Sheldon The Wonderhorse

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MARCH 26, 2009 7:10PM

Hell No, We Won't Go! Yet, I Kind of Wish You Would

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 I got thinking about protests this morning.

I like protests. I think protesting is about as free as a person can get. I like that I live in a place where I can get up, go stand in front of a building, and yell "I don't like what you're doing and I want you to stop because I think what you're doing is wrong and it's really pissing me off", and not be sent off to a gulag or have my spleen ripped out. I can even appreciate protesters who are for whatever I am anti (or vice-versa). I may not agree with you, but I defend your right to disagree. For instance, I am completely anti-monkey-dressed-as-humans. Monkeys dressed as humans completely freak me out. I think there are few things as disturbing as seeing a monkey in diaper, except for maybe seeing a monkey dressed as a cowboy. It just seems completely unnatural, if not somewhat cruel. Now, you may be pro-monkey-dressed-as-humans. You may get all kinds of joy out of seeing a monkey dressed like Prince Charles or Sarah Palin. Personally, I think you are out of your mind and should seek medical attention immediately, but hey, it's your right. If you want to go outside and yell, "I love monkeys dressed as humans" at the top of your voice, well, I think you're certifiably insane, but goddammit, I'll hold the door open for you. I think it's stuff like that that makes this place full of potential.

I do draw the line here, though:

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Kids at a protest - I hate it. Makes no damned sense to me at all.  

As I said, I don't care what your views on anything are. Feel free to speak you mind. If there is something that your are passionately for or against, protest until your head pops off. But, for the love of God,  stop using your kids as your fucking agenda props. Frankly, if your precious little Tyler can't walk or read, I really don't give a shit what his opinions on the Stimulus Package are. If little Ashley can't even spell abortion, why the fuck should I care what she thinks about it? If you make your kid carry a sign, frankly, and please don't take this the wrong way, you're a selfish parent. If you are using your kid as nothing more than a prop to further your cause, you are nothing more than the Carrot Top of protesters, and I will refuse to take you or your opinions seriously. If I want the inside scoop on "Spongebob Squarepants" or Legos, then Tyler is my go-to man. Trust me, I can talk for hours about Spongebob and Legos. Me and Tyler will keep ourselves entertained the whole day, don't you worry. But if I want to discuss whether or not god hates gays (I'm pretty sure he doesn't, by the way), I'd rather do it with someone whose skull bones have completely fused. Of course, that automatically knocks out every member of the Westboro Baptist Church.

This goes for both sides. I'm pro-peace and pro-choice, and I've seen kids holding signs for "my side", and it pisses me off just as much as seeing them holding signs for "the other side". I've never seen a kid at a protest who looks happy to be there. They all look bored and curious why everyone around them is yelling. I see a kid at a protest, and I just want to grab the little bugger and go play with him in the dirt. Right after I punch his parents in the face. And yes, I get the irony of punching someone in the face, while claiming to be pro-peace.

I see these kids there, and I always imagine this scenario:

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Mom: Joshua, hold that sign up straight.

Joshua: (who can't actually speak in complete sentences yet) Bubbles.

Mom: Joshua, hold still while I pin this fetus to your jacket

Joshua: (who still can't form sentences) Muffin Toast.

Mom: Joshua, we're going to pull you in the wagon so all those baby killers see you.

Joshua: (still not speaking in sentences) Glurb.

Sheldon the Wonder Horse: Hey, Joshua's Mom, you're a douchebag. <SMACK>  C'mon Joshua, let's go see what Elmo's up to.

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See here's the thing. Your kid will eventually grow up, and hey, he may not grow up with your beliefs. They may actually get to the point where they can think for themselves. It's possible that they may grow up and be Pro-Dolphin Rights. Then one day, they're looking through old pictures and come across a photo of them as a toddler with a "Fuck All Dolphins" t-shirt on. Trust me, that's going to cause a discussion at Thanksgiving .

So, protest all you want. It's your right. But leave your fucking kid at home. Let the kid be a kid and not be used as political statement. Let them grow up and form their own opinions. Stop putting your words in their mouth before they even know how to speak.  I don't want to have to punch you in the face and scar the little monster.

I'm sure you'll do that just fine without my help. 

