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WalMart is such a stylin’ place!!
“Yea, I mean like it be real hard squeezin’ into spandex bike shorts and fishnet hose, and then having to get my 5 year old to help me strap on them little pink sandals with the 2-inch heel, and I can’t never find that tube top I like to wear with them striped bike shorts cause my 11 year old always wantin’ to wear it to school on the days she ain’t been suspended then of course Skeeter, my youngest’s daddy, gets all mad when I ask him to go over to th’ Walmart when the Dollar Palace ain’t but 7 blocks away and he askin’ me if I think I am special cause I need to spend his government check on fancy Walmart diapers so yea, I prefer the Dollar Palace over them snobs and their ‘you gotta be dressed up to shop here’ at th’ Walmart store.”
I think I’ve spotted Deb at the Salem Fair!
Has she seen the people of walmart website?
Dan, want to cover this about me complaining about the new Dollar General in SE?
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Thanks to the Roanoke City Council (excluding Anita Price), we now have an eyesore at the corner of Garden City Blvd. and Riverland Road. It looks like a damn auto body shop. Great work making the city more attractive to newcomers!
The pic included in this e-mail is a Dollar General in East Greensboro. Much better to my aching eyes! Thanks City Council for not giving a rats ass about our neighborhood at the asthetic quality of Mill Mountain’s Star trailhead.
Mark E. Petersen
1709 Jerome ST SE
Roanoke, VA 24014
Attached is a beautiful photo of Dollar General! Hope it works in convincing the folks in Roanoke that brick is the way to go! This file is fine for web use. Let me know if you need a larger file to print.
Clothing optional shopping.
Can present problems with shoplifting.
The last time I didn’t get dressed to go to Walmarts, I got arrested.
I believe this store is in Alexandria La.
So now Henry confesses to being a flasher or having been convicted of indedent exposure! I knew there was something strange about that guy!:)
Henry used to be the wittiest person on this blog, if you appreciate sarcasm. Of late he has fallen way flat. His barbs have nowhere near the bite they used do.
I wonder if that’s because he was suppressing his flashing urge — and now that he’s not anymore, that flashing is a more important outlet than sarcasm.
Merely idle thoughts, though. . .
I realize my comment and the article linked below are not relevant to this thread, but since there is no open thread today, I decided to put it here.
We’ve talked alot about individual & corporate taxes on her ad nauseum. But the articled linked below, explains, in my view, why our tax code and tax codes of other countries are too complex. First off, let me say that I’m not saying that the approach Apple uses is illegal. It is completely within the U.S. & the tax codes of other countries and even the states within the U.S. Nonetheless, it exemplifies why our tax code needs to be reformed. That reform needs to occur at the state and national level. Companies shouldn’t have to employ countless accountants and tax attorneys to figure out what taxes are due. Individuals shouldn’t either. Sorry Richard.
I have ideas about reform of the tax code, but I’m certainly not an expert in the field. Nonetheless, we should be working to simplify our tax system. That, in my view, is what our political candidates should be talking about.
We certainly need to reign in our spending in some areas. The debate on that topic will continue until the cows come home. But we also need to start by simplifying our individual and corporate tax code.
I think Maureen Dowd expresses herself magnificently in the article linked below.
Comment by Ron — April 28, 2012 @ 8:55 pm
You might also want to add in doing something about Tariff & duty dodging / evasion in the manufacturing world by subsidiaries and practices of international corporations.
International Economics By Robert Carbaugh is a real eye opener.
For but one example see: http://tinyurl.com/n8sqjn
To Outfox the Chicken Tax, Ford Strips Its Own Vans
Logic Takes a Back Seat — and Windows, as Auto Maker Plays Tariff Games
The company’s wiggle room comes from the process of defining a delivery van. Customs officials check a bunch of features to determine whether a vehicle’s primary purpose might be to move people instead. Since cargo doesn’t need seats with seat belts or to look out the window, those items are on the list. So Ford ships all its Transit Connects with both, calls them “wagons” instead of “commercial vans.” Installing and removing unneeded seats and windows costs the company hundreds of dollars per van, but the import tax falls dramatically, to 2.5 percent, saving thousands.
Customs officials won’t discuss individual company’s strategies, but Stephen Biegun, Ford’s vice president for international governmental affairs, says the practice complies with the letter of the law. “We are free-traders, full stop,” he says.
