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Eldorado

Six Dr. Seuss books will be discontinued because of racist and insensitive imagery

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Myles

This is so out of hand.   

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Gromdor
1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

Six Dr. Seuss books will be discontinued because of racist and insensitive imagery

CNBC

I'm half tempted to look for and buy them for collector's items.  

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Desertrat56
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1 hour ago, Gromdor said:

I'm half tempted to look for and buy them for collector's items.  

I consider the whole thing idiotic.  Worse than when Tom Sawyer was banned, which I suspect is going to a happen again since we are supposed to be stupid rather than think about what we are reading and able to discuss the things/attitudes that have changed (not much yet, I'm still waiting) but no change will happen if children aren't allowed to know how the world is and was.  Probably Fahrenheit 451 will be on the banned list too.  (:P)

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1 minute ago, Desertrat56 said:

I consider the whole thing idiotic.  Worse than when Tom Sawyer was banned, which I suspect is going to a happen again since we are supposed to be stupid rather than think about what we are reading and able to discuss the things/attitudes that have changed (not much yet, I'm still waiting) but no change will happen if children aren't allowed to know how the world is and was.

I still have some of them from when I was a kid. I also have my mister Tater Head. This is all incredibly stupid. When everything is racist, nothing is. 

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3 minutes ago, Hyperionxvii said:

I still have some of them from when I was a kid. I also have my mister Tater Head. This is all incredibly stupid. When everything is racist, nothing is. 

I have some books left over from when my daughters were young.  I remember when my brother was having trouble learning to read my mom got the Dr. Suess books and Berenstain Bears to help him.   Funny, though my autistic grandson hated Dr. Suess when he was learning to read, he said the words hurt his head.  

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Just now, Desertrat56 said:

I have some books left over from when my daughters were young.  I remember when my brother was having trouble learning to read my mom got the Dr. Suess books and Berenstain Bears to help him.   Funny, though my autistic grandson hates Dr. Suess, he said the words hurt his head.   

Those were really great books, they were fun and so encouraged kids to read. I still have some other books from when I was a kid. I also have a bunch of my son's toys from then he was a kid. He left most of it with me last time he moved out of my house. I have a lot of the Masters of the Universe figurines. I'm sure that Battle Cat and Skeletor will be racist too as soon as the crazies find out about them. 

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Rolltide

“It’s a weird time….Unless she did some truly horrible **** or said overtly racist ****,” Burr said about Carano. “I don’t know. I think there is just too many channels. And then you gotta do sensational ****…I don’t know what the fck it is. I’m on that fcking show. Now, I gotta watch what the fck I say.”

“She was an absolute sweetheart. Super nice fcking person,” Burr later said of the actress. “And you know whatever and somehow someone will take this video and they’ll make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure…It’s how it is out there. It’s ****ing crazy times. People just waiting, laying in the weeds.”

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/03/bill-burr-gina-carano-mandalorian-firing-1234620604/

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4 minutes ago, Rolltide said:

“It’s a weird time….Unless she did some truly horrible **** or said overtly racist ****,” Burr said about Carano. “I don’t know. I think there is just too many channels. And then you gotta do sensational ****…I don’t know what the fck it is. I’m on that fcking show. Now, I gotta watch what the fck I say.”

“She was an absolute sweetheart. Super nice fcking person,” Burr later said of the actress. “And you know whatever and somehow someone will take this video and they’ll make me say something else and try to get rid of my bald action figure…It’s how it is out there. It’s ****ing crazy times. People just waiting, laying in the weeds.”

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/03/bill-burr-gina-carano-mandalorian-firing-1234620604/

Humanity is devolving at an alarming rate into an inferior subspecies comprised of hypersensitive and malicious fools and idiots. It's like we skipped right past that film Idiocracy into something far worse. The inmates are running the asylum now. 

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President-Elect Acidhead

:D 

 

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President-Elect Acidhead
11 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Six Dr. Seuss books will be discontinued because of racist and insensitive imagery

CNBC

the gates to hell are paved with good intentions 

The so-called progressive liberal is leading the charge, yet again.

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President-Elect Acidhead

Just curious... 

Why isn't Dr Seuss simply banned all together?  

Why only 6 books?  

I'd feel safer if no one ever said his name again. 

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President-Elect Acidhead

Wake up America 

You are our last resort 

Never ever give in 

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Myles

The left continues to find racism where it does not exist.

 

This was clearly a story to claim a racist act.    More likely is that the company wanted to broaden the audience.  Most movies will cast a few very attractive women in movies for the same reason.  Good business.

 

When TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked them Monday about comic Louie Anderson‘s involvement in the franchise, Murphy and Hall revealed that Anderson was tapped because Paramount Pictures insisted on including a white actor in the cast. In the film, Anderson plays Maurice, an employee at fast-food restaurant McDowell’s.

“I love Louie, but I think we were forced to put Louie in it,” Hall said 

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-03-02/eddie-murphy-arsenio-hall-coming-to-america-paramount

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Trelane
On 3/2/2021 at 9:33 AM, Eldorado said:

Six Dr. Seuss books will be discontinued because of racist and insensitive imagery

CNBC

Yet Disney's "Song of the South" and its racist imagery can be found in glorious Blu-Ray. 

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AZDZ
On 3/2/2021 at 10:55 AM, Gromdor said:

I'm half tempted to look for and buy them for collector's items.  

