25 November, 2005

Tis the Season I: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmass

I love Christmass as much as the next paleo-Presbyterian.
It looks like the holy day spirit is upon us. Is the Lord pleased?


From Wood TV8:(Cascade Township, November 25, 2005, 12:20 p.m.) It was a dangerous morning on Black Friday at a West Michigan Wal-Mart.
An impatient crowd stormed the doors in the mad rush to get to those door-buster deals inside.
It was an ugly scene when the doors opened at the Cascade Township Wal-Mart. Hundreds of shoppers pushed and shoved their way into the store, trampling a number of customers, sending two to the hospital.
At 5:00 a.m. the doors opened, holiday shoppers rushed in, and immediately one customer is pushed to the ground.
"This is ridiculous. I do not want my life in danger for this," said shopper Karen Dietstra. "This is not worth it. This has been a tradition for years. I don't think that I have to get beat up to try to get a sale."
Two shoppers from Grand Rapids did. One of them, 13-year-old Deja McHerron, had to be taken away by ambulance.
"They stumbled over a pregnant lady and Deja was trying to help her get up. And they stumbled over her and they stepped on her back. And now she's going to the hospital," said McHerron's mother, Deborah.
Duretha Arnold-Youngblood, 37, was also taken to the hospital, complaining of an injured knee. Her husband, Johnny Youngblood, took issue with what he calls a lack of security. Youngblood believes Wal-Mart should hire trained uniformed security guards to help bring order to the early-morning holiday crowd and not leave those duties to Wal-Mart associates.
"They didn't have no security at all," said McHerron's sister, Sierra.
"Wal-Mart did not do enough to protect us," Dietstra said.
What went wrong? Managers at the Cascade Wal-Mart are not commenting at this time.

8 comments:

Sam Walton said...

Sure. It is all Wal*Mart's fault that people act like total animals. Any reason to sue.....

Nate said...

Where was the FEMA when we really need it? Do we not have the federal government to take care of such things?

Notliberal said...

You can tell that this guy is angling for a lawsuit against Wal-Mart.

Anonymous said...

Tell the jackasses to watch what they're doing! Boneheads!

Anonymous said...

Good thing Vicky Sue didn't steal that Dale Earnhart whiskey cup from Bobbi Joe........you know her husband Ed isn't afraid to use a shot gun!

gretchenjohnson said...

Tanya, Gretchen, and Kevin were in time square and trampled over small children and old ladies to get the best deals at Toys R Us.

buie said...

I thought I should post this responce here, in case you didn't find it on my site. Oh, and I'll be in Grand Rapids December 16th. I'd like to see ya.

I'm still very much a hard-nosed Presbyterian. I hope the same is true of you.

I took reformed out of my subtitle because I thought it sounded awkward, that and many people didn't know what the term meant. Also, I think it's pretty sweet to have the triple S thing going on.

Miriam said...

Allow me to return the good wishes--happy birthday! See you at ARP sometime, adios..