US retailers report weakest holiday sales since 2008. Yes we can’t!

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x_rick_x December 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

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I can just picture the liberals passing a bill to up welfare checks 20% during the holidays to give people “extra” spending money to help “stimulate sales”

JPTravis December 26, 2012 at 9:08 am

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I was waiting to see what the numbers looked like. Not much of a shopper myself so I can’t gauge things personally. Notice how the writer makes excuses for the poor retail season. And that’s Fox News. When a Republican is president, bad news is simply bad news. When a Democrat is president, there’s always a list of reasons and excuses for the bad news that make it clear it wasn’t the president’s fault. Hurricane Sandy, the Newton school shooting, bad weather – no, it can’t possibly be the way the president has ruined the economy.

CO2Insanity December 26, 2012 at 9:10 am

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Not to mention everyone’s waiting for the income tax shoe to drop if nothing is done.

jcrowley1985 December 26, 2012 at 9:14 am

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Maybe fewer people are falling for Corporate Greed’s bullshit nowadays.

CO2Insanity December 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

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Whats the matter crabass? Santa didn’t bring your case of Cheetos for Christmas?

ooddballz December 26, 2012 at 9:33 am

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He got a BAG of Cheetos, he is mad because his needle dick poked 50,000 holes in his inflatable Ron Paul doll and he did not get a new one for Christmas. If he would put some thread around that needle dick, he could just sew up the holes.
The problem is thread is made by greedy corporations.

Apologies to the ladies for the crass language.

StrinaM December 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm

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I laughed my butt off the couch!

RobertW December 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm

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I for one would like to see that… not the couch

Not so silent December 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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Crowley got run over by a reindeer,
on the way to mom’s house Christmas eve.

and while Crowley was laying in the snow, Santa wrote his name in the snow next to Crowley’s head in big yellow letters, Santa then left Crowley a large lump of coal, and ran Crowley over again when he took off.

Crowley was last seen bloodied and bruised, sitting on a snow pile crying and trying to call Ron Paul on his Obamaphone.

poppajoe49 December 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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STFU you fucking asshole.

KimmyQueen December 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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You are getting on my nerves…

flashingscotsman December 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

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TD,………………..MO.

Missile Command December 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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Secret recording from the WH spin room upon reading this news:

Those lying teabaggers! We are in a recovery. It’s a winter of recovery. Fox is no doubt under orders from Limbaugh & co. to talk down the economy to make Obama look bad to give the republicans leverage in the budget negotiations. DAMN! We need to counter this right away.

Schedule a few speeches by Obama in Chicago, San Francisco and another dem-friendly, minority-rich venue like Philly. Tell SEIU how many minority attendees we will need and what type of protest signs they will need. Make sure the media cover the speeches well and report that retail sales in minority areas are really strong. Have one of them say the bad report only measures sales in white areas so we can get a racism angle going. Make sure the other networks get the racism talking points. Get Jesse or Al to appear on one of the shows and make the same argument. Have PBS do a segment on how well X-mas sales are this year…

OK, it’s not really from a recording. But they are pretty predictable in how they go about papering over bad news.

Neo-7 December 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

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Blame it on anything and everything except anything the U-6 unemployment report might suggest .

RobertW December 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm
flashingscotsman December 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

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It’s those bitter clingers, hanging onto their money to buy a new gun when the shop is able to restock.

Dan December 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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Thank our Savior Lord n0bama for four more years of unlimited Hope & Change! Forward, Comrades!!

Progressive Hemrrhoid December 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

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Well the retail sales number would have been better if all the Gun manufacturers hadn’t run out stock just before Christmas.

StrinaM December 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

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I know my husband bought 3, including a pretty pink camo one for me! Honolulu city hall sure loved him bringing in all three to register last week. LMAO!