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Class War For Idiots / February 27, 2009

Sucker Stamp

A 58-year-old Wal-Mart employee who said he “couldn’t take it anymore” lit himself on fire outside the Bloomingdale store where he worked late Thursday night and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said this morning.

In an interview, his son said his father went to work last night with nothing seeming out of the ordinary. “This had nothing to do with the economy. I want to make that clear,” he said, adding that the family may never know the reason for the public suicide.

When one of the first officers tried to speak to the man, who by that time was severely burned, he responded, “I just couldn’t take it anymore,” a man said, citing the officer’s report.

The man “enjoyed his job and living in the ‘burbs,” his son said. “We were getting ready to redo the front lawn.” He added that his father had no health problems.

“You try not to ask yourself the question [why he did it] because there’s no answer,” the son said.

Note to self-immolating Wal-Mart protester: America is a Judeo-Christian country, not a Buddhist country. Your bosses will get scared when you set THEIR bodies on fire, not your own!

PS: Notice how the no-good-son tarnishes his father’s legacy by going out of his way to emphasize it had nothing to do with Wal-Mart: “You try not to ask yourself the question [why he did it] because there’s no answer.” Thus clearly showing the sucker stamp disorder to have a strong hereditory component.

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  • 1. Yuriy  |  February 27th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    It sounds like the son feels kind of ashamed of his father for doing such a thingy and he is extremely self-conscious for people not associate himself with those kind of guys who burn themselves and happen to be his relatives at the same instance.

  • 2. Harv  |  February 27th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    the son is indeed a degenerate sellout – he’s waiting for a nice pity check from Walmart

  • 3. VideoStripPokerSupreme  |  February 27th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    maybe the son was his manager in Wal mart

  • 4. Matoush  |  February 27th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Apparently the prospect of working on the yard is not quite enough to prevent suicide.

  • 5. homer  |  February 27th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    DOLAN, where are you?

    Faggot ass son. Speaking for the inflamed father. L O L. What a retarded bastard son.

  • 6. P  |  February 27th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    this is bizarre. The guy was free to just say “I quit”, and then move from his suburban house into his car if necessary. Or put his wife to work. Plenty of options besides becoming an attention whore.

  • 7. Snarky  |  February 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    This says it all:

    “Note to self-immolating Wal-Mart protester: America is a Judeo-Christian country, not a Buddhist country. Your bosses will get scared when you set THEIR bodies on fire, not your own!”

    Not encouraging anyone to commit a crime, but if you are going to set yourself on fire, might as well take someone with you.

  • 8. fajensen  |  March 1st, 2009 at 7:19 am

    He should have torched himself *inside* Wallmart …

  • 9. LatexSolarBeef  |  March 1st, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Betcha, in keeping with WalMart’s track record, the guy had a “dead peasant” life insurance policy. Meaning WalMart will get a check for $70,000 because of his death.

  • 10. Paul Tennig  |  March 1st, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Aren’t policies usually void in case of suicide?

  • 11. Requiem  |  March 1st, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Why onb earth would you set yourself on fire *outside* a Wallmart? You only get one shot at burning the place down that way, do it inside.

  • 12. Jack Boot  |  March 2nd, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Jeepers, that’s a nasty way to die.

    Why not strap on a suicide vest (emblazoned with happy faces, of course), pop by the store manager’s office, and take an escort to Valhalla with you?

  • 13. Delfosse  |  March 2nd, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Meh… Where’s a video on youtube?? I can’t believe nobody filmed it, this is a perfect youtube material.

  • 14. happyhead  |  March 2nd, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Did this guy purchase one of those value 5-packs of multi-colored lighters they sell at Wallmart checkout lines? If so, I wonder how many of them didn’t work before one finally sparked his body into flames. “Goddamnit! Stupid cheap lighters! I’m trying to set myself alight here! Fucking Wallmart!”

  • 15. John WOods  |  August 13th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Wow dude that is just way too cool. I like it dude!

  • 16. Marisol  |  October 3rd, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    This picture is actually from a Budist monk who lit himself on fire to protest against the oppresive regiment against the tibet in the eraly 1960′s I dont know why they used this picture fo this lie.

  • 17. walter  |  October 12th, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Ive been told he was a Buddhist and that Buddhists can meditate so well they can push away so he sat there and lit his self on fire to stand out and then he meditated to get the pain away

  • 18. Andrew  |  February 18th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    During the Vietnam War, A lot of Monks were unsettle about the war and they set themselves on fire as an act of meaningless to show what the value of the War really was after a period of time..Meaningless. Have some respect. Fuckers.

  • 19. Areli  |  April 8th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    This is ridiculous this picture was taken during the Vietnam War, when the monks of the area protested against the violence and war. Unbelievable how ignorant I am that I don’t get the joke.


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