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2012-11-01 02:05:21 PM

gingerjet: KarmicDisaster: Wow, that's sick, I guess no more Menards for me.

Really? Just now? Menards has been in and out of the news over the past decade due to labor and environmental issues. And its no secret that the family is full of right wing nutcases.

/went to high school with one of the Menard sons


Well, I don't like them much, especially after the pay bribes and then get permission to fill in the wetlands thing, so it won't be a great loss for them when I stop going there completely. It is bad business to alienate (roughly) half of your potential customers, no matter how you look at it.
 
2012-11-01 02:05:52 PM

bulldg4life: MPAVictoria: So can anyone tell me if Shaggy is kidding or if he is continuing his dissent into right wing nuttery?
/What happened to you man?
//You used to be cool!

Some time ago, he would post regular comments interspersed with trolls. He said, more than a few times, that people didn't respond to the normal comments, so he would troll and say stupid things because people would respond (he needed the attention, apparently).

Over time, it seems as though he just trolls more and more.


Thanks for the reply. I don't post here as much as I used to and every time I come back Shaggy seems more and more nutty. Very weird.
 
2012-11-01 02:07:00 PM
Subby here. Believe it or not, my reading comprehension is intact. I fully admit I was playing fast and loose with the story's facts. The story did say that employees felt they had to take the course since their overlords were watching (and apparently very ideological). However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees: "Obama's economic policies are A) bad, B) very bad C) catastrophically bad or D) you may or may not suffer some career-oriented consequences soon or possibly further down the road, we haven't decided yet, let's just see who wins the election first" wouldn't make for much of a headline.

Honestly, after the avalanche we've seen over this election season of right wing troll headlines, I just wanted to get in on the fun. Why can't we libs not suck it just for once?

Anyhow, lighten up.
 
2012-11-01 02:07:11 PM

Shaggy_C: Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.

They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to hurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.


Masterful. I really thought you overstepped when I first read it, but my trolldar needs calibrated.

10/10 would lol again
 
2012-11-01 02:08:07 PM
Shouldn't the mods at least read the first f*cking paragraph of the article before greenlighting it? I mean the headline couldn't be further from the truth if it were coming out of either side of Mitt Romney's dick-sucking mouth.
 
2012-11-01 02:09:03 PM
lh3.googleusercontent.com

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.
 
2012-11-01 02:09:09 PM

yeegrek: Subby here. Believe it or not, my reading comprehension is intact. I fully admit I was playing fast and loose with the story's facts. The story did say that employees felt they had to take the course since their overlords were watching (and apparently very ideological). However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees: "Obama's economic policies are A) bad, B) very bad C) catastrophically bad or D) you may or may not suffer some career-oriented consequences soon or possibly further down the road, we haven't decided yet, let's just see who wins the election first" wouldn't make for much of a headline.

Honestly, after the avalanche we've seen over this election season of right wing troll headlines, I just wanted to get in on the fun. Why can't we libs not suck it just for once?

Anyhow, lighten up.


You suck.
 
2012-11-01 02:09:54 PM
See Right Wingers, this is forcefully indoctrinating people. Not teaching your kids science in school.
 
2012-11-01 02:10:25 PM

Shaggy_C: Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.

They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to hurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.


I agree completely. In fact, we should allow workers who are really loyal to the company to prove it by signing over their voting right to their employer. Then he'd know it would be used by his employer to do what's best for business. Anyone who refused is obviously trying to destroy the company.
 
2012-11-01 02:10:41 PM

Granny_Panties: I was just about to spend several thousand dollars on hardwood flooring from Menards.

I guess I'll take my business to Lowes. I bought a new Samsung washer and dryer set a few months ago. Really happy with the service, free delivery, and set-up. I'll pay a little more for the flooring just for spite now. Menards is on my stores to avoid at all costs list with Wal-Mart and Target.


I'm here in Wisconsin as well (near Madison, but not close enough unfortunately). I second your motion. I made myself a mental note to never to go Menards again. And it didn't surprise me at all to hear this about Menards.
 
2012-11-01 02:11:15 PM

EyeballKid: [boomstickcomics.com image 640x480]
R.I.P. Me nards


Honestly, when I lived in MN that was all I thought of when a Menards commercial would come on. "Save big money at Menards" then I would add with a hurt voice "NOT MENARDS!"
 
2012-11-01 02:11:16 PM

yeegrek: The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees:


Oh, wow. Just....wow.
 
