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Robert Romano: Does Black Friday Still Matter?

A LOOK AT RETAILERS’ BIG DAY …   || By ROBERT ROMANO || The start of the Christmas shopping season kicks off on November 27.  Known as Black Friday, it is the day retailers are said to go “in the black” after being “in the red” all year long. Only Black Friday…

A LOOK AT RETAILERS’ BIG DAY …  

|| By ROBERT ROMANO || The start of the Christmas shopping season kicks off on November 27.  Known as Black Friday, it is the day retailers are said to go “in the black” after being “in the red” all year long.

Only Black Friday is not what it used to be – and that may not be good news for retailers in what has been a lackluster economic recovery at best.

“We have to assume that the consumer is just not shopping for the same kinds of things, notably apparel, and it involves a big shift in attitude and behavior,” CNBC “Mad Money” host  recently noted on the air.

Cramer may be onto something.  A November 20 report from Cardlytics, a retail sales monitoring firm, found that consumers are indeed changing behavior: “American consumers are procrastinating more than ever with their holiday shopping. In the final week before Christmas 2014, consumers spent 12.2 percent more overall and 26.6 percent more online when compared to the same week in 2013.”

Critically, “As more U.S. holiday shoppers take advantage of reliable shipping and last-minute sales, Black Friday spending is shrinking. Black Friday 2014 dropped in share of holiday spend by 0.8 percentage points whereas the week before Christmas increased by 2.0 percentage points.”

This means that despite the growing trend for early shopping by retailers opening the doors on Thanksgiving Day or kicking shopping deals even sooner, more shoppers are actually putting off their shopping until later, and many are skipping the malls altogether by going online.

All told, Cardlytics found 17 percent of shoppers got it done between Oct. 30 and Nov. 19, 26 percent between Nov. 20 to Dec. 10, and 36 percent between Dec. 11 and Dec. 31. Another 21 percent shopped throughout the entire season.

Aside from a change of behavior, there has also been a discernible slowdown in retail sales data reported by the U.S. Census Bureau the past few years.

After getting walloped in 2009 with an annualized 7.23 percent contraction, by 2011 retail sales had recovered, growing at 7.33 percent. But, they have been slowing down ever since, down to 3.84 percent growth in 2014.

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This year might be even worse. Year-over-year, retail sales are have only grown 2.73 percent from Sept. 2014 to Sept. 2015.

Some will want to blame the weather.  Whatever.  Even if you just compare November and December data – that is, the Christmas shopping season – and exclude the months with heavy snowfall for most of the country, and it shows more or less the same patterns and a similar slowdown after the recovery in 2011.

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Now, a change in behavior might tell us which types of retailers are doing well at the expense of others – for example, online versus brick and mortar.  But it would not explain an overall slowdown.  Those are cyclical, and often coincide with recessions, as seen in the 2000-01 and 2008-09 recessions.

So, Black Friday may not be as consequential as it used to be.  But that has very little to do with the strength of the economy.

Robert Romano is the senior editor of Americans for Limited Government.  His column – reprinted with permission – originally ran on NetRightDaily.

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136 comments

Squishy123 November 24, 2015 at 7:39 pm

If not for Black Friday who’d buy those $150 unheard of brand 60″ televisions?

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stumpknocker November 24, 2015 at 7:46 pm

actually there were some really great deals in the past, not now because there is enough money getting spent in our economy now that retailers don’t feel the need to dig deep to get the shoppers out there.

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pogo November 25, 2015 at 7:28 am

You are a fucking idiot.Many economists were predicting that consumers would spend all that money they were saving from cheaper gas prices as if it were a tax refund check courtesy of OPEC.They aren’t.

****By the way gas prices are STILL .40 a gallon higher today on average than when traitor Obama took office ($1.87).People forget that after he fucked us for 6 years with $3.50 a gallon gas.

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Rex November 25, 2015 at 8:11 am

Hey dumbass, this has nothing to do with the post you responded to. Can’t you ever follow a logical train of thought? You just make yourself look really fucking stupid posting this deranged diatribe about nothing in particular. You just use this as your platform to rant about stuff we already know about.

