So here I was, standing on Canal Street, with my youngest child catching beads, from my shoulder, as we watch the Mardi Gras parades go by. All of a sudden, a "big ball" necklace goes flying through the air. My little girl catches the upper part of the necklace with her hands, I caught the lower part of it with my face. I won't lie in telling you that it hurt like hell. So, here I am, holding my eye, asking my girlfriend to keep an eye on my kids, while I go to check out my face. I walked down Canal St until I saw a window that gave off a good reflection, when I ran into them... the Conservative Christian protesters. At first, I had to deal with the friendly gestures, then came this young lady. She kept bothering me about how my appearance here proves that I'm living a life of sin. I assured her that my intentions here are strictly honorable because I have my kids with me. Then she said it... " what kind of parent are you to have your children here in this place of sin!" You know what this means... SHAZZAAAM!!! :dev1: HYLANDMAN FORM BLAZING SWORD OF BLUNTNESS!!! "Look, my little Christian soldier, all my kids know about Mardi Gras is that it is the only time of the year they will spend ALL DAY with me; and they love it!!! They possess no such knowledge about showing off their little tits, dicks and asses, because I WON'T TEACH THEM SUCH PERVERSIONS!!! All these kids know right now is how to catch beads! Tonight, after they finish having their clean, family oriented fun, they will pray, then go to sleep. Why??? Because they are braught up on Christian values!!! I don't care whether or not I go to hell when I die, but I do care about making sure my kids don't! So don't you get into my face, with total ignorance about my parental skills, suggesting that I'm a bad parent!!!" She'd apologized for the way her words came out and she'd offered me a pamplet. I snatched the pamplet, read it, then handed it back to her. Before I'd returned back to the parade, I'd turned around and walked back to her and reminded her, "Bourbon St- sinners, Canal St-saints. My Kids are on Canal Street. Before you can understand that, you must first listen; before you can listen, you must first dig the dung out of your ears; before you can dig the dung out of your ears, you must first pull your head out of your ass!" My actions towards this Christian conservative was minor when compared to the other uprisings, that had taked place this week, against American conservatism. Congress is staging their uprising against President Bush's conservative budget proposal, Iran and N Korea are thumbing their noses at the US conservative stances against them; I couldn't even watch TV last night, without "Wife Swap" turning into an anti-conservative theme. I don't know what you conservatives are doing, but you're in charge of this country and right now the natives, both here and abroad, are getting restless!!! You'd heard the advice I gave to that woman, I suggest you do the same.