1.26.2005 | It's getting to the point

It's getting to the point where I'm getting tired of pointing out the hypocrisies of Republicans, and the social problems created by companies like Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart recently unveiled an ad campaign and a new Web site, walmartfacts.com, to counter its critics. Sure 74 percent of Wal-Mart employees work full time, but by the company's standards "full time" is only 28 hours. But how do I explain that to the security guard I talked to today who merely groaned and said "it's cheap" when I explained that I wouldn't want people to shop at Wal-Mart. Sure it's cheap; that's why foreign companies are making our household products now and costing U.S. jobs.

As for Republican hypocrisy, first we had Bush awarding his medals of freedom to failed figures in his failed Iraq policy, then the trashing of ethics by the party of morals, and so on. It's starting to get old, as if it were the accepted status quo. I'm tired of complaining. But how else can it ever be changed?

Update (5/16/07): Now that the Onion has posted its entire archive online, I can point you to this particularly relevant article by The Onion.

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