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Preteens Trading Fairy Wands for Fishnets (Halloween Costumes)
Washington Post ^ | 10/30/07 | Brigid Schulte

Posted on 10/30/2007 12:23:43 PM PDT by Huntress

Gabby Cirenza wanted to be a referee for Halloween. The outfit she liked had a micro-mini black skirt and a form-fitting black and white-striped spandex top held together with black laces running up the flesh-exposing sides. She looked admiringly at the thigh-high black go-go boots that could be bought as an accessory. And she thought the little bunny on the chest was cute.

"Absolutely not," said her mother, Cheryl. "That is so not happening."

Gabby is 11.

And the Playboy Racy Referee costume was only the latest that her mother had vetoed one pre-Halloween-crazed afternoon at Party City in Baileys Crossroads as too skimpy, too revealing, too suggestive .

Bawdy Halloween costumes, however, have become the season's hottest sellers in recent years. Not just for women, but for girls, too. And parents such as Cirenza don't like it.

Gabby eyed the Sexy Super Girl but decided against it. A friend at her Catholic school had worn that costume for a Halloween parade and pulled the already short miniskirt way up to cover her tummy. "That didn't look very good." But Gabby did like the Aqua Fairy, a vampy get-up with a black ripped-up skirt, black fishnet tights and blue bustier that comes in medium, large and preteen. A medium fits a child of 8.

No.

How about the Funky Punk Pirate Pre-Teen, with an off-the-shoulder blouse and bare midriff?

No.

Gabby pointed to the Fairy-Licious Purrrfect Kitty Pre-Teen, which, according to the package, includes a "pink and black dress with lace front bodice and sassy jagged skirt with tail. . . . Wings require some assembly."

Cheryl Cirenza shook her head in exasperated disbelief. "This is all so inappropriate. It's really disturbing."

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To: NYFriend
...but I heard he’s a Philadelphia Eagles fan...

Looks like the Almighty is pulling for the New England Patriots this year. That's the only explaination I can think of...

51 posted on 10/30/2007 1:07:01 PM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: gridlock
Actually, just baseball, I'm sorry to say...

In the Big Inning God created...

52 posted on 10/30/2007 1:08:42 PM PDT by Right_Rev
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To: GunRunner
Then you better stay away from Christmas trees too.

Actually, I don't celebrate Christmas with Christmas trees either.

53 posted on 10/30/2007 1:09:05 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: Huntress
It wouldn't be a disturbing trend if the SCHMUCK parents wouldn't buy the crap. What is wrong with most of you? (parents)

He said suggestive costumes for girls burst onto the scene about three years ago and the phenomenon is so big that he's had to create a separate fashion show. The costumes have since moved to the plus-size market for adult women and now come in teen and preteen versions. Even little girl costumes show more leg and tummy than they used to. "They're just good sellers," Thaler said.

This guy Thaler is a CRAPITALIST. and he is a scumbag to boot. If they all wanted to go around with crotchless panties and a a shirt that said "Jihad" on it, you would make it for them, you creep, if it was a "good seller"? Mein Kampf sold well, too, you piece of sh!t. But then again, it goes back to the majority of parents, who have failed their kids time and time again in the past and present, and will claim ignorance as to why they never amounted to anything in the future.

54 posted on 10/30/2007 1:11:09 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Huntress
I moved away from Alexandria, Virginia 3 years ago, partly to get my kids away from the corrosive culture there. There were sixth-grade girls throwing themselves at boys, drinking parties at eighth-graders' houses, and all kinds of nonsense going on. Lots of very self-involved parents with bigtime Washington careers who did not pay enough attention to their kids. We moved to a small town in Pennsylvania and, while it isn't completely immune from the trash in the culture, it seems to be a much more conservative area with more involved parents, and kids who are not trying to be little adults all the time.

I have a 10-year-old daughter (she used to be friends with Gabby Cirenza, and got a big kick out of this story) and I am grateful that she is not interested in slutwear, even for Halloween. She and her friend are going as "The Blues Sisters," with black suits and ties, hats, and sunglasses. I don't think I will see any junior hoes in my neighborhood either.

55 posted on 10/30/2007 1:11:34 PM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (Remember the Pentagon - - www.pentagonmemorial.net)
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To: Right_Rev

And in the Seventh Month of the season (October), the Yankee bats rested...


