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(Slate)   Not news: Mother fulfills her daughters dream. News: Her 25-year-old daughter who has Down syndrome's dream. Fark: By throwing her a bridal themed birthday party with her daughter getting pampered for her 'big day'. Damn dusty in here   (slate.com) divider line 158
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2014-06-16 12:51:45 AM
Funny, I see it as sad.
 
2014-06-16 02:50:45 AM
Out of focus tit shot in that one photo.

You know, that's the first time I've seen a retarded girl's tit. Except for the time I watched Paris Hilton's porn, that is.
 
2014-06-16 03:26:10 AM

sithon: Funny, I see it as sad.


Same.

"Hey, little girl.  I know you'll never get married, so let's have a pretend wedding!"
 
2014-06-16 03:28:39 AM
christ that's sadistic.

and subby's a moron for seeing anything sappy about that.
 
2014-06-16 05:23:45 AM
Did mom line up a honeymoon night, too?
 
2014-06-16 07:11:45 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-16 07:15:13 AM
That's retarded
 
2014-06-16 07:20:29 AM

Atomic Spunk: Out of focus tit shot in that one photo.

You know, that's the first time I've seen a retarded girl's tit. Except for the time I watched Paris Hilton's porn, that is.


Thanks for the disabled nude shot Slate! Now where is the video of the bride pummeling her hole with the cake topper?
 
2014-06-16 07:20:29 AM
My niece has ups syndrome.

The packages arrive almost constantly.
 
2014-06-16 07:22:55 AM
Never go full Bridal themed...
 
2014-06-16 07:23:51 AM

Ooba Tooba: Atomic Spunk: Out of focus tit shot in that one photo.

You know, that's the first time I've seen a retarded girl's tit. Except for the time I watched Paris Hilton's porn, that is.

Thanks for the disabled nude shot Slate! Now where is the video of the bride pummeling her hole with the cake topper?


So... That's not chocolate ice cream on the groom's head?
 
2014-06-16 07:24:27 AM
I threw up after posting that.
 
2014-06-16 07:26:53 AM
Sad, but apparently it made her happy, so that's nice. It's not nice that this sort of thing is treated like news. There's no need to make a spectacle out of her, even if it's supposed to be a sweet one.
 
2014-06-16 07:28:05 AM

Atomic Spunk: Out of focus tit shot in that one photo.

You know, that's the first time I've seen a retarded girl's tit. Except for the time I watched Paris Hilton's porn, that is.


Not a lot of retarded porn out there. Rule 34 be slippin'.
 
2014-06-16 07:29:27 AM
25 And still wearing Pampers

or
Blow me where the pampers is
 
2014-06-16 07:29:42 AM

Chariset: "Hey, little girl.  I know you'll never get married, so let's have a pretend wedding!"


Pretty repulsive. I read it as "My daughter's never going to get married so I'll satisfy my need for a wedding with a tasteless fake." That picture where the mother is snarling at the young woman tells it all.
 
2014-06-16 07:30:16 AM

SpdrJay: My niece has ups syndrome.

The packages arrive almost constantly.


Popular with the fellas, is she? Hope she's got things under (birth) control.
 
2014-06-16 07:30:52 AM

Chariset: sithon: Funny, I see it as sad.

Same.

"Hey, little girl.  I know you'll never get married, so let's have a pretend wedding!"


That whole photo essay looked like the mom's fantasy was being played out, not the girl's.
 
2014-06-16 07:30:56 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Did mom line up a honeymoon night, too?


Volunteering?
 
2014-06-16 07:31:18 AM
Rather than enabling her to date, they did this.

Jesus Christ. That's not cool, it's cruel.
 
2014-06-16 07:33:50 AM

www.culdceptcentral.com


M'lady

 
2014-06-16 07:39:54 AM
Thanks Farkers, for articulating nicely what I find unsettling about this.
 
2014-06-16 07:41:28 AM

dionysusaur: FirstNationalBastard: Did mom line up a honeymoon night, too?

Volunteering?


You just want to see the pictures.
 
2014-06-16 07:43:42 AM
img.auctiva.com
 
2014-06-16 07:43:47 AM
Why didn't she tell her daughter that she COULD get married? She can. It would be difficult and unlikely, but she can.
 
2014-06-16 07:45:21 AM
Recommended:
A Touch Of Frost -- s03e01 -- Appropriate Adults -- was on Netflix streaming
 -- http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/A-Touch-of-Frost/70148124
Down syndrome young adult in love with another Down syndrome young adult is arrested and accused of murdering a neighborhood child. The actor playing the accused has Down syndrome and does an amazing job in his role.

Now why mom in this thread can't get her daughter into a group of fellow Down syndrome young adults is something I don't understand.
 
2014-06-16 07:45:35 AM
i264.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-16 07:46:02 AM
Shouldn't all three sections of that be labeled "Not news"?
 
2014-06-16 07:47:26 AM
You mean to tell me that there is no e-Harmony for special needs folks?  There's no reason why this woman couldn't get married for real.
 
2014-06-16 07:47:56 AM
Am I a horrible person for laughing at that entire charade?  I did cringe a little.
/Blurry, retarded boob shot FTW
 
2014-06-16 07:48:22 AM

LoneVVolf: Shouldn't all three sections of that be labeled "Not news"?


