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Fredonia Man Cited for Grabbing Anti-Obama Vendor by the Neck

The 50-year-old man, offended by an anti-Obama stand in Port Washington, reportedly attacked one of the stand's purveyors.

Things turned a bit ugly Thursday at a stand in Port Washington featuring anti-Barack Obama materials after a passer-by took issue with the stand's posters.

In fact, the 50-year-old Fredonia man was so offended that he stopped his car and confronted the subjects at the stand, grabbing one of them by the neck, according to the police report.

The stand in the 1000 block of North Wisconsin Street had some large signs reading "Impeach Obama" with images of the president sporting a "Hitler mustache," police said.

The man was cited for disorderly conduct.

Terry July 10, 2012 at 07:27 PM
LOL... Thank you Sarah. Hope Geoff was paying attention to your last few posts. Many on the left get so indignant about the references to Obama and Hitler (references which once again I must say I don't agree with), but are more than willing to drop them for conservatives. But Sarah, if your going to use history in a debate, you should know history. To begin with, what occurred in Nazi Germany was never about Immigration. Many of the families persecuted by the Germans were some of the oldest families in Germany and Europe. By definition, that's not immigration. They also weren't even "conservatives". You are aware that the Nazi Party stands for the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei)? So Sarah, Hitler and his Nazi party were socialists (and union folk). Now, I don't approve of making comparisons with anyone today. What occurred in Germany was something unique, and something we hope to never see again. But your attempt to re-write history to fit your point... that's just not right either.
Geoff Tolley July 10, 2012 at 08:13 PM
"You are aware that the Nazi Party stands for the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei)? So Sarah, Hitler and his Nazi party were socialists (and union folk)." You're not even trying now are you Terry? According to your "logic": 1. Hitler was upfront and honest (except when he didn't call his party the National Socialist German Workers Committing Genocide and Invading Europe Party). 2. The People's Republic of China must be by the People, for the People. 3. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a democracy. 4. The German Democratic Republic was a democracy.
Greg July 10, 2012 at 08:34 PM
5. French fries are made in france. 7. Boston Store is in Massachusetts.
Terry July 10, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Nice Geoff... There is that topic deflection that you are becoming so well known for. I was not applying "logic" as you stated. Applying logic would be drawing a conclusion. I was simply quoting history. Even a casual bit of research into the origins of the Nazi party will show you were it came from. Don't take my word for it, look it up. The Nazi party was formed from the worker parties and socialists of Germany at the time. That is just the truth of it. Again, though, I am not the one trying to make the claim that the Nazi's were similar to any of our current politicians. What occurred in Germany was unique to its time, and hopefully will never occur again. But, since you insist on this path, Sarah made the comparison between conservatives views on immigration, and the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Again, look to history as your guide, as those who ignore it are doomed to repeat it. Hitler used German resentment the Jewish people in his rise to power. The claims he made in justifying what he did centered around their wealth. He hyped on how they controlled too much of German business and industry; how they were hoarding their wealth amongst themselves and not sharing it with the German people. A charismatic leader, harping on class warfare and using public mistrust of the wealthy to advance his agenda... No one wants to see that happen again, right Geoff? Just saying.... ;-)
Geoff Tolley July 10, 2012 at 10:17 PM
You used the name - and the name alone - of the Nazi Party as evidence of your conclusion (whatever you later claim) that "Hitler and his Nazi party were socialists (and union folk)." When I point this out with world-of-duh counterexamples of why this was bunkum, rather than acknowledging the terrible weakness of this evidence you accuse me of "topic deflection" even when - yet again - my post was *completely* relevant to your point. Your irrelevant introduction of the topic of "topic deflection" is itself a deflection of the topic away from the weakness of an argument of yours, and you thereby demonstrate your hypocrisy again, just as you did before.

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