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2013-11-02 12:32:14 PM  
His mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the Klu Klux Klan, which she says still exists in Craigsville.

Well there's yer problem

/Heh, Ms. Black is a white supremacist
 
2013-11-02 12:36:56 PM  
I hope he washed his hands after that last cross burning.
 
2013-11-02 01:01:56 PM  
As usual, the constitution means nothing to the Fark Libtard brigade. They just want to impede this poor, innocent child's first amendment rights!

No persecution like liberal intolerance!

/snerk.
 
2013-11-02 01:09:45 PM  
That kid has a bright future pumping gas
 
2013-11-02 01:09:57 PM  
Huh.  Was expecting Georgia.
 
gja
2013-11-02 01:10:46 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: That kid has a bright future pumping gas

relatives

FTFY
 
2013-11-02 01:11:51 PM  
What? Didn't you see the name?

It's cool. He's Black.
 
2013-11-02 01:11:55 PM  
A new racist? Like Jesse J?
 
2013-11-02 01:12:06 PM  
C ' mon now, that's still scary, right? right??
 
2013-11-02 01:13:01 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: What? Didn't you see the name?

It's cool. He's Black.


Do you know what's really, really sad?

I could see them using that.
 
2013-11-02 01:13:25 PM  
Craigsville is 12 miles from my house. Believe me, this is not surprising at all for that 'town'.
 
2013-11-02 01:13:41 PM  
Racism and poor parenting aside, that "article" was one of the most poorly written things I've read in a long time...
 
2013-11-02 01:16:11 PM  
What's really sad is that the kid saw the Klan in the movie  Fried Green Tomatoes  (a lesbian love story), and somehow didn't get the impression that they were  the bad guys.
 
2013-11-02 01:16:28 PM  
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2013-11-02 01:16:41 PM  
Well, at least she's honest that she's a massive racist.
 
2013-11-02 01:16:56 PM  
They're Black so it's cool.
 
2013-11-02 01:17:18 PM  

BonesJackson: Racism and poor parenting aside, that "article" was one of the most poorly written things I've read in a long time...


Well, it's no Dot Weems piece, but it gets the job done, yessir.
 
2013-11-02 01:17:38 PM  
Humor is just about the best counter attack to racism and hateism.
Pulls the haters out of the shadow where you can properly mock them.
 
2013-11-02 01:19:51 PM  
I haven't read the article or the thread, but how the fark does a little kid even know what the Klan is?
 
2013-11-02 01:20:31 PM  
b...b...but the supreme court said that racism doesn't exist in america anymore, and that's why we don't need the voting rights act!
 
2013-11-02 01:20:55 PM  
It would almost be understandable if the costume was supposed to be The Scariest Thing They Could Think Of.
Almost.
From the mother's comments, that child has a rough going of it as is - way to cast him into the international spotlight, mom.
 
2013-11-02 01:23:25 PM  
If he came to my house I'd give him the "special" apple.
 
2013-11-02 01:23:49 PM  
Both TFA and the video get the organization's name wrong.  "Ku," not "Klu."
 
2013-11-02 01:25:46 PM  
Turbo Cojones:

If he came to my house I'd give him the "special" apple.


Blame the parent.
 
2013-11-02 01:26:17 PM  
So whats the big deal anyways? Some tart decides to dress her kid up like a ghost on halloween and suddenly she is a klan member? Sheesh I geuss next your going to tell me that the big burning T on the lawn means something different then time to leave.
 
2013-11-02 01:28:56 PM  
Poor kid. I doubt any of the parents in that neighborhood are going to let their kids play with him now.
 
2013-11-02 01:33:06 PM  

ongbok: Poor kid. I doubt any of the parents in that neighborhood are going to let their kids play with him now.


Oh, yes they will. Craigsville is the town that has a rebel flag flying on every other house (or trailer). Very rural. 12 miles from me one county over. Sigh...
 
2013-11-02 01:34:07 PM  
Additionally, there are NO african american families in the town. It is very, very small. No stop light small.
 
2013-11-02 01:37:26 PM  
Oh Harlan, yeh did it!
 
2013-11-02 01:37:38 PM  
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2013-11-02 01:38:46 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Turbo Cojones:

If he came to my house I'd give him the "special" apple.


Blame the parent.


And exactly what good would come from that? Jessica Black of Craigsville, VA seems pretty proud of being a supporter of a vile white supremecist group.  No, the only way to slut-shame a person like that is with peer pressure.  The Little Grand Dragon, Jackson Black of Craigsville, VA has some atrocious role-models, and the saddest part is that he will never know it unless someone tells him. He in turn could perhaps help his mother, Jessica Black of Craigsville, VA to overcome her obvious mental issues.
 
2013-11-02 01:39:50 PM  
Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.
 
2013-11-02 01:39:55 PM  
I dunno what so awful. I think it's a pretty bad-ass costume

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2013-11-02 01:40:46 PM  
Could have been much much worse...

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2013-11-02 01:43:22 PM  
A handy flowchart...

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2013-11-02 01:47:17 PM  
*click*

"CRAIGSVILLE, Va."

*click*
 
2013-11-02 01:48:38 PM  
I wish we'd stop biatching about what kids dress up as for Halloween.

 It's Halloween, you could complain about *any* costume, because pretty much any costume is going to have some seriously negative social aspects to it depending on the group you're with.
 
2013-11-02 01:49:19 PM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.


Well considering the devil can't actually be blamed for horrible or evil things (religious people might believe he did, but no actual evidence of it). On the other end, we have tons of evidence and proof that the KKK is a horrible group who have done atrocious things the past (and may still continue to do so).

Pretty easy to figure out actually.
 
2013-11-02 01:50:55 PM  

ZeroCorpse: What's really sad is that the kid saw the Klan in the movie  Fried Green Tomatoes  (a lesbian love story), and somehow didn't get the impression that they were  the bad guys.



I haven't seen the movie but I'm guessing the kid saw the movie with his parents and saw that the KKK were against those "evil lesbians" as the kids parents probably taught him.
 
2013-11-02 01:52:23 PM  
If you're going to dress up as a monster for Halloween, hard to find something more monstrous than a klansmen.
 
2013-11-02 01:53:51 PM  
Personally, I think it's hilarious. Free speech rules.
 