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Rex November 25, 2015 at 8:38 am

Hey Pogo, where’d your dumbass response go? You deleted it already?

pogo November 25, 2015 at 8:51 am

I make the rules, not you.

Rex November 25, 2015 at 8:53 am

Sounds like Obama. You two would love each other.

pogo November 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

The government despots never talk about the power that they want for themselves. Instead, they will talk about all of the “free crap” that they want to provide you, whether it is condoms, education, abortion, housing, or health care. How do they provide you with this free shit? Easy. They have to steal the money from one group of taxpayers and hand out the goodies to the people voting for the politicians. As time goes on, the producers start to wake up to what is going on and decide that perhaps they should work a lot less, thus reducing their taxable income. The Democrats are at war against people who produce things for a living.

YOU are a Democrat.

Rex November 25, 2015 at 9:06 am

I guess if you say so, it must be true. Good luck with the Republicans and the establishment donor class that has infected them. That donor class has no regard for grassroots conservative voters, so you better hope damn well Trump takes them out and breaks up the liberal establishment. The establishment would actually prefer Hillary to Trump. That’s how bad things are there and you fell for their shenanigans in ’08 and ’12 when you voted for McCain and Romney

Impending Doom November 25, 2015 at 9:31 am

The sabotage is coming. Either Trump will win and the Republicans will sabotage him, or Trump will lose and sabotage the Republicans.

Pogo is going to have to swap Obama’s dick for Hillary’s clit.

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:47 am

You’re butt sore?

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pogo November 25, 2015 at 8:49 am

No.Polls show that Hillary can’t win,American people have figured out Obama is a traitor and No Amnesty.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:51 am

Actually, did you see the one where Americans prefer Hillary over all GOP candidates in combating ISIS and terrorism? Ouch!!!!!

pogo November 25, 2015 at 8:53 am

Oh.That must have been the ISIS poll.I can hear the Verdad prayer at the Thanksgiving table….’Dear Climate, thank you for taking the confederate flag down…. :)

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:58 am

Think it was an anyone but Fox poll.

shifty henry November 26, 2015 at 1:15 am

Can they spell “Benghazi” ..??

pogo November 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

Yes, GT rode me all night last night even though we were low on lube.

Sinead November 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

I love difficult brown too.

SYNTwist November 25, 2015 at 7:57 am

I would marry you if I could get rid of my old man.

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erneba November 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Many things that I need to run my household are purchased on-line. Personal items, clothes and such are usually purchased at retail outlets, but not at this time of year, on purpose, to stay away for the crowds. I rarely venture into the malls and shopping centers this time of year. This is a year round habit with me, no surges for the Holiday season.
All my computer, entertainment, small appliances, etc., are available on-line and a little shopping around(on-line) and those purchases are “when needed.”

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shifty henry November 25, 2015 at 10:04 am

Some folks may depend upon their employers giving them bonuses towards year-end. That may be their only money for purchases. I did see a company that gave out an estimated 50% of bonuses the Friday before Thanksgiving, and 25% the Friday before Christmas, and the balance was paid the end of January after their accountants got a better feel for the company’s net profit for the year. The owners just had that sort of philosophy towards their employees.

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erneba November 25, 2015 at 10:14 am

Yes, year end bonuses will help fuel the consumerism of the holiday season. It is also driven by the tradition of Christmas gift-giving. It’s a nice time of year to get into the christmas spirit and give to others. I tried that with the next door neighbor, but she said “NO.”

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Tazmaniac November 25, 2015 at 10:22 am

Time to unpack the mistletoe belt buckle. ;-)

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erneba November 25, 2015 at 10:25 am

Tried that, she said it did not look like Santa, the beard was the wrong color and his eyes were too far apart.

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TARevolution November 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Does FITS still matter???…is a better question….I’m getting REAL bored…

With the Democrat Party tanking… and FITS fear of acknowledging it – and what they’ve done to the country – this site is just about useless…except as an example of how PATHETIC the liberal media religion is..

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Hippocritter November 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm

“I’m getting REAL bored.”

Not so bored that you’ll give up posting for a few days though, eh?

