Nov 12, 2010

Technical Difficulties

Having a hardware issue with my laptop today (Thursday). So I'm working on Gia's laptop until I get it all sorted out. It's different.

In the meantime, I'll throw in my two cents on this Amazon/kid toucher book episode that made its way around the Twitterverse/Blogoverse the other day. Amazon didn't touch a kid.  That would be silly.

I have no problem with Amazon refusing to sell the book. In my brain, I don't think that's how censorship works. Lots of different stores refuse or refrain from selling lots of different things for lots of different reasons. Just because the book that this guy wrote and self-published didn't have technically anything illegal in it, doesn't make it okay.

I also have no problem with people pleading with Amazon to pull the book from their store. Amazon doesn't have to listen to them. Nor do they need to be intimidated by a mob threatening to boycott them. It happens. But people certainly have the right to speak their minds. Even the author of the book in question. Doesn't mean that someone else is obligated to sell it. Or not sell it. Ya know?

And finally, I also have no problem with someone taking the author of this piece of trash out with heavy ballistic weaponry. The guy says he has no experience with this type of relationship either as a child or an adult. That he was merely projecting when writing about it. Yeah...right. Doesn't matter to me. That kind of evil demands heavy ballistic weaponry. And I don't care what the Constitution has to say about it. Bllppttt!

Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. People really suck sometimes.


Slyde said...

I'm not surprised... i've never met an Amazon that WASN'T a pedophile....

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I'm having lap top trubles too...
must be the universe.

Sensorship is a very serious thing. Like you said, no one has to listen to the opinions of anyone.

Not in this country.

Heff said...

People have the right NOT TO BUY whatever they DON'T WANT TO, lol.

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - and here I was doing all that I could to keep that word off my site.

Candy - wouldn't it be weird if our laptops were having the same issues?

Heff - Hell to the yeah! But, on the other hand, SOME people shouldn't be able to buy what they DO want. Ya know what I mean?

sybil law said...

Again - if my sniper program was enacted, this wouldn't be an issue. That douche would be first on my list.

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - you have my vote.