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(Charleston)   SC governor wants state run like Wal-mart. All officials now must live in trailer parks, watch NASCAR   ( charleston.net) divider line
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2003-03-13 09:20:53 AM  
Bad news for union members.
2003-03-13 09:21:34 AM  
Ok everyone, time for the South Carolina Cheer!
2003-03-13 09:21:37 AM  
So he wants all state employees to earn minimum wage and put a smock-wearing employee on the steps of the statehouse to greet everyone. This just screams "South Carolina is classy" all over.
2003-03-13 09:21:45 AM  
All government employees must now wear blue vests.
2003-03-13 09:22:30 AM  
Well, its not that strange an idea. WalMart is a well run company, oh I know, we are going to see all kinds of stories in this thread about how "WalMart farked me over."

But, unemployable losers notwithstanding, Wal-Mart is probably the best run company in North America.
2003-03-13 09:22:38 AM  
They're going to buy everything from China now? That won't go down well in the hill country.

Where the hell did you get that out of the article?

This guy is going to be good for South Carolina
2003-03-13 09:22:42 AM  
Yeah let me go back to my trailor and brush my one tooth and watch the NASCAR channel 24 hours a day assmunch.
2003-03-13 09:23:10 AM  
Mental Note: never stop in SC to use toilet...
2003-03-13 09:24:40 AM  
Yeah let me go back to my trailor and brush my one tooth

You got a tooth? Dayum. Will you come chew my shredded wheat in the mornin's for me?
2003-03-13 09:25:25 AM  
dumb story.
2003-03-13 09:25:54 AM  
So, they're going to stick all the old folks at all the state borders?
2003-03-13 09:27:07 AM  
Jive you have shredded wheat! All I have is hay seed, you must be rich. Guhuk.
2003-03-13 09:29:06 AM  
Well that's what the carpetbagger that sold me it said it wuz. Wait I think its sawdust..

Huh, but what do you expect from all us stoopid south cackalakians
2003-03-13 09:31:31 AM  
So, they're going to stick all the old folks at all the state borders?

Yes, to fart in your general direction
2003-03-13 09:31:46 AM  
"When you think about Wal-Mart, you think about value and the lowest possible price," Sanford said. "When you think of state government, do you think of value?"

No. But I do see the similarities in the accents.

Besides, if you really want to run a state like a Wal-Mart, you would need to get a whole bunch of rednecks to beat the living crap out of their toddlers in the State House of Representatives, just like they do when their toddler stops walking with them when they pass the cookie section.
2003-03-13 09:37:10 AM  
South Carolina: Watch For Falling Living Standards!
2003-03-13 09:37:32 AM  
This is SC, dont they all live in trailer parks and watch Nascar already?
2003-03-13 09:38:01 AM  
The toothbrush was invented in SC. If it was invented anywhere else, it'd be called a teethbrush.

I don't think having state government strong-arming corporations or citizens in the name of low prices is a good thing. They already have cops for that.
2003-03-13 09:42:40 AM  
New SC law: No one may use profanity, but everyone must buy at least one shotgun.
2003-03-13 09:44:14 AM  
\FARK poster

Hi, I'm a Yankee. I make up stupid headlines making fun of things I don't understand, don't bother to read articles, and make the same, tired old redneck and inbred jokes that I've been making for the past five years, chuckling to myself all the while. I'm a real wit. At least that's what my mom says, and she should know, since I'm 35 years old and still live with her.

/FARK poster
2003-03-13 09:45:02 AM  
when i saw the headline i was asking don't they do that already??

/didn't read article yet...
2003-03-13 09:46:52 AM  
2002 Revenue

Walmart - $220 Billion
S. Carolina - 6.5 Billion

No comment here. Just thought that was interesting.
2003-03-13 09:49:16 AM  
Run like Wal-Mart? You mean they're going to force employees to work off the clock?
2003-03-13 09:50:06 AM  
Wow, Popsicle you got this bitter in just over a month? Why don't you go outside and polish your Charger and beat your dog.
2003-03-13 09:51:02 AM  
All state employees will now make $6.00 / hour, including the Governor.
2003-03-13 09:52:39 AM  
Uh, oh. Someone brought up the fact that the South lost the Civil War and and an inbreeding joke. Clever.
2003-03-13 09:53:19 AM  
Would that be the Walmart that uses Chinese slave labor for their products, is being sued by thousands of workers for illegal labor practices, takes life insurance policies out on their employees, and has strong durable products that will last half a year if your lucky; or the happy Walmart from the commercials with the dancing smilly face?
2003-03-13 09:53:19 AM  
South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia outside of Atlanta, Arkansas or Mississippi?

