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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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Illinois Gov. Pritzker to allow online SNAP grocery purchases; big companies to benefit

Almost a year ago I quit shopping at Wal-Mart due to their relationship with China. We now make our grocery purchases from a local employee-owned grocery store.

We use to make monthly trips to the city to do large purchases at a family-owned, Oklahoma grocery chain. That has come to an end, unfortunately, because of the Wuhan virus. I really miss that monthly trip as this store is THE BEST: Extremely WIDE aisles, HUGE grocery carts, good prices, TONS of checkout stations available and they employ people with disabilities to bag your groceries.

The fear of going out to grocery stores and catching the virus combined with the severe restrictions stores have been ordered to implement (only one person per cart, only go one way in the aisle, etc.), many people are now ordering online for delivery or pick up. And they are ordering from those big chain stores that have the resources to implement those options: Walmart, Target and Amazon.

Demorat Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has recognized that many SNAP recipients may want to use their benefits in the same way and will now allow online SNAP purchases (which was approved by the federal government). From his tweets:

“To keep more families safe and healthy, my administration is expanding the ways in which SNAP recipients can acquire groceries to include online purchasing.

The best part is that in addition to helping families shop a little easier and safer during this pandemic, this is a permanent new feature of the SNAP landscape in Illinois that will support our residents for many years to come.”

While I’m all for people having options to make online purchasing, I’m saddened to see that major, big-box corporations will most likely be the primary beneficiaries (Walmart and Amazon have already agreed to be part of the program). Aren’t those the exact type of wealthy companies that demorats claim to despise?

You know the local mom-and-pop stores and locally-owned stores aren’t going to benefit from this new SNAP option nearly as much as Walmart and Amazon. Just a shame that while big boxes thrive, our local small businesses are dying. With the support of our taxpayer dollars.

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Boycott Chicoms: Chinese-owned manufacturers/companies in America

Chicoms lied, people died.

Time to take action against China. Hit ’em where is hurt$.

Last summer I quit shopping at WalMart because 1) of their relationship with China and 2) their stance on open carry. They are a private company and can make their own business decisions as they see fit. Just as I can choose not to shop there.

We all have an opportunity to make a choice now: Do we support America or do we support the Chicoms and their companies?

Here’s a list of Chinese owned-companies that operate in America. I’m sure there are plenty more – feel free to let us know about them in the comments!

Smithfield Foods

From Wikipedia:

“Smithfield Foods, Inc., is a meat-processing company based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, and a wholly owned subsidiary of WH Group of China. Founded in 1936 as the Smithfield Packing Company by Joseph W. Luter and his son, the company is the largest pig and pork producer in the world. In addition to owning over 500 farms in the US, Smithfield contracts with another 2,000 independent farms around the country to grow Smithfield’s pigs.

GE Appliances

From Wikipedia:

“GE Appliances is an appliance manufacturer based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It is majority owned by Haier. It is one of the largest appliance brands in the United States and manufactures appliances under a house of brands which include: GE, GE Profile, Café, Monogram, Haier and Hotpoint. On June 6, 2016, Haier & KKR acquired GE Appliances for $5.6 billion. Under the terms of the sale Haier would have the right to use the GE brand name until 2056.”

Haier Group Corporation is a multinational home appliances and consumer electronics company headquartered in Qingdao, China. It designs, develops, manufactures and sells products including refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, microwave ovens, mobile phones, computers, and televisions. The home appliances business, namely Haier Smart Home, has seven global brands – Haier, Casarte, Leader, GE Appliances, Fisher & Paykel, Aqua and Candy.”

AMC Theatres

From Wikipedia:

“AMC Theatres (originally an abbreviation for American Multi-Cinema; often referred to simply as AMC and known in some countries as AMC Cinemas or AMC Multi-Cinemas) is an American movie theater chain headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, and is the largest movie theater chain in the world. Wanda Group owns a 38% share in AMC. Wanda Group is a Chinese multinational conglomerate based in Beijing. It is a private property developer and owner of Wanda Cinemas and the Hoyts Group, as well as a majority shareholder of AMC Theatres.”

