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2013-07-02 02:19:25 AM  
As they preside over the death panels? I KNEW IT
 
2013-07-02 02:34:21 AM  
General Jack D. Ripper: Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream.
 
2013-07-02 08:01:46 AM  
It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.
 
2013-07-02 08:16:20 AM  
613.9, aaahhhh yeah.
 
2013-07-02 08:21:13 AM  
Obamacare will be like Mao's great leap forward, but with less success and more unintended consequences
 
2013-07-02 08:23:11 AM  
Great, now conservatives have another reason not to read.
 
2013-07-02 08:37:06 AM  

Sybarite: 613.9, aaahhhh yeah.


perv
 
2013-07-02 08:37:59 AM  

thisispete: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.


If you can distinguish accurate from misleading information, then you are the natural enemy of Fox News and must be punished.
 
2013-07-02 08:38:13 AM  
I think this is a fantastic idea.
 
2013-07-02 08:38:32 AM  
Well, Heaven and Hell take us if centers of public knowledge continue to expand their mission of helping the public get educated.
 
2013-07-02 08:38:51 AM  
It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System

Then you're a f*cking idiot. I knew that shiat when I was six years old.
 
2013-07-02 08:39:16 AM  
House GOP introduces bill to demolish the Library of Congress in 3...2...1...
 
2013-07-02 08:39:26 AM  

Il Douchey: Obamacare will be like Mao's great leap forward, but with less success and more unintended consequences



Still living up to the name I see.
 
2013-07-02 08:39:27 AM  

Il Douchey: Obamacare will be like Mao's great leap forward, but with less success and more unintended consequences


Tell us more. This should be good.
 
2013-07-02 08:40:04 AM  

Il Douchey: Obamacare will be like Mao's great leap forward, but with less success and more unintended consequences


When do we get to kill the parasitic wealthy?
 
2013-07-02 08:44:36 AM  

Aarontology: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System

Then you're a f*cking idiot. I knew that shiat when I was six years old.


In their defense Republicans aren't very good at the maths.  So something like the Dewey Decimal System is tantamount to rocket surgery in their world.
 
2013-07-02 08:47:10 AM  

stpauler: Great, now conservatives have another reason not to read.


Were talking about a group of people whom believe that as long as they need to wear a coat in the Winter then climate change doesn't exist.  Reading, not really enough of a strong suit to begin with to consider mentioning.

....well, unless it's a Glen Beck book or a Goldline brochure.
 
2013-07-02 08:47:45 AM  
Libraries still exist?  I thought we had the Intertubes now!
 
2013-07-02 08:49:19 AM  

Aarontology: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System

Then you're a f*cking idiot. I knew that shiat when I was six years old.


Hell, I had to know LC, Dewey, SuDocs, and two homebrew systems, all in the same library - and I was just a student shelver
 
2013-07-02 08:50:13 AM  

heavymetal: Aarontology: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System

Then you're a f*cking idiot. I knew that shiat when I was six years old.

In their defense Republicans aren't very good at the maths.  So something like the Dewey Decimal System is tantamount to rocket surgery in their world.


I'll bet the switch to the Library of Congress system threw them for a hell of a loop. If they've been in a library recently, anyway but that's doubtful.
 
2013-07-02 08:50:16 AM  
Librarians? What, Americans aren't good enough for 0bong0?

//A brazillian librarians.
 
2013-07-02 08:50:20 AM  
It would be better off for our society if librarians were recruited to explain personal hygiene to the bums hanging out in the library all day.
 
2013-07-02 08:52:37 AM  

phalamir: Hell, I had to know LC, Dewey, SuDocs, and two homebrew systems, all in the same library - and I was just a student shelver


One of my work study jobs in college was at the library, and occasionally I'd work in the Latin American wing with all the old Aztec and Mayan stuff. that could be a pain in the ass at times. "Xcacyclaatactalel... where the hell does this go?"
 
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2013-07-02 08:56:12 AM  
At first I thought the title said "libertarians" but then I looked at the small number of comments and realized I must have misread.
 
2013-07-02 08:56:21 AM  
1. Go to healthcare.gov

2. Choose plan that best fits you

3. profit!

Since this about as complicated as tying your shoes I can see how Republicans are flummoxed by this.
 
2013-07-02 08:56:56 AM  
HWC:When do we get to kill the parasitic wealthy?

Silly kid; in the eyes of the world, you  are the parasitic wealthy.  Now that you've endorsed redistribution, prepare to be cut down to size.

/Millions of hungry third worlders resent your access to food, plumbing and shoes.  You have it, they want it.  Give it up
 
2013-07-02 09:06:32 AM  

R5D4: 1. Go to healthcare.gov

2. Choose plan that best fits you

3. profit!

Since this about as complicated as tying your shoes I can see how Republicans are flummoxed by this.


