View Poll Results: Is protesting at funerals 'Free Speech'?

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  • No, this was never the intent of the founding fathers!

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    Right. Some old Italien guy happens to talk some smack about American Forces as he is fishing in hickville and you're just gonna beat the **** out of him. All this bravado is pretty damn silly. Too many childish men out there that need to mature a bit.
    What's even sillier is you kicking the **** out of your little straw man there.

    How about you read my post one more time and try writing something marginally intelligent?

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    What's even sillier is you kicking the **** out of your little straw man there.

    How about you read my post one more time and try writing something marginally intelligent?
    Let's take a look.

    Originally Posted by Coronado
    I hear where you're coming from. We buried my paternal grandfather last summer. Although I can't imagine any reason a person would want to drive ten miles past the boondocks to protest at the grave of an 86-year-old WW2 vet, if for some reason a person did, the thin veneer of civility would have evaporated immediately and they'd have been walking into a down-home Bald Knobber asswhuppin', and that's all there is to it. I'm certainly not saying it is in any way decent or right to protest at a person's funeral. What the Phelps clan does is deplorable, and I wouldn't feel the least bit of sympathy for any of them if they were all to be run over by a semi at their next event.

    Originally Posted by Flea
    Right. Some old Italien guy happens to talk some smack about American Forces as he is fishing in hickville and you're just gonna beat the **** out of him. All this bravado is pretty damn silly. Too many childish men out there that need to mature a bit.

    You said 'they would get an asswhoopin' and I said 'you're gonna beat the **** outa some poor fella that talks smack'.

    How is what I said a straw man. Let me help you. It isn't. You said something clearly. I responded. Imply that I said something lacking intelligence again if it helps you feel as if you still have some power in this conversation instead of feeling like a punk that got smacked by your own folly.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    Let's take a look.

    Originally Posted by Coronado
    I hear where you're coming from. We buried my paternal grandfather last summer. Although I can't imagine any reason a person would want to drive ten miles past the boondocks to protest at the grave of an 86-year-old WW2 vet, if for some reason a person did, the thin veneer of civility would have evaporated immediately and they'd have been walking into a down-home Bald Knobber asswhuppin', and that's all there is to it. I'm certainly not saying it is in any way decent or right to protest at a person's funeral. What the Phelps clan does is deplorable, and I wouldn't feel the least bit of sympathy for any of them if they were all to be run over by a semi at their next event.

    Originally Posted by Flea
    Right. Some old Italien guy happens to talk some smack about American Forces as he is fishing in hickville and you're just gonna beat the **** out of him. All this bravado is pretty damn silly. Too many childish men out there that need to mature a bit.

    You said 'they would get an asswhoopin' and I said 'you're gonna beat the **** outa some poor fella that talks smack'.

    How is what I said a straw man. Let me help you. It isn't. You said something clearly. I responded. Imply that I said something lacking intelligence again if it helps you feel as if you still have some power in this conversation instead of feeling like a punk that got smacked by your own folly.
    Do you know the difference between an organized protest and "some old Italien [sic] guy" talking "smack"? It's a pretty simple distinction.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    I want to say there should be a law about this. But if we got a law about this? That would open it up for other free speech issues.

    It takes people lower than whale dung to be doing stuff like this and I wish DEATH-that is right-DEATH on anybody that would do such a disgusting thing
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Do you know the difference between an organized protest and "some old Italien [sic] guy" talking "smack"? It's a pretty simple distinction.
    Holy ****. You said "A PERSON" Not a ****ing "organized" protest which makes it sound like a lot of people. You didn't say organized once. Grow a ****ing pair of balls and admit your mistake and stop acting like a silly little twat.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I want to say there should be a law about this. But if we got a law about this? That would open it up for other free speech issues.

    It takes people lower than whale dung to be doing stuff like this and I wish DEATH-that is right-DEATH on anybody that would do such a disgusting thing
    You wish "DEATH" on people that protest and are rude about people at a funeral? What the **** is wrong with some of you people. Jesus christ, what a bunch of crazy freaks.

    I think that we have bigger problems to worry about people. Get a god damn grip.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flea View Post
    You wish "DEATH" on people that protest and are rude about people at a funeral? What the **** is wrong with some of you people. Jesus christ, what a bunch of crazy freaks.

    I think that we have bigger problems to worry about people. Get a god damn grip.
    Yes. If you cannot respect the Dead? Then maybe you should join em

    Respect for the family too! What kind of low down does this stuff?
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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Yes. If you cannot respect the Dead? Then maybe you should join em

    Respect for the family too! What kind of low down does this stuff?
    Death, for people that don't respect the dead? That has to be, LITERALLY, one of the most stupid things that I have ever heard.

    What about disrespecting dead retarded midgets? Does that qualify for death in your world of honey smelling blood that has no taste?

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Flea, maybe you'd like to collect your thoughts a bit, because they are all over the place.

    You took Coronado's statements to an illogical extreme, suggesting that he would beat up some old man for talking smack about the armed forces. (What does Italian have to do with it anyway?)

    We're talking about the Phelp's clan activities and things of that level, not about every moron with more mouth than brains.

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    Re: Is protesting at funerals 'free speech'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I hear where you're coming from. We buried my paternal grandfather last summer. Although I can't imagine any reason a person would want to drive ten miles past the boondocks to protest at the grave of an 86-year-old WW2 vet, if for some reason a person did, the thin veneer of civility would have evaporated immediately and they'd have been walking into a down-home Bald Knobber asswhuppin', and that's all there is to it. I'm certainly not saying it is in any way decent or right to protest at a person's funeral. What the Phelps clan does is deplorable, and I wouldn't feel the least bit of sympathy for any of them if they were all to be run over by a semi at their next event.
    hell yeah to the descendents of baldknobbers!!!

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