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Horrorology / "We did it for the children,"
« on: August 19, 2010, 09:42:57 pm »

Complaints from a member of Glenn Beck's 9.12 Project have caused a New Jersey library to shelve a book aimed at gay teenagers.

The book, called "Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology," is a collection of first-person essays by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens, sharing their stories of coming out of the closet.

Calling it "pervasively vulgar, obscene, and inappropriate," Beverly Marinelli, a New Jersey mother, successfully lobbied to have the book removed from the library at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, the Talking Points Memo (TPM) website reports.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Marinelli's efforts were inspired by right-wing blogger Gateway Pundit's attacks on Kevin Jennings, President Obama's openly gay Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free schools.

Marinelli and another member of Beck's 9.12 Project also lodged a similar complaint in another nearby school district.

Librarians responded quickly to the complaints, ordering all copies of the book to be taken out of circulation.

"We need to pull 'Revolutionary Voices' from our shelves," librarian Gail Sweet wrote in an email, obtained by TPM. "Copies need to totally disappear."

Sweet called the book "child pornography" when asked to explain why the library had banned it.

"We do not like to remove books," Sweet wrote in an email. "It was felt, however, that the book was not appropriate."

"Revolutionary Voices" was named among the best adult books for high school students by the School Library Journal in 2001, and was in the school's library to help young people struggling with issues of sexuality.

Though Marinelli has not read much of the book, according to the Inquirer, she did cite a specific illustration of Boy Scouts watching two men have sex, calling it "the worst."

She says she isn't a "homophobe," just a "normal mother and grandmother" defending her conservative values.

"We did it for the children," she told the Inquirer.

According to its official website, Beck's 9.12 Project is aimed at Americans "looking for direction in taking back control of our country."

Marinelli identifies herself as Burlington County member of the group and once posted on a 9.12 Project website that she is "disgusted w/ what this Administration is doing and what is happening to our country."

In the fall, TPM reports, she took part in a protest against "indoctrination" at a local elememtary school, railing against a video of students singing Obama's praises.

*** Dok can make a determination on what Forum this belongs in.

Techmology and Scientism / Opinions on Article
« on: August 18, 2010, 08:11:17 pm »
Been catching up on my reading today and came across this. It brought up some interesting questions ala Frankenstein, Moby Dick...
Im interested in what people's immediate reactions are upon reading.

Apple Talk / Dear Southerners....
« on: August 16, 2010, 05:14:23 pm »
You can all have your Coyotes back, thank you

Aneristic Illusions / "Stupid wingnut says something " spooky thread
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:04:28 pm »
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, Muslim leaders in Connecticut are staging a press conference in Hartford this afternoon, to plead with legislators to censor the Gospel of Christ from the public forum around mosques.

That's right! They are using their own potential for violence to silence the Gospel of Christ. Gentle Christian saints will be conducting a press conference on the public sidewalk in front of the Bridgeport Islamic Center, aka Mafjid An-Noor Mosque in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Truth is hate to those who hate the truth.

Islam is not a religion, nor a cult, but a total and complete 100 % system of life. It has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. In all of the 27 countries ruled by Islam, the church is the state! No other religion will be tolerated.

"Islam presents a monstrous worldview, birthed in the pit of hell, which brings untold misery and murder upon precious people created in the image of God. Religion is its cover (its beard) by which it gains entrance into nations where the 'freedom of religion' is sacrosanct. It then takes this freedom afforded to it, and begins its insidious takeover." Rev. Flip Benham of Operation Save America.

"Like a python, slowly moving upon its prey with almost imperceptible and hypnotic movement, it begins to coil around its victim until it squeezes every last breath of air out of him. When dead, the victim is swallowed whole."

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion, yet the Quran states in Sura 4:89, "Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam) take hold of them and kill them wherever you find them."

