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(Metro)   If you had one whole day for WBC to find an excuse not to go to Iraq, come get your prize   (metro.co.uk) divider line 116
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2014-08-23 04:11:11 PM  
They may be sick, deranged, twisted, sorry excuses for carbon-based life forms, but they're not crazy.
 
2014-08-23 04:12:44 PM  
Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.
 
2014-08-23 04:26:35 PM  
My pastor says that robin williams done died early because he dressed like a woman and made the sex with men and spent to much time in Hollywood making violence and bad films to make money instead of praising Him. He says that when The Lord calls a sheep the sheep goes even if the sheep has been making the sex with other sheep who are boys and robin williams was called and now he's with The Lord and will have to answer just like I will had to answer after I did that thing to that girl on that retreat and everybody got real mad and now I can't wear scarfs or belts no more unless they're made of something real breakable like. That's what my pastor says.
 
2014-08-23 04:39:02 PM  
We're talking about them so mission accomplished.
 
2014-08-23 04:43:34 PM  

Mugato: Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.


No, you are right. Subby lied in his headline to get the greenlight. Schadenfreude  sells better than the truth.

/That would have been so awesome if they had gone and only then discovered that the tickets were one-way.
 
2014-08-23 04:52:55 PM  
Among other places, WBC is planning to protest at Michael Brown's funeral in St Louis on the 25th and at the 9/11 Memorial/Museum in NYC on 9/11.

Should they show up, I suspect they will have an exciting couple of days.
 
2014-08-23 04:53:27 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: We're talking about them so mission accomplished.


media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-23 04:53:32 PM  
So the comedian backed out? No problem. Kickstarter anyone?
 
2014-08-23 04:54:14 PM  
Those cowardly assholes won't go anyplace where they can't sue if they get what they so richly deserve
 
2014-08-23 04:54:24 PM  

show me: That would have been so awesome if they had gone and only then discovered that the tickets were one-way.


If they started running their mouth like they do here it would have been one way.

Kind of shiatty to take donations and then just give it to some charity. I mean I'm sure it's a fine charity but that's what they donated for.

/just a publicity stunt anyway
//it worked, I know who the guy is now
///already forgot
 
2014-08-23 04:54:33 PM  

Mugato: Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.


That is correct. The WBC still wants to go.
 
2014-08-23 04:55:37 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-23 04:57:27 PM  
If they could successfully sue ISIS, now that would be a whole different can of worms.
 
2014-08-23 04:58:35 PM  

LeroyBourne: If they could successfully sue ISIS, now that would be a whole different can of worms.


Can they both lose? That would be best.
 
2014-08-23 04:58:45 PM  
WBC would have backed out anyway, or if they did go just stay in their hotel.
 
2014-08-23 04:58:59 PM  
This would be an awesome kickstarter.

Heck we could probably raise enough money for them to take a private corporate jet and make stops in North Korea, Indonesia, Burma, Syria, Somalia, and have the tour stop in Mosul.
 
2014-08-23 04:59:42 PM  
Either way, I don't think the comedian wanted to take part in murder.
 
2014-08-23 05:00:37 PM  
they probably would have blamed not going on the ebola
 
2014-08-23 05:02:41 PM  

Rosyna: Either way, I don't think the comedian wanted to take part in murder.


I think it's more that he realized he was giving them loads of attention, which is their sole nourishment.
 
2014-08-23 05:04:43 PM  
They're so well known they have their own acronym? Dang.
 
2014-08-23 05:04:46 PM  
So it seems like we need to crowed fund this project if all we need to do is raise the money for tickets. I bet within a couple days we could fly every member to Iraq first class with how much would be donated though i would kind of like video of the out come of there protest set to Yakaty Sax.
 
2014-08-23 05:05:02 PM  

Rosyna: Either way, I don't think the comedian wanted to take part in murder.


Murder? It was assisted suicide.
 
2014-08-23 05:09:02 PM  
I'm still thinking they will film out in the New Mexico desert, get some members to dress up like militants, talk in made up Arabic, and say they went and survived. It'd kind look like:

38.media.tumblr.com

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-23 05:15:03 PM  
If you want to watch the show where this happend follow the link

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-last-leg/4od#3744002
 
2014-08-23 05:17:53 PM  
They're like any other group of right-wing zealots.  All talk.
 
