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11 August 2008

Wackaloons Go Home! Thank £µ©λ.

Author's note:
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.

"It was a good, safe distance away," said Phelps-Roper.
May I suggest another location? Also a good, safe, distance away?



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.

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2 Comments:

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Pugs said...

This woman is a nutcase and an idiot. What's scary is that most of these morons have law degrees and they get money from suing other people, companies and the government.

I listened to an interview with her once and she seemed totally at ease spewing forth her rhetoric and it made me think "What a miserable human being". She adds no value to the world other than providing other's with fodder to talk about.

I'm wondering if any of those "young girls" that were protesting were her daughters. She does have kids and teaches then all the same "values" she represents. What I thought was funny was that everytime she got backed into a corner she started personal attacks on the interview or pulled out the Bible.

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Metro said...

Ever seen the video of Phelch's grand-daughters? He raised a pair of pretty little parrots.

One can only conjecture as to whether they're also his cousins.

 

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