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'American Owned' nail salon sign seen as offensive to some
WOAI ^ | 04/03/2013

Posted on 04/03/2013 12:23:14 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

A sign posted outside a Collin County nail salon promoting it as "American Owned, American Staffed" is generating controversy.

The merchant defends her sign by saying it's a "patriotic business decision." But others believe it's focused more on what her Fairview business isn’t: Asian owned and operated.

Ed Thayer said he was offended when he saw the sign in the window of the St. Tropez Nail Spa. He's a regular customer at a Vietnamese restaurant next door. He and his wife adopted four girls who are Vietnamese-Americans.

Thayer said he was so upset, he went into the salon to confront the owner.

"I said, 'This sign here implies that the other salons around here that are owned by Asian-Americans are less American than you,'" Thayer recalled.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: americaowned; antiamericanism; asia; biden; enoughalready; hillary; india; liberalracism; nailsalon; stupidliberals; vietnam
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A Nail Salon that is non-Asian? That is news.

1 posted on 04/03/2013 12:23:14 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
I often wonder if liberals ever actually listen to what they are saying....
"This sign here implies that the other salons around here that are owned by Asian-Americans are less American than you."

2 posted on 04/03/2013 12:24:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The obvious conclusion is that Ed Thayer is a racist


3 posted on 04/03/2013 12:25:16 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Responsibility2nd

Please tell the offended to shove it up their smelly Obamas.

This is getting to the limit and sooner or later we have to make much better use of our middle fingers.

Politeness and civility be dammed.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 12:25:18 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Responsibility2nd; a fool in paradise
St. Tropez Nail Spa

American Owned, American Staffed, American Named! Way to go grrrrrl!

5 posted on 04/03/2013 12:25:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
'This sign here implies that the other salons around here that are owned by Asian-Americans are less American than you,'

Another student that failed Logic 101.

6 posted on 04/03/2013 12:28:19 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Responsibility2nd

NOTE to Mr. Thayer.....THIS is AMERICA where we live...if you don’t like it, you can go elsewhere!


7 posted on 04/03/2013 12:28:48 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Need to deport that UN hugging liberal America-hating Globalist


8 posted on 04/03/2013 12:29:06 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I said, 'This sign here implies that the other salons around here that are owned by Asian-Americans are less American than you,'" Thayer recalled.

Maybe people this insecure and crazy shouldn't be adopting foreign children.
9 posted on 04/03/2013 12:30:23 PM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Responsibility2nd; a fool in paradise

Isn’t it enough that all the tools they use, all the overhead lightbulbs, all the mirrors, the staff’s clothing have been made in China? Sheesh!


10 posted on 04/03/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
He's a regular customer at a Vietnamese restaurant next door.
The restaurant says they are Vietnamese.
11 posted on 04/03/2013 12:31:37 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I forgot.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d rather stay at an American owned hotel too rather than some place owned by the Patel family from India.


12 posted on 04/03/2013 12:31:56 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Cyman

I don’t recall there being among our Constitutional rights the right to not be offended! These people have an actual appropriate way to respond to this business owner and that is to not patronize her establishment, otherwise they need to just shut up! I’m fed up with Americans and others that insist we not be proud of or promote our own country because that might offend someone! My response to them is STFU!


13 posted on 04/03/2013 12:32:11 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t see a problem here. The commie ‘RATS keep telling us that foreign nationals living in this country are “americans”. They refer to them as “americans” all of the time as in, “The majority of ‘americans’ are demanding “immigration reform”. Which “Americans” are they talking about? Americans don’t shive a git about “immigration reform”. They are already citizens of the U.S. The “americans” the ‘RATS are always talking about must be foreign nationals who are living in this country illegally (illegal aliens).


14 posted on 04/03/2013 12:35:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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Ed Thayer said he was offended!

15 posted on 04/03/2013 12:39:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Shove your “offense” Ed, you limp-wristed pansy. Stop projecting racism where it doesn’t exist.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 12:40:22 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ahem...Mr Thayer, you petulant little child, I am OFFENDED that you are offended....Therefore, following your own standards, YOU need to STFU!!


