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Wal-mart, My Life, My Money

I did not shop at Wal-Mart this Black Friday.  Do not clap for if you note in my blog's header I state I am a Wal-Mart shopper.  I, a liberal's liberal, love making money. I also worked for Wal-Mart for a brief period of time.  I have spent the last few days reading the great shop locally and support small biz mantra.  I also heard just how evil is Wal-Mart.  Today I write of my view of Wal-Mart, personal economy, and action that matters.

I first ask my readers to speak with the pre-1992 Wal-Mart associates about the company.  They have great stories to tell.  Sam Walton had a great idea.  He supported American manufacturing when possible, believed in customer service and allowed his employees to reap a portion of the dividends of the company's profit.  During my brief time at Wal-Mart I learned a few things:  1. You cannot fire at will. (Well known lazy fuck-offs were given the opportunity for occupational rehabilitation) 2. They take discrimination against homosexuals se…

Post election? Mississippi full hog

After many months of laws designed to obstruct voting and billions spent on maintaining a racist media narrative, President Obama is re-elected as president of the United States of America. The response from the state of Mississippi to this historic re-election: 400 students at Ole Miss hold a protest over the results of the election.I had two thoughts: Thanks students at Ole Miss for enhancing the image of Mississippi in not only local and national news but in international news as well.The GOP accomplished its goal to take back this nation.We were taken back to a time before the 1960’s.When will we get “it” in Mississippi?
The” it” we need to get in Mississippi is part of  my takeaways from this election.
Our image in the international media does matter.The chances of our children working outside of the United States increases as companies continue to grow in being multi-national corporations (e.g. Wal-Mart) the protest of the election by 400 students at Ole Miss makes about as muc…

Chillin with CBS Undercover Boss

Ok, truth told I just go home from work but cannot afford to sleep since child is at a game.  As I wait for my phone to charge enough for me to read my Kindle books, I watched the ending of Undercover Boss.  Mitchell Modell was undercover.  He gave one of his employees $250K to move out of a homeless shelter.  He raise the compensation of those working in his distribution center.

My first thought was "I wonder if Mitt would do the same for Staple employees?"  My next thought was "nope, they are part of the 47%"   

One day I shall be able to watch television without being political.