Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(LA Times)   Recalling his epic battle against government waste in the form of "something called volcano monitoring", Gov Jindal takes aim at another area of useless government bloat, and eliminates all funding for libraries in his state   (latimesblogs.latimes.com) divider line 241
    More: Sad, prediction of volcanic activity, computer skills, public libraries, library, mass transit, Bobby Jindal, refuses  
•       •       •

4180 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Jun 2012 at 4:53 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



241 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-06-29 04:54:46 PM  
Well, it's Louisiana. They don't read down there anyway.
 
2012-06-29 04:56:32 PM  
Who needs books when you're covered in magma?
 
2012-06-29 04:56:48 PM  

Lando Lincoln: They don't read down there anyway.


ture, yet many, many LA residents will be disappointed - the books made up half of their diet.
 
2012-06-29 04:57:19 PM  
Speaking of Jindal and waste ...

wonkroom.thinkprogress.org
 
2012-06-29 04:57:55 PM  
Who needs books? I get all the information and entertainment I need from Fox News, Conservapedia and my local Church.
 
2012-06-29 04:58:05 PM  
In tight budget times, we prioritized funding for healthcare and education.

"Specifically, tax breaks to pharmaceutical companies and vouchers for Christian-based schools".

Oh crap, they're already doing one of those, damn, ruins the joke.
 
2012-06-29 04:59:19 PM  
fark you jindal
 
2012-06-29 04:59:42 PM  
t2.gstatic.com

Where would this book be in the Derpy decimal system?
 
2012-06-29 04:59:43 PM  

vernonFL: Who needs books? I get all the information and entertainment I need from Fox News, Conservapedia and my local Church.


Don't forget Fark. I use this and the Google news as well as books.
 
2012-06-29 05:00:15 PM  
I don't know about the rest of you, but I sure wouldn't want to go down in history as "The Man that Killed Libraries".



/Or as an exorcist
//Just sayin'...
 
2012-06-29 05:00:39 PM  
... Are you farking kidding me?

I await the slow leech of any and all business that expect to hire halfway intelligent people from Louisiana.

Which is a shame, New Orleans is a damned fine town.
 
2012-06-29 05:00:58 PM  
Part of me thinks at some point down the road this will be inevitable. We're doing everything online now*, books, teaching, etc. But the only excuse for not funding libraries is that you've implemented hi-tech computer centers throughout the state for learning, reading e-books, etc. I hardly think Louisiana is that far along, and is actually just doing this because of failed conservative politics.

*Or is that just me? *ahem*
 
2012-06-29 05:01:45 PM  
F*ck you, Bobby!
 
2012-06-29 05:01:58 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

"The only people who need the library are poor people so...you know...no-brainer, really."
 
2012-06-29 05:03:09 PM  
We make satirical pictures overstating and mocking conservatives, and then they go and make them law. Irony is so abused.

zoomstreet.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-29 05:03:25 PM  

DeltaPunch: Part of me thinks at some point down the road this will be inevitable. We're doing everything online now*, books, teaching, etc. But the only excuse for not funding libraries is that you've implemented hi-tech computer centers throughout the state for learning, reading e-books, etc. I hardly think Louisiana is that far along, and is actually just doing this because of failed conservative politics.

*Or is that just me? *ahem*


They have. They call them"Libraries".

They have computers and e-books you can down load on line. At least in my state they do.
 
2012-06-29 05:04:09 PM  
That'll learn 'em.
 
2012-06-29 05:04:59 PM  
Oh God
 
2012-06-29 05:05:12 PM  
Well, he didn't want to join the ever-growing line of people who have publicly declared, "Oh hell no, I'm not going to be Rmoney's VP pick."

So he's being a little more subtle and poisoning the well so they won't pick him without having to make a public refusal.
 
2012-06-29 05:05:32 PM  

Corvus: DeltaPunch: Part of me thinks at some point down the road this will be inevitable. We're doing everything online now*, books, teaching, etc. But the only excuse for not funding libraries is that you've implemented hi-tech computer centers throughout the state for learning, reading e-books, etc. I hardly think Louisiana is that far along, and is actually just doing this because of failed conservative politics.

