"WHEN FASCISM COMES TO AMERICA IT WILL BE WRAPPED IN THE FLAG
AND CARRYING A CROSS." -SINCLAIR LEWIS

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Spread Of Walmart

This evolving map of the United States charts the 45 year spread of the retail giant out of Arkansas as it gains strength and speed, eventually enveloping the nation with it's low prices and discount bargains.

12 comments:

Doug"e" said...

Which reminds me "you meet the nicest people at a W.W.F. wrestling match".
(see comments: "Rednecks go Geraldo"
July 23, 2008)

Jeremy (don't mess with da Jesus) Youngman said...

Howdy Doug"e", I used to watch wrestling myself. Yet what scares me more is that we are cutting our own throats by shopping at these gi-normous discount retailers.

It seems when a Wal-mart moves into a rural town it becomes the main source of jobs for the community. While at the same time bankrupting the smaller local retailers, Making the only jobs available one's at Walmart and then they really show you there appreciation. By not paying overtime, not giving appropriate breaks and also threatening to fire employees if they don't comply.

Then comes the cost of the child's fingers that assembled said product in some out-sourced factory in Indonesia. Maybe 2 Cents.

To quote a movie from Micheal Moore,
"How do you think they can sell this shirt for $3.99?"

SOMEONE is paying...

Jeremy (don't mess with da Jesus) Youngman said...

Maybe it wasn't Micheal Moore come to think of it. Just something I watched on HBO late night.

oh well

sterling said...

This was really pretty until I realized what I was watching. I kept waiting for one to pop up in Nassau... was shocked it never happened. I guess Big Bend is the only safe haven we have left.

JBW said...

It's like watching a beautiful digital flower bloom until you notice that it's petals give off a poisonous, geographic stench.

sterling said...

I'll let you know for sure in a couple weeks, but I may need you to delete my comments on this post. I seriously need to start using a generic screenname on the internet.

JBW said...

So are you now b.i.l. or is he some dude I don't know?

sterling said...

It'll do for now. I imagine you can guess what it's an acronym for.

JBW said...

This has been driving me crazy because I have no clue what b.i.l. stands for. School me.

b.i.l. said...

Crap, and I keep forgetting to use it. How do you know me? There's your answer.

BD said...

He's not your cousin...

I don't even know mister "one L bill" but I wish this question was on Jeopardy so I could know an answer before you for once!

JBW said...

Admittedly, I feel dumb for not getting it. I guess I did not expect you to define yourself in relation to me. Perhaps I was trying too hard to think outside the box.