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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The Westboro Baptist Church says they will picket Roger Ebert's funeral. Hopefully some Chicago Farkers will stage a peaceful counter-demonstration   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 148
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2013-04-08 01:04:50 PM  
Siskel and Ebert to sit up above, or in your eardrums whispering to you.  Whichever you want to believe

And eat popcorn while pointing out the bad acting, inconsistencies, horrible storyline. And after talking about all of humanity which they can finally watch on screen, turn to Westboro and yawn.
 
2013-04-08 01:04:57 PM  
Mark my words.  WBC is performance art.
 
2013-04-08 01:05:33 PM  

ToxicMunkee: I'd love to see hundreds of counter-protesters show up but without signs.  And they don't say anything.  They just stand there and stare at the Westboro people.  Stare.  Silently.

Stare.

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2013-04-08 01:07:05 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Why does it have to be peaceful?


The WBC is a giant clan of lawyers who live off lawsuits.  As much fun as it would be to go all Bottle Kids on them ultimately it would just end up lining their pockets.
 
2013-04-08 01:07:09 PM  

SilentStrider: nekom: Random side note, as someone in a fark thread once said, when Fred Phelps dies, that funeral is going to look like burning man.

. nah. Biggest insult to that man would be if no one showed up to his funeral. Not even his family.


That's what it should be.  Fred Phelps and WBC should receive no recognition whatsoever when he finally bites it.  He should be regarded exactly what he is in life, a dead piece of shiat.  Unfortunately, we all know that it will be a circus because cable media is salivating at the chance to broadcast it.
 
2013-04-08 01:07:24 PM  
What peaceful counter-demonstrators in Chicago might look like:

www.onepennysheet.com

/ See how peaceful they're being?
// I mean, they're even letting that guy up to breathe
 
2013-04-08 01:07:57 PM  

gingerjet: iheartscotch: No; you really shouldn't. Just ignore them. Don't talk to them. Don't yell at them. Don't throw things at them. Above all else; don't attack them.

/ they are like fairies; they only exist if you believe that they exist. If you say, "I don't believe in WBC" enough; they will stop existing
.
Fairies eh? I believe there is a book out there for smashing fairies.

 
2013-04-08 01:08:04 PM  
No.
Hopefully they will be ignored.
Hopefully media outlets will stop putting out stories about them.
jesus christ, I'm starting to think people enjoy hearing and talking about them.

The trolls win
 
2013-04-08 01:09:00 PM  
GOD HATES A CHRISTMAS STORY, TOO.
 
2013-04-08 01:09:36 PM  

Canton: ToxicMunkee: I'd love to see hundreds of counter-protesters show up but without signs.  And they don't say anything.  They just stand there and stare at the Westboro people.  Stare.  Silently.

Stare.

Nice. Especially if they brought their cats. Who would also stare.




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2013-04-08 01:10:04 PM  
Westboro Baptist Church...because Fark isn't enough a large enough venue for your need to attention whore.
 
2013-04-08 01:10:35 PM  
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2013-04-08 01:11:31 PM  
How do these people choose whose funerals they are going to picket? Is there a lottery system or something?
 
2013-04-08 01:11:50 PM  

Myria: The ultimate irony is that Fred Phelps's previous profession was civil rights lawyer...


Fred Phelps is a Democrat. So many seem to think he is some right wing fundie crazy, when he is just plain crazy.

They protested a soldier's funeral here a couple of years ago, and were totally ignored by local media. They were gone quickly. That's how you handle them, not with counter anything.

Then, it's just crazy vs crazy.
 
2013-04-08 01:12:03 PM  
Anybody know why those tools were in Atlanta yesterday morning, picketing outside of a megachurch in Decatur? I assume they somehow got Final Four tickets and were justifying their tax writeoff for the trip, but why they picked Beulah Baptist, I have no idea. They certainly wouldn't be doing a funeral on a Sunday morning.
 
2013-04-08 01:12:08 PM  
Ignore them. The worst thing you can do to them is to ignore them.
 
2013-04-08 01:12:15 PM  
No, hopefully NO ONE shows up to counter protest.  Hopefully the WBC protesters get redirected by cops to a safe, unobserved, long distance from anyone involved in the funeral, and there is no media coverage of them at all.  I hope it costs them thousands of dollars to travel and lodge, and they get nothing from it.  Not a two second blurb on the news, not a single picture in a newspaper, and not a single news aggregate post on the net.
 
2013-04-08 01:14:56 PM  
Go picket Hollywood and Washington.

Those are two of the most abomination-friendly places on earth.

Put jalapeno oil in their lubricant.

Leave Ebert alone.
 
