Those Crazy Baptists

The Westboro Baptist Church has really over stayed their welcome, if they ever were welcome anywhere.  These are the people who protest at the funerals of fallen military personnel.  Shameless and ridiculous.

I’m not a Baptist, but I feel sorry for the real Baptists that have to put up with these jacklegs spewing their hate.  Just once I wish the finger of God would come down out of the heavens and tell these idiots – Hey dipwad, love the sinner hate the sin.  Sorry, that would make too much sense.

I heard the plight of the Snyder family on a local radio show a couple of days ago.  This family actually took this Church to court and were ordered to pay the court costs.  The story has since broke nationally and many people have started to give to the family’s legal fund.  Here is a brief synopsis:

Matthew Snyder, of Finksburg, Maryland, died from a non combat-related vehicle accident in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to Combat Service Support Group-1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on March 3, 2006. Matthew was 20 years old.
Matthew graduated from Westminster High School in 2003. After graduation, he enlisted in the Marines on October 14, 2003, and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. In August of 2004, Matthew was assigned to Combat Logistics Batallion-7, Twentynine Palms, Calif. as a generator mechanic.

“He was a hero and he was the love of my life.” – Albert Snyder, Matthew’s Father

The family of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, US Marine Corps, has begun this civil lawsuit* against Mr. Phelps and certain members of the so-called Westboro Baptist Church to bring an end to the reign of terror and abuse that they inflicted upon the grieving families of US service members killed in defense of our nation. Using innocent children to deliver their twisted message of hatred and fear, the defendants in this suit have sought to attack the memory of our departed heroes, to strip their loved ones of their dignity, and to use abuse and intimidation as a tool for preventing surviving family members from reaching closure over their loss.

It is the sincere hope of Mr. Al Snyder, Matthew’s father, that this suit will spark similar legal actions against Mr. Phelps wherever he seeks to inflict harm upon the memory of our heroes and their families. If you feel strongly that such actions should be stopped, please consider a donation to help offset the legal expenses of bringing this suit.

*This is a private civil lawsuit that is separate from any actions being pursued by states or the federal government against Mr. Phelps. While those cases involve Government action and potential 1st Amendment issues, this case is distinct. This case simply alleges that one does not have the right to conspire to use lies in order to inflict intentional harm upon persons who are grieving the death of their children.

If you feel like giving to the legal fund, here is the link: www.matthewsnyder.org.  Thank God for the Patriot Guard.

Here are a couple of videos about Westboro:

Hard to believe these people have a forum.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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English Only For Missouri Driving Tests

I’m a big proponent for the citizens of the United States to speak English. For now, English is our main language. There is no problem, in my opinion, with individuals conversing with others in their native language, but they need to assimilate and speak the national language.State Rep. Cynthia Davis of Missouri, a Missouri Congresswoman, is pushing the Missouri State Highway Patrol to offer driver’s license examinations only in English. She has introduced a bill to do just this.

From The Suburban Journal:

Davis said she was surprised by the steps taken by the highway patrol to accommodate non-English speakers in a state where in 2008 voters approved a constitutional amendment making English the official language at all public meetings. In addition to testing in foreign languages, she said, those who don’t speak any of the 12 languages may hire a translator from a state-approved list and have the test read to them in their native language.

How do these people read all the street signs? Just a question.

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Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Rep. Weiner is a Weener

I always think that it is funny when public officials refuse to answer questions.  It happens on both sides, but this time it’s on the left.

Bill O’Reilly had Rep. Anthony Weiner on his show earlier in the week.  Bill asked a simple question about the fines that will be levied on taxpayers who refuse to get health insurance.  As you will see from the clip below, he just didn’t answer.

What a supreme jerk.  Big mean Bill O’Reilly always beats up on the helpless little Rep. Weiner and never let’s him talk.  Boo Hoo. I think that Mr. O’Reilly showed great patience with the Congressman during this interview, even though he never did answer the question and actually stretched the truth about who enforces the law and some other details.

In case you were curious, it is the IRS that will be charged with assessing the fines.  There’s your answer Bill (and Rep. Weiner.)

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

World Trade Center Disaster

The most recent video from Steven Crowder.

I traveled to the site a couple of years ago during a visit to NYC.  We were amazed at the lack of building on the site and it pretty much looked like it did when it was cleaned up.  What a waste.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Drill For Oil Everywhere!

Here is a video from a local TV station featuring Jamie Allman, a popular radio talk show host in St. Louis.

I say drill everywhere possible with the current technology (that uses very little land.)

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

I Thought We Were Post-Racial

A pseudo-controversy erupted this week when a Wal-Mart in Louisiana decided to mark down black Barbies to $3.00, 1/2 of the former price.   The race-baiters took the story and cried racism.  Sounds more like something called retail economics and inventory control to me – I guess that makes me a racist.

Are you kidding Cafferty?  Wal-Mart values white parents rather than black parents?  Wal-Mart values green (money) more than anything.

From a Wal-Mart spokesperson:

“To prepare for (s)pring inventory, a number of items are marked for clearance, ” spokeswoman Melissa O’Brien said in an e-mail. “… Both are great dolls. The red price sticker indicates that this particular doll was on clearance when the photo was taken, and though both dolls were priced the same to start, one was marked down due to its lower sales to hopefully increase purchase from customers.”

“Pricing like items differently is a part of inventory management in retailing,” O’Brien said.

Marking the price down would make the dolls more accessible to parents.  Where is the problem here. I wonder what the cry would have been if the white Barbie was cheaper than the black one?  They would sell out the white Barbies, that is what would happen.

Wal-Mart is a business interested in making as much money as possible.  If they thought a product would sell at a higher price and increase their margin, they would do it.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Massa Is a Kook Deluxe

I didn’t get to see the Eric Massa interview with Glenn Beck earlier this week, but I wish I had.  This was great TV highlighting a complete and utter idiot.  I really wish he was still in the House because he is a kook, good fun for all.

You can judge for yourself from this video:

How did this guy get elected in the first place?  The only thing I can figure is that he acted like the crazy girlfriend all guys know about.  Things are wonderful for a while and you can’t believe no one has grabbed this wonderful looking girl.  You seem to have all kinds of things in common and you are having a great time, until… that fateful day when you figure out that she is stone cold bat crazy. (You can tell this if you can see the entire colored part of the eyeball.)  By then it is too late as you can’t get rid of her and witness relocation seems like a great idea.  Fortunately, I haven’t had to deal with this – but know plenty of guys (and gals) who have.

If I got into a “tickle fight” with any one of my friends I would end up in the ER with various contusions and broken bones – and for good reason.  When Arianna Huffington feels sorry for you, things have gone really really bad.

At least no one else has to spend any time with this moron.  I think Mr. Beck should be thanked for taking one for the team.

Of course, this is just my opinion

Rob’s Rant