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Alien VS. Predator :: Walmart VS. Tacoma Maul

No Matter Who Wins, We Lose.
posted May 15, 2012
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Hot on the smelly heels of the Walmart news of Walmart shoveling an absolute criminal amount of bribes into the pockets of Mexican officials (in clear violation of the  America’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, rule of law! nation of laws!) We get an update on the Tacoma Elks Lodge Walmart. She's a done deal!  Ain't nothing you can do about it either partner, unless you can summon some black-clad anarchists with that spell book of yours.  Hayduke lives right?  Humbug!  Low low prices is what the non-church going people cry for. Not God. Got to musing on the facebook with Comrade Jesse:  What if by some miracle Walmart and the Tacoma Maul get into a real scrap and kill each other to death?  One can dream. Is all we have left right? I'm a dreamer. 


Suppose these groups are going to start winding down?

Previously on the Tacomic:

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 1:16am
shop safe folks! 
youtu.be/jOkTAydPMTg

by Erik on 5/15/2012 @ 1:28am
Awesome work RR.Bring back memories of the Tacomic on top of my fridge:



comics.feedtacoma.com/tacomic/11-20-07-g...

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 1:30am
next week Ebay Cartoon! 

by troysworktable on 5/15/2012 @ 5:40am
The sickly yellow makes this one for me.

by fredo on 5/15/2012 @ 6:08am
"No matter who wins...we lose"

So the millions of dollars generated which pay for homeless shelters, outreach programs, reconciliation parks, sister cities, boys and girls clubs, libraries, continuing education, artists grants, police, fire, emts, street maintenance, loans to developers, convention centers, public transit, curb cuts, canopy programs, Arizona trips, baseball parks for millionaires, parking garages, libraries, stamped concrete crosswalks, custom office furniture, and Mayor Strickland's new Nissan Leaf are of no value? That's harsh RR.

by The Jinxmedic on 5/15/2012 @ 7:47am
Money for Libraries? Well, maybe not for libraries in "brown neighborhoods"...



by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 8:02am
I heard Walmart is going to bribe some bureaucrats to convert their stores into a religion (on paper) and thus avoid paying for all that jumble of stuff in Fredo's comment.  We live in a harsh, uncaring universe bro!

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 8:04am
And it's a good thing they're located so close to medical services!  Trampled black friday employees can drag themselves over for treatment before expiring their mortal coil. 

by fredo on 5/15/2012 @ 8:06am


  Council had a choice...libraries for brown people in the poor neighborhoods or reconciliation park for rich people in the northend and they chose accordingly.  

by The Jinxmedic on 5/15/2012 @ 8:09am
^ what Fredo said ^

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 8:35am
Oh rattlesnakes,  that was before they knew Eric Anderson was bamboozling 'em.  And Libraries are for all colors of the rainbow.  Poverty is colorblind daddio 

www.radioopensource.org/dan-ariely-on-th...

by The Jinxmedic on 5/15/2012 @ 8:37am
Keep believing that.

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 8:43am
Strickland/Fey/Walker for congress!

by The Jinxmedic on 5/15/2012 @ 8:52am
Isn't Strickland the one who called all republicans "racists" and tried to get the student report to surrender her recording of the comments? Yup. Thought so.

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 8:58am
theeeeeeeey're heeeeeere.....


by The Jinxmedic on 5/15/2012 @ 9:24am
Sheesh- "report" = "reporter"

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 9:24am
it's them! 
walmart.socialhub.awarenessnetworks.com/

by Jesse on 5/15/2012 @ 9:28am
Here is a link from a group who are documenting old malls and how they died.  Many good roadmaps to kill the Tacoma Maul while still offering top notch shopping options for the area... and quite possibly bringing shopping back to downtown!

deadmalls.com/index.html

My personal opinion is to build a bigger suburban mall out further into suburbia, re-use the current mall area for a lifestyle village, and have higher end shopping in the downtown core of Tacoma.

Also, I think a great idea would be to eliminate on and off-ramps at 38th street. Before you laugh at that idea, hear me. I'd replace them with on and off-ramps for Tacoma Avenue. This way you are serving the 38th street business district from the direction of Tacoma Ave, making Tacoma Avenue a main street in Tacoma again (Like Pacific), creating a sandwich effect of two high volume streets between Tacoma Ave and Pacific Ave, and NOT serving the Tacoma Maul with easy access in and out of it's downtown crushing operation.

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 9:39am
I like it!  Thanks Jesse. 

> and now a message for Beatonville, AR
I demand a bribe!  

by fredo on 5/15/2012 @ 9:51am


Nobody is preventing high end retailers from entering the DT Tacoma scene. Imagine if you will one side of Pacific Avenue lined with Prada, Dior and Louis Vuitton, and on the other side...Dorky's!

