gifmovie:

“Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.”Heinrich Heine 

gifmovie:

“Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.”
Heinrich Heine 

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Learning the Art of Critical Thinking ~ Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Richard Paul.

Tags: comic books funny

bunnybundy:

Also, Harry Potter is like seven books, so which one? This list suddenly seems like bullshit.

bunnybundy:

Also, Harry Potter is like seven books, so which one? This list suddenly seems like bullshit.

I love this.

I love this.

(Source: arztriper, via meetagatha)

The Tea Party says slavery makes the founding fathers look bad and want it removed — almost entirely.

They are asking lawmakers to change state law saying “no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”

Now we are ignoring American history so founding fathers don’t look bad?

In 2010, the conservatives who controlled the Texas Board of Education made radical changes to the history curriculum by proposing that textbooks refer to the slave trade as the “Atlantic triangular trade”, referring to the country’s first black president as “Barack Hussein Obama,” and requiring students to “contrast” Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ inaugural address with Abraham Lincoln’s philosophical views.

So are we not suppose to know that many of America’s first leaders, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, owned slaves? Thomas Jefferson fathered children with his slave Sally Hemings, and James Madison brought a slave with him to the White House. Or that while writing the Constitution the framers avoided addressing the issue of slavery by included a compromise that each slave counted as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of representation and taxation.

Making further steps to white wash history Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), founder of the congressional Tea Party caucus, famously said that the founders “worked tirelessly” to end slavery. GOP candidates have even signed a pledge that claimed that blacks were better off under slavery than under President Obama.

ME —-> YOU FUCKING PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING.

A book-burning hoax saves Troy, MI libraries

This is awesome!

With no money and up against the Tea Party’s loud opposition to any tax increases the book loving citizens of Troy, MI got creative.

"The Troy library may be short on money but it has books to burn!"

WATCH! SOOOOO FUNNY!

grooveymutation:

themad-hattar:

lilygetsfit:


YOU OTHER READERS CAN’T DENY
WHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASE
AND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNG
WANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS
‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSE
READING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARING
I’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARING
OH BABY I WANT AN E-READER
AND A MEANINGFUL METER
MY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN ME
THAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY



OH MY GOD.

And then I died…

grooveymutation:

themad-hattar:

lilygetsfit:

YOU OTHER READERS CAN’T DENY

WHEN A BOOK WALKS IN WITH A GOOD PLOT BASE

AND A BIG SPINE IN YOUR FACE YOU GET SPRUNG

WANNA PULL OUT YOUR PENS

‘CAUSE YOU NOTICED THAT BOOK WAS DENSE

READING, HALF-RIMS I’M WEARING

I’M HOOKED AND I AIN’T CARING

OH BABY I WANT AN E-READER

AND A MEANINGFUL METER

MY TEACHERS TRIED TO TRAIN ME

THAT BOOK YOU GOT MAKES ME SO BRAINY

OH MY GOD.

And then I died…

(Source: thedailywhat, via another-vegan-feminist)

 

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

(Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York City, claiming authorities destroyed $47,000 worth of books, computers and other equipment confiscated from the protesters’ encampment in lower Manhattan last fall.

Police conducted a surprise overnight raid at Zuccotti Park in November, clearing scores of protesters who had set up tents at the plaza near Wall Street and dealing a significant blow to the movement’s potency.

As part of the sweep, Occupy claims, police officers seized more than 3,000 books from the “People’s Library.” While some of the books were eventually returned, many were in unusable condition, while the rest were apparently destroyed, according to Occupy’s lawyer, Norman Siegel.

The lawsuit also questions whether the raid itself was constitutional, Siegel said.

areasofmyexpertise:

Goodbye, Maurice, id of children, uncompromisingly beautiful, strange, mean, sweet, deep, dark, and true.

Via “N222011,” this is from “Tell Them Anything You Want,” a beautiful film by Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze.

(Double-heart-rendingly, it was and is distributed by Adam Yauch’s company Oscilloscope.)

That is all. 

(Source: hodgman, via bunnybundy)

Tags: books

"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…."
“You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”
“No,” said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, “nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”
“Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”
“I did,” said Ford. “It is.”
“So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”
“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”
“You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”
“Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”
“But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”
“Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in.”

Douglas Adams, in So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (1984) Ch. 36

religiousragings:

ragingbeard:

YES. THANK YOU. FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE SAID IT.
I’ve said this so many times, and people always react in one of these ways:
“How can you say that? Of course the Jews were enslaved in Egypt.”
“Well, I don’t know about the specifics, but I definitely believe that the Jews did have a mass-exodus from Egypt. It’s written about in history.”
“You can’t say that, the bible depicts the exodus in great detail.”
No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. 
The Jews were never enslaved in Egypt. It is NOT written about anywhere in history. The bible is not a “historical” account of ANYTHING. Get your fucking facts straight. 

The sheer number of people talked about in the story make the whole thing logistically ridiculous.

religiousragings:

ragingbeard:

YES. THANK YOU. FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE SAID IT.

I’ve said this so many times, and people always react in one of these ways:

  • “How can you say that? Of course the Jews were enslaved in Egypt.”
  • “Well, I don’t know about the specifics, but I definitely believe that the Jews did have a mass-exodus from Egypt. It’s written about in history.”
  • “You can’t say that, the bible depicts the exodus in great detail.”

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. 

The Jews were never enslaved in Egypt. It is NOT written about anywhere in history. The bible is not a “historical” account of ANYTHING. Get your fucking facts straight. 

The sheer number of people talked about in the story make the whole thing logistically ridiculous.

(Source: micahindeath, via skepticalavenger)

knowledgefordummies:

- Intelligence in Women is Sexy!

knowledgefordummies:

- Intelligence in Women is Sexy!

Tags: books sexy