Monday, September 14, 2009

Hooray for Liberty!

Taxpayers no longer on the hook for some pansy boondoggle:
All Free Library of Philadelphia Branch, Regional and Central Libraries Closed Effective Close of Business October 2, 2009

All Free Library of Philadelphia Customers,

We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Buncha eggheads, anyways!

Another Kiwi said...

Some books are about made-up stuff. Better off with out them.

Mendacious D said...

This is, of course, a triumph of free market principles. And idiocy.

herr doktor bimler said...

If it's any consolation, school children in Zimbabwe are raising funds to ship their old textbooks to Philadelphia.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I coulda done the laundry instead.

What that shows us is Pennsylvania Avenue full of people walking past for at least three hours. (This matches some other independent accounts, like this at the New York Times.) So more back of the envelope: it's 1.1 miles from Freedom Park to the Capitol, and Pennsylvania is six lanes plus a middle turn lane and some sidewalks -- call it 100 feet wide. That's about 600,000 square feet, so if it were a crowd standing still, that is at least 100,000 people. We've got a picture of that, so that's got to be a lower bound.

Well there, that proves it now. Eh?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

well, THAT oughta help improve the spelling on those teabagger signs.

stankmeister fish said...

Who needs libraries when you have Amazon Plus?

Anonymous said...

No need for libraries if you have the Readers Digest. Hunnerts of books in one copy, so Dan Bana says.