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Wal-Mart and Thanksgiving as well as Black Friday

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C’mon people. You only had to do one little thing.

Not shop on Thanksgiving. And refrain especially from patronizing Wal-Mart.

Really was that so difficult? After all, there is something called the Internet.

Addicts, who must spend every day, could have gotten their fix online.

And the chattering media would not be able to pan shots of people lined up waiting to fight others for a new tablet or some boots. (Why are people shopping even considered stories?)

Seriously, folks with three digits in their IQs must realize that many of the so-called deals are not really that good. And not worth the wait, fights, crowds and chaos.

As well as the crime and violence.

Ditto inre the bad karma.

Where to even begin?

Okay, idiots, um consumers lined up in the cold (or heat) on Thursday hours before stores actually opened. Got it. You don’t want to spend time with family and friends but perhaps employees forced to work on this holiday, might.

Just an aside, hip hip hooray for Tony Rohr, a Pizza Hut manager in Indiana who refused to keep the place open on Thanksgiving. This column could not bring herself to call PH a restaurant.

Who eats crappy pizza on Thanksgiving?

He was fired, fought back, generated an ocean of publicity and was offered reinstatement to his job.

He is a modern day hero. And folks like Rohr are out there alone because the monsters who demand people work on holidays, God Bless America, are the same ones trying to destroy unions.

Another quick aside. If folks like Mitt Romney, Wall Street and hedge fund managers all supporting an investor class had not wrecked the economy for 99% of Americans, then businesses would not be so frantic. If folks had good jobs and pay, then they could shop more. And support places that Ann Romney would never patronize. Like a Pizza Hut in Indiana on any day excluding Thanksgiving.

See how this column brought the point home?

Back to: how could anyone shop on Thursday?

Another digression. Americans must start to patronize local and small. Such businesses are really the engines in the economy. Citizens should also seek out artists and craftsmen in the community.

These entrepreneurs are with their families on Thanksgiving but available on other days.

Deep sigh.

Thanksgiving Day.

All folks had to do was sit tight for 24 hours. If you hate your family that’s why television was invented.

Read a book. Go to the health club. Volunteer somewhere.

Okay, venture out on Friday. But bypass Wal-Mart. Absorb the 6 dollars in possible savings and forgo dining at Pizza Hut. Munch on some healthy victuals at home.

Wal-Mart had record sales on Black Friday even withstanding calls for boycotts and the shopping done on Thanksgiving that should have eroded some of the profits for the following day.

Shame. Shame.

If you were there, then you are tied to deaths, business bankruptcies, the decline of main street commerce, poverty wages and massive reliance on government assistance that this retail behemoth has created.

So don’t say you have faith, care about others, want less government, support real jobs-creating businesses or claim to believe that people should not be burned alive in factory fires if you were in a Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving. Or the rest of the year.

All anyone had to do was to eschew public shopping for one day.



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