Smith gave all to this nation and deserves to be honored in a respectful, fitting manner.
Enter Fred Phelps and his traveling freak show of skinhead anti-Semitic nimrods who make headlines by protesting at fallen warriors' funerals. They're headed to Texas for Smith's funeral.
And that's a crime.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. I know the Supreme Court rules 8 - 1 that these inbred racist freaks of nature have the right to protest just about anywhere they want.
However, I have a problem with people who protest the very Americans who protect the protesters' rights and freedom to be obnoxious, riot-inciting and downright infuriating.
Personally, I think the friends and family of the soldier, sailor or airman being memorialized should be allowed to spit in the face of these Topeka, Kansas creeps.
I think veterans should be allowed to take a baseball bat to these WBC assholes and swing like Barry Bonds on steroids.
My father-in-law was a Marine. A WWII Marine in the First Raider Battalion. If one of these asshats had shown up in Maine with the sign shown in the picture above, I'll guarantee you I--and the other vets at his service--would've shoved that sign straight up the protester's ass. And then I would've beaten that punk unrecognizable.
Sorry, I have zero tolerance for such freaks and I consider their protesting at military funerals the same as burning the flag. Do that in my presence, and one of us is going to jail and the other to the hospital.
God Bless the Patriot Guard. The Patriot Guard Riders are an all-volunteer group whose mission is to respect those who serve and have served our country and in doing so, achieve two primary objectives (as taken from their web site):
1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.
These are good folks who can use our help, support and donations. You do not have to ride to be a member, you don't have to be a veteran to be a member, and it doesn't cost anything to be a member.
Want to support the families of our fallen veterans by shielding them from obnoxious and toxic nutcases like the Phelps pack? Join Patriot Guard Riders today.
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The constitutional and legal and free speech issues surrounding toxic ilk like Fred Phelps and his losers is another discussion for another day. However, suffice it to say that I personally view such antics about the same as I do burning crosses, marching with swatiskas and yelling "FIRE!" in the proverbial crowded theater.
When you do that, you're simply trying to piss someone off, or scare them.
Well here's some advice for you, Mr. Phelps and ilk: Don't be surprised if when you extend your fist beyond where normal patriotic Americans' noses begin, you end up beaten to a pulp. You're already beyond unpopular in America--you're despised. And the good folks of McAlester, Oklahoma made that clear last Saturday:
McALESTER - Members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town Saturday.
Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed.
To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their vehicle, according to police.
So far, you've been lucky. You're more of a nuisance at times. You're like that bad wind that occasionally blows from the east over the landfill or the sewage treatment plant. Unpleasant, but everyone knows it goes away. And everyone knows the source of the unpleasant smell is the sewage and other fecal matter in the facility.
That's how we tend to view you and your racist inbred clowns. Fecal matter that has a mouth and legs, but not much more.
Pictures of you, your skank white trash asshole family and your scumbag clan support this view.