17 posted on 04/03/2013 12:40:38 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ed Thayer said he was offended when he saw the sign in the window of the St. Tropez Nail Spa. He's a regular customer at a Vietnamese restaurant next door.

I remember in Arizona, the Mexicans would cross the border and drive up to Taco Bell for "American food".

18 posted on 04/03/2013 12:41:13 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Where can I post my list of what offends me?

It needs to be someplace where those doing the offending, are most apt to see it, so they’ll be shamed into changing....

hmmm....1600 Penn.....

oh...wait...no “shame” there....


19 posted on 04/03/2013 12:42:49 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Thayer said he was so upset, he went into the salon to confront the owner

At which time I would point him to the door with my .44 and tell him not to come back.

20 posted on 04/03/2013 12:44:46 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The restaurant says they are Vietnamese.

Shhhh. You might tip him off to the irony...

21 posted on 04/03/2013 12:44:49 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Responsibility2nd

It seems to me Mr. Thayer is the only one with a race problem. If he considered his adopted children American there would be no need to put the word Vietnamese before American.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 12:46:41 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The simple truth is that you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Vietnamese nail salon. They pop up overnight and go out of business twice as fast. They have a terrible reputation for uncleanliness and cheap nail products.

If you want a nasty nail infection, you can find one on every bloak for the cheap price of 25dolla.


23 posted on 04/03/2013 12:49:02 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Revolting cat!
That sign is gonna get the Korean ladies to chattering.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Revolting cat!
The restaurant says they are Vietnamese.

Check the kitchen. There may be Mexicans on staff. < /truth >

25 posted on 04/03/2013 12:51:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Joe Boucher

****I’d rather stay at an American owned hotel too rather than some place owned by the Patel family from India.****

What about a hotel owned by the sons and grandsons (all born in the USA) of the Patel family?


26 posted on 04/03/2013 12:55:11 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: submarinerswife

And why do they cough and spit on the ground everywhere? This ain’t ‘Nam.


27 posted on 04/03/2013 12:56:19 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s because Vietnamese and Mexican cuisines are closely related! Everybody knows that!


28 posted on 04/03/2013 12:56:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Joe Boucher

I remember an article in the TULSA WORLD or TRIBUNE about 42 years ago about the Patels taking over the hotel industry in Oklahoma.

The letters to the editor were interesting. Some were horrified that “foreigners” were moving in on the business, others where happy these “foreigners” chose to open businesses rather than go on WELFARE in the US.


29 posted on 04/03/2013 12:58:59 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yet we can have “Mexican Chamber of Commerce” and every sort of foreign/ethnic outfits who cater ONLY to their own kind, and god help you if you’re offended about that!

Hypocrites. So much for the ‘tolerant liberal’...it doesn’t exist!


30 posted on 04/03/2013 1:00:35 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Someone needs to tell Eddie to STFU.


31 posted on 04/03/2013 1:00:47 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Responsibility2nd
He and his wife adopted four girls who are Vietnamese-Americans.

Sorry. But they USED to be Vietnamese. They are NOW Americans.

32 posted on 04/03/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: Revolting cat!
It's all about the cilantro.

< /truth >

33 posted on 04/03/2013 1:04:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Joe Boucher

> I’d rather stay at an American owned hotel too rather than some place owned by the Patel family from India.

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton will probably do that too:

Hillary’s racist comments about Gandhi and Indians - http://bbs.clutchfans.net/showthread.php?t=70919

Joe Biden’s Racist Indian Comment - http://livingjersey.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/joe-bidens-racist-indian-comment/

The three of you and everyone else in America (still) have such freedoms, but probably not for long.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 1:12:25 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Check this out....Houston has a Vietnamese Business Directory HoustonVietnamese Business Directory Houston, Tx
http://vnmetro.com/

But...THAT is okay!


