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2012-04-25 02:51:21 PM
I always loved that story and it shouldn't be banned, but you have to admit, it's pretty subversive in its anti-authority message.
 
2012-04-25 03:13:58 PM
Oh f*ck you, asshole. Nobody cares what you think.
 
2012-04-25 03:56:25 PM
Because letting children think that poor people have rights is a bad thing. Censoring them from any notion of that is by no means a stronger political statement.

/you used to be cool Canada
 
2012-04-25 03:56:42 PM
Chief Wiggum inconsolable.
 
2012-04-25 03:57:14 PM
Nicely done subby.
 
2012-04-25 03:57:37 PM
For the benefit of Mr. Kite Arsebonnet:



"I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights"


"I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights"


"I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights"

 
2012-04-25 03:57:49 PM
Can we please instate a worldwide intelligence minimum for all teachers? PLEASE?
 
2012-04-25 03:59:24 PM
Most of Suess's stuff is pretty subversive.
 
2012-04-25 03:59:29 PM

Citrate1007: Because letting children think that poor people have rights is a bad thing. Censoring them from any notion of that is by no means a stronger political statement.

/you used to be cool Canada


Worse than that. This is about union-busting. I was ready to shake my head at Mrs. Teacher if she'd been wearing a Tshirt to class with that quote, trying to rile up 5th graders to protest the administration but no... She had it on a page at a meeting with administration... After she was sent notice for having union material visible in her car on school property.

This is at least a 8.5 on my What the Fark meter.
 
2012-04-25 04:00:17 PM

Jake Havechek: Most of Suess's stuff is pretty subversive.


Except for The Lorax, who is a kid-friendly corporate spokesman.

/From Wait Wait Don't Tell Me :)
 
2012-04-25 04:00:26 PM

Citrate1007: Because letting children think that poor people have rights is a bad thing. Censoring them from any notion of that is by no means a stronger political statement.

/you used to be cool Canada

 
2012-04-25 04:00:48 PM

SoothinglyDeranged: Oh f*ck you, asshole. Nobody cares what you think.


.

Kudos, put subby in his place.

Anyway, people wouldn't think you are politicizing an innocent comment if you weren't actually politicizing that innocent comment.

So, STFU to both of you and your faux outrage over stupid issues.
 
2012-04-25 04:03:30 PM
Yeah, and The Lorax isn't anti corporation either, right? Hell, might as well ban "I can read with my eyes shut" because it clearly belittles people with blindness as a disability. And Hop on Pop which is a perfect example of violence in the home.

I'm so glad I'm never having children.
 
2012-04-25 04:04:49 PM

Actual Farking: I always loved that story and it shouldn't be banned, but you have to admit, it's pretty subversive in its anti-authority message.


That didn't rhyme! It should have said this:

I always loved the story and it shouldn't be banned, I'm very upset that that teacher might get canned.
 
2012-04-25 04:04:50 PM
romancatholicblog.typepad.com
 
2012-04-25 04:05:12 PM
GREEN EGGS & HAM PEOPLE!!

/Occupy Ham!
 
2012-04-25 04:06:38 PM
Won't be long now before the GOP and Teabaggers here in the States start to go after Yertle the Turtle
 
2012-04-25 04:06:41 PM

Infobahn: GREEN EGGS & HAM PEOPLE!!

/Occupy Ham!


Mmmm...ham....

/Drool
 
2012-04-25 04:06:42 PM
Yertle the Turtle is a poke at that German guy who liked to wave at everybody and everybody to wave at him. Seuss said so himself.
 
2012-04-25 04:06:42 PM
Dr. Suess is popular because he could get high concept ideas across without condescending or talking down to kids.
 
2012-04-25 04:06:50 PM
It seems like down here it's all dry and cut, what you up on top need, is surely tax cut.
 
2012-04-25 04:06:55 PM

Infobahn: GREEN EGGS & HAM PEOPLE!!

/Occupy Ham!


Sam-I-Am is an annoying little brat, no matter how good the green eggs and ham are.

Also that story is really long when you want your kid to just go the fark to sleep (which is ANOTHER book).
 
2012-04-25 04:07:08 PM

offmymeds:


This.

Before you know it the Berenstein Bears books will be taken off the shelf because the kids are always getting in trouble, therefore the parents are neglectful.
 
2012-04-25 04:08:27 PM
FTA: The quote in question - "I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights" - comes from Yertle the Turtle, the tale of a turtle who climbs on the backs of other turtles to get a better view.

Makes me think of "Animal Farm" and the "...but some are more equal than others" line.
 
2012-04-25 04:12:34 PM

ClintBartonWannabe: Yertle the Turtle is a poke at that German guy who liked to wave at everybody and everybody to wave at him. Seuss said so himself.


Hasselhoff?

ll-media.extratv.com
 
2012-04-25 04:12:54 PM

Jake Havechek: Most of Suess's stuff is pretty subversive.


Stop all that free thinking
'fore it gets out of hand.
Kids could start having ideas!
They could even join a band.

From a band comes their name
All lit up in neon.
And next thing you know...
There's another Celine Dion.

