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(Boston.com)   State of Massachusetts approves $42 million for domestic terrorism military vehicles, full auto machine guns and military riot gear. Just kidding, it's for Libraries so their children can be smaahht   (boston.com) divider line 81
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2012-10-06 11:59:15 AM
I think you mean whicked shaaht, Subby.
 
2012-10-06 11:59:50 AM
^dammit^ Failed in the boobies.

Whicked SMAAHT
 
2012-10-06 12:01:33 PM
Stoopid libtaahhds
 
2012-10-06 12:04:22 PM
Mitt Romney aside, I really want to live in Massachusetts.
 
2012-10-06 12:26:37 PM

Via Infinito: Mitt Romney aside, I really want to live in Massachusetts.


I prefer Vermont. They have a state single-payer system.
 
2012-10-06 01:00:22 PM

skink: I think you mean whicked shaaht, Subby.


I took a wicked shaaht this marning.
 
2012-10-06 01:46:32 PM
If only every state spent that much money for libraries...
 
2012-10-06 02:05:02 PM

silo123j: If only every state spent that much money for libraries...


Found the problem.
 
2012-10-06 02:12:08 PM
www.addictinginfo.org

"We're number one! Suck it, Alabama!"
 
2012-10-06 02:17:48 PM

skink: ^dammit^ Failed in the boobies.

Whicked SMAAHT


Considering what's been coming out of Massachusetts lately, you were more correct the first time
 
2012-10-06 02:17:53 PM

Via Infinito: Mitt Romney aside, I really want to live in Massachusetts.

Just to be clear, Mitt Romney might never have actually lived here, and I'm too young to remember the exact reasons we were insane enough to elect him.
 
2012-10-06 02:18:53 PM
Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?
 
2012-10-06 02:19:38 PM

ilikeracecars: Just to be clear, Mitt Romney might never have actually lived here, and I'm too young to remember the exact reasons we were insane enough to elect him.


We do have Sunday liquor sales thanks to Mitt.
 
2012-10-06 02:23:25 PM
Libraries feature the books which are the fuel for Obama's ovens.
 
2012-10-06 02:24:18 PM

beefoe: ilikeracecars: Just to be clear, Mitt Romney might never have actually lived here, and I'm too young to remember the exact reasons we were insane enough to elect him.

We do have Sunday liquor sales thanks to Mitt.


I did not know that. Why does he hate small business? Small liquor business owners used to be able to take Sundays off without losing sales to big box stores. Mitt Romney is a jerk.

/I could never troll without slashies
//I do vaguely remember this being an issue though
 
2012-10-06 02:28:43 PM

beefoe: Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?


People who like to read?
 
2012-10-06 02:30:10 PM

beefoe: ilikeracecars: Just to be clear, Mitt Romney might never have actually lived here, and I'm too young to remember the exact reasons we were insane enough to elect him.

We do have Sunday liquor sales thanks to Mitt.


who cares. any masshole knows it's worth driving to new hamster to save a couple bucks at the packies there.
 
2012-10-06 02:33:14 PM
dererumnatura.us
Libarries?? Ain't dat da damn place where they got all them uhh, let's
see, whatcha call 'em? Fold-outs covered in scribblins...wrote up all over...
 
2012-10-06 02:33:32 PM

beefoe: Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?


30.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-06 02:34:21 PM

Via Infinito: Mitt Romney aside, I really want to live in Massachusetts.


why aren't you living there now?
 
2012-10-06 02:41:47 PM
And when the library is taken over by sekret Mooslim terrorists, who are those those stupid libs going to call?

Answer me that!
 
2012-10-06 02:45:51 PM

beefoe: Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?


I live in the Dayton, Ohio area. My local library branch is always busy. I have never seen anyone who looks like a homeless person, but there are lots of mothers with children, teenagers, and old people. Our local branch offers all kinds of services (lectures, story time, retired CPAs to help with taxes every Monday starting in February through April.) Ohio, for all its other issues, has a library system that rocks.
 
2012-10-06 02:46:15 PM
so now if i'm in mass. I have a place to take a crap.
 