You’re addiction to FITS rivals that of a crack whore’s addiction to crack.

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TARevolution November 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm

No, I’m addicted to slapping the FUCK out of your stupid ass. And this is where you pathetic liberal Motherfuckers congregate for your ass-kickin….LMAO…

Hope that clears it up…Dumbass…(:

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Diogenes November 24, 2015 at 9:33 pm

When is the “slapping” going to start? Your posts consist mainly of an army of ignorant, nonsensical rantings moving across the page in search of an idea.
However, in your defense, I will concede that much of this drivel appeals to the rightwing nut cases. Look at the popularity among Republicans of Donald Trump.
Hope that clears it up…

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TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 6:14 am

You’re guilty of telling, not showing. When you commit this offense, you represent yourself as shallow, trite and unoriginal.

If you’re going to take the trouble to write: SAY SOMETHING. We know you HATE me. And we know your best effort to express your dislike, is by trying to emulate me, in style. But all you really show is that you don’t have the talent or the brain to pull it off. And I don’t think that is what you are trying to articulate.

pogo November 25, 2015 at 7:17 am

Boz tried all day yesterday.Bless his heart.He gave himself away by bringing up TSN and Mark Kelley.

The only Boz has ever emulated is failure.That is why he gets along so well with the liberals on Fits.

Rex November 25, 2015 at 8:19 am

Right, because you’re never guilty of just “telling, not showing”, huh? LMAO…And you think you have “style”? You have to be really fucking stupid to believe the bullshit that you peddle. If someone does emulate you, it’s to hold a mirror up to show you how fucking stupid you are. But, apparently, you are too stupid to even see that….LMAO!

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:50 am

You’re slipping old man. No references to shit or gay sex yet today?

pogo November 25, 2015 at 7:10 am

Keep up the good work.The ranks of liberals on Fits have been reduced to retards like stumpknocker,unintelligent babblers like mamatiger92, ‘pinocchio’ Verdad and Boz under 50 screen names.

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Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:50 am

And yet we still kick your ass every day.

pogo November 25, 2015 at 8:56 am

LMAO!! You chase us around all day.Hilarious.GT and I discuss current events and policy while you clowns hide in the sewer-defending the undefendable from a traitor pResident and Democrat Party that won’t exist in 2017-awaiting your 2016 ass whippin….ha ha ha ha

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 9:01 am

You haven’t discussed a real current event rationally in three weeks. Ta ta – Turkey Day tomorrow – got things to do. BTW my mother-in-law had her physical last week, healthy as a teenager, made the appointment a week in advance, no issues with access to doctors, and got the blood work yesterday. Thank you President Obama.

pogo November 25, 2015 at 9:05 am

Pussy.You don’t work.Tell Fits ya wanna play.

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Last night you used your teeth way too much.

shifty henry November 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

“my mother-in-law had her physical last week, healthy as a teenager” Ya’ know, Rocky, I’m not committed to any gals at the moment. Can she drive a car?

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Lovely lady, but for your sanity, I might suggest a few bar on Broad Street?

shifty henry November 25, 2015 at 6:17 pm

heh – heh! Are you saying I need to be liquored up before meeting her? I’m guessing that she is a compulsive, speed talker who can change the subject in the middle of a sentence — and not let you know! Anyways, you and your family enjoy a safe and happy holiday season….

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm

I couldn’t tell – it’s all in Spanish.

shifty henry November 25, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Rocky, I say, Rocky that’s what I was afraid you’d tell me. How would I know if she is saying, “You are the man for me all night long!” or “You don’t take out the garbage — no soup for you!” Spanish to me has only one tone (loud) and one speed (225 wpm).

Rex November 25, 2015 at 8:26 am

You got your ass absolutely handed to you on numerous fronts yesterday, and yet you think you slapped somebody else?…LMAO…I guess if you say so, it must be true. Although I’m pretty sure you don’t actually believe it. It’s really just an attempt to deflect the fact that you just got called out for your hypocrisy and the realization is setting in more and more of just how irrelevant you are. We all already knew that, but your desperation in trying to cover it up is pretty transparent. I’m praying for you, brother. I know it’s probably tough, especially as a man, to come to grips with the fact that you aren’t as talented or relevant as you were previously led to believe. Keep your head, practice some deep breathing techniques, and find peace in spreading truth in love. Put the hate and the sophistry aside. Otherwise, you are just going to keep digging yourself deeper and setting yourself up for more ass kickings.

