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1 freetoken  Fri, Jan 13, 2012 6:13:26pm
Another notable text removed from Tucson’s classrooms is Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” I

When school officials become afraid of Bill Shakespeare we ought to take that as a sign about how winged-out the wingnuts' fruits are. This move is a direct result of the AZ right wing racists afraid of any history that might challenge their own history-fantasies.

2 Decatur Deb  Fri, Jan 13, 2012 6:17:03pm

"Caliban Liberation Front Occupies Tuscon, Several Arrested and Mirandized"

3 PhillyPretzel  Fri, Jan 13, 2012 6:24:11pm

What is the Tucson school district afraid of? They are afraid that the son of a glove maker has more knowledge to pass along in plays and sonnets than they do in their committees. Shakespeare wrote about human beings and taught many lessons that are still valid today. He understood people better than most psychiatrists.

4 SpaceJesus  Fri, Jan 13, 2012 6:44:07pm

Maybe it is time for a Baja Arizona

5 Prideful, Arrogant Marriage Equality Advocate  Fri, Jan 13, 2012 7:35:45pm

And the damn Irish. Don't wanna learn about those damn Irish either.


6 dragonfire1981  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 5:11:40am

If we suppress it, we can pretend it doesn't exist.

7 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:38:36am

Yes, Republicans in Arizona are now banning books.

8 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:52:57am

Wow. What great free publicity for the authors.

This might just make that Shakespeare dude a household name.

9 Genshed  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 11:19:04am

Well, let's see - a European aristocrat travels to a Caribbean island, enslaves the inhabitants and sets himself up as an absolute ruler. One of the indigenes plots to overthrow his regime, kill him and - gasp! - marry his daughter.

CanNOT see what they're so worried about

10 wrenchwench  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 11:38:04am

re: #8 EmmmieG

Wow. What great free publicity for the authors.

This might just make that Shakespeare dude a household name.

Nothing makes a book more appealing to kids than seeing it on the banned list!

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