56 posted on 10/30/2007 1:14:06 PM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Huntress

I’m amazed the Compost actually used the term “Halloween” instead of the more PC “Harvest Day.”


57 posted on 10/30/2007 1:14:15 PM PDT by YourAdHere (Buy My Book, Bradypalooza, from Amazon.Com)
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To: Tamar1973

Reformed Baptist here. We’ll be celebrating 490 years of Reformation theology tomorrow night!


58 posted on 10/30/2007 1:15:38 PM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow (FR Member ItsOurTimeNow: Declared Anathema by the Council of Trent)
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To: Tamar1973
How about Thanksgiving? Like Anya the Vengeance Demon said in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “you slaughter and consume an animal to celebrate an event - ritual sacrifice...with pie”.
59 posted on 10/30/2007 1:15:53 PM PDT by NYFriend
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To: cspackler

LMAO!


60 posted on 10/30/2007 1:17:50 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: RavenATB; Dems_R_Losers

The article even stated that the girl attends a Catholic school.


61 posted on 10/30/2007 1:19:37 PM PDT by T.Smith
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To: Tamar1973
Actually, I don't celebrate Christmas with Christmas trees either.

Your consistency is admirable. Although if you celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25th, you are also paying homage to the pagan winter festivals too. It all depends on how far you want to go with it.

62 posted on 10/30/2007 1:19:40 PM PDT by GunRunner (Thompson 2008 - Security, Unity, Prosperity)
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To: Huntress

I couldnt believe some of the stuff I saw last year....maybe I should take pictures of the trollops this year....I walk the hood with my lil nephews.


63 posted on 10/30/2007 1:19:43 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: heylady

My favorite costume as a kid was being a ghost. Take an old sheet, cut holes for two eyes, nose and mouth and voila. Costume originale.


64 posted on 10/30/2007 1:21:31 PM PDT by Bruinator
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To: RetiredArmyMajor

LOL


65 posted on 10/30/2007 1:22:28 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Huntress

The picture of “Gabby” (at the linked story) looks adorable in her “Lady Juliette” costume. She also looks like she’s ready to say “Uh-uh! You ain’t making me go out lookin like this!”

Fortunately my kids were content with ghosts, goblins, and an occasional Disney character...


66 posted on 10/30/2007 1:23:19 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: Huntress

I agree.


67 posted on 10/30/2007 1:24:08 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Tamar1973
You already lost your argument with hyperbole. None of them have their orgins in pagan/occultic religion. Bowling, football, badminton, etc don't celebrate demons, vampires and death.

Well, there is the rub... Many things we do today come from questionable roots. Who cares? What matters is what we do now, and where our hearts are now. If my daughter sees this as a chance to dress up like Alice in Wonderland and run around the neighborhood getting a bag of candy, then so be it. Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean we're in the back yard sacrificing an animal to some pagan god.

Next I'll get slammed for letting her dress as Alice, who was obviously contrived during an especially strange acid episode. Therefor, she is obviously promoting illegal drug use.

Now, as far as dressing like a little whore, that ain't gonna happen. That's in the here and now.

68 posted on 10/30/2007 1:25:05 PM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: Huntress

The prosti-tots are not paying for these things in their own money, so it is the parents’ job to monitor what their kids wear, and take the time to make a dang costume. What kind of brain-dead idiots can’t make a hobo outfit? Some of my kids best outfits were put together from thriftshop stuff, for gosh sake!


69 posted on 10/30/2007 1:25:54 PM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: GunRunner
Your consistency is admirable. Although if you celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25th, you are also paying homage to the pagan winter festivals too. It all depends on how far you want to go with it.

My in laws do, hubby and I don't.

70 posted on 10/30/2007 1:28:47 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: freekitty

You’re not the only one. The mystery to me is that so many who wear those outfits are more than a little overweight.


71 posted on 10/30/2007 1:29:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYFriend

Actually, Thanksgiving IS Christian.


72 posted on 10/30/2007 1:29:24 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: gridlock
And don't you try to tell anybody from West Texas that Jesus didn't play Football...

I'm from South Texas, and I do know why there is a hole in the top of Texas Stadium...

73 posted on 10/30/2007 1:31:19 PM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: cspackler
Many things we do today come from questionable roots. Who cares? What matters is what we do now, and where our hearts are now.

Ummm, I respectfully disagree. History and roots DO matter. You can't santize it away.

