Heads Up: #OWS communes plan on wreaking havoc on #BlackFriday nationwide

Posted by: ST on November 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

CNBC reports that Black Friday might be annoying for hurried and irritated after-Thanksgiving shoppers in more ways than one:

Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest “the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street.”

Organizers are encouraging consumers to either occupy or boycott retailers that are publicly traded, according to the Stop Black Friday website.

The goal of the movement is to impact the profits of major corporations this holiday season.

“The idea is simple, hit the corporations that corrupt and control American politics where it hurts, their profits, ” states the Occupy Black Friday Facebook page.

A few of the retailers the protesters plan on targeting include Neiman Marcus, Amazon and Wal-Mart.

Their website states the following:

“Keep in mind that we are not occupying small businesses or hardworking people—we must make a distinction between the businesses that are in the pockets of Wall Street and the businesses that serve our local communities.

We are NOT anti-capitalist. Just anti-crapitalist.”


Here’s the list of stores they’re planning on “occupying” – so far:

– Abercrombie & Fitch
– Amazon.com (yes, we have to stay away from Amazon, too!)
– AT&T Wireless

– Burlington Coat Factory

– Dick’s Sporting Goods
– Dollar Tree
– The Home Depot

– Neiman Marcus
– OfficeMax
– Toys R’Us
– Verizon Wireless
– Wal-Mart

I don’t usually do much Black Friday shopping until the afternoon, and even then it’s not for long – and never, ever at hectic places like Wal-Mart. But I may very well make an exception in this case, because I’d love to explain to these idiots just how “occupying” these retail outlets won’t just hurt “corporate profits” but more so the people who earn a living BY WORKING THERE, not to mention the people who need to shop there because they can’t afford the more high-end stores frequented by pampered snobbish liberal elitist college students.

Jazz Shaw is on the same page:

Well, well… if I wanted to win over the hearts and minds of the 99% in America, I’m sure one of the first things I’d try is to shut down the stores where financially strapped citizens are hoping to take advantage of big sales to scrounge up some Christmas gifts for their families. It also has the added bonus of cutting down economic activity at the retail end, which generally provides at least some jobs (even if they are temporary) during the holiday season. A third – and perhaps more stunning – bonus, is that the inconvenience you cause will fall almost entirely on the shoulders of the poor and middle class Americans you ostensibly claim to be fighting for. The hated 1% probably have personal shoppers.


Granted, if I somehow agreed with your basic premise, I might give you the first two on the list. Neiman and Abercrombie are fairly high end on the price scale and might attract more well heeled shoppers. But most of the rest of those stores primarily serve people looking to save a buck wherever they can. And you want to shut them down on Black Friday?

Oh, and as for your claim not to affect “hard working people,” you can peddle that elsewhere also. The folks you’ll affect are the ones who need their jobs working there. And they aren’t Wall Street fat cats. They are cashiers and stock clerks taking home minimum wage or a little above.

Then again, “brilliance” isn’t exactly these morons’ strong suit.

Should you be out and about shopping on Friday and encounter any “occupiers”, please make sure to get photos/videos – and if you’re in the right frame of mind for it, make sure to explain to them just who it is they ultimately hurt the most with stupid stunts like their Black Friday witch hunts. If I get the chance, rest assured I will do the same.

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11 Responses to “Heads Up: #OWS communes plan on wreaking havoc on #BlackFriday nationwide”


  1. Dana says:

    The fleabaggers hate big companies like Abercrombie & Fitch, but how many of them are wearing Abercrombie & Fitch logo clothes. The fleabaggers hate the cell phone companies, but how many of them don’t have cell phones? The fleabaggers hate WalMart, but WalMart helps people who work for a living buy more with their dollars than they could at other stores.

    Real revolutionaries are smart, are cagey, are clever, are disciplined, have well-thought-out plans, and have guns, and aren’t afraid to use them. The fleabaggers see themselves as revolutionaries, romanticizing their actions, with their Ché posters, but Ché Guevara was a ruthless man who was perfectly willing to kill people, and he was willing to take risks in war that could get him killed. How many of the fleabaggers would be willing to do that?

  2. Great White Rat says:

    I’d love to explain to these idiots just how “occupying” these retail outlets won’t just hurt “corporate profits” but more so the people who earn a living BY WORKING THERE

    ST, why not try explaining the rules of football to a chicken instead? You’d have just as much luck getting through to the chicken, it probably wouldn’t smell as bad, and the chicken is much less likely to assault you or demand money from you.

  3. parentofed says:

    Oh, please,please let the OWS-ers get in the way of Black Friday shoppers. I can’t think of anything more likely to show Middle America they don’t identify with these squatters.

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    @Dana has it right. All these flea partiers are wearing designer clothes to a protest organized over the internet, strutting around yakking on a cell phone, and all the while hoping their images will show up on cable TV. That’ll show those big corporations, won’t it? The reason they are avoiding the snob stores is that is where their friends and relatives shop.

  5. Dave Dooling says:

    And this is where the arrest rate goes up. Freedom of speech does not allow you to stop or restrain lawful business.

  6. banshee says:

    They have nothing against hard-working people? Who do they think work in these retail outlets? It’s people who occupy FAR less cushy berths than the occupiers can have any time they choose to go home to their folks.
    Who the HELL are these idiots to say that people who are struggling to make ends meet shouldn’t shop at the stores that give them the most for their hard-earned dollars? These Occupiers are so cluelessly arrogant that it offends me.

  7. Chris in NC says:

    I would LOVE to see some of these sacks of crap get trampled. Please, get in the way. Please…

  8. Carlos says:

    I spent the early morning hours getting a bunch of things normally too pricey for my tastes, and didn’t see one protester at any of the stores (including three on the list.)

    My guess, again as a simple observation of behavior exhibited by the protesters in this town, is that if the Black Friday sales started sometime after 2 P.M. they may have made an effort to get there, but the only way they will ever see 4 A.M. or 5 A.M. is from the midnight side, not the working side.

  9. Tex says:

    There are tumbleweeds blowing across West Texas with more intelligence than these morons in the OWS, who by the way, do not represent me, the real 99%.

  10. Carlos says:

    Oh, they’re part of the “99%”, Tex, almost just like you.

    The difference is, they’re also part of the 50% that don’t pay any taxes, thereby sucking taxes from fools like us that are part of the other 49% below the 1% that the OWSers decry.

    Like I’ve said before, I’m all for everyone paying their fair share – when do those fools start paying?

    Certainly not until after we get rid of our NAZI-in-Chief.

  11. Tony from Tampa says:

    I had so hoped they would lock arms in front of a Walmart so the shoppers, not the police, would trample them. Sigh, they ‘wimped out.’