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Date: 11/12/10 07:01 PM

71 Responses to A Californian School Bans… Dictionaries?

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Link: A Californian School Bans... Dictionaries? - We thought this was Texas or Florida, but it`s California! Just because of a few pesky definitions. We`re in trouble.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    I don`t know whether to laugh laugh or cry at this... I mean if there are kids who are actually in need of "looking up" the definition of oral sex I would think you`d rather them check out the dictionary rather than typing that into google
  3. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 12, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    The pesky parent objecting to the definition of oral sex was just a convenient excuse. The REAL reason they banned it was because of those REALLY objectionable words like freedom, liberty, constitution, capitalism, self-reliance, etc. The California education system can`t abide that kind or extremist hate speech.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    November 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Chill out, the decision was reversed 2 days later. This happened back in January, it`s old news.

    Reversal story
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    Way to make sure that every kid in California looks up Oral Sex!!!
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    Really? that`s just dumb. What fifth grader hasn`t ever looked up "naughty" words in the dictionary?
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    November 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    im chill, but either way the next generation is f*cked
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    California really isn`t much better than Texas, they also ban the crap out of things, but usually for liberal reasons.
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    I used to think that those "liburl hatin` Red-blooded `Mercans" were idiots.
    But more and more, I see where they`re coming from. Stupid liberals.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    HA. I actually looked up "oral sex" in the dictionary as a curious youngin. Oh, I remember it like it was yesterday... I was 12. I looked it up, read the def, and was STILL confused!
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    PTPete Female 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    California is not as liberal as many assume. There is a huge ultra-conservative population. Remember Reagan? Also, Florida has not cornered the market on dumb poo--we are guilty of all kinds of f*ckery here in the Golden State.
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    Jackson13W Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    i literally facepalm`d when i read this.
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    I don`t really care whether they`re liberal or conservative. I`ve always thought California was full of crazies.
  14. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm
    You can only be surprised by this if you don`t live in California.

    San Francisco has banned Happy Meals `cause kids like them too much.

    California is the state where the word "minority" is banned. Yep, they erased a word from existance. When hispanics became the majority population they didn`t want to loose all those nice benefits reserved for "minorities" so the gov`ment banned "Minority" and substituted it with "People of Color". POC means anybody who isn`t white.

    Also, in 3 major cities you cannot smoke in your car if your dog is with you `cause of second hand smoke.

    The land of Loonies

    But on the other hand, we have Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, and Linsey Lohan so ... never mind
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm
    To Clarify- there is not a "ban" on Happy Meals. There has been an injunction effective immediately until Happy Meals/Kids Meals (and all packaged/prepared meals marketed for children under 17 years of age)can meet specific nutrition and health guidelines.

    Not so similarly, there is an ACTUAL ban on selling tobacco, pornography and alcohol to minors. If anything- more ridiculous than imposing nutrition regulations on foodstuffs for minors is allowing 17 year old children to have sex legally- while barring them from watching OTHER people having sex, or showing them proper safe sex practices with real genitalia without violating a law.

    The nature of California law is such that it functions more similarly to a genuine democracy than most states- allowing citizen to propose amendments and legislation to be ratified via "popular vote." Some stuck up parent embarrassed about sex and sexuality proposed this junk and it got beat down. Democracy in action.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2010 at 11:44 pm
    Can we just build a huge fence around California to keep it from infecting the rest of us?
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 1:09 am
    Why are the yankees so afraid of the word "oral sex" anyway? I mean, they`re just words.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 1:17 am
    JAN-U-ARY

    Nearly a year old, and it was reversed. Not saying that California isn`t drated up, but meh.

    pooty economy, did NOT legalize pot, successfully banned happy meals.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2010 at 1:54 am
    Freak the kids don`t need no stinking dictionary hard book today. They just pull out their smart phones and look up the definition via "urban dictionary` website, and get the true meaning.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2010 at 1:57 am
    @Intaresting

