The Worst Taste Costume Award




A Southern California Immigrant Rights group has asked Target to remove this costume from their shelves, stating that the ‘illegal alien’ costume is offensive to immigrants. Duh, ya think? Can’t imagine why anyone can’t take a joke. [sarcasm alert]

In the first place, many immigrants, as they learn English, take exception to the term ‘alien’ because of the outer space implication. The orange jump suit and ‘green card’ just add a few more layers to the degree of offensiveness.

According to Forbes Magazine:

Target spokesman Joshua Thomas says the company is removing the costume from the site after receiving several complaints.

He says the store never intended to sell the outfit but included it in its online offerings by mistake.

Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, says she wrote an e-mail to the Minneapolis-based retailer Friday calling the costume “distasteful, mean-spirited, and ignorant of social stigmas and current debate on immigration reform.”


[UPDATE:  This costume has been pulled from Toys R Us and from Target.  However, it is still for sale at 

A petition asking the stores to pull the costume maybe be signed here:]


High Achieving Students Dare to DREAM!

These young adults, oftentimes, do not even know that they are not legal Americans. Their work ethic would make any person proud, and yet, they are trapped in limbo. Are these hard working young people, bright, dedicated, dreaming to excel, to be denied the ability to be fully productive citizens, just because their parents were unable to adjust their status due to immigration incompetence?

News and Messenger Lambastes Anderson

Many bloggers have been following the story of  incumbent Paul Nichols having his NC arrest record plastered all over a mailer sent out in the 51st district by challenger Rich Anderson. Today the Manassas News and Messenger and its sister papers have taken a stand on what has happened. The paper  suggests an apology.

The editorial:

Politics in the race for the 51st District House of Delegates seat recently took a turn toward the irresponsible, and Paul Nichols deserves an apology.

Nichols, the Democratic contender in the 51st, was the focus of two recent mailers sent out by his opponent, Republican Rich Anderson.

The mailers show Nichols’ arrest record from a 2006 incident in North Carolina.

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