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How Gay Days Made a Home at Disney World
Time ^ | June 21, 2010 | John Cloud

Posted on 11/04/2010 5:58:35 AM PDT by IbJensen

Like pretty much every child who walks up Main Street U.S.A. at Disney World for the first time, Alix, 10, and her brother Evan, 11, can barely contain their anticipation. Evan wants to ride Space Mountain. Alix is so excited, she can't even say what she wants to do. She is jumping up and down. It's a typical Disney scene, except that Evan, Alix and their sister Jamie, a desultory 4-year-old shielded from the sun in a stroller, have come to the Magic Kingdom with their two moms. It is the 20th anniversary of Gay Days at Disney, and the whole family has traveled from Hickory Corners, Mich., to celebrate.

Gay Days is now one of the largest gay-pride events in the world. According to Watermark, a Florida-based gay newspaper that has been covering Gay Days since it started, about 150,000 people attended this June's six-day gathering, which included 17 pool parties, a business expo, a comic-book convention, a film festival, an after-hours trip to a Disney water park (think dance music and guys in very small swimsuits), bobble-head painting and tie-dyeing for the kids, rivers of alcohol (and some other substances) for the adults and, on June 5, the great culmination: 20,000 to 30,000 lesbians, gays and their families and friends descending on Disney World, everyone clad in red shirts to signify their presence.

Gay Days started modestly in 1991 as a way for some 3,000 lesbians and gays from central Florida to become more visible — on one day,

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2sick4words; boycott; disneyworld; homosexualagenda; pervertpower; pervertpride; shame; sick; sicksick
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In case we forgot why decent families must stay away from the NEW Disney World!
1 posted on 11/04/2010 5:58:39 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

The Disney company ‘jumped the shark’ once Michael Eisner took over.

They were no longer Kid Friendly but just another Hollywood whore...

JMO..


2 posted on 11/04/2010 6:06:05 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: IbJensen

Hickory Corners is as small as it sounds and not too far from here. I can see why the two moms need to travel to Florida to find someone who enjoys viewing their abnormality.


3 posted on 11/04/2010 6:06:33 AM PDT by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: IbJensen

Twenty years ago, I took my daughter to Disney in Florida, and a few years later, she had an online friend whose mother worked for Disneyland in CA, so we also went there.
At those times, there never was any hint of homo activity.

The whole world is going into the toilet.
I am happy that I am now in my sixties, with good memories.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 6:08:55 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: IbJensen

Well, in all fairness, Disney World didn’t start “gay days” and has never promoted it, as far as I’m aware.

They have no control over who shows up and when, and if they did try to stop them, they’d be sued into oblivion by the federal government.


5 posted on 11/04/2010 6:09:19 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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To: IbJensen
Three years back in late September, the wife and I were at Disney in Orlando; The days before we left, the Herbie the Love Bug building we were in strangely began to fill up with other type couples. We got to see the beginning of gay week, or whatever it was then.

Regardless, if any government could run things like Disney administers their operations things would improve.

Bitch to find hard liquor on the premises, but I learned the secret.

6 posted on 11/04/2010 6:09:35 AM PDT by mmercier (everything to everyone)
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4 later


7 posted on 11/04/2010 6:11:37 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Elvina

The two ‘moms’ should explain what being announced perverts truly means.

They are part of an exclusive club that can brag about the fact that most serial killers are homosexuals. Homosexual deaths due to suicide (and AIDS) are rampant.

The innocent children whose lives they destroy will be a millstone around their neck and will earn them an eternity in hell.


8 posted on 11/04/2010 6:12:15 AM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: IbJensen

Don’t use the toilets, you’ll get AIDS


9 posted on 11/04/2010 6:12:39 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Fletcher J

The Disney organization pays well, right?


10 posted on 11/04/2010 6:14:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: IbJensen

You nailed it that it is the children who suffer. I feel so bad for the children mentioned in this article who may never truly experience or understand God’s beautiful plan for families.


11 posted on 11/04/2010 6:15:41 AM PDT by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: IbJensen

Between the sultry cartoons, gay day, and accomodating muslims, I am forever done with Disney...let the liberals have it.


12 posted on 11/04/2010 6:22:24 AM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Well bugger the Mouse.. I can assure you that we will not contribute any money to Disney.


13 posted on 11/04/2010 6:23:21 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: IbJensen
"...after-hours trip to a Disney water park (think dance music and guys in very small swimsuits),..."

Actually, think "anal sex in the dressing rooms and fecal material in the water"...

I for one will never buy another Disney product ever again, and that includes anything that appears on ABC.

