Mayor Palin: Failed Censor

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  1. hottcjimmyv

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    I don't know much about Alaska--they have a reputation as being fairly conservative, but I want to applaud the Wasila library board for stopping then mayor Palin from censoring books. When the head librarian refused, Mayor Palin tried to fire her, but she relented due to the public outcry.

    The following list of books is supposedly from the library board minutes, and I buy it becasue the list is very consistent with some of the most often challenged books in America.

    Makes me kinda wonder what Gov. Palin would have removed from the library of congress's shelves....

    WE SHOULD ALL TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY!

    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

    Blubber by Judy Blume

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

    Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

    Carrie by Stephen King

    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

    Christine by Stephen King

    Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Cujo by Stephen King

    Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen

    Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite

    Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck

    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

    Decameron by Boccaccio

    East of Eden by John Steinbeck

    Fallen Angels by Walter Myers

    Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland

    Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

    Forever by Judy Blume

    Grendel by John Champlin Gardner

    Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

    Have to Go by Robert Munsch

    Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman

    How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

    Impressions edited by Jack Booth

    In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak

    It's Okay if You Don't Love Me by Norma Klein

    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

    Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

    Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

    Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein

    Lysistrata by Aristophanes

    More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

    My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

    My House by Nikki Giovanni

    My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara

    Night Chills by Dean Koontz

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

    On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

    One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Ordinary People by Judith Guest

    Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women's Health Collective

    Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

    Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

    Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz

    Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

    Separate Peace by John Knowles

    Silas Marner by George Eliot

    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

    The Bastard by John Jakes

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

    The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

    The Color Purple by Alice Walker

    The Devil's Alternative by Frederick Forsyth

    The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder

    The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks

    The Living Bible by William C. Bower

    The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

    The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman

    The Pigman by Paul Zindel

    The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

    The Shining by Stephen King

    The Witches by Roald Dahl

    The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder

    Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

    Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster

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    Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth
     
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    You have got to be fucking kidding me!
     
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    Yeah- typical right wing christofascist treason.


    Folks- Government censoring speech is ILLEGAL in this country. ANY elected official who tires it is VIOLATING THIER OATH OF OFFICE.


    But this argument will cut no muster with republicans... they LOVE people who violate the constitution.

    They think its Patriotic to undermine the law that created their own country, their own freedom.
     
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    well, there is precedent for liberals to censor, too. It does cut both ways, but another thing I find disturbing is that if you look at the list, you will notice a certain translation of the Bible was also on her list--so Palin may be one of these "God speaks King James English only and any other translation is heresy" nut jobs.
     
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    It's both pathetic and infuriating how many people seem to suddenly love Palin so much, when they know absolutely nothing about her other than her looks and charisma. Oh and she gave a good speech. Granted. She's also an ultra-radical religious extremist who plain and simple doesn't believe in freedom, unless its her freedom to impose her personal moral beliefs on all of us. It's not just the censorship issues, where she clearly thinks the 1st amendment should be repealed. It's her regressive ideas on sex ed, the abortion rights of rape victims, and the rights of all of us to live in a free society not a Christian theocracy.
    Even some on this site have fallen prey to the superficial fact that she is an attractive, feisty woman. If our electorate is willing to vote for a fascist, simply because she's hot and feisty, than you deserve it when suddenly, a few years from now, you try to log on to LPSG, and suddenly you receive a message:
    This website has been deemed morally offensive by the United States Government. In accordance with the Internet Morality Act of 2012, this website has been shut down, and your computer's IP code has been recorded in the FBI's directory of morally suspicious individuals.

    Then you'll realize you sold your soul just because you had a fantasy about nailing Sarah Palin.
     
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    well said, big! for more info check out NIN's concept album Year Zero!

    I just hope fellow lovers of free expression will post this list on myspace, facebook, their blogs, email it to friends.

    Also keep posting to this thread so that we can keep it from being buried!
     
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    I think this info is the single most important thing I have read concerning Palin's true motives and objectives.

    It makes me wonder how much "choice" her teen daughter was given over having that baby.
     
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    America truly is the land of the free. Only there can a woman who doesn't believe in birth control, global warming, gun laws, evolution, healthcare for homos, a balanced budget, and seemingly free speech become vice-president with next to no experience.
     
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    Also, is it just me, or has she had massively unattractive veneers done on her teeth?
     
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    Yeah, Phil, I'm in the same boat with you. I don't want to get too off course on this thread, but since you mentioned it: does it occur to anyone that we have lifted up and celebrated a 17 year old girl who has decided to keep her child and enter a marriage predicated on a pregnancy (instead of love) rather than choosing to place the child in the hands of a loving and responsible family that is prepared for parenthood?

    Clearly her daughter's "decision" tells us a lot about that poor child's future.

    "family values" my tight ass...
     
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    And I'd like to know just how much choice her future son-in-law had about his impending marriage. Especially since Sarah and Todd eloped on August 29, 1988 (to "save her parents the cost of a wedding" the press has been told) and their son Track was born April 20, 1989. If he'd been such a preemie, I'm sure that would have been made another part of her story of adversity and bravery.

    Apparently abstinence doesn't make the heart grow fonder; is ignorance necessarily bliss?
     
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    When I heard Palin say that her daughter was going to marry her boyfriend (basically choosing for them) why did I get the impression of shotgun wedding?

    So does the freedom of choice exist in the land of the free!?!
     
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    I wanna stick my boot up her ass, fuckin' Nazi bitch.
     
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    Damn libraries and their liberal librarians. Libraries (and public schools for that matter) are nothing more than a socialist sheme in the first place. No one should ever expect taxpayers to subsidize books and learning for those who are too poor or indolent to purchase the damn books for themselves. You only deserve what you can afford.
     
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    HERE HERE! and damn all social services while we're at it! Damn the fire department, only those who can afford firewater deserve to have their houses a'flame doused--and only those who can pay for transportation deserve to be evacuated from a pending natural disaster.

    Oh wait... I don't live in the United Oligarchy of America...yet... sorry. nevermind.
     
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    What? No Catcher it the Rye?
     
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    Why stop there? The military is a huge socialist scheme. Every man for himself.

    :biggrin1:
     
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    Please, please get the word out.
     
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    The Constitution will be next. Don't want those pesky voters getting any dangerous ideas about their Rights.
     
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    Hmm. And such a free democratic process than an inexperienced community organizer can wind up on the top line of the democratic ticket.

    I guess I missed the speech where Palin indicated she doesn't 'believe' in a balanced budget or evolution. If she is as miserable and ineffective as everyone in this thread lets on, why does she have an 80% approval rating in Alaska? That's the best of any governor in the U.S.

    Can't wait to hear...
     
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