74 posted on 10/30/2007 1:31:37 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: 50sDad

and while the models are adults, this page pops up for Teen Halloween Costumes

http://www.zoogstercostumes.com/landing/teenhalloween.php

75 posted on 10/30/2007 1:32:05 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Tamar1973

******I’ve heard of that trend, too. Why the objection to Halloween per se?

Because, IMO, there’s nothing Christian about it.*******

You’re right. There’s nothing “Christian” about putting on a costume, using one’s creativity and imagination, acting silly and having fun together as a family with our friends and neighbors. That is for devil-worshipers.


76 posted on 10/30/2007 1:33:23 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
It’s become a cultural event that celebrates death and the macabre.

1) Agreed. That's why we don't "celebrate" Halloween...my kids just dress like Disney characters or something, and get candy. We're not going to be the kind of parents that lock the shutters tight and make our kids be pariahs that don't Trick or Treat.

2) We use it as a chance to minister. I wrote up 8-1/2 x 11 fold up that I slip into the bag of any kid dressed scary or horrific that tells them that at my house they DID get candy, and also that God loves them for who they are and that they should aim higher than playing at evil. They may throw it out, but they may read it...and they know I didn't stiff them for candy, which would let them dismiss Christianity as being nose-in-the-air "I'm better than you."

3) Since my kids actually mix with other sinners (because, aren't we all?) they may have the chance to witness to others about "dark" costumes and a loving God who loves them. Everybody wins.

77 posted on 10/30/2007 1:34:12 PM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: heylady

We used to dress in black and charcoal our faces and go as “the kid who just broke your window and now you’re having a heart attack trying to catch.”


78 posted on 10/30/2007 1:34:39 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: GunRunner; Tamar1973

Christmas trees aren’t pagan - they are, in fact, an anti-pagan tradition.


79 posted on 10/30/2007 1:39:21 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: Tamar1973
Ummm, I respectfully disagree. History and roots DO matter. You can't santize it away.

I guess you're right, guess I'll just have to go back to hating the Japanese and Germans like my grandparents did. I just can't sanitize it away...

80 posted on 10/30/2007 1:40:27 PM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: NYFriend
"Like Anya the Vengeance Demon said in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “you slaughter and consume an animal to celebrate an event - ritual sacrifice...with pie”."

Ah, good ol' Anya. What a hottie! Don't make her mad though! (I really miss that show sometimes.)

81 posted on 10/30/2007 1:41:09 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Huntress
I was a hotel in Tucson ... you know, hip happening center of the universe Tucson ... that was hosting a couple of halloween parties.

Every woman was dressed in a sexy outfit rather than a scary or fantasy outfit.

The ones that were old enough came into the bar and used their outfits to great effect to bum cocktails from the drunks.

82 posted on 10/30/2007 1:48:02 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

The Bible tells Christians specifically not to adopt the practices of pagans and make them a part of worshipping Him. He tells us in His word how he wants to be worshipped and co-opting a pagan holiday and pretending they’re Christian is not what He told us to do.


83 posted on 10/30/2007 1:52:10 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: wideawake
Christmas trees aren’t pagan - they are, in fact, an anti-pagan tradition.

Hmmm, don't think so. Trees as a sacred tradition pre-date Christian Europe. The book of Jeremiah mocks it as pagan:

Jeremiah 10:1-5

1Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

2Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

3For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

4They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

5They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

84 posted on 10/30/2007 1:52:26 PM PDT by GunRunner (Thompson 2008 - Security, Unity, Prosperity)
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To: 50sDad

I’ll stick with Scripture all the same:

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” Eph 5:11

“You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” - James 4:4

While your kids may dress up like disney characters, you’re still lending approval towards the event, which is celebrated by death, zombies, and the grave. That your kids dress up differently does not change what Halloween is. An analogy would be “My kids celebrate Hannukah, but they only play with dreidles, they don’t actually light a minorah!” You’re still partnering with it.

Re: your points 2 and 3, we differ in our idea of ministry approach, so I can’t comment without risking a flame war.


85 posted on 10/30/2007 1:53:20 PM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow (FR Member ItsOurTimeNow: Declared Anathema by the Council of Trent)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

hmm as a Jew I could never understand how christians could celebrate halloween.
I’ve always associated halloween with guarding the synagogue from youths who would throw eggs and shaving cream. It was always a bad time...I remember one time being chased by some kids in costumes when I was coming home from high school. The next day I walked to the same spot and noticed there were some eggs on the ground. They missed.