*Or is that just me? *ahem*

They have. They call them"Libraries".

They have computers and e-books you can down load on line. At least in my state they do.


I live in Arkansas and my library has a great wireless network and laptops and kindles that can be borrowed.
 
2012-06-29 05:07:10 PM  

Skywolf Philosopher: Corvus: DeltaPunch: Part of me thinks at some point down the road this will be inevitable. We're doing everything online now*, books, teaching, etc. But the only excuse for not funding libraries is that you've implemented hi-tech computer centers throughout the state for learning, reading e-books, etc. I hardly think Louisiana is that far along, and is actually just doing this because of failed conservative politics.

*Or is that just me? *ahem*

They have. They call them"Libraries".

They have computers and e-books you can down load on line. At least in my state they do.

I live in Arkansas and my library has a great wireless network and laptops and kindles that can be borrowed.


I am not surprised. Most people on FARK when they talk about libraries seem like they haven't stepped inside one for the last 20 years.
 
2012-06-29 05:08:24 PM  

Corvus: Most people on FARK when they talk about libraries seem like they haven't stepped inside one for the last 20 years.


the video rental place has a better porn section.
 
2012-06-29 05:10:05 PM  
It's not the burning of the Library of Alexandria -but you can see it from there.
 
2012-06-29 05:11:17 PM  
"In tight budget times, we prioritized funding for healthcare and education. " So they prioritized spending on education by eliminating libraries.
 
2012-06-29 05:11:30 PM  
To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.
 
2012-06-29 05:12:36 PM  

propasaurus: So they prioritized spending on education by eliminating libraries.


Football team aren't cheap ya know.
 
2012-06-29 05:12:39 PM  

Lurk sober post drunk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x271]

"The only people who need the library are poor people so...you know...no-brainer, really."


bah, homeless people can bathe at Starbucks
 
2012-06-29 05:13:10 PM  

vernonFL: To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.


The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.
 
2012-06-29 05:13:17 PM  
FTFA: In tight budget times, we prioritized funding for healthcare and education.

Libraries are a part of education. What sort of idiots voted for this retard?
 
2012-06-29 05:15:30 PM  

qorkfiend: vernonFL: To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.

The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.


you could check girls out of your college library? That's farking awesome. They must've been pretty dogeared though, huh?
 
2012-06-29 05:15:40 PM  
can't spell library without lib
 
2012-06-29 05:16:58 PM  
One more instance of a red state bragging about austerity and failing to keep the doors open on a pivotal institution.

Don't worry, Louisiana, I'm sure Gov. Jindal will be howling about states rights again while telling his treasurer to go ahead and endorse another check from the federal government soon enough.
 
Ehh
2012-06-29 05:17:00 PM  
So when an ultra-rich job creator gave away a fortune to build libraries across America, he was in fact under the influence of a snot-dripping libtard demon?

/an invisible demon
 
2012-06-29 05:17:11 PM  

skullkrusher: Lurk sober post drunk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x271]

"The only people who need the library are poor people so...you know...no-brainer, really."

bah, homeless people can bathe at Starbucks


They don't call it bathing there, they call it "Washenti" instead. Bathing is for the rest of those normal places.
 
2012-06-29 05:17:53 PM  

skullkrusher: qorkfiend: vernonFL: To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.

The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.

you could check girls out of your college library? That's farking awesome. They must've been pretty dogeared though, huh?


It was the computer science library. They weren't that bad, but they were all in a different language.
 
2012-06-29 05:18:05 PM  

Epoch_Zero: skullkrusher: Lurk sober post drunk: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x271]

"The only people who need the library are poor people so...you know...no-brainer, really."

bah, homeless people can bathe at Starbucks

They don't call it bathing there, they call it "Washenti" instead. Bathing is for the rest of those normal places.


farking baristas
 
2012-06-29 05:18:14 PM  

rebelyell2006: What sort of idiots voted for this retard?


Forget it, Jake. It's Louisiana.
 
2012-06-29 05:18:43 PM  
Our college library had a guy who everyone called 'the mystery masturbator', and he was never identified or caught.

Several students saw him jacking it in the library on numerous occasions.
 
