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Clay Bennett for October 23, 2021

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    RAGs  3 months ago

    Must be either a science or a history textbook.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    MLF is one of those “Everything that’s not explicitly allowed is forbidden” groups. The US constitution is the other way ‘round: Everything that’s not explicitly called out in the constitution is up to the states to handle.

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    rekam Premium Member 3 months ago

    Mom brought back Tropic of Cancer from their trip to San Francisco since we couldn’t get it in Southern California at that time.

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    The Love of Money is . . .  3 months ago

    This is what happens when the supply chain fails and some women can’t get supplies to make smores. . . . /S

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    danketaz Premium Member 3 months ago

    Autumn, a glass of wine, a warm fire and a good book. Who could ask for more?

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    jessie d. Premium Member 3 months ago

    now, we know from whence those Trump idiots came. One would have pity on them if they hadn’t try to destroy America.

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    Brian G Premium Member 3 months ago

    “…and the only light is from the fire of the burning books.” from “Out of Control” by Jefferson Starship, “Winds of Change” (1982)

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    GiantShetlandPony  3 months ago

    It would seem those screaming the loudest about their freedoms are quite willing to take away everyone else’s freedom.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 3 months ago

    An indoor BBQ, illustrating the opposite of knowledge and intelligence.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 3 months ago

    Liberty. Sure. Pull the other leg. It has bells on.

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    ollou90  3 months ago

    I see this cartoon as a reference to the book burnings in Germany in the early Nazi era. I am possibly wrong on this, but I’m also surprised that no one else has thus far commented on this possibility.

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    PraiseofFolly  3 months ago

    —) One of the books that might give the group pause is the novel “Set This House on Fire,” by William Styron. Not only is the title apropos to the cartoon, but to our country at this time. The title is taken from one of John Donne’s epigraphs —

    “His mercies hath applied His judgments, and hath shaked the house, this body, with agues and palsies, and set this house on fire with fevers and calentures, and frightened the master of the house, which is my soul, with horrors, and heavy apprehensions, and so made an entrance into me.”

    And maybe the group would agree with Styron when he comments through one of his characters —

    “What this country needs… what this great land of ours needs is something to happen to it. Something ferocious and tragic, like what happened to Jericho or the cities of the plain – something terrible I mean, son, so that when the people have been through hellfire and the crucible, and have suffered agony enough and grief, they’ll be people again, human beings, not a bunch of smug contented cows rooting at the trough."

    That sounds similar to the message the far right-wing might hope for So, burn or not to burn? Whoops — it has sex scenes, so burn!

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    superposition  3 months ago

    Like all well-funded GOP “grassroots” organizations …

    The letter sounds passionate and personal.

    It is motivated, the author explains, by a desire to “speak up for what is best for my kids.” And it fervently conveys the author’s feelings to school leaders: “I do not believe little kids should be forced to wear masks, and I urge you to adopt a policy that allows parental choice on this matter for the upcoming school year.”

    But the heartfelt appeal is not the product of a grassroots groundswell. Rather, it is a template drafted and circulated this week within a conservative network built on the scaffolding of the Koch fortune and the largesse of other GOP megadonors.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/01/masks-schools-koch-money/

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    chmsam  3 months ago

    Groups like these are direct descendants of the Nazis.

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    Whiners who just can’t take the truth about American and world history protest to ban certain books! Just because they don’t like a line or the subject matter. What really kills me is schools, and libraries CAVE TO THESE IDIOTS!

    If you don’t like it, don’t read it or buy it.

    The most innocent books,novels and etc were taken off the shelves because one person whined about it.

    Schools, libraries,and institutions need to GET A SPINE!

    America has lost its backbone to the handful of protesters who don’t have a life. Just because their opinion differs, everyone must suffer.

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    FrankErnesto  3 months ago

    First, they burn books, then they burn people.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 3 months ago

    Yes, they want the “Liberty” to tell EVERYONE ELSE exactly what to think.

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    ibFrank  3 months ago

    Its founders, Tiffany Justice and Tina Descovich, the statement reads, are “moms on a mission to stoke the fires of liberty. Burn baby burn.

