WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

Now its Dr Suess @#$%&

monkeyswrench

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
11,125
Reaction score
22,647
I have friends that cannot understand why I have books, and my kids have books.
Books can't be changed with a key stroke, or removed from view like the internet. My wife has multiple sets of Suess stuff in her classroom...not one book about gender or sex. When that becomes an issue, she'll quietly bow out of that profession.

In the meantime, I find myself feeling like the "fireman" from Bradbury's book, I though it was fiction. Turns out, Fahrenheit 451 was more prophetic than I thought.

I may be starting a library of offensive works...speakeasy for nerds.
 

traquer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2013
Messages
1,710
Reaction score
1,562
I have friends that cannot understand why I have books, and my kids have books.
Books can't be changed with a key stroke, or removed from view like the internet.
Excellent point and can't believe I never really considered that.
 

WYRD

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2007
Messages
1,922
Reaction score
3,542
One flake, two flake
Red flake, blue flake
Black flake, white flake
Old flake, new flake
It's sad to see how crazy they are
Leaning to the left so very very far
Say! What a lot of flakes there are.
Yes. Some are black and some are white
Yet so very few can ever think right
Some are sad and most are mad
but all are very, very bad.
Why are they so mad and sad and bad?
I do not know.
You should ask your dad.
True some are thin skinned
And some are thick skulled.
Some are thin and some are fat,
Look! the fat one has a pink pussy hat.
From there to hear, from here to there,
There's one thought to take,
Everyone hates a fucking snowflake
 

RiverDave

In it to win it
Joined
Sep 13, 2007
Messages
105,791
Reaction score
90,086
Sneetches is all about racism and how stupid it is in the end. They are condemning that book as well. Its time for the damn pendulum to start swinging the other way already.
I was scratching my head on this as well. Are they so stupid they missed the entire point of the book?
 

Taboma

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
8,798
Reaction score
11,156
Book banning, next it will be burning.

Fucking Ray Charles can see what is happening, these idiots truly want a war.
Is that what they want ? I'm being honest here, I can't fuckin figure out what they think they're trying to accomplish with all this bullshit propaganda.
Is it raising compassion and sympathy with some age group I'm not aware of ? Is there an age or other demographic who's suddenly feeling horrible for the mistreatment of minorities ? I mean other than the bleeding heart liberals who are returning from their latest "Save the Snail" tour.

Because I can tell you, this 73 year old and his 64 year old wife aren't feeling it. Nor is anybody I know or have spoken with. I haven't felt this much racial anger ever, not even when the Army in their ultimate wisdom thought I should be roomies with two previously drug dealing brothers from Harlem. That for the record was an experiment destined for failure from the get go. But that's it, just those two in 73 years, not bad I don't think. But now I'm taking extreme exception to having this shoved up my ass and starting to feel rather ---- I shudder to use the "R" word, but yeah, that's it.
 

WYRD

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2007
Messages
1,922
Reaction score
3,542
Is that what they want ? I'm being honest here, I can't fuckin figure out what they think they're trying to accomplish with all this bullshit propaganda.
Is it raising compassion and sympathy with some age group I'm not aware of ? Is there an age or other demographic who's suddenly feeling horrible for the mistreatment of minorities ? I mean other than the bleeding heart liberals who are returning from their latest "Save the Snail" tour.

Because I can tell you, this 73 year old and his 64 year old wife aren't feeling it. Nor is anybody I know or have spoken with. I haven't felt this much racial anger ever, not even when the Army in their ultimate wisdom thought I should be roomies with two previously drug dealing brothers from Harlem. That for the record was an experiment destined for failure from the get go. But that's it, just those two in 73 years, not bad I don't think. But now I'm taking extreme exception to having this shoved up my ass and starting to feel rather ---- I shudder to use the "R" word, but yeah, that's it.
You can't just go around talking about shoving shit up your ass, this offends the gay crowd.
 

buck35

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2015
Messages
5,347
Reaction score
4,890
One flake, two flake
Red flake, blue flake
Black flake, white flake
Old flake, new flake
It's sad to see how crazy they are
Leaning to the left so very very far
Say! What a lot of flakes there are.
Yes. Some are black and some are white
Yet so very few can ever think right
Some are sad and most are mad
but all are very, very bad.
Why are they so mad and sad and bad?
I do not know.
You should ask your dad.
True some are thin skinned
And some are thick skulled.
Some are thin and some are fat,
Look! the fat one has a pink pussy hat.
From there to hear, from here to there,
There's one thought to take,
Everyone hates a fucking snowflake
I have to say , that was awesome!
 

DLow

Single Barrel Dweller
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
2,968
Reaction score
3,485
I was scratching my head on this as well. Are they so stupid they missed the entire point of the book?
In short... yes.
Affirmative action is on its way back (although it is called something different), even though it is founded on and completely supports racism by definition.
 

