Rick Moran at PJ Media, Portland's Last Two Walmart Stores Closing Because of Shoplifting
The last two Walmart stores in Portland, Ore., are closing as of March 24 because “the stores are not meeting expectations financially,” the company said in a statement.
“This decision was not made lightly and was reached only after a thorough review process. We have nearly 5,000 stores across the U.S., and unfortunately, some do not meet our financial expectations. While our underlying business is strong, these specific stores haven’t performed as well as we hoped,” a spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.
The company claims there’s “no single cause” for the store closings but in December, President and CEO of Walmart Inc. Doug McMillon said that “theft is an issue. It is higher than what it has historically been.”
He also said that “if that is not corrected, over time, prices will be higher and/or stores will close.”
Of course, poor people are more likely to get their groceries as Walmart rather than Whole Foods, so this will just create the kind of food desert in poor, minority neighborhoods that liberals complain about.
Real estate developer Dustin Michael Miller, who has lived in Portland, Oregon his whole life, is calling it quits after he discovered the window behind where he sits at his desk when he’s working riddled with bullet holes.
“Alright Portland, I’m done with you. I’m over. This has gotta stop, OK?” he said in an Instagram reel on Saturday. Miller showed his office and where he sits, adding, “I work right here a lot during the day. Well, look what happened last night.”
The holes were right over his shoulder where he works at his desk. If he had stayed late to work, it could have been a different story today and not a good one.
“If I was here [the bullets would] be in the back of my head right now,” he noted.
They vote poorly.
Conservatives Want to Secede From Oregon, and Leftists Are ENRAGED
What is the big deal about moving a state boundary line? “Proponents of the idea argue it’s about maintaining more traditional values, preserving a certain way of life, and being properly represented by the state’s lawmakers.” Idaho Rep. Judy Boyle (R-9th district) stated: “Yes, I am supportive of the Greater Idaho idea. I have lived along the Oregon border my entire life, so [I] have many east Oregon friends. They have been quite frustrated with the liberal I-5 western Oregon corridor running their state and completely ignoring their values and needs. They have finally come down to asking the voters, county by county, if they want to join Idaho. Currently, 11 counties have said YES!”
And that’s what has Leftists such as Wintrow rattled. What if conservatives all over the country get tired of serving as the Left’s piggy bank and start changing the political divisions of the country so as to get out of the statists’ grip?
People have already been voting with their feet, streaming out of socialist madhouses such as California and swelling the population of free states, chiefly Florida. This is already a massive rebuke to the Left’s claim to embody the will of the people and concern for workers, and if eastern Oregon manages to join Idaho, the rebukes could start coming thick and fast.
Boyle explained: “Advantages for Idaho are gaining citizens with likeminded conservative values, gaining another congressional seat, moving the Oregon ‘legal’ hard drugs several hundred miles away from Idaho’s population center, allowing these new Idaho citizens to remain in their existing homes and generational old ranches which relieves the pressure on the Idaho housing market, and brings more businesses, jobs, and innovators into Idaho.”
Not only does all that sound great, but it underscores the historical fact that Leftists can only maintain their rule by force. People who have never lived in a socialist state often long to live in one (just look at Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), but those who have actually suffered under socialist rule know better.
If conservative Oregonians manage to succeed in escaping, they could set off a chain reaction around the country. Leftist cities and states will have to recover the Left’s taste for walls. They hate the idea of a wall keeping people out along the Southern border, but they loved the one in Berlin that was dedicated to keeping people in so that they could keep on enjoying the delights of Leftist rule.
Will Oregon have to build a wall now, so as to keep its drones onsite and paying taxes? Will we see San Francisco build its own wall to keep in the people who are soon going to have to start ponying up millions of dollars in reparations to black Americans who were never slaves? Will New York City build a wall as well, so that no one can even think about getting away from its charming crime- and drug-ridden streets?
If it's really not going to happen, as I believe, I think they would be better of demanding secession from Lesser Oregon, and at least threaten to get 2 Senators.