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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 52
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2013-04-08 12:00:58 PM
6 votes:
So stop giving them press by announcing every protest every goddamned time.
2013-04-08 09:53:35 AM
3 votes:
Random side note, as someone in a fark thread once said, when Fred Phelps dies, that funeral is going to look like burning man.
2013-04-08 09:27:38 AM
3 votes:
Point and laugh. Perhaps they can be ridiculed into obscurity
2013-04-08 09:25:57 AM
3 votes:

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Ignore these people. Their MO is to try to get people to infringe on their constitutional rights and then sue. Pay them even less attention than you would a crazy homeless guy screaming the end is nigh, as at least you know they're not going to get physical.


indeed. these people are just IRL trolls, best not to feed them.
2013-04-08 08:54:55 AM
3 votes:
Ignore these people. Their MO is to try to get people to infringe on their constitutional rights and then sue. Pay them even less attention than you would a crazy homeless guy screaming the end is nigh, as at least you know they're not going to get physical.
2013-04-08 01:36:50 PM
2 votes:

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 01:10:35 PM
2 votes:
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2013-04-08 01:04:36 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-04-08 12:58:28 PM
2 votes:
Or you could just ignore them, go about your life, and pretend they do not exist. At all.
2013-04-08 12:14:50 PM
2 votes:

Mugato: So stop giving them press by announcing every protest every goddamned time.


This.

I know the media is into ratings and doesn't care about whether they are willing participants in giving these idiots free publicity, but wouldn't they do better with another story about Beiber's monkey?  Or something about the Kardashians?
2013-04-08 11:40:42 AM
2 votes:
When do we start protesting churches about their pedophile priests?

I have some great sign ideas.
2013-04-08 11:24:49 AM
2 votes:

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.


I don't know, part of me REALLY wants to see the gay community have their fun with that. Just stage the gayest gayout that's ever gayed there. Make sure it's a scene that would have abhorred him, just as his vile and obscene group has abhorred the funerals of too many.
2013-04-08 10:56:39 AM
2 votes:

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.
2013-04-08 09:53:21 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-04-08 09:29:17 AM
2 votes:
I don't think a funeral is considered a success WITHOUT these asstards protesting at it.
It lends the event a certain media cred.
2013-04-08 08:51:25 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-04-08 03:13:55 PM
1 votes:

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.



Are you really not familiar with WBC's MO?
2013-04-08 03:03:12 PM
1 votes:

teto85: 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 02:43:31 PM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Peaceful hell.  Go all out and kill every last one of those farking bastards.


Nothing is stopping you Mr. bad farking ass.  Plus you admitted you make shiat for money.  Go be a farking hero or shut the fark up.
2013-04-08 02:40:00 PM
1 votes:

Generation_D: Meanwhile conservative/tea baggers taking out targets with armed violence is fairly common, threatening it even more common.

either you're a fantastic troller or thats the stupidest thing I have ever read
2013-04-08 02:30:24 PM
1 votes:

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 02:28:45 PM
1 votes:

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 02:23:41 PM
1 votes:
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 01:47:02 PM
1 votes:

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 01:44:00 PM
1 votes:
It the WBC protests your funeral, you know you did something good.
2013-04-08 01:41:15 PM
1 votes:

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 01:40:50 PM
1 votes:

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 01:36:58 PM
1 votes:

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 01:31:20 PM
1 votes:
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 01:28:19 PM
1 votes:
I'm not gay, but I'd kiss a dude in front of them
2013-04-08 01:27:14 PM
1 votes:

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 01:18:20 PM
1 votes:

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 01:12:15 PM
1 votes:
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 01:09:36 PM
1 votes:

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 01:07:09 PM
1 votes:

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 01:05:33 PM
1 votes:

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 01:04:55 PM
1 votes:
Actually, it's quite an honor to have your funeral picketed by WBC. I can only hope that before I die, I do something wonderful, special, beneficial, and grandly magnanimous enough that I draw their attention and ire, enough so that they picket my funeral. It would mean that my life meant something and that I left some good behind. Like Ebert did.

//not that he had a good behind... you know what I meant
///maybe he did have a good behind.. I never saw it so I don't know
2013-04-08 01:04:18 PM
1 votes:

Killer Cars: So, we're still going to give trolling attention whores the attention they seek? Brilliant.


We really need to stop paying attention to these people.  WBC is a spoiled, 4 year old child.  We have told the child a numerous times that their behavior is unacceptable.  Now it's time to simply ignore.


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2013-04-08 01:03:58 PM
1 votes:
The greatest proof that there is no God is that people like Fred Phelps exist.
2013-04-08 01:03:48 PM
1 votes:
If they keep this up, having them protest your funeral will become a statement of how good and popular you really were in life. I hope I'm good and enough of a positive influence on this world that they protest at my funeral.
2013-04-08 01:02:39 PM
1 votes:

Nina Haagen Dazs: Is it just me or do these clowns seem to be running out of steam?


I think "running out of money" is m ore accurate. Lately they have been doing a lot of no-shows, and even tried to photoshop themselves into Whitney Houston's funeral. The're like the AOL of hate groups.
2013-04-08 01:02:02 PM
1 votes:

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.


So, basically react the way I do when I'm walking through the park and see two dogs doing it.

/what, is that weird?
2013-04-08 01:01:29 PM
1 votes:
Enough with these shiatballs. They had their 15 minutes, and it's time to start ignoring them. If we can do that, they will be powerless.

They did do some good, though, sparking important debate and conversation regarding freedom of speech.
2013-04-08 01:00:40 PM
1 votes:
Peaceful hell.  Go all out and kill every last one of those farking bastards.
2013-04-08 12:59:28 PM
1 votes:
I think Ebert would probably give Phelp's performance one finger up.
2013-04-08 12:55:36 PM
1 votes:
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
2013-04-08 12:55:17 PM
1 votes:
So, we're still going to give trolling attention whores the attention they seek? Brilliant.
2013-04-08 12:47:46 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-04-08 12:05:58 PM
1 votes:

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Ignore these people. Their MO is to try to get people to infringe on their constitutional rights and then sue. Pay them even less attention than you would a crazy homeless guy screaming the end is nigh, as at least you know they're not going to get physical.


The proof that liberals and moderates are not like conservatives and fundamentalists can be seen in that the Westboro people are still living. There's a long line of liberal or government targets at the hands of conservatives, but there have not been very many if any shooting incidents involving a liberal taking out government targets or conservatives. Some "No True Liberal" I'm sure, but .. I still can't think of any. Meanwhile conservative/tea baggers taking out targets with armed violence is fairly common, threatening it even more common.
2013-04-08 11:52:54 AM
1 votes:

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.


The younger generation of the Phelps' brood seem to be fleeing left and right. Pretty soon they won't have anyone to picket as all the hate-mongers will die off with no one left to keep it going.

They are reaching the end, and now they're scared they'll just fade away as a footnote in history.
2013-04-08 09:52:02 AM
1 votes:

ongbok: oldfarthenry: I don't think a funeral is considered a success WITHOUT these asstards protesting at it.
It lends the event a certain media cred.

Hell yeah. You know you made it when they picket your funeral.


Or your ass got blown up by an IED in some godforsaken hell hole in Afghanistan. I'm not sure that's "making it."
2013-04-08 09:06:50 AM
1 votes:
Two thumbs up (their asses)!
 
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