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December 24, 2013

To all those people blaming retail businesses for being open on Thanksgiving and depriving their workers from spending time with their families, they are laying the blame in the wrong place....

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MelissaBrown

Dec-28-13 11:21 PM

Late to the game so probably no one will see this anyway, but FWIW, I personally don't care if a store, restaurant, movie theatre, massage parlor or mini-golf place is open on Thanksgiving or any holiday. I was just merely using logic and reason to explain to those who don't understand that if no one shows up, businesses will close. So if enough people stay home on Thanksgiving, it won't be cost effective for businesses to be open.

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cheyenne

Dec-25-13 10:26 AM

Forgive me, GoBB62. Had a momentary lapse of reason.

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andy33

Dec-25-13 4:12 AM

eric writes: " sndy33:

Thanks for your OPINION.

Unfortunately, you would impose your OPINION onto others who do not agree with your OPINION."

WOW eric...I had no idea I could impose MY opinion on anyone with a post in the LTE section of the SG....I guess I have powers beyond my wildest dreams!!!!!

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GoBB62

Dec-25-13 1:11 AM

Don't feed the RealTroll!!!!

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cheyenne

Dec-24-13 10:00 PM

RealShulski, you liberals do cry racism at every turn because you have no other defense for incompetence. That, and the fear that blacks might start believing in themselves and their ability, rather than believing they are "victims", who cannot "make it" without being dependent on a liberal government.

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RealAmerican

Dec-24-13 7:29 PM

How dare you Cheyenne. We conservatives aren't racist just because we criticize the dictator in chief. Obongo bongo the Kenyan witchdoctor of healthcare

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cheyenne

Dec-24-13 6:01 PM

"I don't know folk, but I got's a funny feeling it's Obama's fault. Obaaaaaaammmmmma!!!!!!"- DeanWormer

Raaaaaaaccccccist!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RealAmerican

Dec-24-13 4:12 PM

Obongo bongo would close down shops on Christmas like a good socialist. Typical liberal. Obambi. Obungler. So funny

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RealAmerican

Dec-24-13 4:11 PM

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Tgrammiex4

Dec-24-13 1:03 PM

Wow, all the 'disagree's on folks wishing a Merry Christmas. SOMEONE is getting coal tomorrow...

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DeanWormer

Dec-24-13 11:59 AM

I don't know folk, but I got's a funny feeling it's Obama's fault. Obaaaaaaammmmmma!!!!!!

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fishman

Dec-24-13 11:24 AM

What's the problem. Thanksgiving is NOT a religious holiday. It was declared by Congress. So why should it be such a travesty to shop on that day. I remember how bored I was as a kid when everything was closed on Sunday. If I was an adult back then I would have been upset that on one of my only two days off I couldn't go to a store for anything!

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AmericanCitizen

Dec-24-13 10:06 AM

End of rant. Merry Christmas, kids!

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AmericanCitizen

Dec-24-13 10:05 AM

Melissa is right but unfortunately its not going to stop. This "demand" has probably existed for a long time. I'm sure a lot of people would have shopped on Thanksgiving Day 20 years ago if they could. All that's changed is the companies no longer care about the criticism they get for doing such a heartless thing.

And why? The profits they make outweigh the minor amount of bad publicity they get. Its driven by the same thing that drives nearly all Big-Business decisions - the Almighty Dollar, the graven image we all worship.

This is America, they're perfectly entitled to do it. And I'm entitled to think they're despicable.

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BornHere

Dec-24-13 9:56 AM

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and may 2014 bring many blessings to all.

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Tgrammiex4

Dec-24-13 9:30 AM

And Merry Christmas to All LTE visitors. Hope you all have a joyous day!

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Tgrammiex4

Dec-24-13 9:27 AM

Wether you approve or not if stores are open on holidays, IF you do go into a store, hospital or any other essential service, thank the employee for giving up thier time.They may not hear it from thier employers but hearing it from you might make thier day a little better.

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Capricorn1

Dec-24-13 9:04 AM

Chuck Merry Christmas to you and your family too and you better get busy... time is running out! I'm off to the casino in Wilkes Barre with family for the Christmas Holiday! This will be a first for all of us. We wanted to do something different and the casino has a brand new hotel!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-24-13 8:43 AM

Good LTE.

I know that Target won't be getting any of our credit card or debit card business, no matter the time of year.

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And yes a very, very Merry Christmas to all.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-24-13 8:07 AM

sndy33:

Thanks for your OPINION.

Unfortunately, you would impose your OPINION onto others who do not agree with your OPINION.

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CarlHiller

Dec-24-13 7:56 AM

For once Melissa I AGREE!

All have a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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CMReeder

Dec-24-13 7:50 AM

I still have things to do before tomorrow. To everyone have a great Christmas and enjoy the season with family and friends.

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CMReeder

Dec-24-13 7:42 AM

Who has the energy after celebrating a holiday to go shopping or to see a movie? We buy dvds and play them instead. Anyways there is better buys after the holidays.

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CaveFelem

Dec-24-13 7:40 AM

I choose not to shop on Thanksgiving Day. I don't agree with stores being open that day, but that's their prerogative, so I'll vote with my wallet and stay home.

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Steelman

Dec-24-13 7:32 AM

Why is it that no one is appalled that stores, and movie theaters are open on Christmas. I guess movies are essential.

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