Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday

Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest “the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street.”

Organizers are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the Stop Black Friday website.

Verum Serum:

Good idea. In fact, here’s an idea for cutting back on shopping this Christmas. It’s something I’m launching now with absolutely no forethought. I’m calling it DeOccupyXmasList. It’s really simple. Here’s the plan. If you have an occupier in your life, scratch them off your Christmas list. That’s it. Your holiday shopping has now been de-occupied. Wasn’t that easy?

Remember, they don’t want anything this year. No new video game consoles or games. No iPhones or iPads. No new cameras or laptops. No cashmere sweaters or hipster hats. No gift certificates to the local head shop and absolutely no cash. Save your filthy capitalist lucre and help your son, daughter, niece, nephew or smelly friend be true to their revolutionary ideals. It’s a win-win scenario.

If you feel you must get something for your Occupy-minded relative or friend, please make sure it’s a local product worth less than $10, so maybe a small bag of oranges. It’s cheap and will help them resist camp scurvy over the winter.

No Occupiers in my family. I raised my kids right – they may be selfish, self-centered brats but they have jobs.

Okay, I admit that two of them supported Obama, but nobody is perfect.

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23 Responses to DeOccupyXmas

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Imagine a bunch of Occupiers linking arms in the center aisle of Walmart at the opening of Black Friday.

    I’d pay to see that.

    • Lulu says:

      I think they would get their asses kicked worse in the salons of Barney’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nieman Marcus on Black Friday. Those shoppers are deadly serious and armed with fifty pound purses and pointy shoes. It would be very ugly as their mothers and grandma’s would be on to their schtick.

    • They’d be begging to be pepper sprayed and taken away by police after those walmart shoppers got to them.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      I can hear it now. “Stop Walmart brutality!”

  2. DeniseVB says:

    How nice of CNBC to publish the list of stores to boycott. Dollar Tree, really ? Where’s Apple?

    Wonder how OWS selected their stores? Based on donations to Republicans I assume 😉

  3. DandyTiger says:

    Sort of OT: So Black Friday is creeping up to Thanksgiving Day itself. This is a very easy self correcting problem. If it’s a problem, don’t shop on Thanksgiving Day. You won’t see that next year. Done. I should get paid for these words of wisdom. 🙂

  4. Jeffhas says:

    “Okay, I admit that two of them supported Obama, but nobody is perfect.”

    The question is: “Do they still support him?”

    PS – when did finding/getting/having a Job become such a problem?

    The whole act of ‘learning’ how to get a job – good interviewing skills, presenting yourself properly, becoming fast on your feet, solving problems (like how to get that job!) is a skill that no one can take away and that is useful in everyday life – forever.

    That process (of finding/getting/keeping a job) is probably the most useful set of tools anyone can have? Of course if it’s just ‘given’ to you because you know the right people, or enter the family business or someone feels sorry for you – it takes longer to develop those skills, and some people don’t, and they fail even at the job they were just ‘given’.

    Competition in this realm is healthy…. but you have to not take interviews and rejection too personally – use each one as a learning experience as to how to become better – and then use those skills in conjunction with your education and other experience to do a successful job.

    Even in this environment of High Unemployment – you just have to become BETTER – hone those skills even more…. or settle for something less in the meantime. Why does it seem like so many young people don’t want to work for their job? What do they think the rest of us had to do? – and why are they so special they don’t have to do what the rest of us did?

    • DandyTiger says:

      I think it’s just the math. You have around 20% unemployed or underemployed not because they don’t have the skills to get a job, but simply because there are no jobs. Of course that doesn’t mean you don’t see lots of anecdotal examples of people getting jobs, or people losing jobs because of their own incompetency. But it’s just damn hard out there.

      Of course having really good interviewing skills and obviously job skills is a must. And absolutely, you’re encouraged to be better than the next guy. As they say when camping with a friend in bear country, you don’t have to outrun the bear, you just have to outrun your friend.

      • Jeffhas says:

        “when camping with a friend in bear country, you don’t have to outrun the bear, you just have to outrun your friend.”


  5. yttik says:

    Off topic, but this ticked me off. They stole this man’s fish.

    Man catches 881-pound tuna, seized by feds

    • DandyTiger says:

      Jabba the Tuna. Either than or Charlie’s been on an eating binge. Damn.

      And yea, that’s just not cricket to take the man’s fish.

  6. DandyTiger says:

    OT: Fuck, eating canned soup will kill you apparently:

    I’m just going to hide in the basement. Tell me when it’s safe to come out.

  7. Lola-at-Large says:

    My daughter turns 18 next month. She’s been informed that this will be her last gift-Christmas. From here on out it’s cash only and no Xmas tree. Can’t wait! (Can you tell I hate holidays?)

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