Friday, February 11, 2005

You better not cry, you better not pout...

I'm telling you why, because as reported by the good folks at ToTC, Wal-Mart is coming to town. Well, Rego Park, which is practically bumblefuck from Manhattan, but still.

I hate to throw around words like "evil" and "fuckheads", but Wal-Mart are indeed a bunch of evil fuckheads. They hate American consumers and manufacturers and love Communist China.

If you have the time, watch the PBS Frontline episode, Is Wal-Mart Good for America? If you have more time, check out Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By In America and fast forward to the chapter where the author works as a sales clerk at the big box.

I'm compltely thrilled about Ikea coming to Red Hook either, but at least they don't treat consumers and employees like crap.

I don't believe in the afterlife, but if there is a hell, I hope Sam Walton is working as the "Greeter" at the gates of hell and getting shafted on overtime and benefits.

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