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Halloween Costume–What on Earth Have We Become?


Is this a good little Republican being brought up by good Republican Christians? I see absolutely nothing funny about this picture. As a matter of fact, I believe this child’s parents deserve a good ole’ patriotic cockpunch!

Update: I hope someone gets shot wearing this t-shirt!!!!!  !

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101 Responses to “Halloween Costume–What on Earth Have We Become?”

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  2. Um.. I think it’s quite funny.

  3. Steve O,

    How do you know it’s not the child of an anti-Semitic  , atheistic, Democratic l iberal?

  4. Hallowe’en costumes were once explicitly intended to frighten people into keeping their doors locked. If that costume doesn’t frighten you, then you really are an idiot.

  5. “anti-Semiti c, atheistic, Democratic l iberal? ”

    SteveIL, there’s no such a thing, you screwball.  Don’t you Religious Right loonies believe in anything that’s actually real?

    JMJ

  6. I just wish we had 100s of kids in these costumes running the streets, it would maybe start to give us a feel for what it’s like in iraq.

  7. during times of national conflict it’s common for children to play at being ‘the enemy’ - think ‘cowboys and indians’, ‘cops and robbers’, etc.

    this costume seems perfectly ordinary to me, particularly so for rural/patrio tic parts of the US. i imagine this kid would get lots of surprised laughs in many small-town neighborhood s in the US - and shocked condemnation in big-city liberal areas.

  8. You show no evidence that this is the child of a Republican. For all we know, this could be your kid that you dressed up to make it look like conservative s don’t care about the future of their children.

    Where did you get this image?

     

  9. Paul V,

    It was e-mailed to me so sorry for no link. I see where you are coming from and trust me, this kid is too ugly to be my kid if I had one to begin with.

    The idea in and of itself is disgusting and I can promise you that no self respecting liberal would let their kid dress as a suicide bomber or Jesus.

    C’mon people, have we become this numb to violence? Fuck!
     

  10. I would never let my kid wear that on Halloween.

    With all the spooks out that night this kid will probably end up in some secret prison.

  11. @Jersey:

    Was that a joke or do you really believe that there is no such thing? Because there, and it’s dangerous to believe otherwise. I think you missed Steve’s point.

    There are irresponsibl e parents that find amusement in this type of “use” for their children of all types political/re ligious persuasions. If we were looking at a picture of the same child lampooning a “baby killing, war-for-oil fighting, anglo death angel” we would be talking about the “screwed up left-wing wackos” using their child and an ideological billboard.

     

  12. Jersey:

    Was that a joke or do you really believe that there is no such thing? Because there, and it’s dangerous to believe otherwise. I think you missed Steve’s point.

    There are irresponsibl e parents that find amusement in this type of “use” for their children of all types political/re ligious persuasions. If we were looking at a picture of the same child lampooning a “baby killing, war-for-oil fighting, anglo death angel” we would be talking about the “screwed up left-wing wackos” using their child and an ideological billboard.

  13. oh come on, have a sense of humor. that is absolutely hilarious.  people have dressed up as “the enemy” throughout history,  charlie chaplin’s hitler routines were laughed at during the time he was alive and hitler is arguably more offensive than a suicide bomber.

  14. James,

    This costume serves only to numb you of the reality of the ugliness of war. Hey, I should go make a costume of a Japanese Zero and go knocking on doors in Chinatown or go trick or treating in Pearl Harbor with it.

    In short it is disgusting and in bad taste.

    This is nothing to be mocked. Would you let your daughter dress up as a back alley abortion gone bad?

    This is wrong on soooo many levels!

     

     

  15. the only reason anyone is offended is the raghead reference. sorry but the truth is not many people without turbans are suicide bombers… you do not see to many white/black/ chinese/etc americans strapping on bombs in protest of just about anything… the costume is funny.

  16. “Good Republican Christian” is an oxymoron, sir.

     

  17. Holloween is about (well, now adays, it didn’t start out this way) becoming the things that scare us. Witches and goblins have ceased to scare us. The enlightenmen t and all… Now what scares us is suicide bombers.

    It’s just one day out of the year, for crying out loud… 

  18. Many people make reference to this kid dressing up as the “enemy.” If he really were dressing up as the enemy, he would look like Bush.

