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Walmart Apologizes For Calling Police On Schoolkids Singing ‘God Bless America’

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Walmart has apologized for a high-profile incident making news today wherein a group of school children singing “God Bless America” had the police called on them after breaking into song at one of the stores.

As we reported earlier, Walmart apologizes after the incident on September 11 of this year, after the group of school children are said to have planned the display, and received permission for the on-site rendition of “God Bless America” at a Pembroke Pines, Florida Walmart.

Walmart’s apology comes after the 75 young kids (incidentally all of whom were born after the 9/11 attacks they sought to commemorate with their song) were denied the opportunity to sing when Walmart had a change of heart about the decision to grant permission to the kids on the event’s 11th anniversary.

Coconut Palm Elementary Principal Terri Thelmas explained why Walmart apologizes after the “God Bless America” controversy, and apparently, confusion over the way the event was handled was part of why police were called.

It seems the kids were instructed to sing in a “flash mob” fashion in order to surprise and “cheer up” Walmart shoppers on the anniversary of 9/11 — which, if true, casts Walmart’s actions and subsequent apology in a slightly more favorable light. (After all, there is probably no day on the American calendar citizens are jumpier than September 11, other than tax day.)

A represent of Walmart apologizes for putting 5-0 and the kibosh on the kids’ good deed, explaining:

“We’re also inviting the kids back to the store to help honor the victims and fallen heroes.”

Did Walmart need to apologize, or do you think a flash mob of singing children is a bit too chaotic for a retail environment?

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400 Responses to “Walmart Apologizes For Calling Police On Schoolkids Singing ‘God Bless America’”

  1. Anonymous

    what's the big surprise? anyone up on current events knows walmart is un-american.

  2. LaMai Sue Norman

    What in God's name is wrong with people in this country. Can't say "USA, USA" in Texas, now can't sing God Bless America in Florida. SHAME! Get your freakin' heads outta yer asses!

  3. Steve Rivnack

    chplibob, your right, remember years ago, they use to mention about made in america, now it made in china. if you find your item somewhere else they will match it. except most of there stuff is made for wal-mart, and only wal-mart.

  4. Gregg Macey

    If they asked them to stop, then they should have STOPPED! I am sure people were a little freaked out, when on Sept. 11, a bunch of people with no prior warning just start breaking into song. People wouldn't know if that was just a distraction for some other terrorist attack or what. Now, if they want to announce ahead of time that kids will be singing, then that would be fine.

  5. Alan Mashaw

    Serious! they where singing God Bless America! not The Devil Went Down to Georgia!

  6. Lantz Dennison

    well, I guess a very small to the point of irrelevance can be made about the flash singing, I don't think it would be a big deal but, some stupid people might and there are A LOT of stupid people. However that does not justify the woman kicking them out and then calling the police, did I mention A LOT of stupid people? She needs to go join Frank in the unemployment line IMO.

  7. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    Walmart is a Chinese corporation. They are Communist. Of course GOD BLESS AMERICA is offensive to them. It's unfortunate we, as a nation, owe trillions of dollars to them. They practically own America now.

  8. Melanie Pirozzi

    They were allowed to sing "god" bless america? This country is so screwed it is not funny anymore. I respect everybodys religion and if a group of people say on my block wanted to hold a seder on their lawn I would respect them. I would not care. People in this country give a crap about what everyone else is doing. I will say MERRY XMAS when ever I want. This is socialist bull crap and Obama is right behind deleting religion and holidays right off our calenders. SAD ARSS PEOPLE!

  9. Anonymous

    I feel for the victims from 9-11 and their families. BUT I don't like how this is coming to that we need to broadcast and feel obligated to pray and become a national anniversary. Yes, we should always we remember and never forget. But lets move on and let those in charge be in charge of security and those working work and continue on with our daily lives. Those families that lost loved ones should obviously be more affected by this then I was. It was a tragedy indeed and a scare but forgetting sometimes is more healing then keep remembering this day. I was hushed at work at 8;50 am on 9/11 when I was dealing with a patient who happened to be there and having an issue took it to someone and told me to HUSH bc it was 8:50 moment of silence when the planes crashed. I just think it has gone a bit too far. But they will always be in our minds and a piece of history that for sure is never going to go away. The anniversary stuff and people going on with their everyday lives does and lets all move on.

  10. Gregg Macey

    I didn't say that they would think the KIDS were a threat or terrorists did I???I said they wouldn't know if the kids were being used as a DISTRACTION. Learn to_fukin_read before you post, you idiot.

  11. Carol Tucker

    If they sang "I'm a material girl living in a material world" Wal-Mart's executives would hae been out there shouting and clapping their approval!

  12. R Earl Robertson

    as a former manager for walmart,speaking about God in the stores was prohibited.Walmart will do or say anything that they think is politically correct.Also before any groups do anything in the store,they know what it is their going to do.Shame on Walmart!

  13. C Kenneth King

    This is WAL-MART, all this time they say they are kid friendly and sponsors different events for kids, but only when it can help their profit line. And also this goes to show the American people that they will not Honor America and those who lost their lives on September 11,2001. It is time that we Americans shows WAL-MART that without us they still be stuck in LITTLE ROCK, everyone should just stop shopping at all Wal-Marts for just a week to teach the c*suckers who pays their wages.

  14. Jeff Atkinson

    They were forced to do it at a Walmart because they cannot say the word "God" in school.

  15. Anonymous

    You just reported that they had permission – "after the group of school children are said to have planned the display, and received permission for the on-site rendition of “God Bless America” at a Pembroke Pines, Florida Walmart."

    So did they or didn't they?

    but even so, a bunch of kids singing"God Bless America" must have been terrifying to all those Patriotic Americans in Florida.

    Really

  16. Ry Summers

    "No prior warning" …. and ….. "Announce ahead"???
    Hey Gregg, did you even read the article???
    They had prior permission, Wal-Mart flip-flopped at the last moment, you dim-witted moron.

  17. Gregg Macey

    Let's see "FLASH MOB" fashion in order to SURPRISE Walmart shoppers. hahahahahahahahahahaha, and that is a DIRECT QUOTE from the article GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you know what a "Flash Mob" even IS???????? And I'm the moron huh???

  18. Ry Summers

    " …. had received permission" … and ….
    "Wal-Mart had a change of heart about granting permission"
    Two direct quotes right from the article …. cllearly, "no prior warning" does not apply.
    And yes, you are a moron.

  19. Byron SongDesigner Crite

    "This is socialist bullcrap… Obama's killing holidays!" Go suck a dick dumb bitch, I can pull shit out my ass too "You're idiotic wanna be libertarian mindset is destroying the internet!"… My bad… I wrote a book that says "GOD says that…" so NOW you HAVE to believe it, or you'll burn in hell!

  20. Robert Haight

    Sorry about someone telling you to hush. This was the worst domestic terror on the country. My grandfather ALWAYS remembered PEARL HARBOR DAY for many many years. Now we hear nothing of it since that generation has mostly died off. It is very and vitally important for the country to never ever forget the tradegy and why it was carried out, especially after the failed previous attempt in mid 90's. It is beginning to be a new tradition to remember. Never forget that day especially since it changed everyone in a moment.

  21. Robert Haight

    Why is this any different than the school district not allowing the same song be sun by 5.y.o. olds graduation day? Wal Mart has apologized and wants the kids to sing now. But the parents/school district in NYC, hell no! They get their panties all bunched up with word GOD. Look at how many tries it took the F'ing DNC to add God to platform. 3 times it took and there were very loud boos even after.

  22. Sharif Elsayed

    Gregg Macey – dont get worked up over these idiots in front of a computer telling you how they would have reacted. People like Ry exist and, unfortunatel,y we can't just wipe out every idiot with a computer!

  23. Ellen Virginia Poynter

    What is the world is so scary about school children appearing in a flash mob on 9/11 and happily singing God Bless America? If I were shopping in Walmart and that happened I would love it. I was having an especially tough day as my mother passed away 9/11/04 and I needed a good boost to my morale. That would have done it for me.

  24. Anonymous

    Good. I believe religion SHOULD BE deleted. It just poisons everything and everyONE. 'God' is imaginary, anyhow, and without religion we wouldn't have this nonsense going on in Libya, Egyp, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Sudan, etc, no suicide bombers, and 3000 d**n people would still be alive and well. So, stuff your 'socialist' crap (which you probably have no understanding of in the first place), and go bother someone else.

  25. Ricky Jimenez

    riously????.. what does obama have to do with this????? lady YOU ARE AN ASS!!!!!!

  26. Ricky Jimenez

    riously????.. what does obama have to do with this????? lady YOU ARE AN ASS!!!!!!

  27. Anonymous

    R Earl Robertson ..the Walmart here will fire any employee that says Merry Christmas

  28. Christy Thompson

    Walmart needs to apologise for that and more. They throw food away rather than donate it to food pantries. The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan act prevents any liabilities with donations. they do not care and rather just throw it in the trash.

  29. Judith VanSickle

    well, if I was a pistol packing mama ……. let's just say I would probably be out shopping for a connection to the unbelievable world we live in. lol

  30. Paul Randazzo

    wal marts is a place of business not a outdoor concert hall–if they had a need to sing –go to the park -do not disturb a place of business –we all have 9/11 in our hearts and minds but we do not force others to re-live our sorrow with very bad and poor decision to force others to listen to their demonistration that was performed at a well traveled business –if it was there passion–take somewhere private–we have endured enough public distress over this –those people were wrong wrong wrong–no other apologt is needed –get off the dam lot.

