Skip to comments.80-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Taking Down Posters of Obama with Hitler Mustache
Posted on 10/18/2012 11:34:21 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
An 80-year-old woman who remembers when the United States helped defeat the Nazis faces charges for tearing down posters of President Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache.
Nancy Lack said she was livid when she saw the posters, put up by supporters of perennial fringe presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, outside of her post office in Hebron, Conn., NBC Connecticut reported.
"My generation went through the Second World War, and Nazism is about the worst there can be," Lack told NBC Connecticut. "I just got very angry that they would do that to Obamas image."
She took down the posters, knowing she would get in trouble for it, and put them in her car while a worker with LaRouchePAC followed her.
Afterward, she was arrested and now faces sixth-degree larceny and breach of peace charges.
"I guess I deserved it. I stole the posters," she said, adding that she stood by her actions.
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Brackwards with 0bama!
LaRouche? I thought he was dead.
It took 3 people to write this article?
If convicted, Lack could face three months behind bars and a fine. She is expected in court next week.
She’s an Obama supporter. Lock her up.
Why does this make you smile. It appears that she is an Obama supporter, doesn’t it? Did I interpret this story wrong?
There should be no interpretation required for news stories.
Where was this lady’s outrage when the libs had posters of Bush with a Hitler ‘mstash? Sorry, I don’t have any sympathy for her.
Turns out is is 90 years old. Still a fruitcake.
No sympathy for her here.
How do you take a poster down with a mustache?
“Freedom of speech!!”
Unless I don’t like what you’ve got to say
Were Bush Hitler posters put up in her neighborhood?
No sympathy for her?
As a child of two Holocaust survivors, I find your attitude reprehensible.
Whether it’s Obama, Bush or anyone else, I applaud this woman’s actions and deplore the idea of some who would paint someone out as Hitler.
Believing otherwise makes you scum in my book.
Is that when an eleven-year-old steals another guy’s condoms?
National Socialists of Germany, or International Socialists that infest America today. Little difference. And once International Socialists consolidate their power in a country, they magically become National Socialists.
It makes me smile for what I would assume is the same reasons. That is that an Obowma supporter was caught red handed stealing posters that she found offensive and is now going to be punished for it.
So she didn’t like the posters? Too bad, there is a thing called free speech and it’s not just for Obowma and his sycophants.
I don’t like seeing Obowma support posters in my neighborhood but I know it’s unlawful for me to rip them down.
She said she knew it was wrong but did it anyway because she didn’t want someone showing Obowma for who he is.
Sucks to suck.
Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini were all three Socialists..
Like Obama... a disciple of Saul Alinsky who learned from all three..
Rules for Radicals - Saul Alinsky
Very carefully. You could get a nasty paper cut.
People have a First Amendment right to own and display offensive posters.
It is a crime to steal someone else's property.
Your parentage or her life experiences do not confer on you or on her the authority to infringe on anyone else's constitutional rights or to steal anyone else's property.
Why does it make you smile? Is this woman Jewish? Was she living under Nazi occupation in Europe or was she a ten year-old child living in America when America entered WW2 in 1941? What offends her? Granted, it is poor taste to deface a poster in such a way but where, I wonder was this woman’s outrage when George Bush was treated in similar fashion.As a matter of fact Democrats routinely refer to we conservatives as ‘’Nazis’’. Where is the Lefts outrage over that?
I can picture my 88-year-old mother taking down ANY Obama sign. She tootles around town in her little white Corolla with a big NObama sign, just lookin’ for a fight. (Gotta watch her!)
Madame, like it or not, and personally I don’t, but there is such as thing as ‘’free speech’’.
Obama is very much like Hitler and the posters are serving as an effective warning.
Besides, it appears she was outraged because bambi was portrayed as Hitler - not that there was a portrayal.
Note she said:
"I just got very angry that they would do that to "Obamas image".
"I just got very angry that they would do that to any candidates image".
Regardless, what she did was illegal and age is not an excuse if she is of sound mind.
His current ranting against "the 1%," also closely parallels Hitler's use of the aproximately 1% of the German population, who were Jewish, as a scape-goat for middle class German problems. (The tactic of blaming the Jews in Germany, was adopted by Hitler from Karl Marx's suggestion in the 1840s. Considering Obama's Marxist mentors, it comes naturally to Obama.)
To better understand the tactic, employed by Nazis and all Leftist movements, see Blame & Envy Cocktail.
