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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:01 PM

What I found in the 4/$1.00 bin at the local Dollar Tree today

I thought you'd all enjoy this. I found 10 copies of the ever-lovely Sarah Palin's Going Rogue in the bin. I picked one up and the store manager said "we've had them here for months-no one wants them."

Four items for one dollar and even then they couldn't sell them.

I regret not taking a picture for everyone.

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Reply What I found in the 4/$1.00 bin at the local Dollar Tree today (Original post)
xmas74 Jul 2012 OP
notadmblnd Jul 2012 #1
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2012 #3
DCKit Aug 2012 #102
xmas74 Jul 2012 #6
notadmblnd Jul 2012 #11
xmas74 Jul 2012 #13
pengillian101 Jul 2012 #85
xmas74 Jul 2012 #89
TheMadMonk Aug 2012 #101
xmas74 Aug 2012 #113
louis-t Aug 2012 #118
RagAss Jul 2012 #17
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #30
ninehippies Jul 2012 #24
MADem Aug 2012 #109
Xyzse Aug 2012 #116
lob1 Jul 2012 #2
xmas74 Jul 2012 #4
slampoet Jul 2012 #39
xmas74 Jul 2012 #72
joost5 Jul 2012 #21
Fire Walk With Me Jul 2012 #36
Hugabear Jul 2012 #5
lame54 Jul 2012 #7
pnwest Jul 2012 #18
RumNcoke Jul 2012 #29
Vietnameravet Jul 2012 #35
Raine Jul 2012 #40
xmas74 Jul 2012 #8
Mabus Jul 2012 #22
Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #9
xmas74 Jul 2012 #10
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #33
Trailrider1951 Jul 2012 #43
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #47
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #53
Trailrider1951 Jul 2012 #69
xmas74 Jul 2012 #60
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #65
xmas74 Jul 2012 #71
Initech Jul 2012 #12
tanyev Jul 2012 #14
Jackpine Radical Jul 2012 #56
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #15
Vinca Jul 2012 #16
pnwest Jul 2012 #19
xmas74 Jul 2012 #61
Incitatus Jul 2012 #20
magic59 Aug 2012 #97
The Wizard Jul 2012 #23
kestrel91316 Jul 2012 #25
Mopar151 Jul 2012 #26
xmas74 Jul 2012 #62
L0oniX Jul 2012 #27
southernyankeebelle Jul 2012 #28
RumNcoke Jul 2012 #32
southernyankeebelle Jul 2012 #75
undeterred Jul 2012 #31
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #34
niceguy Jul 2012 #41
bayareaboy Jul 2012 #44
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #46
bayareaboy Jul 2012 #59
diane in sf Jul 2012 #55
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #68
xmas74 Jul 2012 #63
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #66
xmas74 Jul 2012 #70
tanyev Jul 2012 #74
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #82
tanyev Jul 2012 #83
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #86
tanyev Jul 2012 #88
marew Aug 2012 #96
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eridani Aug 2012 #98
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awoke_in_2003 Aug 2012 #119
LanternWaste Aug 2012 #107
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Permanut Jul 2012 #37
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bayareaboy Jul 2012 #42
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Panasonic Jul 2012 #48
earthbone Jul 2012 #49
JPZenger Jul 2012 #50
xmas74 Jul 2012 #58
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ThomThom Jul 2012 #52
zbdent Jul 2012 #54
quaker bill Jul 2012 #57
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2012 #64
xmas74 Jul 2012 #67
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Broken_Hero Jul 2012 #77
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Kablooie Jul 2012 #78
RKP5637 Jul 2012 #79
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xmas74 Jul 2012 #90
HarveyDarkey Jul 2012 #87
lonestarnot Jul 2012 #91
xmas74 Jul 2012 #92
Marr Jul 2012 #93
eppur_se_muova Aug 2012 #94
1monster Aug 2012 #100
HappyMe Aug 2012 #110
B Calm Aug 2012 #103
JHB Aug 2012 #104
xmas74 Aug 2012 #114
geckosfeet Aug 2012 #105
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Javaman Aug 2012 #108
nuxvomica Aug 2012 #112
Deb Aug 2012 #121
marble falls Aug 2012 #122
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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

1. You could always use them in the fireplace this winter?

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:04 PM

3. At that price it might make sense.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:35 AM

102. Treasured gifts for the Teabaggers in our lives.

 

What could be better?