  19. anyone who thinks this is funny or appropriate is part of the serious problem we face in this country.  this is disgusting. 

  20. XMan - turbans are worn by Sikhs, not Muslims. Although Sikhs have been known to be involved in some pretty violent activities (look up the Amritsar Massacre) they do not normally go around blowing themselves up.

    My advice would be to dress up kids like this but to use real TNT, then tell them not to press the button. Seeing how long they last would be a good test of parental discipline.

  21. I have no problem with this sort of dark humor.

    Lighten up, folks!

     BTW, the kid isn’t using the switch correctly - the idea is to hold down the plunger, so that if a sniper takes him out, the plunger will likely be released.

    He’d make a poor suicide bomber…
     

  22. I have an idea, how about we dress the kid up as Jesus and strap bombs to him? Anyone find offense to that?

    Hoe about we dress this kid up in black face and a machete and have him run through Darfur?

    I’m sorry, I’m at my wits end, anybody that thinks this is OK is a fucking assbag!!! Plain and simple.

    WWJD?

  23. By the way, here in EUROPE that photo would be RACIST.

  24. Who exactly does this offend, suicide bombers, who cares what those hell-bound miscreants think?  I personally like the idea of poking fun at this situation, at least we aren’t burning effigies.

  25. Steve-O: your indignation is correct but so is the response of humor. That is the whole point of our democracy: an open forum of opinions.  I can’t tell you one response was more right than the other. Nor can I tell you (nor you me) the intent of the costume. I do not expect nor demand that everyone live with the same attention to sensitivity that I might.

       The point is, if it is offensive to you don’t do it, but don’t disallow the idea that others may not be so disturbed. A good bumper sticker says: “Don’t like abortions? Don’t have one!” I would suggest the same thing here.

     

  26. i totally agree with you steve.

     

  27. It’s FUCKING hilarious!

  28. I think it’s funny

  29. Your website pops up a crappy “not supported” windows with Safari. Try harder.

  30. I’d rather see this costume than a generic Walmart Power Rangers costume any day. Rather than being a bland throwaway icon, it references real fears and serious issues in a homemade creative way. Whether or not you are offended, it makes you think. In fact, I find that it stimulates strong emotions and deep thoughts about current world events, our culture, children in war, Halloween, and fear. It’s a costume as art and cultural expression. I strongly support it, regardless of the parent’s politics.

  31. I’d rather see this costume than a generic Walmart Power Rangers costume any day. Rather than being a bland throwaway icon, it references real fears and serious issues in a homemade creative way. Whether or not you are offended, it makes you think. In fact, I find that it stimulates strong emotions and deep thoughts about current world events, our culture, children in war, Halloween, and fear. It’s a costume as art and cultural expression. I strongly support it, regardless of the parent’s politics.

  32. I don’t know what the kid is wearing on his head but he looks thoroughly American to me. How many Americans blow themselves up in schools kill other kids etc…..
    I also don’t like the xenophobian aspect you chaps latch on to ever thought of how the other side feels? There is no respect no wonder America is in poo.

  33. I don’t know what the kid is wearing on his head but he looks thoroughly American to me. How many Americans blow themselves up in schools kill other kids etc…..
    I also don’t like the xenophobian aspect you chaps latch on to ever thought of how the other side feels? There is no respect no wonder America is in poo.

  34. Why is this wrong?

    It’s truth. Truth is always part of things funny.

    What’s truly sad is how unbelievably over-senstiv e people have become. One cannot even cut a hangnail without someone else being offended. The result is going to a bland society where everyone is afraid to say anything.

    Grow a set and stop being a emo dipstick.

  35. Why is this wrong?

    It’s truth.  Truth is always part of things funny.  

    What’s truly sad is how unbelievably over-senstiv e people have become.  One cannot even cut a hangnail without someone else being offended.  The result of this ludicrousnes s is going to a bland society where everyone is afraid to offend anyone, and free speech will just mean nothing.  I hate our generation for that.

    Grow a set and stop being a emo dipstick.

    BTW, safari doesn’t work on your site.  I’m truly *deeply* offended by this. 

  36. Cornbread, I meant it.  Atheists are not that stupid.

    JMJ

  37. What’s to say the kid didn’t come up with the idea for the costume? Anyhow, I don’t find it funny, but I don’t find it particularly offensive either. 