2013-11-02 01:55:17 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: So whats the big deal anyways? Some tart decides to dress her kid up like a ghost on halloween and suddenly she is a klan member? Sheesh I geuss next your going to tell me that the big burning T on the lawn means something different then time to leave.


It's a southern housewarming party.
 
2013-11-02 01:55:30 PM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.


One is real, and one is not.
 
2013-11-02 01:56:00 PM  
Turbo Cojones:
And exactly what good would come from that? Jessica Black of Craigsville, VA seems pretty proud of being a supporter of a vile white supremecist group.  No, the only way to slut-shame a person like that is with peer pressure.  The Little Grand Dragon, Jackson Black of Craigsville, VA has some atrocious role-models, and the saddest part is that he will never know it unless someone tells him. He in turn could perhaps help his mother, Jessica Black of Craigsville, VA to overcome her obvious mental issues.

At a certain younger age range, most kids obviously admire their parents - no matter how f--ked up they are.  They don't see them as unemployed anti-social losers or people with nutty beliefs.  Kids will be told by their parents that everyone is against their family/group and they have a special status in life.  It's like kids in cults or other fringe groups and they believe it. Why not - everyone does seem to be against them.

Only maybe in their teens is when they start to question it all.  Like those teenage/early 20 something "defectors" from the Westboro Baptist Church.  Or that formerly white supremecist teenage twin singers - forgot their name.

So, bottom line, I'm not sure what influence you or anyone else would have on a primary school age kid.
 
2013-11-02 01:56:48 PM  

scottydoesntknow: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Well considering the devil can't actually be blamed for horrible or evil things (religious people might believe he did, but no actual evidence of it). On the other end, we have tons of evidence and proof that the KKK is a horrible group who have done atrocious things the past (and may still continue to do so).

Pretty easy to figure out actually.


So, no dressing up as a pirate or soldier, then, got it...
 
2013-11-02 01:57:26 PM  
These must be the Blacks Donald Trump is always claiming are his friends.
 
2013-11-02 01:57:36 PM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.


Which one of these two things is something we can prove actually exists?
 
2013-11-02 02:02:06 PM  

AllUpInYa: scottydoesntknow: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Well considering the devil can't actually be blamed for horrible or evil things (religious people might believe he did, but no actual evidence of it). On the other end, we have tons of evidence and proof that the KKK is a horrible group who have done atrocious things the past (and may still continue to do so).

Pretty easy to figure out actually.

So, no dressing up as a pirate or soldier, then, got it...


Or a cop.
 
2013-11-02 02:03:12 PM  

MagSeven: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Which one of these two things is something we can prove actually exists?


Looks like one could be considered evidence of the other.
 
2013-11-02 02:12:24 PM  
People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.
 
2013-11-02 02:16:34 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: What? Didn't you see the name?

It's cool. He's Black.


For my next impression... Jesse Owens!
 
2013-11-02 02:22:14 PM  
Maybe it's because I live in L.A., that I view the KKK as an object of ridicule, more than something to feel threatened by.

/non-white
//blazingly white son
///been to a lot of concerts with lots of skin-heads in the audience
////and the pit of Dropkick Murphys concert
 
2013-11-02 02:26:03 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Huh.  Was expecting Georgia.


South of the Mason-Dixon line, what's the difference?
 
2013-11-02 02:33:14 PM  

JonnyBGoode: ThatDarkFellow: What? Didn't you see the name?

It's cool. He's Black.

For my next impression... Jesse Owens!


Now if this outfit had giant smiley faces on the back and said "Have a Nice Day", I'd have laughed

especially if under the costume he was dressed like Sheriff Bart
 
2013-11-02 02:40:59 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Huh.  Was expecting Georgia.


So was I. There's a big group of them in (no joke) Cumming.
 
2013-11-02 02:45:26 PM  
What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?
 
2013-11-02 02:55:35 PM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.


I'll roll with "The Devil is a fictional character".

/sounds legit.
 
2013-11-02 02:58:50 PM  

kling_klang_bed: What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?


2nd time this week I've seen that movie title.  What does it mean???
 
2013-11-02 03:02:56 PM  

JohnCarter: Could have been much much worse...


Is that Danny Glover!?
 
2013-11-02 03:03:33 PM  

hardinparamedic: As usual, the constitution means nothing to the Fark Libtard brigade. They just want to impede this poor, innocent child's first amendment rights!

No persecution like liberal intolerance!

/snerk.


Sure you don't want to add "democrat Robert Byrd was an unrepentant Klansman to his dying day!"  I mean if you're gonna troll, you might as well go all the way.....
 
2013-11-02 03:04:15 PM  
"It's suppose to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that. That's what the KKK stands for. The KKK every year, raises money to donate to the St. Jude's," said Jessica Black.

Yup that's mom's "reasoning".
 
2013-11-02 03:10:05 PM  

RRicochet: Personally, I think it's hilarious. Free speech rules.


Free speech does indeed rule. It allows stupid people to say stupid things so everyone knows they're stupid.

/your comment being proof of concept
 
2013-11-02 03:12:17 PM  

Lady Indica: "It's suppose to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that. That's what the KKK stands for. The KKK every year, raises money to donate to the St. Jude's," said Jessica Black.

Yup that's mom's "reasoning".


They donate to a Catholic hospital?

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2013-11-02 03:13:14 PM  

santadog: kling_klang_bed: What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?

2nd time this week I've seen that movie title.  What does it mean???


It means see it if you haven't!
 
2013-11-02 03:13:15 PM  
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2013-11-02 03:15:15 PM  

ReverendJynxed: AllUpInYa: scottydoesntknow: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Well considering the devil can't actually be blamed for horrible or evil things (religious people might believe he did, but no actual evidence of it). On the other end, we have tons of evidence and proof that the KKK is a horrible group who have done atrocious things the past (and may still continue to do so).

Pretty easy to figure out actually.

So, no dressing up as a pirate or soldier, then, got it...

Or a cop.


or a banker, politician (especially the president), priest, rabbi, etc.
 
2013-11-02 03:15:16 PM  

ReverendJynxed: MagSeven: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Which one of these two things is something we can prove actually exists?

Looks like one could be considered evidence of the other.


Yup, just like my inability to see invisible purple unicorns is evidence of their existence.
 
2013-11-02 03:28:47 PM  

Super Chronic: Both TFA and the video get the organization's name wrong.  "Ku," not "Klu."


