Two reasons to be happy:
Nearby Inglewood (a lower middle-class city surrounded on almost every side by Los Angeles) voted by a 2-1 margin yesterday to bar Wal-Mart from building one of its Superstores within their community. The LA Times story is here; the Bloomberg story is here.
``Once they've lost, it does show they can be defeated,'' said Don Gher, who helps manage about $525 million, including 75,656 Wal-Mart shares, at Coldstream Capital Management in Bellevue, Washington.
``It is a little bit of a cloud over the stock,'' Patricia Edwards, who helps manage $5.8 billion for Wentworth, Hauser & Violich in Seattle, including more than 1 million Wal-Mart shares, said of the political opposition to Wal-Mart. ``If people don't want them in their area that can't be good for the stock long term.'
Calloo, callay, o frabjous day, I chortle in my glee!
And check out what Jenell has to say today about evangelical attitudes towards homosexuality. She's got a great post, and I really liked this bit:
We (evangelicals) engage with the world only for purposes of changing it or judging it. People become projects, and "relational evangelism" becomes a strange caricature in which 'relationships' are nothing more than strained attempts to nose into someone else's life and try to change them.
And I am debating whether it is worth trying to turn my post on feminism and surgery (immediately below) into a larger article. One thing about blogging -- it keeps me from actually submitting anything anywhere else!