Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Book Burning in Arkansas. Yes, it's 2006. 

You can't make this stuff up. Apparently, our children are under attack by the kind of people who live in college towns! Damn those higher learnin' types! Who dare they not give a damn about irrational fears like this?

Poison In Our Libraries -- GOPUSA
Once other parents learned what these books contained, many joined with Taylor in asking the school to take action. The public outcry was great. A parents' rights group was formed, "Parents Protecting the Minds of Children," with dozens of parents joining the cause. The local paper wrote that this issue generated more letters to the editor than any issue in recent history. The story of the battle of the books became the paper's story of the year for 2005.

But Fayetteville is a college town, and liberals turned out in droves to cry "censorship" and shout down Laurie Taylor's courageous efforts to protect the children.

It gets worse:

Some of the books to which the Fayetteville parents object have received awards, making it more difficult to demonstrate that they lack serious literary or artistic value.

You just know it was some lefty-wing nutcases with a New England Ivy League education that handed out the book awards.

Can you imagine what this world would look like if the kids in Arkansas grew up to be tolerant adults?

Monday, June 12, 2006

Voter Fraud by the GOP vs. Voter Registration Fraud on the Left 

While the GOP often points to examples of fraudulent voter registrations under names like Mickey Mouse and Daffy Duck to supposedly show how fradulent vote manipulation can be on the left, they fail to make a signficant point since nobody would possibly show up at the polls to cast a vote under the name of a cartoon character. Thus, the voter registration fraud issue leads to no actual voting fraud.

Compare this to efforts on the right to keep people from voting legally by making it hard to get registered, making decisions on how many voting machines per capita will appear in various precincts to effect the wait time, and scrubbing the names of registered voters from the polls. Each of those tactics has a huge impact on actually votes cast on election day. This is about as far from the values this country was founded on as one could get outside of a dictatorship.

As a reminder, here is an excellent breakdown of what went down in 2000 under the leadership of Katherine Harris.


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