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  •  Today, they were in Connecticut (4+ / 0-)

    ... at the funeral of Dawn Hochsprung, the slain principal of the Sandy Hook Elementary school.  People in the area have felt so helpless in the face of this.  I'm looking for pictures and additional reports.  So far, only this (from FB page of 2011 Nashville action):

    A group of other "Angels" and their leather clad brethren formed a human chain along the road in Woodbury to protect the mourners at Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung's services today alongside firefighters and town's folk. It worked, the WBC stood down. There is a picture of them blocking those morons.
    I'm looking for the picture she references now.  (Or any others.)

    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 08:04:12 PM PST

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    •  I forgot to finish a thought, above (4+ / 0-)

      People have felt so helpless in the face of the slaughter.  This, standing up to support the families, and shield them from Westboro "Church", is something people CAN do.

      They're so toxic.  Just show up trying to get people to get pissed off at them, do something they can sue over.  They'll take family homes, people's businesses.  They don't care.  They are very cynical and calculating.  No point in searching for an ideology in their hatred.  They just want to be obnoxious in hopes of cashing in over litigation in the wake of any trouble they can provoke.

      Funny thing about WBC, they have a way of uniting people.  People who normally dislike each other, distrust each other, even hate each other (politically speaking.)  People put it aside when confronted by WBC.  Ironic, really.

      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 08:50:03 PM PST

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