  31. Ruth Ann Farmer

    This started long before Obama. My oldest daughter was in preschool in 1991. Santa Claus visited and they had a Christmas tree and a party. Just 3 years later, in 1994, her little sister went to the very same school and Christmas was no longer allowed for fear of offending someone. So dont bother blaming Obama, this began many years ago.

  32. Patricia Varner

    damiensyde you are a kindered spirit. You and I see alike. When I was a small child I had to go to church and I would look around me and see that these people were trying to manipulate me with their religious doctrine. Now that I am older I have always felt proud of myself for figuring this out all by myself at such a young impressionable age. I see how religion is poisoning people's minds, and as far as I am concerned religion is emotional blackmail. Pure, and simple.

  33. Jayme Ruffin Burrafato

    Everything zt Walmart is made in China, so nooooo big surprise that theyd call the cops…Way to go once again Walmrt!

  34. Doo Dah Smith

    R Earl Robertson As a former walmart mgr Im sure you know that they get sued for just about anything under the sun. Unfortunately in ths day & age, the mention of the G word in the work place can result in a lawsuit.

  35. Doo Dah Smith

    R Earl Robertson As a former walmart mgr Im sure you know that they get sued for just about anything under the sun. Unfortunately in ths day & age, the mention of the G word in the work place can result in a lawsuit.

  36. Doo Dah Smith

    R Earl Robertson As a former walmart mgr Im sure you know that they get sued for just about anything under the sun. Unfortunately in ths day & age, the mention of the G word in the work place can result in a lawsuit.

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  40. Debbie Sue

    as if their reputation is not bad enough these days. Wal Mart meeds tp get a grip before they end up like Sears and KMart.

  41. Debbie Sue

    sorry moron but this stuff has been going on for years. Obama has nothing to do with it. And in case you haven't noticed your boy Mitt the Twitt is a Mormon they don't celebrate any holidays at all!

  42. Debbie Sue

    oh yeah if I heard a bunch of little kids singing God bless America it would definitely make me believe they were terrorists as for the mob flash thing don't buy that at all. Probably a way for the idiots at Walmart to cover their backsides. They are wrong and they know it they are trying to do damage control

  43. Debbie Sue

    Gregg Macey don't believe everything you read dude and here's a clue for you that bridge in New York its not really for sale and yes YOU ARE A MORON

  44. Debbie Sue

    Sam Walton is dead and a lot of things there have changed since his greedy kids got hold of it get your own facts straight!

  45. Debbie Sue

    yeah I am sure the latest Kardashian news or the latest from Lady Gaga would be so much more interesting to you!

  46. Timothy Brown

    @Melanie Pirozzi. While I myself do not believe in God, I recognize that the founders of this formerly great nation did. Sadly, the three comments above me were made by people who's heads are in the sand and they cannot make the connection to the white House because they are either just as complicet or are apathetic. Christians did not do this, Muslims did. Let me be clear. CHRISTIANS ARE NOT SODOMIZING AND THEN MURDERING INNOCENT PEOPLE, IT IS THE MUSLIMS. You can ignore damiensyde altogether because he is obviously uneducated. Ricky isn't much better with his adolescent name calling. The idea that anyone at walmart would think 10 year olds singing a patriotic song for America was foreboding just goes to demonstrate how far off the rails we have ran. Hang in there Melanie…

  47. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    Barbara, perhaps you should talk to the Chinese. They pretty much own it now. They pretty much own us now. Others can see that. Why can't you? Sam may have started Walmart, but look into who REALLY owns it now! That was then, this is NOW.

  48. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    Barbara, perhaps you should talk to the Chinese. They pretty much own it now. They pretty much own us now. Others can see that. Why can't you? Sam may have started Walmart, but look into who REALLY owns it now! That was then, this is NOW.

  49. R Earl Robertson

    Barbara Gaston Walmart is a American multinational corporation which is based in Bentonville Arkansas.Yes it was started by Sam Walton,when I was a manager trainee many years ago I had to read his book"Made in America".We're talking about a totally different Walmart than when Mr Sam was alive.Her fact about it being a Chinese corporation is wrong,but yours is to about it being an American only corporation.Get your facts right.I've lived,ate,and breathed Walmart.

  50. Gregg Sgarlata

    FU*K Walmart. I will NEVER Shop in that PIECE OF CRAP STORE AGAIN and NEITHER SHOULD YO.. FU*K their Apology.

  51. Roger Lyle

    You left wing, Right wing Morons just keep fighting an the ones that won't do a Damn thing anyway just keep it up. The rest of us will destroy America while the rest of you Idiots watch or Just whine…. Yes that was a Smart ASS Remark.

  52. Winston Stevens

    Who is the DB that wrote this garbage? "Walmart apologizes" said at least twice during the piece (POS I should say) when the correct phrase would have/should have been "Walmart apologized". I am so sick of the dumbing down of America. If you can't write correctly, and if the editors can't do their darn job, then find another profession, BOTH of you. You write worse than a 8th grader, or perhaps that should be "worser" than an 8th grader.

  53. Anonymous

    and you MORONS complaining will STILL SHOP THERE. BOYCOTT the place you IDIOTS. THAT'S HOW YOU TEACH THESE SCUMBAGS A LESSON… STUPID PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY.

  54. Shirley Curtis

    deeprainbow That is why neither my husband, son or myself will NOT Shop at Walmart or any other store like that over the christmas holidays. We will NOT buy holiday trees but will go out of our way to buy Christmas trees. We has as much of a right to hear it as people do not to hear it.

  55. Terre Whittall

    Well…you know that flash mobs…are just that…..no one should be permitted to do that sort of thing…flash-mobbing can startle the crap out of people….and who gave anyone the idea they could do it? Glenn Beck? As far as singing "God Bless America"the kids should be allowed..Oh, hey…we can only sing it when it's ok and religiously tolerant to do so? Go ahead keep stripping my rights and you will see what else I can post..According to the Constitution, that is.

  56. Cathy Teter

    I made a promise not to shop at Wal-Mart 2 years ago and haven't been there since. Talk about your flash mob try going in the store on Black Friday (after thanksgiving). It's nut house and most of the sales are a joke and the same sales are there for at least another week after Best sales are limited to get the people in the store.

  57. Sherri Robbins

    Of course Walmart should have apologized. But by apologizing, explaining their "take" on the situation and inviting them back, they saved themselves tons of really bad publicity.

  58. Kevin Nolan

    wal-mart is afraid the customers down in Florida will stop shopping at that store. I know I haven't shopped in wal-mart in years. You need a gas mask to walk in their it smells so bad, with all the imported goods. Come to NC you will not get away with that nonsense here, let the children sing GOD BLESS AMERICA that's for sure.

  59. Cathy Teter

    Barbara your right, but the CEO is from china, he took the place of Walton's son who was killed in a private plane crash that he was flying. FYI Hillary Clinton sat on Wal-Marts board of directors when her husband was president and it was not leaked to the news media because of conflict of interest.

  60. Cathy Teter

    Barbara your right, but the CEO is from china, he took the place of Walton's son who was killed in a private plane crash that he was flying. FYI Hillary Clinton sat on Wal-Marts board of directors when her husband was president and it was not leaked to the news media because of conflict of interest.

  61. Cathy Teter

    Barbara your right, but the CEO is from china, he took the place of Walton's son who was killed in a private plane crash that he was flying. FYI Hillary Clinton sat on Wal-Marts board of directors when her husband was president and it was not leaked to the news media because of conflict of interest.

  62. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    I didn't mean that Walmart is totally owned by the Chinese, but yeah, the CEO is from China, 95% of their products are from China. So, when you buy there, who are you supporting? Plus, I saw a documentary on the Chinese workers who llive in the dormtories to make the things Walmart sells and some of these girls were pleading to Americans to stop buying from Walmart so they could go home to their families. Apparently, once you're in one of those dorm, it is not easy to get out. Facts is facts.

  63. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    I didn't mean that Walmart is totally owned by the Chinese, but yeah, the CEO is from China, 95% of their products are from China. So, when you buy there, who are you supporting? Plus, I saw a documentary on the Chinese workers who llive in the dormtories to make the things Walmart sells and some of these girls were pleading to Americans to stop buying from Walmart so they could go home to their families. Apparently, once you're in one of those dorm, it is not easy to get out. Facts is facts.

  64. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    I didn't mean that Walmart is totally owned by the Chinese, but yeah, the CEO is from China, 95% of their products are from China. So, when you buy there, who are you supporting? Plus, I saw a documentary on the Chinese workers who llive in the dormtories to make the things Walmart sells and some of these girls were pleading to Americans to stop buying from Walmart so they could go home to their families. Apparently, once you're in one of those dorm, it is not easy to get out. Facts is facts.

  65. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    That's what I'm talkin' about, Cliff. Barbara Gaston simply does not know the truth before she prints it out, yet she accuses me of such. Oh well. God bless us all.

  66. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    That's what I'm talkin' about, Cliff. Barbara Gaston simply does not know the truth before she prints it out, yet she accuses me of such. Oh well. God bless us all.

  67. Heidi Brodersen Gold

    That's what I'm talkin' about, Cliff. Barbara Gaston simply does not know the truth before she prints it out, yet she accuses me of such. Oh well. God bless us all.

  68. Anonymous

    Why would they want to sing that song, now that we have overwhelming reproducible proof that there is no God?

