Fly on the Wall 

Under Protest

This week Fly on the Wall is reporting not-quite-live from the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, where a variety of disgruntled America-hating Americans have been acting up for the news cameras. Why it seems like only yesterday that Fox News caught several angry citizens saying profane things like "eff you" and "eff America" and your Fly Team's favorite, "Eff Fox News." Actually it was yesterday.

But protest in America isn't just about the creative use of dirty words. It's also about expressing strongly held opinions printed on bumper stickers.

Modern protest is about dressing up like a commode with jogging shoes and having activists run along behind you with signs that read, "Barack Obama 2,201, Running Toilet 0."

In 2008, Americans with something to say might try to capture the public's attention by dressing up like a 10-foot Uncle Sam ...

Or like the trumpet-blowing evangelical who identifies himself as Shultais and who stands on street corners furiously screaming at people about how God loves them even though they are revolting, hellbound sinners.

"A lot of people think we judge, but it's not about being judged. I've got no right to judge nobody," Shultais said while standing beneath a sign reading, "Homo-Sex is a Threat To National Security."

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