Wal*Mart Did It!

Smintheus’ post, “In Thrall to Mammon” describes in horrifying detail what happened to Jdimytai Damour, the poor soul trampled to death by a slew of bargain-hunting savages at America’s Favorite Krap Hut, Wal-Mart.

The story has been discussed over coffee tables and elsewhere online.

“How could this happen? Who is to blame?”

For some, the answer is simple.

Wal-Mart, of course.

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Hey- who says their hearts are black as coal?

Hey, wanna get really bummed out? And/or very probably enraged? Just pick up a copy or log on to the New York Times website and read the story entitled, Lawmakers Push for Big Subsidies for Coal Process. That’s right—with all that we now know about climate change and mercury and acid rain and well, just how unbelievably dirty coal can be—coal is being championed as the fuel of the future. Everything old is new again!

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High Hopes for 2007 Farm Bill

Even if you don’t know a hay bale from a straw bale and can’t tell the difference between a moldboard plow and mullberry pie, you should care about what’s going into the new farm bill. Under the 2002 version of the bill, taxpayers have been shelling out big bucks for farm programs that don’t benefit us much – including $1.3 BILLION to landowners who don’t actually grow any crops.
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