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Westboro Church protesting at Arlington Cemetery, Wed. July 11

Posted on 07/06/2012 8:20:23 AM PDT by trooprally

The troop hating Westboro Church will be at Arlington Cemetery this coming Wednesday, July 11 at 12:15PM.

They are usually next to the Metro entrance on the south side of Memorial Drive.

If you can make it, you need to bring flags and troop support signs and plenty of water.

Meet on the north side (entrance side to Arlington) of Memorial Drive.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: arlingtoncemetery; patriots; phelps; westborochurch

1 posted on 07/06/2012 8:20:28 AM PDT by trooprally
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To: trooprally

The Lord be with you.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 8:23:47 AM PDT by shove_it (old Old Guardsman)
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter Master Ping List

[Mrs] T and I cannot make it so please bring your own signs and flags.

I will be contacting Patriot Guard Riders in upper Montgomery County but please notify any other PGR or Rolling thunder groups that you know of.

[Mr] T


3 posted on 07/06/2012 8:25:26 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

...that kind of action will probably go a few states wide TR..


4 posted on 07/06/2012 8:29:23 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: trooprally

http://www.georgialogcabin.org/news/Fred-Phelps-Al-Gore-Westboro-Baptist-Church-God-Hates-Fags/200010251159.shtml

Al Gore’s Phelps history.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 8:32:47 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: trooprally

I will only post this:

“And I am entirely serious about this.”


6 posted on 07/06/2012 8:37:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: trooprally
Has the Westboro Church group been funded in the past by liberal elites?

Are they being funded by liberals still?

Is this an attempt to make Christians look bad? The same thing they did with 'Fast and Furious' - trying to make gun owners look bad?

Or what liberal have done with the fake hate mail and 'notes' on dorm room doors etc?

They commit the crime and try to pin it on conservatives to gin up donations. If we had a free press - rather than failures like the New York Times and Washington Post - we'd find out. Too bad they're off trying to win a prize for the most liberal bull they can create... Eff you Pulitzer - and all the harm you've done to 'journalism'...

7 posted on 07/06/2012 8:48:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies and ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Doogle; lacrew; sickoflibs; neverdem; SandRat; LucyT
Has the Westboro Church group been funded in the past by liberal elites?

Are they being funded by liberals still?

Is this an attempt to make Christians look bad? The same thing they did with 'Fast and Furious' - trying to make gun owners look bad?

Or like what liberal did with fake hate mail and fake hate 'notes' on dorm room doors etc?

Liberals commit the crime and try to pin it on conservatives to gin up donations. If we had a free press - rather than failures like the New York Times and Washington Post - we'd find out.

Too bad they're off trying to win a prize for the most liberal bull they can create... Eff you Pulitzer - and all the harm you've done to 'journalism'...

8 posted on 07/06/2012 8:53:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honest to corruption . Stand up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: trooprally

I see the Westboro Law Firm trying to drum up more business. If they hated Homosexuals so much, they should protest Gay Days at Walt Disney World.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 8:56:58 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: trooprally

Too bad that you can’t spray them all with Skunk Oil, then they would smell as bad as they all are.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 9:07:38 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

These “people” at Westboro are lower than whale shit in the Mariana Trench. Regret they are still a viable entity.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 9:35:38 AM PDT by donozark (Col. C.Beckwith:I'd rather go down the river with 7 studs than with a hundred shitheads.)
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To: Doogle

Hopefully yes, it will go state wide. I also emailed some patriots who are around the area, from Philly to Richmond.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: GOPJ

Agree. Sure hope more Tea Party types get elected this November.


13 posted on 07/06/2012 9:58:35 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Talk about low life scum.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 9:59:07 AM PDT by bgill
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To: GOPJ

I don’t know who funds Fred.

I do know that he has run in the primary for Kansas governor four times...the Democrat primary that is.

In 1992, he got 30% of the DemocRat vote!

He was an official Algore delegate in 1988 :).

Yet, on TV and in movies, he is portrayed as a ‘right wing lunatic’.


15 posted on 07/06/2012 10:00:43 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Its really the military they hate. They figure that the military will get violent and they can then sue the person and the LEOs for not protecting them. Like liberals, they go where there is the least resistance. At Disney there would be a lot of people getting upset with them.


16 posted on 07/06/2012 10:01:13 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Lazamataz

This bunch came to my town last summer - somehow, all the tires on their vehicles went flat in the motel parking lot. Kinda sad, they missed the sight of 2,000 patriots surrounding the perimeter of the church where the funeral was being conducted.


