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(USA Today)   WBC spins their wheel of jackassery, decides to picket the funeral of George Jones. God hates possums   (usatoday.com) divider line 96
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2013-05-02 08:02:50 AM
I really wish people would wise up to the WBC's BS.  They aren't attention whores, they aren't religious zealots, they are scam artists, pure and simple.  They want people to assault them so they can sue.  They want local governments to pass laws against them so they can drag it all to the appellate courts and be awarded millions in lawyers fees when they get the laws overturned on constitutional grounds.  They are cheap grafters who should have been jailed for fraud years ago.
 
2013-05-02 08:12:18 AM
One of these days someone is going to roll a grenade or lob a molotov cocktail into that place on a Sunday. The funerals will be mobbed by people toting "God hates obnoxious bastards!" signs.
 
2013-05-02 08:15:24 AM
Someday someone or some group is going to go all postal on WBC, consequences be damned.
 
2013-05-02 08:16:27 AM

FloridaFarkTag: Get a kick out of all the leftist indignation over Westboro when the Phelps clan are big supporters of Al Gore

May the Possum rest in peace. May the Lord smite Al Gore's friends


Al Gore Jr. disassociated himself with them when they went from "occasional campaign donor and organizer" to "picketing Daddy's funeral because Al Gore Jr. believes gay people should have some rights".

You can use Phelps and Jim Jones as examples (among others) when Democrats try to argue that their "side" has no crazies, but if you are arguing with someone who genuinely believes that no one with the same political affiliation as them has ever done anything wrong, I doubt that argument (or any other) will be persuasive.
 
2013-05-02 08:17:40 AM
devil.oshinchan.com
They are alone. They are a dying people. We should let them pass.

 
2013-05-02 08:28:29 AM
Meh. The dumb farkers were picketing the Fleetwood Mac concert in KC on Tuesday night. I'm not saying that Fred Phelps sucks dick for a dollar in 1-70 rest stops, I'm just sayin I saw it on a sign once...
 
2013-05-02 08:28:56 AM

Notabunny: I wonder if WBC members ever think about who'll show up at their funerals


I'm going to just imagine that Fred Phelps funeral will look like a cross between Burning Man and a Gay Pride Parade.

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2013-05-02 08:30:58 AM

duke3522: Spiralmonkey: Joke is on them, he won't show up.

They still talk about the riot 'No Show Jones' caused in my hometown by not showing up. My dad said the only thing close was when Dick the Bruiser lost to the Iron Sheik

/both at the armory
//3000 pissed off redneck Hoosiers
///hell we lynched a couple guys in the early 1930s


Marion?
 
2013-05-02 08:32:51 AM
We really need to start planning an appropriate send off for Phelps funeral.

He can't have much time left at his age.
 
2013-05-02 08:35:26 AM

brilett: We really need to start planning an appropriate send off for Phelps funeral.

He can't have much time left at his age.


Pick the Phelps clan member who looks the most ready to burst into tears and focus on them, when they touch you sue the crap out of them.  See how they like a dose of their own BS.
 
2013-05-02 08:36:59 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: texdent: Hopefully Toby Keith will put a boot in their ass.

So I get to be the guy who reminds you that Tobi Keith is s pot smoking liberal who votes democrat right?

Sometimes musicians play music to sell songs...


I've met him. He was wearing Birkenstocks. No foolin'.
 
2013-05-02 08:40:44 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: texdent: Hopefully Toby Keith will put a boot in their ass.

So I get to be the guy who reminds you that Tobi Keith is s pot smoking liberal who votes democrat right?

Sometimes musicians play music to sell songs...


Uh no, he's not.  He used to call himself a conservative Democrat, as in the now largely extinct species of Oklahoma Democrat.  He now calls himself an Independent, voted for George W., etc.  He's scum and not because of his ideology or who he voted for. He's scum because he crassly exploited 9-11.  He's scum because he happily stuck it to the Dixie Chicks just because he could. He's scum because he's a lying plagiarizing thief.  He needs the WBC around so he won't be the lowest lowlife in the room. Other than that he's fine and dandy.  The sounds not that great but here's a little tribute to him.
 
2013-05-02 08:41:29 AM

Notabunny: I wonder if WBC members ever think about who'll show up at their funerals


I don't know about you but I'm going to try to hold my crap for like 3  days before I go.
 
2013-05-02 08:41:46 AM
Like his music or not, the guy was a American original. During a stint as a DJ in NW Alabama I got to hear the stories about him driving past the station on a riding lawnmower...

/Loved it when he did the Squidbillies theme
 
2013-05-02 08:43:45 AM
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2013-05-02 08:44:24 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: George Jones died?


Unfortunately. DEAR gawd we will gladly trade you justin Bieber for George Jones back with us.
 