    Yankees = Californian? WTF! Don`t you have a dictionary? For that matter a map of the USA will also help.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 2:47 am
    @handy: Brits and Aussies call all americans (as in, people from USA) yankees/yanks/Septics (septic tank rhymes with yank)
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
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    November 13, 2010 at 2:48 am
    Ha, "we thought this was texas or florida"... because a liberal utopia such as california (what a coincidence it`s the most bankrupt state too!) would NEVER want to control what children have access to! Oh wait...
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    yeayeayea23 Female 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 3:44 am
    repost I believe
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    yeayeayea23 Female 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 3:52 am
    Already Posted Here
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    Verymad Male 13-17
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    November 13, 2010 at 3:55 am
    Oh God.... How mornoic
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    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 4:19 am
    "Ha, "we thought this was texas or florida"... because a liberal utopia such as california (what a coincidence it`s the most bankrupt state too!) would NEVER want to control what children have access to! Oh wait... "

    Once again Eric I see you posting half truths. The reality is that (according to the Tax Foundation and Moody`s) that the top five states with the highest debt:person ratio are as follows:

    1. Massachusets
    2. Alaska
    3. Rhode Island
    4. Connecticut
    5. Delaware

    California, as it happens is #23, slightly above the midway point. As it happens California is less of a liberal utopia than much of the East Coast. Another interesting fact, those states with the highest level of debt have the highest "quality of life index," some of the lowest unemployment and they`re all in the bottom #10 in terms of the poverty line. Low poverty, Better education, higher standard of life, lower crime rates, but higher debt? I t
  27. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 13, 2010 at 4:39 am
    Until I looked it up in the dictionary, I used to think oral sex meant phone sex. I`m not even joking about that.
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 6:51 am
    Stories like this make me die inside a little. Smoeone thinks that a technical description of something natural is too offensive? It`s unforgivably pathetic. To restore my faith in humanity a little, I watched this. Like the article says, it`s MUCH better to read a dry, factual description of a sexual act (or organ) than to ask Google or Yahoo "Answers" about it and see some GENUINE "graphic content".
  29. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2010 at 7:06 am
    DickenMcHunt is right and I stand corrected. the HAPPY MEAL is not banned. But San Francisco did ban the toy... so they took the HAPPY out of the Happy Meal. Who the hell wants an UNhappy meal? That`s just a burger.

    Whatever their justification, it`s still the Fun Police at work.

    But Dick`s wrong on the democracy thing. It was the city council that voted on the ban, not the peepul {bless their crooked hearts}.
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    November 13, 2010 at 7:13 am
    My issues with this story is that the School board banned the book on ONE person`s complaint and no other parent in the school revolted !!!!
    Holy crap people where are your gonads??? what happened to living in a democratic society where majority rules ...if ALL parents felt the same way then the school should do something ...but 1!!! COME ON California you are a leader in progressive thinking NOT regressive!
  31. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 8:01 am
    Until I looked it up in the dictionary, I used to think oral sex meant phone sex. I`m not even joking about that.
    And on that enlightening day, davy sprinted home from work, waving the dictionary wildly above his head and yelling for his wife to meet him in the bedroom in five minutes.
  32. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2010 at 8:03 am
    pumba62 - what you fail to take into account is that California is the leader in Stupid Ass Lawsuits. Any officail runs scared if someone complains about race, sex, or brutality.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 8:07 am
    old news is old
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    November 13, 2010 at 8:20 am
    This is almost a year old story.. I see the interweb is running a little slowly for IAB.
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    Weakmonkey Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 8:23 am
    Welcome to Fahrenheit 451
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    drips Male 30-39
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    November 13, 2010 at 8:29 am
    My money is on the cranky mom`s kid having a baby in high school. Repressed people need outlets.
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2010 at 9:41 am
    I looked stuff like this up all the time when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I guarantee "cunnilingus" will win you hangman everytime!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2010 at 10:31 am
    @fabarati

    Word of advice that may be alright where you come from to call a southern redneck a yank. However if you do it in the southern/western USA be ready to catch sh*t for it. It`s supposed to apply to North East Americans.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 13, 2010 at 10:35 am
    I`m so going to razz on all my friends in Cal - "So I hear you guys banned the dictionary?"
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    November 13, 2010 at 10:42 am
    ***BREAKING NEWS*** California school district bans Webster`s Dictionary and replace it with Urban Dictionary. Have fun explaining to your kid when they ask what a rusty trombone, Trojan helmet, Cincinnati bow-tie, or a hot Carl lunch is.
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    dooflotchie Female 30-39
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    November 13, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Can y`all give me a big "WTF" and an *eyeroll*? Yeah!

