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2012-12-17 07:05:13 AM  
careful, they'll send a pizza to your house.
original ITGs
 
2012-12-17 07:06:01 AM  

cman:
Abuse the first amendment?

Jesus Christ, man, you scare me.

They arent abusing the first amendment. They are using it.

Yes, their message is terrible, and yes, they are complete and utter assholes. But when they are at their homes, that is a bit far. That would be like an anti-abortion group posting personal identification for abortion doctors. Those abortion doctors are conducting a constitutionally protected procedure. By doing shiat like this you are acting like them. You are giving out personal information so others can bully them to stop.


Too far? There is no such thing as too far. Only illegal and legal. Westboro Church taught us that.

Nothing illegal about sharing information.
 
2012-12-17 07:08:06 AM  

phrawgh: We need to get God back in these churches...


We need to tax the WBC.

We need to tax ALL churches.
 
2012-12-17 07:11:09 AM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-17 07:12:16 AM  
Frankly, I've thought it was just a matter of time before someone dished out to them what they've been preaching.

Evidence techs done with that Bushmaster .223 yet?

/just curious
 
2012-12-17 07:13:44 AM  
Y'know, I do believe in most of the high-minded values that enlightened liberals are supposed to have, like the supremacy of Freedom of Speech or that it's better for a thousand guilty men to go free than for one innocent man to get convicted, etc., etc., ad infinitum.

On the other hand, I live in a corrupt and badly farked-up world where murderers go free, innocent people have their lives destroyed, and nothing ever lives up to our platonic ideals. So, if the local police drag Phelps and Company down to local police station basement and go all cruel-and-unusual on them, I don't think I'll really care. And if some vigilante mangles the hell of one of the Phelps clan, I don't think I'll give three shiats and a piss what the ACLU thinks of that...
 
2012-12-17 07:15:37 AM  

violentsalvation:
Their first amendment rights are theirs to use. And hacking into computers and releasing personal info is a crime. I wish the WBC would STFU, or just die, and I hope the cops catch up to those anonymous fellas.

But you and I, we're allowed to enjoy smirking at the whole thing.


Nobody got hacked bro. This is all public information somewhere. My wife hadnt talked to her father in over a decade, but needs his help to straighten out some messed up birth certificate paperwork. So I spent a grand total of 3 minutes tracking him down with google a few days ago. I was able to find his home address through tax records, all of his current family members, employment information, hell I even have an up to date picture of him running a marathon 2 weeks ago.

Your "private" information isnt private anymore.
 
2012-12-17 07:17:13 AM  

gerbilpox: Frankly, I've thought it was just a matter of time before someone dished out to them what they've been preaching.

Evidence techs done with that Bushmaster .223 yet?

/just curious


So you're advocating handling the Newtown tragedy by engineering ANOTHER massacre? That's rather meta of you.
 
2012-12-17 07:17:20 AM  
This is the kind of shiat the WBC lives for...

You want to ruin the day of these assholes? You ignore them and their bullshiat.


The more you touch shiat, the more it stinks.
 
2012-12-17 07:17:32 AM  
Here's how to identify a church run by crazy people. They are overly obsessed with one or more of the following:

Homosexuality
Polygamy
12 year old girls
Guns
End times
Punishing children

Feel free to add to this list.
 
2012-12-17 07:19:39 AM  

bighairyguy: Here's how to identify a church run by crazy people. They are overly obsessed with one or more of the following:

Homosexuality
Polygamy
12 year old girls
Guns
End times
Punishing children

Feel free to add to this list.


Being an organised religion
 
2012-12-17 07:20:19 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: In a sane world the only time the media would cover Westboro Baptist is when the story breaks that "WBC founder Fred Phelps was killed today when the syphilitic horse he was blowing ejaculated prematurely due to Phelps' prodigious equine fellatio skills and Phelps drowned under a virtual tidal wave of tainted stallion jizz. His corpse was disposed of by shoving a femur up his anus and allowing wild dogs to drag him off."


Lol. Well that was, uh, vivid.
 
2012-12-17 07:21:04 AM  

keylock71: You want to ruin the day of these assholes? You ignore them and their bullshiat.


Un-anesthetized vivisection for every member of the church over the age of 18 broadcast live on you tube would be much more satisfying though.

/And you only have to do it once.
 
2012-12-17 07:21:10 AM  
I'm convinced that both WBC and Anon are being controlled by the same handlers.
 
2012-12-17 07:21:18 AM  

cman: Yes, their message is terrible, and yes, they are complete and utter assholes. But when they are at their homes, that is a bit far. That would be like an anti-abortion group posting personal identification for abortion doctors. Those abortion doctors are conducting a constitutionally protected procedure. By doing shiat like this you are acting like them. You are giving out personal information so others can bully them to stop.