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Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:49 am

Well thank you Rex – it gets boring slapping him around.

Rex November 25, 2015 at 8:51 am

Unfortunately, he’ll still come up with some new BS to start spouting. He just can’t ever stay down when he gets knocked out. It’s hysterical to see, however. It’s like a passed out drunk continually trying to stand up but continually falling down.

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

Probably puts vodka in his coffee.

Sarah Failin November 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm

And/or SC Football

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stumpknocker November 24, 2015 at 10:29 pm

did you know you do not matter?

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TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 6:10 am

Wow…How Creative. Did you think that one up all by yourself?

Best and Brightest, right?…LMAO…

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Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:59 am

Three hours ago? It’s freakin 9 a.m. – what do you wake up at 5:30, jerk off and then log onto FITS?

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Rex November 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

He’s pushing 70, so that may actually be quite normal. Despite the fact that they have nothing to do, most geriatrics are down early and up early.

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:49 am

We won’t miss you.

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Rashid Khalidi November 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

#blackfridaymatters, #blacklivesmatter, #brownlivesmatter……lol!
Happy Holidays, Bitches!

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camping out, to hell w/ family November 24, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Of course Black Friday matters. Where else can you see the blind idiots crying about 1%’ers, and people against corporate greed, only line up for hours at Walmart to fight each other to get a 70″ TV they don’t need because of their own greed? Hypocrisy is a beautiful thing!

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stumpknocker November 24, 2015 at 10:30 pm

go back to sucking whatever you are sucking

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SCBlues November 25, 2015 at 7:06 am

You really contribute ZERO,faggot.

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truthmonger November 25, 2015 at 7:32 am

Wow, what an… intellectually stimulating… comment. About what I’d expect, though.

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You're a hateful bastard November 25, 2015 at 7:50 am

Obama said ISIS is contained…and you sucked his inchworm afterward…how Fucking Stupid is that…you idiot…

SCBlues November 25, 2015 at 7:55 am

Boz has an inch worm.

It's why they hate BigT November 25, 2015 at 8:08 am

Obama and Boz have little-dick syndrome.

pogo November 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

How do I know what their dicks look like? Oh my! LMAO!!!! Back to stalking!

R U THAT Fucking Blind? November 25, 2015 at 7:49 am

Are you still sucking Obama’s Dick? Even w/ it crumbling- along with the Democrat Party- all round you?

Even YOU cannot deny that the country is in a shambles, because of TOTAL Democrat Failure…

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TARDevolution November 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

He can’t be sucking Obama’s dick, I am, and pogo has dibs after me.

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Camping out to hell w/ family November 25, 2015 at 7:50 am

Your mommies boobs? It appears someone has to since it’s obvious you are a Black Fruday welfare bitch

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Poor Baby November 25, 2015 at 9:25 am

I’m surprised an infant can type. How’d you break out of your swaddling?

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Camping out to hell w/ family November 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm

I never swaddled, your mom just swallowed!!! Look in the mirror baby!

Red Soxs Fan November 25, 2015 at 7:08 am

Re: Chicago riots.

If we required protesters to have jobs there would be no protesters. I am just saying…

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JB2 November 25, 2015 at 7:13 am

Or an IQ over 65.

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Black Velvet and looting November 25, 2015 at 7:13 am

I notice they are 99% black.They commit the crimes and then protest.Go figure.

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TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 7:46 am

Shut yo’ mouth..FITS does not want Obama’s Miserable record on race-relations highlighted on here…

Remember FITS – a race-baiter’s ass-kisser – SWORE all Racial tension would Evaporate IMMEDIATELY if we took down that flag…

Another Fucking Liberal LIE…courtesy of FITS…

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Rex November 25, 2015 at 8:13 am

Hey idiot, wonna cite where he said “all racial tension would evaporate”? I’ll wait. And no, I did not agree with his stance on the flag. I do, however, know that you make yourself look really fucking stupid by making stuff up and putting words in his mouth. This is yet another example of what a despicable human being you are. You have no regard for life and no regard for truth.

