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  • Review: ‘October Dreams II’ edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish

    02/05/2015 1:39:23 AM PST · by BlackVeil
    October Country ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | blugilliand
    This long-anticipated follow-up to Cemetery Dance’s original “Celebration of Halloween” (from way back in 2000!) proves to be a worthy companion volume, filled with fiction that captures the essence of the haunting season alongside essays and remembrances that recall the favorite Halloween memories of a talented roster of horror authors. The editors ...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of Halloween hit-and-run that killed 3 girls

    11/03/2014 3:23:55 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 17 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/3/14 | ALYSSA DURANTY, SCOTT SCHWEBKE and SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    SANTA ANA – Police today identified the suspected driver in the Halloween hit-and-run that killed three teenagers as a 31-year-old Orange County man with a history of traffic offenses. Jaquinn Ramone Bell has a previous conviction for driving under the influence and hit and run charges in August, court records show. Bell was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near a Stanton motel, where he was staying with his two children, on suspicion of felony hit-and-run causing death, Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas said during a news conference. - snip- Bell has a history of reckless driving in Orange County,...
  • REALLY?! 23 Inappropriate Halloween Costumes for Kids

    11/03/2014 9:26:08 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
  • N. Korea: Pumpkin sculpture of Kim Jong-un on display in Ohio

    11/02/2014 4:13:30 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2014/11/02
    Pumpkin sculpture of Kim Jong-un on display in Ohio 2014/11/02 14:45:36 Washington, Nov. 1 (CNA) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has appeared in the United States, but not in person. He has shown up in the U.S. state of Ohio in the form of a pumpkin sculpture by American artist Jeanette Paras. In an e-mail to CNA, Paras said she decided to create a pumpkin version of Kim for Halloween this year because the North Korean president is often the subject of media stories in the U.S.
  • The Landlady Tale — a true ghost story, a FreeRepublic Halloween tradition from Swordmaker

    10/31/2014 3:38:03 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Vanity—the Landlady's Tale Halloween Tradition | Copyright 2001 | Swordmaker
    The Landlady's Tale By SWORDMAKER copyright 2001 Preface The following story was told to me by the woman who rented my parents their first home in California when they moved to Sacramento in 1939. A devout Catholic (so much so that although she had been divorced by her husband, she did not consider the divorce valid and did not remarry until her husband died many years later) the landlady swore on her Bible, in front of my sister and me after she told us the story, that it was absolutely true. She was quite serious about it. In the 1970s,...
  • The FRiday Night Halloween Special - Trilogy of Terror (1975)

    10/31/2014 4:42:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Since it's Halloween, a spooky extra feature tonight. Karen Black stars in this made-for-tv movie featuring two pretty good stories, and one absolute classic (the Zuni Warrior Doll)
  • Halloween: What Happens When Race, Insensitivity and Humor Smash Into Each Other

    10/31/2014 3:17:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Interro Bang ^ | October 31, 2014 | Earl Douglas
    In this so-called ‘post-racial’ era, Halloween has become a new forum to push the envelope matters pertaining to race, free speech, and being funny, or what we think is funny. We’ve seen the images of the Ray Rice costume – complete with black face and a jersey dragging around a black female doll made to resemble his wife Janay. We’ve seen the image of someone dressed as a bullet ridden Trayvon Martin. We’ve seen the Halloween front yard featuring trees with lynched effigys. I’m pretty sure that an image of a Michael Brown, Darren Wilson or Eric ray riceGarner...
  • 10 two-sentence horror stories…

    10/31/2014 12:05:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-31-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Happy Halloween...
  • How Obama’s logo does Halloween…

    10/31/2014 10:51:14 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-31-14 | The Looking Spoon
    and every other day of the year...
  • A Halloween Sack Full of Subsidized Sugar

    10/31/2014 9:49:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jim Martin
    If you really want to put a spook into people this Halloween, maybe dress up like the Free Market. That's a vision that scares a lot of folks these days – especially those who grow the sugar in our favorite holiday candies. Here in America, where the free-enterprise system should be celebrated, the government artificially props up prices by mandating how much sugar farmers can produce, restricting competition with high tariffs and buying up sugar with taxpayer money when there’s a surplus. That means in the U.S. we’re paying more for sugar and the many products that use sugar than...
  • Commemorating Protestant Reformation Day [Letter to the Editor]

