Wal-Mart redoes Spring Branch store w...

Wal-Mart redoes Spring Branch store with Hispanic focus

There are 253 comments on the Houston Chronicle story from Mar 27, 2009, titled Wal-Mart redoes Spring Branch store with Hispanic focus. In it, Houston Chronicle reports that:

Wal-Mart is transforming two of its Neighborhood Markets into Supermercado de Walmart stores.

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Destruction_Info

AOL

#23 Apr 18, 2009
poncha garcia martinez wrote:
<quoted text>We will give you Whites North and South Dakota and we will take ove the USA and you Whites can migrate to Canada and Russia!
HA HA!!! American Indians will kick your chee-con-no rear-ends back to Mexico..As done long ago... LOL... White-people just aren't that smart to notice the destruction Mexicans make to land and water... Except they do know mexicans pee on the crops in USA during the picking the whites still let you be here... White have a brain problem..
Frustrated White Man

Houston, TX

#24 Apr 18, 2009
I didn't read all of the comments, but from the ones that I read in both spanish and english, I saw an over all idiocy that has to be set right. Obviously, a vast portion of you racist individuals did not pay attention in history or bothered to read any assigned books. For ages people have migrated to a new country because of better opportunity available to them and far more often the not, the "natives" benefited too. Cheap labor, new blood to enter the gene pool, diversity in abstract materials (such as ideas, philosophy and art) and an overall increase in total wealth.
I put natives in quotations specifically because none of you people are natives. You came here in a ship and you were the invaders and originally, the native Americans were invaders from Alaska. Since the coming about of Man, America never belonged to any one. If anything, you are the invaders. Texas was part of Mexico before Texas even had a name.
Think about what would happen if none of these Mexican immigrants ever came to the US? How many buildings, roads and Mexican restaurants, that you gladly eat at, would not even exist?
This Wal-Mart is a means to an end, a building and business for profit, which will make it's way back into the system on some level by encouraging consumption.
Growth produces growth, and all of you nay-sayers might as well be feeding the bear rat poison by trying to block production, even theoretically. That is a crime against the US. Treasonous racists.

Since: Aug 08

United States

#25 Apr 18, 2009
Frustrated White Man wrote:
... How many buildings, roads and Mexican restaurants, that you gladly eat at, would not even exist?
Don't be stupid; of course they'd exist. How do you think every bit of infrastructure built in this country did so before this influx of illegal immigrants?

When millions of Irish people came here during the potato famine in Ireland, do you think any major retailers changed their marketing strategies to accommodate them?

This is someone's idea of political correctness gone very bad; it only encourages their already-inflated sense of entitlement.
This is America