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Changing your story, now? November 25, 2015 at 8:43 am

So NOW you’re saying removing the flag was inconsequential???

And you’re calling TA-R a lair???….The irony…LMAO…

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Rex November 25, 2015 at 8:46 am

What the hell is wrong with your reading comprehension? I just said that I did not agree with FITS on the flag, i.e. that removing it was very much inconsequential. Therefore, I never “said it would do some good” and now you look like a big fucking moron. The only thing I said was that FITS never made the claim that the above idiot put on him
that “racial tension would evaporate”. How hard is that for your dumbass to understand? You two have the same problem. You can’t ever logically follow the proper train of thought. You take what somebody says and you apply
it to something we’re not even talking about, then claim that person is lying. It’s a clever tactic but pretty easy to see that’s what you are doing. Only the intellectually bankrupt do it. Maybe you could practice some simple reading comprehension before commenting next time. The dumbass is basically lying through his damn teeth about what FITS and using it to make his point.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 25, 2015 at 8:52 am

Fire all weapons !

pogo November 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

In the United States, Democrats care more about the potential for future Syrian refugees voting for Democrats in the future than they do about the national security interests of the American people. Americans demand, and deserve, to be protected from external threats. We’re not arguing every Syrian is a terrorist, but why would we take the risk of importing people from a volatile and dangerous region, especially when ISIS promised that they would infiltrate themselves among the refugees? It certainly does not seem to be a smart strategy to allow any such people into our country. Yet, Democrats are highly determined to bring Syrians into the country. Well, it makes sense: Democrats hate America. It’s just a fact.

I just defined who you and Rocky ARE.

U R A walking contradiction November 25, 2015 at 9:04 am

So you’re like John Kerry – and his most-famous quote–you’re FOR him before were AGAINST him?…

You so much want to kiss FITS ass…but I’m ALWAYS right – and you want to be that albeit AFTER the fact – so you are a dichotomy of yourself…

When you’re a liar, and a Dumbass, that (Rex) is the result…Let that be a warning to you…LMAO…

Rex November 25, 2015 at 9:10 am

Yeah, nice try. I just kicked your ass and exposed you for the liar that you and GT are. Why don’t you just stay down when you get knocked out? Seriously, what’s the point of getting back up when you are just going to go back down? You are the biggest dumbass I’ve ever come across. Instead of refuting any of my points, you just go on your diversionary rambling, hoping the fact that I just sat your dumbass down will go unnoticed. Quit kissing GT’s ass. He is dragging you down.

mamatiger92 November 25, 2015 at 11:55 am

Damn, Rex. Well done.

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 5:48 pm

I must agree.

Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:48 am

Well said, sir. Well said. Hit him again.

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TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 9:09 am

I’ve told you more than once….You Liberal-Tarains always Fuck-Up by trying to serve two masters, thinking no one else is smart enough to see who, and what, you are…

Quit disavowing FITS, while marching in lockstep with him. You cannot serve two masters….You will hate the one…and in your case, you Hate yourself–as you try to be FITS…

Self-loathing is one of the most consistent traits of Liberal-Tarians, and Liberals…Hope that helps…

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Rex November 25, 2015 at 9:14 am

I’m still waiting. I’m not paying a damn bit of attention to your little diversionary tactics about “serving two masters” or “kissing FITS ass”. All I care about is the truth. I had a simple inquiry for you and you failed. I absolutely kicked your ass out of the park and you can’t stand, so you go ramble on and on about nothing. Arguing for the truth is the only noble cause. Whether you are for or against FITS is irrelevant. You aren’t something special just because you oppose FITS, nor am I “self-loathing” just because I pointed out your lie about him. Take your medicine, asshole. Answer my inquiry of STFU. You just make yourself look like a dumbass by doubling down on your lie.

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 11:19 am

I don’t really give a fuck, honestly.

