Tonight, we had a huge PQ sign waving rally that also spanned along the length of a well-traveled road. The rally included our entire stake as well as friends, neighbors, and other members of the Prop 8 coalition. Our ward was assigned a certain corner and, much to my delight, I was absolutely awed at the turn out. We had 135 people at our intersection alone! This included families, children, and the elderly all waving protectmarriage.com Prop 8 signs and homemade Prop 8 signs. Pretty surprisingly, we were able to attract the attention of the media. We had a great time entertaining the camera man with our happy screams, smiling faces, and darling Prop 8 children. Turns out they also covered a group of "No on 8" people who were up the street (and out of sight) from us. They were sharing an intersection with another ward.
Well, I checked out the News 8 website tonight and found the video clip at the top of the video list. And...surprise, surprise...check out the title - "Police called as Prop 8 emotions spill over." WHAT?! No emotions were "spilling over!" They said the police were called in to "break things up," but did you catch the shot of the cops standing around looking completely bored? We have been well conditioned to back down in the face of anger, but apparently the media isn't into accurate reporting. Oh well, this really shouldn't come as a surprise considering the media's biased coverage of the presidential candidates.
So, click on the link below, then click on the title as stated above. You can see me behind Vicky when they interview her (short blonde lady). I'm helping to hold a huge banner in the background and I'm looking to the side. Woo hoo! I'm famous! :)
Soren found dirt. He's in heaven.
And, in other amusing Prop 8 news, my front yard sign was finally stolen. I had been expecting it forever and then, of course, when my guard is lowered and I'm starting to feel like I've been spared, WAM BAM, and there goes my freedom of speech. It was stolen last night. One measly little "Yes on 8" yard sign. So, here's my response to my stolen yard sign: