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2022-01-17 12:09:52 PM  
Say screw 'em and let them take it to court.  The issue was settled years ago.  "To be smut it must be without redeeming social importance".
 
2022-01-17 12:13:01 PM  
Pro Tip: Ban book banners.
 
2022-01-17 12:16:05 PM  
No they're not.  The ALA trots this stuff out from time to time to try to stay relevant.   If it isn't in the school library that doesn't mean it is banned.   If you can find it for sale on Amazon or some other bookstore it isn't banned.   If you can find it in the public library, it isn't banned.

All libraries can't have all books.   Collection development is actually something librarians are trained to do, and they do it well.
 
2022-01-17 12:21:43 PM  
I find this book called The Bible to be extremely offensive and demand that you ban it immediately.

/how do you like dem apples?
 
2022-01-17 12:21:47 PM  

feckingmorons: No they're not.  The ALA trots this stuff out from time to time to try to stay relevant.   If it isn't in the school library that doesn't mean it is banned.   If you can find it for sale on Amazon or some other bookstore it isn't banned.   If you can find it in the public library, it isn't banned.

All libraries can't have all books.   Collection development is actually something librarians are trained to do, and they do it well.


And yet....
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2022-01-17 12:48:28 PM  

blastoh: And yet....


Also note, Virginia now has a new governor, who is already issuing stupid orders.
 
2022-01-17 1:00:29 PM  

feckingmorons: No they're not.  The ALA trots this stuff out from time to time to try to stay relevant.   If it isn't in the school library that doesn't mean it is banned.   If you can find it for sale on Amazon or some other bookstore it isn't banned.   If you can find it in the public library, it isn't banned.

All libraries can't have all books.   Collection development is actually something librarians are trained to do, and they do it well.


Then why are "primarily white parents seek[ing] to ban certain books dealing with racism and gender identity as public schools become more diverse"?
 
2022-01-17 1:01:34 PM  
Kids at school can access the internet!! (Well, maybe not in Wyoming) OMFG! Ban the internet!
 
2022-01-17 1:02:26 PM  
As a white person who ended up having two white children, I want MORE literature available to my children and myself, not less. And school libraries don't have fines ON overdue books. Let them read!
 
2022-01-17 1:03:48 PM  

feckingmorons: No they're not.  The ALA trots this stuff out from time to time to try to stay relevant.   If it isn't in the school library that doesn't mean it is banned.   If you can find it for sale on Amazon or some other bookstore it isn't banned.   If you can find it in the public library, it isn't banned.

All libraries can't have all books.   Collection development is actually something librarians are trained to do, and they do it well.


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2022-01-17 1:15:38 PM  
They never left.
 
2022-01-17 1:30:40 PM  
People seeking to ban books from libraries have
1) failed to understand the point of a library is gathering and sharing knowledge
2) not set foot in a library since they were a teen
3) feared change thanks to their upbringing of being taught to fear and loathe those different from themselves.
4) no understanding of the ramifications of the book burnings in Berlin or what the Library of Alexandria was.
 
2022-01-17 1:33:38 PM  

harleyquinnical: People seeking to ban books from libraries have
1) failed to understand the point of a library is gathering and sharing knowledge
2) not set foot in a library since they were a teen
3) feared change thanks to their upbringing of being taught to fear and loathe those different from themselves.
4) no understanding of the ramifications of the book burnings in Berlin or what the Library of Alexandria was.


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2022-01-17 1:34:03 PM  
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2022-01-17 1:34:23 PM  
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2022-01-17 1:34:41 PM  
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2022-01-17 1:35:09 PM  

harleyquinnical: People seeking to ban books from libraries have
1) failed to understand the point of a library is gathering and sharing knowledge
2) not set foot in a library since they were a teen
3) feared change thanks to their upbringing of being taught to fear and loathe those different from themselves.
4) no understanding of the ramifications of the book burnings in Berlin or what the Library of Alexandria was.


May I suggest a small addition?
5) have not read the book, are following an "influencer"
 
2022-01-17 1:36:17 PM  
Cancel Culture™
 
2022-01-17 1:40:26 PM  
School districts from Pennsylvania to Wyoming are bowing to pressure from some conservative groups to review - then purge from public school libraries - books about LGBTQ issues and people of color.

Only if they're run by bigoted right wing shiatballs and/or pathetic cowards. If you're bowing to pressure from parents who don't want Suzy and Timmy to reach such "filth", fark you. You don't belong in education.
 
