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No Cake for Hitler

December 17, 2008

Heath Campbell, left, with his wife Deborah and son Adolf Hitler, 3, pose in Easton, Pa.,, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008. Deborah and her husband Heath attempted to by a birthday cake for their son at a near by ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich, N.J. and were told that the store would not inscribe Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler on the cake. The Campbell's also have two daughters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie.

EASTON, Pa.—A supermarket is defending itself for refusing to a write out 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell’s name on his birthday cake.

Deborah Campbell, 25, of nearby Hunterdon County, N.J., said she phoned in her order last week to the Greenwich ShopRite. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son’s name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request.

Karen Meleta, a ShopRite spokeswoman, said the store denied similar requests from the Campbells the last two years, including a request for a swastika.

“We reserve the right not to print anything on the cake that we deem to be inappropriate,” Meleta said. “We considered this inappropriate.”

The Campbells ultimately got their cake decorated at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania, Deborah Campbell said Tuesday.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Anna Taylor told The Easton Express-Times that the store won’t put anything illegal or profane on a cake but thinks it’s important to respect the views of customers and employees.

“Our No. 1 priority in decorating cakes is to serve the customer to the best of our ability,” Taylor said from Bentonville, Ark.

When reached by The Associated Press, Taylor said she’d call back to provide a comment.

Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because “no one else in the world would have that name.”

The Campbells’ two other children are named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, who turns 2 in a few months, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, who will be 1 in April.

Campbell said he was raised not to avoid people of other races but not to mix with them socially or romantically. But he said he would try to raise his children differently.

“Say he grows up and hangs out with black people. That’s fine, I don’t really care,” he said. “That’s his choice.”

He said about 12 people attended the birthday party on Sunday, including several children of mixed race.

WTF?  Why would any parent, I don’t care how racist or drunk they might be, name their child after the world’s most well-known Genocidal Dictator?

“Campbell said he was rasied not to avoid people of other races but not to mix with them socially or romantically”  Does that mean he should romantically mix with gangly white chicks with fangled teeth and sweaters commonly worn by the Huxtable Family?  As a matter of fact, judging by the dental simliarities, they may be brother and sister.

Is it me or does he have an eerie resemblance to our favorite Outsider, Ponyboy?

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You know you’re the worst US President when…

December 14, 2008

Holy crap!  That’s it, officially the worst President ever.  It’s not, “Who does that,” but “Who get’s shoes thrown at them?!”

Making Light of Wall Street Woes

September 16, 2008

Apparently, these two guys are Sal and Richard from the Howard Stern show.  I haven’t listened to that show, well since it was good.  These guys, however, are hilarious.

Can Terrorists Buy Guns in the U.S. Without I.D.?

August 20, 2008
BOSTON GLOBE –

The gun-control activist whose provocative billboards have been turning heads along the Massachusetts Turnpike for 13 years today will unveil one of his most eye-popping messages yet – a fake neon advertisement for American gun shows where people can buy weapons, no questions asked

“We Sell Guns! No ID required. No background checks. Criminals and terrorists welcome!” the billboard peals.

“Gun shows are the equivalent of Al Qaeda terrorists walking directly onto the airplane while you and I wait in the TSA line,” John Rosenthal, founder and chairman of Stop Handgun Violence, said in a recent interview. “They don’t want us to go on airplanes but they let Al Qaeda buy guns unprotected.”

That’s not a photoshopped (other than the time lapse shutter) picture folks.  I’ve seen this HUGE Neon sign with my own two eyes.  Pretty amazing actually.  You can see Fenway Park in the background.  The sign is about 200ft. behind The Green Monster.

They’ve put up some pretty provacative advertisements in the past (i.e. showing kids with gunshot wounds, to yearbook photos of kids that were killed, etc.), but this one takes the cake.  I mean, before reading about this ad, I had no idea that you could grab a gun at a gun show with no background checks and what not.  Personally, I tip my cap to the Stop Handgun Violence organization.  The right to bear arms is also something I stand behind, but if we can’t monitor / screen those folks to prevent nut-jobs, criminals, or terrorists even from getting their hands on guns this easy, then we’re just “shooting” ourselves in the foot.