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Phelps & Co. chased off UW campus

So, it's pretty much been established that Fred Phelps & Co. of the disgusting Westboro Baptist Church need to be eradicated from the face of the planet. No, I don't mean someone should go kill them, but it would be a better place if they just didn't exist.

Their newest protest? Three University of Wisconsin students who died in a fire.

A fire swept through a two-story house near the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus early Saturday, killing three students.

"It's a tragedy that no campus prepares for," Chancellor Charles Sorensen said. "We'll grieve in this together."

Firefighters arrived five minutes after the 3:32 a.m. call to find moderate smoke coming from the basement, first floor and second floor of the white duplex, university spokesman Doug Mell said.

Rescuers found two women and a man in second-floor bedrooms, authorities said. All three were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.


This time, the assholes had an angry mob of UW students waiting for them. And whaddya know, the WBC asshats were chased off of campus by a mob of students shouting "Go Home!" and yelling insults (but not throwing punches).

Here's video:

Personally, I love it. I give two very enthusiastic thumbs up to the UW students. What is there to protest about for three students dying in a fire? I mean, honestly... have they just broadened their protest-worthy funerals to "any tragic death anywhere"?

What will it take to get these idiots to just go away? That will probably never happen, but what would it take to get them to keep their crazy notions to themselves at home?

Hat Tip: Hot Air


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Comments (15)

For a moment I was trying t... (Below threshold)
yetanotherjohn:

For a moment I was trying to connect Phelps anti-gay campaign with a guy and two girls in a bedroom. But then I realised that was a waste of time.

I have figured out Phelps though. He's a democrat. He exhibits the finest traditions of moonbattery of the left. He has run in the democratic primary for govenor and US senator in Kansas. If you look at the list of people he has campaigned against (starting with Reagan), you see he doesn't like republicans. But of course, you won't find the MSM mentioning Phelps ties to the democrats. Its another case of playing "guess the party".

What will it take to get... (Below threshold)
mantis:

What will it take to get these idiots to just go away?

I don't know if this will make them go away, but it's a good start:

A federal judge in Maryland has issued liens against Fred Phelps' church as it appeals a $5 million judgment for protesting the funeral of a Marine.

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett on Thursday also ordered two of Phelps' daughters to post cash bonds of $125,000 and $100,000 within 30 days.

Phelps' daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, said anyone who believes the liens and bonds will stop Westboro Baptist Church is guilty of wishful thinking.

"I hope they so powerfully wish it that they become physically ill," she said. "They're going to be so disappointed.

"It changes nothing," Phelps-Roper said.

The judge placed a lien on the church, appraised recently at $442,800, and on a $232,900 office building owned by Phelps and his wife that the family law firm uses.

The liens mean that no new mortgages can be taken out on the properties and no money can be borrowed against the equity in them.

A beer bottle or six would ... (Below threshold)
Chris G:

A beer bottle or six would have accidentally slipped out of my hand (At a very high velocity) into the crowd of Westboros had I been there.

If the police had asked me what the hell was I doing, I would have responded "They were saying God hates Fags?.. Ooohhhh, I though they were saying "Throw me a hops and barley based carbonated beverage"".

I have to believe the Phelp... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

I have to believe the Phelps clan will meet it's end in violence.
Not advocating, just speculating.

The Phelps group assaults w... (Below threshold)

The Phelps group assaults what Christians and Democrats stand for.

Screw them and rebuke them.

Come to think of it, the Ph... (Below threshold)

Come to think of it, the Phelps group assaults what humans stand for. They're animals. Treat them as such.

The Phelps cult actually de... (Below threshold)
914:

The Phelps cult actually deserves a Waco, unlike the Branch Davidians.

I grow increasingly angry a... (Below threshold)

I grow increasingly angry at these assholes and their positively Islamic approach to reality.

I really don't know what to... (Below threshold)
Sean P:

I really don't know what to do about the Phelpses. The fact remains that they feed off of the hate they generate, so however justified the reactions are it only encourages more of the same.

The key is to beat them at their own game -- humiliate them, but not in a way that gives them the attention they crave. The group bikers for the fallen has the right idea -- don't talk to or acknowledge any of those aholes, but when they show up to picket a soldier's funeral block them from view and rev up the motorcycles REAL loud.

Sheesh, when the bog-addled... (Below threshold)
SteveC:

Sheesh, when the bog-addled & brain-washed in the People's Republic of Madison stand up to you, I think you're a piece of rectal debris at that point.

Is there anyway to send the... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

Is there anyway to send the Phelps goofballs to Cal. Berkeley to play with code pink?

Maybe hand out sharp objects to both groups, sit along the sidelines with assault weapons to keep the FUN contained, eat some popcorn and enjoy the show.

I agree 100% with--
"I have to believe the Phelps clan will meet it's end in violence.
Not advocating, just speculating.
4. Posted by Son Of The Godfather | April 11, 2008 10:50 AM |"

Wisconsin students, silent bikers, etc., the Phelps clan just hasn't run into the "RIGHT" group yet. The days is coming though...lmao

The liens against the "chur... (Below threshold)

The liens against the "church's" real property will eventually be enforced as well as a claim against their income stream. The Phelps cult surely long ago gave up any claim to real property and today exists on cash given to the "church".

They subsist on cash gifts (notwithstanding the protestations of their in house counsel), having surrendered any claim to real property assets. When the cash gifts are attacked, as they surely will be, the ugly game they play is over.

Some things done in the nam... (Below threshold)

Some things done in the name of free speech indeed personally sicken me. However, the First Amendment is such an inmportant part of the contract between Americans and their government, that the First Amendment deserves to be defended no matter how awful the expression is.

The bizarre personality cult run by Fred Phelps certainly represents some sheeplike followers with absolutely no real religious discretion or works of the Holy Spirit operating in their lives. People more in touch with God simply don't join a church like this.

I have no personal answer for the Fred Phelps problem. I only know that what he and his followers do is morally wrong.

I personally enjoy this vid... (Below threshold)
B Sweney:

I personally enjoy this video from UW-Stout.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i4iW1qBwNg

W.B.c. is a hate group, NOT... (Below threshold)
Cam Brunner:

W.B.c. is a hate group, NOT A CHURCH. We must all think of them as that. It is not about anything gay. It is all about the hate.




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