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  1. DarrylS

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    godhatesfags.com won this round apparently, and the father who brought them to Court now has to pay legal fees of Fred Phelps and his band of unmerry wacko's... this will prove to be a very interesting case.

    FYI two of the three judges in this case were appointed by George W.. so there will be no ensuing discussion of activist court...

    Dead Marine's father ordered to pay protesters' legal costs - CNN.com

    Here is the raw copy...

    http://pacer.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinion.pdf/081026.P.pdf
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    What a huge miscarriage of justice. It makes you sick what people can get away with.

    Fred Phelps is a vile human being.
  3. DarrylS

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    Am amazed that no one has "taken" him out.. with all the nut jobs in America, he seems like and easy mark.. his daughter is a winner also.
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    #54 Jersey

    Who wants to start organizing a protest for their funerals and church services?

    "Thank God for dead Westboro Baptist members"
    "God hates Westboro"

    Fact is, though, that they're a cult. They'll never understand.
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  5. DarrylS

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    Another case of extremist religion..

    Run across them every year in Mardi Gras.. last year was in Jackson Square, and there was a Westboro Guy who had a sandwich board about fornication, masturbation, gambling a whole bunch of crap... walking next to the Westboro Dude was another guy with a sign that said "who invited this guy to the party???".. I went over and shook his hand.

    Do they really think that amidst all their noise that anyone will listen to them on Bourbon St???.. they make a difficult police effort more difficult as they need to be escorted.
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    I don't think this father was entitled to money, free speech is free speech; but he should be entitled to think that what happened to him was wrong and to get his day in court without fear of punishment. IMO making him pay Westboro's costs is exactly that, punishment. Its the result of people constantly screaming about blood sucking lawyers and tort reform.

    I find it exceptionally depressing that this society can't figure out a way to allow the families of our war dead to bury their loved ones with some dignity and peace. We have to find a way to stop this evil church from doing what they do.
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    Fred Phelps is a vile punk, who uses they dead servicemen as a source of publicity. Scumbag.
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    #75 Jersey

    BillO'Reilly has just paid the guy's legal bills, you would think that Obama would have stepped up and done it, but at least O'Reilly knew what was the right thing to do.....
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    Does it have to be legal? If there's some centrist moderate militia out there looking for something to do that will score major points, there's a job for you.

    I think O'Rielly just won the race to pay this guy's bills, but good gfor him. There would have been dozens of people of all stripes rushing to pay that tab, I'll bet.
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    Interesting comment.. keep in mind that two of the three judges are appointments of George W.. so the thought police say it is a good and just decision, not done by the activist court...

    Salary of Bill O'Reilly.. $9,000,000 and the publicity is priceless
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    #12 Jersey

    So the real stories here are bad judge appointments from Bush and insincere contributions to the family from O'Reilly?:confused:
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    Of all the people on Fox news, OReilly really is "fair and balanced" in my opinion. Personally, I like the guy. Regardless of the publicity, to see his gesture as anything other than a very nice thing to do is strange.
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    It woulod be very interesting to see this Phelps guy picket the funeral of a Minority veteran, a Hells Angel veteran a Muslim Veteran, or a veteran who happend to be the son of a Mafia Godfather..........................:confused:
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    Good point. Maybe he should do that...then we'd be rid of him.
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    There is no criticism of Bill nor is it strange, just reacting to a post about how Obama did not do it, but Bill did.. the pub is not bad for him either..

    I would have expected this to be done by a whole slew of people, however Bill seized the opportunity..
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    Paying the bill is only half a solution. It gives these animals 16k to spend tormenting someone else.
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    There are a ton of liberals who make more than O'Rielly.

    Not even a peep from the left on this issues.

    Sean Penn makes far more than Bill O'Rielly.
    Maybe he should put his money to better use than flying around the world
    giving dictators like Hugo Chavez a reach around.
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    Imagine the reaction if they protested Ted Kennedy's funeral.
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    You would have to be pretty dim to look at this as a partisan issue. REAL dim.
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    #75 Jersey

    This has nothing to do with a judges ruling it is the standard rules of the court, (that they have to pay fees for motions and copies etc). It is not like a Judge stood up and said you have to pay this, this is how this court operates IN EVER SINGLE CASE.

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