Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Thursday Thirteen #304

The thirteen top places we shop. According to the National Retail Federation, this is where we spent our money in 2022. At $460 billion, Walmart is #1 by far. I'm surprised. I expected it to be Amazon ($219 billion).

  1. Walmart
  2. Amazon
  3. Costco
  4. The Home Depot
  5. Kroger Grocery Stores
  6. Walgreens
  7. Target
  8. CVS
  9. Lowe's
  10. Albertson's
  11. Apple Stores/iTunes
  12. Royal Ahold (Stop and Shop, Food Giant)
  13. Publix

Amazon, Target and Albertson's are my go-tos. I also go out of my way to shop at least once/month at the little mom-and-pop on the other side of town. What about you? Where does your retail money go?

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It must be nice

 ... to be MAGA in that every day is a new dawn and you have no memory of anything that went before.

There is much gasping and handwringing over the "political persecution" of Donald Trump. How now we are a "banana republic" with a "weaponized" justice department. How convenient to have forgotten that they voted for a man who made "Lock Her Up" his rallying cry in in 2016 and never let it go.

November 2016

A year after the election and he's still obsessed with investigating and punishing her.


This man's brand is pettiness and using power to "settle scores."

So I prefer to think the 38% of Americans who oppose the indictment just have remarkably short memories. Otherwise I'd need hip boots to wade through the hypocrisy.