Die already, April Fools’ Day! This may not be trickery but the Baltimore mayor is a total fool for thinking she could get away with this.
This time, let’s start with her physiognomy and background. Definite triangular face shape, which in men I associate with Gamma SMV tendencies. Thin-skinned, obsessive personality, which is great for mastering an intellectual topic but not for relationships.
Large upper eyelids, rounded lower eyelids and thick lips indicate a heavily emotional attitude towards life. Hoop earrings indicate a promiscuous past and frankly, her lips look like she sprained them making duckfaces. However, there’s no cupid’s bow on the lips so actual sexual interest may be lacking.
I suspect that’s a wig she’s wearing. Thick and glossy hair isn’t commonly associated with flesh that emaciated. But if it’s real then her general health is good.
According to my only source (Chinese school) on moles, that mole on her left upper lip indicates trouble with children… halfway between “uterine failure” and “abortion”. The mole on her right cheek, if it is a mole, means “prone to accident with water”. For your entertainment:
The nose is wide, denoting ‘sociable with money’. The nose root is as wide as the rest of the nose, I don’t know what that means. Let’s see if I can look up her nose… the things I do for my art…
Big nostrils, meaning financially generous, with significant flanges/wings, indicating guardedness towards money. Thus, her nose says she wants to hoard wealth for social gain.
Catherine Elizabeth Pugh (b. March 1950) is an American Democratic politician serving as the 50th and current mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. Pugh has been involved in Maryland politics since 1999 when she served on the Baltimore City Council. She has also held office in the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate, serving as the Majority Leader from 2015 to 2016. She first ran for Baltimore City mayor in 2011 and lost the primary to Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Pugh ran again in 2016 and won the primary against former Mayor Sheila Dixon. Pugh then won the mayoral election on November 8, 2016 with 57% of the popular vote, and took office on December 6, 2016. She is Baltimore’s third consecutive female mayor.
In April 2019 Pugh announced she was taking an indefinite leave of absence to recover from pneumonia. The announcement coincided with a scandal over a “self-dealing” book-sales arrangement, whereby organizations allegedly purchased large quantities of Pugh’s books in exchange for contracts with the city.
That last was one quick update. Let’s begin!
Baltimore Mayor To Take Leave Of Absence Over Questionable Children’s Book Sales
By Ryan Grenoble, 2 April 2019
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Monday she plans to take a leave of absence amid a children’s book-selling scandal that’s prompted calls for an investigation and threatens to derail her career.
At the center of the scandal is a series of “Healthy Holly” children’s books that Pugh herself authored and sold at least 140,000 copies of between 2011 and 2018. Pugh sold the majority of the books to government partners, but she also sold around 20,000 to a private company seeking a multimillion dollar contract with the city of Baltimore.
The Baltimore Sun first reported on Monday that health care provider Kaiser Permanente bought around 20,000 of the “Healthy Holly” books for distribution in and around Maryland from 2015 to 2018, paying Pugh $114,000 in the process.
And in a bit of troubling timing, Kaiser’s payments to Pugh overlapped with a $48 million contract the company signed with the city of Baltimore in September 2017 ― a contract approved by a board Pugh controls.
Per the Sun, it’s the latest in a string of lucrative children’s book contracts involving Pugh and “Healthy Holly” going back to 2011, when she sold 20,020 of the self-published books to Baltimore City Public Schools.
Pugh also had a $500,000 deal from 2011 to 2018 to sell 100,000 books to the University of Maryland Medical System, where she’d previously served on the board of directors. Pugh resigned from her position on March 18, days after the yearslong deal came to light.
Pugh seems very avoidant to stressful situations. That didn’t come out in my reading. Could be a function of the triangular face’s passive-aggression on women… there are gendered differences in physiognomy.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) asked State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt to investigate the “deeply disturbing allegations” Monday afternoon:
Pugh initially dismissed the Sun’s inquiries into her book deals as a “witch hunt.” But at a news conference last Thursday, she called the arrangement with the University of Maryland Medical System “a regrettable mistake” and apologized “for any lack of confidence or disappointment” it may have caused. She didn’t take any questions.
I bet not.
“Every day, we get a little bit more,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) remarked to CBS Baltimore after the press conference. “It raises more questions than answers.”
Baltimore public schools told the Sun the district can’t verify if it received the full order of books, shipments of which it called “unsolicited.” The school system has 8,700 “Healthy Holly” books in storage.
