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It is time for Real Americans to Occupy Black Friday
teapartynation.com ^ | 11.22.11 | Tea Party Nation

Posted on 11/22/2011 6:08:57 PM PST by Thad Lost

The Occupy mob has shown its true face with its call to “Occupy Black Friday” and boycott retailers.

The consequences of a boycott like that, if it were effective, would not hurt the rich. It would hurt the employees of the stores. Of course, the Occupy mob does not care about them. Their goal is very simple. They want to crash the economy. The more people they can force out of work, they believe the greater will be the demand for revolution.

We have to answer them.

Our answer is simple.

We will Occupy Black Friday for America and Real Americans.

Black Friday has its name because that is the date, traditionally, that most retail stores go from a net loss for the year to a net profit. Those profits go to pay the wages and salaries of our neighbors and friends. We must stand with them.

This Friday, go out for Black Friday and do some of your Christmas shopping. For many, the idea of shopping on Black Friday violates your 8th Amendment rights against cruel and unusual punishments.

I am with you on that.

I hate crowds.

But this Friday I am going to go out and support some of my local merchants. I am going to out and specifically try to shop as some of the chains the Occupy mob has targeted.

We need to fight back against the Occupy mob and make their “Occupy Black Friday” a complete failure.

Remember the motive of the mob. They do not want to protest the “rich.” They want to destroy the free market economy and replace it with a socialist model. All socialism has ever created is misery and poverty, while the free market has created the greatest amount of wealth for the greatest number of people in history.

The Occupy mob is not made of Real Americans. These are people who hate America and hate everything America stands for. They want to bring America down. We in the Tea Party movement love America and want to see America and our fellow Americans lifted up and made great.

We cannot stand by and let this attack on the American system go unanswered. On Friday, no matter how much you hate crowds, make it a point to go out and buy at least some of your Christmas presents.

Help save the jobs of your neighbors. These are the jobs that the Occupy mob wants to kill.


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1 posted on 11/22/2011 6:09:03 PM PST by Thad Lost
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To: Thad Lost

Nope. Staying home.


2 posted on 11/22/2011 6:12:38 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Thad Lost

Actually, smart Americans aren’t blowing money as fast as they can these days. There’s nothing patriotic about debt.

I NEVER shop on black Friday anyway.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 6:12:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Thad Lost

Where I live, this Saturday is small business’ shopping day. I do at least 75% of my shopping with local merchants.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 6:13:59 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Larry Lucido

Personally I think a crappy economy has the silver lining of rolling the clock back to a more traditional Christmas.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 6:15:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Thad Lost

Actually, I normally stay in for Black Friday. However, my girls would get the biggest kick out of seeing Occupiers at Walmart. I plan on driving by to see if they are there.

Anyone know where I can get liquid skunk scent? I already have the water balloons.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 6:20:38 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Thad Lost
I'm going to "Occupy Memorial Stadium", Lincoln, Ne.

Iowa vs. Nebraska

Go Hawks!

7 posted on 11/22/2011 6:24:59 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Thad Lost

Most of what OWS does hurts the average American. Now they want to default on student loans. All that’s going to do is make the “Evil Corporations” say, “Well screw it, I’m not loaning money to the poor anymore for college if they aren’t going to pay it back.” Nothing like climbing the ladder and then kicking it away so no one else can climb up after them.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 6:28:43 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Thad Lost

I will not spend a dime from tomorrow until about January 10th of next year.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 6:29:25 PM PST by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Larry Lucido
Nope. Staying home.

Same, I shop online for pretty much everything.

Now if the plan is to go out and do some battle with the occutards I'd get off the couch and join in.

10 posted on 11/22/2011 6:30:57 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Thad Lost

Someone please tell me this Is a parody post???


11 posted on 11/22/2011 6:31:39 PM PST by voicereason (The average American doesn't need sex......Obama is already screwing them daily.)
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To: Thad Lost

Wow! Maybe you have missed the recent economic collapse. Who in their right mind would go out and spend money just to be anti-OWS... surely you jest!