DrunkenSailor

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2017
Messages
6,308
Reaction score
7,614
I was scratching my head on this as well. Are they so stupid they missed the entire point of the book?
Either that or they dont like that Suess drew a slant eyed china man in one book so they all have to go... I went through and tried to find specific examples of racism through google but now that the story is on the AP wire everyone and there mother is writing about it making a search for actual examples impossible. All the stories just list the number of times something was racist... All headlines and no facts as usual.
 

mjc

Retired Neighbor
Joined
Jan 3, 2008
Messages
9,118
Reaction score
4,863
I have friends that cannot understand why I have books, and my kids have books.
Books can't be changed with a key stroke, or removed from view like the internet. My wife has multiple sets of Suess stuff in her classroom...not one book about gender or sex. When that becomes an issue, she'll quietly bow out of that profession.

In the meantime, I find myself feeling like the "fireman" from Bradbury's book, I though it was fiction. Turns out, Fahrenheit 451 was more prophetic than I thought.

I may be starting a library of offensive works...speakeasy for nerds.
I bought my grandson a set of real encyclopedias to help with changing history.
IMG_20210301_182912.jpg

And I have these in my collection, not banned yet
 

DrunkenSailor

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2017
Messages
6,308
Reaction score
7,614
I bought my grandson a set of real encyclopedias to help with changing history. View attachment 977629
And I have these in my collection, not banned yet
Abbie Hoffmans story is pretty incredible especially when he was fighting to save the river later in life while still on the most wanted list. That's a great collection on counterculture.
 

rivermobster

Club Banned
Joined
Dec 28, 2009
Messages
40,087
Reaction score
21,304
Learning for Justice was formerly known as “Teaching Tolerance,” which has promoted radical views on teaching “social justice” and “racial justice” to students as young as five-years-old. Learning for Justice is the education arm of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).


Really???
 

Flyinbowtie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2007
Messages
11,361
Reaction score
7,019
These people are on a mission, there is no stupidity involved at the decision making levels...now, at the pawn level...well.
These are the True Believers and their goal can only be the destruction of the culture. You can't be from a group with the name, "Learning for Justice" and come to any other conclusion. This is why I am strongly encouraging my children to get my grandchildren out of public schools, and we are gonna try to help $ wise if we can, somehow.
Learning for Justice...code name for another gang of "educators" whose first and foremost goal is the indoctrination of our children. Their names change regularly to hide who they are and to charge the donation system, but Joe is right. SPLC..
No reasonable person exercising common sense and evaluating this can come to any other conclusion.
Take heed, America. Know who the people are who are teaching your children. Understand these people are hell bent on fundamentally changing everything in this country to fit in their socialist-progressive utopia. I have been talking about this since I joined this forum. A lot of folks thought I was crazy, and that "we will never let that happen here"
Well...guess what...it is.
 

Flyinbowtie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2007
Messages
11,361
Reaction score
7,019
I bought my grandson a set of real encyclopedias to help with changing history. View attachment 977629
And I have these in my collection, not banned yet

YES!!!

The older encyclopedias are a GREAT resource. I have suggested this before, I have 3 sets for my grandkids. A funk and Wagnall, and a Britannica and a WOrld Book from 1974 that was actually mine as a kid. We have the Year Books up to about 1990. My 12 year old granddaughter will be using them and other honest and factual resources when she begins writing papers for classes. I mentioned this to one of the private school history teachers I know and he started buying up sets on CL.
You can buy them cheap, 25 bucks to maybe 100, all day long. People think the kids can "Get it off the net" which is exactly what the progressives want them to do, the web is full of revisionist history.

AWESOME JOB!!!
 

monkeyswrench

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
11,125
Reaction score
22,647
I bought a Britannica set recently at an estate sale, 10$. I have my World Book set that my parents had for us kids. Wrote many reports with that set.

I have a collection of "how-to" books. They range from basic survival skills to rough carpentry. There is also a small collection of...more detailed...and slightly less than common, miltary type books. Some are government, some are not. Those books my kids have not seen. God willing, they won't need to. Depending on the course we maintain though, I fear they'll need them.

The future is unclear, but the past is set. Even if certain people try to erase it from memory, does not change the fact that it happened.
 

RiverDave

In it to win it
Joined
Sep 13, 2007
Messages
105,791
Reaction score
90,086
YES!!!

The older encyclopedias are a GREAT resource. I have suggested this before, I have 3 sets for my grandkids. A funk and Wagnall, and a Britannica and a WOrld Book from 1974 that was actually mine as a kid. We have the Year Books up to about 1990. My 12 year old granddaughter will be using them and other honest and factual resources when she begins writing papers for classes. I mentioned this to one of the private school history teachers I know and he started buying up sets on CL.
You can buy them cheap, 25 bucks to maybe 100, all day long. People think the kids can "Get it off the net" which is exactly what the progressives want them to do, the web is full of revisionist history.

