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Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween: Yet Another Ploy of the Liberal Menace

posted by on November 2 at 14:05 PM

Just when you think a man like Sean Hannity can’t get any more pathetic, he opens his mouth again:

On the October 31 edition of Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes, co-host Sean Hannity claimed that “Halloween is a liberal holiday” and “is teaching our kids to be liberals.” Hannity explained that “we’re teaching kids to knock on other people’s doors and ask for a handout.” Co-host Alan Colmes responded by asking if that meant that Christmas is a “liberal holiday.” Colmes asserted that Halloween represents “the act of giving,” and asked: “Isn’t that a Christian thing, to give, to share with your community?” Hannity replied: “Not to teach your kids to beg for a handout.”

I guess the good old Halloween leads to Satanism argument has run out of steam.

(Thank to Slog Tipper Matt Hickey.)

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What. A. Fucking. Moron.

Posted by hannity hell | November 2, 2007 2:16 PM

Frankly, if conservatives (who, in the guise of the Catholic Church, initially "Christianized" a pagan mid-winter celebration) want to give it back to us liberals, that's fine with me; we can trade them back for, um - oh, right. Just about every religious holiday was co-opted from the pagans.

And heck, I always thought the notion of "gimme some candy or something bad might happen to you" was a purely Capitalistic form of extortion. I mean, isn't that essentially how the insurance industry operates?

Posted by COMTE | November 2, 2007 2:20 PM

Everybody hates him. And his ridiculous fucking hair. God. Someone shoot it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 2, 2007 2:20 PM

Too late, Mr. Poe. I think it's been dead for quite some time already.

Posted by COMTE | November 2, 2007 2:22 PM

Christmas is totally a conservative holiday. It demonstrates the conservative ideal of demanding nice gifts from others while giving shitty stuff in return.

Posted by keshmeshi | November 2, 2007 2:44 PM

Colbert did a bit like this the other day on his show (Halloween teaches kids to beg for handouts). I wonder if he was mocking H&C or if he came up with it independently? I prefer to think he came up with it independently since that makes Hannity look like even more of a complete moron.

Posted by Julie | November 2, 2007 3:04 PM

Those welfare queens are never going to go straight if we keep giving them candy.

Posted by Fnarf | November 2, 2007 3:12 PM

Conservatives don't ask for handouts? Since when? The RNC, PTL Club, Pat Robertson, every church ever, well, it is endless isn't it?

Posted by derek | November 2, 2007 3:24 PM

So Hannity's taking his talking points straight from the Onion's "Editorial Cartoon" now, is he?

Posted by flamingbanjo | November 2, 2007 3:39 PM

Steven Colbert on the Colbert Report just did a bit on this a couple of nights ago. WTF is going on with the right? Parroting parodies about themselves.

Posted by mirror | November 2, 2007 4:36 PM

PS. to be clear Colbert was saying the stuff about kids begging as if he had made it up on his own...

Posted by mirror | November 2, 2007 4:39 PM

Trick or Treat! i.e. Give us candy or we'll TP your front yard!--sounds like extortion to me. Forget conservatives or liberals--I think Halloween has been taken over by the Mafia...

Posted by RainMan | November 3, 2007 1:49 PM

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