 

 

 

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"I love mothers (who use their kids as props) dressed up as humans! "

"Jathan, Mommy wants you to hold up your 'Faggots Rot IN Hell' sign the funeral is coming!"
Saw a kid once in Georgia out for a day with his father and friends. They had matching white cowls and robes. Ah, bonding, how paternal of him. GDSOB
Sheldon I understand what you're saying. I respect what you're saying, too. In a free society where we support free speech, as despicable it may be for parents to exploit their children in the manner you depicted here, they have a right express their stupidity, too.

It's tragic for them to take advantage of their children in this we, but we can hope they will grow and rebel against their parents and become liberal thinkers who are pro-choice.
I want children to remain children as long as possible, they grow up too fast as it is. Surely one of the protesters could mind the children, but that is probably asking for too much sensibility from those parents.
I so agree! We have an abortion clinic here where adults stand out front daily with those fetus pictures, and their kids are right next to them.

I loved your title.... that took me back a few years... Bradley University, 1971!!!
You are so right. I signed up with Obama's campaign the day he announced eight hundred years ago (even for those of us who support him, that's what it felt like), and I'm still on his side, and I am Not Happy with all the presidential paraphernalia that even more rabidly Democratic relatives have sent. There's one obnoxious little tee that says Obama Kid in poorly written rainbow letters. Obama Kid, indeed. Nooo. These kids are mine in a biological, emotional, and philosophical sense, but my claim is limited; they are not extensions of my persons or of my beliefs, and I was deeply disturbed (and moved to watch my own mouth a little more) when, last fall before the election, my 5yo announced, "I don't like John McCain. He's bad." I never called McCain bad, but that's not the point; son had picked up on my political leanings and taken them to what, for a kid his age, was their logical conclusion--and I had to spend a good 15 minutes fixing that one and telling him that McCain was a good man who I happened to disagree with.

It really pisses me off when suburban mommies stuff little Suzie into a tutu before she's out of diapers, or push Johnny into a sport when he still wants to climb trees and play in the mud (I'm totally with you on the mud thing, and the Legos), or--out of my rant, and back to your post--use them as cheap (and usually unsuccessful) attempts to play on the hearts of passersby as they push their beliefs on anyone who's looking and listening, however unwillingly.

Rated. Good balance of pissedoffedness and humor.
A brilliant moment of clarity from an otherwise addled brain, wonderpony.

I agree wholeheartedly with you, although I have to admit to having my kids hold up my campaign signs at a rotary when I ran one time, and my daughter spent the entire day with me at the polls three years ago, but that, I rationalize, is a little different.

And do not get my started on the Westboro Baptist Church, the cretinous bastards.
Rated.

Little kids shouldn't be a vehicle any more than they should drive one.
just want to make sure i got that, so you're not crazy about children at protests? sorry. wise ass today. a carpy. one. i totally get your point. iv'e been blessed to have never seen such a thing. just kids by the hand and babies in strollers. what i love here is that there is a ltitle group of elderly people who, every friday from 5 to 6 pm, stand on a particular corner and carry signs about ending the war and peace. and people honk as they go by. it's so lovely. so far no children involved, only two small canine-americans. :) lov elov elove and gratitude for such passion in a horse. of course.
Wonderhorse rides again. Great, funny essay. And the winner is: Simple Sarah and her Down Syndrome baby that she flung around at all those rallies- made me ill. I didn't know there was a Fuck the Dolphins movement, must be the tuna lobby...
I agree. Leave the friggin' kids out of it.

As far as the monkeys go. We had a monkey dress as a President for eight years and I didn't here much about that.
At the Westboro Baptist Church, we just call it craniofacial dysostosis.
Oh hell yeah, I hate it when dumbass twits use their kids to protest. How cowardly are these people that they have to hide behind their pups, in order to protest? I call BULLSHIT!

There should be a law about taking YOUNG kids to protests . .teens are one thing, they can choose to walk away, but the little one's cannot.

I'm all about the right to protest, but this is SHIT! Period!
Let children be children! They're going to grow up soon enough without our help.
Rated - for soooo many reasons.
That picture made me feel ill. The mother probably thinks that a cute kid supports her anti abortion stance.
You know what I like? In all seriousness, I like it when people pin protest signs to their dogs. You know, it works, because we all know dogs don't give a shit about the issues humans are protesting. I mean, they're pro ball licking, but it's not like their right to lick balls and sniff butts is ever threatened. It's even better if there's some doggie pun on the sign, like "War is RUFF!" or "I've got a bone to pick with you, Obama!" Okay, those were crappy puns, but, the point is, no one thinks the dog owner is forcing their views on an impressionable young dog. It's just a dog, who'd probably be tearing the couch to shreds if left home alone anyway. Might as well have it on the picket line with you, right?
Sugar cubes, apples and carrots for you, Sheldon. I'll even brush your mane. Excellent.
Sheldon, you are SOOO right about not using kids as a vehicle. Damn right. But here is a little nuance for you--daycare is f**king expensive and not everybody has reliable family to help out. The government, thus far, has zero interest in doing anything to alieve the costs. As a matter of fact, many daycares are currently closing because they've lost federal grant money this past year that was used to keep them afloat (ours for instance).

