Self-described Tea Party activists in at least two states threw their Kindle ebooks onto bonfires over Halloween weekend to protest a book they call both offensive to their patriotic feelings and a danger to the country.
Gold Hill, OR, November 1, 2011 - It was a cold, wet Halloween along the banks of the Rogue River in southern Oregon, just perfect for what self-described Tea Party activist Trapper Christian called a "good, old-fashioned book burning." What he threw onto the fire was not a book your grandmother would recognize however, but the electronic reading device called a Kindle, and he was not alone.
Joining him via the Internet were two friends and fellow Tea Party Book Club members, Roger Rodomontade of Orem, Utah, and Marco Bozio of Roseburg, Oregon, who simultaneously threw their ebooks onto bonfires at their respective locations, and then shared photos of them burning online through a social networking site.
Though there are many thousands of book titles available to ebook readers, the ire of these men was directed at one in particular, Rudy Can't Fail by W. Dipper, which was recently added to the online Kindle bookstore.