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:08 PM

6. I posted it on a crafting group on Facebook.

One of the members said something about grabbing a couple of them to make book print rosettes for a new wreath.

The wreaths look a bit like this:
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/11/diy-faux-curled-rosewood-wreath-made.html

And the covers can be used for book purses.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:16 PM

11. You could also make a Christmas tree, but Santa might not leave any pesents under it.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:17 PM

13. The link above has a project to make trees from them too,

along with ornaments.

But Santa might punish anyone with a tree made from her book.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:45 PM

85. Thanks for posting that link.

Wow, what a crafter!

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Response to pengillian101 (Reply #85)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:54 PM

89. I adore her work.

She has a child at home with severe problems and works on some of the crafts with him.

If you like that site check out www.dollarstorecrafts.com It's the reason why I visit the Dollar Tree twice a month!

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:59 AM

101. Quick and dirty faux roses.

 

Two strips of 2" crepe ribbon folded back and forth over each other. Must be two SEPARATE strips, and it helps to leave a little tail on one of them.

With the tail hanging down, put the folded square of paper cornerwise into your circled thumb and forefinger.

Now pull the tail. Keep pulling. Pull some more. A turn of tape, or a dab of glue in the right place will keep what remains from unravelling.

Reuse the tail as the non-tail piece in the next flower.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #101)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:35 AM

113. Thank you! nt

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:50 AM

118. Wow, nice. Now THAT'S turning something that's useless into

something useful.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:01 PM

17. I'm slightly to the Left of Che....

But I would never burn a book. Then I would be like them. Reptiles.

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Response to RagAss (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:52 PM

30. I have to agree...

After reading Catch 22 I read Closing Time. That was so fundamentally awful I contemplated burning it. Seriously, though, no matter how awful Word Salad Sarah's book is, it should stand as a record of how awful it really is. Once you start the burning, where do you stop?

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:29 PM

24. then you'd have

a lot of billowing smoke in the house.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:00 AM

109. A bit rough for the outhouse, but with a bit of damp and some judicious crumpling, those pages could

be made to work!!

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:47 AM

116. Probably Not

It would pollute the smoke with sooty residue.
It would create too much of a stink.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

2. You can go back and take a pic. I'm sure the books will still be there.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:05 PM

4. I need to but not tonight.

I've used my allotment of errand time today and it's too hot to walk it.

It was funny as heck.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:19 PM

39. Please mail me a link when you do. i want that for my collection. Thanks

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Response to slampoet (Reply #39)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:40 PM

72. I go about every two weeks.

If someone from my craft group goes sooner I'll beg them to take the pics.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:12 PM

21. Yes yes yes!!

Please take a good pic of it. I'd love to see it.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:05 PM

36. My first thought as well! "You'll have plenty of time to go back and get a pic"

 

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:06 PM

5. It's cheaper than toilet paper

Could be useful in an emergency...

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:09 PM

7. but it stinks before you use it...

like it's been used before

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:01 PM

18. now THATS funny shit!

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:50 PM

29. Lol!

 

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:02 PM

35. ha ha ha

Great one liner!

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:26 PM

40. Plus you'd end up with a rash on your ass. nt

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:10 PM

8. One of the people in my crafting group

talked about going over and buying them to make paper rosettes into a wreath. She said it would be worth it to finally buy a book that she doesn't feel bad about cutting up.