Motorola

From Wikipedia:

“Motorola Mobility LLC, marketed as simply Motorola, is an American consumer electronics and telecommunications subsidiary company owned by Chinese technology firm Lenovo. The company primarily manufactures smartphones and other mobile devices running the Android operating system developed by Google.”

There’s a lot more companies that the Chicoms have been acquiring. See more here.

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More big retailers ask customers not to openly carry in their stores

I never open carry because I don’t like to advertise the fact that I have a firearm. Yet I get why some people do open carry. It’s just not for me.

I prefer concealment because if should I ever need to use my firearm, I would prefer the element of surprise.

Yet for those who do prefer to open carry, the right of others’ feelings uncomfortable at the sight of a gun takes precedence over one’s right to self defense.

From HuffPo: More large retail companies are asking that customers no longer openly carry guns in their stores following last month’s deadly mass shooting in a Texas Walmart.

Walgreens, Wegmans and CVS are the latest nationwide retail chains to make the request after Walmart on Wednesday ― and Kroger soon after ― asked customers not to do so, even in so-called open carry states that allow the practice. Walmart’s request came with an announcement that the nation’s largest retailer would stop selling handgun ammunition and “short-barrel rifle ammunition.”

Walmart’s decision came on the heels of a mass shooting inside an El Paso, Texas, store in early August that left 22 people dead. That same week, an employee who had been suspended shot and killed two co-workers in a Mississippi Walmart where he worked.

“As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.

The week after the El Paso shooting, police arrested an armed man who caused chaos when he walked into a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, while wearing body armor and military-style clothing. The same week, a man calling himself an “anti-gun activist” was questioned by police after he asked a clerk in a Florida Walmart for a gun that would “kill 200 people.”

Hours after Walmart’s announcement, Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain, followed with its own request asking customers not to openly carry.

“Kroger has demonstrated with our actions that we recognize the growing chorus of Americans who are no longer comfortable with the status quo and who are advocating for concrete and common sense gun reforms,” Kroger said in a statement.

On Thursday, Walgreens, CVS and Wegmans made similar requests.

Walmart said the policy would not be enforced, but that management is instructed to contact law enforcement if they feel threatened.

“It’s a respectful request,” Walmart spokesperson Ragan Dickens told HuffPost. “And if they do not listen to the request, we’ve asked management to evaluate each situation. If an individual is a potential threat, the manager on duty can contact law enforcement.”

It’s not clear how other stores will enforce the new policies, but Kris Brown of advocacy group Brady United told CNN that the move by Walmart is “telling the NRA that logic does not support what they’ve been saying — this ‘good guy with a gun’ idea is patently false.”

HuffPost has reached out to all of the retailers for comment on how they plan to enforce the policies, if at all.

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Check out some of the ignorant comments from this HuffPo article:

“What will all them “Patriots” do when they can’t wear their “Strap-ons” in public? How will they attract a mate?

“In 1981 I visited Moscow. The first thing that really struck me were the soldiers at the airport, all heavily armed. That was the case throughout the city and was the one thing I could not get used to seeing. I would feel the same way going into a store here and seeing fellow shoppers that were heavily armed. I always assume that a person carrying a gun is a person ready to use a gun. How am I supposed to discern what that person’s motives are?

Those folks carrying guns are the scared ones, and many are angry or crazy. And yet when guns are used in stores, not one good guy comes to anyone’s assistance. So why have them? To make the scaredy cats feel like a big man. Take their guns and they’re wimps.

just leave your P-nus enhancer at home.

“Anyone who needs to swagger around wearing a holster when they’re buying eggs or socks probably isn’t someone who should be armed in the first place. We don’t need Dirty Harry wannabes hoping they get to be heroes.”

“Regardless of the arguments for or against open carry, it is important to remember the children. American children are aware of these mass shootings and have been traumatized by them. There is a fear of going shopping, a fear of going to school and a fear of going to the synagogue. Imagine the fear a child may experience on seeing some strange man carrying a gun in one of these stores. It is a self-centred and unfeeling for those phallic challenged men to want to go shopping with a gun.”

“Just a thought. If you should stumble into my universe, ie. I see you, I think I would point at you, in public and start laughing. I would giggle so hard, asking you if you are ready to shoot somebody here? Show me your ID and proof you can carry that gun.

