LOL: Chiraq Mayor Lightfoot begs Walmart to stay after destructive looting

With leadership like this, why would Walmart want to stick around?

“Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tells Concerned Alderman: “Your 100% Full of Sh*t”

If you owned a business in a city (most-likely a blue one) where politicians allow rioters and looters to freely roam and destroy your property, what is your incentive to rebuild and stay there? Especially when many (again, blue) cities are talking about defunding the police?

Apparently Walmart is considering not rebuilding in Chiraq. And the mayor is trying to save face for her failure to control the chaos.

Washington Times reports that Walmart might leave. From their story:

“A local radio station reported on a conference call between the Democratic mayor and business leaders affected by the chaos. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore said she “pleaded” with the company to stay.

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, was cautious about making any new commitments to the city as it assesses the damage.

“I think in the case of Walmart, what they were focused on was assessing the damage,” Ms. Lightfoot said, the station reported June 4. “They are doing an effort to donate fresh produce, to the extent of what’s left so it doesn’t perish, and other perishables, and they are taking their time, as I would expect. My hope is that they will come back.

Read the whole story here.

BTW Chicago residents: Even if Walmart does stay you will have less money to spend at their stores: “Chicago mayor says taxpayers may have to foot bill for $700M budget shortfall.”

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Dr. Eowyn
Admin
1 month ago

Nobody wants to talk about unintended consequences.
 
Blacks already complain about a dearth of grocery stores in inner cities. The “yes, it’s about Floyd!” riots and looting, and #BlackLivesMatter’s demand to defund police nationwide, will only lead to more stores, not just grocery stores, leaving.

TrailDust
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Yes, it is inevitable. Stores will not volunteer to go under just to pamper adults who haven’t learned not to throw a tantrum. “Hey! A white cop killed a black man! We need to burndown our own neighborhoods in retaliation!”

chemtrailssuck
1 month ago
Reply to  TrailDust

Look at what happened to Detroit in the 60’s.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

For the life of me, I just don’t understand why people, any group of people don’t realize that when you burn and loot a business, and they are in business to make money for their investors–why would they think that businesses would stick around to take a second beating, or a third.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Auntie Lulu! I’m so glad to see you commenting. Have missed you. Hope you are okay?

Calgirl
Calgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

Glad to hear from you, and as usual, AGREE!

chemtrailssuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

The reality of the situation is that when grocery stores are in predominantly black ‘hoods, they have to hire police to guard it from shop lifters, there is a lot of fighting and crime in the store, stuff is damaged/eaten and the store loses a lot of money from shoplifting. Not to say this doesn’t happen in predominantly white ‘hoods, but I saw it growing up, the city grocery stores were places you did not want to go to, there were holes in the packages, I saw some guy run out of the store with a shopping cart full of… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  chemtrailssuck

Intimidated by the latest #BlackLivesMatter riots, Walmart announced their stores will no longer lock cabinets containing hair products for blacks.

chemtrailssuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

When I worked at a drug store, those were one of the most shoplifted items.

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
1 month ago

I wasn’t old enough to remember the cause of the “great ‘white’ flight” from urban areas back in the ’60s (and continuing for decades; now they’re undergoing regentrification as young folks move back in to start up their micro-breweries and mingle with the natives). But I’d imagine it started off somewhat like this. And watching a special on the Black Panthers from the ’60s on PBS just now, I see the whole thing playing out all over again. I could give further details I’ve observed RE: stores (incl. grocers) moving out locally, but everyone has seen it… Let’s just say… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
1 month ago

The history “makers” are the ones who figure if you got a good pattern for destruction, go with it.

CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
1 month ago

BTW, good video on that destructive looting (and a LOT more). You won’t see or hear about this on the MSM…
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n5_D59lSjc
Tucker: Our leaders dither as our cities burn (GRAPHIC VIDEO) 

Last edited 1 month ago by CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
CogitoErgoSumantra
1 month ago

…and where the ideas for “racial/social justice via looting and burning” comes from — educational indoctrination:
 
https://youtu.be/UcBeFM_267k?t=396
Tucker: The Cultural Revolution has come to America 

Ziggy
Ziggy
1 month ago

$700M budget shortfall.
Sounds about right- great leadership.

chemtrailssuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Ziggy

She needed to get another hair cut.

Calgirl
Calgirl
1 month ago

Many of the destroyed shops belonged to minority businesses that existed on the edge anyway. They will never come back…and if I was any sort of director in the large businesses, like Walmart, or any other sort of “big box” store, I’d be looking at Chicago in my rear-view mirror already. It was bad enough before this and now…..no redeeming reason to stay. Plenty of peaceful spenders in rural centers in mid-America and elsewhere. Sam Walton made his fortune on this fact.

chemtrailssuck
1 month ago
Reply to  Calgirl

Funny. how they don’t mention that….

Jackie Puppet
1 month ago

From the Chicago Tribune: Chicago police made coffee and popcorn in US Rep. Bobby Rush’s office while shopping plaza was being looted, he says 
https://outline.com/cbaYSW
 
Can’t says I blame ’em – perhaps they were taking a needed break, knowing how much the mayor hates cops, and Rush is a Black Panther!
 
What pissed me off the most is Rush saying it was HIS popcorn, HIS coffee, HIS microwave, etc. 🤬
 
Nothing about it’s his taxpayers’ property, it’s all ME, ME, ME with him.
 
He’s the one who sponsored the HR 6666 Bill.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  Jackie Puppet

Leftists, always out for themselves, the cause or possibly both (in that order) but never those they supposedly represent.

Calgirl
Calgirl
1 month ago

Since Sam Walton died and others took over the WalMart Empire, they’ve departed on Sam’s original purpose—to est. his stores in rural and moderately populated places that might have a regional draw. When they started putting their stores in places with large populations, including significant minority and welfare-based peoples….they opened themselves up to this very foot-traffic of looters/opportunists at the drop of a hat. LITERALLY, if these people had to travel more than 10 minutes to rob and loot, it would be too much bother and they would never put the effort out to do it. Time to rethink the… Read more »