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Old 10-04-06, 01:27 PM   #1
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Yay ban more books! Up next: Fahrenheit 451!!

a little ironic, no?

" A Caney Creek High School dad is fired up because the Conroe Independent School District uses the book "Fahrenheit 451" as classroom reading material.

Alton Verm, of Conroe, objects to the language and content in the book. His 15-year-old daughter Diana, a CCHS sophomore, came to him Sept. 21 with her reservations about reading the book because of its language.
"The book had a bunch of very bad language in it," Diana Verm said. "It shouldn't be in there because it's offending people. ... If they can't find a book that uses clean words, they shouldn't have a book at all."
Alton Verm filed a "Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials" Thursday with the district regarding "Fahrenheit 451," written by Ray Bradbury and published in 1953. He wants the district to remove the book from the curriculum."

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Old 10-04-06, 01:31 PM   #2
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Holy Crap!! That is seriously ironic.

This guy's obviously an asshole, his daughter is 15 surely she's at least heard and most likely used more offensive language than is printed in F451.
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Old 10-04-06, 01:32 PM   #3
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First Billie Piper, now Michael Moore? I have no idea what's going on.
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Old 10-04-06, 01:32 PM   #4
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Old 10-04-06, 01:32 PM   #5
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The book had a bunch of very bad language in it, It shouldn't be in there because it's offending people. ... If they can't find a book that uses clean words, they shouldn't have a book at all.
Wow, that's the exact opposite of the correct opinion. I don't think I'll ever be able to understand how a group of people find a few 4 letter WORDS offensive.

It's obvious she learned nothing from the book. Next up: Huck Finn, Catcher in the Rye, Great Gatsby, All Quiet on the Western Front...
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Old 10-04-06, 01:34 PM   #6
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More books ban?

They should start burn books like Germany did in 1930's.
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Old 10-04-06, 01:35 PM   #7
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First Billie Piper, now Michael Moore? I have no idea what's going on.
No. No you don't.
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Old 10-04-06, 01:48 PM   #8
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Let's ban a book about banning books and burn a book and burning books.
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Old 10-04-06, 02:23 PM   #9
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Strangest thing, I was thinking about books the other day, and about banning books, and about banning F451 (I must have been straightening my bookshelves or something), and I actually thought, "anyone who would ban F451 needs an immediate bullet in the head, as they are a threat to human civilization."

I don't know why that thought came to me the other day, but when I saw this thread I got a bit of chill.
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Old 10-04-06, 02:26 PM   #10
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Strangest thing, I was thinking about books the other day, and about banning books, and about banning F451 (I must have been straightening my bookshelves or something), and I actually thought, "anyone who would ban F451 needs an immediate bullet in the head, as they are a threat to human civilization."

I don't know why that thought came to me the other day, but when I saw this thread I got a bit of chill.
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Old 10-04-06, 02:45 PM   #11
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Old 10-04-06, 02:50 PM   #12
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Holy Crap!! That is seriously ironic.

This guy's obviously an asshole, his daughter is 15 surely she's at least heard and most likely used more offensive language than is printed in F451.
Exactly. How naive is this parent that he still thinks his 15 year old still has virgin ears. Kudos to the guy for being somewhat responsible about what his daughter is involved in, but sheesh, pick your battles better.
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Old 10-04-06, 03:07 PM   #13
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"The book had a bunch of very bad language in it," Diana Verm said. "It shouldn't be in there because it's offending people. ... If they can't find a book that uses clean words, they shouldn't have a book at all."
Spoken like a true wordsmith.
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Old 10-04-06, 03:48 PM   #14
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I think "Alton Verm" is going to be my new World of Warcraft character name.
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Old 10-04-06, 03:54 PM   #15
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Stories like this surface every so often .... just as a reminder that ignorance will never be totally eliminated.
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