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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:20 PM
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My daughter's baby doll is trying to posess me, and I am wearing tin foil and a magic tie
Edited on Fri Jan-26-07 09:22 PM by The Straight Story
She has an 'Amazing Amanda Doll' which for some reason now scares her. She had a dream about it killing the other dolls, and it does move and talk to her based on her voice.

To overcome the fears we have we are playing with it. I am wearing a tie my daughter printed out, and a bracelet, and a piece of foil from candy. All taped to my body so that she can not take over my mind and make me do bad things.

Funny all that. How we work together to face fears. Daddy is here helping her as best I can, making a game of it all.

And then I sit here as she winds down for the night, thinking about those kids in Iraq. And the kids of those in poverty here. The sick kids without enough money for care, or without enough food to eat tomorrow.

It is not guilt I am feeling - but anger.

Yeah - I am one guy and can do something for others with my limited time. But I want more done. So I turn to the people, our government, and I and others ask for help and compassion.

And instead we get wars. Iraq. Afghanistan. War on Drugs. War on drinking and driving. War on smoking. And it goes on.

A war on poverty and a war on war? Nope.

My mom once got a single doll on Christmas. Was after her dad died and they were in poverty for some time. Things got better later, but back in the 30's a lot of folks did not have much. Mom remembered that doll until she died at 70 yrs old. She remembered the good someone did for her, and she cherished it her whole life.

Today - many kids will remember the hell they are going through, not just because the times are bad but because the response is even worse. The lack of caring by those in power.

I do try hard for my daughter, not always as best I can, but I do put her and her needs first. If there is a food we both like and only one serving is left in the fridge - she gets it. I buy for myself last, and always manage to get her a little something when we are out, even if it is from the dollar store.

Then I see the repugs in power. And how our government is constantly putting itself first. Above the needs of it's 'children'. How it is destroying the lives of other children half a world away - rushing into their homes with guns and carting off their dads, blowing them up with bombs, etc.

This is not the America I had envisioned growing up. It is not the one I wanted for my little girl.

I am deeply thankful to you all who have fought the good fight, and burnt the midnight oil for this country.

The modern day Paul Revere's - One if by land, Two if by sea, Three if by bush.

You may be key board patriots, or phone patriots, or marching here or there patriots, etc. But Patriots you are.

And this time, England is not our problem. It is here at home.

We the people are why there is a government. It is there to serve our needs, not the other way around. It is by the people, of the people, and for the people.

And as I get my daughter ready for bed after posting this I will remember too that I am here for her. I helped to create her. And my job as her dad is to be there for her first and me second. I may be the 'man of the house' or the daddy - but all that means to me is that my job is to do my best for the needs of those I love and support. Not to make them do their best for my needs.

Damned government is becoming like spousal abuse and neglect. And I would not want my daughter to grow up and 'marry' a spouse that acted anything like our government does towards it's people.

I will sleep well tonight - because I know I am not alone in the fight - and that many fine people, some here on DU and others elsewhere, are not sitting idly by and letting them get away with it.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:26 PM
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1. if she says anything like 'im amazing amanda and I dont think I like you very much"
Dont try to burn it, tear its head off or circular saw it. JUST RUN.

I hope this isnt it....

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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:28 PM
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2. ROFL
Reminds me of that Simpson Episode with the Krusty the Clown doll :)

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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:38 PM
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3. ack, I remember that program
saw just a little bit of it when I was a kid and still think it is scary...

get that thing away from me
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:39 PM
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4. Speaking of the old days:
http://www.radiolovers.com /
Free listen/download of the old radio shows!
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:40 PM
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5.  great post
Edited on Fri Jan-26-07 09:42 PM by rumpel
I was thinking, when presidents start off their speech with:

"My fellow Americans," a great many must have truly meant so.

Every time I hear this one say it, I feel like throwing whatever I hold in my hand at the TV -

yes, it's the pinnacle of abuse of the people and self-aggrandizement by the few.

on edit: he does say it rarely, doesn't he - figures
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stonecoldsober Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:45 PM
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6. WOW! And I thought I had problems!
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:50 PM
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7. this is....
....what I use....

http://zapatopi.net/afdb/build.html

....but I hear what you're saying and you're absolutely right....
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:55 PM
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9. I ain't showing that to my daughter!
She already remembers the whole tin foil thing from 'Signs' this would end up with me literally wearing tin foil to bed :)
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:53 PM
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8. "I'm talking Tina and i'm going to killllllllllll you"
Run Telly, ruuuuunnnnnn!
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:56 PM
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10. Put the baby doll
on your favorite partner, possess that individual, keep the tin foil close by, and lose the magic tie. Also, hug your little one.

Great post, and it's getting another rec.
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Tinksrival Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 10:18 PM
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11. Hey Daddy!
Nice post Straight Story. A warning:

THERE'S MORE OUT THERE!



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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 10:20 PM
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12. Oh man, I am going to show her that tomorrow :)
She will get a kick out of it! Thanks!
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Pandrmn Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 11:52 PM
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13. What is this bullshit? Son of a coal miner and WWII Vet.
My Grandmother got an orange once for Christmas. What is this? Have you tried turning to yourself? Supporting your community and local missionaries? Are you a ward of the state? Have you or your children lived through the depression? You make me sick with this lame-ass crap! God bless you. Your modern day Paul Revere is a whiner. By the way, have a five month old and thanking God each day for our blessings and that she will be growing up in a the greatest free country in the world.
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Egalitarian Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 12:50 AM
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15. Welcom to DU comrade!
Please though, have mercy on us as we struggle and offer us a hand up, eh?