2012-11-01 02:11:39 PM

randomjsa: Liberals: "Hey! Only we're allowed to tell workers who they should be voting for! At least form a union to funnel money to Democrats before you do it!"


This.

Both are wrong.
 
2012-11-01 02:12:00 PM

yeegrek: Subby here. Believe it or not, my reading comprehension is intact. I fully admit I was playing fast and loose with the story's facts. The story did say that employees felt they had to take the course since their overlords were watching (and apparently very ideological). However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees: "Obama's economic policies are A) bad, B) very bad C) catastrophically bad or D) you may or may not suffer some career-oriented consequences soon or possibly further down the road, we haven't decided yet, let's just see who wins the election first" wouldn't make for much of a headline.

Honestly, after the avalanche we've seen over this election season of right wing troll headlines, I just wanted to get in on the fun. Why can't we libs not suck it just for once?

Anyhow, lighten up.


That's not fast and loose, you should have had the company right.
The rest I'll give you a pass on only because C is always the right answer, and sort of is what MENARD's is trying to sell to their employees here.
 
2012-11-01 02:12:44 PM
Well, that's disappointing to hear. I used to like going to Menards when I lived in Illinois. Good prices and good selection and friendly service. Truly a sad day.
 
2012-11-01 02:14:51 PM

yeegrek: Subby here. Believe it or not, my reading comprehension is intact. I fully admit I was playing fast and loose with the story's facts. The story did say that employees felt they had to take the course since their overlords were watching (and apparently very ideological). However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees: "Obama's economic policies are A) bad, B) very bad C) catastrophically bad or D) you may or may not suffer some career-oriented consequences soon or possibly further down the road, we haven't decided yet, let's just see who wins the election first" wouldn't make for much of a headline.


I've taken the liberty of highlighting your epic failure.

skullkrusher: has anyone noticed that the headline doesn't match the article?


Obviously the modmins didn't.

mediablitz: Shaggy_C: Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse?

Yeah, where the fark are those? In your farking HEAD? History shows more growth and more prosperity under Democratic leadership.

You are a lying, willfully ignorant slime.


I wonder if Menard's sells sarcasm detectors? Maybe I should go down to Home Depot and check.
 
2012-11-01 02:16:15 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.


This is what Republicans would make true, more like.
 
2012-11-01 02:16:19 PM
I used to love just touching Menards, but as I've aged it's gotten less satisfying.
 
2012-11-01 02:17:16 PM
That's not fast and loose, you should have had the company right.
The rest I'll give you a pass on only because C is always the right answer, and sort of is what MENARD's is trying to sell to their employees here.


Crap, you're right. That was a bed soiling on my part. Rushed to get the link in.
 
2012-11-01 02:17:28 PM

yeegrek: Subby here. ... However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others)


First of all good on you for outing yourself. It's commendable. Secondly: assume the position, bite your pillow, and think of England because we're going in dry.
 
2012-11-01 02:17:54 PM

BMulligan: I wonder if Menard's sells sarcasm detectors? Maybe I should go down to Home Depot and check.


way to support corporate political coercion, dick

/subby
//not really
 
2012-11-01 02:19:55 PM

yeegrek: Subby here. Believe it or not, my reading comprehension is intact. I fully admit I was playing fast and loose with the story's facts. The story did say that employees felt they had to take the course since their overlords were watching (and apparently very ideological). However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees: "Obama's economic policies are A) bad, B) very bad C) catastrophically bad or D) you may or may not suffer some career-oriented consequences soon or possibly further down the road, we haven't decided yet, let's just see who wins the election first" wouldn't make for much of a headline.

Honestly, after the avalanche we've seen over this election season of right wing troll headlines, I just wanted to get in on the fun. Why can't we libs not suck it just for once?

Anyhow, lighten up.


Subby, your submitted headline was bad, you're a bad person, and you should feel bad.

/did I miss anything there?
 
2012-11-01 02:22:25 PM

Skirl Hutsenreiter: Shaggy_C: Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.

They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to hurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.

I agree completely. In fact, we should allow workers who are really loyal to the company to prove it by signing over their voting right to their employer. Then he'd know it would be used by his employer to do what's best for business. Anyone who refused is obviously trying to destroy the company.


You are awesome sir.

/SMH and LOL'd at the same time.
 
