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Bikini Car Wash causing controversy
KENS 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 05/08/2008 | Selena Hernandez

Posted on 05/08/2008 7:00:11 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

A controversial car wash is generating more than just suds.

Some parents and church members say they want the Bikini Car Wash kicked to the curb and out of their neighborhood.

With women bikini-clad and bearing more than just sponges, at a newly opened car was on South Flores, you can get your car hand-washed, waxed and dried, complete with a view.

Even those without cars go to soak in the sight of the sultry suds.

"I got a bike for now, but pretty soon I'm going to get me a car," Adam Tagle said. "I think it's wonderful."

Yet not everyone agrees.

"Nobody wants it there," one woman said

This naughty novelty has some South Side residents in a lather.

"It's just not an appropriate place for this type of business," Harlandale United Methodist Church member Barbara Wright said.

The Bikini Car Wash sits within feet of an elementary and middle school, and right across the street from Harlandale United Methodist Church.

Kids were seen gawking at the women washers.

"Before we opened, we went around asking permission from the church. They gave us permission to go ahead and do it. The pastor said that he was all for it," Jackie Pichardo said.

"I do find that very surprising, and in fact, I called the minister after hearing that, and he said he did not do that," Wright said.

Although some parents and church members say they want to clean their community of this controversial car wash, those at the business say it's just clean fun.

"It's not so much the people who are working there, it's the people they are drawing that scares me," one woman said.

"We're out in the open, doing everything in the open, so somebody would be able to see real quick if we're doing something wrong," Pichardo said.

The business has its proper permits. Meanwhile, the pastor of the church has sent a letter stating his concerns to the city


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"Before we opened, we went around asking permission from the church. They gave us permission to go ahead and do it. The pastor said that he was all for it," Jackie Pichardo said.

"I do find that very surprising, and in fact, I called the minister after hearing that, and he said he did not do that," Wright said.

What you wanna bet the pastor has the cleanet car in town?

1 posted on 05/08/2008 7:00:11 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
If there are no laws being broken, what's the problem?

Now watch the city council change the zoning or some such thing to put the car wash out of business.

2 posted on 05/08/2008 7:04:14 AM PDT by Pistolshot (When you let what you are define who you are, you create racial divisiveness.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sounds like a Cinemax movie.


3 posted on 05/08/2008 7:04:30 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (It's truly bad when your Savior in November is Judas Himself.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Pictures. Please, pictures.


4 posted on 05/08/2008 7:04:57 AM PDT by scooter2 (The greatest threat to the security of the United States is the Democratic Party.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh his car is dirty, but his office windows are sparkling clean...


5 posted on 05/08/2008 7:05:58 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Responsibility2nd
What you wanna bet the pastor has the cleanet car in town?

What do you wanna bet his car is not the only thing thats the cleanest?

6 posted on 05/08/2008 7:06:40 AM PDT by Pistolshot (When you let what you are define who you are, you create racial divisiveness.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Nobody wants it there," one woman said

I'll bet she looks something like this.


7 posted on 05/08/2008 7:06:53 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Average White Conservative)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Where is this car wash?? I'd like to get my car washed?

I know what's the controversy is about? The NOW gang wants some guys in SPEEDOS, so they can get their car washed!! :-)

8 posted on 05/08/2008 7:08:09 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Vote Conservatives '08)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Where is this car wash?? I'd like to get my car washed?

I know what's the controversy is about? The NOW gang wants some guys in SPEEDOS, so they can get their car washed!! :-)

9 posted on 05/08/2008 7:08:54 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Vote Conservatives '08)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hmm, maybe another reason to visit San Antonio?


10 posted on 05/08/2008 7:09:17 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: scooter2

After reviewing the video: guilty.


11 posted on 05/08/2008 7:09:46 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: EagleandLiberty

No, the NOW gang would go to THIS car wash.


12 posted on 05/08/2008 7:10:43 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Pistolshot
How does this differ from a college sorority fund raising car wash at the local gas station???
13 posted on 05/08/2008 7:11:15 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: EagleandLiberty

No......the NOW gang likes the employee list the way it is just fine.


