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Saturday, January 21, 2023

The bill, which would prohibit books depicting sexual or gender identity, proposes up to 30 days in prison for librarians who refuse to remove banned titles.

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There goes the Bible.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-01-21 12:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Clearly, The Taliban is gaining ground in the US, and will soon be straight-up allies with the GOP.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2023-01-21 12:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"banned from North Dakota public libraries"

And replaced with guns!

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-01-21 12:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Conservatives are hysterical ninnies.

Move away from North Dakota as soon as you can, kids. You won't miss it.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2023-01-21 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

More fredumz loving actions from freedumz loving "patriots."

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2023-01-21 01:03 PM | Reply

We're not coming for Transgenders, don't be ridiculous.
We're just coming for books about Transgenders!
--Republicans

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-01-21 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Don't forget political parties made 2 dakotas for political power. The grift is built into the system.

#7 | Posted by Brennnn at 2023-01-21 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Nazis will be burning books very soon. Republicans think they have won the culture war. Let me just tell you MAGA Morons one thing.....be careful what you wish for, Remember, the Germans elected Hitler,

#8 | Posted by danni at 2023-01-21 02:07 PM | Reply

Wow, just wow. Of course, Governor Doug Burgum is all for it I am certain.

#9 | Posted by e1g1 at 2023-01-21 02:36 PM | Reply

Straight is a sexual identity. So all books depicting hetrosexual relations will be banned?

#10 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2023-01-21 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Genocide.

Call it what it is.

#11 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2023-01-21 03:14 PM | Reply

I was assured, right here on this very site, by a genocide supporter that this would be confined to school libraries.

What says you, Bell End, you genocidal maniac?

#12 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2023-01-21 03:18 PM | Reply

Republicans are scum

#13 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-01-21 03:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


There goes the Bible.
#1 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Does the bible have images?
This whole bill is only regarding images.

So all books depicting hetrosexual relations will be banned?

#10 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

Yes it it does .

FTA:
House Bill 1205, introduced by Republican state Reps. Mike Lefor and Vicky Steiner, would prohibit books at public libraries that include images of sexual activity, including sexual intercourse. The bill would also ban books that are "sexually explicit," and includes under that vague terminology any books with images related to gender identity or LGBTQ themes " topics that are not considered "sexually explicit" by most legal definitions.

Not saying I agree with it, but at least understand what you are outraged about.

#14 | Posted by oneironaut at 2023-01-21 03:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Them that begin by burning books, end by burning men."

Heinrich Heine

#15 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2023-01-21 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicants are Nazis.
They can't win the Presidency fairly.
They don't win wide acceptance outside of
the South and generally moronic Bible beating
(and wife beating) states.
They don't want to play fair anymore.
They insist on having their way (all of the time),
no matter who it alienates, or how out of touch
with the rest of the nation that makes them.

Never in history have there been such a
large grouping of ignorant worshipping, whiney
arsed Snowflakes in a Western Democracy,
crying about issues that are largely either
nonsensical or irrelevant when considered in light of the truly horrific REAL issues that both the
country and nation faces.

#16 | Posted by earthmuse at 2023-01-21 03:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Public libraries are supposed to be free speech zones. They're not supposed to censor subject matter. This is sacrilegious.

#17 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2023-01-21 03:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Move away from North Dakota as soon as you can...

All 775,000 of them? Including both Senators?

#18 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-01-21 04:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

All 775,000 of them?

#18 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Anyone who wants a better life than what Republicans have planned for them.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2023-01-21 04:28 PM | Reply

Kids can get all this subject matter on their phones. I guess little old lady librarians are easier to get to than banning internet access to school kids. Their donors wouldn't approve of that.

#20 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2023-01-21 04:30 PM | Reply

Anyone who wants a better life than what Republicans have planned for them.

That would be a minority. The vast majority want what Republicans have planned for them.

#21 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-01-21 04:34 PM | Reply

"I guess little old lady librarians are easier to get to than banning internet access"

Bullies never pick on someone bigger than them..

