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Bob3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-04 09:22 AM
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7. they have run this story 4 years running.
And they will keep running it for another 4.

it wasn't true last year and it isn't true now.
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  - Fluffing their pillows.  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Nov-25-04 09:09 AM   #1 
  - or maybe just fluffers for the American consumer... nt  Pepperbelly   Nov-26-04 05:20 AM   #68 
  - Like the misAdministration  JNelson6563   Nov-25-04 09:10 AM   #2 
  - Trained Shrimp? Never Heard Of Trained Shrimp... Is That What You Feed  cryingshame   Nov-25-04 12:13 PM   #37 
     - Actually I typed "shimp"  JNelson6563   Nov-25-04 05:23 PM   #48 
  - See! The trickle down theory works...  Hotler   Nov-25-04 09:10 AM   #3 
  - when people are worried, or depressed, or anxious . . .  OneBlueSky   Nov-25-04 09:13 AM   #4 
  - Bingo ..... this is the unstated kernal of truth to this story  Husb2Sparkly   Nov-25-04 09:48 AM   #17 
  - People are spending like it's the end of the World,  ilovenicepeople   Nov-25-04 11:55 AM   #35 
  - Exactly!! Shopping does NOT satisfy the inner being.  reprobate   Nov-25-04 12:20 PM   #38 
  - People are drinking more this year  Rose Siding   Nov-25-04 09:13 AM   #5 
  - GMTA  sleepyhead   Nov-25-04 10:53 AM   #28 
  - So they've got their credit cards out  BeyondGeography   Nov-25-04 09:16 AM   #6 
  - And racking up the credit card interest  ccbombs   Nov-25-04 09:23 AM   #8 
     - Just wait until interest rates start jumping up and up  Tempest   Nov-25-04 11:39 AM   #33 
     - They're already doing that  catmandu57   Nov-25-04 02:22 PM   #47 
  - they have run this story 4 years running.  Bob3   Nov-25-04 09:22 AM   #7 
  - yup Bob, it is indeed bullshit  Skittles   Nov-26-04 01:32 AM   #65 
  - Consumers give signs of being driven to drink!  Divernan   Nov-25-04 09:24 AM   #9 
  - The last gasp, before "going under"  SoCalDem   Nov-25-04 09:28 AM   #10 
  - Wait until reality hits  Digit   Nov-25-04 09:29 AM   #11 
  - Willamette Valley Vineyards is still a fairly small business,  classof56   Nov-25-04 09:40 AM   #12 
  - Eat, drink, and be merry,  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-25-04 09:41 AM   #13 
  - Priming the economic pumps.  dkofos   Nov-25-04 09:44 AM   #14 
  - Consumer debt is at 85% of the size of the economy and growing  Gman   Nov-25-04 09:44 AM   #15 
  - Media hype. Everyone is shopping, join the crowd!  Robbien   Nov-25-04 09:47 AM   #16 
  - This is a prime example of manufacturing consent, if I understand  tsuki   Nov-25-04 09:52 AM   #18 
  - Indeed it is. (n/t)  Voltaire99   Nov-26-04 03:34 AM   #66 
  - I hate to say this  Winamericaback   Nov-25-04 09:56 AM   #19 
  - Perhaps your business increased because  SoCalDem   Nov-25-04 10:08 AM   #20 
  - Good point n/t  Winamericaback   Nov-25-04 10:12 AM   #21 
  - why do you hate to say this?  Cocoa   Nov-25-04 10:19 AM   #22 
  - I hate to say it  Winamericaback   Nov-25-04 10:22 AM   #23 
     - is that what you think democrats want?  Cocoa   Nov-25-04 10:30 AM   #24 
     - you are deliberatly being an ...  Winamericaback   Nov-25-04 11:02 AM   #29 
        - Well Put !!!  bahrbearian   Nov-25-04 12:24 PM   #40 
     - You hoped the economy would collapse? Why?  Robbien   Nov-25-04 11:34 AM   #32 
     - I'm not hoping for an economic collapse, yet sometimes I think it is  54anickel   Nov-25-04 09:34 PM   #58 
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           - Yes, I realize that it's usually not a simple choice of one over the other  54anickel   Nov-26-04 07:54 PM   #74 
     - I don't think we have to wait 4 yrs  change200447   Nov-25-04 09:11 PM   #54 
        - I may have misunderstood  change200447   Nov-25-04 09:20 PM   #55 
  - This is just a hunch explanation  poppet   Nov-25-04 10:47 AM   #26 
  - How is this possible?  hlthe2b   Nov-25-04 10:44 AM   #25 
  - I own a small retail business  JulieRB   Nov-25-04 10:50 AM   #27 
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  - Unemployed 54 Months Here - I Did Not Go Home To See Mom  mhr   Nov-25-04 11:24 AM   #31 
  - This just in!!  Pax Argent   Nov-25-04 11:42 AM   #34 
  - They are in denial. eom  genieroze   Nov-25-04 12:00 PM   #36 
  - I'm not buying this year  fugue   Nov-25-04 12:23 PM   #39 
  - I was thinking about spray painting a Xmas tree black with RIP  genieroze   Nov-25-04 07:07 PM   #49 
  - Oo! Put it on your front lawn, so all the Republicans can see!  fugue   Nov-25-04 08:49 PM   #53 
     - My town is totally repugnantkin  genieroze   Nov-25-04 11:18 PM   #60 
        - Oh, I'm so sorry!  fugue   Nov-26-04 11:01 AM   #70 
  - I talked with my parents, who usually spend a nice amount  Dem2theMax   Nov-25-04 09:20 PM   #56 
     - Oh, yes, me, too  fugue   Nov-26-04 11:05 AM   #71 
  - I'm NOT  libpunkmom   Nov-25-04 01:13 PM   #41 
  - Other than food...I'm not buying shit!  Tight_rope   Nov-25-04 01:21 PM   #42 
  - sorry, but why does it seem everybody is mad that people are  okieinpain   Nov-25-04 01:25 PM   #43 
  - People are just tired of the hype  Robbien   Nov-25-04 01:38 PM   #44 
  - They AREN'T spending is the point  Digit   Nov-25-04 07:38 PM   #51 
  - I think they are spending, but it's over their head spending. there  okieinpain   Nov-25-04 08:17 PM   #52 
  - Because if they're spending and going into debt, they're doing damage to  AP   Nov-26-04 12:27 AM   #62 
  - Why I'm against it  fugue   Nov-26-04 11:07 AM   #73 
  - Of Course This Christmas Season Will Be Great. Here's Why  Yavin4   Nov-25-04 02:02 PM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-25-04 02:07 PM   #46 
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