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July 20, 2009

Blog Guy, have you noticed how hard it is to buy World War Two German uniforms these days?

Uh, yeah. I guess you could say führer and führer shops are selling them…

I don’t get it.

Never mind. If you’re in the market, head for the Romanian seaport of Constanta, where the mayor and his 13-year-old son goose-stepped onstage wearing German uniforms at a fashion show over the weekend.

Okay, thanks. How do I find the mayor once I get there?

Oh, I have to think he’ll kind of stand out.

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The mayor of Constanta, Romania, Radu Mazare (R) and his thirteen-year-old son goose-step while wearing World War Two German uniforms during a fashion show in the town July 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Stefan Ciocan

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That could be the most awkward thing I’ve ever seen in mein kampf…

 

My guess is this wasn’t what his wife had in mind when she told him to spend more time with their son…

Posted by K | Report as abusive
 

Damn! I thought Micheal Jackson was going to get the award this year. . .

 

Oh God, the humanity. When will the puns end? When?

 

He’s a man with a huge passion for army, and a lot of money. He has also some army cars from USA and different expensive stuff. He’s not a natzi he’s just excentric.

 

They are just german uniforms. Not nazi uniforms! Why everything related to the German Army is automatically connected to Hitler and anti-jews conspiracy?

Maybe the world should know about the illegal activities and the masacres conducted by the jews themselves( did you know that many jews supported Hitler’s politics and founded his war machine?).

Posted by Alexro | Report as abusive
 

Gosh, you’re right, Alexro! I never looked at it that way before. Why on earth would people connect German World War Two uniforms to the Nazis?

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

he’s a maniac, a freak, a pupet oh, i almost forgot, and plays the role of the mayor. (was there a father role also?)

Posted by e | Report as abusive
 

@ Robert Basler: Alexro pointed out that things related to German Army should NOT be connected to Hitler and the anti-jew stuff and is right. You saying people connect German World War Two uniforms with Nazis is whole different thing. Your connection is also right but it’s NOT the same with the first connection. Nazis are only a small time period of the German Army. You are going wrong by generalizing an all time nazi german army.

Posted by Mike | Report as abusive
 

Please read the caption again. These were not just any German Army uniforms – they were World War Two German Army uniforms. If I’m not mistaken, there was some connection between the Nazis and the German Army during that war.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

But, since it specifically says that these are World War II German uniforms, and that WAS the period of Nazi Germany, the Nazi connection is correct.

Aarrgh, look what they made me do – a serious post! Will the horror NEVER end???

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive
 

It is a good point—The Nazi party only lasted a short time, as a major power in Germany, however, beating up or killing a Jew, right in the street, was always allowed, for instance, going back 100s of years. I am not speaking anecdotally, I am thinking of specific incidents (one I know of personally).
And of course there are infamous historical periods of this kind of hatred.

HOWEVER—-Germany has gone through great lengths to change their reputation and shut down any racist group that arises, their laws against bias crimes and the actions taken are the toughest ANYWHERE in the world–It is astounding A ROMANIAN LEADER would goose step around in public in a ww2 German uniform!

MAYBE, he and his son were being ironic. If so, then it is pretty funny,

All of the ww2 German soldiers were not Nazi’s, right?
They were fighting and killing for them, but technically, were they all party members?

Posted by addie | Report as abusive
 

It’s interesting that over 270,000 jews were killed in Romania during WWII. And, the predictable and understandable jewish response is that he should resign as mayor. But, he’s eccentric and very popular in Constanta. He’s also one of the richest dudes in Romania.

And, yes, they are Nazi uniforms complete with the Nazi patch on the right breast. I suppose he thinks since he’s mayor he rates a Wermacht feldmarschall uniformieren.

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive
 

the beltbuckle actually had a swastika on it. still not Nazi enough for everyone?

Posted by XaeL | Report as abusive
 

Today the man go in the press an apologize for the gag.

Was just a stupid fashion parade, and the man thought that like this is interesting.

All over so go back to what we do before.

 

Kick this fool out. there is a related post at http://iamsoannoyed.com/?page_id=588

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