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Old 29th November 2022, 10:17 AM   #521
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
What liberal ideas are bad?
Pineapple on pizza
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Old 29th November 2022, 10:39 AM   #522
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
Those laws intent is not to protect children from porn, violence, or sex. It's to "protect" them from liberal ideas.
Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
That is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on the "idea".
Warp, that's your admission of a desire to suppress freedom of expression and inquiry.

That's un-American!

When I was a kid I'd go to the library and get the writings of the politicians and political thinkers of the time.

Much of it was pretty tame, mainstream stuff but some of it was pretty radical. I had to start at a reading level appropriate to my age. But eventually I worked up to adult level material.

I read about the Black Panthers and learned what a libertarian was. I read William F. Buckley and didn't turn into a conservative. I read James Baldwin and didn't turn into a gay black activist. I read Barry Goldwater's stuff and read what the Kennedy's had to say.

My family knew what I was reading and we talked about much of it.

One day I brought home a copy of the stage play "Boys in the Band" and my family was ok with that. The librarian knew I was broadening my world and she didn't bat an eye when I checked it out.

I don't see what you are so danged afraid of.

Or maybe you're just acting out a pathological hatred of liberals?

Either way, friend, you have wandered in fascist territory here.

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Old 29th November 2022, 10:53 AM   #523
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Originally Posted by wareyin View Post
Sorry, gonna stop you right here. You were the one who claimed that recognizing Warp's anti-gay rhetoric was only "one interpretation" (your emphasis). As I pointed out (with links), believing he meant anything else requires ignoring what Warp himself said.

Now, you are free to ignore what Warp says when interpreting Warp's comments and the comments made in reply to him, but no one else has to put on such blinders.
Ok, but to what end?

Nitpick -I certainly did not say there was only one interpretation.
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Old 29th November 2022, 11:03 AM   #524
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If government gives money to an organization, it can legitimately look at how the organization spends the money, i.e., audit its financial procedures. You couldn't do things any other way.

And if a government tries to interfere with a library's lending procedures, we all of us have the right and, some would say, the obligation to yell their little playhouse down.

Unless yelling doesn't suffice. Then we take to the streets. You couldn't do things any other way.
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Old 29th November 2022, 11:15 AM   #525
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Originally Posted by bluesjnr View Post
Ok, but to what end?

Nitpick -I certainly did not say there was only one interpretation.
Reading comprehension should have informed you that I didn't claim you said there "was only one" interpretation, but that you said arayder's (and everyone else who isn't playing either contrarian or willfully blind) interpretation was "only one" out of more than one valid interpretations.

As to your confusion about "to what end" discussing other's comments leads, I'll just let that ironic statement sit and mature gracefully.
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Old 29th November 2022, 03:08 PM   #526
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No answer yet to the question of why libraries need such laws while the internet, movie theaters and bookstores do not. Not surprised.

Aren't libraries pretty tame compared to what a child can see from these other sources?

I guess libraries are the biggest purveyors of porn and illicit subject matter! Go get 'em!

Of all the things the Repubs could do to make this country better and safer. Guns, racism, police reform, doing their jobs, libraries. Thanks Repubs!!!

I mean wow. Libraries. Same ****, different century.

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Old 29th November 2022, 03:19 PM   #527
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
What liberal ideas are bad?
You know - the freakish ones being pressed on children by public school teacher and librarians. They're so bad Warp can't even mention them.
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Old 29th November 2022, 03:38 PM   #528
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Originally Posted by Foster Zygote View Post
You know - the freakish ones being pressed on children by public school teacher and librarians. They're so bad Warp can't even mention them.
Nickelback

(I don't know, that just might be over the line)
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Old 29th November 2022, 03:56 PM   #529
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
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(I don't know, that just might be over the line)
Whoah! Who mentioned anything about crimes against humanity?
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Old 29th November 2022, 03:59 PM   #530
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Originally Posted by Foster Zygote View Post
You know - the freakish ones being pressed on children by public school teacher and librarians. They're so bad Warp can't even mention them.
I don't know if in this particular case it's the instance, but I think many people do not believe they need to identify actual policies or actions. Liberalism itself is the principle, a package whose contents need not be enumerated. Ideology tends to work on broad definitions. Call a person a communist or a socialist, or in some quarters a liberal, and that identifies them as members of an out group, excluded by category, outside the wall. Even in those increasingly rare cases when truth is important, details are not.
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Old 29th November 2022, 07:48 PM   #531
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Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
One thing is for sure, there is definitely a fixation on homosexuality in this thread. Oddly, since the proposed legislation is simply about policies and procedures as related to age-appropriate materials.

This seems like a lobbying effort for a "Do Say Gay" initiative. It is comical.
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