Here’s my proof that I can carry:

The comments on this story appear to me that many of these people 1) Have never been around firearms, shot a gun nor have friends who prefer to open carry, 2) Do not understand that criminals do not open carry, 3) Do not live in rural areas, and 4) Have a major infatuation with inanimate objects of which they do not understand.

I believe that what most of these anti-gun advocates really don’t understand is that the LAST thing us law-abiding citizens want to do is actually take a human life with our firearm.

In any proper firearm training you learn one of the basic four rules: Be sure of your target and what is in front of it and behind it.

It was reiterated to me during my training – many, many times – that if you are going to fire you need to be prepared to accept the consequence of your action and understand that you may take a human life. You CANNOT take back that bullet. That is YOUR responsibility and if you choose to fire, the decision will live with you the rest of your life.

To assume that those who open carry do so to “make them feel like a big man” (or woman), that they are “wimps,” or that they want to be “heroes” means you really don’t understand our desire for self preservation.

If you’re worried about being the victim of a mass shooting because someone open carries a gun, you really should check your fears: Actual mass shootings remain a statistical rarity and much-exaggerated threat.

A study commissioned by Obama in 2013 determined that “violent crimes, including homicides specifically, have declined in the past five years.” It also pointed out that “some firearm violence results in death, but most does not.” In fact, the CDC report said, most incidents involving the discharge of firearms do not result in a fatality.

So while gun-grabbers celebrate the fact that “wimps” are no longer allowed to open carry in several retail chains, they will feeeeeeeeeeeeeeel safer. Until the next criminal decides not to follow the law.

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Walmart to ban open carry, stop selling handgun ammo & wants more gun control

A criminal intent on committing a shooting doesn’t need to buy ammunition at Walmart. A criminal doesn’t typically open carry.

When this doesn’t prevent the next mass shooting, what next? We all know the answer to that, of course.

From Yahoo: Walmart said Tuesday it would discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer also said it would ban shoppers from openly carrying firearms in its stores, even in states that allow doing so.

The announcements come in the wake of three mass shootings in the last month, including one that took place at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Prior to the El Paso shooting, which left 22 people dead, a Walmart employee who had been suspended shot and killed two co-workers in the Mississippi store where he worked on July 30.

“As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same,” Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.

Walmart said it would stop selling short-barrel rifle ammunition, including the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber sometimes used in high-capacity magazines on assault-style weapons. The company also said it would discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, the only remaining state where Walmart sells handguns.

“We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand,” McMillon said.

The CEO noted that the changes will allow Walmart to focus solely on hunting rifles and related ammunition. “We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we’re going to continue doing so,” McMillon said.

The changes will also reduce Walmart’s market share of ammunition from roughly 20% to a range of about 6% to 9%, the memo said.

Walmart has steadily tightened its policies surrounding ammunition sales in recent years, including ceasing to sell assault-style rifles in 2015. The company last year raised the minimum age to purchase guns and ammunition at its stores to 21 after a former student killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

After the El Paso shooting, Walmart told employees to take down any video game signs and displays depicting violence. Critics demanded more from the retailer, though, including that it stop contributing to the campaigns of politicians backed by the National Rifle Association.

McMillon didn’t mention the NRA in his memo but said he was sending letters to the White House and members of Congress calling on them to take action on gun violence.

“We encourage our nation’s leaders to move forward and strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger,” McMillon said. “We do not sell military-style rifles, and we believe the reauthorization of the Assault Weapons ban should be debated to determine its effectiveness. We must also do more, as a country, to understand the root causes that lead to this type of violent behavior.”

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Read Walmart’s full statement here.

We all know this action will do nothing to stops criminals from doing their thing. But true to progressive form, their feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings are what truly matter.

Check out some of the Twitter responses to this action:

“Thank you for taking steps, reguarding open carry in your stores and sales, to make a difference in both our feelings of safety inside a Walmart location AND within our country!!!”

“Thank you for changing your gun policy and protecting my family. You’ll have my business going foward.”

“I haven’t shopped at Wal-Mart in years. My family and I will now shop there to support your commitment to doing what’s right. Please push hard against legislators to get better from them. Your business and the public have suffered horrific violence bc of the NRA and its puppets.”

