I Like Turtles

Riding home from my Dad’s house the other day took me through downtown Westminster, Maryland. It was rush hour. Although Westminster isn’t big, it gets congested. So I sat in traffic on Main Street, inching along through about three cycles of the traffic signal. There was a pro-life rally setting up at the time. People lined both sides of the street, about 20 feet apart, each holding a 3-foot by 5-foot disturbingly graphic images of aborted babies.

I was amazed by the number of protesters. (I’d say there were about 40 in place with more on the way.) Taking pictures would have been a reward for them, so I abstained. But I couldn’t help gawking.

I wasn’t even going to mention it. Then a friend shared a link with me describing what I think is the best counter-protest ever. So I had to share.

One sign in particular made me giggle. It reminded me of my daughter, Shannon, who found this once-viral video absolutely hysterical…


And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

4 Replies to “I Like Turtles”

  1. In my thirties, I was politically active and engaged in protests. They rarely accomplished anything and I grew to dislike them, regardless of the issue.

  2. I’ve never been the political type. I have my beliefs, but don’t foist them upon others. Often, those people strike me as whackos. I really hate seeing kids involved.

    Counter-protesting would certainly be fun, though. 🙂

  3. Keep Portland weird!! Of course that video would be in Portland, lol.

    I get a kick out of pro lifers and how much meat they consume. I guess they are choosy about which lives they’d like to save – furry ones don’t count. Oh the hypocrisy.

  4. “Found” as in past tense? No way. I still find those 18 seconds to be among the funniest on the internet. 😀

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