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Sunday, December 10, 2006

That damned WalMart

What's Mallard raving about today?

Wal-Mart, Rich Liberals, Uncle Sam.

Most. Schizophrenic. Panel. Ever.

Almost the entire top section is devoted to caveatting the remainder of the panel because Mallard objects to Wal-Mart's offshore manufacturing. Of course, Mallard is blind to the irony of the fact that Wal-Mart is able to offer the low prices that form the basis for the rest of the panel precisely because of their offshore manufacturing.

But Mallard won't let any of that get in the way of a good rant against both government and liberals, or in this case the dreaded rich liberals.

Free advice: when you have to throw in a meaningless phrase like "In fact I'm counting the ways" simply to maintain your erratic rhyme scheme, it's time to recognize the fact that you should stop with the freaking poetry!


john said...

A) "In fact, I'm counting the ways" sounds like one of those trite catchphrases that Mallard so hates.
B) He is also oblivious to the fact the government is dysfunctional because of Republican leadership. Since they're in charge, saying that government doesn't work is itself an indictment of their governance.

Counter Hegemony said...

Of course, maybe so many people wouldn't be so desperate for low prices if their manufacturing jobs hadn't been shipped overseas to support Walmart's "low prices, no matter what" policy.

luke said...

I find myself strangely fascinated by Mallard's random poetry. Has this always been a feature of the strip?

Anonymous said...

It was Bush 41 who apparently had no idea what a check-out scanner was. How many rich Republicans would you find at a WalMart?

It's also ironic that some WalMart "associates" don't earn enough of a salary to not need the food stamps he reviles.

Anonymous said...

That's not the point, the point is it saves Mallard money, and that's more than enough to justify anything the Military-Industrial Complex does.