Storms vs. Dewey

With all the financial problems keeping the Sunshine State under cloud cover, you would think that the state’s senators would be focused on finding solutions. You would think wrong.

State Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, says the venerable Dewey Decimal System is too confusing.

Storms usually rails against the lack of creationism education in science classes, but last month she switched gears, hinting at what may be her new crusade: getting rid of the numerical system used to catalog books in libraries.

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5 Responses to Storms vs. Dewey

  1. zygosporangia says:

    Really? Storms is best serving the tax payers by going against the Dewey Decimal system?

    I personally love Dewey. I organize the books in my, ahem, modest home library using DDS. If it weren’t for Dewey, I’d have a terrible time keeping my books organized. I only have between one and two thousand books. I could only imagine what the typical library faces, with between thirty thousand and five hundred thousand books.

    The ridiculous thing about Storms’ claim is that she then recommends that libraries use the same system as Barnes and Noble. Barnes and Noble organizes books by category… which is the same way Dewey works. The difference between B&N and Dewey is that Dewey has been honed for more than a hundred years, while B&N continually reorganizes books for sales.

  2. IVORY GIRL says:

    I think Storm’s would like a system that would make it easier for her to
    ban the books SHE thinks are not suitable. I hate this woman!!!!

  3. PatrickHenry says:

    If we’re talking about Ronda and the Dewey Decimal System, then I know it’s boorish, but I gotta give myself a plug here: The Brain of Ronda Storms.

  4. Karl says:

    I totally understand what Storms is getting at. She probably doesn’t go to the library that much (and I’m betting most creationists don’t, what with all those non-bibley books with their opposing ideas and opinions not found or endorsed by the bible and such). Maybe her latest visit was her actually first, and upon encountering such a bizarre and possibly satanic numbering system, she immediately looked in her trusty bible to find an acceptable way to deal with it. Since no references were found, she immediately concluded with the usual “if it’s not in the bible, it must be bad” and thus we have this latest crusade/waste of taxpayer money.

    In all seriousness, I’d like to think that this is the end-result of a joke pulled by pranksters using a Christian-themed letter-writing campaign. The only way to find out for sure is to start another one extolling the evils and unchristian nature of fire drills.

  5. zygosporangia says:

    Heh. Maybe she is concerned that the DDS puts ID books in the Religion section. 😉

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