If you drove down Fremont Avenue or dashed into the U.S. Post Office recently, you might've noticed the prominently displayed poster of President Barack Obama sporting a Hitler-like mustache.
Under the image read the words, "Impeach Obama,'' the same mantra a Larouche PAC supporter reiterated Tuesday as pedestrians or post office patrons walked by. Patch approached the activist just as one resident attempted to school the man.
"You need an education!'' she shouted before driving away in disgust.
The activist, who wouldn't give his name or speak to a reporter, except to say, "We don't talk to the media,'' handed out some literature about two legislative issues the group supports: one measure advocates for the impeachment of any president who bypasses congress to bomb a foreign country, and the other measure seeks to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act. Also known as the banking act of 1933, Glass-Steagall effectively had its teeth removed by Gramm-Leach-Bilely Act of 1999, which repealed restrictions on bank and securities-firm affiliations.
Some passerby barked negative comments, other drivers calmy pulled over and took the group's literature.
Officer Richard Lee said South Pasadena Police hadn't received any complaints about the group spreading its message. They set up on public property and aren't selling anything, so they don't need a permit. So far, there haven't been any problems.
"There were issues before when they were encroaching on private property, out in front of Bristol Farms, and another time someone they were talking to got so mad he ripped up their sign and threw it at them, and that was assault,'' he said.
Lee pointed out the group is exercising their first amendment right, just publicly sharing their political viewpoint. By 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, they were gone.
Patch Asks: Did you notice the sign, or wonder what was going on? Does such a sight bother you? Tell us in the comments below.