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2023-01-21 04:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If you think Republicans are done with abortion issues since Dobbs v. Jackson you'd be seriously mistaken. They smell blood in the water and are going to do all they can to make any and all abortions illegal in the U.S. Just like banning books in elementary school wasn't enough - they moved on to banning books in all schools and Universities, and now into the public sphere of libraries. This isn't going to end until enough people shout them down, drown them out, and force them out.

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2023-01-21 05:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Nuckin' futs!!

Right wingers are out of their f ing minds!

#24 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2023-01-21 05:43 PM | Reply

Marian the Librarian is not amused...

www.youtube.com

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2023-01-21 05:54 PM | Reply

Some levity for your amusement

youtu.be

#26 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2023-01-21 06:24 PM | Reply

Everybody knows librarians are wild, lascivious hussies with an insatiable libido, hoping to convert the kids into gay trans pervs. You can tell by the glasses. When they say "shhh," it's actually code for "Let's swap genders and get kinky."

#27 | Posted by cbob at 2023-01-21 07:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Everybody knows librarians are wild, lascivious hussies with an insatiable libido, hoping to convert the kids into gay trans pervs. You can tell by the glasses. When they say "shhh," it's actually code for "Let's swap genders and get kinky."

POSTED BY CBOB AT 2023-01-21 07:05 PM | REPLY

That's some funny stuff. I shouldn't laugh but I did.

#28 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2023-01-21 07:10 PM | Reply

Thanks Laura. Laughter keeps me sane.

#29 | Posted by cbob at 2023-01-21 07:18 PM | Reply

Serious question:

Where are all the "slippery slopers"?
You know, the folks that frequent here who issue dire warnings about what MIGHT happen if the Great Unwashed (a.k.a. Progressives, Leftists, "Libruls", etc.) get their hands on the levers of power. Well, here is an actual situation and not some fevered "What if" fantasy.

Let's hear their wailings about liberty, freedom, and First Amendment! Eagerly awaiting their spin' on this reality.

#30 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2023-01-21 08:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Let's hear their wailings about liberty, freedom, and First Amendment! Eagerly awaiting their spin' on this reality.

#30 | POSTED BY TRUEBLUE

Not gonna happen.

Genocide = freedom now.

#31 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2023-01-22 12:08 AM | Reply

The USA gets more loving by the day comrades. Freedom of speech is now out the window. The USA is a hostile country where police like Amber Guyger of Texas go to prison for years over a mistake. Pity is that there are many more like her out there. Remember the police involved with George Floyd? My advice? Don't be a White police man or woman in an inner city.

#32 | Posted by wolfdog at 2023-01-22 02:17 AM | Reply

#32 or how about don't be a white police officer involved in the egregious murder of an unarmed man in HANDCUFFS because he's complaining about not being able to breathe! Perhaps had they called a medic to see if he was in fact having a breathing issue, they would all still be free men. Instead, they murdered George Floyd!

As for Amber Guyger, she got exactly what she deserved! I've lived in lots of apartments during my life, and NEVER even in my drunkest, most distracted, most sleep-deprived state have I ever stumbled into somebody else's apartment thinking it was mine! Perhaps when she found the door unlocked, and no evidence of forced entry (since she lived on the third floor) she should have realized she was in the wrong apartment. Even when the floor plans are identical, I'm sure the furniture, pictures, floor coverings, etc. are different. She was armed and he was not, what's wrong with, "Freeze, Police, show me your hands, down on the floor!" or, "Hey, what are you doing in my apartment?" No, instead she draws and murders an innocent man in cold blood IN HIS OWN HOME! It stank like a dead fish, and if she was that trigger-happy, she should have been nowhere NEAR a police job!

