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  • Officer/soldier down, Westboro tries to picket funeral in MS, they lose

    Article/video:
    http://thehayride.com/2011/04/westbo...ppi-and-loses/

    cliffs:
    -Westboro protester gets his ***** kicked. "No one saw who did it"
    -All vehicles with Kansas license plates mysteriously had pickup trucks blocking them in at their hotels.
    -Tow truck services were 'running hours behind schedule'
    -Any protesters that made it out to the funeral were escorted away to answer questions about fight. Questioning took hours.

    "On Saturday USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers, who was killed in action in Afghanistan April 7, was buried in Brandon, Mississippi. That, by itself, is a sadly unremarkable – though certainly noteworthy and solemn – occasion for us to mark.

    And in fact when Sgt. Rogers’ body returned to Brandon it was greeted by hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of well-wishers who gathered at the roadside to honor the fallen American hero. The dashboard camera from Mississippi state trooper Elmo Townsend’s cruiser gives an indication of the scene last Thursday.

    What is most notable about Sgt. Rogers’ funeral in Brandon, however, is what didn’t happen. You see, the troglodytes from Westboro Baptist Church had threatened to spew their poison at Sgt. Rogers’ funeral. But the Westboro mob wasn’t on the scene, and Sgt. Rogers was laid to rest without incident – thank God.

    Why weren’t there protesters? Planning ahead by the locals, as it turns out.
    From an Ole Miss sports message board, a tidbit of information…

    'A couple of days before, one of them (Westboro protestors) ran his mouth at a Brandon gas station and got his arse waxed. Police were called and the beaten man could not give much of a description of who beat him. When they canvassed the station and spoke to the large crowd that had gathered around, no one seemed to remember anything about what had happened.

    Rankin County handled this thing perfectly. There were many things that were put into place that most will never know about and at great expense to the county.

    Most of the morons never made it out of their hotel parking lot. It seems that certain Rankin county pickup trucks were parked directly behind any car that had Kansas plates in the hotel parking lot and the drivers mysteriously disappeared until after the funeral was over. Police were called but their wrecker service was running behind and it was going to be a few hours before they could tow the trucks so the Kansas plated cars could get out.

    A few made it to the funeral but were ushered away to be questioned about a crime they might have possibly been involved in. Turns out, after a few hours of questioning, that they were not involved and they were allowed to go on about their business.'

    Fred Phelps, the disbarred lawyer and Democrat activist who leads the Westboro congregation, will undoubtedly pursue some form of legal action for the way his people were thwarted in Brandon. Let him try. There isn’t a jury in Mississippi which will see things his way.

    This is a template for how to handle the Westboro people. If lawsuits don’t work, other means will. Whatever it takes to keep them from harassing bereaved military families on the day their fallen loved ones are laid to rest.

    UPDATE: Some of the feedback we’ve received from this piece came along the lines that it’s inappropriate to refer to Fred Phelps as a “Democrat activist.”

    We stand by that characterization. If anything, it’s an understatement. Fred Phelps ran for major office in Kansas as a Democrat no less than four times. He ran for governor on the Democrat ballot in 1990, 1994 and 1998 and for senator in 1992. Phelps received 11,000 votes, or seven percent, in 1990, he received 5,000 votes, or three percent, in 1994 and he picked up 15,000 votes, or 15 percent, in 1998. And in the senatorial contest in 1992 he garnered 49,000 votes, or 30 percent. Phelps furthermore ran as a Democrat candidate for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997.

    Phelps also has been closely associated with Al Gore on several occasions throughout Gore’s career – Phelps’ son Fred, Jr. was a Gore delegate at the 1988 Democrat convention and the Phelpses hosted a Gore fundraiser in Topeka that year. Phelps claims that Westboro members “ran” Gore’s 1988 campaign in Kansas.

    Phelps may not fit within the typical definition of “Democrat activist” some of our readers expect – but a six-time Democrat candidate is an activist Democrat. That is quite clear, as unknown to the public as it might be."
    Last edited by headonstraight; 04-19-2011, 11:50 PM.