So listen up farkers
Do that censorship thing
Don't let Canadians have big ideas
Or they will soon try to sing.
 
2012-04-25 04:13:41 PM

Infobahn: GREEN EGGS & HAM PEOPLE!!

/Occupy Ham!


I think you mean "GREEN TOFU & TOFU, PEOPLE!"
Unless you actually said "ham people" in which case you meant:
"GREEN TOFU & HUFU"
 
2012-04-25 04:14:05 PM
Why shouldnt politics be taught in schools. If they dont learn it in school they will learn it on the streets from places like Fox news or CNN.
 
2012-04-25 04:15:39 PM
My favorite subversive Dr. Seuss story:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-25 04:17:22 PM
C'mon, Canada. Don't you know it's turtles all the way down?

Yertle just had bigger bootstraps.
 
2012-04-25 04:17:35 PM
In their defense BC teachers are turning out to be huge pains in the asses.
 
2012-04-25 04:20:23 PM
How about a Dr Seuss novelization of Alien then? No political overtones there.

doublethreatmagee.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-25 04:21:38 PM
Wow...just...wow.
 
2012-04-25 04:24:36 PM

Infobahn: GREEN EGGS & HAM PEOPLE!!

/Occupy Ham!


SOYLENT GREEN EGGS IS HAM PEOPLE!!
 
2012-04-25 04:25:44 PM
My daughter's favorite is "What Was I Scared Of?" You know, the pale green pants with nobody inside them?
 
2012-04-25 04:31:38 PM
I agree that children should be protected from the idea that workers have rights.

Let them keep a little of their quaint childhood innocence and belief that right should prevail over wrong as long as they can.

They'll learn soon enough that the world is run by bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.
 
2012-04-25 04:32:37 PM

Actual Farking: I always loved that story and it shouldn't be banned, but you have to admit, it's pretty subversive in its anti-authority message.


You ever read "The Butter Battle Book" by the good Doc?

Parents and political activists alike went nuclear over its hidden message.
 
2012-04-25 04:34:18 PM
Now I want a Yertle t-shirt styled after the Che Guevara t-shirt.
 
2012-04-25 04:35:40 PM
Just wait until they get a load of Horton Hears a Who.
 
2012-04-25 04:50:20 PM

Millennium: Just wait until they get a load of Horton Hears a Who.


Yes. It excludes deaf people and therefore should not be in schools.
 
2012-04-25 04:53:13 PM
I hope they ban that storry about those uppity Plain Belly Sneeches getting ideas above their station.
 
2012-04-25 04:53:42 PM
From there to here
From here to there
Dochebaggery is rampant
Everywhere
 
2012-04-25 04:53:58 PM
That is hardly political at all. Who among them would even dispute that message?
 
2012-04-25 04:54:42 PM

kiwimoogle84: Millennium: Just wait until they get a load of Horton Hears a Who.

Yes. It excludes deaf people and therefore should not be in schools.


"Hop On Pop" promotes domestic violence. "If I Ran The Zoo" infiltrates impressionable young minds with the dangerous Furry agenda.
 
2012-04-25 04:57:38 PM

elev8meL8r: kiwimoogle84: Millennium: Just wait until they get a load of Horton Hears a Who.

Yes. It excludes deaf people and therefore should not be in schools.

"Hop On Pop" promotes domestic violence. "If I Ran The Zoo" infiltrates impressionable young minds with the dangerous Furry agenda.


Don't even get me started on "oh the places you'll go". This one is a pile of trouble. It excludes the lower class, as they have not the means to travel. And insults the homeless with the line "you have feet in your shoes" since some of them have no shoes.
 
2012-04-25 05:00:21 PM

Actual Farking: I always loved that story and it shouldn't be banned, but you have to admit, it's pretty subversive in its anti-authority message.


It's anti-fascist, which is a noteworthy distinction.
 
2012-04-25 05:03:55 PM
Step 1: Vow to keep politics out of schools.
Step 2: Ensure that students in school have absolutely no rights and are subjected to draconian rules.
Step 3: Get rid of books that don't have hidden authoritarian messages.
Step 4: Expel people that complain, saying they brought politics into school.
Step 5: Install authoritarian government because kids have been trained in living under authoritarian rule since primary school
 
2012-04-25 05:09:44 PM
Oh, Yurtle the Turtle, oh marvelous me,
I am the ruler of all that I see.

/funny but that's all the Seuss I bothered to memorize other than "1 feesh, a 2 feesh, a red feesh, a blue feesh"
 
2012-04-25 05:10:15 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: ey'll learn soon enough that the world is run by bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.


That's....beautiful!
 
2012-04-25 05:13:31 PM

Hrist: Step 1: Vow to keep politics out of schools.
Step 2: Ensure that students in school have absolutely no rights and are subjected to draconian rules.
Step 3: Get rid of books that don't have hidden authoritarian messages.
Step 4: Expel people that complain, saying they brought politics into school.
Step 5: Install authoritarian government because kids have been trained in living under authoritarian rule since primary school


They're overreacting because teachers have been using their children to help their cause in their contract negotiations. This may be a bit silly but encouraging students to leave school and take part in protests or having children write letters to government officials in class is taking things way too far.
 
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