Thursday, July 9, 2009

My day - ruined

Arts Fest is a pretty big deal in State College. It brings artists from all over the country to our humble little town to sell their wares, and the talent that these people display is absolutely amazing. The food is great, the music is great, and the atmosphere is great.

But leave it up to douchebags like this to ruin the fun for everyone.

If you were anywhere near the intersection of College and Allen today around 2:00 o'clock, surely you heard him warning festival goers that they're all doomed to hell. Men, women, children, infants, it makes no difference - his god is an equal opportunity hater.

For those of you who know me, you'll know that I'm a pretty easy-going guy. But the moment I heard him spew his vitriol to those around him, it made my blood boil. Unfortunately, the First Amendment and the State College Borough Ordinances 1460 and 1530 give him the right to do so.

So, if you see him or any of his cohorts handing out chick tracts or preaching, give them a little protest in your own creative, yet lawful way.

1 comment:

Michele said...

"Unfortunately, the First Amendment and the State College Borough Ordinances 1460 and 1530 give him the right to do so."

I think it's fortunate for all of us. It's what guarantees me the right to teach actual science in the face of politics. It what allows you to waste your days spewing your own peculiar brand of vitriol. God bless the first amendment. :)

I also think it's sad that in spite of beautiful weather, amazing talent and creativity, the company of your loving family and adorable son, this 30 second encounter ruined your day. And he never even noticed you.