So what yer saying is that everyone involved is actually Klu-less?!
 
2013-11-02 03:29:04 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: ReverendJynxed: MagSeven: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Which one of these two things is something we can prove actually exists?

Looks like one could be considered evidence of the other.

Yup, just like my inability to see invisible purple unicorns is evidence of their existence.


I think his point was that you dipshiats are being pedantic believing that you are disproving a point. Real or otherwise, it's supposed to be a symbol of supreme evil, yet it gets a pass while a a somewhat lesser evil is intrinsically, invariably offensive.

/the real problem is that mommy dearest is a racist
//personal opinion on the costume would be that it should wait until the KKK and its ilk fade away into history where it belongs.
 
2013-11-02 03:29:44 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.


People are free to do that. People are also free to call those people morons.

You're not really clear on how rights work, are you?

Whatever.
 
2013-11-02 03:41:04 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Fark_Guy_Rob: People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.

People are free to do that. People are also free to call those people morons.

You're not really clear on how rights work, are you?

Whatever.


Sure - you can call them morons.  But, from the article:
Jessica Black says she has received several threats...

But please, do explain how rights work; because clearly I don't get it.
 
2013-11-02 03:52:03 PM  
I was down south once, and I was invited to a costume party, and I rarely go to them, I went to one when I was younger. I went in my underwear shorts, and I have varicose veins. I went as a roadmap. And I figure, what the hell, it's Halloween, I'll go as a ghost. I take a sheet off the bed and I throw it over my head, and I go to the party. And you have to get the picture, I'm walking down the street in a deep southern town, I have a white sheet over my head. And a car pulls up and three guys with white sheets say "Get in". So I figure there's guys going to the party, as ghosts, and I get into the car, and I see were not going to the party, and I tell them. They say "Well, we have to go pick up the Grand Dragon". All of a sudden it hits me, down south, white sheets, the Grand Dragon, I put two and two together. I figure there's a guy going to the party dressed as a dragon.
All of a sudden a big guy enters the car, and I'm sitting there between four klansmen, four big-armed men, and the door's locked, and I'm petrified, I'm trying to pass desperately, y'know, I'm saying "Y'all" and "Grits", y'know, I must have said "grits" fifty times, y'know. They ask me a question, and I say "Oh, grits, grits". And next to me is the leader of the klan... you can tell he is the leader, 'cause he's the one wearing contour sheets, y'know. And they drive me to an empty field, and I gave myself away, 'cause they asked for donations, and everybody there gave cash. When it came to me, I said "I pledge fifty dollars". They knew immediately. They took my hood off and threw a rope around my neck, and they decided to hang me.
And suddenly my whole life passed before my eyes. I saw myself as a kid again, in Kansas, going to school, swimming at the swimming hole, and fishing, frying up a mess-o-catfish, going down to the general store, getting a piece of gingham for Emmy-Lou. And I realise it's not my life. They're gonna hang me in two minutes, the wrong life is passing before my eyes. And I spoke to them, and I was really eloquent, I said "Fellas, this country can't survive, unless we love one another regardless of race, creed or colour". And they were so moved by my words, not only did they cut me down and let me go, but that night, I sold them two thousand dollars worth of Israel Bonds.
 
2013-11-02 03:54:55 PM  
Virginia =Not SOUTH.
 
2013-11-02 04:01:42 PM  
Why did Tater Jr do this? Lets hear his reasoning streight from his inbred mouth:
"'Cuz it was cool,' said Jackson Black when asked why he wore the controversial costume."
Yep, fine boy Momma Tater's raised there. He'll go far. Maybe even to the next town or even a bright career as some skinhead's prison biatch.
 
2013-11-02 04:08:23 PM  

LoneWolf343: Serious Post on Serious Thread: ReverendJynxed: MagSeven: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Which one of these two things is something we can prove actually exists?

Looks like one could be considered evidence of the other.

Yup, just like my inability to see invisible purple unicorns is evidence of their existence.

I think his point was that you dipshiats are being pedantic believing that you are disproving a point. Real or otherwise, it's supposed to be a symbol of supreme evil, yet it gets a pass while a a somewhat lesser evil is intrinsically, invariably offensive.

/the real problem is that mommy dearest is a racist
//personal opinion on the costume would be that it should wait until the KKK and its ilk fade away into history where it belongs.


It's not pedantic to posit that a fictional or cartoonish character, regardless of its fictional symbolism,is leaps and bounds away from an actual contemporary real representation of evil. It's not about 'giving a pass' it's about not being an ass.
 
2013-11-02 04:11:35 PM  
Hey according to the KKK Mommy, the Klan does some good things you know, they raise money for St. Jude's and all, and besides we all know that white belong with white, black with black, etc.  All good here.  She's fine for making the costume for the little one.  It's what  he wants and he's so cute and all.
 
2013-11-02 04:11:39 PM  
Simply amazing and definitely not in a good, cool or funny way.

Sad is what sad does...
 
2013-11-02 04:12:21 PM  

Turbo Cojones: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

One is real, and one is not.


That doesn't explain anything. Why is it acceptable to dress up as a fictional evil, but not acceptable to dress up as a real evil?
 
2013-11-02 04:12:23 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: That kid has a bright future pumping gas


...and then become a cop. I know a few people who were gas pumpers before becoming pigs. There's something inherently corrupting about joining the police; those same people used to appear to be really nice guys before going on major power trips.

/could be wrong; maybe they were dormant bullies the whole time
 
2013-11-02 04:13:36 PM  

kling_klang_bed: santadog: kling_klang_bed: What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?

2nd time this week I've seen that movie title.  What does it mean???

It means see it if you haven't!


Exactly.  And add "The Groove Tube" and make it a double feature.
 
2013-11-02 04:16:48 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.


Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.
 
2013-11-02 04:17:57 PM  

scottydoesntknow: His mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the Klu Klux Klan, which she says still exists in Craigsville.

Well there's yer problem

/Heh, Ms. Black is a white supremacist


I dont have a problem with kids dressing up  as whatever.  This is supposed to be a free country after all.  If people get their undergarments in a bunch because someone wants to dress up as a racisct/religious asshat Id have to say those whinging  and the dresser are all  asshats.   At the best the kid learns why the KKK is bad.  At the worst you have a bunch of anti-american-commie-jebus-hating-slug-loving-slimeballs dictating policy.

