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(Talking Points Memo)   Activist comes up with media fu tactic against Westboro Baptist Church that is, literally, brilliant   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 285
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2013-03-19 12:27:21 PM
Awesome!
 
2013-03-19 12:28:36 PM
Love it, but I have no doubts that the WBC will sue him into oblivion. :(
 
2013-03-19 12:29:24 PM
Or you could, you know, just ignore them?
 
2013-03-19 12:33:00 PM

pisceandreamer: Love it, but I have no doubts that the WBC will sue him into oblivion. :(


What are they going to sue over?
 
2013-03-19 12:33:56 PM
how will this effect them? The only good this did was let that poor dude sell his house.
 
2013-03-19 12:34:06 PM
This will work right up until the place gets firebombed.
 
2013-03-19 12:36:32 PM
That's pretty funny.
 
2013-03-19 12:37:06 PM

what_now: how will this effect them? The only good this did was let that poor dude sell his house.


"We'll show them! We'll buy the house across the street from the WBC and paint a rainbow on the house! That'll really stick in their craw!"
 
2013-03-19 12:39:11 PM
So, this is a thread about the Westboro Baptist Church. And an article about the Westboro Baptist Church. And a guy who spent $80k on the Westboro Baptist Church instead of his original plan- vaccines to Guatemalan babies.

The WBC wins this round.
 
2013-03-19 12:46:24 PM
Clearly they mean;


"Cigarette marriage dooms nations."

God hates cigarettes
 
2013-03-19 12:48:33 PM
Two attention whores crossing streams.......OMG, it's like dividing by zero.
 
2013-03-19 12:48:34 PM

what_now: how will this effect them? The only good this did was let that poor dude sell his house.


Sometimes, a good deed is it's own reward.

It is kind of ironic that groups like WBC will become pretty much the pitiful equivalent of hallucinating street preachers because churches are finally, slowly, and - with a lot less resistance than anyone expected - getting dragged into the 20th century.
 
2013-03-19 12:49:38 PM

what_now: So, this is a thread about the Westboro Baptist Church. And an article about the Westboro Baptist Church. And a guy who spent $80k on the Westboro Baptist Church instead of his original plan- vaccines to Guatemalan babies.

The WBC wins this round.

FTFA: This year, his charity, Planting Peace, also intends to de-worm every child in Guatemala.

 
2013-03-19 12:49:48 PM

what_now: So, this is a thread about the Westboro Baptist Church. And an article about the Westboro Baptist Church. And a guy who spent $80k on the Westboro Baptist Church instead of his original plan- vaccines to Guatemalan babies.

The WBC wins this round.


They usually do.  Rainbow painting a house isn't going to show anyone anything.
 
2013-03-19 12:54:30 PM
They messed up the stripes, if you're going to gay things up a bit how in the bloody yell can you forget VIOLET!

ROY-G-BIV DAMMIT!

Feels very strongly about my mnemonic devices, I hope some day society allows me to marry my dear friend  Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge without judgement.
 
2013-03-19 12:57:32 PM

pisceandreamer: Love it, but I have no doubts that the WBC will sue him into oblivion. :(


Sue, based on what?  You can just ignore all the legal paper until you get to your court summons and just show up and the judge would throw it out instantly.  If not, ACLU would show up and provide you free defense anyways.  You couldn't lose and it wouldn't cost you a penny.
 
2013-03-19 01:11:46 PM
No, no it isn't. This does nothing, The family now has TWO houses to draw attention from instead of one.

This is not working. Nothing works.


LEAVE.

THEM.

ALONE.
 
2013-03-19 01:12:34 PM
Like WBC even gives a single fark about something like this.
 
2013-03-19 01:15:33 PM
I think a lesbian bar with strippers would be the ultimate troll, but what do I know?
 
2013-03-19 01:15:57 PM

brap: They messed up the stripes, if you're going to gay things up a bit how in the bloody yell can you forget VIOLET!

ROY-G-BIV DAMMIT!

Feels very strongly about my mnemonic devices, I hope some day society allows me to marry my dear friend  Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge without judgement.


Kids, please come out for goodness' sake!  Mother very easily made a jelly sandwich using no peanuts.
 
2013-03-19 01:23:03 PM
1-media-cdn.foolz.us

...Although I would personally find the house garish and unsightly, I admire the man's pluck.
 
2013-03-19 01:23:54 PM

brap: Feels very strongly about my mnemonic devices, I hope some day society allows me to marry my dear friend Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge without judgement.


That's music to my ears.
 
2013-03-19 01:30:05 PM

wxboy: pisceandreamer: Love it, but I have no doubts that the WBC will sue him into oblivion. :(

What are they going to sue over?


Anything - it's how they operate.  They will legally harass him until he can't fight back anymore.
 
2013-03-19 01:30:52 PM

Relatively Obscure: Like WBC even gives a single fark about something like this.


As Shirley's alleged reaction implies.
 
2013-03-19 01:49:28 PM
I hope he puts up cameras every where 'cause this is gonna happen to his house...

i3.ytimg.com
 
2013-03-19 01:58:16 PM
Giving them attention? Yeah, well done.
This is the final nail in their coffin.
 
2013-03-19 02:00:20 PM
That's a pretty decently sized church, actually. Much bigger than the 4 pew room I had envisioned.
 
2013-03-19 02:01:26 PM
This is great, but I just hope the local zoning board doesn't fark everything up.
 
