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Wal-Mart vs. the Mob

Arley2 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 12:21 PM
Dear Miss Jenners, you twit, Your argument is idiotic in the extreme showing clearly that your ability to think is absent or severely limited. Think of all the people that DO WORK on Thanksgiving and other Holidays. = Police, Firemen, Airline employess, hotel staff, cab drivers, TV and radio staff, Doctors and nurses. and you could go on and on with the list. Typical of Liberalprogressivesocialist folks, you pick one situation and one event and make far reaching statements based on little or nothing. Fantasy, I guess.
Jenners Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:06 PM
Where did I claim to have answered all of Arley2's arguments? I just commented on being called a twit and a Liberalprogressivesocialist, and somehow I managed to do so without calling him names. I could think of a few, but I don't think they have a place in civilized discussion/debate.

Where did I say there oughta be a law? No way should the govt. get involved in setting hours for retail stores. WalMart has every right to be open whenever they want, just as I have the right not to shop there. John 4696 said they won't miss me or what little I would spend. Very true. On that basis I should not bother voting either. I'm just one person, what difference does it make? Obviously, it didn't make a difference this past election day.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 5:15 PM
Um, you said you'd answered all the points under Arley2 except ... yopu didn;t deal with reality in any of the responses. You are doing EXACTLY what Liberalprogressivesocialist folks do constantly ... you are presupposing that YOUR judgment is superior to that of the people involved - the employers, the employees and the shoppers going so far as to set your own opinion of what is necessary (or despearte) over private actors in the marketplace.

Please. You can't claim to advocate "small government" and use exactly the same reasoning as the "there oughtta be a law" crowd.
Jenners Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 1:26 PM
Another thing typical of Liberalprogressivesocialist folks is the assumption that all on our "side" have to agree on every issue. That is why they are intolerant of pro-life democrats. But "our" side (yes, I am a conservative) has distinguished itself (apart from Townhall comments, I find) by tolerance of variations within our ranks. For example, the Log Cabin Republicans. I am horrified by their stance on a certain social issue, but I do not deny that they are Republicans.

I am a small government Republican myself, but I voted for George W. twice despite my disagreement with him on that issue. Because I can tolerate some variation within the mean.
Jenners Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 1:22 PM
So I'm stupid and a twit. And I thot ad hominem attacks were restricted to the Liberalprogressivesocialist crowd -- my bad.

I re-read my post looking for where I said first responders and medical people shouldn't work on Thanksgiving. I couldn't find that part. I never denied that there are places which need to be open at all times and jobs which must be done every day. Duh. But is our need so desperate to shop a few hours earlier that we are willing to deny others a holiday respite? Please.

Black Friday always brings out the worst: long lines, short tempers and random outbreaks of shoppers' rage. This year, Big Labor will ratchet up the Strikesgiving tension with professional grievance-mongers and workers picketing at 1,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

Attention, Wal-Mart directors: Mob appeasement never works. They've tried repeatedly to stave off union thuggery through political "partnerships" and capitulation. It has failed and failed and failed.

As you may recall, the discount retail giant shocked many observers in 2009 when it announced it was embracing the principles of President Obama's federal health care mandate. The nation's largest private (and non-union) employer was...