  69. Anonymous

    In all fairness Obama should be given the credit he deserves.
    He has done more than any other President before him.
    He has an impressive list of accomplishments:

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.

    First President to violate the War Powers Act.

    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    First President to spend a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs.

    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.

    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.

    First President to terminate America 's ability to put a man in space.

    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.

    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).

    First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

    First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.

    First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 102 to date.

    First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

    First President to go on multiple "global apology" tours and concurrent "insult our friends" tours.

    First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.

    First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

    First President to repeat the Holy Quran & tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

    First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states ( Mexico vs Arizona ).

    How is this hope and change working out for you?

  70. Anonymous

    Wallmart should apologize for pretending to be "Made in America" and then slowly integrating Chinese goods into their stores. Wallmart (his kids actually) should apologize to their Founding Father, Sam Walton, for taking what he created as an "All American, Buy American, Made in the USA store and creating a selfish Chines buying, employee advantage taking, conglomerate that takes full advantage of its' Suppliers. Wallmart should apologize to all of the Mom and Pop stores that they destroyed by building super-stores, undercutting their prices at the beginning, and then raising them after all of the Mom and Pop stores folded up shop. I will NOT shop there. I hope that others will not shop there either! They have now migrated into something that is no longer American!

  71. Anonymous

    Wallmart should apologize for pretending to be "Made in America" and then slowly integrating Chinese goods into their stores. Wallmart (his kids actually) should apologize to their Founding Father, Sam Walton, for taking what he created as an "All American, Buy American, Made in the USA store and creating a selfish Chines buying, employee advantage taking, conglomerate that takes full advantage of its' Suppliers. Wallmart should apologize to all of the Mom and Pop stores that they destroyed by building super-stores, undercutting their prices at the beginning, and then raising them after all of the Mom and Pop stores folded up shop. I will NOT shop there. I hope that others will not shop there either! They have now migrated into something that is no longer American!

  72. Anonymous

    Once upon a time it was "American". Sam Walton created it as a "Buy American, Made in USA, store". Slowly his kids got involved and started migrating Chinese goods into the store. They probably did this without his knowledge. These are the facts. And by stating that it is a "Chinese Store" is closer to the truth than stating it is a 100% American store.

  73. Anonymous

    LOL – A Terrorist Attack – singing God Bless America ?? Really ?? What are you daft ?

  74. Anonymous

    I think that EVERYONE OF US should go out and sing "God Bless America" at every Wallmart. Although I do not want to attract people to shop there!

  75. Cynthia Ann Patrick Walker

    you know walmart supports obama and his campaign. they support him cause they are crooked as he is. profits is all they think about and nothing more. they don't care about america much less wanting kids to sing god bless america or even their employees. that just tells you what walmart really feels when they deny kids. flash bang or not. I refuse to shop a company who supports the obama funds. and walmart is anti-american. shame on them.

  76. Cynthia Ann Patrick Walker

    you know walmart supports obama and his campaign. they support him cause they are crooked as he is. profits is all they think about and nothing more. they don't care about america much less wanting kids to sing god bless america or even their employees. that just tells you what walmart really feels when they deny kids. flash bang or not. I refuse to shop a company who supports the obama funds. and walmart is anti-american. shame on them.

  77. Neil Russell

    Really get rid of religion, i guess you havent noticed what it says on your money that you spend,if you dont like it the just leave the country so others can use the freedoms our forefathers fought and died for and let God be part of it.

  78. Cynthia Ann Patrick Walker

    profits is only in their words of wisdom. they are also obama supporters. shame on walmart for stopping those kids. goes to show that their reputation is going quicker down the toliot. flash bang or not. they don't care about anything but profits and lining their pockets. and supporting obama with their money. he is good business for them. but don't dare say god or anything to do with god. they will call the cops on you.

  79. Michelle Sayles

    Not only were they singing "God Bless America" they were also grade school CHILDREN. Whom had permission. And it was at Walmart. That and to Damiensyde if you seriously believe religion should be banned what other rights that we as Americans have that you don't agree with should those be banned as well? Hmmm I don't believe in just any body being able to have a gun lets get rid of that, oh and free speech lets do away with that also. Just because you don't agree or believe in something does not make it true and even if we banned it in the US it would not stop other countries for their beliefs.

  80. Michelle Sayles

    Not only were they singing "God Bless America" they were also grade school CHILDREN. Whom had permission. And it was at Walmart. That and to Damiensyde if you seriously believe religion should be banned what other rights that we as Americans have that you don't agree with should those be banned as well? Hmmm I don't believe in just any body being able to have a gun lets get rid of that, oh and free speech lets do away with that also. Just because you don't agree or believe in something does not make it true and even if we banned it in the US it would not stop other countries for their beliefs.

  81. Emily Rugburn

    Neil Russell-the country was not founded on the christian religion, it was founded on religious freedom. it just so happened that those who came here for said religious freedom were christians originally. god can be your dog for all the country cares, they won't be removing the writing on the currency so calm down. worship who you want but don't tell people who came here for their own religious freedom to go back to where they came from- technically we should be worshipping the spirits that the native americans worship, it's their land that was stolen so I guess unless you're 100% native american, that call to leave extends to you as well….

  82. Emily Rugburn

    Neil Russell-the country was not founded on the christian religion, it was founded on religious freedom. it just so happened that those who came here for said religious freedom were christians originally. god can be your dog for all the country cares, they won't be removing the writing on the currency so calm down. worship who you want but don't tell people who came here for their own religious freedom to go back to where they came from- technically we should be worshipping the spirits that the native americans worship, it's their land that was stolen so I guess unless you're 100% native american, that call to leave extends to you as well….

  83. Jim Stokes

    When I was a kid, if a group of children started spontaneously singing "God Bless America" anywhere, they would have been applauded, celebrated, and the event splashed across every news outlet. Today we ask if WallyWorld should apologize for calling the police. I may be ill.

  84. Keevin Maxon

    Hey stupid lamai have you seen how kids act in wal-mart they curse,run around,act like idiots,make fun of people,etc,etc. When I go shopping I don't go their for a social event or listen to a bunch of punks sing a song I go their to get my supplies and be on my merry way. There is a time and a place for everything !!!

  85. Hugh Gagner

    unfortunatly socity has fell so low that they think doing anything at walmart is a great place to have thier platform…..sheeple need to realize our economy and economic growth in small business was alive and thriving with all the home town family owned hardware, florist, general store, butcher shops, book stores etc.until walmart came to town and forced thousands of people to loose thier dream of owning a small business because walmart can sell cheap chinese crap for alot less than our made in america products in our made in america small businesses Walmart Kills Dreams & Futures! with that said since walmart forced all those little businesses closed now those brave souls have no jobs and end up working for the very monster that killed thier businesses…in turn getting paid a very small wage so now they can only afford to buy the very cheap overseas crap that ruined thier lives to start with…..wake up america…its not cool to support & shop at walmart…buy proud, buy local!

  86. Marge Peters Gianni

    That's asinine… Walmart should be ahsmaed! I wont shop there as everything is made from China, wont support them.. This world is gone downhill, since everyone wants to get rid of this and that , what a shame.. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  87. Sue Walker

    Keevin Maxon , you need to move somewhere that has no children. You are the idiot mr. man. Have you included your kids in this group of these unruly brats that only go to Walmart. You are such a jerk.

  88. Sue Walker

    Nobody is told that they have to pray. If you dont want to pray, then dont. But dont think you have more rights than those of us who do want to pray.

  89. Harry Andrews

    Singing "God Bless America" is nothing to be offended or scared of Walmart…Now if the kids were running thru the store singing "Allah Bless Afghanistan" then I'd be worried.

  90. Stanley Crowder

    I feel that walmart doesn't support AMERICA it should be (SHUT DOWN) doors closed PERIOD… but it won't happen because people WILL NOT come together. just look at WASHINGTON DC. our congressmen senators, they're running WILD with our $$$$ parties, trips for the first family to another country because it was said word or words to the effect of there's no place here fit to visit. I'm only one person I can't do it all. if it bites you on the butt some will and alot (millions) won't. thank you my time on the soap box is up.

  91. Herman Ospina

    I think we should be more appalled by the horrible grammar found in this article.

  92. Joe Estano

    Let's declare a non=Walmart shopping day nation wide.. When nothing else works, hitting them in the pocket book will…Just saying.

  93. Tom Palmer

    i so agree with you Debbie since Sam has past Walmart has become a place that has no idea how to function and as for the lawsuits they bring them on their selves by being heartless and selfish when people get hurt threr and treat their employees like dirt under their feet

  94. Angie E. House

    If you are in charge of a big store, and this group of kids got denied to do there activities in front of your store.. Then got in a large group. And sing, it doesn't matter what they sing… Could easily turned into a flash mob robbing the store.. You never know, have to be safe. I think the store manager made the right call and did the right thing. What if the police was never called???? Alot of mad things could had happe

  95. Angie E. House

    If you are in charge of a big store, and this group of kids got denied to do there activities in front of your store.. Then got in a large group. And sing, it doesn't matter what they sing… Could easily turned into a flash mob robbing the store.. You never know, have to be safe. I think the store manager made the right call and did the right thing. What if the police was never called???? Alot of mad things could had happe

  96. Yumi Sakura Takahashi

    Walmart gave them permission then just changed their minds when they started singing. Still people will find some way to blame the kids.

  97. Angie E. House

    And on the people in office wasting our money, on selfish things… We have NO one else to blame but out selfsame. We vote them in, if we really wanted a change the American people will stand up together and start changing things.

