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CNN: All Adults in America Went
Shopping on Black Friday Weekend

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/26/2012 12:31:07 PM

CNN reports that practically all Americans went shopping over "Black Friday" weekend. "A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year, up 9% from 226 million last year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation released Sunday," the CNN reports reads. The headline reads: "247 million shoppers visited stores and websites Black Friday weekend." This would seem to mean, according to these statistics, that basically all Americans over the age of 14 went shopping this past weekend. There are, according to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/26/2012 12:33:55 PM     (No. 9034411)

Gee, I was so special, staying home.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: blizzard, 11/26/2012 12:34:54 PM     (No. 9034413)

Nope. I stayed home and watched football for 3 days. There´s no way in hell I´m shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving....none.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/26/2012 12:35:33 PM     (No. 9034417)

Headline: (but hardly news):

"CNN full of molasses"



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jennie C., 11/26/2012 12:40:36 PM     (No. 9034426)

Nope, went to work for the 5th day. Off Saturday to go to the OSU/Mich game and then working for the next 15-18 days-in-a-row.

Fa-la-la-la-la Fooey.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 11/26/2012 12:43:10 PM     (No. 9034430)

So this means either one of two things: People are excited about the coming fiscal cliff and Obama solving the problems or; People are scared as hell and want to get some good deals before inflation hits, more unemployment occurs, and stores are boarded up!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/26/2012 12:43:19 PM     (No. 9034431)

Stayed home and shopped online. And also, spent quality time with my family.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 11/26/2012 12:46:50 PM     (No. 9034437)

This does include online shopping. How about those who saw commercials and witnessed advertisements on billboards/radio? Silly reporting

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rileysmom, 11/26/2012 12:49:52 PM     (No. 9034442)

Not me or my family. Wouldn´t be caught dead with those fanatics.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 11/26/2012 1:02:56 PM     (No. 9034463)

Really? Gee, I could have sworn I spent the day napping, eating turkey sandwiches and watching TV. I must have been mistaken.

Or...could CNN be prevaricating????

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/26/2012 1:05:37 PM     (No. 9034469)

The only thing I`m shopping for this year are some sane conservative politicians but I have not been able to locate any.....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Packard Man, 11/26/2012 1:08:02 PM     (No. 9034472)

Another, ´the economy is really improving´, message from the ´truth-tellers´. (s/o)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ebgodard, 11/26/2012 1:09:10 PM     (No. 9034473)

I REALLY hate it when the MSM tells me what I did. Not one person in my family stepped foot in a store to shop over Thanksgiving. NOT ONE. Another example of ridiculous , inaccurate reporting.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lilo, 11/26/2012 1:09:48 PM     (No. 9034474)

IOw, everyone who voted for Obama was out there.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/26/2012 1:10:42 PM     (No. 9034475)

Probably a data error. I think they meant the
47M people that Romney was talking about, who pay no Fed Income tax. They have some money left over for shopping.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: zzzghy, 11/26/2012 1:12:53 PM     (No. 9034476)

Wouldn´t be caught dead with those fanatics.

Wouldn´t be caught dead.

Who´s the fanatic?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/26/2012 1:18:11 PM     (No. 9034485)

This ´survey´ includes those who visited ´websites´ and could even include news sites. That means us, I guess. All us LDotters went shopping this weekend and didn´t even know it.

Wonder what the spin will be when we crash back into a real depression.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/26/2012 1:24:25 PM     (No. 9034492)

Pas moi.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/26/2012 1:29:18 PM     (No. 9034501)

This is marketing BS, pure and simple.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Griller1, 11/26/2012 1:36:42 PM     (No. 9034518)

If buying gasoline and dining at a restaurant counts, then I went shopping.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jinx, 11/26/2012 1:42:39 PM     (No. 9034535)

Then, what does that make me? I am an adult and I didn´t go shopping. Neither did any of the other adults I was with go shopping. What else is CNN saying?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 11/26/2012 1:48:30 PM     (No. 9034544)

So, if you went to the mall and shopped at the toy store, the book store, the coffeeshop, the discount sweater place and the food court - it counts as 5 people.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: GardenGal, 11/26/2012 2:14:11 PM     (No. 9034588)