86 posted on 10/30/2007 1:56:48 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: gridlock
And in the Seventh Month of the season (October), the Yankee bats rested...

LOL!!

87 posted on 10/30/2007 1:57:22 PM PDT by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: L98Fiero

LOL - and you could be right there also. The men are in the middle while some of the females yell “Don’t look at me” and the others are saying “Look at me, look at me.”


88 posted on 10/30/2007 1:58:44 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: GunRunner
Hmmm, don't think so. Trees as a sacred tradition pre-date Christian Europe.

Christmas trees have nothing to do with asherim. Asherim were worshipped, Christmas trees are simple decorations.

The ancient Germans worshipped groves of trees as sacred and believed that trespassing in the sacred groves would bring death.

Saint Boniface, the Apostle of Germany, evangelized the Germans by taking an ax, striding right into the middle of the sacred grove, chopping down one of the sacred trees and dragging it back to his home - an act of unbelievable profanity to the pagans.

Yet the "gods" of the grove did not strike him down.

It is to commemorate Boniface's victory over this superstition that German Christians traditionally chopped down trees to celebrate the clearing of pagan darkness and the coming of the Christ child. And, as an American Christian who happens to be of Germanic extraction, I will continue my ancestral tradition of thumbing my nose at the false gods of the pagans.

89 posted on 10/30/2007 1:59:32 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

Yeshua never even told us to celebrate His birthday.


90 posted on 10/30/2007 2:01:37 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: wideawake
I'm glad you find Christmas trees Christian.

Just know that many Christians disagree with you and see them as a pagan symbol, including the person I originally posted the comment to. They quote the passage from Jeremiah and say its idol worship and a pagan holdover from Scandinavian and Germanic tribes.

91 posted on 10/30/2007 2:06:02 PM PDT by GunRunner (Thompson 2008 - Security, Unity, Prosperity)
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To: Huntress
"Absolutely not," said her mother, Cheryl. "That is so not happening."

This should be the response of every parent to every child that wants a 'provocative' costume.

92 posted on 10/30/2007 2:06:19 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: ari-freedom
The next day I walked to the same spot and noticed there were some eggs on the ground. They missed.

Next time they do it, kick their @ss.

93 posted on 10/30/2007 2:09:09 PM PDT by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: Hemorrhage; Bobarian; L98Fiero
"Actually - I’ve often thought some of this was a backlash against feminism."

Suppose there were a militant pro-male organization equivalent to NOW, supported by the MSM, which was actively anti-female, and their message was that females were to be avoided, (whatever the given reason) and all males should support this message, and that this group purports to speak for and represent all males. I imagine most males, me for sure, would not hesitate to tell that group and their water carriers in the MSM to go straight to hell. To some extent, this is what may be happening with the females and the MSM is ignoring it. Are they saying in effect, "Pay attention to US, and not to the hags of NOW?" And because the MSM tends to ignore women not associated with NOW, they have to use a strong visual image to get their message across. Now, I'm not saying that this is what is happening, I am just posing it as a possibility.

94 posted on 10/30/2007 2:14:20 PM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: Huntress
There are some professional psychologists who believe children should masturbate and dance naked in kindergarten. This is mild in comparison. Still sick, though.
95 posted on 10/30/2007 2:15:08 PM PDT by isrul (Lamentations 5:2)
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To: darkangel82

they were a whole bunch of them


96 posted on 10/30/2007 2:17:12 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: wideawake

Well that explains the origin of a German carol like ‘O’ Tannenbaum’.


97 posted on 10/30/2007 2:17:59 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Huntress

I am so glad that my kids are too old for this garbage.


98 posted on 10/30/2007 2:19:03 PM PDT by Grunthor (Giuliani, whatever assurance he may give on specific pledges is pro-choice.)
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To: trisham

I guess beauty is in eye of the beholder. LOL

Seriously, few leave a lot to the imagination today and that is very sad.


99 posted on 10/30/2007 2:31:40 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Huntress

hell no!

my daughter is going as a fairy princess, complete with handbag and concealed carry, yes she has a small bright orange revolver she keeps in a purse... lol she’s 2.5 BTW


100 posted on 10/30/2007 2:33:45 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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