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  •  i think that this time it's different (4+ / 0-)
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    this is like some kind of nightmare horror story come to life

    i think there are going to be some incredibly high running emotions at this funeral and having a bunch of people confronting the westboro psychos could turn violent

    i don't think it would be one of the OWS people who would be violent. i think that some other people at the funeral, who might leave the police to handle the westboro people, might be willing to confront them if they see a bunch of other people confronting them

    there have been people saying that they would like to beat down the westboro sickos. a funeral for kids butchered and burned alive by their dad is just the kind of situation where people are likely to feel like enough is enough from these fucks.

    i just don't want to see more violence or people getting arrested for a peaceful confrontation turning violent

    i think my cat is possessed by dick cheney

    by Anton Bursch on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 08:00:23 PM PST

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    •  Exactly why those Westboro fucks will show up. (15+ / 0-)

      They make their living by antagonizing folks into violence, which they then sue over. I hope there will be a huge, huge turnout of folks silently corraling them. They really are cowards at heart.

      "We're here to start a dialog, nothing more. We keep quiet and let the press, the politicians, and the Wall Streeters hang themselves." h/t .- pistols at dawn. I'm a Sacramento/San Joaquin Kossack. Are You?

      by mrsgoo on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 08:26:31 PM PST

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    •  No. Washingtonians can handle this. (23+ / 0-)

      WBC planned to protest at Elizabeth Edwards' funeral. And people from all across America started to announce they would be there to shield the family -- including many who said they are Relublicans (and what Republican doesnt despise John Edwards?)

      Before the funeral, WBC pulled out. I guess they had a scheduling conflict. They must have had an important meeting with Satan... Or something.

      The larger the show of force, the more peaceful people will be. The Cox family has been told our community stands with them. It's time to show them, the world --and all the haters-- that we mean it.

      OWS can help organize this. But there will be hundreds, even thousands,  of just regular folks showing up because it's the decent thing to do.

      I have zero doubts about my fellow and sister citizens. Not with this.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 10:55:18 PM PST

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      •  well, that's encouraging (0+ / 0-)

        i hope it goes well.  i can't go myself.  too swamped.  but i am glad so many are going.  

        i think my cat is possessed by dick cheney

        by Anton Bursch on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 01:33:34 AM PST

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        •  And the update posted a little while ago shows (0+ / 0-)

          That once again, WBC backed down upon hearing that there would be hundreds of decent people there to mute their hatred.

          Bullies are cowards. We need to stand up to them. If we do this often enough (although, God willing, we hopefully will have fewer funerals to attract them), they might just crawl back in their holes forever.

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 10:53:22 AM PST

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