That's wonderful about the orange and your dad and all. But, rather than being bitterly attached to the suffering of the past, we are trying to create a more fair and just world for our children in the present and future. Again, welcome aboard.

For your sickness caused by visiting DU, I'd like to suggest deep breathing. Your mind will be running non-stop, filled with anger and disbelief, but hold on to your breath. The feelings you experience can be likened to eating raw potatoes if you get stuck with your intitial impulses. But, if you stay with your breath and let your thoughts dissolve you can cook those potatoes and they are delicious!

Finally, for what it's worth, I'd like to encourage you to do a little research on the current status of freedom in America versus other nations. You just might learn something else tonight. Wouldn't that be special?
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Pandrmn Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 11:11 PM
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26. Bird watcher - I Appreciate the spirit of your reply.
I like debate and may learn something and share something along the way and indeed that is special. That , I believe is the point! Interesting potato scenario - Disagreement with some is beyond our control and is in God's hands.
Research Which other nations? Iran, Costa Rica? Cuba? Germany?, the UAE?, Italy?, etc.? Central America - me' encanta. May one encourage you to experience the freedoms in a political Islamic country - wouldn't that be special?
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 02:50 AM
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35. I think some of us fear our country is going in that direction
I'm not saying that we're not blessed to live in the United States compared to many other places in the world but if we continue going in the direction we are going in, we may well live in a totalitarian state by the time the OP's daughter grows up.
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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 03:16 AM
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18. missionaries? we don't need no stinkin' missionaries and welcome to du
Edited on Sat Jan-27-07 03:20 AM by nebenaube
even if you are a freeper...
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Pandrmn Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 11:13 PM
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27. Thanks! On the contrary.
You may not be in need, but many are and benefit here and worldwide from missions.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 07:14 AM
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20. IBTTS
:bounce: :woohoo: :bounce:
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 03:48 PM
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23. Goodness. Enjoy your stay. nt
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Pandrmn Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 11:14 PM
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28. thanks - I think?
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 03:51 PM
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24. It is a wonder you could smell anything from the shit you are
slinging... Man that was rude, but hey welcome to DU.... :spank:
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Pandrmn Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 11:15 PM
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29. DU inspires me!
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-28-07 08:20 AM
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32. In your case it is more like PU inspires you..... nt
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 02:40 AM
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33. WTF are you bitching about?
try to be more coherent please. I am all for debate, when I can understand what the person is talking about.

'Most free country in the world' what sort of crack you smoking? Free? Hell I can't smoke where I want, I have to wear a seatbelt, soon they will be telling me what to eat, and bush and friends are tapping our phones and emails.

I don't need to sit around comparing my country to others, I compare it to the ideals it was founded on - and I find it lacking terribly.

If you have an issue, spell it out instead of blathering about it.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 11:56 PM
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14. never mind the dolls, here's the badgers!
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 07:19 AM
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21. That was torture! nt
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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 08:30 PM
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25. Shroomier than Edward's McMansion
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 01:05 AM
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16. That episode of Night Gallery about the doll with teeth and heavy eye-shadow
Edited on Sat Jan-27-07 01:13 AM by aint_no_life_nowhere
It's the one about an Englishman who returns to London after spending time in India and discovers that his niece has received an antique doll in the mail. The doll looks absolutely demonic but the little girl refuses to part with it. After it tears the other dolls to shreds, it comes after the Englishman in the night, avenging a Hindu for something the Englishman did while in India. That episode shattered my cousin, who was then in his teens. He got rid of every knick-knack, statue, and figurine in his mother's house. I also thought it was one of the scariest things I've ever seen on television, next to maybe the "Hungry Glass" episode of the old horror anthology series, Thriller.


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poiuytsister Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 06:40 AM
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19. My fears go back to Twilight Zone
Where the ventriliquist dummy is alive. Actually there were 2 episodes that dealt with that idea. My brother had just gotten a Jerry Mahoney (does that date me?) toy dummy and it scared the crap out of both of us.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 11:42 PM
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31. Doll resembling George Constanzas' mother



Susan's doll bears an eerie resemblance to George's mother, in episode 7-17,
'The Doll', of Seinfeld.

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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 01:10 AM
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17. Is it too late for me to reneg on that house painting offer?
:D

Great post, Shooter.
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 07:19 AM
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22. ....
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 11:23 PM
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30. my daughter was afraid of Furbees
I bought 2 Furbees at a huge discount, probably for myself.

Brought them home, daughter started playing with them.

Furbees quickly learned to say "shut up" and "I'm bored".

They talked to each other, and as long as together in a lighted
room would NOT shut up.

It scared my daughter, creeped her out, and finally she
traded them to the neighbor kid for a Mari game for Nintendo.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 02:42 AM
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34. Well if your "daughter's baby doll" has a big house then
She doesn't have my vote :evilgrin:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-29-07 03:25 AM
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36. how old is your daughter? she saw the movie "signs"? shit! if i was
little and saw that i'd be scared of my doll too (and a lot of other things!)
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