From Westboro Baptist Church are planning on picketing the funeral for the firefighters lost from my hometown.

I'm caught somewhere between outrage, as these were good men who died protecting a community of people that wasn't their own - people they didn't even know - and merely chuckling at the oddity that a people group would devote that much energy to hatred and their own imaginations. They take themselves quite seriously, and I'm quite sure no one else does.

I chose the word "assclowns" purposefully in the header above because that's the conclusion I keep coming back to when I really consider my feelings on the matter. Certainly, they're a hateful lot, and their ideas vitriolic, but they're almost whimsical, or perhaps cartoon-like, in every one of their appearances. They're like satire - like an onion article come to life, or a group from a grand theft auto game.