One *bleeping* City, One *bleeping* Book

The little town of Friendswood is about 15 minutes from my house in the burbs in Galveston County. This story makes me laugh and cry hysterically at the same time.

[Councilman]Peden said he felt the book deals with issues young teens are not yet ready for.

“We should give them wings, but they should be smaller when they are young,” he said. “This is too much, too soon.

Oh, no. We can not have teenagers reading bad words or reading about sex because then they might know those things exist. Egads!

For a nice summary, read Michael Schaub’s take. It is better than reading the actual story which can lead to hyterical sobbing and hair pulling.

–Jane, does not have enough hair to pull, not really

2 thoughts on “One *bleeping* City, One *bleeping* Book

  • January 31, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    Oh, you have to love book censors, and God forbid a teen actually reads an F-word (or a D-word, or an A-word or, well, you get the idea). After all, it’s not like they have not heard such already in the media, from their peers, from other less scrupulous adults, the list goes on. And no, they are not “book burning, goose-stepping Nazis,” at least not yet. But they seem to be practicing the role pretty well, at least the goose-stepping, knew-jerk, hysterical reaction part of it. Anyhow, I am certainly willing to do my best to pollute some minds, hehe (well, ok, maybe not pollute, shall we say, “broaden their minds?”).

  • January 31, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    That was supposed to be “knee” not “knew” above.

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