"parents who would tell their children not to read playboy 'don't really care about their kids growing up and learning to think and explore.'"
9/18/95 citizen , quoting judith krug ,
ala director of oif .
link/legal notice .

effects of ala policy: list of crimes and filters in libraries and schools ; please help an 8 year old library crime victim .

apa online - click for sexualization report
another effect is the sexualization of children . see: report of the apa task force on the sexualization of girls

the ala anthem

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by tom lehrer , from " that was the year that was "

judith f. krug given the ala's policies and agenda, and given the outrageous statements made by the ala's de facto leader, judith krug , such as " parents who would tell their children not to read playboy 'don't really care about their kids growing up and learning to think and explore ,'" and given judith krug's " brainchild " is the " radical, militant librarian " button, we thought it would be appropriate to consider "smut" from tom lehrer to be the ala's anthem.

this is the perfect ala anthem. just imagine judith krug singing this song. we know she has a sense of humor, and we'll bet you can all imagine her happily singing this song:

hear the ala anthem yourself: smut! (5m mp3)

by tom lehrer
from that was the year that was, 1965

i do have a cause though. it is obscenity. i'm for it. unfortunately the civil liberties types who are fighting this issue have to fight it owing to the nature of the laws as a matter of freedom of speech and stifling of free expression and so on but we know what's really involved: dirty books are fun. that's all there is to it. but you can't get up in a court and say that i suppose. it's simply a matter of freedom of pleasure, a right which is not guaranteed by the constitution unfortunately. anyway, since people seem to be marching for their causes these days i have here a march for mine. it's called...

give me smut and nothing but!
a dirty novel i can't shut,
if it's uncut,
and unsubt- le.

i've never quibbled
if it was ribald,
i would devour where others merely nibbled.
as the judge remarked the day that he
acquitted my aunt hortense,
"to be smut
it must be ut-
terly without redeeming social importance."

nographic pictures i adore.
indecent magazines galore,
i like them more
if they're hard core.

(bring on the obscene movies, murals, postcards, neckties,
samplers, stained-glass windows, tattoos, anything!
more, more, i'm still not satisfied!)

stories of tortures
used by debauchers,
lurid, licentious, and vile,
make me smile.
novels that pander
to my taste for candor
give me a pleasure sublime.
(let's face it, i love slime.)

all books can be indecent books
though recent books are bolder,
for filth (i'm glad to say) is in
the mind of the beholder.
when correctly viewed,
everything is lewd.
(i could tell you things about peter pan,
and the wizard of oz, there's a dirty old man!)

i thrill
to any book like fanny hill,
and i suppose i always will,
if it is swill
and really fil

who needs a hobby like tennis or philately?
i've got a hobby: rereading lady chatterley.
but now they're trying to take it all
away from us unless
we take a stand, and hand in hand
we fight for freedom of the press.
in other words,

smut! (i love it.)
ah, the adventures of a slut.
oh, i'm a market they can't glut,
i don't know what
compares with smut.

hip hip hooray!
let's hear it for the supreme court!
don't let them take it away!

"more, more, i'm still not satisfied!"

adamson, wendy. adamson v. minneapolis public library . truly shocking.
ap. justices uphold porn filters in libraries . 23 jun 2003.
burns, jim. internet ruling means 'taxpayers fund smut,' conservatives say . 31 may 2002.
cbs news. smut at the library . 25 mar 2002.
charon, mona. not your father's librarian . 23 mar 2001.
chavez, linda. remember when libraries were for expanding the mind!? 2 dec 1998.
concerned women for america. american library association opens door to sex crimes . 17 aug 2000.
family friendly libraries. ala is big contributor to public library internet porn problem . 4 jul 2002.
family friendly libraries. shameful bedfellows: cyberporn and the american library association . undated.
golberg, jonah. restrict access to porn in libraries . 28 mar 2002.
hagelin, rebecca. are your kids reading rot? . 16 aug 2005.
hagelin, rebecca. free smut for children . 30 apr 2002.
kokmen, layla. smut check . 20 jun 2001.
larue, janet m. court rules federally-funded libraries can't block smut . 5 jun 2002.
larue, janet m. preventing kids from seeing illegal smut is not unconstitutional; it's common sense . 2001.
lasswell, mark. lost in the stacks . 3 oct 2003.
lowry, rich. the ideological librarians . 22 sep 2003.
manley, will. intellectual freedom begins at home . 1 oct 2003.
mohler, albert. is the school library safe? 26 sep 2005.
morriss, frank. turning public libraries into public latrines . 20 jan 2004.
rodell, chris. library porn elevating more than minds . 13 mar 2003.
smith, david e. taxpayer funded porn -- is there a connection to child abductions? 30 jul 2002.
walfield, paul. librarians for porn . 27 jun 2003.
young, gary. no smut at work, please . 15 sep 2003.

"the internet is for porn" song

folks, the language is raw, but " the internet is for porn " is an very entertaining. see if you agree:

more humor by three dead trolls in a baggie

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