Rex November 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Means I’m continuing to hit the nail on the head. Even in your desperation, you can’t come up with even bullshit responses anymore. I’ve absolutely kicked the living crap out of you. Your “cannot serve two masters” bullshit has come back and hit you in the face. Your response is quite fitting. It’s the last bastion of a defeated individual, to pretend like they are above the fray and just don’t care. Thank you for confirming what we already knew about you. Tell your liberal friends that your infiltration did not work.

James P. November 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

Ever heard of the Islamic concept of “taqiyya”? Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences.” These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them. So, essentially, you are using a tactic the Muslims use. You are lying in order to advance your cause because you believe you have a noble cause. That means you believe your lies are sanctioned and permissible, so long as you are advancing your cause. You know, like how Muslims lie about the conquests of the pasts or Crusades in order to justify their continual Crusade to this day to establish a worldwide caliph. You, therefore, are taking your strategy straight from the Islamic playbook. Maybe you should be arrested on suspicion of ISIS collaboration.

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 11:19 am

I love to learn, but I choose my sources carefully. Not saying that you’ve posted anything incorrect (because I did not read it.) But you are not a source I trust. You’ve proven yourself to be ignorant, and backward, and failed, as is the Democrat Party. Sorry.

James P. November 25, 2015 at 11:59 am

I’ve proven nothing except to reveal you to be a complete loser. I don’t know why you’re just now admitting to not reading anything because you never do. You can’t possibly know what is “ignorant and backward” because you don’t believe any ideas exist except what is in your mind. It’s why you’re a failure and always will be. It’s why nobody listens to you and never will. It’s why you’re nothing more than a dupe for liberalism. And yet you still want to proclaim all your opposition as part of the Democrat Party and deflect any criticism with a simpleton’s
“you cannot serve two masters” bullshit. Grow the hell up, old man. I’ve absolutely blistered you on every point. You are so worthless, you can’t even muster a half-way decent response.

Rex November 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Just because you don’t trust the source, doesn’t mean you can’t read it (and provide thoughtful rebuttal, if necessary). Reading something is not akin to believing it. That’s your problem. You never consider alternative arguments and thoughtfully, rationally provide rebuttal. Instead, you make up issues in your own mind, construct a straw man, project it onto someone, and then tear that straw man down. That’s the hallmark of a dumbass worthy only of shunning. James just accurately described you and your tactics. Are you able to maturely and credibly refute? No, all you can do is engage in petty and inaccurate profiling. You go for the same tired, worn out response about being “proven ignorant, backward and failed” as if on cue whenever you have been owned. Never mind that that has never been proven, except in your case. Don’t let get in the way of your superiority complex. THAT is something YOU have in common with the Democrat party, as well as mass murderers, communists and various other infamous historical figures. No, just because somebody disagrees with you does not mean they are “FITS’ minion”. No, just because somebody destroys your BS does not mean they fall in lockstep with the DNC. No, just because a conservative blisters you over your juvenile approach does not mean they are liberal shills or that they “serve two masters”. All it means is that you need some new material and you need a new hobby, something besides menacing around on FITS.

shifty henry November 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

LOL

‘ If we required protesters’ ,,,,, Oh, wait – I thought that read as “posters”.

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RogueElephant November 25, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Didn’t I read somewhere that of the thousands that attended Obummer’s inauguration that only like 600 missed work ? LOL

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shifty henry November 26, 2015 at 1:08 am

funny!

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Race Baiter in Chief November 25, 2015 at 8:48 am

BLACK FRIDAY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Dats raciss! #CoonLivesMatter

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Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 8:52 am

Keep the truck running out front Mama, we gonna leave the trailer park early for Wal Mart. I got JW camped out there in line tomorrow night.

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pogo November 25, 2015 at 9:04 am

Gonna take that moocher NON Citizen mother in law of yours to the shelter for a free turkey,freeloader?

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pogo's little ones November 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

Gonna keep your hands to yourself this year?

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pogo November 25, 2015 at 10:51 am

It’s not a crime if they like it.

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pogo November 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 15:03:32 GMT — In a hearing Thursday morning, a judge ordered The Sun News to release information that may reveal the identity of the anonymous web poster known as Elmer Fudd. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce says Fudd posted libelous and false accusations against it on a news web site.

