Skip to comments.(Macon, GA) Easter egg hunt canceled after parents got violent
Posted on 04/06/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT by Moose4
MACON, Ga. - An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years.
This will be the first time in years that the Easter Bunny won't be visiting children during the annual egg hunt at Central City Park in Macon, traditionally one of the largest Easter events in central Georgia.
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Supposedly another Easter egg hunt in the same park is still on for this weekend. Hopefully Macon has SWAT teams on hand. Y'know, just in case.
Cool, a blue grenade!
Seriously... can’t the inner city crowd of Holder’s people and Obama’s sons DO ANYTHING without violence?
They can’t even keep their hands to themselves at Chuck E Cheese, the rest of us learned how in Kindergarten!
I honestly don’t know whether this is thuggin’ it up over eggs or whether this is “helicopter parents” charging out there to “help” little Johnny and Jane pick up the things. There’s no other context given in the article and I can’t find anything else on it at the Macon Telegraph site except this story, and that another egg hunt is still on for this weekend.
They will be marching through the streets. For the chilrun!
I don’t need details, its always fun to jump to conclusions based on insufficient information. In fact, I usually post a response on headlines alone. heh
Jumping to conclusions, running ahead of the data, and leaps of (il)logic are the main forms of exercise for many people.
It's that Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea that puts 'em in a frenzy.
That not be so risky if ya have learned how to "read" MSM headlines.
I just read about another Easter egg hunt in Colorado that was cancelled for this very same reason. In my opinion, place the blame on overbearing liberal parents with the “My child has to win, because he/she is special! They can never experience defeat, otherwise they might feel bad” outlook.
Census report states that the town is 62.45% black , mayor is a D
I thought that chocolate Easter Eggs were supposed to be racist.
It doesn’t seem to burn enough calories though
This is getting to be an annual thing. The childish parents at Easter egg hunts, I mean.
So, I might be right. lol
Those white redneck junior t-ball coaches can be violent too.
Liquor filled eggs should be a no no , LOL
Often they are very transparent these days
Look at me, not being surprised.
Except Tawana Brawley, Duke Lacrosse, and Trayvon Martin o'course.
For that, you need to scale the heights of absurdity.
Whomever organized that Easter Egg Hunt could have solved this problem by simply charging for admittance.
That’s an interesting observation.
We’ve got plenty of P.C. here (hello, Human Rights Tribunals anyone?); but, I don’t think that we have nearly the same level of fixation on race as Americans (or at least, certain Americans).
I thought the libs had solved that by giving every kid a first place prize!?!
Just make sure each kid only finds a certain number of eggs. lol.
“Census report states that the town is 62.45% black , mayor is a D.”
Then past Ishtar egg hunts have gotten too thugly in the past!
>>I honestly dont know whether this is thuggin it up over eggs or whether this is helicopter parents charging out there to help little Johnny and Jane pick up the things.
It was the helicopter parents that caused all the trouble at the egg hunt I went to last year. They stress their kids out so much trying to make them into the little overacheievers they think they should be that it’s borderline child abuse.
Agreed, you've got it just as bad.
Thankfully (and I mean that) UK, Aussie, and Canadian press has less an interest in generating a Utopian perception of American society and culture than the American lamestream media, so you guys get more truth about us.
On the other hand, notice how the US media disses the likes of PM Thatcher, PM Howard, and Canadian Energy policy.
"That's three eggs, Johnny! Head to the locker room and turn in your gear." heh
Ensuring that psychotherapy will be a great career choice well into the future!
Holder’s People and Obama’s sons at it again.
The most dangerous place for blacks is being with a big group of other blacks.
Combine this with the fact most hispanic birthday parties aren’t considered a success until after drinking in a park all day, one part of the family attacks another, and you wonder how any of us actually make it home without serious injuries or gunshot wounds.
The only reason why there’s such a fixation on it here is because the minorities can’t do anything without fixating on race.
Further you don’t have Mexico sneaking up your rear end from the south, attempting to create a new Aztlan nation by Reconquista.
Doesn’t matter the color/race, it’s the class or lack thereof
I’ve been to Macon a few times.
Thuggin’ it up is a safe bet.
Someone egged them on...
All this really indicates is poor supervision of the event by its hosts. Seriously, this should be no more difficult as far as crowd control than a golf tournament.
To start with, there should be “divisions” by age, and “degree of difficulty”, of parts of the course. I’m sure this would be no real problem, and would help insure that even little children would have fun and competition with older kids would not crowd them out.
There would be referees on the course to handle egg disputes between children and settle down any children who are misbehaving. And parents would both have to remain in sight of their children and be quiet, and outside the search area.
Finally, once the children had collected their eggs, they would have to “check them out” before leaving, to make sure they were all “official” eggs. This could be done by putting a tiny RFID sticker on each one. As the eggs are checked out, any without a sticker, or that is visibly damaged, would be replaced with a similar egg.
Or you could simply stop following Ancient Sumerian Religious Rituals.
Easter eggs may not bear a direct lineage to pagan traditions, but instead may be a parallel tradition.
Throughout the world, eggs are seen as symbols of rebirth, but there was a special significance in the Christian tradition. In the early Christian traditions, eggs were thought of as “dairy” products and abstained from during Lent, along with meat.
While there is no early record of the Easter feast in Armenia, the first Christian nation, in Ethiopia, the second nation to become Christian, coloring eggs for the Easter feast was long practiced, and looked at as very important because eggs were a valuable source of protein, so it was a big deal for them.
Connections back to pagan traditions before that are tenuous at best.
I wish I had a time machine so I could go back and live in the “Leave it to Beaver” neighborhood in which I grew up.
Those white redneck junior t-ball coaches can be violent too.”
Bad behavior by parents “on behalf of their children” knows no ethnic or racial bounds. As an occasional youth basketball league referee, I've seen it all ... from every socioeconomic and demographic group.
Yeah, I’m leaning toward thuggin’, but one never knows.
I’ll say this, though—we travel to that area twice a year for a craft show (in Perry, about 25 miles south of Macon down I-75), and once you get out of the inner city of Macon proper, the folks in Middle Georgia are absolutely the nicest, kindest, and most polite people you would ever want to meet. Regardless of race. It’s worth noting that Warner Robins, a suburb of Macon, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
I still loath Bill Clinton for making me racist. I used to be near color-blind.
I have to go back and read the article, but on title alone, I’m just going to assume these were all or mostly Amish parents.
I’ll be happy to eat crow and proved wrong.
Maybe you're reading from a different bible than I am.
You’re reading too much into it. The old traditions were of breaking the fast by eating meat and eggs, since eggs were easier and cheaper to get for many than meat. Since eggs are seen almost universally as a symbol for rebirth, they are a natural for Easter.
While other traditions colored eggs, they had their own rationales for doing so. The eastern Orthodox still dye their eggs red, as representative of Christ.
The Easter bunny origins are very Christian. The hare was a popular motif in medieval church art, as it was thought since ancient times that hares were hermaphrodites, so could reproduce without the loss of virginity, which led to an association with the Virgin Mary. Hares were a common motif in paintings of the Virgin and Christ Child.
So these modern practices are all acceptable extrapolations from the Bible, along with errors. And while it does not mention Lent, as such, the Bible has other references to fasting, and when it is appropriate, and also of Jesus fasting in the desert, for a length of 40 days, much as Lent.
How is that following Christ? Participating in pagan rituals?
Do you remember the 1st Commandment, written in stone?
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