Biphobia is telling people at an LGBTQ+ event that you’re bi and they say, “Oh what, so you’re just an ally?”
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Louisiana cuts state funding for libraries: While some Louisiana parishes may be able to manage the loss of state library funding, others will be adversely affected.
Citing budget concerns, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a $25-billion budget that eliminates almost $900,000 in state funding for its libraries. In a statement, the governor’s chief budget aide, Paul Rainwater, said, “In tight budget times, we prioritized funding for healthcare and education. Operations such as local libraries can be supported with local, not state dollars.”
On Thursday, Library Journal took a look at that assertion. What they found was that while some local parishes may be able to cover the funding gap, others will feel the loss. Rural parishes will face a particularly daunting challenge.
One of those parishes is Concordia, located on the Louisiana-Mississippi border. Library Journal spoke to the Concordia Parish Library's director, Amanda Taylor.
“There’s no longer a food stamp office; there’s no longer a social security office. In our rural parish, a lot of our people have low literacy skills and very few computer skills. They come to the library because all of that has to be done online. There are some offices in some bigger areas but there’s no mass transportation and a lot of our people do not have transportation to a place that’s two hours away. A lot of our people have children in the military and they come to email their children that are all over the world on these bases. And almost all of the companies require you to do a job application online, even if it’s just for a truck driver who doesn’t need to be great at computer skills, so it is very important that we offer this service.”
This might be the saddest thing I’ve read all day.
Libraries are such an important resource in low-income areas. Computers, printers and internet access are not something everyone has. Yes, of course, they have books and books are important, but as the quote above demonstrates, libraries actually help decrease unemployment by providing accessible computer services. I hope local counties will find a way to keep the libraries open.
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the town’s name is dixon
the longer you look at it the funnier it gets
Christian Science Church
I HAVE A SPIDER FRIEND
HIS NAME IS FRANK
Frank dropped down my pants goddammit
I got him back. You little perv
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