….The chamber fired back with a lawsuit that calls Elmer Fudd’s postings untrue and defamatory. They want to find out Fudd’s identity to pursue damages, so the chamber sent a subpoena to the Sun News.

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Look forward to meeting SOME of you.Have a great Thanksgiving ALL.

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mamatiger92 November 25, 2015 at 11:34 am

“Look how the liberals on FitsNews try and silence differing opinions with threats and taunts not only against the contributors they disagree with but their families as well.”

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Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Fuck you asshole. Nice thing is, karma. So when you get hit by a truck, and end up a cripple for life, I get to laugh my fuckin’ ass off.

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pogo November 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Wow.I sure hope you haven’t been one of the FitsNews contributors that have been alleging that I am a pedophile and molested my children.You appear to be a decent person.

I am pursuing damages.Subpoena’s take time and the holiday’s really slow things down.

Have a nice Thanksgiving.

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shifty henry November 25, 2015 at 9:09 am

DIARY OF A VIAGRA HOUSEWIFE (cont – # 3)
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Day 7 – This Viagra thing has gone to his head. No pun intended! Yesterday, at Burger King, the manager asked
mi if I’d like a Whopper. He thought they were talking about him. But, have to admit it’s very nice – I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy.

Day 8 – I think he took too many over the weekend. Yesterday, instead of mowing the lawn, he was using his new friend as a weed wacker. I’m also getting a bit sore down there.

Day 9 – No time to write. He might catch me.

Day 10 – Okay, I admit it, I’m hiding. I mean, a girl can only take so much. And to make matters worse, he’s washing the Viagra down with neat whiskey! What am I going to do? I feel tacky all over.

(to be continued)

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Rocky Verdad November 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

And Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

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idcydm November 25, 2015 at 9:15 am

A fool and his money are soon parted.

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You don't say November 25, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Speaking of fools…
See that GIANT downward spike in the charts above?
That’s where Republicans and their low-info voters want to return the country to…2008.

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Bible Thumper November 25, 2015 at 12:42 pm

“Republicans and their low-info voters”

It is strange how the above meme persist in spite of all the evidence to the contrary.

Republicans are more educated. As people age and increase in wisdom they are more likely to vote Republican. They are more open minded. They are more likely to vote. They watch more news. They more likely to read newspapers or magazines. The list goes on…

Do your own google search. Nine of ten hits will favor Republicans.

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You don't say November 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Explain Trump’s popularity then?
These voters are begging to return to 2008.
All the republican candidates are offering is to undo the progress we’ve made since then and maybe start another war or two. That’s it.

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idcydm November 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Speaking of low-info, do you believe it was a video?

Bible Thumper November 25, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Intelligent people hang up on pollsters and have more to do than attend political rallies.

Gridlock November 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

It isn’t even Black Friday yet and you can’t drive down Harbison on a Saturday. Black Friday can kiss my white ass.

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Bible Thumper November 25, 2015 at 11:36 am

Black Wednesday: Tom Herman not coming to South Carolina.

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TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 11:49 am

Are you shitting all over yourself speculating about Dabo to Bama…???

While I think that’s laughable…I bet you Dumbasses are worried, provided that you even know about it…

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mamatiger92 November 25, 2015 at 11:53 am

Saban’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Bible Thumper November 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Brent Venables may be harder to replace than Chad Morris, if he goes. Kirby Smart, if he goes to South Carolina will be a draw for defensive players. South Carolina has at least a 3 year rebuilding process ahead of them, though.

South Carolina has an advantage over Clemson, because they are in a much weaker SEC East division.

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mamatiger92 November 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Will be interesting. Unless something bigger comes along, Venables will be the next coach at Kansas State when Schneider retires.

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 2:33 pm

3-year rebuilding process is total Bullshit. All SC had to do was fire those sorry-assed Defensive coaches, and it would be as good, if not better, than Clemson this year…

It’s funny how simple minds all think alike, and you say the same things…less than 2 years ago, Sc was the LEGITIMATE No. 4 team in the nation, if not better…There are 4 teams that would beat the crap out of Clemson right now…if you played anyone of quality…

SC will turn around fast, if it hires a GOOD coach. It’s 80% coaching in college football. That crap about I don’t have the players- and it will take a while to rebuild – is an excuse LOSERS use…

Bible Thumper November 25, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Considering how bad the SEC East is a good coach may turn it arround quicker.

