I believe there is a 'special' place prepared for those people ...Lonewuff said:I think this newscaster gets a little heated under the collar, what do you think?
WOW! Hate to bring this up again...old news to many of you...but I just came across this thread. I ride with Rolling Thunder; we have a similar mission as that of the Patriot Guard; our primary goal is to ensure we don't leave any POW/MIA unaccounted for. Anyway, we had one of these "church" groups protest at a funeral here. We lined up between the protestors and the procession and the Harley riders revved their bikes and effectively drowned out the protestor noise. We still have people thanking us for doing this. While I don't like the war in Iraq, there's a time and place to exercise freedom of speech but I don't believe a funeral is one where any kind of protest like this should occur.Lonewuff said:Jim,
I wish all news media would push their off button when it comes to these idiots. They believe any publicity is good no matter how bad. If the news stopped showing them, talking to them, interviewing them and giving them a soap box they would soon fade away, but as long as they see themselves on the news they think they are in the limelight and it just furthers their self proclaimed cause. In the Houston area we are pretty lucky, because the news media always makes a point of showing us (Patriot Guards) and mentioning that we escorted and they never mention the idiots from the so-called church. They haven't shown up for several months now. In fact sometimes I think we only do the P.G. stuff to show our respect anymore. Now that is a real shame huh? I can't even begin to explain what I feel when I ride on a P.G. mission, but I know I am better for it and I hope we are helping the family in some small way.