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 9:57am
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabby_chic


is hip

by Jesse on 5/15/2012 @ 10:08am
@fredo:  When I say "High end" for Tacoma, I'm talking about Sax Fifth Avenue, Pottery Barn, or Crate and Barrel.  I'm not talking about Tiffany's, Prada, or Louis Vuitton level stuff as I don't think there's a market for those things in Tacoma.  Just my opinion.

by cisserosmiley on 5/15/2012 @ 10:15am
7-11 is high end for Tacoma

by The Jinxmedic on 5/15/2012 @ 10:19am
Have you been to one of those new 7-11's? Yowza!

by Jesse on 5/15/2012 @ 10:44am
Fatty (Jesse) says: 7-11 maple bars are the shiz-nit.

by cisserosmiley on 5/15/2012 @ 10:49am
New 7-11 on center X Tyler just opened. Slurpees on the home from fircrest Lowes

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 12:43pm
meanwhile !  
thehighbar.tv/2012/05/15/dr-cornel-west-...

by L.S.Erhardt on 5/15/2012 @ 12:51pm
Given the economics of Fredopia, Goodwill Outlet = Prada


by debivans on 5/15/2012 @ 1:26pm
I would love to see Reverend Billy in Tacoma for the grand opening! Campaign?

by fredo on 5/15/2012 @ 1:27pm


Is Sax Fifth Avenue any relation to Saks Fifth Avenue?

by Jesse on 5/15/2012 @ 1:40pm
Thinks spill cheeker frito!

Sax Fifth Avenue sells saxophones so when Bruce Springsteen is in town next time, he'll like Tacoma.

Sex Tacoma Avenue is for hookers n' blow.

Saks Fifth Avenue sells women's clothing to the posh ladies.

Blerg.

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 1:47pm
@debivans  I'll put in a request! 

by JesseHillFan on 5/15/2012 @ 2:37pm
"My personal opinion is to build a bigger suburban mall out further into suburbia, re-use the current mall area for a lifestyle village, and have higher end shopping in the downtown core of Tacoma."
Jesse there are two huge 6 story apartment buildings that are being built right next to the Mall.One is right in front of the Tacoma Mall Office building -you know the one that has the armed forces recruiting station in it and it's already about half built and another one huge 6 story apt building with parking will be built on the west side of the Tacoma Mall on their (The Malls) current parking lot.However there is a strong need for a supermarket in the area.

by cisserosmiley on 5/15/2012 @ 4:49pm
The mall area is way more "urban" than the rest of Tacoma. You can live in a multi story condo, walk to the fitness club, get a new cell phone and a wet burrito on your stroll back. Freeway is right there, diversity, new building development, metro parks STAR center, s. Tacoma farmers market, even transit shuttles every 15 minutes...

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 4:52pm
not a bad argument. 

by JesseHillFan on 5/15/2012 @ 7:47pm
Walmart in trouble againusnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/15/11...

by fredo on 5/15/2012 @ 8:11pm
"Walmart in trouble again"

I'll bet getting sued is a daily occurance for a giant retailer like this. I read the facts pertaining to the lawsuit you linked. Some teenager grabbed the WM public address microphone and made some derogotory remarks. The store manager got on the mic and apologized. Apparently this isn't good enough for the litigious crowd.

If I were on the jury I wouldn't award any damages. There were no damages.

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 8:11pm
ORIGINAL SURPLUS TACOMIC PENCIL ART SALES MATRIX UPDATED! 
www.holisticforgeworks.com/store/#tacomi... 

SAVE MONEY. LIVE BETTER.  ALWAYS. LOW LOW. 

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 8:19pm
@fredo   they should just bribe him till he goes away.  (hint hint walmart)

by fredo on 5/15/2012 @ 8:21pm


RR, according to Jenyum, WM has a program to hire handicapped and autistic employees. Is this a good thing or  a bad thing?

by NineInchNachos on 5/15/2012 @ 8:28pm
I would like to see WM make bold moves and install autistic employees, women etc in positions of upper management.  

by fredo on 5/15/2012 @ 9:08pm


  RR, do the local businesses you profess to prefer over WM have "bold" programs for hiring autistic job applicants? Are there a lot of women in upper management at Lincoln Hardware? Lot's of handicapped workers at Tacoma Food Coop?

by cisserosmiley on 5/16/2012 @ 7:43am
If 500-1000 ft buffers from schools, parks, etc. are implemented for MJ dispensaries, walmart will be the only biz in Tacoma with a big enough buffer to sell cannabis!

by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2012 @ 12:25am
dislike

www.thenewstribune.com/2012/06/17/218486...



by cisserosmiley on 6/28/2012 @ 9:05am
The SCOTUS decision on healthcare is great great great for Walmart in WA state, could be called "Walmart Care"
Washington State will expand Medicaid voluntarily as a public health service, conservative states will take a cue from the court and NOT expand Medicaid. States that expand Medicaid will have a built in health plan for Walmart associates to go onto at the expense of our entir tax base, thereby giving Walmart in WA employees free healthcare as an employee benefit paid by sales tax.

by The Jinxmedic on 6/28/2012 @ 10:42am
Suddenly, employment at Wal-Mart looks even more attractive!

by cisserosmiley on 6/28/2012 @ 12:00pm
I am practicing my happy smiley face already. Call me Walmart, I want a second interview too!

by NineInchNachos on 6/28/2012 @ 12:02pm
Put me down as a reference!


by cisserosmiley on 7/2/2012 @ 7:59am
Happy Birthday Walmart! The big 60!

by JesseHillFan on 7/2/2012 @ 1:39pm
Who could forget this classic (though not classy) Walmart story.
www.komonews.com/news/local/126298093.ht... 

by troysworktable on 7/5/2012 @ 12:20pm
McAllen, Texas converted an empty Wal-Mart into a library, in fact, the largest single-story library in the nation!

www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/wal-mart-c...


by low bar on 7/5/2012 @ 2:21pm
I GET MY BOXER SHORTS AT KMART IN CINCINNATI


by NineInchNachos on 7/5/2012 @ 3:42pm
Kmart sucks Ray