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    Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo
    A Connecticut mayor is demanding a Facebook group be disbanded and a photo be removed that compares him to Adolf Hitler.

    The photo in question was posted in the Whale Tales Facebook page by an anonymous poster. Group administer Kathleen Mitchell said a number of New London city employees and board members write anonymously for Whale Tales, The Day newspaper reported.

    The photo compared Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio’s speaking skills to those of the Nazi leader’s.

    “I understand the intent of it. It compared Daryl’s oratory skills and skill at manipulating an audience (to Hitler‘s),” Miss Mitchell told The Day. “He’s a dynamic speaker.”

    Mr. Finizio said in a Facebook post Sunday that the photo, which referred to him as Adolph Fibnizio, “should shock the conscience of every New Londoner.”

    “This kind of venomous political discourse poisons our community. Comparisons to Nazi-ism are clearly outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior,” he wrote.

    Mr. Finizio called on the page’s organizers to disband the Facebook group and for politicians who have received support from the page to denounce the posting, otherwise they are “condoning this type of behavior,” he said, The Day reported.

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    What do you think? Is "Nazi-ism" always out of bounds? Personally, I think this is a very good example of free speech and that poor lil public servant needs to get out. I do not do Facebook so do not know exact details but it sounds like a politician trying to silence opposition. I do not like anything about KKK but it is important that they too have a voice - same for Conn.
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    I'll agree that every comparison to nazis that doesn't involve actual, literal, active genocide is completely uncalled for and anyone who does it is a total ****ing moron who should be slapped in the face with a soggy piece of wood.

    I'll disagree that any politician "receiving support" from that page needs to publicly denounce it. Those politicians aren't any more responsible for that douchebaggery than I am.

    I don't think Facebook should feel any obligation to do anything about it.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo



    What do you think? Is "Nazi-ism" always out of bounds? Personally, I think this is a very good example of free speech and that poor lil public servant needs to get out. I do not do Facebook so do not know exact details but it sounds like a politician trying to silence opposition. I do not like anything about KKK but it is important that they too have a voice - same for Conn.
    Even stupid speech is free speech. The Mayor needs to deal with the ramifications of freedom.
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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'll agree that every comparison to nazis that doesn't involve actual, literal, active genocide is completely uncalled for and anyone who does it is a total ****ing moron who should be slapped in the face with a soggy piece of wood.

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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Even stupid speech is free speech. The Mayor needs to deal with the ramifications of freedom.
    Although I'd point out that Facebook can and will delete your speech if they feel like it.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Even stupid speech is free speech. The Mayor needs to deal with the ramifications of freedom.
    That's my take. One starts pick and choosing what one feels is okay becomes very bad for all.
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Although I'd point out that Facebook can and will delete your speech if they feel like it.
    I'm okay with that -they're the owner. However, a politician should not try to control private media. Bad taste? Sure but that is the poster's choice.
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Oh boohoo, mayor got his panties in a bunch.

    Grow a pair and stop being so butthurt.

    It's actually a compliment to have one's oratory skills compared to Adolph Hitler.

    Watch one of his speeches on Youtube and see what I mean.

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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo



    What do you think? Is "Nazi-ism" always out of bounds? Personally, I think this is a very good example of free speech and that poor lil public servant needs to get out. I do not do Facebook so do not know exact details but it sounds like a politician trying to silence opposition. I do not like anything about KKK but it is important that they too have a voice - same for Conn.
    Stupid headline and stupid readers for believing it, there's nothing in the article that suggests he's demanding that this facebook group be disbanded nor is there even a quote of him mentioning facebook. What is quoted is this "“This kind of venomous political discourse poisons our community. Comparisons to Nazi-ism are clearly outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior,” which is completely reasonable and smart.

    You guys need to learn the difference between forcibly silencing someone and simply saying they shouldn't be saying whatever they are saying.

    Let's try and example, I'm going to say, "you should stop being so melodramatic and stop comparing things to Hitler." Here I go, "you should stop being so melodramatic and stop comparing things to Hitler." OK now before you **** a chicken in outrage remember that I'm just disagreeing with you, nothing about what I said should be taken to mean I want to take your rights away.

    Questions?

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    Re: Conn. mayor wants Facebook group disbanded after Hitler photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Stupid headline and stupid readers for believing it, there's nothing in the article that suggests he's demanding that this facebook group be disbanded nor is there even a quote of him mentioning facebook. What is quoted is this "“This kind of venomous political discourse poisons our community. Comparisons to Nazi-ism are clearly outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior,” which is completely reasonable and smart.

    You guys need to learn the difference between forcibly silencing someone and simply saying they shouldn't be saying whatever they are saying.

    Let's try and example, I'm going to say, "you should stop being so melodramatic and stop comparing things to Hitler." Here I go, "you should stop being so melodramatic and stop comparing things to Hitler." OK now before you **** a chicken in outrage remember that I'm just disagreeing with you, nothing about what I said should be taken to mean I want to take your rights away.

    Questions?
    What are you even rambling about?
    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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