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I am sharing an article about Rick Perry and how he just show who his corporate masters are.

Macy's and Kroger!

The Houston Chronicle obtained letters sent to Perry by the Texas Retailers Association and five of its members before he issued his veto. In addition to representatives from Macy's and Kroger's, the Houston grocery company Gerland Corp., Brookshire Grocery Company and Market Basket all wrote to Perry, as did the Texas Association of Business and the National Federation of Independent Business, the Chronicle reported.

Backers of the equal pay bill argued that their legislation would allow parties to proceed on cases in a nearby state court, instead of having the increased expense of going to federal court. Certain state cases also do not always get Lilly Ledbetter protections.
So Mister " I don;t know where I am? Florida Louisiana??" knew very well how to veto the equal pay bill.

Please share and spread around.
I am NEVER showing Macy's again.
I alway go to HEB and now I am glad!

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  •  I remember HEB... (5+ / 0-)

    Only place I could afford to shop when I lived in TX.  And it was closer than the Ft. Hood Commissary to where I lived too.

    And damned Kroger just bought out Harris Teeter, too dammit.  Only place around here that I could find sashimi grade tuna.  Flarp!

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 11:31:35 AM PDT

    •  Harris Teeter (1+ / 0-)
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      Yeah, that makes me sad, too. I live in a tiny town, so my grocer of choice will be Food Lion from now on. Oh well, at least it will spare me from driving 40 minutes to H-T every couple of weeks.

      Science: It's like magic, but with electricity!

      by IamGumby on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 11:44:16 AM PDT

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      •  I only shop at the Flion out of necessity (2+ / 0-)
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        IamGumby, TexMex

        it's not that I'm all that enamored of them either.  And it's not like I went to H-T all that often, but the stuff I went there for was hard to find anywhere else.  But I'll get through it.  I'm a professional.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 11:56:24 AM PDT

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        •  H-T (2+ / 0-)
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          Munchkn, TexMex

          The Harris-Teeters in Asheville (NC) were fantastic--good-sized "natural foods" section, amazing deli section (as you mentioned, sushi, salads, really good prepared food at relatively decent prices, etc). Alas, my FL does not have that, although they've recently upgraded the quality of their produce section, and include some locally grown stuff. I'll miss H-T too. On the upside, my local FL employs local kids (and adults), including some special ed kids (that's what I teach at the high school).

          Science: It's like magic, but with electricity!

          by IamGumby on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 12:04:51 PM PDT

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          •  I'm in Raleigh (1+ / 0-)
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            and there were a couple of things the H-T had that simply weren't/aren't available at FL.  The prepared stuff I don't worry about since I didn't buy a lot of that anyway, but it's going to get trickier finding fish good enough to make sushi with (though most of the other ingredients seem to be available at FL).  And oddly enough, it was the only place I could find real key limes for the annual key lime cheesecake at Christmas.  And if we stop making that, there WILL be mutiny.

            Maybe Cliff's Meat Market in Carrboro has fish. I've never checked.

            I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

            by mojo11 on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 12:20:54 PM PDT

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  •  I do love Central Market (2+ / 0-)
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    I am so glad that I can continue to shop there when I go do visit my sons in Dallas.

    "I want to live in a world where George Zimmerman offered Trayvon Martin a ride home to get him out of the rain that night." Greg Martin, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida

    by CorinaR on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 11:37:09 AM PDT

  •  Thank You For Posting This (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm sharing the story on my Facebook page. Since I lived in Texas for 14 years, many of my closest friends still live there, and they will want to know about this.

    According to the Houston Chronicle, Gary Huddleston (Kroger's Director of Consumer Affairs--SW/Dallas) had this to say:

    I regret that Representative Thompson is upset and I am sure Kroger, along with the Texas Retailers Association, would like to discuss the issue with her.
    Both of these companies would benefit from being made aware that Thompson is not the only person who is "upset." I am including a link to a list of regional media contacts for Kroger and its "Family of Stores." Does anyone else have a similar link for Macy's? If not, I'll track it down and post it in a later comment.

    Although it was the Southwest division that got caught, I plan to write to the NC director and let them know that the actions of one media director tarnishes the entire company, and they have lost my business. I'll send a similar letter to Macy's.

    List of Media Contacts for Kroger:

    Houston Chronicle Story (source documenting Huddleston's "regret"):

    Science: It's like magic, but with electricity!

    by IamGumby on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 11:41:17 AM PDT

  •  HEB = Texas' grocery monopoly.... (0+ / 0-)

    miles of aisles filled with GMO food!

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