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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:19 PM

The war on Christmas is OVER

On Costco, on Target, on WalMart, on Best Buy, count your money and cry out victory. While you sleep in your beds and dream of happy investors, the banks will be bandaging the consumers with excessive credit card rates and late charges.


Yes the war is over, and the customers have lost once again.



We'll never learn.






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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:16 PM

1. If consumers are being hit with late fees and credit card rates then it's their own damn fault.

What is it about Christmas that makes people lose their damn minds. If you can't afford to pay cash for it - don't buy it.

My wife and I didn't do anything for Christmas this year. We have more important things to save for. The kid is too young to know the difference.

Life does not revolve around "stuff" unless you let it.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:29 PM

2. Most people don't have the exquisite money managing skills or control you do.......

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:32 PM

3. Caveat emptor

Live your life by it. In everything.

If you don't then you've earned your own misery.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:38 PM

5. Well, call me empathetic then, sorry your empathy switch is turned off

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Response to Indydem (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:39 PM

6. Advertising is a science...

... and it works. So does the Big Lie.

We've been taught from birth that buying stuff is the American Way. We've been taught that gifts = love. We've been taught that going into debt for Christmas is normal and OK.

The Big Lie....repeated often enough... makes people believe the damnedest things.

Remember... 63% of Republicans believe that Iraq had WMD.

Not making excuses... just explaining.

Disclosure....Ms. Bigmack and I spent less than $100 for Xmas for both of us and our kids and grandkids.

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Response to Bigmack (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:45 PM

7. So people are so waek minded that they can't make their own way?

Really?

People need to be strong enough to make their own decisions and form their own opinions.

If they aren't then they deserve all the misery they get.

Maybe that makes me lacking in empathy, but I am getting tired of people complaining about their lot in life when they make a lot of the choices that lead to their own misery.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:47 PM

8. Give it up for Christ's sake, get off your high fucking horse

For a supposed Dem you acts like a Republican


Pompous, you got the gift.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:10 PM

10. Is there no right-wing theme you won't embrace?

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Response to Robb (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:33 PM

11. Being financially responsible

And not spending yourself into debt because corporate America shows you a pretty picture is now a "right wing theme??"

Being against the consumerism that helped lead to the financial collapse is now a "right wing theme?"

Advocating that people spend cash and not get themselves into usury with banks is a "right wing theme?"

Sorry, no. Those are the most progressive themes I know of.

People not acting in their own self interests and getting themselves in debt with banks is not good for them or America. It is only good for banksters. People who go out and spend money they don't have because a pretty commercial tells them to is disgusting. It is the epitome of what is wrong with our country.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:33 PM

12. so GLAD YOU'RE FUCKING PERFECT.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:47 PM

14. I didn't make any hand made Christmas presents this year

I must be a bad liberal. I did limit how much I spent. There were a lot less presents under the tree this year. And even though I didn't want to I did my kids' school clothes shopping on Black Friday to save money. My husband and I try very hard to be responsible. It's not enough. There's not enough money for rent, food, and all the private insurance policies we now must carry the burden of. I'd be doing a lot better if I didn't have any medical, dental, or life insurance. Our economy is now stacked against us. We must fight back.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:16 PM

16. I had nothing to spend, just bought 3 cards

We're all in the same boat, unless you're Republican......

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:27 PM

17. cards are what we do for the grown ups

We make sure the kids get a couple of presents at least. Christmas was a lot smaller this year. It did not go unnoticed by my son especially. But the presents he did get were things he really wanted so he was happy.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:34 PM

4. The "war" on Christmas is over, and once again nobody gave a shit.

The retailers are the ones laughing all the way to the bank.

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:07 PM

9. They're laughing only if they made more profit this year than last.

 

Otherwise they won't know how they will make it through the year. And yet they do.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:35 PM

13. I saw commercials on tv yesterday for big discounts the day after Christmas

I guess there are two Black Fridays now.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:48 PM

15. And now the war for Middle Earth has Begun! nt

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