When MrB said "From what I gather from the chief is that this happens at these things", the chief was referring to second line parades, not Mother's Day parades.

You responded "MOTHER'S DAY PARADES?!?!?!?! REALLY?!?!" The way I read that was you thought Dave said "From what I gather from the chief is that this happens at these things Mother's Day parades"

Then you said "Maybe we need to outlaw Mother's Day Parades
...Or Just MOTHER'S DAY... or Just MOTHERS!"

From what I could tell you related "theses things" to mean Mother's Day parades only, when he meant second line parades in general.