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Oh good, human embolism Bill O’Reilly has weighed in on the non-debate debate (and now, joke) started by Megyn Kelly, that Santa Claus “just is” white. Upon reading Aisha Harris’ column in Slate, which proposed the idea that Santa — who is not real — can therefore be any race, Kelly insisted on Fox that, “for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote it about.”
O’Reilly, who also moonlights as a shoddy historian, traced Santa Claus imagery through history and then asserted that “Ms. Kelly is correct. Santa was a white person.”
Though O’Reilly was very sure to make that specific statement about Santa’s race, he went on to say, “Does it matter? No, it doesn’t matter, the spirit of Santa transcends all racial boundaries.” (But to be clear, this fictitious dude is most definitely white and please don’t forget that.)
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.