Northbrook, IL

#26 Apr 18, 2009
some of the comments I am reading are very crude. Some Mexicans seem to want to take over the United States & make it as though they have a right to us. Obviously if we went into Mexico & took over & demanded they all learn English, they would oppose, rightly though because we would be infringing into their land. When people came here from other lands they did not demand America have German lessons, French lessons, Spanish lessons they learned English because this is America & should stay as such. When illegals have no respect for the rule of law then they are reproaching America & think it is our moral duty to take whoever walks into our land. What would happen if all the nations of the world decided to go to Mexico & take over...Probably would not like it.
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#27 Apr 18, 2009
Freddy Villa Zapata jr wrote:
Walmart sees the wave of the future.....the hispanic market is growing.....look at HEB, they have made stores called MI TIENDA[my store] with a Mexican style supermarket[the first was in Pasadena,Tx} and it has real good business.....now WalMart is seeking to get in this market.....so all you "crackers" better get use to it.....hispanics are here to stay.....we will soon marry your daughters and be your family members.....so give me a hug father-in-law!
You go Freddy!Tell them Biatches!
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#28 Apr 18, 2009
This is America wrote:
some of the comments I am reading are very crude. Some Mexicans seem to want to take over the United States & make it as though they have a right to us. Obviously if we went into Mexico & took over & demanded they all learn English, they would oppose, rightly though because we would be infringing into their land. When people came here from other lands they did not demand America have German lessons, French lessons, Spanish lessons they learned English because this is America & should stay as such. When illegals have no respect for the rule of law then they are reproaching America & think it is our moral duty to take whoever walks into our land. What would happen if all the nations of the world decided to go to Mexico & take over...Probably would not like it.
You reap what you sow America.Puerto Rico wasn't yours.Hawaii wasn't yours but you bullied your way in and took over.To every action,there's are-action.Mexicans will have your ass.Deal with it.
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#29 Apr 18, 2009
Topazia wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be stupid; of course they'd exist. How do you think every bit of infrastructure built in this country did so before this influx of illegal immigrants?
When millions of Irish people came here during the potato famine in Ireland, do you think any major retailers changed their marketing strategies to accommodate them?
This is someone's idea of political correctness gone very bad; it only encourages their already-inflated sense of entitlement.
These people forget real quick who built their country.Immigrants!They used us and now they wanna kick us in the ass.Ain't gonna happen.People arent stupid anymore.You cannot just throw people out like yesterdays garbage.Greed is what have this country where it is.Blame your fore fathers.not the mexicans.
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#30 Apr 18, 2009
Frustrated White Man wrote:
I didn't read all of the comments, but from the ones that I read in both spanish and english, I saw an over all idiocy that has to be set right. Obviously, a vast portion of you racist individuals did not pay attention in history or bothered to read any assigned books. For ages people have migrated to a new country because of better opportunity available to them and far more often the not, the "natives" benefited too. Cheap labor, new blood to enter the gene pool, diversity in abstract materials (such as ideas, philosophy and art) and an overall increase in total wealth.
I put natives in quotations specifically because none of you people are natives. You came here in a ship and you were the invaders and originally, the native Americans were invaders from Alaska. Since the coming about of Man, America never belonged to any one. If anything, you are the invaders. Texas was part of Mexico before Texas even had a name.
Think about what would happen if none of these Mexican immigrants ever came to the US? How many buildings, roads and Mexican restaurants, that you gladly eat at, would not even exist?
This Wal-Mart is a means to an end, a building and business for profit, which will make it's way back into the system on some level by encouraging consumption.
Growth produces growth, and all of you nay-sayers might as well be feeding the bear rat poison by trying to block production, even theoretically. That is a crime against the US. Treasonous racists.
Thank you white man.I love you.i love that you are not biased and these people like all other immigrants have been used and is being discared like they dont matter.Your words will mean a lot to someone,someday.Thank you.
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#31 Apr 18, 2009
This is America wrote:
some of the comments I am reading are very crude. Some Mexicans seem to want to take over the United States & make it as though they have a right to us. Obviously if we went into Mexico & took over & demanded they all learn English, they would oppose, rightly though because we would be infringing into their land. When people came here from other lands they did not demand America have German lessons, French lessons, Spanish lessons they learned English because this is America & should stay as such. When illegals have no respect for the rule of law then they are reproaching America & think it is our moral duty to take whoever walks into our land. What would happen if all the nations of the world decided to go to Mexico & take over...Probably would not like it.
You have some nerve.Texas once belong to the mexicans.Do your history.I like mexicans cause they are little people that wants their shit back and will get it by any means necessary.If anyone should leave,it should be the whites and the blacks.I don't mind leaving.Im from the caribbean.I'm legal,but its still not mine.I say:Mexicans,go get what belongs to you.
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#32 Apr 18, 2009
This is TEXAS not Mexico wrote:
Get the hispanics out of USA before they spred to much out of control... More crimes and welfare! USA can't afford them....
As far as im concerned,if anyone should leave,it should be you.You took something from these people and now they want it back.Just give it time and see if your kids or grandkids will be singing the same song years from now.Texas was for the mexicans.America was for the native indians,blacks was brought against their will from Africa.Lets not even talk about Hawaii and Puerto Rico and now you have the nerve to say get out after you've used us.Hell naw!This is one war you're not gonna win.I suggest you give up.
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#33 Apr 18, 2009
Sarah Wiebold wrote:
How dare they. This is Texas not Mexico. I don't think you will find this in any other country. United we stand, divided we fall. One thing that made this country great is ONE LANGUAGE. Have we gone nuts... should I go find a hispanic to convert this to spanish....
Well actually,i think they will appreciate it if you shut the hell up deal with it cause your "united we stand,blah,blah,blah"won' t work with them.If you didnt invade their space it would've been one language for real.SPANISH!You haven't gone nuts,you went stupid.
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#34 Apr 18, 2009
Tiffany Roberson wrote:
Is there something that someone did to make you upset??
<quoted text>
Yeah!God created Mexicans and she went "LOCO".
blackqueen

Houston, TX

#35 Apr 18, 2009
red dawn wrote:
wal mart will do ANYTHING for a dollar. even kissing the brown crack. wal mart is a anti american bunch of pricks. all the junk they sell is imported from china. went into the wal mart on wallisville, was there 30 minutes. did not hear one english word the whole time. wal mart can take their stores and shove them where the sun does not shine.
Well to be honest,there's more flavor in a brown crack than a plain white one.You should try it sometime.
Frustrated White Man

Houston, TX

#36 Apr 19, 2009
"Don't be stupid; of course they'd exist. How do you think every bit of infrastructure built in this country did so before this influx of illegal immigrants?"