  98. Yumi Sakura Takahashi

    Walmart gave them permission then just changed their minds when they started singing. Still people will find some way to blame the kids.

  99. Donna McLellan

    Keevin Maxon They were given PERMISSION to sing there in the first place!

  100. Anonymous

    Walmart is about as un-American as you can get. And here you have sheeple parents leading their kids to the local Walmart to display their love and patriotism for their country. Hope those children learned the real lesson here today.

  101. Adam Markham

    why are you shopping at an anti-american store like walmart any way. just order all your crap directly from china and be done with it.

  102. Donna McLellan

    deeprainbow Yes, they will. I know our local Walmart made them say "Happy Holidays", and not allowed to say Merry Christmas. apprently Walmart missed the part about freedom of speech??

  103. Adam Markham

    who would be rolling over in his grave if he could see what his stores have become, you dumb ass. and yes that is to you barbara gaston.

  104. Sue Shaw

    walmart has always been know for its retail entertainment and the kids musice seems exactlylike something Mr Sam would have welcomed and supported he is so missed.

  105. Reginald Garrard

    The kids should have been allowed to sing but there should have been a stage or some rosters for them and it should have been announced as a part of the store's tribute, not the "flash mob" scenario. These "spontaneous" acts, while "cute," should not be as common as they appear to be, especially on September 11.

  106. Reginald Garrard

    The kids should have been allowed to sing but there should have been a stage or some rosters for them and it should have been announced as a part of the store's tribute, not the "flash mob" scenario. These "spontaneous" acts, while "cute," should not be as common as they appear to be, especially on September 11.

  107. Adam Markham

    hey sharif, why don't you crawl back into what ever tent your nomadic arabian ass came out of. it is people like you and gregg that make the rest of us americans sick due to your overwhelming idiocy.

  108. Adam Markham

    hey sharif, why don't you crawl back into what ever tent your nomadic arabian ass came out of. it is people like you and gregg that make the rest of us americans sick due to your overwhelming idiocy.

  109. Anonymous

    R Earl Robertson Amen to that! Walmart is all about the MONEY. Nothing more, nothing less! When will people learn to stay away from this place because it's not in their best interest to do so. It's not in the best interest of America or Americans!!!

  110. Anonymous

    I can see why Walmart did not want them doing it.It causes a huge disturbance and someone may trip and fall.And now because everyone in this country wants to sue everyone else for the littlest thing.And if someone got hurt, then Walmart would get sued not the parents of the kids. I think it is a shame that is how it is in this country.But "We The People" made it that way. I personally would have loved to see it and heard the children sing..Don't see that often here.Most schools don't even allow the pledge of alligence.Would be nice to see some children doing something nice.

  111. James A. Legel

    … I HOPE the PERSON who 'THOUGHT OF/ CALL THE POLICE' is in the UNEMPLOYMENT-LINE…

    God Bless America… AGAIN… SOON……Without a 'WIMP' in our beloved White House…

  112. Brett Holt

    Walmart is not Chinese. It is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. They are not un-american unless you view all big box stores selling cheaper goods from China as un-american. I don't know where you were a manager R Earl but I have never had anyone tell me I could not speak about God. Our Walmart allows the Disabled American Veterans, VFW, American Legion, and Korean War Veterans to all set up stands for donations for thie various flowers and Walmart has donated items to be used in fundraisers for wounded warriors spaghetti dinners and the like. So, chp, Heidi and R Earl, what exactly has Your favorite store done for your community lately?

  113. Paulette Moscato

    I would have loved to see this if the kids had been allowed to do it. It would have made future trips to Walmart something to look forward to. Seeing the police called on well meaning kids would have made me look for other suppliers.

  114. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston Sam is dead. Those are the facts. He was one of the first to say if you can find it made in the USA that is the product he will sell. Evidently his kids and predecessors do not hold the same beliefs. Once a company goes global and sells 90% foreign goods in this country , can you really claim it is an American company? Most companies that go this route do it to evade our Taxes and undermine the U.S. work force. Those are the facts.

  115. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston Sam is dead. Those are the facts. He was one of the first to say if you can find it made in the USA that is the product he will sell. Evidently his kids and predecessors do not hold the same beliefs. Once a company goes global and sells 90% foreign goods in this country , can you really claim it is an American company? Most companies that go this route do it to evade our Taxes and undermine the U.S. work force. Those are the facts.

  116. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston Sam is dead. Those are the facts. He was one of the first to say if you can find it made in the USA that is the product he will sell. Evidently his kids and predecessors do not hold the same beliefs. Once a company goes global and sells 90% foreign goods in this country , can you really claim it is an American company? Most companies that go this route do it to evade our Taxes and undermine the U.S. work force. Those are the facts.

  117. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston Sam is dead. Those are the facts. He was one of the first to say if you can find it made in the USA that is the product he will sell. Evidently his kids and predecessors do not hold the same beliefs. Once a company goes global and sells 90% foreign goods in this country , can you really claim it is an American company? Most companies that go this route do it to evade our Taxes and undermine the U.S. work force. Those are the facts.

  118. Hank Lukas

    This is one of the reason why I won't shop or go into Walmart. I am glad people of Brooklyn, NY fought Walmart from coming to Brooklyn. I Walmart once, felt guilty and left the store I have never gone back. Because on how they treat their employees. They call the police because kids are singing God Bless America. And you Keevin Maxon you are a punk and a schmuck for calling those kids punks. You are a low life.

  119. Richard Olivier

    Robert H., good point, America remembers all terriable events, WW I & II, Korea, Vietnam and we will never not have in our minds. I feel that it will and should not be forgotten. To me, the tragity of the assination of John F. Kennedy was the start of a down hill slide of the America of post world war II. that's my opinion, so every ones opinion are important. It may be in the catigory of loseing a child, in our minds, it shoul not happen. You made a good point ….

  120. Anonymous

    Maybe Wal-mart would have found it less offensive if the children had sung the Chinese national anthem.

  121. David Carreon

    Keevin you must have one heck of a family life. I see that you work on third shift but, I'll bet during the day you spend all of your time watching t.v. a beer in one hand and scrathing your a.. with the other one. probably have someone change channels for you. You call these children who are trying to do something good " punks". I am sure you are an inspiration to your children. I am kidding just in case you don't understand it was meant to be sarcasm. I thought I would explain it to you because of your mental atitude.

  122. J.j. Zucal

    We do remember those events, but we don't have them shoved down our throats. I watched an interview earlier this week as a member of a 9/11 families group said visitors to the Freedom Tower and ground memorial should be shown a video reminding them of what occurred on that day. People are not stupid; Americans know what happened.

  123. J.j. Zucal

    We do remember those events, but we don't have them shoved down our throats. I watched an interview earlier this week as a member of a 9/11 families group said visitors to the Freedom Tower and ground memorial should be shown a video reminding them of what occurred on that day. People are not stupid; Americans know what happened.

  124. J.j. Zucal

    We do remember those events, but we don't have them shoved down our throats. I watched an interview earlier this week as a member of a 9/11 families group said visitors to the Freedom Tower and ground memorial should be shown a video reminding them of what occurred on that day. People are not stupid; Americans know what happened.

  125. Bryan Lee

    Pretty sad when Walmart tries to publicize the fact that they are USA all the way, and have their clothes made in China, and won't let kids sing songs about America in their stores. Looks like they are only an AMERICAN company when they want Americans money. That's why I don't shop there. Hypocrites.

  126. Anonymous

    shame on the managment at that store for not telling them before they were there. what are we teaching the next few generation. to have hatred for their own country and what happened on 911. doesn't that store's management remember what happened.

    if they don't like kids singing what else does Walmart don't like about the communities they have stores in.

  127. Anonymous

    shame on the managment at that store for not telling them before they were there. what are we teaching the next few generation. to have hatred for their own country and what happened on 911. doesn't that store's management remember what happened.

    if they don't like kids singing what else does Walmart don't like about the communities they have stores in.

  128. Anonymous

    would any of the other major retailers do the same thing on the anniversary of 9-11-2001. How many kids or soldiers will have to serve overseas for these people who work at walmart to defend this country called United States of America.

  129. George Waters

    WalMart can go to hell. All they care about is profit. After stoping the Girl Scouts from selling cookies (outside), I go anyplace else. 11 years ago.

  130. Anonymous

    Barbara, I don' think they are saying it is literally a Chinese corporation, but rather it might as well be one because of all the items they carry made in China.

  131. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston .. ITS CALLED SARCASIM!!! EVERY PRODUCT –well 99% of the products inside walmart are from China.

  132. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston .. ITS CALLED SARCASIM!!! EVERY PRODUCT –well 99% of the products inside walmart are from China.

  133. Julie Ann Delgado-Gonzales

    Whatever happened to just simply enjoying the kids singing. Is the world so darn involved with their stupid views and differences that they don't see a child when a child is present. These poor babies they aren't even seen anymore, I could imagine their broken lil hearts after practicing and waiting for the day to perform. This world needs to put the children where they belong….first. I hope they were able to perform somewhere where they were appreciated for all their efforts. Great job kids. God Bless you.

  134. Julie Ann Delgado-Gonzales

    Whatever happened to just simply enjoying the kids singing. Is the world so darn involved with their stupid views and differences that they don't see a child when a child is present. These poor babies they aren't even seen anymore, I could imagine their broken lil hearts after practicing and waiting for the day to perform. This world needs to put the children where they belong….first. I hope they were able to perform somewhere where they were appreciated for all their efforts. Great job kids. God Bless you.

