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Some Metro Detroiters Wait In Line Outside For A Week In Every Kind Of Weather For New Air Jordans
CBS LOCAL ^ | June 14, 2014 | Christy Strawser

Posted on 06/14/2014 7:39:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Some Metro Detroiters Wait In Line Outside For A Week In Every Kind Of Weather For New Air Jordans

ROYAL OAK (CBS Detroit) Metro Detroit has experienced every kind of weather since early Monday — with bouts of heat, humidity and torrents of rain. Few people got the kind of up close and personal view of the weather as the dozen or so young men settled into camp chairs outside sneaker emporium Burn Rubber in downtown Royal Oak. Some have been there since Monday, waiting for a chance to buy commemorative Air Jordan sneakers. They’ll be released Saturday. There’s no guarantee the store will get more than a few pairs, or what size will arrive.

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


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AIR JORDAN 11 RETRO LOW 'INFRARED23'..$150
1 posted on 06/14/2014 7:39:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Priorities


2 posted on 06/14/2014 7:40:26 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

waiting in line for a week? What if they have to go to the bathroom?


3 posted on 06/14/2014 7:41:44 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Jeff Chandler

And to think, these people are allowed to vote!


4 posted on 06/14/2014 7:42:44 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: MeshugeMikey
Will Chum Lee be there?


5 posted on 06/14/2014 7:43:16 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“What if they have to go to the bathroom?”

There are not enough cops to bust people and charge them with public indecency for urinating or defecating out in the open.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: MeshugeMikey
Bet the lines would be shorter if they announced that the City, County, and State Tax collectors would be there to check their records against personal identifications of buyers.
“Hey! Deal with it”—Uncle Si
7 posted on 06/14/2014 7:44:09 AM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Antihero101607

Another stupid question I have: are these guys going to miss work for a week to wait in line for these shoes? Did their bosses give them the week off so they can do this?


8 posted on 06/14/2014 7:45:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: MeshugeMikey
At Burning Rubber, it actually means...

Extra Big Toes


9 posted on 06/14/2014 7:46:12 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Antihero101607

Uh, this is in Royal Oak. Plenty of cops there.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 7:46:50 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’ll bet the union “workers” are right there with them registering them to vote for the communist DemocRATS. Nike sneaker lines are a great place to find the low to no information types of all ages.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 7:46:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What if they have to go to the bathroom?

Have you been to Detroit lately?

12 posted on 06/14/2014 7:47:50 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

GOT to have my Nike BLING Yall!!!


14 posted on 06/14/2014 7:48:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 1rudeboy

disregard then. I will admit that I didn’t read the article and shot my mouth off.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 7:48:49 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: MeshugeMikey

Good thing the government pays them more to do nothing than they would make at a job.

That way, they have the money to buy the shoes, and the time to wait in line for them.

Isn’t socialism wonderful?


16 posted on 06/14/2014 7:48:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Thurmand explained he wasn’t worried about getting to work because, he said laughingly, “This is my job.”

And he can afford $250 shoes? 28 year old man living in Detroit with no job -- what are the odds he's independently wealthy?

17 posted on 06/14/2014 7:49:30 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Obama have already Got his New “AIRS”... SIgn here so you can get yo NEX PAIR FREE!!!”


18 posted on 06/14/2014 7:49:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

dont axe!


19 posted on 06/14/2014 7:50:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“they all sef employed n whatever”


20 posted on 06/14/2014 7:51:00 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Exactly.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 7:51:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
So either they took a week's vacation from work to sit like big fat fools on the street for a week to buy a pair of butt-ugly $150 sneakers, or they don't work at all. So how are they paying for these sneakers? Let me count the ways. SSDI, welfare, Bank of Momndad....aaaargh. This country is in the $#!& and sinking like a stone.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

Im always amazed at who has the latest iphones...etc..etc...etc..ETC!

Land Of The SLACK and The Home Of The Slave


23 posted on 06/14/2014 7:52:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Hell lets just make it a national holiday because it seems to be an annual thing.

