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Trampled Walmart shoppers say lack of security is to blame for injuries (Michigan)
WOOD-TV Grand Rapids ^ | November 25, 2005

Posted on 11/25/2005 2:30:39 PM PST by Shermy

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To: Forte Runningrock
"Greedy" doesn't begin to describe the state of society today. People are just in too much of a hurry, expect things instantly, hate waiting. I have never seen so many grumpy looking, unhappy, impatient people shopping as I did this morning.

I will readily admit that there were Conservatives and Republicans probably among those in the crowd pushing, shoving, and eager to get their hands on goodies.

I will say that your above statement goes a long way to explaining the liberal American mindset.

They had a "win at all costs" attitude during the election (vandalizing the cars of Bush supporters, slashing GOP staffers cars on election day, irrational shouting...).

They expect the war to be over in a day and New Orleans to be restored overnight.

Sitcoms solve problems in 30 minutes (including 8 minutes of commercial breaks) and the "serious shows" get things resolved in under an hour.

Technology (and babies) are disposable these days, move on to the "Next Big Thing".

The X-Box that they fight over today will be the Cabbage Beanie Doll Baby that is ignored the next year.

The sickness of mind that is on exhibit is symptomatic of serious problems throughout our society.

There is no "waiting". Waiting for sex. Waiting to build support for the legislation you want. Waiting to buy what you can afford AFTER you have paid for your necessities.

Self-reliance is a thing of the past (which is why they blame the store's "lack of security" rather than themselves). There is far too little accountability today. The right's stance against abortion is not to "punish" the mother for having sex, it is because the baby should NOT be punished because it is "inconvenient" or "embarassing".

51 posted on 11/25/2005 3:13:13 PM PST by weegee (Christmas - the holiday that dare not speak its name.)
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To: Shermy

Lawsuits .... that's what these chislers are looking for to get a real big Christmas discount


52 posted on 11/25/2005 3:15:58 PM PST by dennisw (You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you - Bob Dylan)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The MSM has been waiting all morning to get these reports.


53 posted on 11/25/2005 3:17:30 PM PST by Chickensoup (Turk...turk...turk....turk....turk...turkey!!!!!!)
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To: jiggyboy

Do you think that the stores are promoting this "after the game" sort of free for all with a purpose in mind?


54 posted on 11/25/2005 3:19:16 PM PST by Chickensoup (Turk...turk...turk....turk....turk...turkey!!!!!!)
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To: Chickensoup
Here's why.
55 posted on 11/25/2005 3:20:09 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Shermy
"They didn't have no security at all," said McHerron's sister, Sierra.

Hmmm... according to this eyewitness they had plenty of security...

56 posted on 11/25/2005 3:20:41 PM PST by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: Shermy

Give me a break. The first security guard that touched someone or kept someone from getting to their bargain,would have sued just the same as not having security present.


57 posted on 11/25/2005 3:23:30 PM PST by Ez2BRepub
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Just as I thought. This mayhem WAS Bush's fault!

Seriously, the article was a real exercise in Lib mental contortions required to somehow cast the actions of these greedy, low life savages as someone else's fault - Most culpable being W.

58 posted on 11/25/2005 3:25:00 PM PST by TCats
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To: Larry Lucido

No, I'm being good! Just trying to put a little space between me and Wal-Mart!!


59 posted on 11/25/2005 3:25:30 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: Shermy

Seurity? They'd of killed the security guards....animals just charge....they aren't rational.


60 posted on 11/25/2005 3:26:01 PM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: Shermy

Fer cryin' out loud--if you shop on Black Friday, you'd better be prepared for this kind of nonsense. Personally, I avoid shopping on this day, unless it's online. There is nothing I want bad enough to make it worth putting up with Black Friday madness.


61 posted on 11/25/2005 3:27:57 PM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: litehaus
"Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe"

"Huxter, Finnagle, and Gouge"
62 posted on 11/25/2005 3:29:57 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: HungarianGypsy

"My dad used to say it was the same type of chaos at Gimbel's in Milwaukee when there was a sale on housecoats about 50 years ago."

You should've seen it back when it was Gimbels-Schusters! Crikey!

I survived Black Friday today. We were even joking around at 5am in line to get into Kohl's (digital cameras for $80!) about how calm and orderly we were all being, LOL!

