{The personal journal of Tommy Young}

Things Not Looking Good For Walmart

Posted by on Dec 8, 2012 in Miscellaneous | No Comments

This is just so sad I don’t even know where to start:

Walmart’s first response to the garment factory fire that killed more than 100 workers in Bangladesh was to deny that any Walmart clothes were made in the factory. Then clothes from Walmart’s Faded Glory brand were found in the factory, so Walmart switched to claiming that it had stopped doing business with that company but a rogue supplier had subcontracted to the factory, so really, Walmart had nothing to do with it. But it turns out it wasn’t one rogue supplier subcontracting to a factory Walmart had stopped doing business with. Five different Walmart suppliers were doing business with the Tazreen factory, accounting for five of its 14 production lines in September, documents show.

Just keep the above in mind as you read news reports about Walmart workers across the United States asking for better wages and benefits. IMHO if Walmart could get away with paying US-based workers $1/hour they would. They don’t care about the employees of their suppliers nor their employees here. It is as simple as that, their actions speak for themselves.

Good News Of The Day

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Oh I guess Newt Gingrich has some more books to sell:

The former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker said he has not ruled out running for president in 2016.

Lego 3D Model Of New York City

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Legos | No Comments

[Found via Mashable]

McCain: Republicans Shouldn’t Talk About Abortion

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), taking a break this weekend from making shit up about U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, said:

McCAIN: I think we have to have a bigger tent. No doubt about it, and, obviously we have to do immigration reform. There is no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side and we are going to have to give a much more positive agenda. […] And as far as young women are concerned, absolutely. I don’t think anybody like me, I can state my position on abortion, but, to—other than that, leave the issue alone. When we are in the kind of economic situation and, frankly, national security situation we’re in.

CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): When you say leave the issue alone, you would allow, you say, freedom of choice?

McCAIN: I would allow people to have those opinions and respect those opinions and I’m proud of my pro-life position and record, but if someone disagrees with me, I respect your views.

Wow, what insight. I never would have thought that might be an idea that helped them garner more votes from well women, college educated people, young folks, you know people that make up well more than 50% of the country.

Trailer: The Following

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in TV, Video | No Comments

Looking forward to this new show. Premieres on FOX January 21st.

Trailer: Doctor Who 2012 X-mas Special

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in TV, Video | No Comments

I can’t wait, I can’t wait, I just can’t wait for this:

Just over a month from now, Doctor Who fans will snuggle up together on Christmas Day to open presents watch a new Doctor Who holiday special. The 2012 Christmas Special will include the return of Doctor compatriots Vastra, Jenny and Strax, as well as the official introduction of new companion Clara, all wrapped-in a holiday-themed story full of bah humbug and seasonal cheer.

Video: Turkey Dubstep

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Tea Bag Buddy

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Household | No Comments

If Santa Claus is reading my blog I’ll take one of these thank you very much.