Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Summer Reading List

Here's a tentative list that's probably going to suffer some heavy revisions:

1—The Help
2—The Hitchhiker's Guide
3—The Book Thief
4—The Sound and the Fury
5—A Confederacy of Dunces
6—The Hound of the Baskervilles
7—Moby Dick
8—To Kill a Mockingbird
9—Absalom, Absalom
10—The Missing

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Conversation with the Standard of Liberty

I had another run in with the Standard of Liberty. Somehow, I got back on their email list, so I asked to be taken off, the rest of the context you can pick up from the subsequent emails.

April 4th @ 4:07 PM
From: me
To: sgraham

Never did I sign up for your e-mails. I asked to be taken off your list years ago, and you removed me for a while. But recently I've been getting your horrid epistles. Please remove me from your system forthwith.

—Michael Wyatt

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April 5th @ 3:29 PM
From: sgraham
To: me

It shall be done. By the way, we would be interested in knowing what you find specifically offensive about this text.

Thanks.

Stephen Graham

April 5th @ 7:56 PM
From: me
To: sgraham

I'm sure y'all are nice people, but I don't agree with your initiative. I've written about it here.

That said, I'm definitely open to dialog, but one of the things that irritates me about the Standard of Liberty is that you don't engage in dialog. You never responded to my attempts to post on your blog aside from writing this outrageous piece and lumping my discussion in with, and I quote, "all other individuals who oppose us." (My italics) I invite you to read other posts on my blog and tell me if you feel at all justified in saying that I, even in the slightest, (and again, I'm quoting directly from your post) promote "sexual liberation and the demonizing of traditional morality and Christianity."

Seriously.

—Michael Wyatt

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April 5th @ 9:41 PM 
From: sgraham
To: me

Oh, yes. It's you. Well, thanks for responding.

Stephen Graham
 
April 5th @ 9:56 PM
From: me
To: sgraham
 
 Seriously? That's all your gonna give me? You emailed me.
 
—Michael Wyatt

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