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  •  last funerals held yesterday (5+ / 0-)

    and as far as I know the WBC threatened to put in a presence, but I haven't seen anything saying they actually did.

    Looks to me like a Republican "filibuster" -- after multiple obnoxious appearances, now WBC just threatens to show up and makes people dance around to try to prevent it, without actually having to go to the trouble of actually showing up. It's a kind of power trip, I suppose.

    The next step should be to ignore the threats until/unless they're actually on the scene. And stop giving them media coverage.

    •  Looking around on FB (3+ / 0-)

      It looks like they have indeed been around in CT.  Spotted at a hotel in Southbury &c.  Being posted in the past few hours, but perhaps referring to events in previous days.  And this:

      “WBC is staying at Motel 6 in Hartford,” Anonymous tweeted on Dec. 18. “Look for green vans.”
      ...
      “I can't put you through to those rooms,” a desk clerk at a Motel 6, who refused to give their name, said over the phone. “I wish those people weren't staying here. I hate them and what they stand for.”
      Perhaps they have departed by now.  But they were around at some point.  Best I can determine, they didn't get very far with their efforts.

      Nice to know, at least, that they can't afford anything better than Motel 6.  Perhaps their scam isn't wildly lucrative, especially as people have spread the knowledge about how to neutralize them safely and without liability.

      What do we make of the contrast between heroic teachers who stand up to a gunman and craven, feckless politicians who won’t stand up to the N.R.A.? -- Nicholas Kristof, NYT --

      by Land of Enchantment on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:05:27 PM PST

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