Late Night Open Thread: Even the NOTLiberal KKK…

… thinks the Phelps WBC Klan are assholes. From Sarah Anne Hughes at the Washington Post blog, “Ku Klux Klan protests Westboro Baptist Church“:

As President Obama honored fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, three members of the Westboro Baptist Church protested the ceremony, holding signs that read “Pray for more dead soldiers” and “God hates your prayers,” as the controversial group has become known to do. They were met by about 70 counterprotesters, including members from a group just as contentious as the church: the Ku Klux Klan.
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Dennis LaBonte, who told CNN he was a military veteran and the “imperial wizard” of a KKK chapter, said the approximately 10 members of the group came in “support of the troops.” LaBonte, who said he’s not a “hate-monger,” said he “thinks that it’s an absolute shame that [the WBC] show up and disrupt people’s funerals.” The group was cordoned off in a separate area and reportedly “drew little attention.”
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WBC member Abigail Phelps said the KKK “have no moral authority on anything.”

CNN video at the link; you guys get the “Pray for Injuries” clip instead…
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24 replies
  1. 1
    smith says:

    Is it wrong of me that I wish someone had given both the Phelps clan and the KKK counter-protesters violent weapons and dropped them off on an island somewhere so they could settle their differences?

    If this makes me a “bad” liberal so be it.

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    El Cid says:

    Look, if there’s one thing the KKK is known for it’s a code of gentlemanly honor.

  3. 3
    Ripley says:

    Ouch, damn: my head just exploded. Was planning on using it tomorrow too.

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    JGabriel says:

    Dennis LaBonte, who told CNN he was a military veteran and the “imperial wizard” of a KKK chapter … said he “thinks that it’s an absolute shame that [the WBC] show up and disrupt people’s funerals.”

    WBC member Abigail Phelps said the KKK “have no moral authority on anything.”

    Wow. It’s like shit complaining that puke smells bad.

    .

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:

    Does this signal the start of the Rapture, or the final assimilation of the WaPo into The OnionBorg? Either way, apparently, resistance is futile.

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    El Cid says:

    These are white peoples’ funerals! What’s wrong with you folks?

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    MattR says:

    @JGabriel: No, no, no. It’s like puke complaining that shit smells bad. ;)

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Kinda like a low-rent Alien vs. Predator. Whoever Wins, We Lose.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @JGabriel: You win. Thread over.

    But yeah. The mind, it boggles.

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    kdaug says:

    Reset. Test “Moral Authority”…

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: Yep. I understand that Fred was a civil rights attorney and positive gadfly of sorts before he went full bore hater. I’m thinking the worst outcome would have been for Fred to say, “You know what? The Klan is right. Protesting funerals is wrong. Well this is the last you’ve heard of me and you have the Klan to thank for it. You all sure owe them one” I’d rather they kept doing what they were doing, hurtful as it is to people, until they just finally wear out.

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    i am trying to imagine the kkk sitting around having a strategy session, and deciding they would try and go for image rehab…

    quickly they dismissed the idea of bringing in an outside p.r. firm because, well, you know…

    then they thought, ok, what do people hate more than the kkk,maybe we can look better, if we remind people there are arguably worse things out there…

    kkk kicks kancer, too ambiguous. people might not buy it.

    kkk against al kuida, maybe come out in favor of killing bin laden…damed “kenyan” <probably not a realistic word choice even in this imaginary context.

    so they set their sights on phelps church, probably after much discussion..

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    Elliecat says:

    In light of discussion on the previous thread about why we get the ads we do, I’m a little worried that my page here has no fewer than three ads warning me that “on-line rants can RUIN reputations” and that I need to get my on-line reputation analyzed. I had no idea….

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    Batocchio says:

    What FPFWT said – this sounds like the KKK’s idea of a good PR move. Holy FSM, what a bizarre story.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @Batocchio:

    I suspect that when the WBC limited themselves to protesting at the funerals of gays and lesbians [citation needed], the KKK and the Freedom Riders and all of their kind could give a shit.

    It’s when the WBC went full batshit crazy and started protesting at soldiers’ funerals, the funerals of dead miners, and anywhere else they thought they could get attention, that these people cared about respecting the dead.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Jay in Oregon: Yep. You got that right in one.

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    Elliecat says:

    @Jay in Oregon: I also heard WBC was in Joplin, rejoicing over the deaths there.

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    Lysana says:

    @Jay in Oregon: You are correct. I remember those days.

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    Metavirus says:

    You have to love that the KKK is more pissed off about a homophobic asshole like Fred Phelps than they are about President Darky McZulu-Commie poisoning Arlington National Cemetery with his anti-white, anti-colonial blackness.

    “And now, in other news, Zombie Hitler calls Nancy Grace ‘A bitch, too far beyond the pale. A real schweinehund.’ “

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    Chris says:

    @Jay in Oregon:

    I suspect that when the WBC limited themselves to protesting at the funerals of gays and lesbians [citation needed], the KKK and the Freedom Riders and all of their kind could give a shit.

    And the same’s true of “mainstream” conservatives in general, methinks.

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    David says:

    I believe what is motivating the KKK is that Fred Phelps and family are civil rights lawyers.

    Anything and everything either one of them do is motivated by hate.

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    El Cid says:

    @Metavirus:

    President Darky McZulu-Commie

    That is awesome. First good laugh of the day.

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    maus says:

    Two parasitic attention whores, one that only exists to feast upon the hate, the other who strives to gain power to further propagate their hate, latching on with “we’re not hateful like THEM, we’re just kindly white separatists!”

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