“I quit them years ago when they announced they would be sending their accounting offshore. I used to dump $20-30 a week in there between my granddaughter's toys and drug store stuff. Their prices are out of this world, I can do as well or better in my local super market on most items and not make that extra stop!”
“That's OK. I scrupulously avoid Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A and any other business that promotes their religious affiliations or prominently displays religious trappings or music. I also have crossed off my list companies who's CEO's feel the need to spout off about women's issues or wages - these include Target and Papa John's. In the end, I believe there are more of us than them. They are neither moral nor are they a majority.”
“It would come from the same place other employers find the money to give their employees coverage. Walmart pushes the cost of healthcare for their employees onto the public. Almost ALL Walmart hourly employees would qualify for food stamps, medicaid and housing allowances - a cost responsible employers take onto themselves.
So while you defend Walmart, be aware that you and I and every other taxpayer in this country is shouldering the load for Walmart, just so they can make that much more money. Couple that with forcing vendors to move overseas to compete for Walmart contracts, it could be said that Walmart it the biggest driver of the economic mess we are in today.
Walmart is the biggest arguement there is for universal health care and a liveable wage.”
“In the mean time, they are reducing hours for thousands of employees, at least at Sam's Club, right now. No one is to get more than 28 hours. That means hiring maybe a third more employees to cover shifts with very few full-time slots in the whole store. They have also put in a "rotating" schedule where a computer does the scheduling, so no one knows what their hours will be from week to week making it difficult to pick up a second job.
These people don't miss a trick, while the family sits on billions of dollars, plotting how to make like just a little more miserable for the people that work for them.”
cbrepo on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:55:47
“Blame Obamacare for the 28 hour shifts. Do you not realize the extra cost it puts on a business to pay insurance on full time workers? $3000 a head would be a lowball estimate. Say there are 150 employees at a super center. 150 times 3000 equals $450,000! Where do you think that money will come from?”
“I seem to remember the same meme of "inevitability" for Hillary in 2008. Hillary and I are of an age. The torch has already been passed to a younger president, and I don't think it is going to pass back.
Hillary represents that status quo just as predictably as Bill did. Newt can sleep at night thinking that if all else fails Hillary would keep the corporations/rich happy.”
“I haven't forgotten at all. There may be a way to fix the Post Office before it's too late. People need to know that this is another contrivance of the Republicans to privatize the PO. Bills could be introduced to change the dynamic. A lot of Republicans in the House represent RURAL areas. I know my former rep(we were redistricted) got his butt handed to him when he was voting to close PO's.”
“We should charge the Post Office with bringing high-speed internet to rural areas. It would be a perfect extention of their mandate to provide mail service. Mail service has now gone electronic - bingo. Many rural communities don't have a libarary, but most have small PO's. All those PO's they want to close all over the country that serve small communities could make themselves relevent again by providing high-speed access to the communities. Think about it. It couldn't be anymore expensive or inefficient than allowing all these mergers and not getting the promised results. It might make the communications giants sit up and take notice that they could no longer rely on promises of high-speed internet to secure more acquisitions.”
Coyote50 on Nov 18, 2012 at 10:47:26
“And put in Wi-Fi coffee shops and our post offices will actually be profitable!”
MrGovtCheese on Nov 18, 2012 at 10:44:21
BradHart on Nov 18, 2012 at 10:27:30
“You forget the republicans gutted the postal's service ability to compete with the private sector on top of doing everything else to force them to close.”
“He was featured on a PBS "Roots" type show hosted by Lewis Gates, it tracked his family, very interesting!
What cracked me up was when they had the big snowstorm a while back and all the politicians were on TV droning on about what they were doing. Booker was walking the streets of Newark, buying diapers for one woman, shoveling walks, it was really refreshing.”
“When I heard Anne's statement about raising five boys, it made me think about raising my three boys. I was expecting my second son when my husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness. We were in the Air Force and they sent him home to his parents "to die". Never mind that he had a wife and kid on the West Coast, I had to borrow money from my parents to fly back to Buffalo to be with him. I married a second time and had a third son. My second husband couldn't abide my first two boys so that marriage ended eventually. I worked all that time with or without a partner and just retired a few years ago.
