Collective Bargaining funeral to be protested by Westboro Baptist Church
The friends and family at Collective Bargaining's funeral will apparently be joined by the serial funeral protesters of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Yes, the Westboro Baptist Church - the Kansas-based organization with a history of holding controversial and politically inflammatory protests - has announced that its members plan to picket the labor right's funeral, according to reports.

TMZ reports that Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro leader Fred Phelps, sounded off on Twitter Wednesday about the planned protest:

"RIP Collective Bargaining is in hell as sure as you're reading this & getting mad as a wet hen. They should've obeyed God. Too late!"

Collective Bargaining was known for using collective power for humanitarian work, in particular, helping victims of greed. That has, apparently, made her funeral a target for the media-baiters at Westboro Baptist and their sometimes inexplicable and usually repugnant signage. The famous labor negotiation practice was killed by Gov Scott Walker yesterday morning after a long battle with labor leaders, Democrats and other other human beings. It was 49 years old. A statement released by the unions says that a private funeral will be held later this week.

Norman Plankey 2011