Last year she made Christmas ornaments out of a Rush Limbaugh book she bought for a quarter at the local thrift shop. They're really cute.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:13 PM

22. I must have read this five minutes ago

and I'm still giggling.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:12 PM

9. Nobody has bird cages anymore?

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:15 PM

10. someone in my crafting group is talking about buying them

and turning them into paper rosettes for her wreaths.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:57 PM

33. I have read that several times...

and each time I come back to thing- I think it is wrong. No matter how awful Palin is, her book stands as a testament for her awfulness. I am a lifelong bookie, and the thought of destroying any book makes me cringe. Sure, we live in an information age where things are a mouse click away, but electronic info is easily censored or manipulated. Maybe I am just old fashioned and need to STFU.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #33)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:31 PM

43. Hey, I appreciate your thoughts, but I think that if I want to buy a couple of copies

for an unintended use, that is my freedom to do so. It is not like I'm trying to get all the books in my neighborhood, or town, or county or state or country and destroy them so that others who might like her intellectual ruminations might never have to see them. No, I just want to have some fun.....and I have been known to turn the Austin Chronicle into paper mache....Gawd knows that the chronicle contains far more interesting literature than Ms. Palin's tome. And it makes some awesome pinatas.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #43)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:49 PM

47. You raise a legitimate point...

there is a different between this and mass burnings of books. And, as your property, it is your right. It is just a touchy subject for me, being a bookie. I shouldn't be so sensitive.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #43)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:00 PM

53. I guess some of my sensitivity....

to books is the current generation's seemingly total lack of need for them. I think we are becoming too dependent on electronic media for our information. The problem with electronic media is that it is easily edited without being readily apparent that a change has occurred. I mean, if a certain book was found to be politically dangerous, how hard would it be for the power-that-be to alter the content of your kindle the next time you log onto Amazon? You can say that could never happen in this country, but in the last 15 years I have seen a lot of things happen here that I wouldn't have imagined 30 years ago.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #53)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:36 PM

69. No worries, my friend

Peace be unto us all.............

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #33)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:16 PM

60. After a while,

if it still doesn't sell, the books will be destroyed.

I hate to see waste and I'd hate to see them tossed in the trash. Other books have been tossed in the dumpsters before at the local Dollar Tree so this will be the eventual resting place.

I know a few have gone dumpster diving after everything's been tossed and brought back crossword puzzle books and such. On occasion they'll dig out actual books and give them away or donate them-as long as they don't make a mess the local police turn a blind eye.

I'd rather see the paper put to good use, instead of sitting in a landfill. And her wreaths are quite lovely-she has given a few away in the past to nursing home residents so they have something pretty in their rooms.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #60)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:32 PM

65. As Trailrider brought up ...

there is a difference between destroying personal property and wholesale book burning. I am just being a bit sensitive. Sorry

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #65)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:39 PM

71. It's ok.

I understand perfectly.

Like I said before, I'd rather they be put to some use than lining a landfill. I think that's something we can agree on!

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:16 PM

12. They would make good burning material for a beach bonfire.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:25 PM

14. One would be good for killing cockroaches.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:04 PM

56. Two of them are a sure-fire way to kill potato bugs.

Put one book on the table; place potato bug on Palin's nose; raise other book over your headů

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:32 PM

15. I've seen them for 2/$1 there, but I wouldn't even spend 50 cents on that.

 

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:33 PM

16. LOL - months ago I saw a similar bin in a dollar store.

They were still a dollar at that point and all the customers agreed they were overpriced.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:03 PM

19. Too awesome. Think I'll check my dollar store

and get some for my craft group for altered books....they could probably use a facelift!

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Response to pnwest (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:18 PM

61. That's a great use for them!

There are too many copies of the book out there. I know my public library has five copies of it for sale because they had too many donated to them.

I'd rather see them put to use than have them in a landfill.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:05 PM

20. Mabye some well funded entity bought a bunch to get it on the best seller list

and then dumped them on dollar stores.

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:53 AM

97. That is exactly right

 

That is one of many dirty tricks republicans use/

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:19 PM

23. You have a choice

mulch or door stops.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:34 PM

25. Might be worth buying them, shredding the pages, and using the shreds as cat litter.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:36 PM

26. Good to hollow out for a little "hideaway"

Start now, make some Christmas gifts for cheap.

