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2020-09-28 9:08:54 PM  
LOL.
Censorship is wrong even when it's against books you like or don't like

people you like or you don't like

why is that so hard for you to grasp America
 
2020-09-28 9:18:13 PM  
 
2020-09-28 9:19:17 PM  
You'd have to be some kind of douche to not like penguins.
 
2020-09-28 9:21:04 PM  
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2020-09-28 9:21:33 PM  
Yeah, but Simon and his buddy Schuster beat the shiat out of me. They left me in an alley with a used condom hanging out of my ass.
 
2020-09-28 9:21:35 PM  
What, no Necronomicon? No Pnakotic Manuscripts? Book of Azathoth? Liber Ivonis? Cultes des Goules? The Art of the Deal? The King in Yellow?

None of these blasphemous texts?

Man, back in my day, banned books meant something.
 
2020-09-28 9:23:26 PM  
No Anarchists Cookbook?
 
2020-09-28 9:25:21 PM  

Invincible: No Anarchists Cookbook?


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2020-09-28 9:29:35 PM  

nemisonic: Gosh with all that book learning They could run for Sheriff under NH's GOP ticket.
https://www.unionleader.com/news/local​/transgender-anarchist-wins-gop-nomina​tion-for-sheriff-in-cheshire-county/ar​ticle_30d0e4da-f2b6-5c97-9f00-ffbee053​6293.html


"DiMezzo, associated with the Free Keene movement of libertarian activists, said Friday she is looking forward to debating incumbent Sheriff Eli Rivera, the popular Democrat who is running for his fifth term."

Keane - Everybody's Changing (Alternate Version)
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2020-09-28 9:31:40 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Invincible: No Anarchists Cookbook?

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was about to rub one out in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, but you had to ruin it.
 
2020-09-28 9:32:14 PM  

Voiceofreason01: This is the kind of shiat transgender people actually get accused of. It'd be funny if it wasn't people like the farking VP of the United States.


Yes, and the headline is making fun of people who actually believe LGBTotherletters people are running around putting hexes on folks or giving them a case of the gays. So calm your tits.
 
2020-09-28 9:33:19 PM  
Gay Penguin Sorcerer is the name of my Richard Simmon's inspired Bjork cover band
 
2020-09-28 9:35:39 PM  

Voiceofreason01: If you make a comment that is indistinguishable from a homophobic one them what's the difference between you and a homophobe?


So I take it you identify as someone who lacks a sense of humor? Lighten up, Francis. It's called exaggeration.
 
2020-09-28 9:45:20 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: If you make a comment that is indistinguishable from a homophobic one them what's the difference between you and a homophobe?

So I take it you identify as someone who lacks a sense of humor? Lighten up, Francis. It's called exaggeration.

transphobes have exactly one joke and god knows why you're so in love with it.


So if you use sarcasm, hyperbole, or satire to make fun of bigots and racists, that means you're also a bigot and a racist? I'm not following your logic here.
 
2020-09-28 9:48:37 PM  
> and is now a gay transgendered penguin sorcerer with a girl's brain in his body. NTTAWWT

Hey, some people would pay extra for that!
 
2020-09-28 9:56:42 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Trocadero: Voiceofreason01: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: If you make a comment that is indistinguishable from a homophobic one them what's the difference between you and a homophobe?

So I take it you identify as someone who lacks a sense of humor? Lighten up, Francis. It's called exaggeration.

transphobes have exactly one joke and god knows why you're so in love with it.

So if you use sarcasm, hyperbole, or satire to make fun of bigots and racists, that means you're also a bigot and a racist? I'm not following your logic here.

There's a whole political movement built on the idea that transgender people are "tricking" children into being transgender(JK Rowling is one such person) and the whole "I identify as xxxx hahaha transgender people" joke is literally a transphobic joke being played straight here by cisgender people for laughs. It's not clever. Poe's law has killed all claims to satire. The VP of the USA(and the leaders of several other country's) are vocally anti-lgbt and Trump just nominated an anti-woman, anti-lgbt judge to the Supreme Court. This was never funny and it's even less funny now.


Did you read the linked article? Personally, it seems to me that the submitter is playing on the headline in the WaPo article.

(Also personally, I think those who want to ban any books are akin to literal Nazis. Someone was going to Godwin this thread eventually.)
 
2020-09-28 9:57:13 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: If you make a comment that is indistinguishable from a homophobic one them what's the difference between you and a homophobe?

So I take it you identify as someone who lacks a sense of humor? Lighten up, Francis. It's called exaggeration.

transphobes have exactly one joke and god knows why you're so in love with it.


LOL. Not a transphobe, so kindly blow your pissy attitude out your butt. I'll explain the joke to you:

(1) Actual transphobes and homophobes believe in the magical power of books that lack a sufficient amount of Jeebus in them to put some kind of gay whammy on kids, turning them from upstanding straight Americans into mincing pantywaists and flannel wearing bulldykes. This is, of course, ridiculous.