In an emailed statement to HuffPost, Kaiser spokesman Scott Lusk said the company has offered a health plan to Baltimore City employees since 1986 — long before the September 2017 contract was agreed to.
And more importantly, before the late ’90s when Pugh entered politics.
As for the books, Kaiser said it purchased copies of “Healthy Holly” as part of a broader program to distribute health-centered literature that’s been ongoing since 2013.
“We purchased Healthy Holly books because we believe residents would be inspired by a book about health and wellness authored by a member of the Baltimore community,” the statement read. “In light of the issues that have been raised, Kaiser Permanente is reviewing the process through which books are selected and procured.”
Translation, Kaiser will cooperate with the prosecution. It seems that pay-to-play isn’t always a mutual benefit.
In fact, Pugh is going to get NUKED on this issue:
8 April 2019
The entire Baltimore City Council on Monday urged Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign amid mounting pressure over sales of children’s books Pugh authored and sold to government partners.
Her response, essentially: No thanks.
That thundering sound you hear is all of Baltimore’s professional crooks running for minimum safe distance from the mayor.
“The entire membership of the Baltimore City Council believes that it is not in the best interest of the City of Baltimore, for you to continue to serve as Mayor,” the Monday morning memo reads. “We urge you to tender your resignation, effective immediately.”
…Citing her health, Pugh has been on a leave of absence since early last week. She doubled down on that explanation for her continued absence in a followup statement Monday in which she rejected the council’s call for her to resign.
“Mayor Pugh has taken a leave to focus on recovering from pneumonia and regaining her health,” the statement read. “She fully intends to resume the duties of her office and continuing her work on behalf of the people and the City of Baltimore.”
Good luck, good-bye and good riddance, Mayor Pugh. And take your childrens’ books with you!
Hmm, what’s her children’s book series about, anyway?
[Mayor Catherine Pugh’s] self-published books, dubbed the “Healthy Holly” series, were distributed to schoolchildren and daycare centers. So what do they say?
The books follow the life of a young African-American girl named Holly. She loves to jump rope, pick out fruit from the grocery store and play with her little brother, Herbie.
She introduces herself to readers, saying: “The fun part about exercise is that you can do it by yourself or with family and friends. … Welcome to my world where exercising is fun!!!”
That’s the point at which every non-brainwashed boy rips the page out of the book, folds it into a paper airplane and gets some exercise. If you want boys to play outside then get out of their way, Public Education System! But no, you school authorities buy these female-centric “go do what we won’t let you do” books instead of dodge balls.
Holly’s day is filled by outings with her parents, who often talk with their daughter about the importance of staying healthy.
“Exercise is when we walk and ride our bikes. It is when we play tennis. It is when we swim,” Holly’s father says on page 8 of the first installment, “Exercising Is Fun,” as the family plays tennis with an anthropomorphic ball wearing glasses.
Props for the book having a father in the family. I can’t believe America has sunk that low.
In book two, titled “A Healthy Start for Herbie,” Holly’s parents bring home a little brother named Herbie. “This book is all about Herbie growing up healthy,” the introduction reads.
When Holly first meets Herbie, she is curious about his small size. “When will he be able to exercise?” she asks her dad. The family gives the baby milk and fruit to help him grow.
I’m getting flashbacks to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, in which the castes are verbally indoctrinated in their sleep. “Exercise is fun… how soon until I can exercise again… I think exercise is fun…”
The third book in the series is called “Fruits Come in Colors like the Rainbow.” Holly accompanies her parents on a trip to San Francisco, where she’s kidnapped and sexually educated by all thirty-two genders.
Okay, that was a shameless lie. Mostly.
The third book in the series is called “Fruits Come in Colors like the Rainbow.” Holly accompanies her parents on a trip to the grocery store where, as a surprise, she gets to pick out the produce. She places apples, bananas and kiwi straight into her family’s shopping cart.
Heehee. “Fruits Come in Colors like the Rainbow.” Oh, I am SO going to use that line.
There is another book in the series titled “Vegetables are Not Just Green.”
Oooh, another one I can use! Catherine Pugh, you have a future on the comedy circuit!
The roughly 20-page books end with tips for parents on how to keep their kids healthy.
“According to the National Institute of Health, children should be doing a certain amount of exercise according to their age…” What happened to my country? Orwellian Institutes of Bureaucracy are lecturing us how to live our lives! Defund them AND their pensions!
On a closing note, this meme I found, hat tip to “Justin Fenton”:
Pay-to-play fraud in order to support Social Justice? I came pretty close with that nose.