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  • The Dr. Seuss Museum doesn’t seem to have a problem with the First Lady

    10/01/2017 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 1, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this week John touched on the festival of hot takes surrounding Liz Phipps Soeiro, the librarian at Cambridgeport Elementary School who attempted to refuse a donation of Dr. Seuss books from First Lady Melania Trump. I specify “attempted” because it turned out that the school board stepped in and said it wasn’t her call to begin with. That hot mess should have come and gone fairly quickly, but it turns out that there was another chapter of the story to be written.The Mayor of the town where Dr. Seuss (actually Theodor Geisel) was born decided to add some balance...
  • Diamond And Silk Rip Librarian a new one for Rejecting The Dr Seuss books sent by...

    09/30/2017 4:57:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | September 30, 2017 | Diamond and Silk
    Diamond And Silk Rip Librarian a new one for Rejecting The Dr Seuss books sent by Melania Trump
  • Mayor fires back after librarian calls Dr. Seuss book cliche

    09/29/2017 8:58:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 29, 2017 | The Associated Press
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The mayor of Dr. Seuss' hometown fired back at a school librarian on Thursday who called the children's author's books "racist" and "cliche" in rejecting a donation of them from Melania Trump. The comments of Cambridge Public Schools librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro were "political correctness at its worst," Springfield, Massachusetts, Mayor Domenic Sarno said in a statement. "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, I think her comments stink and are ridiculous towards our beloved Dr. Seuss," he said. Dr. Seuss, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, was born and raised in Springfield.....
  • School district says it ‘didn't authorize’ librarian’s letter rejecting books donated by Melania

    09/28/2017 7:05:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 28, 2017 | Dialynn Dwyer
    Officials at Cambridge Public Schools are distancing the district from a letter penned by a school librarian rejecting books donated by first lady Melania Trump. In the blog post, published Tuesday on the Horn Book, Liz Phipps Soeiro, a library media specialist at the district’s Cambridgeport School, began by thanking the first lady for the 10 Dr. Seuss books sent to her school “for its high standards of excellence.” But she went on to explain why they would not be keeping the gifted titles. “Cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit are suffering through expansion, privatization, and school ‘choice’ with no...
  • Cambridge Public Schools Librarian to Return Book Donation by FLOTUS Melania Trump

    09/27/2017 4:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Patch ^ | September 27, 2017 | Dana Forsythe
    A Cambridge Public Schools librarian has explained why her class won't be keeping a donation of books donated by First Lady Melania Trump. In an open letter on the book review site, Horn Book, elementary school librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro explained that her school already has thousands of books and postured that there were schools in greater need of the donation. She also took the opportunity to criticize the policies of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Soeiro criticized the choice of donated books as well. "So, my school doesn’t have a NEED for these books. And then there’s the matter...
  • Former Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri has book deal

    09/27/2017 4:34:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | September 27, 2017 | Hillel Italie, The Associated Press
    Hillary Clinton's former director of communications has her own story to tell. Jennifer Palmieri is working on a "book of lessons" for future women leaders, Grand Central Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book is called "Dear Madam President," an "open letter" drawing upon Palmieri's experience in politics, including her time with Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and her years as communications director during the Obama administration. Grand Central plans to release "Dear Madam President" on March 27. "'Dear Madam President' empowers and emboldens women to reach for the top rung in any situation, using informative insider stories and...
  • RU reacts to Hillary Clinton coming to Roosevelt (FReep possible in Chicago?)