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:20 PM

62. We did that project a couple of years ago

at our local library. We have craft night there once a month. In the past we've used books that have lost their pages and turned them into hidey-holes, aka "book safes" and we've also made book purses out of them.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:38 PM

27. Give them to all repukes you know ...they make good birth control when placed along side the bed.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:43 PM

28. If they were selling them for a penny I wouldn't buy one. I just don't want even my penny

 

to go to her.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:56 PM

32. I would send her this penny:

 

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Response to RumNcoke (Reply #32)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:23 PM

75. EEEEEEEeeeeeekkkkkk that is scary.

 

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 07:56 PM

31. Oh thats funny.

I'm sure someone I know paid full price to give it as a Christmas gift to another winger.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:00 PM

34. Editing

Last edited Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:23 PM - Edit history (1)

because I have already acknowledged the differetnce between this and organized book burning, yet the dog piling continue.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:26 PM

41. It is very common here

 

Many don't realize that when they advocate against the rights of those they disagree with they endanger their own. And I am not defending SP either.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:35 PM

44. Hmmmm ....


So how do you feel about a nice new copy of The Protocol of the Elders of Zion?

I don't believe in burning books or Elvis records or anything except maybe a flag done as it should be.

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Response to bayareaboy (Reply #44)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:44 PM

46. The same way I feel about Mein Kampf...

both are purely anti-Semitic dribble. But I don't feel they should be destroyed. You can only defeat your enemy when you know how they think.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #46)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:12 PM

59. Eggs-zact-ly ...


That is probably why Alan Cranston the Senator from California actually put out a .10cent version of Mien Kampf, to show America what we faced in Europe. He was sued by Mr Hitler for trademark infringement.

He lost, I am sure it was a rePUG judge.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:04 PM

55. I'm a book designer and books that don't sell are routinely mulched up and recycled. So Sarah's

book could serve a higher purpose by being recycled into better paper products. Sorry I can't get sentimental about someone repurposing her garbage book into crafts or birdcage liners. There will still be enough copies of her dreck left in libraries and conservative book shelves that her (parrot) pearls of wisdom will not be lost to the ages.

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #55)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:36 PM

68. Good point...

it just makes me cringe a bit.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:26 PM

63. Normally I wouldn't advocate for the destruction of a book

but, in this case, the books will be thrown in a dumpster, taken to a landfill and allowed to slowly rot. I hate to see any kind of unnecessary waste.

Our local library has so many copies of it that they are selling all but two of them off. (They offer sales to the public to raise funds-it's usually books that have multiple copies donated.) And our library is a part of a group of a number of libraries located in small towns-according to the librarian, they can't give those books away. (Believe me, I asked last month why so many copies were out for sale and that was the response.)

I'd rather see it actually go to a good use instead of being trashed. I know someone who makes paper rosettes out of books. (She usually gets her books from a used bookstore when the book is no longer fit for resale-the most common reason is because there are too many pages missing.) She makes the rosettes, adds them to wreath forms, and then will sometimes donate them to nursing home residents to cheer up their rooms.

It's better than nothing.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #63)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:35 PM

66. Yeah, I am being overly sensitive...

as I said up thread, this isn't wholesale obliteration. Sorry about that.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #66)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:38 PM

70. That's ok.

I hate the thought of someone burning any book-it goes against everything I believe in. In this case, the books will have their covers torn off and thrown in a dumpster if not purchased. They will be stuck in a landfill with no purpose.

I'd rather see some use out of them. I hate the thought of them becoming trash. Heck, shredding them and turning the pages into packing material would be better than the landfill.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:20 PM

74. I work at a library and we routinely weed books out of the collection.

Those that can't be sold go off for recycling. Getting rid of excessive copies of unwanted books is not the same thing as trying to eradicate something that was written.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #74)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:38 PM

82. I have acknowledged that...

and admitted my sensitivity at least three times now.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #82)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:41 PM

83. Yeah, I didn't read through all the posts until after I hit my reply.

xmas74 said it much better than I did--I needn't have bothered.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #83)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:47 PM

