random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  To put a book on a shelf, or even feature it in the curriculum, is by no means to endorse it. Indeed, encouraging students to read Mein Kampf would help them understand how profoundly evil Hitler was. Similarly, skillful teachers could use the sexually explicit passages in so much modern fiction to demonstrate the heartlessness and moral bankruptcy of the authors' vision.

tagged: sexually explicit literature, censorship, education
  —Editorial Page Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, editorial, January 18, 1982. Cited by David Bollier, Liberty & Justice for Some: Defending a free society from the Radical Right's holy war on democracy. People for the American Way, Washington, DC: 1982. p. 167.

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hiatus continues

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Blog hiatus continues.

ain’t summer grand?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

sun, summer … no blogging.

april hiatus

Friday, April 30th, 2010

… hiatus continues.

march hiatus

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

… hiatus continuus.

february hiatus

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

… hiatus continues

yes i am

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

still on hiatus

what, still on hiatus?

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

yes. happy new year.

hiatus … monthly update

Monday, November 30th, 2009

still on hiatus!

… still on hiatus

Monday, August 31st, 2009

on hiatus, but not dead.

now, even MORE derivative!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

the wordpress 2.3 upgrade broke a bunch of my special code, so, i’m probably going to switch to a pre-installed theme(s) until i have time to really upgrade my theme. hey i was bored with it anyway. ignore all the wacky “permissions required” and “no permissions” and “this post is copyrighted” bullshit that theme designers […]

about the blogroll / linkroll

Friday, August 19th, 2005

I just re-set the blogroll to show everything, sorted alphabetically; reverse-alphabetically in a few categories. This is a shift from the past several months, when I had limits on total # of blogs in a category, and showed them by ostensible date-of-most-recent-updates. That didn’t work. The date-of-most-recent-updates was determined some means incomprehensible (well, uncomprehended, anyway) […]

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