I am seriously verklmept. Wow. Per Chrislove at DKos, the caption is-
What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver–all rolled into one. Or two.
Cue the wingnut head explosions and our laughter.
Added- OMG, this just gets better. Someone at the post of Chrislove’s at Dkos turned them on to-
Ran before Mother’s Day.
People are unemployed, underemployed, having a tough time saving what’s left of their money, and are generally feeling pretty desperate. In Psych 101 we learned that unexpressed or unresolved frustration leads to anger, so is it any wonder there are stampedes and fights over very limited quantities of low-priced, big ticket merchandise?
This country is brimming with fear, anxiety, despondency, gloom, and hopelessness, so it’s no surprise that a throng of sleep-deprived, cold, tightly-wound shoppers jammed together like sardines became rowdy… because for one lousy hour or two, they felt like they could fulfill a dream of being able to afford a flat screen TV or an XBox.
Family and friends were stunned by the loss of a West Virginia man who died while shopping on Black Friday as fellow bargain hunters reportedly walked around — and even over — the man’s body.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pepper-sprayed customers, smash-and-grab looters and bloody scenes in the shopping aisles. [...]
“The difference this year is that instead of a nice sweater you need a bullet proof vest and goggles,” said Betty Thomas, 52, who was shopping Saturday with her sisters and a niece at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, N.C.
Shoppers longed for that great deal, that yummy item that has been out of reach for so long. And when something so tantalizing becomes a real possibility, and after a deep recession knocks the wind out of you, survival mode kicks in, and it becomes every person for him/herself.
Pepper spray is the new Black.
Right now I don’t feel like anything is good news, but what do I know.
NEW YORK — Many retailers posted solid sales in July as deep discounts and sweltering heat drove shoppers to air conditioned malls. But analysts worry that momentum won’t continue through the back-to-school shopping season.
Despite a flow of bad economic news that kept consumer confidence shaky, a wide range of merchants that reported their sales results for July on Thursday delivered results that beat Wall Street estimates, including Limited Brands Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp. and Target Corp.
While the numbers signal a strong start to the back-to-school shopping period, roughly between mid-July through September, there are concerns that shoppers will soon return to their habits of the Great Recession by focusing on necessities and waiting for ever bigger discounts. That could be a big problem for retailers during what is typically the second-biggest shopping period of the year because many will be raising prices in order to deal with rising fuel, labor and other production costs.
Just when you thought all was lost for Blackwater, what with their putting themselves up for sale and all, they come up with a snazzy new hook. Xe goes retail!
Nothing says “I love you” like an anniversary gift bought at Murderers R Us:
What took them so long? Move over Nordstrom, bye-bye Macy’s, toodles Target, I’m headin’ off to Blackwater for all my gift needs.
Wish you had a clue about what Granddad would like for his 80th? Why not a BLACKHAWK! Nomex Balaclava for only $17.99?
Stuck for a Christmas present for your favorite five-year-old? Hey! Blackwater has youth sizes, complete with insignia! Train ‘em young, I always say.
But wait. Isn’t that indoctrinating our children? Oh what the hey. Live dangerously:
There are mouse pads, key chains, shot glasses, beer mugs! If you have an occasion, the Xe shop is there for you! They’re special that way.
Hey, moms and dads! Don’t know what to get your teengirl? Why, how’s about a kewl pink baseball cap? Omigod, seewwww rad!
Looking for that special something for your best chum? Surprise him or her with an assault rifle! Gee! You could even purchase a his ‘n’ hers matching set!
Your one stop shopping paradise.
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