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Los Angeles County bans trick-or-treating
this Halloween due to coronavirus

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 9/9/2020 4:13:32 AM

This year was scary enough. Traditional Halloween activities won't be allowed for residents in Los Angeles County this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to local health officials. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced a ban on door-to-door trick-or-treating, carnivals, festivals, live entertainment and haunted houses. "Door to door trick or treating is not allowed because it can be very difficult to maintain proper social distancing on porches and at front doors especially in neighborhoods that are popular with trick or treaters," officials said in a news release detailing guidelines for the annual tradition.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read 9/9/2020 5:30:42 AM (No. 535340)
Of course they have. We can't have people enjoying themselves. I have no doubt they will ban Thanksgiving and Christmas too.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL 9/9/2020 5:48:51 AM (No. 535354)
Isn't that a parent's decision. This whole COVID thing is crazy and out of control.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: franq 9/9/2020 5:52:51 AM (No. 535357)
Wife heard thru her sister in PA that Wolfe has arbitrarily extended their lockdowns. Rogue mayors and governors have turned this country on its head.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Highlander 9/9/2020 5:56:37 AM (No. 535361)
I’m ok with banning trick-or-treaters. We suffer the annual invasion of tricked up children of Democrat voters, demanding free candy. It’s not your 50’s Halloween anymore. It’s disgusting to see cars parked bumper-to-bumper on the access roads to our neighborhood whenever this socially acceptable extortionfest comes around.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum 9/9/2020 6:23:57 AM (No. 535382)
The left and some pearl clutchers on the right have sucked out any joy that children could possibly have this year. While I am not a huge fan of trick or treating, the kids get a big kick out of it. They love dressing up as their favorite characters and going out and getting candy that will for the most part be thrown away or eaten by parents. This virus has been terribly hard on children. They have had amusement parks closed, fairs canceled, festivals cancelled, pools closed, have been unable to have birthday parties and go to movies. All the fun things have been jerked right out from under them. People making these decisions are just real life grinches. These totalitarians are having a ball but the rest of us have had enough. We now have been taught that we must shut down our lives on the whim of some elected official or power hungry bureaucrat. I am amazed by lengths these power driven nitwits will go to retain control. Our children are suffering from this continued lockdown. School is chaotic, virtual learning is a nightmare for students and teachers, and children need socialization. Please, make it stop!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Red Jeep 9/9/2020 7:16:43 AM (No. 535414)
After President Trump wins re-election we need to nationally or locally enact laws that only allow governors and mayors emergency powers for immediate physical emergencies like fires and floods, all other "emergency measures like a shut down for a virus can only be approved by a board comprised equally of the left and right politicos. This is to prevent governors and mayors from becoming dictators.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 9/9/2020 7:26:37 AM (No. 535421)
But they can still riot, loot, and burn buildings. Just a different form of trick-or-treating. Its the beginning of September and they are talking about the end of October. Next they will close the polling precincts. Election day is only a few days after Halloween. This has nothing to do with CV.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 9/9/2020 7:36:45 AM (No. 535428)
It's a pity. But, I am sure LA County can work in some good healthy rioting to help restore some excitement into the community.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MattMusson 9/9/2020 7:41:04 AM (No. 535432)
They are just afraid that kids will dress up as cops.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: privateer 9/9/2020 7:43:58 AM (No. 535437)
Children are still welcome to trick-or-treat. They just need to dress in Antifa black, carry a BLM placard, a baseball bat, and a pillowcase to carry their loot.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/9/2020 8:00:42 AM (No. 535455)
Just Trick or Treat in defiance of the petty dictators. Put a sign in your yard Trick or Treaters welcome and turn on your porch light. Next vote the dictators out of office. Don't vote for incumbents that support Chinese virus lockdowns, masks and school closure. A new politician might not be any better but it will help spread the money around.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: pros7767 9/9/2020 8:12:52 AM (No. 535471)
When Bill Gates, Dr. Fauci and the rest of the corrupt Dems "War gamed" what would happen in the event of a pandemic, even they couldn't imagine how easy it would be to turn the American people into scared sheeple. The fact that Americans were so ready to give up their freedoms is terrifying. And I'm with #5, what they are doing to the children is criminal! There will be long term damage and repercussions because of this abuse.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 9/9/2020 8:36:44 AM (No. 535496)
Please pardon this second post, but, while I agree with #5 100%, the dims' objective behind taking away all activities and social outreach away from children is to stress the family unit to the point that the voting parents blame Trump for covid on November 3rd and vote dim. Another dim objective is to start conditioning children at an early age to always obey the marxist state.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 9/9/2020 8:39:22 AM (No. 535499)
I would be more concerned about the spooks on the streets.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/9/2020 8:48:22 AM (No. 535511)