2012-06-29 05:19:11 PM  

qorkfiend: skullkrusher: qorkfiend: vernonFL: To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.

The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.

you could check girls out of your college library? That's farking awesome. They must've been pretty dogeared though, huh?

It was the computer science library. They weren't that bad, but they were all in a different language.


I'd like one redhead to fiddle my bits, please
 
2012-06-29 05:19:43 PM  

DeltaPunch: Part of me thinks at some point down the road this will be inevitable. We're doing everything online now*, books, teaching, etc. But the only excuse for not funding libraries is that you've implemented hi-tech computer centers throughout the state for learning, reading e-books, etc. I hardly think Louisiana is that far along, and is actually just doing this because of failed conservative politics.

*Or is that just me? *ahem*


From TFA:

Concordia formerly got $12,000 per year from the state, which it used to "keep up all of the maintenance [on its 52 PCs], buy new software, and to buy new equipment as needed."

The funding Jindal eliminated was used to finance the upkeep on your fine "high-tech computer center" idea.
 
2012-06-29 05:19:51 PM  

skullkrusher: qorkfiend: skullkrusher: qorkfiend: vernonFL: To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.

The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.

you could check girls out of your college library? That's farking awesome. They must've been pretty dogeared though, huh?

It was the computer science library. They weren't that bad, but they were all in a different language.

I'd like one redhead to fiddle my bits, please


Sorry, all reserved.
 
2012-06-29 05:20:06 PM  

qorkfiend: vernonFL: To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.

The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.


My library also has magazines, newspapers, music, dvds, and a book sale room. And I'm a book nerd, so I actually check out books with this thing called a library card.
 
2012-06-29 05:20:13 PM  
Romney PLEASE pick Jindal for VP!!!

PLEASE!

The thing about Romney is he is someone who likes yes men and won't pick someone who would show him up. So we will get some B lister if not C lister.
 
2012-06-29 05:20:21 PM  

vernonFL: Our college library had a guy who everyone called 'the mystery masturbator', and he was never identified or caught.

Several students saw him jacking it in the library on numerous occasions.


My college library had private reading booths, just large enough for two people if you were thin enough and flexible.
 
2012-06-29 05:20:45 PM  

Loucifer: Who needs books when you're covered in magma?


I can't read that word without hearing it in Dr. Evil's voice.
 
2012-06-29 05:22:17 PM  

vernonFL: Our college library had a guy who everyone called 'the mystery masturbator', and he was never identified or caught.

Several students saw him jacking it in the library on numerous occasions.


What can I say, i love to read.
 
2012-06-29 05:22:53 PM  

qorkfiend: skullkrusher: qorkfiend: skullkrusher: qorkfiend: vernonFL: To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.

The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.

you could check girls out of your college library? That's farking awesome. They must've been pretty dogeared though, huh?

It was the computer science library. They weren't that bad, but they were all in a different language.

I'd like one redhead to fiddle my bits, please

Sorry, all reserved.


oh, I forget to specify that she better be little-endian. Last time you gave me a big-endian and I was afraid to run her on my laptop lest she crash my pipe
 
2012-06-29 05:22:58 PM  

Skywolf Philosopher: qorkfiend: vernonFL: To be honest, the last time I actually checked a book out of a library was in college.

The only time after that I was even in a library was for for a conference on something at the local University and they had a coffee shop in the library and I got a coffee.

The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.

My library also has magazines, newspapers, music, dvds, and a book sale room. And I'm a book nerd, so I actually check out books with this thing called a library card.


A library what? They make you carry some sort of card? That sounds an awful lot like communism.
 
2012-06-29 05:22:59 PM  

qorkfiend: The only times I went to the library in college were for a girl or to utilize the library's copy of an absurdly expensive textbook.


Stay away from grad school and research jobs, then. "No electronic copy of this article exists" is still a phrase that causes me to flinch compulsively whenever i see or hear it.

That and every time I look up something in the card catalog and then head to the actual stacks to find it I subconsciously expect that the only part that's in english is the title and the rest of the text is in 1970s technical Russian.

//DAMN YOU SCIFINDER.
 
2012-06-29 05:23:14 PM  
izit.org
 
Displayed 50 of 241 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report