35 posted on 04/03/2013 1:14:29 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What’s the problem? If the nearby salons are owned by American citizens they can certainly post a like sign, regardless of their ancestry.

He does say they are Asian-AMERICANS.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 1:20:11 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I bet his name is Ed Sayer and he only pronounces it ‘Thayer.’


37 posted on 04/03/2013 1:20:43 PM PDT by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Aaaawwwww.


38 posted on 04/03/2013 1:31:48 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Gene Eric
I guess Ed Thayer is probably like the Dustin Hoffman character in "Rainman" where he takes out his spiral notebook to accurately record the time/place of the "offense".


39 posted on 04/03/2013 1:34:49 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She should have said to him, “What’s the difference between ‘American’ and someone who is ethnically Asian, who is a citizen of the United States?”

Since he probably has a whole bunch of defective neurons, then ask him what the “American race” is?

One more thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx_UJxuQGXo&t=0m21s


40 posted on 04/03/2013 1:35:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: a fool in paradise

I wonder if Mr Thayer would be happy if the highly trained and certified beauticians of the salon showed him their Made in Vietnam underwear. I know I would.

And the owner should really go all the way American and replace that Austrian phrase “St. Tropez” in the name with something domestic like “East L.A.”


41 posted on 04/03/2013 1:43:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

These days EVERYONE is offended about something or other.

I wonder what this thin-skinned generation of Americans would have done in response to Hitler and Tojo.... probably piss and moan all day and all night as Europe and Australia fell.


42 posted on 04/03/2013 1:49:18 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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“I wonder what this thin-skinned generation of Americans would have done in response to Hitler and Tojo.... probably piss and moan all day and all night as Europe and Australia fell.”

Know what? Screw ‘em. We don’t need them. In 1776 only 17% of the population actively supported the revolution. Do you think we can muster that? And that’s why they want us disarmed.


43 posted on 04/03/2013 1:58:23 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Jack Hammer
I wonder what this thin-skinned generation of Americans would have done in response to Hitler and Tojo.... probably piss and moan all day and all night as Europe and Australia fell.

Wilson got us involved in WWI. After that, the 500K casualties we took in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and so on, were inevitable. For over a century after independence, we stayed out of foreign wars - the Napoleonic, Crimean and Franco-Prussian conflicts were merely curiosities on the foreign news pages. But the lure (and ephemeral prestige) of foreign entanglements proved irresistible to the schemers in Washington, such that many large-scale 20th century wars became generators of obituaries in hometown papers. And that is how we ended up with Vietnamese-owned nail salons in the middle of Texas.

44 posted on 04/03/2013 2:47:57 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Joe Boucher; Jyotishi

The problem with that is ....a lot of Patels who are US citizen can and do put out their own “American owned” signs. So now Americans would have to be more specific and say something like “White American owned”.....or “Whitey owned”. lol


45 posted on 04/03/2013 3:26:26 PM PDT by ravager (I)
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To: goodnesswins

All sounds much better and more dedicated when the ‘USA’ is meant. You can add ‘of America’ if you see It that way. However in today’s world especially considering Mexico and Central America I much prefer to limit my homeland specifically to USA. Picky I realize but much closer to my reality for being a citizen.


46 posted on 04/03/2013 3:36:26 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Joe Boucher; Jyotishi

The funny thing is “American owned” stores sell Chinese junk and “American owned” gas stations sell Saudi oil.


47 posted on 04/03/2013 3:41:46 PM PDT by ravager (I)
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To: noinfringers2

point taken


48 posted on 04/03/2013 4:30:03 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It is news. My salon is Korean or Vietnamese or something like that, and although they do a great job on my manicures, I don’t understand a word they are saying.


49 posted on 04/03/2013 5:08:53 PM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Bring back King George III, all he tried to tax was the tea.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I go to an American owned American nail salon. Everyone that works there is American and the owner is a full fledged right wing conservative American They all happen to be originally from Vietnam.


50 posted on 04/03/2013 5:34:29 PM PDT by sheana
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