Monthly Archives: May 2010

In an effort to drive sales and increase profit, Wal-Mart is doing the unconscionable.  Well known for being the outlet of poorer American’s, Wal-Mart is raising prices on all basic needs products.  This, in the middle of the current economic struggle we’re going through is proof enough that Wal-Mart is evil.

Huh?  Wait?  That’s not accurate?

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I trend Right.  Actually, what I like to say is that I like being “Left” in a “Right” world.   That is, I enjoy the fact that there are armies of men and women out there who work their asses off so that our nation and world can be what it is.  Yet I also enjoy playing the role of individual freedom spoiler in my little life.

I like fighting for the little guy.  I like pullin’ for the underdog.  I want the immigrant to hit the big time.  And I want the oppressed to rise up…if only to become part of the machine.

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I was shopping for some computer periphery this afternoon.  I found that I’m not alone in appreciating Puerto Rico:

Puerto Rico Competition

Identical shopping carts; 1 from Wal-Mart and one from “Competencia”.  The Wal-Mart savings?  14%.

Puerto Rican shoppers can save 14%, or $12.68 on $90.70, by shopping at Wal-Mart.  Further, because Wal-Mart exists, people who never shop there even save money as the competition is forced to keep pace.

Bait and switch.   That’s all it is.See, when someone tells you that a can of beans is 20% off, but they have raised the price of that can of beans by 25% first, it’s called a “bait and switch”.  And it’s common among shucksters and politicians.

The fact that Obama is pulling the same fast one shouldn’t be surprising.  The fact that he is baitin’ and switchin’ with the prison where we hold our terror suspects SHOULD be surprising.  And, I suspect, it’s surprising to him that we would be a bit upset with it.

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I am going to have to start a new category:  Republicans Can Be Leftists Too!

See, it’s not so much the fact that I mind that the “other” team wins, it’s that they win using techniques I object too.  And when the Republicans do it, well, I can’t just let’em off the hook.

So, we have this new forum where I wanna point out Republicans restricting Liberty.  Where we show people in politics will do whatever it takes to remain in power; not govern.  And that the fight we are fighting is not just the Right vs.s the Left, but rather us vs. tactics employed by the Leftists.

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A lot of what I write about here bashes Democrats.  Partly because I have long associated myself with the Republican party; self-criticism is a gift. Further, we have a radical Democrat in office backed by a liberal Congress in both chambers.  And the last reason that I go after Dems more than Repubs is that the errors of the Leftists can impact economies and States.  The errors of the conservatives, while damaging, typically are not impacting on the same scale.

With that said, I know I hammer the Left.  But I can’t let this one slide.

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