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(KOAT Albuquerque)   Fun new way to distribute anti-abortion fliers: attach them to goodies given out at Halloween   ( koat.com) divider line
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2013-11-02 11:41:41 PM  
6 votes:
Perhaps the family desired toilet paper accoutrements in all their trees, and egg decorations on their brick facade.  I, personally, would have filed a report with the Department of Child Welfare the next day, indicating that a house was distributing sexually explicit material.  Then I'd tell the ACLU and the police that the house was attempting to convince children to assist in the violation of multiple Constitutional amendments, as well as a number of Supreme Court decisions.
Oh, and if they were in a neighborhod that had an HOA...well, let's just say that'd be a fun, fun meeting.
2013-11-03 02:35:31 AM  
3 votes:
I'm calling shenanigans. This smells like a moronic political stunt for fake outrage. Sorry, but if someone were really doing this, it's not going to be hard to remember what house did it. Derp.
2013-11-03 01:30:24 AM  
3 votes:
Let me guess: the person who handed out the tracts is also the person who is against Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans rights because they don't think kids should be exposed to that?
2013-11-02 11:18:27 PM  
3 votes:
"It's kind of offensive to a parent. You're pretty much getting told what to talk to your kids about," he said. "The kids had just finished trick-or-treating."

You know, that activity where your kids beg people they don't know for free candy.

This will gear kids up for the future, because there's not a day that goes by when I get off the damn Foggy Bottom metro that someone isn't accosting me about the environment, abortion rights, or Lyndon LaRouche.  They should learn early on that some people are inappropriate no matter what the occasion, and those people should be ignored and avoided at all costs.
2013-11-03 08:55:06 AM  
2 votes:

vodka: Free speech motherfarkers. You're the one choosing to let your little gypsies enter someone else's property.



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Handing out anti-abortion messaging to 8 year olds is about as effective as yelling at my cat for not doing the dishes.

There is a time and place to discuss your views on abortion.  Little kids are not the proper audience.  This behavior is unacceptable because they are forcing parents to have what really is a pretty heavy conversation, covering many topics (sex, human reproduction, fetal development, abortion procedures, etc.)

It is a dick move, rude, not neighborly, and unacceptable behavior from an adult.
2013-11-03 03:00:39 AM  
2 votes:

Tenatra: Eh I was pissed off at a guy in my area handing out little comic books on the opening day at the parade for the MO State Fair.

The ones he would give adults were about not being good and how god would be viewing the recorded bad events from your life when you go meet him in death. Not a big deal. The children on the other hand were given a different comic book, and whenever he gave one to a child he would say I think you will like this story... I looked at one given to my step children. Long story short - The comic book covers a story about some 9yr old girl becoming sick and she is going to die very soon. You will only be safe if you believe in God. Those that don't believe are bad and go to Hell. I believe! yadda yadda yadda Thank you God for making me happy and taking my pain away. Her parents watch as she dies and she is happy as can be.


What's even more depressing is that there are a LOT of people who see nothing wrong with this situation, at all.
2013-11-03 01:06:17 AM  
2 votes:
imageshack.us
No, wait, it's a clump of undifferentiated stem cells. Good grief.
2013-11-02 11:17:38 PM  
2 votes:
Christ what an asshole.
2013-11-03 01:56:15 PM  
1 vote:

PsiChick: EchoMike: Too many ideological crusaders lack empathy when it comes to stuff like this.  If folks want to hand out something other than candy on Halloween, people should consider what kids will enjoy. Pennies, fruit, unsharpened pencils, religious tracts and fast food condiment packets aren't going to cut it. At least hand out small toys or cheap, plastic mini-games. The secular side of Halloween isn't about expressing your opinions or beliefs to young trick-or-treaters. It's about helping to make their experience an enjoyable one.

Yuuuup. If I were going to hand out anything not-candy, it would be stickers for toddlers. Why? Because toddlers think stickers are the greatest inventions EVER.

/Same with pockets
//Someone gave my sister a little picture-frame holder. Awesome idea.


My toddler LOVES stickers. He gets one each time he successfully uses the toilet. He walked in on me on the throne the other day with a sticker to reward me for my successful use of the potty
2013-11-03 12:33:50 PM  
1 vote:
The My Little Pony Killer:

..And then tp'd and egged the asshole's house....

