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UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...

 
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UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
Amazing!! We are watching our 1st amendment right being used to abolish our first amendment rights!!!

Geno's hit with bias complaintsThe Commission on Human Relations said it would insist on removal of a "Speak English" sign at the cheesesteak shop.
By Mitch Lipka
Inquirer Staff Writer
One of South Philadelphia's biggest names in cheesesteaks is in a bit of a legal pickle for a lunch-line political statement against immigrants who don't speak English.

The city's Commission on Human Relations yesterday filed a discrimination complaint against Geno's Steaks over signs that read: "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."

[link to www.philly.com]
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Changed Subject so here is a bump back to the headlines area.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
How can those SOB's do that to someone trying to SAVE our country ?

I hope there are street protests in his favor.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
Sheesh... anyone that should be offeneded can't even read the sign.

When was "private" removed from private enterprise?
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
Imagine if authors insisted readers read their books only in English.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
"Imagine if authors insisted readers read their books only in English."

Authors and publishers are under no legal obligation to publish their work in multiple languages; but if they do, the reward is more sales and more profit... funny how capitalism works out that way.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
I don't see why a business owner can't have terms of use. Any owner has the right to refuse service to anyone.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
Well, that sucks for tourism now doesn't it. Back atcha - no more vacations for you people unless you prove that you've learned to speak the language of the country you plan on visiting.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
And how hard is it to say "Whid Whiz"?

It is humor, sarcasm, nothing more. Humor will be illegal before long, or at least sued out of existence.

The local cheesesteak place here has detailed instructions for ordering and a sign that says there is a $5.00 extra charge for mindreading.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
Yeah, no more springbrakers in Cancun if they don’t prove to speak very good Spanish.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
How the hell are you supposed to order food if you can't speak the language?

Seriously, are all owners supposed to learn how to take orders in other languages? If you can't say cheese steak, you can't order, it's common sense. Well I guess you could point.

Just stupid.
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4700 is right about the humor of this. This statement is serious in the fact that the employees only speak English, but at the same time it is not serious and poking fun at the fact that American Politicians have refused thus far to make English the National Language, which makes us the laughing stock of the world. Here is a superpower that cannot even decide what their national language is...
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
The underlying dilemna here is the fact that we are literally watching "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" being trampled on right in front of us...
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"The underlying dilemna here is the fact that we are literally watching "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" being trampled on right in front of us..."

Agreed.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
I wonder if American Sign Language would qualify.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
"I wonder if American Sign Language would qualify."

I am sure they would have a sign back.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
Let's see, is every McDonald's going to be required by law to have interpreters 24/7, for Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Icelandic, Navajo, French, German and Polish speakers ?

Is it now going to be called DISCRIMINATION if they don't ?

These people MUST assimilate or go back to their country of origin.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
this is merely the other side of the coin of those pretensious French and Italian restaurants where the menu is only in French or Italian
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
Is this the same place Kerry ordered a steak with swiss cheese?
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GOD I hope so
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Kerry did WHAT?

swiss cheese?

what a dumbass
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
We need to have Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones look into this matter. This situation for language translation could be handled by the MIB "Universal Translator" back at Headquarters. lol

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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
Good for him.


The government has no business launching a probe.

If he is forced to have to accept orders in a language other than English, then I feel that the government should have to pay for an interpreter to remain on premises. Not only one that can translate Spanish, but as many interpreters as it would take to translate every language spoken by the human species, including the remote primitive tribes located in the wilderness.

Is there any contact information for this brave American business owner?

I want to congratulate him on his stand, and assure him that there are many millions of English speaking Americans that stand behind him.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
FYI

The lines are out the door today!

Geno's loves the attention....
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
"I want to congratulate him on his stand, and assure him that there are many millions of English speaking Americans that stand behind him."

They just reported on the radio that his business is absolutely booming from this!
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
I think it's kind of shitty myself..and I live here. Guess I will have to get my cheesesteaks from Pat's! banana2
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
whats kinda shitty?

geno's or the city government?
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Pat's is Kerry's favorite place for Cheese steaks (swiss cheese)
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
AC 851- "FYI-The lines are out the door today!"

Sweet!!! I think I will drop by a bit later.
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Re: UPDATE!!: Philadelphia Geno's "This is AMERICA ... WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."" eatery faces probe...
dammit.

all this talk about cheesesteaks is making me CRAVE one, but I can't get a decent cheesesteak here in the south.

BBQ...yes

Cheesesteaks? they suck around here.

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