Monday, October 31, 2005

Latino kids in fun-ban shock

What next? Compulsory short-back-and-sides? No kissing in public? An end to kite-flying?

According to the BBC, Hugo Chavez is calling for a "ban on Halloween", although the article under the creepy headline provides no evidence whatsoever that he wants to ban anything. Not that it matters, for headshaking skimmers of the BBC website will already have come away with all the desired counterfactual impressions: a) Chavez is petty; b) Chavez is ridiculous; c) Chavez is a dictator - grim, humourless and puritanical, like lefties everywhere. Surely Venezuelans will see sense and choose freedom instead?

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