Huckleby wrote:By this logic, any and all services can be justified. There is no purpose to libraries, they just are.
I have absolutely no clue what that's even supposed to mean.
Huckleby wrote:Libraries are merely warehouses for stuff, any stuff as long as it is free to public, and provides tasks for the warehouse workers.
They're not warehouse workers, jackass. And yes, I'm taking personal umbrage here because my mother was a librarian. People get advanced degrees to learn how to "warehouse" this stuff you're droning on about and if you don't think there's a science to it, you know even less than I suspected you did when you started in on this conservative contention of yours.
In the rest of your screed, you equate making choices with being anti-librarian.
Again ... huh? You're talking about gutting services, man. And then you bristle at being compared to notorious down-sizers like Romney. You're an enigma, dude. That's about as nice as I can put it.
I don't think you are very thoughtful.
High praise given your responses to the barrage of salient points thrown at you from all angles in this thread. You don't even really understand the system you're decrying ... oh, but I'm the unthoughtful one.
By the way, have you ever in your life conceded an argument? Because for someone who ended his OP with the words "I'm conflicted," nothing you've written since seems anything but guardedly defensive of your half-baked preconceptions.