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  • Fewer shoppers and a decline in spending during Black Friday weekend

    12/01/2014 6:11:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30, 2014 | Sarah Halzack
    Fewer consumers hit the stores or went online this Thanksgiving weekend, a sign that Black Friday’s bloat into days and even weeks of promotions may be creating less urgency around the events that many retailers consider the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation reported that 55.1 percent of consumers shopped between Thursday and Sunday, according to a survey it conducted over the weekend. That is down from 58.7 percent the previous year. The NRF said total spending was $50.9 billion, an 11 percent decline from an estimated $57.4 billion in 2013.
  • Officious White Hipsters Crash Seattle Tree-Lighting Over Ferguson, MAKE LITTLE KIDS CRY

    11/30/2014 8:10:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 29, 2014 | Eric Owens
    A caffeinated gang of annoying white hipsters in Seattle did their level best to ruin Christmas this year by surrounding the city’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, chanting and making a bunch of little kids cry. The young, well-heeled, largely white crowd of demonstrators was protesting in response to Monday’s announcement that a grand jury in Missouri had refused to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male, on Aug. 9. Friday’s incident in Seattle occurred at Westlake Mall, according to local NBC affiliate KING-TV. Westlake Mall is some 2,119 miles away from Ferguson, Mo.,...
  • WaPo Author: Reporting on Black Friday Violence is Classist, Racist

    11/30/2014 10:48:45 AM PST · by rightistight · 51 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/30/14 | Aurelius
    According to Luke O’Neil, reporting on “Black Friday brawls” is both classist and racist. The story, called “Black Friday brawl videos are how rich people shame the poor,” O’Neil says that rich people report on Black Friday violence in order to make fun of and shame poor people. Don’t think that people should be brawling in a Wal-Mart or mall? Then you’re a rich snob, O’Neil explains. You take your wealth for granted, he writes, and make fun of people fighting in Best Buy because you’re privileged. “Look at these hilarious poor people,” O’Neil writes, “struggling to take advantage of...
  • Gun sales boom on Black Friday with almost three background checks per second (30k more than '14)

    11/30/2014 11:33:20 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    WASHINGTON — The busiest shopping day of the year also saw a major boom for gun sales, with the federal background check system setting a record of more than 175,000 background checks Friday, according to the FBI. The staggering number of checks — an average of almost three per second, nearly three times the daily average — falls on the shoulders of 600 FBI and contract call center employees who will endure 17-hour workdays in an attempt to complete the background reviews in three business days, as required by law, FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said. Indeed, Friday saw the highest...
  • Retail Disaster: Holiday Sales Crater by 11%, Online Spend Declines

    11/30/2014 5:16:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/30/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Last year was bad. This year is an outright disaster. As we reported earlier using ShopperTrak data, the first two days of the holiday shopping season were already showing a -0.5% decline across bricks-and-mortar stores, following a "cash for clunkers"-like jump in early promotions which pulled demand forward with little follow through in the remaining shopping days. However, not even we predicted the shocker just released from the National Retail Federation, the traditionally cheery industry organization, which just reported absolutely abysmal numbers: sales during the four-day Thanksgiving holiday period crashed by a whopping 11% from $57.4 billion to $50.9...
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    11/30/2014 8:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/14 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Copyright restricted photos removed including the misleading Canadian Press photo purported to be a photograph of an empty, or otherwise unattended American PTA meeting.</p>
  • Gun sales boom on Black Friday: Almost 3 background checks per second

    11/29/2014 3:44:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | November 28, 2014 | Kristina Sgueglia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The busiest shopping day of the year also saw a major boom for gun sales, with the federal background check system expected to set a record of more than 144,000 background checks Friday, according to the FBI. The staggering number of checks -- an average of almost three per second, nearly three times the daily average -- falls on the shoulders of 600 FBI and contract call center employees who will endure 17-hour workdays in an attempt to complete the background reviews in three business days, as required by law, FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said. "Traditionally, Black Friday is one...
  • Black Friday’s Boost to Firearm Ownership