This is a surprisingly useful site.  Hard to believe it's a government website.
 
2013-07-02 09:08:05 AM  
All I need to know about Obamacare I learned from that angry, scary doctor in the "Surviving Obamacare" commercials they show on FOX.
 
2013-07-02 09:09:25 AM  
First the NFL and now librarians?  Is nothing in this country safe from soshulisms?  Next thing you know, they'll be expecting all of us to pitch in to fund these Marxist "libraries."
 
2013-07-02 09:10:01 AM  

Il Douchey: HWC:When do we get to kill the parasitic wealthy?

Silly kid; in the eyes of the world, you  are the parasitic wealthy.  Now that you've endorsed redistribution, prepare to be cut down to size.

/Millions of hungry third worlders resent your access to food, plumbing and shoes.  You have it, they want it.  Give it up


My wealth an politics are relative to my locality. Third worlders have plenty of juicy ticks to harvest right in their own backyards.

BTW, every single person on the planet has endorsed redistribution whether they've mouthed the words or not.
 
2013-07-02 09:11:07 AM  
Everybody knows that when Obamacare goes into effect, all the doctors will become government employees and registered Democrats. If the valiant Republicans don't thwart Obamao, our doctors will flee to countries where they can make more money, like England, or China, or Mexico.
 
2013-07-02 09:11:41 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Il Douchey: Obamacare will be like Mao's great leap forward, but with less success and more unintended consequences

When do we get to kill the parasitic wealthy?


Wait, we weren't supposed to do that yet?

...hang on, I've got a thing.
 
2013-07-02 09:12:29 AM  
Pffft, what is wrong with this Muslim?  The only text need 'splainin' is the Koran.  Obamacare?  What?  And ward off the glorious day when 72 virgins are in your arms?  Seriously, what is wrong with this Muzz?
 
2013-07-02 09:18:59 AM  
Typical Ivory towered book worms trying to make the illiterate masses feel bad about how down to earth and patriotic they are.
 
2013-07-02 09:20:05 AM  
as someone who is sitting in his office at a university library, I'm getting a kick............
 
2013-07-02 09:24:51 AM  
i.imgur.com

If she's talking...I may actually listen.
 
2013-07-02 09:25:02 AM  
"It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?"  - fta

It's not that hard and I'm pretty sure with daily exposure to it any person can get the hundreds and tens down pretty easily.  That line just REALLY plays to the dumb.
 
2013-07-02 09:25:31 AM  

thisispete: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.


You get to be the arbiter of accurate vs. misleading? Shouldn't you leave that up to the individual to decide?
 
2013-07-02 09:26:58 AM  

Aarontology: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System

Then you're a f*cking idiot. I knew that shiat when I was six years old.


Then can you tell me the Exact number for a informational book about space pirates... Can you??
 
2013-07-02 09:27:12 AM  

EatenTheSun: thisispete: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.

You get to be the arbiter of accurate vs. misleading? Shouldn't you leave that up to the individual to decide?


If the individual was capable of deciding, they wouldn't be asking the librarian. As far as I know, you're still allowed to look things up yourself.
 
2013-07-02 09:29:29 AM  

Invisible Dynamite Monkey: "It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?"  - fta

It's not that hard and I'm pretty sure with daily exposure to it any person can get the hundreds and tens down pretty easily.  That line just REALLY plays to the dumb.


Or the average Fox viewer which is the same thing.
 
2013-07-02 09:32:15 AM  
Also, most libraries are transitioning away from the Dewey Decimal system these days. The library of Congress system is what most modern libraries are using

/the more you know
 
2013-07-02 09:36:15 AM  

MindStalker: Aarontology: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System

Then you're a f*cking idiot. I knew that shiat when I was six years old.

Then can you tell me the Exact number for a informational book about space pirates... Can you??


Space was in the low 600s, if I remember my library page days correctly, but I look forward to being corrected.  Fiction, of course, is shelved by author's surname.  Ah, the good old Mc vs. Mac debates...
 
2013-07-02 09:40:37 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: MindStalker: Aarontology: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System

Then you're a f*cking idiot. I knew that shiat when I was six years old.

Then can you tell me the Exact number for a informational book about space pirates... Can you??

Space was in the low 600s, if I remember my library page days correctly, but I look forward to being corrected.  Fiction, of course, is shelved by author's surname.  Ah, the good old Mc vs. Mac debates...


Oh, I am wrong!  Looks like space pirates would be low 500s instead:
527 Celestial navigation999 Extraterrestrial worldsAnd possibly:
174 Occupational ethics
 
2013-07-02 09:45:34 AM  

Aarontology: phalamir: Hell, I had to know LC, Dewey, SuDocs, and two homebrew systems, all in the same library - and I was just a student shelver

One of my work study jobs in college was at the library, and occasionally I'd work in the Latin American wing with all the old Aztec and Mayan stuff. that could be a pain in the ass at times. "Xcacyclaatactalel... where the hell does this go?"