/said with a wee touch of sarcasm
 
2013-11-02 04:21:12 PM  
Did the kid burn a cross on a lawn? Did he hang a brotha or a sista? No on both?

No story here, move on.
 
2013-11-02 04:24:14 PM  

John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.


Hmm...

  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia


Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.
 
2013-11-02 04:28:09 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Serious Post on Serious Thread: Fark_Guy_Rob: People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.

People are free to do that. People are also free to call those people morons.

You're not really clear on how rights work, are you?

Whatever.

Sure - you can call them morons.  But, from the article:
Jessica Black says she has received several threats...

But please, do explain how rights work; because clearly I don't get it.


Well, you're right about one thing, you clearly DO NOT understand how rights work.

Freedom of Speech, is freedom from govt action curtailing your speech. So unless those threats were from a govt entity acting in its official capacity, she didn't have her free speech rights violated. She's a victim of a crime committed by a civilian (death threats being generally illegal after all). But her right to freedom of speech was not violated.

So there's your explanation as requested. If you still don't understand I'll try to come up with a coloring book version or something more suited to your intellectual capacity. Just don't eat the crayons please.
 
2013-11-02 04:28:12 PM  
Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.


Richmond Virginia = Capitol of the Confederacy = South
 
2013-11-02 04:37:10 PM  

JDJoeE: scottydoesntknow: His mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the Klu Klux Klan, which she says still exists in Craigsville.

Well there's yer problem

/Heh, Ms. Black is a white supremacist

I dont have a problem with kids dressing up  as whatever.  This is supposed to be a free country after all.  If people get their undergarments in a bunch because someone wants to dress up as a racisct/religious asshat Id have to say those whinging  and the dresser are all  asshats.   At the best the kid learns why the KKK is bad.  At the worst you have a bunch of anti-american-commie-jebus-hating-slug-loving-slimeballs dictating policy.

/said with a wee touch of sarcasm


Speaking of bunched undergarments, I missed the part where she was arrested and convicted of a crime. So your point is what exactly?
 
2013-11-02 04:41:16 PM  
I don't think that if that kid showed up at my door trick or treating that I couldn't have helped myself from falling out laughing my ass off at him. Getting people angry is what his racist mom obviously wants from people. How could i do anything but laugh my ass off when I saw that instead of giving her what she wants? As I gave him some candy I would have probably told him something to the effect of, "Sorry your mom put you in such a dumb costume little guy. You can give her crap about it when you get old enough to understand."

And hell, she'll probably be happy if by doing this she makes him a social pariah that no one will let their kids play with. The social isolation only makes it easier to twist a kid's impressionable mind, and teach them that the world is all "us racists race realists" vs. "those liberal atheist multicultural pukes who just don't understand". Him being an outcast only will make it easier for mom to control him.
 
2013-11-02 04:42:23 PM  
The kid will have lots of friends when he grows up. It will allow them to say with a straight face "my best friend is black" without having to associate with them colored folk. We all know they love to point out they have a "black friend" just before they something really racist.
 
2013-11-02 04:44:26 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Fark_Guy_Rob: Serious Post on Serious Thread: Fark_Guy_Rob: People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.

People are free to do that. People are also free to call those people morons.

You're not really clear on how rights work, are you?

Whatever.

Sure - you can call them morons.  But, from the article:
Jessica Black says she has received several threats...

But please, do explain how rights work; because clearly I don't get it.

Well, you're right about one thing, you clearly DO NOT understand how rights work.

Freedom of Speech, is freedom from govt action curtailing your speech. So unless those threats were from a govt entity acting in its official capacity, she didn't have her free speech rights violated. She's a victim of a crime committed by a civilian (death threats being generally illegal after all). But her right to freedom of speech was not violated.

So there's your explanation as requested. If you still don't understand I'll try to come up with a coloring book version or something more suited to your intellectual capacity. Just don't eat the crayons please.



Not that death threats are good or productive, but he's clearly made the common mistake of confusing the "right to say what you will" with "no one else having the right to say what THEY will in response".
 
2013-11-02 04:45:23 PM  

cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.


Do you think she's actually inbred? Or are you applying a prejudicial and derogatory stereotype to her based on where she's from?

You don't have to answer, we already know ;)
 
2013-11-02 04:45:38 PM  

ZeroCorpse: What's really sad is that the kid saw the Klan in the movie  Fried Green Tomatoes  (a lesbian love story), and somehow didn't get the impression that they were  the bad guys.


Sometimes, movies are confusing. Hell, I'm a completionist when it comes to games, so I hated Schindler's List

/Window seat please
 
2013-11-02 04:45:46 PM  
I confess to a confusion. Presumably, some kids could dress up as a Wall Street Banker and there would be no equivalent outrage.

\or a Tea Party Patriot
\\who is actually more dangerous?
 
2013-11-02 04:46:46 PM  

Bonobo62: Turbo Cojones: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

One is real, and one is not.

That doesn't explain anything. Why is it acceptable to dress up as a fictional evil, but not acceptable to dress up as a real evil?


Because people have to face real evil everyday. It's less close to home. Just the way it is. Also common sense.
 
2013-11-02 04:47:10 PM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.




Cause the devils isn't real; violent racist are all too human.
 
2013-11-02 04:52:51 PM  

roadkillontheweb: The kid will have lots of friends when he grows up. It will allow them to say with a straight face "my best friend is black" without having to associate with them colored folk. We all know they love to point out they have a "black friend" just before they something really racist.


Do my mulatto stepsons count?
 
2013-11-02 04:57:25 PM  
This is wrong!
If you're a cowboy, dress as a policeman or something
If you're the child of an ignorant racist redneck, dress as .................the same thing?
 
2013-11-02 04:58:50 PM  

cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.


Other than disagreeing about where the South begins, after reading her Fark bio I agree with her for the most part.
 
2013-11-02 05:07:15 PM  

John Buck 41: cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.

Other than disagreeing about where the South begins, after reading her Fark bio I agree with her for the most part.


For the record, I was talking about the mother that let her kid go tricKKK-or-treating.
 
2013-11-02 05:08:47 PM  

John Buck 41: roadkillontheweb: The kid will have lots of friends when he grows up. It will allow them to say with a straight face "my best friend is black" without having to associate with them colored folk. We all know they love to point out they have a "black friend" just before they something really racist.

