|In fairness, 87% of Missouri PTA members suffer from Helen Lovejoy syndrome.|
|"Wow Bill, those new traffic cams are|
practically paying for themselves!"
-Salem MO Mayor Gary Brown
|"Oh no Miss Hunter, that's not a|
threat...It's a promise...Oo-o-o-o-o!"
|WeBlock® Filtering Software:|
"Protecting you from other
points of view since 2004."
Hurray! The good guys won, and the library has agreed to stop blocking information based on whatever close-minded standards it was using. Cool. But how did this happen in the first place? Filtering software only does what someone tells it to do. That means somebody must have made the conscious decision to check a box somewhere that tagged terms like Wicca and Native American as inappropriate subjects. It also probably means that there's a company out there that makes software with a 'Censor the Indians' button. Shouldn't someone be looking into that?
|"Religious tolerance? People getting along? Sounds a little gay to me...better block that shit."|
-the Salem Public Library's IT guy
*What? It's not that much of a stretch. I mean Glenda sounds like Glinda...just let me have it.