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(Huffington Post)   The Westboro Baptist Church dropped by Obama's inauguration today. Well, their signs did, anyway. You can't really tell if any actual people joined them   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 112
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2013-01-21 06:39:16 PM  
how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?
 
2013-01-21 06:41:23 PM  
"Christians' caused" what exactly?

/won't let me post images all of the sudden
 
2013-01-21 06:49:27 PM  
God hates inaugurations.
 
2013-01-21 06:51:02 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.
 
2013-01-21 06:51:04 PM  
I wonder how it feels to be one generation away from extinction?
 
2013-01-21 06:51:17 PM  
I wish I had the sign making concession for Westboro. I would be a rich man now.
 
2013-01-21 06:51:18 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Your basic premise is wrong. Westboro regularly protests the military that the teabaggers are so fond of.
 
2013-01-21 06:51:49 PM  
Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.
 
2013-01-21 06:52:22 PM  
<sub><small>stop giving those assholes press</small></sub>
 
2013-01-21 06:55:33 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035463#c82035463" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.</i>

Time expired on it on the 13th. It hit <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-west boro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d" target="_blank">327,748 signatures</a>. It set a site record.
 
2013-01-21 06:55:59 PM  
The extras must have been raptured
 
2013-01-21 06:56:17 PM  
14 signs
6 people to hold them
impressive
 
2013-01-21 06:56:20 PM  
Oh, I do believe they've gone ahead and disabled code for this thread.
 
2013-01-21 06:57:14 PM  
Gosling, it has been intermittent from what I have seen. It works for some and doesn't work for others. Weird.
 
2013-01-21 06:59:09 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035522#c82035522" target="_blank">Gosling</a>:</b> <i>Oh, I do believe they've gone ahead and disabled code for this thread.</i>

<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035530#c82035530" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Gosling, it has been intermittent from what I have seen. It works for some and doesn't work for others. Weird.</i>

Oh, good. It's not just me then.
 
2013-01-21 06:59:43 PM  
You know, from a psych point of view, these guys are quite fascinating. They should have their own axis in the new DSM-V.
 
2013-01-21 06:59:59 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035511#c82035511" target="_blank">Gosling</a>:</b> <i><b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035463#c82035463" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.</i>

Time expired on it on the 13th. It hit <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-west boro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d" target="_blank">327,748 signatures</a>. It set a site record.</i>

Hasn't the SPLC designated them as such already?
 
2013-01-21 07:00:38 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035530#c82035530" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Gosling, it has been intermittent from what I have seen. It works for some and doesn't work for others. Weird.</i>

Well, in any case, while I'm at the petition site, it appears one of the other petitions to cross the now-expired 25K threshold was calling for the White House to call for Obama's impeachment.

Key quote from the <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/short-answer-no-keep-r eading" target="_blank">response:</a> "So the short answer is that we won't be calling for the President's impeachment -- and given the fact that you made your appeal to the White House itself, we doubt you were holding your breath waiting for our support."
 
2013-01-21 07:02:08 PM  

randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.


Generally I would agree, however on the 'Obama is the antichrist' stance there is a whole lot of overlap.
 
2013-01-21 07:02:35 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035451#c82035451" target="_blank">randomjsa</a>:</b> <i><b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.</i>

That's their business model.
 
2013-01-21 07:03:09 PM  

Mr. Breeze: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Your basic premise is wrong. Westboro regularly protests the military that the teabaggers are so fond of.


You mean those lazy incompetent parasitic government employees? Why dont they get some bootstraps and some real jobs and stop suckling from the government teat.
 
2013-01-21 07:04:19 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035600#c82035600" target="_blank">liam76</a>:</b> <i>randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.

Generally I would agree, however on the 'Obama is the antichrist' stance there is a whole lot of overlap.</i>

Have you ever seen Obama and the Anti-Christ in the same room? I rest my case.
 
2013-01-21 07:06:12 PM  
You can't claim to protest something if you're 2000 yards away from the site.
 
2013-01-21 07:23:56 PM  
I'm having a hard time finding a single thing on those protest signs that isn't part of the core GOP message.
 
2013-01-21 07:24:44 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: ;stop giving those assholes press

 
2013-01-21 07:25:34 PM  
...and they need the free publicity, because of... Why?

/ignore these turds.
 
2013-01-21 07:26:01 PM  
Can't help but notice we're still paying attention to these "people" for some reason.
 
2013-01-21 07:28:48 PM  
God hates Flags.

/obvious
 
2013-01-21 07:33:22 PM  
Stupidity....Downsized
 
2013-01-21 07:35:40 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: You can't claim to protest something if you're 2000 yards away from the site.


So you had to be in the Middle East to protested the war in Iraq?
 
2013-01-21 07:37:50 PM  
Why would a legitimate journalist gives these people power by covering their protest? They have nothing new to say. Nothing.
 
2013-01-21 07:38:47 PM  
I'm really and truly puzzled that these creeps are still around. As many people and groups as they've pissed off, including returned veterans with weapons training and biker gangs, why has their church not been burned to the ground? (I doubt the local cops would investigate too vigorously.) And I know they have special training in scramming when counter-protesters show up, but how is it selected members have not been waylaid outside their homes and beaten to a pulp?
 
2013-01-21 07:39:35 PM  
WBC are trolls.

Fred "asshole" Phelps is a democrat.

He held fundraisers for Clinton and Gore.

Probably Kerry and Obama too.

