Skip to comments.Liberal, Hippie, PC Claptrap and Halloween Costumes (VANITY RANT)
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."
Anyone have any ideas where I can get cowboy accessories?
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."
Costume shop ping...
"Anyone have any ideas where I can get cowboy accessories?"
You might just check with the PINK PISTOLS. I'm sure Targe' would approve....
Are you telling me I can't buy any toy guns at Target? I will have to check next time.
On the contrary -- it can be a very healthy thing . . .
Walmart had some last time I looked.
I just went to Targets web site and searched "gun". I got 8,100 items.
Any one of those Dollar Stores sells this stuff, made in China of course.
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.
You ought to write a letter to the management and point that out.
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.
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.
Would that be the same Target that told me they don't carry fishing gear because "it's cruel to fish"?
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.
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!
Excellent rant !!!!!!!!!
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.
Go to the Gay part of town. Plenty of cowboy costumes there.
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!
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?
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!
Get him the real thing! Since he's only a toddler I recommend the Ruger Single Six in 22LR.
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.
"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.
"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.
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?
Go to Dollar General Store.A great red company!I have seen them there
of course they're gone. they were all used as targets for bb guns.
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?
George Lucas, padwan.
The 2,000th casualty has her grinning with satisfaction.
doh! not thinking again. must be time for a smoke break.
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.
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.
"Cowboys don't accessorize, ma'am--"
"That is, unless they're one-a them Village People".
"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.
LOL - you'll shoot yer eye out!
Yikes - talk about scary looking!!!!!
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?
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 [Raschs] wife.In addition, Spielberg is reputed to have an extensive gun collection, including Class IIIs, which are darn hard to come by in California.
Oskar does not detail his performance in Raschs office in Brnos 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. Its gloomy talk, of course. Id 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 Raschs 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 Salpeters storehouse to teach them the mechanisms of the Gewehr 41 Ws. Three commando squads of five men each had been formed . Some of Bejskis 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 Oskars 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 Bejskas 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 husbands 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 Führers. An armed Marxist Jew.
But he won't be seen in public with one.
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?
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