I came to the Tea Party Rally in DC with my granddaughter. We left early to go take in the sights.
At the Natural History Museum, I submitted my backpack for the expected weapons search. I figured I'd have to part with the tub of fried rice leftover from my lunch -- after all, food is forbidden in the museums. But the guard wasn't looking for weapons or food. He was after my most dangerous contraband -- a 4"x6" sign (yes, INCHES) saying "Hands off our health care" and a bumper sticker I'd been given but hadn't looked at before shoving it in my bag. The guard insisted that "due to controversy" these materials were simply not permitted in the museum, not even in a closed bag.
I'd like to know where the museum management gets off, deciding what printed material people are permitted to bring inside. And I'll be raising hell.