"We just felt it was the right thing to do," Wal-Mart William C. Wertz, a spokesman for Wal-Mart on why they dropped plans for a proposed store near near a hallowed Civil War site.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has abandoned plans to build a store near a hallowed Civil War site. Sharif El-Gamal, are you listening? That is what it means to be "American," to be decent and compassionate. Take a page, learn what it means to be human. Withdraw the Ground Zero mega-mosque.
We are holding a protest against the Ground Zero Islamic supremacist mosque on February 3rd at the NYC Council hearings downtown to ban Wal-Mart from NYC. Please join us at 49-51 CHAMBERS STREET at 12:45PM and fight this grotesque insult.
Christine Quinn and her quisling council are spitting on the New Yorkers they were elected to represent (87% of polled New Yorkers want Wal-Mart's jobs and cheap prices, and the majority of New Yorkers oppose a mega mosque on Ground Zero). Quinn has been very vocal in her support of the mega-mosque and fierce in her opposition to Wal-Mart (nuts). The NYC Council declared December 14th "Hate Wal-Mart day." Has the NYC Council declared "hate Jihad day" or "Hate Islamic Ethnic Cleasning Day" or "Hate the Islamic Slaughter of Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs Day"? Hate Wal-Mart day -- this is insanity. Please join us in this protest.
In an interesting turn in the Ground Zero mosquestroisty attack, Wal-Mart has withdrawn plans to build a store near a hallowed Civil War site. Ground Zero is the "nerve center" in the Islamic war on the West; the 15-story Mecca mosque on the Hudson should also be withdrawn, and NYC government should be working to that end, not to ban Wal-Mart from our citizens. The recent release of e-mails revealed a close relationship between Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and the Islamic supremacist mega mosque, Cordoba. Ninety pages of e-mails going back to 2009 show that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan relied heavily on Bloomberg and City Hall for help, support, advice and assistance as they moved forward to build a 15-story mega-mosque on Ground Zero.
Wal-Mart drops store plan near Va. Civil War site Yahoo news (hat tip Robert)
ORANGE, Va. – .... Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abandoned plans Wednesday to build a Supercenter near a hallowed Civil War site where Robert E. Lee first met Ulysses S. Grant on the field of battle in 1864.
Attorneys for the world's largest retailer announced the decision in court on the eve of a trial that would have put Pulitzer Prize winning historian James McPherson on the witness stand. He was to testify that a portion of the site 60 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., was a "nerve center" for the Battle of the Wilderness.
Wal-Mart, which had weathered two years of criticism by preservationists over the site, did not elaborate on its decision to withdraw plans for the store one day before the trial was to begin.
"We just felt it was the right thing to do," said William C. Wertz, a spokesman for the Arkansas retailer. He said the company would seek another location in Orange County and compensate the county for its expenses in defending its decision to approve the store.
Burt P. Flickinger III of Strategic Resource Group said it is rare for Wal-Mart to back away from a store once it has researched a location and settled on a site. [...]
"To the company's credit they decided to do something different," said Flickinger, who said he is a Wal-Mart shareholder.
While clearly surprised by the decision, preservationists celebrated the turnaround and said the decision signals their resolve to protect America's heritage.
"I hope this sends a message not only to Wal-Mart but to other developers that the preservation community is willing to fight for historic sites," said Robert Rosenbaum, an attorney for residents and the preservation group.
How about mega-mosque developers on hallowed ground?
"On the historic issues, we believe we would have won," he said.
The 143,000-square-foot store planned by the Bentonville, Ark.,-based retailer would have been outside the limits of the protected national park where the core battlefield is located. The company had argued the area was already dotted with retail locations and zoned for commercial use.[...]The Battle of the Wilderness is viewed by historians as a critical point when the Civil War started to turn in favor of the North. The war ended 11 months later. An estimated 185,000 Union and Confederate troops fought over three days in the Wilderness, leaving 30,000 killed, injured or missing.
Hundreds of historians, including McPherson, filmmaker Ken Burns and celebrities such as Robert Duvall had appealed to Wal-Mart to walk away from the 50-acre property and find another place to build in the rural county of less than 35,000 people.
Where are the historians and filmmakers and celebrities appealing to Islamic supremacist developers? Hypocrites.
McPherson wrote in a summary of his testimony that Grant's headquarters and his senior leaders were encamped near the site of the proposed store and Union casualties were treated on the site or in an area destined to be a parking lot for the store.
"Among other things, thousands of wounded and dying soldiers occupied the then open fields that included the Walmart site, which is where many of the Union Army hospital tents were located during the battle," McPherson wrote.
Three thousand innocent civilians were slaughtered, jumped to their inevitable deaths. Few human remains were recovered; the people vaporized into dust.
Wal-Mart and county officials argued that no significant battles occurred on the site.
But opposition to the store was unrelenting from preservation groups, who supplied maps of troop movements and maneuvers in a region that is dotted with Civil War battlefields.
Yes, and our opposition will be relentless. We will not stop.
While preservation groups battled the store, residents and some county officials had welcomed the convenience of a Supercenter and the jobs and tax revenue it would have generated for the county.
Nobody welcomes the Ground Zero mosque except supremacists and their leftist apologists. Wal-Mart did the decent thing. The store was far removed from the actual site and still they withdrew the store.
The Ground Zero mosque is in a building that was part of the attack. It was destroyed in the Islamic attack on America, the largest, bloodiest attack on American soil. A mega-mosque there? How vile.
Please. Help us fight. Help us win. Never give up. Never give in. Never surrender. Need sign ideas?
These are the times when you can affect change. These are the events that make a difference. Meet me downtown on February 3rd to protest the Ground Zero mosquestrosity. The appointment of the latest imam is a fierce sharia advocate and has ties to WTC bomber co-conspirator Siraq Wahhaj, is another assault in the continuing 911 attacks on America. The Ground Zero stealth jihadists have applied for taxpayer funds to build their flag of conquest.