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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:05 pm
by The JAM
INVASION OF THE ANGRY CHURCH LADIES!!!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:20 pm
by Wallaroo_Blacke
Aw...

Paraphrasing Peter Boyle in "Everybody Loves Raymond"

Holy crap! :o

Can't blame Ben about this.

Got tear gas? Or that skunk kid?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:38 pm
by Wanderwolf
Familiar problem, here. If you can believe it, MFM had a protest this year. Some screwy animal rights group started picketing, apparently in the wrongheaded belief that furries wear fur.

I wasn't in charge, I didn't handle it. The plice were called, the crowd was dispersed.

It was a hard year at MFM. We actually had some local pick a fight with a member of the convention. Poor guy didn't know he picked a fight with a Marine...

Yours truly,

The almost-sorry-for-that-idiot,

Wanderer

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:34 pm
by Shyal_malkes
see, if it were me, I'd have a controlled long range lawn watering system in place. just flip the switch and even the cars accross the sidewalk are getting washed. no need for firehoses and all that hassle.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:10 pm
by Squeaky Bunny
shyal_malkes wrote:see, if it were me, I'd have a controlled long range lawn watering system in place. just flip the switch and even the cars accross the sidewalk are getting washed. no need for firehoses and all that hassle.


And what about adding an electric fence charger? :twisted:

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:36 pm
by Sciguy
Ah, I always wondered if Ben woulkd ever have to deal with protesters again.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:31 am
by Wallaroo_Blacke
Wanderwolf wrote:Familiar problem, here. If you can believe it, MFM had a protest this year. Some screwy animal rights group started picketing, apparently in the wrongheaded belief that furries wear fur.

I wasn't in charge, I didn't handle it. The police were called, the crowd was dispersed.


I just KNOW someone was playing seriously terrible prank
just to bring hatred to furs in another form. :x :shifty:

Wanderwolf wrote:It was a hard year at MFM. We actually had some local pick a fight with a member of the convention. Poor guy didn't know he picked a fight with a Marine...


Picked a fight... with a MARINE?! :o

Oh, snap! That loser really gotten the worst end of it.
If that punk threw the FIRST punch, Oooo!!! D:
That fool may as well be thrown in jail and sued.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:00 am
by Jaydub
I think it is time to call out the goblin posse to handle this problem..... :twisted:

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:58 am
by Chaser617
And ladies and gentleman, if they're on Ben's land, thats *HIS* land, which means, public protests, nononono.

Ben has every right to chase them off his land.

I want Ben to chase them off his land.

Let the carnage insue.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:15 pm
by Nikas_Zekeval
Wanderwolf wrote:It was a hard year at MFM. We actually had some local pick a fight with a member of the convention. Poor guy didn't know he picked a fight with a Marine...

Yours truly,

The almost-sorry-for-that-idiot,

Wanderer


I don't feel almost feel sorry for that idiot at all. Consider it as some necessary clorine in the gene pool, or as a Niven book put it 'Think of it as evolution in action.'

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:46 pm
by Swinter
I'm afraid that I don't exactly understand this comic.
What, exactly, are they demonstrating about? I haven't really spotted anything worth having a demonstration for either, especially not a simple halloween party at a game hall :3.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:45 pm
by Earl McClaw
Swinter wrote:I'm afraid that I don't exactly understand this comic.
What, exactly, are they demonstrating about? I haven't really spotted anything worth having a demonstration for either, especially not a simple halloween party at a game hall :3.

For some sad types of people, it's enough to have someone not acting according to their wishes.

In this particular case, I'm guessing that it's a protest instigated because of the word "goblin" and the use of related "spooky" materials, especially because of the advertised Halloween party.

And from the images in the strip, it's hard to say if the protesters are on Ben's property or on the sidewalk ("right of way"), street, or other side. The most likely oversight the protesters have made is failing to get a permit for their gathering.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:56 pm
by MikeVanPelt
Jaydub wrote:I think it is time to call out the goblin posse to handle this problem..... :twisted:


Maybe... Hard to say...

1) I don't think we have much of a handle on the goblins' capabilities yet, vs. the capabilities of the manifestations of Ben's subconscious in the prior version of the comic.

2) Assuming they can do a lot of paranormal-looking things... and assuming what I'm assuming about the mob, it's the "looking for Satan under every rock" type of our a-bit-too-tightly-wrapped brethren...

That might be a bad move. Might attract lots of attention that Ben, as a Christian, is going to find particularly painful.

Now, in this strip's past, did the meeting with Ben's pastor happen pretty much as it did in the previous strip? And there's another pastor who was on friendly terms with Ben and his establishment. They might be a help here.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:31 pm
by UncleMonty
All the protesters can legally do is walk up and down the sidewalk (they cannot block the sidewalk) chanting and carrying signs. They can't hinder people entering or leaving the place at all, or they enter the jurisdiction of the local police.

Personally, I think they should be ignored. But unfortunately, the press won't do that. Protesters and the media feed off of each other in a sort of unwholesome symbiosis.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:48 am
by Wallaroo_Blacke
That's true... if you're either blocking the
sidewalk within a person's property, thier
driveway, or within 100 feet of said property,
you are in criminal tresspass while performing
a peaceful protest.

But it is a load of horsefeathers if you call that
a peaceful protest. :-?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:04 pm
by Earl McClaw
What's needed here are some of the pranks Nip and Tuck have pulled on protestors, such as during their Pioneer Days festival.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:05 am
by Sciguy
Chaser617 wrote:And ladies and gentleman, if they're on Ben's land, thats *HIS* land, which means, public protests, nononono.

Ben has every right to chase them off his land.

I want Ben to chase them off his land.

Let the carnage insue.


Sadly since Goblin Hollow is open to the public as a recreational service, it can be construed as open to the public.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:55 am
by Kerry Skydancer
Open to the public, yes. But the proprietor has the right to eject for cause anyone who is disrupting the normal operation of the business. One does not have to allow anti-gun protesters in a gun shop or PETA demonstrators in a barbecue restaurant... or anti-Halloween loons in an establishment doing a business-related Halloween event.

Let the fun begin!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:24 pm
by Earl McClaw
Kerry Skydancer wrote:Open to the public, yes. But the proprietor has the right to eject for cause anyone who is disrupting the normal operation of the business.

On the nose, Kerry. There's a big difference between "public space" and "open to the public".

The bottom line is the arcade is private property. The owner has the right to refuse service / access to people that make it more difficult for the business to operate. Otherwise you could fill a place with people who just stand around and leave no room for paying customers.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:59 pm
by Shyal_malkes
rioters don't really need too much of a reason, some just like to riot and will take whatever excuse is handy at the time.

consider the joke I tell myself sometimes.

when the local team loses a football game, the fans take out their frustration by rioting in the streets, breaking glass, looting stores and burning cars.

when the local team wins a football game, the fans celebrate by rioding in the streets, breaking glass, looting stores and burning cars.