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Kmita's Avatar Comment 1 by Kmita

Good stuff. If I was there I'd have taken a detour to a store and get some canned food to throw at them.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 02:54:00 UTC | #438322

lordshipmayhem's Avatar Comment 2 by lordshipmayhem

I like the sign that reads, "These Rails Don't Scale!"

Ah, computer geek humour.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 03:07:00 UTC | #438325

crackedpale's Avatar Comment 3 by crackedpale

I'm loving the Rick Astley signs.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 03:23:00 UTC | #438326

Diocletian's Avatar Comment 4 by Diocletian

There are times, when dealing with moronic twits, that humor is the ONLY solution. Wouldn't it be great if WBC was greeted that way wherever they went?

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 03:43:00 UTC | #438328

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 5 by Agrajag

The Rick-roll series was the best, IMO.
This whole counter-demonstration was very creative and clever.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 03:52:00 UTC | #438330

MarcusA1971's Avatar Comment 6 by MarcusA1971

Good stuff. If I was there I'd have taken a detour to a store and get some canned food to throw at them.

Kmita, would you take the food out the cans before throwing it£ Because that seems like unnecessary labour to me...

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 04:02:00 UTC | #438332

Alternative Carpark's Avatar Comment 7 by Alternative Carpark


Just a suggestion, should these nutcases ever come to the UK.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 04:21:00 UTC | #438334

Josh Timonen's Avatar Comment 8 by Josh Timonen

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 04:26:00 UTC | #438335

Carl Sai Baba's Avatar Comment 9 by Carl Sai Baba

Josh Timonen on February 4, 2010 at 4:26 am
Not safe for work:

Awesome! Praise Jesus for making Obama cancel the lunar missions, because you know they would have found a way to sneak on board.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 04:57:00 UTC | #438340

Rich Wilson's Avatar Comment 10 by Rich Wilson

It actually occurred to me recently that I quite appreciate the Westbro Baptist Church. They are the very best example of what I like most about the USA.

We air our dirtiest laundry in the wide open.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 05:43:00 UTC | #438343

Summer Seale's Avatar Comment 11 by Summer Seale

I don't know if any of you have ever watched Louis Theroux's episode when he was spending several days with the Wesboro Baptist Church, but if you haven't yet you should. It's enlightening and he is brilliant as usual.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 06:23:00 UTC | #438347

Priapismic's Avatar Comment 12 by Priapismic

What a brilliant response! I hope the Westboro Baptist Church enjoys this kind of reception where ever they show up.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 07:18:00 UTC | #438352

Jos Gibbons's Avatar Comment 13 by Jos Gibbons

Why are the WBC protesting Twitter? There are articles like the one shown here which, in addition to showing (fewer) of these funny guys, actually reveal the reason. WBC doesn't object to Twitter, but they want it to let its users know that God hates them. Hm.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 07:50:00 UTC | #438360

davidlewis's Avatar Comment 14 by davidlewis

I thought I was a geek. Would someone explain the "These rails don't scale" sign?

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:06:00 UTC | #438361

Summer Seale's Avatar Comment 15 by Summer Seale


It's a reference to Ruby Rails, I think. A programming language/scripting thing.

I think.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:48:00 UTC | #438373

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Comment 16 by Stafford Gordon

Great stuff!

More than anything else individuals such as these want to be taken seriously; taking the piss out of them is perfect.

My sign would read "God hates piss takers."

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:00:00 UTC | #438376

Quetzalcoatl's Avatar Comment 17 by Quetzalcoatl

Oh, this is beautiful. What better way to demonstrate how little respect fundamentalists like the Westboro family are afforded by most people- with humour.

I also think that there should be prisons on the moon.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:25:00 UTC | #438387

Eventhorizon's Avatar Comment 18 by Eventhorizon

I could have taken my 'Down With Placards' placard

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:32:00 UTC | #438390

Quetzalcoatl's Avatar Comment 19 by Quetzalcoatl


What about something light-hearted, like "Death to all placard-holders"?

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:37:00 UTC | #438393

Eventhorizon's Avatar Comment 20 by Eventhorizon

That could get you arrested in the UK - inciting hatred towards placards

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:42:00 UTC | #438399

AMreasonedthinker's Avatar Comment 21 by AMreasonedthinker

off topic but did anyone see this article yet? Seems like her religious pandering is just as bad as his!


Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:50:00 UTC | #438403

Half_Cut's Avatar Comment 22 by Half_Cut

My sign would read

(except this one)

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:11:00 UTC | #438410

Rawhard Dickins's Avatar Comment 23 by Rawhard Dickins

"I HAVE A SIGN" - Almost as good as "DO NOT THROW STONES AT THIS NOTICE" (Benny Hill).

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:26:00 UTC | #438414

Eventhorizon's Avatar Comment 24 by Eventhorizon


Absolutely appalling

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:31:00 UTC | #438416

iergot's Avatar Comment 25 by iergot

love those guys though. as a biologist.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:40:00 UTC | #438418

Cartomancer's Avatar Comment 26 by Cartomancer

Perhaps a large cloth banner, held high, with "lower your standards" on it?

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 11:23:00 UTC | #438422

UncleVanya's Avatar Comment 27 by UncleVanya

Look at the woman in the red vest. She's had to make a sort of waist-mounted contraption (as far as I can see) to allow her to display more signs, and she's holding one signs that says "God hates jews" and another one saying "fags are beasts".

What is wrong with these people? Does she go home afterwards and curl up in front of the TV with a mug of cocoa, thinking "another hard but rewarding day"?

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 11:36:00 UTC | #438427

davrosfromskaro's Avatar Comment 28 by davrosfromskaro

I thought I was a geek. Would someone explain the "These rails don't scale" sign?

Twitter is written using Ruby on Rails and there is a worry that it's not a scalable solution:-

I personally like the "God hates Jews" sign.

What? It's not a spoof?

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 12:09:00 UTC | #438436

Lapin Diabolique's Avatar Comment 29 by Lapin Diabolique

What is wrong with these people?"

Nothing, really. In the sense that they are true to Scripture. God really does hate fags and orders us to kill them.
If you truly believe the contents of the book it is perfectly reasonable to act this way.

The Phelps folks are doing us an enormous favor by showing us undiluted Christianity.


Thu, 04 Feb 2010 12:23:00 UTC | #438441

TheLordHumungus's Avatar Comment 30 by TheLordHumungus

These westboro morons have the rare honor of being able to say that I honestly hate them with every fiber of my non-existant soul. The best thing about this video and the one posted by Josh is that this is the way they need to be dealt with, onward atheist soldiers.

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 12:51:00 UTC | #438444