Weird thing happened while I was took my sone trick or treating

United States
October 31, 2012 9:47pm CST
It was a very cold night for trick or treating in my small little right wing conservative village. But, that didn't stop the trick or treaters, and the people like me who have to make sure their kids are OK. While the Romney to Obama signs in my village are about 10/1 I noticed that not one house with a Romney sign in the yard was handing out candy. Now, I noticed that their kids were out trick or treating, but their parents were not with the kids, or handing out candy. Of the 7 house I passed with a Romney sign in their yard NONE of them were handing out candy. Of the three houses with Obama signs out front ALL were handing out candy. Now I didn't go through my entire village, but it really surprised me that these people would send their kids out to get candy, but wouldn't hand out candy themselves. What do you think of this?
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
1 Nov 12
It's official. Republicans hate kids.
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• United States
1 Nov 12
NO, they have kids, they just would rather take from other people, than give.
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Nov 12
Republicans hate Democrats' kids.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
1 Nov 12
We don't allow democrats to trick or treat in my neighborhood. We just direct them to the welfare office for their handouts.
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@oneidmnster (1389)
• United States
1 Nov 12
Wow!!! What a totally unamazing observance on your part. In my neighborhood there are no political signs and half the porch lights were off. Does that mean that half of my neighbors hate everyone and the other half likes everyone? of course not. It means that half my neighbors were not handing out candy or they weren't home. Maybe your Republican neighbors just weren't home last night. Maybe they forgot to get candy. Maybe it's really none of your business what your neighbors do on Halloween or any other night.
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• United States
2 Nov 12
One, I just wasted 30 seconds of my life reading something that was already answered in my post. Read the post again, and when you see that your question is answered ask another question that doesn't waste my time!!!!
• United States
2 Nov 12
Okay,I read your post again. I still don't see where you say anything about what your neighbors do on Halloween or any other day,whether they are Democrat or Republican,is any of your business.
• United States
2 Nov 12
One, sorry about that, I mentioned this in three other responses, but did not in the main post. I can tell you that I came across two of the parents driving their kids around, and two others that just left their kids to trick or treat and sat at home.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
1 Nov 12
I think you really are paranoid. Tell me, were they answering the door and saying "No, we're not giving out candy." Or were they just not home? I can say that on many Halloweens, I'm not home either because I'm taking my son out trick or treating, or because I work. Halloween is not a paid holiday and many people have to work instead of staying home handing out candy.
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• United States
1 Nov 12
I didn't go up to the doors because their porch lights weren't on. However, as I said in my post, I did see four of the seven either walking around, or driving around with their kids taking candy for others. I understand people have to work, and I understand people taking their kids out, but when you have two parents (as all four families I saw) in the house, they can do what we do. But, that wasn't the case. I just found it interesting how all of the people with the Obama signs were giving out candy, and the ones with the Romney signs weren't (but were out getting candy).
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
1 Nov 12
So what you're REALLY saying is that some people with Romney signs in their yards didn't have their porch lights on. You don't know if they were giving out candy or not. Every kid in the neighborhood could have gotten candy from them except your because you just ASSUMED that the porch light was the only indicator of whether or not a house was giving out candy.
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• United States
2 Nov 12
Taskr, you COULD be right if it wasn't for the fact that my wife was sitting on our porch handing out candy and could see all of those houses and TOLD me that they weren't. Nice try.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
1 Nov 12
I guess I didn't put much thought into it, but in my neighborhood, it is the exact opposite. So what conclusion should I draw?
• United States
1 Nov 12
I don't know, I can only tell you of my experience. If you would like to post about your that is fine. I just thought this was interesting.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
1 Nov 12
I agree debater, my point is different neighborhoods, different situations and I did not make it up
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• United States
1 Nov 12
I agree, that is why I said that I found it interesting. And, I have pictures to prove it.
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
1 Nov 12
Don't you guys have "Trunk or Treats?" Those are a lot safer and still fun. The local church actually had the fire station, bomb squad, along with a bouncy house, snow cone machine, and show. No politics around. No need to go door to door. The kids are safe. The teenagers are helping out with the booths and aren't running wild. The kids get a boatload of candy. Everything is out in the open. It is a win win situation all around.
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• United States
1 Nov 12
My village is a little to small for that. But, it sounds like a good idea.
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@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
1 Nov 12
You are getting paranoid. The conservatives are out to get you!
• United States
1 Nov 12
How are they out to get me? Oh they are getting me by NOT giving my kids candy. That makes total sense now.
