Embarrassing hippie mom
Over the years, Asher has embarrassed her children by appearing on the local evening news, writing impassioned letters to the editor of the local newspaper, speaking at city-council meetings and rallies, and even posting signs on the front lawn of their home.
“Last week, Mom stuck a big sign in the yard that said, ‘Support H.R. 343!'” Craig said. “Thank God none of my friends know it’s some dumb bill that requires companies to provide contracts in a worker’s own language or some bullshit like that.”
Asher’s commitment to improving working and living conditions for migrant workers in Texas not only puts her in front of the camera, but occasionally on the front lines, as well.
“There was a picture in the paper of Mom at one of her protests, and Mr. Gemberling, my social-studies teacher, brought it in to class and showed it to everybody as an example of ‘someone making a genuine difference in the community,'” Craig said. “So Doug Fritz yells from the back row, ‘Dude, your mom’s a dork,’ and the entire class cracked up. Why should I have to put up with this? Can’t mom wait until I’m out of high school to do this shit?”
– The Onion “Teen Humiliated By Activist Mom”
I bet there have been more than a few teenagers embarrassed by hippie protestor parents in Wisconsin recently.