Westboro to Obama, Justices: You're Going to Hell

And more lighthearted fun on the Sunday dial
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2011 10:30 AM CST
Westboro Baptist Church on President Obama, Supreme Court Justices: You're Going to Hell
Margie Phelps, center, and Shirley Phelps-Roper, left, of the Westboro Baptist Church speaks in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) Westboro Baptist Church may have scored a key First Amendment victory this week, but they're not about to send out thank-you notes, reports Politico. In an appearance this morning on Fox News Sunday attorney and Fred Phelps daughter Margie Phelps said that the Supreme Court justices are hell-bound. “I have no objective indicator otherwise," she said. As for President Obama, he's "going to be king of the world before this is all said and done, and he is most likely the beast spoken of in the Revelation.” Elsewhere on the less hellfire-and-damnation end of your Sunday dial:

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  • John McCain, fresh from a Mideast trip, reiterated his call for a no-fly zone in Libya: “This would send a signal to Gadhafi that the president’s serious when he says, ‘We need for Gadhafi to go.’ And also it would be encouraging to the resistance who are certainly outgunned from the air.”
  • The White House might tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ease the bite at the pump, says Bill Daley. “We’re looking at the options. The issue of the reserve is one we are considering.”
  • Michele Bachmann isn't taking "back my statement" that the White House is basically a "gangster government." "I think there are actions taken by this government are corrupt."
  • Obama might be going to hell, but he's not sweating 2012, says Daley. "This president doesn't think this way," he says, adding that "We’ve got enough issues to deal with than to worry about who is going to be the Republican nominee."
  • That nominee is going to be a "dark horse," says Bill Richardson, who is "strong with their conservative base, that is articulate, that’s attractive." But don't bet on Richardson: His pick was John Thune.
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