2014-08-23 05:19:23 PM  

Boojum2k: LeroyBourne: If they could successfully sue ISIS, now that would be a whole different can of worms.

Can they both lose? That would be best.


Just think if they nabbed a few WBC members and lopped off their heads on the intertoobs?  I don't support the senseless murder of innocent of lives, but I don't think I'd lose much sleep if it were them either way.
/not that their innocent of too much these days
 
2014-08-23 05:19:30 PM  
dilbert.com
 
2014-08-23 05:21:10 PM  
Yawn.
 
2014-08-23 05:24:15 PM  

Sudlow: Among other places, WBC is planning to protest at Michael Brown's funeral in St Louis on the 25th and at the 9/11 Memorial/Museum in NYC on 9/11.

Should they show up, I suspect they will have an exciting couple of days.


They won't go to the 9/11 Memorial because there's too many cops, judges, and goverment officials to piss off, and their victories in the USSC won't mean shiat.
 
2014-08-23 05:30:03 PM  

Mugato: Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.


TFA was vague about that. The way I read it, they accepted and then spent a week arguing with him about it until he gave up and donated money to charity instead.

Conjecture: probably they tried to make ridiculous demands so that they could torpedo the thing intentionally because they never intended to actually follow through. That way they could *say* they accepted, and claim to have done so in good faith, but be lying so they don't die from gunfire and neck-sawing.
 
2014-08-23 05:35:32 PM  

Mugato: Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.


That's how I read it. How about Fark thakes up donations to send WBC to Iraq instead?
 
2014-08-23 05:36:05 PM  
You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.
 
2014-08-23 05:38:06 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: We're talking about them so mission accomplished.


Yeah, I'm sure the WBC checks Fark daily to see if they're mentioned.
 
2014-08-23 05:38:17 PM  
The fact that bullets fly daily in America killing adults, kids and even babies while not one of those bullets has ever found its way to WBC is proof there is no God.
 
2014-08-23 05:39:24 PM  
Know how to make them stop? Ignore them. They are attention whores, that is what motivates them.
 
2014-08-23 05:39:53 PM  

lilbjorn: They're like any other group of right-wing zealots.  All talk.


ISIS are right-wing zealots.
 
2014-08-23 05:41:46 PM  

SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.


Really They're all the same anyway.
 
2014-08-23 05:42:28 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: This would be an awesome kickstarter.

Heck we could probably raise enough money for them to take a private corporate jet and make stops in North Korea, Indonesia, Burma, Syria, Somalia, and have the tour stop in Mosul.


Why would you raise money beyond Best Korea. Kinda waste.
 
2014-08-23 05:46:38 PM  
WBC means white blood cell to me.
 
2014-08-23 05:49:08 PM  
The fact that bullets fly daily in America killing adults, kids and even babies while not one of those bullets has ever found its way to WBC is proof there is no God.

Nope. God's protecting them!

/only plausible explanation
//likes to make us suffer
///need to lure the lot of them into an Iraq bound C-17
\\\"hey WBC! Come in here! Free Jesus cookies!
 
2014-08-23 05:51:40 PM  
Cowards
 
2014-08-23 05:54:08 PM  
They couldn't fly on a day of the week that ended in a "y"
 
2014-08-23 05:59:09 PM  
Good job subby you got some bites.
 
2014-08-23 06:04:58 PM  

SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.


Suggestion of the Week right there.
 
2014-08-23 06:14:11 PM  
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OooShiny: The fact that bullets fly daily in America killing adults, kids and even babies while not one of those bullets has ever found its way to WBC is proof there is no God.


I used to flip them the bird on the streets of Topeka whenever I passed by one of their stupid roadside pickets back in the early 90's.  So at least there's that.  I always wanted to go throw things at them, but my father insisted I refrain because "they'll sue the shiat out of me, son."
 
2014-08-23 06:16:01 PM  
stupid world boxing council.  i bet the ibf would have followed through
 
2014-08-23 06:22:24 PM  
Is boxing even allowed in Iraq ?