    11/29/2014 7:58:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Bad news for Michael Bloomberg: It turns out that Americans really like guns. While most of the focus for Black Friday is on the half-priced TVs, and Victoria Secret sales, a sizeable portion of Americans decided to head to their local gun store and pick up a new firearm. After all, nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like an AK47 with a red and green bow on it. (Hint, hint, wink, wink.)Black Friday is known for being the biggest domestic shopping day of the year – and the firearm industry doesn’t generally miss out. On a typical day, the National Instant...
  • Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving

    11/28/2014 9:49:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Tradition, Family, & Property Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | John Horvat II
    Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving John Horvat II 26 November As we gear up for the Thanksgiving holidays, many are preparing to engage in a strange new ritual that is crowding out the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie. The ritual, of course, is the extension of Black Friday shopping into Thanksgiving Day. It is a practice so shocking that we might as well create a new holiday—un-Thanksgiving—since nothing could be more contrary to the intention of the real holiday than its present evolution. This year, media will again report on frenzied shoppers mobbing retail stores in search of super bargains....
  • Today is the biggest cell-phoning and texting-while-driving day off the year!

    11/28/2014 8:27:45 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 9 replies
    Dang it's scary out there! Had to go out to get a new power cord
  • Ferguson Protests Move To Retail Stores

    11/28/2014 7:33:21 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    Mail.com News ^ | 11-28-2014
    November 28, 2014 MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Other Black Friday protests were planned in shopping centers around the nation. One in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood drew five people, one with a sign reading "Black lives matter." All five, who stood by a car, declined to be interviewed on Friday morning. Earlier in the day, about two dozen people chanted "no...
  • The Blackest of Fridays Planned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

    11/28/2014 5:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “We must keep our hatred (against the U.S.) alive and fan it to paroxysm!” raved Che Guevara in his Message to the Tri-Continental Conference in 1966. “The imperialist enemy must feel like a hunted animal wherever he moves. Thus we’ll destroy him! We must bring the war to the imperialist enemies’ very home, to his places of work and recreation.”Fortunately on Nov. 17 1962, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI foiled the “war” Castro and Che had planned for us—and in some of some of our very favorite “places of recreation.” To wit: In those days Macy’s got around 50,000 shoppers on...
  • Black Friday Brawls Begin in Britain (over discount panties) - set to Chopin

    11/28/2014 4:38:20 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/28/14 | Adam Taxin, with help from Frédéric Chopin
    It's a video, there is no transcript beyond unintelligible grunts. As for the state of things, whatever. But doing my part to celebrate Western Civilization. This sSene from Black Friday 2014 in New Pakistan (formerly "Great Britain" is therefore accompanied by Frédéric Chopin - Prelude in E-Minor (Opus 28 Number 4). And for humblegunner types, Chopin actually passed away quite a while ago, and this music is in the public domain ; )
  • ...Scuffles break out across the nation as bargain-hunters start brawls

    11/28/2014 4:31:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 28, 2014 | Ashley Collman
    Skirmishes between shoppers have been breaking out across the country as bargain hunters fight over TVs, tablets and even Barbie dolls during the first of the holiday sales. Many big-box stores opened early Thursday night, in an attempt to dilute the chaos of Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving when stores usually start their reductions for the season. But several videos have now surfaced online showing that even on a holiday dedicated to sharing, some people will turn against each other to save money. The clips mostly show chaos inside Walmart stores, from Indiana to California. One of the...
  • Celebrities Are Protesting Ferguson Grand Jury Decision With ‘Blackout Black Friday’

    11/27/2014 10:33:20 PM PST · by RightGeek · 84 replies
    Time ^ | 11/27/2014 | Megan Gibson
    A social media campaign calling for a boycott on spending this Black Friday has caught the attention of celebrities. In an effort to protest the Missouri grand jury’s decision on Monday not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August, US celebrities have taken to social media to use the hashtags #NotOneDime, #BlackoutFriday and #BlackoutBlackFriday to advocate for a retail boycott. They include actors Michael B. Jordan and Jesse Williams, Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, actress Kat Graham, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and journalist Soledad O’Brien . The hashtags are meant to encourage people...
  • Why blacks are urging a Black Friday boycott

