Viral Video: Unhinged In Alaska

Unhinged in Alaska (screen captures)

What in the hell is wrong with this man?

The video clip below went viral thanks to the crazy-ass man ranting at employees at a Walmart in Alaska about being asked to wear a face mask.

At the beginning of the clip, the loon is yelling, “Get back on your highway to hell and get out of a godly man’s face.”

“By your very blind ignorance, you don’t have the ability to even come up with your own fucking ideas,” he adds.

In the background, you can hear folks asking him to leave, to which he responds, “I will leave when I choose.”

Another choice tidbit from the clearly deranged covidiot, “Please, return to your service of Satan and your ignorant belief in your rights.”

When he gets within inches of an employee and yells in her face, I really began to wonder: even if he doesn’t TOUCH her, isn’t there some crime in getting up in a person’s face and screaming at them? Do these employees – following corporate and public health protocol – not have ANY recourse in dealing with these belligerent people?

Major props to the female manager who exhibited incredible self-control offering a repeated “Have a nice day” to the idiot. She is a true QUEEN.

Walmart – give this woman a raise.

Target & Walmart Will Begin ‘Metering’ Number Of Customers In Stores

Walmart stores doing more to protect customers and employees during coronavirus epidemic

Walmart stores doing more to protect customers and employees during coronavirus epidemic

Walmart and Target have both announced new measures to encourage social distancing among its customers.

According to Reuters, Walmart will:

• Limit the number of customers in a store to no more than 5 customers per 1,000 square feet. Employees will be at the doors admitting patrons one-by-one.

• The store is also providing masks and gloves for store associates, doing staff temperature checks and expanding paid leave policies.

• Next week, some stores will be implementing one-way movement through aisles.

On Thursday, Target announced it would begin “metering” the number of customers inside all of its nearly 1,900 stores starting Saturday.

“To promote social distancing with its team and guests, Target will monitor store traffic, and meter, or limit, the number of guests inside stores, when needed,” reads a press release from the company.

“Occupancy limits will vary by location and be determined by the store’s specific square footage to enhance the average space per person and reduce the possibility of congestion,” continued the statement. “If metering is required, a Target team member will provide a designated waiting area outside with social distancing markers.”

Walmart Announces Free One-Day Delivery Service

(image via Wikipedia)

It looks like Walmart is trying to one-up Amazon by offering free one day delivery service.

The Verge is reporting that you will soon be able to order online from a list of over 220,000 items, and an order of $35 or more gets your order to you in a day with no delivery fee.

The service is currently available in my town, Las Vegas, as well as Phoenix, Arizona, before rolling out in Southern California.

It will be interesting to see how the competition breaks down between Amazon and Walmart. While Amazon doesn’t have a minimum spend limit for each free delivery, you do have to pony up $119 a year for Amazon Prime membership.

Which I’ve done for years, by the way...

Amazon recently announced plans to get items ordered by Amazon Prime members to customers in one day, rather than the current two-day window.

Now, I don’t do Walmart for a number of reasons.

A study done by the Northwest Community group estimates that a Walmart opening up in a local town will actually decrease the community’s economic output over 20 years by an estimated $13 million.

Plus, folks in Wisconsin looked at the wages Walmart employees there made and the news wasn’t good. Walmart workers in the state rely on at least $9.5 million a year to subsidize medicaid for workers.

Walmart Features Gay Couple On A Blind Date “Love Is In The Aisle”

Pat and Andy go shopping on a blind date

Walmart has a new video up on Facebook featuring two gay men on a blind date at the mega-store.

Titled, “Love is in the Aisle,” the short clip is one in a series by the retailer touting all the fun things to explore at Walmart.

Pat and Andy definitely have their own favorite items at the store.

Andy loves oatmeal cakes (Pat’s never had one), and Pat insists that a gay man can’t live without a cast iron skillet.

Ok, he’s pretty much on point there.

There’s also Andy’s skepticism that shampoo/conditioner/body washes actually have all those ingredients in there. “How do we know?”

Of course, haters gonna hate…

The anti-LGBTQ organization, One Million Moms, are horrified. They dispatched an email to their followers complaining about “the video ad normalizing the LGBT lifestyle” and urging them write to Walmart asking them to remove the video.

Tim Wildmon, president of the virulently anti-LGBTQ American Family Association, urged his fellow-haters to sign a petition about the spot. “I honestly never thought Walmart would join the cultural revolution and reject the beliefs of its customer base,” wrote Wildmon in an email blast.