The term "illegal immagrants" was coined by the federal government, and normal people like you and me did not even care what was happening on the border, however close we are to it, until they brought it up.(They being the federal gov, aka Bush)

"When millions of Irish people came here during the potato famine in Ireland, do you think any major retailers changed their marketing strategies to accommodate them?"

There you go, cheap labor, and bastard red head children with the British women (new blood). I definitely think the bourgeois changed their marketing strategies, they had to find new jobs because the lowly Irish were taking theirs. This just backs up my idea of influx of ideas too, they brought a lot of good brewery recipe and method with them, in all seriousness.

"This is someone's idea of political correctness gone very bad; it only encourages their already-inflated sense of entitlement."

All I have to say to this is that I have never seen a Mexican individual on the news complaining about what the grocery store didn't do for them, or what social security isn't doing for their old parents. Do you see white people doing this? An emphatic yes should be your answer. I don't see any sort of entitlement issue. You and God knows how many other people use this sorry argument to give "minorities" a bad rap.
Frustrated White Man

Houston, TX

#37 Apr 19, 2009
blackqueen wrote:
<quoted text>Well to be honest,there's more flavor in a brown crack than a plain white one.You should try it sometime.
Blackqueen, you seem to have the right mind set, but the means by which you are expressing your views is vulgar and down right stupid. Honestly? Bringing salad tossing into a serious debate is a little base.
red dawn

Baytown, TX

#38 Apr 21, 2009
QUEEN-- speaking of butts and cracks, I just bet you are a pretty thing. I just bet you look like my butt in black berry time.
charlie

Houston, TX

#39 Apr 22, 2009
Mexico? What about other Latin American countries? Just saying. Some of the things people are saying are just hysterical. United we stand divided we fall? Because we don't speak the same language doesn't mean we can't stand together. Same struggle, same life. I think it's cool but at the same time a bit insulting to be making Wal-Marts towards a certain demographic. What next? African-American Wal-Marts. Wal-Mart might be losing business because many products that latin americans use can't be found at Wal-Mart, just speculation, but it just looks like a way to win another demographic, furthering Wal-Mart's hold.
Calm Down

Cypress, TX

#40 Apr 22, 2009
Why is everyone getting so upset and territorial? America has no official language, and I while I can't really stand Wal*Mart or it's business practices, I applaud their effort to include Spanish-speakers in society and create a store where they will feel more comfortable.

It's a beautiful thing to embrace different cultures, and I would like to go to one of these supermercados when they are finished.

Sidenote here: not all people of hispanic origin are out to dismantle the United States, nor are they the sole cause of the hyper-inflated welfare budget. The United States is a country that should and for the most part does (as far as the government goes) embrace all people, and that is a good thing. Think of the wonderful diversity Houston offers us: Mexican, Cuban, Spanish, Salvadorian, Puerto Rican, Brazilian, Argentinian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Continental, Italian, German, Irish, Scottish, and Indian food, etc etc. How much of your life would change if everyone assimilated? That would be an awful place. Plus, you can't possibly think that hispanic people will eventually take over and be the only race here. There are so many people of different origin it would be impossible to erase them all.

Whether or not Wal*Mart is creating these stores for profit (which is the most likely conclusion), it's strangely open of them.

I think people on both sides just need to embrace other cultures and practice tolerance. All this bickering is unbecoming.
DPHB

Houston, TX

#41 Apr 23, 2009
Texas kicked their @ss once, and would love to do it again !

Since: Aug 08

Big Lake, MN

#42 Apr 23, 2009
Calm Down wrote:
...
Whether or not Wal*Mart is creating these stores for profit (which is the most likely conclusion), it's strangely open of them.
Profit is Wal-mart's only reason for everything they do, thus any alleged "openness" is purely coincidental.

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