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In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Old 12-23-11, 11:47 AM
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In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Like all communist countries, Lithonia has a shortage of shoes. And like all communist countries, the police monitor your every move - even when you're just buying shoes.

Thank goodness I live in the good old USA, where this kind of thing could never happen:


http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news...20111223-am-sd

December 23, 2011

LITHONIA, Ga. - The quest for some limited edition sneakers took an ugly turn early Friday morning outside the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia.

DeKalb police say several people have been arrested, including one woman who left two young children in her car, after the new Nike Air Jordan 11 Concords went on sale.

Hundreds of people began lining up in the early hours at the Mall at Stonecrest to get their hands on a pair of Nike's new Michael Jordan sneakers. Several stores inside the mall were offering the sneakers.

Apparently, some people could not wait until the mall opened its doors at 8 a.m. Police were called to the scene.

DeKalb police responded with as many as 20 squad cars after a large crowd apparently made an illegal entry into the mall, breaking down the door. Police escorted most of the people back outside. At least four people were arrested in that incident.

Police say more arrests could come as a result of the break in.

According to police, one woman left two young children in her car in the mall parking lot. Officers with DeKalb police had to break her car window to get the children out. They say the woman's car had been in the parking lot for quite a while.

Police waited for the woman to return to her car and when she did, she was arrested.

The woman told FOX 5 she was looking for her cousin and not buying sneakers. She says she did not know if her cousin was there to buy the sneakers.

However, several people told FOX 5 that she was there to purchase the sneakers.

The children -- a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old -- have been released to the woman's family and are ok.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

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Thank goodness I live
Disagree.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Somebody please put up the Billy Madison quote. We are ALL dumber for having read that.

Grundle, the the heck is the matter with you? I see what you are TRYING to do (correlate people buying limited edition sneakers with communist bread lines) but your example/satire is fucking awful. Are you trying to say we live in a police state because the cops stopped people from burglarizing the store before it opened? That's the dumbest thing I've heard all year, and I should know, there's only 8 days left.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

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Somebody please put up the Billy Madison quote. We are ALL dumber for having read that.

Grundle, the the heck is the matter with you? I see what you are TRYING to do (correlate people buying limited edition sneakers with communist bread lines) but your example/satire is fucking awful. Are you trying to say we live in a police state because the cops stopped people from burglarizing the store before it opened? That's the dumbest thing I've heard all year, and I should know, there's only 8 days left.
I think grundle is rejecting free market capitalism and acknowledging that it's no better than communism.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Somebody please put up the Billy Madison quote. We are ALL dumber for having read that.

Grundle, the the heck is the matter with you? I see what you are TRYING to do (correlate people buying limited edition sneakers with communist bread lines) but your example/satire is fucking awful. Are you trying to say we live in a police state because the cops stopped people from burglarizing the store before it opened? That's the dumbest thing I've heard all year, and I should know, there's only 8 days left.

OK:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112508/quotes

"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

In Russia, Lithuania waits on YOU!
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Not enough firing at the crowd to make this an interesting story.

Next.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Screw that, I had to wait in line to get food yesterday!
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

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Disagree.
Lighten up Herbatina.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Looks like we are turning communist as well:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/23/us/air...html?hpt=hp_t1

Grundle, you continue to amaze me
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
Looks like we are turning communist as well:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/23/us/air...html?hpt=hp_t1

Grundle, you continue to amaze me
Did you just read the title and come post that article?

If so, grundle gets a +1.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

This story definitely qualifies for Adam Carolla's "Definitely not a Jewww" segment.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

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Did you just read the title and come post that article?

If so, grundle gets a +1.
Just a lame attempt at a joke...just trying to post like it was a legit thread by Grundle and using CNN over Fox.

Although Herman Cain has heard of the country of Lithonia.
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Re: In the communist country of Lithonia, people wait in line for shoes.

Maybe it's the egg nog talking, but I laughed.

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