The subject woman, of course, has been brainwashed by the Leftist media to believe the fantasy that the German Socialists weren't really Socialists. But such is not the reality. Hitler was actually to the Left of most of the present Democratic Party, who unlike Obama have only gradually embraced Socialist class-hatred.
Maybe she’s a relative. Of Hitler, that is.
I could see them being ticked at the comparison.
Political speech? I thought for all 'speech'? And, why does political posters get a pass on the median of the post office? I should be able to put anything I want there if that is the outcome of free speech.
As for the woman, considering that political prints get a pass, she should have simply put a sign up detailing her concerns for facial hair with the others.
I dunno; there’s stuff in my mustache that would take down a bull elephant.
It makes me smile simply on the mental image I have of an old loony Obama supporter tangling with LaRouche supporters.
If only there were some Paul-tards and a few Occupiers.... It would be a complete political insane asylum. Complete with the Obama/Hitler posters.
Now having said that... Feel free to get all serious as many of the other FReepers here are doing arguing the legal and Constutional basis of the matter.
Me? I didn’t expect it to get this deep. But it makes for interesting FReeping.
See post 29.
Shes obviously “Ole Fashioned” and if a GW Poster was in front of her little post office in her little town Id bet you she would have taken it down.
She comes from the old school and you dont put a “Hitler Stash” on just about any thing especially a photo of the Pres no matter who it is.
“faces charges for tearing down posters of President Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache.”
It would’ve been easier if she’d used her fingers.
The LaRouche loons are camped in front the local department of motor vehicles, year ‘round.
Not sure how they get away with it but they sure do have an anti-barry fan club there.
Yes, quite hypocritical inded. She supports here what was (she) abhored as part of Hitler’s reign in WW2.
“How do you take a poster down with a mustache?”
I think first you must moisten the poster, then press your face against the wall below the poster, and brush upwards.
The only difference is that we haven’t started the purges...yet. It will come with the full implementation of Obamacare. It must come...
Do I understand these were posted on a public property?
If so it is illegal to take down a sign on public property?
I don’t condone the posters, but I support the right of citizens to speak out. It’s called free speech. By applauding the actions of someone to remove political free speech that you find offensive, are you not behaving the same way the Nazi’s did? Censorship is wrong and should not be applauded.
BTW, George Soros was a Nazi Collaborator in WWII, and is also a major supporter of 0bama. Do you find Soros reprehensible, and by extension, do you find 0bama reprehensible for taking money from George Soros, a Nazi Collaborator?
And for the record, my father fought against the Nazi’s in WWII. In other words, he fought to save your parents.
And the icing on the cake would be to have all that recorded and posted to Youtube! LOL
Political correctness has it’s victim group pecking order. Jewish Americans are not at the top anymore. In the past, the media would go on a witch hunt rip over these posters and the old lady would not have had to do anything.
But I agree that nobody should take it upon themselves to cleanse the public square of political speech and advertising they do not like. When she sees a poster she doesn’t like, she knows not to vote for the idiot who put it up. She is free to put up posters in opposition to political speech she dislikes.
They should have posed him as Stalin or a jihadist on the poster.
“It’s the little old lady from Pasadena!”. Also: “If you see her on the street, don’t try to choose her!”. “Go Granny go Granny go Granny go..” Also: “And everybody says that there’s nobody meaner, than the little old lady from Pasadena!”.
I love this song, and your post about your mother riding around in a Corolla “Just looking for a fight” made me think of it! LOL!
From: “Little Old Lady From Pasadena” by Jan and Dean
Yeah; and she was a preacher’s wife for 60 years (now widowed)!
On their own property.
If you believe Obama is Hitler you are a total effin moron who should get the chance to live under a real Hitler.
How ironic. Hitler was talking about people like you.
Only a person with a severely retarded intellect would reason me a fan of Hitler for posting that quote. Most adults would understand why someone would find that quote interesting.
It’s pathetic to not understand the point of that quote.
The problem with them is that they show up during TEA PARTY rallies, and the media assume they're one of us. These Larouche PAC people are why you kept hearing "These Tea Partiers have signs that show Obama as Hitler."
When people see them with their Obama/Hitler posters in front of post offices here in CT (how do they get away with this?) people associate them with US - conservatives and Tea Party types - and that's not a good thing.
I'm rabidly anti-Obama, and I do defend free speech, but these Larouche PAC idiots aren't doing "our side" any favors...