    11/27/2014 5:36:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2014 | Soledad O'Brien and Rose Arce
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Once again, the streets are electric with anger after a white police officer evades charges for fatally shooting a black man. Sirens screech and wood batons push back marchers protesting from Missouri to New York to Los Angeles. This time the cadence of "No Justice, No Peace" has been replaced with "Hand's Up. Don't Shoot." But there was another sign raised above the crowd in a recent protest in New York: "Doing Nothing with Saying Nothing. Changes Nothing." The mathematics of this one are clear. Something's gotta give. A loose network led by African Americans in the film and arts...
  • AP: Surging Black Friday Sales Put Guns In Hands Of Wrong People

    11/26/2014 9:06:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | November 26, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Two days before Black Friday—a day that has come to be identified with record-breaking gun sales—the Associated Press is claiming that surging sales on November 28 will put guns in the hands of the wrong people. Even though the people who buy guns at retail stores go through a background check before doing so, the AP suggests the background check system we've had in place since the 1990s is too porous, allowing too many prohibited persons to buy a gun. According to the AP, "512 gun sales a day" take place to people who shouldn't be able to buy a...
  • AP Warns Black Friday Means 'Perfect Storm' of Gun Buying

    11/26/2014 6:28:55 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/26/2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at Associated Press have a special reason to freak out over Black Friday: it’s a huge day for gun sales, and the background-checks system is severely tested. AP writer Nick Stroud even found space for the noting it’s a “perfect storm,” like the disastrous ship-sinking movie. The volume of sales means some purchasers “beat the system,” meaning there are only three business days for a background check:
  • (Vanity audio talk on You Tube) SERIOUSLY?!?! Michael Brownshirt Mobs Threatening Boycott of Black F

    11/25/2014 8:53:49 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 16 replies
    Retailers apparently might not be that upset if "undocumented shoppers" seeking "100% discounts" stay away.
  • Ferguson Michael Brown Shooting: 'Boycott Black Friday' Aims to Hit America Where it Hurts

    11/25/2014 8:00:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 168 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 11/25/14 | Samantha Payne
    Momentum is building on social media to boycott the Black Friday sales in order to hit corporate America "where it hurts" over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition is organising the 'No Justice, No Profit' boycott campaign on Thanksgiving Day (27 November), through to Sunday. Black Friday is traditionally the day that kicks off the Christmas buying period with retailers across America offering big discounts to jump-start the busiest shopping days of the year.
  • Leftists Promise "Street Theater" Protests on Black Friday

    11/24/2014 2:53:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Left wing groups are ramping up for “street theater” protests at retail stores this Black Friday. If prior years are any indication of the group’s projected success this year, we can expect a handful of union thugs showing up at a handful of Walmart stores, with a few mass-printed signs. As reported by the Free Beacon:“The fight against income inequality in this country starts at Walmart,” said Brooke Anderson of Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project. “we are proud to stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday to speak out for the fair pay and the respect workers deserve.”Before diving into the...
  • RadioShack to Open 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day

    11/10/2014 10:44:58 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/10/2014 | Matthew Daneman
    For the first time, the company will open the majority of its stores at 8 a.m. Thursday, and they will remain open until midnight. Last year, most of its doors were closed on Thanksgiving.The company joins the likes of Toys R Us and J.C. Penney, which will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, while Sears, Kohl's, Macy's, Belk and Staples will open at 6 p.m. "Given the customer demand for store hours on Thanksgiving last year, we made the decision to open on Thanksgiving," RadioShack spokeswoman Andrea McCauley said. "It gives us the opportunity to stay competitive." "Given the customer...
  • Retailers’ sales fall in final week ahead of Christmas

