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  •  Did they really? (none)
    Were you joking or did Walmart really have a special on bullets at Christmastime?  Oh God.

    I understand how you feel, IH.  It is so infuriating and heartbreaking and frustrating that it's hard to manage at times.  I can't stand destructiveness in general, and destructiveness at this level is intolerable.

    I often think, with three boys, that I might have to leave this country someday - a country that I love so much.  Right now I know I have to stay and fight to get it back.  But if there comes a time when someone like Bush wants to send my kids to war for his greed and power, and for the benefit of his cronies, I won't do it.  

    "Let him that would move the world first move himself." --Socrates

    by joanneleon on Tue Dec 27, 2005 at 08:01:29 PM PST

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    •  Yes they really did. (4.00)
      They had a whole point of purchase Christmas display of bullets.  I had to go there because it was the only store within 50 miles that was open on Christmas eve after Noon and had the things I needed for the computer that I bought my Dad for xmas.  The town where my parents live is very, very small and I am related to most of the people although I have no clue really.  Anyhow, I am pretty sure they think I am insane because every time I am in town I find myself solving some problem for my Grandmother and now my parents since she passed away that involves shopping at the evil empire.  So on Saturday I had to go there (I am the only person in the family who does because the rest have time to drive the 50 miles) and there I was walking by a huge display of bullets being pimped as Christmas gifts.  Now I'm not sayin' that Plutonium Page should love her guns and I'm not even sayin' that she shouldn't get bullets for Christmas, but the display was a bit over the top... given that according to so many "Jesus is the reason for the season" and all that peace and love stuff.
      •  Not to stand up for WalMart but (none)
        if you live in a rural area, hunting season is about now. My husband has gone hunting on Christmas before, and he's not the only one.

        Also, rural areas tend to be poorer, and those bullets might have been the only present some people got. If they're decent shots, it might have meant their had meat for the winter.

        There ARE people that poor. And there's lots of deer. Lots and lots and LOTS of deer.

        •  Yes I know that there are lots of deer and (none)
          I understand how poor the people in the area are.  They are poorer also for having only Wal-Mart or deer meat to feed them in the area.  I made the point at the end of the comment that I understand that getting bullets for xmas may be a very valued present.  It was just the juxtaposition of the Christmas iconology with the camoflage bullet boxes that struck me.  All done in the "Wal-Mart" way that always somehow manages to stun me.

          FYI the jerk who owns the property adjoining my farm land decided that he was going to build a deer stand on my property without permission.  He is neither poor nor is he desperate for something to eat. This town is my ancestral home.  My family established the county.  My cousin sold the land to Wal-Mart where the store is after we turned their offer down because we don't like what Wal-Mart does to small towns.  The store is right next door to one piece of our land and across from my family graveyard where the earliest settlers along with most of my other relatives have been buried for 200 years.  I know a little bit about the culture of the town and unfortunately I also know a little bit about the culture of Wal-Mart.  The latter not the former is what I take issue with.

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