  135. Julie Ann Delgado-Gonzales

    Whatever happened to just simply enjoying the kids singing. Is the world so darn involved with their stupid views and differences that they don't see a child when a child is present. These poor babies they aren't even seen anymore, I could imagine their broken lil hearts after practicing and waiting for the day to perform. This world needs to put the children where they belong….first. I hope they were able to perform somewhere where they were appreciated for all their efforts. Great job kids. God Bless you.

  136. Julie Ann Delgado-Gonzales

    Whatever happened to just simply enjoying the kids singing. Is the world so darn involved with their stupid views and differences that they don't see a child when a child is present. These poor babies they aren't even seen anymore, I could imagine their broken lil hearts after practicing and waiting for the day to perform. This world needs to put the children where they belong….first. I hope they were able to perform somewhere where they were appreciated for all their efforts. Great job kids. God Bless you.

  137. Anonymous

    Wal-Mart is a cheap, dirty, greedy company interested in no one but themselves and how much money they can swipe from the unsuspecting public. What a sorry excuse for a Company. Sam is spinning in his grave!

  138. Juan Dargo

    I agree, there is a time and place for everything. Wal-Mart is not an appropriate place for a 9/11 remembrance. One, it's not very classy is it? And two, people don't want to be bothered when shopping.

  139. Juan Dargo

    Marge Peters Gianni, part of the greatness of this country is about us having a lot of different opinions and the freedom to express them. So you think that Keevin should leave the country just because he doesn't like kids at his Wal-mart and doesn't want to be bothered when he shops? Nice, real nice.

  140. Linda Lenig

    Barbara Gaston Sam is Dead and Wal*Mart continues to sell China made. If they are so American, then why aren't they selling American Made.

  141. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston … you don't recognize the sarcasm or irony fonts, apparently. Put your tongue in your cheek and re-read R Earl's post.

  142. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston … you don't recognize the sarcasm or irony fonts, apparently. Put your tongue in your cheek and re-read R Earl's post.

  143. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston … you don't recognize the sarcasm or irony fonts, apparently. Put your tongue in your cheek and re-read R Earl's post.

  144. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston … you don't recognize the sarcasm or irony fonts, apparently. Put your tongue in your cheek and re-read R Earl's post.

  145. Anonymous

    Barbara Gaston … you don't recognize the sarcasm or irony fonts, apparently. Put your tongue in your cheek and re-read R Earl's post.

  146. Anonymous

    That is the History of WM…back in the 60's…now at all what it is today. Sam and ole Roy are in heaven looking down in shame on what WM has become. Check your OWN facts there Barb….

  147. Sheila Meadors Neely

    This is so Walmart! Since Sam Walton died, his successors have run it in the ground, imo! He was so nice and good man to work for, but these so called people that run it now are almost %*^# to work under! Walmart has gotten too big for it's britches, I bet Sam Walton would be rolling in his grave if he knew what his company has become!

  148. Sheila Meadors Neely

    This is so Walmart! Since Sam Walton died, his successors have run it in the ground, imo! He was so nice and good man to work for, but these so called people that run it now are almost %*^# to work under! Walmart has gotten too big for it's britches, I bet Sam Walton would be rolling in his grave if he knew what his company has become!

  149. Sheila Meadors Neely

    This is so Walmart! Since Sam Walton died, his successors have run it in the ground, imo! He was so nice and good man to work for, but these so called people that run it now are almost %*^# to work under! Walmart has gotten too big for it's britches, I bet Sam Walton would be rolling in his grave if he knew what his company has become!

  150. Sheila Meadors Neely

    This is so Walmart! Since Sam Walton died, his successors have run it in the ground, imo! He was so nice and good man to work for, but these so called people that run it now are almost %*^# to work under! Walmart has gotten too big for it's britches, I bet Sam Walton would be rolling in his grave if he knew what his company has become!

  151. Sheila Meadors Neely

    KEVIN.. You are sick one! Go back under the rock you crawled out from under!

  152. Sheila Meadors Neely

    HEIDI.. You are not from my country are you? Walmart was started in Bentonville, Arkansas.. or do you know where that is?

  153. Johnie Kemp

    WalMart is NOT a Chinese corporation. The reason you may think that is practically all their merchandise is outsourced to China. As for this article, I have seldom read anything so poorly written. Good grief. As for the author's question about kids singing 'flashpoint' style, I don't think the customers would care. Obviously it upset management.. a distraction to shoppers, no doubt. And I will qualify my comment about the children singing with a caution, 'if they were behaving properly and not being unruly.' The whole thing would be more effective if the choir just sang together, traditionally.

  154. Johnie Kemp

    Robert, you are so right. Let us remember what happened on our watch, as those before us remembered what happened on their watch. That way we can pass the memories in a real way on to our children. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.

  155. Danny J Brown

    Walmart could give a rats AS$, they know they got their tit in a wringer and is now trying to cover it up! Sam Walton would fire 90% of the people working for him if he were alive today and probably disown his greedy as$ kids!

  156. Jason C Vance

    where is the freedon is america or don't that even exist anymore.
    i do find this to be SHAMEFULL I mean come on REALLY.
    where is this world coming to.

  157. Lantz Dennison

    True they are Americans, however the first step to fixing a problem is realizing there is one. Then identifying said problem. In this case it is rampant stupidity that starts MOST of the issues in this country :)

  158. Lantz Dennison

    True they are Americans, however the first step to fixing a problem is realizing there is one. Then identifying said problem. In this case it is rampant stupidity that starts MOST of the issues in this country :)

  159. Lantz Dennison

    True they are Americans, however the first step to fixing a problem is realizing there is one. Then identifying said problem. In this case it is rampant stupidity that starts MOST of the issues in this country :)

  160. Lantz Dennison

    True they are Americans, however the first step to fixing a problem is realizing there is one. Then identifying said problem. In this case it is rampant stupidity that starts MOST of the issues in this country :)

  161. Lantz Dennison

    True they are Americans, however the first step to fixing a problem is realizing there is one. Then identifying said problem. In this case it is rampant stupidity that starts MOST of the issues in this country :)

  162. Alex Berta

    Its a little bizarre. Just because they were singing "God Bless America" that makes it OK? I don't think so. Flash mobs are so stupid anyway. Who started that crap Howie Mandell?

  163. Thomas Griffith

    Really Wal-Mart……… are you afraid Americanism is going to affect your bottom dollar, just reelect Oboma he believes that 100 o/o taxation is fair as long it is in the better benefit of the state!

  164. Doug Bruner

    At the Walmart stores in my city, employees smile and say "Merry Christmas." The Walmart store in your city must have a rotten manager!

  165. Anonymous

    Keevin Maxon YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE ASS HOLE AND OBVIOUSLY AN OBAMAITE FOOL! IF THEY WERE SINGING PRAISES TO YOUR MESSIAH OBAMA YOU WOULD BE ON YOUR KNEES KISSING HIS FEET. OF COURSE YOU PROBABLY MADE THE POST BECAUSE YOU KNEW IT WOULD GET A RESPONSE PROBABLY THE ONLY ATTENTION YOU GET IN YOUR LIFE…….

  166. Anonymous

    Keevin Maxon YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE ASS HOLE AND OBVIOUSLY AN OBAMAITE FOOL! IF THEY WERE SINGING PRAISES TO YOUR MESSIAH OBAMA YOU WOULD BE ON YOUR KNEES KISSING HIS FEET. OF COURSE YOU PROBABLY MADE THE POST BECAUSE YOU KNEW IT WOULD GET A RESPONSE PROBABLY THE ONLY ATTENTION YOU GET IN YOUR LIFE…….

  167. Doug Bruner

    deeprainbow :At the Walmart stores in my city, the employees smile and say "Merry Christmas." The Walmart store in your city must have a rotten manager!

  168. Anonymous

    Oh yeah MUSLIM BASTARDS ARE GOING TO SING GOD BLESS AMERICA….BESIDES THEY HAD AUTHORITY WAY ABOVE A DINKY ASS STORE MANAGER WHO SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED OR THE STORE BE BOYCOTTED!

  169. Anonymous

    That's what's wrong with America now the people don't care about they past OR THOSE THAT DIED GIVING YOU A FUTURE. I FEEL PITY FOR YOU BEING SO STUPID.

  170. Anonymous

    That's what's wrong with America now the people don't care about they past OR THOSE THAT DIED GIVING YOU A FUTURE. I FEEL PITY FOR YOU BEING SO STUPID.

  171. Anonymous

    That's what's wrong with America now the people don't care about they past OR THOSE THAT DIED GIVING YOU A FUTURE. I FEEL PITY FOR YOU BEING SO STUPID.

  172. Anonymous

    That's what's wrong with America now the people don't care about they past OR THOSE THAT DIED GIVING YOU A FUTURE. I FEEL PITY FOR YOU BEING SO STUPID.

  173. Pete Weaver

    Sam WaltonHad an Idea , and, itecame a Giant In this country, has Thousands of emplyees,, If he was around today to see what he created< idon't think he would Appreciate one of his stores getting an F in Publirelations with a Group of School Children, after all they are his future Customers when they grow up and become part of the work thatmakes this Country Hum. THen again he might not like being told by President Barack Hussie Obama that he did not have that great idea and Built alll those Stores,, some one else did it. Maybe Puttin or Amajhinajad, who Knows.

