Federal judge blocks Florida's "positively dystopian" new school censorship law

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History is littered with tyrants’ atrocities. As a child I was baffled how anyone could be so cruel and if these are works of fiction. Unfortunately, these monsters are real, and fortunately, we have people like this judge who is fighting against them.

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One look at that expression of obstinate stupidity on DeSantis’ face should be enough to make anyone think twice about voting for him. Unless, of course, performative political cruelty for personal gain appeals to you in a politician.

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Odd how these people who bang on about their individual freedom and liberty seem most willing to take freedom and liberty away from others.

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“Censorship is free speech”, coming to a Presidential campaign near all of us in 2024.

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“Freedom for me, none for thee” pretty much summarizes every damn one of their positions. Never fails.

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1984 was optimistic. There was a thriving social ecosystem outside of the ministry. The reality is much more insidious, deeply tentacled and invasive. Life and let die… and maybe speed up the die part.

That’s the standard “but I’m the real victim” look favored by xtianists, white supremacists and authoritarians-in-waiting.

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Telling the court that teachers lose their First Amendment rights when they’re on the job suggests to me that the state’s lawyers may have been trying to lose – or that they figure the Supreme Court will agree with them…

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The “Stop WOKE” act limited how schools in Florida taught slavery, racism, gender trouble and the rest of it.

What is “gender trouble”?

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“Positively Dystopian”

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(Mo)Ron must be soiling himself. I’m waiting for the “activist judges” garbage to start.

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We live in a more inclusive age than back in Don Ameche’s day.

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I’d read your prose all day. Thank you for the brain shampoo!

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Well, Judge Walker was appointed by … [gasp] Obama!

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