IIRC, the ability to exercise one's free speech, anonymously, has been in contention for quite some time. I'm sure there are quite a few cases in the Supreme Court about it. No idea what the precedent is, but I suspect anonymity is part in parcel with free speech, even though there isn't an amendment that *specifically* guarantees an American's right to privacy. Again, that's dependent on how SCOTUS in the past has ruled.

Either way, yes, Anonymous exposes WBC members to potential physical harm, which should cause *any* freedom-loving person some concern. But, on the other hand, I'm having a hard time giving a shiat in this case.

Slippery slope, and all that...
 
2012-12-17 07:22:32 AM  

bighairyguy: Here's how to identify a church run by crazy people. They are overly obsessed with one or more of the following:

Homosexuality
Polygamy
12 year old girls
Guns
End times
Punishing children

Feel free to add to this list.


Proselytizing
Obsessing over others' sex lives
Fighting the demon weed
Obama is the Antichrist
Sovereign American tax-protester bullshiat
How everybody else will burn in Hell

/just warming up
 
2012-12-17 07:23:57 AM  
The WBC. What trolls look like without the Internet.
 
2012-12-17 07:24:33 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: cman: That would be like an anti-abortion group posting personal identification for abortion doctors.


That's an apples and oranges comparison. Abortion is controversial, but it is a medical procedure. There is no service provided by people who picket the funerals of dead kids and victimize their surviving family members. You say I would be just as bad as them, and yet you're defending them. Turnabout is fair play. To date, they show up, shiat all over people's lives, and then go home to a quiet little life where nobody knows what evil shiatheads they are. It's about time they felt a little more uncomfortable.


While I "know that feel, bro," this line of thinking reminds me of how the Israelis and Palestinians keep lobbing mortars and rockets at each other, because they keep lobbing mortars and rockets at each other. Where does it stop? Who is the first person to say, "Enough"?

/probably not the WBC, unfortunately
 
2012-12-17 07:25:51 AM  

cman: shower_in_my_socks: cman: That would be like an anti-abortion group posting personal identification for abortion doctors.


That's an apples and oranges comparison. Abortion is controversial, but it is a medical procedure. There is no service provided by people who picket the funerals of dead kids and victimize their surviving family members. You say I would be just as bad as them, and yet you're defending them. Turnabout is fair play. To date, they show up, shiat all over people's lives, and then go home to a quiet little life where nobody knows what evil shiatheads they are. It's about time they felt a little more uncomfortable.

Maybe you are right. Maybe I am wrong. These guys are indeed assholes. It is difficult for us to have a proper discussion about the WBC where emotions are not so much overtaking.

I am looking at this from a consistency POV rather than an on-case basis. I know the world is not so much black and white, but I really dont like judging others more harshly.

To sum up this ramble, I really dont know.


Then shut up and quit whining. If you dislike this then disregard it and move on.
 
2012-12-17 07:25:54 AM  
Too bad they won't go after banking CEO's, corrupt judges, asswipes who kill civilians with the drones....etc......

the psuedo morailty of these asswipes is pretty evident......
 
2012-12-17 07:26:00 AM  

rynthetyn: shower_in_my_socks: Kind of surprised the people of Topeka haven't run these scumbags out of town on a rail. Makes the city look bad for keeping them around.

Hiring them for government jobs is about as far from running them out of town on a rail as you can get. Sure makes it seem like they want them around.


Conversely, having government jobs protects them because they could claim religious discrimination if fired.
 
2012-12-17 07:26:28 AM  

cman: Doesnt it strike anyone as kinda ironic that a group of people who dont want to be identified give out personal identification of others?

Also, while WBC are a bunch of assholes, this still is kind of a dickish move. WBC spreads a message of hate and intolerance, that much isnt up for debate. However, the aspect of publishing private information for others to bully them because you hate the message is a bit unnerving.

I am not defending WBC or their message at all; all I am saying is that this kind of shiat leaves a feeling of sour in my mouth.


yeah, I can't get behind you on this one at all, cman. Sorry to say, this is punishment, not justice. They really have been asking for it. Actually directly begging for non-anon persons to do it, just so they can get funding from suing. There's no honour in hiding behind God and the Law. It has to end.

/go anon!
 
2012-12-17 07:27:44 AM  
I wish the media would just STFU about this. I am very sorry for the families losses, but they should be allowed to grieve in peace, instead of the mediat blowing it up into their usual circus, for the next mentally ill person as a goal to achieve or exceed.
 