  38. jesus wouldn’t approve

  39. I agree…. with everyone.  Arguably, the best thing about America is our right to have opinions that differ from others, and to speak them.  Arguably, the scariest thing about living in the America of the George W. Bush Administrati on is that freedom is slowly being taken away - whether or not that is consciously and intentionall y in response to terrorism. 

    So go ahead!  Disagree!  Talk about it!  But realize that with the direction this administrati on is taking us, a time may come when you may no longer be able to do so.  Intolerance and censorship of dissenting and opposing views against our government is already occuring, and losing that precious right is yet another step away from the democracy we so cherish, and toward the type of totalitarian ist regeims we seem to be so intent on converting to a way of life that is slowly slipping from our grasp.

  40. Disagree!  Talk about it!  But realize that with the direction this administrati on is taking us, a time may come when you may no longer be able to do so.

    I’d love to debate that point but I’m off to Borders Books to check out the plethora of anti-Bush, anti-Republi can, anti-Conserv ative book titles that have been published in recent months…befor e it’s no longer possible to find them everywhere you look.

  41. Craig, do you only apporve of the free market when it markets things you like?  If Bush were popular, there’d be a plethora of pro-Bush books.

    JMJ

  42. I want that costume. Seriously.

  43. meh.  I just find it tasteless.

    It just shows ignorance on the parent’s behalf.

  44. i love it!

  45. i love it!

  46. I wouldn’t let my kids out in that costume.  What happens when some trigger happy cop takes your child out because the cop thought it was for real?

  47. Jersey,

    I celebrate all forms of free market economics and I rejoice in the publication of dissenting voices. I was responding to the immediately previous commenter who forcast the end of dissent via
    the direction this administrati on is taking us” a direction which may lead us to a time when dissent is no longer possible. In response to this view, I provided the plethora of dissents published in recent months…as counter evidence against the previous commenters alarmism.

    Given the books, magazines, daily newspaper reports, op-eds, columns, tv talking heads, millions of blogs etc, devoted to tearing the present administrati on to shreds, I find such alarmism amusing…sill y actually.

    I could not be happier that people are able to publish any kind of tripe they wish, make gobs of money thereby, and not have to fear arrest. Nations where this is possible are shrinking even as free democracies become more numerous. I recently read where, in France, Germany and Austria, one can be arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to prison time for publishing a book or article arguing that 6 million Jews were not systematical ly and deliberately killed by the Nazi regime. In France, one can also get prison time for denying the Armenian genocide. This I find appalling and nearly as devastating to free speech as burning (empty) embassies over mocking cartoons of Mohammad by angry Muslims.

    Thank God people can still say pretty much what they want.

  48. I’m sorry I did not read all of the comments, I know this may have been said but..

    Having kids wear Freddie Kruger and Jason masks and fake blood is ok, but dressing up like a terrorist (someone real scary) is not. God….oops…y all don’t like him…

    Man you liberals are funny. Your guys are better than Def Comedy Jam!

     

    Happy Halloween!

  49. […] Via Teambio […]

  50. You sheeple STILL believe in terrorists that want to git us? Do you still believe in the Boogeyman? Santa Claus? Jeebus? GAHD?

    Why don’t you spend your energy believing in something that’s really out there, in our streets, trying to git us? Like insane Republican Neocon Fascist War-mongerin g Lying Asshats.

     Git some perspective. Quit believing the lies spurting out of your TVs. Use yer brains. Buy a clue. Wake the fark up.

    Best advice yer gonna git all dang day. Now, go dress up with your children as ANYTHING YOU WANT and have some fun.

  51. […] […]

  52. Steve O, I think you are very much part of the problem and not the solution. You appear to be in the habit of taking a self-righteo us position that you assume allows you to insult (’cockpunch’  , ‘assbag’) others who you see as morally wrong. Most people see this for the arrogance that it is and you harm rather than hurt any cause you ‘take up’.

    I thought the picture was funny (comment 2) and I still do. I also happen to have participated in rallies against the war in 2003 as I have always seen it as a war of aggression. However that’s my position and I don’t insult ppl who thought differently.

    If you think ppl would be offended by this picture, wake up and realise that there are many, many *real* things happening right now that are much more offensive.

