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(KFOR Oklahoma City)   Westboro Baptist Church, who preach their hate citing the first amendment are planning on picketing a liquor store that put up a sign that reads: Fred Phelps 1929-2014 Champagne 10% off Not a coincidence   (kfor.com) divider line 85
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2014-03-28 02:21:41 AM
I hope that store has plenty of Champaign in stock, because they're gonna be fresh out  in under an hour.
 
2014-03-28 02:24:04 AM
It wouldn't surprise me at all if the Phelps family owned that store.
 
2014-03-28 05:34:18 AM
For once, I agree with the WBC, they should picket that liquor store for the 10% off sign. It is crass, in poor taste, and not appropriate.

Fred Phelps dying should result in at least a 20% discount on champagne.
 
2014-03-28 08:34:51 AM
Wait, are they mourning Phelps or not? I thought he was ousted and they weren't holding ceremonies or something.
 
2014-03-28 08:34:57 AM

mr_a: For once, I agree with the WBC, they should picket that liquor store for the 10% off sign. It is crass, in poor taste, and not appropriate.

Fred Phelps dying should result in at least a 20% discount on champagne.


I'd say no more than 15%...
 
2014-03-28 08:36:07 AM
Damnit...I can't do things like this in Va due to the damn ABC laws but this is pure marketing brilliance. Even with the 10% cut in prices it's a win/win.
 
2014-03-28 08:36:53 AM
Jews don't recognize the divinity of Jesus, Protestants don't recognize the authority of the pope, but everybody's going to recognize the Baptists at the liquor store.
 
2014-03-28 08:37:27 AM
I am glad someone, somewhere is profiting from his death.
 
2014-03-28 08:39:05 AM
Very good.  Now if the LGBT community would come together an coordinate a nationwide gay bar initiative to offer free blow jobs to all comers in honor of Phelps' passing they'd wear out the Westboro weenies.
 
2014-03-28 08:40:19 AM
So... what signs are the WBC loonies going to be bringing?

YOU HURT OUR FEEWINGS
WHY DIDN'T YOU HAVE THIS SALE IN TIME FOR THE FUNERAL
GOD HATES PBR
CHAMPAGNE IS FOR SISSIES
 
2014-03-28 08:40:35 AM

Arcturus72: mr_a: For once, I agree with the WBC, they should picket that liquor store for the 10% off sign. It is crass, in poor taste, and not appropriate.

Fred Phelps dying should result in at least a 20% discount on champagne.

I'd say no more than 15%...


Discounting liquor by too much might violate liquor laws.
 
2014-03-28 08:40:58 AM
*ChristoperWalkenChampange.kpg*
 
2014-03-28 08:41:15 AM
The one thing that people that use the 1st amendment as a shield for their hate speach really hate is when someone else uses the 1st amendment against them.

I don't believe God hates gay folk, but God hates haters.
 
2014-03-28 08:44:40 AM
Guess it's just not possible to ignore these people, huh?
 
2014-03-28 08:44:45 AM
Meh. It's the liquor store's right to oppose the WBC, and it's the WBC's right to oppose them right back, and it's Farkers' right to oppose the WBC's opposition, and it's turtles all the way down.

This is how freedom of speech works. Nobody has the right to stand unopposed.
 
2014-03-28 08:49:03 AM

doubled99: Guess it's just not possible to ignore these people, huh?


You're not helping. Ever think of that?
 
2014-03-28 08:49:11 AM
Its probably California bubbly wine rather than Champagne.
 
2014-03-28 08:50:20 AM
The delicious , sweet French bubbly, irony

/might have to spring for some ice wine next payday and have good ole Irish wake
 
2014-03-28 08:50:50 AM

doubled99: Guess it's just not possible to ignore these people, huh?


Sure it is.

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/yes, yes, I know.
 
2014-03-28 08:51:00 AM
Marketing genius
 
2014-03-28 08:51:32 AM
If God existed, he'd hate the entire Phelps family.
 
2014-03-28 08:53:00 AM

doubled99: Guess it's just not possible to ignore these people, huh?


Ignoring them isn't nearly so much fun as mocking them.
 
2014-03-28 08:53:17 AM

Mad Scientist: If God existed, he'd hate the entire Phelps family.


I wish Zeus existed so he could smite them.
 
2014-03-28 08:54:16 AM

TommyymmoT: It wouldn't surprise me at all if the Phelps family owned that store.


I thought so too, but looked up the liquor license information as well as the business info from the Oklahoma Secretary of State and both are to the same person, who is not a Phelps
 
2014-03-28 08:55:19 AM
Well, hopefully, the protest will draw some extra business to the store.


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2014-03-28 08:55:46 AM
Its like getting a troupe of clown to perform outside your business for free.

Great publicity even though everyone hates them - just like clowns.
 
2014-03-28 08:56:45 AM

Arcturus72: mr_a: For once, I agree with the WBC, they should picket that liquor store for the 10% off sign. It is crass, in poor taste, and not appropriate.

Fred Phelps dying should result in at least a 20% discount on champagne.

I'd say no more than 15%...


C'mon, 25% at least.
 
2014-03-28 08:56:49 AM
Having a bunch of tards providing free publicity for a liquor store is infinitely preferable to disrupting someone's funeral. I optimistically see this as a first step for the ass-clowns to fade away to obscurity.
 
2014-03-28 08:57:06 AM
er'body pour one out for yer ded homies...

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wait, this is Fred Phelps... screw that... er'body drink up!   line for the 'latrine' forms over there... where the flowers are...
 
2014-03-28 08:57:06 AM

doubled99: Guess it's just not possible to ignore these people, huh?


