October 11, 2018

Busy-bodies find NEW ways to make Halloween the scariest time of the year

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The fun burglars are out again in full force which must mean we’re getting close to Halloween.

Halloween is the scariest time of year, not only for the celebration of gore and ghosts and all things frightening but also because it kicks-off the annual busybody winter war on fun.

And this year will be no different.

There’s the ever-growing list of costumes you can’t let your kids wear for fear of committing cultural appropriation. There are the letters sent home from school reminding parents not to send any plastic knives or throwing stars or toy guns.

But even if you’ve survived the gauntlet of politically correct costume scolds, there’s no guarantee of fun and high blood glucose levels at the end of it all.

Now we have to worry about Halloween decorations being too scary and too emotionally triggering for some people, and major municipalities are even joining in to suck the fun out of this spooky day.

Two Virginia cities have passed ordinances limiting the age of trick-or-treaters and the length of time children can be out. One city ruled that little lawbreaking candy fiends could face up to 30 days in jail and a $100 fine if found knocking on doors past 8 pm and over the age of 12.

Closer to home, the city of Red Deer, Alberta, is encouraging residents to trade candy giveaways for healthy activities, and even asking people to give away tickets to a City recreation facility instead!

Giving this stuff out instead of candy, is just begging to have your house egged.

My house can be seen from the space station on Halloween. Scary music, scary lights, scary decorations.

Around here, it’s the full Monster Mash with no government intervention into the free and liberal exchange of candy between consenting parties.

The fun burglars can pry Halloween from my cold dead hands – actually, that sounds scary. I hope they try.

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commented 2018-10-12 10:03:41 -0400
So what if you wear a burqa after 8PM? Do you get fined for wearing a scary outfit in violation of the bylaw?

Some schools want no costumes. What happens to the burqa wearing student? Not only is it a scary outfit, but it is also a facial disguise.

What exactly do we teach new arrivals when we bury our traditions because, well, we are afraid to show them? Well, enjoy Red and Black Day.
commented 2018-10-12 03:36:06 -0400
Once again joyless drones get jealous and ruin fun for those able to experience it.
commented 2018-10-12 03:35:22 -0400
Keith Barnes Halaloween -NICE!
commented 2018-10-12 01:59:43 -0400
Just what ass backwards part of the country do you people live in, where there are twenty year olds coming to your door for Halloween candy?
commented 2018-10-11 22:48:02 -0400
This may be the last, real Halloween! Next year it will be Halaloween.
Just make sure your defensive equipment is in a Lock ‘n’ Load condition. ROBERT GREELEY commented 1 hour ago.

Good video Robert.

SPACE LOOSE commented 3 hours ago.
No Space Moose, you are.
commented 2018-10-11 21:54:05 -0400
commented 2018-10-11 21:53:55 -0400
Off topic…
commented 2018-10-11 21:50:53 -0400
I had a group of six 18 – 20 year old “kids” show up at my door last year, I asked them to wait and went to my pantry…returned with granola bars to hand out. The bowl of chocolate bars were in plain sight…one handed the granola bar back and asked for chocolate instead… I laughed and told this guy the bowl of treats is reserved for children!!
commented 2018-10-11 20:56:02 -0400
These people must work in upper management. When I was a civil servant, I had no time to fuss about people putting on the wrong costumes. We at the bottom had to work.
commented 2018-10-11 20:03:14 -0400
Please tell me that there are really no twenty something year olds going trick or treating. I hope Sheila was just talking in hyperbole.
commented 2018-10-11 18:40:39 -0400
There is much that should scare us on this night before all that is holy.