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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-05-06 09:31 AM
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51. Ironically,
Harrisonburg is the home of James Madison University, named after the man known as The Father of the Constitution.
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  -High School Removes *Display* of Banned Books! (For Banned Book week) villager  Oct-04-06 12:55 PM   #0 
  - yep wouldn't want those kids reading  proud2Blib   Oct-04-06 12:57 PM   #1 
  - One way to get kids to read  LiberalFighter   Oct-04-06 04:25 PM   #29 
  - And I'm glad you ended your post where you did  lastliberalintexas   Oct-05-06 10:38 AM   #57 
  - That's real smart....tell a teen not to do something......they will  MadMaddie   Oct-04-06 12:58 PM   #2 
  - Yep, virtually guaranteeing  supernova   Oct-04-06 01:00 PM   #3 
  - So now it's not just what books you read but  YankeyMCC   Oct-04-06 01:06 PM   #4 
  - you're asking for a "rendition," buster!  villager   Oct-04-06 06:24 PM   #35 
  - Hey, why stop there? Why not burn the damned things?!  no_hypocrisy   Oct-04-06 01:06 PM   #5 
  - Start with Fahrenheit 411  mongo   Oct-04-06 01:42 PM   #15 
  - I have yet to understand why they want Mark Twain's books banned  noonwitch   Oct-04-06 01:11 PM   #6 
  - Black groups have often demanded Twains books be banned.  patcox2   Oct-04-06 01:13 PM   #7 
  - Essay: Is Huck Finn a Racist Book?  OKIsItJustMe   Oct-04-06 01:33 PM   #13 
     - Huck decides he'd rather go to hell than turn Jim in.  patcox2   Oct-05-06 08:44 AM   #49 
  - Why ban Mark Twain?  OKIsItJustMe   Oct-04-06 01:17 PM   #9 
  - N-word usage, usually.  Hand   Oct-04-06 01:19 PM   #10 
  - I thought it was the homo erotic themes in Finn  sakabatou   Oct-04-06 02:46 PM   #21 
     - "Come back to de raf', Huck honey!"  Hand   Oct-04-06 03:41 PM   #23 
  - My kids hated "Catcher in the Rye"  hedgehog   Oct-04-06 03:48 PM   #24 
     - I didn't like Catcher in the Rye either  tammywammy   Oct-04-06 05:10 PM   #33 
        - I read it at 17 and loved it  Ishoutandscream2   Oct-05-06 10:05 AM   #54 
  - Very Sickening... The Dumbing Down of America continues...  Stand and Fight   Oct-04-06 01:15 PM   #8 
  - You are probably right.  conscious evolution   Oct-04-06 08:32 PM   #38 
  - You mean "Liberty Camps", don't you comrade?  Shipwack   Oct-05-06 08:02 AM   #45 
     - Ah No, Comrade....  Stand and Fight   Oct-05-06 08:17 PM   #70 
  - Better dump DARE and other anti-drug programs as well!  Ezlivin   Oct-04-06 01:24 PM   #11 
  - Actually, I did recently read that a higher proportion of DARE  NCevilDUer   Oct-04-06 01:56 PM   #16 
     - I'm curious to know who performed that study  Neurotica   Oct-04-06 04:05 PM   #27 
        - Nope  ProfessorGAC   Oct-05-06 08:06 AM   #46 
           - well, to be fair  northzax   Oct-05-06 02:52 PM   #65 
  - A librarian encourages students to read books and makes the news.  baldguy   Oct-04-06 01:28 PM   #12 
  - These people want to control access to ideas  Neurotica   Oct-04-06 01:39 PM   #14 
  - The ability to write complete sentences seems to be a skill  achtung_circus   Oct-04-06 06:49 PM   #36 
  - the irony overwhelms me  dwickham   Oct-04-06 02:02 PM   #17 
  - Good grief.  skypilot   Oct-04-06 02:11 PM   #18 
