Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Wal-Mart Doesn't Charge Enough For Food

According to this blog. To whit, the following slapstick comment:

"I do feel strongly that we’re not paying enough for food. That it is an issue, in part, of priorities. We only pay 11% of our disposable income on food in this country. That is less than anywhere else on Earth and that is less than any other civilization that has ever been on this Earth. For some reason we do not want to spend more"

One again I repeat, the people criticizing Wal-Mart are not the ones who need to shop there.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Thanks Greenwald Part 3

From The AP:

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recorded its biggest shopping day of the year on Friday, not Saturday as it had expected, the vice chairman of the world's largest retailer said on Tuesday.

John Menzer, who heads Wal-Mart's U.S. division, said more people than expected took Friday off from work and headed to stores to pick up last-minute gifts.

Demand for gift cards was particularly strong, and stores raced to display new merchandise by Monday morning to take advantage of customers redeeming those cards.

"We were expecting to have huge gift card sales," he said in a telephone interview. "It has even exceeded our expectations."

Of course, when you buy gift cards, you are loaning Wal-Mart, or any retailer, money interest free.

Where Would Jesus Shop?

Unions cleverly thought this one up, and it signals the fact that they have officially jumped the shark. I get asked this on the radio quite a bit, and the best answer I can think of to this most insipid of questions is:

"We'll have to ask him when he comes back."