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Sixty people lost their jobs over immigrant protest

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From The Charlotte Observer: In at least five states, roughly 60 people lost their jobs this week after they skipped work to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Thursday, according to local media reports.

The protest, which was aimed at highlighting the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy, called on all immigrants to not work or buy anything Thursday and succeeding in shutting down businesses across the country, according to CNN. It is unclear, however, how many people participated in the strike, according to ABC News.

Still, around five dozen people say their participation in the protest cost them their employment as businesses fired them for not showing up to work.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, 12 Latino workers at the I Don’t Car Bar and Grill told KTUL that they were fired over text message because they did not show up for their scheduled shift and did not call in. “You and your family are fired. I hope you enjoyed your day off, and you can enjoy many more. Love you,” the restaurant owner texted one employee, according to screenshots provided to the station.

The employees told KTUL that while they expected to be reprimanded for missing work, they did not expect to be fired. However, the owner maintained the move was not political and was simply the result of the bar’s strict “no show/no call policy.” The owner also told KTUL has fired others recently for the same offense. Tulsa Public Radio reports that the restaurant has already started looking for new workers.

In King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, six workers at Bahama Breeze restaurant were barred from entering the building on Friday after missing work Thursday, a local activist told the Philadelphia Inquirer. As in Tulsa, none of the workers told their boss they would be missing work.

The activist later said all the employees had been rehired after people called the restaurant to complain.

However, Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Bahama Breeze, disputed the activist’s claims, saying no one was ever fired in the first place, according to Rich Jeffers, a spokesman for the company.

In Nolensville, Tennessee, 18 people were fired from Bradley Coatings, Incorporated, a local painting company, according to News Channel 5. The people fired told the news station that they informed their superiors on Wednesday that they would be participating in the protest and that when they failed to show up the next day, they were all fired.

Bradley Coatings confirmed the firings to News Channel 5 in a statement but also insisted that the terminations were not a political statement.

“The reason these employees missed work — to engage in peaceful demonstrations — had nothing to do with BCI’s decision to terminate them,” the statement read. “BCI regrets this situation, but it has contracted with its clients to complete work on a schedule set by the client’s general contractor.”

In Lexington, South Carolina, employees of Encore Boat Builders LLC were told not to participate in the protest or they would be fired, according to WLTX. However, 21 workers did not show up for work and were accordingly terminated. The company declined to comment to WLTX.

In Bonita Springs, Florida, six staff members at a daycare are no longer employed. Two say they were fired for wanting to participate in the protest, while four others say they resigned in protest after their colleagues were let go. However, the daycare’s head told NBC2 that no one was fired and that all six quit.

All five states, like the vast majority of states in the U.S., recognize at-will employment, which means employers can fire workers at any time without advance notice for any reason. While South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Tennessee all recognize some exceptions to this doctrine, Florida does not, per the National Conference of State Legislatures.

UPDATE: This story has been corrected and updated with comments from Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Bahama Breeze, denying that any workers were fired.

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Boob in a Burqa

Next time you take celebrity political opinions too seriously, remember Janet Jackson’s latest wardrobe malfunction.

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Massachusetts kids make valentines: ‘To Islam, With Love’

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Useful idiots. Allah does not permit those of Islamic faith to celebrate that which belongs to Christians. Try explaining how inclusive that is to the kiddos.

From Boston Globe: Lots of kids make lots of Valentine’s Day cards this time of year, but the cards hung on a display inside the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on Sunday afternoon were different. Among the usual red and pink, hearts and doilies, glitter and paint, were messages in Arabic.

More than 150 adults and children showed up for “To Islam, With Love,” a card-making marathon at the school’s Design and Media Center.

The handmade pieces will be delivered to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury around Valentine’s Day, along with others mailed in by people who couldn’t attend, said Tanya Nixon-Silberg, co-founder of Wee the People, which organized the event.

Twelve Boston Latin Academy students who study Arabic at the school volunteered their time at the event to help families write the Arabic script. Members of the Arabic program created a handout with “phrases of love” in Arabic as a guide, according to Katie Quackenbush, who teaches Arabic at the school.

“On a very visceral level, kids understand when someone’s not being nice to someone,” said Nixon-Silberg. “If kids can understand fairness, they can understand unfairness, which means they can understand injustice.”