Do my mulatto stepsons count?


Depends on the bigots they are dealing with.
This crap has to come to an end sometime,  but until the younger generation that are still being taught this (like the kid in the news) learns it will not come easy. There is a chance for him, I was raised to be a bigot then I went in the military and learned better.
 
2013-11-02 05:20:53 PM  
www.musicnotes.com

Who would have guessed that Jackson Browne's Redneck Friend was Jackson Black?
 
2013-11-02 05:47:43 PM  

Turbo Cojones: SirEattonHogg: Turbo Cojones:

If he came to my house I'd give him the "special" apple.


Blame the parent.

And exactly what good would come from that? Jessica Black of Craigsville, VA seems pretty proud of being a supporter of a vile white supremecist group.  No, the only way to slut-shame a person like that is with peer pressure.  The Little Grand Dragon, Jackson Black of Craigsville, VA has some atrocious role-models, and the saddest part is that he will never know it unless someone tells him. He in turn could perhaps help his mother, Jessica Black of Craigsville, VA to overcome her obvious mental issues.


Point of order.  The word you're looking for is 'shame' not 'slut-shame' which is a subset of shame.  Unless there is a hidden story that the lady is sleeping with the entire KKK, then you want to 'shame' her, not 'slut-shame' her.
 
2013-11-02 06:07:01 PM  

cc_rider: John Buck 41: cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.

Other than disagreeing about where the South begins, after reading her Fark bio I agree with her for the most part.

For the record, I was talking about the mother that let her kid go tricKKK-or-treating.


Ah, ok. Hopefully you see the confusion.
 
2013-11-02 06:16:16 PM  

roadkillontheweb: John Buck 41: roadkillontheweb: The kid will have lots of friends when he grows up. It will allow them to say with a straight face "my best friend is black" without having to associate with them colored folk. We all know they love to point out they have a "black friend" just before they something really racist.

Do my mulatto stepsons count?

Depends on the bigots they are dealing with.


They both live here in Maine. In my experience they are treated no differently than anyone and I have heard nothing from either of them to suggest that the color of their skin has negatively affected their lives. FWIW I'm obviously not with them 24/7.
 
2013-11-02 06:22:42 PM  

Saul T. Balzac: I haven't read the article or the thread, but how the fark does a little kid even know what the Klan is?


His mom defended the costume by talking about how the Klan is still active in her town, and all the good stuff they do.  And, she also talks about how dressing up as the Klan is a proud family tradition.  Oh, and she also points out that whites and blacks should associate with each other, because Jesus.

So I'm thinking that maybe he learned about the Klan at home.
 
2013-11-02 06:26:19 PM  

The Larch: Oh, and she also points out that whites and blacks should NOTassociate with each other, because Jesus.


FTFM.  Also, she didn't really say that it was because Jesus.

// But I bet a dollar that if you helped her refilled her Vicodin prescription, you could get her to say it's because Jesus..
 
2013-11-02 06:27:50 PM  
This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-11-02 06:41:03 PM  
i32.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-02 06:47:54 PM  

MagSeven: Bonobo62: Turbo Cojones: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

One is real, and one is not.

That doesn't explain anything. Why is it acceptable to dress up as a fictional evil, but not acceptable to dress up as a real evil?

Because people have to face real evil everyday. It's less close to home. Just the way it is. Also common sense.



Claiming "because common sense" is just argumentum ad populum, so let's look at "because people have to face real evil everyday."

How many of the complainers have to deal with the Klan every day?  What about costumes of other evil types? Those don't seem to elicit the same outrage.  Among the costumes I saw this year were an axe murderer and a drunk driver (there were also a fair number of "robbers" but most of them looked more like mimes, so I don't know if they count). Maybe it's because I live in the Pacific Northwest, but I've known more people who were killed by murderers and drunk drivers than by the Klan, but I still didn't get my panties in a wad over the costumes. Why are some evils acceptable and others not?  Is it the body count, or is it just a matter of political correctness?
 
2013-11-02 07:09:41 PM  

Bonobo62: MagSeven: Bonobo62: Turbo Cojones: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

One is real, and one is not.

That doesn't explain anything. Why is it acceptable to dress up as a fictional evil, but not acceptable to dress up as a real evil?

Because people have to face real evil everyday. It's less close to home. Just the way it is. Also common sense.


Claiming "because common sense" is just argumentum ad populum, so let's look at "because people have to face real evil everyday."

How many of the complainers have to deal with the Klan every day?  What about costumes of other evil types? Those don't seem to elicit the same outrage.  Among the costumes I saw this year were an axe murderer and a drunk driver (there were also a fair number of "robbers" but most of them looked more like mimes, so I don't know if they count). Maybe it's because I live in the Pacific Northwest, but I've known more people who were killed by murderers and drunk drivers than by the Klan, but I still didn't get my panties in a wad over the costumes. Why are some evils acceptable and others not?  Is it the body count, or is it just a matter of political correctness?


To some people, thought crime is more heinous than real crime.
 
2013-11-02 07:22:04 PM  

Bonobo62: MagSeven: Bonobo62: Turbo Cojones: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

One is real, and one is not.

That doesn't explain anything. Why is it acceptable to dress up as a fictional evil, but not acceptable to dress up as a real evil?

Because people have to face real evil everyday. It's less close to home. Just the way it is. Also common sense.


Claiming "because common sense" is just argumentum ad populum, so let's look at "because people have to face real evil everyday."

How many of the complainers have to deal with the Klan every day?  What about costumes of other evil types? Those don't seem to elicit the same outrage.  Among the costumes I saw this year were an axe murderer and a drunk driver (there were also a fair number of "robbers" but most of them looked more like mimes, so I don't know if they count). Maybe it's because I live in the Pacific Northwest, but I've known more people who were killed by murderers and drunk drivers than by the Klan, but I still didn't get my panties in a wad over the costumes. Why are some evils acceptable and others not?  Is it the body count, or is it just a matter of political correctness?