17 posted on 07/06/2012 10:15:44 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: donozark

That’s why they should be sprayed totally by Skunks,


18 posted on 07/06/2012 10:27:16 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: lacrew
Yet, on TV and in movies, he is portrayed as a ‘right wing lunatic’.

And yet, the MSM seems to have no desire whatsoever to clarify the issue... Guess that lie 'works' for them. New York Times? You guys there?

19 posted on 07/06/2012 11:33:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: MuttTheHoople

The Westburros have not shown up at a single solitary Gay Pride event. They are cowardly back stabbers for fun and profit. If gays went away they’d surely be very disappointed.


20 posted on 07/06/2012 2:33:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: trooprally; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

I’m going to be away on a trip, but hopefully, others can make it.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


21 posted on 07/06/2012 9:04:18 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: trooprally
Mount up, Patriot Guard Riders! Do what I pay my dues for.

Turn your bike pipes around to face them and let them ROAR!

F**k those scum. Just make sure you don't clock one of them because they live for lawsuits. Then again, if you have nothing to lose, kick the ever living shit out those sub-humans! Kick their ugly souls into oblivion!

22 posted on 07/07/2012 12:31:02 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: trooprally

What makes Fred and his group curious....is that there is no other group that they ever go against, except GI’s. Hollywood actor die from Cocaine overdose or AIDs? They won’t show up at his funeral. President pass away? They won’t show up. Got some VIP from the Democratic Party pass away? They won’t show up. I doubt if the core membership of the Fred church even realizes this vast limitation. They hate military personnel with a passion.


23 posted on 07/07/2012 4:28:54 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: trooprally

I doubt the Patriot Guard would let them near the Arlington Cemetery


24 posted on 07/07/2012 3:05:56 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: A Navy Vet

I have heard a ride to Arlington is on PRG’s agenda. They are definitely awesome to watch in action.

[Mr] T


25 posted on 07/07/2012 3:46:14 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I suspect they calculate the physical injuries the gay leather and chains boys would inflict would be more painful than any court settlement could pay for. The westburros are evil not stupid. Still I fondly hope that one day they will do their burro act in some Appalachian town where highlander marksmanship skills will be displayed.
26 posted on 07/08/2012 12:50:53 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Thoth limp writhted thithies??


27 posted on 07/08/2012 1:11:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: trooprally

Packing my flag and sign now...looks like I may be alone this time?????

Will miss you all!


28 posted on 07/11/2012 6:53:35 AM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I notice they didn’t show up at Bawney Fwank’s “wedding” neither.


29 posted on 07/11/2012 6:58:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

dfw? where will you be on 7-28-2012?

I am going to Arlington Cemetery now...catch you later?


30 posted on 07/11/2012 7:24:36 AM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: 3D-JOY

You are on your probably by now, but Terry from WR and Rong should be there.

Not sure of Kburi or how many Rolling Thunder will show. PGRs will be escorting the funeral procession but their mission statement does not allow them to counter protest WBC. Of course I am sure they remove the PGR patch when they do counter WBC.

[Mr] T


31 posted on 07/11/2012 8:02:48 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

These people are such d____e bags!!!

God bless Rolling Thunder!!
:


32 posted on 07/11/2012 8:18:30 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU

Totally agree. We can only make sure we counter them whenever possible.

[Mr] T


33 posted on 07/11/2012 5:55:46 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally; shove_it; Doogle; lacrew; Lazmataz; GOPJ; MuttTheHoople; SandRat; donozark; bgill; ...

Update to those who seemed to be interested.

I got started driving early to try to get the space ahead of the arrival of the “Church” group.

People were pleased to see my patriotic clothing, hat and bright sign with ...I SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. I had attached American flags and big bright stars. Walkers constantly thanked me for being there...horns tooted and thumbs were “UP”.

Later lurker Terry arrived to add to the now 2-woman FReep.

This was a HUGE funeral procession. Local police cars, motorcycles and K-9 Unit were joined by dozens of unmarked cars with flashers behind the grill and windshield. There were 3 or more “Loooong” limos as well as the funeral directors cars. Patriot Guard Riders were there in large (25?) numbers as well as friends and family cars (50?) When you add the Arlington Security and all the escort and traffic control cars this became more than a mile long procession. They were joined at the grave site by the Presidents band, a large Honor Guard and dozens of uniformed Marines.

The “Hate” group did not appear and I was glad.

We had lots of pictures taken and I offered my sign to folks for their own family pictures. I think their trip will be a good memory and this would not have been true if the HATERS had appeared.

Thanks for showing interest in this event and the threat of the group to make the event harder for the family.

I hope to see each of you at a future event!


