In Defense of Wal-Mart

Sam Walton is one of my heroes. Wal-Mart is a great American success story. I well remember the huge banner they used to display, "Everything Made in the U.S.A." With what his heirs have done, I'm sure Sam's spinning corpse could be wired for electrical generation. I did read somewhere that they're doing some movement back to more "Made in the USA" items, but I don't know how they can do that, since Clinton exported all our industries to China. And, boy! The quality of goods, the variety, is terrible compared to the old days.

Still, I don't "hate" Wally Mall. Everyone makes cracks about the weirdos who shop there, but all I see at ours is my neighbors, which, admittedly, includes a lot of weirdos, but nothing you don't see anywhere else, as a rule.

That said, we made the mistake of being there on EBT day, once. Since then, we've been pretty careful to avoid that ugly nightmare. Even the clerks are disgusted by the ravenous horde of freeloaders, if you can get them to talk about it. There they are, working the register hard all day, to check through so many bums! (Not slandering all welfare recipients, just decrying the slackers and bums.)