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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 8 months ago

    I don’t know what’s more sad, those workers or people that would actually be out shopping on Thanksgiving?

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 8 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    And all for the notion that Christmas is about getting stuff. If there is a “war on Christmas” as Bill O’Reilly would have us believe, it is retailers looking for a fast buck who wage it.

  3. echoraven

    echoraven said, 8 months ago

    @Jase99

    Both you and Bill O’Reilly are correct.

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 8 months ago

    Once upon a time, not so many years ago, it was against the law for stores to open on a regular Sunday in Philadelphia. It was inconceivable for any store to open on a holiday, especially Thanksgiving or Christmas.
    Even Gimbel’s, which sponsored Philadelphia’s annual Thanksgiving parade (now sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and 6abc) didn’t dare open after Santa Claus climbed up the fire truck’s ladder into the store.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 8 months ago

    Today’s practices are fueled by pure greed. It’s a shame that these people who open on holidays have sold their soul to the devil for vast sums of money.

  6. Beckworth

    Beckworth said, 8 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Thank you for reminding us of all the people that do have to work on holidays. I’m a nurse, my brother installs movie theater equipment, used to be a projectionist and often had to work holidays because theaters are always open on holidays. Also, if you want your stove working so you can cook, heat so you can be comfortable and power so you can watch tv after the big meal, then you need people working on the holiday. Retail is another matter entirely.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    I won’t go to any establishment Thursday. But some people have to go out for Thanksgiving so some people work that shift and I understand and approve. Sad, but true.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    My son and daughter, in their 30’s are still following an “old family tradition”, MAKING Christmas gifts instead of buying “stuff”.

  9. cdward

    cdward said, 8 months ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    It is not “liberals” who are driving out the specialness of Thanksgiving or other holidays. The Walton family, for example, are not liberals. They are very conservative, yet they are among the first to make sure their stores stay open on Thanksgiving – and they can’t even use the JC Penny excuse of losing money – their numbers have all been positive this year. Their profit is off the charts. They just want more – for their materialistic, self-centered, narcissistic selves.

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