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(Comic Sands)   GQP mayor realizes you don't need to ban books; you just have to withhold funds to libraries until they remove the books you don't like   (comicsands.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Book, Public library, Tonja Johnson, public library, Funding, Librarian, Mayor Gene McGee of Ridgeland, county library  
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2325 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Jan 2022 at 7:15 AM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-29 5:02:05 AM  
Mayor wants the library to remove all "homosexual materials".

WTAF are "homosexual materials"? Material is the matter from which things can be made, yeah? And christians like this farkwad mayor tell us we're created from dirt, that's in the bible yeah? And homosexuals are people, pretty obviously. So the mayor wants the libraries to be dirt-free. Get those dust-busters fired up, librarians!

The good thing about these bible literalists is we know we need to take them as literally as possible, so we've done that and now we've solved this problem, and we can get on with unpacking those Radclyffe Hall books.
 
2022-01-29 6:06:14 AM  
Paging the next Andrew Carnegie. I wonder what the total budget is for all the K-12 libraries in the US.
Yo Bezos, maybe you know where to get a deal on books?
 
2022-01-29 6:59:11 AM  
Story about mayor involved in gay prostitution scandal in 3..2...
 
2022-01-29 7:20:01 AM  
Pull the various bibles.  Full of incest and violence
 
2022-01-29 7:22:20 AM  
It's library funds.  I'm guessing he'll never agree to release them, no matter what.
 
2022-01-29 7:30:06 AM  
If the municipal budget has been approved by the city council, I doubt this yutz has the authority to make that call.

Have fun with the lawsuit, bigot.
 
2022-01-29 7:34:35 AM  

Exluddite: Story about mayor involved in gay prostitution scandal in 3..2...


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Oh yeah.  Dude is so far in the closet, he has docking sessions with Mr. Tumnus.
 
2022-01-29 7:38:23 AM  
The only people screeching about homosexuality are people who are afraid of being secret homosexuals themselves.  Followed by people worried about their partner being gay.  Why are these people allowed to make public policy decisions again?
 
2022-01-29 7:44:48 AM  
Tell him the books are removed. Collect check. Put books back. Sue mayor.
 
2022-01-29 7:49:24 AM  
Clear violation of the first amendment.
 
2022-01-29 7:50:13 AM  
Remove the materials to his house I'm betting.
 
2022-01-29 7:52:01 AM  
The saddest thing is that I don't think I'll live long enough to watch the USA completely flush itself down the toilet.
 
2022-01-29 7:53:30 AM  
Actually, a children's book called "Granddad's Camper" does sound kinda creepy.
 
2022-01-29 7:55:08 AM  
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Libraries *should* contain ideas you don't agree with or know anything about, otherwise what is the point of having a library? I suppose a good murder mystery is out of the question because it talks about violating one of the sacred commandments?

Gtfoh! This action speaks more about the Mayor's insecurities than religious dogma.
 
2022-01-29 8:02:27 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Pull the various bibles.  Full of incest and violence


And rife with errors. I'm currently reading Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman, which at points is unintentionally comical. Biblical scholars don't agree on what they are or when and where the changes occurred, but they do agree there are 200,000-400,000 errors in the New Testament that current English language translations differ from early Greek texts. More errors than words. Sometimes early scribes (not as learned as we probably imagine them) just miswrote, sometimes they tweaked copies for the views of whatever church or benefactor commissioned them, sometimes for their own views. I just read a section on Luke, largely copying from Mark, making Jesus out to be a kinder, gentler guy than Mark had portrayed him. And of course, there's the politics of determining which religious writings from the time get included in the Bible in the first place. (Mary Magdalene wrote a Gospel.)
 
2022-01-29 8:03:33 AM  
Fine, stick the books in a closet till you get your funding then put em back up. At this point you would have to be a fool to act in good faith with the gqp  crowd.
 
2022-01-29 8:05:20 AM  
He wants to remove homosexual materials?  I read this to be that the library contains his diary.
 
