Monday, August 22, 2005

Monday Morning Fruitbowl Roundup 

Over at Yellow Doggerel Democrat, Steve Bates picks up the story on those murderous WalMart employees who held a suspected shoplifter on the blistering sidewalk at a Texas store until he died:
"...one of the Wal-Mart employees had Driver in a choke hold as other employees pinned his body to the ground.
"He was begging, 'Please, I'm burning, let me up,' " Portz said of Driver. "He'd push himself up off the blacktop, like he was doing a push-up.
"About 30 people were saying, 'Let him up, it's too hot,' " Portz said. He said another employee brought a rug for Driver to lie on, but one of those holding Driver said he was fine where he was. "After about five minutes, (Driver) said, 'I'm dying, I can't breathe, call an ambulance,' " Portz said.
Employees struggled with Driver before he was handcuffed, Martin said.
"There was a struggle, and when they finally succeeded after getting him detained in handcuffs, he continued to struggle," Martin said.
After Driver was handcuffed, Portz said one employee had his knee on the man's neck and others were putting pressure on his back.
"Finally the guy stopped moving" and the employees got off him, Portz said. "They wouldn't call an ambulance.
"I looked at him and said, 'Hey, he's not breathing,' but one guy told me (Driver) was just on drugs. I told them his fingernails were all gray, and finally they called an ambulance." "
perfume So tell me...was it the low wages, the shitty working conditions, the management inequities, that drove them to it? Or do you think these people were all just born so dumb and mean? Don't worry, Bentonville...Andy Stern's dream may yet come true, and you and your minions will reap your rewards.

Meanwhile, the story Xan pointed to yesterday on the Pittsburgh protesters is getting some legs.

And Clear Channel does its masters' bidding over in Salt Lake City, pulling down the curtain on Cindy Sheehan's right to be heard.

And Iraq continues to devolve into a nightmare of Vietnam-ish proportion with blinding speed, and some Democrats start to get the idea that maybe they were lied to. Smells like...victory!

Yes, it's a brand new day, and as Lambert pointed out in his excellent post just below, we are not angry about any of it.

Because we here at Corrente have access to the best Canadian drugs, and you can't tell the outrages apart without a chemical lobotomy.

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