2012-12-17 07:27:58 AM  
I don't have to agree with Anonymous' tactics to enjoy the fruits of their labors on this one. It is going to happen whether I do or do not, in fact, so we can all sit back and watch the mess unfold.

keylock71: This is the kind of shiat the WBC lives for...

You want to ruin the day of these assholes? You ignore them and their bullshiat.

The more you touch shiat, the more it stinks.


I agree and typically won't even click on news stories about them. They need less attention, not more.
 
2012-12-17 07:28:28 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Eff that. Part of free speech is owning up to what you're saying.


I'm sure that Publius and the Federal Farmer would disagree with you.

Part of free speech is the ability to say things that may be unpopular. If you have a mechanism to suppress dissent or to prevent unpopular views from being aired, essentially you have the same thing that totalitarian governments have, whether it is actually wielded by the government or not. In fact, the most effective form of censorship is self-censorship.

The ability to express your views anonymously is as American as apple pie, and it always has been.
 
2012-12-17 07:29:00 AM  

rynthetyn: The term "cognitive dissonance" has those folk's picture next to it in the dictionary.

I don't really think there's cognitive dissonance going on. For them it's pretty clear cut--if you believe someone is going to hell and eternal damnation, the most loving thing to do is to be a prophetic voice and tell them that. They believe they're living out the, "faithful are the wounds of a friend" verse from Proverbs



I would agree with you if their aim didn't seem to be obviously media attention. Picketing to be seen is not a true message of love... If they wanted to provide a message of love, they would talk to people one-on-one, not with a big intentional media circus.
 
2012-12-17 07:29:26 AM  

Alonjar: violentsalvation:
Their first amendment rights are theirs to use. And hacking into computers and releasing personal info is a crime. I wish the WBC would STFU, or just die, and I hope the cops catch up to those anonymous fellas.

But you and I, we're allowed to enjoy smirking at the whole thing.

Nobody got hacked bro. This is all public information somewhere. My wife hadnt talked to her father in over a decade, but needs his help to straighten out some messed up birth certificate paperwork. So I spent a grand total of 3 minutes tracking him down with google a few days ago. I was able to find his home address through tax records, all of his current family members, employment information, hell I even have an up to date picture of him running a marathon 2 weeks ago.

Your "private" information isnt private anymore.


Their site was hacked. That said the information appears to be from compiled from multiple sources, possibly the original members list was acquired from their system and then other information including possible age added. I'm surprised by the lack of detail.
 
2012-12-17 07:29:32 AM  

Cold_Sassy: I wish the media would just STFU about this. I am very sorry for the families losses, but they should be allowed to grieve in peace, instead of the mediat blowing it up into their usual circus, for the next mentally ill person as a goal to achieve or exceed.


The President spoke there last night. That probably raised the bar pretty high.
 
2012-12-17 07:31:21 AM  

gothelder: keylock71: You want to ruin the day of these assholes? You ignore them and their bullshiat.

Un-anesthetized vivisection for every member of the church over the age of 18 broadcast live on you tube would be much more satisfying though.

/And you only have to do it once.


Heh... I don't disagree, but we have to accept their right to be complete and utter callous, ignorant assholes. They know the law and they use it to their advantage. They know the media will give them the publicity they want.

The worst thing that could happen to these ignorant assholes would be for everyone, including the media, to never mention their names again in public.

If they choose to stand around and look like a bunch of bigoted assholes, that's their business. The only things we can do as rational, law abiding citizens is refuse to give their shiattiness any publicity.

In my opinion, that would hurt them more than any physical pain that could be inflicted upon them.
 
2012-12-17 07:31:33 AM  
And, of course, most people miss the elephant, no, the sperm whale in the living room. It's pretty obvious what ultimately motivates Phred. Consider this...

1. Phred often dresses in an exercise suit and cowboy hat as if he's auditioning for the role of Cult Leader for the Village People.

2. The signs that WBC use are done in fabulously bright day-glo colors and stick figures engaging in butt love appear on many signs.

3. The simple and farking obvious fact that you have a guy who spends a huge percentage of his waking time obsessing over gay people and has done so for decades.

Come on, people, it's as if Phred has a 50-foot high neon sign bolted to the top of his cowboy hat flashing "LATENT HOMO" constantly. I am very tolerant of out-of-the-closet gays; it's the repressed ones who turn into assholes who bother me. His children mean nothing; when the local cops bust gay cruising areas, most of the guys are married with children and sometimes grandchildren. Hell, the main reason he's abusive towards them is probably the result of him fathering kids solely to 'prove' to himself and others that he's not really gay.

