Fight socialism--don't give out candy this Halloween

United States
October 31, 2008 9:18pm CST
Hey, you're not a SOCIALIST, are you? Don't get caught "spreading the wealth" this candy by giving out treats to kids too lazy to get candy for themselves! Trick-or-treating: "straight out of Karl Marx's mouth".
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Let's step aside from the politics for a moment.... and acknowledge that Halloween is a time when many organizations collect both food and money for charity - the first one that comes to mind is UNICEF. In our community, we have also done what is referred to as Trick-of-Treat for the Hungry, where youth organizations go door to door and collect canned goods and non-perishable foods for the local food pantries. In these times of economic crisis, most of can still spare a couple of cans of green beans or a bag of rice or beans for those who are less fortunate - or perhaps some pocket change to help a worthy cause. So, please give what you can to help!
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@Barbietre (1442)
• United States
1 Nov 08
On that I do agree, I would rather my donations go to the needy instead of giving chidren an un needed sugar rush, they get enough already.
@relundad (2312)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Wow newtondak, I love that idea. I do quite a bit of volunteering for a few organizations that support the homeless,hungry,women and children. I am going to propose that idea for next year....hope you don't mind me borrowing that idea!
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Our 4-H club did it for a number of years - we did get turned away from a few doors - people saying they didn't have anything to spare - and we respect that, apologize for bothering them, and move on. We usually finished up the evening with a hayride, wiener roast and finished off with some hot cocoa and s'mores!
@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
1 Nov 08
lol. it would only be the same really though if you had taken the candy from someone that bought it, and given to someone else. voluntarily giving it out isn't socialism
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
1 Nov 08
you are quite correct. Many, many people make substantial donations as well as volunteering their time for worthy causes in our country as well as to organizations that serve people in foreign countries. They CHOOSE to spread their wealth - they are not coerced to do it by the government.
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@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
1 Nov 08
*gasp* The biggest secret of Halloween has finally been EXPOSED!!! Tons of christian fundementalists+extremists respond: "OMG, I KNEW IT!" *THE REST OF US LAUGH MANIACALLY* The horror!
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@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I stopped buying candy because for the 11 years I've lived at my current residence, I only had one trick or treater, and that was because she lived on the other side of the stairs from me. I'm still prepared though, thought it will be a bit unusual. I have some children's books and art drawing books ready for the next rare visit. They don't go bad, and won't add to my waistline if they go unattended.
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• United States
1 Nov 08
Good plan.
@irishidid (8116)
• United States
1 Nov 08
That's pretty much how it is in my neighborhood. I don't bother with it and as my allergy to chocolate has gotten worse lately (used to be able to handle a small bit), much better not to have it around at all.
• United States
1 Nov 08
irishdid, probably the waste product of petroleum in the chocolate. yea, I put out a bucket of candy on our steps but cant even tell if it was touched or not so heck I'll leave it out there until some smart person walks off with it,
@irishidid (8116)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Haven't had to buy Halloween candy in years. The kids go to the rich republican neighborhoods in a nearby county. I took my kids to the same when they were young. They give really good stuff and yell at kids to come back and take more. My kids had to use pillow cases for all the candy and that was just two blocks. In contrast the democratic county I live in locks their doors and shuts out the lights. You can go for blocks and find not a single door open to welcome children.
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• United States
1 Nov 08
i guess when your trying to survive generosity takes back seat.
@irishidid (8116)
• United States
1 Nov 08
You wouldn't say that if you visited the county. Unless you think things like new cars with car alarms, ipods and those window shaking stereos they have in their cars are necessities. Look, the fact is Clarus made the comment that isn't true. I'm not saying no one gives out candy in my area, but they do give out less than the other. Has nothing to do with what kind of money they have. These people are not dirt poor.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I thought for sure this was going to be a discussion about Rush Limbaugh. LOL The other day on his radio show he was telling people who had kids to tell them that if Obama gets elected President it'll be like letting them go trick or treating and coming home and giving half of their candy to mommy/daddy so they could give it tot he kids that were too lazy to go trick or treating. Nothing like spreading the fear right down to our children! LOL
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• United States
1 Nov 08
let these kids buy there own candy in our capitalist society
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
1 Nov 08
...and if you do, make sure that you give out an equal amount of dark chocolate and white chocolate...or you'll be deemed to be racist! Also be sure that you give to goons and gobblins equally so that you won't be accused of discrimination!
• United States
1 Nov 08
What a stupid thing to say. Another sign of Omaba supporters intelligence or should I say lack of it.
• United States
1 Nov 08
Anyone else find it ironic that whiteheather is calling me unintelligent while she simultaneously fails to recognize a particularly obvious joke? Actually, forget that irony; how about implying I'm unintelligent while writing "Omaba" in the same sentence? Typical Republican tactic--project your weaknesses onto others. Let Omaba know it's a little too late to declare his/her candidacy, or win my support.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
1 Nov 08
LOL I love it! Thanks for the great laugh.