OMG, next we’ll learn that there’s no Santa Clause!

Extraordinary Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

WSJ: “Black Friday” prices often aren’t the lowest of the year.

An analysis of this year’s most-touted Black Friday deals by The Wall Street Journal and price-data firm Decide Inc. found that many of the bargains advertised as “doorbusters” were available at lower prices at other times of the year—sometimes even at the same retailer.

Sears, for example, is advertising a KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer for $319.99 this Black Friday. Decide data found the retailer offered the same mixer for $296 in March.

Other than the occasional gun shop I rarely set foot in a retail store these days and as for those idjits who defile Thanksgiving by getting up at three in the morning to buy more crap to fill their otherwise-empty lives (now now, that’s   a bit judgmental, isn’t it? Ed) they deserve every suckers’ game that’s played on them.


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3 responses to “OMG, next we’ll learn that there’s no Santa Clause!

  1. The Mickster

    the expression is “eejits” – Happy Turkey Day ..gobble, gobble..

  2. A. Lincoln 1863

    The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful years and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the Source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

    In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

    Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the field of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than theretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

    No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

    It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

    In testimony wherof I have herunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

    A. Lincoln

  3. AJ

    Forget about “Honest Abe” for a minute and take a look at these Thanksgiving stories from Lew Rockwell:
    The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

    Happy Thanksgivings

    William Seward’s Thanksgiving Lies, Diversions, and Blasphemies