Friday, June 9, 2006

Good For Gino's

Geno's Steaks in Philadelphia has instituted a "Order In English Only" policy. If you're planning on ordering a cheesesteak from Geno's, you'd better know English. Said owner, Joseph Vento, who's grandparents immigrated from Sicily in the 20's
They don't know how lucky they are. All we're asking them to do is learn the English language. We're out to help these people, but they've got to help themselves, too
And of course came the usual comeback
His grandparents encountered the same racism and the same xenophobia
That from Peter Bloom, director of Juntos, a Hispanic neighborhood organization. Gotta love that "racist' moniker. You oppose illegal immigration? You're a racist. You want everyone in the U.S. to learn English? You racist bigot.

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4 comments:

John K said...

A Racist in today's definition is anyone who is winning an aurgument with a liberal.

Indian Chris said...

No, John. Not winning, just arguing, period.

40 said...

Wonder how they would feel about a person speaking Italian?

John K said...

Just arguing is a win..because those liberal elitist are shocked that someone can question thier obvious superiority. Only obvious to themselves.