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    MontanaBill Premium Member 3 months ago

    Every mom should welcome explicit, graphic pornography in elementary school libraries. It is the cradle of Democratic Party thought.

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    lmolter  3 months ago

    It’s ok. The carbon monoxide will get them.

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    michaeljwolff  3 months ago

    A book burns . . . Humanity loses.

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    akachman Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: this is how Nazi Germany started.

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    hardwickd  3 months ago

    Soooo, they never read the warning about “outdoor use only”?

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  3 months ago

    Better moms clubs:

    Science Moms

    https://sciencemoms.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/joinsciencemoms/

    Science Moms Climate Change Education

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx58G2SYKu0

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    piper_gilbert  3 months ago

    Four Local Women Found Dead From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Wives of the administrators of Buchenwald and Auschwitz.

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    tabby  3 months ago

    I see Silly Billy tossed out quite the straw man argument.

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    Cerabooge  3 months ago

    As with 1984, Farenheit 451 is NOT an instruction manual.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Definitely MFL. Not a MILF among them.

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    ChristopherBurns  3 months ago

    The Harper Valley PTA

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    mwksix  3 months ago

    Why aren’t they wearing their red hats!?

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member 3 months ago

    banning and burning books in the US predates the Nazis, so no need to invoke them.

    From Wikipedia: Book censorship in the United States

    During the 1600s, a typical form of book censorship in the United States was book burning. In October 1650, William Pynchon’s pamphlet, The Meritorious Price of Our Redemption, was criticized and promptly burned by the Puritan government. This book burning in Boston, Massachusetts is often referred to and even considered the “first book burning in America”

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    rs0204 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Do you know who else liked to burn books? The Nazis, Iran, China…

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    Freedom from emotional discomfort. Best part of the First Amendment.

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    chmsam  3 months ago

    The Turd Reich trolls are just trying to whore for attention by listing their obnoxious BS and inflammatory comments. Do not responds directly to them. Don’t feed the trolls. Let ’em starve for attention and pout.

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    bmburns  3 months ago

    To quote Henry Jones Sr “maybe they should try reading books instead of burning them”

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    The Nodding Head  3 months ago

    For Halloween, they are disguised as “values voters.”

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    ferddo  3 months ago

    Good way to put themselves to sleep, via carbon monoxide poisoning…

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    TonysSon  3 months ago

    If they want to have their little Fahrenheit 451 style party indoors, they really should consider opening that window. Otherwise they’ll soon receive Darwin’s new FAFO award.

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    cherns Premium Member 3 months ago

    Unfortunately, this sort of thing is no longer confined to the Right:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/us/dorian-abbot-mit.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/us/aclu-free-speech.html

    As a participant in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement of the sixties, I still hold to the principles we fought for then. I was disappointed to hear at the 50th Reunion that some current activists no longer do, that freedom of speech (and inquiry) has fallen to political correctness.

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    ragsarooni Premium Member 3 months ago

    3…2…1…KABOOM! And 4 dead in the living room from using the ol’kettle grill IN THE HOUSE!!!!!

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member 3 months ago

    You just gotta adore those Talibangelical South Carolina Belles of Heaven Republican Women’s Club … well, nobody else does. They are so gosh-darned mad about all that porn on the e-internets machine that they want legislation mandating the installation of “filters” to block porn on computers. Aside from having some group of prudes somehow able to tell everybody what “porn” is, I don’t think it’s gonna fly, ’cause after all, the only thing worse than some pissed-off MAGA guy is a pissed-off MAGA guy unable to access porn on his computer.

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    bakana  3 months ago

    Being the Hypocrites they are, they read the “Spicy” bits first.

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    bakana  3 months ago

    How long before Texas tries to mandate that the entire history of the Civil War be taught using Disney’s “Song of the South” as the sole presentation?

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    Adrion  3 months ago

    It always fascinates me how groups stubbornly opposed to the concepts of Patriotism, Human Rights, Liberties, Justice and Freedom always idiotically incorporate those terms into their names, as if by having them as their name somehow magically makes them that thing instead of the staunch enemies of that thing.

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    fairportfan  3 months ago

    With luck they’ll all succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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