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Liberal, Hippie, PC Claptrap and Halloween Costumes (VANITY RANT)
Malacoda

Posted on 10/26/2005 10:50:42 AM PDT by Malacoda

Oh, I am enraged.

I went to Target (TARGET, of all places!) to purchase the last few things I needed to finish off my toddler son's Halloween costume. He's going to be a cowboy -- jeans, boots, flannel shirt, leather vest, sherrif's star, hat...and little gunbelts, if I can actually ever GET them.

Because Target doesn't carry "gun-based toys." According to the employee (and manager) I asked, it's "socially irresponsible" to expose kids to guns.

MEANWHILE, they have about eighty damn copies of "Grand Theft Auto."

"Socially irresponsible."

Anyone have any ideas where I can get cowboy accessories?


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1 posted on 10/26/2005 10:50:43 AM PDT by Malacoda
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To: Malacoda

Halloween night, and a daughter comes downstairs wearing her costume, ready to go trick or treating.

Mom: "Honey, you're wearing a witch's costume this year. I
thought you were going to be Hillary Clinton."

Daughter: "I am."


2 posted on 10/26/2005 10:52:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Malacoda
Would that be the same Target that doesn't allow the Salvation Army to solicit on their properties at Christmas?
3 posted on 10/26/2005 10:53:59 AM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Malacoda
Walmart? Last i knew you could get BB-guns and Shotguns there so I'd assume you could get the toy variety. If anything you could go with a Water gun.
4 posted on 10/26/2005 10:54:22 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Costume shop ping...


5 posted on 10/26/2005 10:55:41 AM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Malacoda

"Anyone have any ideas where I can get cowboy accessories?"


You might just check with the PINK PISTOLS. I'm sure Targe' would approve....


6 posted on 10/26/2005 10:56:45 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Malacoda

Are you telling me I can't buy any toy guns at Target? I will have to check next time.


7 posted on 10/26/2005 10:56:52 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Malacoda
According to the employee (and manager) I asked, it's "socially irresponsible" to expose kids to guns.

On the contrary -- it can be a very healthy thing . . .

8 posted on 10/26/2005 10:57:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Malacoda

Walmart had some last time I looked.


9 posted on 10/26/2005 10:59:37 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: Malacoda

I just went to Targets web site and searched "gun". I got 8,100 items.


10 posted on 10/26/2005 10:59:45 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Malacoda

Any one of those Dollar Stores sells this stuff, made in China of course.


11 posted on 10/26/2005 11:00:23 AM PDT by Gerish (Choose God, he has already chosen you.)
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To: Phantom Lord

There weren't ANY at my local Target...and I made a point of looking in the toy aisles, as well as the area they had the costumes in. I also asked several employees and the manager.


12 posted on 10/26/2005 11:00:38 AM PDT by Malacoda (Islam = deranged, evil suicide cult)
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To: Malacoda
MEANWHILE, they have about eighty damn copies of "Grand Theft Auto."

You ought to write a letter to the management and point that out.

13 posted on 10/26/2005 11:01:02 AM PDT by A Ruckus of Dogs
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To: Malacoda

Definitely go to Walmart - they have great replica cap guns and belt, cowboy hats, etc. - and of course its Walmart so their quite inexpensive. Great stuff got it for my son this year who is also going as a cowboy.


14 posted on 10/26/2005 11:01:28 AM PDT by sasafras ("Licentiousness destroyes order, and when chaos ensues, the yearning for order will destroy freedom.)
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To: Phantom Lord

I was handing out candy at my aunt's house last year and one 14 year-old girl (guess because she was with the 'rents) was wearing lingerie as a costume.

I had to scrub my eyes out.


15 posted on 10/26/2005 11:01:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

Would that be the same Target that told me they don't carry fishing gear because "it's cruel to fish"?


16 posted on 10/26/2005 11:03:06 AM PDT by bfree (The wrong Sheehan died)
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To: Malacoda

BTW - dont shop Target if you can - they support LaRaza, homo groups, etc.. and denied the Salvation Army to collect again this year. Target,Kraft foods and Walgreens is definitely on my boycot list.


17 posted on 10/26/2005 11:04:12 AM PDT by sasafras ("Licentiousness destroyes order, and when chaos ensues, the yearning for order will destroy freedom.)
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To: Malacoda

Oh, and while you're at it, don't bother to try to find those cool little plastic 'cowboys & Indians' figures that everybody played with when I was a kid - gone the way of the dodo bird!