    12/23/2013 5:43:59 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | December 23, 2013 | Andria Cheng
    He said it’s crucial for retailers to get sales post Christmas as consumers visit stores to redeem gift cards, which don’t count as sales until after they are redeemed. In fact, Dec. 26 and this Saturday both are expected to be among the season’s top 10 shopping days. “There’s a lot of money that’s still out there.” Meanwhile, weak in-store sales are being partly offset by growth online. Online sales between Dec. 15 and Dec. 18, for instance, jumped 13%, with 23% traffic growth, according to Custora Pulse, which tracks real time data from over 100 U.S. retailers. Indeed, other...
  • Target holiday cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards

    12/18/2013 7:38:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Payment card data was stolen from an unknown number of Target Corp customers starting on the busy Black Friday weekend in a major breach at the U.S. retailer, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Secret Service is investigating, according to a spokesman for the agency, which safeguards the nation's payment systems. Target officials did not respond to requests for comment. Investigators believe the data was obtained via software installed on machines that customers use to swipe magnetic strips on their cards when paying for merchandise at Target stores, according to the person who was not authorized to...
  • Virginia Sets Record Gun Sales on Black Friday

    12/04/2013 6:59:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Virginia gun sales reached a new record for number of firearms sold on Black Friday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Gun transactions in Virginia totaled 3,902 on Black Friday, a 1.2 percent increase over the previous record of 3,856 transactions on the same day in 2012, according to the latest Virginia State Police figures of mandatory criminal-background checks of gun buyers.The Black Friday numbers helped boost Virginia’s overall gun transactions to 429,154 through the end of November, or 17.5 percent more than during the same period last year, Virginia Firearms Transaction Center data show.With an additional 2,539 transactions processed during the first...
  • Forget the Grinch – Obamacare Stole Christmas

    12/04/2013 9:26:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Retailers and investors are bemoaning the fact that Black Friday sales failed to put stores back in the black for the year. In fact, this year, it might as well be called Red Friday, in regards to the ledger balances that stores were reporting Monday morning. Many excuses have surfaced, including the populist notion that stores angered their would-be shoppers by opening on Thanksgiving Day. In reality, given the economic “health” of America in the age of Obamanomics, a holiday spending splurge was never really in the cards for 2013. While some people like to direct their anger toward the...
  • Catfight! Police hunt for two women who sparked huge Black Friday mall brawl… (Annapolis Mall)

    12/04/2013 2:26:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/3/2013
    Police are hunting for two young female suspects after a massive early-morning brawl broke out in a Victoria's Secret in a Maryland mall on Black Friday.A 17-year-old shopper told Anne Arundel County Police that a woman 'poked her in the eye' in Annapolis Mall, sparking a massive melee that was caught on camera by a fellow shopper.The footage shows the girl standing in the middle of the Black Friday crowd and speaking to another woman, whom she told police she had never seen before.Scroll down for video Fight! A teenager throws a defensive punch after apparently being hit by a...
  • Black Friday: Dark Night Rises

    12/03/2013 5:02:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    "If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." -- John Lennon "Black Friday" was a metaphor beyond the merchants' bottom line. Headlines on last Friday's Drudge Report reflect a culture that is being trampled by the greed and me-only attitude of a growing number of us: "Mall mayhem... Suspected shoplifter shot after dragging cop through KOHL's parking lot... Brawls. .. Man stabbed over parking spot... Shopper Kicked Out Of WALMART For Filming Fight... Man shot walking home with big screen... Shoppers Trampled in Race for $49 Tablet... SALVATION ARMY kettles stolen... Woman pulls stun gun...
  • Cops: Woman pulls stun gun in fight over Walmart shopping cart

    11/30/2013 10:13:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Foxny ^ | Luke Funk
    NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - A Thanksgiving shopper is facing criminal charges after police say she pulled a stun gun in a dispute over a shopping cart outside of a Walmart store. Police say it happened Thursday at about 7:18 p.m. at the Walmart in Linden, N.J. Officers assigned to the store were alerted to a dispute in the parking lot between two women. An on-duty Linden Fire Department captain on scene monitoring the crowd situation told an officer that one of the women had a stun gun. Police spoke to a victim, a 42 year old from Staten Island, who...
  • Walmart officials comfortable with security after Rialto ‘Black Friday’ brawl....