I'm so glad I live in fly over country. I'm guessing our Dim governor will once again, at the last minute, extend phase #2, because he's drunk with power, but we the people will have the lights on and the candy waiting. It will be the parents choice, and almost everyone is fed up with the mandated BS. Everyone needs to keep repeating the truth, that it's the Dims that are responsible for all this. For Halloween, I might hang my governor in effigy, in the front yard.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo 9/9/2020 9:02:20 AM (No. 535536)
But illegal aliens can still grab all the free government "candy" they want in Los Anheles. No mask or costume needed.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: gone2pot 9/9/2020 9:06:38 AM (No. 535546)
Well, because of the fear of the Chicom virus, the Naval Academy banned normal football practice, forced the team to only be able to lift weights, run, but NO plays, NO scrimmages, NO contact, NO blocking, NO tackling (except tackle dummies), and then let them play BYU on Monday, a team that DID have real football practices to get ready for their season. The first time Navy lined up their offense and defense since 2019 was Monday on the game's first play. Then surprise, Navy got beat 55-3. LA can buy all their kids Skittles and tell them they came from the poop of all the government's purple unicorns. That will get our kids ready for what the national leaders will do to them should they too get admitted to Navy. America has become a Monty Python skit on acid, surrendering to a new source of fear of death that doesn't exist.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: dbdiva 9/9/2020 9:29:29 AM (No. 535573)
But the kids will be wearing masks!!! Isn't that what government tyrants insist upon?? Instead of calling the holiday Halloween just rename it to be Night of Candy Looting and all will be well. Good Grief, the overreach of these power hungry control freaks has to stop.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 9/9/2020 10:15:29 AM (No. 535626)
Darn, I was planning on handing out Trump bumper stickers.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 9/9/2020 10:19:00 AM (No. 535638)
#7 makes a good point. Devil's Night will still be encouraged in the major cities. Burn, baby, burn!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Zigrid 9/9/2020 10:21:25 AM (No. 535642)
Awwww... now my grandchildren can't go begging for food at the neighbor's's another example of "only for me...not for THEE" politicians... like pelosi getting her hair done while WE regular folk had to deal with out of control's about control....wonder if a citation will be issued to little munchkins while out on the neighbor streets... all covered up with masks and costumes....
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Reply 22 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 9/9/2020 10:34:07 AM (No. 535655)
On July 4th they also banned all firework displays, in case you forgot how that turned out I'll remind you. For as far as you could see, from sea the the mountains the city became a sea of rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in the air.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 9/9/2020 10:47:22 AM (No. 535671)
RE #17: Is THAT what happened?? I was wondering. I started to watch the game and after a while, it looked like a Pop Warner team playing the Patriots. That’s when I turned it off. Didn't really want to see an esteemed military academy have their arses handed to them on the football field.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Arby 9/9/2020 11:00:33 AM (No. 535688)
Control everything. Destroy everything. Rule everything. The leftist's creed.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: TLCary 9/9/2020 11:01:05 AM (No. 535690)
The thought of ever taking a kid out Trick Or Treating in Los Angeles... Now that is truly terrifying. Or Chicago without kevlar. Talk about spooky.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: little guy 9/9/2020 11:16:43 AM (No. 535705)
Well ... seeing it's Los Angeles (originally named "El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles"" --- translation = The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels ... how's that for irony?) may I make a suggestion to the mayor? Have all the kids dress up in Halloween costumes anyway and then have them sit out on their front lawns or in a big parking lot. Then have all the parents drive by and throw candy at them. Instead of a drive by shooting, make it a drive by Trick or Treat.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/9/2020 11:49:01 AM (No. 535736)
Next LAC will ban Christmas because it will be very difficult to maintain social distancing from Santa Claus.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: NotaBene 9/9/2020 11:52:46 AM (No. 535738)
Los Angeles is giving California a bad name. Derelicts and BLM reparators roaming the streets at nights lit by fires is making every night Halloween. Garcetti and Nancy´s nephew should be ashamed of themselves, as should all the Democrat voters that destroyed our state.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: XCenturion 9/9/2020 3:57:42 PM (No. 535885)
Darn, and I was going to dress up like Joe Biden and wander around aimlessly with a lost look expression on my face. LA you deserve your mayor.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 9/9/2020 4:03:12 PM (No. 535891)
Can they dress up like antifa thugs and torch your house if you don't give them candy?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Southern Oracle 9/9/2020 5:01:51 PM (No. 535937)
Great news! This wonderful Democrat mandate will spread to all Democrat states, cities, and party towns hacking EVERYBODY off - just 3 days before Election Day.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Quigley 9/9/2020 5:23:30 PM (No. 535950)
Can I trick or treat if i promise to burn a building down?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: globalwarmer 9/9/2020 5:31:08 PM (No. 535954)
This will probably work about as well as the fireworks ban over the 4th. LA was lit up like I've never seen before.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: edgar 9/9/2020 6:19:11 PM (No. 535986)
Devil's Night has not been cancelled in LA.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Strike3 9/9/2020 6:53:56 PM (No. 536015)
Taking bets - Rachel Levine will be the most popular costume this Halloween. Guv Wolf will be having multiple heart attacks.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: JimBob 9/10/2020 2:01:56 AM (No. 536226)
But.... the Looting and Arson-filled "Devil's Night" is still ON! Don't believe me? Wait and See!
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