Michael Miller: Iott should exit, stage reich

“Did you hear Rich Iott was thrown out of the Valentine Theatre last night? He was at ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and kept yelling, “She’s in the attic!” — Overheard at Oct. 11 debate

Republican Rich Iott should bow out of the race for the District 9 House of Representatives seat.

http://www.toledofreepress.com/2010/10/14/iott-should-exit-stage-reich/

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Quote from the Toledo Free Press: Iott should exit, stage reich
Written by Michael Miller
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2010/10/14/iott-should-exit-stage-reich/
"There are people in our region so eager to remove Rep. Marcy Kaptur from office, they are willing to downplay Iott’s insurmountable foolishness. Iott spokesman Matt Parker called the original Atlantic article a “non-story.” WSPD radio hosts Fred LeFebvre and Brian Wilson have similarly dismissed the importance of the Iott controversy as they work to keep the focus on removing Kaptur from office. Iott campaign consultant and WSPD host Fritz Wenzel has also worked very hard to downplay the incident; on Oct. 13, he spent a segment on WSPD interviewing a Jewish friend of Iott’s, employing the Archie Bunker “some of my best friends are … ” defense.

If it’s just a re-enactment and no big deal — if it’s a non-story — I challenge Parker, Wilson, LeFebvre, Wenzel and Iott’s Jewish pal to join the Wiking division during its next re-enactment. Let them put on the SS uniforms and march through the woods playing war games, in full view of video and still cameras. If it’s not a big deal — if it’s just a smear engineered by Kaptur, the media and the Democratic National Committee — if it’s not an indictment of character and judgment, they shouldn’t mind dressing up and joining the historical and educational effort, right?"

Wow! That took cajones. I've now gained a new respect for Michael Miller.
~WOLFMAN~

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

When lawyers, reporters, editors and others paint such a picture not consistent with the facts, and out-of-context, based on a personal axe to grind or personal preference in what he would like to see and draw conclusions he would like to draw, then of course in a contingent universe, anything is possible.

The first OJ Simpson trial showed us that.

"The trouble with facts is that one has to subordinate oneself to them--to succumb to them. The world is no longer plastic so as to fit one's personal desires and interests. The attractive thing about speculation is that it places the speculator at the center. The world can be re-adjusted as he or she wishes. Speculation and autonomous self-centeredness go hand in hand." -- John Warwick Montgomery, Ph.D.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Ah, Schindler's List, so now Steven Spielberg & Company are Nazi sympathizers because Spielberg, (a Jew) hired these actors and because Spielberg put his stamp of approval on the film.

It's people like you with minds like yours who twist the facts that made the real (not re-enacted and pretend) Holocaust possible.

Michael should know that me dressing up as a Nazi is no more of a show of support for what happens at reenactments than him dressing up as a drag queen and performing at a gay club to show his support of gay rights. It means nothing. Military reenactment has been around for years and involves thousands of American men and women plaing both sides of the battles. I have never had an urge to become involved, not in any of the eras covered by these reenactors Revolutionary, Civil, the World Wars, or Vietnam.
As a defender of the right of free speech and expression Mike has his opinion of what Mr. Iott does of course but to suggest that I should do it as some type of litmus test for support is ludicrous.
The race for the 9th District is now and should be about the direction the country is taking, the unemployment, the taxes, and the government intrusion into our lives.
On this matter Mike and I disagree.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

One would think that Miller who has young children who may or may not have taken them to Disney World to see people dressed as Pooh etc. Or perhaps has taken then to sit on Santa's lap would be able to distiguish between pretend and reality.

Iott campaign consultant and WSPD host Fritz Wenzel has also worked very hard to downplay the incident; on Oct. 13, he spent a segment on WSPD interviewing a Jewish friend of Iott’s, employing the Archie Bunker “some of my best friends are … ” defense.

Of course Wenzel is helping to bury a story that could harm a Republican. He's done it before.

Are there any Republicans in Lucas County that aren't directly linked to Noe? At this point even Chris is suspect.

What do you have to say, Myers? Did Tom slide you some Beanie Babies on the DL?

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

The salon.com article is dated 2005. If it was defamatory, you'd think Wenzel would've sued and had the info removed by now.

Notice the site he used to have? heartlandpolitics.com

Isn't there a someone posting here calling themselves 'American Heartland?'

Glad I'm living far from Toledo, right now. This stuff gives me the creeps! yuk! scummy!

Um? For the rec, 1) I don't live in Toledo (I thought I made that clear), 2) I'm not a Republican (I vote third party whenever possible) and 3) these are my blogsites:

www.americanheartland.wordpress.com - I shut that down well over a year ago because of time issues.

www.politicalwrestling.wordpress.com - my main political site now. Home of Political Championship Wrestling...

www.amheartland.wordpress.com - the home site of the American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30

Glad I can clear that up for you.

Political Championship Wrestling- putting politics in proper perspective by presenting it as pro wrestling.

Coming in January, a political satire about the sorry state of American Politics- Jesusland vs. Progressiveville.

