Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

Black friday has been the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924. "Black Friday" was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit).

for Ron paul supporters it means there are hundreds of freezing people standing in lines waiting to be let in to spend their fiat money on useless products, ready to be primed for the freedom message.

we left hampton at 3:30 am to drive to the nearest "shopping district" in Portsmouth.
The first place we drove by was circuit city. There were at least 150 people in line and we dove right in... This first crowd was pretty rough. Most of them were just too damn cold to be interested in anything other than being let in the front doors but we got a few good responses. We moved on to the mall and hit up the best buy crowd first.

These people were hilarious... The first guy I got to have a real conversation with says "oh no, Gialuliani is my guy. When Hunter asked him why he supported the ghoul, he couldn't even answer, and turned the question into, well tell me something about ron paul... "IM GLAD YOU ASKED"... after explaining to this guy that Mr. 9/11 was not who he says he is and telling him why, and also why Ron Paul should be his man, I think he finally realized that maybe he hadn't looked into it enough.

we moved on to a cold young lady who was full of questions. mostly about why the UN was bad, what Ron would do for the environment, blah blah blah.... after explaining the bigger picture to her she was primed and ready to switch from Obama to Ron.

a group of young guys were all about Ron Paul and helped create a buzz around them by screaming "Ron Paul is the MAN!!!" didn't take much work after that we worked the crowd a while longer, and when on to the people standing in line at STAPLES... what people could seriously want that bad from STAPLES is beyond me (it was like 20 degrees out, :)

I told one guy i had drove here from Oklahoma and he was like OMG you must be freezing.. after laughing about what a puss i was for being cold, he was very interested in the fact that so few people voted in the primaries last election, because he was one of those people. I told him about November 5th and he was VERY VERY INTERESTED in that.

So we handed out plenty of materials. I wish we would have had hot chocolate, I promise we would have gained 50 new hardcore supporters.

So heres some pics of the crowd, and the sunrise pics i took on the way back home.

oooh pretty: