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Woman Who Left Creepy Porcelain Dolls on Porches Is 'Embarrassed': Police
ABC ^ | July 25, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY

Posted on 07/25/2014 9:44:30 PM PDT by expat1000

Maybe she should have left a note.

The woman who left porcelain dolls on the porches of several young girls' homes in a California neighborhood was only trying to give away toys her own family had outgrown, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said today.


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1 posted on 07/25/2014 9:44:30 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

With salvation army you get a tax deduction...


2 posted on 07/25/2014 9:45:52 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: expat1000
Imagine if she had left this one:

3 posted on 07/25/2014 9:46:22 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: expat1000

Right....


4 posted on 07/25/2014 9:47:31 PM PDT by matthew fuller (https://www.facebook.com/BrianKolfage/posts/714871581908295)
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To: Bender2

Wow - where did you find that?


5 posted on 07/25/2014 9:48:53 PM PDT by expat1000 ("If you're explaining, you're losing" Ronald Reagan)
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To: expat1000

Her leaving dolls on doorsteps might be creepy, but the dolls aren’t necessarily creepy despite the headlines.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 9:50:46 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: expat1000

They would have gone nuclear had they been Duck Dynasty Chias!


7 posted on 07/25/2014 9:51:41 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: doc1019

I didn’t think they were so creepy either. Lame stream media just trying to make a big story out of nothing.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 9:56:34 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: expat1000; Daffynition; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
Charity...

... you're doing it wrong.

9 posted on 07/25/2014 9:57:21 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: patriot08

Tru dat


10 posted on 07/25/2014 9:57:36 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Ezekiel

I think there might have been a bit of lapse in judgement. Maybe she needs to get out more. BTTT. I thought this might have been the alternative explanation.


11 posted on 07/25/2014 10:00:15 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: patriot08
I know a couple who lives in the Talega neighborhood. They have a daughter and were not amused about what happened.
12 posted on 07/25/2014 10:04:18 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: expat1000
The dolls inspired this FR thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3184740/posts

13 posted on 07/25/2014 10:05:02 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: PA Engineer

A lady from a bygone era who didn’t know any better.

It freaked out the recipients and the community, but pretty danged funny in a weird way. Where’s Emily Litella?!


14 posted on 07/25/2014 10:09:22 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

LOL. I am just so happy they were not Chucky dolls left behind.


15 posted on 07/25/2014 10:15:53 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: patriot08

They weren’t creepy in and of themselves; only in relation to what they suggested ... namely some child-stalking pervert.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 10:18:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Ezekiel
P.S.

My Daughter had an American Doll phase. I just kept seeing Chucky. I'm a guy. What else was I suppose to think? They are in rubbermaids packed in the basement. Under cinder blocks.
17 posted on 07/25/2014 10:20:08 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: expat1000

I always find dolls slightly creepy.

For an even better effect, she should do this at Halloween.


18 posted on 07/25/2014 10:25:21 PM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: PA Engineer
lol I almost posted earlier, "At least they weren't Chucky dolls".

(Don't you have a lingering unease that those cinder blocks... aren't enough?) :)

19 posted on 07/25/2014 10:27:05 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Bender2

If I received one of those Commie Obama dolls at my doorstep I would have kicked that dolls ass


20 posted on 07/25/2014 10:28:35 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PA Engineer

21 posted on 07/25/2014 10:31:46 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: expat1000

I used to know a woman who collected dolls as a hobby.

The families who received these dolls should be celebrating, not hiding in the basement.

These are not your cheap, every day, average kiddy dolls.

Especially the porcelain ones.

Look at the pictures. They are in excellent shape and are top quality.


22 posted on 07/25/2014 10:57:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: expat1000

I think this doll is a whole lot more creepy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kvenmWEhFE

And yeah, as far as I know, that was a real toy commercial.


23 posted on 07/25/2014 11:15:36 PM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: DemforBush

Baby Laughalot. Yeah, that is creepy.
It replaces the Shake & Bake commercial from the ‘60s in my pantheon of outstanding creepy commercials.
Mother is tonging-over piece-after-piece of delicious, tender, juicy Southern-fried chicken, presumably cooked using Shake-and-Bake crumbs and the plastic bag.
Dad is really tucking in, and Mother beams as their 8 year daughter fills the TV screen with her joyful face, happily stating to the folks at home, “And I hayulped!”


24 posted on 07/25/2014 11:25:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: patriot08; doc1019; Salamander
Well, if these aren't creepy enough for you, try The Island of the Dolls.
25 posted on 07/25/2014 11:40:45 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi; All
I saw A. Bourdain; tour of the spot, while on the Food Network. It was rather creepy.

26 posted on 07/25/2014 11:59:54 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: shibumi; All
All of this; could have been avoided, If she placed a hand-
written note on each doll w/ an explanation (and phone #).
Then those whom "*itched about it" would have silenced
as ungrateful. The dolls, were (seemly) of fine quality.
27 posted on 07/26/2014 12:07:42 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Ezekiel
A lady from a bygone era who didn’t know any better.

Indeed. ..... and so very sad.
28 posted on 07/26/2014 12:19:44 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: expat1000

At least she didn’t leave a Talky Tina doll behind. Another great episode of The Twilight Zone.


29 posted on 07/26/2014 12:31:40 AM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder ")
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To: PA Engineer

Under cinder blocks?

Cinder blocks are featherweight to them. Go down to your basement at night with the lights off... the faint giggling will make your hair stand up. Melt them in the fire pit.. You’ll be glad you did.


31 posted on 07/26/2014 2:22:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: UCANSEE2

People freaking out over dolls left on the doorstep - more wussification of American parents.

I recall Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird did something similar and he was one of the heroes of the book.


32 posted on 07/26/2014 3:31:47 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: expat1000

Sad when society looks down on a good deed by a person.

Nothing creepy about it and I am sad for the woman who thought she was doing something good by giving dolls to young girls who could enjoy them.

So shines a good deed in a weary world.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 3:34:27 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: tumblindice

My doll peed on me. That’s creepy.


34 posted on 07/26/2014 3:44:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: expat1000

Media distraction #42. Anything to avoid reporting on the government spying on people, eavesdropping on conversations, IRS extortion attempts...


35 posted on 07/26/2014 5:08:13 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Ezekiel
A lady from a bygone era who didn’t know any better.

You're probably right...well meaning but misguided in today's world.

36 posted on 07/26/2014 5:33:59 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: expat1000

This only seemed creepy because of the Chucky and Bride of Chucky movies.


37 posted on 07/26/2014 5:34:23 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: expat1000

The only “creepy” thing about this story is the news media. If these were Chucky dolls with blood on them, then you report a creepy story. But finding a doll like this would cause a normal person to assume it as a lovely gift to a child. The emphasis here is in “normal”...something the news media is not these days.


38 posted on 07/26/2014 5:41:46 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$s media,)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

One of the stories (at least) said the dolls resembled the girls in the home. Now if that was the case, yes, that’s creepy. If it’s a completely different hair color and hairdo than that’s different.


39 posted on 07/26/2014 6:33:16 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

Why is that creepy? I’m sure this woman sees the girls all the time and thought.....a red headed doll for the redhead, brown for the brunette, etc.
When my daughter was small I bought her a cabbage patch that had her color hair and her name. She still has it. Lol


40 posted on 07/26/2014 6:56:56 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If I received one of those Commie Obama dolls at my doorstep I would have kicked that dolls ass

Me too sister, me too! Because at my age, that's probably the only ass I could still kick.

41 posted on 07/26/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: doc1019

Depending on the doll, many are worth hundreds of dollars. Vintage dolls are expensive...


42 posted on 07/26/2014 3:11:14 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: 98ZJ USMC; mac_truck
What's amusing and interesting is that because of the unwarranted freak-out, these gift dolls now have a “birth story” for their new owners.

The woman inadvertently made a funny and cherished memory, so I hope the families save and print out the “creepy” news stories and keep these quirky adoption papers along with the dolls. It sure would add sentimental value to the dolls, and all can have a good-hearted laugh about it for years and generations to come.

At least the lady would know that her naivety and embarrassment actually led to a better outcome than if no attention were drawn to her charity.

Now if she's one of those oddball reclusive church ladies whom every one in town is convinced she is casting spells on them, well okay that's another story, lol.

43 posted on 07/26/2014 3:32:53 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Tax-chick

Meant to ping you to my last post!


44 posted on 07/26/2014 3:33:42 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

And it was amusing, too.


45 posted on 07/26/2014 3:35:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

In this day and age the default mode is to be wary and cynical, and for good reason, but if the true circumstances were of innocence and kindness, who wouldn’t love to receive such a gift?

It shows that the real America we know and love is still lurking in the shadows of this present bizarro world. I’d consider the doll a blessing for that reassurance alone.


46 posted on 07/26/2014 3:57:09 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

That’s a good observation. I think there are still more people who want to be kind than people who are turkeys.


47 posted on 07/26/2014 3:59:05 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

The more I think about this story the more I love it.

May the woman’s kindness return to her a hundredfold.

File this one under, “The Lord works in mysterious ways.”


48 posted on 07/26/2014 4:05:46 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

Maybe others will be inspired to make similar generous gestures, but will include a note, “This is a gift from a neighbor. Please accept it in the spirit it was given, and pass on gifts to others.”


49 posted on 07/26/2014 4:08:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Bender2

For stealing tomorrow. .. Thanks.


50 posted on 07/26/2014 11:46:48 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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