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Wal-Mart Brings its Soul-Suckiness to Zion’s Crossroads

Posted in cripsyduck, politics with tags , , , on December 11, 2008 by criPSy duck

News briefs on the local Air America affiliate (WVAX – 1450 AM) are heralding the construction of a new Wal-Mart east of Charlottesville. A local woman is quoted saying that it’s a great thing because there’s nowhere around there to buy coffee. Right.

Where have these people been? If Wal-Mart is coming to your town, your town is in serious trouble. Are they aware that Wal-Mart extrudes about $100,000,000 from local economies through each of its stores annually? Do they know that the money is then shipped off to China, with a short stopover in Arkansas for a brief skimming?

Wal-Mart is a monster and it should be stopped. Frankly, after the tragic Black Friday fiasco, I had hoped the behemoth would be swimming in criminal neglect lawsuits. (They clearly knew what was coming and did nothing to prepare.) I guess Chinese money buys a lot these days, including large-scale legal protection.

DOWN WITH Wal-Mart! If they insist on ruining communities, playing around with local zoning laws, syphoning off tax dollars and draining regional economies, all the while returning all the benefit to China (remember them? – the red menace?), and screwing suppliers and workers in one fell swoop, I, for one, will protest their very existence until the bitter blue-light end.

Buy American! Buy local. Support yourselves, not some monolithic money trap.

Wake the F@^k Up, WVAX!

Posted in cripsyduck, politics with tags , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2008 by criPSy duck

I’m horribly addicted to talk radio. No, not Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Michael Weiner, er,… Savage (all of whom deserve to be mauled and publicly sodomized for starters), but lefty talk radio. I love me some Air America.
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