18 posted on 10/26/2005 11:05:02 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof - usually by midmorning, or so.)
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To: Malacoda

Excellent rant !!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 10/26/2005 11:07:06 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
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To: Malacoda
"Anyone have any ideas where I can get cowboy accessories?"

Going out on a limb here, but maybe...a cowboy? ;-)

Seriously, though, I quit shopping at Target years ago when I saw their name on a list of major corporate donors to Planned Parenthood. Not surprised they won't sell toy guns, though, considering how they shafted the Salvation Army.

20 posted on 10/26/2005 11:08:03 AM PDT by Pablo64 ("Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion.")
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To: Malacoda
Anyone have any ideas where I can get cowboy accessories?

Go to the Gay part of town. Plenty of cowboy costumes there.

21 posted on 10/26/2005 11:11:14 AM PDT by Clemenza (Gentlemen, Behold!)
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To: Malacoda

Walmart may be a good choice and they also have stuffed, cloth 'horses' that the child 'wears' around their waist. It's supposed to look like they're riding. They're really cute!


22 posted on 10/26/2005 11:12:47 AM PDT by Gardener
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To: Clemenza

Didn't William Rivers Pitt dress up like a cowboy when he went down to Crawford to receive enlightenment athe feet of the holy Sheehan?


23 posted on 10/26/2005 11:13:16 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: tfecw
Walmart? Last i knew you could get BB-guns and Shotguns there so I'd assume you could get the toy variety. If anything you could go with a Water gun.

Spray paint them silver. If you can find them, they're going to be flouro-orange or transparent green, even if they are realistic gun shaped.

I wrote here once before: Seven years or so ago, we taped some Animaniac episodes. One episode was set during the Revolutionary War. On the deck of the Boston Tea Party ship, Elmer Fudd walks by and reports "Be verwe verwe quiet! We are hunting Wedcoats! Huuuhhhhhhhh!"

Well, if you just caught it quick, you would see himn carrying what looks like an old-fashioned blunderbus. But if you freeze frame, you can see it is a flipping bell held upright. Now this means that the producer (Spielburg) is so offended by the sight of a gun in his work,even when it is historically accurate to the time, that he has to delete it...but more than that, he has to indulge in a kind of lie to make grumpy old Wepublicans like me think we saw a gun. PC Lie upon PC Lie!

24 posted on 10/26/2005 11:13:20 AM PDT by 50sDad (Star Trek Tri-D Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: Malacoda

Get him the real thing! Since he's only a toddler I recommend the Ruger Single Six in 22LR.

25 posted on 10/26/2005 11:15:27 AM PDT by OSHA (I've got a hole in my head too, but that's beside the point.)
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To: OSHA

I actually considered my old .22 (my first gun!) as a possibility...unloaded, with the firing pin removed. But then I figured that some of my neighbors are such screaming PC drama queens that it might not be worth the hassle.


26 posted on 10/26/2005 11:17:25 AM PDT by Malacoda (Islam = deranged, evil suicide cult)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

"Would that be the same Target that doesn't allow the Salvation Army to solicit on their properties at Christmas?"


and sells, or is going to be selling, vibrators and other "beauty" aids.


28 posted on 10/26/2005 11:20:24 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: sasafras
and of course its Walmart so their quite inexpensive

and of course all made in China.
29 posted on 10/26/2005 11:21:49 AM PDT by newcats
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To: Malacoda
As much as I hate to say it they would have a point unless you filled the barrel as well..... Goddamn the anti gun crowd.... the only thing to do now is to teach our children what it means to be American....
30 posted on 10/26/2005 11:21:54 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: BenLurkin

"On the contrary -- it can be a very healthy thing . . ."

Funny picture! Reminds me of fleet week a few years ago. I took my 3-year-old daughter to see the ships and there was a squad of marines showing off equipment just like in your picture. These marines took great glee in putting a camo-hat & webbing on her and getting her behind the machine-gun.

She obliged the devil-dogs by making the machine-gun noises as she struggled to swivel the weapon "tat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat..."

She was rewarded for her effort with a smart salute which she tried to return.

Of course, I was without a camera.


