Dr. Seuss a Racist Subversive

The liberals in Massachusetts, or at least one of them, has once again proven that no good deed goes unpunished. I’m referring to Cambridgeport, Mass., Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro’s refusal of ten books sent to her library by Melania Trump. The First Lady sent 10 Dr. Seuss books to a school in every state to mark National Read a Book Day. Ms. Soeiro refused the gift, noting that HER school has over 9,000 volumes as well as a librarian (Ms. Soeiro) who has an advanced degree in library science and they don’t need the books. There was no word on whether Ms. Soeiro felt that perhaps one of those despicable public schools, who depend on public servant staff or (gasp!) volunteers might benefit from the books. Probably not, since the esteemed Madam Librarian took pains to inform us all that the Dr. Seuss’s books are “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.” Who knew that Dr. Seuss was a radical racist shill of white supremacy?
According to CBS News, the school district counseled Ms. Soeiro about using public resources as a political platform. Parents of students at the school appeared supportive of her actions.

This effort by liberals to turn everything into a political issue is getting old very quickly. When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc, the left wasted little time in blaming this year’s unusually severe hurricane season on global warming, using the devastation in Houston and Florida as an excuse to criticize President Trump’s decision not to participate in the Paris accord. Now someone else has taken the opportunity to turn a gracious gift by someone associated with the President into an example of racism and stereotyping, not to mention using her access to the school’s blog as a platform to promote herself.  I’m anxiously waiting for the media uproar over this attack on the First Lady. I mean, can you imagine what would have happened if it had been Michelle Obama whose gift was rejected. Something ells me I’ll be waiting a long time.

Wrapping Up Meatless August

It’s September 1. Meatless August is over, done, finished, terminated. Here are my conclusions.

I could be a vegetarian. I probably won’t be a vegetarian. There are several reasons. As I thought about them over the last few days, here is where I find myself.

I didn’t feel significantly different going meatless than I did before. The only thing I really noticed was a decrease in night time indigestion. That tells me that I need to be more careful about when I eat meat and how much, not necessarily that I need to eliminate it.

Because I didn’t notice a big difference health-wise and because I don’t have ethical objections to eating meat, it comes down to a matter of what is more convenient. Eating vegetarian was too inconvenient. I had to think about every meal, especially when eating out. Eating became a chore.

Going vegetarian was a lot easier than eating a low-carb diet, which I have done. Being meatless for 30 days was much more tolerable than going carb-less. When you start looking at it, carbohydrates are everywhere. Potatoes, bread, pasta, rice, chocolate, potato chips. That was really a challenge and I often felt deprived on that diet. I can’t say I ever felt deprived by eliminating meat. I just didn’t see a commensurate benefit to giving up something I enjoy.

So the experiment is over. Tomorrow I’m having a hamburger,