2022-01-17 1:40:44 PM  
F*cking nazi snowflakes.
 
2022-01-17 1:41:16 PM  
I feel bad for kids who grow up in families that ban books. I grew up in a family of readers. We passed books around. My dad gave me To Kill A Mockingbird and Steinbeck books to read when I was a pre-teen. I remember Roots being read by all of us and watching the show together. Stephen King was enjoyed by all of us. I came home with "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison when I was about 13-14, and both my parents read it. I can't think of them all now, but books were important and valued.
 
2022-01-17 1:41:16 PM  
"I think we should throw those books in a fire," school board member Rabih Abuismail said during a meeting.

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2022-01-17 1:45:01 PM  
Let me guess, FOX News is fine, but these books are not?

Anyone care to wager which has done more harm to our Country?
 
2022-01-17 1:45:27 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I find this book called The Bible to be extremely offensive and demand that you ban it immediately.

/how do you like dem apples?


There's a lot of beating but it's hard to dance to.
 
2022-01-17 1:45:43 PM  
Naturally the left will have a feckless whining response, effectively letting the bans propagate throughout the nation, as they have done with voter discrimination laws. Now if this was the left doing it, right wing media would be full of pundits and politicians claiming that Democrats are trying to cancel libraries, and FOX News will run a 3 hour documentary of the Democratic war on literature.
 
2022-01-17 1:46:34 PM  
Ezekiel 23:20
 
2022-01-17 1:47:06 PM  
What people who ban books may look like.
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2022-01-17 1:47:44 PM  
We need to have a very serious discussion about "indecent topics". People's lives are not indecent. Black people are not indecent. Gay people are not indecent. Trans people are not indecent. This is becoming disgusting, frankly. You do not get to push your religious views in our public schools, period.
 
2022-01-17 1:47:47 PM  
A much better cover version:

Hess Truck Commercial (1997)
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2022-01-17 1:48:03 PM  

King Something: Ezekiel 23:20


"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses."

Yeah, that's some fine pron you got that mister King.
 
2022-01-17 1:50:34 PM  

Bathtub Cynic: We need to have a very serious discussion about "indecent topics". People's lives are not indecent. Black people are not indecent. Gay people are not indecent. Trans people are not indecent. This is becoming disgusting, frankly. You do not get to push your religious views in our public schools, period.


I might listen to what these people's kids have to say about the books being focused on. I bet they don't see anything wrong with them at all, or don't actually care what other kids read. You know, because book banners kids probably can't read anyway.
 
2022-01-17 1:51:35 PM  
Cancel culture is just another tool that conservatives want to use exclusively.
 
2022-01-17 1:54:07 PM  
When my mother took us to the library I used to get a big stack. If they were flagged by the checkout person it went like this.

checkout: you might want to review this book.
mom: does it have words in it?
checkout: yes, it does
mom: consider it reviewed

I used to read her magazines, fer chrissake.

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When she was on her way out in intensive care I made sure she had her Natl Enquirer and Weekly World News.
 
2022-01-17 1:55:45 PM  

feckingmorons: No they're not.  The ALA trots this stuff out from time to time to try to stay relevant.   If it isn't in the school library that doesn't mean it is banned.   If you can find it for sale on Amazon or some other bookstore it isn't banned.   If you can find it in the public library, it isn't banned.

All libraries can't have all books.   Collection development is actually something librarians are trained to do, and they do it well.


Exactly. You were prevented from having access to knowledge and you turned out fine.
 
2022-01-17 1:56:30 PM  

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Gods do I miss seeing your dank memes on the book of Faces.
 
2022-01-17 1:59:00 PM  

heavymetal: Naturally the left will have a feckless whining response, effectively letting the bans propagate throughout the nation, as they have done with voter discrimination laws. Now if this was the left doing it, right wing media would be full of pundits and politicians claiming that Democrats are trying to cancel libraries, and FOX News will run a 3 hour documentary of the Democratic war on literature.


Have you ever MET a librarian?  If you tell them that they should take a book out of circulation, they will cut a biatch.

//Seriously, most librarian won't give in to pulling books without a fight.
 
2022-01-17 1:59:18 PM  

special20: King Something: Ezekiel 23:20

"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses."

Yeah, that's some fine pron you got that mister King.


Yeah. Duh. That was kind of my point.