14 posted on 05/08/2008 7:11:29 AM PDT by edpc (Republican Attack Machine Field Service Technician)
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To: Responsibility2nd

These good folks in San Antonio need to be more tolerant.


15 posted on 05/08/2008 7:11:37 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Best car wash scene, ever...


16 posted on 05/08/2008 7:11:55 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: scooter2

17 posted on 05/08/2008 7:13:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: TADSLOS

Don’t say that ‘bout my Lucille...


18 posted on 05/08/2008 7:13:56 AM PDT by gridlock (The natural state of the world is Darfur. The freakish aberration is America - - Ann Coulter)
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To: gridlock

LOL!


19 posted on 05/08/2008 7:14:28 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
How does this differ from a college sorority fund raising car wash at the local gas station???

One is the use of sex to obtain funds for a cause, and is temporary, the other is an attempt to use sex for a profitable business.

Are either wrong? No.

20 posted on 05/08/2008 7:14:30 AM PDT by Pistolshot (When you let what you are define who you are, you create racial divisiveness.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

My Eyes!

She’s uglier than even Helen Thomas!


21 posted on 05/08/2008 7:15:28 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Typical White Person)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Nobody wants it there," one woman said

Beware of those who claim to speak for everyone, especially when they are trying to steal someone's freedom.

22 posted on 05/08/2008 7:17:15 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: TADSLOS

The Girl:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0363518/


23 posted on 05/08/2008 7:20:04 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: ├čudda├čudd

So is it going to be illegal to wash your car in a bathing suit in San Antonio? By the looks of all the Graffiti in the video, they have bigger problems. Did you happen to see the city truck slow down and stop in front of the car wash to take a peek? Ha, Ha!


24 posted on 05/08/2008 7:23:12 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: Pistolshot
If there are no laws being broken, what's the problem?

There's also nothing stopping someone who objects to this car wash from opening their own, featuring women in burkas instead.

25 posted on 05/08/2008 7:24:22 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: TADSLOS

“Oh....Luceeeelle...”


26 posted on 05/08/2008 7:26:13 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The secret of Life is letting go. The secret of Love is letting it show.)
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To: sam_paine
guilty

None of these girls is very pretty. Quite average in fact. It's out in the open, so it's not like they're doing topless or nude. The novelty will wear off, and this business will fold all by itself. No need to enact any legislation. Give it a few months and it's toast.

27 posted on 05/08/2008 7:26:15 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd
These good folks in San Antonio need to be more tolerant.

Doncha know? SA is whine central. Didn't you ever watch the Spurs (pretty efficient, but very boring, I know)? They are one of the NBA leaders in the art of the whine. I have even heard ESPN NBA analysts state this, so it is not just my opinion.

Duncan has never committed a foul in his life, so if he is wrongly whistled for one, he follows the ref around with a look and hand gestures that say, "I can't believe you just killed my puppy. You would do that on national TV? You are really a mean man ... "

28 posted on 05/08/2008 7:31:02 AM PDT by webschooner
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To: Responsibility2nd

Truly, it is impossible for FR to speak intelligently on this topic without pictures.


29 posted on 05/08/2008 7:33:15 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

This thread is worthless without pics!!!!


30 posted on 05/08/2008 7:36:21 AM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Why is Helen Thomas being forced on my eyes again?


31 posted on 05/08/2008 7:36:56 AM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

Or, for that matter, how does that differ from the local high school volleyball team turning up for their fundraising car wash in bikinis?


32 posted on 05/08/2008 7:39:35 AM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Nobody wants it there," one woman said

If that were true, there would be no customers, and the "problem" would take care of itself.

33 posted on 05/08/2008 7:39:58 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Responsibility2nd

High taxes, ridiculous local government license and permit fees, liberal judges, enviro-nazi economic pillaging, illegal immigration wreaking havoc with jobs, $3.50 gal/gas, an inept and helpless Congress, rampant political corruption and these folks are worried about a seeing a beach scene in their neighborhood........


34 posted on 05/08/2008 7:40:44 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Carbon is the fifth most abundant element on the planet.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Honestly I watched the video and am OK with it. It’s not like they’re wearing thongs or anything it’s just regular bikini’s. The guy wanting to have his bike washed needs to get a life though. HAHA.