AWESOME JOB!!!
I said it in here once before.. A friend of mines dad when the internet came out said the words “This is how history will be rewritten.” He was absolutely right
 

monkeyswrench

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
11,125
Reaction score
22,647
It has only been the past few years that I have given any thought to the internet being the new religion...followed blindly by the masses. I had always thought people would remember the images of book burnings. Maybe they do, but removal is not burning? I guess I gave too much credit to Americans. I thought they would remember where this began, and how it was made. Then again, they tried to stop teaching that, and are now trying to hide it.
 

rrrr

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
10,258
Reaction score
17,368
My folks bought the world book encyclopedia in the early 70s . I would read those things and the fascinating facts for hours on end. There was also a giant dictionary.
I was 11 when my parents bought the set. Not exaggerating, I read them from A to Z. I've always loved to read. Currently I usually do about 700 pages a month in military history, mostly WWI and WWII.
 

dezrtracer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2013
Messages
1,340
Reaction score
1,112
My mom still might have the ones from when I was a kid .. Just in case they are gone I bought a 20 book collection ...
 

OLDRAAT

inadequate member
Joined
Oct 3, 2007
Messages
1,314
Reaction score
1,537
My folks bought the world book encyclopedia in the early 70s . I would read those things and the fascinating facts for hours on end. There was also a giant dictionary.
Had a set in the 60's. I read them front to back during my school years and the parent's always got the annual update volume.
Sold or gave away most away when I got married since the wife already knew everything! :p :p 😁.
 
Last edited:

4Waters

4Waters
Joined
Aug 28, 2016
Messages
15,954
Reaction score
34,512
There were human characters in the books, seriously never noticed but I don't look for shit to bitch about, I'm not racist
 

Singleton

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2008
Messages
13,132
Reaction score
13,001
Wife told me this morning to go find the 6 books that are being discontinued. Guess I am running to book stores today.
 

monkeyswrench

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
11,125
Reaction score
22,647
Wife told me this morning to go find the 6 books that are being discontinued. Guess I am running to book stores today.
Barnes&Noble will have them pulled already. I've noticed they seem to be the leading edge of cancel crap. If you have any Mom&Pop places, they will be the best shot.

If this becomes an issue, I'll start reprints!

The "Cat in the Hat" was black...Thing 1 and Thing 2 were yellowish with blue hair...seems pretty inclusive to me.
 

Waffles

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2012
Messages
5,044
Reaction score
8,348
Wife told me this morning to go find the 6 books that are being discontinued. Guess I am running to book stores today.
Good luck....these books are going for some serious coin now so i wouldnt be surprised if resellers already swooped them up.
 

poncho

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2007
Messages
3,422
Reaction score
2,802

500bbc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2007
Messages
21,974
Reaction score
27,936
One flake, two flake
Red flake, blue flake
Black flake, white flake
Old flake, new flake
It's sad to see how crazy they are
Leaning to the left so very very far
Say! What a lot of flakes there are.
Yes. Some are black and some are white
Yet so very few can ever think right
Some are sad and most are mad
but all are very, very bad.
Why are they so mad and sad and bad?
I do not know.
You should ask your dad.
True some are thin skinned
And some are thick skulled.
Some are thin and some are fat,
Look! the fat one has a pink pussy hat.
From there to hear, from here to there,
There's one thought to take,
Everyone hates a fucking snowflake
WINNER!!!!!
 

500bbc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2007
Messages
21,974
Reaction score
27,936
Barnes&Noble will have them pulled already. I've noticed they seem to be the leading edge of cancel crap. If you have any Mom&Pop places, they will be the best shot.

If this becomes an issue, I'll start reprints!

The "Cat in the Hat" was black...Thing 1 and Thing 2 were yellowish with blue hair...seems pretty inclusive to me.
Yellowish with blue, green, pink, purple hair... prescient.
The good Doctor missed the tats, tongue ear eyelid chin piercings though...
 

Singleton

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2008
Messages
13,132
Reaction score
13,001
Good luck....these books are going for some serious coin now so i wouldnt be surprised if resellers already swooped them up.
went to 4 places. Either pulled from shelves or the small family owned shops want crazy money.
when I told wife the place wants over 100 per book, she said not worth it
 

rivermobster

Club Banned
Joined
Dec 28, 2009
Messages
40,087
Reaction score
21,304

Hypnautic

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2008
Messages
1,879
Reaction score
1,728
In short... yes.
Affirmative action is on its way back (although it is called something different), even though it is founded on and completely supports racism by definition.
The word you are looking for is Diversity..
that is what it’s being called now. It is the absolute right to hire not the most qualified candidate but now the Blackest.
What do you think is worse for any person of color, yes white (technically it is the absence of color, but..) is a color too. Not getting the job cause you were the least qualified or getting the job just because they need you to meet a quota.
 

monkeyswrench

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
11,125
Reaction score
22,647
went to 4 places. Either pulled from shelves or the small family owned shops want crazy money.
when I told wife the place wants over 100 per book, she said not worth it
Texting wife right now. She needs to bring the contraband home...

"Monkeyswrench Offensive Publications"
OR
Patriotic Proper Propaganda


PPP for short...mess with their heads ;)
 
Top