14 posted on 11/04/2010 6:23:35 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: IbJensen

Hey I want my day. If they have a special day for the homosexuals then I want a Normal Day set aside and named and bannered for the normal people. Maybe we should sue...


15 posted on 11/04/2010 6:25:19 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Maybe we should sue...

Sue AGAINST gays??? We'd be charged with a "hate" crime....

16 posted on 11/04/2010 6:37:01 AM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: IbJensen

LOL. I’ve posted on FR since 2001, and I don’t work for Disney, so if you can’t handle a discussion based on facts, you should forego the smarmy response, newbie.

The sad fact is, the gay community could decide to hold a Gay Days week at the “Holy Land Experience” theme park in Orlando, and there wouldn’t be a dang thing the park could do about it. Would that then make the Holy Land Experience deserving of a conservative boycott?

Disney likewise has no workable and legal means to resolve this problem, but if you have a solution, I’m sure they’d love to hear from you. What do you suggest?


17 posted on 11/04/2010 6:47:38 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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To: IbJensen

“Gay Days” is now 6 days?

eeewwww


18 posted on 11/04/2010 6:47:52 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: IbJensen

Why can’t the homos go during normal times, like everyone else, and keep their horrific sin to themselves?


19 posted on 11/04/2010 6:55:54 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Probably because as a group (or gaggle) they’re mentally unbalanced. Normal humans have to admit that enjoying having someone’s pee-pee shoved up another’s poo-poo then cleaning the dip stick isn’t natural.


20 posted on 11/04/2010 7:01:43 AM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: Fletcher J
“Well, in all fairness, Disney World didn’t start ‘gay days’ and has never promoted it, as far as I’m aware.”

You are correct, but they do nothing to warn the public that a certain week of the year is “Gay Day” week, and they also do not warn families about the Disney gay cruise week, either.

In both cases, especially the cruise, families with young children are assaulted by the blatant gay agenda and perversion that is celebrated (shown off) by gays.

Imagine booking the cruise and then when on-board, you discover it is the gay cruise, with cross-dressing, fetish monsters trolling the decks. . . the family is trapped, their vacation ruined and their money wasted, not to mention their family values assaulted and their young children exposed (sometime literally) to the perverts.

My son worked for a year at Disney in Florida, and he witnessed first-hand the appalling San Fransico-like gay behavior in the park, from a$$less chaps to a cross-dressing Tinker Bell. Treasure Island is closed at nights during gay week because of the sex acts and drug taking that goes on in the woods.

“They have no control over who shows up and when, and if they did try to stop them, they’d be sued into oblivion by the federal government.”

That is true, but Disney should notify people that when they are making a booking during gay week, that they are making a booking during a time where gay behavior will be blatant, obvious and offensive. How to do that? Simple, just ask the people making the booking if they wish to sign up for any of the “gay” events or take advantage of the “gay” discounts on park hotels. Those offers would alert the unsuspecting families.

21 posted on 11/04/2010 7:01:50 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Fletcher J; IbJensen
The Tinkerbell Technicality [Disney's Gay Days] June 10, 2003

For 13 years, Disney and Gay Days organizers have had an "unofficial" relationship in which the Disney execs, without publicly endorsing Gay Days, have bent over backwards to make sure the accommodations fit the needs of those participating in the gala.

One thing is fundamentally clear from any visit to the Gay Days site -- Disney's name, image, and likeness is littered throughout the site. Enter the Tinkerbell technicality. Disney will not expressly embrace Gay Days, for it knows the backlash would be too severe. So Disney just sits idly by and uses the Gay Day folks as a marketing conduit to the homosexual community. Disney gets the best of both worlds -- a technical denial of involvement in Gay Days, and the free advertising to scores of homosexuals.

22 posted on 11/04/2010 7:03:49 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Fletcher J
What do you suggest?

Families should stay away from theme parks that openly cater to perverts. Your defense of the Disney name struck me as odd.

23 posted on 11/04/2010 7:06:15 AM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Good response, DJ!


24 posted on 11/04/2010 7:07:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: Fletcher J
Additionally, you need to read and understand response #22.
25 posted on 11/04/2010 7:09:02 AM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge; AlexW; IbJensen

Sorry, but with this article, it’s time to tell the truth about Disney, and Walt in particular.

(Plz remember, I am Orlando based and was network TV reporter for years.)

It was a huge secret (and to many still is) but the entire Disney organization has been gay-centric since the time of Walt and the first cartoons.