Meth Lab Explodes in Man’s Pants
For reasons we won’t delve deeply into, I know more than anyone ought to about methamphetamine and LSD chemistry, and for that reason I seriously doubt the report above. The so-called “one-pot” method uses a 2-liter soft drink bottle. Unless the arrestee has enormous pockets, or he has scaled that reaction down to the size of an aspirin bottle, it’s hard to conceive of a “meth lab” exploding in a man’s pants. And if he has scaled it down that small, it’s hard to conceive of why.
Can you imagine the cop when he first nabbed the guy? “Uh, is that a 2-liter coke bottle in your pocket, or are you merely glad to see me?”
Re: Comment by Ron — April 28, 2012 @ 9:04 pm
You are on a good roll, Ron.
Since you ask Dave Hicks, here’s another editorial about the American nuns. By the way, the provincial of the order of women religious that sponsors my college has a Ph.D. from the Univ. of Michigan. Another member of her leadership council managed two of the hospitals the order used to own. These are top notch ladies who really know what they are doing. They have been managing large organizations for years.
Re: Comment by Dan Casey — April 28, 2012 @ 9:35 pm
So you are into shake & bake, are you?
Might want to consider some low-rider cargo pants.
7.”Clothing optional shopping.
Can present problems with shoplifting.”
Great idea! Helps with the meth lab exploding in the pants problem too.
Wonder if that exact sentence has ever been said?
Anita Price is campaigning for city council on the issue of getting Roanoke a Dillards. Then we be bigggg time!!!
Men are known to put strange things in their pants.
I remember hearing on NPR years ago about a man in a park who stuffed his pants with dozens of pigeons. A police officer noticed him walking funny and his pants made him look like the Michelin man.
Dan, if a man can fit a 19 inch TV in his pants, (see link above) surely one can fit a 2 liter bottle in them.
Dan, you should read this book, if for no other reason, than her hilarious chapter on LSD.
Which chapter is the one about LSD?
It looks like a real good book btw — she beat me on arson by EIGHT years!
It is a good book, Dan. I wish she wasn’t quite as profane as she is, but she is laugh out loud funny sometimes. My daughter got me hooked on Jenny’s blog, called The Bloggess.
Check your email, Dan.
What do you mean, she beat you on arson?
Never mind, I got you on the arson comment now.
The first chapter of her book is titled, “I was a 3-year-old arsonist.” I didn’t earn that distinction until I was 11.
I caught that after I’d posted my question, Dan. I’m 3/4 of the way through the book now, and I’d forgotten that for a moment.
What did you set on fire?
Forget about a 24 oz bottle of Dr Pecker..
What about monkeys? 18 of em.
If I wrote about it, the chapter would be titled, “Let’s have a campfire on our picnic in the woods (and Shh, don’t tell mom)”
Obama’s line of the night at the Correspondents’ Dinner re: Sarah Palin.
Do you know the difference between a pit bull and a hockey Mom? The pit bull is delicious!
Dan, good column on Cecil Knox. (And I think I have problems.) I only met him once years ago when I was looking for an apartment but he seemed like a nice guy. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.
Debbie, I LOVE the Bloggess! I’ve read great things about her book.
Every mommy blogger out there has a book coming out this summer I think…hers is the only one that interests me.
I love the book, Kristen.
Yeah, I know. Walmart has those damned poor people shopping there. Costco wouldn’t allow the riff-raff in their union store.
Maybe someone needs re-read the Matthew verse again?
I wonder if Ron tells the nuns he uses as props for his fundraising visits about his pro-abortion position.
#40 I wonder is suzie tells her priest about her blasphemies on this blog.
For most ill-informed @40:
Pro choice is NOT pro abortion. Concept may be too deep for your small mind…but someone may never think to have their own abortion, but believe in another’s right to choose what to do with their own bodies…you know, that pesky “free will” principle coupled with “redemption”…
Somebody (named Suzie), needs to read a a lot of verses again. A lot.
You may judge people who will not condemn women who chose abortion when you stop being evil against “the least of these” at every single opportunity. Till then, you remain a hypocrite and nothing more.
Pro choice is NOT pro abortion. Concept may be too deep for your small mind…but someone may never think to have their own abortion, but believe in another’s right to choose what to do with their ownbodies
So…if somebody chooses to rape you, while YOU may be personally opposed to rape, you don’t really have any right to tell the rapist what he can or can’t do with HIS body. Is that what you mean, Hillary?
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