Friday, 28 November 2008

Washington, D.C. - For decades the day after Thanksgiving has been the single busiest shopping day in the United States. Stores offer huge discounts on the "hottest items" and lines begin forming before the turkey gets carved. For decades this day has been known in the retail business as "Black Friday". However, beginning this year, that's about to change.

President George W. Bush has passed emergency legislation to change the holiday's name officially to "African-American Friday".

"It's politically incorrect to call it black," Bush stated in a press statement, "Besides, us republicans need as much support as we can get. We figured this will boost our popularity with the minority groups."

The bill passed with an 88% approval in both House and Senate this morning. The new law will take effect immediately. All calendars with this day printed on it can be sent in to a special address the White House has set up. It will be replaced for a nominal $42.00 fee.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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