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  • Victorious USA Baseball Skipper Leyland: ‘Just Trying to Make America Great Again’

    03/23/2017 9:50:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/23/2017 | Matt Philbin
    Could Jim Leyland be any different from Colin Kaepernick? Last night, Team USA dominated Puerto Rico 8-0 to win the World Baseball Championship for the first time. Leyland, 72, the Hall of Fame-bound manager and baseball lifer who came out of retirement to manage the U.S. team got emotional in a post-game interview.
  • American Beauty: USA dominates PR in final

    03/22/2017 11:19:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | March 23, 2017 | Doug Miller
    The stars of American baseball have finally earned their World Baseball Classic stripes. The United States got a brilliant pitching performance from starter and WBC 2017 MVP Marcus Stroman and enough offense from its All-Star-packed lineup of Major League luminaries to beat Puerto Rico, 8-0, in the championship game of the 2017 Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. After three World Baseball Classics dating back to the inaugural tournament in 2006 in which Team USA never made it past the semifinals, the Americans won their first title in decisive style in front of a raucous, bipartisan crowd of 51,565...
  • Smyly's 8-K start extends U.S. streak

    03/15/2017 9:48:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | 3/16/17 | Manny Randhawa
    Mariners left-hander Drew Smyly started the United States' 4-2 victory against Venezuela on Wednesday night, and he was dominant. The 27-year-old struck out eight and walked none in 4 2/3 innings in the Pool F opener of the World Baseball Classic. The last six outs Smyly recorded were strikeouts before he gave way to Rangers closer Sam Dyson. Smyly's final pitch, a fastball to strike out Carlos Gonzalez, was clocked at 94.4 mph. Smyly had never thrown a pitch that exceeded 93.96 mph (on April 24, 2015) in the Statcast™ era. Smyly gave up one run, but it was unearned....
  • US starts fast vs. Canada to book Round 2 ticket

    03/12/2017 8:42:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    MLB.com/World Baseball Classic ^ | March 12, 2017 | Matt Kelly
    Throw out all the tiebreaker scenarios. Team USA is moving on. The Americans' mission was clear after the Dominican Republic outlasted Colombia, 9-3, in extra innings: Win and get in to Round 2 of the World Baseball Classic. A focused Team USA squad did just that by defeating Team Canada, 8-0, on Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami to punch its ticket to the second round in San Diego. The victory left the Americans with a 2-1 record in Pool C, good enough to claim a Pool F matchup against the Pool D runner-up Wednesday at 9 pm. ET (6...
  • Israel Stuns Cuba 4-1 To Continue Miracle 'Cinderella Run' In World Baseball Classic (now 4-0)

    03/12/2017 6:28:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Forwards.com ^ | March 12, 2017 | by JTA
    Israel’s national baseball team upset Cuba 4-1 in the World Baseball Classic, continuing its unlikely run in the tournament. After falling behind 1-0 in the second inning Sunday, Israel took control of the game, driving in four consecutive runs and holding the heavily favored Cuban team to just five hits. The game was the first of the second round and gave Israel a 4-0 record in the international tournament. Israel was the lowest-ranked team to qualify for the showcase tournament, coming in at 41st in the world. But last week in the first round, the team squeaked past third-ranked South...
  • Thousands of protesters already descending on DC for inauguration

    01/14/2017 7:14:55 AM PST · by pabianice · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/14/17 | Lovelace
    Anarchists Plan Mass Disruptions at Trump Inaugueration Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are preparing to descend on the nation's capital for Inauguration Day, setting up a combustible situation opposite the large gatherings of the president-elect's fans... The "Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparation" also will hold a rally and march on Saturday at Freedom Plaza, according to a permit issued by the National Park Service that has allotted space for 600 people... The Westboro Baptist Church has a permit to demonstrate at John Marshall Park located along the parade route on Inauguration Day, the same site where...
  • JK Rowling wanted Gandalf and Dumbledore to get married – now it’s really happening