2012-11-01 02:22:29 PM

BMulligan: yeegrek: Subby here. Believe it or not, my reading comprehension is intact. I fully admit I was playing fast and loose with the story's facts. The story did say that employees felt they had to take the course since their overlords were watching (and apparently very ideological). However, The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees: "Obama's economic policies are A) bad, B) very bad C) catastrophically bad or D) you may or may not suffer some career-oriented consequences soon or possibly further down the road, we haven't decided yet, let's just see who wins the election first" wouldn't make for much of a headline.

I've taken the liberty of highlighting your epic failure.

skullkrusher: has anyone noticed that the headline doesn't match the article?

Obviously the modmins didn't.

mediablitz: Shaggy_C: Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse?

Yeah, where the fark are those? In your farking HEAD? History shows more growth and more prosperity under Democratic leadership.

You are a lying, willfully ignorant slime.

I wonder if Menard's sells sarcasm detectors? Maybe I should go down to Home Depot and check.


How could subs think the same company would own competing home improvement stores? That's idiotic.
 
2012-11-01 02:25:11 PM

skullkrusher: BMulligan: I wonder if Menard's sells sarcasm detectors? Maybe I should go down to Home Depot and check.

way to support corporate political coercion, dick

/subby
//not really


Mom always liked you best!

delafont.com
 
2012-11-01 02:26:56 PM

yeegrek: The company owning Lowe's and Home Depot (among others) to their employees: "Obama's economic policies are A) bad, B) very bad C) catastrophically bad or D) you may or may not suffer some career-oriented consequences soon or possibly further down the road, we haven't decided yet, let's just see who wins the election first" wouldn't make for much of a headline.


it wouldn't make much of a headline primarily because that STILL isn't an accurate summation of the article.
TFA has nothing to do with LOW or HD
 
2012-11-01 02:27:04 PM
"Civics 101: The National Self Governing Will In-Home Training,"

but seriously, we're not fascists. No seriously.
 
2012-11-01 02:33:47 PM

GTATL: How could subs think the same company would own competing home improvement stores? That's idiotic


I personally don't think that's farfetched. Brands are more or less uncorrelated with manufacturing these days. Companies merge, spin off, etc. constantly.

Around here Jiffy Lube bought out some competing chain or other whose name I currently forget. Eventually they re-branded those stores, leading to Jiffy Lubes across the street from one another. After that they got around to closing some of the more-redundant ones.
 
2012-11-01 02:34:02 PM

Shaggy_C: Diogenes: My politics are non of my employer's business.

They are when you're participating in activities directly designed to hurt your employer. Really, what's the difference between advocating high-tax, low-profit Democrat policies and burning down a Company warehouse? In both cases, you're hurting the Company and should be fired.


I let out a quiet guffaw.

It's only class warfare when we fight back, etc.
 
2012-11-01 02:34:30 PM

randomjsa: Liberals: "Hey! Only we're allowed to tell workers who they should be voting for! At least form a union to funnel money to Democrats before you do it!"


subby's alter ego is randomderp. Same lack of comprehension, but much more ignorant.
 
2012-11-01 02:36:34 PM
Dear Menards,

Just STFU and sell me a hammer!

Signed,

TV's Vinnie
 
2012-11-01 02:38:56 PM
You'll save big money, save big money, when you shop Menards.

I farking hate that song and I refuse to enter a Menards even though it's the cheapest home store around. I'll give my business to DoItBest, True Value or ACE any farking day of the week.

Consumer Companies Conspiring Against Good People And Therefore America:
Papa Johns
Menards
Home Depot
Anyone advertising on Rush or Glen Beck
Chick-fil-a
Hobby Lobby
Anything the Koch Brothers own
WAL-MART
 
2012-11-01 02:40:36 PM

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Shouldn't the mods at least read the first f*cking paragraph of the article before greenlighting it? I mean the headline couldn't be further from the truth if it were coming out of either side of Mitt Romney's dick-sucking mouth.


For fun:

1) Submit trolltastic headline
2) Link to hardcore porn
3) See how long it takes for admins to notice
 
2012-11-01 02:42:44 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: :Menard's guy pic:


Frank Caliendo and Jerry Sandusky had a baby together?
 
2012-11-01 02:46:51 PM

coeyagi: As it's already been stated before, Subby is an absolute destitute f*cking retarded illiterate failure.


randomjsa is in the thread...we're in danger of reaching absolute destitute farking retarded illiterate failure critical mass.
 
