Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wal-Mart Hatred is Bulls#!t

Iconoclastic magicians/comedians Penn & Teller have a weekly Showtime series titled "Bullshit!," where they debunk pseudoscience, superstition, political correctness, popular fads and other misconceptions. Past episodes have tackled gun control, illegal immigration, the Bible, animal rights, alien abduction, environmentalism, etc.

There was an episode last March where Penn & Teller took on Wal-Mart haters. I haven't seen the whole show but now I really want to. The clip above had me laughing out loud. That loser couple definitely reminds me of a certain couple of PARDners...

My only question is, where in the heck is Cinnabar, WA? There is no such place.

CORRECTION: April found a CINEBAR, Washington, population 517, located halfway between Onalaska and Morton on the west side of the mountains. The closest Wal-Mart is 21.5 miles away in Chehalis.

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April E. Coggins said...


Cinebar, Washington -- Zip Code 98533 -- 2005 Business Patterns
Written by Matt
Saturday, 01 September 2007

The Support Activities for Forestry industry provides a high number of jobs in the area, with estimated 2005 employment of 31. Other high employment industries include: Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores (2 Emp.), and Finish Carpentry Contractors (2 Emp.).

The zip 98533, which is in located in the town of Cinebar, Washington, the total number of people with jobs in the area has increased from the year 2004 to 2006 by a total of 6 individuals, or by 18.8 percent.

April E. Coggins said...

There are 31 employed people in a town of 517? That's roughly a 6% employment rate. One single Wal-Mart Supercenter would multiply the employment rate by 10 and could almost employ as many people as live in the town. But I guess living off welfare is more productive than working at Wal-Mart. At least you have plenty of free time.

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

April: "But I guess living off welfare is more productive than working at Wal-Mart. At least you have plenty of free time."

And you gain the respect of these two liberal hippie douche bags, apparently, since working is "scraping the bottom of the barrel."