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Emil Guillermo: That “militia” of outsiders from Arizona and Nevada occupying a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon are armed trespassers and not patriots. If people of color took over a federal housing project the National Guard would have been brought in post-haste. The Bundy gang is like a gun-fueled “White Lives Matter” movement. They are anti-government thugs looking for the spotlight.

If they vote, they’re likely Trump or Cruz guys. But you don’t hear much from either of them about these yahoos fueled by the Second Amendment up in Oregon.
They are giving camo a bad name.

Emil Guillermo: This week’s writing–Report says Asian Americans overcharged for SAT Prep; The slur on Asians by the Wall Street Journal; And the deportation cloud over Daniel Maher

SAT PREP OVERCHARGING:  It’s being called a “Tiger Mom Tax.”  There’s nothing illegal about unintended discrimination in online pricing, but that doesn’t make it right. I report on NBCNews.com’s Asian America section.

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TIME TO RETIRE ‘CHINK IN THE ARMOR.” : It’s ok if you’re a fashion reporter discussing the latest medieval designs (“What would Lancelot wear?” ) But when describing China’s president? No, no, Wall Street Journal. Here’s where we need an apology.

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DEPORTATION CLOUD:   Daniel Maher immigrated  to the U.S. from Macao when he was 2. But now China and ICE are using him as a political pawn and he can still be swept up and  deported at any time. Read my piece on NBCNews.com.

 

 

 

Emil Guillermo: Letting in a little light for Memorial Day weekend

In between my grilled tofu and thinking about the Golden State Warriors , and all the  departed warriors, I find myself listening to this song a lot this weekend.

There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

 

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Emil Guillermo: Why all mothers deserve flowers on this day.

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My mother is no longer with us,  but it’s hard not to see her in every flower I see.

Is there a better gift than flowers on Mother’s Day?

It’s not the lazy man’s  gift of last resort.

And flowers don’t have to be expensive.  Pick the first one you see on the way to her today.

Tell your mom you were attracted to it and mesmerized by its beauty. Then hand it to her.

An open flower is nothing less than a message of love.

 

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Of course, if you find a heart shaped rock in the parking lot on  the way to the restaurant, that would be cool too.

In a pinch.

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Emil Guillermo: Here’s a motivational, feel-good post to get you back in the game

Joshua Ortiz, an American Filipino out of Orlando, Florida, did this three-minute film to lift up his brothers and sisters when they were struggling.

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Here Josh (left) stands next to his sister, Monica, and his brother, Joel.

The film recently  won a Project Greenlight award from Ben Affleck/Matt Damon and HBO.

Need a lift? Or maybe you’re just watching the Giants lose again? Here’s Josh’s  film that will get you back thinking positively again.  Check it out.

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