    Please learn that using self-righteo us and abusive language does not somehow validate you as a person.

  53. Steve O
    I’m a Libertarian. I think it’s funny.
    Lighten up.

     

    True terrorism is a rich man’s game.

     

     

  54. Craig,

    In France, it is still legal (as far as I know) to deny the Holocaust. Obviously, given the history, Germany and Austria are rather more sensitive and felt they need to prove they’ve made a clean break with the past.

    The Armenian Genocide law is not really to suppress free speech, it’s just to piss off Turkey and prevent them from joining the EU. Turkey has a law against insulting the nation, which is often taken to mean pointing out their genocide on the Armenians.

    I agree with you that both are wrong, but it’s hardly an assault on free speech.

  55. It’s hilarious. Besides if we don’t have a sense of humor then the terrorists win. And btw, righteous indignation is boring crap. 

  56. To me it’s disturbing and sad - not because of PC concerns, and I agree with a lot of what was said earlier about the original meaning of Halloween… but it bothers me because it’s very unlikely that this kid came up with this idea himself, and that means his parents or some other adults are trivializing some really tragic situations - I recently watched a documentary on suicide bombers and was struck by the hopelessness and despair they expressed. That makes turning it into cheap laughs disturbing because of the degree of either callousness or ignorance it shows.

  57. Jersey, you said:

    “anti-Semi tic, atheistic, Democratic l iberal? “

    SteveIL, there’s no such a thing, you screwball.  Don’t you Religious Right loonies believe in anything that’s actually real?

    I’m not a member of the Religious Right, and never have been.  I’ve never followed any of the Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell types; and, at best, am a non-practici ng Catholic (non-practic ing for a variety of reasons I won’t explain) who believes in God (think the opening lyrics of Megadeth’s song Peace Sells…, “What do you mean, I dont believe in god? / I talk to him every day.”).  I’m also a big South Park fan, and find it hysterical when they take on the various religions.  So, don’t confuse me with a member of the “Religious Right”.

    I was just commenting on Steve O’s assertion that this may have been “a good little Republican being brought up by good Republican Christians”, and how he could think that it could it only be from a “Republican” .

  58. He was baiting you, SteveIL.  It was lark.

    JMJ

  59. And I baited him back.

  60. Paul (comment #54),

    You could be right about the French and the Nazi Holocaust. I think I remember reading somewhere that that, too, was illegal there but my source could have been wrong.

    If Austria and Germany wish to make a break with their Nazi past, it seems to me that the way to do that is by overturning the Nazi proclivity toward stifling, criminalizin g and even punishing the free expression of points of view that dissent with the accepted dogma with death. That would prove they’ve broken with their history, not carrying on, in admittedly milder form, the very criminalizin g of free expression that their forebears enforced. That’s my opinion anyway. I mean the last guy tried in Austria hadn’t committed his crime in Austria. He’d published it elsewhere. Apparently it’s not only a crime in Austria to deny the holocaust in Austria but to deny it anywhere in the world makes one liable to trial and prison if one dares to step within Austria’s boundaries.

    As for France’s Armenian genocide law…you mean you would feel comfortable going to france and publishing a book or article denying the Armenian genocide? You’d feel comfortable  (I mean aside from feeling uncomfortabl e about denying something that occurred) that you wouldn’t be charged and tried? I wouldn’t. The law stifles free expression even if the Government never intends to enforce it…today. Some goof-ball might get in power in the future and decide to do so. It’s intent may be only to piss off Turkey but I think it is an assault on free speech nonetheless.

    Thanks for the clarificatio ns though.

  61. Craig,

    To be honest, no, not really. They are stifling free speech, I quite agree, and I also agree that they shouldn’t be on the books in either country.

    But, I can see why Germany and Austria feel they need to have them. They may have outlived their usefulness, but right after WWII? Maybe a little bit more necessary.

    The French law doesn’t have a defence just an explanation. I would be shocked if anyone was prosecuted. It really is about internal politics to prove that they won’t let the evil Turkey in, and are just trying to antagonise the Turkish government into doing something stupid to persuade the rest of the EU “See, they aren’t like us, they shouldn’t be allowed to join”.

