Bil Browning

Another reason not to shop at Wal-Mart

Filed By Bil Browning | May 05, 2009 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Politics
Tags: adoption ban, anti-gay, Arkansas, John Boozman, John McCain, Mike Duke, Mike Huckabee, Walmart, Walton family

As if we needed another reason not to shop at Wal-Mart - the home of low wages (except for the Republican executives!)... Mike Duke, Wal-Mart's CEO, signed the petition to ban gay adoption in Arkansas.

Over the weekend, the website revealed that Mike Duke signed a petition to put an anti-gay adoption ban on the ballot in Arkansas. (Mike Duke's signature below was pulled off the actual PDF provided by the Secretary of State.)

We still don't know a huge amount about Mike Duke. We know that he has donated to conservative, uber-religious Republicans like Mike Huckabee and John Boozman - as well as John McCain for President in 2008. We know that he has never shown that his political agenda is out of line with the Waltons - who selected him to succeed Lee Scott as the 4th CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Why does this matter? Because the extreme right-wing agenda of the Walton Family and company executives permeates the entire company.

If you're a longtime reader, you might remember that before we launched nationally one of our categories was "Wal-Mart Sucks" and I posted often about the retail giant's many transgressions. In a Wal-Mart flashback after the jump there's a parody video from 2005 when Garth Brooks signed a deal with the megastore. It's called, "I Got Friends With Low Wages."

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I truly do know all the problems about low wages and right wingedness of WM... but. At least, they are consistent wage, they are still in business.
Also, I have to say (as a retired physician,) that I have patients, and an SIL, still alive only because of WalMart, and their policy of selling many, many generic medications at $10 for 90 days matter insurance or no insurance. Same cost to everyone!

1, 2, 3, 4 ... 10. I'm afraid I have to disagree.

Most large stores now offer the same deal - K-Mart, Meier, Kroger, CVS, Wal-Greens - all of them. Kroger, for example, is a union shop and offers their employees great health care coverage. I'd suggest you folks that way instead of to Wal-Mart.