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This is the only thread I can find that refers to the banning of books. If there's a more recent one, feel free to move my post.

Conservatives have cracked down on the Patmos library re. them having gay-friendly books on the shelves. And now, library hours have been cut due to the librarians receiving threats, and the library is scheduled to be closed due to lack of funding! People are complaining... :roll: As ye sow... :help:

Here's the Twitter link to the librarian sounding off:

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Our town went through this (library controversy) in 2009. Our long standing, highly educated library board was removed. It's frustrating. It does not help the community. It bubbles up every once in awhile. These 'warriors' keep chipping away at our public institutions working toward a fascist theocracy.
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Túrin Turambar wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:36 pm President Trump's inaugural address

Fairly brief and to the point. A few things I picked up on:
He thanked the Obamas graciously for their help in the transition and drew loud cheers from the audience.
"For too long a small group of people in Washington D.C. have reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the costs...their victories have not been your victories."
"What truly matters is not which party controls government, but whether government is controlled by the people."
The education system flushed with cash but not delivering results (which is a fair call, as the U.S. spends more per capita on education than almost any other country with mixed results).
"We are one nation, their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success."
"We defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own."
A lot of talk about infrastructure again, mirroring his victory speech.
He will eradicate radical Islamic terrorism (a very big call!).
"When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice."
Going into space to free humanity?
And the crowd-pleasing "make America great again" at the end.
This inaugural address, the "American Carnage" speech, weirdly borrowed from one of Bane's speeches in The Dark Knight Rises (at other points in his presidency, Donald Trump likened himself to Thanos and, as I recall, to the Emperor from Star Wars) and was described by former president George W. Bush to others on the dais that day as "some weird shit." I'm resurrecting this thread briefly because of this new study about a subject that Trump tackled in the speech that immediately became a flashpoint of his presidency, immigration, in light of this news:

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