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"Recognizing that individuals will continue to behave responsibly and appropriately while in the library, the default should be maximum, unrestricted access to the valuable resources of the Internet." (Charles Rust-Tierney, past president ALCU Virginia chapter)
Now I suppose it would still be seen as reckless, perhaps even bigoted to some, to make any inference here with respect to personal agendas and the ACLU. No doubt this is just a blip. Unfortunate coincidence.
Submitted by tomeboy on February 20, 2007 - 7:54pm
The University of Illinois has lost its mascot, Chief Illiniwek.(terrific LIS program btw) Any thoughts from students, alums, library types keeping vigilance with First Amendment issues?
Submitted by tomeboy on January 23, 2007 - 8:24pm
J.A. Avner had it right nearly twenty years ago when he wrote, Home schoolers: A forgotten clientele in School Library Journal. They still are.
Submitted by tomeboy on November 2, 2006 - 10:29pm
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Submitted by tomeboy on April 7, 2006 - 9:44pm
No doubt a knee-jerk, narrow minded control freak. Burn him!
"So, even though I have been waffling on this issue for years, and even though the solution is clunky and imperfect, yes, I think there should be filters on computers in the children's section"
Confessions of a fundamentalist librarian: Negotiating heresies
Submitted by tomeboy on March 1, 2006 - 11:17pm
This week's installment of liberal censorship involves a reparative therapy conference.
Any takers here willing, or perhaps able, to discuss reparative therapy titles held in your library? If WorldCat is any indication, it will be a very cozy group.
Submitted by tomeboy on February 21, 2006 - 5:28pm
Just a Little Table Setting for our LISNews Censorship Vanguard.
"I strongly disagreed with both the creation and the publication [emphasis mine] of cartoons that were considered blasphemous to devout Muslims around the world because they depicted the Prophet. I thought it was a mistake"......"But do not do something that is blasphemous. And then give them a chance to say they regret, and to learn from you and learn with you. There may be a lot of things about my faith that you do not know."
Submitted by tomeboy on September 27, 2005 - 5:36pm
No need to look for; The New York Times Company, Soros Fund Management, Berkshire Hathaway or Cher.
You did notice the evil company heading the list?
Submitted by tomeboy on August 30, 2005 - 3:33pm
Submitted by tomeboy on November 25, 2004 - 4:10am
Before the turkey, pies and football tomorrow, I gently suggest we Americans pause and consider the following story as we reflect upon the object of our thanksgiving.
Submitted by tomeboy on November 20, 2004 - 5:20am
Needless to say I was surprised to see McKenzie Wark's name sitting in my inbox today. Mr. Wark is the author of the book A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard Univ. Press), the subject of my piece Ctrl+X Ctrl+V Marxism.
Mr. Wark's Response
Submitted by tomeboy on November 12, 2004 - 4:27pm
Alex Beam of the Boston Globe has compiled a short list of items our disaffected Liberians should consider before heading north.
Item number 4.
Submitted by tomeboy on November 9, 2004 - 6:30pm
One can only hope those disaffected Liberians havenâ€™t crammed a few pulp fiction pieces in their JanSport. It seems this popular genre, legal in the United States, is seen as corrupting the morals of our Canadian friends and is expressly prohibited.
Submitted by tomeboy on October 26, 2004 - 2:31am
I found the following while working on a response to a recent story submitted by Daniel. (No fair peeking)
......__________ is worried that America's "credibility as a world leader" is in jeopardy. Why? Because "Haiti's military rulers continue to thumb their noses at the United States." Washington has tried by peaceful means to make them release their illegitimate grip on power, "but nothing has worked--not diplomacy, not tougher sanctions, not a potential naval embargo."
Submitted by tomeboy on October 23, 2004 - 3:36am
If I didn't know better, I'd swear the RNC was scripting this nonsense in exchange for
Springsteen tickets and clean underwear.