Gut Rumbles

January 25, 2006

more wal-mart

Hey! I think I said this yesterday.

On the home front, Fishman argues that critics are wrong when they say that Wal-Mart puts little people out of business. We (consumers) put little people out of business, he says. We vote with our wallets, and we're the ones who choose Wal-Mart over local stores. Wal-Mart, in that sense, is the ultimate model of democracy.

That's why leftists and big-government types hate Wal-Mart so much. Wal-Mart is just another example of why the unwashed masses should NOT be allowed to make their own choices. The unwashed have an annoying tendency to make the "wrong" choice (which is anything the left doesn't agree with) without proper guidance, and therefore government should tell the ignorant masses what to do. That's the textbook definition of "compassion" in the Leftist Handbook today.

Salmon in Chile are raised in packed underwater pens - as many as 1 million per farm - and fed prophylactic antibiotics to prevent disease. Here's a fact you'd rather not know: A million salmon produce the same amount of waste as 65,000 people. Combine that waste with unconsumed food and antibiotic residue, and you've got a toxic seabed.

See? Wal-Mart is DESTROYING THE OCEAN!!! THEY MUST BE STOPPED OR WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! I doubt that closing every Wal-Mart store in the world would end salmon farming in Chile, but that fact is beside the point. Wal-Mart is a monster. Grab your pitchfork, light a torch and storm the castle before it's too late.

Just don't whine about the cost of salmon after you burn down the castle.


Save the seabed! Raise the salmon in overwater pens!

Posted by: BlogDog on January 25, 2006 03:35 PM

Hell, that is not a bad idea on the Salmon. I read a report that the efficient Chinese are raining shrimp under Chickers in wire cages. Gives you an idea what the shrimp are eating. Maybe that is why those imported shrimp taste like shit

Posted by: GUYK on January 25, 2006 05:20 PM

Might explain why the shrimp I had at the Newnan Diner a few weeks back tasted like bird ... flu.

Posted by: McGehee on January 25, 2006 05:46 PM

I think I'll pass on any salmon for awhile...

but I'll still shop at Wal-Mart.

Posted by: A Different Kim on January 26, 2006 04:54 AM

I shop at Wal-Mart a lot. You have got to save money when and where you can. Wal-Mart is a product of the free marketplace.

Posted by: Kevin on January 26, 2006 08:33 PM

I hate Wal-Mart. It's the evil spawn of the devil. Did I mention that I hate Wal-Mart? I hate to even capitalize it's name.

Posted by: Shawna on January 27, 2006 09:01 PM
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