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Mon., April 7, 2014, 8:23 a.m.

Clark: BOOBs Stop Naughty Alexie

Ban Overly Offensive Books, the right-minded organization that was founded in this space almost 20 years ago, would like to shout a hearty “Amen!” to the brave trustees of Idaho’s Meridian School District. The trustees voted the other day to remove author Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” from an English supplemental reading list for high school sophomores. We BOOBs couldn’t be happier. Our organization has fought hard over the years to keep disturbing books like “Huck Finn” or the inappropriately named “Moby Dick” away from our impressionable youth. Most of the time, people just wind up calling us nuts or laughing us out of the room. It’s a real pleasure to be on the winning side of censorship for a change. Even so, the vote was a terrifyingly close 2-1, and you know what that means? Satan is alive and kicking in saintly southwest Idaho, that’s what/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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