2022-01-29 8:05:29 AM  
Alternatively tell the mayor to go fark himself, and start an online funding campaign. People would line up to stick it to this asshole.
 
2022-01-29 8:05:41 AM  
This reminds me of the CRT discussion, and how Gen Milley's response was absolutely perfect. How do you know if you disagree with it if you haven't studied it? How can you form an opinion on it if you don't know what it says? It's a type of situational awareness. If others believe it, you *need* to study it to understand their motivations. It doesn't matter what you believe sometimes, sometimes it's what they believe that is important, whoever "they" may be including our collective selves or idealogical rivals.

Ignorance breeds fear, fear breeds anger, anger breeds hatred and you won't even know why. It leads to blind hatred of the opposition.
 
2022-01-29 8:14:15 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Pull the various bibles.  Full of incest and violence


And gayness. David loved Benjamin, yea, passing the love of women, NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.
 
2022-01-29 8:16:17 AM  

HypnozombieX: Alternatively tell the mayor to go fark himself, and start an online funding campaign. People would line up to stick it to this asshole.


Phrasing!
 
2022-01-29 8:17:16 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Vlad_the_Inaner: Pull the various bibles.  Full of incest and violence

And gayness. David loved Benjamin, yea, passing the love of women, NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.


And that Jesus dude indulging in some late night kissing in the garden with one of his disciple dudes.
 
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2022-01-29 8:20:13 AM  
Folks sometimes dither on the definition of "ban", but this person is demonstrating that the term can be loosely applied as a catch-all phrase toward actions that try to achieve the result of making information or material or services unavailable for public consumption.
 
2022-01-29 8:21:40 AM  
He's King Gene of Ridgeland. He's not going anywhere.

He and Queen Mary of Madison are a pox on Madison County, Miss.

/Queen Mary was the one who got Initiative 65, the medical marijuana initiative that was passed with more than 70 percent of the popular vote thrown out by a State Supreme Court that struggles with kindergarten level math.
 
2022-01-29 8:21:52 AM  
"Homosexuals scare me because the thought of them makes me feel funny in my naughty parts for some reason."

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/ NTTAWWT
 
2022-01-29 8:24:49 AM  
Library: "List them please."

Mayor: "You know which ones they are."

Library: "We might miss some. We don't know which one(s) you're thinking of. Why don't you come down here and point them out?"

Mayor: "I don't have time for that."

Library: "Poof. They're gone."

Mayor: "No they're not."

Library: "You'll have to come down here to prove it. Oh wait, you don't have time. Release the funds, please."
 
2022-01-29 8:26:40 AM  
They're already getting black authors pulled for "CRT", even if the books mention nothing about race or politics.
 
2022-01-29 8:27:41 AM  

HypnozombieX: Alternatively tell the mayor to go fark himself, and start an online funding campaign. People would line up to stick it to this asshole.


Hey hey hey. Let's not talk about his Thursday train.
 
2022-01-29 8:27:58 AM  
Luckily in East Baton Rouge, the library is funded separately. This means that despite the right's best effort we have an excellent library system.
 
2022-01-29 8:30:31 AM  
"A small-town mayor is refusing to fund the public library until it removes materials on the basis of his own personal Evangelical Christian beliefs."

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2022-01-29 8:31:06 AM  
Gene and his beard 

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2022-01-29 8:35:34 AM  
"all homosexual material"?

Ok, let's start by removing any history book that makes reference to Alexander The Great.
We can also remove any Computing and Math Book about Alan Turin, and also some WWI books as well.
Continue with any art book about the works and life of Leonardo Da Vinci.
While at it, let's do the same with works and Life of Michelangelo (Bye bye, books about Sistine Chapel.

I can keep doing this all day.
 
2022-01-29 8:36:59 AM  
On behalf of library directors everywhere.....go fark yourself!
This dude is so gay, my gaydar pinged several states away in a snow storm.
/Son of a library director
// Libraries should not be targets of political beliefs.
 
