Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Wal*Mart Virus

Thanks go out to Syd for sending me this link. ClickHere to view this plague.

The good news for us is that the Wal*Mart that was rumored to be coming to Astoria was a joke, a bad one at that. When Tom Iverson sold his farm in Jeffers Gardens, he started the rumor that is was going to be a Wal*Mart. It isn't true. He just started the rumor to get people going.


Blogger Beth said...

You dodged a bullet. (For now.)

6:13 AM  
Blogger Patrick McGee said...

Not until a lock on "The Bypass"/"Warrenton Parkway" route is set and locked in as part of that bypass and its infrastructure to Miles Crossing.

Wal-Mart will not commit without those guaeantees, in some's view.

How ironic that that black Wal-Mart map with its green site loctaions looks ominously like a spreading plague.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

Wal*Mart style marketing/employment is one of the main reasons we're in the mess we're now in. It's like another thing that was a 'gift' from abroad, kudzu. Just grows and grows choking out all other forms of plant life.

Pay low, buy foreign, sell cheap, and destroy all competitors. Old Sam would despise what his idea spawned I think.

7:55 AM  
Blogger MissKris said...

Mind boggling, isn't it?

12:42 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I'm sorry but that's damn funny to me.

1:44 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, for're right.

Patrick, are you guessing in our life time?

Mike it's like watching a time lapsed petri dish.

Kris, I'd like to see the same sort of map with Pizza Huts and McDonalds.

Denise, Funny, how?

3:48 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

You can always count on me to send you the things I *know* will make you puke.

6:48 PM  
Blogger richpix said...

This evoked a couple memories. "Global Thermonuclear War" in the movie War Games (there is no winner). And a demonstration using ping pong balls balanced on mousetraps in an enclosed space--one ball is tossed in and the chain reaction begins. Or the animation in this video demonstrating world population growth: Reminds me also of bacterial growth in a petri dish which continues exponentially until the food source is used up and the bacteria dies. So, in conclusion, Wal-Mart = bacteria.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous g said...

Why can't we put it next to the nuclear and LNG plants?

I'm sorry, I'm thinking outside the (big) box.

8:07 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Syd, you've sent me non-puke-able items as well, but you certainly have a way of out-doing yourself each time. The Unicorn being one of the worst...

Rich, perfect assessment.

g, you thinking of running for office again?

5:52 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Funny that he started that rumor. And the map of Walmarts looking like a spreading virus.

12:01 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

OK, I was just checking...

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walmart ofers solid hard working careers for young and old. It is interesting how the one guy notes the fear/ dislike of LNG. Why? have you ever worked in the industry?

Listen up community. For all those people willing to get away from the PC and work...I mean really work for their food. Any economic growth is good. Try not eating for a week and see if you still have the hate of stable work. You lazy people need to get off you butts. Get a life and get your ass out there to create employment rather than stalling it with your selfish needs.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Guy said...

I agree with you on the LNG, we need it here, however not Walmart. They will will harm too many family businesses as they have everywhere they've set up shop. They will harm other carpet baggers that have set up shop here as well like Fred Meyer, Safeway and all the national chain pharmacies. If you know anyone that owns a local business ask them how a Walmart will effect their business.

5:46 AM  
Anonymous Branden Wilson said...

I was told by a Warrenton business owner that property has already been surveyed near the Les Schwab Tires on Marlin near 101 for a Walmart superstore. Costco is of course destroying beautiful woodlands across from the atrocious Home Depot right now,so it stands to reason...
I say close both bridges headed that way and keep Walmart truck from even driving down HWY 30 through Astoria!

BTW: I used a few comments I garnered here on my Facebook page. Hope thats OK:)

8:35 PM  
Blogger Guy said...

Branden, Yep, seems like the rumors are true this time. I agree that our present Costco is large enough. I mean, how much more stuff does anyone need? I believe that no buildings other than hospitals should be any larger than 3,000 square feet.

5:54 AM  

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