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"Say Merry Christmas or I don't shop at your store" rant and a new this year - OWS (Vanity)
11/25/2011 | 4everontheright

Posted on 11/25/2011 9:14:54 AM PST by 4everontheRight

So it is about time for me to start shopping for Christmas and I ask help from other FReepers on what stores, web sites, etc. to shop at or avoid if they take Christ out of Christmas. This year I am adding a new addition to my list - if your company supports OWS with donations, food, etc. You are dead to me! I support the right to protest but when cops are attacked and other companies businesses suffer, I will not buy from your company! JMHO


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: christmas; merrychristmas; occupywallstreet; ows; walgreens
Thanks FReepers for your help and assistance on this one! God Bless America and those who serve her. Merry Christmas!
1 posted on 11/25/2011 9:14:59 AM PST by 4everontheRight
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To: 4everontheRight

Better to take up a huge order to the check stand greet the clerk with a cherry “Merry Christmas” and if the clerk won’t or can’t reply in kind, walk away.

Even the dullest of managers will get the message as they have visible in-your-face evidence of lost sales, and they have to reallocate scarce personnel to restock the shelves with your cart’s contents.


2 posted on 11/25/2011 9:20:32 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1039 of America's Obamavacation from reality.)
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To: null and void

cherry should be cheery.

I think it’s time to eat...


3 posted on 11/25/2011 9:21:17 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1039 of America's Obamavacation from reality.)
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To: 4everontheRight

If one doesn’t vote with their dollars every day..... Etc !

Starve the beast when possible.

My opinion ...stay safe !


4 posted on 11/25/2011 9:21:53 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: 4everontheRight

All decisions are political in today’s dangerous climate. I am boycotting GM and Chrysler forever because of their massive public corruption. I am, like you, boycotting the companies that support OWS. And, if a Christmas advertisement says “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays”, I will not shop there this year. Those who disagree with me are free to voice their opinions and to support causes that disgust me, but they will do so without my financial support.


5 posted on 11/25/2011 9:24:12 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: 4everontheRight

Walgreens says they will say “Merry Christmas”

http://www.afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=2147514100


6 posted on 11/25/2011 9:26:43 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

When the bell ringer (Salvation Army) wished me “Happy Holidays” I felt the ground shake a little under my feet. Happened this past Tuesday, I think it was.


7 posted on 11/25/2011 9:45:50 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: 4everontheRight

Say, “Merry Christmas!” and I’ll respond, “Happy Birthday!”


8 posted on 11/25/2011 9:46:05 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: don-o

I’d be surprised, too. What holiday did I miss this past Tuesday? Was it National Nailpolish Day? The anniversary of the founding of Macon, GA?

Usually the boys keep me up to date, using the incredibly detailed calendar in “Boys’ Life.”


9 posted on 11/25/2011 9:49:07 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s just the Salvation Army’s regular and traditional Christmas collection. Seems it began earlier this year.

I am hoping that the bell ringer was just a little off. In fact, I intend to report to the local SA and tell on him.


10 posted on 11/25/2011 10:00:53 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

The bellringer at my Walmart this morning said, “Good morning! Cold enough for you?”


11 posted on 11/25/2011 10:07:55 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: 4everontheRight

Is there a list somewhere of the companies that support OWS?


12 posted on 11/25/2011 10:08:14 AM PST by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: Bookwoman

The only company that I know of for sure is Men’s Wearhouse.


13 posted on 11/25/2011 10:18:00 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: don-o

The funny thing is if you look at the etymology of the word “Holiday” it literally means “Holy Day”. So no matter how hard they try, the secularists cannot eradicate religion no matter how hard they try.


14 posted on 11/25/2011 10:19:57 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Bookwoman
Bookwoman
That is a very good question...I am hoping some of our fellow FReepers can tell us. I go thru this every year and this year with OWS, etc. I am completely fed up...no exceptions this year! My voice means nothing to these people so as far as I am concerned, I have too many shopping options to waste my money on a company that supports Obama, OWS, etc.
In all honesty, I add a new celebrity to my "$hit list" just about every day. I will not pay to see them in movies and if I actually watched their TV shows I would boycott their sponsors as well (if I knew who they are!)
15 posted on 11/25/2011 10:24:10 AM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: 4everontheRight
So it is about time for me to start shopping for Christmas and I ask help from other FReepers on what stores, web sites, etc. to shop at or avoid if they take Christ out of Christmas. This year I am adding a new addition to my list - if your company supports OWS with donations, food, etc. You are dead to me!

Does anyone got a list of stores that are helping OWS??? Besides the stores that are getting LOOTED by these nuts!!