I’m sure that you probably meant this with good intentions, but you really need to remember that almost of all America is suffering during this downturn. That means that almost everybody is going to stay home.

The few that do go out and have excess money to spend - well, they will have to hold up the economy.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 6:33:02 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Thad Lost

Every year, someone gets trampled to death. Maybe it will be the OWS this year.


13 posted on 11/22/2011 6:40:22 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Thad Lost

I went out on “Black Friday” once about 7 or 8 years ago. Now, I just watch the idiots trample each other on TV. Of course, this year, I’ve decided to work on Friday instead.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 6:40:37 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: SueRae

Where I live, this Saturday is small business’ shopping day. I do at least 75% of my shopping with local merchants.
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That’s a great idea in your community. Our town had an ‘open house’ a few days ago for the local stores. My instrumental group provided some of the music for entertainment while peeps shopped.


15 posted on 11/22/2011 6:40:39 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Thad Lost

Really, really bad idea for me. I just can’t force myself. Plus, the Iron Bowl is being played in this town and it will be really crazy.


16 posted on 11/22/2011 6:41:33 PM PST by Jemian (Join the Cain Train!)
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To: Deagle

“I’m sure that you probably meant this with good intentions, but you really need to remember that almost of all America is suffering during this downturn. That means that almost everybody is going to stay home.”

I disagree.

I was once engaged to a girl who thought it was a virtue to buy something she “needed” as soon as she “needed” it.

When she ran out of real money, she’d start in on the credit cards. And, the economy wasn’t even bad at the time.

By the time we were no longer engaged, she’d single-handedly run up about $15,000 worth of debt, in just over a year and a half.

I think lots of people won’t let their kids miss “Christmas”, debt be damned.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 6:41:39 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Thad Lost

Maybe if we’re lucky they’ll get trampled at Wal Mart...


18 posted on 11/22/2011 6:43:27 PM PST by thefoundersrock
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To: FLAMING DEATH

Ah yes... Women are different! (Sorry, but that is true when it comes to spending)... As long as they feel some comfort with their status (married or comfortable single), they will spend. Not so for men. So yes, it may be a merry Black Friday for women but not so for men. I would guess the the end result will be a wash. No increase but no falter in sales results. That alone would be good for the current economy.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 6:46:55 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Thad Lost

Wow, TeaPartyNation is a “social networking site.” That leaves me out.


20 posted on 11/22/2011 6:47:05 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Thad Lost

Nope.

Christmas gifts this year will be receipts for the $ I give to “Occupy” Wounded Warrior or “Occupy” Fisher House.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 6:47:41 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: Deagle

It will be the new frugal Friday.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 7:01:17 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: netmilsmom

Try the local sporting goods store for the skunk juice.Deer hunters use it to mask their scent.I hear that if you pour a 2 ounce bottle of the stuff into the air vents of a car,the owner will be very upset.


23 posted on 11/22/2011 7:02:10 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Thad Lost

Because the OWS’ers only travel in a closed circle they can’t come to the realazation that they are truely the less than 1%’ers. The true reason that they haven’t gotten a following with the exception of the media, is that the true 99% are busy working and living. Even the unemployed and poor are busy with that living part.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 7:03:22 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yes, I think that CNBC will be sorely disappointed.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 7:07:00 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Thad Lost

Nope. “Black Friday” has been and will remain “Buy Nothing Day” as far as I’m concerned.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 7:11:38 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: netmilsmom

If you can’t find the skunk scent, stinkbait will work just fine.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 7:12:42 PM PST by texas_mrs (Heartless Conservative & Native Texan)
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To: texas_mrs; Farmer Dean

I’m going to Gander Mountain tomorrow!!!!


28 posted on 11/22/2011 7:30:54 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Thad Lost
I am sick to death of people trying to sell me stuff. I know that's how they earn their living, but pestering me to the point of distraction is not a legitimate activity, as far as I'm concerned. As the years have gone by I've heard the Christmas music start earlier and earlier and the retail more and more frantic to the point of total obsessive-compulsive insanity.

