AMAZING NEWS: 10-1-2017: The Dr. Seuss’ Green Toads and Spam Edition

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6 thoughts on "AMAZING NEWS: 10-1-2017: The Dr. Seuss’ Green Toads and Spam Edition"

  1. Sam McDonald says:

    So wait, when Michelle Obama donates library books, that’s perfectly okay. But when Melania Trump does the same…it’s somehow bigoted? That’s seems a like a bit of a double standard, especially since it was just Dr. Seuss books.

    1. The story goes like this: Melania’s attempt to gift school libraries was clueless. The school in question is well budgeted and well stocked, the librarian refused because the money and books could have gone to a more needy school. (And that doesn’t even get into the issue of the appropriateness of the books chosen.)

      1. Sam McDonald says:

        Appropriateness? Really? Because I’ve seen that librarian’s Twitter feed, she seems pretty okay with Dr. Seuss, given that she dressed up as the Cat in the Hat.

        1. dollars. her school is flush and can afford what they need…other schools could benefit more. When you do this kind of thing, you do RESEARCH before hand…

          1. Sam McDonald says:

            It was 10 books dude. Pretty sure that wouldn’t help a poorer school all that much. The whole thing sounds more like virtue signaling more than anything.

          2. ten books…times how many other inappropriate choices? The selection was tone deaf, with echoes of “let them eat cake”. You don’t see it, fine. Obviously, enough other people did that it made the news. Disagree? Why not donate some books to a deserving school?

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