What has all this to do with demonstrating? Well, put it this way. If something was organized that I care about--say, an antiwar march in D.C.--and the choice was to go and bring the kids or to not go, I would go. I know I'm going to generate a lot shitty responses on your thread for this, but before everybody gets their knickers in a twist, I'll have you consider--especially if you are childless--that theorizing about what should and shouldn't be done is nice, but the reality is that parents work with far more on their plate than the typical "what if" scenario allows.

So, in theory, I agree. The scenario you articulate should be avoided, but I would hesitate to judge when faced with a real situation.
It is extremely disturbing to see children used in this way, especially when the message is of judgment and hate. I have a good friend, though, who would have some disagreement with this post. She grew up in New York City, raised by educators and political activists. She was brought to many a demonstration when she grew up. She would argue that this was a profound introduction to her present awareness of issues and what she can do to be involved.
I don't take my child to protests, but I sure bring him to rallies. I think the negative/positive distinction is an important one to make.

And Sheldon, I have two words for you: Lancelot Link.
Why are people bringing kids to protests? Especially little kids (
Ugh. My post got cut off and I don't feel like retyping the whole thing. So I'll just say I rated your article - it's a good one! :)
Oh. My. God. Sheldon.

Every day you get better and better ... soon you're going to drop like a rock ... I know a good place for rehab ... don't sweat it, I'm here for you
My spleen hurts from laughing -- I have no intelligent comment.

Rated.
Yeah, using kids as props is reprehensible. However, I think they should be there, just not holding a sign.
When treaties were discussed between Whites and Indigenous peoples, the natives insisted that the children be there to remind both parties that they were involved and affected by decisions made unto the seventh generation. They had a right to be there.
Hope you don't mind, but "Have your skull bones completely fused?" Will now be used liberally to spice up my sarcasm at work.
Sheldon, first of all, you're awesome. But I disagree with you here. Although I totally cringe when I see kids holding anti-abortion signs, and I am most certainly saying something inappropriate under my breath, I have often considered taking my kids to protests, and I'll tell you why.

1) I made them. I feed them. I make the rules, and if I say so, they are holding that goddamned sign. End of story. Argue with me, pal, and I'm taking away the TV for the rest of the day! I also bought them T-shirts that say Viva la Evolution! although they have not really had much to say about their beliefs on that subject. Too bad. They can just suck it up and wear them.

2) Many people are unable to leave the children at home and go protesting. Babysitters aren't easy to come by, and neither is cash.

3) I think it's a good thing for kids to be aware of--that in our country we can express our ideas.

4) There is a magical age somewhere between 13 and 14 where they will automatically disagree with me. So up until that time, this is payback. They agree with what I think. They like my music. These years are MINE MINE MINE.

Having said that, I have never actually taken the kids to a demonstration. Whenever I am even a little concerned that there might be verbal or physical altercations, tear gas, or some other dangerous situation, then there's no way I'm taking them. Seems like a dumb thing to do.
People usually take their kids to protests because they can't get a babysitter.
"I live in a place where I can get up, go stand in front of a building, and yell "I don't like what you're doing and I want you to stop because I think what you're doing is wrong and it's really pissing me off", and not be sent off to a gulag or have my spleen ripped out."

What is it with this Friday? It's a day of great writing fer shure.