Audio recordings were by acquisition order.  "I want all the Beatles albums" "That would be 23, 73-76, 182, 183, 251-254, and 389"
 
2013-07-02 09:50:46 AM  

slayer199: [i.imgur.com image 850x1274]

If she's talking


Why ruin a good thing?
 
2013-07-02 09:50:57 AM  
There's a new public library that opened up not far from my house. I've been meaning to go in and take a look at it.

The architecture looks great.

/tax dollars at work.
//imokwiththis.jpeg
 
2013-07-02 09:56:11 AM  

thisispete: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.



Besides, the Library of Congress system is far superior to Dewey.
 
2013-07-02 09:59:13 AM  
Best library story:

In one library I worked at, we had a biography of Marilyn Monroe that got checked out on a regular basis.  I shelved biographies, so I was shelving this same book over and over again; in some states I would have been considered the book's common law spouse, so much did I interact with it.  So, one day I had just shelved it, and was about halfway down the aisle when some guy comes up to me.  'Do you know where I can find [title of said Marilyn Monroe biography]." I have no idea why I said the following, but I did: "Sure, it is 10 rows back that way, left side, three ranges in, top shelf, fifth book from the left, red cover"*  He gave me a "yeah, right, smart-ass" look, and then proceeded to count off the rows, and disappeared down the appropriate one.  About 20 seconds later his head pops out, staring at me.  Best part was that he was impressed enough to tell my boss, and it got me a (small) raise.


* I told you I shelved it a lot
 
2013-07-02 10:00:27 AM  
Libraries already provide health information to 28 million people a year via public access computers

So, what a second, the availability of computers with internet access is being referred to as "libraries providing health information"?

The two federal agencies also worked together during the rollout of the Medicare prescription drug benefit

This MEANS something!!
 
2013-07-02 10:01:00 AM  

give me doughnuts: thisispete: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.


Besides, the Library of Congress system is far superior to Dewey.


Throwing all the books into a pile, setting them on fire, then mixing the ashes in concrete, and firing the whole mass into deep space is far superior to Dewey
 
2013-07-02 10:01:04 AM  

Aarontology: phalamir: Hell, I had to know LC, Dewey, SuDocs, and two homebrew systems, all in the same library - and I was just a student shelver

One of my work study jobs in college was at the library, and occasionally I'd work in the Latin American wing with all the old Aztec and Mayan stuff. that could be a pain in the ass at times. "Xcacyclaatactalel... where the hell does this go?"


After "W" and before "Y."
 
2013-07-02 10:01:36 AM  
The article lost me in the first sentence. Before the internet, I had the library reference desk on speed dial. They know a lot more than the Dewey Decimal System. I still go to the library when I want help finding something unusual. Clearly, no one at FOX has ever been to a library.
 
2013-07-02 10:01:47 AM  
Is this supposed to be some sort of scandal?
 
2013-07-02 10:06:01 AM  

DeaH: The article lost me in the first sentence. Before the internet, I had the library reference desk on speed dial. They know a lot more than the Dewey Decimal System. I still go to the library when I want help finding something unusual. Clearly, no one at FOX has ever been to a library.


Of course not. Only liberal left-wing ivory-tower elitists go to libraries.

Just look at this crazed soshlizms-loving LIE-brarian:

www.nndb.com
 
2013-07-02 10:11:22 AM  

Smoking GNU: Is this supposed to be some sort of scandal?


LIBERRYGHAZI!
 
2013-07-02 10:12:16 AM  

give me doughnuts: DeaH: The article lost me in the first sentence. Before the internet, I had the library reference desk on speed dial. They know a lot more than the Dewey Decimal System. I still go to the library when I want help finding something unusual. Clearly, no one at FOX has ever been to a library.

Of course not. Only liberal left-wing ivory-tower elitists go to libraries.

Just look at this crazed soshlizms-loving LIE-brarian:

[www.nndb.com image 276x345]


Actually, Laura was (is?) a well-known liberal within the Bush family - she supports Roe v Wade and thinks government ought to respect loving couples (even with the title of "marriage") regardless of the genders.

// but she did kill a guy
// and she smiles like Jabba the Hutt
 
2013-07-02 10:12:26 AM  

theknuckler_33: Libraries already provide health information to 28 million people a year via public access computers

So, what a second, the availability of computers with internet access is being referred to as "libraries providing health information"?

The two federal agencies also worked together during the rollout of the Medicare prescription drug benefit

This MEANS something!!


Socialist librarians indoctrinating our youth!
 
2013-07-02 10:15:41 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Smoking GNU: Is this supposed to be some sort of scandal?