Oh, and free speech is not free from consequences you deserve for handing out lewd materials to children.


or the consequences of promoting vandalism.
2013-11-03 12:13:47 PM  
1 vote:
Do parents no longer supervise their kids as they go trick-or-treating anymore? The parents of the younger ones should have caught this immediately, no excuses. And then tp'd and egged the asshole's house.
2013-11-03 08:22:59 AM  
1 vote:
This isn't new.  Having grown up in the south, I have seen this a couple of times.  This and those stupid religious comic books telling you how you need to get saved.  Bastards who always give them out, never give out candy though, which probably is a major reason why I hate fundi-religion, even to this day.
2013-11-03 08:00:44 AM  
1 vote:
Every time I read one of these stories I facepalm.   The issue was settled over 40 years ago and a large group can't let it go.   Makes me wonder how long the anti-Healthcare reformers will be protesting and biatching about the affordable care act.

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2013-11-03 07:44:58 AM  
1 vote:

jso2897: This is how people act when they think that the creator of the universe has chosen them for a special mission. The most outstanding feature of the anti-abortion crowd is their almost insane egotism - they literally imagine themselves to be the focal points of Gods will. They imagine themselves to be small versions of God, that God has personally placed here to carry out His work for him (because he, in his omnipotence, is somehow incapable of doing it himself).
What a bunch of incredibly conceited egomaniacs.


Remember that punishment device in Hitchhiker's Guide series that would show people in no uncertain terms how insignificant they were in the expanse of the universe?

We could really use one for these asshats.
2013-11-03 05:39:17 AM  
1 vote:
I am not a clump of cells? Well, really that's exactly what you are.
2013-11-03 05:27:52 AM  
1 vote:

DjangoStonereaver: When I briefly moved to Northern Virginia back in the early 1990s, a local church advertised a Halloween
House of Horrors that was, in fact, a graphic anti-abortion screed.

People were not happy about it.


Made me think of this S*P comic arc.
2013-11-03 04:05:56 AM  
1 vote:

letrole: Abortion is Murder.


Trolling is clown-rape.
2013-11-03 04:05:17 AM  
1 vote:
This is how people act when they think that the creator of the universe has chosen them for a special mission. The most outstanding feature of the anti-abortion crowd is their almost insane egotism - they literally imagine themselves to be the focal points of Gods will. They imagine themselves to be small versions of God, that God has personally placed here to carry out His work for him (because he, in his omnipotence, is somehow incapable of doing it himself).
What a bunch of incredibly conceited egomaniacs.
2013-11-03 03:27:15 AM  
1 vote:

phlegmmo: FTA: I AM NOT A CLUMP OF CELLS, I AM A HUMAN BEING

...that only looks like a clump of cells


I'd like to point out that Human beings ARE very large, very complicated and structured clumps of cells, anyway.
2013-11-03 03:06:02 AM  
1 vote:

Gordon Bennett: edmo: I know about Rule 34. Is there some rule that covers people who introduce politics into every possible situation?

I keep this in my photobucket for just such an occasion.

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Along those lines, how could anyone think that this was even remotely acceptable? I was given dog's abuse in another thread for suggesting that people who don't want to hand out sweets could buy bulk toys as an alternative. Americans, it would appear, take their trick or treating very seriously.


Trick or treating is serious business.  As a kid I had a blast every year on Halloween, it was a holiday where it was just fun, there was no obligation or stress like Thanksgiving or Christmas.  You threw on a costume, went out with your friends and tried to hit up as many houses as you could until people ran out of candy or it got too late.  To this day I still remember a lady who gave out king sized candy bars (her house mysteriously never got egged) and a lady who gave my friend and I all of the candy she had because we ended up being the only people she saw all night (bad weather, house was out of the way).
I don't get any trick or treaters where I live now but the last time I lived somewhere that kids would go around I made damn sure I would have handfuls of candy for them because it was something that I remembered having fun with as a kid and I want the kids today to have as much fun as I had.
Any holiday that involves people going around and actually interacting with their neighbors seems like a good holiday in my book.
2013-11-03 03:04:39 AM  
1 vote:
Too many ideological crusaders lack empathy when it comes to stuff like this.  If folks want to hand out something other than candy on Halloween, people should consider what kids will enjoy. Pennies, fruit, unsharpened pencils, religious tracts and fast food condiment packets aren't going to cut it. At least hand out small toys or cheap, plastic mini-games. The secular side of Halloween isn't about expressing your opinions or beliefs to young trick-or-treaters. It's about helping to make their experience an enjoyable one.
2013-11-03 02:53:31 AM  
1 vote:
Eh I was pissed off at a guy in my area handing out little comic books on the opening day at the parade for the MO State Fair.

