The New York Times asked readers what “Black Friday” means to them.

John Sexton of tweeted out some of the responses, which are nothing short of … completely expected:

There are more on Sexton’s feed @VerumSerum.

Sexton later noted:

So some of these New York Times commmenters might actually be contributing to the Black Friday madness? Maybe the NYT will do a story about that.


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  • William_Teach

    What, no specific mentions of climate change?

    • GaryTheBrave

      “the Black Friday “tradition”…contributes in any number of ways to the environmental catastrophes that are destroying the planet.”

      That was posted by @VerumSerum above.

  • V the K

    “It means being American is a little more disappointing to me each year.” – Things that only seem profound to a New York Times Reader.

  • adam

    Wait till the report comes out about how great the economy does in November and December…..without mentioning black friday and Christmas, and they will be talking about how Obama is getting the economy back on track.

  • mickeyco

    With all the real issues- the economy, Obamacare, immigration, Iran deal, etc.- we’ve faced this year, his tweets seem just a tad overstated. I can understand the fear of the end of our country as we know it, but I don’t see Black Friday as an indicator of it.

  • Lady_Clare

    …they all typed on their iPhones or tablets. Hello! Consumerism? Maybe they’d like to try texting and Tweeting via smoke signals.

  • Justin Jurek

    I join in the prayer listed above that God may have mercy on the American pagans who worship the material.

    • Justin Jurek

      Wow, three down votes for criticizing American consumer culture.

  • Justin Jurek


  • gregl311

    Had a lovely time with my family eating and watching football, went to Walmart for Black Friday, got Sons of Anarchy season 4 for $10 and Just Dance 2014 for $25, it was a good day!

  • John Alvarado

    How many people think that some of these people have never exited their house in the last three decades? I only say that because they sound like a bunch of shut ins who never go outside.

  • disappearing moderate

    I don’t think any of these people have ever worked retail. Black Friday is a wonderful day that marks the annual journey out of the red and into the black.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      These people ARE red. as in communist red. the soviet union dug an economic pit that took the new Russia 20 years to climb out of & if it hadn’t been for the exploitation of their oil & gas reserves they would still be in that hole. but for the low info individual none of that matters. FORWARD COMRADES! (or we’ll send you to a gulag)

  • chewydog

    “The absolute worst aspect of consumerism! I’m not religious but Jesus I’m sure would be disgusted!”

    Why? Is Thanksgiving now a religious holiday?

    • FlatFoot

      Every day is a religious holiday with this Obamanation.

  • HanaFiveO

    Wow, the moonbats really came out for that one. Typical NYT readers.

  • AZWarrior

    Alert! Alert! Alert! Would someone get a tractor and some chains to pull the corncob out of John Sexton’s ass?!?