Day: November 10, 2016

Northern California high school student hands out deportation letters to classmates

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Seems there are an awful lot of people making unsavory jokes these days.

VIA KRCR News 7:

A Shasta High School student handed out ‘deportation’ letters to students of different ethnicities, according to Jim Cloney the Shasta High School Unified School District Superintendent.

Cloney noted the student recorded himself handing out letters with with word ‘deportation’ on it. The video was then posted onto Twitter.

The student was contacted and told administrators it was done as a joke.

The video has since been taken down, Cloney said.

Cloney added the school will not tolerate this behavior. However it was not clear what actions the school has taken, if any, to discipline the student.

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North Carolina KKK hosts "VICTORY KLAVALKADE KLAN PARADE" to celebrate Trump

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The North Carolina Ku Klux Klan offers you “racial greetings” and invites you to celebrate the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States with a good old fashioned parade, dressed in sheets.

Via Snopes:

A spokeswoman for the group, who provided us with the name Amanda, said the parade would be “unannounced.” She did not give us any further information, such as the event’s time or specific location, other than to say it will take place in North Carolina.

The KKK representative was responding to our inquiry as to whether the group had held a Trump victory rally on 9 November 2016 on a freeway overpass in the city of Mebane. She confirmed they had not, but she alerted us to the upcoming parade.

We reached out to the press office for Trump’s campaign for comment and have not heard back.

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Letter to my black daughter under a Trump presidency

Image: Carla Sinclair

Hi Kid,

On Election Night, you went to bed crying, and this time, I couldn’t fix it. Like half the country, you thought you would be going to bed with a Democrat and a woman as your president-elect. I wiped away a big, globby tear from the end of your nose, proud of you for caring so deeply. I said it was going to be OK. I explained that, “politics goes back and forth, and this year it just wasn’t our turn. Remember when I was for Obama and you were for Hillary, and she lost the primary, but you ended up liking Obama?” Your thirteen year-old defiance broke through your tears, as you declared, “No, this is different!”

You then spouted off a litany of things I didn’t know you thought much about:

“It’s different because Donald Trump doesn’t have the basic morals of everything our country stands for. He doesn’t even have the morals of a normal person, or a normal Republican. It’s not that the other side won. It’s that the person who won is literally against half of the people in the country. He doesn’t like Muslims, he doesn’t like Mexicans, anyone who is LGBT, he definitely doesn’t like women, or people of color. He doesn’t like ME. It seems like he only likes people like himself — white males. How can he be our president?”

He’s our president because people voted for him and he won the election. I will be raising you under a Donald Trump presidency until you go to college in four years. But you’re right, it is different. I admit I don’t know how to talk to you about racism and sexism sometimes, because we haven’t had to face it too much so far.

For most of your life, your president was an exemplary family man who treated his wife and daughters with love and respect and never talked about women in degrading ways. For the past eight years, your president had the same skin color as you, and he was raised by a single mom, just like you. His mother was white, and his father was black, just like you. Your skin color is a ridiculous things to even mention, except in our country, it matters.

As your mom, I find it so hard to teach you that something doesn’t matter but at the same time matters so much. How do I tell you that Black Lives Matter when you can see on YouTube that they don’t seem to? You will be driving in two years. I will need to teach you how to be arrested without getting hurt or even killed. As a white person, how do I tell you what to do when you are treated differently because of how you look? My parents never had to teach me that. I only have until you’re eighteen to get this right — when you’re old enough to cast your own vote.

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Illuminated multi-power LED head magnifier

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I bought this illuminated multi-power LED head magnifier for $10 in 2013, and I have used it at least a 100 times. That’s 10 cents per use. To use it, you put the band around your head and tighten it with the side knobs so it is snug. It’s comfortable and great for soldering, eyeglass repair, art, lice inspection, and so many other things that require magnification. The LED is powered by two AAA cells (thankfully not coin-batteries) and I’ve only had to change them once (after leaving it on by mistake). I consider this an essential household tool.

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Sausage, Sage & Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread, Sausage & Sage Stuffing

Simple swaps can give old favorites new life. In this Thanksgiving stuffing recipe, I swapped traditional cubes of rustic white bread for toasted cornbread to make a stuffing that feels fresh without straying too far from the familiar (and beloved).

Cornbread lends a faint sweetness to the stuffing and a distinctive toothsome texture, while flavors like browned sausage and fresh sage strike familiar flavor notes. Cornbread stuffing is also an excellent option for those who need to eat gluten-free.

This stuffing ends up closer to a classic Thanksgiving bread stuffing than a true Southern-style cornbread stuffing, but with flavors and ingredients that everyone can enjoy.

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