2022-01-29 8:37:55 AM  

FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext: The only people screeching about homosexuality are people who are afraid of being secret homosexuals themselves.  Followed by people worried about their partner being gay.  Why are these people allowed to make public policy decisions again?


Because stupid people have the right to vote, too
 
2022-01-29 8:39:34 AM  
Wow. Shocking how the brave defenders of free speech from the 'woke snowflake mob' are completely okay with this.
 
2022-01-29 8:43:23 AM  

Porous Horace: The saddest thing is that I don't think I'll live long enough to watch the USA completely flush itself down the toilet.


I'm waiting for the Robocop America.
 
2022-01-29 8:46:02 AM  

CrazyUncle: On behalf of library directors everywhere.....go fark yourself!
This dude is so gay, my gaydar pinged several states away in a snow storm.
/Son of a library director
// Libraries should not be targets of political beliefs.


Worst part of this: I think there's a better than average chance he's hiding something worse than gay.
 
2022-01-29 8:48:06 AM  

basscomm: FkYouFkYouFkYou-WhosNext: The only people screeching about homosexuality are people who are afraid of being secret homosexuals themselves.  Followed by people worried about their partner being gay.  Why are these people allowed to make public policy decisions again?

Because stupid people have the right to vote, too


No, the question was why do these people get to make public policy decisions. In a better world, this guy would be removed from his job and prosecuted for First Amendment violations.
 
2022-01-29 8:48:47 AM  
Grandad's Camper.   Sounds like I need to buy a few copies and send to some free libraries in the area.

Also, gonna add it to my kids library list.
 
2022-01-29 8:50:28 AM  
They should probably start by cataloging all the porn on his computer.
 
2022-01-29 8:58:29 AM  
Moms for Liberty are billionaire funded astroturf group trying to destroy public education and public libraries. They want to privatize everything to funnel even more public money into their pockets. They are psychotics in their greed. Functionally mentally ill. Too much money makes people crazy.

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2022-01-29 9:00:23 AM  
Gee this looks an awful lot like cancel culture.

Which according to them is VERY bad.

=/
 
2022-01-29 9:12:59 AM  
Maybe now the library will destroy the security camera tapes outside the men's room showing the mayor and "a friend" entering the room at the same time every Tuesday and Thursday for a 30 minute spell.
 
2022-01-29 9:14:08 AM  
OK, who told the redhats there were books?
 
2022-01-29 9:15:56 AM  

MechaPyx: Gee this looks an awful lot like cancel culture.

Which according to them is VERY bad.

=/


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2022-01-29 9:16:33 AM  
I fear the library system in Lafayette, LA is headed down this same path.  Though they tried, the fundies haven't gotten anything banned outright, yet, but they have gotten the LGBTQ titles moved to the adult section where the kids don't go.

The mayor also sabotaged library tax elections and "reapportioned" a bunch of library funds so a system that was running with a surplus and planning to build another branch, is now, after only 2 years, cutting hours due to lack of funds.
 
2022-01-29 9:19:17 AM  

Unscratchable_Itch: "Homosexuals scare me because the thought of them makes me feel funny in my naughty parts for some reason."

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/ NTTAWWT


He looks like a Jewish kid that felt guilty in highschool after all the Christian kids bullied him for "killing Jesus", so he decided to join the bullies and convert to evangelical Christianity.
 
2022-01-29 9:22:53 AM  
Another card carrying member of the christapo looking to make people miserable.

And fark's republicans will defend it.
 
2022-01-29 9:23:29 AM  

algman: They should probably start by cataloging all the porn on his computer.


That would require a search warrant.

/And a psych counseling
//And a couple of decades of booze
///No thirdsie
 
2022-01-29 9:25:02 AM  
Thai is the stupidest front in the "culture war"

Are we really supposed to believe that children are reading books in such a furious manner that we need to halt what they can read?

After you make the list, what's stopping the kids from reading them online?

Oh, right. NOTHING!!!

So, you aren't pretending it's even going to stop the kids from reading theses books, these folks just get tumescent being frightened
 
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