The ones he would give adults were about not being good and how god would be viewing the recorded bad events from your life when you go meet him in death. Not a big deal. The children on the other hand were given a different comic book, and whenever he gave one to a child he would say I think you will like this story... I looked at one given to my step children. Long story short - The comic book covers a story about some 9yr old girl becoming sick and she is going to die very soon. You will only be safe if you believe in God. Those that don't believe are bad and go to Hell. I believe! yadda yadda yadda Thank you God for making me happy and taking my pain away. Her parents watch as she dies and she is happy as can be.
2013-11-03 02:18:21 AM  
1 vote:

phlegmmo: FTA: I AM NOT A CLUMP OF CELLS, I AM A HUMAN BEING

...that only looks like a clump of cells


Technically, even a grown human being is still a clump of cells anyway.  That's like saying "it's not a polygon, it's a triangle!"  Subsets don't work that way.

ReverendJimBobHammer:
Damn christians keep ruining holidays. Saturnalia, Samhain, Yule, they keep making perfectly wonderful opportunities for wild debauchery into days to talk about their Lich Lord, Jesus.

In fairness to the Christians, this is more a conceit of the modern West's social attitudes than something that comes from the religion itself.  The old Church took the story of one of Jesus' miracles being conjuring up booze for a party significantly less... symbolically than modern asshole protestants, and brewing and distillation used to be one of the standard things monasteries would do to support themselves.  Plus, Mardi Gras is one of the few holidays that's actually wholly the church's and not adapted from something else.
2013-11-03 02:15:30 AM  
1 vote:
Good way to get your house egged.
2013-11-03 01:56:42 AM  
1 vote:

phrawgh: Must be some of the Jesus Ween folks.

Yes, Virginia, Jesus Ween is real. Behold:  http://jesusween.com/


Damn christians keep ruining holidays. Saturnalia, Samhain, Yule, they keep making perfectly wonderful opportunities for wild debauchery into days to talk about their Lich Lord, Jesus.
2013-11-03 01:52:01 AM  
1 vote:

Friction8r: Meh. Every child born should treasure the birth of another child.


You've clearly never had a younger sibling spit on your head to wake you up.
2013-11-03 01:31:15 AM  
1 vote:

dahmers love zombie: egg decorations on their brick facade


That would be something of a delicious irony.
2013-11-03 01:16:56 AM  
1 vote:
When I briefly moved to Northern Virginia back in the early 1990s, a local church advertised a Halloween
House of Horrors that was, in fact, a graphic anti-abortion screed.

People were not happy about it.
2013-11-03 01:04:36 AM  
1 vote:
How farked in the head do you have to be to think this is a good idea.
2013-11-03 01:02:39 AM  
1 vote:
Subby this is neither fun nor new. The crazy bible-thumpers have been doing this shiat for more than a couple decades now. Some won't even give candy, just the flyers.
2013-11-03 12:56:16 AM  
1 vote:
The cards were made by a national organization called Abolish Human Abortion.

That's speciesist!
2013-11-02 11:37:55 PM  
1 vote:
I know about Rule 34. Is there some rule that covers people who introduce politics into every possible situation?
2013-11-02 06:50:08 PM  
1 vote:
I give out Chick tracts and razor blades.
2013-11-02 06:35:27 PM  
1 vote:
kurtvonmoos.com
2013-11-02 06:17:27 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: I AM NOT A CLUMP OF CELLS, I AM A HUMAN BEING

...that only looks like a clump of cells
 
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