/DRTFA
 
2014-08-23 06:39:49 PM  
My first questino upon reading headline - Why would the World Boxing Council want to go to Iraq?
 
2014-08-23 06:42:13 PM  
I'll say it again.

Westboro is like the Kardashians. They are only famous (infamous??) for being famous.  They are tiny (25-50 parishioners) and have no influence.  If people didn't talk about them, they wouldn't exist. They are a creation of the media for click-bait.
 
2014-08-23 06:51:01 PM  
izquotes.com
 
2014-08-23 06:52:33 PM  

mark12A: The fact that bullets fly daily in America killing adults, kids and even babies while not one of those bullets has ever found its way to WBC is proof there is no God.

Nope. God's protecting them!

/only plausible explanation
//likes to make us suffer
///need to lure the lot of them into an Iraq bound C-17
\\\"hey WBC! Come in here! Free Jesus cookies!


The Devil is protecting them.  He doesn't want them on his turf.
 
2014-08-23 06:54:56 PM  
Fark you, subby. Everyone else, RTFA.
 
2014-08-23 07:04:54 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Peter von Nostrand: We're talking about them so mission accomplished.

Yeah, I'm sure the WBC checks Fark daily to see if they're mentioned.


The way they're losing out to mma, etc any attention helps
 
2014-08-23 07:09:33 PM  

Bermuda59: They couldn't fly on a day of the week that ended in a "y"


Send them by Carnival Cruise ship.
 
2014-08-23 07:13:11 PM  

NobleHam: I think it's more that he realized he was giving them loads of attention, which is their sole nourishment.


Maybe he's an undercover agent of the church, a mancunian candidate.
 
2014-08-23 07:13:52 PM  
Just as well, I couldn't have gone anyway. I have to wash my Bible.
 
2014-08-23 07:15:09 PM  
All this stunt did is make WBC look good, what a moron
 
2014-08-23 07:15:59 PM  
Admins:  I implore you, stop link to stories about the "Westboro Baptist Church", this bunch of lawyers/trolls needs to meet the black space of neglect, stop farkin feeding them.  You stand up for womyn but you really need to stand up for all of humanity by ignoring this legless asshats and let them die out once and for all.  You are morally bankrupt to us all until you do.
 
2014-08-23 07:17:10 PM  
Drew, why are you letting these trolls get the attention they crave.  Do you want to further fund them?
 
2014-08-23 07:17:16 PM  
who needs a good cockpunching?   subby, that's who.


and what exactly would WBC have to fear from going to Iraq?  they share the same goals as fundamentalist Islamic extremists.  they might just well be welcomed with open arms.
 
2014-08-23 07:45:22 PM  

nickdaisy: My pastor says that robin williams done died early because he dressed like a woman and made the sex with men and spent to much time in Hollywood making violence and bad films to make money instead of praising Him. He says that when The Lord calls a sheep the sheep goes even if the sheep has been making the sex with other sheep who are boys and robin williams was called and now he's with The Lord and will have to answer just like I will had to answer after I did that thing to that girl on that retreat and everybody got real mad and now I can't wear scarfs or belts no more unless they're made of something real breakable like. That's what my pastor says.


Good lord. Time for a new pastor.
 
2014-08-23 07:51:28 PM  
Comedian turns out to be joking.

:0
 
2014-08-23 07:58:45 PM  

bigdog1960: nickdaisy: My pastor says that robin williams done died early because he dressed like a woman and made the sex with men and spent to much time in Hollywood making violence and bad films to make money instead of praising Him. He says that when The Lord calls a sheep the sheep goes even if the sheep has been making the sex with other sheep who are boys and robin williams was called and now he's with The Lord and will have to answer just like I will had to answer after I did that thing to that girl on that retreat and everybody got real mad and now I can't wear scarfs or belts no more unless they're made of something real breakable like. That's what my pastor says.

Good lord. Time for a new pastor.


Have we found Meow Said The Dog'salt?
 
2014-08-23 08:00:21 PM  
4NTLRZ:

Have we found Meow Said The Dog's alt?


