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How Much Did You Spend on 1 May? (In yo' face, Illegals!)
FR ^ | 1 May 2006 | self

Posted on 05/01/2006 11:38:22 PM PDT by Rockitz

Today's protest was purportedly designed by organizers to demonstrate the economic impact of a day without immigrants. Certainly, here in LA there were massive protests, but trade continued at a fairly brisk pace from my observations. BONUS: The freeways had the lightest traffic in years.


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I personally went out after work and after my class that ended at 7pm and spent $820.46 before 9pm. I know there were a lot of other FReepers out there doing the same. Add it up and post it here. I'll summarize the top "in yo' face" counter-protest efforts on Saturday.
1 posted on 05/01/2006 11:38:25 PM PDT by Rockitz
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To: Rockitz

I'm a broke student, but I managed my $105 for the day. Splurged a little at the grocery store, truth be told.


2 posted on 05/01/2006 11:40:35 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: Rockitz

I spent about $600 on office equipment (scanner, new shredder, printer cartridges, other supplies) I've needed for awhile but never got around to buying, or just stocking up on things. Then I bought two pairs of shoes. Hey, I'm a girl!; shoes are essential.


3 posted on 05/01/2006 11:40:46 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Rockitz
Got my car washed.

Probably by a bunch of illegals.

Doing the work that the other illegals wouldn't do.

4 posted on 05/01/2006 11:41:18 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Rockitz

A little over 90...groceries at Walmart (muahahahaha) and then a pair of jeans at the Levi's store.


Unfortunately, I think the jeans were made in Columbia.


5 posted on 05/01/2006 11:41:41 PM PDT by Wolfram (" Can you pick out the one word there you probably shouldn't have said?"--Angel)
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To: Rockitz
I ate out twice and all the restaurants were going good as usual. No difference, though the roads were nice and open without illegal uninsured drivers in the streets.
6 posted on 05/01/2006 11:42:30 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Rockitz

I did my share but the stores were as full as ever and a lot of them were hispanic.


7 posted on 05/01/2006 11:47:38 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Rockitz

FReeper son Skywalk spent almost $300 on tires.

I paid about $200 in bills - does that count? : )


8 posted on 05/01/2006 11:49:01 PM PDT by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking guts, you coward.)
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To: Rockitz

Good on you.

My kids made out like a bandits today. Breakfast and dinner out with Dad. A couple toys they don't need and new sleeping bags for a planned camping expedition (to the back yard). I made up a list of stuff last week that I could justify buying and have been saving today.


9 posted on 05/01/2006 11:49:11 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: martin_fierro
...work Americans won't do.

I wanna slap Bush every time I hear him tell that lie.

10 posted on 05/01/2006 11:49:53 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Rockitz

Well, I didn't buy anything today, but I bought a Samson Condensor Microphone yesterday - and I marked May 1st by spending a couple of hours playing Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter on my X-Box 360 which, given that the campaign is set in Mexico, was a particular pleasure.


11 posted on 05/01/2006 11:50:45 PM PDT by furquhart (Time for a New Crusade - Deus lo Volt!)
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To: Wolfram
I did my part to 'support' the boycott.

I went out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which I don't usually do, gassed up my car, which I could have done yesterday, and did my grocery shopping, which I'd usually do later in the week. Oh, yeah, I did everything I could to show my support for the boycott. :=)

12 posted on 05/01/2006 11:51:00 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Rockitz

Spent about $100 and got tired. The wife did much better then I did. I think she spent several hundred after work. To tell the truth, my anger against the illegals was too much to be out long. I am not going to jail for anger or violence.


13 posted on 05/01/2006 11:56:21 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Rockitz

My wife and I went out and first had dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. They were open and not showing support for this madness.

Next, we stopped at one store where we spent $65 for merchandise and stopped at another where we spent $75 for even more merchandise.

Dinner was $25


14 posted on 05/01/2006 11:59:11 PM PDT by DakotaRed
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To: Rockitz

That protest thing by the illegal aliens was today?
Hmm.
Fortunately, I am nowhere near any parasite nest (city) so I kinda forgot about it.
I suppose I made the usual daily expenditures, though - - lunch, gas, cigs, ammo....


15 posted on 05/02/2006 12:02:38 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Rockitz

By the way, what day does sinko duh my-oh fall on this year?


16 posted on 05/02/2006 12:04:10 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Rockitz

I'm not telling. Gramps will find out and I'll be in BIG trouble.

