Friday, November 25, 2011

The 99% are armed also

On Thursday morning, Loren Feldman started a Google+ thread about Black Friday. He's against it.

I shared the following in Feldman's thread:

Black Friday has nothing to do with shopping. It's an EVENT, like the people who wait in line for days for a movie or gadget. Or the people who snare Super Bowl tickets without knowing the difference between a safety and a safety pin.

Needless to say, I wasn't out shopping at 4am or even midnight (no, I didn't go to Kohl's at midnight). When I woke up this morning, I was curious to know if there had ben any tragedies on Black Friday.

Thankfully, as far as I know, no one was killed. But, according to a Mark Krynsky link to a Los Angeles Times article, a shopper at a Wal-Mart in Porter Ranch used pepper spray and injured at least seven people.

Yes, pepper spray.

For the last couple of weeks, pepper spray is all that we've heard about after the incident at UC Davis in which a campus police officer pepper sprayed someone. No, no one was killed by the pepper spray, but because of all of the reaction, you'd think that someone had been. Let's put it this way - Jerry Sandusky is happy because no one's talking about him any more - now they're talking about John Pike, and doctoring up pictures of John Pike, and everything else. Pike has become - A MEME.

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart woman is still on the loose as of last report. And of course no one will blame the woman for the incident; it's all Wal-Mart's fault, of course.

Perhaps the occupiers will demand that all stores close between Thanksgiving and Christmas to eliminate the profit-taking corporate greed. Yeah, that's a solution.
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