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Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you disagree with the “Drag Queen” reading hour being held at the public library?

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  1. Drag Queen Story Hour-
    The performer(s)/reader(s) should be vetted to assure the general public they are:
    *straight and not gay, bisexual, or transvestite
    *dress as women only in the line of performance/entertainment and not as cross-dressers
    *background check to assure no sex crime convictions

    • DancesWithHerself

      You get the prize for the first homophobic comment for Saturday. I’m sure you must be so proud

      Your first item is not only bigoted, but it is also illegal beyond measure. We realize that illegal never bothers the right-wing hypocrite crowd, but this one is kinda staggering in ignorance

      The second item makes zero sense, so I’ll let it be

      The third item is ONCE AGAIN discriminatory, homophobic, and just untenable. These are in addition to being illegal. If you require background checks for one group, then you would have to do them on ALL unless you just admit the reason is that you are just homophobic. Then we just ignore this asinine crap

      Currently, there are no Indiana statutes specific to volunteer screening. SO EVPL would have to spend money associated with the legalities of requiring something NOT required by law

      So if we use the parameters SUGGESTED by the Indiana Schools Background Check guidelines, this would mean:

      Address History Trace [AHT]: This is a report revealing various names, DOBs and addresses associated with a specific Social Security number. An AHT should go back at least seven years. Because an AHT creates a profile of an individual’s residence history; this profile determines what jurisdictions should be searched

      County Searches: Based on the profile created from the AHT, each jurisdiction/county identified should be searched, since County courts are considered the official court of record because most cases are filed and maintained here. The most complete and accurate information is generally located at the county level

      Criminal Record Database: A database search of over 450 million criminal records regularly collected from thousands of court sources. Supplementing a county search with databases casts a wider net and helps find more records

      National Sex Offender Registry: A comprehensive, real-time search of registered sex offender registries in all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and Native American Tribal Registries. Searching every available sex offender registry in real-time provides maximum matches for any REGISTERED sex offenders

      Federal Search: A search of federal courts in the jurisdictions identified in the AHT. Federal crimes can only be found in federal courts and can be either criminal and civil offenses. This entails a search of national criminal background check (FBI)

      AKAs: These can include maiden names, nicknames or aliases, which gives information where everyone doesn’t always use the same name. And not every applicant will provide all AKAs

      Since we can see that for February alone at EVPL there are over 100 events for the “0-11 age group” we can estimate that you would have anywhere from 10-20 adult volunteers. This does NOT include the parents who will attend, which would mean that you might have 30 or more adults at the event

      I was able to locate a variety of costs associated with a comprehensive background check, and the cost ranged from $30 to over $100

      So the simple math is this: If the 100 events per month would have 10 volunteers at each event, and we use an average price of $50 per background check, this would mean the taxpayers would be forced to spend $50,000 PER month, with a yearly cost of $600,000

      In the history of EVPL events there has not been a SINGLE issue before, yet because you are so scared of people different than you, you are willing to expend OVER a half-million dollars per year!

      This ignores that the rules have ALWAYS been that the children in the “0-11 age group” can ONLY participate if THE PARENT STAY WITH THEM!

      The ignorance in this backward town never ceases to disgust me. Maybe that $600,000 per year could purchase more books and other educational material for not only the children but for the community as a whole.

      So unless you are willing to write a check for this blatant hypocrisy, just be like Elsa: Let It Go!

  2. DWW, excellent points. The Drag Queens should be required by the EVPL to wear Hillary Clinton like pant suits instead of skirts, fishnet hose and stripper heels. Also, the adults should be required to prove to the EVPL at their sign in, that they have legal paperwork to show they have either legal custody of the young child or children that they are trying to bring to this play hour for Drag Queens minors sponsored by the Library.

    • OK, Wile E Coyote, Sooper Genius, what “legal paperwork” would be used? Go ahead, enlighten us with your legal acumen of the “legal paperwork” a parent would have for their children?

      Yeah, we’ll wait for this brilliance

    • As indicated yesterday, this is ignorant AND not feasible. This is another thinly veiled method from the homophobic crowd locally to further meddle in the event

      Indiana places the incredible focus in every aspect of child custody on what would be in the child’s best interest. Under Indiana Code § 20-33-7-2 and the federal statute Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) both the custodial and noncustodial parent are entitled to review their child’s educational records and be involved in their education. And the mandatory Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines dictate that “A parent shall not interfere with the opportunity of the other parent to volunteer for or participate in a child’s activities”

      First of all, as I already indicated, there is NO paperwork to show a parent has “legal custody” no matter if married, divorced, or widowed. Any parent who attends this event should knock anyone who questions their custody of children on their butt

      You are leaching from yesterday when the topic of “joint custody” was raised. Indiana Code for “joint legal custody” means that the persons awarded joint custody will share authority and responsibility for the MAJOR DECISIONS concerning the child’s upbringing including the child’s education, health care, and religious training

      It is absolute rubbish that a parent who is exercising weekend visitation has to get permission to attend a book reading at a local library. Taking YOUR child to the library on a weekend would not achieve the “major decision” legal status, and it is ignorant to even suggest such

      The level of stupidity in this suggestion boggles the mind! This would require the EVPL to post a guard or officer to check marital status and custody for every parent attending an event

      Is there no end to what the bigots and hypocrites in this community will do to detract from a library function? Doing a Yahoo search for Indiana laws on custody does not mean you know what the hell you are reading

      So let me summarize: There is ZERO case law, ZERO legal framework, and ZERO common sense for this. It is simply another harebrained suggestion from someone who has no understanding of the family law that surrounds custody

      I think your MAGAt hat must be screwed on too tight and is interfering with blood flow to the brain

      • And your Alexandria Ocasa-Cortez/Hillary Clinton/Bernie Sanders mentality has exposed your lunacy. Are you off your meds again?

