Tag: black friday

We hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As Black Friday officially kicks off the Christmas shopping season, Jim and Greg each discuss three gifts they’d like to give political figures. The gifts range from the practical to the comical to the desperately needed.

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Some people see Black Friday as a much-needed break for their wallet. I see it as retail outlets showing the customers the full weight of their contempt. The frenzy to buy cheap crap from China, the human downgrade of people fighting with each other over items they can probably live without, to me, is an […]

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Quote of the Day: Black Friday

 

“Into the breach, then. Against mobs of middle-aged moms and frightening harridans we shall prevail.” — Patricia Briggs

On Black Friday, instead of shopping, I spent the first half of the day playing with my cute toddler niece who calls me “Aunt Doodie.” For the second half of the day, I have planned fun stuff with several friends.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are in the Christmas spirit as they push aside the Thanksgiving leftovers to go shopping for timely, helpful gifts for various political figures.  They generously announce what beautifully wrapped presents they have for President Trump, Chief of Staff John Kelly, various members of Congress and others.

Looking Down on Black Friday

 

On a recent Black Friday, the New York Times asked its readership “What Does Black Friday Mean for You?” A few choice comments revealed the tone of the other 396:

To me it means getting in the car with my spouse and adult daughters and heading to Cape May…Birding! None of us buy into this nonsensical consumer binge day.

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I hear that in recognition of Black Friday, Ricochet is offering Thatcher memberships for the insanely low price of $100 and Reagan at the ridiculously low price of $500! What’s that you say?  Hasn’t that always been the price?  Well, you are correct, but aren’t those prices a steal?  Let’s take a Thatcher membership, what’s […]

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The second biggest commercial holiday (slotted in between Domino’s Buy One Get One Tuesday and Super Bowl Sunday) starts in two days at some retailers so it is time to reflect on it as Ricochet has in the past (here and here to name a couple). People celebrate Black Friday in different ways.  My wife takes […]

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The Elite Distaste for Black Friday

 

Ah, Black Friday: The day wealthy whites are applauded for judging lower-class folks who are just trying to buy affordable gifts for their kids.

Huffington Post’s mocking headline blares “THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!” followed by bold black and red stories of consumerism gone wild. New York’s Gawker features “The Best Walmart Thanksgiving Day Fight Videos” (I won’t dignify them with a link), while coastal elite news anchors cluck about the barbarians at the Target security gate.