    I`m glad I`m not growing up in the world of today instead of the 1980`s. I can`t even imagine how much more messed up I`d actually be!
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Hiding things such as this from your kids only makes them want to learn about it more.
  43. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    THIS is why American public education is failing. School boards are so obsessed with what the children "shouldn`t" learn and don`t care enough about what they should. If a child is trying to expand his horizons BY HIMSELF, it should be encouraged. When you condition kids to avoid knowledge "because it`s bad", all you get are disillusioned teens who have no will to learn anything throughout High School.
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm
    T_T fhsjkflhajlkga america -sigh-
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    asurazero Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    its not cuz its graphic its because all those big english words scare illegals.....lets just accomadate them and their spanish forever and always, no one ever looks at the constitution anyways.... f$ck spelling
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    November 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    Why are parts of the United States so damned determined to follow the example of the German Third Reich in every deed and action?

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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    I could travel there and show them what it is if that`s preferable.
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    November 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    this is old news
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    kylegritchie Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 2:09 pm
    only would this happen in America your ppls system is so broken
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    doopliss75 Male 13-17
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    November 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    @kylegritchie
    Calfornia is so messed up that I like to consider them a different country.
  51. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    looking up dirty words in the dictionary was the most memorable part of my childhood education.
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    @kylegritchie

    And you live in Canada, so who wins? Oh right, America does. That happens alot, doesn`t it?
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    Finally! A reason to post a WonderMark comic.

    http://wondermark.com/274/
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    EvilGrouse Male 30-39
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    November 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Hell, back in the 80`s, we had a slang dictionary in our library. I learned the definition of "F**K a duck! And many more. Pretty sure they`ve removed that book by now.
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    psychosax Male 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    @Lblaxplaya20 Except at hockey! ka-chow!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    @BrimstoneOne

    "Parts of the USA"? You mean there is a part of the USA that`s not becoming such?
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    November 13, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    I saw the craziest board book in the library today about poo. There were colourful illustrations of a mouse pooing, an elephant with a dump 2x bigger than itself, a bear slipping in it`s own feces and some (yet) undetermined creature practically sniffing it`s turds. If toddlers can handle that book than why can`t 10 year olds handle the definition of oral sex? Stop being such a prude Mom!
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    clc2275 Male 40-49
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    November 14, 2010 at 6:16 am
    awww now i am sad... i thought my wife and i had oral sex every day. as we pass eachother in the hall we tell eachother [email protected] you`. now i know the definition i say ban the book....lol
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2010 at 7:22 am
    California is a great place because the people are so crazy!

    Unfortunately, those are the people that run the state, too.
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    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Wow... People are ridiculous.
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    pyrrhios Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    Wow. Boo on you, California School Board. Let`s just ban all life, god knows it`s totally age inappropriate.
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    ChickODee Female 18-29
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    November 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm
    And now these kids would be either looking on the internet and getting porn, or false information, or talking to their friends and getting false information. Yay humanity =D You`re doing a great job raising children!
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    people a becoming stupider by the minute, by choice
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    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    November 14, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    usually with the most strict parents turn out to be the freakiest and craziest of them all, tsk tsk
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    nerocon Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 1:19 am
    If this fully happens, and is still in effect by the time my son starts school, I will be sending him with multiple mini dictionary copies to hand out to friends, and leave in class rooms. This is beyond ridiculous.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 4:14 am
    you gotta stand for your PRIDE and stop those stupid idiots decide what Americans can learn drat this is why people think you are stupid...
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    lololeela Female 30-39
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    November 15, 2010 at 9:14 am
    Isn`t this about a year old?
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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    November 15, 2010 at 10:18 am
    I think this nation is becoming like Idiocracy, this is ridiculous
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Poor Webster is gonna have his feelings hurt.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    Thats just stupid!
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    November 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    No. No! anywhere but California! That`s where Schwarzenegger is! That`s where Baywatch is! That`s where I was gonna buy land and sell it at ridiculously high prices to celebrities who need 50 acre estates!

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