The key difference between Islam and Christianity is that Islam believes that we are to lay the lives of others down to promote the cause of Allah. Christianity, on the other hand, believes that we are to lay down our own lives that others might live. There is a huge difference between a Christian martyr (laying his own life down) and a martyr for Islam (laying the lives of others down). One requires courage. The other is the supreme act of cowardice.

This is the incident they are talking about

This is like worse rhetoric then I remember hearing after 9/11, or I might be reading too much into it.

Or Kill Me / Sermon for Normals
« on: August 11, 2010, 09:42:15 am »
A Sermon for Normals

Who Are We?

Fear and desire are funny codependents.
You may feel both when dealing with us, if you do indeed know it's us you're dealing with.

You may ask yourself who are these people? Why do I feel repulsed, or attracted, or like I'm a maddening nightmare?

Well I could safely say these things to you.

Some of us have jobs and some are unemployed. Some of us care little for our work. Some of us care much.
Some of us are professionals, teachers, scientists, intellectuals, neighbours, friends. All of us of students in some ways.
You may never know if someone you've known for years is one of us. We only reveal what is needed to who it's needed to.

We are creative. We are both rational and irrational.
We can both support a cause and strive against it in the same breath.
We have few binding principles.
We accept chaos and see order for the illusion it is.
We love hate. It feels manic.
We love to prank and probe and take positions only a madman could take, just to understand if the position is indeed mad... or if it us that is mad.

We live outside society definitions, but know we could never escape them.

We love unscripted fun.
But most of all... we love laughing... at you.

Aneristic Illusions / WTF? Srlsy WTF?
« on: August 08, 2010, 09:34:12 pm »

« on: August 07, 2010, 03:40:53 am »
Apparently my almost 20 year old scout shirt is sooo tight that i couldn't even give the salute

Or Kill Me / The Sermon of Influenza
« on: August 06, 2010, 09:57:30 pm »
Finally the air is not muggy, its warm with a nice cool breeze. It's the first absolutely beautiful day we got all summer and I'm stuck inside playing blasted video games trying to breath through the colony of influenza that have taken refuge in my throat.

Even the blasted neighbors are out BBQing right now, oh and it smells great. Their not playing with their blasted dog. No, if they give that dog some attention then it will have no good reason to yelp and whine all night, barking at every thing that moves in the darkness, keeping everyone awake.

Across the road two families are still going off about where their property lines actually exist. There will be a fence built soon and no one wants to lose a millimeter of precious grass land.

Luckily no kids are out today. They have better things to do, like sit in the food court of the mall and talk to someone just three tables down on their cell phones.

A few doors down one old man sits outside with his beer watching birds. He's been doing this every day since his wife died, and I never understood it. There's barely any birds left around here anymore. Probably why I noticed this summer he bought some binoculars. If you can't watch birds best to watch planes.

Good thing I haven't seen any of the really small kids outside biking. Apparently around here drivers take Stop Signs as a suggestion. Besides coming to a complete stop when you're going 80 km an hour in a residential area is just silly.
And people have to take the residential streets to get anywhere since the city in all their brilliant glory decided to dig up every main road at once. Which they started in April and have not even finished one road yet!

Plus when I'm outside why do have a Shina Twain coming from the north and some crappy rap music coming from the south??? Both of them are three or more streets over!

Hrmmm.. come to think of it. Good thing I am sick. I don't wanna go out in all this madness.

Apple Talk / Yay
« on: April 20, 2010, 05:48:25 pm »
now here in Canada we may start getting taxed on downloading music for our ipods
and they wonder why so many people just torrent music or download over file sharing sites

Apple Talk / I remember this!
« on: March 13, 2010, 05:28:05 pm »

out of curiosity
do you think they would get away with this today?

Apple Talk / ATT: Football Fans
« on: January 12, 2010, 02:43:29 am »

Apple Talk / Move over TheFuckingWeather
« on: January 11, 2010, 07:49:51 pm »
TI is now registered in a Meteorology course

Can't believe they offer that as a science elective, but it does makes my schedule just a little easier.

EDIT: It also makes me that much more of a anti-social douche

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