You have my support if you want to organize a protest of protests. Those kids are going to be serial killers, I just know it.
Great funny editorial! I am totally against using kids as props or forcing kids to participate in activities they have no understanding of. However I think it's more nuanced than that:
1. Marches: most definitely bring kids. It great FUN to be marching down the street yelling and screaming. I'm tempted to join marches even when I don't agree with the cause! Don't make the kid carry a sign though unless he made it himself.
2. Sit-ins where arrest is imminent- NO KIDS. Are you crazy?
3. Riot where store fronts are kicked in: Hard to say- on the one hand kids would really, really enjoy it.... but on the other hand they really shouldn't. Ah well- responsible parenting has to come first. No kids at riots.
4. Historical rallies and public spectacles: for example, Obama's inauguration. This one is iffy. The kids will be bored to tears, and will want to go pee-pee as soon as you find a reasonable place to stand or sit.... and the potta-potty is about 1/2 mile away. Too much hassle for me. Braver parents might want to do it just for the sake of being able to tell the kid "You were at Princess Diana's wedding procession" etc.
5. Protests where clowning, ritual humiliation and red-in-the-face screamfest is expected: anything involving ACT-UP, Earth-first, PETA, or anything involving tree-sitting, throwing paint on people's coats, screaming at pregnant women, spitting on soldiers, naked wimmin, disrupting funerals, etc, etc: ABSOLUTELY NO KIDS. This would be child abuse. Keep the public embarassment to yourself.
damn, not much more to say... but I warn the kids of today, do NOT bring your parents along to any pseudo-violent protests when they threaten to cancel Hannah Montana or decide that juice boxes are bad for your health.. I don't want to see your Mom holding up a sign reading, "Save Hannah, U Poopie Heads!" (rated)
Well, I'm no pro-lifer, but my mother's best friend is a dedicated labor rights and civil rights activist. When we were kids we hosted a group of people who had come to protest the "Painted Train" (formerly known as the "White Train" until they painted it to make it less conspicuous). The train carried parts used to assemble nuclear weapons. Anyway, we hosted these women for a sleepover at our house and it was soooo much fun. Though I disagree with the politics shown above, I think it's fun to be a kid and be a part of a movement.
On the other hand, Google "Mary Sharmat and Janice Smith."

These were two young mothers in NYC in 1959 who refused to take part in citywide Civil Defense drills, believing that "duck and cover" was ludicrous and was more about keeping citizens in fear than actually protecting them from nuclear attack. The two women individually went out to public places with their babies and refused to take shelter when the air raid sirens went off. Both women were arrested and taken into custody with their children. Afterwards, they learned about each other from the newspaper accounts of their arrests, and with the help of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement, organized a massive protest for the following year, mainly composed of mothers and their young children, who brought playpens and baby carriages and toys and tricycles to the event. This was important, as none of the cops wanted to manhandle a mother, and taking that many women and their babies into custody was simply impossible. This protest (and similar ones in other cities in the following months and years) forced the government's hand and put an end to "Operation Alert" pretty quickly--no mandatory air raid drills have been held since 1962, and the U.S. and U.S.S.R. were forced to begin work towards ending the Cold War.

Yes, the children were very pointedly used as props in this protest...but if they hadn't been, how much longer would it have taken?
but the main reason most are out there is because they believe everyone should think the way they do - including your kids and mine.

you may or may not have seen this, but it's apropo and pretty funny (I won't steal bandwidth by embedding the image) http://laughingsquid.com/god-hates-signs-protest-of-the-westboro-baptist-church/
Not everyone who brings their kid to a protest is using them as a prop. We brought our kids to several anti-war protests as a learning experience -- a way of graphically showing them what free speeech and the First Ammendment are really all about.

And I think, in your imagined scenario, you're confusing "children" with "severely retarded children". I'm not suggesting that young children have the mental capacity to understand the nuances of a credit derivitive swap... but most of them are capable of utlizing language beyond the scope of "blurb" and "muffin toast".
Not to beat a dead horse here, Sheldon (HAHA I am so funny), but when you think about it, aren't parents supposed to help form their children's way of thinking? We raise them in our own traditions and religions and morality and we dress them in the clothes we like to see on them and cut and style their hair, so what is the BFD about getting them excited about our politics?
So... I figure I'll go for the "least appropriate comment" award and just say what I was thinking:

If you're going to make little Matilda Mae hold a sign about how Abortion Kills (presumably to make some sort of connection to the idea that fetuses become children like little Matilda Mae and look isn't she sweet and wouldn't it be a shame if she had been aborted) you should first make sure that little Matilda Mae isn't the sort of sneering pug-nosed brat that makes all people everywhere think, "You know, I never really LIKED children."

