No commentary needed. Just watch the videos.
Well, maybe just this one thought.
When I was a small boy there were times when I would ‘help’ my Grandpa feed the pigs. As soon as they knew he was coming with his large basket of corn and also the feed the pigs would run towards the fence where he would provide the food. Watching the people in these videos is much the same as what I saw as a boy back on his farm, and as such it is really disturbing, It might be laughable if we knew it was not encouraged by corporate greed from WalMart.
CNN reports that American consumerism triumphed over the Thanksgiving Holiday, with large volumes of shoppers finding more joy in greed than tradition as they stormed the stores on the national holiday.
As I read the story one line stood out.
“I don’t like that the hours are earlier. I think people should be able to be with their families on Thanksgiving,” said Kim Schaefer as she shopped for shoes at J.C. Penney.
I am not sure of the background of Kim Schaefer, and really it is not important. The fact that she can not piece the two opposite ends of her quandary into a logical way to treat Thanksgiving and those workers she seems so concerned for is just the most ridiculous comment I am sure to come across today.
Schaefer’s need to buy shoes was not known to her on Wednesday, nor could it wait a few days? She had to find her way to a store on Thanksgiving where workers were forced to come in and be away from their family and friends so she could purchase new footwear?
Yet she claims that she really wants those workers at home so they can enjoy the holiday! Did she ponder not being a part of the problem, and just stay away from the stores on Thanksgiving?
How obtuse is this woman?
Nothing makes it more clear than a political cartoon.
Given today is a holiday around the home I will be super brief with an opinion about this news. Long-time readers know how I feel.
The new, Scrooge-like practice of charging home-delivery subscribers MORE for the paper BECAUSE it’s fat with ads (“added value”), and therefore more lucrative for the publisher. Jim Romenesko posted the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s note to its EZ Pay subscribers: “Because of its large size (last year’s was 5 pounds), the Thanksgiving Day newspaper is the most expensive to produce and difficult to distribute. … Effective this year, we will charge a premium rate of $2.35 for the Thanksgiving Day newspaper. This charge will be debited to your newspaper account … Our Christmas Day holiday edition will be packed with after-holiday savings from your favorite retailers. … [W]e will charge a premium rate of $1.50.”
Turkey … Honey-Baked Ham … Cornbread Stuffing … Oyster Stuffing … Greens … Macaroni and Cheese … Sweet Potatoes … Mashed Potatoes …. Green Bean Casserole … Dinner Rolls … Huckleberry Pie … Pecan Pie … Chocolate Cream Pie … Sweet Potato Pie … Peach Pie … Apple Pie … Pumpkin Pie … Banana Cream Pie … Coconut Cream Pie.