I have this mental image of Phred's dad, a mean-spirited bastard himself who worked as a railroad 'bull' beating the shiat out of hobos. Perhaps back in Mississippi, Phred's dad caught Phred behind the barn getting all sodomy with another boy and, in classic Phelps fashion, beat his kid nearly to death with a mattock handle. That sure would explain a lot of things...
 
2012-12-17 07:32:00 AM  
How is a bunch of phone numbers and addresses supposed to stop these people?
 
2012-12-17 07:32:31 AM  
I know this is skirting the edge of tinfoil hat territory, but doesn't it seem like WBC is actually trying to provoke some sort of violent reaction for a reason? I'm not condoning any violence, but what if? I see a plethora of reactions from them that wouldn't turn out so well for the rest of us. Mostly are them twisting everything around against the ones they are protesting.
 
2012-12-17 07:32:58 AM  
Simplest solution yet: Force them into those "free speech" zones everyone hates so much.
 
2012-12-17 07:33:22 AM  

Nabb1: Cold_Sassy: I wish the media would just STFU about this. I am very sorry for the families losses, but they should be allowed to grieve in peace, instead of the mediat blowing it up into their usual circus, for the next mentally ill person as a goal to achieve or exceed.

The President spoke there last night. That probably raised the bar pretty high.


Yes, unfortunately. I think school administrators should be taught firearms training because it appears that that is the only way to stop the carnage before it is too late.
 
2012-12-17 07:34:31 AM  

cman: shower_in_my_socks: cman: That would be like an anti-abortion group posting personal identification for abortion doctors.


That's an apples and oranges comparison. Abortion is controversial, but it is a medical procedure. There is no service provided by people who picket the funerals of dead kids and victimize their surviving family members. You say I would be just as bad as them, and yet you're defending them. Turnabout is fair play. To date, they show up, shiat all over people's lives, and then go home to a quiet little life where nobody knows what evil shiatheads they are. It's about time they felt a little more uncomfortable.

Maybe you are right. Maybe I am wrong. These guys are indeed assholes. It is difficult for us to have a proper discussion about the WBC where emotions are not so much overtaking.

I am looking at this from a consistency POV rather than an on-case basis. I know the world is not so much black and white, but I really dont like judging others more harshly.

To sum up this ramble, I really dont know.


I think the reason Snyder v. Phelps had a dissent is because every single person in the room thought they were farking dicks who, if Hell exists, will be in the center of it for all eternity when they die. At the same time, the First Amendment clearly protects them being farking dicks because they aren't creating an imminent danger by inciting people to go find soldiers and gay people they can assault or murder.
 
2012-12-17 07:35:04 AM  
I know two wrongs don't make a right and all...but the sick asshole in me wonders that if there's ever a mass shooting at WBC, how might they respond to having their funerals being picketed? Would they picket themselves? I would have to begrudgingly give them at least one point for consistency if they picketed their own congregation.

/vigorously shakes head
//back to sanity
 
2012-12-17 07:36:58 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: How is a bunch of phone numbers and addresses supposed to stop these people?


We may never know since they seem to be gone from the site linked in TFA.
 
2012-12-17 07:39:02 AM  

Mr. Ekshun: We may never know since they seem to be gone from the site linked in TFA.


Just seems like a stupid way of going after them. Wake me up when they mail bomb them.
 
2012-12-17 07:42:17 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Nabb1: Cold_Sassy: I wish the media would just STFU about this. I am very sorry for the families losses, but they should be allowed to grieve in peace, instead of the mediat blowing it up into their usual circus, for the next mentally ill person as a goal to achieve or exceed.

The President spoke there last night. That probably raised the bar pretty high.

Yes, unfortunately. I think school administrators should be taught firearms training because it appears that that is the only way to stop the carnage before it is too late.


I'm not saying that, but it's a fact. These shooters do these acts to be disruptive, leave a mark - a scar, really - on society. And the media delivers, of course, but this shooter got the President to stop what he was doing during a stand-off with Congress and focus on him, or, at least, what he did. No doubt the next mass-killer has noticed that. What we really need to do, IMO, is have a serious discussion about the sad state of our mental health resources. Media circuses and political speeches after the fact won't do much to prevent more of these and may encourage them, but making sure young people have access to mental health resources may.
 
2012-12-17 07:44:03 AM  

xanadian: IIRC, the ability to exercise one's free speech, anonymously, has been in contention for quite some time.



it comes up in defamation cases, but then of course the freedom of speech never included the freedom to say false things in order to sully ones reputation and you need to know the arty who defamed you if you are going to successfully collect.
I don't ever remember anonymous speech being in contention.
but maybe I missed something, wtf are you talking about.
 
