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Florida School Bans Book About Book Bans

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by G8tas, Jun 16, 2024.

  1. G8tas

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    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — School officials here have banned a book about book banning.

    The School Board last month voted to remove "Ban This Book" by Alan Gratz from its shelves, overruling its own district book-review committee's decision to keep it.

    The children's novel follows a fictional fourth grader who creates a secret banned books locker library after her school board pulled a multitude of titles off the shelves.

    School Board members said they disliked how it referenced other books that had been removed from schools and accused it of "teaching rebellion of school board authority," as described in the formal motion to oust it.

    Florida school board bans book about book bans
     
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  2. G8tas

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    Is there no limit to the authoritarianism of these radical right wingers? It looks like now they want to expand the Don't Say Gay law to as many books as possible
     
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    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

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  4. gatordavisl

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  5. l_boy

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    Or maybe the school board just read the title and stopped right there, then proceeded as instructed.
     
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  6. channingcrowderhungry

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    After they ban that book they should steal this banger from The Coup
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  7. Emmitto

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    New season of GOT starts tonight.

    Those of you who are wearing those wone out knee pads, get current or face The Breath!!
     
  8. docspor

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    love the coup!!
     
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  9. ursidman

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    Bug Tussle NC

    and Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book
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  10. gator_lawyer

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    I dig My Favorite Mutiny.
    In other words, the crackpot school board was saying . . .
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  11. Trickster

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    Authoritarianism is an inclination of all groups with too much power. If it's your group with the power, you're ok with it. The good citizen in a democracy resists, even if it's the citizen's group with too much power.

    Notice I didn't reference any particular group. It happens to be the GOP at this point in our history, but it could just as easily be the Democratic parry.
     
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  12. oragator1

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    Reminds me of this, always stuck with me.

     
  13. tilly

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    To be clear. My gif above was not my support for one sided censorship. It was me mocking the drama of the entire thing. All of it.

    1.The fact that a book ripping banning books would be banned shouldn't really shock anyone.

    2. The idea that such a book breeds "rebellion" is also being dramatic.

    Drama. Drama. Drama.

    The truth is, many subjects being banned today would have been banned in the past also. We don't have to keep sliding down the slope until there are absolutely no limits.

    But limits on content have always existed, so can we all just calm down with the world is ending hyperbole?

    And when countering the left can the right calm down on looking for a reason to flex?

    It's all so tiring.
     
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  14. Trickster

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    That's the second time recently that I've seen "flex" used. Does it mean as in "flex your muscles" or does it have a special meaning?
     
  15. tilly

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    Yeah. The image of someone flexing to intimidate.
     
  16. dangolegators

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    You used to use gifs like this in threads about Trump. Don't see that from you so much any more.
     
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  17. G8tas

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    I'm going to disagree. For example I am against Democrats using gerrymandering as a tool to gain more power
     
  18. Trickster

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    Sounds to me you’re agreeing with what one side does, which is fine. But, are you ignoring Republican gerrymandering? If you are, then you reflect the attitude that keeps the sides at each other’s throats. Each side has to recognize what it does wrong and seek compromise with the other side.
     
  19. G8tas

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    I've always been against Republican gerrymandering and gerrymandering in general
     
  20. Trickster

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    We both agree with that v