:)


17 posted on 05/02/2006 12:04:36 AM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Call The Cee Eye A. I dare ya!)
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To: Rockitz

HA! I was wondering how many people thought about that. We bought a "John Deere" from Lowe's - $2,482.92 with tax. I also talked my father-in-law into waiting until Monday to purchase his "shifter cart" (???) which he said cost several thousand dollars.


18 posted on 05/02/2006 12:04:52 AM PDT by Jaysun (Even with a paddle, shit creek ain't no picnic.)
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To: Rockitz

I'm broke, but I was able to scrounge up around $60 to spend.

I went out for two meals and gassed up the car.


19 posted on 05/02/2006 12:08:45 AM PDT by Madison Moose
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To: Lancey Howard

Friday. This Friday.


20 posted on 05/02/2006 12:10:09 AM PDT by Jaysun (Even with a paddle, shit creek ain't no picnic.)
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To: Rockitz

Spent $60 in Phoenix. I too am a totally broke student. Got computer junk at Comp USA, toiletries at target and dinner at the Greek restaurant near me, owned by LEGAL immagrants (who make a darn tasty gyoros I might add).


21 posted on 05/02/2006 12:11:51 AM PDT by Stag_Man (Mmmmmmmm.... Steeeeeeaaaaak...)
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To: Rockitz; potlatch; Smartass; devolve; ntnychik
Let the wheels roll to crunch the numbers while I fondly recall how uncongested the streets and stores were, how free of disgusting litter and noise the parking lots were, how decorous and polite the customers were, and how all the scanners went zip blip bip in that excellent American economic esperanto signalling life is for the best in this best of all possible worlds and we trust the puerta will not getthe illegals where the perro didn't bitthe bleaters.

History Channel reran Iwo Jima and today the FR Foxhole returned for a reprise of Bougainville--with patriots facing dug in machine guns it's all the more disgusting that the potomac bottom feeders are all politicos sans cajones.

Let's have an arrogant-illegals-stay-home-day every Monday.

22 posted on 05/02/2006 12:12:21 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Rockitz

The Internet was a lot slower today. I figure the illegal network admins had been doing work that white people won't. Other than that, I noticed nothing today.


23 posted on 05/02/2006 12:12:30 AM PDT by sine_nomine (No more RINO presidents. We need another Reagan.)
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To: Rockitz

...work Americans won't do.

They've changed this to, "doing work Americans are'nt available for."


24 posted on 05/02/2006 12:16:36 AM PDT by raisincane (Dims think we're all oblivious to the obvious)
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Spent money at the supermarket, dry cleaners, lunch (Chinese), and dinner (American)

Most, if not all, of the taquerias were closed, so piss on them.


25 posted on 05/02/2006 12:17:26 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Deport all illegal invaders... just say "no" to Pinko de Mayo... we shall overcome)
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To: Rockitz

I spent $240 on a new digital camera and a 1GB memory card.


26 posted on 05/02/2006 12:22:39 AM PDT by Darkshadow (There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.)
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To: PhilDragoo; Rockitz

Spent $110 at: the pharmacy, SEARS and VONS market (including cash back *g*).

The peacefulness of the day was priceless.

*sigh*


27 posted on 05/02/2006 12:22:43 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: Lancey Howard
I suppose I made the usual daily expenditures, though - - lunch, gas, cigs, ammo....

Yor 'usual daily' expenditure for ammo?? I really love that thought. :=) (I should probably buy some more tomorrow.)

28 posted on 05/02/2006 12:28:20 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Rockitz
Over $1,000. We saved our spending so we could do it today. Bought a hearing aid for grandpa, some shopping at Wal Mart and Office Max and of course groceries. Loved the thought of spending today to show the illegals.
29 posted on 05/02/2006 12:37:29 AM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: Rockitz

I'm not telling! (One of you might tell my husband.)


30 posted on 05/02/2006 12:38:11 AM PDT by Serenissima Venezia (Stop the “No Illegal Alien Left Behind Act” – call/email/fax/write your Senators today!)
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To: Rockitz

I spent about $400 above and beyond the usual. Most 'frivilous' purchase was a new stereo for my 'beater' off road vehicle. Also picked up a larger American Flag for the front of the house... Made in America (NJ) amazingly enough!



Here is my report on today’s situation locally

Just for background: I live in a small mountain resort town 140 miles from the border… Until the last few years, despite our proximity to the border, we didn’t have a big hispanic population locally (other than old Spanish families that have been here for 200 years, who are ‘more American than most ‘white’ Americans’).

