On Black Friday. I don't do Black Friday and never have. I notice that this year in particular Black Friday has become a pavlovian term that isn't for a specific day any longer but just Sales Any Old Day.. including Thanksgiving.
the retailers have thrown down the gauntlet, defying an entire people to just try to wait till the turkey’s put away to do some shopping. It sets the whole of us back on our heels. It puts that panic-y “gotta get it done” feeling back in your stomach on the very day you want room in there for peach pie. You might not succumb to the lure of the loot, at least not this year, but your mom might, or your sister, upsetting the womb of the day. Maybe the teenagers start clamoring to get out of the house, and after all, what difference is there, really, between the mall and flag football? Between picking out a TV and snoozing in front of your own?
But wait. Isn’t what we’re doing all year in the stores the set-up for this very moment? Isn’t providing the backdrop for this kind of feeding and being fed and resting awhile together the very reason for all the shopping in the first place? Or at least a good deal of it?
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Warning on this video-some possibly offensive language. But I think it's GREAT both that this woman was glad to put her name publicly out there AND that she shamed this perv
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"It isn't about my personal religion. It was about the politics of it," comments Magdalene “Gracie” Bedi.
Bedi tells us she fought to keep her constitutional rights as a student. Last April, she and her classmates at Northwest Rankin High School were forced to attend an assembly.
"The assembly was by nature very religious. They prayed over us, which was very uncomfortable for me and the people around me," expresses Bedi.
Bedi claims an administrator would not allow her to leave the assembly.
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