    And Craig, that’s exactly our argument against a lot of the current Administrati on’s laws. Sure they might never use them in the way we think they can be used, but that won’t stop a future goofball. ;)

  62. If the kid was a little bit younger, he might have been packing a dirty bomb in his diaper, too.

  63. If I thought the parents/kid REALLY UNDERSTOOD the sociopolitic al issues over there, it would be one thing… but frankly I think they’re just another pack of ignert amerkins who think it’s okay to make fun of brown people.

  64. Taking modern European history into account - Paul and Craig - and imagining yourself in a democratic postision to make the decision - leaving ourselves and America out of it - what would you think of the illegalizati on of specific ignorant hate speech? 

    (Personally, I don’t care if someone propogandize s Nazism, as long as someone is held accountable if someone acts on it.)

    JMJ

  65. Jersey,

    I agree. Outright incitement should be illegal. I don’t care who you’re inciting violence against. Up to that point, well, you can be an offensive bastard, just don’t get upset when you’re called an offensive bastard because of it. But I’m white, middle class, professional  , agnostic and male, so it’s not like I’m likely to be the target of an awful lot of hate speech or incitement.

    However, I can see it being a problem because we don’t live in a perfect world, and encouragemen t to the various -isms can be a problem when the actual -ism is still present in a large part of society. I don’t know if the best thing to do is restrict the speech or just point out that the peson in question is an -ismist. But I can see government wanting to ‘address the problem’ and that is always dangerous on questions like this.

  66. Paul, you’ve gotten a little ahead, there.  What is incitement - what is “fire in the theater?”

    You know, as I do, that Bush or Balir, talking about “fighting them there than here” is past the fire that never was iin the theater.

    What the hell do we say next?

    (That’s what’s baffling me…)

    JMJ  

  67. To answer the direct question, just to make it clear, I’d be against outlawing specific instances of hate speech. I’m also against outlawing hate speech in general, unless it is calling for violence against the group, and then I think just one law should cover it (we’ve got several, one for racism, one for sexism, one for religious intolerance, nothing on homophobia yet). No group should be protected from having its feelings hurt, but all groups should be protected from people violence and attempts to provoke it.

    While I’m busy in my imaginary role as elected dictator of the UK’s free speech, I personally would also get rid of the blasphemy laws.

    But I’m not sure what you mean by the Bush and Blair comment. all that seems to me to be is basic political half-truths and obfuscation, and I’m not sure you could get rid of that.

  68. instead of the traditional haunted house, we’re doing a halloween concentratio n camp this year! what do you guys think? complete with gas chamber,  a giant pit filled with bodies, shoe piles, scenes of rape, starvation, etc. a great idea, right? maybe not as fun as this little angel dresssed up as a suicide bomber, but it sure will be scary!

  69. Taking modern European history into account - Paul and Craig - and imagining yourself in a democratic postision to make the decision - leaving ourselves and America out of it - what would you think of the illegalizati on of specific ignorant hate speech? 

    Jersey,

    Give me an example. I mean, I’m not sure how capable I am of leaving myself and America out of it, as you say.

    Anyway, I’ll do my best to answer. I am fairly comfortable with the current Supreme Court view of permissible and impermissibl e speech. That is to say, anything that cannot be shown to be designed to lead to violence or illegal acts is permissible speech. If some KKK member publishes a pamphlet that calls blacks the ‘n’ word, refers to them as subhuman and without rights in this country, as abhorent as I view the opinions and epithets, it is permissible speech. The best antidote is to point out its biggotry, call it by name, debunk it and marginalize it and to work toward spreading and validating understandin g of African-Amer icans, their past and present plights as well as their cultural positives and negatives. Criminalizin g bigoted speech will not stamp out bigotry or hatred.

    On the other hand a statement by a good old boy to a group of like-minded biggots to the effect of “that [specific] n***** gotta die; go take care of the SOB” is criminal speech because it is intended to incite murder. Even if the particular good old boy doesn’t do the killing, his speech is incitement and is a criminal act.

    An imam telling his congregation that it is permissible in Allah’s eyes to kill Americans because they are engaged in mass murder of Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq and throughout the world is the sort of speech that can lead to the murder of innocent Americans but the speech itself would not be considered criminal by the Court if I understand the current state of first amendment law because it is not saying “Go out and kill the infidels”, just expressing a theological viewpoint that Allah permits Muslims to engage in violence in defense of other Muslims. This is very dangerous speech because it is placing the imprimatur of a deity on the killing of people who are not directly engaged in murdering Muslims and of people who may be personally opposed to killing anyone for any reason, who may be opposed to the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq and find America’s treatment of detainees to be appalling. But it is protected speech.

