“Taking pictures of the flowers?” asked the neighbors.
“No, the penguins,” Pete and I said in unison.
It took two days because we are old and fear dampness, but we cleaned out the corner of the basement in which we store jars, equipment and jarred stuff. This involved a huge amount of dry leaves and mud, which neither of us understands because the basement is indoors. We think. Pete bleached and mopped and we hope the rain outside will stop someday and the floor will dry out.
Ahead of us: clearing out jarred stuff from last year we didn’t finish over the winter. Most of it is fruit. I’m going to eat gallons of fruity yogurt.
This right here is the stuff:
Nazi-Naming Dad Fights for Right to See His Son
Bring it, New Jersey.
Dressed in a Nazi uniform, Heath Campbell marched into a New Jersey courthouse to petition a family court judge to allow him to see his youngest son.
“I’m going to tell the judge, I love my children. I wanna be a father, let me be it,” Campbell told NBC10 Monday before court proceedings. “Let me prove to the world that I am a good father.”
The closed-door hearing at Hunterdon County Family Court in Flemington, N.J., was being held to determine whether the 40-year-old father of four, who gave his children Nazi-inspired names, could visit with his 2-year-old son Heinrich Hons Campbell.
My sister Daria lives out there. I must know if she’s scanning PTA meetings for men wearing epaulets.
The boy was 16 hours old in November 2011 when he was taken from Heath Campbell and his now estranged wife Deborah Campbell at the Hunterdon Medical Center, according to the father.
Do I feel sorry for the homegrown Nazis? I might, because they are completely deluded and the kids are kind of cute. But named for prominent Nazis.
NJ DYFS officials had already placed Heinrich Hons Campbell’s older siblings – Adolf Hitler Campbell, 7, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 6, and 5-year-old Honzlynn Jeannie Campbell – in foster care because of the alleged violence in the family’s Holland Township, N.J. home.
The Campbells gained national attention in December 2008 after a Greenwich Township, N.J. ShopRite supermarket refused to write Adolf Hitler Campbell’s name on a cake for his third birthday. The couple complained the refusal constituted discrimination.
A second store eventually honored their request, but the flap led NJ DYFS to start an investigation into the family.
The agency’s investigation prompted a judge to remove the kids from the couple’s care.
Seldom does one see cause and effect in the same story. Unless it’s a story about a guy who names his children for Nazis.
“I’ve never abused my children, I only name my children and I don’t think it’s right anymore,” Heath Campbell said. He said he hasn’t seen any of his children in two years and that the three oldest children have been adopted by another family.
“Basically, what they’re saying is because of my beliefs and I’m a Nazi, that us people don’t have any constitutional rights to fight for our children,” he said.
Asked whether he felt wearing the Nazi uniform, complete with a swastika patch on the arm and leather boots, into court would help or hurt his case, the father said it depended on the judge.
“If they’re good judges and they’re good people, they’ll look within, not what’s on the outside,” he said.
…hilarious because good people are not Nazis. As a rule, Nazis are bad guys – inside and out.
Heath Campbell started wearing the uniform in June 2012 after forming “Hitler’s Order,” a pro-Nazi organization. He was accompanied to the hearing by a member of that organization, Bethanie White.
White also wore Third Reich garb – with swastika patches – to the proceedings.
The father, who has Nazi symbols tattooed on his arm and neck and had Nazi memorabilia in his home, had previously said he was not a fan of Hitler’s atrocities.
Dr. Phil would pitch his clipboard and throw around the word crazy here.
Heath Campbell says he and his wife have separated and that she has given up her rights to the children.
In June 2012, a New Jersey Superior Court denied the couple’s appeal to return the children home.
Despite my icy heart, I have sympathy for crazy people who do not realize they’re crazy. But wait. Back at the beginning, we saw a link to a TV news video. Watch the reporter’s face in this video.
Nothing but extensive therapy will help this guy.