That's not what the Death card means

Grass-roots political e-mail agenda
written 2006-08-28 10:01:50

Okay, I'd like everyone to see the following site: Wal-Mart November.

I'm somewhat certain that people reading this site either do not shop at Wal-Mart and are shocked that I would suggest such a travesty, or don't see the need to boycott Wal-Mart and wonder why I'd bother them with this kind of feeble pseudo-protest.

I shop at Wal-Mart all the time. I'm not proud of this fact, it's just the most available store out here in the sticks. I am, as I have stated before, a sucker for convenience. And Wal-Mart is very convenient.

However, I am aware of the way they treat their employees and labor efforts to organize. I know they ruin local businesses - I believe the relative dearth of other places to shop around the Lima area are a result of this kind of monopoly. There's information out there regarding the effect of Wal-Mart's reliance on cheap Chinese goods and its effect on the trade deficit.

Essentially, I'd like everyone, regardless of which side you see yourself on or what response you have to this effort, to think about why someone in South Florida thinks that a boycott would be a good idea. Maybe discuss this line of thinking with a friend or family member, see what they think.

I'm going to boycott Wal-Mart in November and see how inconvenient it is to shop elsewhere. More on that later.

--10:01 AM, EST, Ada, OH, there's also the creeping loathing generated by a Wal-Mart. There's that.

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