1. Phelps Acts French.
Todd G. sends the info that Fred Phelps and his "followers" didn't show up to Rickey Jones' funeral today.
Protesters skip Kokomo soldier's funeral
March 6, 2006
KOKOMO, Ind. — A barrier of citizens and police ringed a funeral service today for a soldier killed in Iraq in anticiaption for protesters who never came.
Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a bill into law Thursday that makes disorderly conduct within 500 feet of a funeral a felony. He said before the funeral that he hoped the legislation will help keep protesters at bay.
"I hope," he said. "In honesty, what will make a difference, is when the news media stops taking pictures of hate-filled people."...
Real thanks should go to the Patriot Guard Riders and others who went to the funeral to protect the Jones family. As one retired Sergeant Major told me recently, a finer group of vets and non-vets would be tough to find...
2. Academics Get Schooled.
The Supreme Court of the United States of America (unamimously) tells a bunch of whiney elitist academics to allow military recruiters on campus.
Now, some law schools are offering to lead protests against military recruiters on campus. Of course, the military needs lawyers, but not that many lawyers.
..."We're disappointed with the legal outcome of the case ... but this unanimous opinion is a call to arms to the law school administrations across the country," says Chai Feldblum, a law professor at Georgetown University and a board member of FAIR. The organization hopes "to see every single law school helping students to organize protests" against military recruiters on campus, "because the Supreme Court has told us that the way to exercise our First Amendment beliefs is by speaking out more."...
Of course, getting rid of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy would be one way to see if that would change the attitude of certain academia towards the military. I doubt it.
3. Cindy Sheehan will need a new bathroom facility.
While Cindy Sheehan decided that protesting at hospitals where our wounded reside is a bad idea, she is still going to be protesting at military facilities in Germany. Apparently, Cindy decided that she won't need to use restrooms during her visit...
Soldiers' Angels Germany wants to spread the word of a counter-protest to Support Our Troops. If you know of people in Germany who would be interested is showing support for our troops and our friendship with Germany, send them this link to David's Medienkritik - http://medienkritik.typepad.com/blog/2006/03/the_cindy_count.html
The Support the Troops rally is being organized by a German citizen. THANKS, Stefan!