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Old 10-31-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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On Sunday I saw something absurd, stupid, and sad in a certain Seattle neighborhood: organized trick or treating in broad daylight with appointed chaperones. Huh? It was billed as "a safe alternative" to the old fashioned trick or treating that many of us did with out friends, "ET" style without the parents being there and we all had fun and no one got abducted, murdered, or forced to be child soldiers for Kony's army.

Well, something weird has happened: I found A Wall St journal article that I actually agreed with

"We can kill off Halloween, or we can accept that it isn't dangerous and give it back to the kids. Then maybe we can start giving them back the rest of their childhoods, too."

Lenore Skenazy: 'Stranger Danger' and the Decline of Halloween - WSJ.com

Really, trick or treating in the daytime, downtown, as an organized event? This is the culmination of something that has been years in the making: IDIOT AMERICAN PARENTS DECLARING A WAR ON THEIR CHILDREN'S CHILDHOOD.

Take play dates for example: kids ages three (which make sense because they can't visit friends on their own, I concede) all the way up to TWELVE having to schedule time to play with their friends. Huh? Whatever happened to riding your bike to Jimmy's house?

And organized sports. It used to be ten years old or so was when kids would play on a team. Now, kids as young as four are forced into "organized, safe activities". Huh? What the hell ever happened to a kid playing tag around the neighborhood?

And now, idiotic American parents don't even want their kids to dress up like zombies and run around without them and get into trouble. Why? Because the big glowing idiot box told them that Pedobear ®
will jump out and grab them if they are left out of parent's sight for more than one tenth of a second.

Never in history has a stranger ever given a kid poisoned candy. Ever. It is a fact. One father did poison his son's candy to make it look like an accident, but that was it. The chances of a kid being abducted by a stranger is very, very, VERY small. As in your brats are more likely to die in a car accident on the way to his or her playdate than he is to be snatched off the street by a man in a trenchcoat to be sold to an underground group of Satanic cannibals who live in abandoned subway stations.

But what will happen if you keep scheduling your kids to death, "structuring" everything and making so the only interaction with their fellow homosapiens outside of adult supervision is what they do with electronic devices? They will become completely helpless, socially inept adults who can't do jack for themselves.

Parents today seem to be okay with having a 90% chance of their kids growing up screwed in the head as a result of not having a childhood than they are taking the .0001% chance that they will be kidnapped or something.

Want to raise healthy kids? LET THEM BE KIDS. Let them run around the woods catching frogs and building forts while you aren't there. Let them share secrets with their friends and play in the backyard. Let them run around after dark, get bruised doing stupid things all kids do (that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger) and develop the skills to be social beings on their own with out parental interference, i,e., "structured activities." If you want to take a stand on something, don't take a stand against little Timmy riding a bike to Sam's house which is all of two blocks away to play on his terms. Instead, do something intelligent: REGULATE HOW MUCH TIME LITTLE TIMMY SPENDS ON HIS CELL PHONE AND VIDEO GAMES.

So parents, LET YOU KIDS TRICK OR TREAT AFTER DARK. Just give them a cell phone in case they need help or something and teach them to handle themselves. They will not be stolen by mutant pedophile and sodomized in every orifice and than killed and their bodies ground up to make fertilizer to be sold to a Columbian drug cartel for the growing of Ecstasy plants. The television is lying to you: IT ISN'T THAT BAD OUT THERE!

George Carlin, you were SO RIGHT:


George Carlin on children & professional parents - YouTube
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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Trouble is if they run into a neighborhood with a bunch of Republicans the doors are locked and the lights are off. Ever live around people who are described as the Republican Base...they don't like kids..period..Most should have been sent to Sun City. I agree with the rest of your post but don't count on Republican types to be friendly to kids. If the Tea Party base could vote on Halloween with their Christian base it would be outlawed.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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Trouble is if they run into a neighborhood with a bunch of Republicans the doors are locked and the lights are off. Ever live around people who are described as the Republican Base...they don't like kids..period..Most should have been sent to Sun City. I agree with the rest of your post but don't count on Republican types to be friendly to kids. If the Tea Party base could vote on Halloween with their Christian base it would be outlawed.
I am a hardcore leftist, but in fairness, I have to disagree: aside from the religious ones, most conservatives have nothing against Halloween, running around barefoot, or other such things kids should be doing.

It is the moderates and some liberals who try to rob their kids of everything and replace with shrink wrapped, pre-packaged crap like Math camp in the summer or one one hour play date on Thursday before studying for the first grade entrance exam.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Trouble is if they run into a neighborhood with a bunch of Republicans the doors are locked and the lights are off. Ever live around people who are described as the Republican Base...they don't like kids..period..Most should have been sent to Sun City. I agree with the rest of your post but don't count on Republican types to be friendly to kids. If the Tea Party base could vote on Halloween with their Christian base it would be outlawed.
Ah yes, more BS from the left who preaches tolerance.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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I am a hardcore leftist, but in fairness, I have to disagree: aside from the religious ones, most conservatives have nothing against Halloween, running around barefoot, or other such things kids should be doing.

It is the moderates and some liberals who try to rob their kids of everything and replace with shrink wrapped, pre-packaged crap like Math camp in the summer or one one hour play date on Thursday before studying for the first grade entrance exam.
LOL. Yeah old Borrego whatever his name is is lost. I bet he doesn't realize half the folks at mass on Sunday are democrats either. Oh no democrats believe in God? Wow what stereotypes folks throw out. Halloween in '13 America is for the kids to have fun. I miss it as mine are too old. I used to go all out as Halloween was my fav holiday for whatever reason decorating the house and the smoke thing going and fake bats flying around whole nine yards. Oh well..............they get old and don't care. I guess I'll have to wait for the grandkids.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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The doors are locked and the lights are off in my neighborhood and they vote Republican. Most don't like kids we have a tough time passing school bond issues. Taxes are way too high according to most of them yet they spend their days down at the Med center courtesy of Medicare.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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Trouble is if they run into a neighborhood with a bunch of Republicans the doors are locked and the lights are off. Ever live around people who are described as the Republican Base...they don't like kids..period..Most should have been sent to Sun City. I agree with the rest of your post but don't count on Republican types to be friendly to kids. If the Tea Party base could vote on Halloween with their Christian base it would be outlawed.
Oh put a zipper on it. My neighborhood is hopping, I figure I'm out 60 bucks and the night is young. Not only do we have the neighborhood kids, we have a steady stream of cars from other neighborhoods following their kiddos around.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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LOL. So in your eyes everybody in your "hood" are republicans who hate children and are on medicare? Do you live in an old folks home by any chance? LOL
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: west central Georgia
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The doors are locked and the lights are off in my neighborhood and they vote Republican. Most don't like kids we have a tough time passing school bond issues. Taxes are way too high according to most of them yet they spend their days down at the Med center courtesy of Medicare.
That's your neighborhood, not mine. Such ridiculous drivel!
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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That's your neighborhood, not mine. Such ridiculous drivel!
Republicans vote for school bond issues?? That's news to me. Last time I looked around Republicans don't support taxes of any kind and the Tea Party...well its a bunch of geezer with gray hair carrying around "Keep Government Out of Medicare" signs. Glad to see you live in a neighborhood of progressives and not living in the past.
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