  174. Pete Weaver

    Sam WaltonHad an Idea , and, itecame a Giant In this country, has Thousands of emplyees,, If he was around today to see what he created< idon't think he would Appreciate one of his stores getting an F in Publirelations with a Group of School Children, after all they are his future Customers when they grow up and become part of the work thatmakes this Country Hum. THen again he might not like being told by President Barack Hussie Obama that he did not have that great idea and Built alll those Stores,, some one else did it. Maybe Puttin or Amajhinajad, who Knows.

  175. R Earl Robertson

    Brett Holt Brett,I was a co-manager in North Carolina and then in New Mexico.Not all stores operate the same,some store managers allow associates to speak of God.This is against Walmarts policy on Diversity.I attended many a seminars held by Walmart Hr who taught us not to talk about religion or other religious terms or language.I am a Christian and thats why I'm no longer with Walmart because I'm not going to compromise my beliefs or subdue that of others.This is not to say I'm right your wrong,just the facts that I've lived thru.When I left the company,it was still an American company,who tried to find ways to pass savings on to their customers.I didn't know the CEO was Chinese,when I left the company 10 months ago he was American.America needs to found ways to compete with China again to start rebuilding "made in America" and pushing politicians to support this.After all their the ones who make it easy for the Chinese to gain a foothold in our country.

  176. R Earl Robertson

    Brett Holt Brett,I was a co-manager in North Carolina and then in New Mexico.Not all stores operate the same,some store managers allow associates to speak of God.This is against Walmarts policy on Diversity.I attended many a seminars held by Walmart Hr who taught us not to talk about religion or other religious terms or language.I am a Christian and thats why I'm no longer with Walmart because I'm not going to compromise my beliefs or subdue that of others.This is not to say I'm right your wrong,just the facts that I've lived thru.When I left the company,it was still an American company,who tried to find ways to pass savings on to their customers.I didn't know the CEO was Chinese,when I left the company 10 months ago he was American.America needs to found ways to compete with China again to start rebuilding "made in America" and pushing politicians to support this.After all their the ones who make it easy for the Chinese to gain a foothold in our country.

  177. R Earl Robertson

    Brett Holt Brett,I was a co-manager in North Carolina and then in New Mexico.Not all stores operate the same,some store managers allow associates to speak of God.This is against Walmarts policy on Diversity.I attended many a seminars held by Walmart Hr who taught us not to talk about religion or other religious terms or language.I am a Christian and thats why I'm no longer with Walmart because I'm not going to compromise my beliefs or subdue that of others.This is not to say I'm right your wrong,just the facts that I've lived thru.When I left the company,it was still an American company,who tried to find ways to pass savings on to their customers.I didn't know the CEO was Chinese,when I left the company 10 months ago he was American.America needs to found ways to compete with China again to start rebuilding "made in America" and pushing politicians to support this.After all their the ones who make it easy for the Chinese to gain a foothold in our country.

  178. R Earl Robertson

    Brett Holt Brett,I was a co-manager in North Carolina and then in New Mexico.Not all stores operate the same,some store managers allow associates to speak of God.This is against Walmarts policy on Diversity.I attended many a seminars held by Walmart Hr who taught us not to talk about religion or other religious terms or language.I am a Christian and thats why I'm no longer with Walmart because I'm not going to compromise my beliefs or subdue that of others.This is not to say I'm right your wrong,just the facts that I've lived thru.When I left the company,it was still an American company,who tried to find ways to pass savings on to their customers.I didn't know the CEO was Chinese,when I left the company 10 months ago he was American.America needs to found ways to compete with China again to start rebuilding "made in America" and pushing politicians to support this.After all their the ones who make it easy for the Chinese to gain a foothold in our country.

  179. R Earl Robertson

    Brett Holt Brett,I was a co-manager in North Carolina and then in New Mexico.Not all stores operate the same,some store managers allow associates to speak of God.This is against Walmarts policy on Diversity.I attended many a seminars held by Walmart Hr who taught us not to talk about religion or other religious terms or language.I am a Christian and thats why I'm no longer with Walmart because I'm not going to compromise my beliefs or subdue that of others.This is not to say I'm right your wrong,just the facts that I've lived thru.When I left the company,it was still an American company,who tried to find ways to pass savings on to their customers.I didn't know the CEO was Chinese,when I left the company 10 months ago he was American.America needs to found ways to compete with China again to start rebuilding "made in America" and pushing politicians to support this.After all their the ones who make it easy for the Chinese to gain a foothold in our country.

  180. Anonymous

    Keevin Maxon You are a bitch. No seriously, you are what is wrong with this country. If you hate Christianity so much go join up with the muslim bro-hood. Just don't come back crying when they rape, beat, torture, kill and drag your body through the streets for all to see

  181. R Earl Robertson

    Brett Holt Brett,my store done the same for the veterans,lions clubs,girl scouts and so on etc.They had to set up on the outside of the store. When we had a grand reopening,the V.F.W. veterans carried the flags.I'm a veteran myself and proud of these organizations.The issue is what they allow in the store.

  182. Anonymous

    Flash mob my ass. That manager should be fired. Sam Walton would have definately fired him..

  183. Cherry Darling

    Ok Debbie Sue, because Wal Mart backpedaling isn't a superficial topic and is 'real news'…who gives a goddamn about celebrities, Walmart, or some midwest hick that got busted for coupon fraud….isn't this a presidential election year?You know what else happened that day or were you too busy reading a local fluff piece about someone turning 100? Are there not massive riots going on in the Middle East where people are attacking American Embassies? Oh, wait…I'm sorry…simple news for simple folks. What was I thinking?

  184. Billy Presnell

    our country apologizies to the terriost across seas for making them mad, I would say YEA apologize and give them about 30 minutes of free picking in the toy isles also.

  185. Billy Presnell

    our country apologizies to the terriost across seas for making them mad, I would say YEA apologize and give them about 30 minutes of free picking in the toy isles also.

  186. Anonymous

    Just like the Democrats, they are scared the term God may offend someone and they may not vote for them or shop at thir place any longer..lol.

  187. Anonymous

    Just like the Democrats, they are scared the term God may offend someone and they may not vote for them or shop at thir place any longer..lol.

  188. Anonymous

    Just like the Democrats, they are scared the term God may offend someone and they may not vote for them or shop at thir place any longer..lol.

  189. Anonymous

    OMG how sad that the police are called on for kids singing God Bless America in an American retail store. PLEASE QUIT SHOPPING AT WALMART.

  190. Victoria Ramirez

    We have children, teenagers, adults, carrying guns and using them against other people in the US, causing terrorism, and no one in the U.S.A. thinks there is a problem with that. It seems to me that in the U.S.A. people want to live with their heads inside their asses and only take it out when "outsiders" or people that live in other nations do something to the U.S. Well, we have terrorist attacks almost every day in the U.S. by regular walking civilians who are shooting at anyone who doesn't agree with them because is so easy to get guns in the U.S. that even a child can get one, and Americans don't think of it as "terrorism". As a matter of fact, Most Americans think is a the norm to have a gun at home, just to shoot someone that they don't like, or have their own kid die at the hands of their own gun. But, hey! is Ok, that's what make America so Great, isn't it? We, in America, are just plain and simple hipocrits! Why celebrate 911, if we don't care about our own people dying in a senseless war against terrorism, nor do we care about the people that die daily, right here in America, in the hands of irresponsible people carrying guns. Hypocrits!

  191. Victoria Ramirez

    We have children, teenagers, adults, carrying guns and using them against other people in the US, causing terrorism, and no one in the U.S.A. thinks there is a problem with that. It seems to me that in the U.S.A. people want to live with their heads inside their asses and only take it out when "outsiders" or people that live in other nations do something to the U.S. Well, we have terrorist attacks almost every day in the U.S. by regular walking civilians who are shooting at anyone who doesn't agree with them because is so easy to get guns in the U.S. that even a child can get one, and Americans don't think of it as "terrorism". As a matter of fact, Most Americans think is a the norm to have a gun at home, just to shoot someone that they don't like, or have their own kid die at the hands of their own gun. But, hey! is Ok, that's what make America so Great, isn't it? We, in America, are just plain and simple hipocrits! Why celebrate 911, if we don't care about our own people dying in a senseless war against terrorism, nor do we care about the people that die daily, right here in America, in the hands of irresponsible people carrying guns. Hypocrits!

  192. Victoria Ramirez

    We have children, teenagers, adults, carrying guns and using them against other people in the US, causing terrorism, and no one in the U.S.A. thinks there is a problem with that. It seems to me that in the U.S.A. people want to live with their heads inside their asses and only take it out when "outsiders" or people that live in other nations do something to the U.S. Well, we have terrorist attacks almost every day in the U.S. by regular walking civilians who are shooting at anyone who doesn't agree with them because is so easy to get guns in the U.S. that even a child can get one, and Americans don't think of it as "terrorism". As a matter of fact, Most Americans think is a the norm to have a gun at home, just to shoot someone that they don't like, or have their own kid die at the hands of their own gun. But, hey! is Ok, that's what make America so Great, isn't it? We, in America, are just plain and simple hipocrits! Why celebrate 911, if we don't care about our own people dying in a senseless war against terrorism, nor do we care about the people that die daily, right here in America, in the hands of irresponsible people carrying guns. Hypocrits!