@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
1 Nov 12
Come on debater, take a joke. Maybe you should ask you spouse for a sense of humor for Christmas.
• United States
1 Nov 12
Fat, I am not claiming this is conspiracy, or that black helicopters are coming to get me. I am just pointing out that when I was out with my kid there wasn't ONE house with a Romney sign in their yard giving out candy, yet I saw them with their kids out going to other house. Where as the houses, like mine, that have Obama signs were giving out candy. That simple. I do have a sense of humor, yet many of you don't find it funny when I make fun of your candidates. I wonder why that is?
@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Nov 12
I agree with Fatcat, your paranoia is reaching new levels. I realize that this whole election cycle isn't going the way the left thought it would. It's far too close and by now you'd expected everyone to believe all the crazy, emotional scare tactics and be too afraid to even think of voting for Romney, lest he steal your children and sell them to the Chinese, while spewing pollution in the air and taxing the poor until they all die. Every study ever done shows that conservatives give more to charity than liberals do. That's just a fact. It's time to take a breath and gather your thoughts. It is Halloween, after all, seeing things that aren't there is part of the fun.
• United States
1 Nov 12
Rollo, I am not paranoid, I am just pointing out a FACT. Just because my neighbors who support Romney are not giving out candy, but are taking candy from others made me laugh. Just a thought.
@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Nov 12
Let's assume your observations are true and real, and not paranoia. But let's view them from another perspective. "All the Romney supporters were accompanying their children through the streets as they went trick-or-treating, while the Obama supporters' children wandered the streets unattended and their parents stayed home to just give out candy instead of watching their kids". The point is that even if your observations are correct, your conclusion cannot be considered to be the only possible one or even proved to be true. But, it's more likely you see what you want to see and disregard the rest.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
1 Nov 12
It use to be the children would go to the door and knock. An adult would come to the door, make some comment about the children's costume, and then give each some candy. Were the porch lights turned on at the houses with Romney signs in the yard? A turned on porch light is the sign that a house is participating in Halloween. Did the children go up to the porches or did the adults just stand in their yards and hand out the candy? The way you've presented it, it sounds like the adults just handed out candy as the children passed by.
• United States
2 Nov 12
Best, just like you said the houses that participated had porch lights on, however some where standing out side, but not many. As I said in the post as well, four of the families that had signs in their yards were out with their kids, or driving their kids around (which in a village that is only a 1/4 mile long seamed lazy to me, but what ever).
@Hatley (157426)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Nov 12
hi thegreatdebater love that user name. yes we always went with our kids to go trick or treating as we did not want anyone one with screwed up brains on Halloween hurting our children or giving them candy with razor blades in them as has happened here in Southern California several times.So rommenty kids wer not trick or treating o giving out candy while obamas families were it figures.I think they are b ackng the wrong candidate for sure.
• United States
2 Nov 12
I just thought there was some irony there, but the right wingers on this site can't see the forest from the trees.
@irishidid (8119)
• United States
1 Nov 12
The entire time I've lived in my democrat neighborhood I have had zero trick or treaters so I don't even buy candy. They did what we did when my kids were little. Went to the republican neighborhood and got tons of candy.
• United States
1 Nov 12
Well if the neighborhood kids came to my village they would be upset, my village votes 89% republican, and less than 10% were handing out candy.
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@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
I think it is kinda weird. But you are so observant to notice that those who are on the side of Romney are not handing out candies unlike those who are on the Obama side.
• United States
1 Nov 12
When you are walking around in 30 degree weather trying to stay warm, and walking kids around the neighborhood and see four houses in a row with Romney signs in their yard, and none of them handing out candy. Then see them walking around with their kids it just makes you wonder. Me and my wife rotate, one takes the kid, and the other hands out candy.
2 Nov 12
It's obvious. Some people are earning good money, they're in a secure situation, they've got savings and are therefore more likely to give sweets to trick or treaters. Since these people are doing well, they tend to like things just the way they are and are therefore more likely to vote for the incumbent. Other people are struggling. They either can't get jobs at all or they're in low-paid work - maybe working night and day to make ends meet. They just can't afford to hand out sweets to other people's children. Such people are desperate for hope and change, and are therefore more likely to vote for the challenger. Mystery solved.
• United States
2 Nov 12
I live in a very red state. But I don't think that has anything to do with it. Most of it is we have a a lot of retired people out here. Their kids are grown so they don't do the whole Halloween thing anymore. Most go out to dinner or a movie during trick or treat time. Also a lot of people take their kids to the malls, churches or other places to trick or treat instead of going through neighbourhoods anymore.