And the only way it should have been Dusty in there was if Virgil Runnels showed up to play the part of her husband.
 
2014-06-16 07:51:12 AM
There is a mom at my son's preschool who is fairly... mentally challenged. There are people willing to marry them, so hope isn't lost.
 
2014-06-16 07:51:24 AM

Close2TheEdge: You mean to tell me that there is no e-Harmony for special needs folks?  There's no reason why this woman couldn't get married for real.


Downs mingle?
S.E.Date? (Nevermind, begging for roofers).
Otay Cupid?
 
2014-06-16 07:51:44 AM
Now I have a mashup of takin the retards to the zoo and Goin the the Chapel playing in my head
 
2014-06-16 07:53:04 AM
I don't know how anyone can find this sappy.  It's really no different than a 25-year-old woman who couldn't have children being thrown a baby-themed birthday party.

This is tacky, tasteless shiat.
 
2014-06-16 07:54:19 AM

Coco LaFemme: I don't know how anyone can find this sappy.  It's really no different than a 25-year-old woman who couldn't have children being thrown a baby-themed birthday party.

This is tacky, tasteless shiat.


Tomorrow's sappy story will be about the man with no legs being given a lifetime supply of sneakers.
 
2014-06-16 07:57:00 AM

Fano: Now I have a mashup of takin the retards to the zoo and Goin the the Chapel playing in my head


You got any Mojo Nixon?
 
2014-06-16 07:57:24 AM
"Do you lawfully take this Potato......"
 
2014-06-16 07:57:44 AM

Shakin_Haitian: There is a mom at my son's preschool who is fairly... mentally challenged. There are people willing to marry them, so hope isn't lost.


There's also another potential issue. Depending on how restricted their mental development is, you can't legally have sex with them because they aren't considered legally competent to give consent.
 
2014-06-16 07:58:09 AM
Seems like more of a cruel joke to me.
 
2014-06-16 07:59:33 AM
mojoimage.com
 
2014-06-16 08:00:25 AM

Close2TheEdge: You mean to tell me that there is no e-Harmony for special needs folks?  There's no reason why this woman couldn't get married for real.


http://www.specialbridge.com/
 
2014-06-16 08:05:58 AM

Close2TheEdge: You mean to tell me that there is no e-Harmony for special needs folks?  There's no reason why this woman couldn't get married for real.


2 special needs people would have a very hard time living together... so you're going to have to allow "normals" on the site too. The problem there is that you'll end up with a bunch of predators on the site looking to take advantage of these people.
 
2014-06-16 08:08:02 AM
Meh, I just don't get the disgust here.

First, the woman might not get what marriage involves other than the cool wedding bit.

Weddings in general are stupid and play into the "princess for a day" fantasy. So how is this different? Unless you're on of the sacred marriage blah blah types, in which case I can't help you.

I see "princess" themed bday parties and other themes that run the gamut...this is just a themed birthday party. Since Down kids don't often live long times, why not celebrate or give her the princess for a day fantasy? We do that shiat for 8 year olds all the time, which may be functionally where this woman is operating.

What I don't get is the schmaltz and the calls of cruelty. Did she have fun? Is it inconsequential to a woman who can't comprehend what marriage means? So big deal.
 
2014-06-16 08:15:04 AM
Weird, sad, depressing.  Anything but sappy.
 
2014-06-16 08:24:00 AM

mike_d85: Close2TheEdge: You mean to tell me that there is no e-Harmony for special needs folks?  There's no reason why this woman couldn't get married for real.

Downs mingle?
S.E.Date? (Nevermind, begging for roofers).
Otay Cupid?


I lost it at OtayCupid.
 
2014-06-16 08:26:23 AM
img458.imageshack.us
 
2014-06-16 08:27:38 AM
I'd bet the mother did this more for herself than for her daughter.
 
2014-06-16 08:28:32 AM

Wolf892: The prospect of my child being born with Down Syndrome or "God working in mysterious ways" is the scariest part of expecting a child.
When I was a kid my father would say "be grateful for your health." I always scoffed at him for that, but now, all I pray is that my kid is born healthy.
I really respect the strength of parents who raise their little downies and call them blessings but it's something I couldn't do.
 All the hope and dreams for my child's future thrown out the window because of one extra gene... Being conscripted to a life of constant care and worry for a child that will never fully participate in society or have a real life that contributes in any meaningful way... It seems like such a horror.
If there were a magical pill that could ensure that no child was ever born again with Downs it would be one of the greatest miracle drugs of the century. Yet I think there would still be groups fighting against the drug because they'd see it as some sort of eugenics program that seeks to exterminate a certain breed of human.


They'd fight vehemently against it. See the deaf community and cochlear implants.
 
2014-06-16 08:29:39 AM

tarheel07: Atomic Spunk: Out of focus tit shot in that one photo.

You know, that's the first time I've seen a retarded girl's tit. Except for the time I watched Paris Hilton's porn, that is.

Not a lot of retarded porn out there. Rule 34 be slippin'.


Slow Pokes
 
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