  193. Victoria Ramirez

    Unless Americans stop being so against each other, this Nation will Never get back on its feet again. Americans are against each other, and they say the enemies are the Arabs, I simply doubt it, when we have people right here in Americanca killing and hating each other, even more so after 911 2001. It seems that the attacks of 911 only made us more idiotic, instead of making us stronger together, and stronger as a nation. Everybody in America is to dammed concerned with their own "personal-interest" to focus on getting together with other Americans to bring this Nation back on its feet. We are doomed because of ALL the stupidity happening right here in America. Every one here is just out for themselves, and no one wants to see anyone else succeed, so let's not blame it on other people, let's stop being so God Damn idiots and helpt each other, theat way we will never have enemies beat us again. The way I see it, who ever did 911 in 2001, got what they wanted; to see an America Divided by its own Citizens, who went against each other, after 911.

  194. Marilynn Green

    Wow, if any of this is true……………glad I don't work for Walmart. I'd really be embarrassed, but then Sears was just as bad if not worse.

  195. Marilynn Green

    Wow, if any of this is true……………glad I don't work for Walmart. I'd really be embarrassed, but then Sears was just as bad if not worse.

  196. Barbara Jo Garb

    If you ask me when Mr. Sam died Walmart the way he envsioned it died with him. It is nothing more now than a huge mess that wants only to make money off the backs of its Associates. Customer Service is gone they only want robots who will toe the line. So glad to be out of there

  197. Barbara Jo Garb

    If you ask me when Mr. Sam died Walmart the way he envsioned it died with him. It is nothing more now than a huge mess that wants only to make money off the backs of its Associates. Customer Service is gone they only want robots who will toe the line. So glad to be out of there

  198. Barbara Jo Garb

    If you ask me when Mr. Sam died Walmart the way he envsioned it died with him. It is nothing more now than a huge mess that wants only to make money off the backs of its Associates. Customer Service is gone they only want robots who will toe the line. So glad to be out of there

  199. Barbara Jo Garb

    If you ask me when Mr. Sam died Walmart the way he envsioned it died with him. It is nothing more now than a huge mess that wants only to make money off the backs of its Associates. Customer Service is gone they only want robots who will toe the line. So glad to be out of there

  200. Maggie Schleimer

    I'm just curious why were they going to sing at a Walmart? Nothing against Walmart but any Walmart Ive ever been in there wouldn't be any room actually in the store. To me they should be singing at a government building or a park where they could have been advertised & more people could have seen them. I would have loved to see them. Its all sad & I know Walmart will fix it. There's a reason for everything & I know they will all get it figured out.

  201. Maggie Schleimer

    I'm just curious why were they going to sing at a Walmart? Nothing against Walmart but any Walmart Ive ever been in there wouldn't be any room actually in the store. To me they should be singing at a government building or a park where they could have been advertised & more people could have seen them. I would have loved to see them. Its all sad & I know Walmart will fix it. There's a reason for everything & I know they will all get it figured out.

  202. Maggie Schleimer

    I'm just curious why were they going to sing at a Walmart? Nothing against Walmart but any Walmart Ive ever been in there wouldn't be any room actually in the store. To me they should be singing at a government building or a park where they could have been advertised & more people could have seen them. I would have loved to see them. Its all sad & I know Walmart will fix it. There's a reason for everything & I know they will all get it figured out.

  203. Wes Stevens

    yea gregg your right . what were we thinking walmart is such a high profile target. and those dam 9 yr olds , who knows right ,they could have been the first wave of a horrific attack. thank god for mental disablility checks there gregg u will get ur moneys worth iam sure,,home land defense REALLY needs u on the payroll what with those sharp instinks u have lol….. u prob already work for them tho right ,,,right u have to

  204. Dennis Hartinger

    Who is the idiot who wrote this? First of all the kids were given permission to sing by a Walmart person who was not there that day. Try researching your stories before you make yourself look dumber that you really are.

  205. Dennis Hartinger

    Who is the idiot who wrote this? First of all the kids were given permission to sing by a Walmart person who was not there that day. Try researching your stories before you make yourself look dumber that you really are.

  206. Dennis Hartinger

    Who is the idiot who wrote this? First of all the kids were given permission to sing by a Walmart person who was not there that day. Try researching your stories before you make yourself look dumber that you really are.

  207. Michael Liebmann

    Considering that Walmart is doing more for foreign corporations than American corporations, this reaction does not surprise me. Walmart's apology is way too little, way too late. Walmart had OK'd this happening and then changed its mind without letting the children know? That's not corporate responsibility.

  208. Michael Liebmann

    Considering that Walmart is doing more for foreign corporations than American corporations, this reaction does not surprise me. Walmart's apology is way too little, way too late. Walmart had OK'd this happening and then changed its mind without letting the children know? That's not corporate responsibility.

  209. Michael Liebmann

    Considering that Walmart is doing more for foreign corporations than American corporations, this reaction does not surprise me. Walmart's apology is way too little, way too late. Walmart had OK'd this happening and then changed its mind without letting the children know? That's not corporate responsibility.

  210. Michael Liebmann

    Considering that Walmart is doing more for foreign corporations than American corporations, this reaction does not surprise me. Walmart's apology is way too little, way too late. Walmart had OK'd this happening and then changed its mind without letting the children know? That's not corporate responsibility.

  211. Allen Gemeinhardt

    onlyprovenfacts: You may not believe there's a God, but you can't stop us believers from exprssing
    our belief that there is…these kids should have been able to sing without police intervention…period!

  212. Allen Gemeinhardt

    onlyprovenfacts: You may not believe there's a God, but you can't stop us believers from exprssing
    our belief that there is…these kids should have been able to sing without police intervention…period!

  213. Allen Gemeinhardt

    onlyprovenfacts: You may not believe there's a God, but you can't stop us believers from exprssing
    our belief that there is…these kids should have been able to sing without police intervention…period!

  214. Allen Gemeinhardt

    Angie E. House – If you really believe what you wrote in your post, that Wal-Mart did the right thing to call the police for safety reasons…I really feel sorry for you…your assumptions are very illogical.

  215. Allen Gemeinhardt

    Angie E. House – If you really believe what you wrote in your post, that Wal-Mart did the right thing to call the police for safety reasons…I really feel sorry for you…your assumptions are very illogical.

  216. Allen Gemeinhardt

    Angie E. House – If you really believe what you wrote in your post, that Wal-Mart did the right thing to call the police for safety reasons…I really feel sorry for you…your assumptions are very illogical.

  217. Anonymous

    There are many good comments here but I really think the Paparazzi are lower than whale crap.

  218. Alex Berta

    No Allen I haven't. It said Walmart changed their mind. Did you read that part Allen? Grow some hair dude.

  219. Alex Berta

    No Allen I haven't. It said Walmart changed their mind. Did you read that part Allen? Grow some hair dude.

  220. Allen Gemeinhardt

    Herman Ospina: I find so many articles on Yahoo, and the Inquisitr, that are so poorly written. The grammar and sentence structure, is horrible. I find it very sad, that (for some writers), the skillful use
    of the English language is becoming a lost art!

  221. Wes Stevens

    at least this dude gregg made my nite lmao havent laughed so hard in days lmao ,,,,,, bet ur ass now that gregg pointed out that walmarts are a high profile target for the frist wave of attacks ,i m shoppin at TARGET , ooo wait dam ,target ????? i saw the girl scouts out front in droves MY GOD MAN is there no safe place to buy my chunky monkey ,,, my god the humanity ,,the humanity ,,

  222. Wes Stevens

    at least this dude gregg made my nite lmao havent laughed so hard in days lmao ,,,,,, bet ur ass now that gregg pointed out that walmarts are a high profile target for the frist wave of attacks ,i m shoppin at TARGET , ooo wait dam ,target ????? i saw the girl scouts out front in droves MY GOD MAN is there no safe place to buy my chunky monkey ,,, my god the humanity ,,the humanity ,,

  223. Wes Stevens

    at least this dude gregg made my nite lmao havent laughed so hard in days lmao ,,,,,, bet ur ass now that gregg pointed out that walmarts are a high profile target for the frist wave of attacks ,i m shoppin at TARGET , ooo wait dam ,target ????? i saw the girl scouts out front in droves MY GOD MAN is there no safe place to buy my chunky monkey ,,, my god the humanity ,,the humanity ,,

  224. Wes Stevens

    at least this dude gregg made my nite lmao havent laughed so hard in days lmao ,,,,,, bet ur ass now that gregg pointed out that walmarts are a high profile target for the frist wave of attacks ,i m shoppin at TARGET , ooo wait dam ,target ????? i saw the girl scouts out front in droves MY GOD MAN is there no safe place to buy my chunky monkey ,,, my god the humanity ,,the humanity ,,

  225. Wes Stevens

    dam every time i read this i really wanna ask gregg were he buys his weed ,,, did he really say" with no prior warning kids just breaking into song would freak out walmart shoppers ,, is this the same chain of retail outlets that people get trampled to death on the black friday flat screen tv sales ??? gregg please . PLEASE post more …. hell u should write a blog….

  226. Angie E. House

    i work in a big store, i can see something happening you never know. plus we do not know the whole story only part of it got reported. what if a large group came in your yard wanted to do a yard sell, you told them no thank you, they didn't leave they stayed. the group got bigger then the group started to sing in your yard by your front door after you asked them no thank you nice. what would you do? how would your family feel a large group of ppl, you said no thank you too stay right there right by your front door. …… there has been flash mobs of stealing all across our nation. would you take that risk? would you put a chance of your family in harms way……. the group didn't and had plan of this but you never know…… on a personal note i think it is wounderful these kids sang this song, passing love of our land to our kids.

