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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What's in a Name?

I am so, so proud to share a last name with these folks...(let's hope that's all)

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - 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 Joyce Lynn 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.

I may have to start a WTF? Article just for this one alone...


Christopher Knowles said...

Yes, rural NJ is a hotbed of NeoNazi activity. Appropriate in a state that is the black magic capital of North America. These folks look like real winners- name their kid Adolph Hitler and keep his hair like a girl's. He's going to have a wonderful time in school.

Sadly, I think this is a harbinger. As the engineered deconstruction of our economy continues, people will be increasingly drawn to ethnic nationalism.

FilmNoir23 said...

I tend to agree...we've been seeing an increase in media coverage of neo-nazi/hate crimes since Obama gained the nomination, and Hollywood seems to be kicking it up a notch too with Holocaust themes and Nazi themes...

Actually...Germany was very much in a similar situation when the National SOCIALISTS seized upon things and took over.