2013-05-02 08:47:52 AM

Occam's Taser: One of these days someone is going to roll a grenade or lob a molotov cocktail into that place on a Sunday. The funerals will be mobbed by people toting "God hates obnoxious bastards!" signs.


And not a single fark will be given.
 
2013-05-02 08:51:06 AM
WBCstill remembers when they reached out for sponsors tried to extort a few companies and were turned away.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-02 08:57:25 AM
WBC? perfect example of religious right.

OWC anarchists? isolated case, not representative of the left.
 
2013-05-02 08:58:00 AM

The Smails Kid: duke3522: Spiralmonkey: Joke is on them, he won't show up.

They still talk about the riot 'No Show Jones' caused in my hometown by not showing up. My dad said the only thing close was when Dick the Bruiser lost to the Iron Sheik

/both at the armory
//3000 pissed off redneck Hoosiers
///hell we lynched a couple guys in the early 1930s

Marion?


Sounds like Linton.

/you'll like Linton
 
2013-05-02 08:58:12 AM

Silverstaff: Notabunny: I wonder if WBC members ever think about who'll show up at their funerals

I'm going to just imagine that Fred Phelps funeral will look like a cross between Burning Man and a Gay Pride Parade.

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I am sure they would have a funeral on private land with enough property that no one could pull these shenanigans with them. They know having asshats picket your funeral with hate filled sign boards isn't fun for the family of the deceased, so there is no way they'd let it happen to them. That's the kind of people they are.

But damn, if somehow they ever did have a public funeral, I want to be there. Not as part of the picket crowd, I just want to watch.
 
2013-05-02 09:06:58 AM

FloridaFarkTag: Al Gore


DRINK!
 
2013-05-02 09:11:38 AM

Silverstaff: Notabunny: I wonder if WBC members ever think about who'll show up at their funerals

I'm going to just imagine that Fred Phelps funeral will look like a cross between Burning Man and a Gay Pride Parade.

[static.someecards.com image 283x198]


Someone should do a reverse-WBC picket with signs like "God Hates Homophobes" and "God Bless America" with colorful rainbow costumes.  Sparkly unicorns and glitter galore while Village People songs blare.  And displays of girl-on-girl, guy-on-guy action.
 
2013-05-02 09:13:17 AM

legion_of_doo: WBC? perfect example of religious right.


And Phelps and his looney clan differ from Robertson, Dobson, Schafly, Wildmon...how, exactly?  Because they picket funerals instead of Planned Parenthood?

OWC anarchists? isolated case, not representative of the left.

Yes, all liberals poop on police cars.  This means that Rmoney is automatically president and blah blah blah....
 
2013-05-02 09:13:44 AM

Theeng: Freedom of religion.

It sucks, but WBC is the canary for that right.   They're just a group of loud assholes taking advantage of a core right in the constitution, but at least as long as they're around we know that part is safe.

So just let em be, don't even get worked up about them.  Won't do you any good and that's what they want.


And they wont show up.
 
2013-05-02 09:19:09 AM
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2013-05-02 09:20:09 AM

BarkingUnicorn: I see announcements of WBC's intentions regularly, but I don't recall seeing coverage of an actual protest lately.  Has the media wised up and stopped covering them, or are they just sending out press releases?


whenIsayGO: Whatever happened with the funerals of the Boston bombing victims? Did they show up? I was ready to get the popcorn for that one.



I have been wondering the same things. Anybody????????
 
2013-05-02 09:21:24 AM

dudemanbro: clintster: They think we still care.

You win.

In other news, those dicks might just finally get their asses beat into the ground like they deserve.


That is pretty much their revenue. They show up at these affairs waiting for somebody to throw a rock or fist, then it is sue-city! Seriously, that is their gig. They are not so much the righteous group they portray as more of a money grab band of gypsies.
 
2013-05-02 09:49:16 AM
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2013-05-02 10:11:19 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: legion_of_doo: WBC? perfect example of religious right.

And Phelps and his looney clan differ from Robertson, Dobson, Schafly, Wildmon...how, exactly?  Because they picket funerals instead of Planned Parenthood?

OWC anarchists? isolated case, not representative of the left.

Yes, all liberals poop on police cars.  This means that Rmoney is automatically president and blah blah blah....


quod erat demonstrandum
 
2013-05-02 11:01:09 AM

bim1154: Someday someone or some group is going to go all postal on WBC, consequences be damned.


Yes. I always like the expression "I won't be sued for assault. I'll leave it to their next of kin"
 
2013-05-02 11:03:18 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: FloridaFarkTag: Al Gore

DRINK!


Ah, a Father Ted fan!
 
