Tuesday, October 9, 2007

That's It..I'm Moving To Canada...

Below is a story a friend E-mailed me from her township newspaper. You will crap yourself when you read it. The newspaper story is in italics.
PUYALLUP - "Let them have their 30 minutes of dressing goofy and having candy," said Silas Macon on the grounds of Puyallup's Maplewood Elementary School Wednesday afternoon.
He'd just learned the grade school tradition of a party and parade in costume during the last half-hour of class before Halloween night won't happen this year in the Puyallup School District for his two daughters.
The superintendent has cancelled all Halloween activities.
A letter sent home to parents Wednesday states there will be no observance of Halloween in the entire school district.
"We really want to make sure we're using all of our time in the best interest of our students," explained Puyallup School District spokesperson Karen Hansen.
Hansen says the superintendent made the decision for three primary reasons. First, Halloween parties and parades waste valuable classroom time. (bullshit. they're kids. let them have a little fun) In addition some families can't afford costumes.
It's the third reason some Puyallup parents are
The district says Halloween celebrations and children dressed in Halloween costumes might be offensive to real witches.
"Witches with pointy noses and things like that are not respective symbols of the Wiccan religion and so we want to be respectful of that," said Hansen.

The Wiccan, or Pagan, religion is growing in the U.S. and there are Wiccan groups in Puyallup.
What the sweet crap is going on in this country? Okay I get the reason of some kids can't afford costumes. It sucks to be poor and see some rich kid in a kick-ass costume and you're wearing the sheet that was on your bed this morning. But really. Offending witches by dressing like...well...witches? I'm serious. This is a real article.
I would think Wiccans would have bigger things to worry about. Really. Isn't there a world-wide 'eye of newt' shortage? Or maybe the 'Cauldron' has run out of 'dust of bat cock'? Bigger things are going on in the world folks. It's tradition. Wiccans and Pagans and Witches have been around for centuries. Little girls have been dressing like witches for years and years and now the school board is taking action? Let's focus on filling their little brains with knowledge instead of idiocy. That's what the school is for. If witches, Wiccans, are that upset. Let them call the pantie-waists at the ACLU and file suit against Hollywood. Or the music industry! That's a veritable gold-mine! Check it out.
The Eagles wrote 'Witchy Woman'. Right away you've got a case. They didn't even try to hide it. It's about a witch. Here are some lyrics and their very clear insinuations in parenthesis. You could bring up in your suit. Check it out......'Ruby lips & groovy hips...' (whore). 'Sparks fly from her fingertips....' (pyromaniac) and one more 'See how high she flies...' (meth addict).
Don't even get me going on 'Black Magic Woman' or 'Season of the Witch'...mercy me...
If that doesn't work for you, you can sue MGM. The Wicked Witch of the West in 'Wizard of Oz'??? Man if that's not a slanderous portrayal of a witch I don't know what is....That Gulch woman was a really bad looking witch. Yessirree.
Now I really don't have a problem with any Wiccans. Really. I don't care who or what you worship. If you pray to the birdbath, good for you. But to take away a years-old tradition from a bunch of little kids ? Come on.
Before I end this rant I want anyone who reads this rag to think of one thing. The school district is forgoing a Halloween celebration because they don't want to offend any real witches. aka Wiccans. Okay? Now....
Consider this. The slick headed, ignorant hate-mongers at the KKK have a right under the Constitution of the United States of America, to assemble in PUBLIC (like the schools) and yell into bullhorns about how awful our African-American citizens are. They can screamit into the faces of black folks and they carry on and spew pure ignorance-based HATRED into the air. They have a parade. They burn crosses. And....it gets better..there is often a police detail assigned to these events to protect the skinheads. And little kids can't dress up like witches in school? Nice.
Welcome to America.

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