published Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Black Friday

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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John_Proctor said...

Another good one Clay. Only the humor impaired and the cadre of Clay haters will fail to get the point of this one.

So does this year's so-called "War on Christmas" start when the merchants throw open their doors at midnight or were those camped out at Best Buy the first skirmish?

November 26, 2011 at 12:27 a.m.
fairmon said...

A news report this as the best BF ever. TVs were a major seller, sold out early.. Problem is not one TV is built in America, none "assembled" in Amreica. The same is true for many popular purchases. Which economy is it we will see improve? The only real help from escalated spending is the hiring of temporary retail buyers.

November 26, 2011 at 12:44 a.m.
woody said...

Funny..but also a tad bit scary when you think of it. A sale day day with a 'disclaimer'.

How far have we come..how little we have learned..Woody

November 26, 2011 at 6:31 a.m.
GMills said...

I agree with Woody. This is what we are teaching our children, and we wonder why they act out.

November 26, 2011 at 9:34 a.m.
chet123 said...

And America consider herself being a GODLY Nation.....

November 26, 2011 at 9:39 a.m.
najones75 said...

Amazing how much money was spent yesterday, with all of the 99% barely being able to make ends meet...as depicted in Bennett's previous toon.

November 26, 2011 at 9:58 a.m.
astinnett12 said...

Sticking their tongues out to one side could be dangerous!

November 26, 2011 at 10:02 a.m.
ricardo said...

Yep, all those 99%ers going into debt to buy useless junk.

November 26, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
dude_abides said...

Ooh! ricardo stole najones' thunder! Where does that credit come from? The 1% loan sharks? It's a win win, as long as you're not part of the Mistreated Majority.

November 26, 2011 at 10:48 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

These crazed shoppers that some of you are calling the 99 percenters are the goons that do not recognize themselves as being part of the 99%. They are the idiots, like you, who defend and support America's corporatocracy and do not even see how we/they are being screwed. To them, everything is hunky-dory as long as they've got enough money to spend on their little slice of the pie. They live in la-la land and are too stupid to see the idiocy and lunacy of what they're doing.

American exceptionalism: exceptionally arrogant, exceptionally bellicose, exceptionally stubborn and stupid...and soon we will be exceptionally at the bottom of the trash heap of fallen nations.

November 26, 2011 at 11:29 a.m.
miraweb said...

Glad to see the woman who was using pepper spray to land an XBox has turned herself in.

November 26, 2011 at 11:56 a.m.
ricardo said...

She should be ordered to donate the XBox to a children's orphanage.

November 26, 2011 at 12:05 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

It seems like the pinheaded cartoonist is only capable of incredibly misguided or bland messages. This would be one another in a recent string of boring junk.

November 26, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.
NGAdad said...

BRP must have an even more boring life - if he still bothers to spend the time here when it is so revolting, according to this false patriot. A true patriot would celebrate the freedom to express, or at least he would go about ones day without all the whining and insults.

November 26, 2011 at 1:28 p.m.
NGAdad said...

P.S. BRP, the entire media was equally focused on this very subject for the last several days. It's called 'on topic' - if you had an education or debate experience you'd 'get it'.

November 26, 2011 at 1:31 p.m.
hambone said...

Once again BRP, I ask.

How long has it been since Clay pee'd in your Post Toosties?

November 26, 2011 at 2:15 p.m.
SCOTTYM said...

I like this 'toon.

It is both timely and funny.

Regarding the subject matter, I cannot for the life of me figure out why anyone would subject themselves to the headache and frustration involved in participating in this sort of marketing extravaganza just to save a few bucks.

Money is way too easy to generate to subject one's self to this sort of craziness. What's the average "Black Friday" shopper going to save, a couple hundred bucks, maybe? Even if I stood to save 50% of the total cost of my Christmas shopping, you'll never catch me in the BF melee.

November 26, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.

It's the new Amercian past-time... mocking your fellow citizens because they are different than you.

Clay is a tool for the Obama left who wants and needs a division between the citizens. Obama mocks anyone of independent success and wealth, gun ownership, or religion. The flock follows his lead.

Clayduh... baaa, baaa!

November 26, 2011 at 3:45 p.m.
fairmon said...

