Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I had to blog about this story ...

A local TV station had this story on it's website a few days ago about a couple that was upset that a local grocery store refused to make a personalized cake for their child ... seems like the grocery store is inconsiderate, right? Not until you realize the name of their child - Adolf Hitler ... yeah, that's right, the couple named their son after "Der Fuhrer."

So many ways to go with this story, but let me focus on the family first. I mean, seriously? Naming your kid after Hitler? Is it your intention to make your child's life as difficult as possible? Why not name him Feces, or Pig Vomit? Get this - the family has another child named Aryan Nation ... this alone is ridiculous ... but the family goes on to claim that they aren't racist ... really? Not racist? Why not name the third child KKK while you're at it? I am utterly repulsed by this family ... but my thought is that there are numerous people around the country who actually think that this is a cool idea. By the way, the picture of the husband is not shocking in the least ... I would expect him to look the way he does.

Onto the second point ... the fact that the local supermarket refused to make the cake for baby Adolf. I'm all for free speech, but I'm also ok for a Supermarket to refuse making a ridiculous cake that "promotes" a savage dictator responsible for the death of millions of people ... and who is a symbol for radical racisim. I'm sure more will be made of this, and at some point, this will go through the court system, and the local supermarket will be forced to spend lots of money defending their morals ... I find this preposterous ... Mr. and Mrs. "Hitler" should first of all get their heads checked ... and second of all, learn how to be pastry chefs if they really want this kind of cake.

Folks, I can't make this stuff up.


Crassius Maximus said...

You can name your kids whatever you want, but for the love of God, show some restraint. We have freedom, but what separates us from the animals is discretion. Those parents are living proof of the whole "sins of the father" deal. Dumb bastards.

Jeff said...

Sadly, likely no story if they had instead named their kids Josef Stalin, Che Guevara, and Yassir Arafat. Those kids are totally screwed in 8th grade ... and, if daddy is any indication, in prison.

snowelf said...

Hey! I almost blogged about this too! I read the article the other day at work!!

Crass and I are along the same lines of thinking here. I do agree it's a "bad" name choice for the poor child, but I also think it was also really crappy for the store to deny the little boy his name on his cake. I don't think the child should be punished for his parents making a choice that he has no control over.

I hope that kid groes up and changes his name just to spite his parents.


snowelf said...

p.s. Walmart DID put the name on the cake for him.