2012-10-06 02:47:36 PM

ilikeracecars: Via Infinito: Mitt Romney aside, I really want to live in Massachusetts.
Just to be clear, Mitt Romney might never have actually lived here, and I'm too young to remember the exact reasons we were insane enough to elect him.


The unpopular incumbent, Jane Swift (R-eally liked helicopter rides), decided not to run, so Mitt got the nomination essentially unopposed. Shannon O'Brien (D-umb investor as State Treasurer) got the Dem nomination, but only after a long drawn out fight, so she lacked money and time to do much advertising.
 
2012-10-06 02:48:06 PM
Hope they budgeted for Victrolas so the patrons can hear the latest Bix Beiderbecke tunes.

If I had a pile of money to drag my community toward the future, rather than a pile of bricks that the people had to come to, I'd be thinking about maybe putting it toward something like community WiFi.
 
2012-10-06 02:49:17 PM
"Advances in technology have only increased the demand and need for library services,"

Why learn yesterday's technology at the Library when you can keep up with the latest and greatest on the internet?
 
2012-10-06 02:50:38 PM

GAT_00: Via Infinito: Mitt Romney aside, I really want to live in Massachusetts.

I prefer Vermont. They have a state single-payer system.


Make sure it's northern Vermont, in the Burlington area. The rest of the state is nothing but cows, dairy rednecks, eco-hipsters, and Unshorn Sisters of the Apocalypse type lesbians.
 
2012-10-06 02:52:28 PM

Teufelaffe: GAT_00: Via Infinito: Mitt Romney aside, I really want to live in Massachusetts.

I prefer Vermont. They have a state single-payer system.

Make sure it's northern Vermont, in the Burlington area. The rest of the state is nothing but cows, dairy rednecks, eco-hipsters, and Unshorn Sisters of the Apocalypse type lesbians.


Yup. Love northern Vermont. Camp every summer on Lake Champlain. Got a great view of the Adirondacks there.
 
2012-10-06 02:53:12 PM

smitty04: "Advances in technology have only increased the demand and need for library services,"

Why learn yesterday's technology at the Library when you can keep up with the latest and greatest on the internet?


This might sound crazy to you, but not everyone has internet.
 
2012-10-06 02:59:54 PM

DeaH: beefoe: Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?

I live in the Dayton, Ohio area. My local library branch is always busy. I have never seen anyone who looks like a homeless person, but there are lots of mothers with children, teenagers, and old people. Our local branch offers all kinds of services (lectures, story time, retired CPAs to help with taxes every Monday starting in February through April.) Ohio, for all its other issues, has a library system that rocks.


I just went to my local library to register to vote and I was also surprised at how busy it was and the mix of mothers, teens, and old people at my library as well.
 
2012-10-06 03:09:30 PM
See libs? This is what happens when you're given free reign over government. Look at Massachusetts, Vermont, even Canada. You've destroyed quality of life for everyone.

If only you could be more like the great conservative states of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kansas.
 
2012-10-06 03:13:17 PM

jjorsett: Hope they budgeted for Victrolas so the patrons can hear the latest Bix Beiderbecke tunes.

If I had a pile of money to drag my community toward the future, rather than a pile of bricks that the people had to come to, I'd be thinking about maybe putting it toward something like community WiFi.


You think the big cable companies would just take that lying down?
 
2012-10-06 03:17:47 PM

smitty04: "Advances in technology have only increased the demand and need for library services,"

Why learn yesterday's technology at the Library when you can keep up with the latest and greatest on the internet?


Newsflash: modern libraries have more than just books. And that's just one state university.

/ the more you know...
 
2012-10-06 03:23:39 PM

smitty04: "Advances in technology have only increased the demand and need for library services,"

Why learn yesterday's technology at the Library when you can keep up with the latest and greatest on the internet?


reasons why libraries aren't dying:

newsflash - not everybody has Internet. A lot of old folks need help with computing and internetting, now that so much has gone online including government-related information and applications.

meanwhile the library is a great place to go check out books (oh yes, paper books!) that you don't want to buy and have cluttering up the house. This is especially nice for kids who don't have pocket money.

the library will have database subscriptions that all patrons can take advantage of, but would be cost prohibitive for one person to buy the one time they need to access an article or look up a certain statistic.

the library provides community programming and community space where people can get together to watch a movie, have club meetings, play D&D, teach classes, or whatever.

