There’s no way in hell I’m letting my kids read ANY of these books. If I don’t make a rule forbidding it, how else will I guarantee my kids read these books?!
There’s also the offensive idea that trained librarians don’t know appropriate books for children and need oversight by a group of parents. Last I checked, a librarian needs a Masters degree. Anyone can be a parent. Read more
I remember in high school there was a sort of “banned book” week where some do-gooder panties-in-a-bind organization put out a list of books that shouldn’t be on the shelves of public school libraries. Our librarian pulled those books and put them on a table with a big “banned books” poster smack-dab in the middle of… Read more
I’m from Missouri and fuck this guy. I’m sure he preaches (literally) small government except when it comes to womens’ bodies and taboo books. Then they want to legislate the shit out of it. Who knew the library was the modern day mall where you had to worry about leaving your child unattended and what they might… Read more
Tempest in a teapot. No one in Missouri can read. Pointless law.
And then if someone dates to object, they'll say "Oh jeez, it was just a joke. Stop being so sensitive!" ( or some other passive aggressive b.s.)
When a person does something like this to somebody else in public like that, it’s an implicit assertion to everyone who sees it and to the person they’re doing it to: “Look at what I can do to embarrass you. Look at how I can get others to laugh at you by humiliating you. Look at how I can control how others see you… Read more
Dammit, you chucklefuck, your intentions were perfectly clear. You wanted to hurt and embarrass a total stranger because some stray gross impulse darted across your lizard brain and being a white male, you never even thought to resist or question it. You honestly expected her to find that funny or at least “laugh it… Read more
Don’t be too impressed with his medals, there’s a lot of show in there. He did go through the usual military training expected of all British male members of the royal family and did three years of Royal Navy duty but nothing spectacular. Read more
Eh, speaking as a Japanese liberal who’s come around to our monarchy, I think they can serve a certain purpose—namely, if they take their jobs seriously, they can basically take on all the ceremonial and diplomatic nicety roles to free up the Prime Minister and other high officials from many duties (or engage in more… Read more
Oh man, now I know what to get my cousin for Christmas. But which right wing failed political figure should I get to torture her? And what should they say?
That reference would have completely passed me by, if I hadn’t just searched for Sugar Ray on Wikipedia, to see if I should have heard of them.