    10/31/2014 9:38:44 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Isaiah Ashe
    In a few Lutheran churches in Huntsville and Alabama, the last Sunday in October celebrates some points for Reformation Day. It is a time to reflect on Protestantism when Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, nailed his 95 Theses (Propositions) to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31,1517, 497 years ago. Luther's actions, which began the Protestant Reformation, were exposing the Roman church of errors and neglected truths from the Holy Scriptures. It is a sad commentary that many Protestant churches in America have lost sight of their sacred history, and have looked upon it with...
  • The Great Western Earthquake (Reformation Day 2014)

    10/31/2014 5:40:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | October 31, 2014 | William H. Smith
    The Great Western Earthquake Reformation - No one could have known it then, but what happened then set in motion an earthquake whose aftershocks are still being felt in the churches today. That earthquake had three epicenters, one in Wittenburg with Martin Luther, another in Geneva with John Calvin, and still another in Canterbury with Thomas Cranmer. What were the contributions of each of these men? Wittenburg, Geneva, Canterbury. Luther, Calvin, Cranmer. An earthquake with three epicenters. The quake continues to roll. Reformation Day 2014The date that marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation is October 31, 1517. No one could have...
  • A Happy Halloween Stroll Down FLOTUS Costume Memory Lane: Boo Hiss

    10/31/2014 6:13:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-31-2014 | MOTUS
    I’m leaving you to your own devices today as I’m going to be very busy. In addition to preparations for the annual Big White Halloween “Trick or Treat” fest, I’m hosting an after-party for my friends. I’ll be making my famous Choucroute Garni – a wonderful Octoberfest meal packed with sauerkraut and all things pork. It sounds German butt is actually a French wine harvest dish from Alsace-Lorraine – home, as you may recall, of several of my mirror ancestors: Laurent Cassegrain and Henri Chrétien: I am a fraternal twin (female). My brother (Hub) is the mirror in the Hubble...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    10/31/2014 5:45:38 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 86 replies
    And now from our WTF Halloween Dept We examine the many and diverse #LiberalHalloweenTraditions Left wing policies are usually tricks masquerading as treats so Halloween is a big holiday on the progressive calendar. They have many traditional methods of celebrating. Heh.
  • Beverly Hills Woman Swaps Candy For Live Worms This Halloween

    10/30/2014 10:50:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | Andrea Fujii
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Trick-or-treaters may receive an unconventional treat Friday when they stop by Rainbeau Mars’ house. The Beverly Hills resident says she plans to pass out live worms for Halloween as opposed to candy in an effort to encourage composting and gardening. “I hope that we scare ourselves into waking up and taking care of the earth,” Mars told KCAL9’s Andrea Fujii. She purchased about 1,000 worms, along with soil, recycled pots and hundreds of vegetable seeds. Mars says kids will be able to pick out their own creepy crawler. “And put it in their box or their...
  • Michelle Obama Inspires Federal Office to Ban Halloween Candy…From Kids’ Halloween Parade

    10/30/2014 7:47:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 29, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs office announced Wednesday that it would hold a Halloween parade on Friday for children of VA employees, but warned employees not to hand out any candy or sweets to the kids. Instead, the VA said the day care center in the office has “joined First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program,” which means the kids should be given things other than candy. “Please help us teach our children to make healthy food choices!!” the VA said in an email to employees. “If you would like to hand out treats during the parade, please give healthy snacks...
  • Halloween and All Saints Day

    10/30/2014 6:23:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    CE.com ^ | 10-30-14 | Fr. William Saunders
    Halloween and All Saints Day Fr. William Saunders Q: What are the origins of All Saints Day and All Souls Day? Are these linked with paganism and Halloween?Both the feast of All Saints and the feast of All Souls evolved in the life of the Church independently of paganism and Halloween. Let us first address the feast of All Saints. The exact origins of this celebration are uncertain, although, after the legalization of Christianity in A.D. 313, a common commemoration of the saints, especially the martyrs, appeared in various areas throughout the Church. For instance in the East, the city...
  • 10 Potential Halloween costumes for Obama:

    10/30/2014 5:15:20 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-30-14 | The Looking Spoon
    1. Craptain Duhmerica 2. General Jackass 3. Supersham 4. The Dork Knight 5. President Evil 6. Jerkel 7. The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers 8. Many-lies the Clown 9. An America-punishing baby 10. A REAL president
  • Scary Mormon Halloween Costumes, Ranked [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/30/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 33 replies
    ByCommonConsent.com ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Scott B.
    It’s Halloween week (though perhaps you already celebrated with a ToT), so Steve and I figured that it would only be appropriate to have a super-spooky ranking! This is some scary stuff! As always, these rankings are authoritative. 10. Cain/Bigfoot 9. BYU Honor Code Office Representative 8. Post-Manifesto Polygamist 7. Intellectual Feminist 6. Single Man Over 27 5. The Bible Dictionary 4. Non-intellectual Feminist 3. Steve Evans 2. Idolatrous God of Elkenah 1. Missionary who served, came home, and then got called back 4 years later like in that nightmare I have every 6 weeks
  • N. Korea: HOWTO make a low-poly Kim Jong Un Hallowe'en head

    10/30/2014 6:11:31 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | 2014/10/29
    HOWTO make a low-poly Kim Jong Un Hallowe'en head Cory Doctorow at 7:00 pm Wed, Oct 29, 2014 The head is about 2 1/2 feet tall, is more or less like a cardboard geodesic dome with a flat bottom. I mounted mine on a backpack frame, but you could also probably wear it over your own head somehow.
  • Vintage Halloween and other Halloween /Fall pics

    10/30/2014 4:39:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    UMGUR ^ | 10/29/2014 | Dallas59
    Just some Halloween pics from the net. Enjoy! Album 1 Album 2 About 200 more....
  • Best of Punkin' Carvin'

    10/30/2014 3:01:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican
  • Why Our Family Doesn’t Do Halloween

    10/29/2014 6:06:11 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 118 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/18/2014 | Steve Berman
    Every year, my family and I face the same dilemma.  The last time either of us participated in Halloween has to be at least 10 years ago.  We have made a decision to abstain from Halloween celebrations, including all the TV specials, candy, and trick-or-treat associated with it.  I’m not against dressing up in costumes, or candy, or fun.  I and my wife simply oppose the values that go along with Halloween—the celebration of darkness, horror, fear, and mayhem. I wrote a rather long piece about Halloween and why we believe what we believe, and posted it on my blog...
  • Why Christians Should Love Halloween

    10/29/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT · by millegan · 44 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Rachel Lu
    Frank Weathers says he’s done apologizing for Halloween. I’m way ahead of him. I never started. Halloween is a great holiday! I think it’s ridiculous that so many people think they’re pious for boycotting what should be a wonderful spiritual and evangelical opportunity. Plus, a lot of fun. Here’s what I love about Halloween:
  • Want Something Creepy? Step Inside Europe’s “Bone Churches”

    10/28/2014 8:34:22 AM PDT · by millegan · 29 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic looks very normal on the outside... (see pics at the link)
  • Baby Pot Leaf & Cigarette Costumes Are Turning Into Big Sellers

    10/27/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | October 27, 2014 1:41 pm | (Outnumbered)
    Funny or offensive? Some over-the-top Halloween costumes are causing a stir, including the baby pot leaf and baby cigarette designs. These are the brainchild of a California company that’s known for making provocative costumes. …
  • Planned Parenthood: Dress Up As Pro-Abortion Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Halloween

    10/27/2014 3:55:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 10/27/14 | Carole Novielli
    Planned Parenthood is promoting a Halloween costume by a woman who who wanted to “Get rid of populations we do not want to have too many of.” The quote comes from a 2009 interview Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave to the New York Times with Emily Bazelon and she stated, “…I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” That statement was so outrageous that it made it into a powerful documentary on eugenics called Maafa21. Justice...
  • 5 Political Halloween Costume Ideas