Mmmmmmmm, could be!
 
2014-08-23 08:02:48 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Peter von Nostrand: We're talking about them so mission accomplished.

Yeah, I'm sure the WBC checks Fark daily to see if they're mentioned.


Don't know. Fark's just as good as Huffpo when it comes to figuring out which buttons to push.
 
2014-08-23 08:07:52 PM  

SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.


+1
 
2014-08-23 08:08:26 PM  
God is one twisted son of a biatch getting my hopes up like that.
 
2014-08-23 08:22:45 PM  
It would be funny if they got kidnapped for ransom.
 
2014-08-23 08:32:41 PM  

BMFPitt: It would be funny if they got kidnapped for ransom.


I was thinking exactly that, also.  Too bad for them there probably isn't anyone that would pay it. They can keep them.
Personally I would have liked if every one of them went over there and were put on the no-fly list after for whatever reason.
Though even if they had tickets in hand I seriously doubt they would go; they'd find some excuse.
 
2014-08-23 08:34:08 PM  

BMFPitt: It would be funny if they got kidnapped for ransom.


"Hello, American Devil. This is Muhammad Stereotype. We are holding the WBC and are demanding hello? Hello? That's like the 20th number. Hey let's ask for money to kill them."
 
2014-08-23 08:41:09 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: They're so well known they have their own acronym? Dang.


I was wondering why the World Baseball Classic was even considering going to Iraq.
 
2014-08-23 08:54:36 PM  

show me: Mugato: Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.

No, you are right. Subby lied in his headline to get the greenlight. Schadenfreude  sells better than the truth.

/That would have been so awesome if they had gone and only then discovered that the tickets were one-way.


And I don't understand the comedian's reason not to send them over. He wants to donate the money? That's fine. Donate what's left after you use the money for what the contributors were intending when they donated it.

I would have watched a live feed of them protesting in Iraq, even paid a fee, just to see how long until someone ended the whole mess. Imagine them trying to sue some random Iraqi.
 
2014-08-23 08:55:10 PM  
Bait and switch fundraiser?

Where's Jerry Springer when you need him.

Or Morton Downey Jr?
 
2014-08-23 09:27:24 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Peter von Nostrand: We're talking about them so mission accomplished.

Yeah, I'm sure the WBC checks Fark daily to see if they're mentioned.


Yeah, you'd be surprised. I mentioned WBC once on twitter and got retweeted about six times by different WBC accounts. They are everywhere.
 
2014-08-23 09:39:31 PM  

nickdaisy: My pastor says that robin williams done died early because he dressed like a woman and made the sex with men and spent to much time in Hollywood making violence and bad films to make money instead of praising Him. He says that when The Lord calls a sheep the sheep goes even if the sheep has been making the sex with other sheep who are boys and robin williams was called and now he's with The Lord and will have to answer just like I will had to answer after I did that thing to that girl on that retreat and everybody got real mad and now I can't wear scarfs or belts no more unless they're made of something real breakable like. That's what my pastor says.


Came to say this but we got it covered it seems.
 
2014-08-23 09:44:11 PM  

RadiomanATL: So the comedian backed out? No problem. Kickstarter anyone?


I don't think that will be necessary.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-23 09:51:05 PM  

SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.


The admins are too busy making sure no one uses the b word to refer to a woman or offends anyone at all. So good luck with that. Fark is getting closer to Tumblr every day
 
2014-08-23 10:00:56 PM  

RadiomanATL: So the comedian backed out? No problem. Kickstarter anyone?


I've got enough Delta miles to get at least a couple of them there in first class.  Let's make this happen.
 
2014-08-23 10:05:27 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: We're talking about them so mission accomplished.


This.

/f*ck WBC
//f*ck people who defend their right to exist as a "religion" even harder
///IRL trolling is not a religion
 
2014-08-23 10:14:55 PM  
I refuse to read the article, and insist that this is about boxing.
 
2014-08-23 10:19:13 PM  

SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.


Yeah, censorship never costs money, reputations, lives
 
2014-08-23 10:35:01 PM  
I guess they realized their, file civil rights lawsuit against local municipality scam wouldn't work as well in Iraq.
 
2014-08-23 10:35:25 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.

Yeah, censorship never costs money, reputations, lives


Censorship,lol.
 
2014-08-23 10:50:22 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.

Yeah, censorship never costs money, reputations, lives


You know there *IS* a difference between 'censorship' and 'shunning'?
 
2014-08-23 11:01:38 PM  

mark12A: The fact that bullets fly daily in America killing adults, kids and even babies while not one of those bullets has ever found its way to WBC is proof there is no God.

Nope. God's protecting them!

/only plausible explanation
//likes to make us suffer
///need to lure the lot of them into an Iraq bound C-17
\\\"hey WBC! Come in here! Free Jesus cookies!


Lots of bad people die.
Lots of good people die.
The good people don't die nay more often than the bad people.

That's how I know there is no God.
 
2014-08-23 11:22:15 PM  

RedVentrue: Bermuda59: They couldn't fly on a day of the week that ended in a "y"

Send them by Carnival Cruise ship.


I wouldnt wish that on anyone.
 
2014-08-23 11:51:10 PM  
Josh Widdicombe is funny on Mock the Week.
 
2014-08-23 11:51:55 PM  

nickdaisy: My pastor says that robin williams done died early because he dressed like a woman and made the sex with men and spent to much time in Hollywood making violence and bad films to make money instead of praising Him. He says that when The Lord calls a sheep the sheep goes even if the sheep has been making the sex with other sheep who are boys and robin williams was called and now he's with The Lord and will have to answer just like I will had to answer after I did that thing to that girl on that retreat and everybody got real mad and now I can't wear scarfs or belts no more unless they're made of something real breakable like. That's what my pastor says.


Your pastor needs therapy.
 
2014-08-24 12:07:17 AM  

lilbjorn: They're like any other group of right-wing zealots.  All talk.


Fred Phelps was a registered Democrat and ran for public office as a Democrat.

You can't assume all religious fundamentalists are Republicans, just about 99% of them.
 
2014-08-24 12:14:17 AM  

simkatu: lilbjorn: They're like any other group of right-wing zealots.  All talk.

Fred Phelps was a registered Democrat and ran for public office as a Democrat.

You can't assume all religious fundamentalists are Republicans, just about 99% of them.


And Jim Jones was anti KKK. He was still a murderous douchebag though.
 
2014-08-24 12:36:04 AM  

Rosyna: Either way, I don't think the comedian wanted to take part in murder.


It may be closer to this.
 
2014-08-24 12:49:24 AM  
If they're unwilling to hit up Iraq then here are some other suggestions.
- Somalia
- Ciudad Juarez
- Baghdad
- Peshawar
- Kabul
- San Pedro Sula
- Anywhere there is regular nuclear testing.
 
2014-08-24 12:53:30 AM  

Bucky Katt: nickdaisy: My pastor says that robin williams done died early because he dressed like a woman and made the sex with men and spent to much time in Hollywood making violence and bad films to make money instead of praising Him. He says that when The Lord calls a sheep the sheep goes even if the sheep has been making the sex with other sheep who are boys and robin williams was called and now he's with The Lord and will have to answer just like I will had to answer after I did that thing to that girl on that retreat and everybody got real mad and now I can't wear scarfs or belts no more unless they're made of something real breakable like. That's what my pastor says.

Your pastor needs therapy.


I think a more apt question is why is his pastor not his former pastor.
 
2014-08-24 12:58:15 AM  

Mikey1969: show me: Mugato: Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.

No, you are right. Subby lied in his headline to get the greenlight. Schadenfreude  sells better than the truth.

/That would have been so awesome if they had gone and only then discovered that the tickets were one-way.

And I don't understand the comedian's reason not to send them over. He wants to donate the money? That's fine. Donate what's left after you use the money for what the contributors were intending when they donated it.

I would have watched a live feed of them protesting in Iraq, even paid a fee, just to see how long until someone ended the whole mess. Imagine them trying to sue some random Iraqi.


It looks like, according to the article, that WBC continued posting derogatory images and comments after being offered a full ride over there.  Looks like the host basically said, "Okay.  Nevermind then!"
 