31 posted on 10/26/2005 11:23:50 AM PDT by Owl558 (Pardon my spelling)
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To: Malacoda

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, from Vacaville, Calif., pulls back her rain poncho as she speaks to reporters in front of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, in Washington. With the U.S. military death toll in Iraq poised to surpass 2,000, Sheehan, who camped for 26 days in front of Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, spoke about her planned protest vigils to be held in front of the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Trick or Treat?

32 posted on 10/26/2005 11:24:00 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Don't just complain. Do something productive! >> www.clubforgrowth.org <<)
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To: JZelle

Go to Dollar General Store.A great red company!I have seen them there


33 posted on 10/26/2005 11:24:56 AM PDT by Jen from Tn.
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To: Malacoda

Dollar store


34 posted on 10/26/2005 11:25:51 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

of course they're gone. they were all used as targets for bb guns.


35 posted on 10/26/2005 11:26:11 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: 50sDad

Now this means that the producer (Spielburg) is so offended by the sight of a gun in his work,even when it is historically accurate to the time, that he has to delete it...but more than that, he has to indulge in a kind of lie to make grumpy old Wepublicans like me think we saw a gun. PC Lie upon PC Lie!

kinda like how he's always got obi-wan always bashing "blasters" as un-civilized?


36 posted on 10/26/2005 11:29:14 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: absolootezer0
kinda like how he's always got obi-wan always bashing "blasters" as un-civilized?

George Lucas, padwan.

37 posted on 10/26/2005 11:39:25 AM PDT by 50sDad (Star Trek Tri-D Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: SuperSonic

The 2,000th casualty has her grinning with satisfaction.


38 posted on 10/26/2005 11:40:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: All
Your local Dollar store will have exactly what you need. Dollar Tree or some such thing will definitely have it.
39 posted on 10/26/2005 11:42:33 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: 50sDad

doh! not thinking again. must be time for a smoke break.


40 posted on 10/26/2005 11:45:39 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: Malacoda

I had something similar happen at a CompUSA.

I was looking for an add-on to the game, "Blood 2" and the guy at the vounter says snobbishly, "WE don't carry violent videogames here."

I proceeded to yank games off the shelf next to him and describe some details: "THIS one lets you staple someone's head to a wall (Aliens Versus Predator). THIS one lets you---" And on and on.

Never went back.


41 posted on 10/26/2005 11:46:37 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Malacoda

http://www.411toys.com/

They have all sorts of toy weapons and play sets for kids, and grown up kids too.

My 6 year old got me in the head last night with an airsoft gun. Really stung too in the cold weather.


42 posted on 10/26/2005 11:52:27 AM PDT by cyclotic (Cub Scouts-Teach 'em young to be men, and politically incorrect in the process)
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To: Malacoda
(puts on best rasping, gruff voice)

"Cowboys don't accessorize, ma'am--"

"That is, unless they're one-a them Village People".

43 posted on 10/26/2005 12:11:14 PM PDT by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: newcats

"and of course all made in China."

or Mexico or India...whats your point? Who doesnt sell Chinese made crap? If you want to spend more for something made here then do it. Dont blame Walmart - blame the US for not forcing them to float their currency as we do.


44 posted on 10/26/2005 12:11:22 PM PDT by sasafras ("Licentiousness destroyes order, and when chaos ensues, the yearning for order will destroy freedom.)
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To: absolootezer0

LOL - you'll shoot yer eye out!


45 posted on 10/26/2005 12:11:49 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof - usually by midmorning, or so.)
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To: SuperSonic

Yikes - talk about scary looking!!!!!


46 posted on 10/26/2005 12:13:20 PM PDT by sasafras ("Licentiousness destroyes order, and when chaos ensues, the yearning for order will destroy freedom.)
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To: absolootezer0

Although, if I recall it right, didn't Spielburg electronically remove the gun in the hand of the Black Helicopter Ops who were walking through the darkness hunting ET when Spielburg re-released the film?


47 posted on 10/26/2005 12:15:44 PM PDT by 50sDad (Star Trek Tri-D Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: 50sDad
Counterproof:

Schindler's List: although he did omit the part about how toward the end of the war, Schindler armed his Jews.

