Written by Kevin Heffernan
Well that doesn’t really jive with what Fox News told me…
We were going to write this whole satire piece about reality not being what Fox News told us it was, but forget those idiots, forget the President and his lies.
It’s Christmas. Whenever it is that we take our heads out of the chaos that is shopping for things our families don’t need until we’re broke, maybe it’s after drink number six on Christmas eve, we usually have a spare 10 seconds to reflect on how great we have it. Your job may suck, but you have one. Your family may be weird, but they’re alive. Your apartment may be too small, but the hot water works, and you can drink from the faucet.
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Now, enjoy some images of what Christmas is all about. Smiles. Food. Cookies. Happiness and Peace. This event was put on by Jericho Road Community Health Center at a library in Riverside. Mary Schaefer interviewed some of those celebrating that day. Faces and photos may not necessarily correspond with interviews, due to privacy requests made my some of those present that day.
A: [All laugh] – Everything! Our teachers, the Christmas tree and stockings, and being together with our classmates and having fun with them.
A: Sweet bread/cookie/pastry called kleicha
A: Just a little bit