“Thank you for the new gun policy. I feel safer in your stores.”

“Wow. @WalmartInc thank you for taking these common sense steps to make us all feel safer. I come from a family that hunts. I raise & train hunting retrievers. I agree with everything you are doing & will proudly (& safely) shop at your stores. Thank you for putting people first.”

“Thank you Walmart! Help keep our communities safe. Rifles and ammunition don’t belong in supermarkets.” (Oh, make sure to tell that to the criminals.)

“Thank you, Walmart. Boycotting you was hard as hell, since you’re the only game in town. I’ll happily shop with you again, and, honestly, will feel safer in your stores.”

“Wow I’m going to shop at your store at least I’ll feel safe.”

Thanks for nothing Walmart. I live in a small town with three Walmart grocery stores. The only other decent grocery chain is much more expensive. Guess I’ll be shopping there from now on.

The left will never learn this simple fact: You can never create enough rules/laws to control EVIL. Evil does not follow the rules/laws.

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Hollyweird hypocrite: “Angel Has Fallen” actress who is pushing for Walmart to stop selling guns is promoting her movie full of gun violence

Hypocrite actress Piper Perabo

Actress Piper Perabo is best known for the 2000 movie, “Coyote Ugly.”

I had to look her up, too.

She’s a libtard who promotes all things progressive on her Twitter timeline. She also advocates against gun violence and is trying to pressure WalMart to stop selling guns.

From her August 14 tweet:

“.@Walmart please stop selling guns. As the largest gun retailer in the world, you could instantly change the standard for gun ownership in America. Join us in calling on Walmart to take actions Learn more at walmartmustact.org”

She also retweeted the following tweets:

Help push Walmart to STOP selling firearms and donating to NRA-backed politicians. Go to http://WalmartMustAct.org and print out a letter to deliver to a local Walmart in your area.”

“Wondering how many more people need to die before @Walmart stops selling guns.”

“Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney: “Our officers need help. They need help. They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these people’s hands … This government … don’t want to do anything about getting these guns off the streets.”

But whatdoyaknow….her latest movie, “Angel Has Fallen,” is full of men brandishing those dastardly guns. Her Twitter background is a promo for the movie.

Freakin HYPOCRITE.

See also:

Hollyweird hypocrites: Oscars have massive firearm protection for tonight
Hollyweird hypocrite: Jennifer Garner, supporter of gun control, stars in movie with major gun violence
Hollyweird hypocrite: Julianne Moore‘s latest film is full of gun violence

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Mexican government vows legal action against US in response to El Paso shooting

From MyFoxChicago: The Mexican government on Sunday threatened legal action against the United States for its response to Saturday’s mass shooting at Walmart in El Paso, Texas that left 20 people dead, including six Mexican nationals.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter, in which he expressed indignation for the mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall.

“The president of the Republic has instructed me so that this posture and indignation from Mexico is translated, first in protecting affected families, and then in legal actions, efficient and prompt, quick and convincing so that Mexico can demand the conditions to protect to the Mexican-American community and Mexicans in the United States,” Ebrard said.

He called Saturday’s shooting “an act of barbarism.” Ebrard didn’t offer specifics but said Mexico would take action to protect its citizens living in the U.S.

“What happened is inadmissible and today, at 4 p.m., we will announce the first judicial actions that the Mexican government will take in accordance to international law,” he added.

Among the 20 killed are six Mexican citizens and seven injured. Mexico revised the number of its citizens killed Sunday from three to six.

“Today, unfortunately, the update provided by the FBI… the regrettable part is that they’ve confirmed that 6 Mexicans have lost their lives, and there are 7 injured in El Paso, Texas,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.

Ebrard said five of the Mexican citizens killed were: Sara Regalado, Adolfo Cerros Hernandez, Jorge Calvillo Garcia, Elsa Mendoza de la Mora, and Gloria Irma Marquez. The sixth victim has not been identified.

El Paso, home to 680,000 residents, sits across the southern border from Cuidad Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

The gunman, (name purposely omitted), 21, of Allen, Texas, was charged with capital murder. Investigators are looking into a manifesto they believe he wrote that could be a “nexus to a hate crime.”

