In response to:

Wal-Mart vs. the Mob

Anyone remember T.G.&Y.? It was the precursor to Wal-Mart. Sam Walton worked for T.G.&Y. and moved up into the supervisor for Ben Franklin Stores (T.G.&Y. owner franchise). Sam took his ideas that was inspired by T.G.&Y. to form Wal-Mart. T.G.&Y. finally succumbed to the mob controlled Central Fixtures and dissolved. However; not before another prodigy came out of the T.G.&Y. era, David Green (Hobby Lobby & Mardel's). I was fortunate to work under David during my T.G.&Y. days.
Joe579 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 11:09 AM
I do. We had a T.G. &Y. In Kingfisher OK. Thats where Sam was born. It was a good store. There was also one in Shawnee OK. My mother in law dated Sam in High school. Wish she had married him. No not really. If they give in to the union I will be done with Wal-Mart.. David do you live in OK?
Joe579 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 11:01 AM
I do. We had a T.G. &Y. In Kingfisher OK. Thats where Sam was born.
Vernon42 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 9:31 AM
Ben Franklin was owned by Household Finance which later was merged into the HSBC bank.
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...