16 posted on 11/25/2011 10:40:54 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: 4everontheRight

The one that ROYALLY frosts me is “Season’s Greetings”! I HATE THAT!


17 posted on 11/25/2011 10:57:17 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
The one that ROYALLY frosts me is “Season’s Greetings”! I HATE THAT!

When I hear that one, I almost want to respond, 'Season's Beatings.'

18 posted on 11/25/2011 10:59:27 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: 4everontheRight

Well, the Lowe’s “Lights Across America” TV ad seems to be an aggressively anti-Christmas allegory. One man is shown with a lighted tree in his home, while a hysterically happy mob rolls a giant ball of lights across the nation, which somehow pulls the cord on this man’s tree. He is shown making a move to plug it back in, but we never see the tree relighted. Instead, the continental U.S. is shown from space adorned with a network of lights from the secularized giant ball.

It’s impossible to see this as anything other than a triumphant declaration that Christmas has been extinguished and joyfully replaced with the nondescript “holidays”.


19 posted on 11/25/2011 11:11:47 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: 4everontheRight
I will let you have the perspective of the person on the other side of the counter. I have two part time jobs; one in a retail home dec shop, the other as a teller at a credit union. I do NOT immediately say Merry Christmas, unless I know the customer/member personally, and know that they celebrate Christmas. We have lots of Jewish, Muslim, Hindi customers who do NOT celebrate it. If someone is buying obviously Christmas stuff, I'll chat them up a bit, and if it's clear THEY celebrate the holiday, I'll finish up by wishing them a Merry Christmas. If they don't, or it's unclear, I'll just say, I hope you have a Happy Holiday. If they're buying Hannukah items, I'll wish them a Happy Hannukah.

I haven't done a Christmas at the Credit Union, but I suspect there will be a lot of buying of Visa Gift Cards. If the member mentions they're buying for Hannukah or Christmas, I'll respond accordingly.

All this is to say, don't assume the the store, or the associate helping you is AVOIDING saying Merry Christmas, or dissing the holiday. We're just waiting for a signal to be clear which holiday the customer is celebrating, before we respond, so that we don't respond inappropriately. That's why so many say "Happy Holiday"; it's cheerful, but generic enough to cover all the holidays; Christmas, Hannukah, and New Years!

20 posted on 11/25/2011 11:13:49 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: 4everontheRight

If an alien came from outer space to visit our planet and his mission was to report back on this time of year called “ Christmas” he would be unable to make any connection to the birth of Christ from all the newspaper images of Christmas or the “ Christmas specials” on TV.

The Birth of Christ has been totally eradicated from all references to Christmas.

Come on people, Jesus is the reason for the season!


21 posted on 11/25/2011 11:16:59 AM PST by heylady
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To: 4everontheRight; All
AFA’s 2011 Naughty of Nice List

And, under the PC banner is it any wonder their is an attempt to revise Christmas? Here is what was read into the 1963 Congressional Record:

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

45 Goals of Communism

[Since communism has shown to be a failure, bringing this up to date it should read the goals of the Leftist Loons USA].

Ever sent the ACLU a Merry Christmas card?

22 posted on 11/25/2011 11:41:02 AM PST by QT3.14
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To: 4everontheRight

Works for me.


23 posted on 11/25/2011 2:21:46 PM PST by VA Voter
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To: 4everontheRight

For the most part, I suspect that the companies that support OWS are ones that we are already boycotting, like Ben and Jerry’s. I am purchasing most of my Christmas gifts from local artisans or making them myself.


24 posted on 11/25/2011 10:24:27 PM PST by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this...")
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To: 4everontheRight

Because nothing says Christmas more than mob of old women fighting over discounted plastic crap and whatever the latest ElmoTeleCabbagePatchGarbage is.

Maybe people should fight the war for Christmas with themselves first and not worry as much about what some retail store is doing. Last time I checked, the Nativity didn’t take place in a WalMart.


25 posted on 11/26/2011 12:24:00 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Well put, your #25. I like to hear “Merry Christmas”, but, as you said, I am BUYING something. Not exactly a Merry Christmas kind of deal, really.


26 posted on 11/26/2011 1:03:43 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: 4everontheRight

My local mall, was there today. Other than Hallmark, the entire mall, and every single store, was void of the word Christmas. Amazing, and depressing...

They came for Jesus, and you did nothing, now they come for Santa, and everyone stood idle as well. Will it take the removal of your egg nogg to wake you up?

I’m going to write a letter to the major stores, shaming them. Macy’s especially disgusts me, with their heritage regarding Christmas. Of course, all along, it’s just been a for profit show.


27 posted on 11/26/2011 2:24:11 PM PST by Professional
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