Free, dumb, fair

No matter which side you’re on, I bet you’ll agree with me on this one. Fire & brimstone, sodomy, lesbopervs and their roles within the church do not paint a picture I want screamed in my face at the Freedom Fair. Did anyone else see the freak with the huge and inappropriate-for-children sign and the money toilet on his back? This guy was really pushing the limits of freedom of speech as I understand it.

Other than these isolated over-zealots spewing their cacophony, I was impressed with the “mellow” factor surrounding the Freedom Fair today (We were there 3 – 5pm). Cool crafts, clothing and culinary chaos reigned supreme down Ruston Way this afternoon, over a backdrop of live bands and performers. Tacoma showed a more attractive, diverse side of herself today in comparison with last weekend at Point Defiance. The Taste of Tacoma is really no such thing. There is actually a deficiency of true local Tacoma restaurants at the Taste; isn’t that what it’s supposed to be about?

The powers that be might want to take a close look at the way these events are marketed. FM radio stations and an isolated print ad in a newspaper aren’t gonna cut it. I find that event marketers in this town are narrow in their pursuits. Anybody else find that the Taste of Tacoma sneaks up on them every year?

2 thoughts on “Free, dumb, fair

  1. Well, I think you’ve made a good point about the outspoken lesbopervs. The sad thing about free speech is that it applies to everyone. (Like being allowed to have children but that’s another subject all together.) Unfortunately, the people who use the privilege the most are the most one with the most extreme views and the ones no one gives a rat’s ass about. Well I take that back; the only people who give a rat’s ass about what these extremists have to say is the extremists on the other side that no one gives a rat’s ass about. The fact of the matter is the majority of society falls comfortably in the center and is able to communicate and compromise in a rational and productive manner. The rest have to hold up signs and push their views in our face to get attention. The best thing we can do to deal with these attention-starved bible humpers is ignore them and get on with our lives. And, just like the child in K-Mart throwing a fit, if you ignore them they’ll look around, realize no one cares, pick up there toys and go home.

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