Clay Bennett for February 04, 2023

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    Daeder  4 months ago

    The GQP will replace every library with a lie-brary.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member 4 months ago

    Web1 August 1933: The Nazi war on books means the whole of the world’s pacifist and socialist literature being banned in Germany Members of the Nazi Youth participate in burning …

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    Ernest HemingwayErnst HaeckelRadclyffe HallJaroslav HašekWalter HasencleverRaoul HausmannHeinrich HeineErnest HemingwayTheodor HerzlHermann HesseMagnus HirschfeldJ. Edgar HooverJakob van HoddisÖdön von HorvathKarl HubbuchDavid HumeAldous HuxleyIVera InberJHans Henny JahnnThomas JeffersonGeorg JellinekK

    Franz Kafka in 1910Franz KafkaGeorg KaiserMascha KalekoHermann KantorowiczErich KästnerKarl KautskyHans KelsenAlfred KerrIrmgard KeunJohn Maynard KeynesKlabundHeinrich KleyAnnette KolbPaul KornfeldSiegfried KracauerKarl KrausPeter KropotkinAdam KuckhoffL

    Portrait of Jack London, taken between 1906 and 1916Else Lasker-SchülerVladimir LeninC. S. LewisKarl LiebknechtJack LondonErnst LotharEmil LudwigRosa LuxemburgM

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  4 months ago


    Just like his skull

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    danketaz Premium Member 4 months ago

    The less money they spend on books, the more money available for the new stadium, right?

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    Coopersdad  4 months ago

    If kids have books, they might get educated and far less likely to vote for DeSatan and tRump and their allies!

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 4 months ago

    Those shelves will make a great place to store your guns and ammo.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 4 months ago

    DeathSatan and the QOP have no clue. Now we know why.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  4 months ago

    OH NO!! Even Trump’s books have been banned!

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    robertthomasson  4 months ago

    My current email signature is:

    “Ultimately, if you have a worldview that can be undone by a novel, let me submit that the problem is not with the novel.”

    — John Green, On the Banning of Looking for Alaska

    Other email signatures over the years have included:

    “Tis a dangerous thing to ingage the authority of Scripture in disputes about the Natural World, in opposition to reason lest Time, which brings all things to light, should discover that to be evidently false which we had made Scripture to assert.”

    Thomas Burnet (1635-1715), quoted by Niall Shanks in God, The Devil and Darwin, 2004

    “It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignoranceof literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance ofscience and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.”

    Richard Dawkins, The Richard Dimbleby Lecture: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder (1996)

    “I will not utter falsehoods, but I have no objection to making meaningless statements.”

    Sir Alfred Ayer, philosopher at New College, Oxford, on being asked to say grace at dinner, quoted by Richard Dawkins in Brief candle in the dark.

    “Maiori forsan c-u-m timore sententiam in me fertis quam ego accipiam (Perhaps you pronounce this sentence against me with greater fear than I receive it).”

    Spoken by Giordano Bruno to his judges in the Catholic Church on hearing his sentence of being burned at the stake for heresy, 1600

    Nanny objected to a words in Latin.

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    aristoclesplato9  4 months ago

    Just more left wing nonsense. Blocking a CRT course disguised as black history drives those that hate this country crazy.

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    eclairewl Premium Member 4 months ago

    That’s what comes from allowing right wing parents to set the curriculum bypassing teachers.

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member 4 months ago

    DeSantis did leave an old discarded bible and a crusty left behind book for the kiddies.

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    scote1379 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Surprised it does not say Public Armory !

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 4 months ago

    DeathSentence: “Well, we can’t have you kids actually LEARNING anything, now can we? If you develop critical learning skills and learn to think and reason things out for yourselves, we could NEVER win another election, and we can’t have THAT, now can we? Just imagine a country with NO ONE trying to hold back progress! Why, there would be LESS CRIME, FEWER SHOOTINGS, BETTER WAGES, BETTER HEALTH CARE, A FLOURISHING ECONOMY, AND A GENERALLY BETTER STANDARD OF LIVING FOR EVERYONE… and that’s all against Republican Party policies!”

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    If AMERICA is, indeed, a free country, why are libraries caving to these idiots, just because they don’t like the works of authors….

    What gives school boards the right to strong arm librarians into ridding certain classics?

    Nazi thinking is being taught in Ohio…home schooling into subjecting them to the Nazi way, by the guidance of their Nazi thinking parents….white supremests….

    This society is getting sicker and they said never let it happen again but..HERE IT IS!

    GOP condones all the violence and guns, because their silence is deafening‼️☹️☹️ they do N. O. T. H. I. N. G. To fix it!
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    Havel  4 months ago

    Much of this reminds me of a movie that I would show occasionally to my HS seniors when teaching: “Pleasantville”. That would probably get me fired in FL now.

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    The Nodding Head  4 months ago

    Not quite, Clay. Florida public libraries will have hundreds of copies of The Courage to Be Free bought at taxpayer expense. The new book by the bestselling author Ron DeSantis might be the only book of the shelves. Except for maybe Mein Kampf.

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    ShadowMaster  4 months ago

    There are books I wouldn’t want to read or want my kids or grandkids to read. I don’t buy them or check them out. My kids are old enough to make their own decisions, obviously, and they make the decisions for their children. No one is forcing any of us to read them.

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    We has seen the enemy  4 months ago

    The good news the ban on conversion therapy in Florida has been lifted. With Governor DeSantis being (per his ads) annointed by God on the 8th day to do his good work he’s now going to straighten out family issues with his Christian Conversion Centers. The best news is they are going to be taxpayer funded so you won’t have to pay for the service!

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    Bookworm  4 months ago

    This is a bit harsh. There are several books in the DeSantis Library, a couple of which have yet to be colored. However, you must bring your own crayons. /s

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    Durak Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Judge us not only by the books on the shelves in our libraries, but by the books NOT on the shelves as well.”


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    WilliamMedlock  4 months ago

    It’s really neat owning books that have been condemned. Read “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood, it’s a great book; but don’t read the reviews in the front of the book, there is a spoiler there.

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    moosemin  4 months ago

    I wonder what DeSantis’s presidential library will look like in 2033?

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    kv450  4 months ago

    DeathSantis only wants three books in libraries: the Bible, the Turner Diaries, and Mein Kampff

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    Ooh, an opportunity to buy books and fill the bookcases!

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    DC Swamp  4 months ago

    What really terrifies leftists is that there’s a good possibility Ron DeSantis may be our next president.

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    Ally2005  4 months ago

    DeRacist/T rump Public/Presidential Library look quite similar, empty. They both must keep their signed copy of Mein Kampf under a My Pillow at home.

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    Gary Williams Premium Member 4 months ago

    It doesn’t matter the “Base” can’t read anyway; even if they could, they could not comprehend the meaning.

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    mwksix  4 months ago

    Where are the white sheets they have to wear to get in?

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    I Play One On TV  4 months ago

    @aristotesticles: I write this just once more. I will type slowly so that you can read it.

    After World War II, returning GIs were entitled by law (the GI Bill) to many economic and educational incentives as a reward for their service. Well, only White returning GIs. Black GIs were specifically excluded.

    During World War II, thousands of Japanese-American CITIZENS, many of them born here, were rounded up, taken away from their homes, businesses, and extended families to be interned in desert encampments for the simple non-crime of being of Japanese descent.

    I want you to state here and now the reason that you do not recognize these two examples (and certainly this is not an exclusive list) of government policy as intentional discrimination against specific groups of humans based on their race. It may be uncomfortable, but facts is facts. This is the very definition of Systemic Racism.

    Also, show me where I told you that you should hate yourself or your country. Extra credit: show me where I told you that I hate America.

    Alternatively, you could just stop with the non-sensical intentional ignorance that Mr. DeSantis and many of his ilk demand.

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    superposition  4 months ago

    It would be better for the public if it was inherent in the framework of the DNC/RNC/any_other_national_party that the goal of the election was to represent all the people in their district/state/nation — not just the small fraction of their base — as a less civilized third-world nation would do. Apparently, the founders put too much faith in future politicians to do the correct things and purge the corrupt.

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    moondog42 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Weird how the mainstream media is willing to chase whatever right wing culture war cr@p gets thrown out there, but when a governor with fascist leanings starts literally doing a Fahrenheit 451 in his state, they declare him presidential material.

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    tee929  4 months ago

    Quite the analogy of DeSensitive’s heart & soul.

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    Rich Douglas  4 months ago

    Missing a copy of the King James Bible and the KKK Members’ Manual.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member 4 months ago

    DeSantis files complaint against Orlando Philharmonic for hosting ‘sexually explicit’ drag event

    Un woke Republicon straights are really going after gay people.

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    zxcar1  4 months ago

    Hey, Toadman of the Swamp Clan do yourself a favor and learn to read or are you just in here for the replies. As Zebrastipes stated there are articles all over the net that go into detail of the goals of Logan and Katja Lawrence of Upper Sandusky, Ohio and their plans for little mini Adolfs. Now, if you are only getting the news that is spoon fed to you, then I can understand how yon may have missed that huge festering boil of a news item. But hey, try reading more and posting less.Then you reason that people are moving to Florida because of its governor—another shinning example of false logic. Much more likely, they are moving there for the sun—300 or so days a year, the beaches, the zero income tax, or, or, or… I have also seen articles stating that people are also moving out of the state; but I can’t say whether it is or isn’t because the state is run by a group that’s over 70% old and white.

    And now that Herschel has lost, the claim has gone from, “It’s the way he talks..” to the reality that he wasn’t even close to being qualified. Rev. Warnock has now run against a young white woman—Kelly Loeffler,…and won and then a republican stooge…and won. Sen. Jon Ossoff—a Jewish white guy, ran against Perdue an old white republican and well…you know—won. So, at this point even stating, “Let’s wait and see.” is mildly amusing especially when combined with the likes of a pathological liar like Santos not only winning but having no qualms about how he did it. Let me add that I saw Kemp’s tv ads (they may still be on youtube) and they were far from completely honest. They struck me as the kind where it is stated that 1 plus 1 is 11 and if you don’t believe that they they will come and take your house and guns!

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member 4 months ago

    Republican Governor Ron DeSantis please! “Stop the Black Attack”.

    ( In response to the state of Florida’s decision to reject a new AP African American Studies course, a rally was held on recently at the Florida Capitol building. The rally, titled “Stop the Black Attack,” was organized by Black elected officials, activists, and community members. The rally was led by prominent civil-rights attorney Ben Crump who threatened to sue Governor Ron DeSantis over the state’s rejection of the African American studies course. Several lawmakers and Black leaders joined Crump in the protest.

    The state Department of Education delivered a letter to The College Board earlier this month. This organization develops Advanced Placement courses, stating that the Advanced Placement course on African American studies will not be offered in Florida public schools. Crump told the crowd of over 100 people that what is taught in Florida classrooms is not a matter for the governor to decide. He said, “Everybody, you have a right to expect respect for and instruction on your culture and history from the youth here in America.”

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    Grandma Lea  4 months ago

    The republicans use to support Sinclair Lewis when he opposed democrat Huey Long Jr. who like tRump wanted to change the nation into a dictatorship and most likely support Germany; now he is their worst nightmare because his writings shine the light on their corrupt plans for the once great nation they have worked to destroy. They will probably burn his books because they point towards the truth. Will Rogers and Mark Twain will also score high on the burn list

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