    Whether it should be is another question. That is, whether our bill of rights should shield the open permission of what most people would agree is murder at a time when trains are being blown up in Madrid, busses in London, embassies around the world, Jews in Tel Aviv, in an age when Salman Rushdie must hide for fear that he will get the same treatment as the film-maker van Gough, whether, in an age when the publication of cartoons gets calls of death, when opera houses in Germany are cancelling an opera with a scene that might offend Muslims…

    well, that is another question. I don’t quite know how to answer that one. On the one hand, I am for speech being free, as free as possible without bringing grave harm to people’s lives. On the other hand. I imagin that a few terrorist attacks on Americans — a few busses blown up by suicide bombers, for example — and the government will be moving to pass laws against just this kind of fatwa and the Court might just find it permissible on the grounds that it is beginning to become an immediate danger to society, that it has become a form of incitement.

    If we start having terrorist attacks here, I might just agree. At this point, I don’t.

  70. to all the people who find this offensive, how about this link?

    ps i think this costumes great the photo is funny too.

     

  71. hilarious! dressing up as a witch during the salem witch hunt days, which is now the old hat and standard operating procedure wo uld have got the same reaction at the time from those who can´t see how brilliant this is. who still hasn´t “woken up?” ask kevin tilson. does a sticker stop an ied?

  72. The other part of what makes this really FUNNY is how insane it is for the TSA to put little white kids and old ladies through the full terrorist search.

  73. hahahah

    the picture is awesome, but the comments outdo it.

    if you hate this picture, either (a) you’re an idiot or (b) due to harsh living and lack of diversity in your sensory input you operationall y appear to be an idiot.

    either way, you should probably kill yourself. suicide bombing your family might be a great way to go about it.

  74. […] This is a truly scary photograph. Truly scary in that suicide bombers are now old news, and can be treated in such a blasé manner. The way the kid is grinning means that he is aware of suicide bombers and is happy to be mocking them with this costume - he doesn’t look as though he is yet a teenager and already he’s comfortable with the thought of people killing themselves to hurt others. Still, at least there won’t be that many Christian suicide bombers - unless the church decides to OK suicide, of course. […]

  75. Who cares a crap??? Seriously dude, get with it… I don’t think it’s offensive, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it either … Personally I just find it *LAME* that someone would invest their energy in such frivilous persuits such as (a) making terrorist costumes and (b) giving a damn about a kid in a terrorist costume. Sure my opinion would be different if I was in a circumstance where I was grievously affected by a terrorist. What if you were a Moslem in Iraq and your innocent mother was murdered/rap ed by an American soldier? How would you feel then? It’s all relitive. You shouldn’t be taking sides in an argument/cir cumstance in which you have no involvement. In summary: If you guys want to worry about something, try world hunger or disease.

  76. Just a quick question to all the people who say this is no big deal: Were you one of the people outraged at this little beauty? I’m just curious.

  77. Cool costume. I still hope he gets mistaken for a terrorist and shot in the head. One less stupid american.

  78. Paul,

    Outraged? No. Par for the course. It’s the number one career goal: to kill a bunch of Jews and yourself. It’s like american parents showing their babies flash-cards of trigonometry functions wanting their kids to grow up to be genii only instead of that, Palestinian parents want their kid to grow up to be a Jew-killer. It’s kind of cute, actually. For Holloween, this tyke probably would dress as a pig or a rat with star of David arm-bands, fangs with blood dripping from his mouth and all…somethin g really scary.

    Paul, the picture in the thread here is insensitive, at best. The picture you provided is a mass murderer in the making. It’s a little hard to see the corrolation. This guy will probably pump gas for a living, or wash cars. Your guy will probably learn to shoot Jews by seven. A little perspective?

    _________ 

    For those of you hoping the kid gets shot having been mistaken for a terrorist, I hope you eat shit and die. If the police in this kid’s town can’t distinguish a trick or treater from a suicide bomber, of which we’ve had exactly zero so far in this country (zero using bomb belts, anyway) then I suggest that you’ve got much bigger problems than a kid with a fake bomb-belt. You’ve got trigger-happ y morons for police and you should move immediately or you’re all doomed.