    10/27/2014 3:39:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Halloween is four days before the midterms. Get out the vote with a costume that expresses your inner politico. Here are five fun political costume ideas that will spark a debate at your Halloween party—and remind your friends to vote for freedom. 1.) Naughty Czar The CDC’s lack of transparency and competency in managing Ebola makes the classic “naughty nurse” costume off-limits. It seems thoughtless to dramatize the health care professions while an American nurse and doctor exert every effort to heal from Ebola. It is far more tactful—and provocative—to be a naughty czar. Czars are unconstitutional. Alexander Hamilton explains...
  • CO company 'CB Scientific' creates kit to test candy for traces of marijuana, THC

    10/26/2014 6:47:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    7 NEWS ^ | Oct 25, 2014 | Kristen Skovira
    Trick-or-treating. It’s always a little creepy. But now parents have another trick to worry about—candy that’s been infused with marijuana. Denver police think maybe you should be worried ... "They infuse it by using viscous hash oil. They spray that onto the candy. And once that candy dries there's no way to tell the difference." ... "It's a color reaction test and based on the saturation of the color you will know the potency of TCH and CBD in the products. If it turns pink, any shade of pink, there’s THC in the product for sure,"
  • Illinois and the Dangers of Democratic Rule

    10/26/2014 9:00:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    With Halloween approaching, the way to scare small children is to conjure up specters of witches and ghosts. Terrifying economists is easier: Just say, "Illinois." It's been suggested that North Korea and Cuba be preserved in their present form as museums documenting the folly of communism. By that logic, Republicans might want to lose the governor's race in Illinois so it can go on illustrating the dangers of untrammeled Democratic rule. The incumbent is on the ballot, but in an important sense the election is a sham. Though Pat Quinn has taken the oath of office twice, the de facto...
  • Newington parents upset schools cancel Halloween

    10/25/2014 3:43:14 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    News 8 ^ | October 23, 2014 | News 8
    Newington, Conn. (WTNH) — Bah Humbug! It’s the wrong holiday, but some say the grinch came early and took Halloween from the kids at two Newington Elementary Schools. The principals at Ruth Chaffee Elementary and Anna Reynolds Elementary say leave the costumes at home. That means 8-year-old Alyssa Montano can’t bring her pointed hat and broom to the classroom. “What did you think when you found out you can’t celebrate Halloween at school?” we asked. “It was stupid and weird because they shouldn’t take it away from other people,” said Alyssa. Her mom, Lori, says she was the one to...
  • Freep a Poll! (What Are You Doing For Halloween?)

    10/23/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 10-23-14 | CBS Baltimore
    What Are You Doing For Halloween? Watching scary movies Eating candy Dressing up and going to a party Handing out candy to trick-or-treaters I don't know yet I don't celebrate
  • Are People Really Trying to Drug Kids With Marijuana-Laced Halloween Candy?

    10/20/2014 6:11:26 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | 10-20-2014 | Jacob Sullum
    While media outlets and law enforcement officials warn that pot-infused edibles could end up in kids’ treat bags, evidence suggests there’s no reason to worry. Last week the DPD posted a video in which Patrick Johnson, proprietor of Denver's Urban Dispensary, warns that "there's really no way to tell the difference between candy that's infused and candy that's not infused" once the products have been removed from their original packages. The video illustrates Johnson's point with images of innocuous-looking gummy bears and gumdrops. He advises parents to inspect their kids' Halloween haul and discard anything that looks unfamiliar or seems to have...
  • Ferguson plans alternate Halloween celebration

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Concerns over prolonged police shooting protests have prompted a Ferguson civic group to plan an alternative Halloween celebration to take place five days before the actual holiday. KSDK-TV (on.ksdk.com/1CwNiJt ) reports that the group I Love Ferguson has scheduled a pumpkin walk on Sunday afternoon in the Old East Ferguson neighborhood....
  • Halloweed? Police warn of pot-spiked candy

    10/19/2014 8:48:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    FOX ^ | 10/20/2014 | FOX
    Colorado parents are being told to be on the lookout this Halloween for marijuana-laced candy, NBC News reported. The Facebook page of the Denver Police Department is warning that mass-produced candy can by sprayed with hash oil, and once the spray dries, there is no way to tell that the candy has been infused. The station reported that the Denver PD Facebook page features Patrick Johnson, owner of marijuana shop Urban Dispensary. In the film, Johnson urges parents to inspect any candy their children bring home after trick-or-treating on Halloween to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with..
  • Idaho Halloween Display Includes Decapitated Obama Head