34 posted on 07/11/2012 7:59:18 PM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: 3D-JOY
They were joined at the grave site by the Presidents band, a large Honor Guard and dozens of uniformed Marines.

The President's band?
Could it be, could it possibly be... Barack Obama called the HATERS up and told them to bug off?

35 posted on 07/11/2012 8:03:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I was not familiar with or able to identify the band. A Marine told me that was what the red and white outfitted group was called. He wondered why they were there. They were requested by someone and approved by someone else, probably not the President. I think they play for special events and at the White House. About 20 musicians, I would guess.

Your “bug-off” comment is hilarious!


36 posted on 07/11/2012 8:34:49 PM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: 3D-JOY
Do you have any photos of your awesome 2-woman FReep? Thanks for all you do!
37 posted on 07/11/2012 9:49:54 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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DC Chapter Master Ping List

Thank you 3DJoy and Lurker Terry for making it to Arlington.

See 3D's Post No. 34

FROM AN EMAIL FROM TERRY:
It went fine. Joyce and I saw each other right away and stood together. She is such a sweet lady. The Westboro crazies never showed up, so the Patriot Guard was exactly right--they send press releases just to mess with people.

The procession was really moving. It was really long, which was great. There were a huge number of Patriot Guard riders, and they saluted us. We got a lot of waves and thumbs up. Various tourists stopped by to say hello and tell us they supported the troops too.

After the procession passed, Joyce and I stayed for until everyone was in the gates. We saw at least one other group, probably an elderly veteran who died. Then she sent into the cemetery to visit her husband's grave.

Ron Kirby got caught up in some bad traffic and didn't get there until the procession had passed, poor guy. Joyce and I were the only ones there during the procession.) Ron felt really bad, so I stayed longer and we held our signs for an extra half hour or so. It was a shame; he brought a heavy flag plus his sign. The response was good.

Thanks to both 3D and Lurker Terry for their AARs. And yes, the people coming to Arlington really enjoy seeing your support.

Most know 3D but Lurker Terry and husband, Lurker Bryan spent the last 2 years or so with us at our Friday evening Walter Reed troop support rallies.

38 posted on 07/12/2012 2:56:02 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: 3D-JOY

Thanks for the update


39 posted on 07/12/2012 3:08:11 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: trooprally

Thanks for the forward of Terry’s comments. I am so sorry to have missed Ron.

I am surprised she thought I was sweet! She did not tell you what I said when she arrived and said, “Can I join you?”

I replied, “That depends upon what your sign says!” SWEET? No way! LOL


40 posted on 07/12/2012 4:40:39 AM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: trooprally

...glad to see it turned out well, (they westboro, monitor the PGR site also)


41 posted on 07/12/2012 5:23:08 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 3D-JOY

Still... I’d think that getting that band, if it involved White House protocol at all (I’d guess they have some semi official status, and don’t gig out for just anything), might have also gotten the Westburros an interesting phone call. If not from Barack, who was busy golfing when not himself presiding at gay parade orgies, then maybe Joe Biden. If so, getting the band for these Arlington funerals might be the answer, for the time being.


42 posted on 07/12/2012 7:39:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: A Navy Vet

good to see you posting, ANV


43 posted on 07/12/2012 3:32:19 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: trooprally; 3D-JOY; Neil E. Wright

Sorry for the late reply. I’m a Patriot Guard Rider. It has been my extreme privilege to honor our returning fallen and our veterans at various memorials. Bless you and all who attended. It’s a very moving experience.


44 posted on 07/23/2012 9:18:44 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: sauropod
I don't often get involved in politics much anymore because I've lost hope that the politicos will do right by our Constitution. However, this is a hands on effort I can do something about. I'm also a contributing member of the WOUNDED WARRIORS project.

Thank you - I remember you, also. Take care.

45 posted on 07/23/2012 9:30:58 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

Thank you for your service and being a PGR.

We do what we can, when we can for our military.

Between PGR and patriots in the DC Chapter, I guess they decided not to show up. Our crowd was small this time being a weekday, but we have had more patriots in the past.

[Mr] T


46 posted on 07/23/2012 6:17:57 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: A Navy Vet

Glad to hear from you...and on my BIRTHDAY!

It was a busy day and today too...

Going to Arlington is my very special pleasure.


47 posted on 07/24/2012 8:51:29 PM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: 3D-JOY

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. Missed it since we are not out at WR.

The Trooprallys


48 posted on 07/25/2012 6:01:01 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: 3D-JOY
Are you the person who so helped on the ground in DC for the "March for Justice" back in 1998? Are you "JoyinDC"?

If so, contact me via Freepmail. I'd like to get your take on things.

49 posted on 07/25/2012 9:40:07 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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