Friday, November 23, 2012
Black Friday rundown
by Clifford F. Thies With the continuing dissembling of America, like a train wreck in slow motion, we observe the goings-on of Black Friday, when crazed consumers fight each other for more stuff. But, first, we have the latest clown incident. I don't know why clowns are one of the most badly hit subgroup in the Obamanated economy. But, we are hearing of one after another tragic incident involving the merrymakers among us. In the latest incident, a clown in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade died of a heart attack, right in front of the children. (Source NY Post) Look, I'm not saying that children actually believe that clowns are immortal. But, with the switching of one person by another behind the facepaint, it's like the clown lives on forever. The one thing you can count on in this uncertain world. With the myth of clown immortality broken, what's left to believe in? And, are their slapstick style of humor as funny? Enough of that. On with the mayhem. At the Woodland Mall, near Grand Rapids, Michigan, several teenagers were arrested apparently after a gang-related incident. Shoppers scattered, weezng and coughing from the pepper spray. Later, one shopper tweeted, "Woodland Mall is the place to go! Not busy at all." In San Antonio, Texas, an impatient man cut the line and then punched one of the people waiting in the face. The impatient man fled gave up his place in line and high-tailed it out of there when the man who got punched pulled out a concealed carry gun. The police didn't arrest the man who pulled the gun. What would you expect. We're talking about Texas. At a Walmart, a melee broke out in the electronics department, as shoppers fought to get iPhones. This incident of shopping madness is particularly interesting, as almost everybody involved is white. Police were called at Westbrook Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, when a gunshot was reported. The police did make some arrests after a shoplifter sprayed them with mace, but said it wasn't a gun shot, just some trash cans.