Population here has about doubled in the last few years. And about 3/4 the new people are Mexicans; I won’t say that any particular percentage of them are illegal, but in public places like stores, restraunts and etc. you are just as likely to hear Spanish being spoken as English around here these days, and a lot of them seem to be unable to speak any English at all, or very limited 'pidgin' English mat best.

Looking around today I only saw three restraunts closed. One of the local Italian food places and the other two were Mexican food places that are both owned by a (nice) ‘Green Carded’ LEGAL Mexican alien family; But they employ mostly non-english speaking and very likely illegal aliens.

Post Office was just about deserted mid-afternoon and late afternoon when I went by…. Usually about 10 people in the lobby at mid-afternoon, 15-20 people late afternoon.

Stopped by a convenience store for a soda; Business there is normal. There was a young, non-English speaking hispanic man in front of me in the checkout line purchasing eight money orders… So after making everyone in the checkout line waste fifteen minutes each, it looks like ‘remittances’ are continuing apace today.

The ‘tourist traps’ along the mid-town main road were pretty quiet, but that may just as likely be because it is Monday and we are ‘between seasons’ here… But it seemed to me to be a little quieter there than I would have expected.

The bars seem to have about 1/2 the normal vehicles in their parking lots this early evening. Restraunts are very busy though.

Spent a lot of time in Walmart. It was pretty crowded; about 90% of the normal number of shoppers; Under normal circumstances, at any given time about 80% of the customers in the store are obviously Mexican. Today though, only about 10% of them for the three hours I was there were obviously hispanic.

A lot of people were pulling /pushing two full carts, so I wasn’t the only one doing the ’shop til you drop’ thing… So, I don’t think that our local Walmart will notice much of a reduction of income today despite a 70% reduction of one particular group of customers. There is a Subway sandwich shop inside Walmart here… It was packed, about double or triple the number of people there as is usual for the time of day I was there.

Had to go to Checker Auto Parts twice this afternoon. Seemed to be fewer people in there than normal, but the cashier said that business today is about normal in terms of money coming in, even though fewer people.

The grocery store was about as busy as normal, but noticably fewer ‘Hispanic faces and voices’ than is common there. Cashier said that she didn’t notice any less money going into the register than usual.

Lot of new local street and sidewalk repair / construction projects begun today. I noticed quite a few ‘obviously Hispanic’ people working on those projects as I drove around town.

Didn’t see ANY Mexican flags today; Usually see several (bumper stickers and the like) on any given day. No protesters, picketers or immigration related signs etc. were to be seen.

Normally, I see at least five (and often many times that) Mexican license plates on vehicles on any given day. Didn’t see any today.

I did get a compliment on the embroidered US Flag patch on my shirt pocket from a cashier at the drug store; That was about the only nationalistic, cultural or ‘patriotic’ thing I saw or heard locally today.


31 posted on 05/02/2006 12:45:11 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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I spent about $15, plus my health. (I'm disabled with a disease that stays barely under control only if I do absolutely nothing... I can go out of the house from time to time, but if I do, there's a high probability I'll spend part of the next day sick in bed.) I live in the non-Hispanic part of San Pedro (LA harbor neighborhood) and checked to see which of my local eateries would not be getting my business ever again. Our favorite Mexican restaurant was indeed closed, as also was a cafe/grill that makes everything fairly well. So we ate at the second best Mexican place, which was open and will be getting more business from us from this point forward.


32 posted on 05/02/2006 12:49:09 AM PDT by Stat Man
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To: Rockitz

Only about $46 all told, but I did find a couple of local Mexican restaurants to never go to again.


33 posted on 05/02/2006 12:57:37 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: Stat Man

I bought a new 4 wheeler, ATV, and a new tractor. Not a huge tractor, one about the size of the old ford 9N. It is a full sized 4X4 that runs 40HP. I've been looking at both for a long time and just decided today was the day. I ordered a couple of implements for the tractor. A very large tip trailer/manure spreader, a set of disks, and a bucket set up for the front end. With all that power equipment I can do some of that work that Americans won't do for my friends and neighbors and I'll do it for free.


34 posted on 05/02/2006 1:08:04 AM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: Rockitz

About $400: at Hechts (Mothers Day presents), Dicks Sporting Goods (ahem, small metal projectiles in boxes of 50) and Giant supermarket (red wine in copious quantities while a pro-immigrant demonstration was taking place next to the parking lot).