My aunt had MS for years, I helped her with her housework and shopping because she walked with a cane by the time she was forty. I never heard a peep out of her about her condition which she, too, handled with a great deal of dignity. Of course, her husband was a carpenter and couldn't afford the top-of-the-line care that Anne gets and certainly couldn't afford the staff that I'm sure Anne has, I worked for free.
So for someone who has every comfort in the world and unlimited resources to be put before us as some ideal we all should strive for or that she is in a unique position to know what women deal with one a day-to-day level is ludicrous.”
“I need look no further than Ricky's wife.......a once attractive and probably competent woman, after 7 kids and living with Ricky's wild and crazy ideas about sex, she looks like 40 miles of bad road.”
“It's never about what might actually be good for the country, it's always about - How do we win the next cycle? How do we co-op whatever is going on and use it to our advantage?
Never mind what kind a shape the country is in, it is all about the rich getting richer.”
MiddleMolly on Nov 19, 2011 at 10:08:59
“Until we return to government for We the People vs. We the Corporations, we are going to have these huge issues. The only way we get back to We the People is by Getting Money Out of the political process; ending the influence of lobbyists and vote-buying PACS, That needs to be the direction of all of the 99%.. and then we will start getting somewhere.”
"The women held real power, particularly the power to veto treaties or declarations of war. The members of the Grand Council of Sachems were chosen by the mothers of each clan. If any leader failed to comply with the wishes of the women of his tribe and the Great Law of Peace, the mother of his clan could demote him, a process called "knocking off the horns". The deer antlers, emblem of leadership, were removed from his headgear, thus returning him to private life.'
I find "knocking off the horns" a term that really applies in today's media circus.”
jeanrenoir on May 29, 2011 at 15:07:39
“As a guy, I TOTALLY agree with you. I'm a big Obama fan, so I'm not writing off all guys in politics completely. But I hope the Democratic candidate who succeeds Obama in '16, will be Sen. Gillibrand of NY, a genteelly pretty woman with BRAINS and great values, as opposed to the Palin-Bachmann cupie dolls rolling down Rupert Murdoch's media state fair midway to hook the male rubes. Middle-aged women seem to LEARN from bitter experience NOT to trust all their decisions to their hormones. Somehow, uneducated middle-aged men just keep going for the Palins and thed Bachmanns, thinking exclusively with their lower organ, as usual.”
“The unions do have a certain amount of power, that's why Liberty Watch and the Koch Bros. are trying to destroy them. If the rich/corp want to really help with education they should support a living wage, pay their own damn taxes and support local schools. They have all this money to through around but won't pay taxes or invest in communities. Declining wages and parents with no support system are part of the problem. How are kids living in cars or homeless shelters supposed to compete with some kid delivered to his private school by limo? We can wait 'til hell freezes over to see if all these great ideas succeed, most of them are simply recycled bullcrap from another era. While we play with the system, kids are falling through the cracks. I think reform is possible, but I don't think it is going to come from the top down, certainly not in a good way. We have been in decline ever since the Federal government got involved in education. ”
dschiff on Oct 23, 2013 at 15:53:19
“The federal gov brought gender equality, integration, and even chalk boards. The issue is that state funding has gone down, and federal funding has gone up (along with some federal control). No, the youth from poor families can't compete, but there are STILL good ideas in pedagogy, in technology, in interventions. Ignoring all reform because the people at the top do some bad stuff doesn't make sense. How else do good ideas spread? You need research, best practices portals, PDs, people who have time to leave their classrooms. Not all ideas are recycled. Clearly the technology is new, RTII, common core, EWS. New, new, new.”
“It wouldn't surprise me to find out that some people building this system had ulterior motives and threw a few bugs in the works just to keep it interesting. Right-wing radio is flogging this for all its worth - and more.”
jackonlne on Oct 23, 2013 at 13:19:50
“If President Obama personally found a cure for cancer the right-wing media would flog it!”