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Protesters set up picket line outside Atlanta Wal-Mart
AJC ^ | November 23, 2012 | Mike Morris

Posted on 11/23/2012 8:50:49 AM PST by BobNative

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bargain hunters encountered protesters outside at least one Atlanta Wal-Mart on Black Friday morning.

About two dozen union protesters were walking a picket line along the crosswalk of the driveway leading to the Wal-Mart store on Howell Mill Road at I-75 in northwest Atlanta.

The picketers broke their line to let cars enter the lot, but things got testy just before 9 a.m. when the driver of a sport utility vehicle slowed for the protesters, but didn’t come to a stop at the crosswalk, and nudged several of the protesters out of her way. No one appeared to have been injured in the encounter, and the SUV continued into the store’s parking deck.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: unionthugs; walmart

1 posted on 11/23/2012 8:50:52 AM PST by BobNative
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To: BobNative

The joke is you know those same union goons shop at WM all the time. Maybe they should buy JCPenney and turn it into MoveOn Mart.


2 posted on 11/23/2012 8:55:06 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: BobNative
demanding that Wal-Mart employees be paid at least $13 per hour, get expanded health care coverage, be given full-time work and have the freedom to unionize without retaliation.

They're already getting over minimum wage despite the fact they are unskilled labor. Walmart is already doing them a favor to give them more than minimum wage. Expanded health coverage and full time work??? Hahahahahahahaha!!!! They voted for the usurper who will be fining them $2000 and shortening their work week. How's that election working out you morons? Walmart should fire anyone who stikes and hire a non-union employee to take their place.

3 posted on 11/23/2012 8:59:35 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: BobNative
nudged several of the protesters

A very satisfying feeling, I "nudged" several anti-nuke/MX missle/Reagan pinkos in the 80's protesting outside Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim Germany with my 5T wrecker. Good times....

4 posted on 11/23/2012 9:00:38 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: BobNative

Unless Walmart is the only box store around, its pretty pointless. In Jackson Michigan near where I live is 1 Walmart, 1 Sam’s Club (also Walmart) 2 Meijer stores, Best Buy, Target, Kmart, Khols....


5 posted on 11/23/2012 9:01:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BobNative

Had this been me in that SUV with those lazy assed union entitlement leeches threatening at my car, my first response would be to roll down the window with my iPhone in video record mode and yell loudly , “I feel they are threatening my life!”....three times I’d say this.

Then I’d reach into my center console and pick up my 1911 45 ACP and grab the three extra mags with it.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 9:02:53 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: BobNative

““We estimate that less than 50 associates participated in the protest nationwide,” Simon said.”

Wow, one per state. Those union twinkies have to have Walmart shaking in their boots.


7 posted on 11/23/2012 9:04:49 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

CNN has been milking this non-story all morning.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 9:05:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: BobNative
I'm surprised any of the Wal-Mart protesters are still alive. Being menaced by a pride of hungry lions is nothing compared to interfering with the stampeding bargain hunters on Black Friday.w
9 posted on 11/23/2012 9:06:44 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: nascarnation
Maybe they should buy JCPenney and turn it into MoveOn Mart.

LOL! Good idea. I just heard on FNC that one Walmart, probably the same one had between "14 and 30 protesters". The manager said none of the "protesters" were Walmart employees and were union knuckledraggers who had been bused in by the local union thugs. They did a march once around the parking lot ("about a half mile"), got their photo op and interview by Barry's "media" toadies and left. What a farce. It sounds like the union types just don't have it in them anymore. Too much like work and union types don't like work. LOL!

10 posted on 11/23/2012 9:08:49 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: BobNative

Read earlier this week where some union goon cited Sear and GM as the business models that WM should adopt. Amazing...


11 posted on 11/23/2012 9:09:03 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Gaffer
I'll bet MSLSD has been trying to figure out how to rig camera shots to make the hand full of union twinkies look like thousands.
12 posted on 11/23/2012 9:12:55 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: BobNative

Uh, they do know GA is a right to work state?


13 posted on 11/23/2012 9:14:18 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Beagle8U

Just think how much lower Walmart’s labor costs will be when Obama hands out green cards to 20m illegal aliens. They will be able to staff the whole system with minimum wage 28 hour/week employees.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 9:17:35 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Feckless

I encountered this at that time trying to enter the Pentagon. The creatures were laying across the entrance. The GSA security personnel told us to step on them. We did but I don’t recall anyone complaining.


15 posted on 11/23/2012 9:22:47 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Oldexpat
Most of those illegals will be working lawncare or construction.

They aren't working anywhere for minimum wage. Well, the hotel maids and dishwashers might be.

16 posted on 11/23/2012 9:25:02 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

The two pseudo-union ‘sisters’ there to represent their ‘brothers and sisters’ from another store are a couple of union-coached morons.

Little empty heads filled with all the right catch-phrases: Living Wage, oppression, WMs billions in profit but nothing for us, and on and on and on.

One day it is going to get down to what my dear ole daddy called a “set-to”. We’d better be armed when we have to confront them. The most patriotic thing anyone who is against what happened earlier this month is to buy guns, guns, ammo, ammo.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 9:25:20 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Feckless
I'd be great if these 'cow catchers' would come back into vogue for vehicles - we can call them 'protester catchers'


18 posted on 11/23/2012 9:34:43 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: BobNative

To prevent duplication, please don’t alter the published headline. Thanks.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 9:37:12 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: BobNative
I found this last sentence from a related article on Foxnews.com to be interesting:

The amount of protesters who actually still work at these locations depended upon who you asked. In some cases, protest organizers said there were dozens of associates, but store managers put the number at zero.

I wonder if there were any associates from these locations who worked there yesterday but not today.
20 posted on 11/23/2012 9:55:00 AM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“It sounds like the union types just don’t have it in them anymore. Too much like work and union types don’t like work. LOL!”

Or maybe they’re slowly but surely realizing who’s side the union bosses are on.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 9:56:21 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: BobNative

Every WM should have a contract with a tow company, signage that says “parking for customers only ...violators towed”, and at least one employee watching the parking lot video feed to see which cars belong to people who join the protest. Their rides should on the hook immediately. If it makes them feel better, someone can tell them that the tow fees pay for employee health insurance.


22 posted on 11/23/2012 10:18:06 AM PST by lovesdogs
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To: BobNative

I am predicting today that sometime between now and the year 2020 Walmart will cave and accept a union. Cheaper in the long run to pay tribute than continue to deal with these OWS headaches every year.

Symbolically this is very, very important to unions. It will mark an about-face from Reagan firing the PATCO controllers.


23 posted on 11/23/2012 10:32:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gaffer

1911 is nice, but I’ll grab my Sub2000 in 40S&W Glock configuration with two 32 round mags and unfold it ... you don’t want to leave anyone out who seeks the attention donchaknow.


24 posted on 11/23/2012 10:33:45 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Pox

“The amount of protesters who...”

Fox? Where did this person learn grammar? Makes me wonder when journalists can’t even write correctly. Should be “number”; “amount” is for uncountable nouns.


25 posted on 11/23/2012 10:36:51 AM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: BobNative

Though normally anti-union, In the case of ChinaMart, I say: Go union! Bring those prices up!


26 posted on 11/23/2012 11:42:16 AM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: BobNative

I had to make a trip to my local Wal-Mart around 11 pm last night; no protesters in sight, just hordes of shoppers snapping up HDTVs.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 12:22:30 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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