    People, actual suicide bombers don’t wear their bombs outside their clothes…that would tend to let people know that they are about to be blown up and people would run away. Not good for the suicide/murd er business. Can’t kill Jews properly that way. Honestly, people, get a grip on reality.

    Have a nice day. 

  79. Halloween costumes are supposed to be scary. In this day and age, that’s scary to a lot of people.  I totally approve of dressing up as a suicide bomber for Halloween.

     

    Stereotypica l?  Sure, but I don’t see a major issue in this specific case. 

  80. I live in Germany and all I know is that that costume as well as some of the comments here are just one of the reasons why the whole rest of the world hates the US right now.What the first guy said was right: it’s not funny. Especially considering the fact that 1000 of US-citiziens died on 9/11.

  81. Um.. HAHAHAHA!!!!
    That’s hilarious!!! Anyone who doesn’t think so can refer to the constitution .
    (Jesus swallows!)

  82. What is it with the Jesus comments?! 

    WWJB?

  83. It’s not scary…. just sad.

  84. I think it’s pretty funny. but I’m not a no-nonsense hard-ass like yourself.Whe n I was 15, I donned red sweatpants a white shirt a white ski-cap with a rope hanging from the top, and told people I was a used tampon! In the words of Dylan, “the times, they are a-changin’.” Get used to it, or get movin’ on…

  85. I really resent that comment left below the picture. “A good little Republican?” I really hope “Steve O” is not insinuating that only Republicans would be in support of such a costume. Right now in this time of paranoia and fear, both Repubicans, Democrats, Independants  , and those who belong to no party may find this amusing. People from all parties may find this offensive.

    This person who wrote the comment needs to stop automaticall y sterotyping people. It is because of people like you that sterotypes are still used to immediately judge things upon sight without obtaining more information, the TRUTH, first.

    I am a Republican and find nothing amusing about this costume. I think promoting violence is wrong, as is your comment of the “patirotic cockpunch” and the deserving-to -be-shot comment below that. How can you be offended by an image promoting violence when you yourself condone, and promote, its use?

  86. […] * Someone out there thinks it’s cute to dress a child as a suicide bomber for Halloween: Link. […]

  87. That kid is Slick Willie’s “love child” with one of the Dixie Chicks, no doubt.

  88. >>>John Says :
    >>>October 21st, 2006 at 11:27 am
    >>>“Good Republican Christian” is an oxymoron, sir.

    You mean like “open-minded  , tolerant liberal Democrat?”

  89. John Says :

    October 21st, 2006 at 11:27 am

    “Good Republican Christian” is an oxymoron, sir.

     

    You mean like “open-minded  , tolerant liberal Democrat?”

  90. 1) The picture is fucking hilarious. I wish I’d thought of that for my halloween costume.

    2) You retards complaining about the picture are obviously having far too much fun sucking on the end of your (equivalentl y retarded) Presidents inflamed cock.

    When are you fucking idiots going to realise that terrorism (on noes! the terrists are gonna git meh!!) isn’t the problem. The problem is dickhead corrupt politicians like Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld who make it rich by becoming major players on the boards of military contractors and multinationa l corporations .

    Did you idiots understand that? Let me explain in a language you might be able to comprehend:

    The bad politician, he make friends with big bad corporation. He start war! Use tax dollars to hire new friend. Make big dollars from friend!

    I wouldn’t care if the greed and corruption of your elected (good job on that one btw) politicians only affected your own decaying nation but unfortunatel y for the rest of us BOMBING THE SHIT OUT OF MUSLIMS MIGHT (JUST MIGHT) MAKE THINGS WORSE.

     

  91. This is friggin hilarious. I was a grunt in Iraq for 15 months and saw a real suicide bomber one time.  I plan on wearing my own version this halloween.  I think this kid and probably parents have a healthy light hearted approach to life, which you don’t see any more in this day and age.  I don’t see how a picture of a kid in a costume (and that’s all it is people) can make people see politics, god, or satan.  If you are offended by this picture then look away.  PS. If you never served your country in war and been forced to bear that burden you have no right to exercise any rights extended in the constitution or bill of rights.  you freeloading pansies. I didn’t fight for YOUR rights I fought for my OWN!!!

