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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:03 PM

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Source: Twitter/Press Release

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to Close on Black Friday; Statement from Alice Walton, Chair of The Board of Directors

11-20-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BENTONVILLE, AR- The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will close on Friday, November 23, out of respect for the Walmart workers engaging in Black Friday strikes, walkouts, and pickets. Alice Walton, Chair of the Board of Directors, also asks all Americans to stay home with their family rather than shop on Thanksgiving, so that Walmart workers do not have to report to work in the middle their Thanksgiving meals on this national holiday. The Museum will reopen on Saturday, November 24.

As Ms. Walton explained, "Since Black Friday is the unofficial start of the Christmas season, and this is the season of giving, I and the staff of Crystal Bridges have decided to stand with the workers of Walmart, the source of my family's fortune, in their Black Friday strikes, walkouts, and pickets. I recognize this may come as a surprise to both Walmart workers and the American public. I have always assumed these hard-working men and women were being treated well, paid well, and being compensated with proper health benefits and vacation time. On this holiday, I give thanks for the fortune I inherited and for all the workers who earned it for me. They deserve to share its benefits. I was shocked to the point of disbelief when I first learned of the working conditions these decent Americans endure at the company that bears our family's name. As a Walton, I cannot stomach the thought of our employees working for poverty wages, without sufficient healthcare, on a permanent part-time basis, or under threat of harassment, retaliation, or termination for organizing in their workplace. The workers of Walmart deserve better."

Read more: http://crystalbridgesfoundation.org/



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Satire website links Crystal Bridges to Walmart Black Friday protest
http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/11/21/high-tech-spoof-links-crystal-bridges-to-walmart-protest

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Reply Nevermind. I got had (Original post)
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 OP
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #5
Duer 157099 Nov 2012 #2
tammywammy Nov 2012 #8
patrice Nov 2012 #3
DoBotherMe Nov 2012 #4
Squinch Nov 2012 #6
Undah Covah Brotha Nov 2012 #7
Overseas Nov 2012 #10
Overseas Nov 2012 #9
SoapBox Nov 2012 #11
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #12

Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:05 PM

1. Huh?

Is this a joke?

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:07 PM

5. sorry

i knew it was too good to be true

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:05 PM

2. Gee, it's too bad she's not in a position to actually *do* anything about it...

oh wait...

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:06 PM

3. VIGILENCE! for WalMart workers! & Solidarity in their struggle for Truth. nt

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:06 PM

4. Color me shocked!

I don't know what to say, other than thank you Alice. Dana ; )

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:07 PM

6. Well, THAT'S going to be an interesting Thanksgiving dinner.

I thought I had problems with my right wing relatives.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:10 PM

7. I see this is listed as satire but

this isn't even funny satire. Not sure what the author of the spoof was going for but failed miserably. Maybe they need to read The Onion a bit more to get an idea of funny satire.

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Response to Undah Covah Brotha (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:24 PM

10. It is funny. A compassionate message from a plutocrat. Ridiculous, but a gal can dream that one more

with billions to burn might have a flash of empathy for the workers who made her family so rich.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:23 PM

9. I like this kind of satire. A moment of hope that a plutocrat has had an epiphany. Some empathy for

a change.

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Response to Overseas (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:25 PM

11. Yup...and then we find out the

truth.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:34 PM

12. Locking. The OP is Satire, not LBN. n/t

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