But then, there weren't any pregnant women or old Grannies to push around. We probably would've gone for the easy prey had they been there. *Rolleyes*


63 posted on 11/25/2005 3:31:59 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: All
Actually....I went to Walmart this morning and unbeknownst to me.....this other woman shopper had just picked up the last sewing machine I WANTED on sale for $55.00.....and when the sales lady told me that this lady here (pointing to the witch standing next to me) took the LAST ONE...this witch gave me a "HA HA TOO BAD FOR YOU" look....and I almost tackled her. There was no need for that kind of look. Witch.

;)

64 posted on 11/25/2005 3:32:54 PM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: Shermy

Season's Beatings

Black n Blue light special


65 posted on 11/25/2005 3:34:57 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit my sister...necessitating her untimely death..-Mullet Omar)
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To: Shermy

Jackie Chiles is already on the case....The ravenous, voracious, gluttonous, capitalists.....will pay.


66 posted on 11/25/2005 3:35:25 PM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: weegee

The xboxes are all going to be recalled anyway. Heh!


67 posted on 11/25/2005 3:37:50 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

I wonder how many of the 42 HDTVs they sold.... Not a bad price for under $1,000.


68 posted on 11/25/2005 3:41:36 PM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Shermy
Go figure the mentality of these greedy ba*tards. They knowingly stay up most of the night for the privilege of participating in a mob activity and then complain when they suffer the consequences. Judging from the pictures, some of these 'victims' were such because they couldn't move their fat a**es out of the way fast enough. That was probably the only exercise they got all year.
69 posted on 11/25/2005 3:41:58 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I cannot understand the mentality of waiting in line to go shopping. But I will not stand in line for anything. Stand in line to eat? NEVER...stand in line to see a movie? If it's longer than a two minute wait, I'm out of there. There was only one time I waited on line to get something...and that was the Cast recording of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE ...signed by Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and, the most brilliant songwriter ever, STEPHEN SONDHEIM. He even talked to me....I told him I try to do the crossword puzzles he writes for the Sunday London Times. (Have you ever tried one of his puzzles?). I knew I would get his attention if I brought up his puzzles, not many people know he writes them.


70 posted on 11/25/2005 3:42:57 PM PST by Hildy
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To: SandyInSeattle

Per Madison, people are not angels [and cannot behave themselves], thus the need for the government [and for security]. Are you spouting heresy and doubting the Founder?


71 posted on 11/25/2005 3:44:13 PM PST by GSlob
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To: Shermy
In a Related Story:

"EMTs were called to Wal-Mart as Security personnel were found in their office dying of laughter watching idiots fight over a $1.82 item (original price $3.67) !!!"

LOL!

72 posted on 11/25/2005 3:46:02 PM PST by BossLady
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To: varon
The video being shown in Houston is of a rather rotund "shopper" tripping and her "RED" wigs falls off and slides across the floor.....

She'll sue for humiliation...on top of the disabling injuries.....

73 posted on 11/25/2005 3:47:46 PM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: SandyInSeattle

You are so right-it's not a lack of security,it's a lack of civility.Somebody throws an elbow then someboby throws a punch and presto-instant Jerry Springer show in the parking lot.


74 posted on 11/25/2005 3:50:10 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Shermy
""They didn't have no security at all," said McHerron's sister, Sierra."

McHerron and her neighbors did not have any common courtesy
75 posted on 11/25/2005 3:50:20 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: cbkaty
I wonder how many of the 42 HDTVs they sold.... Not a bad price for under $1,000.

They'll be under that price within a year anyway, I'll wait until I can get it at that price without having to wait in line.

76 posted on 11/25/2005 3:51:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: GSlob
Are you spouting heresy and doubting the Founder?

I suppose I am. I shall go stand in the corner. :-)

77 posted on 11/25/2005 3:52:18 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: cbkaty

They weren't HDTVs... they were EDTVs with an ATSC HDTV tuner. But I suppose some people don't know the diff and just buy it because it seemed like a bargain. Heh!


78 posted on 11/25/2005 3:54:17 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: dfwgator
They'll be under that price within a year anyway, I'll wait until I can get it at that price without having to wait in line.

I gotta admit that the price of HDTVs tweaked my interest...but not enough to fight the rotundos for entry position at the doors of the local store. I'd likely get pushed through the glass....

79 posted on 11/25/2005 3:54:25 PM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Shermy

This kind of crap ruins the CHRISTmas spirit


80 posted on 11/25/2005 3:54:45 PM PST by StoneColdTaxHater
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To: Shermy
SEASON'S BEATINGS, AND SLAPPY HOLIDAYS!
81 posted on 11/25/2005 3:58:43 PM PST by FierceDraka ("Out here, due process is a bullet." - John Wayne, "The Green Berets")
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To: Shermy
"Wal-Mart did not do enough to protect us," Dietstra said.