Whatever…

Check out the cute vid below to see if the blind date is a ‘love connection.’

(h/t JoeMyGod)

Walmart Raises Age To Purchase Guns To 21

Via press release retail giant Walmart says they will voluntarily raise the age restriction for buying firearms and ammunition to 21 years of age.

In light of recent events, we’ve taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales. Going forward, we are raising the age restriction for purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21 years of age. We will update our processes as quickly as possible to implement this change.

In 2015, Walmart ended sales of modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15. We also do not sell handguns, except in Alaska where we feel we should continue to offer them to our customers. Additionally, we do not sell bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and similar accessories. We have a process to monitor our eCommerce marketplace and ensure our policies are applied.

We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond Federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm. The law would allow the sale of a firearm if no response to a background check request has been received within three business days, but our policy prohibits the sale until an approval is given.

We are also removing items from our website resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys. Our heritage as a company has always been in serving sportsmen and hunters, and we will continue to do so in a responsible way.

White House Takes Credit For Walmart Bonuses As 63 Sam’s Club Stores To Be Shuttered

Team Trump is taking credit today for announced bonuses (which average $190 per employee) and starting wage increases for Walmart employees.

Not part of the White House credit grab is the news that Walmart is also closing 63 Sam’s Club stores, laying off thousands.

Some folks showed up to work today to find their stores closed with no notice.

Now, which would you rather have – a job or $190?

Comcast pulled a similar bait and switch last month.

So. Much. Winning.

News Round-Up: December 2, 2016

Fitness model Nick Sandell

Some news stories you may have missed:

• Nick Sandell wishes you a calm and pec-ful weekend (via Instagram).

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie now wants to replace Reince Priebus as head of the Republican National Committee. Since he’s not getting a plum spot in the Trump administration, why not?

• Depending on the size of your “YUUUUGE” contribution to the Trump campaign, you may be offered a whole lot of perks for your donation – luncheons, dinners, inaugural balls, access to The Donald. All this could be yours, if the price is right.

• Mad Magazine names outgoing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to it’s annual “20 Dumbest List” over his support for the anti-LGBT legislation, HB2.

• Here’s how to get a job in the Trump administration – criticize the Trumpster’s “victory” over Carrier Corporation like Sarah Palin just did.

• Walmart comes out on the losing end of a lawsuit after denying same-sex spouses the same health benefits as heterosexual couples. Hurray for the good guys!

• Philadelphia-based, out singer-songwriter Aiden James released a cover of the famous Joni Mitchell tune “River,” reimagined with two men at the center of the story.

Walmart & Sears Will No Longer Sell Confederate Flag Merchandise

According to CNN, both Walmart and Sears – two of America’s largest retailers – have issued statements saying the companies will no longer sell Confederate flag merchandise in light of the recent church shooting in Charleston.

“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site,” said Walmart spokesman Brian Nick. “We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell. Still, at times, items make their way into our assortment improperly — this is one of those instances.”

Walmart’s statement came in response to a CNN inquiry Monday.

Sears Holdings Corporation, which operates Sears and Kmart, also said it would remove confederate flag merchandise sold by third-party vendors online. It does not currently sell confederate flags at its stores, Sears Holdings spokesman Chris Brathwaite told CNN.

Walmart Fight: “This Is White Trash At It’s Finest”

A brawl breaks out at an Indiana Walmart over a crowded aisle. As one woman complains to a store employee, another defends the employee.

The two customers end up on the floor in a fight with one of the women telling her young son, “Johnny, punch her in the face! Punch her in the f*&king face!”

At several points, the boy did indeed join in as his mother wrestled on top of the second woman. He kicked the second woman in the head, and picked up cans of what look like hairspray to hit the woman in the head.

During the incident one onlooker can be heard saying, “This is white trash at it’s finest.”

Sad.

(h/t JMG)

Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto “License To Discriminate” Bill

Walmart has sent a message to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson that HB1228, a bill similar to Indiana’s “License To Discriminate” law, is a bad idea.

“Every day, in our stores, we see firsthand the benefits diversity and inclusion have on our associates, customers and communities we serve. It all starts with our core basic belief of respect for the individual.

“Today’s passage of HB1228 threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of Arkansas and does not reflect the values we proudly uphold.

“For these reasons, we are asking Governor Hutchinson to veto this legislation.” – Doung McMillon, Walmart CEO

Gov. Hutchinson has said he plans to sign the legislation.

Does Arkansas want to be the next Indiana?