2013-04-08 01:15:10 PM  
As much as I disliked Ebert, I hope they set up a counter-demonstration agasinst WBC
 
2013-04-08 01:15:18 PM  
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2013-04-08 01:16:25 PM  

ToxicMunkee: I'd love to see hundreds of counter-protesters show up but without signs.  And they don't say anything.  They just stand there and stare at the Westboro people.  Stare.  Silently.

Stare.


All we really need is just one counter-protester, drop these ass-clowns down an elevator shaft.

colly.com

/couldn't find a pic of him at the Comedian's funeral. Well, have to do with this one
 
2013-04-08 01:18:20 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: What would be the point of picketing Roger Eberts funeral, other than keeping their name in the news?


Keeping their name in the news is reason enough for this lot.
 
2013-04-08 01:20:11 PM  

diaphoresis: As much as I disliked Ebert, I hope they set up a counter-demonstration agasinst WBC


While I can see someone not liking Ebert, I'm a little interested in what about him made you dislike him?
 
2013-04-08 01:20:15 PM  
In some way, I bet Mr. Ebert would consider this an honor. You have to be doing something right to gain the ire of the WBC.
 
2013-04-08 01:23:16 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Myria: The ultimate irony is that Fred Phelps's previous profession was civil rights lawyer...

Fred Phelps is a Democrat. So many seem to think he is some right wing fundie crazy, when he is just plain crazy.


Just like North Korea and Nazi Germany, right?
 
2013-04-08 01:26:23 PM  
You know... what someone should really be doing is declaring a WBC protest at your funeral a the highest honor someone can receive.  After all, they only seem to send out these press releases when someone who actually had an impact on people dies.  If WBC hates you, odds are pretty good you did something right.

Bonus honors if they actually follow through and show up at said funeral.
 
2013-04-08 01:27:01 PM  

Khellendros: No, hopefully NO ONE shows up to counter protest.  Hopefully the WBC protesters get redirected by cops to a safe, unobserved, long distance from anyone involved in the funeral, and there is no media coverage of them at all.  I hope it costs them thousands of dollars to travel and lodge, and they get nothing from it.  Not a two second blurb on the news, not a single picture in a newspaper, and not a single news aggregate post on the net.


...and that one of them gets really awful, squirty food poisoning at some point on the trip.
 
2013-04-08 01:27:14 PM  

ChipNASA: Canton: ToxicMunkee: I'd love to see hundreds of counter-protesters show up but without signs.  And they don't say anything.  They just stand there and stare at the Westboro people.  Stare.  Silently.

Stare.

Nice. Especially if they brought their cats. Who would also stare.

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2013-04-08 01:28:19 PM  
I'm not gay, but I'd kiss a dude in front of them
 
2013-04-08 01:31:20 PM  
Those buttknockers showed up to my friend's funeral after she was murdered.

Signs with the phrase "WBC LOVES ANAL" were present at the counter protest.
 
2013-04-08 01:32:19 PM  

NightOwl2255: diaphoresis: As much as I disliked Ebert, I hope they set up a counter-demonstration agasinst WBC

While I can see someone not liking Ebert, I'm a little interested in what about him made you dislike him?


Didn't like his reviews. More accurately, I don't like the way he delivered his reviews. I quit listening to him about 1 yr after Siskel died. His 'delivery' of his reviews were like a cheese grater on concrete.
 
2013-04-08 01:36:50 PM  

Flappyhead: Because People in power are Stupid: Why does it have to be peaceful?

The WBC is a giant clan of lawyers who

live off lawsuits.  As much fun as it would be to go all Bottle Kids on them ultimately it would just end up lining their pockets.

Citation please.
 
2013-04-08 01:36:58 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: Is it just me or do these clowns seem to be running out of steam? What would be the point of picketing Roger Eberts funeral, other than keeping their name in the news? It's not like they'll actually show up.


If it's a famous person, they want to glom onto it like a leech.

It's glory-whoring with a touch of severe mental illness about them.
 
2013-04-08 01:40:49 PM  

ToxicMunkee: I'd love to see hundreds of counter-protesters show up but without signs.  And they don't say anything.  They just stand there and stare at the Westboro people.  Stare.  Silently.

Stare.


cassandracenteno.com
 
2013-04-08 01:40:50 PM  

nekom: Random side note, as someone in a fark thread once said, when Fred Phelps dies, that funeral is going to look like burning man.


And as I had already said, the Fark admins may as well call in sick that day and just let the Schadenfreude comments take it's long-overdue course. Calls for "respecting the deceased and his family" will be a vile insult to every dead person these ghouls have picketed (gays, soldier, even little babies, etc.).