Parents in the room said they felt a duty to make the local Muslim community feel wanted and included, especially given some of the heated rhetoric expressed during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. And though the children in the room were young — most under 10 years old — their parents and caretakers wanted to get started early, teaching inclusion to the next generation.

“I don’t think they’re ever too young to teach empathy and support for others,” said Lisa Ballew, of Melrose, who brought her two young children to the event. Her 4-year-old son, Henry, said he was there to make cards for Muslims, “because some people don’t like them and we want to cheer them up.”

From attending rallies to contacting legislators to supporting local nonprofit groups, “every day, we do something” to spread inclusion and stand against Trump’s rhetoric, said Lynn Brown, of Jamaica Plain, who was at the event with her partner and her partner’s nephew Noren. That morning, she said, they had called the office of Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona.

It took a few tries, but 3-year-old Noren carefully used a clothespin to attach his card to the display. Scrawled in marker upon the red heart glued to the white doily, he explained, was a drawing of “a machine for when monkeys get hot.”

Renato Milone and his wife, Monica Cohen, smiled as their 1 1/2-year-old daughter climbed around his shoulders like a jungle gym, blue paint smeared on her face and hands. “This is beautiful,” he said. “With or without Donald Trump, this should happen every day.”

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Liberals plan to “moon” Chicago’s Trump Tower

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Facebook cover photo for #RumpsAgainstTrump

Liberals doing what they do best: making asses out of themselves.

From ABC Chicago: Hundreds of people plan to moon the Chicago’s Trump Tower in an eye-catching attempt to persuade Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

According to the Facebook event for “Chicago Moons the Trump Tower,” interested parties should meet at Trump Tower around 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and be prepared to drop their pants by “the crack” of 4:00 p.m.

The Facebook event reads: “Donald Trump doesn’t think the American people want to see his tax returns, so let’s show him that we do in the classiest way possible!”

So far, more than 400 people on Facebook said they will attend, and another 1,700 said they’re interested.

From their Facebook page:

S#!TSHOW Presents: Operation “Kiss Our Asses, Release Your Taxes!” In 2006, a Maryland state circuit court determined that mooning is a form of artistic expression protected by the First Amendment as a form of speech.

Donald Trump doesn’t think the American people want to see his tax returns, so let’s show him that we do in the classiest way possible!

Meet at 3:30 PM at Trump Tower, right in front by the riverside. At the crack of 4:00 PM (pun intended), we’ll pull down our pants for a whole 10 seconds and send a powerful message to the Washington elites. #RumpsAgainstTrump

h/t Twitchy

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Designer Obana showcases new line of homeless menswear

Sam Reed reports for Pret-a-Porter that Daisuke Obana, designer of Japanese menswear label N. Hoolywood, sparked quite the debate on Feb. 1, 2017 with his homeless youth-inspired fall 2017 collection at New York Men’s Fashion Week.

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Some critics, as well as homeless advocates, call the collection, “tasteless,” “tone-deaf” and “insensitive”. As an example, Fashionista‘s Steve Dool wrote in his review that Obana’s vision was “either condescending, ignorant, almost inconceivably out of touch or some hellish combination of all three,” and that Obana’s collection was “like a fetishized version of homelessness. The clothes individually were luxurious and expensive. … The N. Hoolywood homeless man is a sanitized, polished type of homeless.”

Others, however, went all SJW, seeing great profundity in the homeless menswear collection. One of Obana’s admirers is The New York Times‘ Guy Trebay, who waxed eloquent, pointing out “that the glass of fashion is mostly a reflective device” and that Obana’s homeless menswear “served as a reminder of an often invisible population — one that, in light of recent studies showing that in almost no place in the United States can a person working a 40-hour week at minimum wage afford a one-bedroom apartment at fair market rent, seems destined to increase.”

Obana told Hype Beast ahead of his show that he was inspired when he “witnessed the ‘gutter punk’ subculture during my travels through America,” and was impressed by their “inventiveness,” and how a plastic bag can be used to carry possessions as well as serving as a waterproof shoe covering when it rains. To emphasize the homeless nature of his new line of menswear, street-cast models were told to hit the catwalk with their eyes downcast with, as NYT‘s Trebay put it, wear “dazed expressions that made some look as though they had forgotten to take their meds.”

