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Dallas Latino leaders upset with illegal alien Halloween costume sold at Target
Pegasus News ^ | October 16, 2009 | Rebecca Aguilar

Posted on 10/18/2009 9:59:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DALLAS — For just $39.99, you can now dress up as an "illegal alien" for Halloween. Target is selling the costume made up of an orange jumpsuit with the words "illegal alien" written across the chest. The costume even comes with a mask of a space invader with big eyes, and a green card.

It's not a funny matter to some leaders with LULAC, one of the largest Latino civil rights organizations in the country. Immediate National LULAC President Hector Flores says the costume is racist in nature. Flores adds, "The costume, while clearly depicting a supposed visitor from space, can generate images as portrayed a la Lou Dobbs, with his inflammatory pictures of people crawling over the fences on the southern border of the U.S., or anti-immigrant."

Target's website states the illegal alien costume is only being sold online. The costume won't be online very much longer, according to Target spokesman Joshua Thomas.

Thomas told us by phone Friday afternoon they were made aware of costume Thursday through calls to its customer relations office. Thomas adds, "We went into the process of pulling it from Target.com. It takes about 24 hours. The costume will be taken down either late Friday or early Saturday."

Flores says, "I think that Target may be stretching its marketing regardless of its racial and ethnic implications. I plan to refer this matter to our national LULAC office and general counsel for their advice."

Target's spokesman counters: "It was never our intent to offend any of our customers."

Thomas says he doesn't know if the company had any gatekeepers who could have prevented this costume from making its online site. He says, "As a company, we will try to learn something from this and apply it down the road. There are times when we make mistakes and will do what we can to correct it."



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; halloween; illegalaliens; illegalimmigrants; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; lulac; politicalcorrectness
This is the kind of thing that makes me want to move to the Philippines to get away from all this PC nonsense and racialism.
1 posted on 10/18/2009 9:59:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

haw haw haw....


2 posted on 10/18/2009 10:00:57 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freedom of speech? Get over themselves.


3 posted on 10/18/2009 10:02:29 PM PDT by television is just wrong (one big ass mistake America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Immediate National LULAC President Hector Flores says the costume is racist in nature.

Why is it racist? An illegal alien can be of any race.

4 posted on 10/18/2009 10:02:43 PM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What would happen to an illegal alien in Mexico? Hmmm.


5 posted on 10/18/2009 10:02:56 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What, now the mexicans think they are the ONLY illegals in the country?


6 posted on 10/18/2009 10:04:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they want censorship they’re free to go home.


7 posted on 10/18/2009 10:04:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: freespirited

It’s not, and they’re not really outraged. They’re trolling for “donations” from corporations.


8 posted on 10/18/2009 10:05:50 PM PDT by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m there next June to check up on a potential condo, family stuff w/ my brother who’s married to a Fil and some “biz”..

If anyone is in the Hollywood area, the “uni” is in the La Brea/Sta Monica location. I went there w/ the Gf this afternoon but it’s there. Doesn’t faze the mexican clerks.


9 posted on 10/18/2009 10:06:20 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And let’s put this in perspective. They get all bent out of shape because they think they are the butt of a joke. Remember it’s only funny if there’s an element of truth to a joke. And it’s damn funny.

They can’t handle that. But if they were illegal aliens in MEXICO, they’d get the crap kicked out of them by the locals and police, they’d be jailed, their monies confiscated, and then taken on a non-airconditioned piece of crap bus, back down to wherever they came from, deep into their own country, and dumped there.

And they have no sense of humor. Seems they don’t have a sense of perspective either.


10 posted on 10/18/2009 10:06:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope they took their coloring books with them.


11 posted on 10/18/2009 10:08:16 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 10/18/2009 10:11:04 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hah Hah Ha!!!

Illegal Alien costume , get yours today!

I hope target stucks tio its guns. If they do ,, they will sell out with all this free advertising!!!!

We should buy 100 of them and march through downtown LA.

13 posted on 10/18/2009 10:11:06 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Legal aliens would not be offended. The offended need to be rounded up and sent home.


14 posted on 10/18/2009 10:11:46 PM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh jeebussssssssss h. keeerisssssssst!!!


15 posted on 10/18/2009 10:12:03 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: Candor7

They were pulled.


16 posted on 10/18/2009 10:12:47 PM PDT by GeronL (They Made It Happen On Purpose Economically. MIHOPE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

W.A.H.


17 posted on 10/18/2009 10:13:35 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you Mr Bush for letting millions of illegals into the country with virtually no enforcement of our immigration laws. Now they are dominating our culture turning the US into the third world hell hole they came from.