I'm also sick of everyone in America getting up and driving as a means of celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and apparently every other holiday. Is home so terrible that come hell or high water they must go drive like a bunch of gosh darned lemmings?

All these holidays seem to do these days is make the Chinese and the Arabs even richer and us poorer and Jesus a distant third if even that much. Grrr!

I know a lot of people on FR aren't that way.

29 posted on 11/22/2011 7:34:43 PM PST by Batrachian
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To: Thad Lost

Is it better for Americans to stay out of debt, to keep the money in the USA and out of the hands of the Chinese or better to spend it buying stuff from Asia, on things people generally don’t want or need? We all need to make our bed and decisions on that.

I’m not going to be out there on Black Friday because it’s just not in my interest. I don’t care what others decide to do. If I buy anything it will be from local stores not the big box stores that represent China. Or we may decide to do a more traditional Christmas and do things for others instead of buying low quality imports.


30 posted on 11/22/2011 7:47:19 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Deagle; FLAMING DEATH

Sorry guys - but you’re both wrong. This is one woman that has gone black friday “shopping” once in the past 30 years. just to be supportive I will do some local stops on Saturday, but as far as Christmas shopping is concerned, I was done nearly 3 weeks ago. My husband, well he’s a different story......he ordered my Christmas present yesterday, from some company called Reuger, not sure what that is, but he seems all excited about it.............


31 posted on 11/22/2011 7:49:49 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Well, I did say that Women are different! Have fun...


32 posted on 11/22/2011 7:52:10 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Batrachian
I'm also sick of everyone in America getting up and driving as a means of celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and apparently every other holiday. Is home so terrible that come hell or high water they must go drive like a bunch of gosh darned lemmings?

Not all Americans live within walking distance of family members. What is so gosh awful about wanting to be with family, even if it means driving?

All these holidays seem to do these days is make the Chinese and the Arabs even richer and us poorer and Jesus a distant third if even that much. Grrr!

Oh really? My husband and I drove a day and a half last year so that our (then) 12 year old daughter could meet her grandfather for the first time. I think Jesus was high on list of our priorities, don't you?

33 posted on 11/22/2011 8:03:18 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

I do hope that you can shoot straight!


34 posted on 11/22/2011 8:07:39 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Gabz

You won’t like that “Reuger” thingy. Trust me.

If you want me to take it off your hands, let me know. I’ll even pay shipping.


35 posted on 11/22/2011 8:07:46 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Deagle

LOL! Yes you did say women are different, but you said that in regard to spending in comparison to men. Oh we are, or at least this woman is - my husband spent more in the 10 minutes he was on line making that one purchase I mentioned than I have spent in the past 3 months and my shopping has included gifts for every member of his and my family and splurging on our own daughter.

All kidding aside, I know exactly what you guys were saying and in general you’re right, I just never fell into that kind of category because I really hate shopping and we spent nearly 3 years barely keeping a roof over our head, so I REALLY know how to make Lincoln squeal as I squeeze that last penny. I’ve always been frugal, but have gotten even more so these past 3 years.

Happy Thanksgiving. I’ll be spending “black friday” with some friends I haven’t seen in 5 years, my husband will be working, and our daughter will be with her only 1st cousin who lives on the East Coast.


36 posted on 11/22/2011 8:14:03 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SueRae
Small Business Saturday is an initiative pretty much driven by American Express. Check their website; if you register and use their card on SBS, you receive a $25 credit toward your bill.

Even though you're a couple thousand miles away, thanks for supporting the local merchants.

As an aside, under the first two years of obamanomics our Black Friday has come in the week after Christmas. We're probably doing better than a lot of folks.

37 posted on 11/22/2011 8:17:10 PM PST by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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To: Thad Lost

Hmm, the ‘leaders’ and politicans, and Union thugs have called me ‘sonsabitches’, told me to go ‘straight to hell’, the alleged ‘news’ media have called me a ‘wahhabist’. And much more.

Nah, not gonna shop.


38 posted on 11/22/2011 8:18:01 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Thad Lost

No way. let Holder’s people trample each other. I have enough cheap Chinese junk. ...... Consume, consume, consume......