    06/06/2015 5:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 4, 2015 | Ann Lee
    Just before gay marriage was legalised in Ireland, JK Rowling tweeted that she was hoping Gandalf and Dumbledore would be able to get married. Now that’s set to become a reality this weekend with LGBTQ rights activist group Planting Peace staging a wedding between the fictional wizards. The nuptials will take place in their rainbow-coloured headquarters opposite the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. The church threatened to picket the wedding if it ever happened....
  • Fred Phelps: Satan's Servant

    03/25/2014 6:27:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age of 84, I think they would have made an exception. The man, who will be referred to in this column without the modifier "reverend," because there was nothing reverent about him, defined the word "odious." He and some of his family members constituted the entire membership of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. It was BINO, Baptist in name only. Phelps and some members of his family (though not all) picketed military funerals with...
  • Westboro Baptist reportedly planning to protest funerals of slain servicemen, locals plan counter-pr

    07/18/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press via Young Conservatives ^ | July 18, 2015 | Chattanooga Times Free Press Staff
    A Twitter account allegedly run by Westboro Baptist church says that the congregation intends to protest the funerals of the military members killed in Chattanooga earlier this week. The account claims that God sent the shooter to kill the servicemembers and it insinuates that their murders are part of God’s punishment for America moving away from their Biblical standards.From Times Free Press: Claiming that God sent the gunman to the military installations in Chattanooga, Westboro Baptist on Saturday indicated that it planned to protest the funerals of the slain Marines and Sailor.Blaming the killings in part on the acceptance of...
  • Dumbledore and Gandalf to marry in front of Westboro Baptist Church

    06/08/2015 8:19:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The extremist Westboro Baptist Church won't have to travel far for its next protest. That's because on Sunday afternoon, Planting Peace, "a non-profit organization founded in 2004 for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world," plans to hold a wedding between Gandalf and Dumbledore across from the hate group's headquarters in Topeka, Kansas. The marriage of the characters, played by volunteer actors, is a culmination of tweets between a fan of JK Rowling and the author's spat with the anti-gay 'church' on Twitter. Shortly after Ireland voted to legalize same-sex marriage, @justaoifethings tweeted: "@jk_rowling proud to see us...
  • Westboro Baptist Church protests outside Beau Biden's funeral

    06/06/2015 11:41:14 AM PDT · by South40 · 41 replies
    The Hill (MSN) ^ | 6 JUNE 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    Three members of the Westboro Baptist Church protested the funeral of Beau Biden, the vice president’s son, on Saturday, according to USA Today. One man was arrested for throwing coffee at the protestors, the report said. The three members of the Topeka, Kansas-based church were seen picketing outside St. Anthony of Padua church in Wilmington, Del. where at least 1,000 people attended a service for Beau Biden.
  • J.K. Rowling Reveals Awesome Reason For Challenging Westboro Church's Hate Speech

    05/27/2015 4:26:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/27/2015 | Nick Visser
    Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote last week, prompting emotional celebrations, outpourings of support and, yes, a little bit of hate. The Westboro Baptist Church already stumbled over an attempted diss of the Irish referendum, mistakenly chastising the Ivory Coast instead. But when they tried to take on J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter author had nothing but ire for the hate-mongers ..."I don't care about WBC. I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged."...
  • Westboro Church to Picket Robert Schuller's Memorial Service

    04/08/2015 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jason Devaney
    The Westboro Baptist Church says it will picket the memorial service of the late Rev. Robert H. Schuller on April 20. The group often protests American soldiers' funerals, and has staged nearly 55,000 protests. In a press release posted to its website, the group says Schuller, a televangelist and author, "should have been hated." "He called himself a Bible preacher; he should have been hated of the world, not loved; and he should have preached about hell," the release reads. The 88-year-old Schuller died Thursday, having been diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2013. He was the host of the "Hour...
  • 'God Loves Gays' billboard goes up near Westboro Baptist Church