2014-08-24 01:17:50 AM  
There was a sheriff some years ago who did not want a convicted child butcher to be paroled into his county.  Quoth the sheriff: "I can't guarantee that somebody won't kill him and I can't guarantee that I'll go looking for them if they do."  Not the best thing for a law enforcement officer to say but I understand the sentiment.
 
2014-08-24 01:26:45 AM  

C18H27NO3: If they're unwilling to hit up Iraq then here are some other suggestions.
- Somalia
- Ciudad Juarez
- Baghdad
- Peshawar
- Kabul
- San Pedro Sula
- Anywhere there is regular nuclear testing.


awfulcontent.com
 
2014-08-24 01:44:24 AM  

SearchN: C18H27NO3: If they're unwilling to hit up Iraq then here are some other suggestions.
- Somalia
- Ciudad Juarez
- Baghdad
- Peshawar
- Kabul
- San Pedro Sula
- Anywhere there is regular nuclear testing.

[awfulcontent.com image 750x596]


Aw, nuts. I meant to delete that before posting.
 
2014-08-24 01:55:45 AM  

big pig peaches: lilbjorn: They're like any other group of right-wing zealots.  All talk.

ISIS are right-wing zealots.


Yeah, but their religious fanaticism is directed at a different imaginary bearded man in the sky. Therefore, eeevil.
 
2014-08-24 01:56:30 AM  

nickdaisy: My pastor says that robin williams done died early because he dressed like a woman and made the sex with men and spent to much time in Hollywood making violence and bad films to make money instead of praising Him. He says that when The Lord calls a sheep the sheep goes even if the sheep has been making the sex with other sheep who are boys and robin williams was called and now he's with The Lord and will have to answer just like I will had to answer after I did that thing to that girl on that retreat and everybody got real mad and now I can't wear scarfs or belts no more unless they're made of something real breakable like. That's what my pastor says.


WTF am I reading. Got to tell the wife to get back in the kitchen.
 
2014-08-24 02:14:04 AM  

C18H27NO3: SearchN: C18H27NO3: If they're unwilling to hit up Iraq then here are some other suggestions.
- Somalia
- Ciudad Juarez
- Baghdad
- Peshawar
- Kabul
- San Pedro Sula
- Anywhere there is regular nuclear testing.

[awfulcontent.com image 750x596]

Aw, nuts. I meant to delete that before posting.


Heh, for someone from 2006, I enjoyed that. I really did.
 
2014-08-24 02:18:05 AM  

SmittyBGKY: nickdaisy: My pastor says that robin williams done died early because he dressed like a woman and made the sex with men and spent to much time in Hollywood making violence and bad films to make money instead of praising Him. He says that when The Lord calls a sheep the sheep goes even if the sheep has been making the sex with other sheep who are boys and robin williams was called and now he's with The Lord and will have to answer just like I will had to answer after I did that thing to that girl on that retreat and everybody got real mad and now I can't wear scarfs or belts no more unless they're made of something real breakable like. That's what my pastor says.

Came to say this but we got it covered it seems.


you should, both, book a flight
 
2014-08-24 02:37:08 AM  

uber humper: Westboro is like the Kardashians. They are only famous (infamous??) for being famous.  They are tiny (25-50 parishioners) and have no influence.


Even less than that now, actually.
Between the Phelps offspring's defections, a schism, and the remainder actually kicking Phelps himself out of his own church, I don't know if they actually have all that many left. I think its down primarily to (parts of) two families.
 
2014-08-24 03:19:07 AM  
"We stir up unconscionable bullsh*t from behind Jeeeyuhsus' skirts!  Ain't we some sh*t?"  Next attention whore, please.
 
2014-08-24 03:26:08 AM  

simkatu: lilbjorn: They're like any other group of right-wing zealots.  All talk.

Fred Phelps was a registered Democrat and ran for public office as a Democrat.

You can't assume all religious fundamentalists are Republicans, just about 99% of them.


And Abe Lincoln was a republican and freed the slaves, amirite?