    10/18/2014 3:29:42 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 21 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | 10/17/14 | CBS Seattle
    An Idaho homeowner declares he welcomes criticism of the Halloween display he set up in his front yard near Boise. “I’ve got the Grim Reaper on the ATV, and Obama’s head is on the spear and he has been decapitated,” Richard Piersol proudly tells KBOI-TV. A rubber Obama mask is indeed perched on a wooden pole in front of an effigy of the Grim Reaper. Peirsol revealed that he was inspired this year by his opposition to President Obama and the videos of ISIS beheadings. “It’s like free speech. I am pretty much saying I don’t like his politics, and...
  • 3 Reasons Why Halloween is Stupid – Part 3

    10/18/2014 12:03:30 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 46 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/18/14 | Steve Berman
    In Part 1, I briefly discussed the origins of Halloween and debunked a few myths about the holiday.  In Part 2, I covered how Halloween ruins kids and why you shouldn’t observe it.  In this final part we’ll see how Halloween is destructive and fruitless. 3.  Halloween celebrates fear, darkness, and mayhem. Masks obscure.  Costumes disguise.  It’s okay for kids to pretend they are someone else, when they play.  It’s even fun to dress up.  But take a night when everyone is in disguise, and it’s all about secrecy.  And fear.  The purpose of Halloween is to scare and be...
  • 3 Reasons Why Halloween is Stupid – Part 2

    10/17/2014 4:16:22 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 52 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/17/14 | Steve Berman
    Halloween is a celebration of fear, secrecy, darkness, death, and mayhem.  It ruins children and coats the poison with candy.  Halloween is a holiday for the ignorant, a day set aside to honor a lack of knowledge, by people who don’t care enough to gain it.  Halloween is a feast of stupid self-indulgence.  There’s nothing positive I can say about that day, no matter how much fun it may be to dress up, join a bunch of other people, walk door to door demanding candy, then go home and gorge yourself on it while watching horror movies. In Part 1,...
  • 3 Reasons Why Halloween Is Stupid – Part 1

    10/16/2014 11:34:54 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 74 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/16/14 | Steve Berman
    Halloween is my least favorite time of year.  Every year, I get tired of telling people why I don’t observe Halloween, why my kids don’t dress up and go trick-or-treating, and why our porch light is dark on October 31st.  I am then accused of being a grinch, or a humbug, or a kid hater, or some religious nut, or a prude.  I am none of these things.  I simply see no useful reason why there’s a holiday called Halloween, or why anyone should celebrate it. Halloween is a celebration of fear, secrecy, darkness, death, and mayhem.  It ruins children...
  • Michelle Obama: Just Eat One or Two Pieces of Candy on Halloween

    10/15/2014 9:43:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 15, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama shared some advice for trick-or-treaters this Halloween advising them to only eat one or two pieces of candy per night. "Trick-or-treating can be a lot of fun, but just remember, don’t try to eat all your candy at once, just have one or two pieces every night for a little while,” she explained to a little girl during an online Q-and-A. The First Lady traditionally hands out dried fruit to trick-or-treaters at the White House....
  • Man Won't Take Down Obama Tombstone

    10/15/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    abc ^ | 10/14/14 | John Fischer
    An Oklahoma man doesn't think he'll remove a mock-bloody gravestone for President Obama from his Halloween lawn exhibit despite an offended neighbor and online anger. The uproar over Dwayne Dockens' Obama tombstone went public after Jamilla Phillips, a neighbor who moved to Edmond, Oklahoma, less than a year ago, complained to a local TV station, ABC News affiliate KOCO in Oklahoma City.
  • Shock, horror: The ‘viral’ Halloween costume of 2014 is the Ebola suit

