Saturday, April 09, 2005

He's baaaaaack! (Buster the Bunny)

So, are we going to hear from any top Bush administrators if Sugartime hits library shelves?

"Despite controversy over a recent episode of the popular children's TV show Postcards from Buster, which featured lesbian mothers, Little, Brown
Books for Young Readers still plans to publish a book based on the contentious episode as part of a Postcards series planned for release this spring."

Sunday, April 03, 2005

No Wonder We're in Deep Shit

"Who cares if the government censors articles before they're published? Prior restraint, schmior restraint. The Principal did it all the time when I was in High School. No biggie."

ARKANSAS – Fordyce High School officials announced at a school board meeting on March 14 that they plan to fire the teacher who advises the student newspaper, Jennifer Baker, who claims a recently instituted policy–requiring principal Bobby Brown to review articles before publication–violates the Arkansas Student Publications Act.

Baker opposes the policy and said it needs to be repealed or rewritten.

The Arkansas Student Publications Act requires school districts to adopt policies allowing students the right to express themselves, including the right of expression in school-sponsored publications. Student expression is permitted whether the publication is created on school grounds, financially supported by the school or operates as part of a course.

Brown introduced his policy on Jan. 27 after objecting to content in two issues of the newspaper, including an article that was critical of the school’s test schedule and a student’s quote regarding her Valentine’s Day plans to, "Cook for [my boyfriend] and watch a few love videos. Maybe a little later on something special will go down." The administration perceived the quote as sexual and inappropriate.

Brown said Baker had failed to "properly supervise," which had resulted in "inaccuracies" and "distasteful content" being published in the newspaper."

Student Press Law Center

Nudity in Art. HIDE THE KIDS!

Martha, get the kiddies indoors, theres some nudie art in town. Oh, hand me them there paper towels, I'm a-fixin to go check on it myself.

EVERYONE knows, of course, that the reason for the fall of Greek and Roman civilizations were their tolerance for public nudity in art. No, change that, they just didn't tolerate it, they seemed to roll in it like dogs on road-kill.

"The Venus de Milo had better wear a top and Michelangelo's David should put on some pants if they're going to be seen at a yard art business.

Bartholomew County officials told the business near Interstate 65 that it must move cement copies of the classical statues — and about 10 others — out of public view because they are obscene under Indiana law.

"It's not fair to point out our business, and personally, I don't find them offensive," Ginger Streeval, a co-owner of White River Truck Repair and Yard Art, told the Daily Journal of Franklin for a story Wednesday.

Frank Butler, the county's zoning inspector, disagreed.

"They have nudity ... and that should not be in the view of a minor," he said.