It would be one thing if they wanted to adopt US culture but they clearly do not.


18 posted on 10/18/2009 10:14:31 PM PDT by DB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not a funny matter to some leaders with LULAC
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But immigrants are laughing...


19 posted on 10/18/2009 10:19:11 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Mojave
Men In Black II. I like that movie. The Cabron aliens and ETs together.Target had some good marketing advice, and the local culture police don't like it.

EFF THEM!

20 posted on 10/18/2009 10:19:28 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Mojave

Yeah, where was the complaining there?

“It’s no fun, being an illegal alien...”


21 posted on 10/18/2009 10:20:41 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: GeronL
Pulled. That means they are worth even more money. We got to get to the manager, buy their lot and sell them on the streets. I mean immigration officers would buy them ALL up!

LOL.

A few bucks can be made here!

22 posted on 10/18/2009 10:22:21 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Secret Agent Man

They think they have a use patent on the term.

F’em.


23 posted on 10/18/2009 10:22:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Deficit spending, trade deficits, unsecure mortages, worthless paper... ... not a problem. Oh yeah?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
illegal alien...?
But, he has a green card?
24 posted on 10/18/2009 10:23:25 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Never shoot a man in the back. Shoot him in the legs a couple of times, he'll turn around.)
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To: ReneeLynn
Yeah, where was the complaining there?

The movie portrayed the Border Patrol badly, so the Reconquistas weren't upset.

25 posted on 10/18/2009 10:23:57 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racism against fictional space beings...this country is officially off the rails


26 posted on 10/18/2009 10:27:31 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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Oh, please! Does it never end?


27 posted on 10/18/2009 10:30:21 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the outfit came with a sombrero it would be classic!
28 posted on 10/18/2009 10:46:59 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ya know, that isn't exactly a complicated costume to make.... just sayin'. Who cares if Target discontinues it. Orange jump suit, a sharpie and an alien mask.

This from a woman in the middle of a dragon costume....eesh.

29 posted on 10/18/2009 10:47:10 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: GeronL
"They were pulled."

WTF??!!

Think, Target ...

What if you did NOT pull the costume?

You could have had an excellent opportunity to educate the masses about English grammer and the definition of words ... you could have claimed a violation of YOUR constitutional right to the PURSUIT of happiness (evil profit) .. you could have done ANYthing ... and in a few weeks, it would all be over.

Alas, you've targetted yourself as a target.

Your days are numbered, they will crush you and you will be replaced with THEM and most people will have no clue what happened to you.


Some of us know

30 posted on 10/18/2009 11:28:48 PM PDT by knarf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Alinsky is their tool. It’s not fair to use Alinsky against them. /s


31 posted on 10/19/2009 12:08:13 AM PDT by Blado (Liberals are so smart they can perform self-lobotomy surgery "where the sun don't shine")
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To: Markos33
But, he has a green card?

The package states that he has a green card...but not from anywhere on Planet Earth!

32 posted on 10/19/2009 12:23:37 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
It's not a funny matter to some leaders with LULAC,

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I can sympathize with them. We stopped laughing about 25 million invaders ago!

33 posted on 10/19/2009 1:16:45 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: DB

agree 100%.


34 posted on 10/19/2009 5:30:18 AM PDT by ronniesgal (my hybrid runs on hippies)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GOPsterinMA; woerm; bert; altura; bunster; waterhill; FlyingEagle; Playa Pete; ...

“Aliens come from outer space.” ~ Andrea Mitchell

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


35 posted on 10/19/2009 6:52:13 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Aliens - beyond your expectations!)
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To: freespirited

Why is it racist? An illegal alien can be of any race.


And virtually every illegal alien from Latin America is Caucasian.


36 posted on 10/19/2009 7:08:42 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Why not "interpret" your tax returns like the Supreme Court "interprets" the Constitution?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That cracks me up! I want one of those!


37 posted on 10/19/2009 7:09:53 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Target is selling the costume made up of an orange jumpsuit with the words "illegal alien" written across the chest.

They need to shop Wal-Mart and be happy they are not deported, the fools.

38 posted on 10/19/2009 7:13:46 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only those who need to be targeted by the Men In Black would complain.


39 posted on 10/19/2009 7:24:42 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Change to “undocumented worker”


40 posted on 10/19/2009 7:28:48 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Immediate National LULAC President Hector Flores..”

Yo Hector,

Without your whine, I would have never wanted one of these. You are doing a great job at bringing sales to this costume company.


41 posted on 10/19/2009 8:41:04 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, well I’m offended by legions of illegal immigrants invading my country and turning it into a third-world hellhole.


42 posted on 10/19/2009 9:03:19 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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