Skip to main content

View Diary: 'Christian values' Hobby Lobby purchases its products from #1 'family planning' nation China (144 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Excellent. I've been trying to work out a diary (7+ / 0-)

    in my mind on this obvious contradiction/hypocrisy & here you've done it most concisely. This also applies to a multitude of corporations who are happy to fund Republican, anti choice candidates. That is the only consistency - in that the Republican national policy & the Chinese national policy are both anti choice.

    I'll tell you right out, I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk. - Kasper Gutman

    by rasbobbo on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 11:08:21 AM PST

    •  Check out this blog from 2011 (36+ / 0-)

      Hobby Lobby is Going to Hell

      I was told I would be part-time at $9 an hour for two weeks, then full-time at $10 after that (with benefits-yay-health insurance!) I was told I would help unpack the shipments. No problem, all designers pitch in to unpack the flowers when they arrive at all the shops I’d worked for. The full-time never materialized. When I asked about this, I was told I would be full-time around Christmas, when things got busy. I was hired in April. My hours were cut and I rarely had time to do any floral design.

      No Compassion-No Execptions

      “Unpacking the flowers” turned out to consist of unloading a semi with a hand truck weekly. Not just the flowers, mind you, but the pottery, jewelry, everything; basically two to fours of furniture moving. I would never apply for a job moving furniture, I am not physically qualified. I’m petite, 60 years-old and had knee surgery. No sitting for any tasks, either, at Hobby Lobby-just eight hours or more standing on those concrete floors. I limped home and went right to bed after work. A manager stated at a staff meeting that we should move faster when unloading the semi, “We have no prima donnas here,” she said.

      And the clincher...
      Hobby Lobby won, but they swindled me, because I’m just one little worker with no voice. They swindled me because they are greedy and if they start allowing one limping lady to stop unloading the semi, they might have to allow others to do the same. They might have to hire a crew of strong young people to come in and unload the semi, and this would cut into their profits.

      According to the same Bible they claim to follow, Hobby Lobby is going to hell. Of course, though corporations claim to be “persons” with the rights of a person, they have no soul to condemn nor body to incarcerate. Corporations have no soul at all, but forgetting all that, here on earth we have laws. The laws are seldom enforced against white collars. If they were, there would be some white collars in orange jumpsuits.

      “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

      by se portland on Mon Dec 02, 2013 at 11:15:04 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (149)
  • Community (71)
  • Baltimore (68)
  • Bernie Sanders (49)
  • Freddie Gray (38)
  • Civil Rights (38)
  • Elections (27)
  • Hillary Clinton (27)
  • Culture (24)
  • Racism (23)
  • Education (20)
  • Labor (20)
  • Media (19)
  • Law (19)
  • Economy (19)
  • Rescued (18)
  • Science (16)
  • 2016 (15)
  • Politics (15)
  • Riots (14)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site