  227. Angie E. House

    if you all dis-like WallMart so much. Then do what GB says: fire WallMart by NOT shopping there. Your choice to make WallMart grand by going into that store.

  228. Angie E. House

    if you all dis-like WallMart so much. Then do what GB says: fire WallMart by NOT shopping there. Your choice to make WallMart grand by going into that store.

  229. Mercedes Abraham

    1997…last Walmart purchase. Have no problem supporting other suppliers of…stuff.

  230. Ruth Ella Owens

    Yes Lantz. It seems, everyone is over-correcting, nowadays. There is no common sense prevailing here. Let the kids sing. They were not intending a marathon performance. You have these dummies who close down lemonade stands. Arrest toddlers for eating in a store. My GOD!! Everyday, I tolerate things, in which I personally take no part. Live and Let Live.

  231. Doug Hiser

    The manager should be fired immediately! Our boys and girls are fighting and dying everyday for this a..hole to ban a bunch of gradeschool kids….what a chump….fire….fire….fire!

  232. Kathy Rains

    What in HELL is wrong with these ANTI-AMERICAN WAL MART MORONIC-THUGS? Do you people actually think they CARE about us in America? If you DO, you are DELUSIONAL AND HORRIBLY MISINFORMED! I drive a semi truck all over America, and deliver to Wal Mart Distribution Centers. They are interested in ONE THING!>>> $$$,$$$,$$$.$$!
    3-5 HUGE shipe arrive every 5 days in the West Coast of USA, from CHINA. 15,000 semi-trailer sized CONTAINERS are off loaded in TWO HOURS. They then return to China…with our MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, and more jobs for the Chinese, NOT Americans; only the OWNERS of the American Companies that have moved THEIR Manufacturing Facilities TO China so they could avoid Taxes and get cheaper labor, thus, NOT SUPPORTING the USA that GIVES them Tax Breaks. WAL MART IS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY! WAKE UP AMERICA. THEY DO NOT CARE about these lovely children (getting 'in the WAY of people ' that are bringing in >>MONEY<<! This country would be better off BOYCOTTING WAL MART! Open up small stores again; put people back to work; bring manufacturing BACK into America! COMMON SENSE! This country is flushing down like a HUGE TOILET!

  233. Paul Lehman

    Before any of you post comments, I would suggest you write and click where you can use SPELL CHECK. So many of you forgot what your teachers told you about spelling and punctuation. Shame you wasted your time.
    As for Walmart most of you got it right. Their reputation precedes them adequately.

  234. Johnie Kemp

    Just returning what has been dished out, sister. No hard feelings. It's politics. And I'll go peddle it somewhere else when you guys do the same. And quit lying also..

  235. Kathy Rains

    Hey Keevin (Kevin?) Maxon..WHAT is that you are HOLDING? Is it a idiot? a little PUNK? that will NEVER SING A SONG? Hmmmm…Lucky kid, THAT ONE IS! to have 'YOU for a 'Father' of family member, YOU>>>THAT PROBABLY used TO BE or STILL IS a PUNK!, and an UNEDUCATED IDIOT THAT CAN'T EVEN SPELL CORRECTLY! READ (if you CAN) again…the whole story; this was a group of organized children, doing a wonderful and loving thing for the citizens of this country without expectation of 'pay'. They are too young now to 'serve' this Country in any other way, but they have dedication and kindness and caring in their hearts; things I think many of us think is MISSING from your COLD, UNCARING, SELFISH 'HEART' AND 'MIND'. And they are apparently being guided by a wonderful teacher and school that every parent should be very proud of. Kudos and Praises and Blessings to them all; Crap on a Stick to Wal Mart!

  236. Margaret Whiteside

    Yes, it USED to sell American goods, too, and advertised "Made in America." It is not now, and they have wronged too many people to even go there. I do not patronize Walmart at all. They do not give women anything, do not promote women, or allow their employees to even say "Merry Christmas." Tell me they are an American Company. Sam Walton had it right, but it certainly went downhill from there. No more of my money will ever go into that hole.

  237. Margaret Whiteside

    I am not a Republican, and I do not shop at Walmart because even though it started out with merchandise made in America, that is not true now. They do not treat women employees fairly, pay little for their merchandise so they can sell it at a lower price, and the people they get it from get next to nothing. One man made children's furniture for them, wanted a little more money for it, they copied it and had it made in China because he did not have a patent on it. They have caused all the smaller stores to close, and they are rich because of it. I despise that store and will NEVER shop there.

  238. James Wilhite

    I would think a public apology along with a significant contribution to the victims of the 9/11 attacks or wounded warriors program would be appropriate. I don't think this is a Wal Mart Policy. Just an individual. Unfortunately Wal Mart gets the headlines. I have worked with Wal Mart and the veterans groups and WM has been ever so helpful in any event we have conducted. It's too bad they have to apologize for this managers actions.

  239. James Wilhite

    I would think a public apology along with a significant contribution to the victims of the 9/11 attacks or wounded warriors program would be appropriate. I don't think this is a Wal Mart Policy. Just an individual. Unfortunately Wal Mart gets the headlines. I have worked with Wal Mart and the veterans groups and WM has been ever so helpful in any event we have conducted. It's too bad they have to apologize for this managers actions.

  240. Maryjo Costigan

    If you don't believe in God how can the use of God in a song honoring our country be offensive. Doesn't it mean nothing to a non believer anyway?

  241. Tom Mackwell

    Just another excuse to bash God in public, I'm sure. It's become a popular move. I normally try to stay out of things like this because nobody is open minded when it comes to religion anymore, but calling the cops for some kids singing a patriotic song? What're they gonna do next, sue the Yankees for playing it in the 7th inning stretch?

  242. Tom Mackwell

    Just another excuse to bash God in public, I'm sure. It's become a popular move. I normally try to stay out of things like this because nobody is open minded when it comes to religion anymore, but calling the cops for some kids singing a patriotic song? What're they gonna do next, sue the Yankees for playing it in the 7th inning stretch?

  243. Christine DeLucry

    I don't think it was an attempt to bash God…I think Walmart was trying to be neutral and not offend anyone. Not everyone in this country is Christian or believes in god. However, calling the cops over a bunch of kids singing was totally uncalled for. They could have handled it in a much better fashion.

  244. Maryjo Costigan

    You say not everyone believes in God, so my point: if you do not believe in God if you are a non believer – it should mean nothing. We all have freedom of speech!! That includes people who believe in God too.

  245. Maryjo Costigan

    You say not everyone believes in God, so my point: if you do not believe in God if you are a non believer – it should mean nothing. We all have freedom of speech!! That includes people who believe in God too.

  246. Maryjo Costigan

    You say not everyone believes in God, so my point: if you do not believe in God if you are a non believer – it should mean nothing. We all have freedom of speech!! That includes people who believe in God too.

  247. Maryjo Costigan

    You say not everyone believes in God, so my point: if you do not believe in God if you are a non believer – it should mean nothing. We all have freedom of speech!! That includes people who believe in God too.

  248. Richard Olivier

    Hiedi, have no fear, they don't nearly own us and they never will. Thier economy depends on America plus, they are smart enough not to call in any markers. Chinas financial status is 10% of Americas, they will never out do America !!!

  249. Richard Olivier

    Barbara Gaston , yes, Wal Mart is an American Corporation, but old Sam is turning in his grave!! Mr WALTON SAID HE WOULD ONLY SELL PRODUCTS MADE IN AMERICA, unless there were no products made here that he would market. Think about this, Big Corporations made sure that was going to happen for thier profits by out sourceing !I don't think Mr. Walton expected that to happen ! Why do communities give Wal Mart a ten year no tax free ride ? Jobs, then why do communities give them anoyher tax free plan when they build another Wal Mart in another location ? Wal Mart, a community friendly Corporation ? How long do the long or short time small businesses last after Wal Mart moves in ? Progress you say can't be stopped, really. ? The small businesses would agree, thier progress " Was Stopped " !!!!!!!!!!…………Price matching, you like that, will you when the other choices are gone, will Wal Mart still be low on thier prices??….I have more examples to think about, later !!…..Good Luck !!

  250. Vin Smith

    …Amen, Judy. About to go celebrate with the surviving members of the class of '62–our fiftieth reunion. My children and grandchildren have been patiently trying to inform me for years that I am old. I have previously believed them to speak with forked tongues. But 50th??? Could it be? Am I now TRULY my own grandfather? I heard that song, dismissed it as a novelty tune. Now… I realize it is probably…ah…my bio in song….

  251. Judy Leach

    Pete, are you saying that none of the public entities in the area of any WalMart gave WalMart any tax breaks to come to town? And how would shoppers get to the store without roads that got government money to build? And it goes on and on. President Obama's statement was taken out of context. But Wait!! Did you listen to Romney's comments to his Millionaire buddies about 47% of our fellow americans? He is so far out there it is a joke.

  252. Pete Weaver

    Those road are built withTax payers money and not by goverment in terms as how you see goverment You are the Goverment you and Millions of other people in this country Clint Eastwood told you tah and you hired person to do a job ,did not do Job you fire them.it is that simple ,Wal =mart seems liethat when a Wal-Mart store wanted to come into Toledo they were not wanted there was a ruckus over it ,I visited friends there a lot and know what was going on. There is a lot of polatics ivolved in any thing that goes on when Moey is invloved ,I seen it first hand when lived thee,Ik ow money & dit changed hands ,and bothe were moey in 12 form or another.