Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Free Speech

...is only free when it applies to everyone, even these ass clowns. So, while I don't agree with them (and hope they die horrible, lingering deaths, such as death by hemorrhoid), I hope the lawmakers are unsuccessful in banishing them from the picket lines.

16 comments:

Leesa said...

Completely agree with you!

Saur♥Kraut said...

I agree. I do think this borders on something other than free speach. Isn't it equivalent to shouting "fire" in a crowded theater? Because, and I am about to be completely blunt, if it were MY relative's funeral and they were there, I would attack them. They would have to hope that the gun permit hadn't gone through yet and all I had was a hunting knife.

fatty ~ said...

its not about free speech

its about the fine line between abusive derrogative statements and just plain rude.

Kira said...

I think they are pigs. I think I'd like to run them off from any funeral with a bayonette. I think I'd like to have a poster next to them that says, "I'm with stupid," or "Here's your proof that nuclear waste CAN cause unhealthy mutations," or maybe, "And you wonder why people think Americans are retards!"

But I believe strongly in free speech. I think that there SHOULD be a right to have a funeral in peace...it can come under the right to practice religion if they want since funerals often have religious tones to them. But if they want to wave their dumb ass placards in the air all day a half mile down the road, they can go for it. I reserve the right to send out a hoarde of skunks to spray them, too.

poody said...

I live in the state capital and you would not believe the crackpots that protest and march on the lawn. I always love the ones who come on the weekends.We even get the KKK ever once in a while but you know even they have the right to frre speech. I say "Thank God for dead soldiers" is right. If not for the dead soldiers and the ones still alive fighting for our rights including their right to be dumb asses. They can pontificate because of those fine people. Ironic huh that the very people they mock are responsible for them to be able to spew that rhetoric.But then again, my motto has always been don't start nothing won't be nothing!

Wendy C. said...

I just hope they die...soon.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

I agree too.

I think they should be force fed Draino.

PBS said...

"Death by hemorrhoid," I like that! The line between free speech and abusive speech is a fine one, we debated it plenty in media communications in school!

Seven said...

Fred Phelps has proven on numerous occasions that he is an open sore on the skin of society.
I do agree that constitutional rights belong to everyone....however under the type mania/demetia that Phelps suffers from, the law will be broken in time and off he will go.
Vegas odd are 10-1 pro on that one.

Kerry said...

Holy Crap! I cant believe they would stand there with those signs or worse yet let a kiddo be involved!!!

hellbunny said...

Maybe they should change change places with the soldiers in Iraq.Then see if they still think want to thank god for dead soldiers.

Just Some Gal said...

I do think everyone deserves free speech...even if they're like..."them". Ugh. I'd probably practice my right to bear arms though if it occurred at a funeral of someone I cared for.

Grant said...

leesa - I agree with you agreeing with me.

saur kraut - I think the perfect compromise would be to let them say whatever they want, but to also excuse anyone who assaults them. During the flag burning controversy, I heard one state actually passed a law making it legal to burn the flag and to attack the burners, but that may have been a rumor.

fatty - I agree that they're just being a bunch of hateful negative doo-doo heads, but I think free speech should be as close to an absolute right as possible. Once the politicians / lawmakers start placing limits, it becomes a slippery slope and you never know how far they'll take it.

kira - I have found that the best way to fight a group you hate is not direct confrontation, since they love that sort of thing. Better to join them and act like a complete fool in order to embarass them, although I admit I don't know what kind of behaviour it would take to embarass that group.

poody - the Klan still exists? I haven't seen those guys since the 70's. Are you sure it wasn't a group of black guys who got drunk, threw on some sheets, and said "Let's go mess with the governor's head"?

wendy - I'll drink to that (and most anything else).

pq - maybe I should start a contest to see who can come up with the most inventive way to off them? Nah - we did that in Iraq for Hussein, and people started submitting entire encyclopedias of torture.

pbs - now that you're in cop school, they'll teach you how to deal with those that cross the line.

rick - sounds like the best thing we can do is egg him on so he'll end his own career more quickly. "Go Fred - you rock!"

kerry - no doubt they think they're doing a good thing, getting the kiddies involved in a worthy cause.

hellbunny - that would be funny. Especially if we drug them first so they wake up in Iraq in a soldier's uniform. But they get no guns.

blondie - in Atlanta (and in Federal law), they tack on 5 years if you use a gun, so I recommend using a nice, nonviolent chainsaw.

patti_cake said...

These people are despicable. I would beat the holy hell out of them if they came near a loved one's funeral with their crap.

mal said...

if there had been a puddle handy, I would have driven it through.

There is free speech and disrespect. That kind of disrespect deserves to be treated in kind

VomitGod said...

There's nothing sexier than a child holding a picket sign. Home schooling for everyone in Kansas!