Wackaloons Go Home! Thank £µ©λ.
I actually wrote a post about this the day the news broke that Fred Phelch--sorry--Phelps' daughter and her happy horde of homo-haters were allegedly coming to protest at the funeral of Tim McLean. But Google ated it. No matter--when has consistency, or indeed coherence, ever been a value of this blog?
Okay, so Russia's busy invading Georgia, Toronto's friggin' exploding, and the first headlines on the news are about a sporting competition taking place in the only country that simultaneously manages to be a communist dictatorship and a kleptocratic ubercapitalist plutocracy.
But if you look hard enough you can still find some good news:
1) Wackaloon godforsaken Westboro Babtist Rat-£µ©λ Choich decided to skip the funeral of Tim McLean.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, the daughter of the founding member of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, says six youths and an adult did make it through the border to picket outside of Tim McLean’s funeral in Winnipeg, but the church changed its mind at the last minute because “laws in Canada do not protect their right to protest.”
Of that "right to protest", more later if I have the inclination.
2) Wackaloon godforsaken Westboro Babtist Rat-£µ©λ Choich member and founder's daughter and/or niece Shirley Phelps-Roper can't even get her story straight.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, spokeswoman for Westboro Baptist Church and daughter of pastor Fred Phelps, said one adult and six female youths held a brief protest at Sturgeon Road and Portage Avenue from about 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.May I suggest another location? Also a good, safe, distance away?
"It was a good, safe distance away," said Phelps-Roper.
I notice that there is a listing for a "Westboro Baptist Church" in Ottawa. I think they ought to either change their name or move roughly five hundred km south.