Twelve-year-old girl has anti-beer petition for Six Flags Over Texas

Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A 12-year-old girl has collected hundreds of signatures for a petition opposing the sale of alcohol at Six Flags Over Texas. Christi Campbell, a Six Flags season ticket holder, said she doesn't want the amusement park to sell beer. She said she called the Arlington City Council to see what she could do after she learned Six Flags had applied for a permit to sell beer.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 9:57 AM
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Because this is totally something a kid would come up with all by themselves. They're totally qualified to draw conclusions about alcohol on their own.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:06 AM

When you can't find a reasonable, legitimate argument, find a kid. Then you can claim your stance is "for the children" and make anyone who is against you SEEM like they are evil.


John
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:26 AM
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Why am I reminded of the "Harbucks" episode of South Park? Oh, that's right....Juggalotus hit it pretty much out of the park.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:40 AM

I like beer in amusement parks, and I drown puppies, too.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:45 AM

Little Girl said

"If people want to drink, they can go somewhere else and do it, but not somewhere where it's about family," Campbell said.

Since when is it up to the customer to determine the target audience for a business? Isn't it up to the business to decide whom it would like to target with their product?


John
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:00 AM
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About a year ago, a class of 3rd graders wrote a series of letters to the park telling them not to sell alcohol. One of them wrote "I dont want drunk people throwing up on me on the rides"

I just cant find the article now.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:02 AM

Good luck, Kid.

I remember a similar petition when the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo started serving beer. It failed.

Come on, though. They sell beer and wine at Chuck E' Cheeses and sadly, I've many a parent stagger out of their with kids in tow. Do the MGR's care, nope. Do the workers care, nope.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:13 AM

This entire argument just seems like a complete waste of time, especially from a political standpoint. I believe there are many more things a city should be concerned about, yet they contemplate whether a business should or should not sell alcohol.

Might as well not sell food at the theme park anymore either because I don't want hot dog chunks landing on me either...I'm much more concerned about puking up the last meal than I am about someone puking who could not hold their liquor.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:17 AM
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john peck said:
About a year ago, a class of 3rd graders wrote a series of letters to the park telling them not to sell alcohol. One of them wrote "I dont want drunk people throwing up on me on the rides"

I just cant find the article now.

http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/48282.aspx

It's no more an interesting discussion now than it was then.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:31 PM

I am going to start a petition demanding that Six Flags stop selling pop, and candy to kids. Seeing obese kids waddling around offends me.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:40 PM

Diverging very slightly from the thread, I recall a few years ago that the only acceptable ID for alcohol at Cedar Point was a state ID or drivers license - which no international visitors are ever likely to have. I wonder if that's still the case.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:48 PM

Someone get this girl a beer bong rip.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:59 PM

I'm all for anything that will reduce the number of 12-year olds in a park. If it means selling beer, bring it on.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:59 PM
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Carrie M. said:
http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/48282.aspx

It's no more an interesting discussion now than it was then.

I thought I was having a serious case of deja vu.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:16 PM
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I'll drink to that, RatherGoodBear.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:55 PM
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Dear Six Flags Over Texas,

I don't like it when my daddy drinks. He gets mean and he hits me with things. After that, he dances funny outside. He is old and I think he is going to get hurt.

Please don't sell beer.

Little Six

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:13 PM

Give her a few years when it becomes "cool"


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 10:52 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

I thought I was having a serious case of deja vu.

Naw, it's just double vision from all the drinking.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:04 PM

Here's how it might go down.

Legislature looks at petition to appear that they care, maybe makes a statement

SFoT keeps sellin' the suds

Hate to sound cynical, but I guess I am. Hey, I'm not a beer fan, but do I care that my local SF sells it? Nope. Never seen a problem, either.

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