Thanksgiving Should Be Earlier

By: Saturday November 30, 2013 1:00 pm

Spending this weekend with my family I’ve realized the timing of Thanksgiving is very awkward. As a country we have basically two big family holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they are only a month apart.

 

At Least 116 Arrested in Planned Civil Disobedience at Walmart Stores on Black Friday

By: Saturday November 30, 2013 10:40 am

Protests planned by current and former Walmart Associates and a coalition anchored by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UCFW) were held at various Walmart locations across the United States. Over 110 arrested were arrested while engaging in civil disobedience.

Over Easy: …one more thing

By: Friday November 29, 2013 4:50 pm

I hope those of us who are not struggling to feed ourselves and our families during the holidays can manage a small contribution to help those who are.

No Line in Front of Best Buy in Affluent DC Suburb

By: Friday November 29, 2013 8:00 am

Maybe instead of chalking Black Friday mania up to rampant greed we should be looking at the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor — and the economic policies that are fording people to participate in a Hunger Games-like spectacle in order to provide for themselves and their families.

Late Night: Giving Thanks

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 8:00 pm

For most of my young life, I dreaded Thanksgiving.  Not that I don’t love eating to excess (and in later years, drinking…), but because of my family.  I had America’s Worst Grandmother, Etta, who was a torment under the best of circumstances, but was even more horrifying on holidays, and after she died when I was fifteen, my aunt Jicky proved more than ready to take up her mantle, with unseemly relish.

Happy Thursday: Thanksgivukkah Prep

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 3:15 pm

I truly disliked Thanksgiving as a kid–all the agony of Christmas but without the presents. Now that I’m grown up it’s a bit different, though I still am baffled by the power this holiday has over people. My perfect Thanksgiving would be watching two of the greatest movies ever about importance of family, The Godfather I and II. Back to back.

However, many of my friends share a different sentiment.

Thanksgiving 2013

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 12:59 pm

A couple of years ago, I wrote this post covering just a few of the things for which we should not be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Here we are two years on, and there are still a large number of things not to be thankful for and the list does seem to get a bit larger all the time. Retail stores are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day, no longer content with opening in the early AM hours of the day after Thanksgiving.

For the Poor Workers Who Won’t Get to Spend Their Thanksgiving at Home

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 11:10 am

I am spending Thanksgiving with family and will be at home enjoying their company all day while I eat plenty of food. However, there are millions of workers in the United States that will not share my experience. They are victims of a shift in this consumer society. They do not have a choice and will have to report to work.

First off, these workers are not being asked to staff “pre-Black Friday” sales. They are being called in to store locations to staff Thanksgiving Day sales. I am thankful for the workers who are taking a stand against these corporations’ offensive on the holiday. They deserve to be celebrated.

Pizza Hut Employee Fired for Defending Thanksgiving Offered Job Back

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 9:25 am

It’s a Thanksgiving Day miracle (if that’s a thing). An Pizza Hut manager, Tony Rohr, that was previously fired for refusing to force employees to work on Thanksgiving has reportedly been offered his job back.

Arlo’s Music to Roast Turkey By

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 8:32 am

I am thankful for many things, like you. Happy Thanksgiving.

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