Bloggers take aim at Maine ice cream shop sign

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The owner of a Maine ice cream shop visited by President Barack Obama last weekend says the logo on her business sign is all about ice cream — not politics.

Barack Obama
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

In this July 16 file photo President Barack Obama holds a coconut ice cream cone after a visit to Mount Desert Island Ice Cream in Bar Harbor, Maine. When a reporter asked Obama this month about what he misses most about his pre-presidency life, he said: "Taking walks."

Some conservative blog writers have suggested the president's visit to the Mount Desert Island Ice Cream shop was prompted by the shop's logo of an upright black fist clenching a spoon — which resembles the clenched fist adopted as a black power symbol in the 1960s.

One blogger suggested the president decided on a press shoot there to send a message to his "core radical base."

Shop owner Linda Parker told the Bangor Daily News it's absurd to think the president used her shop to demonstrate allegiance to any sort of black power movement.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangornews.com

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And how long has this ice

And how long has this ice cream place been there? How many people have gone there (presumably at least 90% white) and never made anything of the sign other than creative design work? I suppose if it were a Friendly's he would be accused of sucking up to corporate greed. Sometimes ice cream is just ice cream.

Doesn't look like he is posing....

Now this just goes to show you how people can twist anything they want into something that doesn't even exist..I have seen this picture many times and never once did I ever notice the hand on the sign..but leave it to the trouble makers to make a big deal out of it..I'm sure they were just scouring the area to find just the right sigh to send a secret message..you people are so not liking President Obama you will stop at nothing to stir the pot and try to get everyone angry..nut cases all of you ...I have never in my life seen such hateful people..

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Perhaps it was the

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Patricia. For starters, only

Patricia. For starters, only my close personal friends are permitted to call me by my given name. Secondly, as staff/moderator/furher etc. of this board I would expect someone who has a thicker skin. You should not be guided or misguided by your personal views or thoughts. I would hope the Costello family would review your postings and block your name from future payroll incentives.
Warm personal regards.

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I agree Nancy 1.

I agree Nancy 1.

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The only thing racist or with

The only thing racist or with a racial overtone, is the black clenched fist sign, and perhaps your misguided view of things.

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