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  •  He touts Wal-Marts ENERGY EFFICIENCY (11+ / 0-)

    in its planned use of solar which is a good thing for the planet and all of suddenly it is a big wet kiss to Wal-Mart over all?

    Good grief.

    Frankly, I’m getting more than a little tired of hearing from angry America. I’m also less than fond of knee-jerk America. And when you combine the two with the Internet, you too often get stupid America, which is really annoying.

    by jsfox on Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:42:46 AM PDT

    •  This diarist has severe case of ODS. nt (3+ / 5-)
      •  Thanks for the warning... (1+ / 0-)
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        Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses
        before attempting to read.
      •  "ODS" earns a donut every time. (3+ / 0-)
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        •  Really? Is that part of DK rules? nt (0+ / 0-)
          •  yeah (1+ / 0-)
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            your attacking the person, not the diary

            Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

            by greenbastard on Fri May 09, 2014 at 08:21:25 AM PDT

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            •  So if I had written (1+ / 0-)
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              that this diary is unreasonably critical and biased against President Obama, that would be acceptable? I rarely HR comments, so I'm not fully familiar with the rules.

              You rec'd the diary, I see. Could that possibly mean that your HR relates to disagreement with my comment as much as it relates to the rules? Never mind, that's rhetorical.  

              •  I don't know the person you attacked personally (1+ / 0-)
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                so I can't agree with you, I don't know them.

                nonetheless, you attacked the person, not the content

                Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

                by greenbastard on Fri May 09, 2014 at 08:50:42 AM PDT

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              •  Yes, it would have (0+ / 0-)

                Especially if you had, y'know, supported that conclusion with facts and reasoning.

                You chose not to do that.

                If you don't see a difference between doing that and saying that a diarist has a case of ODS, then I can't help you.

                "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

                by gharlane on Fri May 09, 2014 at 07:00:16 PM PDT

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            •  Get real (1+ / 0-)
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              Comment threads here are an endless string of "attacks against the person" - even diaries, if the "person" in question is a public figure. The distinction is inhow the attack is framed, and who else is reading it. "ODS" is one of those guaranteed rox/sux pie fight words, so that's what did it in this instance.

              “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

              by Catte Nappe on Fri May 09, 2014 at 09:35:46 AM PDT

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      •  ODS is HR material and upraters should remove recs (1+ / 0-)
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        without the ants the rainforest dies

        by aliasalias on Fri May 09, 2014 at 11:45:19 AM PDT

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      •  In that case, (0+ / 0-)

        a lot of California Democrats have ODS.

        Like State Senator Jerry Hill (13th district, San Mateo/Peninsula) who stayed away despite an invitation once he found out where the event was to take place.

        Like John Burton, chair of the California Democratic Party, who shot off a nasty note to DC once he found out about it, complaining not only about the venue but about the lack of communication, consultation or notice.  

        He pissed off quite a few local Democrats on this little jaunt.

        They didn't stay in touch with the locals, they jetted out here like they always do, dropped down to scoop up some money, whether it's at Wal-Mart or some techie mansion and boom, they stepped in it.  That's not the first time for Obama in California, but here we go again. ... Yes, Wal-Mart is good on solar, and the President is big on that with climate change, the question was -- OK, if you're gonna pick a Wal-Mart, or praise Wal-Mart, do it maybe in Arkansas, or Arizona, Nevada, but not in the Bay Area, if you want to keep the locals happy.  The local Democrats were upset.
        Not to mention lifting a giant middle finger to organized labor and to working people in general.

        Go on fucking cheerleading if that floats your boat.  He has no more elections to win, or lose, but hey, if you feel the need, knock yourself out.  The rest of us prefer to live in reality where it's actually OK to criticize politicians when they fuck up big time.

        "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

        by gharlane on Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:55:36 PM PDT

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    •  You don't see it as contradictory (3+ / 0-)
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      to the "income inequality" message?

      Walmart is an economic cancer on our country. It's great that they are investing in energy efficiency, but let's not forget that they "earn" their money by harming working-class Americans.

      Having the President speak at your company should be a reward reserved for decent, deserving companies that add something to our nation.

      Yes this is a big sloppy wet kiss to Walmart from the head of our Democratic Party, and it's absolutely disgusting.

      •  Right. (0+ / 0-)

        And it's a giant upraised middle finger to organized labor and working people in general.

        "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

        by gharlane on Fri May 09, 2014 at 06:56:29 PM PDT

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    •  Agree (0+ / 0-)

      very confused by this diary.

      KOS: "Mocking partisans focusing on elections? Even less reason to be on Daily Kos."

      by fcvaguy on Fri May 09, 2014 at 02:01:07 PM PDT

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      •  Did you read it? (0+ / 0-)

        Not hard to figure out, really.

        What part of

        When I woke up to see the news, I could hardly believe it: President Obama is planning a visit to the Mountain View Wal-Mart where I work.
        But the excitement quickly passed when I found out the store would be shutting down hours in advance of his visit. I wouldn’t be able to tell the president what it’s like to work at Wal-Mart and what it’s like to struggle on low wages, without the hours I need. I am living at the center of the income inequality that he speaks about so often, and I wanted to talk to him about how to change this problem.

        My situation is not unlike that of many of the 825,000 Wal-Mart associates – and many other Americans – who are working hard, but just can’t keep up. Most of us aren’t even paid $25,000 a year even though we work at the largest employer in the country and one that makes $16 billion in profits.

        did you have trouble understanding?

        "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

        by gharlane on Sat May 10, 2014 at 10:33:58 PM PDT

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      •  And while you're at it (0+ / 0-)

        maybe you ought to read the rest of the article quoted and linked in the diary.  I suspect you haven't yet bothered to do so.

        It's by Pam Ramos, a Wal*Mart "associate", who was just scraping by on her $200 a week ... until she needed some medical tests.  Now she's homeless and possibly facing colon cancer.  She has "insurance" through Wal*Mart but can't afford the co-pays.  Duh.

        But then again, reading stuff like that just might confuse you more.

        "A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." - James Madison

        by gharlane on Sat May 10, 2014 at 10:41:31 PM PDT

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