American Elephants


NOT the way to start the Christmas season! by American Elephant
November 28, 2008, 9:22 am
Filed under: News, Pop Culture | Tags: ,

All I can say is, what the hell is wrong with people!?!

A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.

The unidentified worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

“He was bum-rushed by 200 people,” said Jimmy Overby, 43, a co-worker. “They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too…I literally had to fight people off my back.”

…Before police shut down the store, eager shoppers streamed past emergency crews as they worked furiously to save the store clerk’s life.

“They were working on him, but you could see he was dead, said Halcyon Alexander, 29. “People were still coming through.”

Only a few stopped.

“They’re savages,” said shopper Kimberly Cribbs, 27. “It’s sad. It’s terrible.” [read more]

For what!? 20% off a Wii?!

I hope every one of them is tracked down and charged with manslaughter.

(ht Michelle Malkin)


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It’s the start of the modern, updated seasonal celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace.

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Comment by Burr Deming

You don’t have to be Republican to see that this is nuts. I make it a point to stay home the day after Thanksgiving. There is nothing in the world I need that badly nor nothing priced cheaply enough to participate in such hateful stupidity.

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Comment by helenl

Burr, maybe, just maybe this tragedy will get people thinking about their priorities and the reason we celebrate the holiday to begin with. At least we can hope. I’ve got nothing against presents, I thnk theyre a great way to celebrate Christmas, but come on!

Helen, its nice to be able to agree with you! 🙂

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Comment by American Elephant

This is just nothing short of tragic on so many levels.

I wrote about this in my “Rant” section this morning. Not so much that I wanted to have it on my blog as I think I needed to write my disgust as a form of therapy.

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