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WAL-Mart Bails Out Tom Delay

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Last week, Republican Congressman, and former Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tom DeLay was arrested and booked on state conspiracy and money-laundering charges.

As if corruption at the highest level of our government isn’t bad enough, it turns out Wal-Mart actually gave Tom Delay money 2 days after he was indicted. That’s right. Wal-Mart made a $5,000 contribution to support Tom Delay’s corruption 2 days after his indictment.

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Hootie and the Blowfish Back On Top: At Wal-Mart

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For those of you who were wondering what happened to Hootie & the Blowfish, worry no more. They recently performed at Wal-Mart in Jacksonville, Florida. Two great tastes that go great together: Hootie and Jacksonville, FL.

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Wal-Mart Seeks Upscale Customers: We Can Help

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Among the more out-of-character things Wal-Mart Stores CEO H. Lee Scott has been talking up lately is the retailer's quest for more sales to more affluent shoppers.

To do it, the company's Wal-Mart chain — which has built an empire out of going for the biggest discounts for the most price-conscious shoppers —is working to overhaul its merchandise mix, stores and image in hopes of snagging a share.

We here at BSAlert feel compelled to help the retail giant out of this pickle and have compiled our own TOP EIGHT list of ideas to help Wal-Mart attract more affluent consumers...

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WAL-Mart Gets Special "Sanitized" Version of Willie Nelson CD

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As Willie Nelson prepared to release his upcoming reggae album, "Countryman", it seems his record label has altered the album's original artwork to pander to Wal-Mart's sensibilities, replacing the hemp leaf with a palm tree, specially for Wal-Mart distribution. Obviously Mall-Wart patrons would be offended by any reference to marijuana. I suspect the record company turned down the retail chain's first request: changing the pot leaf to an image of a package of Pepsid AC.

My cousin was killed by a falling coconut. As a result I'm quite offended by the palm tree cover. Any chance we can have a third version with the silhouette of a sheep jumping off a cliff?

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Wal-Mart Tries To Shut Down Critical/Parody Web Site Using DMCA

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A college student was forced to redesign a Web site satirizing a foundation run by Wal-Mart after the discount retail giant claimed he violated copyright law by using graphics from the company's Web site.

This goes to show you that the law, which protects parody from copyright issues, doesn't mean a thing against a big corporation who intimidates you and your ISP.

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Is Wal-Mart good for America?

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PBS has put up a comprehensive web site detailing Wal-Mart. Well worth a look. A history of the company, how it works, why it's successful and how they utilize foreign suppliers and how this affects the American economy.

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Wal-Mart endorses unionization... in China

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In what many consider to be brilliantly evil, Wal-Mart has announced just as the holiday shopping season starts, that they're supporting "unionization" of their stores in China. This is particularly delicious as the company has maintained an intensely anti-union stance in North America, even going so far as many speculate, in closing stores that organize unions. However, Chinese unions are apparently nothing like westerners versions of unions and the move is considered more ceremonial than any indication of a change in the company's anti-union stance.

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