2012-11-01 02:47:26 PM

DORMAMU: Too blunt


Correct. Firebombing a warehouse is a bit over the top. Here's a better comparison: Actively supporting Democrat candidates is like picketing outside of your employer's storefront and telling people to boycott his business. Though you're doing it in your off time, do you not think it still affects your career prospects?

Moral of the story, don't talk about politics at work.
 
2012-11-01 02:47:35 PM

Gaseous Anomaly: GTATL: How could subs think the same company would own competing home improvement stores? That's idiotic

I personally don't think that's farfetched. Brands are more or less uncorrelated with manufacturing these days. Companies merge, spin off, etc. constantly.

Around here Jiffy Lube bought out some competing chain or other whose name I currently forget. Eventually they re-branded those stores, leading to Jiffy Lubes across the street from one another. After that they got around to closing some of the more-redundant ones.


Right, that's what happens when you buy a competing company. You don't just own 3 brands of stores that compete with each other. There's a difference. Lowe's is constantly fighting with HD. If you knew anything about the market, you would know that they aren't owned by the same company.
 
2012-11-01 02:48:38 PM
Figures two soulless box chain stores who exploit 3rd world countries to profit heavily off their cheap crappy building materials would oppose anyone who has criticized how well people at the top are doing, and that we can't go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration.

Maybe if we didn't have access to such cheap crap in the first place, people would learn the value of what they're spending their money on.
 
2012-11-01 02:49:09 PM

yeegrek: Anyhow, lighten up.


profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-11-01 02:49:27 PM

Shaggy_C: DORMAMU: Too blunt

Correct. Firebombing a warehouse is a bit over the top. Here's a better comparison: Actively supporting Democrat candidates is like picketing outside of your employer's storefront and telling people to boycott his business. Though you're doing it in your off time, do you not think it still affects your career prospects?

Moral of the story, don't talk about politics at work.


Stop trolling
 
2012-11-01 02:50:01 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: [lh3.googleusercontent.com image 546x414]

THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE.


8% for "sleaze?" Surely Larry Flynt could give the govt more bang for their buck.
 
2012-11-01 02:50:55 PM

whidbey: Figures two soulless box chain stores who exploit 3rd world countries to profit heavily off their cheap crappy building materials would oppose anyone who has criticized how well people at the top are doing, and that we can't go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration.

Maybe if we didn't have access to such cheap crap in the first place, people would learn the value of what they're spending their money on.


I think I found you're solemait, subby
 
2012-11-01 02:55:56 PM

whidbey: Figures two soulless box chain stores who exploit 3rd world countries to profit heavily off their cheap crappy building materials would oppose anyone who has criticized how well people at the top are doing, and that we can't go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration.

Maybe if we didn't have access to such cheap crap in the first place, people would learn the value of what they're spending their money on.


Speaking as someone who rarely RTFA, you should really RTFA.
 
2012-11-01 02:59:00 PM

whidbey: Figures two soulless box chain stores who exploit 3rd world countries to profit heavily off their cheap crappy building materials would oppose anyone who has criticized how well people at the top are doing, and that we can't go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration.

Maybe if we didn't have access to such cheap crap in the first place, people would learn the value of what they're spending their money on.


It's Menards (again), it is NOT Home Depot or Lowe's. Subby is just a moron.

Menards has been known for snorting Koch for some time.
 
2012-11-01 02:59:30 PM

coeyagi: you should really RTFA.


I did. I missed something?
 
2012-11-01 02:59:52 PM

whidbey: coeyagi: you should really RTFA.

I did. I missed something?


nothing more than usual
 
2012-11-01 03:01:48 PM

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Menards has been known for snorting Koch for some time.


Ah. I see.

Well we should be so lucky we don't have those out here.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the Hope Cheapo or Lowe's didn't follow suit.
 
2012-11-01 03:03:11 PM
That reminds me. What ARE Obama's economic policies(other than letting the bush tax cut expire)?
 
2012-11-01 03:08:31 PM

s2s2s2: That reminds me. What ARE Obama's economic policies(other than letting the bush tax cut expire)?


More jobs, don't raise taxes on the middle class, soak the rich the wealthiest can afford to pay more taxes, energy independence including green energies, I probably mised something
 
2012-11-01 03:10:03 PM
Welp, enjoy not getting my business Menards. I'm sure ypu'll miss me as much as I miss you.
 
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