Gotta be a friggin' liberal....

82 posted on 11/25/2005 3:59:42 PM PST by ATCNavyRetiree (I can most times spot a liberal...they look weak, cowardly and undisciplined.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I agree. Those stupos had nothing to do with it (sarcasm)


83 posted on 11/25/2005 4:09:38 PM PST by freekitty
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To: freekitty

They have added a fourth partner - the firm is now Boyd, Dewey, Cheatam and Howe.


84 posted on 11/25/2005 4:16:37 PM PST by szweig
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To: Kirkwood

What is the big deal about HDTV....and what other types of tv's are there?? My mother has a big tv--a slim one...but you can't see the picture from the side...and 'lamps' keep going on it....it's always dark. I'll stick with my regular old fashioned TV that looks better than my mothers $2,000 one.


85 posted on 11/25/2005 4:17:33 PM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: Fawn

I was in Wally World also... Normally I don't even roll out that early for deer season!!

Took a shot to the ribs while getting a Game Boy Advance for the kiddo. This woman was about 5'3" and 115, but she hammered me like a NFL pro!!(I stand @6'2" and @230lbs)
Combat Shopping indeed!!


86 posted on 11/25/2005 4:23:57 PM PST by cavtrooper21 (No snappy tagline ideas avalible at this time... Please try again later.)
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To: Shermy

Surely one of the three cashiers working today could have doubled as door security...


87 posted on 11/25/2005 4:30:31 PM PST by Iscool (Start your own revolution by voting for the candidates the media (and gov't) tells you cannot win.)
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To: Gimme
Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday, etc.

88 posted on 11/25/2005 4:37:31 PM PST by I see my hands (Until this civil war heats up.. Have a nice day.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Bush's Fault

Welcome to my ignore list.

JustAnotherOkie, so I remember never to click on a post.

89 posted on 11/25/2005 4:37:31 PM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: don-o

Bah Humbug!


90 posted on 11/25/2005 4:50:25 PM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: Forte Runningrock

Are we not men? We are Devo.


91 posted on 11/25/2005 5:09:13 PM PST by The Fop (They attacked 2 of America's main arteries, so we invaded the heart of Arabia. It's that simple)
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To: Shermy

For some reason, I would think that 'ADULTS' should act like 'ADULTS' instead of idiots?????

Maybe if we just walked, you know, one step at a slow speed in front of the other, we might get to where we are going????

I purposely did not go this morning at my local 'Black Friday' just because of this...people are idiots anymore, especially if they think they can save cent or two, and forget they need 'sense' to act like a respectable ADULT!!!


92 posted on 11/25/2005 5:12:58 PM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: cbkaty

LOL I saw the wig incident also. Did you notice that in spite of her uh disabling injuries how quickly she smacked it back on her head while still lying on her belly?


93 posted on 11/25/2005 5:18:08 PM PST by daybreakcoming (May God bless those who enter the valley of the shadow of death so that we may see the light of day.)
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To: Fawn

This video looked more like Loss Prevention officers detaining someone than customers fighting.

94 posted on 11/25/2005 5:32:49 PM PST by BurbankKarl (NRA EPL)
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To: Forte Runningrock
"Greedy" doesn't begin to describe the state of society today. People are just in too much of a hurry, expect things instantly, hate waiting.

One of the things that turns me off about 'people', don't get me wrong 'indviduals' are fine, it's 'people' that I don't like.
95 posted on 11/25/2005 5:33:20 PM PST by lmr (Thanks to tet68, this tagline has been updated)
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To: Shermy
Uhhhh, don't go, thats your own security.
96 posted on 11/25/2005 5:39:11 PM PST by cynicom
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To: lmr

Why the hell didn't I think of this... it's the lottery. slip and fall at Walmart and get a settlement. .. it's all make believe ... fractured fairy tales... for big bucks


97 posted on 11/25/2005 5:39:13 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: cbkaty
The video being shown in Houston is of a rather rotund "shopper" tripping and her "RED" wigs falls off and slides across the floor.....

Color me terrible... But, do you have a link to this?
98 posted on 11/25/2005 5:59:00 PM PST by lmr (Thanks to tet68, this tagline has been updated)
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To: jiggyboy

Sounds like the true Christmas spirit. I don't know what the ACLU is so worked up about with Christmas. It clearly is no longer a religious holiday. How sad.


99 posted on 11/25/2005 6:09:31 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: weegee

You summed it up well. We live in an instant world now. Yet, patience remains a virtue.


100 posted on 11/25/2005 6:12:59 PM PST by mlc9852
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