Via Crooks & Liars.
Well at least someone is on Shaidle's side. WBBN780, a CBS affiliate, is reporting that none other than Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church are planning to picket the funerals and memorials of the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings.
"The Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), which is not affiliated with any national Baptist organization, announced plans to protest at victims’ funerals only hours after 32 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. They also may protest at other events on the Virginia Tech campus. "
To Ms. Shaidle, Mr. Steyn, Mr. Blake and Mr. Derbyshire, these people are now your peers. Here's hoping you enjoy the spiritual company you keep. One of these bright days, someone that is in the throes of grief is going to lose it with these people. While I do not condone violence, I would not shed a tear if someone slapped Fred Phelps vicious mouth right the around the back of his head. I sincerely hope that Phelps and his twisted goons find themselves in the back of a paddy wagon and that the families of Virginia Tech are allowed to grieve in peace. Virginia has already been forced to add funerals and memorials to their disorderly conduct statutes to keep these lunatics away from military funerals.