Wal-Mart wants store in Ulysses

There are 20 comments on the Feb 23, 2008, Garden City Telegram story titled Wal-Mart wants store in Ulysses. In it, Garden City Telegram reports that:

“I probably thought, 'I'll believe it when I see it,'”

Ulysses City Clerk Mary Smith doesn't really remember the first time she heard Wal-Mart was looking to come to the city. via Garden City Telegram

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Since: Sep 07

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#1 Feb 25, 2008
here it is
YES or No

Holcomb, KS

#2 Feb 25, 2008
is this really goin happen? they been talkin about this for like 5 years already

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Since: Jan 08

Ulysses, Ks which makes me sad

#3 Feb 25, 2008
A sign of the end times!!!
Cowboy

Marietta, GA

#5 Feb 26, 2008
Native American wrote:
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As a Native American I am always amazed by the white man's reaction to Wal-Mart. Whitey will run the wheels off of his car to drive to Wal-Mart and buy the cheap junk that are on their shelves and beg the Great Spirit to have a Wal-Mart in their midst and yet be surprized when the rest of the locally owned businesses in their community go broke because they can't compete.
I believe that the white man could greatly benefit from participating in the "Sacred Rite of Passage" rituals that I've written about on other posts. Then perhaps he would not do so many foolish things.
Ok well i guess your "Sacred Rite Of Passage" didn't do any good for your people!!! Maybe your ancestors should have sunk the boat instead of feeding them turkey...Sitting Bull

“Defending your right to speech”

Since: Jan 08

Ulysses, Ks which makes me sad

#6 Feb 26, 2008
Native American wrote:
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As a Native American I am always amazed by the white man's reaction to Wal-Mart. Whitey will run the wheels off of his car to drive to Wal-Mart and buy the cheap junk that are on their shelves and beg the Great Spirit to have a Wal-Mart in their midst and yet be surprized when the rest of the locally owned businesses in their community go broke because they can't compete.
I believe that the white man could greatly benefit from participating in the "Sacred Rite of Passage" rituals that I've written about on other posts. Then perhaps he would not do so many foolish things.
I was thinking about taking a vision quest to the video department when it opens.
del

Hugoton, KS

#7 Mar 28, 2008
awesome it would be so cool so we do not have to drive i00 miles to go to a Wal-Mart
CentralKS

Topeka, KS

#8 Mar 28, 2008
I have a walmart about 1 mile from my house if you want it, come and get it.... Nothing worse than wally world.
Appalachia

Lawrence, KS

#9 Mar 28, 2008
WalMart is not good.
Make sure to put it far away from the main street shops.
Feminist

Manhattan, KS

#10 Mar 28, 2008
Native American... "White Man" ??? Please watch your gendered language. Women can be white too.
DonRav

United States

#11 Mar 29, 2008
Wal-greens is way better!
rachel

Piedmont, OK

#12 Mar 29, 2008
When i lived there 5 years ago they said they were bringing in a walmart. Still not done. Same thing here we were told we would get a walmart here starting this summer, they haven't even started construction.
Obvious

Holcomb, KS

#13 Mar 29, 2008
your right everybody has a woody around here but it's never really going to happen.
rachel wrote:
When i lived there 5 years ago they said they were bringing in a walmart. Still not done. Same thing here we were told we would get a walmart here starting this summer, they haven't even started construction.
Are you all serious

Holcomb, KS

#14 Apr 9, 2008
I guess those against Wal-mart would rather we risk our lives taking the chance of being killed in a car wreck by driving out of town to Liberal or Garden City to shop during bitter icy winters. There isn't anything wrong with shopping at home, but if the stores don't have much variety why should everyone be forced to support them? The world changes! And after the 1970s shopping centers, the 1980s shopping malls, people's shopping habits changed. Back in the 70s were business owners on Ulysses' mainstreet forbidding Gamble's department store or Gibson's for going in business near the drive in? Walmart isn't the best store in the world, but as remote as this little town is it would be a relief to those of us who have driven out of town for 50 years to get all of our shopping done. Walmart is little different than a modern day equivalent to Woolworth's, which I believe once had a store in Ulysses.
sad

Ulysses, KS

#15 Apr 10, 2008
Native American wrote:
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As a Native American I am always amazed by the white man's reaction to Wal-Mart. Whitey will run the wheels off of his car to drive to Wal-Mart and buy the cheap junk that are on their shelves and beg the Great Spirit to have a Wal-Mart in their midst and yet be surprized when the rest of the locally owned businesses in their community go broke because they can't compete.
I believe that the white man could greatly benefit from participating in the "Sacred Rite of Passage" rituals that I've written about on other posts. Then perhaps he would not do so many foolish things.
white people you say.... Have you opened your eyes lately. You would see that more then 75% of our town is NOT white..>>>>>
sad

Ulysses, KS

#16 Apr 10, 2008
rachel wrote:
When i lived there 5 years ago they said they were bringing in a walmart. Still not done. Same thing here we were told we would get a walmart here starting this summer, they haven't even started construction.
They won't start building it untill the SAMS club in Garden city is done!
Obvious

Holcomb, KS

#18 Apr 10, 2008
That is one of the stupidest posts I have ever read I am now dumber for reading it. There are places to shop here in town. You don't have to risk you life in the ice, MORON.
Are you all serious wrote:
I guess those against Wal-mart would rather we risk our lives taking the chance of being killed in a car wreck by driving out of town to Liberal or Garden City to shop during bitter icy winters. There isn't anything wrong with shopping at home, but if the stores don't have much variety why should everyone be forced to support them? The world changes! And after the 1970s shopping centers, the 1980s shopping malls, people's shopping habits changed. Back in the 70s were business owners on Ulysses' mainstreet forbidding Gamble's department store or Gibson's for going in business near the drive in? Walmart isn't the best store in the world, but as remote as this little town is it would be a relief to those of us who have driven out of town for 50 years to get all of our shopping done. Walmart is little different than a modern day equivalent to Woolworth's, which I believe once had a store in Ulysses.

Since: Apr 08

Watsonville, CA

#19 Apr 19, 2008
CentralKS wrote:
I have a walmart about 1 mile from my house if you want it, come and get it.... Nothing worse than wally world.
Not much of a job but at least they hire people. They always have what I want when I want it . They are always ready to help me out. I deliver to their distribiution centers. Gr8 place to deliver to. I wish you and your kind would just move into the 20th century. Mom and Pop places will go the way of the buggy whip companies and guess what...being Americans, I bet they will find something else to do, make or sell. In fact they could probably sell it to Walmart if they don't try to get an arm and a leg for whatever"junk" they have.

Since: Apr 08

Watsonville, CA

#21 Apr 19, 2008
Feminist wrote:
Native American... "White Man" ??? Please watch your gendered language. Women can be white too.
I am a Native American. I was born here. Native to America.

Since: Apr 08

Watsonville, CA

#22 Apr 19, 2008
ulysses wrote:
you dont live here so dont worry about it
I have a brother there. So what. Still American and still Free. Remember the first amendment??? Freedom of speech and expression??? Are you an American history scholar?? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?

Since: Apr 08

Watsonville, CA

#23 Apr 19, 2008
ulysses wrote:
you dont live here so dont worry about it
Sorry...just can't stand stupidity.

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