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Old 09-28-2006, 12:29 PM   #16
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Harry Potter should be banned because is crappy hahahaha

why James and the Giant Peach is banned?.. that book is beautiful, and Roahl Dahl is one of my favorite writters.
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Books that are banned for mocking democracy, witch craft (hahaha) and other stuff.

Are we living in Nazi Germany were it's ok to burn books?
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:41 PM   #18
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what's on in the land of the free???
wtf is The American Library Association? is this just another hypocritical us-american institution? i think its time you people over there cut their influence in cultural life.
i fear this is another coproduct of dumbass bush administration. watch out or otherwise they lead you to the dark side of the moon.


you know, i dislike Bush as much as you do, but, really, not quite EVERYTHING is his fault. i know there's a European tendency to isolate one thing about the United States, and then try and fit every explanation for a variety of complex behavior into this single cause, but it's not terribly good thinking.

bush is a dumbass. he is leading us into a terrible place.

but he's not banning books. one has nothing to do with the other.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:21 PM   #20
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i fear this is another coproduct of dumbass bush administration. watch out or otherwise they lead you to the dark side of the moon.
Why, is there oil there too?
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wtf is The American Library Association? is this just another hypocritical us-american institution? i think its time you people over there cut their influence in cultural life.
If you go to the ALA website, the whole point of banned books week is that they are opposed to banning books. That's my interpretation of it.

It says right on their site "free people read freely". And books have been banned since books existed, it really has nothing to do with Bush or the USA. Certainly books have been banned all over the world.

James And The Giant Peach was my favorite book when I was a kid.
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Aren't these books banned by the Politcal Correctness crowd - NOT the conservatives?
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Well I think in general conservatives tend to be more concerned with what is in books, movies, TV shows-and more in favor of censorship.

If I had kids I would read books first before I let them read them, but I certainly don't want any random person telling me as a responsible adult what I can and cannot read. Banning books is the first step down a very dangerous road.
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Aren't these books banned by the Politcal Correctness crowd - NOT the conservatives?
Do you really believe this? Take a look at the list again my friend...
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What's politically incorrect about Captain Underpants? Skid marks?

Or maybe he wears womens' underwear
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my questions are... who do they think they are to publish a list like that? ... who are they to decide what people should read or not?... what channels do they use to comunicate that ?
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Horrors, they've banned "Brave New World". That's one of my favorite books.
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Goosebumps is banned?!
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Aren't these books banned by the Politcal Correctness crowd - NOT the conservatives?


i think the only book that ever falls under that mantle is "Huck Finn" because of its use of the N-word.

nearly everything else is due to "morality," and we all know who thinks they've got a monopoly on what is and what is not moral ...
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Do you really believe this? Take a look at the list again my friend...
Ummm...Huck Finn has long been a favorite of the PC crowd to ban.

Also - Wrinkle in Time has a Christian Theme
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