Dolan is right. We used to lament the commercialization of Christmas. In opening stores on Thanksgiving day, we have forgone what little respect still remained for the family.
Communist/Labor-Union propaganda masquerading as religious concern.
This, along with the Walmart Black Friday walkout, is being orchestrated straight out of the White Hut by Van Jones.
If no one would go shopping, then the stores would not open.
The POTUS does not believe in God. Why should his voters? Why should businesses close on a day traditionally set aside for Christian Americans to thank God for the many blessings he has given us? These businesses do a lot of consumer research on what people will do and accept.
When I was a kid, the local mall was closed on Sundays. Then, just Picadilly (the cafeteria-style restaurant) opened on Sundays. Now, of course, everything is open. No surprise that stores are opening more and more on Thanksgiving Day. They will soon be open on Christmas, too, if they aren’t already.
I applaud stores like Hobby Lobby, Lifeway, and Chick-Fil-A for sticking to their principles and remaining closed on Sundays. Hold tight, guys! God will bless your faithfulness!!
Not a prig or anti capitalist. But back in the day there were blue laws(in NY) for shopping for less than necessary items on Sundays and many holidays. And things were better then.
You can choose to not participate
My big question is: where have these people been the last bunch of decades? For all my life some businesses have been open on Thanksgiving. Convenience stores, gas stations, some restaurants, some grocery stores, once night time hits a lot of bars. There’s nothing new about this idea of some people working the holidays. The only thing that’s change is higher profile companies seeking Black Friday dollars are opening Thanksgiving.
And I sure hope the folks whining about people working today don’t watch any TV or listen to the radio. That’s all people working today too.
It only is if families actually are stupid enough to go shopping. I went to church then ate thanksgiving dinner with friends. To h*** with corporate greed.
I don’t want or need any more clutter for my home, and regardless of price I will not set foot in a store on Thanksgiving Day. Tomorrow, I might shop online for things that are genuinely useful, particularly for emergencies, but those tend not to have impressive sales. My shopping has been curtailed for the past four years, and I am not buying anything non-essential until the communist thug is out of our White House. I will not support an American economy that serves only to enable and fund his communist takeover.
The Dallas Cowboys have expressed solidarity with the workers, by deciding to take the day off.
One thing that puzzles me about all this “Black Frday” nonsense is that chrstmas is not politically correct. “Halloween” is now a bigger holiday than chrstmas is in American general culture. So what is everyone shopping for?
Imagine if we all had to go to the well for water...or the outhouse.
People like the rat race...it's like the egg hunt at Easter....Ya just wanna do it.
Black Friday mob fights are a-OK then?
I’d certainly sign up for Black Fridays every damn Friday of the year!
I tanked up my automobile this morning and wrote checks for two bills, water and Internet. Am I going to hell?
Somebody has to work to keep the Internet running. You can blame Al Gore for inventing such a system.
MEMO TO GOPe: If you had appealed to the Black Friday shoppers you’d have won the election! Like, perhaps, offering a couple of percent off!
I can't understand why Thanksgiving Day shopping would be so disturbing to this guy, when you consider that Sunday shopping has become commonplace even for many so-called Catholics. I wonder if Cardinal Dolan has made any recent pronouncements about Catholics dishonoring the Lord's Day by shopping for discretionary items?
It’s only an “assault” on those families who are already shredded by the author’s “liberal” ideologies that they have no cohesion.