Monday, January 19, 2009

A World Gone Mad

People can bomb the guts out of kids in one part of the world while most of the rest of the world turns a blind eye...

...Meantime, in another part of the world...

...they talk of banning kids from libraries...
...or maybe banning books from libraries...

...because...

...sometime, somewhere, some kid may eat a book...

...and possibly the book's ink...

... may just contain some lead....

Perhaps.

Unfortunately, I am not making this up. Via Cheryl's Mewsings, you can read the article here. And you can read what the American Libraries Association says here.


3 comments:

karenmiller said...

This is what happens when insane nanny state hand wringing and protectionism drowns out the voices of common sense.

Or have I somehow missed the epidemic of children reading books and dying from the lead poisoning?

Satima Flavell said...

Yes, books are dangerous, all right. Only we never thought it was because of lead...

Shish!

gynie said...

i thought i was only possible in Fahrenheit 451 ...