….or “How I learned to reach across the aisle to my Progressive brothers and sisters and learn how to bear down on the really important stuff”
This is lifted from an “update” I got from a State Legislator (not mine) who is one of several I regularly nag about this, that and the other:
Staying Safe During Halloween
It is that time of year again where our streets and neighborhoods will soon be filled with trick-or-treating. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 it was estimted that there were 40 million trick-or-treaters between the ages of five and 14. Help keep children safe this year – and every year – by following some easy safety tips.
Trick-or-treating is a fun activity with friends or family. Young children should always be accompanied by an adult.
Make sure that an adult is present, and tell kids to never go into a strangers’ home.
Only visit homes with lights on and accept treats at the door.
Always thank people for the treats they give out.
A flashlight can help guide kids on a safe path to the next door.
Walk on sidewalks and driveways.
As tempting as it may be to run across the street to the next house, make sure that kids cross the street at corners and not in between cars.
Candy should be brought home and inspected with an adult before eating.
Trick-or-treating can be a fun but hectic activity. Make sure children know where to go in case they get lost or how to reach supervising adults by cell phone.
The guy’s a Republican, pro-gun, good on a lot of issues, and I know he didn’t write this stuff up himself, but still. It’s the idea that in an official capacity, whether at the statehouse or not, he feels compelled to remind folks that trick-or-treating is a fun activity and to remind kiddies to say thank you. Not to mention the obligatory “safety tips”.
? Is it that bad? Is it, at long last, really that bad?
Guess I should just be grateful that it’s not proposed legislation on new regulatory measures.