39 posted on 11/22/2011 8:19:15 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Gabz

Well, I hope your overspending husband at least had the gall to overspend for the family - heh. You do sound like a great person - just have to keep your hubby in check.

Sounds like you and your family are going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I wish you the best. (There are always exceptions - :^))...


40 posted on 11/22/2011 8:22:06 PM PST by Deagle
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To: FLAMING DEATH

Trust me, my FRiend, I’m gonna LOVE it. Being frugal on some things, pays off for the things one does not wish to be frugal about :)

I don’t know who is more excited about it, me or him!!!!


41 posted on 11/22/2011 8:41:11 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Thad Lost

If people want to stay home, they should stay home. People who want to shop on “black friday” should shop. People telling other people what they should do should go jump in a lake. It will take more than a few marxist idiots to crash the economy ...unless you’re talking about the marxist in the white house, who is running out of options but needs to be confronted.


42 posted on 11/22/2011 8:53:17 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: Thad Lost

You can’t make me.

You can’t persuade me.

I haven’t been shopping on Black Friday since it was just the Friday After Thanksgiving and the stores downtown put up the decorations that same Friday, and everyone went down that the evening, to look at the lights and hear the caroling and to see everyone else, with Christmas shopping rather a low priority? Our own town, our own townspeople. Not some mall somewhere else.

What am I, a hundred fifty years old? Did I grow up in Mayberry? No, and not at all, but it seems that way now. Do I change with the times and get up before dawn to fight my way through crowds in a big box store for one of three low low price flat screen TVs? Prove how much I love my family by buy buy buying all day?

Christmas is not consumerism.

Lord Jesus Christ, send us all a quiet, watchful Advent while we wait to celebrate your Incarnation into this fallen world, amen.


43 posted on 11/22/2011 8:54:47 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Deagle

LOL! Of course it is for the family. And yes, I do shoot straight.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


44 posted on 11/22/2011 9:06:48 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Thad Lost

I wish they would “Occupy Thanksgiving”, and target those stores that are opening on that day; it is a disgrace. Don’t believe for a second that employees have the option of using a vacation day for that; just more evidence of the erosion of Americans’ position in the workplace.

Christians, look to see this happening on Christmas & Easter if there are no repercussions for those businesses.


45 posted on 11/22/2011 9:17:33 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Gabz

Same to you... Hope you have a grand time!

Now don’t be shooting your own Turkey... They can be purchased at your local grocery store (not quite as fresh but reasonable)...

Happy Thanksgiving!


46 posted on 11/22/2011 9:19:29 PM PST by Deagle
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To: kearnyirish2

While I understand what you are saying, and I generally agree with what you are saying and why you are saying it, are you aware of how many other type jobs there are out there that do work holidays without the option of using vacation days?

And I’m not even talking about those considered “necessary” such as cops, firemen, nurses, doctors.........

Come Thanksgiving, don’t you look forward to a football game on TV or some nice music on the radio? OOPS, ran out of milk or butter. Someone is working at those TV and radio stations and convenience stores you just take for granted.

I do agree with the over commercialization and rushing of “Christmas” but what makes the store clerk any more worthy of the holiday off than any other employee of businesses you just take for granted.


47 posted on 11/22/2011 9:35:16 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Deagle

You’re a piece of work.

When I was down the road yesterday buying squash from my neighbor he was cleaning turkeys for folks that had ordered the fresh cleaned ones and his niece was feeding the ones that had been ordered live.

My bird came out of the freezer this morning and because my husband’s car broke down closer to her house than ours, my SIL drove him home to me, so the bird and the squash and the taters all went home with her this evening -— just that much less for me to have to remember to put in the car Thursday morning.


48 posted on 11/22/2011 9:41:30 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

I’m sorry Gabz... Not really sure what you are getting at.

Are you okay?


49 posted on 11/22/2011 9:47:42 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Deagle

Sorry, my FRiend. I’m just fine. I only related about the turkey because you made a comment about me shooting one and how it was easier buying one.

Just friendly chitchat


50 posted on 11/22/2011 9:56:44 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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