2013-03-19 02:01:51 PM

Diogenes: Relatively Obscure: Like WBC even gives a single fark about something like this.

As Shirley's alleged reaction implies.


Yeah, from all accounts they seem like pretty affable people who are basically in on the joke, or at least have thick enough skins to absorb the mockery.

Any fantasies about them staring out at the rainbow house and pounding the table in smouldering frustrated rage are just that.
 
2013-03-19 02:01:51 PM
God hates paint!
 
2013-03-19 02:02:11 PM
Would have been better had they turned it into an adult arcade, requisite with glory holes in the viewing booths.
 
2013-03-19 02:02:37 PM

MisterTweak: Sometimes, a good deed is it's own reward.


How 'bout we trying something really radical?  Like ignoring the idiots.  Just imagine how much we can change if we put all the energy we spend dealing with the WBC into mentoring, working with our legislators to pass better laws, or really doing anything else. But no.  We got to make ourselves feel allcuddly by giving the attention whores more attention.
 
2013-03-19 02:02:45 PM

pisceandreamer: Love it, but I have no doubts that the WBC will sue him into oblivion. :(


They can't sue over what another person does with their privately owned property.
 
2013-03-19 02:03:25 PM
Their Media Fu tactics are no match for my Wu Tang style.
 
2013-03-19 02:03:27 PM
I like it. If i lived there i would help them paint the mfkr.
 
2013-03-19 02:03:33 PM

WTF Indeed: Or you could, you know, just ignore them?


Silence is not as effective a tactic as you would think.
 
2013-03-19 02:04:20 PM

dallylamma: Their Media Fu tactics are no match for my Wu Tang style.


I'd like to see your Wu Tang style. Why don't you show me?
 
2013-03-19 02:04:53 PM
these guys could come down and do a show for westboro in front of the rainbow house

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-19 02:05:26 PM
You know... that house looks kind of cool like that, half finished in just those colors...

talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2013-03-19 02:06:53 PM
A gay rights center painted in rainbow hues across the street from WBC - I gotta say
that I love this.
 
2013-03-19 02:08:55 PM
Well played, Mr. Jackson.  Well played.

what_now: So, this is a thread about the Westboro Baptist Church. And an article about the Westboro Baptist Church. And a guy who spent $80k on the Westboro Baptist Church instead of his original plan- vaccines to Guatemalan babies.

The WBC wins this round.


Well, it has brought my attention to his Guatemalan effort.  Something I'm inclined to research, possibly contribute towards so...

/silver linings
 
2013-03-19 02:08:56 PM

MisterTweak: what_now: how will this effect them? The only good this did was let that poor dude sell his house.

Sometimes, a good deed is it's own reward.

It is kind of ironic that groups like WBC will become pretty much the pitiful equivalent of hallucinating street preachers because churches are finally, slowly, and - with a lot less resistance than anyone expected - getting dragged into the 20th century.


I'm not sure of the Irony.  WBC is just a racket where they try to piss people off with offensive speech until they get physically attacked, and then they sue.  That's it.  It's not a real church in the way most people think.  They are 100% in the lawsuit business.  They'll probably look at the rainbow house as a challenge.
 
2013-03-19 02:09:52 PM
Good thing there's no HOA; they'd probably side with Phelps.
 
2013-03-19 02:09:52 PM

pisceandreamer: wxboy: pisceandreamer: Love it, but I have no doubts that the WBC will sue him into oblivion. :(

What are they going to sue over?

Anything - it's how they operate.  They will legally harass him until he can't fight back anymore.


The state equivalent of Fed R Civ P Rule 11 make it hard for the WBC to do so.
 
2013-03-19 02:10:08 PM

Maul555: You know... that house looks kind of cool like that, half finished in just those colors...

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 652x360]


Looks like an old Atari Cartridge to me:

popwhore.com

Super Breakout? More like "Fabulous Breakout...of the Closet"

/Good for the Activists.
 
2013-03-19 02:10:42 PM

Kome: WTF Indeed: Or you could, you know, just ignore them?

Silence is not as effective a tactic as you would think.


When a bunch of attention whores are looking for attention, not giving them attention is your only weapon.

How many people were talking about the WBC today prior to that house being painted and the number of new stories about the house? How many are now that the house has been painted? While their intentions were good, all they did was promote the WBC brand.

When they say on twitter that they are going to be at a funeral on the East Coast and thousands of people show up to anti-picket and it becomes leading national news, all you do is promote their brand. Meanwhile they don't even leave Kansas because the anti-protesters get more attention their original little protests ever did and now they don't even have to spend the gas money.
 
2013-03-19 02:10:42 PM

GAT_00: This will work right up until the place gets fire

glitterbombed.
 
2013-03-19 02:10:49 PM

theguyyousaw: Clearly they mean;


"Cigarette marriage dooms nations."

God hates cigarettes


images.mysupermarket.co.uk

...he hates meatballs in a West Country sauce too.
 
2013-03-19 02:11:31 PM
Although it does bring more attention to the turds than it deserves...

They themselves always claim freedom of speech when they are being dicks, so I kinda link this.

Bet they move the church.
 
2013-03-19 02:11:51 PM

Maul555: You know... that house looks kind of cool like that, half finished in just those colors...

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 652x360]


They should stick a Nyan Cat in the yard.
 
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