Skip to comments.The Wal-Mart Posse
Posted on 10/18/2006 5:18:01 AM PDT by Brilliant
Wal-Mart may be expanding in the People's Republic of China, but here in capitalist America the low-price retailer has become the Democratic Party's favorite pinata. The media like to portray this as a populist uprising... But what they don't ...disclose is that this entire get-Wal-Mart campaign is a political operation led and funded by organized labor.
We've done a little digging into the two most prominent anti-Wal-Mart groups, and they might as well operate out of AFL-CIO headquarters. An outfit called Wal-Mart Watch was created by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), probably the most powerful union in America after the National Education Association. Wal-Mart Watch is backed by Five Stones, a 501(c)3 organization that received $2,775,000 in 2005 from the SEIU, or 56% of its $5 million budget. According to financial records, SEIU also gave Five Stones $1 million in 2004 to launch the anti-Wal-Mart group...
A second group, Wake Up Wal-Mart, is more or less a subsidiary of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). Wake Up Wal-Mart refuses to divulge its funding sources, but here is what we do know: The group was founded by the UFCW, is housed at UFCW headquarters, and its campaign director's $135,000 salary is paid by the UFCW.
Wake Up Wal-Mart also has close ties to the Democratic Party. Its union-funded campaign director is Paul Blank, who was political director of Howard Dean's failed Presidential campaign. The group sponsored a 19 state, 35-day bus tour across the U.S. earlier this year, staging anti-Wal-Mart rallies. Nearly every major Democratic Presidential hopeful has joined in the Wal-Mart-bashing, including Senators Joe Biden and Evan Bayh, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and trial lawyer-turned-man-of the-people John Edwards. They all seem to believe they have to take this line to pass union muster for 2008...
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
I now live in Fl., and so far this has not happened.
Sams Club stores stop everybody and check and mark their receipt. Walmart? Only if you set off their security system.
that's funny I don't care who you are
I wonder how Hillary! will treat her previous Wal-Mart connection on the BoD as she campaigns for dictator in 08?
And big labor is linked at the pocket, and brass knuckles, with organized crime.
What a cozy family.
I recognize the need on their part, and admire the contientous effort to keep prices low.
It happens from time to time to me in Florida.
At Costco, they won't let anyone out the door without showing their receipt. They even look over what you bought to make sure it's all listed.
If by some odd chance they didn't get one of their anit-theft tags de-activated at the register and it set off the alarms on the way out I would just continue on my merry way. The receipt in my hand says that what I have in my shopping bag is my property and, unless they have a police officer there with a properly obtained search warrant, they have no business looking through my personal property.
A "nothing new here" WalMart Ping!!!!!
That's OK. Democraps, BigBox and Re.pubic.hairs (in that order) are no friends of the Second Amendment that is a fine, for me, litmus test.
The left uses infantcide as their litmus test, I use the uninfringed Second Amendment.
Ann Coulter said it better, but it wasn't about WalMart:
"If Clinton (democrats) would have gone after terrorists with the zeal that he (they) went after smokers (WalMart), 9-11 wouldn't have happened."
All the time. I have no problem with this.
DIN! DING! DING! We have a winner...that was the answer I was looking for.
Thing is, my brother-in-law used to work for Wal Mart in Loss Prevention. One day, a gentleman decided that he didn't want to pay for a $100 tool box, so he tried to steal it. When my brother-in-law and his partner confronted him about it, he threw the tool box and struck one of them in the head. Needless to say, they both proceeded to beat down this unfortunate soul.
When it was all said and done, my brother-in-law and his partner are out of a job, and...get this...the Manager tried to get them to sign documents stating that Wall Mart was not responsible for the shoplifters injuries (after he just fired them!). He signed in very big letters 'F U' and walked out.
Now I know that they can't detain you without the risk of being fired, I would simply ignore the demands.
Right you are - S.O.S. different day.
Really? I do, they are basically accusing you of shoplifting until you prove otherwise.
I guess we just look at it differently...
Thanks for the ping.:)
If you were talking about the governemtn doing is, ala DUI road blocks, I would agree with you. But this is a private enterprise and thus I agree with Randall about it.
My philosophy is simple: Whatever the left hates, I support.
Oh yeah, and the Democrat Party that twisted "tolerance" of all the perverse amongst us that morphed into "acceptance"? Now they're on an hysterical homosexual witchhunt. That'll win 'em even more votes.
Bring it on!
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