Miller doesn’t have even 1/10 the class and honor Iott has. Miller has shown his hate and viciousness more than anything I have ever seen in my entire life.

want him to cede LOL!!! What are they afraid of ..
That he might win!!!!
Iott will never cede, and I find it QUITE REVEALING that they are demanding him to drop out!
HE WILL NOT MICHAEL MILLER..KNOW WHY? BECAUSE THE POLL NUMBERS HAVE NOT BUDGED SINCE THIS STARTED ON OCTOBER 9TH. SINGLE DIGIT SPREAD.
GO RICH!!
PS MILLER…YOU SHOULD UPDATE YOUR COLUMN PHOTO 100 POUNDS AGO.

FREE PRESS = TOLEDO BLADE...MAYBE FP IS WORSE.
CONGRATS TOLEDO YA JUST GOT MORE ROTTEN FISH WRAP.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

I have yet to see a poll or projection that shows "single digit spread" in the Iott-Laptur race. Can you link to one, please? The projections I have read (I have yet to see a poll) suggested this was something like 61-36 in favor of Kaptur before Nazi-gate.

on tombrown's poll???

Didn't think so.

for tombrown's poll....

Iott supporters have been running blog to blog posting made up poll numbers. Nothing but a bunch of liars...shocking I know.

lol

Someone's taking all this a little too personally...

Thought the 'Free Press' was the go-to print product for local conservatives?

It does not follow logically that just because Iott dresses up in a Nazi uniform that its ideaology will rub off and affect his objectivity.

For Miller to speculate and draw conclusions based on hearsay and circumstantial evidence raises doubt as to the objectivity of this particular editor normally such doubt is reserved for reporter and the editor(s) of The Blade.

Miller's Rich-attends-a-show-at-the-Valentine joke was hilarious. I guess because we could envision it actually occurring.

Patience is a great virtue.

You have heard about "putting lipstick on a pig" but this situation is the reverse: It's trying to put a pig uniform on lipstick and then trying to fool people into believing that this same lipstick magically becomes becomes a pig.

Jayott, are you smoking some really good weed tonight? Did you take a break from changing Blue Oyster Cult discs to post? Enjoy the music, get some sleep, then tell us in the morning how the lipstick magically becomes the pig.

Patience is a great virtue.

Iott dressing up and playing Nazi soldier was just bad taste. But him defending the Wiking SS soldiers as valiant men defending their home land who shouldn’t be judged for their actions. That’s just fucked up.

I have never seen a written statement or heard a written statement where Mr. Iott has agreed with the horror of what the nazi's did during WWII but I have seen this. A statement from marcy kaptur, a sitting congressman -

“One could say that Osama bin Laden and these non-nation-state fighters with religious purpose are very similar to those kind of atypical revolutionaries that helped to cast off the British crown,” Miss Kaptur said.

[snip]

“I think that people of faith understand that for many of the terrorists, their actions are acts of sacred piety to the point of losing their lives. And I think that people of faith understand that there is a heavy religious overtone to the opposition.”

marcy, what do you think the families of the passengers that downed Flight 93 on 9-11 think when they see your comment. These passengers gave their lives downing that plane headed to the Capitol where your sorry butt sits, and you sympathize with their murderers???? You have no honor.

Stick to the issues. You people that defend her, defend her anti-American, liberal, progressive union agenda. How will her vote for cap and trade help you and make your life better? Tell us how her vote for obamacare will not cause tremendous increases in taxes and downgrade our healthcare system that will cause rationing, but not for her, she's not subject to obamacare. Just the rest of you subjects are. Tell us how you support her money laundering scheme or her involvement with a criminal that gave her thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. Tell us why she can't read a tax bill that she receives twice a year, WITH A DUE DATE ON IT, and pays that property tax late. I guess it's because she has a problem with reading bills. Why didn't she put a check in the mail the same day she received the bill???????

marcy has been in congress for over 27 years but has no real power. Sitting next to the gavel and $1.00 get you a cup of coffee at McDonalds.

Where is the column on farcy's abysmal record and the failure that has resulted in Fortune 500 companies leaving Northwest Ohio along with other companies. What did farcy do at the time Foodtown merged with Spartan in order to compete with the larger grocery chains moving in? Did she do anything to help them out? If not, why is she making it an issue NOW???? If it wasn't important enough for her then to become involved, she shouldn't politicize the issue now.

Stick to the issues, farcy is a loser.

I have never seen a written statement or heard a written statement where Mr. Iott has agreed with the horror of what the nazi's did during WWII but I have seen this.

When asked [by Cooper] whether he thought the men being impersonated were "valiant men," Iott said, "I don't think we can sit here and judge that today. We were not there the time they made those decisions.

When Cooper referred to them as collaborators: "I don't know that I would put that label on them. They were doing what they thought was right for their country. And they were going out and fighting what they thought was a bigger, you know, a bigger evil."

Holy Crap! So the Germans invade Holland round of all the Jews and some the Dutch join the SS and Iott doesn't think they are collaborators and we shouldn’t judge them?

How about the Wiking Division’s combat medic Dr. Joseph Mangala? Can we judge him? I mean, he was only doing what he thought was right for his country.

If an American joined the Japanese Army to fight the Russians after Pearl Harbor, we'd call him collaborators at best.