86. Yeah, I do that sometimes too...

you have one of my dream jobs. Getting paid to be surrounded by books. I love libraries, and always vote for initiatives that benefit them. I really miss the downtown branch of the Cleveland library. It was something special, at least it was when I left in 1992. I was there about once a week. Even at 13, I was allowed to take the train downtown and come home with my grandmother after she got off of work. I always hit the library and the hot dog vendor.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #86)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:53 PM

88. Yep. It's the best job I have ever had.

I'm very grateful to have it.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #86)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:51 AM

96. Consider volunteering if you can!

I'm retired and spend two mornings a week volunteering for my local Friends of the Library. I price donated non-fiction books and just love it. We have our own bookstore in a beautiful new library. Amazing some of the really great books that come through there. I always look forward to those mornings. It is great fun! Of course, Beck, Hannity, etc. are the last to be priced! But don't tell anyone!

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Response to marew (Reply #96)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:58 AM

99. I will look into it. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #82)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:49 AM

98. I totally get where you are coming from.

I have the same visceral reaction to the destruction of any book, no matter how crappy or overstocked. But you have to do something with them.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:46 AM

95. nobody is saying to destroy it because of the MEssage, there is an overstock of the books which are

very cheap right now. so it would be cheaper to buy them for things like crafts than whatever else was going to be used.

but nobody is saying to take away all the copies and burn them.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #95)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:17 PM

119. Jesus fucking Christ...

How many times do I have to acknowledge that? I have done that at least three fucking times now. Should I do it again while self- flagellating?

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:35 AM

107. I also delete pdf e-books sometimes. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

"where does,it end...?"

I also delete pdf e-books sometimes. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:49 AM

117. Really??

These are books in a bargain bin that nobody wants. They're just kindling anyway. When they finally dump them from the dollar store, they be pulped to recycle the paper.

Should we no longer recycle paper just because it used to be a book?

I think your "outrage" may have clouded your thinking this one through.
GAC

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:10 PM

37. If you post a picture...

I would totally steal it.

I've seen Shrub's book "Decision Points" at the dollar store as well, but it still costs a whole buck.

On the subject of book burning, it seems different to burn or otherwise destroy books that are just total worthless trash, than to destroy them based on fanaticism of any flavor, religious or political.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:17 PM

38. Somebody broke into my car last week.

They didn't take anything but they left a copy of that book.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #38)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:20 AM

111. That must've left you feeling terribly violated

I hope they catch the monster who did that to your car.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #111)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:43 AM

115. I was kidding, nobody really broke into my car.

I was trying to make a joke but I didn't do it very well. Duuhhhhh.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #115)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:19 PM

120. I knew you were kidding

I was trying to milk the joke but I didn't do it very well.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:27 PM

42. If someone cut a Leg ...


really short on a table. You could use all of them. That is about all they are good for. Or if put them out by the garbage cans they might scare away the raccoon's.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:36 PM

45. Our local library has "buck a bag" deals every so often.

These are the big old paper bags from grocery stores so you could pack 30-40 paperbacks in there.

The same copies of Limbaugh's books are there every time and nobody wants them.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:52 PM

48. Buy 'em and donate it for the next bonfire.

 

Should be plenty of dead trees to burn at her expense.

Heck, offer to take all of Salin Parah's book off for a penny. No more, no less. They'd be making something out of nothing anyways.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:56 PM

49. Well..

that is cheaper then real toilet paper so a great deal really.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:57 PM

50. I've never seen any book that cheap at the Dollar Tree.

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Response to JPZenger (Reply #50)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:11 PM

58. Your Dollar Tree doesn't have a bargain bin at the front of the store?

Ours does and they rotate what goes in it. Two weeks ago it was dvds. A couple of months ago it was Easter decorations. I've purchased holiday jigsaw puzzles and coloring books from it in the past. Four for a dollar is a good deal, even if usually off season.

Ours does it to rid itself of stock.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:57 PM

51. I think it makes more of a statement if they NEVER get bought and sit in that bin

til their reduced to the rubble that they truly are....

