You heard right, sandwiches have been declared racist by a Portland area school principal, a Ms. Verenice Gutierrez. One of the many "wise latinas" our country has shamefully exploited for eons, Principal Gutierrez asked the burning question most educators are too afraid to ask: "What about Somali or Hispanic students who might not eat sandwiches?". She courageously singled out the flagrantly provocative PB&J for its inherent cultural insensitivity and bias. Clearly she has a keen eye for the subtleties of pre-adolescent culinary preferences as it relates to "white privilege". We're so lucky to have a person like this teaching our children.
The Blog: A compendium of thoughts on politics, world affairs, economics, pop culture and social issues, from the center right perspective of me--Bryan McGrath--a University of Virginia graduate who spent a career in the world's greatest Navy keeping my mouth shut about politics and social issues (ok, publicly keeping it shut). Those days are over! I've also invited a few friends to join in, so pull up a chair and chime in where you will. Keep it clean, civil, concise and relevant.
The Fish: The fish is a "coat of arms" for the blog, symbolizing three formative influences in the life of the blog founder. The first is his experience at the University of Virginia--symbolized most importantly by the fish itself, or a caricature of a "Wahoo", the fish we have acquired as an informal nickname. Additionally there is the sword, the sword of a Cavalier. It is not wielded in a threatening manner, as this is a civil blog. But it is there, should it be needed. Thirdly, there is the influence of 21 years in the Navy--symbolized by the anchor on the Wahoo's fin (and again, the sword) . Finally, there is the bowler, tuxedo, and monocle, symbols of a refined, intellectual conservatism, or what I seek to encourage here.
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