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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:14 PM
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Hitler poster provokes Edmonds incident
This hitler nonsense is leading to something terrible.


As a child in Armenia, Henry Gasparian witnessed firsthand the horrors of Nazi Germany. Two uncles were killed, his father wounded and a brother starved to death during the German invasion and occupation of the Soviet Union. So when Gasparian, 70, of Edmonds, saw a poster of President Obama with a Hitler mustache near the entrance to the Edmonds Farmers Market on Sept. 5, he admits that his reaction was "personal and emotional."

He tried to grab the fliers being passed out by supporters of Lyndon LaRouche, a perennial presidential candidate who has likened Obama's health-care proposals to the Nazi extermination of Jews and other "undesirables."


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/20098820...
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:19 PM
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1. K&R
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:24 PM
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2. if you make the lie big enough, everyone will believe it.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:42 PM
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3. and yet...
the ideal they promote is the same as the fascist ideal they propose to be against. do they not see this at all? They promote the Hitler beliefs themselves by their actions.
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stuball111 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:42 PM
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4. Most , if not all of those teabaggers are Holocaust deniers anyway
That's why it doesn't bother them using hitlers image (note he doesn't deserve a capital "h") And to some of them white power idiots, hitler is their idol.
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:43 PM
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5. Thanks for the post.
I guess I need to pay more attention to the local news.
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mrbarber Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:03 PM
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6. scum of the planet.
The lot of them.

Ignorant and hateful. And evidently terrified of a 70 year old man with health issues. Who wants to bet these chickenhawks never actually served a day in their life?

Rot their bones.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:06 PM
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7. Glad he was not reading here for the last 8 years
Cause pics of bush as hitler were not rare :)
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mrbarber Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:13 PM
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8. Right, because a website that bills itself as being left wing...
Is identical to the outside of a Farmers Market.

Really? You are going to try and compare those two?
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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:19 PM
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10. There were plenty of anti-war protesters who carried signs
comparing Bush to Hitler out in public. Don't you remember?
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mrbarber Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:09 PM
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13. Right, because an anti-war protest.....
Is identical to a farmers market.

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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:32 PM
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14. OMG, political hypocrisy is so annoying to me. nt
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:22 PM
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12. Hmm well let's see what he had to say about that:
"I saw Hitler's soldiers. I saw swastikas every day. To call Obama stupid, even criminal OK, that's politics. But Hitler? It's hurting to anyone no matter who is president," he said.

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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:15 PM
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9. Yes, calling Bush "Hitler" was very common among
democrats. I myself made the comparison between the Bush administration and fascism more than once over those eight hellish years. Here is a link from not that long ago, complete with Bushitler pictures.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:30 AM
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16. And you use a post from a banned disruptor to prove your point?
If you dislike Democrats so much, what are you doing at Democratic Underground?
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:21 PM
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11. the lady who questioned Frank,
"The Edmonds incident echoed similar incidents across the country over the past few months. LaRouche supporters and others have disrupted town-hall meetings on health care, including most famously, the young woman who asked U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) in August why he supported a "Nazi health-care plan." Frank replied, "On what planet do you spend most of your time?"
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:23 AM
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15. How can we HELP this man? Where can we send donations?
He will need legal counsel. Have there already set up a fund to help this gentleman?
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