Walt was the “Gay Mayor” of LA until succeeded by Jim Neighbors. The Gay Mayor was an honorary title, with a set of resposibilities. The gay mayor had the responsibility to ensure big time gays were not outed, got work, etc. It was a part, and a very significant part, of the gay Hollywood underground.

The entire Disney organization was very gay-focused, long before Eisner. Back in the Mickey Mouse Club days, it was never a secret, and admitted by the now-adult gay actors, that Disney had sexual relationscwith a number of teenage boys on the show, “Spin and Marty” and others.

Disney’s marriage was a complete sham. He married his secretary when, one week, the then-struggling cartoonist didn’t have enough money to pay her salary.

In addition, at one level, Disney’s movies are warm and wonderful. On another level, they are often about cruel deaths of parents, (Bambi, Lion King, etc) frightened children looking for protection, etc. All very popular themes with gays.

Sorry to burst bubbles, but Walt was a big time gay, and set his company up that way too.


26 posted on 11/04/2010 7:29:26 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Correction;
The Disney company ‘jumped the shark SKANK’ once Michael Eisner took over.
27 posted on 11/04/2010 7:37:39 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: IbJensen; Fletcher J

IbJ, I think the courts call it “Public Accommodation” or some such thing. Basically means you can’t bar anybody if you are catering to the public.

If you want to be ticked off at Disney for the way they market Hanna Montana or any of their other prodigies, that would be more constructive use of your disgust.


28 posted on 11/04/2010 7:40:47 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: MindBender26; IbJensen
(Plz remember, I am Orlando based and was network TV reporter for years.)

Well let me tell you what I know.

In the propaganda campaign book After the Ball it says this:

Infer and speculate that famous historical figures were gay for two reasons: first, they are dead as a door nail, hence in no position to deny the truth and sue for libel; (page 188)

29 posted on 11/04/2010 7:45:55 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: MindBender26

“Sorry to burst bubbles, but Walt was a big time gay, and set his company up that way too.”

Well, none of that surprises me.
All I was saying is that in my trips to Disney World, and Disneyland, I never saw one hint of homosexual lifestyle.
No doubt, in the last 15 to 20 years, they have come out of the closet.


30 posted on 11/04/2010 7:50:02 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: MindBender26
Rumor with no proof.

An example of attacking a family icon in an effort to diminish his effort and advance their own perverted agenda.

31 posted on 11/04/2010 7:59:51 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: MindBender26

Sorry, I don’t buy it without a lot more convincing evidence.

As another poster said, painting dead people as closet gays is way to “normalize” gay behavior, make it look like it is more widespread than it is, and turn icons of family values into soldiers for the homosexual lifestyle.

“Who is your biggest hero? Oh, he was gay too!” Promoters of the gay agenda have been using this tactic for decades.


32 posted on 11/04/2010 8:03:45 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: MindBender26
It was a huge secret (and to many still is) but the entire Disney organization has been gay-centric since the time of Walt and the first cartoons.

That doesn't jibe with the Tommy Kirk page at IMDB:

From the bio: "However, in 1964, the Disney factory found out Tommy was gay and they immediately released him from his contract after finishing The Monkey's Uncle (1965)."

Personal Quote: "Even more than MGM, Disney [in the early 1960s] was the most conservative studio in town....They were growing aware. They weren't stupid. They could add two and two, and I think they were beginning to suspect my homosexuality. I noticed people in certain quarters were getting less and less friendly....In 1963 Disney didn't renew my option and let me go. But Walt let me return to do the final Merlin Jones movie, 'The Monkey's Uncle,' because those were moneymakers for the studio."

33 posted on 11/04/2010 8:04:08 AM PDT by Humbug (we regret to inform you that this freeper is too busy at the moment to bother with taglines)
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To: Humbug

I was wondering about that just the other day how career paths can differ as to why Tommy Kirk fell into obscurity where Kurt Russell, the other boy star Disney was heavily marketing at that time went on to do well.


34 posted on 11/04/2010 8:12:17 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: FrankR
Between the sultry cartoons

"Sultry"? Just because Ariel shows her belly button?


35 posted on 11/04/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: Hulka

I went during Gay Days one year and saw very few gay people (identified by red shirts and coupling). But they all wanted to be in the parade (it’s a gay thing).


36 posted on 11/04/2010 8:33:12 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: Abin Sur

Go away noobie.


37 posted on 11/04/2010 8:41:22 AM PDT by FrankR (REPEAL Obamacare, or we'll vote you outta' here....)
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To: FrankR
Go away noobie.

I suppose that's easier than actually addressing my point. Seems a bit intellectually lazy, though.