Iott is incredibly tone death and for all his running around playing Nazi solider, he doesn’t seem to have learned a thing about the history he claims to studying.

This sums up the stupidty that comes from the vast blackhole you call a brain.

From the movie, Billy Madison

Mr. Madison (senseless), what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Now go crawl back under your rock.

This sums up the stupidty that comes from the vast blackhole you call a brain.

From the movie, Billy Madison

Mr. Madison (senseless), what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Now go crawl back under your rock.

Sad that you feel that you need to constantly name call to compensate for your lack of intellect. Your blind support of Iott makes more sense with each post.

So – do you think we should judge SS soldiers? How about concentration camp guards?

to double-post. ^^

Do you prefer pot or kettle. Your a spineless twit. STFU, I'm sick of you fleabagging libloons. Too bad if you can't take it. Your side sure dishes it out.

Now get back under that rock.

Thanks again for making my case.

Dyke or a man in drag. I can't make up my mind which. I know whoever "Pamela" is they are not a well-educated lady. The possibility exists that "Pamela" is a man trying to make all women look bad. I have a cousin who is a female that spouts off old cliches like 'male chauvinist pig" and other man-bashing phrases. But the family pays no attention to her because they know she is crazy. In "Pamela's" case I will give her the benefit of the doubt and say that she is a woman but no lady. But she sure sounds like a sexually deprived male.

You do your fair share of name calling. You do your share of insulting other posters that have a difference of opinion. You are pathetic. Now take your Midol PMS, have a coke and a smile and STFU.

You fleabagging libloons have no trouble spewing the personal attacks. You can't take it when it's done back to you. Too bad, get used to it.

I have to say Pam, you are certainly one of the more articulate and intelligent Iott supporters. I can really see now why Iott appeals to you. I guess we have a different of opinion. I have no problem judging SS troops for their collaboration and atrocities and Iott and his supports thinks the SS were just regular Joes doing what they thought was right.

be attracted to the likes of marcy kaptur. Why don't you explain how her vote for cap and trade will make your life better. Come on Einstein, we're waiting.

All you can do is personally attack others. It's all about the issues, you know, "the economy stupid." The facts are not on your side.

During the 2008 Presidential campaign, the rev. wright was totally off limits. The messiah could not be asked why he sat in the church of a hate monger for over 20 years. His daughters were baptized by the bigot. Now if a republican participates in historical reenactments well he's a nazi. Um, double standard much. Now go back to being a fleabagging libloon kool-aid drinking boil on the butt of humanity.

I never said Iott was a Nazi...I think Iott is tone deaf not understanding the Wiking SS Division after "studying” it for many years. I don’t care that he dressed up, though the thought of putting on an SS suite for fun is gross to me, to each his own, but I have a problem with him basically defending the SS Division as a bunch of guys who loved their country.

BTW – I’m much more of an Anti-Iott person than a pro-Kaptur.

Lastly, nice change of subject. I like how you keep trying to distract from what Iott said. I guess it’s hard to defend the un-defendable.

In an earlier post I addressed the issues. Stick to those please and answer the questions I posed. You seem to be the one that changes the subject. You can't answer the questions because it exposes kaptur as an anti-American liberal progressive union backing lying political scumbag hag who can't pay her own taxes on time but votes to raise ours.

Pamela
I'm just an old guy here. I know what LOL, IMO and LMAO mean. But I've never seen STFU. What does that acronym stand for? Have a great day. And try to relax, all right? Everything is going to be okay.

Patience is a great virtue.

Shut
The
F
UP!

ROFLMAO!

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Really? Oh my. That's so rude. And so impolite, if I may say. With all due respect to everyone, it seems that this site has been infliltrated by a cadre of cocksucking, motherfucking SFBs (Shit For Brains) dipshit assholes who do not know how to properly address one another. Get some manners, you turd-swallowing. piss-drinking, sorry-ass excuses for human beings. And, hey, have a great weekend!

Patience is a great virtue.

Posters like Pamela should have held their own party to the fire in order to finally arrive at candidates that could have almost randomly been picked in order to obtain someone that's of greater merit than the job-destroying play-actor Iott.

That's always been the issue here: Iott is not a gentleman, nor is he moral, nor is he suited in any way for public office.

Pamela, I must say this to you directly: Your party screwed you again. They ran a "goat candidate" and forced you to support him. Who's really in charge of the local Republican Party? Crooks and liars, by the looks of it.

Instead of pointing out the flaws of the Democrats which are well known, fix your own party. Get rid of that deep-cover Democrat operative Stainbrook. Put a real, retired businessman with real accomplishments in charge of your local party. Select candidates by their adherence to the only things that matter: Fiscal conservatism and personal honor.

You cannot sanely defend the likes of job-destroying play-actors like Iott. So take your licks and stop doing it. You lost this election from the get-go, and need to re-build your base so that you can unseat our local Teddy Kennedy in 4 more years.

Because if you don't, then you'll never get rid of Kaptur-ennedy. She will have to die out of the 9th District.

Um...Mr. Zero...I think you mean 2 more years. No sense giving her an additional term without working for it.

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