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Old 11-22-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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In November 2016 we had this article about how many department stores were deciding it was not worth it to be open on Thanksgiving:


https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/b...-shoppers.html


also:


These stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2016 - Business Insider


Here it the updated list for 2017 by Business Insider:


Stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving - Business Insider


So, the trend had already started. I do not give Mr. Obama any credit, nor Mr. Trump.


As for the 'wholesome': that is subjective. Given the number of personalities being charged with some level of sexual abuse, 'wholesome' is not an adjective that has crossed my mind.

My inbox has been exploding with discount offers, this week.
QVC and HSN have been selling thousands of electronics in 15 minutes.

Think the " early bird" Thanksgiving Day block buster phenomena peaked a few years ago.

This is retail and has nothing to do with who is sitting the oval.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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It kills retail jobs too.
You're right, online shopping started the trend away from brick and mortar. But even without it retail is on life support anyway. Automation is on the way.
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:46 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Originally Posted by legalsea View Post
In November 2016 we had this article about how many department stores were deciding it was not worth it to be open on Thanksgiving:


https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/b...-shoppers.html


also:


These stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2016 - Business Insider


Here it the updated list for 2017 by Business Insider:


Stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving - Business Insider


So, the trend had already started. I do not give Mr. Obama any credit, nor Mr. Trump.


As for the 'wholesome': that is subjective. Given the number of personalities being charged with some level of sexual abuse, 'wholesome' is not an adjective that has crossed my mind.
Since Trump just promoted an ungodly man who diddles teen-age girls yesterday ~ NO, I would certainly NOT say it seems more wholesome.

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The abuse was going on in the shadows in prior years. Now it's being addressed.
Yeah? Meanwhile your Dear Leader defends an old man who diddles little girls. Is that 'addressing' it?
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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The GOP is about to put a child molester in the Senate. Very wholesome.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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The abuse was going on in the shadows in prior years. Now it's being addressed.
What abuse? Did you just make that up to try to make your dear leader look better in your eyes?
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:41 AM
 
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I've noticed the beginning of a push to "take back" the Holiday and to have more stores closed on Thanksgiving. Black Friday still seems to be a big sales day but with online sales, the ability to get good deals has been made easier and less of a pain. And people seem to want more time off, there's definitely less tolerance for nasty behavior especially over The Holidays. Sales people don't want pushy idiots giving them trouble and people certainly won't let other shoppers get in their way. So the smarter people leave the bottom feeders to fight and scratch over junk they don't need.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I think so. I hear stores actually advertising that they are proud to be closed on Thursday. I saw kids getting off the bus wearing those paper Thanksgiving headbands. There is less talk of the "fake Indian friendship story". Everyone seems to be enjoying things more. MAGA?

Instead of watching over-paid athletes complain this year, I suggest you get some family games together to play.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Eat LOTS of food and watch football.....that mainy sums-up things for how most spend thanksgiving.

Is that any different this year, doubt it.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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Just a couple days off is all.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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Nothing to give thanks for becuase trump is president but I guess I should be happy he hasn't killed us all.....................yet.
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