Out of my family of five, only one went into a store to do shopping, (one of my kids works in a store), and all she bought was a cough medication since she had a cold. Yes, I went to some online stores to look at things but didn´t buy anything. We are definitely spending much less here this Christmas as we await the giant tax hike of the fiscal cliff.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RosietheObserver, 11/26/2012 2:21:34 PM     (No. 9034604)

I didn´t. My family didn´t. Most of my friends didn´t. CNN is not a news source.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/26/2012 2:21:46 PM     (No. 9034605)

If every single adult in Philadelphia can vote for Obama, why can´t all adults in America go shopping on Black Friday weekend?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lingillen, 11/26/2012 2:32:02 PM     (No. 9034630)

I believe it, that every (liberal) person went shopping on Black Friday: none of them had jobs to go to, they got to push people around, and they got merchandise at cut-rate prices, that some of them can re-sell, at inflated prices, on e-bay.

Those at CNN who arrived at the figures in this article, are the same people who poll would-be voters and count their votes. If a shopper visited 5 stores, he was counted 5 times. Makes perfect sense.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 11/26/2012 2:37:27 PM     (No. 9034640)

Not anyone I knew.
And our family stayed home and played Rummicub, Scrabble and 20 Questions. Great family day.
I can´t imagine going shopping on black Friday.
I hate shopping anyway and it would be akin to the 7th circle of Hell to go out on Friday.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 11/26/2012 3:11:37 PM     (No. 9034680)

My entire family of 9 (counting daughter- & son-in-laws), extended (Aunt & niece), foreign-exchange student & new friend, best friend, her hubby & her three sons -- makes 18 that I know for a fact did not shop on black friday, in person or internet.

CNN: Cover for the magic Negro Never-ending.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/26/2012 3:13:37 PM     (No. 9034682)

I got home Wed. about 3:45 and didn´t leave again until 6:45 this morning. I didn´t spend a dime.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: grounded, 11/26/2012 3:38:30 PM     (No. 9034714)

I went to Jiffy Lube and got my truck serviced. Does that count as Shopping?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: steph_gray, 11/26/2012 3:42:59 PM     (No. 9034723)

I bought two batteries at Radio Shack.

I guess I single-handedly saved the electronics sector from going under due to ObamaCare. Neat! /s

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Judith, 11/26/2012 3:44:54 PM     (No. 9034727)

No shopping for me since last tuesday.
How many adults voted in this last election? And, although my husband earns a good salary, he has just about ruled out a merry christmas for us based on the economic outlook in general. What the heck were these people thinking?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: flatwater, 11/26/2012 4:10:51 PM     (No. 9034781)

Isn´t CNN the thoroughly discredited "News Network" that no one watches any more?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Pinchem, 11/26/2012 6:41:14 PM     (No. 9034977)

Due to the twisted stories or outright lies, and covering up of Obama´s lies, by Soladad O´Brien and Anderson Cooper, people have abandoned CNN by the thousands. The TV rating services have them at the bottom of all networks. Those left watching are considered as gullible androids and undependable to know any truth whatsoever.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Pinchem, 11/26/2012 6:43:06 PM     (No. 9034980)

Correction #34...should be Soledad.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: franq, 11/26/2012 7:12:15 PM     (No. 9035013)

Another lie, which CNN is famous for.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: franq, 11/26/2012 7:54:23 PM     (No. 9035060)

I didn´t need anything. So I stayed home. As an Ldotter put it, "God knows I have enough stuff." Does that make me a bad example?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bebece, 11/26/2012 9:20:25 PM     (No. 9035132)



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Reply 38 - Posted by: bebece, 11/26/2012 9:21:47 PM     (No. 9035133)

We didn´t, we celebrated Thanksgiving late.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: vanimal, 11/26/2012 9:29:55 PM     (No. 9035141)

Like Obama got 100% of the vote in racist Filthydelphia and Cleveland.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/26/2012 9:30:05 PM     (No. 9035142)

It´s reassuring that America still has some adults.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: tehtriggerman, 11/27/2012 11:42:56 AM     (No. 9035994)

Stayed Home. Didnt care.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 11/27/2012 11:54:05 AM     (No. 9036018)

I shopped on Small Business Saturday and bought something I actually needed. American Express credited me $25 for shopping so I was out about $20. Somehow I don´t think that was much of an indicator of a recovery.

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