/ sometimes, especially in politics; you have to associate with people you'd rather not.
 
2013-01-21 07:41:16 PM  
I liked the Godfather sign. The WBC is really stepping up the quality of its signs.
 
2013-01-21 07:41:37 PM  
So its a normal Westboro protest.

/if you ever been to a Westboro protest its normally just a few people and signs
//stop paying attention to them - they will go away
 
2013-01-21 07:43:05 PM  

vermicious k'nid: Can't help but notice we're still paying attention to these "people" for some reason.


I know, and by their big smiles they're happy to do it. Now think about this. If a crazed gunman goes into a westboro church and shoots up the place, do the survivors protest themselves?
 
2013-01-21 07:43:10 PM  
I now have more respect for Phelps than for the average republican (not much). Phelps doesn't preach violence against gays. He doesn't propose legislation against gays. I don't think he's pushing practical discrimination against gays. He's preaching his version of the Bible. He's purposely rude, but that's not as bad as being politely discriminatory.
 
2013-01-21 07:44:31 PM  

mksmith: I'm really and truly puzzled that these creeps are still around. As many people and groups as they've pissed off, including returned veterans with weapons training and biker gangs, why has their church not been burned to the ground? (I doubt the local cops would investigate too vigorously.) And I know they have special training in scramming when counter-protesters show up, but how is it selected members have not been waylaid outside their homes and beaten to a pulp?


The whole group of them are lawyers and have a lot of money.

Their base of operations is Topeka, Kansas. It would make the state look bad to have such a publicized fire go unsolved in the state capital.

/ the current attitude in the state is; if we ignore them long enough, they'll go away.

// people have targeted them in the past; that just justifies, in their minds, what they do
 
2013-01-21 07:53:36 PM  

meat0918: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035511#c82035511" target="_blank">Gosling</a>:</b> <i><b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035463#c82035463" target="_blank">KiwDaWabbit</a>:</b> <i>Weaver, the KKK came out against them in the wake of the Sandy Hill massacre. The KKK. They were the voice of reason.

Anyway, I hope everyone here signed the petition to classify them as a hate group at whitehouse.gov.</i>

Time expired on it on the 13th. It hit <a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-west boro-baptist-church-hate-group/DYf3pH2d" target="_blank">327,748 signatures</a>. It set a site record.</i>

Hasn't the SPLC designated them as such already?


They have. And the Feds don't keep a list of hate groups, so the petition is essentially meaningless.
 
2013-01-21 07:55:51 PM  

randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.


Speaking from your experience, I see.
 
2013-01-21 08:03:14 PM  

mksmith: I'm really and truly puzzled that these creeps are still around. As many people and groups as they've pissed off, including returned veterans with weapons training and biker gangs, why has their church not been burned to the ground? (I doubt the local cops would investigate too vigorously.) And I know they have special training in scramming when counter-protesters show up, but how is it selected members have not been waylaid outside their homes and beaten to a pulp?


That's what they want. They troll people into attacking them or infringing on their right to be assholes, then sue for damages. It's a money making scam, pure and simple. ignoring them is the best option.
 
2013-01-21 08:06:27 PM  

fusillade762: They have. And the Feds don't keep a list of hate groups, so the petition is essentially meaningless.


Canada does and these guys earned their way on to it all on their own. No petition needed.
 
2013-01-21 08:15:33 PM  
I hate conservatives. Why don't they just stay home for one day.
 
2013-01-21 08:26:21 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: I wish I had the sign making concession for Westboro. I would be a rich man now.


From the documentary I saw on those a-holes, they make them themselves. They probably used to farm them out then shops probably started refusing to do it. I wouldn't want their business.
 
2013-01-21 08:29:36 PM  
Either WBC is running low on money (I hope) or they're getting lazy with their trolling.
 
2013-01-21 08:30:46 PM  
Summary of the real intent of WBC:

Step 1. Inflammatory protests while emphasizing 1st amendment freedom of speech.

Step 2. Sue the bejesus out of any person of group that infringes your first amendment rights.

Step 3. ???

Step 4. Profit

Bonus step: Lobby for your causes with your newly aquired riches and literally own those who fought against you.
 
2013-01-21 08:31:08 PM  
Where are the public shooters when you need them.
 
2013-01-21 08:34:26 PM  

born_yesterday: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035600#c82035600" target="_blank">liam76</a>:</b> <i>randomjsa: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7547913/82035288#c82035288" target="_blank">Weaver95</a>:</b> <i>how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?</i>

Comparing the Tea Party to WBC would be akin to comparing OWS to Brown Shirts by the way.

WBC is universally despised by all sides left, right, and center.

Generally I would agree, however on the 'Obama is the antichrist' stance there is a whole lot of overlap.</i>

Have you ever seen Obama and the Anti-Christ in the same room? I rest my case.


Dude, everyone knows that Justin Beiber is the Anti-Christ.
 
2013-01-21 08:34:51 PM  

Weaver95: how sad and pathetic do you have to be to show up and protest Obama and not even the gotdamn tea baggers come out and support you...?


The occupy movement seem to protest alot if the same things these assholes do.
 
2013-01-21 08:35:04 PM  
Westboro Baptist Church...
Will AW for attention and money.

Money to be obtained by suing people who object to their right to make total asses of themselves free speech.

Pathetic.  No wonder people develop such negative views of 'christians' and 'church' if these wastes of space, air, resources, skin, and time are representational...
 
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