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Drive-by media spins negative again...

For the past ten days I have heard nothing but bad news from the drive-by media: "Retail sales will bomb!" "Gas prices will keep everyone at home." "The sub-prime mess will stop everyone from buying anything." The weather is going to be terrible and no one can get anywhere." "People are really down on the economy and will not be buying this year!" ETC., ETC., ETC...

I couldn't turn on a news-cast or read a news paper w/out being totally bummed-out by just how bad everything was. THEN I see that Black Friday generated record sales--more than 8.6% above last year's record, and Cyber-Monday sales increases of +38% over last years record sales.

OMG! Can the Drive-by media be "wrong?" Could they possibly be trying to make us feel BAD about this very GOOD economy??? Could they possibly playing the leftwing card again??? Oh no! OMG!!

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Jay the media represents the people's wishes, they would be out of business if they did not. There are many points of view out there in the news, choose one you like but don't be so arrogant and naive to think it is the one way to think about things. Also please try to tackle the issues with a frame of mind that doesn't immediately try to compartmentalize things in Democratic and Republican wishes. The issues are more complex than that and you are too smart to fall for that old trick.
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Jay the media represents the people's wishes, they would be out of business if they did not. There are many points of view out there in the news, choose one you like but don't be so arrogant and naive to think it is the one way to think about things. Also please try to tackle the issues with a frame of mind that doesn't immediately try to compartmentalize things in Democratic and Republican wishes. The issues are more complex than that and you are too smart to fall for that old trick.
The drive-by media represent anything but "the people's wishes." They represent the liberal point-of-view on all things! And I am far from "arrogant or naive" about these things. I have no idea what you mean by "compartmentalizing" things as democrat or Republican... I never even mentioned partisan political "wishes." Get a grip old man!!

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For the past ten days I have heard nothing bad news from the drive-by media: "Retail sales will bomb!" "Gas prices will keep everyone at home." "The sub-prime mess will stop everyone from buying anything." The weather is going to be terrible and no one can get anywhere." "People are really down on the economy and will not be buying this year!" ETC., ETC., ETC...

I couldn't turn on a news-cast or read a news paper w/out being totally bummed-out by just how bad everything was. THEN I see that Black Friday generated record sales--more than 8.6% above last year's record, and Cyber-Monday sales increases of +38% over last years record sales.

OMG! Can the Drive-by media be "wrong?" Could they possibly be trying to make us feel BAD about this very GOOD economy??? Could they possibly playing the leftwing card again??? Oh no! OMG!!
You are correct that the media got part of it wrong. BUT...got to read ALL the data. While the number of TRANSACTIONS were up 8%, the amount of DOLLARS SPENT was only up 0.4%. As usual the media can't read economics numbers for shit. WalMart is actually revising forecasts for the weekend to be breakeven $$ [which is better than being DOWN! but not the 4% rise in $$ they were predicting as late as Wednesday.

Cyber Monday can't really count for jack yet as it has not been around long enough to establish a trend. [if you don't get laid in 2006 and get laid ONCE in 2007 a 100% increase might look good on paper but is really only getting laid ONCE].

SubPrime, NOW that is going to give everyone a ride up the ass for the next year. That problem is not getting better, it is still getting worse. The last of the "rewrites" only occurred Q2/2007 which means that problem won't come home to roost until Q3/2008. AND THE BIG FALLOUT SO FAR is that Abu Dhabi now owns a chunk of Citibank.

Most forecasters are still predicting that this season will be slower. There are no big ticket "gotta haves" like XBox or iPhone being released to generate BUZZ and more shoppers actually used Black Friday to surgically buy the loss leaders instead of wandering the stores on impulse purchases. That is NOT good for retailers.

With inflation in many parts of the retail sector driven by higher transportation costs, anything less than a 4.7% gain is break even. Time will tell.

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The drive-by media represent anything but "the people's wishes." They represent the liberal point-of-view on all things! And I am far from "arrogant or naive" about these things. I have no idea what you mean by "compartmentalizing" things as democrat or Republican... I never even mentioned partisan political "wishes." Get a grip old man!!
There are a hundred different ways to define liberal or conservative. Their so called point of view is open wide to infinite interpretations and not just on two sides. There is no conspiracy, believing in that just diminishes the validity of your point of view. Conspiracy is a cop-out, an easy clump all that does nothing to solve the problems that radiate in your brain.
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