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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 01:14 PM
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CEO of Wal-Mart found on Arkansas Anti-Gay petition

Duke

A one, Mike Duke of 16 Pinnacle Drive, Rogers, Arkansas with the birthdate of 12/07/49 appears on a petition sheet for the Anti-Gay Arkansas Adoption and Foster Ban or Act 1. The actual petition sheet may be viewed here and on KnowThyNeighbor.org where one may find the alleged signature of Mr. Duke and the check mark put on by the State of Arkansas indicating that this name was verified and counted for the advancement and ultimate success of the anti-gay legislation in Arkansas in 2008 otherwise known as Act 1.

Thanks to the notation of a commenter, Concerned Arkansas Citizen, on the KnowThyNeighbor blog
this was brought to our attention. Mike Duke became acting CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on February 1, 2009 though he was with Wal-Mart since 1995. Other Board members affiliated with Mike Duke can be viewed here on Business Week.

Wal-Mart claims to have an environment of "diversity" within its stores though the HRC only ranked Wal-Mart at 40% in its Corporate Equality Index in 2008. Shocking.

Mike Duke of the same address, 16 Pinnacle Drive, Rogers, AR and listed as "Wal-Mart Management" made a $ 2300 campaign contribution to Mike Huckabee in 2008. The name, Susan Duke also at 16 Pinnacle Drive appears on this anti-gay petition. Susan Duke is the wife of Mike Duke and sits on the Board of the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter.

http://knowthyneighbor.blogs.com/home/2009/04/ceo-of-wa...
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 01:17 PM
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1. Snidely Whiplash!
He even looks evil. What a dick. I haven't shopped there in 8 years. I knew they were bad news.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 01:20 PM
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2. Well, ya see if they let those unmarried folks and gays adopt young'uns, Wally World might be
asked to help pay adoption expenses for their 'associates'.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 01:38 PM
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3. Any relation to David Duke?
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 01:57 PM
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4. I guess my not shopping there won't make a difference to them because I don't shop
there for a whole host of reasons. This is yet another one. Fuck Walmart.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 01:58 PM
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5. "The gay" need to boycott Walmart . . . if they don't already.
Their supporters, too.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 02:00 PM
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6. Well, I would boycott WalFart for this.....
...if I wasn't already doing so for several other reasons. Fucking inbreds.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 02:15 PM
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7. Separated at Birth?



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konnichi wa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 02:17 PM
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8. I thought the same thing...also the guy who just tied the girl to the railroad tracks
was it Snidely Whiplash? If I were inclined to judge people by their looks...well...
:shrug:
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 02:27 PM
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9. Snidely is the railroad tracks guy.




Also Dick Dastardley


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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 02:28 PM
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10. This should surprise no one. Wal-fart gives heavily to conservative issues.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:13 PM
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11. not surprised.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:35 PM
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12. A reason not to shop at Wal-Mart? No, thanks, I already have plenty. nt
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-01-09 04:38 PM
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13. That's it, I'm boycotting Walmart
Oh, wait.

I've already been boycotting them since 1999, when they first appeared in Canada.
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