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  •  Fair enough (4+ / 0-)
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    Bendygirl, fizziks, ZenTrainer, MCMetal

    You'd be better off then if you said you found Wal-Mart absolutely loathsome but unfortunately had no practical alternative. Saying you love Wal-Mart is just....ewwww.

    You really don't have ANYTHING closer? Wow.

    The Bush Family: 0 for 4 in Wisconsin

    by Korkenzieher on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 10:18:53 AM PDT

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    •  a lot of us are like that (0+ / 0-)

      it's really not worth it to drive 30+ miles for principles.

      (+0.12, -3.33) agree w/ me or go to redstate. i'm snarking. too many aren't.

      by terrypinder on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 10:49:40 AM PDT

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      •  City guy (3+ / 0-)
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        I'm a city boy, so I speak in almost total ignorance here, but how is it Wal-Mart can maintain a store in an area so sparsely populated that it's 30 miles to their nearest competitor? It seems like there should be SOMETHING, anything, a little closer. A truck stop, a crossroads general store? As I say, I live in a big city and I can literally walk to two different grocery stores, so I'm sure it's just a failure of imagination on my part.

        The Bush Family: 0 for 4 in Wisconsin

        by Korkenzieher on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 11:05:12 AM PDT

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        •  Yeah, I lived in downtown Seattle (3+ / 0-)

          for three years, and never even knew where there WAS a Walmart.

          Even Target was a half-hour bus ride away.

          Not that there's anything wrong with that, as long as there's a bus.

          I didn't miss Walmart one bit.

          But I do understand why there is no competition nearby. All my cousins live in Texas, mostly in small towns, and several of them had little mom-and-pop stores or franchises when I was growing up. One had a Western Auto store.

          Then Walmart came in to each of their towns, and within a year of Walmart putting in a store -- in three separate towns -- my cousins' businesses died. They ran off all the competition. Now people are stuck with Walmart or nothing.

          "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

          by Brooke In Seattle on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 11:28:21 AM PDT

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        •  Walmart comes in and eliminates the competition. (3+ / 0-)
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          (+0.12, -3.33) agree w/ me or go to redstate. i'm snarking. too many aren't.

          by terrypinder on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 11:55:25 AM PDT

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