My husband says it's possible she just has the sun in her eyes, but darn it, that's an unappealing child.
Well said---as always WH!
Ah, a voice of reason. Kids no more belong at a protest than they belong with their mothers getting a pap smear or watching Dad have his impacted molars dug out. Give the kid a break already. Some things juts aren't kid friendly, and protests are in that line up. Rated.
@AngryMom

Re-read your words again. You're sounding like ArrogantMom

I made them. I feed them. I make the rules, and if I say so, they are holding that goddamned sign. End of story. Argue with me, pal, and I'm taking away the TV for the rest of the day! I also bought them T-shirts that say Viva la Evolution! although they have not really had much to say about their beliefs on that subject. Too bad. They can just suck it up and wear them.


Those with that attitude will say "I'm being a strict parent, anything less will be overly permissive".

That's nonsense! This "believe what I believe, and if you don't like it too bad" isn't a sign of being a firm parent! That's a sign of being a parental bully!

About this "exposure to free expression of ideas", while taking kids to protests can be one way to do so, and even better way to do so is to buy books explaining multiple sides of the major issues of the day! I remember seeing such books in a high-school library, and they're a great way to expose kids to important issues!
Oh Pablo, you are not familiar with the angrymom opus, so I will let the bitchiness slide. But yes I am arrogant.

Anyway, I'll be the judge of how to teach my children the lessons. Not that books are a bad way to go, but protests/demonstrations and the like are also a way to learn, and I don't get what's making you people so uppity. You're not against taking kids to church or teaching kids about sex or what's right and wrong. You'd probably applaud that I take my kids to the polls with me. So what's the BFD?

BTW, I have taken my kid to some pap smears. I don't have a personal assistant or a live-in nanny.
What would Mr. Ed Think? We don't care Willllbuuurrr.
Rated. As always my online lmao friend who keeps things just fuzzy enough that it all makes sense.
How about the suicide bombers who wrap little tiny (adorable) sticks of dynamite around their little children's torsos? I find that equally charming. Thank you Sheldon - this is an excellent post.
YES!

I was one of those kids, many years ago, carrying anti-abortion signs. Kinda has a lot to do today with why I am an athiest ex-Catholic.
The good thing is, kids always rebel against their parents.
I have never taken my kids to a protest - yet. However, I have taken my older daughter to all my ob/gyn appointments when I was pregnant with my second and to the dentist when I had some cavities that needed to be filled.

She is a quiet and calm child and was able to sit still for the 30-45 minutes it took each time.

Why did I do it? I don't use outside babysitters - I come from a child-centric country where that is not the culture.

I firmly believe that it is better for her to see how things work in the real world than it is to be at home with a stranger. Of course, she needs time to rest and play at home and to be read to and to run around. But it's also good to see how to talk to adults and how professionals work.

I think that bringing a child to any kind of social interaction depends on how much attention the child needs, and how much attention you or the group you are going with are able to provide. And how easy it is to find something else to do with them.
My parents took me to protests (against the Vietnam War) when I was a very little kid. They didn't make me carry signs, though (actually, they carried me) and I think it was less about forcing their politics on me or making a statement than just because they couldn't afford a sitter. To the extent that I remember those demonstrations, I do recall enjoying them. I didn't get the politics. I just knew that I was outside on a nice day with a bunch of excited people playing music and wearing colorful clothes...

When I was ten, I started going to feminist demos (for the Equal Rights Amendment and legalizing abortion) with my mother, by my own choice. I carried signs and knew what they meant? Did my parents' liberalism influence me? Of course. Kids learn their parents' values. But nobody made me go to those (later) demos and my politics haven't changed substantially since then.

I was (and am) proud that my parents had the guts to stand up and fight for what they believed in, and that they gave me good examples.

I still go to demos. I don't have kids and don't plan on it but, if I did...well...I wouldn't give a three year old a sign (no matter what it said) but I'd sure as heck teach the kids my values and, when they were old enough to express opinions, if they wanted to go to demos with me, they'd be welcome.
@ angrymom

if you re-read my earlier post, I didn't say "never take kids to a protest", I just mentioned there's better ways to expose kids to free expression of ideas (ie. books with multiple viewpoints)

I also didn't say "never teach your kids values". NEITHER DID SHELDON!

What Sheldon was objecting to was having kids hold signs expressing viewpoints on something they don't yet understand the complexities of! (ie,. foreign policy, economics, etc, etc)


Also, this paragraph from your earlier post

I made them. I feed them. I make the rules, and if I say so, they are holding that goddamned sign. End of story. Argue with me, pal, and I'm taking away the TV for the rest of the day! I also bought them T-shirts that say Viva la Evolution! although they have not really had much to say about their beliefs on that subject. Too bad. They can just suck it up and wear them.