        • DWW, old RR claims to have Judge Judy legal expertise, but he doesn’t know that every divorce Decree in the Hoosier State (Indiana for RR) addresses physical and legal custody. The passport office requires this proof for every childs passport. We now await the apology from RR.

  3. Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library issued a statement:

    “Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who attended today’s Drag Queen Story Hour at EVPL North Park

    In total, approximately 275 children and their guardians were able to experience Drag Queen Story Hour over multiple sessions. Additionally, an estimated over 150 children and their guardians were turned away due to capacity

    In anticipation of a large turnout, EVPL North Park had several activities, books, and crafts ready in the Children’s Tower for before and after the program and for those who were not able to attend the event


    The only issues were the protestors against this, who repeatedly failed/refused to follow police instruction “police have repeatedly asked a group of protesters to stay put, but the protesters continue to mobilize”

    The protestors should have been kept away from the entrance to the library. There are MULTIPLE videos of small kids being forced to “run the gauntlet” of walking into a PUBLIC library while screaming bigots and homophobes assaulted them with their words of intolerance. Protestors were reading Bible verses INTO A BULLHORN, something that young kids were frightened of based on videos.

    Multiple people on here have ranted about kids being subjected to a “drag queen” even though it is a parental decision to attend these events, and nobody was forced to attend. Yet these kids were forced to listen to screaming diatribes of hate and intolerance “in Gods name” and nobody thought that was the wrong message

    For all the griping on this site, the kids were only read to by a SINGLE performer, all the while being cared for by their parents, guardians, and library staff. Not a SINGLE child was subjected to “abuse” by “multiple transvestites”

    No parental rights were violated, no children were forced to pick a gender or adopt a lifestyle, and no children were forced into “the gay lifestyle”

    It is a testament to proper parenting and recognition of how we are all equal that 275 kids in our area (and their parents and guardians) were able to attend and enjoy a reading of children’s books, as well as participating in fun activities. Then factor in that more than 150 kids (and their parents and guardians) attempted to attend but could not due to space and time constraints. There were three readings scheduled, and that was expanded to four so everyone had a chance to participate

    In conclusion, the haters, hypocrites, bigots, and homophobes did as expected, and preached intolerance and subjected kids and families to their divisive message. The message spread by Evansville and Vanderburgh County is that if you are outside what the vocal minority feel is “appropriate” you have no rights, you must conform to the minority view, or you are a heathen (or worse).

    A sad state of affairs for our area

    • Call it intolerance if you want, but it really amounted to parents teaching their children tolerance. Tolerance for perversion.

  4. MAGA best economy in 50 yrs………………..MAGA best Stock market winning streak in 25 yrs……………..MAGA wages rising…….MAGA AMERICA is now the biggest oil producer in the world…………if you hate MAGA you Hate AMERICA …………..or just a dumbass………….or both………………..gruber said it best “we rely on the stupidity of the Obama voter “……………Joe Wallace we want our money back from California’s bullet train………….and how did that sham under progressive Cali ever get the name with bullet in it….what say you Joe………..

    • LOL! I definitely expanded your vocabulary when I said “dumbass” about a year ago didn’t I shar pie?

      Here’s what the 5th largest economy in the world, California, paid to the Federal government in 2015 shar pie and what the great State of Indiana did also;

      federal district
      or territory
      Gross collections[2]
      Revenue per capita (est.)
      Ratio to GSP


      And you want to lecture California? Sure you do. Because you are a ——- NOPE, I ain’t going to say it.

      MAGA California, and financially save shar pie’s dumb posterior.

      Oh my, posterior here we go!….

  5. Wow. Did the EVPL know through ESP, horoscope or Ouija board that the children were brought there by their “guardians”? Sounds like anyone with a kid gets in without paperwork, just like the far left’s southern border proposals.

    Funny, the far left like RR whine and complain if anyone peacefully protests their social engineering projects, yet they proudly celebrate loud and often violent protests of President Trump, Antifa riots, etc.

    The hypocrisy and intolerance of the far left is always on display, just don’t expect the main stream media to ever point it out.

  6. Nebraska state senator compares American flag to Nazi swastika

    Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature.

    “I don’t come here for this rag every day, and it’s a rag. That’s all it is to me,” said Chambers about respecting the flag. “When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I’ll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that rag is something that it definitely is not.“

    Chambers, a registered independent and part of Nebraska’s nonpartisan unicameral legislature, refers to himself as “the defender of the downtrodden.” He is no stranger to controversy, having attempted to sue God over “destruction and terrorization of millions” in 2007 and in 2015 calling the police “my ISIS.”


    • JB, this is exactly were the new socialist Demos at the national level are headed. It will filter down to state candidates and then to local candidates. Ask local Demos why they are Demos if they disagree with their party leaders. Blank stares.


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