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.
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