\the more you know
 
2012-10-06 03:32:59 PM

beefoe: Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?


The 40% of the country without broadband access at home; the 20% of the country that does not have the Internet at all; people who can't use their home or work Internet, because they are not at home or work right now; travelers; people whose Internet is down; people who need help applying to college or the military; people on online college classes or virtual school; people who need public meeting or organizing space; people in emergencies; people who like to read; people who can't afford books; people who can't afford enough books to stimulate a child's mind (or their own); people who need help learning how to use a computer; people who need help applying for unemployment or food stamps; people who like movies and audiobooks; people who want a quiet place to read; people who need to use a public restroom; people traveling by foot or by bicycle; adults and children who need help learning English or learning how to read; children who need a safe place to go that is not home or school; people who need free assistance at tax time; people who are unemployed or unable to work and need a place to go during the day; people who have just moved to a new community and are looking for local information; people who vote; people learning a new skill; students and teachers; scientists and historians; people who want to learn how to use social media or create websites; people who have a skill or hobby they would like to share; people who need access to public records that have not been digitized; people who are researching their family tree; people who don't have a printer or fax machine at home...

I'm not finished, but you get the idea.

/Come back and visit us sometime
//Also, about three quarters of public libraries lend ebooks now. That's FREE BOOKS, ppl, even if you only read on your Kindle. Get a library card and save $$$.
///Also, not for nothing, but all librarians in the United States (yes, including public librarians) have master's degrees in information studies. Yes, we check books in and out and read to kids at storytime, but that's not all we do.
////That said, the person checking books in and out at your library may not be a librarian.
 
2012-10-06 03:45:29 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: skink: I think you mean whicked shaaht, Subby.

I took a wicked shaaht this marning.


Wtf is that thing between the a and the n?

/masshole
 
2012-10-06 03:53:36 PM

nyseattitude: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: skink: I think you mean whicked shaaht, Subby.

I took a wicked shaaht this marning.

Wtf is that thing between the a and the n?

/masshole


THE HOPPAH
 
2012-10-06 03:56:38 PM

Sheila_McSly: beefoe: Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?

The 40% of the country without broadband access at home; the 20% of the country that does not have the Internet at all; people who can't use their home or work Internet, because they are not at home or work right now; travelers; people whose Internet is down; people who need help applying to college or the military; people on online college classes or virtual school; people who need public meeting or organizing space; people in emergencies; people who like to read; people who can't afford books; people who can't afford enough books to stimulate a child's mind (or their own); people who need help learning how to use a computer; people who need help applying for unemployment or food stamps; people who like movies and audiobooks; people who want a quiet place to read; people who need to use a public restroom; people traveling by foot or by bicycle; adults and children who need help learning English or learning how to read; children who need a safe place to go that is not home or school; people who need free assistance at tax time; people who are unemployed or unable to work and need a place to go during the day; people who have just moved to a new community and are looking for local information; people who vote; people learning a new skill; students and teachers; scientists and historians; people who want to learn how to use social media or create websites; people who have a skill or hobby they would like to share; people who need access to public records that have not been digitized; people who are researching their family tree; people who don't have a printer or fax machine at home...

I'm not finished, but you get the idea.

/Come back and visit us sometime
//Also, about three quarters of public libraries lend ebooks now. That's FREE BOOKS, ppl, even if you only read on your Kindle. Get a library card and save $$$.
///Also, not for not ...


My company employed a guy with an MS in Information Studies. If you wanted to make him sound uncool you could say "Oh he looks after the company library", but he was the key to the whole IP management system in the company. Yeah, it's not an easy job.
 
2012-10-06 03:56:56 PM

beefoe: Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?


