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originalRush Sees Homeless Van in NYC

RUSH: I was in New York over the weekend and Kathryn and I got in the car to go out to dinner on Saturday night and we're behind a white van, and on the back of the white van is painted "Coalition for the Homeless," and I said, "Oh, look, the homeless have a van."  What does the Coalition for the Homeless need with a van?  What's inside the van?  Is it what they move the homeless in when they need to get 'em out of there, wherever they're living for a while?  No, it was not an RV.  It was a panel van, a white van. You had to get real close to see Coalition for the Homeless on it.  I don't know that the homeless were in it.  I don't know who was inside the van, other than the driver, and I didn't see the driver because I was behind [the van].  (interruption)  No, I didn't get anywhere near Zuccotti Park.  We were in midtown. (interruption) Are you crazy?  What am I gonna go down to Zuccotti Park for?  Well, the hell with that.  I'm not a reporter, and I'm not a tourist.  

What If Hitler Parents Named Kids Mao, Stalin or Che?

RUSH:  Folks, let me ask you a question.  Do you think you or anybody in this country should be allowed to name your child Adolf Hitler?  A couple in New Jersey tried to do it and had the kid taken way from them.  New Jersey parents who named their child Adolf Hitler have lost custody of the newborn.  "A New Jersey couple who gave their three children Nazi-inspired names -- including 'Adolf Hitler' -- said the state has taken custody of their newborn.  The Express-Times reported late Friday that Deborah Campbell gave birth Thursday to a son named Hons Campbell.  She and her husband Heath Campbell, of Holland Township, N.J., made news in 2008 when a supermarket refused to inscribe a birthday cake with the words 'Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler.'" The supermarket refused to put that on the kid's birthday cake. 

"Adolf Hitler Campbell and his sisters Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell were removed from the custody of Heath and Deborah Campbell by the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) in January 2009. The young children have been in foster care since.  According to the report, Deborah Campbell said the doctor who delivered Hons called DYFS, and officials accompanied by police officers arrived at the hospital to take the newborn into custody about 17 hours after his birth.  The couple claimed DYFS officials gave no reason for taking the baby and had no court order to do so.  'It's basically a kidnapping, but they use different terms,' said Heath Campbell.  A spokesperson for DYFS said she was legally prohibited from commenting on the case."

Now, what if they had named the kid Josef Stalin Campbell or Mao Zedong Campbell, or Che Guevara Campbell, or Attila the Hun Campbell?  Of which those names would the grocery store have refused to inscribe on the cake, and of which those kids would have been taken away by the Department of Youth and Family Services?  Adolf Hitler Campbell gone to foster services, Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation Campbell gone to foster care, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell also gone to foster care.  And neither kid got a birthday cake.


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