Jeb Bush: Immigrants are Fertile… And Other News

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According to Jeb Bush, immigrants are more fertile.

And Jeb Bush knows firsthand – his wife was born in Mexico. The former Florida Governor said Friday that immigration reform is needed in part because immigrants are “more fertile” than native U.S. citizens, so they can help offset population declines and boost the economy.

“Immigrants create far more business than native-born Americans,” Jeb Bush said at a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference earlier this week. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.”

Someone’s sucking up to Latinos… not sure if complimenting their fertility is the best way to go about it, but whatever. Politico

Unpaid InternsRevenge of the interns! After two unpaid interns who worked on the set of Black Swan won their lawsuit against the studio, another set of unpaid interns has come forward with a class-action lawsuit – this time against publication giant Condé Nast. The former interns say the company failed to pay them minimum wage at their summer jobs at W Magazine and The New Yorker. Instead, the pair claims they were each paid less than $1 an hour. One of the interns reports having worked 10 hour days and only decided to take action after her editor never sent her the recommendation she needed for course credit. There are up to 1 million unpaid internships offered in the United States every year – which means up to 1 million more possible lawsuits. New York Times

Colorado WildfireCalifornia isn’t the only state with killer wildfires this year. Colorado has now joined the club after a deadly wildfire destroyed 379 homes and killed two people near Colorado Springs. The blaze, which is going 3 days steady, also prompted evacuations in the aptly named town of Black Forest. Nearby, thousands of Colorado Springs residents were on standby, waiting for evacuation orders if the flames got any closer.  NBC News

Quebec no like turbanQuebec really doesn’t like turbans but FIFA has now backed the distinctly racist province into a corner. The Quebec Soccer Federation issued a ban on patkas, keskis and turbans, citing safety issues and the fact that FIFA had not specifically endorsed the headwear. Turns out, they just didn’t want the turbans. FIFA issued a statement saying that turbans are perfectly acceptable on the soccer field and the organization authorizes the Canadian Soccer Federation “to permit all players to wear head covers … in all areas and on all levels of the Canadian football community.” Looks like Quebec will have to suck it up and allow Sikhs to play. Or not. The Quebec federation says it will hold a news conference Saturday to announce its decision regarding the ban. CBC News

Merry Christmas Rick PerryThe War on Christmas debate is starting a little early this year thanks to Texas Governor Rick Perry. On Thursday Perry signed a law protecting Christmas and other holiday celebrations in Texas public schools from legal challenges. Dubbed the ‘Merry Christmas’ bill, the measure removes legal risks of saying ‘Merry Christmas’ in schools while also protecting traditional holiday symbols, provided more than one religion and a secular symbol are also represented. The governor invited cheerleaders from Kountze High School in East Texas to the signing ceremony who wore red “I cheer for Jesus” T-shirts. The Globe and Mail

Michael the NaziThey’re always where you least suspect them: Minnesota! A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit has been found living in Minnesota. The former Nazi has been living there since 1949 when he lied to U.S. immigration officials about his military service. Word on the street is there may be enough evidence to have Michael Karkoc deported and prosecuted. Reports from other men from his units say Karkoc was at the scene of atrocities, including massacres and the burning of villages filled with women and children. And on that happy note, have a good weekend everybody! Associated Press

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