From Schindler's List, by Thomas Keneally: Schindler armed his Jews [end of Chapter 35]

During the winter [of 1944], Oskar built up an independent arsenal. Again there are the legends: Some say that the weapons were bought at the end of winter from the Czech underground. But Oskar had been an obvious National Socialist in 1938 and 1939 and may have been wary of dealing with the Czechs. Most of the weapons, in any case, came from a flawless source, from Obersturmbannführer Rasch, SS and police chief of Moravia. The small cache included carbines and automatic weapons, some pistols, some hand grenades. Oskar would later describe the transaction offhandedly. He acquired the arms, he would say, “under the pretense of protecting my factory, for the price of the gift of a brilliant ring to his [Rasch’s] wife.”

Oskar does not detail his performance in Rasch’s office in Brno’s Spilberk Castle. It is not hard to imagine, though. The Herr Doktor, concerned about a possible slave uprising as the war grinds on, is willing to die expensively at his desk, automatic weapon in hand, having mercifully dispatched his wife with a bullet to save her from something worse. The Herr Doktor also touches on the chance that the Russians might turn up at the gate. My civilian engineers, Fuchs and Schoenbrun, my honest technicians, my German-speaking secretary, all of them deserve to have the means of resistance. It’s gloomy talk, of course. I’d rather speak of issues closer to our hearts, Herr Obersturmbannführer. I know your passion for good jewelry. May I show you this example I found last week? And so the ring appeared on the edge of Rasch’s blotter, Oskar murmuring, “As soon as I saw it, I thought of Frau Rasch.”

Once Oskar had the weapons, he appointed Uri Bejski, brother of the rubber-stamp maker, keeper of the arsenal. Uri was small, handsome, lively. People noticed that he wandered into and out of the Schindlers’ private quarters like a son. He was a favorite, too, with Emilie, who gave him keys to the apartment. Frau Schindler enjoyed a similar maternal relationship with the surviving Spira boy. She took him regularly into her kitchen and fed him up on slices of bread and margarine.

Having selected the small body of prisoners for training, Uri took one at a time into Salpeter’s storehouse to teach them the mechanisms of the Gewehr 41 W’s. Three commando squads of five men each had been formed . Some of Bejski’s trainees were boys like Lutek Feigenbaum. Others were Polish veterans such as Pfefferberg and those other prisoners whom the Schindler prisoners called the “Budzyn people.”

The Budzyn people were Jewish officers and men of the Polish Army. They had lived through the liquidation of the Budzyn labor camp, which had been under the administration of Untersturmbannführer Liepold. Liepold had bought them into his new command in Brinnlitz. There were about 50 of them, and they worked in Oskar’s kitchens. People remember them as very political. They had learned Marxism during their imprisonment in Budzyn, and looked forward to a Communist Poland. It was an irony that in Brinnlitz they lived in the warm kitchen of that most apolitical of capitalists, Herr Oskar Schindler.
Mbr> Their rapport with the bulk of the prisoners, who, apart from the Zionists, merely followed the politics of survival, was good. A number of them took private lessons on Uri Bejska’s automatics, for in the Polish Army of the Thirties, they had never held such sophisticated weapons.

If Frau Rasch, in the last and fullest days of her husband’s power in Brno, had idly-during a party, say, a musical recital at the castle-gazed into the core of the diamond that had come to her from Oskar Schindler, she would have seen reflected there the worst incubus from her own dreams and her Führer’s. An armed Marxist Jew.
In addition, Spielberg is reputed to have an extensive gun collection, including Class IIIs, which are darn hard to come by in California.

But he won't be seen in public with one.

48 posted on 10/26/2005 12:18:53 PM PDT by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: Soul_of_Chogokin
Point what out? An "M" rated game that is locked up behind glass doors? Where's the problem?

No problem, just a contradiction. If the store thinks selling guns to adults is socially irresponsible, then how come how come a game where you get points for killing people is not?

49 posted on 10/26/2005 12:35:01 PM PDT by A Ruckus of Dogs
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To: Malacoda
Cap Gun: Metal, Double Holster set (silver)
Code: DT400
Price: $11.95
Shipping Weight: 3.00 pounds

2 Die Cast Metal Cap Guns(Silver metal color) 7.5 " long (with plastic grips ). Just the right size for that little sheriff
* This is a true revolver that breaks like the real thing and the bullet chamber revolves. Shoots ring caps(ammo-8)
* 2 Black vinyl holsters(leather like tooling) with black belt. Sheriff badge and bullet holder
* includes orange safety plug.
We like everything about this set except the belt. But you can use almost any 1" wide belt with this holster set.

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Link
50 posted on 10/26/2005 4:48:51 PM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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