It's a passage from the one book those asswipes don't want banned.
 
2022-01-17 1:59:49 PM  
In junior highschool, my school library had a periodical section that we all ignored.  Except it had Sports Illustrated and the the customary swim suit issue in February.   That poor magazine got passed around like you can't imagine.  It eventually would disappear.  Never clear if it was because some kid stole it or if it disintegrated from too much abuse.
 
2022-01-17 2:02:07 PM  
You want to take a book out of my school? Read it and write a four-page essay on why it should be banned, including specific passages and references to pertinent pedagogical theory.

If you can scrape together a B- effort we will consider it.
 
2022-01-17 2:02:10 PM  
Someone really enjoys getting dunked on by other Farkers, it's like the same humiliation fetish as Peter Doocy.
 
2022-01-17 2:02:41 PM  

saturn badger: When my mother took us to the library I used to get a big stack. If they were flagged by the checkout person it went like this.

checkout: you might want to review this book.
mom: does it have words in it?
checkout: yes, it does
mom: consider it reviewed

I used to read her magazines, fer chrissake.

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When she was on her way out in intensive care I made sure she had her Natl Enquirer and Weekly World News.


Found Bat Boy's Fark handle
 
2022-01-17 2:04:52 PM  

saturn badger: When my mother took us to the library I used to get a big stack. If they were flagged by the checkout person it went like this.

checkout: you might want to review this book.
mom: does it have words in it?
checkout: yes, it does
mom: consider it reviewed

I used to read her magazines, fer chrissake.

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When she was on her way out in intensive care I made sure she had her Natl Enquirer and Weekly World News.


You're a good child.
 
2022-01-17 2:05:11 PM  

feckingmorons: No they're not.  The ALA trots this stuff out from time to time to try to stay relevant.   If it isn't in the school library that doesn't mean it is banned.   If you can find it for sale on Amazon or some other bookstore it isn't banned.   If you can find it in the public library, it isn't banned.

All libraries can't have all books.   Collection development is actually something librarians are trained to do, and they do it well.


If the school board has generated a list of books that school librarians are not allowed to purchase, those are "banned books." No one is using that term like you're using it.
 
2022-01-17 2:05:15 PM  

Picklehead: I feel bad for kids who grow up in families that ban books. I grew up in a family of readers. We passed books around. My dad gave me To Kill A Mockingbird and Steinbeck books to read when I was a pre-teen. I remember Roots being read by all of us and watching the show together. Stephen King was enjoyed by all of us. I came home with "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison when I was about 13-14, and both my parents read it. I can't think of them all now, but books were important and valued.


It works both ways. When my daughter was in HS she wanted to read a book she had just read on the holocaust. I told her I didn't need to read any more of them, that I had my fill. She insisted because it was from a survivor and wanted to discuss this one in particular.

I read it. Great book. Sad and depressing but well written. We had some great discussions about it.

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/I was "that guy" who had the big stack of Tab books on his desk when they were delivered
//I think 13 was my record
 
2022-01-17 2:05:20 PM  
Anything challenging cis/het norms really sets off the bibliopyromaniac fascist types, doesn't it?

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2022-01-17 2:05:34 PM  

saturn badger: When my mother took us to the library I used to get a big stack. If they were flagged by the checkout person it went like this.

checkout: you might want to review this book.
mom: does it have words in it?
checkout: yes, it does
mom: consider it reviewed

I used to read her magazines, fer chrissake.

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When she was on her way out in intensive care I made sure she had her Natl Enquirer and Weekly World News.


Unfortunately the 2nd issue of that sucks, especially compared with the 1st. The 3rd issue ain't bad, though.
 
2022-01-17 2:05:51 PM  
Wanting to ban a book is one thing, but wanting to burn books is a sign of a very disturbed individual.
 
2022-01-17 2:07:28 PM  
One day this scene won't make sense to people, but it sure as shiat isn't today.

Field of Dreams Book banning Scene
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2022-01-17 2:07:38 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Someone really enjoys getting dunked on by other Farkers, it's like the same humiliation fetish as Peter Doocy.


Nah, that's just how he pays for his TF.
 
2022-01-17 2:08:13 PM  

JessieL: Anything challenging cis/het norms really sets off the bibliopyromaniac fascist types, doesn't it?

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Well, in all honesty, the Nazis seized power because they were just fed up with all of the research into queer lives being done at the University of Berlin and then things kinda got out of hand.
 
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