Oh, well.

38 posted on 11/04/2010 8:55:35 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: Hulka

That doesn’t seem like a great business plan, Hulka. So Disney World tells all the straight folks to NOT come for a week in June, during their busy season - thus assuring that the gays have the park to themselves, and Disney takes a big financial hit.

Also, since Disney doesn’t organize the gay events, I think it would be hard to offer to sign people up for them - and if they did, would’nt that then have Disney expressly cooperating with the Gay Days group? And further angering everyone else...

All I’m trying to say here is that Disney is in a tough situation, and there’s not a great solution for it.


39 posted on 11/04/2010 8:56:54 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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To: IbJensen

Oh, I’m perfectly capable of understanding a simple concept, but thanks for your advice.

The question remains, though - how can Disney resolve this situation without having the Obama justice department sue them into bankruptcy, along with the bad publicity and boycotts. You’re upset with Disney - fine - so what should they do to fixt this? Queer test at the gate? Turn away anyone in a red shirt? The only plan I can think of is to stay away from Disney in June! Shouldn’t be much of a problem for me - I’ve only been there once, and it’ll be a long time before I have vacation time again.

BVW - I presume that Disney loses more business than they gain during gay days, but I *really* don’t want to Google info on Gay Days... If that’s the case, then I’m sure they would like to hear your suggestion. If this is a big money-maker for Disney, then I’d be more receptive to the idea that they are being sneaky.

Fletcher J


40 posted on 11/04/2010 9:14:11 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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“So Disney World tells all the straight folks to NOT come for a week in June”

Never said that. I am sure there are all sorts of straight families that are liberal and democrats that have no issue with exposing their children to the open perversions that takes place during gay week.

“Also, since Disney doesn’t organize the gay events, I think it would be hard to offer to sign people up for them - and if they did, wouldn't that then have Disney expressly cooperating with the Gay Days group?”

Disney would not be endorsing “gay” discounts, they would be demonstrating tolerance and sensitivity to their largest demographic: straight families looking for wholesome family fun.

Disney doesn't organize the event but they do offer group discounts for all sorts of organizations and such, and many gay organizations (and other organizations/groups) do have discounts set up all the time, so, it is normal when making a booking that a company asks if you are part of “groups such-and-such.”

“All I’m trying to say here is that Disney is in a tough situation, and there’s not a great solution for it.”

Not a great solution, for sure, but it is a solution nonetheless. Things will continue to get worse and worse unless something is done. Talk about angering people, there are a heck of a lot more straights than gays, and you are angering your major clientele by not somehow mentioning the gay week.

41 posted on 11/04/2010 10:15:39 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: IbJensen
When Walt died, Disney went with him. The gays showing up is kind of like the vultures on the carcass. Gay days in our military is looming, far more ominously.
42 posted on 11/04/2010 10:33:19 AM PDT by daletoons (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.)
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To: Hulka

Ask anyone who worked in Disney PR from 1950 through 1980. Covering Walt’s homosexuality was a big time job.


43 posted on 11/04/2010 11:03:47 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: BigBobber

Sorry, but here in Orlando or in TV news circles, this isn’t even news.

Known for years.


44 posted on 11/04/2010 11:05:00 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: Hulka

Disney most certainly could require some kind of modest dress code - if the “buttless chaps” story is really true, this would put a damper on it. Also, prohibiting certain behavior would dissuade disgusting displays. After all, I believe public sex is illegal everywhere (well, maybe not in San Fransicko.)


45 posted on 11/04/2010 11:10:52 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: MindBender26; BigBobber; Hulka; IbJensen

Disney died (1966) 5 years before Disney Orlando opened (1971). Construction started in 1968. You are so full of hogwash.


46 posted on 11/04/2010 11:18:41 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: FrankR

Why doesnt everyone just boycott the place? I remember going there with visiting relatives and their kids years ago and I thought it was pretentious and vulgar even before this whole homo thing started. If real families stop going the entire enterprise will fold.


47 posted on 11/04/2010 11:26:09 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: FrankR

Why doesnt everyone just boycott the place? I remember going there with visiting relatives and their kids years ago and I thought it was pretentious and vulgar even before this whole homo thing started. If real families stop going the entire enterprise will fold.


48 posted on 11/04/2010 11:26:09 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: MindBender26

Thanks. Your post explains a lot. I see that my mother might have been right not to have had a tv in the house when I was growing up.


49 posted on 11/04/2010 11:31:31 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thanks DJ.


50 posted on 11/04/2010 11:36:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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