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You want to talk about “protecting affected families,” Mexico? How about taking care of corralling your OWN criminals who KILL/RAPE/HARM American citizens? See the following examples:

Illegal alien who murdered Kate Steinle found not guilty by SF jury
Sanctuary King County, WA: Convicted rapist and illegal alien freed after 9 months returns to attack his disabled victim second time
For Mollie Tibbetts, killed by an illegal, it’s racist to oppose illegal immigration
SHARES
Women Hit, Killed by Illegal Immigrant. Who Was Deported 8 Times…
Mexican illegal immigrant who was deported 16 years ago ‘snuck back into the US and raped a sleeping nine-year-old girl’
New Jersey teen rescued from illegal immigrant who abducted, raped her
Mexican Rapists

What happened to the American citizens mentioned above and the hundreds of others attacked/killed at the hands of Mexican illegal aliens is “inadmissible.”

Before they start threatening the U.S, I suggest Mexico teach their OWN citizens about international law.

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Walmart goes queer with gay dating video ad

Letter from Tim Wildmon, President of American Family Association:

In a move that most Christians probably never expected to see, retail giant Walmart has posted an online video that normalizes homosexual relationships.

For most Christians and other traditionalists, the idea that marriage is between a man and a woman is sacred. We’ve seen many large corporations reject that in their marketing, but I honestly never thought Walmart would join the cultural revolution and reject the beliefs of its customer base.

The ad is part of a campaign called “Love is in the aisle: A dating show at Walmart.” Episode 2 features Pat and Andy, two homosexual men on a “blind date” as they meet at the store and shop together. Through this process they discover whether or not they are compatible.

Sign our petition to Walmart now, urging them to remove the pro-homosexual video and remain neutral on controversial issues.

It’s clear that Walmart is on the path of elevating homosexual relationships to the same level as the male-female model of marriage. We have no choice but to ask our supporters to let the company know how they, the customers, feel about Walmart’s shift away from neutrality on this controversial issue to full support for same sex relationships.

At least with a company like Amazon, we knew they were liberal from the outset. But this seems more like a betrayal from a well-known friend. Sam Walton is probably turning over in his grave.

TAKE ACTION

Sign the petition to Walmart now, urging them to remove the pro-homosexual video and remain neutral on controversial issues.

After you sign the petition, contact Walmart Headquarters and let them know you are extremely disappointed in them. Firmly but politely urge them to remove the pro-homosexual video and remain neutral on controversial issues. Call Walmart Customer Service at 1-800-925-6278 (1-800-WALMART).

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People of Walmart: The Mayhem Edition

There’s a website called peopleofwalmart.com, to which readers can send — and get published — candid photos they’ve taken of odd-looking shoppers in various Wal-Marts across the U.S.

Periodically I go on the website to cull pictures for my “People of Walmart” posts on FOTM. I do them as a way to chronicle how Americans have lost our sense of self-respect and propriety. Too many of us don’t make even a minimum effort at pulling ourselves together before we go out of our homes, but instead parade our slovenly appearances for the world to see.

I had not done a People of Walmart post for a long time. Time for a new one!

On January 5, 2019, Devin C. Isom was at the Walmart supercenter in Swatara Township, Pennyslvania to pick up a moneygram.

A fight broke out at the checkout counters, with much hair-pulling and a very large Walmartian with the mother of all pork bellies, grabbing a woman by the hair.

Isom took this video and posted it to Facebook:

Here’s the police report:

On January 5th, 2019, at 3:27 p.m. Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the Walmart located on Grayson Road in Harrisburg for an active fight involving six people. Upon arrival, officers located three of the participants inside of the store and the other three participants in the parking lot. Officers reviewed Walmart surveillance footage and spoke with everyone involved and several witnesses. The fight itself was between two groups of three people each, and erupted when one person from each group had some sort of disagreement with the other. There were two very minor injuries observed but both of the injured parties declined treatment from EMS. All parties involved were advised that they would be receiving charges for Disorderly Conduct; four of the six persons involved were also banned from Walmart property.

H/t Clash Daily

Many of our “People of Walmart” posts were incinerated when WordPress took down FOTM last August 15. These survived the takedown:

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