I do. Admittedly, I don't hang out there, but I have all the books I order online sent to my local branch. If I have time to kill in the Back Bay, however, I'll spend some time in the Central library. Between the architecture of the old building, the courtyard, and the café, it's a cool place to kill some time wandering around.

2.bp.blogspot.com

blog.simpletuition.com 

blog.aia.org
 
2012-10-06 04:04:14 PM
Note to self: Never fall off the BPL roof.
 
2012-10-06 04:16:30 PM

Theaetetus: The unpopular incumbent, Jane Swift (R-eally liked helicopter rides), decided not to run, so Mitt got the nomination essentially unopposed. Shannon O'Brien (D-umb investor as State Treasurer) got the Dem nomination, but only after a long drawn out fight, so she lacked money and time to do much advertising.


so he was basically handed govern-ship. that explains so much as to how he only served 1 term, horrible at campaigning after having won an election, and his entitlement attitude of the presidency.
 
2012-10-06 04:21:43 PM
You see Louisiana?! This is how you farking do it!!
 
2012-10-06 04:23:35 PM
If it's anything like the last time the state offered Framingham money for a library, it will be shot down by town meeting.

We have a minority rule system where the old farts who have the time to go to endless town meetings can shut down anything they want. They don't want to pony up the matching funds, so no library.

Maybe this time will be different (hah).
 
2012-10-06 04:23:53 PM

Mrtraveler01: DeaH: beefoe: Glad to see my state investing in the future. Seriously, who goes to a public library anymore, other than homeless people?

I live in the Dayton, Ohio area. My local library branch is always busy. I have never seen anyone who looks like a homeless person, but there are lots of mothers with children, teenagers, and old people. Our local branch offers all kinds of services (lectures, story time, retired CPAs to help with taxes every Monday starting in February through April.) Ohio, for all its other issues, has a library system that rocks.

I just went to my local library to register to vote and I was also surprised at how busy it was and the mix of mothers, teens, and old people at my library as well.


Our library also has voter registration! There's always a table with registration forms and pens. When you're done, you can just drop the form off with a librarian, and you're done.Plus, I sort of think that reference librarians are some of the coolest people on earth. They always seem excited to help. I have a Jewish friend, and there are not a lot of Jewish people in our area. I wanted to check out a cookbook so that I could make things he could eat at our holiday parties (gougeres, puff pastry with cheese, and bacon-wrapped dates, while delicious, are not kosher). The librarian called a branch in the area that had more Jewish people, got recommendations for the best cookbooks, and had it sent to my location - and it was all free of charge. They also seem really excited to help me find classics for my summer reading program (just to be contrary, I started reading one great classic each summer).
 
2012-10-06 04:33:14 PM
That's a wicked pissah.

/I have lived here for years
//I still have no idea what that means or if I was even close to using it correctly
 
2012-10-06 04:42:47 PM

burndtdan: That's a wicked pissah.

/I have lived here for years
//I still have no idea what that means or if I was even close to using it correctly


That's the worst thing about going into a gaming store in Mass...having to hear someone say, "Ayuh, that cahd is a wicked pissah."
 
2012-10-06 04:48:34 PM
I've been in MA all of my more than 50 years and could never imagine living anywhere else. My wife is from South China and every winter she tells me we need to move somewhere warmer. I show her stories from the southern states, and that puts an end to that.
 
2012-10-06 04:51:22 PM

Teufelaffe: That's the worst thing about going into a gaming store in Mass...having to hear someone say, "Ayuh, that cahd is a wicked pissah."


The two gaming stores I've been to are chiefly populated with out-of-state students, I think, because I'm not hearing much of the accent.
 
2012-10-06 05:21:48 PM

jakedata: If it's anything like the last time the state offered Framingham money for a library, it will be shot down by town meeting.

We have a minority rule system where the old farts who have the time to go to endless town meetings can shut down anything they want. They don't want to pony up the matching funds, so no library.

Maybe this time will be different (hah).


I'm hoping not. I've already started organizing a group in my Nobscot neighborhood to go to TM when it is up for review.
 
2012-10-06 05:22:41 PM
What I meant is, I am hoping for the library to be built. Not shot down by the old farts on the Southside.
 
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