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27 October 2005 @ 01:36 pm
Smoke and Mirrors  
The Bush Administration hopes that we all have the attention span of a flea and that we'll be so preoccupied with the fact that Miers decided to throw in the towel that we'll forget about the potential indictments.

Sorry guys, no sale.

Word is that no announcement will be forthcoming today, according to a spokesman for Patrick Fitzgerald speaking on the record. AP reports that Fitzgerald is "huddled" with his legal team. Anticipation is building for an announcement of some kind tomorrow, the last day the grand jury has to act--barring any extensions that may be granted.

At my own job we just got through agonizing over a sharp 16 per cent increase in health care for our employees. So it was with great interest that I heard about Wal-Mart's solution to this dilemma: discourage unhealthy (read older or disabled or chronically ill) people from even applying for their jobs, thus giving themselves a better rate. Someone leaked the internal memo about how they could do such a thing and yet not generate bad publicity for discrimination.

When you add to this new information the many other charges against them, such as low pay, employees having to get foodstamps or other public aid, being responsible for the large increase in Chinese-made goods displacing U.S. factory workers from their jobs, and other signs of general greed and disregard for anyone's welfare besides their own, it's a wonder anyone buys from Wal-Mart at all. Please consider boycotting them if you aren't already. Praise to Wal*Mart Watch for keeping an eye on the retailing giant.
Sir Ted of Teddingtoneastbayted on October 27th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
You might appreciate the latest JibJab cartoon: Big Box Mart

It doesn't top "This Land" or "Second Term" (which I highly recommend if you haven't seen them); it's far less funny, but still well done.
Tapatitapati on October 28th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
Thanks! That was great!