Friday, September 29, 2017

FLOTUS Friday: A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small

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I guess it’s official: everything is political now, even library books. All it takes to make everything political is one lunkhead who decides to take a knee or one lunkheaded librarian who rejects a gift of books from the First Lady because she doesn’t like her husband.  Way to go to bat for the kids, Liz.

liz phips soerioLiz Phipps Soerio takes a knee against free books

Oh, I forgot; Liz is the librarian at an affluent Cambridge school where the kids are privileged and don’t need no stinkin’ books from the Trump White House:

"Why not go out of your way to gift books to underfunded and underprivileged communities that continue to be marginalized and maligned by policies put in place by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos?"

Although that may all be irrelevant, as Ms. Soerio did not approve of the gift book selections either:

"You may not be aware of this," wrote Ms Phipps Soeiro, "but Dr Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children's literature.

She also claimed that the illustrations are examples of “racist propaganda.”

Quick somebody tell Michelle, so she doesn’t ever read another racist cliché to children:

Screen Capture #504

And I understand Liz didn’t approve of Where the Wild Things Are either.

where the wild things areI guess I see her point on that one

Oh well, you can’t win the hearts and minds of everyone. FLOTUS’ staff responded graciously to the snotty librarian:

"Mrs. Trump intends to use her platform as First Lady to help as many children as she can. She has demonstrated this in both actions and words since her husband took office, and sending books to schools across the country is but one example," said Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director. "Turning the gesture of sending young school children books into something divisive is unfortunate, but the First Lady remains committed to her efforts on behalf of children everywhere.

Meanwhile, I see Michelle has insulted independent women across the country who dare think with their brains rather than their lady parts. It was a classic Lady M  putdown, expressed in that homey, semi-inarticulate way of hers:

As far as I'm concerned, any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice in a way. To me, it doesn’t say as much about Hillary ― and everybody’s trying to wonder. Well, what does it mean for Hillary?  No, no, no. What does it mean for us as women? That we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘That guy. He’s better for me. His voice is more true to me.’ Well, to me that just says you don’t like your voice. You like the thing we’re told to like.

Sort of makes you wonder who she voted for in the 2008 Democratic Primary. And if it was Barack, I wonder who told her to?


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