2012-12-17 07:45:33 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: How is a bunch of phone numbers and addresses supposed to stop these people?


The idea is that WBO members use their collective legal and shouting power to stay immune to retorts and personal accountability. By distributing their individual details, Anon seems to be trying to take the harassment back to them by allowing them to be personally attacked outside of their WBO shelter, as it were. The harrassment itself will be done by whatever arsehole who thinks he or she's funny and clever to do it. They're neither of course, but if there's one thing anon does well, it's harness and channel the latent dickish nature of people on the internet, rather than trying to stop it.
 
2012-12-17 07:45:59 AM  

Legios: Am I the only one who finds it ironic that the anonymous movement uses Guy Fawkes masks? The guy was a Catholic and tried to blow up parliament because it was Protestant...

/Or am I missing the analogy here?


Well they're prob imitating the V for Vendetta movie rather than the history of Guy Fawkes..
 
2012-12-17 07:46:50 AM  

Nabb1: What we really need to do, IMO, is have a serious discussion about the sad state of our mental health resources. Media circuses and political speeches after the fact won't do much to prevent more of these and may encourage them, but making sure young people have access to mental health resources may.


Yahoo just ran a story this morning, apparently this kid has a long history of problems but the mother tried to fix him herself. He had an assortment of problems and warning signs.

We need to stop the stigma of seeking help. As a soldier I've seen it happen in the military, we finally got over the stigma of someone seeking help after coming home from war. This MUST happen in all facets of our society. We need to stop ignoring someone who is in obvious pain. You're not "getting in their business", you're helping someone out.
 
2012-12-17 07:47:32 AM  

Trashy: Legios: Am I the only one who finds it ironic that the anonymous movement uses Guy Fawkes masks? The guy was a Catholic and tried to blow up parliament because it was Protestant...

/Or am I missing the analogy here?

Well they're prob imitating the V for Vendetta movie rather than the history of Guy Fawkes..


Good point...
I applaud some of the things they do, but in other situations they really are kicking hornets nests.
 
2012-12-17 07:47:50 AM  
Addendum:

Free speech is one thing, but imposing your free speech on others is quite another. The latter is self-evidently unsustainable.
 
2012-12-17 07:48:03 AM  
I used to be much more of an idealist than I am now, but I have many reasons to be cynical. I personally know somebody who avoided conviction for murdering a little girl simply because of a stupid technicality. There was another person in my old neighborhood who killed a pedestrian while driving drunk; he got a slap on the wrist, then went out and killed ANOTHER pedestrian--and got another farking slap on the wrist for that. And reading about some poor black guy in Texas who got 25 years for possession of two joints really upset me as well. I've seen way too many satanic bastards get away with too much because they know how to prank the system, and I've also seen many naive and innocent people get railroaded by corrupt officials. Working for the local court system made me very farking cynical.

Yes, I realize that protecting the freedom of speech of assholes from Topeka is important, yadda, yadda, yadda. I also realize there's a hell of a lot of frustration with the system out there. Why do you think a TV show like "Dexter" is popular? The Phelps clan are a bunch of farking lawyers who prank the hell out of the system, and at least one in his clan is with the Kansas correctional system. If some vigilante does do something violent against them, I'm not sure I could even come up with a single crocodile tear for the Phelpses. Maybe I'll go shiat on William Kunstler's grave instead...
 
2012-12-17 07:48:41 AM  
They troll at the worst possible moments of peoples lives, to cause them maximum pain and suffering, as if those people weren't suffering enough. All for the lulz and hoping for a fat payoff. They are the worst of people. I don't care if they posted their info on huge billboards all across the world. You troll like this? Take advantage of people's suffering and anguish to get across your message of hate and derp? fark you, you get what you deserve. Don't start nothing, won't be nothing.
 
2012-12-17 07:49:09 AM  

Legios: Good point...
I applaud some of the things they do, but in other situations they really are kicking hornets nests.


I can't really get behind a group of people who started from a website that's a haven for homophobic and racist pedophiles.
 
2012-12-17 07:49:20 AM  
Getting their personal info posted online is getting off pretty light. I'm honestly surprised that by this point nobodies fed one of these WBC assholes a bullet.
 
2012-12-17 07:49:46 AM  

Mr. Ekshun: Tat'dGreaser: How is a bunch of phone numbers and addresses supposed to stop these people?

We may never know since they seem to be gone from the site linked in TFA.


Never mind - found it on Pastebin.
 
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