 I thought of that too, found all but one on Amazon, Here are links to them.

https://www.amazon.com/If-Ran-Zoo-Classic-Seuss/dp/0394800818/ref=sr_1_149?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805826&sr=8-149

 

https://www.amazon.com/McElligots-Pool-Classic-Seuss-Dr/dp/0394800834/ref=sr_1_136?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805723&sr=8-136

 

https://www.amazon.com/Cats-Quizzer-Smarter-Beginner-Books/dp/0394832965/ref=sr_1_99?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805723&sr=8-99

 

https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Zebra-Classic-Seuss/dp/0394800842/ref=sr_1_135?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805723&sr=8-135

 

https://www.amazon.com/Scrambled-Eggs-Super-Classic-Seuss/dp/0394800850/ref=sr_1_162?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805826&sr=8-162

 

All five hardcover editions can be yours right now for only $5,893.98 +tax  and S&H.

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odas

Yes, this is getting not only out of hands, but it is stupid, irrational and selfdestructive.

If we cancell and destroy everything we deem offencive today how will we know the difference tomorrow?

Honestly, is there no middleground anymore? Is everyone gone crazy left and crazy right?

Time to pull the breaks.

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Gromdor
7 hours ago, AZDZ said:

 I thought of that too, found all but one on Amazon, Here are links to them.

https://www.amazon.com/If-Ran-Zoo-Classic-Seuss/dp/0394800818/ref=sr_1_149?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805826&sr=8-149

 

https://www.amazon.com/McElligots-Pool-Classic-Seuss-Dr/dp/0394800834/ref=sr_1_136?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805723&sr=8-136

 

https://www.amazon.com/Cats-Quizzer-Smarter-Beginner-Books/dp/0394832965/ref=sr_1_99?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805723&sr=8-99

 

https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Zebra-Classic-Seuss/dp/0394800842/ref=sr_1_135?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805723&sr=8-135

 

https://www.amazon.com/Scrambled-Eggs-Super-Classic-Seuss/dp/0394800850/ref=sr_1_162?dchild=1&keywords=dr+seuss+books&pd_rd_r=b126a75a-a264-46c6-bc4b-f9a93ed01d88&pd_rd_w=QZUeF&pd_rd_wg=mBd8J&pf_rd_p=727d959b-87dc-4522-a597-27f83d5cb378&pf_rd_r=PFBPCEPD4Z0TZK6AKFD5&qid=1614805826&sr=8-162

 

All five hardcover editions can be yours right now for only $5,893.98 +tax  and S&H.

Ah, I would have been a bit late then.  The idea was to be the guy selling it for $5893.98 +tax right now.  I don't really want it for myself.

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Tatetopa

OK, we have a covid pandemic still going on, we still have to distribute vaccines,  The economy is not in great shape.  The stimulus package is in question.  We seem to have forgotten that the Russians hacked into  a good many of our government servers.  We are bombing in the Middle East.  A former president is still telling people without evidence that he won by a landslide.  Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, both Ivy League elites who worship a billionaire elite who actually lives in a country club.   And speaking of worship, the golden Trump idol worshipped at CPAC turns out to have been made in (ready for the irony) CHINA!  Can we not even make a gold colored tacky statue of a former president in America?

Meanwhile we have a day to spend on cancelling Dr. Seuss.  I see it as rather foolish and pointless, but importance wise it could have done with 15 minutes.

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Desertrat56
15 hours ago, odas said:

Yes, this is getting not only out of hands, but it is stupid, irrational and selfdestructive.

If we cancell and destroy everything we deem offencive today how will we know the difference tomorrow?

Honestly, is there no middleground anymore? Is everyone gone crazy left and crazy right?

Time to pull the breaks.

The problem I see is that a small group is being allowed to dictate what is offensive and what isn't and no one is being reminded that Offense is Taken Not Given.    It's a choice like any other polarization or manipulation.

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10 hours ago, Tatetopa said:

OK, we have a covid pandemic still going on, we still have to distribute vaccines,  The economy is not in great shape.  The stimulus package is in question.  We seem to have forgotten that the Russians hacked into  a good many of our government servers.  We are bombing in the Middle East.  A former president is still telling people without evidence that he won by a landslide.  Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, both Ivy League elites who worship a billionaire elite who actually lives in a country club.   And speaking of worship, the golden Trump idol worshipped at CPAC turns out to have been made in (ready for the irony) CHINA!  Can we not even make a gold colored tacky statue of a former president in America?

Meanwhile we have a day to spend on cancelling Dr. Seuss.  I see it as rather foolish and pointless, but importance wise it could have done with 15 minutes.

I actually think it is a good thing that people are complaining about "Cancel Culture"- it literally means that the biggest problems they are facing right now is whether Mr. Potatohead is a boy or not.  I would rather that was the case then, "Will I die in a civil war?" or "Why are my children starving?"

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Tatetopa
1 hour ago, Gromdor said:

I actually think it is a good thing that people are complaining about "Cancel Culture"- it literally means that the biggest problems they are facing right now is whether Mr. Potatohead is a boy or not.  I would rather that was the case then, "Will I die in a civil war?" or "Why are my children starving?"

Good point.  Though, I think there are some that just need their daily dose of rage and righteous anger at the opposition  to reassure them they are the victimized   good guys.

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Myles

When, in history, were the people banning or burning books the good guys?

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Just now, Myles said:

When, in history, were the people banning or burning books the good guys?

<Remembers back in the 80's when religious conservatives tried banning smurfs, comic books, and D&D>

 I guess when it is your particular side doing it?

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