Dead Marine’s parents sue human smegma Fred Phelps

posted at 11:06 pm on June 5, 2006 by Allahpundit

From moral bankruptcy to actual bankruptcy, God willing.

The complaint states five causes of action, all of which allege sufficient outrageousness as to warrant punitive damages. That’s the key; the Snyders probably can’t collect enough by way of actual damages to take douchey’s land and put him in the poorhouse. So its punitives or bust — unless other military families follow the Snyders’ lead here and file suits of their own. In that case, the legal fees alone might be enough to break him.

And indeed, that’s exactly what the Snyders are advocating on their webpage. They’re also accepting donations to help defray the expenses of the suit. (Their lawyers, Barley Snyder, are working pro bono.) Drop a fin in their collection box to help them fight the good fight.

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I’m gonna love it when the ACLU takes up for Phelps.

see-dubya on June 5, 2006 at 11:22 PM

I read the complaint, and I’m convinced that Phelps and his band of Koolaid-drinkers are toast. A good point raised at Barking Moonbat: where do these scum get the big bucks that finances their travels? Thats the fountain of punitive damages, right there.

See-dubya has a good point too. How will the ACLU’s inevitable defense of Phelps play with their other clientellerinas?

Also, how blue a state is Maryland? Enough to impact the jury selection process?

inmanjh on June 6, 2006 at 12:22 AM

Damn Allahpundit. Do you have to insult Smegma like that! After all Smegma does serve a purpose… :)

Any way they can invoke the RICO act on this slimeball? Triple damages! (apologies to all slimeballs out there)

CrazyFool on June 6, 2006 at 12:22 AM

Ya know the Southern Poverty Law Center basically made their name by bankrupting users of hate speech concerning white supremacy. I don’t see this as any different. Break the S.O.B.’s

Cpilot on June 6, 2006 at 12:22 AM

Put that no good sunuvabeyatch out of action along with his entire goofy family once and for all!

Defector01 on June 6, 2006 at 12:32 AM

Allah, while we’re on the subject of the WBC smegma (Thanks for the new word, btw; I’d been settling for "slime.") this is an excellent time for a plug for Patriot Guard Riders, an outstanding organization formed to protect the families of our fallen from the smegma. I’ve only been out with them once, but it was an eye-opener. At CWO2 Chris Donaldson’s funeral in mid-May we did a good enough job of insulating the mourners from the smegma that after the funeral one of the family asked one of the Riders "Did that protest bunch show up?" You don’t have to be a biker (I’m not) or a veteran (although I am) to join and participate when needed. After you’ve read the official stuff on their site, you can also get a little more of a feel for the sort of people involved here (tissue alert).

bdfaith on June 6, 2006 at 12:44 AM

It’s about damn time.

violet on June 6, 2006 at 3:06 AM

Allah-repugnant! The use of terms like “smegma” degrade this site and all knowledgable adults who participate herein.

Aren’t you above this type of juvenile claptrap?

If not, will you please grow up!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on June 6, 2006 at 9:48 AM

Juvenile would have been if AP had used the adolescent synonym for “smegma”, which rhymes with “trick sleaze”. If anything, “smegma” in this context shows adult restraint.

Kid from Brooklyn on June 6, 2006 at 10:24 AM

Personally, I thought “smegma” was awfully mild and restrained. This man personifies evil; that he pretends to act in the name of God puts him in a league with lovely men like bin Laden.

“Smegma” doesn’t even come close.

Now here’s my question: why is he still breathing? It’s something I always wonder about such people. Why are there terrorists willing to kill innocents, but nobody ever seems to go after the real smegma heads? (No pun intended).

Seriously. Why aren’t some crazy American rednecks in Teheran blowing themselves up? Why aren’t nutty Israel’s blowing up Palistinian pizza parlors? (Do they have pizza parlors?)

