Author and peak oil expert James Kunstler has been dead sure for a long time that Wal-Mart is gonna go down in the next few years, and we'll be back to producing our needs locally, rather than importing them globally.

I take a wait and see attitude on this, but given the rising price of oil and transportation for good & service, he may be right as he so often is.

Anonymous said...

Call me crazy, but I wouldn't have a problem paying more for an item (clothing, shoes, electronics, etc.) if I knew it was made in the USA. At least then I would know the money is going towards supporting American families. I won't spend $100 on Nike gym shoes, and $250 on a designer bag when it is made in China.

I inherited some vintage dresses and handbags that were made in the USA, and the quality is great. Most of the clothes sold now fall apart after 1 season. Even Levi's jeans aren't what they used to be. I would rather own fewer clothes of good quality than a closet full of cheap stuff.

MacDaddy said...

What a terrible anti-union, multi-national corporation. I will never shop there.

Maura said...

gotta chime in and agree with rainywalker- having worked at Target, it's the same plastic china shit made in the same sweatshops and not just convincing people they need more crap to be happy, but that they're superior and stylish for doing so compared to the poor mouth breathers at walmart.

I avoid Big Boxes, but not everyone can, and we need investment in alternatives, but they're trying to elect people who will NOT invest in communities.