This goes WAY BEYOND just the mere teaching of values! Real teaching of values comes with discussion of ideas. What you are expressing is "I am always right because I made you and feed you, so too bad!" That's not teaching values, that's using intimidation and guilt trips to squelch any slight disagreements!

That wrorks well before kids reach puberty, but after that, it will come with an extreme backlash!
Pablo, you seem to be missing your sense of humor. My point stands (read second and third comments to reference the point of which I speak). It's rock solid.
your example makes this too easy.

do this one, if you would:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43103096@N00/3035715575/

i think this is an incredibly dismissive post. it makes me sad and angry that most people at the protests i've attended are 60 and up. my generation is conspicuously absent. protecting children from politics is not making vigilant citizens. that thing you said, about everyone growing up? totally true. we should really think about putting something in their sphere of experience besides dirt and elmo, nay horsie?

after all, that kid might actually turn to her mom one day and ask her why the hell they're out there. and wouldn't that be awesome to witness?
@angrymom

it's always the lame comedians, NEVER the funny ones, who resort to "you're missing your sense of humor"

Though I have to admit, it's harder to sense the tone of voice when it's on written word, whereas it's easier to sense the tone of voice from spoken word!
Whether it's funny or not is beside the point. Your refusal to read the comment as it was intended just shows me that you came over here to name call and insult and not really to argue the point in any meaningful way. I'm marching the kids over to the IANA to protest trolls (with signs). Want you to know that I gave my spelling a careful once over because I know that's where you're going next. Have fun with that!
Funny, funny; spot on! Coalesced my thinking and said it for me.

Back when my niece and nephew were six and four, they told me--all big eyes--"Bill Clinton is Satan."

At the time, I thought "what chance do these kids have of growing up to be thinking adults?"

My niece has surprised me by challenging her parents on everything from religion to politics (I know, what a shock a teenager challenging her parents--but I mean 'intellectually challenging' them.)

My nephew has gone the opposite--embracing the more whacked-out views of the religious right. So I guess 'indoctrination' is one-for-two for their parents.

Loved the post--keep 'em coming!
I say bring 'em. Teach your kids what democracy looks like -- or what it could look like, if people didn't reflexively believe that publicly, in concert with like minded people, speaking your mind is somehow suspect or shameful or weird.

By the way -- who gets to decide what "being a kid" entails?
I say bring 'em. Teach your kids what democracy looks like -- or what it could look like, if people didn't reflexively believe that publicly, in concert with like minded people, speaking your mind is somehow suspect or shameful or weird.

By the way -- who gets to decide what "being a kid" entails?
Most of the protests I covered were G-8, Pan-Pacific, or environment related, and they did turn violent, so my experience of political agitation is one where people are pepper-sprayed, tear-gassed, hauled off to jail, and beaten with clubs. A peaceful sit-in can change into a riot in the time it takes for a handful of people to lose their tempers. In some countries, I've seen people shot or crushed. I know that this is a very different scenario than the one you're describing, but it staggers my imagination to think of why people would haul their kids to protests, except as a mark of their own cynicism.

It takes no courage to haul kids to a protest where there isn't the slightest likelihood that the situation will turn violent. That says a lot about the subject of the protest in general and who the protesters are opposing: that the targets of their protests are non-violent and not about to impose their will by force, and that the protest is against something that the society has largely accepted and assimilated. Even if there is some discomfort in society at large about, in your example, abortions, police are not rushing out to attack protesters with clubs--unlike protests about unionization, the world economy, environmental degradation and ownership of natural resources. This tells me that these protests are pretty much a non-issue for most of society.
Way to go Fabu-pony. I totally agree and give you five whinnies up.
"Fuck all dolphins". Screw little Tyler, that's a shirt I want to wear. Those bottle-nosed bitches always look so smug.
Thank you for this, Sheldon. Even if one a-hole protester parent reads this and gets the message then I think you've done well. Now what about parents who let their children watch adult cartoons and then file a lawsuit because little-baby-junior-son-of-a-bitch starts quoting Peter Griffin?
It's been 2 days since I was on the Internet

AngryMom said I "came here to name-call & insult"? Actually, I came here to read an interesting blog, and expressed disagreement with a post!

Have fun protesting the trolls!