You should NEVER turn you back on the crazy.
 
2014-03-28 08:58:52 AM

Prophet of Loss: Its like getting a troupe of clown to perform outside your business for free.

Great publicity even though everyone hates them - just like clowns.


It's like when the first (and legally the only) porn shop opened in my hometown. Baptist protested across the street, free advertising.

They did piss off the local DJs after a while filming every car that came withing 50 feet of the place. And there's a gas station next door.

/the two bathrooms i'd refuse to use in that town.
 
2014-03-28 09:00:04 AM

Mad Scientist: If God existed, he'd hate the entire Phelps family.


Are you sure?  There is no reason that a supreme being would think along the lines of an early 21st century liberal democracy.
 
2014-03-28 09:02:40 AM
How is this ironic?  They picket things they don't like and that will get them publicity.  This is what they do.  If they filed a legal challenge to liquor store's right to have that sign, that might be ironic.
 
2014-03-28 09:06:53 AM
WBC was just *waiting* to pounce on something like this.  Everyone else in the world gave a good, respectable "sorry for your loss" message, and left them baffled by our lack of hate.  Then this guy goes and posts that sign, and suddenly they have an enemy again.

Who trolls the trolls?
 
2014-03-28 09:08:04 AM

mr_a: For once, I agree with the WBC, they should picket that liquor store for the 10% off sign. It is crass, in poor taste, and not appropriate.

Fred Phelps dying should result in at least a 20% discount on champagne.


It should be 20% off champagne served by the glass by dudes in bow ties and G strings, with each bottle being opened by shaking it a bit then popping it onto a picture of Phelps, but their liquor license probably doesn't allow for serving by the glass.
 
2014-03-28 09:08:22 AM

fireclown: Discounting liquor by too much might violate liquor laws.


The sign above the awning says "Discount Liquors" but it is a lie.

Maybe they can offer 25% off all mixers, with purchase?  ABC laws are convoluted.
 
2014-03-28 09:08:35 AM

Syrrh: So... what signs are the WBC loonies going to be bringing?

YOU HURT OUR FEEWINGS
WHY DIDN'T YOU HAVE THIS SALE IN TIME FOR THE FUNERAL
GOD HATES PBR
CHAMPAGNE IS FOR SISSIES


God hates brown paper bags?
 
2014-03-28 09:12:31 AM

Scorpio Rex: fireclown: Discounting liquor by too much might violate liquor laws.

The sign above the awning says "Discount Liquors" but it is a lie.

Maybe they can offer 25% off all mixers, with purchase?  ABC laws are convoluted.


Sir, I find your terms acceptable.  I don't want to see these guys go to jail for this sale.  Does anyone know if they ship mixers or tshirts or something?
 
2014-03-28 09:12:44 AM

Yaw String: Having a bunch of tards providing free publicity for a liquor store is infinitely preferable to disrupting someone's funeral. I optimistically see this as a first step for the ass-clowns to fade away to obscurity.


... and yet you contribute to the national buzz that ensures that the WBC will always get free publicity.  Want them to fade away, ignore them.  It's not as easy as you might think.
 
2014-03-28 09:13:29 AM

WanPhat: How is this ironic? They picket things they don't like and that will get them publicity.


Their publicity gets them...disdain.  However, giving that liquor store publicity gives the store owners...PROFIT!

Their plan is to cut into that store's sales; ain't going to happen.
 
2014-03-28 09:14:52 AM
I had a momosa in his memory.

/The champagne of beers and orange drink
//Almost a mimosa.
///appropriately awful memory.
 
2014-03-28 09:17:30 AM
Man, I totally wish I could have taken a few days off to go picket that d-bags funeral. Maybe next time I take a vacation I can go up there and piss on his grave or something.  That would be a great vacay I think.
 
2014-03-28 09:18:13 AM
They should organize a "smoke-in" as a counter protest.  What goes better with lots of liquor than some smokes?
 
2014-03-28 09:19:08 AM

TheGogmagog: I had a momosa in his memory.


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You celebrated by dancing?
 
2014-03-28 09:29:20 AM

Scorpio Rex: WanPhat: How is this ironic? They picket things they don't like and that will get them publicity.

Their publicity gets them...disdain.  However, giving that liquor store publicity gives the store owners...PROFIT!

Their plan is to cut into that store's sales; ain't going to happen.


Their plan as always is to self promote, hope some counter protester takes a swing at them, or that the authorities violate some obscure law and attempt to remove them from the premises.  Then they can attempt to make a small profit in court.
 
2014-03-28 09:29:55 AM
Counter Protest Idea:
Everyone who shows up to support the liquor store gets a free beer.  Watch as the entire city and homeless from 3 states show up to pitch in.
 
2014-03-28 09:31:11 AM
Am I the only one who thinks adding "Not a Coincidence" part makes it less funny? It's like they are explaining the joke.
 
2014-03-28 09:34:10 AM

MythDragon: TheGogmagog: I had a momosa in his memory.

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You celebrated by dancing?


Mamushka
 
2014-03-28 09:39:39 AM

Edymnion: Counter Protest Idea:
Everyone who shows up to support the liquor store gets a free beer.  Watch as the entire city and homeless from 3 states show up to pitch in.


And you just denigrated a group of people, the homeless, the way WBC denigrates groups of people.

Nice.
 
2014-03-28 09:48:38 AM

TheGogmagog: I had a momosa in his memory.

/The champagne of beers and orange drink
//Almost a mimosa.
///appropriately awful memory.


You oughta try a Hemingway favorite, Death in the Afternoon.

/equal parts champagne and absynthe
//yes it tasted like death was going for second base with you....
 
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