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80-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Taking Down Posters of Obama with Hitler Mustache
NBC Connecticut ^ | 10/18/2012 | By Sam Schulz, Stephania Jimenez and Jeff Saperstone

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 Obama’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcconnecticut.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hitler; obama
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This makes me smile in all sorts of ways.
1 posted on 10/18/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Brackwards with 0bama!


2 posted on 10/18/2012 11:35:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Responsibility2nd

3 posted on 10/18/2012 11:36:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LaRouche? I thought he was dead.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 11:37:18 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It took 3 people to write this article?


5 posted on 10/18/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If convicted, Lack could face three months behind bars and a fine. She is expected in court next week.

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She’s an Obama supporter. Lock her up.

/sarc.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: Slump Tester

Me too.

Turns out is is 90 years old. Still a fruitcake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_LaRouche


9 posted on 10/18/2012 11:43:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

No sympathy for her here.

10 posted on 10/18/2012 11:43:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for.......That's whay I said it..............)
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To: Responsibility2nd
That has got to be the single most poorly written headline I've ever read.

How do you take a poster down with a mustache?

11 posted on 10/18/2012 11:44:40 AM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Freedom of speech!!”

Unless I don’t like what you’ve got to say


12 posted on 10/18/2012 11:49:12 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: SDShack

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.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 11:50:29 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Responsibility2nd

“sixth-degree larceny”

Is that when an eleven-year-old steals another guy’s condoms?


14 posted on 10/18/2012 11:52:36 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 11:55:17 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

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.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 11:56:50 AM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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
http://www.vcn.bc.ca/citizens-handbook/rules.html


17 posted on 10/18/2012 12:01:00 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: ArGee
How do you take a poster down with a mustache?

Very carefully. You could get a nasty paper cut.

18 posted on 10/18/2012 12:03:29 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: sakic
This is America.

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.

19 posted on 10/18/2012 12:03:45 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Responsibility2nd

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?


20 posted on 10/18/2012 12:04:40 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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!)


21 posted on 10/18/2012 12:05:32 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: sakic

Madame, like it or not, and personally I don’t, but there is such as thing as ‘’free speech’’.


22 posted on 10/18/2012 12:07:05 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: sakic
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.

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".

Rather than:

"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.

23 posted on 10/18/2012 12:09:55 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: sakic
I find your attitude reprehensible.

As I do yours. The first amendment exists precisely to protect political speech that someone may deem to be offensive. Otherwise, it wouldn't be necessary.

I guess you don't see the irony when you condone some of the same actions and attitudes that helped Hitler and his minions rise to power.
24 posted on 10/18/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: History Repeats
Obama is--by far--the closest thing to a National Socialist in the higher level of American politics, in our history. He employed many of the tactics that brought Hitler to power in his 2008 campaign--see, for example, Leftwing Chickens Coming Home.

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.

William Flax

25 posted on 10/18/2012 12:12:12 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Responsibility2nd

Maybe she’s a relative. Of Hitler, that is.

I could see them being ticked at the comparison.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: chrisser
'The first amendment exists precisely to protect political speech that someone may deem to be offensive. Otherwise, it wouldn't be necessary.'

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.

27 posted on 10/18/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: ArGee

I dunno; there’s stuff in my mustache that would take down a bull elephant.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 12:21:02 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: lefty-lie-spy

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.


29 posted on 10/18/2012 12:22:46 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: jmacusa

See post 29.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SDShack

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.
My Take


31 posted on 10/18/2012 12:23:39 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Theoria
Political speech? I thought for all 'speech'?

While all speech is protected, to a degree, it is a continuum. Political speech is the closest to absolute, along with speech critical of the government (which I would call poltical, but others differentiate).

Other types of speech (commercial, defamatory, obscene, etc.) have less protection, and, in some cases, very little protection.
32 posted on 10/18/2012 12:23:41 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I see your point, in a weird way. Kind of like two scorpions in a bottle. Who do you root for for?
34 posted on 10/18/2012 12:37:46 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“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.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 12:43:51 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Slump Tester

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.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 12:46:22 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: chrisser

Yes, quite hypocritical inded. She supports here what was (she) abhored as part of Hitler’s reign in WW2.


37 posted on 10/18/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: ArGee

“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.


38 posted on 10/18/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Responsibility2nd

NAZI=National Socialists=Obama

The only difference is that we haven’t started the purges...yet. It will come with the full implementation of Obamacare. It must come...


39 posted on 10/18/2012 1:14:58 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Do I understand these were posted on a public property?

If so it is illegal to take down a sign on public property?


40 posted on 10/18/2012 1:45:35 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: sakic

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.


41 posted on 10/18/2012 1:47:02 PM PDT by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: Responsibility2nd
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.

And the icing on the cake would be to have all that recorded and posted to Youtube! LOL

42 posted on 10/18/2012 1:53:01 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: wideawake

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.


43 posted on 10/18/2012 8:03:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MayflowerMadam

“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


44 posted on 10/18/2012 10:34:43 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: dsutah

Yeah; and she was a preacher’s wife for 60 years (now widowed)!


45 posted on 10/19/2012 3:11:20 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: wideawake

On their own property.


46 posted on 10/19/2012 11:16:59 AM PDT by sakic
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To: KittenClaws

If you believe Obama is Hitler you are a total effin moron who should get the chance to live under a real Hitler.


47 posted on 10/19/2012 11:21:59 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Tzar

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.


48 posted on 10/19/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT by sakic
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To: sakic
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49 posted on 10/19/2012 11:48:36 AM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Responsibility2nd; kristinn; BufordP; Jimmy Valentine's brother; StarFan; stanz; NautiNurse; ...
These Larouche idiots have been doing this all over CT, and we ran into them many times while marching / protesting in DC in 2009 and 2010 with Tea Party groups.

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...

50 posted on 10/19/2012 11:59:40 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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