And who said New Yorkers were "kindler and gentler"? Perhaps. But not on Black Friday.
As you have likely heard, a Wal-Mart employee at one of their Long Island, New York stores was trampled to death, as shoppers knocked him down in their rush to get to the goods.
Now if you were like me, you may have thought the victim to be some septuagenarian "greeter", who was unable to dodge the oncoming hoard. But in fact the victim was a 34-year old man. I guess he should have removed that McCain/Palin button?
What intrigues me about this is that in one of the most Liberals states in America, these hypocrites were out shopping at Wal-Mart, a company Liberals decry. I guess it is one thing to want the union vote, but yet another to shop where it's cheap due to what?…lack of a union!
How do you prosecute the offenders in this tragedy? My bet is that nobody will be held responsible. After all, it's not like somebody trampled a Spotted Owl or something. The victim was just a lower-class, underpaid, non-union human-being, working for an oppressive, predatory big retailer. Sounds like he had it coming, huh?
That's my rant!
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