  - I think people are missing the point...  sutz12   Oct-04-06 02:31 PM   #19 
  - The People Must Not Know What Has Been Banned  JPZenger   Oct-04-06 02:44 PM   #20 
  - If they ban a book, then why not let everyone know why it's banned?  Canuckistanian   Oct-04-06 11:40 PM   #41 
     - If I recall correctly, "Diary..." was banned because...  Shipwack   Oct-05-06 07:59 AM   #44 
  - My irony meter just fucking exploded...Can I borrow someone's?  NOLADEM   Oct-04-06 03:27 PM   #22 
  - We have an irony meter rebuilding shop but we're a year behind  karlrschneider   Oct-04-06 03:57 PM   #25 
  - Good business to be in  NOLADEM   Oct-04-06 04:50 PM   #31 
  - Sorry, but they've banned the irony meter repair manual. n/t  Shakespeare   Oct-04-06 04:54 PM   #32 
  - Harrisonburg, VA -- what George Allen calls his "base"  theHandpuppet   Oct-04-06 04:02 PM   #26 
  - Great...  CGrantt57   Oct-04-06 04:22 PM   #28 
  - The perfect response to this would be for some enterprising student to  kgfnally   Oct-04-06 04:38 PM   #30 
  - more of the mentality of "if we can't control ourselves. nobody else  leQ   Oct-04-06 05:19 PM   #34 
  - So the Superintendent banned the banned books?  KansDem   Oct-04-06 08:24 PM   #37 
  - "Banned Books That Were Re-Banned Due To The Controversy ...  Lisa   Oct-04-06 08:58 PM   #39 
  - We used to do massive displays for Banned Book Week.  davsand   Oct-04-06 09:36 PM   #40 
  - I have read every book on that list  hobbit709   Oct-05-06 07:22 AM   #42 
  - Waiter to restaurant patron:  Kierkegaard   Oct-05-06 07:51 AM   #43 
  - Another motivation might be to keep authority from looking stupid...  Shipwack   Oct-05-06 08:09 AM   #47 
  - 100 most banned books of 1990-2001  AllegroRondo   Oct-05-06 08:18 AM   #48 
  - Certain versions of the Bible have been challenged.  davsand   Oct-05-06 10:01 AM   #53 
     - That doesnt surprize me  AllegroRondo   Oct-05-06 10:37 AM   #56 
  - My mom remembers reading Grapes of Wrath  Kber   Oct-05-06 09:27 AM   #50 
  - Ironically,  mahatmakanejeeves   Oct-05-06 09:31 AM   #51 
  - To carry on the analogy, MLK birthday - shoot a Black civil rights leader  TheBaldyMan   Oct-05-06 10:00 AM   #52 
  - You guys are always quick to jump - why not try reading the article first  mconvente   Oct-05-06 10:30 AM   #55 
  - I believe it's a convenient excuse...  Neurotica   Oct-05-06 10:50 AM   #58 
  - Apologies, but that's bullshit reasoning.  StrongbadTehAwesome   Oct-05-06 11:05 AM   #59 
  - Plus the entire point of "Banned Book week" is to get you interested  villager   Oct-05-06 11:37 AM   #61 
     - Exactly. This is an issue of power, and the savvy kids know it.  CLW   Oct-05-06 02:44 PM   #64 
  - I think reading a book and knowing it's been banned  XemaSab   Oct-05-06 11:06 AM   #60 
  - Who cares WHY they read them? Just get the little bastards reading!!!  truebrit71   Oct-05-06 01:20 PM   #63 
  - If they weren't important, they wouldn't be controversial  sandnsea   Oct-05-06 05:23 PM   #68 
  - What Did He Say?  Demeter   Oct-05-06 01:15 PM   #62 
  - Some years ago;  greiner3   Oct-05-06 04:14 PM   #66 
  - Smart open minded people are tougher to brain wash.  sarcasmo   Oct-05-06 05:12 PM   #67 
     - and it's time to mop up the last islands of resistance to the Big Lie(s)..  villager   Oct-05-06 05:39 PM   #69 
 

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