Best Counter-Protest EVAH!!!

by CynthiaYockey on March 27, 2010

I’m still crying from the genius of UIS student Jason Connell’s approach to protesting a demonstration by Democrat Fred Phelp’s Westboro Baptist Church, which I found in BuzzFeed.

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genes March 27, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Pity we can’t see their faces when they get the thank you cards.

Amy March 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Very, very cool.

keyboard jockey March 29, 2010 at 10:24 am

God Bless Jason, these people are like vampires – who feed on negative emotions….and he figured out a way to starve them.
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Serapia March 29, 2010 at 11:26 am

What a topping idea. It’s not easy to find ways to fight hate with love and charity. Good on him!

If I understand embedding correctly, the following should bring you another bit of springtime cheer:

A drawing in your honor, Cynthia, if it displays.

Cynthia Yockey March 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm


Thank you for the drawing — I don’t see it displaying and the HTML is not showing up. Is there a URL?


Serapia March 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Here’s a link — I uploaded it to photobucket:

Well, anyhow, I hope that’s the link (I’m new to photobucket)

Cynthia Yockey March 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm


LOL! Thank you!


Ad rem March 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Terrific drawing Serapia! I’m sending it to my friends too.

Serapia March 31, 2010 at 11:54 am

Ad rem —

Glad to hear you’re sharing the drawing with friends! That’s why I drew it. But if someone ever got the urge to put it on a T-shirt or mug and sell it, though, I ‘d like the royalties ๐Ÿ™‚

Soon I’ll post a similar drawing, but with the rattlesnakes both wearing bow-ties instead. The photobucket account is Xana_and_the_Turtle, here:

Stinky March 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Cynthia – I just hear you on the radio with Mark Steyn!

Chap March 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Hey there! I’m listening to you on the radio right now–good job!
.-= Chap´s last blog ..So Nice And Quiet =-.

Cynthia Yockey March 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm


Thank you!


Jeff Weimer March 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I heard you on Rush today!

You coming to Smittypalooza III?

Cynthia Yockey March 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Jeff Weimer,

Do you think I should call in more often?

About Smittypalooza III — I would have to hire someone to look after my father. If my dear gentle readers feel inspired to donate — I need a total of $100 — then I would LOVE to go.


Ad remb March 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm


You’re on the Rush Show talking to Mark Steyn right now!!!!!
Shoot….he had to cut you off to go to break. Outstanding Cynthia!

Ad rem March 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Heh…..I was so excited, I spelled my name wrong….d’oh..

Michele March 29, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Hi Cynthia!

Heard you on the radio. Good for you for standing up for your beliefs. You’re a true individual thinker and a hero for standing up for gay rights and for conservative economics.

mary quite-contrary March 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Cynthia…I found your blog from HillBuzz, and have stopped by, and always enjoy your writing… I just heard you on Rush’s show (with Mark Steyn). Excellent, excellent phone call…well done, and well spoken ๐Ÿ™‚

Ling Carter March 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Heard you on Mark Styen. Very nice. I didn’t know you lived in the birthplace of John Wilkes Booth. -:)

Cynthia Yockey March 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Ling Carter,

Thank you! I LOVE your writing at Interesting News Items and I recommend all my dear gentle readers click the links to you in the humor section of my newsfeed.


Crystal March 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Heard you on the radio. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good job!

Mike March 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Cynthia –

I heard you on Rush today with Mark Steyn. God bless you and keep up the good fight! It’s difficult to be a conservative, and doubly difficult if you’re gay. But the beauty of conservatism is how it respects the individual and private property. It supports and thrives in a free market economy – with government property restrained. It also dictates that our rights flow from God – not from some government bureaucrat. What’s happening in our government right now is an abomination and will only result in tyranny.
So sorry to hear about losing your partner, and that your Dad is sick. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.


Matthew Bowdish March 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Hi Cynthia-

Great video! But I also wanted to commend you on your ‘appearance’ with mark Steyn today. Keep up the good work and good luck with your burgeoning business.

Matt Bowdsh

Joe March 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Good job Jason. That is positive, yet will drive Fred Phelps and his clan of haters a bit nuttier.

In a related bit, perhaps some of us conservatives can donate to Sarah Palin’s PAC in the name of Andrew Sullivan and Bill Maher. And to The Other McCain in the name of Charles Johnson. Just for fun. Just for fun.

Seriously though, Jason, you are doing a great job.

Kim Priestap March 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

What a great idea! Simply brilliant.

Bravo, Jason.
.-= Kim Priestap´s last blog ..Henry Waxman is not happy with companies that announced ObamaCare writedowns =-.

longviewcyclist March 31, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Dang, I wish I’d found this blog sooner. Missed you on Steyn! ๐Ÿ™

Anyhoo, I love this guy (Jason). Thinks like a Libertarian, he does. ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay. Back to nursing my Palin obsession now. Bookmarking you.


Cynthia Yockey March 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm


See if Blogger will let you sell your own products (free WordPress won’t; I don’t know about Typepad). Then check out CafePress, Zazzle and others, which can print-on-demand.


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