Texas Redhead Loser, This One’s For You

Time to add Texas to the list:

Alton Verm, of Conroe, objects to the language and content in [a book assigned to his daughter’s high school class]. His 15-year-old daughter Diana, a CCHS sophomore, came to him Sept. 21 with her reservations about reading the book because of its language.

“The book had a bunch of very bad language in it,” Diana Verm said. “It shouldn’t be in there because it’s offending people. … If they can’t find a book that uses clean words, they shouldn’t have a book at all.”

So what book is it? Set your irony meter on high:

Alton Verm filed a “Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials” Thursday with the district regarding “Fahrenheit 451,” written by Ray Bradbury and published in 1953. He wants the district to remove the book from the curriculum.

You can’t even make up that kind of stuff. But it only gets funnier:

“It’s just all kinds of filth,” said Alton Verm, adding that he had not read “Fahrenheit 451.”

And just when you think you can’t take any more:

Alton Verm’s request to ban “Fahrenheit 451” came during the 25th annual Banned Books Week.

Hat tip goes to Positive Liberty, where Jason Kuznicki suggests they just burn the book.

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3 Comments on “Texas Redhead Loser, This One’s For You”

  1. Texas Redhead Loser Says:

    Sigh. If Texans want to brag about everything being bigger here, they have to include bigger idiots with twice the hypocrisy.

  2. walt moffett Says:

    Whats the world coming to. Folks are questioning authority, peaceably seeking redress from their government, getting involved in their childrens education and exercising the fundament right. Such things need to be condemned by all correct thinking individuals.

  3. Wheeler Says:

    yeah and trying to prevent schools from letting ANY kids read books that they themselves do not like, even though they themselves have not even bothered to read the book.

    give me a break. that someone is exercising a fundamental right does not mean they are doing something smart. people who burn flags are idiots, and so are people who 1) want to prohibit any student from reading a book – not just find an alternative for their own kid, but ban the book for everyone, 2) because it has a few dirty words, and 3) have not even read the book. of course they have the right to be morons, but they are still morons.

    what makes this particular example of idiocy even funnier is that the book is about book-banning.

    parents like this guy, even more than kids with guns, are why school teachers are way underpaid.


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