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 08:57 PM

52. I wouldn't even want her for a quarter

she can keep the books too

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:02 PM

54. Of course they couldn't sell them ...

they're way overpriced ...

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:05 PM

57. If I still had a woodstove

I might be able to derive some warmth from them.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:32 PM

64. I am amazed, though not surprised

To read people burning books...

I can see recycling them, but what I am reading here is no longer shocking, just surprising.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #64)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:35 PM

67. I wouldn't burn them.

I can't donate them either-the library is trying to sell off their copies. They've had a number of copies of the that book for sale for the past couple of months to the public-they just have had too many donated to them.

I know someone who does crafts with books. Usually she uses books that have fallen apart and are missing pages but she's mentioned maybe purchasing a few of these instead. She'll use the pages for rosettes and the covers for book purses.

I'd rather that happen then what will happen if they don't sell-they'll just throw them in the dumpster out back. They tear off the cover and toss them.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 09:58 PM

73. Waaay overpriced.

If they get to $1.00 a gross let me know.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:25 PM

76. No book is sacred, some are improved by recycling...

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:28 PM

77. At our Everythings A Dollar store

they are a buck a piece, lots of copies there(at least 20plus).

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Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #77)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:32 PM

80. Our local Dollar Tree must want them gone.

I know they were on the shelf for quite some time, next to the search-a-words.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:29 PM

78. It's still a good book. Just carve out the middle and use it for hiding valuables.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:30 PM

79. Cheaper than toilet paper! A real bargain for TP use! n/t

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:34 PM

81. Humboldt University monument to book burning.

http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/photos/bebel/bebel.htm

Bebelplatz.

That said, when I read Christian "advice to singles" drivel by Harold Ivan Smith, I wanted to burn it. He thinks you have to have a state-approved screwing license known as a "Marriage License" or else Gawd will burn you in hell, because Christians in general and Christian authors in particular KNOW what gawd wants you to do.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:44 PM

84. $0.25? You overpaid n/t

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Response to Doctor Jack (Reply #84)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:55 PM

90. I didn't buy it.

I wouldn't spend a quarter for it.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:51 PM

87. Even cheaper than here then

 

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:29 PM

91. So go back over there and take a pic. You could prollee sell that for a buck!

100% profit and they call us commies!

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #91)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:40 PM

92. I'll try to head back soon.

I usually go once every two weeks. I don't like to run unnecessary trips.

I knew I should have take the pic while I was there!

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:41 PM

93. How sad must it be to know your book would sell better if the pages were blank.

I'm sure they'd charge at least a buck for a tablet of similar size.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:31 AM

94. Might be competitive with firewood, stock up for the Winter ! nt

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:34 AM

100. They could be used for book art -- you know where the pages are cut or folded into neat

shapes and then spray painted in different colors. (I really hate destroying books, but it's a great way to use some of those wingnutter jobs.







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Response to 1monster (Reply #100)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:16 AM

110. Wow!

Cool stuff!

We used to fold up the Reader's Digest like that Christmas tree, but we folded every page, glued the first page to the last. The teacher would spray paint them green or gold.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:57 AM

103. I still wouldn't buy it!!

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:41 AM

104. Why would anyone buy four of them?

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Response to JHB (Reply #104)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:42 AM

114. There were other things in the bin.

There was nail polish and some tiki decorations.

I guess you could read her book at your tiki backyard party while waiting for your nails to dry.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:13 AM

105. ick - did it actually touch your hands?

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:50 AM

106. 4/$1.00

Still over priced.....

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:42 AM

108. Shred them and dump them into your compost.

I feel sorry, however, for the worms that have to eat it.

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:23 AM

112. You can hollow one out and store your valuables in it

It's the last place anyone would dare to look. But don't use it to hide your "stash". It would be like hiding it under a sign that says "dope".

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:01 PM

121. But I thought the GOP was good for business!

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:47 PM

122. I used my "4 fer a bucks" to raise my work table. The best use for her books short of ....

composting. Any chance she'd get any money from the buck?

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Response to xmas74 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:12 PM

123. You could have bought all 10 for $2.50

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