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CODE YELLOW: We are under a Flash Flood Watch until 7pm Saturday night for many parts of the mid-state. The National Weather Service will survey damage today after reports of a tornado in Wilson County. 

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God Gifted Brad Paisley - 06/03/14

  First off, God Doesn't Hate, as the sign reads in the picture to your right.  At least, my God doesn't.  And I'm officially sick and tired of reporting news stories about these quacks from the Westboro Baptist Church.  Let's set the record straight.  They're not Baptist.  They're not affiliated with any legitimate Baptist organization anywhere.  They may call themselves Christian, but their actions tell a much different story.  They're hateful.  They're judgmental. They're misguided.

  Case in point:  Their latest target is country star Brad Paisley.  God gifted Brad and he's out there busting his tail sharing his God given talent, making people smile and laugh.  His is the latest concert the WBC decided to picket.   Do these fruitcakes think they're really winning people over to God?   Look real closely at that picture and you'll see children in the background holding signs.  Why are these parents passing down extremism and hate to the next generation?   The protestors held signs that read "Sin Breeds Violence."  I'm sorry, I've been to several Brad Paisley concerts... I've never seen any violence there and I know from attending Bible study w/ his mom ... he doesn't condone anything that promotes violence.  Going to a concert to enjoy someone's God given talent is NOT A SIN!   In poignant Paisley style, the country crooner took a selfie w/ them and posted it to Twitter which read:   "Westboro Baptist Selfie!! Or west-Burro(ass) selfie. Hopefully they can hear the show out here. We'll play loud,"

    But perhaps Vince Gill said it best when he confronted them outside one of his concerts last year.  He said, "I just came to see what hate looked like." You can watch the video for yourself right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpc13FR98Us

  Lorde, the Foo Fighters and others have confronted the WBC protesters too.   In fact, the Foo Fighters went as far as to dress up in redneck attire to give the WBC protesters a spoof concert right there in the street.  Check out the video here: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOSkBJ-Q1Zw

   Blake Shelton put it this way, "Blow me."  Short and sweet. ;)

  While they've been targeting the music beat for quite some time now... it's important to note they don't like Jews or Catholics either.  They don't even like our soldiers.  I first became acquainted with them while working for CBS covering Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder's funeral in 2006.   This was the first big headlining protest and the one that unfortunately put these psychos on the map.   I often wonder if we all hadn't been there covering these atrocious protests, would WBC be as emboldened as they are today?  I do feel the media firestorm is partly to blame.   Regardless of media coverage though, WBC was there to overshadow this soldier's funeral--- a man who had just given his life for his country serving in Iraq and they were going to be there whether or not we correspondents were there.  Many years later, Snyder's father sued seeking damages saying the group had made a circus out of his son's funeral.  In the case of Snyder v Phelps,  the Supreme Court sided with WBC on the basis of free speech.  Here's more about the case:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snyder_v._Phelps

  Would you believe members of WBC picket in six locations every single day?  That's their whole lot in life... to run around this great country spreading hate in their venomous, twisted, sick misinterpretation of the Bible.   It's important  to note they're only a small group... only a couple of dozen and their leader who died this year.... Well, let me tell you about him.  There are numerous articles online which you can search that source his neighbors as saying he beat his wife and kids with his fists, belt and a piece of wood. What a leader.

   They even threatened to picket the funerals of the little victims of Sandy Hook saying God sent the shooter.  Reprehensible.

   You know, I think Lady Gaga may have the right idea.  She instructed her fans at a concert in St. Louis to ignore them adding "Don't waste your words, or feelings, no matter what you hear or see. You are more fortunate and blessed than they are, and in your heart just pray for them."

    If I can find it in me....  I'll try to do that tonight.

 

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POLICE-GOAT

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Some Detroit-area cops are dealing with some real animals. Officers in Shelby Township had to take control of a black goat when it was found wandering a city park this week. Last month, the department rounded up an aggressive stray pig that charged a woman doing yard work. The pig was briefly detained and a photo of its ride in the back of a police cruiser went viral. The department is now trying to get the goat off its hands. Officers have posted a picture on Facebook, asking, "Does anyone know who owns this goat?!"

STONER CAMP

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- Plans for a pot-friendly ranch resort in Colorado have been snuffed out. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities like hiking and fishing. But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting the resort says it won't open after all. The deal was kicked after the announcement made international headlines and became the butt of jokes on late-night TV.

FIREWORKS TRUCK EXPLODES

IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) -- Fourth of July has come early along a Southern California freeway. A van packed with fireworks exploded yesterday in what one witness calls a "psychedelic" display. But the sparkling sight was a headache for everyone caught in the backup that ensued. The burned out van briefly closed the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the start of the holiday weekend. The driver of the van fled and hasn't been found.

MAILING METH

HONOLULU (AP) -- Most people see a toaster oven and think breakfast. Some criminals, think crystal meth. Two men are pleading not guilty to helping mail six pounds of methamphetamine from California to Hawaii in a four slice toaster. And it's not the first time drug smugglers have gotten savvy with shipments to the island state. Meth has previously been shipped to Hawaii in mannequin heads and stuffed animals.

 
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