We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Walmart is strange. I was there the other day, and I was thinking, among other things too impolite to mention, what is going on here? is this a circus or what? how come I never see these people anywhere else in town? and where do all of these folks work?
I go to WM about once a month. Not for the ammo. Good prices on sauerkraut, for one thing. I don't see the wierdness there any more than anywhere else. This is a "not our kind" narrative. WM is so déclassé, doncha know?
My wife is a hotty and she shops at Walmart for the cheap basic home supplies...why not a picture of her or someone like her?
I'm surprised BD that you'd propagate this type of mocking at others, seems beneath you.
Walmart is basically what the rough common folk look like and they don't look much better in Europe either. Go hang out at the Eiffel tower on a Saturday night when the country peasants come in for some fun...makes the people of Walmart look almost sophisticated.
Well, that's true enough. As an example, on my first trip to Winter Springs, Florida, we walked into a nice restaurant for dinner and there before me were about 100 middle-aged women all with the same facelift, the same blond highlights and the same 36D breast implants. It was funny, if not a little disconcerting.
But I guess there are no websites devoted to that.
D ... and those of you who never make fun of other people. I wish you lived here in Houston so I could meet you all. I wonder if Dr. Joy Bliss would agree with me that almost every one of us Americans are quite anxiety-ridden right now. For those of us who are conservative, we feel threatened by an increasingly statist society which is planning to take many of our previously secure freedoms away from us. Any person under this kind of generalized threat and anxiety needs to comfort himself or herself by saying, "Look how ridiculous that person is. I may be threatened, but I'm not that dumb or ignorant." And then, for a few moments, we can feel that glorious sense of superiority which says, "I'm better than you are, you silly person." Democrats do this all the time, by the way.
As Bird Dog points out, "every one of us is a carnival for someone else." And we need to find our humor and reassurance wherever we can, as long as we are a threatened group. I remember in the Second World War, when things were looking so dark for America, that the great Jewish humorists were reassuring us by making fun of Hitler in songs and stories, and that this was a wonderful ray of hope to us, who were beleaguered on every side, by stringent rationing of necessities, bad news from the front, young soldiers fighting and struggling on the various battle fronts, and other depressing things. Spike Jones wrote a funny song -- something about spitting in Der Fuerher's Face IIRC, and Jewish comics [who, you must admit, had greater excuse to be worried for family and relatives] made wicked, wonderful jokes.
I've been waiting for similar humor and encouragement to begin for us now, when we are at war and our ideals of freedom are once again under threat, here at home as well as abroad. But the only humor I've detected so far, is the talented young comic who has invented "Achmed the Dead Terrorist." and I haven't seen him lately.
Maybe the folks who make such a silly picture of themselves at Wal-Mart are trying to do the same thing.
Agreed, D. Obama is no joke. He's a serious and growing problem.
Have you noticed that it is mostly the Democrats who think about race, gender and skin color, when considering a person's fitness to lead? Or teach? It's the last thing I think about. Experience and respect for others ... now that's different.
I wish you lived here in Houston so I could meet you all.
I do live in Houston, and I do make fun of other people. The ugly plastic surgery pages and the mug shots on the Smoking Gun are grotesquely hilarious. There are two Wal-Marts within 20 minutes of where I live. No wait, three.