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philnotfil
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So, some idiot religious freak has gotten into his head that God wants him to go and yell at people who are burying there kids who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Reverend Phelps if you want to look him up. Then a great bunch of folks get together and decide to do something about it. The Patriot Guard Riders. They go and make enough noise to drown out Phelp's little band of idiots and let the families say good bye to their loved ones without having to hear about how God is glad that they are sad.

No sitting around and writing letters to the editor about how these people are being idiots, they go and do something about it, and not even in the break your legs kind of way, they just provide enough background noise that the silly people can't be heard.

Simple, but meaningful and both sides get what they want. The bigots can rant, and the fmailies can bury their children. Win-Win.

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Definetely win-win

Win-win-win is one of the people goes and finds phelps and breaks his knees after the funeral.

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witless chum
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I heard this on NPR a couple weeks ago. Definately cool.

I did like Michael Moore's solution from the TV Nation days of taking an RV with male go-go dancers on top to Phelps' house and/or compound and playing YMCA and such very loudly. (I assume he's got a compound. He must)

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Phelps

Picture halfway down. Now THAT'S anti-American.

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I agree with Ev. WWJD? I think the same as me and Ev.

KE

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kenmeerilritorne

um..that link doesn't go to where you think it goes.

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The great thing these riders are doing is taking the publicity spotlight off Phelps. Phelps is clearly a believer in Barnum's adage that 'no publicity is bad publicity' and seems quite prepared to hitch his bandwagon to any issue of the day - usually through funerals.

I suspect that at some point Phelps will overstep the mark and lose the extended family that make up the bulk of his protesters. Meanwhile it's great to see spontaneous popular protest alive, well and opposing Phelp's bigotry.

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