Oddly, although he designs menswear, Obana wears only T- and sweat-shirts.

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Obana’s N. Hoolywood collection, however, isn’t cheap. Priced from about $55 to $500, the menswear sells online at East Dane, Yoox and other retailers.

Buyers of the N. Hoolywood line should wear a sign on their back:

Kick me. I’m a Useful Idiot

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~Eowyn

Women’s March in Seattle hurt holiday sales in Chinatown-International District

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Good job libtards! Your butt hurt damaged minority businesses. Aren’t you proud of yourselves?

From Seattle Times: Before the Womxn’s (the Seattle Times spelled it this way. I wonder why…?) March in Seattle last Saturday, some businesses and community members in Chinatown International District were concerned that the march could disrupt sales on what is typically the biggest shopping day of the year for some of the neighborhood’s stores.

They were right.

“It was a big hit for us,” said Leeching Tran, vice president of Viet-Wah Supermarket, which is located on Jackson Street, along the march route from Judkins Park in the Central District to Seattle Center.

Sales at Viet-Wah were 65 percent lower that day compared with the same Saturday before Lunar New Year a year ago. “We set up a little concession stand outside the march and that helped a little bit,” Tran said. “But it really didn’t offset the amount of loss we had that day.”

Sales the next day, which were roughly equal to that of a year ago, weren’t enough to offset Saturday’s loss either, she said.

The march for women’s rights and in protest of President Trump drew an estimated 100,000 to 120,000 people.

That day also happened to be the last Saturday before Lunar New Year, an important holiday in many Asian cultures, which falls on Jan. 28 this year. Many people shop on that last weekend, especially on Saturday, to prepare for the holiday’s festivities and gatherings.

It’s akin to the Black Friday day of shopping that marks the beginning of the Christmas season, said Jamie Lee, program manager for the Seattle Chinatown International District (CID) Preservation and Development Authority.

Restaurants in the CID tended to do well as people from the march stopped in to eat, she said. Grocery stores, though, saw a huge drop in sales. “Paying $10 for a bowl of noodles” doesn’t really offset “someone who patronizes Viet-Wah and does $500 of shopping for Lunar New Year,” she said.

Lee says she supported the march but “our biggest trouble was the lack of outreach done to notify the businesses.”

Uwajimaya, the big Asian grocery store located off the main march route, also saw the difference between sales of prepared foods and grocery items. Its deli exceeded last year’s Saturday before Lunar New Year sales by $4,000, said store director Alann Hamada. But sales at the store itself were down $25,000, more than 17 percent.

The store did make up for some of those losses this week, but “it is quite the challenge as a business to want to support the march at the same time losing the funds you need to pay your people,” he said.

The CID’s annual Lunar New Year Festival was moved from last weekend to this weekend because of the march, Hamada said. “Hopefully marchers will come back to the district to celebrate the new year,” he said.

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An Angry Libtard: Shia LaBeouf arrested at his anti-Trump art installation

Actor Shia LaBeouf started this “performance art”stunt called, “He Will Not Divide Us.” From their web site:

“Commencing at 9am on January 20, 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, the public is invited to deliver the words “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” into a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish.

Open to all, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the participatory performance will be live-streamed continuously for four years, or the duration of the presidency. In this way, the mantra “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” acts as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community.”

So much butt hurt in Shia’s heart that he got arrested, live, in front of his stunt. It’s going to be a LOOOOOONG four years for libtards.

From CNN: Actor and performance artist Shia LaBeouf has been charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation after getting in a scuffle during a rally against Donald Trump early Thursday morning, according to New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Thomas Antonetti.

LaBeouf was arrested and has been released, according to Det. Christopher Pisano.

LaBeouf and a 25-year-old anti-Trump protester got into a verbal exchange in front of the Museum of the Moving Image, and then police say LaBeouf pulled on the man’s scarf, scratching his face while doing so, according to Antonetti.  CNN is attempting to reach out to LaBeouf’s representatives.

LaBeouf is planning to protest President Trump for the next four years with an art exhibit that will run continuously outside the museum.

The installation consists of a white wall with the words “HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US” on it and a camera beneath the words. LaBeouf has invited the public to participate by saying the phrase into the camera, which streams live. The arrest itself appeared to be caught on the live-stream.

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