(2) Nobody, not one person ever, has at any time suggested the ability of said books to trasmute children into...[stares at headline] penguins who are transgendered, gay magic aficionados.

(3) Subby's claim that reading said books transformed someone into a magic-weilding, homosexual, transgendered Sphenisciform is hyperbole, exaggeration, and satire. (Also, perhaps of interest to you, when Johnathan Swift said it would be cool to eat babies, which is something a cannibal would say, it was trivially easy to distinguish his satire from cannibalism advocacy.) It ridicules the beliefs of the transphobes. And to cap it off, he uses a phrase from an episode of Seinfeld that won a GLAAD media award.

I'm sorry that you are humor impaired and do not understand this and would prefer to jibber and accuse other people of transphobia. A variety of therapy and counseling options exist to help you overcome this disability. With practice, and a careful routine of lightening up, you may one day develop a functioning sense of humor.
 
2020-09-28 9:57:14 PM  

Trocadero: Voiceofreason01: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: If you make a comment that is indistinguishable from a homophobic one them what's the difference between you and a homophobe?

So I take it you identify as someone who lacks a sense of humor? Lighten up, Francis. It's called exaggeration.

transphobes have exactly one joke and god knows why you're so in love with it.

So if you use sarcasm, hyperbole, or satire to make fun of bigots and racists, that means you're also a bigot and a racist? I'm not following your logic here.


Well for instance if a person keeps saying "you can't believe what this guy is saying about N*words" and keeps saying it verbatim, or keeps telling this awful taboo joke saying "I can't believe people say this" one begins to wonder if it's just a cover to get to say the awful things.
 
2020-09-28 10:08:29 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Yes. Please cis-plain the joke to me. I'm sure that will make it all better. Also if you honestly thought the shiat I edited out of your comment here was an "explanation" well....try harder next time.


Hey, you don't want to listen to reason and keep flying into little snit fits, be my guest. Later, when you wonder why nobody likes you, think back to this moment. I'm sure screaming TRAAAANSPHOOOOOOBE at anybody who doesn't show the exact amount of deference to trans people that you expect from them will take you far in life. The rest of us will be over here cracking funny jokes about actual transphobes, book burning Nazis, homophobes, repressed fundamentalists, and magicphobes.
 
2020-09-28 10:10:49 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Actual transphobes and homophobes believe in the magical power of books that lack a sufficient amount of Jeebus in them to put some kind of gay whammy on kids, turning them from upstanding straight Americans into mincing pantywaists and flannel wearing bulldykes. This is, of course, ridiculous.


Some certainly do. Others pretend to hate trans people out of their "knowledge" of biology, or, as Rowling does, "support" of women.
 
2020-09-28 10:13:35 PM  

Ragin' Asian: thealgorerhythm: Invincible: No Anarchists Cookbook?

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I was about to rub one out in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, but you had to ruin it.


Nothin" wrong with wanting to eat a little treif now and then.
 
2020-09-28 10:17:18 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: (1) Actual transphobes and homophobes believe in the magical power of books that lack a sufficient amount of Jeebus in them to put some kind of gay whammy


That would be an interesting game show.
 
2020-09-28 10:20:31 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: Yes. Please cis-plain the joke to me. I'm sure that will make it all better. Also if you honestly thought the shiat I edited out of your comment here was an "explanation" well....try harder next time.

Hey, you don't want to listen to reason and keep flying into little snit fits, be my guest. Later, when you wonder why nobody likes you, think back to this moment. I'm sure screaming TRAAAANSPHOOOOOOBE at anybody who doesn't show the exact amount of deference to trans people that you expect from them will take you far in life. The rest of us will be over here cracking funny jokes about actual transphobes, book burning Nazis, homophobes, repressed fundamentalists, and magicphobes.


Hey, hey, hey! Stop fighting. You're both ugly and self-absorbed
 
2020-09-28 10:21:16 PM  

Voiceofreason01: cis person - "HAHAHA transgender! Funny!"


Of course, that's not what's happening in this thread. It's more like:

Person: "Transphobes are so stupid they probably believe if their kids read about gay penguins, they'll turn into gay penguins, LOL."

Other people: "Indeed, that is ridiculous, transphobes are stupid."

You: "OH MAH GAWWWWWD YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT TRANS PEOPLE THAT WAAAAAY! FARK IS AWFUL! [makes various screeching noises]"
 
2020-09-28 10:24:32 PM  

Ragin' Asian: You're both ugly and self-absorbed


Why thank you!
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2020-09-28 10:41:00 PM  
How come all the Harry Potter books count as one?

That's pure lazy. One of those books must be the most evil, my money is on Half Blood Prince.
 
2020-09-28 11:00:42 PM  
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2020-09-28 11:15:10 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: If you make a comment that is indistinguishable from a homophobic one them what's the difference between you and a homophobe?

So I take it you identify as someone who lacks a sense of humor? Lighten up, Francis. It's called exaggeration.

transphobes have exactly one joke and god knows why you're so in love with it.