They NEED to get a dose of their own medicine, and the day is coming when we all shall get to deliver.
 
2013-04-08 01:41:15 PM  

CaptSS: Flappyhead: Because People in power are Stupid: Why does it have to be peaceful?

The WBC is a giant clan of lawyers who live off lawsuits.  As much fun as it would be to go all Bottle Kids on them ultimately it would just end up lining their pockets.

Citation please.


Walk up in the crowd and shoot the youngest member in the face. Repeat as necessary.  Of course if you feel that strongly about it, you could kill their kids in their homes... at the bus stops in the morning, etc... But we wont, because we are not animals.
 
2013-04-08 01:44:00 PM  
It the WBC protests your funeral, you know you did something good.
 
2013-04-08 01:47:02 PM  

Lord_Baull: right wing fundie crazy


Lyndon LaRouche, another right wing crazy, also claimed to be Democrat. If you had a point with that, other than trying to up your score in some sort of meaningless pissing contest, I am unsure what it was.
 
2013-04-08 01:53:59 PM  

Evil Mackerel: ToxicMunkee: I'd love to see hundreds of counter-protesters show up but without signs.  And they don't say anything.  They just stand there and stare at the Westboro people.  Stare.  Silently.

Stare.

It would be funnier if the Chicago Nazi's did the staring instead.


I hate Illinois Nazis!
 
2013-04-08 01:56:19 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Fred Phelps is a Democrat. So many seem to think he is some right wing fundie crazy, when he is just plain crazy


Someone always brings up that he calls himself a democrat, therefor he's not right wing crazy.  He's the definition of right wing crazy. It doesn't matter what political party he claims to belong to. I could claim to be Scarlet Johanson's love slave, that doesn't make it so. Besides which when he probably registered, during the Civil War, the parties were reversed in their ideologies.
 
2013-04-08 01:57:21 PM  

ToxicMunkee: I'd love to see hundreds of counter-protesters show up but without signs.  And they don't say anything.  They just stand there and stare at the Westboro people.  Stare.  Silently.

Stare.


Silent, staring protesters.  All with visible boners.  That should work.
 
2013-04-08 01:58:23 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Fred Phelps is a Democrat.


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2013-04-08 02:06:36 PM  
Whatever happens, hopefully it will be "the Chicago way".
 
2013-04-08 02:23:32 PM  

I_C_Weener: Nina Haagen Dazs: Is it just me or do these clowns seem to be running out of steam? What would be the point of picketing Roger Eberts funeral, other than keeping their name in the news? It's not like they'll actually show up.

Step 1 - Announce you are picketting a famous person's funeral.
Step 2 - Lots of people get upset and talk about you.
Step 3 - Sit back and enjoy the Attention Whoring benefits....you don't even have to picket now.


They pulled that BS when Whitney Houston died. They made a big deal about showing up with their signs, but then they never showed. They claimed they were there and even gave posted "proof", but it turned out to be a Photoshop job. It's like they're not even trying anymore.
 
2013-04-08 02:23:41 PM  
Hey WBC, not sure if you heard the announcement this morning but the funeral services have been moved to the South Side of Chicago. Ebert's family is asking that you hang out your van window making hand gestures at young black males you see on the street. Also, if you need better directions just ask any group of people you see gathered on street corners. They'll be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
 
2013-04-08 02:25:45 PM  

Infinite Monkeys In Front Of A Computer: I would actually be proud if they protested my funeral.  It means I must have done something right.


Didn't Ebert say something to that effect? I think he'd love that the WBC is is going to show up at his funeral.
 
2013-04-08 02:28:45 PM  

CaptSS: Flappyhead: Because People in power are Stupid: Why does it have to be peaceful?

The WBC is a giant clan of lawyers who live off lawsuits.  As much fun as it would be to go all Bottle Kids on them ultimately it would just end up lining their pockets.

Citation please.


Yeah, you know everyone repeats that story about WBC subsisting off of lawsuits, but I can't find an instance of them ever WINNING or favorably settling any of the zillions of frivolous lawsuits that got old Fred disbarred. They sure seem to have a good bit of money, though, considering how much they travel.
 
2013-04-08 02:30:24 PM  

ToxicMunkee: I'd love to see hundreds of counter-protesters show up but without signs.  And they don't say anything.  They just stand there and stare at the Westboro people.  Stare.  Silently.

Stare.


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2013-04-08 02:33:03 PM  
Cmon chi-town dont disappoint. Atleast bust a couple shots in the general direction of them
 
2013-04-08 02:37:25 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I'm not gay, but I'd kiss a dude in front of them


Do you know how I know you're hiding something from your family?
 
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