October 18, 2014 12:00 pm -

[su_r_sky_ad]Our pals over at Crooks & Liars steer us toward this news story posted to Think Progress:

Walmart confirmed to ThinkProgress that stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving Day along with Black Friday this year, requiring close to a million associates to report to work, as the company does every year.

“We are a 24/7 hour operation,” a spokeswoman said. “We are open Thanksgiving Day and have been open Thanksgiving Day for 25 years.” The company will also have special shopping hours for its Black Friday deals at some point that day, which last year began at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than the year before. It hasn’t yet announced when those hours will begin this year. Black Friday shoppers can get intense about sales, even acting violently, as with shootings and knife assaults last year.

The only day the store closes is Christmas day. “Generally we close around 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and open at 6 a.m. on the 26th,” the spokeswoman explained.

That sure sounds pro-family and pro-traditional-America. Not.[su_center_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Walmart Steps Up Its War On Thanksgiving

  1. Dwendt44 October 18th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    A lot of stores are open on Thanksgiving day. Most all gas stations, quicky marts, most fast food places, etc.

    • Budda October 18th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      True, but the question is why? Push, push, push, buy, buy, buy…slow down, take a breath. Plan ahead, relax, enjoy and stop buying all that crap that you really do not need.

    • Chinese Democracy October 18th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      all the places you mentioned dont pay their employees for crap and treat them like crap too .. there is a pattern there somewhere I just know it

      • rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 9:11 am

        So does Walmart…You want a pattern??? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  2. edmeyer_able October 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I’ve seen a tweet that says the waltons are worth more than everyone in your city. That being said it’s too bad that they can’t raise their workers wage so they don’t have to apply to gov’t plans to make it thru the week.

  3. William October 18th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    It’s really only a matter of time before the security cameras at Wal-Mart become a reality series.

  4. fancypants October 19th, 2014 at 12:21 am
    Get ready to rummmmmble !!!

  5. rg9rts October 19th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Monkey see…monkey dooooo can the rest of retail be far behind???