    11/29/2013 10:49:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Sun ^ | Doug Saunders
    FULL TITLE: Walmart officials comfortable with security after Rialto ‘Black Friday’ brawl sends police officer to hospital RIALTO >> Walmart officials say they are comfortable with the security in place Thursday night, despite three fights at a store here Thursday night. “The fight at the Rialto store was an unfortunate and isolated incident to an otherwise very safe event,” corporate spokeswoman Betsy Harden said. “Providing our customers with the best and safest shopping experience is always our top priority.” Police officers descended on Walmart in Rialto after a brawl between two men injured a police officer who tried to break...
  • Philadelphia: Women Get Into Stun Gun Fight Inside Pa. Mall (Brawl VIDEO)

    11/29/2013 5:34:13 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 53 replies
    http://www.nbcdfw.com ^ | 11/29/2013 | 5nbcdfw.com
    A joyous time of year.... Merry Christmas!
  • Black Friday: A Shameful Orgy Of Materialism For A Morally Bankrupt Nation

    11/29/2013 4:53:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog ^ | 11/29/2013 | Michael Snyder
    It has been called "America's most disturbing holiday". Black Friday is the day when millions of average Americans wait outside retail stores in the middle of the night in the freezing cold to spend more money that they do not have for more cheap Chinese-made products that they do not need. It is a day when the rest of the world makes fun of Americans for behaving like "rabid animals" and "zombies" as we indulge in a tsunami of greed. It truly is a shameful orgy of materialism for a morally bankrupt nation. It is being projected that approximately 140...
  • Is "Black Friday" Racist?

    11/29/2013 2:58:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 57 replies
    blackquillandink dot com ^ | Nov 2013 | Lillpop
    By John W. Lillpop In the summer of 2008, Dallas County commissioners discussing traffic ticket collections were jolted when Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, used the term “back hole” to describe the recurring problem of lost paperwork. Mayfield’s statement was immediately challenged by Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black. Price belted out a loud “Excuse me!” and proceeded to upbraid Mayfield by saying that the problem of lost paperwork was the unwelcome byproduct of a “white hole.” That caused Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy. This dust...
  • The Joy of a Different Kind of Life

    11/29/2013 1:35:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    St. Jude's. Food drives. Toys 4 Tots. Coat collections. 'Tis the season for charity -- all the world's inspired by the Christmas spirit once Thanksgiving comes around. You can't help but wonder about the rest of the year, though. The word "solidarity" is a little worn, and, at times, poorly understood, but it refers to something more than a few sporadic acts of generosity. It presumes the creation of a new mindset that thinks in terms of community and the priority of the life of all over the appropriation of goods by a few. The Sunday before we celebrated...
  • Wal-Mart Black Friday fight for TV 2013

    11/29/2013 1:08:26 PM PST · by Jean S · 40 replies
    Video at link.
  • Black Friday 2013: Beer doorbuster draws big crowd to Lakefront Brewery.

    11/29/2013 10:15:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-29-13 | Rick Romell
    It doesn't get more Milwaukee than this: Hundreds of beer lovers lined up at Lakefront Brewery on N. Commerce Street - 350 of them by 7:30 a.m. - to buy the local craft brewer's special "Black Friday" ale. "I was here at midnight - midnight!" said first-in-line Derek Fry, 28, of Franklin. And he was happy to be there. The annual sale of the India-style pale ale - a potent 10% alcohol brew offered in 22-ounce bottles at $10 each - is as more festival than doorbuster. "This is the quintessential beer community," Fry said as he waited for his...
  • Black Friday violence reported as retailers usher in start of holiday shopping season

