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August 30, 2005

A Skunk at the Freedom Walk Party


Guess who’s going to be picketing the Pentagon’s “America Supports You” Freedom Walk? The Blue Voice informs us that Fred Phelps and his gang of cretins from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, will be coming our way September 11. They’re the folks who own (no link — you really don’t want to go there) and have been showing up at military funerals with signs saying things like “Thank God for IEDs!” Their “logic” is that God hates the United States because the country has become too accepting of homosexuality.

Regardless of what signs any peacenik demonstrators or freeper participants show up with, they’ll look good by comparison. But the danger is that any opposition may be painted as allied with Phelps.


  1. Thanks for the trackback to the Phelps piece.
    I’m glad to have found your blog thru it. Living as
    close to DC as I do, I will keep track of your activities.
    Great name, great stuff.

    marigolds26:33 am

  2. Thanks, marigolds2, for wading into the cesspool and bringing out that bit of news for us.

    Also, my co-worker pointed me to this LiveJournal entry about Phelps’s cult.

    Keith3:25 pm

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