Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Guess I'll Be Shopping at Lowes

I saw this at The Huffington Post. It seems Bernie Marcus, the founder of Home Depot, thinks that Democrats, or even lackluster Republicans, should be summarily executed.

Wow!

Here's what he said, as quoted by Thomas Frank in yesterday's Wall Street Journal:

"If a retailer has not gotten involved with this, if he has not spent money on this election, if he has not sent money to Norm Coleman and these other guys," Mr. Marcus said, apparently referring to Republican senators facing tough re-election fights, then those retailers "should be shot; should be thrown out of their goddamn jobs."


First off, I guess I'm safe, since I'm not a retailer.

Second, and maybe this is just picking nits, but shouldn't you throw them out of their "goddamn jobs" before you shoot them? Otherwise, wouldn't they be dead before you fire them?

Evil businessmen (gendered language intentional), take note: terminate employment first, then terminate life. Otherwise the firing would be less than satisfactory, right?

Pardon me this last weak joke:

Business can be murder!

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Update: Here's a diary at Kos that simultaneously places this story in its context in the fight over the Employee Free Choice Act and avoids my penchant for bad jokes. Check it out.

5 comments:

Tom said...

If you do shoot first, you must terminate employment immediately. You can not have the dead (or, God help us, the Undead) on the payroll. That would not be good.

Amy said...

But Lowe's is owned by Wal-Mart! What is a progressive to do!

Sandalstraps said...

Amy,

Dammit!

Well, at least I don't have any money to spend, so I don't have to worry about where I'll spend it!

Ashley Amanda said...

Haha, My dad used to own his own contracting company and always raised me to hate Home Depot and Lowes... looks like there was a bigger reason than even he was aware of.

My boyfriend came across this blog and this particular post made us chuckle.

Sandalstraps said...

Ashley,

Welcome. I compliment you and your boyfriend for your good taste.

I did some time in youth ministry - some of the best years of my life were spent shepherding teenagers.