Picketing the Cathedral

AP/YahooNews — Picketing the Cathedral.

A police officer salutes in front of pro and anti-Ronald Reagan (news - web sites) groups near the National Cathedral in Washington Friday, June 11, 2004 prior to funeral services for the former president. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A police officer salutes in front of pro and anti-Ronald Reagan groups near the National Cathedral in Washington Friday, June 11, 2004 prior to funeral services for the former president. (AP Photo/Eric Gay).

These things rather speak for themselves.

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Comments

  1. The Dark Knight says:
  2. Shouldn’t the caption read: “The reason night-sticks were invented”

  3. I’m with Rusty: I hope some of those traitors had “accidents” once the event was over.

  4. Alex Knapp says:

    Ironically, those are kids from Fred Phelps’ crew, lambasting Reagan for being gay-friendly…

  5. Richard Arnone says:

    I am constantly amazed by the total lack of grace exhibited by the left.

  6. OF Jay says:

    Richard, as Alex has noted, they’re Phelps dogs, which only proves to show that the lack of grace transcends political affiliations.

  7. Sgtfluffy says:

    It takes a village to raise an idiot who protests at a funeral.
    /scrawlville.com

  8. Barbar says:

    I am constantly amazed by the total lack of grace exhibited by the left.

    Heh. Nothing amazing at all about this then…

  9. McGehee says:

    The Phelpsies make the political spectrum resemble a corkscrew.

  10. Bithead says:

    Does anyone doubt whom these people will vote for come November?

    Perhaps the Bush people should be using this example of what Kerry supporters are really like, as a part of their re-election campaign. Exposing these cockroaches to light, after all, tends to scatter them.

  11. I like the framing, including the “No left turn” sign. We should make that our motto this fall.

    I don’t care about the losers. They’re just upset because he destroyed their idol: the USSR.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Is no one reading the previous comments? Those people will NOT be voting for Kerry, because he’s even more gay-friendly than Bush (at least in rhetoric). They wouldn’t be satisfied unless Fred himself was running.

    Dunno what they think of the USSR, tho’. Still, read up on Phelps sometime. They definitely are NOT leftist.

  13. CurrencyLad says:

    I liked the ‘No Turn on Red’ sign in the background. Not anymore. Thanks Mr Pres. Rest in Peace.

  14. Attila Girl says:

    It’s hard not to speculate. I found myself scrutinizing evey person in the photo, wondering if they really believed all this nonsense. I locked on the young woman in the black skirt flashing the “victory” (or “peace”) sign, hoping that the high turnout had squished her closer to the counter-protesters, and that she wasn’t really one of them.

    Hoping.

  15. There are two important signs in this photo.

    The first is at the very top and right of center in the photograph. It is a symbol we should all take to heart – “No Left Turn”

    The other is just to the right of the first – No Turn on Red – meaning of course, we should not change our attitude toward Marxists like those shown in the photo.

  16. One Fine Jay says:

    Final thoughts on Pres. Reagan
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  17. Jen Speaks says:

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  18. QandO says:

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