LIBERRYGHAZICAREGATE!


ftfy
 
2013-07-02 10:18:37 AM  
reellibrarians.files.wordpress.com

Don't you know that the Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid eligibility and prevents insurance companies from denying you coverage due to preexisting conditions?!
 
2013-07-02 10:20:52 AM  
Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)
 
2013-07-02 10:32:40 AM  

jjorsett: Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)


Your a moran.
 
2013-07-02 10:36:02 AM  

jjorsett: Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)


In Texas, the Dallas library system's home page has linked to HealthCare.gov -- the revamped federal website that is the hub for health law information. Embedding the widget on their sites is another way some libraries may choose to get involved, said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

"hawked"

/facepalm
 
2013-07-02 10:50:42 AM  

EatenTheSun: thisispete: It was hard enough to learn the Dewey Decimal System. Now they've got to learn the health care law?

Gee, thanks for belittling my profession AP/FoxNews. All librarians need to know is how to look this stuff up, distinguish accurate information from that which misleads, and communicate it to their users. Librarians do this all the time across an array of disciplines. We manage information, we don't need to be omniscient.

You get to be the arbiter of accurate vs. misleading? Shouldn't you leave that up to the individual to decide?


The idea that there is no objective fact, and that the question of "accurate vs. misleading" is an opinion actually makes me ill.
 
2013-07-02 10:57:46 AM  

slayer199: [i.imgur.com image 850x1274]

If she's talking...I may actually listen.


I'd let her curate my special collections, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-07-02 11:21:25 AM  

LasersHurt: Well, Heaven and Hell take us if centers of public knowledge continue to expand their mission of helping the public get educated.


Libraries also have federal tax forms and literature to help you fill them out. OMG!!!! Socialism!!!
 
2013-07-02 11:34:41 AM  

give me doughnuts: DeaH: The article lost me in the first sentence. Before the internet, I had the library reference desk on speed dial. They know a lot more than the Dewey Decimal System. I still go to the library when I want help finding something unusual. Clearly, no one at FOX has ever been to a library.

Of course not. Only liberal left-wing ivory-tower elitists go to libraries.

Just look at this crazed soshlizms-loving LIE-brarian:

[www.nndb.com image 276x345]


Picking up George's colouring books does not make you a librarian.
 
2013-07-02 11:36:02 AM  

RminusQ: The idea that there is no objective fact, and that the question of "accurate vs. misleading" is an opinion actually makes me ill.


You'd make a terrible fark moderator then
 
2013-07-02 11:39:57 AM  
Many fundie churches maintain 'Libraries of Derp' that would make excellent outlets for the Obamacare misinformation campaign Republicans apparently wish to continue indefinitely.
 
2013-07-02 12:46:29 PM  
Government says government health care is good.
 
2013-07-02 03:13:22 PM  
Makes sense. Have the literate teach the illiterate.
 
2013-07-02 04:45:37 PM  

theknuckler_33: jjorsett: Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)

In Texas, the Dallas library system's home page has linked to HealthCare.gov -- the revamped federal website that is the hub for health law information. Embedding the widget on their sites is another way some libraries may choose to get involved, said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

"hawked"

/facepalm


Yeah, "hawked". Why do you think they want to involve librarians, the NFL, and teachers? They need young people to sign up for this thing because without the premiums from the young and healthy it collapses.
 
2013-07-02 05:19:22 PM  

jjorsett: theknuckler_33: jjorsett: Funny how this measure that was supposed to get more and more popular over time now has to be hawked like a decaying hulk on a used car lot. Factory air! (In the tires)

In Texas, the Dallas library system's home page has linked to HealthCare.gov -- the revamped federal website that is the hub for health law information. Embedding the widget on their sites is another way some libraries may choose to get involved, said Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

"hawked"

/facepalm

Yeah, "hawked". Why do you think they want to involve librarians, the NFL, and teachers? They need young people to sign up for this thing because without the premiums from the young and healthy it collapses.


Did you know that health insurance companies have operated under this premise since the beginning of insurance (along with the undesirable quality of kicking sick people out)?

Also, you don't have to hawk something that is already a done deal. Like it or not, it's the law and the major provisions are kicking in in 6 months and millions of people need to learn in/how they will be affected. Pursuing multiple means of getting information to that many people is sensible. Perhaps you missed how libraries were also used when the Medicare prescription drug benefit was implemented.
 
2013-07-03 06:13:21 AM  
Use public information access points to get correct information out to, you know, the public. Sounds like a good and smart idea.
I'm not seeing a bad side to this. Maybe it's because I'm not an asshole republican who jacks it nightly over the possibility that anything this president does will fail. I'm thinking that since many of the people who use public libraries are lower income (the very people for whom the ACA was designed), this campaign will actually give them the information they need, and they will like it... and sign up for it... and have some form of health insurance... and cause R's to piss their panties because THE POORS may actually benefit.
 
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