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Old 10-27-2011, 11:05 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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He told us all that we shouldn't give out candy on "Satan's night" & told the employees with kids not to take their kids out. Like I said, a nut-case. He was just as much fun with Santa & the Easter Bunny. It was quite illegal, but what can you do when you need the job. . . I eventually left, but he's still there & I'm pretty sure that he trashes me when I apply for jobs. If I could just get the proof, I'd have his "religious" ass in court.
what "religion" did he base these opinions on though? all souls day isn't "satan's night"...
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Because the obvious lame excuse is obvious. No one (except you) believes the rule was made because halloween costumes detract from instruction.
i had to wear a uniform in school and we had "dress down days" for a variety of reasons. on those dress down days, kids acted differently and didn't listen as well. same goes with halloween costume day.

i actually think people should be celebrating this, especially everyone who complains about wasteful spending at schools. the school can decide whether or not they think this is a good thing, why does anyone care?
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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I truly do think the intent of the decision was to put instruction above all else, and I think it was also probably related to matters of practicality. There is no evidence to the contrary. I can't believe that I'm the ONLY one that believes this. Unless everyone ELSE is in on something that I don't know--did a Springfield parent complain to the Board of Ed. that Halloween is an ungodly celebration of heathens and should be kept out of school? Did a parent complain that it's not politically correct to celebrate Halloween in school because it's not fair to people who don't believe in Halloween? This Springfield Halloweengate is ridiculous. Does everyone really believe it's some kind of political conspiracy? Based on what? And what, exactly, is the general consensus? I'm still not sure.

Half the people out there are saying that this is an example of liberal lefties hanging their political correctness BS on everyone.

The other half are saying this is an example of the conservative religious right thumping their Bibles and trying to ruin everyone's fun.

So which half is correct?

To me, this is yet another example of people taking the opportunity to engage in what has become a favorite past time, especially on the internet: blind, bipartisan mudslinging.

I've read that some Springfield parents are taking this so hard, they plan on sending their kids to school in costumes anyway, despite the new rule. What a great lesson to teach kids. If you don't like a rule, first blame the [enter political party here], then break that rule, because rules only apply to you if you agree with them.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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man, are you people seriously getting upset at this crap? do you guys have anything better to do with your time?

first and foremost, i don't see any problem with what the superintendent did. in fact, i think he should be applauded for that. it's not the school's job to parent your children. that's your job. bad enough, the teachers have to deal with the failure of some of you parents outthere that don't spend enough time or do the right thing trying to control and discipline your children. i bet you want them to give your kids candy too so they can run around, hyperactive as all hell and being a problem too right so they could be diagnosed with ADD. the name of the game is to control and parent your kids before the system does that for you. if you can't control your kids now, imagine when they become teenagers. it's funny because towns like springfield have teenagers running around living like the characters in "skins".

it's not like they said your kid can't celebrate halloween. their job is to educate your kids, not to do your job. you guys are busy whining and complaining along with chris christie about how the school system is going down the toilet yet here's a school district that's actually going its job and you guys are sobbing and crying foul. people in this state never fail to amaze me at how backwards they are. we might as well call ourselves the mississippi of the north.
do you really expect people to not complain? that's what they do. doesn't matter what the decision is, it will be politicized as soon as possible.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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what "religion" did he base these opinions on though? all souls day isn't "satan's night"...
He belonged to some "born again" church in South Jersey. I made it my business to ignore the specifics. He would post notices from the place in the work place.

Nov 1 is All Saints Day & Nov 2 is All Souls Day. I believe that he ignored them, as we never heard anything about them.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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He belonged to some "born again" church in South Jersey. I made it my business to ignore the specifics. He would post notices from the place in the work place.

Nov 1 is All Saints Day & Nov 2 is All Souls Day. I believe that he ignored them, as we never heard anything about them.
Born again is another term for cult. Actually most religions are but I'm just saying.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Born again is another term for cult. Actually most religions are but I'm just saying.
liberalism is a cult, but im just saying.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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liberalism is a cult, but im just saying.
cnn calls occupy america a radically left version of the tea party
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Born again is another term for cult. Actually most religions are but I'm just saying.
& I can't argue with you. . .
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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liberalism is a cult, but im just saying.
No problem with that. Was that supposed to hurt my feelings? Any time you are so focused on one thing and cant see past it or cant see in between the lines one would tend to think its cultish. Life is not black or white but a lot more a shade of grey.
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