     

  92. “… It is because of people like you that sterotypes are still used to immediately judge things upon sight without obtaining more information …”

    Damn it!  You overloaded my irony detector.  Busted out laughing at work. You’re gonna get me fired.
     

  93. I think that the humor here is that, in reality, it’s fake and there is no
    real threat. 

    We can’t really accept the fact that we are no better than our barbian
    ancestors; We find humor in other peoples’ tragedy.

    Mark Twain said: 

    “The symbol of the human race should be a man carring an ax, for every human being has one concealed about him someware, and is always seeking an opportunity to grind it.”

  94. Mark Twain said:

    “The symbol of the human race should be a man carring an ax, for every human being has one concealed about him someahere, and is always seeking an oportunity to grind it.” 

  95. Awesome….Now I have a great idea for a costume party Im going to…And the guys throwing the party did time in Iraq….They will love it because we all need a good laugh…you are a certified cock smoker…..

  96. […] * Someone out there thinks it’s cute to dress a child as a suicide bomber for Halloween: Link. […]

  97. I’m a law student at the University of Idaho.  One of my friends and I considered dressing up as suicide bombers for the law school’s annual Halloween party.  We thought we’d bounce the idea off a few of our classmates to get some perspective on how the costume would be recieved.  I was surprised at how adamantly people detested the idea, saying it was, “inappropria te,” and “too soon” or “too close to home,” to joke about.  They also said such a costume “promulgated ethnic stereotypes. ”  When I challenged the person on their comments by asking them why it was okay to make fun of some groups of people and not others, they responded with a typical emotional argument (rather than logical), appealing to the idea that people had lost friends and family in the war and it might offend those people.

    Based upon the statements of these classmates, Halloween costumes are inappropriat e if they, 1) make light of a tragic current event 2) promulgate ethnic stereotypes  or  3) make reference to anyone or anything that may have claimed the life of a freind or family member of a person who may come in contact to the audience.  I wholly disagree.

    It’s interesting to note that at last year’s law school Halloween party, these aforemention ed politically correct students were laughing and having a good time with other students who were dressed up like Mormon missonaries, Catholic priests, and Jesus.  Why is that okay?  How’s it different?  If you’re prepared to make fun of one group of people, you better be prepared to make fun of every group of people (especially yourself).

    Promulgate stereotypes?   Okay.  If that’s a “no no,” why do women insist on dressing like sluts for Halloween.  Whether they are a nurse, a cop, a cheerleader, or a kitten–they all wear bras and underwear.  Doesn’t this promulgate stereotypes– specifiacall y, that women are to be objectified?

    As for my classmates “appropriatn ess factors,” I believe many traditional costume fail to pass.  Take for example vampire costumes.  Vampires killed my parents.  No shit.  That’s not very funny…but I don’t get offended when someone dresses up like dracula. 

  98. […] A teraz coś zupełnie z innej beczki. Nowy trend obchodzenia halloween. Ciekawe kiedy do kraju trafi. Wręcz niepojęte.  […]

  99. In reply to, XMan’s comments…the first people we blamed for the Oklahoma City bombing was Muslim extremists…d o you happen to remember who the perpetrator was and of what religious affiliation he came from?  Do you happen to know how many Muslim or Arab Americans were physically assaulted, emotionally abused, and socially outcast from society in America in the aftermath of backlash against the Muslim/Arab community in America in the wake of the tragic events on 9/11. 

     

    If we continue to “paint” a picture of a religion and a group of people based on the actions of one SECT of the whole group, without truely understandin g anything about them ourselves we have failed ourselves…fa iled our children…fai led history…and failed in “God’s” teachings of understandin g…this message is brought to you by an historian.

     

    XMan Says :

    October 21st, 2006 at 11:23 am

    the only reason anyone is offended is the raghead reference. sorry but the truth is not many people without turbans are suicide bombers… you do not see to many white/black/ chinese/etc americans strapping on bombs in protest of just about anything… the costume is funny.

  100. http://www.d emocracy-pro ject.com/arc hives/002893 .html

     

    Heres a liberal Pen State College Student in a Suicide Bomber Costume…..

    Killing Jews is funny…. right?  Only on the left.

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