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    +17 trillion (or whatever our National Debt is up to now).

    -V

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    • #3
      I have no idea how some of the families of fallen service members exercise such restraint. It says something about how law-abiding most Americans are that these inbred morons haven't been shot in the middle of their antics.
      "Son, you are a walkin' violation of the laws of nature...But we don't enforce them laws."

      I am just a country boy tryin' to make some sense
      But I'd like to ask the Congress, I'd like to ask the President
      "Can ya tell me where all the money went?"
      We might not be broke but we're badly bent!


      The Tractors -- "Badly Bent" from the album Owner's Manual

      "Common sense. So rare, it should be a super power." Exodus 259

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      • #4
        Ahhhhh, ain't Karma a bitch???
        Yeah. That would go poorly. Like, on the Scale of Fail, somewhere between "Titanic" and "Chernobyl."
        --Squirrel

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        • #5
          I miss living in MS. It's a hellhole...but it's my hellhole. And this kind of stuff just makes it all the better.
          Lt. Col. Grace - "Lt. Murphey, why are you all dressed up to mack on the ladies?"
          Me - "Sir, you just answered your own question."

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          • #6
            I love it! Willing to bet most of the trucks had Marine stickers on them.
            Any views or opinions presented by this prenomen are solely those of a burlesque author and do not necessarily represent those of a LEA or caementum couturier.

            nom de plume

            This is the internet- take all information with a grain of salt. Such could be valid and true or could be typed just for playing devils advocate.

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            • #7
              Too bad it isn't true. They never showed up. Probably because they knew better. I work for Brandon, and we had been waiting for them. There wasn't any questioning, because they were never there. I hate to bring everyone down, though.
              http://www.tigalaya.com/index

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              • #8
                Dammit....

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                • #9
                  "Too bad it isn't true. They never showed up. Probably because they knew better. I work for Brandon, and we had been waiting for them. There wasn't any questioning, because they were never there. I hate to bring everyone down, though".

                  I wish it was..........
                  Last edited by Scott941; 04-20-2011, 08:26 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Young SGT View Post
                    Too bad it isn't true. They never showed up. Probably because they knew better. I work for Brandon, and we had been waiting for them. There wasn't any questioning, because they were never there. I hate to bring everyone down, though.
                    Can't say I'm surprised. I would be REALLY shocked if even THEY were dumb enough to try to pull their shenanigans in MS. They're nuts...but they're not stupid.
                    Lt. Col. Grace - "Lt. Murphey, why are you all dressed up to mack on the ladies?"
                    Me - "Sir, you just answered your own question."

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                    • #11
                      Do you mean that none of this story is true? I do not generally espouse violence, but I was having a hard time working up much sympathy for the "victim",

                      If none of it is true, one wonders if it was written to suggest a sort of template for future events.
                      We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
                      but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Young SGT View Post
                        Too bad it isn't true. They never showed up. Probably because they knew better. I work for Brandon, and we had been waiting for them. There wasn't any questioning, because they were never there. I hate to bring everyone down, though.
                        Is that Yasmine Bleeth??
                        Originally posted by RSGSRT
                        We've reached a point where natural selection doesn't have a chance in hell of keeping up with the procreation of imbeciles.
                        Why is it acceptable for you to be an idiot, but not acceptable for me to point it out?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Young SGT View Post
                          Too bad it isn't true. They never showed up. Probably because they knew better. I work for Brandon, and we had been waiting for them. There wasn't any questioning, because they were never there. I hate to bring everyone down, though.
                          I had a feeling based on the link and the way the story was written. Not to mention most of the 'facts' came from a random poster on a message board.

                          Thanks for confirming the story...

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                          • #14
                            I didn't look too closely at the source, but yes, it does appear to be a BS news source.

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                            • #15
                              Too bad, I was digging the story...I like the way you southern boys roll....
                              Went to Get a Cold Pop

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