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Trick or Treating:  The ultimatum given by children who call on houses to solicit gifts at Hallowe'en.

Let's take a good look at other forms of trick or treating below the swirl.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF - In 1950 children across America began collecting change for UNICEF to aid children overseas who were enduring the after-effects of WWII.  Since that time, generations of Americans have generously given to this worthwhile effort to make a positive difference in the lives of children around the world.

Black Licorice: Trick or Treat? - The FDA warns those over 40 that eating 2 ounces of black licorice every day for at least two weeks could lead to a visit to your local ER with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.  Yikes!! Step away from the black jellybeans.

Indian River County Sheriff's Office (Florida) Annual Trick or Treat - Six sexual offenders and one sexual predator were arrested last week in the second annual check on registered offenders in the county to ensure compliance with the law regulating them.

::snark on::
The Republican War on Trick-or-Treating - We all know too well that nobody, Nobody does tricks, dirty or otherwise, like Republicans do tricks.  In what can only be described as retaliation towards their long held conviction that the left has waged a secret war on Christmas, the GOP has revealed their plan to wage war on Halloween.

Congressional Republicans feel so strongly about the growing mobs of youngsters with their socialist demands, that they have pulled themselves away from their nearly non stop efforts in Not Creating Jobs For Americans in order to protect the wealthy from these thinly disguised efforts at blackmail.

Republicans believe that what is fair is a hand up, not a hand out.  If you give a kid a candy corn, he’ll eat for a day, but if you take away his candy corn and make him grow his own sugar cane, he'll grow up to have a job we will eventually send overseas.  ~ House GOP Leader Eric Cantor
Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks, if you don't have candy and you're not rich, blame yourself!  ~ GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain
Nobody should be catering to a class of people who are not even able to pick up their own trash. When America’s children can do their own taxes, they can get tax credits,until then, they should stop ringing doorbells and get busy putting other American children back to work.  ~ GOP contender for the presidency, Michele Bachmann
It starts with those small packets of Smarties, but if you take your eyes off the little succubi for even a nanosecond, they’ll soon be hoofing it down your front walkway with your decorative planters.  ~  Bill O’Reilly
We must take a strong stand against the perpetually lazy, spoiled rotten kids who are out there trick-or-treating each and every year. It’s the juveniles and spoiled brats screwing up this country and it’s time to stop giving them free stuff. And make no mistake about it. These roving bands of misfits and thugs want your stuff.  ~ Rush Limbaugh
The best way to ensure that American children get candy is by giving more candy to the Koch brothers.  ~ Charles and David Koch
There is an economic theory behind cutting candy to the poor while offering candy breaks to the rich.  [Using the Glenn Beck Magic Blackboard ™] See that chocolate fountain?   See how all the rich creamy chocolate at the top eventually pours down to the bottom? Well that’s what makes America so great. And if America’s youngsters want free candy on Oct. 31, the best way for them to get it is to stand at the bottom of the Koch Brothers’ chocolate fountain with a Dixie cup.  ~ Glenn Beck
::snark off::

Have a happy Halloween everybuddy -- it may be our last if the GOP get their way ;~>

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