    09/24/2017 9:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Torch ^ | September 24, 2017 | Vanessa Leal
    Starting this September, Hillary Clinton will be touring the U.S. and Canada to promote her latest book, “What Happened,” in which she talks about her experiences during the 2016 presidential elections. The exciting news is her stage in Chicago will be the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, speaking on Oct. 30. Although it is not an event promoted by RU, it is a big deal to have Hillary Clinton speaking in the campus. Students are interested in attending but the average ticket goes for $200, which may be too much for some RU students. “I think it is pretty cool...
  • Controversial Antifa Expert Prefers ‘Social Revolution’ to ‘Terrorist Group’

    09/12/2017 10:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Bedford + Bowery ^ | September 12, 2017 | Mary Reinholz
    Bluestockings bookstore quickly filled to capacity last night for Mark Bray, a former Occupy Wall Street organizer turned Dartmouth history lecturer who is making waves with the publication of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. Soon after its release last month, the president of Dartmouth rebuked him in a strongly worded statement after Bray, appearing on “Meet the Press,” expressed support for the sometimes violent tactics of Antifa, that mysterious network of masked anarchists, socialists, communists and varied others who have clashed with white supremacists and neo-Nazis, tragically in Charlottesville. About 100 of Dartmouth’s faculty then attacked the president for criticizing their...
  • Book Review: "The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun" - by Matthew Bracken

    08/23/2017 9:26:32 AM PDT · by MeganC · 34 replies
    Vanity-self ^ | July 17, 2017 | Matthew Bracken
    One of our very own FReepers wrote a book called, "The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun", which was released last month. I ordered it and read it and hope you'll bear with me as I offer my review of the book. First, I do not know Matthew outside of Free Republic and I'm getting nothing for doing this review. The story takes place at some point in the future. Maybe a decade from now, maybe twenty years from now. The world has faced a crisis in which fiat currencies like the dollar and the Euro have fallen and trade is done...
  • Assistant Principal Removed for Authoring Pepe the Frog Children's Book

    08/18/2017 9:47:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    An assistant principal was removed from his position at the Rodriguez Middle School in Denton, Texas after it was discovered he wrote a children’s book starring the controversial internet meme character Pepe the Frog. In Eric Hauser’s 54-page illustrated story, titled The Adventures of Pepe and Pede, the anthropomorphic frog protagonist Pepe and his centipede friend Pede work together to rid their local swamp of the antagonist Alkah, a bearded alligator who has brought chaos to the entire Wishington Farm. To vanquish their deceitful foe, Pepe and Pede throw magical buds from their farm’s Honesty Tree, apparently red-pilling the alligator...
  • 24 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into A TV Series

    08/15/2017 10:03:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jamie Jones
    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which books need to be turned into TV Shows. Here are some of the best responses...
  • A Black Lives Matter founder on its evolution, future — and Trump

    08/11/2017 12:36:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Metro ^ | August 10, 2017 | Nikki M. Mascali
    In four years, Black Lives Matter went from a hashtag about social injustice to a full-fledged global civil rights movement. Metro spoke with Patrisse Cullors, who cofounded Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013, about its evolution, fighting racism in the age of Trump, her upcoming memoir and what saying “all lives matter” really means. What is the biggest misconception you find people have about Black Lives Matter? Patrisse Cullors: That we just started a hashtag. That it isn’t a sophisticated set of ideas that would lead to a larger strategy to build out, a powerful...
  • Interview with Matt Bracken (My new counter-jihad novel is out: "The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun.")

    08/01/2017 2:38:28 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 67 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 1, 2017 | Matt Bracken
    WRSA: What does the title of your new novel refer to? Red sandstone cliffs are common to the coastal region of Morocco I’m writing about, and they feature in the story. All the Dan Kilmer novels are going to contain a geographical feature in their titles. So far I’ve used up “Cay” and “Cliffs”, so I don’t anticipate running out soon. WRSA: I couldn’t find Cape Zerhoun or Port Zerhoun on any maps of Morocco. It’s a composite of a few different locations, but is largely based on the historical pirate port of Salé from the corsair era but relocated...
  • ‘Make It So’: ‘Star Trek’ and Its Debt to Revolutionary Socialism