    09/08/2014 7:36:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | September 8, 2014 | Gabrielle Levy
    TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Remember when "God" said he wanted to plaster a pro-tolerance message on a billboard in the back yard of the Westboro Baptist Church? Well, thanks to the donations of more than 3,700 funders, God -- or at least the mysterious person running God's Facebook page -- has raised more than $80,0000 in support of a "God Loves Gays" billboard in Topeka, Kan.
  • Westboro Baptist Church to picket Michael Brown funeral

    08/24/2014 1:55:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Westboro Baptist Church members say they’ll picket the funeral of killed Missouri teen Michael Brown because of openly gay NFL player Michael Sam, who plays for the St. Louis Rams. A flier posted on the group’s website says that no matter the reason of the shooting for Brown, the “cause was from the Lord.” “Missouri has made itself known worldwide for three things. [Gays] e.g. Michael Sam; bestiality; and shredding the constitution in order to remove the Word of God from their streets,” the leaflet states. “Now you reap what you have to diligently sown, Missouri! Your streets resemble a...
  • [Westboro] Baptist Church won’t go to Iraq: Comedian donates flight money to charity instead

    08/23/2014 11:18:36 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | Oliver Wheaton
    The West Borough Baptist Church nearly made a journey to Iraq to protest against IS, after taking up an offer from comedian Adam Hills to fly the anti-gay hate group to the war torn country.The Australian comic made his pledge on his show The Last Leg, on Channel 4 last Friday after the church vowed to picket the funeral of Robin Williams, who they labelled a ‘fag pimp’.He told members of the controversial church to ‘put your money where your mouth is’ and offered to fly them to Iraq so they could protest against the killing of Christians by Islamic State...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Says It’s Going To Iraq To Protest ISIS

    08/22/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 8/22/2014 | JAMESON PARKER
    Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group that masquerades as a religious organization, is known for their publicity stunts, but they may have bit off more than they can chew with this one. After a comedian offered to pay for them to fly to Iraq so they can protest real Christian persecution at the hands of Islamic militants, the group tweeted that they have accepted his offer. They want to take their picket signs and head over to a country currently occupied by a group that beheads Christian children without hesitation – this ought to go well. To bring you up...
  • ‘God hates fags’ hate group Westboro Baptist Church to picket the funeral of Robin Williams

    08/16/2014 1:13:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 14 Aug 2014
    The Westboro Baptist Church have announced their plans to picket the funeral of Robin Williams.In their seemingly endless quest to become the most despised group in the world, the controversial anti-gay church, whose messages of hate include holding their famous ‘God hates fags’ signs, have denounced the late actor as a ‘fag pimp’ because he played a gay character in the cult film the Birdcage and a cross dresser in the family film Mrs Doubtfire. @Rob1nWilliams @RobbyWilliams_ @RobinWilliamsTw @RWFansite Westboro Baptist Church to protest #RobinWilliams funeral: http://t.co/hsGrcp8Ro6— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 12, 2014 The church, whose founder Fred Phelps died in...
  • Beyond Powerful: Watch an Entire Town Stand Up to Westboro Baptist Church Protestors(Moore, OK)

    04/08/2014 10:21:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    When members of Westboro Baptist Church showed up to picket Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was ravaged by a powerful tornado last year, they probably didn’t expect a reaction like this. Thousands of residents held a counter-protest across the street and eventually ran the Westboro members away.
  • Fred Phelps: no funeral for the preacher who picketed so many (+video)

    03/23/2014 11:54:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 3/20/14 | Mark Guarino
    Fred Phelps, a former street preacher who led a family ministry that raged against what he perceived as a morally bankrupt society, died Thursday. His legacy of picketing funerals of military veterans and disaster victims, promoting coarse language to condemn conduct he viewed as amoral, and waging legal battles that protected his actions under the First Amendment, earned him an international reputation of a man’s whose absolute conviction was never swayed in the face of widespread contempt. “The level of his vitriol, the savageness of his comments, were just unmatched anywhere. His rhetoric was such he united people both on...