#33 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2023-01-22 07:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

As for the article, The GQP is going to further drive the red states into the dark ages, already the poorest, unhealthiest, worst-educated states in the country will never have a chance to compete. They're already driving doctors, especially OBGYNs, out of the forced birth states, states that already have the worst infant and maternal mortality rates in the country. They will drive businesses and entrepreneurs out because what business will be able to hire top-tier talent when they offer those candidates kids the worst schools in the country and forced birth laws that would make the Taliban blush? How could any quality business fill out a factory floor requiring a good education in a red state? At some point the blue states are going to realize the raw deal they're getting and stop supporting the Talibaptist states until they start to vote with their wallets rather than their religion.

#34 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2023-01-22 07:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#32 came on the thread to explain that the best of the free life is behind us now that a few cops didn't get away with murder.

#35 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2023-01-22 11:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My advice? Don't be a White police man or woman in an inner city.

#32 | POSTED BY WOLFDOG

My advice? Go to back to Russia comrade and you will soon realize that even with all our problems America is still a better place to be than being under the thumb of Pooty Pants and his KGB.

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-01-22 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Wolfcrap is really, really boring.

#37 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-01-22 02:37 PM | Reply

Paging Professor Hill! Professor Harold Hill?!?

#38 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-01-23 06:32 AM | Reply

Imagine with me, a first rate movie with top flight actors and special effects, depicting the Old Testament, in all its mass murdering horror, making no excuse for the insanity of the theocracy.
No parent of any sense would let their kid see it, yet the Old Testament is honored in so many places, libraries even.
The American Taliban won't be happy until we are back to the good old days when everyone was a far right christian or they were shunned.

#39 | Posted by Hughmass at 2023-01-23 07:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Never in history have there been such a
large grouping of ignorant worshipping, whiney
arsed Snowflakes in a Western Democracy,
crying about issues that are largely either
nonsensical or irrelevant when considered in light of the truly horrific REAL issues that both the
country and nation faces.

1939 Germany comes to mind.

#40 | Posted by Nixon at 2023-01-23 07:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

No parent of any sense would let their kid see it, yet the Old Testament is honored in so many places, libraries even.
The American Taliban won't be happy until we are back to the good old days when everyone was a far right christian or they were shunned.

#39 | POSTED BY HUGHMASS

Not so sure anymore. Parents today give their children smart phones with internet access. Something I would never have done. I've seen what is on the internet. It has worse things on it than any library I have ever been to.

I assume that the internet stops at the border of North Dakota or else they are gonna arrest parents or adults that allow their kids to have internet access there.

#41 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-01-23 01:20 PM | Reply

"yet the Old Testament is honored"

I saw a man-on-the-street clip where a guy asked a concerned couple if they knew a book was in the library that included a story about a father who got drunk, and impregnated both his virginal daughters.

They immediately recoiled, and agreed that book should be OUT of the library.

Then the MOTS let them know it's the story of Lot in the Bible.

Their response: "No, it's not!"

#42 | Posted by Danforth at 2023-01-23 01:44 PM | Reply

I remember I was in church one day and they told the story of Sisera who was a Canaanite and Jael who was an Israelite.

After a battle Sisera who was a leader of the Canaanites ran into Jaels tent (whose husband was a friend of the Canaanites).

"Sisera saw the encampment of Jael and Heber as a refuge after his bloody battle that day. The Israelites had killed all of Sisera's men, and Sisera was the only survivor. He was running for his life when he runs to the tent of Jael. Jael had her own tent, separate from her husband's tent." (Which I thought was very interesting)

Anyway..

"Sisera tells Jael to stand guard and if anyone arrives to lie and say he was not there.

Jael covered him with a rug, which suggests that he was afraid and wanted to hide. Then she gave him goat's milk, and he fell into a deep sleep, exhausted from the battle and fleeing."

"Jael used her "wits and courage". She took the wooden hammer steel tent pegs that held the tent ropes, and then with one blow, she drove the peg into Sisera's head."

And I was like ... WTF?? This is what they teach here?

So I went home and hid all the tent pegs and hammers.

#43 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-01-23 02:10 PM | Reply

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