From My Hometown

Why is it that every crazy with a pie hole thinks they have something to say about what the Montgomery County Library system should own? The veterans’ group is challenging 70 different books and they are responsible for bringing the touring 10 Commandments, originally from Alabama, to Conroe.

We’re not going to burn books but we’re going to cut them up.

Yeah. There is a big difference there. Does that even sound logical in any universe?

–Jane, shakes head, muttering

3 thoughts on “From My Hometown

  • October 5, 2005 at 5:34 pm

    now, now… let the crazies with the pie holes have their say… that’s what free speech is all about.

    If my library didn’t have anything in it that someone (including myself) didn’t object to, I’d wonder how my tax dollars were being spent. The price of that, of course, is that someone *is* going to object to it (in their own special way).

    I personally welcome the zealots who clamor for censorship, because it invites (incites?) people to respond, and ultimately gets people talking about the issue at hand.

    Besides, there’s no quicker way to get something on the short list of more people than to have it get banned. You just can’t pay for that sort of advertising.

    Hug a closed-minded zealot today!

  • October 6, 2005 at 9:38 am

    Did you notice the name of the president of that veterans’ group? It’s very similar to, well, you can figure it out. Heehee.

  • October 6, 2005 at 9:57 am

    Groups like this that play on their status as veterans drive me insane! We are not all crazy nor do we all belong to ridiculous groups like this.

    You did your time, now act like the private citizen that you are. That doesn’t proscribe political activity, of course, but do it as a citizen.

    Or if you’re like me and still owned by the government for the next 18 years or so (shudder), then especially shut up with the “me special” bit and act like a citizen; not like some member of a special fraternity.

    And yes, veterans are members of a special fraternity, but one that only matters in some instances.

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