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Brownback announces annual Easter egg hunt

March 5, 2012

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— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and first lady Mary Brownback have announced the date for the annual children's Easter egg hunt at Cedar Crest, their official residence.

The event will take place at 11 a.m. on April 7, the Saturday before Easter. It's open to children ages 1 through 9, and a local radio station plans to broadcast live from the hunt and give away a bicycle.

Sponsors include the National Guard, the Kansas Capitol Police, Russell Stover Candies Inc., and Security Benefit Group Inc., which has its headquarters about three-quarters of a mile to the west.

Shuttles from Security Benefit's parking lot to Cedar Crest will begin at 9 a.m.

The governor's office says if there's rain, all candy will be donated to a local children's charity.

Comments

Paul R Getto 4 years, 6 months ago

I am shocked, shocked, that he'd sponsor a pagan ritual, one with Middle Eastern origins no less: "Bunnies, Hares, and Ostara: There are some claims that the original Easter eggs are Pagan symbols from Europe, but there's little evidence to support this. Instead, it seems to be a more middle eastern tradition. However, in Europe there may have been a goddess called Eostre, whose name gives us both Ostara and Easter. The Venerable Bede describes Eostre as a goddess with fertility associations, which loosely connects her to both rabbits and eggs. Author Jacob Grimm (of Grimm's fairy tales) suggested that eggs were a symbol of early European Paganism. In some early cultures, the nocturnal hare was actually considered a symbol of the moon. In addition to feeding at night, the hare's gestation period is approximately 28 days -- the same as a full lunar cycle. In European folklore, the rabbit connection to eggs is one based on confusion. In the wild, hares nest in what is known as a form -- basically, a nest for bunnies. When the hares abandoned a form, it was sometimes taken over by plovers, who would then lay their eggs in it. The locals would then find eggs in the hare's form." http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/ostarathespringequinox/p/EasterEggs.htm

somedude20 4 years, 6 months ago

Everyone knows that E. Bunny was/is Jesus's uncle....stay thirsty my friends

RogueThrill 4 years, 6 months ago

I think Jewish folk are likely to be more offended.

gr 4 years, 6 months ago

Related to fertility? No doubt. How about incest? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithra

It gets confusing so do some searching yourself. But, Nimrod's mother, Semiramis (Latin: Mea Domina), was also his sister. And wife. Nimrod died an "untimely" death. But, Semiramis was pregnant with her second son. (Nimrod was her first). The pregnancy was explained as Nimrod going to the sun to become the sun god, Baal, but then his spirit returned to impregnate her by immaculate conception. (Kind of a counterfeit before the real)

Guess what comes about nine month's later? Little baby Tammuz, the "reincarnation" of Nimrod, or incest. This eventually merged with Mithra. Which also merged again with some religions. And what happens about nine months from now?

Happy Mithra. Nothing about Jesus here.

evilpenguin 4 years, 6 months ago

but due to cutbacks, eggs will be replaced with WWII grenades

doc1 4 years, 6 months ago

In that case I hope Sam fills his basket.

Orwell 4 years, 6 months ago

Or promises of eggs, sooner or later.

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