Monday, August 18, 2008

The REAL Obit for Delores Aguilar

Update: Dolores Aguilar Obit Real

After some debate on the authenticity of Dolores Aguilar's obit in the Vallejo Times-Herald, which if you recall was shockingly brutal, we got to the bottom of it all.

Turns out Aguilar's obit is real - mighty real, according to an anonymous editorial spokesperson at VHT. In order to publish the damning obit, the editor staff did something unprecedented. "We demanded to see Aguilar's death certificate brought in by a blood relative" before going ahead with the obit, our source tells us.

Link to story

Monday, August 4, 2008

Wal-Mart Warns of Democratic Win

Wal-Mart Stores
Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around
the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they'll
likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize
companies -- including Wal-Mart.

In recent weeks, thousands of Wal-Mart store managers
and department heads have been summoned to mandatory meetings at which
the retailer stresses the downside for workers if stores were to be

According to about a dozen Wal-Mart employees who
attended such meetings in seven states, Wal-Mart executives claim that
employees at unionized stores would have to pay hefty union dues while
getting nothing in return, and may have to go on strike without
compensation. Also, unionization could mean fewer jobs as labor costs

Check it out here