Are you a professional dumb ass or just a gifted amateur. "Why are some evils acceptable and others not?" Probably the duration and severity of said evil. If I walked around Ground Zero in a burning towers outfit on 9-12-11, I'd probably catch a beating. If I did it last weekend, I might get a dirty look or two. Gee I wonder why that is? I don't care if people are upset at costumes. You asked why they might be. I gave a few reasons. You don't want to offend everyone? Don't wear something that might offend nearly everyone. It's not that complicated. Can't wear your klan outfit without causing a stir? I don't personally care, but boo farking hoo for you.
 
2013-11-02 07:26:49 PM  

RRicochet: Personally, I think it's hilarious. Free speech rules.


I can agree with that. But, personal responsibility also rules and this mother doesn't seem to have that. Encouraging your child to dress in a costume that causes hurt or offense? Not terribly cool.
 
2013-11-02 07:36:00 PM  

John Buck 41: Did the kid burn a cross on a lawn? Did he hang a brotha or a sista? No on both?

No story here, move on.


That. FTA: ""It's not ok, you're offending a lot of people by one little action," said Sprouse. "

Good. If no one is being harmed, then the offense is just useless butthurt.
 
2013-11-02 07:42:13 PM  

RubberBandMan: This is wrong!
If you're a cowboy, dress as a policeman or something
If you're the child of an ignorant racist redneck, dress as .................the same thing?


Well, everybody gets butthurt when you put on blackface, so....
 
2013-11-02 08:00:19 PM  
I've never kicked a seven year old before, but there's a first time for everything.  And add in a couple more for Mom too.
 
2013-11-02 08:06:02 PM  

phenn: RRicochet: Personally, I think it's hilarious. Free speech rules.

I can agree with that. But, personal responsibility also rules and this mother doesn't seem to have that. Encouraging your child to dress in a costume that causes hurt or offense? Not terribly cool.


God forbid anyone might ever be offended by an image in this delicate, fragile society we've crafted.
 
2013-11-02 08:10:40 PM  
See? See? THIS is why we don't allow siblings to marry!
 
2013-11-02 08:13:31 PM  

John Buck 41: cc_rider: John Buck 41: cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.

Other than disagreeing about where the South begins, after reading her Fark bio I agree with her for the most part.

For the record, I was talking about the mother that let her kid go tricKKK-or-treating.

Ah, ok. Hopefully you see the confusion.


You people know that the "South" is defined by states south of the mason-Dixon line, right?
 
2013-11-02 08:27:24 PM  

zulius: John Buck 41: cc_rider: John Buck 41: cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.

Other than disagreeing about where the South begins, after reading her Fark bio I agree with her for the most part.

For the record, I was talking about the mother that let her kid go tricKKK-or-treating.

Ah, ok. Hopefully you see the confusion.

You people know that the "South" is defined by states south of the mason-Dixon line, right?


West Virginia is below the line. Should they be considered the "South"? I mean, what with that whole Union thing and all.
 
2013-11-02 08:35:12 PM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.


The devil is a fictional character. The klan is real and not very nice.
 
2013-11-02 08:57:10 PM  
Craigsville is a hernia.

It is a piece of offal-filled bowel that has protruded across the boundary with West Virginia.
 
2013-11-02 09:23:57 PM  

snocone: Humor is just about the best counter attack to racism and hateism.
Pulls the haters out of the shadow where you can properly mock them.


Yeah if it wasn't clear she actually was a racist, I would have no problem with it.  Reducing them to a stupid costume you pull out once a year is a good thing.  Frankly, I want to see some tacky polyester made-in-China "Sexy Klan" costumes at Wall-Mart.

(I just realised somewhere out there at least one couple must have done a sexy Klan/Slave theme BDSM costume)

Jument: The devil is a fictional character.


A very large proportion of the American population would disagree with you there.
 
2013-11-02 09:26:33 PM  

MagSeven: Bonobo62: MagSeven: Bonobo62: Turbo Cojones: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

One is real, and one is not.

That doesn't explain anything. Why is it acceptable to dress up as a fictional evil, but not acceptable to dress up as a real evil?

Because people have to face real evil everyday. It's less close to home. Just the way it is. Also common sense.


Claiming "because common sense" is just argumentum ad populum, so let's look at "because people have to face real evil everyday."

How many of the complainers have to deal with the Klan every day?  What about costumes of other evil types? Those don't seem to elicit the same outrage.  Among the costumes I saw this year were an axe murderer and a drunk driver (there were also a fair number of "robbers" but most of them looked more like mimes, so I don't know if they count). Maybe it's because I live in the Pacific Northwest, but I've known more people who were killed by murderers and drunk drivers than by the Klan, but I still didn't get my panties in a wad over the costumes. Why are some evils acceptable and others not?  Is it the body count, or is it just a matter of political correctness?

Are you a professional dumb ass or just a gifted amateur. "Why are some evils acceptable and others not?" Probably the duration and severity of said evil. If I walked around Ground Zero in a burning towers outfit on 9-12-11, I'd probably catch a beating. If I did it last weekend, I might get a dirty look or two. Gee I wonder why that is? I don't care if people are upset at costumes. You asked why they might be. I gave a few reasons. You don't want to offend everyone? Don't wear something that might offend nearly everyone. It's not that complicated. Can't wear your klan outfit without causing a stir? I don't personally care, but boo farking hoo for you.


If you don't know, just say you don't know. There's no need to resort to insults to hide your ignorance.
 
2013-11-02 10:00:19 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.


Mason-Dixon line, and current geography be damned?

Serious Post on Serious Thread: JDJoeE: scottydoesntknow: His mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the Klu Klux Klan, which she says still exists in Craigsville.

Well there's yer problem

/Heh, Ms. Black is a white supremacist

I dont have a problem with kids dressing up  as whatever.  This is supposed to be a free country after all.  If people get their undergarments in a bunch because someone wants to dress up as a racisct/religious asshat Id have to say those whinging  and the dresser are all  asshats.   At the best the kid learns why the KKK is bad.  At the worst you have a bunch of anti-american-commie-jebus-hating-slug-loving-slimeballs dictating policy.

/said with a wee touch of sarcasm

Speaking of bunched undergarments, I missed the part where she was arrested and convicted of a crime. So your point is what exactly?


I got turned into a newt?
 
2013-11-02 10:30:13 PM  
Woah, Bonobo! "Dumb ass" is a made up slang word. Why are you offended?
 