35 posted on 05/08/2008 7:40:57 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Do people who say hello at the end of each sentence know how stupid they appear to be?)
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To: EagleandLiberty
I know what's the controversy is about? The NOW gang wants some guys in SPEEDOS, so they can get their car washed!! :-)

No, they want Janet Reno in wet leather.

36 posted on 05/08/2008 7:41:49 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: Responsibility2nd
The Bikini Car Wash sits within feet of an elementary and middle school, and right across the street from Harlandale United Methodist Church

The United Methodists are just upset they're not men.


37 posted on 05/08/2008 7:42:24 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: jaydubya2
Did you happen to see the city truck slow down and stop in front of the car wash to take a peek? Ha, Ha!

I thought the guy paying to get his bike washed was the funniest part.

38 posted on 05/08/2008 7:44:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO (or HRC).")
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To: Hyzenthlay
Or, for that matter, how does that differ from the local high school volleyball team turning up for their fundraising car wash in bikinis?

I've seen a LOT less on the beach or some of our local lakes too.

39 posted on 05/08/2008 7:46:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO (or HRC).")
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To: Ouderkirk

Am I doing that right? I’m not real hip to FRingo.

Hot->Not Guilty of whatever
Not Hot->Guilty

right?


40 posted on 05/08/2008 7:49:31 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: BenLurkin

OMG...Now I know why there is a CONTROVERSY! These are the car washers!! :)

41 posted on 05/08/2008 7:55:24 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Vote Conservatives '08)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"I got a bike for now, but pretty soon I'm going to get me a car," Adam Tagle said. "I think it's wonderful."

Well, of course you do Adam. You're a teenaged boy, so your hormones are raging.

42 posted on 05/08/2008 7:56:15 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: Niteranger68
"Nobody wants it there," one woman said

I bet she is a NIMBY type. Lady, did you ask EVERYBODY in SAN ANTONIO?

Beware of those who claim to speak for everyone, especially when they are trying to steal someone's freedom.

I wonder if the lady protests 'HOOTERS' or the 'Wing House'

43 posted on 05/08/2008 7:59:43 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Vote Conservatives '08)
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To: BenLurkin

CURSE YOUR MUSTACHE! MAY FIRE ROAST YOUR STOMACH! PISS ON YOUR GOAT!


44 posted on 05/08/2008 8:01:35 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Hyzenthlay
Or, for that matter, how does that differ from the local high school volleyball team turning up for their fundraising car wash in bikinis?

My daughter wouldn't be on that volleyball team long. It's one thing for adult women to do this. It's quite another for a school sanctioned fund-raiser.

45 posted on 05/08/2008 8:02:11 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: Gorzaloon
I know what's the controversy is about? The NOW gang wants some guys in SPEEDOS, so they can get their car washed!! :-)

No, they want Janet Reno in wet leather.

LOL

I wonder how many MUSLIMS took their cars to that car wash yet??

46 posted on 05/08/2008 8:04:20 AM PDT by EagleandLiberty (El Rushbo Tribal name -- RinoHunter Vote Conservatives '08)
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To: sam_paine

That is the general consensus.

Facts are irrelevant...appearance is the sole deciding factor on guilt.

Hot - Not Guilty
Not Hot - Guilty

The sentence is based on one bag or two.


47 posted on 05/08/2008 8:07:05 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

....pictures please. :)


48 posted on 05/08/2008 8:13:00 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President!)
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To: sam_paine
After reviewing the video: guilty.

I wouldn't be so quick to rush to judgment.

"I don't feel uncomfortable whenever I go to the beach and I'm in front of a lot of people."
"We're out in the open, doing everything in the open, so somebody would be able to see real quick if we're doing something wrong," Jackie Pichardo said.
"I got a bike for now, but pretty soon I'm going to get me a car," Adam Tagle said. "I think it's wonderful."
"It's just not an appropriate place for this type of business," Harlandale United Methodist Church member Barbara Wright said.

49 posted on 05/08/2008 8:13:49 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Tzimisce; Schwaeky

See #49.


50 posted on 05/08/2008 8:17:28 AM PDT by ReignOfError
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