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2005-12-24
North Pole. The Twelve Days of Wal-Mart

For the past several years, Sprawl-Busters has featured a Christmas wish to Wal-Mart from Dee Brantley, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, who has a Wal-Mart supercenter in her back yard. Dee's home has dropped 28% in value over the past four years since the wooded area behind her property was clear-cut for a big box store. Here's Dee's 2005 Xmas greeting to her unwanted neighbor. To avoid the excessive repetition of this song, we jump right to the last day of the lyrics:

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My Wal-Mart gave to me,
Twelve diesels idling,
Eleven workers screaming,
Ten forklifts beeping,
Nine 18-wheelers,
Eight vendors crashing,
Seven sirens wailing,
Six cruisers flashing,
Five squealing breaks...
Four car alarms
Three drug busts,
Two loading docks,
And the lights glaring constantly.

What you can do: For past year's holiday greetings from Dee Brantley, and other uplifting Wal-Mart holiday stories, search Newsflash by "holiday" or "Xmas".










 
 
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