Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Library lamentations

JJ ran a little behind in March and forgot to post a couple of things.  Here are the public comments made at the February meeting of the Jackson-Hinds Library System Board of Trustees.  The public comments were on par with those made at the Jackson City Council, but fell just below the standard established by Enoch Sanders.


One self-described local author was irate because the library will not allow her to sell her books in the library.  The Executive Director tried to explain to her that two Attorney General opinions barred commercial activity on public property. The next commenter said (8:20) she was experiencing "Jim Crow" at the library system.  She had a complaint about the Jackson Friends of the Library's relationship with the library system and then circled back to the inability to sell books at the library.  The next gentlemen (13:00) started griping about how things are at the library but then admitted he hadn't been to the library in years.   He invoked the phrases "race war" and "class war."  He wanted "full access to information" but didn't really say what the information was.   He followed his compadres lead and repeated the gripe about the inability to sell books at the library.  Watch for yourself.





10 comments:

Ghost of Eudora Welty said...

So, three out of three commenters seem to be published authors who can't sell their books in the library. Who knew Jacktown had so many literary giants among us?

Anonymous said...

The U S Constitution grants ALL people in this country Equal Treatment under the law. Certain subsets of the population feel that they should be afforded Special Treatment under the law. That's all I heard in this clip...
I - Me - We - should be getting special treatment under the law and rules that in place because......

Anonymous said...

How long before Jackson starts asking the rest of the state to bail it out? The tax base is shrinking. Looking at these Sanders-esque videos, why would any business locate here?

Andrew Carnegie said...

“We have to ask ourselves ‘why’,” asserts the last speaker (God only knows what he was talking about). My good man, I do not believe you really want to hear the answer to that. I, and many others, have some pretty sound theories, but Kingfish would certainly not allow what I’d say. And as for our “published author” who stood up first...oh, dear. I assume she means SELF-published. If the library allowed every vanity-press literary wannabe to hawk their wares, it would look like the Canton Flea Market in every branch. Only, nobody would be buying, and serious patrons would be seriously annoyed and inconvenienced, even more than they have already been by the sorry shape the buildings are in.

Anonymous said...

Those are the same idiots that call into WMPR on Friday night and post all over social media. Just hand them a twenty and they’ll protest pretty much anything. They have zero understanding of any issue. Next week they’ll be holding protest signs at Jackson City Hall about the minimum wage.

Anonymous said...

I doubt that a book written by someone who doesn't understand the difference between a library and Barnes and Noble would be a good read.

Anonymous said...

6:51, they do not require a twenty handed to them to start blabbering about some fancied slight...but they would not turn it down. Load of malarkey, this whole video. At what point do we just say, “SHUT UP, you imbeciles?”

Anonymous said...

Pitiful. Who would sit through this banality and idiocy?

Anonymous said...

Mirabile dictu! A comment thread wherein everyone actually agrees! Oh, truly we have arrived in the land of milk and honey. Or maybe Donna “Anonymous” Ladd’s computer is broken, for surely she would be outraged at us supercilious, elitist racists who dare to make sport of idiocy like this...

Anonymous said...

In a city that is 80% black, has a black mayor, black police chief, and black people running nearly every department (and has for 20 years), the fact that disgruntled black people are still blaming racism and Jim Crow for modern ills (and minor things, like library policy, at that) tells you exactly what the mindset of the city's population is.

This is a regressive city full of whiners and blamers. Not one in ten is doing anything more than expecting someone else to tote the burden and griping when things go bad.

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