Six books from the iconic Dr. Seuss series of children’s books will “stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday,” reported by the Associated Press. Dr. Seuss Enterprises told the AP in a statement, “these books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” said the statement. Books on the chopping block are “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Dr. Seuss Enterprises said the company’s decision was made last year after they “listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academic and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles.”
In 2017 after first lady Melania Trump donated Dr. Seuss books to a school library in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the school’s librarian criticized the gift saying many of his works were “steeped in racist propaganda caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”
Arguably one of the most famously well-known and loved Dr. Seuss books is “The Cat in the Hat” which has also come under criticism but the Enterprise says it “will continue to be published for now.” The AP reports how popular Dr. Seuss remains, “earning an estimated $33 million before taxes in 2020, up from just $9.5 million five years ago, the company said.” In 2020 Forbes listed him as the second-highest-paid dead celebrities behind pop star Michael Jackson.
Biden HHS Pick Oversaw Disastrous COVID Nursing Home Policy in Pennsylvania
Republicans in the state, including State Sen. Mastriano, had called for Levine’s resignation
Joe Biden’s pick for assistant Human Health Services (HHS) secretary was responsible for the deadly COVID nursing home policy in Pennsylvania.
Last March, Dr. Rachel Levine, the transgender health secretary of Pennsylvania, directed long-term care facilities to admit new patients who were discharged from hospitals who may have had COVID-19. This was ordered to “to alleviate the increasing burden in the acute care settings.”
As COVID outbreaks ravaged the elderly population in the state, Levine’s own 95-year-old mother had the luxury of being removed from her nursing home and into a “premium hotel.”
“My mother requested and my sister and I as her children comply to move her to another location,” Levine said in a press conference in May. “During the COVID-19 outbreak. My mother is 95 years old. She is very intelligent and more than competent to make her own decisions.”
According to data from the New York Times updated earlier this month, Pennsylvania now ranks second for COVID deaths (9,365) from long-term care facilities in the country, placing the state only behind California, which had 10,134 fatalities. Overall, deaths in Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities make up 52 percent of all COVID deaths in the state.
Republicans in the state, including State Sen. Doug Mastriano, had called for Levine’s resignation.
“These failings are compounded by being complicit in the virus spreading through our elder care homes, triggered by unscientific and illogical directives, forcing them to readmit COVID-19 patients,” he said. “Let me state this clearly, this order by Secretary Levine is responsible for the deaths of approximately 2,500 of our citizens and displays the gross incompetence of someone unfit for office. The bottom line is Secretary Levine has failed to protect our most vulnerable population.”
In June, Levine defended the nursing home policies put in place and said, “They contracted the virus in the facility. So it doesn’t mean they were bringing it to the facility. The virus was already there.”
Biden released a statement on his nomination of Levine today:
“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond. She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf congratulated Levine today, writing on Twitter, “Dr. Levine has been a wise, calm, and dedicated partner during this pandemic and I couldn’t be prouder of the tireless work she’s done to serve Pennsylvanians. She will be missed, but I know she will be a tremendous leader at @HHSGov.”
Dr. Levine has been a wise, calm, and dedicated partner during this pandemic and I couldn’t be prouder of the tireless work she’s done to serve Pennsylvanians.
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 19, 2021
Charlie Breaks Down His 3 Rules For Moving From One State To Another
In his latest podcast episode of “Ask Charlie Anything,” Charlie Kirk breaks down his three rules for moving to another state that does not share the politics of the state you are moving from.
Victor from New Mexico asked Charlie, “What do you think about people leaving blue states to red states? Don’t you think it’s somewhat hypocritical if they leave a blue state to a red state and continue to vote the way they used to?”
Kirk used Florida as his example to answer this question as people have been flocking there from tyrannical states with extreme lock-downs to get back to normalcy and freedom.
He goes on to explain how states handled the Chinese Coronavirus differently, with Florida and South Dakota performing wonderfully while states like New York, California, and Illinois handled it terribly and destroyed their economies by continuing to lock-down and also not allowing schools to open.
Kirk points out that the one common denominator among the terrible states is that they are all run by Democrats. The problem is that people who voted for these politicians and their failed policies are fleeing the blue states for more prosperous red states. Unfortunately they don’t seem to leave their bad ideologies in the place they left and try to change the states that they move to.
Charlie breaks down his 3 Rules for moving:
- People must remember that they are moving for a reason. Moving is not an easy process so the reason is usually a strong one in order to uproot your life. Typically you are not satisfied in your current condition or something looks better on the other side. If you don’t realize that politics play a big role in that decision then you are in for a wake up call.
- The change that you think you want to bring to the state you’re moving to is probably not a good one and should be left in the state you came from. There is a reason the red state you are moving to is doing well as they have policies in place that work for the people in that state.
- A lot of natives in the red state that you are moving to do not have the ability to move and also enjoy the state they live in so don’t impose your failed ideologies from your blue state that will make their situation worse.
Listen to Charlie breakdown his rules in the podcast below.