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24 posted on 06/14/2014 7:57:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: x1stcav

25 posted on 06/14/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Little children with nothing to do. Sad.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 8:00:43 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Obamacare has given many Americans the freedom to do other things and not be anchored to a job.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 8:01:28 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: cripplecreek

we are living in a world I never could have imagined!!


28 posted on 06/14/2014 8:02:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Mike Darancette

All Hail Obama Ben Snortin!!


29 posted on 06/14/2014 8:03:19 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
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30 posted on 06/14/2014 8:03:22 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: MeshugeMikey

If they only put that much effort into getting a job.


31 posted on 06/14/2014 8:03:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Huskrrrr

Maynard!

Long time no see. Where have you been!


32 posted on 06/14/2014 8:06:18 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: Fresh Wind
...Isn’t socialism wonderful?

This is a prime example of the Rat theory of stimulating the economy.

33 posted on 06/14/2014 8:09:54 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: BwanaNdege

Maynard!

Long time no see. Where have you been!

Like still hanging out, listening to Dizzy Gillespie!


34 posted on 06/14/2014 8:10:53 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: LostInBayport

I’ve never understood waiting in line for more than an hour for anything like that.

I did wait in line for nearly 2 hours to apply for a job. I did get the job but I ended up turning it down because I met a guy on the sidewalk who gave me his card to come apply for a job in the factory he owned. When he hired me he said that he gave me his card because I was the only one who looked like I was ready to go to work on the spot. (Work boots, jeans, jersey gloves in my back pocket and safety goggles on my head.) He paid better and I didn’t have to work with a bunch of punk ass kids.


35 posted on 06/14/2014 8:11:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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what's the over/under for the first chickenhead to get shot for a pair of these things???
37 posted on 06/14/2014 8:18:09 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Those EBT cards buy Air Jordans too —


38 posted on 06/14/2014 8:19:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: cashless

Hey, watchit there.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 8:20:33 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Wish they’d wait outside an employer who’s hiring for a week if necessary.

But I guess those drug profits have to be spent somewhere in cash.


40 posted on 06/14/2014 8:20:46 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: MeshugeMikey

What is it with fauxbama’s sons and overpriced tennis shoes?


41 posted on 06/14/2014 8:24:39 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: MeshugeMikey

I used to get angry when I would hear people from Europe and Asia call out Americans as being lazy and stupid. Now I have to concede that a good many of our countrymen are exactly that!


42 posted on 06/14/2014 8:28:18 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: F15Eagle

“””Gee, wish da gubmint was giving me money so I could buy some overpriced basketball shoes.”””

Hey, these people are lucky. They get to “pursue their dream” of owning air jordans as they are not tied down to a job.
I too wish I got free gubmit money for doing absolutely nothing so I would have the time to stand in line for a pair of shoes.
These people on welfare are “poor” dontcha know.

Real ‘poor’ people stand in line all day for a bowl of rice.
Real ‘poor’ people wait a week for a malaria shot.
Real ‘poor’ people don’t have shoes at all.

These are overfed suburban kids that are “poor”. Their main concern is if the spot they are standing in has good wifi for their iPhone while they wait or who is making the next run to Starbucks.


43 posted on 06/14/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

How the hell is this still a thing?

Jordan must be pushing 60! Some of those guys were likely toddlers when he retired! But they want to wear shoes with his name on them?

That like me going out and buying a pair of Wilt Chamberlain shoes.


44 posted on 06/14/2014 8:32:29 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Chum Lee. Is he as dumb as he appears to be or smart as a fox? Whichever he is I find him to be entertaing. Or amusing?


45 posted on 06/14/2014 8:33:33 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: Huskrrrr

And, especially, Thelonius Monk.


46 posted on 06/14/2014 8:33:49 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: dfwgator

And that’s likely just the line to reserve a spot to get in line to go to the toilet.


47 posted on 06/14/2014 8:34:40 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik
Its a YOUT thang!!

we too OLD SCHOOL f


48 posted on 06/14/2014 8:34:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: dowcaet

far far more than is healthy......


49 posted on 06/14/2014 8:35:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Unemployed people waiting in line to buy shoes with welfare money. This is our America.


50 posted on 06/14/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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