LOL. Not a transphobe, so kindly blow your pissy attitude out your butt. I'll explain the joke to you:

(1) Actual transphobes and homophobes believe in the magical power of books that lack a sufficient amount of Jeebus in them to put some kind of gay whammy on kids, turning them from upstanding straight Americans into mincing pantywaists and flannel wearing bulldykes. This is, of course, ridiculous.

(2) Nobody, not one person ever, has at any time suggested the ability of said books to trasmute children into...[stares at headline] penguins who are transgendered, gay magic aficionados.

(3) Subby's claim that reading said books transformed someone into a magic-weilding, homosexual, transgendered Sphenisciform is hyperbole, exaggeration, and satire. (Also, perhaps of interest to you, when Johnathan Swift said it would be cool to eat babies, which is something a cannibal would say, it was trivially easy to distinguish his satire from cannibalism advocacy.) It ridicules the beliefs of the transphobes. And to cap it off, he uses a phrase from an episode of Seinfeld that won a GLAAD media award.

I'm sorry that you are humor impaired and do not understand this and would prefer to jibber and accuse other people of transphobia. A variety of therapy and counseling options exist to help you overcome this disability. With practice, and a careful routine of lightening up, you may one day develop a functioning sense of humor.


Alas, you are wasting your time attempting to explain logic to a fanatic.
 
2020-09-28 11:36:05 PM  
On reading the thread, I'm assuming the headline has been changed.
 
2020-09-28 11:36:29 PM  
Or if it hasn't, I am clearly taking the wrong kind of drugs.
 
2020-09-28 11:43:18 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: Yes. Please cis-plain the joke to me. I'm sure that will make it all better. Also if you honestly thought the shiat I edited out of your comment here was an "explanation" well....try harder next time.

Hey, you don't want to listen to reason and keep flying into little snit fits, be my guest. Later, when you wonder why nobody likes you, think back to this moment. I'm sure screaming TRAAAANSPHOOOOOOBE at anybody who doesn't show the exact amount of deference to trans people that you expect from them will take you far in life. The rest of us will be over here cracking funny jokes about actual transphobes, book burning Nazis, homophobes, repressed fundamentalists, and magicphobes.

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Voiceofreason01: Yes. Please cis-plain the joke to me. I'm sure that will make it all better. Also if you honestly thought the shiat I edited out of your comment here was an "explanation" well....try harder next time.

Hey, you don't want to listen to reason and keep flying into little snit fits, be my guest. Later, when you wonder why nobody likes you, think back to this moment. I'm sure screaming TRAAAANSPHOOOOOOBE at anybody who doesn't show the exact amount of deference to trans people that you expect from them will take you far in life. The rest of us will be over here cracking funny jokes about actual transphobes, book burning Nazis, homophobes, repressed fundamentalists, and magicphobes.

cis person - "HAHAHA transgender! Funny!"

Trans person - "That was hurtful could you not do that"

Prank Call of Cthulhu - "WHY ARE YOU SO SENSATIVE! YOU'RE THE REAL BIGOT FOR TRYING TO CENSOR ME! OMG"


Get a room you 2
 
2020-09-28 11:51:46 PM  

PlaidJaguar: Or if it hasn't, I am clearly taking the wrong kind of drugs.


They're the right kind. You just have to do more.
 
2020-09-28 11:59:20 PM  

Ragin' Asian: PlaidJaguar: Or if it hasn't, I am clearly taking the wrong kind of drugs.

They're the right kind. You just have to do more.


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2020-09-29 2:46:30 AM  
Objectors to "The Handmaid's Tale" complain that it has sexual overtones.  They either have not read the book or have no clue what the word "overtone" means. Atwood was pretty darn clear about what was going on.
 
2020-09-29 3:02:05 AM  

SimonElectric: Objectors to "The Handmaid's Tale" complain that it has sexual overtones.  They either have not read the book or have no clue what the word "overtone" means. Atwood was pretty darn clear about what was going on.


That's pearl clutcher talk for "It gets more descriptive than fade to black."

/no, it's not correct usage
//but like so many other things they warp the language for their own purposes
///using anything other than a bastardized semi-academic sounding term would indicate they might have experience with such filthy smut you know
 
2020-09-29 5:54:42 AM  

SimonElectric: Objectors to "The Handmaid's Tale" complain that it has sexual overtones.  They either have not read the book or have no clue what the word "overtone" means. Atwood was pretty darn clear about what was going on.


It has sexual overtones. And undertones. Such is the frequency of sex! Whole octaves of sex. Not sure if there are any triads, but definitely root notes.
 
2020-09-29 7:20:38 AM  
The full list of books that should be banned:
 
2020-09-29 10:38:20 AM  
I read the list at ala.org (for 2019). It gives a good glimpse into the state of the culture wars:

- 8 were for queer content (4 of those transgender-related content according to the list)
- Handmaid's Tale for vulgar/sexual content as noted upthread
- Harry Potter for witchcraft

Reactionaries are Very Concerned about gender identity these days, not quite as much about straight sex and never cared about violence.
 
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