2013-11-02 10:50:45 PM  
HAHAHA dumb hick biatch
 
2013-11-02 11:07:09 PM  
My best friend and wore KKK costumes one year. We were prob 10. Was here in a very middle class Cleveland suburb. I have NO idea why my mother let us. My Mom is awesome and kind and none of my family are racist. We just thought it was funny for some dumb reason.

Sometimes I look back and smh.
 
2013-11-02 11:09:14 PM  
I also wonder about the people who gave us candy.
 
2013-11-02 11:19:44 PM  
The Black's are dressing their kids in Klan outfits now.
 
2013-11-02 11:48:45 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: phenn: RRicochet: Personally, I think it's hilarious. Free speech rules.

I can agree with that. But, personal responsibility also rules and this mother doesn't seem to have that. Encouraging your child to dress in a costume that causes hurt or offense? Not terribly cool.

God forbid anyone might ever be offended by an image in this delicate, fragile society we've crafted.


Put in some real effort or give up, dude. You have like 4-5 comments in this thread, and over all I'd give you a -4/10
 
2013-11-02 11:53:46 PM  

too2ez: kling_klang_bed: santadog: kling_klang_bed: What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?

2nd time this week I've seen that movie title.  What does it mean???

It means see it if you haven't!

Exactly.  And add "The Groove Tube" and make it a double feature.



Lol, here's the one scene I was talking about. Enjoy! (and imagine that kid in the KKK costume doing this one!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqTpqIUWVrc
 
2013-11-02 11:55:13 PM  

John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.


what part of Virginia? there's a big difference between a place like alexandria or charlottesville and a place like roanoke.
 
2013-11-03 12:33:21 AM  

stonelotus: ReverendJynxed: AllUpInYa: scottydoesntknow: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Well considering the devil can't actually be blamed for horrible or evil things (religious people might believe he did, but no actual evidence of it). On the other end, we have tons of evidence and proof that the KKK is a horrible group who have done atrocious things the past (and may still continue to do so).

Pretty easy to figure out actually.

So, no dressing up as a pirate or soldier, then, got it...

Or a cop.

or a banker, politician (especially the president), priest, rabbi, etc.


See, almost all of those types are capable of being rational, decent people. (The pirate is iffy, but as long as it's a Long John Silver type pirate and not a Somali pirate then it's mostly in the realm of fantasy.) The fact that some bankers, politicians, cops or soldiers are not good people does not mean that irrationality is an inherent characteristic of the job description. They are essential roles in society. Priests and rabbis have to be irrational to some degree to believe in religion, but they don't necessarily have to be pants-on-head nutty. It's a question of how much they believe their religion to be practical in the "real world".

But Klansmen? Come on. Yeah, I'm saying it right here: I don't believe a single one is capable of being a good person. It's pretty much in their job description to be assholes. They formed their organization with the purpose of being assholes. Maybe dressing up as one will be appropriate someday when they are nothing but a distant memory, like the Spanish Inquisition, but until then...
 
2013-11-03 12:42:25 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

what part of Virginia? there's a big difference between a place like alexandria or charlottesville and a place like roanoke.


Wytheville.
 
2013-11-03 01:03:56 AM  

John Buck 41: The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

what part of Virginia? there's a big difference between a place like alexandria or charlottesville and a place like roanoke.

Wytheville.


yeah... panhandle va is old coal country. meth and poor people.
compare to arlington
 
2013-11-03 01:53:34 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: stonelotus: ReverendJynxed: AllUpInYa: scottydoesntknow: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Well considering the devil can't actually be blamed for horrible or evil things (religious people might believe he did, but no actual evidence of it). On the other end, we have tons of evidence and proof that the KKK is a horrible group who have done atrocious things the past (and may still continue to do so).

Pretty easy to figure out actually.

So, no dressing up as a pirate or soldier, then, got it...

Or a cop.

or a banker, politician (especially the president), priest, rabbi, etc.

See, almost all of those types are capable of being rational, decent people. (The pirate is iffy, but as long as it's a Long John Silver type pirate and not a Somali pirate then it's mostly in the realm of fantasy.) The fact that some bankers, politicians, cops or soldiers are not good people does not mean that irrationality is an inherent characteristic of the job description. They are essential roles in society. Priests and rabbis have to be irrational to some degree to believe in religion, but they don't necessarily have to be pants-on-head nutty. It's a question of how much they believe their religion to be practical in the "real world".

But Klansmen? Come on. Yeah, I'm saying it right here: I don't believe a single one is capable of being a good person. It's pretty much in their job description to be assholes. They formed their organization with the purpose of being assholes. Maybe dressing up as one will be appropriate someday when they are nothing but a distant memory, like the Spanish Inquisition, but until then...


So they're evil and scary. That sounds like a perfect costume for Halloween.
 
2013-11-03 02:06:00 AM  

Bonobo62: B.L.Z. Bub: stonelotus: ReverendJynxed: AllUpInYa: scottydoesntknow: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Well considering the devil can't actually be blamed for horrible or evil things (religious people might believe he did, but no actual evidence of it). On the other end, we have tons of evidence and proof that the KKK is a horrible group who have done atrocious things the past (and may still continue to do so).

Pretty easy to figure out actually.

So, no dressing up as a pirate or soldier, then, got it...

Or a cop.

or a banker, politician (especially the president), priest, rabbi, etc.

See, almost all of those types are capable of being rational, decent people. (The pirate is iffy, but as long as it's a Long John Silver type pirate and not a Somali pirate then it's mostly in the realm of fantasy.) The fact that some bankers, politicians, cops or soldiers are not good people does not mean that irrationality is an inherent characteristic of the job description. They are essential roles in society. Priests and rabbis have to be irrational to some degree to believe in religion, but they don't necessarily have to be pants-on-head nutty. It's a question of how much they believe their religion to be practical in the "real world".

But Klansmen? Come on. Yeah, I'm saying it right here: I don't believe a single one is capable of being a good person. It's pretty much in their job description to be assholes. They formed their organization with the purpose of being assholes. Maybe dressing up as one will be appropriate someday when they are nothing but a distant memory, like the Spanish Inquisition, but until then...

So they're evil and scary. That sounds like a perfect costume for Halloween.


They're evil and scary and too close to reality (the KKK is very much still alive in the U.S., even if they don't lynch people anymore). Halloween is supposed to be about fantasy, not reminding you of reality and bumming people out.
 
