Irony Thicker Than Peanut Butter

This is so painfully stupid I can hardly say anything functional right now; I’m pulling out a few quotes.

“Alton Verm’s request to ban Fahrenheit 451 came during the 25th annual Banned Books Week. He and Hines said the request to ban Fahrenheit 451, a book about book burning, during Banned Books Weeks is a coincidence.”

 The newspaper story.

“I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.”
~John Mortimer

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.”
~Potter Stewart

“The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.”
~George Bernard Shaw

“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.”
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

2 Comments

  1. 9 August 2007 at 0:32

    […] [HT: Andrea] […]

  2. Rose said,

    7 October 2006 at 8:34

    Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle….


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