And......the winners of the black Friday contest are:

o Those using pepper spray to get to the item of their choice.

o Big bank credit card issuers with fees to the merchants and high interest charges to the card holder.

o Countries importing their manufactured goods to America. Check out the trade imbalance for November and December.

o OPEC with the increased oil consumption for shopping trips and travel. The OPEC chief announced they were comfortable with oil prices at current levels. Gas was $2.85 a gallon one year ago.

Politicians could and should do much more to enable U.S. companies to be more competitive, to enable people to find jobs that are not government funded....but, people could help themselves also.

November 26, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.

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Wee gott thissa way cuz wee leff tha Way---tha Trooth-- an tha Life!!

Wee shud looky et owrseffs--awl ar Hippy-Krits---awl hev falled shortt uv tha Ritshisnuss uv tha Lord-wit owt Him wee ar nuttin an wee ar GREE-DEE!

hev a nise day yall an dont fergit ta REE-PENT-- SINNNURS!

November 26, 2011 at 4:35 p.m.
hambone said...

Bookie, your Post Toosties too?

November 26, 2011 at 4:47 p.m.
SCOTTYM said...

The TFP P.C. police are out in force today.

Check out how many comments have been deleted from this one, http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/nov/26/chattanooga-gangs-keeping-jailers-busier/#c130443

It seems that, as far as the TFP is concerned, bashing the Christians is OK, but negative comments about Islam/Muhammad are verboten.

Anyone else noticed this behavior in other threads lately?

I'm not a believer in deities of any type, but I find it interesting that the TFP is playing favorites. Very interesting.

November 26, 2011 at 8:38 p.m.
rolando said...

The TFP is very pro-Muslim/anti-Christian, ScottyM. They follow the President's lead...

Most other articles are simply given a new headline and recycled...thereby removing all comments, avoiding the "censorship" charge, and starting afresh. I first noticed that particular trick with the heavily modified "Couple Killed by Train In Graysville" article.

Anything negative re: The Obama is automatically removed.

November 26, 2011 at 9:51 p.m.
alprova said...

Rolando posted: "The TFP is very pro-Muslim/anti-Christian, ScottyM. They follow the President's lead.."

There is a difference between endorsing pro-Muslim commentary and removing unwarranted anti-Muslim hate speech. It's a shame that some people cannot tell the difference.

"Anything negative re: The Obama is automatically removed."

You are so full of crap. If that were remotely true, I wouldn't spend so much time correcting misinformation posted by people like yourself.

You are incapable of sticking to the truth about anything.

November 26, 2011 at 11:13 p.m.
alprova said...

BRP whined: "It seems like the pinheaded cartoonist is only capable of incredibly misguided or bland messages."

It seems that you aren't happy with anything, even when it is spot on and topical.

"This would be one another in a recent string of boring junk."

That would be another in a constant stream of boring and repetitious whining rants that come from your fingers and that has come to be expected from you with the publishing of every cartoon.

Your negative obsession with Clay is a clear sign that you have a screw loose upstairs. But then that's been evident for quite sometime as can be read in every post you offer.

November 26, 2011 at 11:22 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

Sorry if you cannot see that Clay Bennett SUCKS!

November 26, 2011 at 11:40 p.m.
rolando said...

Once again, alpo, you have re-established and re-proven your total idiocy.

Go back to posting your intense hatred for all things military, especially those military retirees you so condescendingly refer to as "burdens on society the day they retire".

November 27, 2011 at 5:37 a.m.
rolando said...

Hm-m-m. Only 10 posts removed. Typical for this rag.

November 27, 2011 at 5:38 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

Ha.

November 27, 2011 at 9:10 a.m.

I'm not a believer in deities of any type, but I find it interesting that the TFP is playing favorites. Very interesting.

RITE! ani-boddi hoos nutt blynd kin see tha fer a longg longg tyme hear---an tha Tymes-no-Frree Priss--hasn ole hown-doggys likey mrAlprivy an mrBlecckwatter an mrYolly an missSandi-onna Hell an awl mrBees minyuns orr is tha On-yuns?

theys haytin us sooo mooch cuz wee sho em tha Trooth an theys kant tayk tha Trooth---sooo mor lyin an sech gos on hear---welll thys hev ussses to hayt---tha jes maykes ther day boyz!

November 27, 2011 at 2:35 p.m.
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