And death is not an option.
2003-03-13 09:54:32 AM  
COLUMBIA--Now we know what Gov. Mark Sanford and his Cabinet have been plotting behind closed doors: how to make South Carolina more like Wal-Mart.

I thought South Carolina was walmart.
2003-03-13 09:58:47 AM  
What the hell was the story again?
2003-03-13 09:59:33 AM  
Suck-ass weather? Yeah these 75 degree days are really killing me. I have to go back to my civil war support group now.
2003-03-13 10:02:12 AM  
The finer points of the english language are lost on you aren't they? What? You're from South Carolina?

No they aren't lost on me. I just thought your post lacked any wit. And by the way if South Carolina is so bad why are there so many yankess here? I think I'd rather that it sucked.

Happiness is a yankee free South Carolina
2003-03-13 10:02:16 AM  
Hope you don't have a job with the SC government.
2003-03-13 10:03:20 AM  
Dammit, DownSouth, it's the "War of Northern Aggression."

Yeah, I hate the 75 degree weather, too. I can't stand playing golf all year round.
2003-03-13 10:05:01 AM  
Jive Turkey

Don't let the bastards get you down. I wouldn't trade South Carolina's problems or quality of life for those of any other state.

Full disclosure: HappyDaddy is a former S.C. legislator and friend and admirer of Gov. Sanford.
2003-03-13 10:07:27 AM  
Happy, Sanford was a huge supporter of our programs years before they were popular. I think he will be the best govenor the state has seen in a very long time.
2003-03-13 10:08:03 AM  
Unpaid overtime. Where do I sign up?
2003-03-13 10:08:23 AM  
Yet another article title by a small mind.
2003-03-13 10:09:47 AM  
The nice thing about this statement is, if it turns out that the governor's plans don't pan out, and he ends up accidentally destroying a lot of small town economies in the process, at least he would be honest upfront. I don't know anything about SC (except that maybe it should maybe cut down with the Confederate flag waving- not a point in your history you should be especially proud of guys), I just like to flame Wal-Mart whenever possible.
2003-03-13 10:10:38 AM  
SC (like all states) has some shockingly poor spots, and some beautiful rich spots. Big deal.
2003-03-13 10:16:30 AM  
Screw the Yankees, whut wit their money and jobs, can't even buy a good slave round here no mo'.
2003-03-13 10:17:42 AM  
2003-03-13 10:18:14 AM  
Yep, bitter after just a month. Posting on the Southern threads will do that to you. And I don't have a Charger, I have a truck.

MayoBoy: Very good. Tell me that joke about inbreeding and rednecks again. And again. And again.
2003-03-13 10:18:17 AM  
Oh unfetchable image, I curse thee!
2003-03-13 10:21:14 AM  
People, we are losing sight of what is important here, poking fun at Walmart and politicians. There will be plenty of opportunities for a north vs. south flame war later.
2003-03-13 10:21:41 AM  
Nabb1:I live on a course. It really does suck playing a few holes after work.
2003-03-13 10:21:59 AM  
ahh, since enough ignorant stereotypes hadn't been brought out yet Limp-Penis figured he'd cut to the chase and bring out the KKK one. Yeah and we South Carolinians are supposed to be the dumb ones. Pull the other leg, it plays "Jingle Bells"
2003-03-13 10:24:37 AM  
I live in south crackalina and I am wondering who will hand out the smiley face stickers at the border thanks for coming
heres a rebel flag you can put on your bumper
2003-03-13 10:25:27 AM  
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2003-03-13 10:29:41 AM  
South Carolina is already run like Walmart. What else is South of the Border but the Old Guy welcoming you to the store?
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