2013-11-03 02:07:49 AM  

Bonobo62: So they're evil and scary. That sounds like a perfect costume for Halloween.


If you think it's such an awesome costume, go ahead and wear a Klan costume next year.  Heck, go ahead and wear it to work   If anyone complains, just explain it to them like you've explained it to us.
 
2013-11-03 02:51:54 AM  

The Larch: Bonobo62: So they're evil and scary. That sounds like a perfect costume for Halloween.

If you think it's such an awesome costume, go ahead and wear a Klan costume next year.  Heck, go ahead and wear it to work   If anyone complains, just explain it to them like you've explained it to us.


I'm self-employed. It wouldn't be nearly as controversial around here as you might think. If I want to offend myself, I'll dress as Miley Cyrus.
 
2013-11-03 06:09:25 AM  
It's suppose to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that. That's what the KKK stands for. The KKK every year, raises money to donate to the St. Jude's," said Jessica Black.

These are the types of retards I wish could see (and comprehend) their own genetic profile. We are so ridiculously diverse in our own backgrounds, you never know who was getting to know who in a biblical sense many generations ago. The cognitive dissonance would make a lot of dumb racist cracker heads asplode.
 
2013-11-03 07:31:56 AM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.



Dressing up as the devil is going to offend some people, too; especially around here.  Still, let's not forget that lynchings and other violence done by KKK members are still within living memory.  There are people alive today who have had atrocities committed against them by people wearing that outfit.  Give it another 50 years, and a klansmen's outfit will be "retro".
 
2013-11-03 08:30:06 AM  
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He had to one-up the neighbor kid.

/Catholic preacher's son
 
2013-11-03 08:53:01 AM  
It could have been much worse.
www.bookmice.net

Could have allowed her kid to dress up as an Overseer.

/obscure??
 
2013-11-03 09:52:36 AM  

Saul T. Balzac: I haven't read the article or the thread, but how the fark does a little kid even know what the Klan is?


DIS.

Maybe got it mixed up with the Kulture Klub???
 
2013-11-03 09:58:03 AM  

Resident Muslim: Super Chronic: Both TFA and the video get the organization's name wrong.  "Ku," not "Klu."

So what yer saying is that everyone involved is actually Klu-less?!


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Kluless, brother of Kahless...
 
2013-11-03 10:46:37 AM  

RobSeace: Resident Muslim: Super Chronic: Both TFA and the video get the organization's name wrong.  "Ku," not "Klu."

So what yer saying is that everyone involved is actually Klu-less?!



Kluless, brother of Kahless...


Oh, the guy who walks everywhere?
 
2013-11-03 10:56:54 AM  

LoneWolf343: Lady Indica: "It's suppose to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that. That's what the KKK stands for. The KKK every year, raises money to donate to the St. Jude's," said Jessica Black.

Yup that's mom's "reasoning".

They donate to a Catholic hospital?

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Nice catch!
 
2013-11-03 12:16:48 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

what part of Virginia? there's a big difference between a place like alexandria or charlottesville and a place like roanoke.

Wytheville.

yeah... panhandle va is old coal country. meth and poor people.
compare to arlington


I was at the hotel and work most of the week, except for a foray into downtown one afternoon looking for a liquor store. Surprised to see Food Lion and Rite Aid not selling booze. Well, beer and wine, but not BOOZE.
 
2013-11-03 03:24:16 PM  

John Buck 41: The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

what part of Virginia? there's a big difference between a place like alexandria or charlottesville and a place like roanoke.

Wytheville.

yeah... panhandle va is old coal country. meth and poor people.
compare to arlington

I was at the hotel and work most of the week, except for a foray into downtown one afternoon looking for a liquor store. Surprised to see Food Lion and Rite Aid not selling booze. Well, beer and wine, but not BOOZE.


"booze" is only sold by the state in virginia. look for a virginia abc store if you want liquor.
 
2013-11-03 06:45:42 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

what part of Virginia? there's a big difference between a place like alexandria or charlottesville and a place like roanoke.

Wytheville.

yeah... panhandle va is old coal country. meth and poor people.
compare to arlington

I was at the hotel and work most of the week, except for a foray into downtown one afternoon looking for a liquor store. Surprised to see Food Lion and Rite Aid not selling booze. Well, beer and wine, but not BOOZE.

"booze" is only sold by the state in virginia. look for a virginia abc store if you want liquor.


Yep, that's where I ended up.
 
2013-11-03 11:23:40 PM  

The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: The_Original_Roxtar: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

what part of Virginia? there's a big difference between a place like alexandria or charlottesville and a place like roanoke.

Wytheville.

yeah... panhandle va is old coal country. meth and poor people.
compare to arlington


Well, if you carve out Northern Virginia, then yes, the rest of the state is definitely Southern, both in good & bad ways. Roanoke is "South", but it's still a wonderful city in which to live -- I'd certainly rather be here than Charlottesville, if for no other reason than the traffic monstrosity that is Route 29 in that city.

As for farther down the panhandle, yes, but some of those poor people are pretty wonderful. And some of them are awful, wretched sorts who give them all a bad name. Un-CSB:

A friend of mine was the president of the Pulaski County Jaycees (Pulaski is just a stone's throw away from Wytheville), and each year they put together the local Christmas parade. This lady is pretty redneck, but in a sweet country-girl way, and for her, "some of my best friends are black" isn't just something she'd say to avoid being called racist.

So she and the other Jaycees are lining up all of the parade entries in the assembly area, and one entry was listed just as some family name -- a few guys in a jeep. As soon as these guys left the assembly area and were in the parade itself, they unfurled Klan flags and drove down Main Street displaying them. Of course, the local paper reported on this, and AP picked it up and ran the story. My friend was mortified, but when you've got a dozen or so people trying to put a parade together, you can't monitor everything. Here she and the Jaycees had tried to do something nice for the community, and a few white-trash jerks made it into something awful, making the whole community look bad.

And then there's Craigsville. I grew up in western Augusta County not far from there and went to the same high school as all of the Craigsville kids. The place had a reputation for being just plain mean. Even the rednecks from Swoope & Deerfield made fun of Craigsville for being even more ridiculously redneck. It's a sad little village without a stoplight, an economy, or much of any prospects for the people who live there. I'm not at all surprised that this news story came from there.
 
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