Let me be clear: I am NOT advocating such violence. I just don’t understand why it never happens. Why regular joes get killed every day, and real (insert better expletive here)’s never seem to get hit.

Professor Blather on June 6, 2006 at 10:34 AM

This guy is the logical intersection of homophobia and mental illness. How he has avoided being institutionalized is beyond me, you don’t get this crazy overnight.

honora on June 6, 2006 at 12:01 PM

I wish conservatives wouldn’t use the outrageously STUPID term “homophobia”. By using such an absolutely asinine lunatic label we give it legitimacy. These people don’t fear gays, they hate them. And the rest of us just hate (or at least severely are disgusted by) what they DO, but we still don’t FEAR them at all.

God does NOT hate gays… but He DOES hate what they DO.

That said, Phelps and co are idiots, mentally ill, and absolutely indefensible. If God wanted at this point in time to punish gays (or America) He has a LOT more effective means at His disposal than a few cobbled together IEDs. Our time will come, but a few puny IEDs won’t be His weapon of choice.


RobertHuntingdon on June 6, 2006 at 12:35 PM

A law suite would be the least of their worries around here. There are a lot of veterans of Viet Nam who would just love to consider i payback for the way they were treated when they rturned.

Remember, a bullet sees no religen, and a sniper can kill whatever he sees in a scope.

Duty, Honor, Country
(in THAT order)

Rowane on June 6, 2006 at 12:35 PM

God does NOT hate gays… but He DOES hate what they DO

Lucky RobertHuntingdon, being privy to what God thinks. Can you get Him to give you the next Power Ball ??

honora on June 6, 2006 at 12:56 PM

God does NOT hate gays… but He DOES hate what they DO

Lucky RobertHuntingdon, being privy to what God thinks. Can you get Him to give you the next Power Ball ??

Actually Honora,
Our Lord DOES love all sinners. Even though we continue to sin, the Lord is always wanting us to come back to Him. He is a welcoming Lord and loves us unconditionally. We are all born into sin, only the Divine Lord can cleanse us of our sins – through the divine mercy of Him, he sent his only Son to die for us so that we may have eternal life. We are all sinners. So, RobertHuntingdon is correct.

pullingmyhairout on June 6, 2006 at 1:43 PM

Thanks bdfaith for serving; I’ve wondered if you had to be a biker and a vet to be part of the Guard.
I work here in York County so I’m watching this really closely. It would be absolutely great if the Snyders would take Phelps to the ‘cleaners’ but realistically that isn’t going to happen. What would be wonderful is if other military families follow suit. Keep the dreck tied up in court for years to come….

dbdiva on June 6, 2006 at 1:45 PM

But regardless of anyone’s feelings on the subject, the fact remains that a funeral is a private affair and should remain so. If a group of lunatics decide to protest it, they should be willing to accept the consequences. i think it’s a disgrace and i don’t see how this group of Baptists can call themselves Christian.

pullingmyhairout on June 6, 2006 at 1:45 PM

Ahh, but everyone is forgetting the real reason why no one has beaten the snot out of Phelps.

Generally we are a nation of laws, and beleive in those laws. We, unlike those that send death threats to Coulter and Malkin, Will not infringe on anothers rights.

I am sure that their are plenty right wing types that have sent death threats to the left too. But for the life of me I can not remember reading many.

Wyrd on June 6, 2006 at 3:07 PM

Heh, ‘smegma’ is a great description of that demonic cult.

Go Allah! Captain Vocabulary rides again!

speed647 on June 6, 2006 at 3:20 PM


Almost all of that scumbags offspring are Lawyers. Hmm… comments about fruit falling from a tree ommitted.

They won’t have anything to amount to for fees because they’ll do everytyhing themselves.

OTOH, if they had enough suits from all over the country they’d chew up tons of money in travel costs. Especially, if each family could get a lawyer to bury these buttwipes in paperwork.

cawort01 on June 7, 2006 at 6:11 PM