    07/27/2017 5:14:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 24, 2017 | A.M. Gittlitz
    H. G. Wells’s foundational work of political science fiction, “The Time Machine,” predicted a future in which a small utopia of sprightly elites is kept running by a subclass that lives below the ground and is reduced to bestial violence. This prediction, carried to a horrifically logical extent, represented the intense wealth disparity of the Victorian England in which Wells wrote the novel. Judging from the major political narratives of the fictions of our era, films like “The Hunger Games,” “Elysium” and “Snowpiercer,” the certainty of a future rendered increasingly barbarous by class division remains essentially the same.
  • 47 Years of Racial Healing

    07/25/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-25-17 | MOTUS
    I’ve decided to reread a Tom Wolfe book during my week away from fake news. But which one? He’s such a prolific writer and the choices span both genres and generations: Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House…since I just reread - and reported on - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test last year, during The Occupation, so that’s out: Interestingly, what was “new” journalism then – injecting yourself into the story and relating the facts as you  fancifully see fit, is now just journalism. Once the purview of Fine Arts and English programs, non-fiction today...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes Back (sues Simon and schuster)

    07/07/2017 1:54:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Publishers Weekly ^ | 7-7-17 | John Maher
    At a rain-soaked rally on July 7 in Midtown Manhattan, about 100-150 fans and a large contingent of police lined the sidewalk by S&S's offices. There, just after noon, Yiannopoulos announced that he had filed a lawsuit against Simon & Schuster with the Supreme Court of the State of New York earlier that morning. S&S, he said, let him keep $80,000 of the advance he had been paid. He is seeking damages of "at least" $10 million. "They have to pay for silencing conservatives," he said at the rally. "How many books could I have sold with their marketing muscle?"
  • The Summer Reading List by George Weigel

    07/06/2017 1:27:11 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    First Things ^ | 6/28/2017 | George Weigel
    I recently met the good people of St. Benedict Elementary School in South Natick, Massachusetts, which offers classical Catholic education to some very fortunate youngsters. The extensive summer reading lists the school suggests to those kids’ parents put me in mind of my high school English teacher, the late Fr. W. Vincent Bechtel—who did not, however, do suggestions, but made sure that his charges kept their noses to the grindstone from June through August by assigning us at least a half-dozen novels. Some of them—like Paul Horgan’s Things As They Are—I still reread with pleasure, a half-century later. So herewith,...
  • High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors

    06/23/2017 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6.22.2017 | Trey Sanchez
    A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a summer reading list chock full of conservative authors from which to choose, including Ann Coulter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and libertarian John Stossel. But parents became concerned that it leaned too far right and so now, the kids don’t have to read anything over the summer.
  • Who Is to Blame for the 7 and 7 Cocktail?

    06/10/2017 3:55:42 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 8, 2017 | Kevin Kosar
    The American Spectator’s Kevin Kosar badgers the Toronto writer Adam McDowell. Kevin Kosar: Congrats on the publication of Drinks: A User’s Guide (Tarcher, 2016). It’s a smart-looking book, and I enjoyed it. So how’s the weather in Minnesota? Adam McDowell: It’s lovely, there are Canadian flags everywhere, people being very polite to each other. Kosar: Wait…. you’re a Canadian? In Canada? McDowell: Yes, born and raised in Toronto. Kosar: Why? McDowell: I’ve never had a doctor’s bill in my life. That’s explanation enough. Kosar: As a Canadian, I trust you consume barbarous quantities of drinks like Yukon Jack, Canadian Club,...
  • MILO Book ‘Dangerous’ Back on Sale; Soars to #1 on Amazon, Passes Clinton, Sasse

    06/06/2017 5:14:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/5/2017 | Charlie Nash
    Dangerous, the book by former Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, was released for pre-order for the second time on Sunday, overtaking both Chelsea Clinton and Ben Sasse’s books and soaring to #1 on the Amazon best sellers list within a day. The book is now being published through Milo’s own “Dangerous Books” publishing house, after former publisher Simon and Schuster decided to drop the title. That decision was made despite the fact that the book had already received over 75,000 pre-orders, according to Milo. Left-wing activists, journalists, and celebrities celebrated the cancellation of Dangerous months ago. However, the relaunched book...