    11/29/2013 7:32:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    My Foxdc.com ^ | November 29, 2013 | Fox News
    The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as at least a dozen national retail chains from Macy's to Gap to Target opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day despite planned protests from workers' rights groups opposed to employees working on the holiday.
  • Thanksgiving and Black Friday - A Tradition or a Tragedy

    11/29/2013 3:39:24 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 21 replies
    Political Realities WordPress Blog ^ | 11/29/13 | LD Jackson
    Let me start this post by openly declaring how much of a shopper I am not. I don't mind going to the store and picking up a few items, if I know what I am going after, but just browsing around drives me out of my mind. I also dislike the crowding and attitude that seems to go with so many of the sales you see on Black Friday. I supposed I could blame it on the retailers, but that's really not where the fault lies. Yes, they are opening earlier on Thanksgiving every year and Black Friday is still...
  • Honor God – Not Mammon – On Thanksgiving

    11/24/2013 8:05:17 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 12 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 24, 2013 | JP
    There was a time in this nation’s history when merchants had proper respect for Thanksgiving, a holy day our Founding Fathers set aside “to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor,” as President George Washington proclaimed in 1789. Until 1939, merchants dared not even kickoff the end of year shopping season until well after Thanksgiving for fear they would be accused of defiling a day sacred to the nation’s Christian faithful. Not until 1939 would merchants totally commercialize the season between Thanksgiving and...
  • Canadian car buyers blocked from cheaper U.S. prices

    11/22/2013 1:36:05 PM PST · by Stoat · 26 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 22, 2013 | Megan Griffith-Greene
    Canadians are being given a hard time when they try to buy from dealerships south of the border By Megan Griffith-Greene, CBC News Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:00 AM ETCanadians planning a trip south of the border next week to take advantage of Black Friday deals may run into roadblocks if a car is on their shopping list. A CBC Marketplace investigation reveals automakers are preventing Canadians from taking advantage of cheaper car prices south of the border.Marketplace found price differences of thousands of dollars in the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the same model car on different sides of the...
  • War on Christmas Starts Early

    11/18/2013 10:20:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Dan Holler
    As the holiday shopping season approaches, consumer may find an unlikely adversary: the retail industry. According to reports, “big retailers like Walmart and Apple ramp up their holiday ads early this season” and “Representatives from leading retail associations name online sales tax legislation as a chief concern for their members right now.” That’s right, the retail industry is targeting online Christmas shopping. What proponents misleadingly call the “Marketplace Fairness Act” would significantly increase the cost of buying goods on the Internet. The bill would force online businesses to collect and remit sales tax based on each customer’s location. Put another...
  • Media Drops The Ball On Union Front Group Protests

    11/09/2013 9:09:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Ryan Williams
    As we approach the Holiday Season and Black Friday, there will inevitably be a number of media reports purporting that employees at large companies like Wal-Mart are striking throughout the country. Last Thanksgiving, prominent media outlets like CNN, NBC and the Huffington Post widely and falsely reported that hundreds of protests were being staged by Wal-Mart employees throughout the nation. Before reporting the same false story this year, reporters should consider asking a few basic questions like exactly how many of these protesters are in fact Wal-Mart employees? They might be surprised to find that an overwhelming proportion of...
  • GOP anger at Ted Cruz hits Senate floor

    09/26/2013 3:53:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/26/13 | MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    The GOP’s anger at Sen. Ted Cruz — expressed mostly in private meetings this week — burst onto the usually collegial Senate floor on Thursday, with Sen. Bob Corker excoriating his Texas Republican colleague for blocking a quick vote to avert a government shutdown next week. In a highly unusual Republican v. Republican exchange, Corker accused Cruz of delaying a Thursday vote simply to create a “show” to cater to his conservative activist supporters at the expense of making good policy. -snip- Cruz shot back. “Why is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way you’re proposing to...
  • Five Moroccans nabbed in Texas courthouse break-in