    10/15/2014 5:28:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Metro ^ | October 15, 2014 | Alison Lynch
    The sale of the Ebola suit for Halloween has sparked outrage on social media. Ebola is a viral disease in more ways than one. And with bad taste costumes now a Halloween must-have, it was really only a matter of time before someone decided to cash in. The Ebola Containment Suit Costume is now available to buy from online Halloween costume shop brandsOnSale for $79.99 (£50). ---snip--- Nevertheless, following the backlash on social media this week, brandsOnSale CEO Johnathan Weeks told The Atlantic: ‘We don’t stray away from anything that’s current or controversial or anything like that,’ before confiding, ‘If...
  • Too soon? How about not at all for Halloween costumes making light of Ebola

    10/14/2014 2:08:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    http://www.startribune.com ^ | Updated: October 14, 2014 - 2:46 PM | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what's the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and faux protective gear. Twitter and other social media were abuzz leading into the holiday with talk of hazmat suits and respirators. Too soon? How about just no, said Philadelphia physician's assistant Maria McKenna. One of her own, a Dallas nurse who at 26 is exactly her age, was diagnosed with the virus in the United States after she had helped care for a Liberian man who died...
  • Outrage as Obama's name is written on family Halloween tombstone decoration

    10/13/2014 7:12:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | october 12, 2014 | jill reilly
    A family have caused outrage after putting up a fake Halloween tombstone with President Barack Obama's name on. Jamilla Phillips says the decoration in a front yard in Edmond, Oklahoma, is offensive and lacks 'respect.' She said she has just moved into the neighborhood, but after seeing the sign felt compelled to speak up, saying she was worried about the effect it would have on children. The sign is on the family's front lawn next to 'I told you I was sick' and 'I'm a gonner now.' 'He is the president of the United States and it actually is about respect,' Phillips...
  • Halloween Canceled in PA Town Due to Eric Frein Manhunt

    10/11/2014 11:01:11 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 51 replies
    WPVI ^ | 10/10/2014 | ABC News
    A Pennsylvania town has banned trick-or-treating this year while hundreds of law enforcement officials search nearby woods for accused cop killer Eric Frein. The Barrett Township said its annual Halloween parade and 5K Scarecrow Race are canceled indefinitely, and trick-or-treating is banned this year, as the dragnet for Frein is now in its fourth week. The suspect is believed to be hiding out in thick woods near the town. "This parade is probably one of the biggest events that the town has every year," Ralph Megliola, chairman of the township's Board of Supervisors, told ABC News today. "Everyone looks forward...
  • #1 selling Halloween costume in Texas. Too soon?

    10/05/2014 7:38:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Facebook ^ | October 5, 2014 | Marilyn Dash
    #1 selling Halloween costume in TX... Too soon?
  • Muslim student pitches a fit over these awesome Halloween costumes [school agrees with student]

    11/09/2013 11:06:09 AM PST · by grundle · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 8, 2013 | Eric Owens
    A controversy has broken out at Washington University in St. Louis over a Facebook photo apparently showing five students dressed up for Halloween as a Navy SEAL team capturing Osama bin Laden with garish neon water guns. The photo was originally posted on Facebook on Oct. 30 with the title “Halloween ’13 Amurrica!!” reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The photo shows three dudes in camouflage attire surrounding a kid also in camo garb who is sporting a long, fake beard and turban. There’s also a guy in the background holding up an American flag. Washington University student Mahroh Jahangiri later...
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • Crowd dances, cheers as man burns during Halloween carnival

    11/05/2013 4:25:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | Kate Linthicum
    Festival-goers can be seen on a video dancing to electronic music and cheering as a man becomes engulfed in flames during West Hollywood's annual Halloween carnival.
  • President Obama's Halloween Message

    11/03/2013 5:55:53 PM PST · by garjog · 6 replies
    The White Horse ^ | Oct. 31, 2013 | Barack Obama
    President Obama’s Halloween Message White House, October 31, 2013 Good morning. From my family to yours on this festive fall holiday let me wish all Americans a happy Halloween. While my girls are getting older and we may not be going door to door, it is good for all of us to pause and celebrate the American tradition of giving and receiving. Nearly 500 years ago, the people of Scotland set aside this evening as All-Hallows-Even, that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Since then, the ancestors of Americans have looked for inspiration in the giving and receiving of...