/tired point is tired
 
2014-08-24 06:33:08 AM  

Bucky Katt: Josh Widdicombe is funny on Mock the Week.


Well, at least something's funny on Mock the Week.

/No, really; individually, I like most of the comedians on it, apart from Russell Howard and that Canadian dude who just makes lame puns; but, bundle it all up... and there are far better topical news panel shows out there. Have I Got News For You and The News Quiz (Radio 4) to name but two.

clivecusslerfan: Mikey1969: show me: Mugato: Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.

No, you are right. Subby lied in his headline to get the greenlight. Schadenfreude  sells better than the truth.

/That would have been so awesome if they had gone and only then discovered that the tickets were one-way.

And I don't understand the comedian's reason not to send them over. He wants to donate the money? That's fine. Donate what's left after you use the money for what the contributors were intending when they donated it.

I would have watched a live feed of them protesting in Iraq, even paid a fee, just to see how long until someone ended the whole mess. Imagine them trying to sue some random Iraqi.

It looks like, according to the article, that WBC continued posting derogatory images and comments after being offered a full ride over there.  Looks like the host basically said, "Okay.  Nevermind then!"


Norfolking Chance already posted a link to the show itself, which may be viewable in the US without proxies etc as Channel 4 is ad supported.

In summary, the segment on WBC covered what they'd said the week before. It covered the WBC tweeting them. It mentioned the equality house in rainbow colours opposite the WBC, bought by people to troll them. It showed some pics of their protests. It showed WBC HQ in Google Maps:

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In essence, I'd say they made the best of a bad situation. They made the offer expecting any sane, rational person to ignore it; they didn't quite understand the level of trolling and attention-whoring the WBC thrives upon.

Given that the WBC would not have gone, I think that donating the money to Robin Williams' favourite charity, and encouraging others to do so too, is the classiest way they could have dealt with it.
 
2014-08-24 08:21:10 AM  
The comedian renigged, fark that, give me my donation back! Let me start a Kickstarter and send those assholes on a one way flight.
 
2014-08-24 08:54:12 AM  

People Who Annoy You: The comedian renigged


static.comicvine.com
 
2014-08-24 11:09:33 AM  

Prey4reign: They may be sick, deranged, twisted, sorry excuses for carbon-based life forms, but they're not crazy.


Oh, they can be crazy as well; they're just not stupid.
 
2014-08-24 11:12:47 AM  

NobleHam: Mugato: Am I reading this wrong? It sounds like the comedian was the one who reneged.

That is correct. The WBC still wants to go.


Up until the moment the boarding is announced, then someone will have a seizure, they'll all go to the hospital and "pray" over the poor soul, who makes a surprising recovery, and they'll claim the power of prayer cured the sick individual.

Then they'll reschedule the flight for mid-2016.
 
2014-08-24 12:28:31 PM  

focusthis: Bait and switch fundraiser?

Where's Jerry Springer when you need him.

Or Morton Downey Jr?


One's career is dead and the other one is ummm... dead.
 
2014-08-24 04:17:36 PM  
Can we get the WBC to protest Subby for having his fake-headline generating head up his ass?
 
2014-08-24 04:19:09 PM  

SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.



LOL!!!! You're a-DOR-able!!!!
 
2014-08-24 05:23:06 PM  
Hmm. . .group of lawyers whose bread and butter is to sue those that break laws against their incitious(?) behavior?  Color me not suprised.

In the words of Daniel Tosh "chop your head off and there is no web redemption for that"

Once you figure out they are just a business under another name. . .
 
2014-08-24 08:00:45 PM  

simkatu: Fred Phelps was a registered Democrat and ran for public office as a Democrat.


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-24 10:12:47 PM  

Maynotlast: SearchN: You know what would really kick ass as a new rule for fark?

No WBC stories. Ever.


LOL!!!! You're a-DOR-able!!!!


Damn right I am. Thanks for noticing!
 
2014-08-25 01:05:28 AM  
WBC should defiantly go to Iraq and 'educate' the people over there.
Kinda like this

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But with less hardcore Muslim suddenly being converted to Christianity just because some random guy tells him he should for all of 30 seconds, and more beheadings.
 
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