2013-05-02 11:05:09 AM

catmandu: BarkingUnicorn: I see announcements of WBC's intentions regularly, but I don't recall seeing coverage of an actual protest lately.  Has the media wised up and stopped covering them, or are they just sending out press releases?

whenIsayGO: Whatever happened with the funerals of the Boston bombing victims? Did they show up? I was ready to get the popcorn for that one.


I have been wondering the same things. Anybody????????


They probably received enough death threat that they didn't bother. They're crazy not stupid. Besides, Fred Phelp's own children and grandchildren are starting to desert the church.
 
2013-05-02 11:25:46 AM
The assholes would've picketed Christ's burial if they thought it would have gotten them media attention.
 
2013-05-02 11:27:08 AM

mtlls: Westboro vs drunk, depressed, armed, rednecks. RIGHT THE FARK ON LOL


This could end badly well.
 
2013-05-02 11:59:00 AM
Check out the video for Westboro Mingle. It's a funny video that basically lampoons the WBC if they had a dating website.
 
2013-05-02 12:27:15 PM
BitwiseShift: WBCstill remembers when they reached out for sponsors tried to extort a few companies and were turned away.


[25.media.tumblr.com image 240x320]


So that milk is what turns people gay, someone needs to put a warning label on it at once. NTTAWWT to someone being gay they just need to know what they are in for when they buy thier ticket.
 
2013-05-02 12:46:21 PM
They sure have a lot of travelling money
 
2013-05-02 01:38:34 PM

99.998er: That is pretty much their revenue. They show up at these affairs waiting for somebody to throw a rock or fist, then it is sue-city! Seriously, that is their gig. They are not so much the righteous group they portray as more of a money grab band of gypsies.


Then the only solution is to kill them all.
 
2013-05-02 01:43:14 PM

pag1107: I really wish people would wise up to the WBC's BS.  They aren't attention whores, they aren't religious zealots, they are scam artists, pure and simple.  They want people to assault them so they can sue.  They want local governments to pass laws against them so they can drag it all to the appellate courts and be awarded millions in lawyers fees when they get the laws overturned on constitutional grounds.  They are cheap grafters who should have been jailed for fraud years ago.


I think they're all 3 of those things. Phelps has one son that left the church, and he confirms that Fred takes the Bible WAY too seriously. In an interview with one of Fred granddaughters that recently left the church, she remembered when everyone in the church cheered when 9/11 happened. Another former WBC member said the Phelpses they don't get mad when people try to troll or counter-protest, because they're still getting attention and goading someone into assaulting them.
 
2013-05-02 01:45:27 PM

offmymeds: The assholes would've picketed Christ's burial if they thought it would have gotten them media attention.


I dunno.  I've listened to a couple of his sermons (they used to have them available for download on their website, no idea if they're still up).  One of them actually made me nauseated.  He is so twisted and so hateful.  Really disturbing shiat.
 
2013-05-02 02:29:26 PM
I have never understood what it is that these folks believe they are accomplishing by protesting these funerals. Do any of them honestly believe that they are going to "convert" folks to their brand of religion?

It would seem to me that  these folks are little more than attention whores and by giving them the attention they seek, we're helping their cause. We ought to simply ignore them as we would the crazy homeless guy mumbling to himself on a street corner.
 
2013-05-02 02:33:52 PM

Astorix: Lee Jackson Beauregard: FloridaFarkTag: Al Gore

DRINK!

Ah, a Father Ted fan!


25.media.tumblr.com

Drink! Feck! Arse! Girls!
 
2013-05-02 02:38:24 PM
While I agree the WBC are a bunch of attention starved whores using religion as a screen, in this case they are not far from the truth. Geo Jones WAS a drunken adulterous slob. Bottom line...Who cares either way ? His funeral will be attended by his grieving family and a bunch of attention seeking Hollywood/Nashville douche nozzles.
 
2013-05-02 04:12:08 PM
What I'd like to know is how the hell they can keep affording to travel all over to these various events. I can't imagine they get much in the way of donations, and I don't recall them ever getting a successful settlement from a lawsuit in recent memory.

/seriously, you're just boring now, guys
//the shock is gone, and now it's just begrudging annoyance and waiting for someone's mourner to murder a bunch of you
 
2013-05-02 10:01:10 PM

pag1107: I really wish people would wise up to the WBC's BS.  They aren't attention whores, they aren't religious zealots, they are scam artists, pure and simple.  They want people to assault them so they can sue.  They want local governments to pass laws against them so they can drag it all to the appellate courts and be awarded millions in lawyers fees when they get the laws overturned on constitutional grounds.  They are cheap grafters who should have been jailed for fraud years ago.


I've heard that many times, but it's rare that I hear stories about them winning any money, and the one time that I know of, it was around $15,000, hardly enough to justify the time and travel and general asshattery if you're just doing it for the money.

I remember the KKK saying "they are hatemongers".  I got a kick out of that.
 
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