This Is A Metaphor For Something Or Another

2009 August 12
by MFG

Aren’t the internets great?


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  1. 2009 August 12 7:54 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Control this is strike eagle 4…

    go ahead 4…

    WTF, over?

    Copy wtf eagle 4…

  2. 2009 August 12 7:57 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Ack! It’s an ROUS! Runnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  3. 2009 August 12 8:25 pm
    justrand permalink

    MFG…what medication level do we have you on?

    too much or too little would be my guess 🙂

  4. 2009 August 12 8:33 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Just how high was the temperature in New Orleans in New Orleans today?

  5. 2009 August 12 8:39 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    That’s the local rat. You ought to see the FISH that will eat one of these puppies.

  6. 2009 August 12 8:47 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Going on record that I still think Spectre is a snake of the first order. But I have to give the man some credit. At least he stands there and takes it in, anger and all. As opposed to some other (D) chicken s@#%$ that hide behind purple shirts, packed houses or are only doing it by phone.

  7. 2009 August 12 9:13 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    I hope you guys would mind taking this OT thead OT.

    I heard a Walmart commercial today endorsing what Obama and the Democrats want to do with ObamaCare. I had to go to the source and make sure what I heard was true and it appears it is. The Walmart I have grown to admire throughout the years has thrown it all away–in order to be liked like by union thugs and Congressional Democrats.

    These idiots at Walmart don’t have the slightest clue, that short of turning their stores over to Obama and the unions, they will forever be hated by the left. This is just like the namby-pamby sissy RINOs who vote with the Liberals thinking these Libturds will return the favor one day.

    Here’s the LINK.

    Some quotes:

    “We applaud the bipartisan efforts in Congress to craft and pass legislation.


    “We are pleased that Walmart, Service Employees International Union and Center for American Progress can support three essential elements that should be included in any health care reform legislation–an employer mandate, strong efficiency provisions and a ‘trigger’ mechanism to ensure cost reductions.


    Yes, that is correct. Walmart is PLEASED to be working with SEIU. The unions have been trying to bust Walmart down to size since forever. Now, Walmart and SEIU are working togehter to screw the Amerian people.

    The choice will require employers to consider the trade off of a coverage mandate and higher taxes for the promise of a reduction in health care cost increases. We also believe that a mandate must be accompanied by provisions that will reduce health costs and dramatically improve the value we get for our health care dollar.


    These idiots are endorsing the very plan that will kill off their “Greeters”. Who will replace them? SEIU? “Hey a$$hole, you take the cart I give you, or the cart won’t be the only thing that’s broken! Here pin this Obama pin on your shirt, or I’ll make you eat it!”

    This is possibly the stupidest thing any company has done in a long, long time. Looks like it’s time to take another look at K-Mart.

  8. 2009 August 12 9:31 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Tony, I first heard about Wal-Mart aligning themselves with the health care bill about a month ago. The Wall Street Journal had a piece about it, but I can’t find it right now. I did find this other piece from the Business Insider that echoes what I remember the WSJ article being about.

    Here is the bottom line: Wal-Mart sees the current health care bill as a way of increasing its competitor’s costs and making them less competitive. Thus, Wal-Mart supports the bill.

  9. 2009 August 12 9:32 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Regarding the linked video: Damn! I thought the squirrels in my backyard were big.

  10. 2009 August 12 9:41 pm
    JustMary permalink

    WalMart will see their costs increase though, MT. This confuses me because if they are trying to make others less competitive, why do the very thing that those others did to make themselves unable to compete with WalMart? Gosh I hope my thought makes sense….I know what I mean. 😆 The unions will force Walmart to drive up costs because wages/ bennies will be higher. Contracts….disputes…this and that….then Walmart will not be as an attractive of a place to shop.

  11. 2009 August 12 9:47 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    JM, you assume the fix isn’t in that in exchange for support and becoming a lapdog for Dems and the Administration that the SEIU goons will be called off of Wal-Mart. It’s pretty simple to see that rather than dealing with the vicious dog, Wal-Mart is cutting a deal with the vicious dog’s owner. At least that’s the way I see it.

  12. 2009 August 12 9:50 pm
    conservativetony permalink


    Walmart isn’t so devious as to want the destruction of similar businesses. In fact, I have to believe they want their competitors to do well simply because they can’t really handle that much more business if one of their competitors does in fact fail. Failure is the end result in making businesses less competitive.

    But lets accept that argument and both K-Mart and Target are less competitve after ObamaCare passes. Now what? Certainly they aren’t going to hire the employees who have been let go from these businesses. Now these former employees don’t have any money to shop ANYWHERE.

    This is nothing more than a lame attempt to make nice with Liberals.

    BTW, thanks for the link.

  13. 2009 August 12 9:51 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Actually, that makes sense. The flaw in their thinking then, would be that this is a permanent back scratching. At some point, the dog will escape from the owner and bite them in the rear end.

  14. 2009 August 12 9:54 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    Ok, MP, I see where you’re going with this. Didn’t the tobacco companies fall for the same thing?

  15. 2009 August 12 9:57 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    The flaw in their thinking then, would be that this would be a permanent back scratching.


    Another thought is that Wal-Mart knows which side of the bread the butter is on and right now the Democrats are in power. More threatening that unionization would be a trade war or some other rift between China and the US — something the Obumbler and dynamic duo in Congress is fully capable of blundering into. Wal-Mart may see it to their advantage to make nice so they can be sure to have a seat at the table to keep things nice a smooth. Supporting health care reform may be that peace offering.

  16. 2009 August 12 9:59 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Didn’t the tobacco companies fall for the same thing?

    Well, I don’t know about tobacco, but the American voters sure did.

  17. 2009 August 12 10:04 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Ah…..making a deal with the devil.

  18. 2009 August 12 10:05 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    it’s a metaphor for our swollen deficit. The popsicle is the IRS tax revenue. The old lady is Obama.

  19. 2009 August 12 10:09 pm
    conservativetony permalink


    You certainly have a knack for explaining things. I’m almost convinced that they aren’t as stupid as I initially thought, but. . .

    Surely, Walmart must know as soon as they give in to thugs, the thugs will come back asking for even more. The problem will continue until the unions take over and drive the business into the ground.

  20. 2009 August 13 5:03 am
    drdog09 permalink


    A bill like this that WalMart favors is a matter of scale. Due to its size WM can negotiate a better deal with the SEIU than say a regional player like Beall’s. So if WM is paying .50c less an hour than their competition they win.

  21. 2009 August 13 5:09 am
    drdog09 permalink


    You are too kind to WalMart. They would indeed want to see KMart fail. KMart per store may have a 1000 person days of presence for employees that work there every month. But that same store has 30000 person days of customers every month. Those customers have to shop somewhere and WM’s thinking is they will go to them. The poor unemployed worker is secondary.

  22. 2009 August 13 9:54 am
    conservativetony permalink


    If the Kmart worker is now unemployed, where will they get the money to shop at Walmart? My thinking is that there are probably a great deal of Target, Kmart, etc employees who also shop (or their familes shop) at Walmart.

    That’s why Walmart would want as many people employed as possible, even if its not with them.

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