35 posted on 05/02/2006 1:09:27 AM PDT by joebd_man
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To: Rockitz
Not much monetarily, but symbolically, wife, friends and I went to a local Gringo owned eatery, and pigged out on their Monday special of 50 cent tacos, and washed them down with a cold pitcher of Gringo cerveza.
36 posted on 05/02/2006 1:19:47 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: Rockitz
Ditto, the man has a tin ear and speaks like an elitist idjit at times.
37 posted on 05/02/2006 1:22:32 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: Lancey Howard
I think Pinko De Mayo in San Francisco is on Friday.
38 posted on 05/02/2006 1:26:23 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis
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To: Rockitz

Well, I had to get a brake job for my car today, so I took it to my local mechanic, who is a Chicano. He was, bless him, open and because he was slow today (he gets a lot of business from other Latinos and said he thought he wasn't busy because of the marches) he finished my car in no time. So I chipped in 135 bucks against the boycott and to a Mexican-American business owner who defied the madness. Makes me feel warm all over.


39 posted on 05/02/2006 1:36:52 AM PDT by drew
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To: Rockitz

I boycotted Taco Bell.


40 posted on 05/02/2006 1:37:12 AM PDT by opinionator
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To: Rockitz

Hubby and I signed the contract (and paid the money) for a new sunroom and we bought lawn furniture. Total=$28647.29


41 posted on 05/02/2006 1:40:12 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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$3.50 on coffee.

if the freeways are empty, that means a lot of people didn't buy gas


42 posted on 05/02/2006 1:42:30 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: Lancey Howard
By the way, what day does sinko duh my-oh fall on this year?

For some reason, it always seems to fall on the 5th of May. :=) I think it's this Friday.

Somehow, I think a lot of us gringos won't be celebrating it at our local Mexican restaurants. You want a day without illegals?? Fine, try a month or two without customers!

43 posted on 05/02/2006 1:44:41 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Rockitz

$350 on ebay for a DVD/VHS recorder with HDMI upconversion.
$200+ for plumbing/electrical supplies.
$150 on two 5' Dwarf Hinoki Cypress [it *is* May Day, ya know]
$44 on large pots for the shrubs.
Hubby spent a couple hundred on various body/paint supplies for the motorcycles...not sure of the exact total.
$6 for the June issue of 'American Iron'.
$8 for notepads.
[and another $8 on Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips]....LOL!


44 posted on 05/02/2006 1:44:52 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: Bob

The illegals are just taking off the days Americans refuse to.


45 posted on 05/02/2006 1:48:45 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: singfreedom

We also ate at an Italian restaurant where the owner, a black man, informed us that "he didn't have time for that illegal mess". Everyplace was busy. I think most everyone, "Gringos", were doing their part.

We did go around and post notes on the doors of 3 Mexican restaurants that were closed, telling them we wouldn't be back.


46 posted on 05/02/2006 1:53:10 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: Rockitz

Greetings from West Africa.

I wonder if there are statics on how many illegals did not pick up their welfare check on may 1, how many did not go to emergency clinic, the number of hit and run accidents, stabbings, muggings etc.

It would be interesting to compare may 1 2006 to a typical day in CONUS.


47 posted on 05/02/2006 2:37:41 AM PDT by RexFamilia
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To: martin_fierro

I have resorted to washing my car (Lexus) at a car wash where I use the sprayer and foam brush and can usually clean the car for $3. We have a vaccuum in our garage. So, I also gain in the calorie burning department! I have a difficult time watching the automated businesses abuse of labor so I rarely support them (At one location I get a free wash with oil change).

Some of our local liberal restaurants closed and got media coverage. "Couldn't get flower deliveries and afraid of low employee turnout." Ha! A day without flowers on their tables would just be too much to take! Probably most of their waiters needed new piercings or tattoos!

We had a wonderful dinner party for 5 and I splurged by serving prime rib eye steaks.


48 posted on 05/02/2006 2:42:15 AM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Rockitz

I went to see United 93, saw some real American heros.


49 posted on 05/02/2006 2:48:28 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Rockitz

I went out and blew about $160 at the Lowes Garden Center. I figured they would be hurting most, except for maybe Home Depot. And I just can't work up any warm fuzzies for Home Depot, no matter how hard I try.


50 posted on 05/02/2006 2:51:49 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (RICE 2008)
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