    10/19/2011 11:29:34 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By William Spain
    CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Five Moroccan nationals arrested Wednesday for breaking into a San Antonio courthouse were found to have pictures of public buildings, water systems and malls across the country, Reuters reports. While they were nabbed by local police, the suspects will be interrogated by a joint terrorism task force that includes the FBI and immigration enforcement authorities, the wire service reported.
  • CNN Asks If Traditional Marriage Defenders Are 'On the Wrong Side of History'

    03/25/2013 2:54:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/25/2013 | Matt Hadro
    Hyping "growing support" for same-sex marriage, CNN's Carol Costello asked a supporter of California's Proposition 8 on Monday if he was "on the wrong side of history" for legally defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Her tone fits right with Friday's CNN panel where a traditional marriage supporter was disgustingly marginalized as a segregationist and compared to a slave owner. Costello cited GOP strategist Karl Rove admitting that he could see a Republican presidential candidate publicly support same-sex marriage in 2016. She then asked Austin Nimocks of the Alliance Defense Fund, "Austin, you heard what Karl Rove...
  • South Glastonbury Woman Sues Crystal Mall For Black Friday Fall

    12/08/2012 7:39:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Glastonbury Patch ^ | December 7, 2012 | Paul Petrone
    A South Glastonbury woman is in the midst of a lawsuit against the Crystal Mall after she sued the Waterford shopping center when she slipped and fell on a puddle at 4:30 a.m. on Black Friday 2009. Diane Mincarelli filed a suit against the mall in December of 2011 after she slipped and fell on water on the floor of the mall at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 27, 2009. November 27, 2009 was the day after Thanksgiving that year, a day commonly referred to as Black Friday as retailers, including the Crystal Mall, offer special deals and open at earlier...
  • Our 'gimme dat' culture (John Rocker sees Black Friday mentality becoming societal norm)

    12/04/2012 12:20:23 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | December 03, 2012 | John Rocker
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. A uniquely American phenomenon, thereÂ’s nothing better than sitting down to a hearty meal in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Thanksgiving is special in that itÂ’s about appreciating what you have with the people who mean the most to you. At the risk of igniting an ACLU lawsuit, Thanksgiving also is the start of the holiday Christmas season. While the radio stations and department stores switch to Christmas mode the day after Halloween, no one really gets into the spirit until the turkey gets roasted on the fourth Thursday of...
  • Abortion backers try to justify Planned Parenthood’s Black Friday specials

    11/30/2012 8:19:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 11.30.2012 | Jill Stanek
    One never knows which posts are going to get more attention than others. (I’m usually wrong when I guess, actually.) So I was surprised my blog on Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast’s Black Friday specials got quite a bit of traction, from Fox to the Christian Post to Human Events. All the attention forced a response from the other side. Writers at both Jezebel and RH Reality Check disputed whether Planned Parenthood’s Black Friday $10 discount could be applied to abortions, although why should they care? If one supports unfettered abortion access, what does it matter...
  • Police Remove Congressman-Elect Grayson From Local Walmart For Union Agitating

    11/27/2012 8:17:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | November 26, 2012 | Tom Tillison
    In spite of the embarrassing antics on full display during his first term in Congress, the voters in Florida’s CD09 saw fit to send Alan Grayson back to Washington, D.C. Naturally, the extreme elements of the far left supported Grayson’s return to office, but so too did many of our friends and neighbors. Perhaps even family members. He was also a recipient of overwhelming support from the Hispanic community, particularly those of Puerto Rican descent. And labor unions. There’s no doubt he also received a fair share of votes from the disaffected and disengaged for the sheer entertainment value such...
  • Mayhem Alert: Eleven Reasons I Don’t Shop on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 9:47:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 24, 2012 | Clash Daily
    ‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale… Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…Shots fired outside WALMART…Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…Customers run over in parking lot… [Scroll down -TSR]Woman busted after throwing merchandise…Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…VIDEO: Insane battle over phones… [Theme from "Superjail" started to run through my head as I watched this -TSR]Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…Shoplifter tries to mace security guards… [Scroll down -TSR]Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…