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Bad? is relative. Clemson would lose 2 or 3 games this year w/ an SEC East schedule..and this may be the best team in the history of your program…

It’s real easy for Dumbasses to talk shit, when all you ever do is play Little League football. You had to get a lot of Home Cooking to beat a marginal Notre Dame team – AT HOME.

You better hope you don’t get a quality team in the post-season…or all your hopes will swirl down the crapper..and you will find out what a bunch of Bullshit Dabo has been selling you…

Bible Thumper November 25, 2015 at 6:21 pm

“Bad? is relative.”
We will see this Saturday.
SEC East vs. ACC Atlantic
Florida vs. FSU
Kentucky vs. Louisville
South Carolina vs. Clemson
Last year it was 0 – 3

pogo November 25, 2015 at 6:31 pm

SEC is down this year with Alabama on top and the rest of the conference down.WAY down.

Still take SEC over ACC even in down year.Virginia Tech was a better team than the hyped UNC on both lines of scrimmage.

Clemson has been lucky having a over hyped Notre Dame and Florida State at home.

You lose credibility when you try and compare the ACC and SEC.

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Ba-BOOM!!!…Right on target…

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm

You have not beaten Ga. but once in 20-plus years – Loss
At LSU – Loss
Tenn. or Fla. would be a loss

You just have no conception of bigtime college football because you play in that little conference…

Bible Thumper November 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Clemson victories over the SEC in the last 20 years.
2004/01/02 Tennessee 14 – Clemson 27 L !! Peach Bowl !!
2009/12/27 Kentucky 13 – Clemson 21 L !! Music City Bowl !!
2011/09/17 Auburn 24 – Clemson 38 L
2012/09/01 Auburn 19 – Clemson 26 L
2012/12/31 LSU 24 – Clemson 25 L !! Chick-fil-A Bowl !!
2013/08/31 Georgia 35 – Clemson 38 L
Twelve victories over South Carolina ’95, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’02, ’03, ’04, 05, ’07, ’08, ’14.

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm

Clemson has a winning record over SC, and maybe Miss St. or KY in the SEC…other than that you have a losing record all ALL SEC schools.

And none of that changes the fact that you’d get your ass kicked in the SEC A LOT more than you would in the ACC…If you deny that, you’re just a fucking idiot…

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 2:29 pm

But what if a Bigtime school, in a Bigtime conference buys the Dabois-great Bullshit (like yall do) and throws real money at Dabo, and strokes his ego???…

Remember, Clemson made Dabo forsake himself, and give all the money to assistants, because they believed Dabo had to have others coach the team, if Clemson was to win.

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mamatiger92 November 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm

It’s the price of winning. Not a bad problem to have.

And, that was Dabo’s choice on the assistant salaries, not Clemson’s.

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Smart choice on his part…to pay other coaches to do the job…

As for anyone recruiting Dabo away from you, you probably will not have to worry. He has a job in the easiest conf. in America…and he gets major program attention, even though it’s lower-quality football.

Dabo will likely play the adm. because the fans will demand he gets BIG $.

And you better enjoy it now…because I bet Dabo is gigantic fluke.

mamatiger92 November 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Given your track record at making predictions, i will take that bet.

TARevolution November 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Yeah…I told you Nikki would be elected, and re-elected. I told you for 5 years, from 2009 until 2013 USC would kick Clemson’s ass in football. I Told you the House would Go Republican, and I told you the Senate would be taken back from the bad guys in 2014.

I told you Ravenel would get the shit kicked out of him, and Tom Ervin was a lair when he said he was a Republican. I told you Hutto would get his ass kicked, Obamacare is a disaster and Obama would fail this country in unprecedented levels…

With a track record like mine…I can see why a fucking Dumbass, like you- with your track record-, would balk…

Ed Foster November 25, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Nigger + violent = niggerviolent.

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