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Bar Sign Evokes Memories Of 'Whites Only,' Panel Rules
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 16 December 2005 | James Nash

Posted on 12/16/2005 5:00:15 PM PST by buccaneer81

Edited on 12/16/2005 5:33:46 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

ERIC ALBRECHT | DISPATCH Tom Ullum, who owns the Pleasure Inn in Mason, told the Civil Rights Commission that he doesn’t discriminate against anyone.

Bar owner Tom Ullum said the sign in front of his Mason tavern — "For service speak English" — was intended to support English as the country’s official tongue, not to chase off foreign-born customers.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bogus; borderslanguage; civilrights; crapola; culture; english; language; multiculturalism; norights; spanish; speakenglishorstarve
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No "civil rights" commission is ever going to rule in favor of a real American doing what he wants in his own business. He broke no laws. But he was very un-PC. That's a crime in America today.
1 posted on 12/16/2005 5:00:17 PM PST by buccaneer81
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The sign indicates that the shop owner only speaks English, and you'll have to order in that language for him to understand you. Stupid civil rights witch-hunters.


2 posted on 12/16/2005 5:02:07 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: buccaneer81

We hear all languages, but only understand english.


3 posted on 12/16/2005 5:02:13 PM PST by billhilly
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¡Qué lastima!


4 posted on 12/16/2005 5:05:10 PM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: buccaneer81

Let me say again, I am SO glad to be in the latter years of my life and not the early years. I would not want to be growing up in the America of today. I know things weren't as good as I recall them, but they sure weren't as screwy as they are today. Next businesses will be required to have a translator on site to help those who don't speak English.


5 posted on 12/16/2005 5:05:41 PM PST by jwpjr
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To: buccaneer81

PC gone wild


6 posted on 12/16/2005 5:05:45 PM PST by indcons
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Ohio law makes it illegal to discriminate in public accommodations, such as taverns, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin or ancestry.

Ok, would somebody please explain to me which of those categories the tavern owner supposedly violated.

7 posted on 12/16/2005 5:05:45 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: Gordongekko909
Kinda like the Simpson's episode when they are in Australia a Marge ordered water and the bar keep kept saying BEER??..

When I was in Italy I had to learn to order things in Italian or point.

I heard today that over 11 million residents of the US can't read and write English.
8 posted on 12/16/2005 5:06:24 PM PST by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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This is just ridiculous, paging George Orwell.


9 posted on 12/16/2005 5:07:26 PM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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But he was very un-PC. That's a crime in America today.
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The bar sign should read...

"No illegals, no illiterates, no liberals, no communists, and f-ing Democrats" --- AMERICANS ONLY!!


10 posted on 12/16/2005 5:09:07 PM PST by EagleUSA
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He wasn't "un-PC", perhaps he and and his staff just don't speak every *ucking language and dialect.

Hell.

If they don't like it, there's other place to go that do speak their damn language.

I've had it with this whiney ass crap from race baiting bastards that have nothing to do but keep stirring the pot.

Leave this small business owner alone, the market will decide. This is America, I think.

flame away, who cares. I've a robusto, an adult beverage and FR.


11 posted on 12/16/2005 5:10:54 PM PST by Hilltop
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Next businesses will be required to have a translator on site to help those who don't speak English.

Bite your tongue! Your statement may sound sarcastice, but boy does it ring too close for comfort to truth considering the path the ACLY is on right now...
12 posted on 12/16/2005 5:11:34 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: EagleUSA

no f-ing Democrats? There goes the floor show.


13 posted on 12/16/2005 5:13:07 PM PST by bigsigh
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Only in liberal American can this happen:
- Use your own hard earned money to start a PRIVATE, NON-GOV FUNDED BUSINESS, make a personal statement and be forced to

"attend diversity-sensitivity classes"
"run ads with messages of tolerance in local newspapers"

Ok then, play their game. When they come in speaking something besides english, ignore them and walk away. You DO have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.

Man this really pulls my trigger! The vein is throbbing on the side of my temple!


14 posted on 12/16/2005 5:13:51 PM PST by FunkyZero
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Ohio law makes it illegal to discriminate in public accommodations, such as taverns, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin or ancestry.

If one is to believe the reporter, Ohio law does not prohibit discrimination on the basis of language.

The comparison to "Whites Only" signs is ridiculous. Millions of persons—of every race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin or ancestry—speak English. The requirement that customers of this bar make their wishes known in a tongue intelligible to the owner is an entirely reasonable one.

15 posted on 12/16/2005 5:14:13 PM PST by Logophile
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To: buccaneer81

What's your pleasure?

16 posted on 12/16/2005 5:15:30 PM PST by lindor
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Speaking in a particular language is a *behavior*, not a classification. He's merely demanding a particular behavior of his customers, much like requiring that they wear shoes and shirts, wear pants, pay in US dollars, don't spit on the floor, don't wear gang attire, etc.


17 posted on 12/16/2005 5:16:05 PM PST by DancesWithBolsheviks (/sarc tag currently in the shop.)
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I was at McDonalds one day and they should've had a sign out front telling me, "For service speak Tagalog." It would've saved me time, and I could've just gone to Burger King.


18 posted on 12/16/2005 5:16:35 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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All he has to do is put up a second sign saying "For Service Speak English" in Spanish.

19 posted on 12/16/2005 5:16:56 PM PST by I see my hands (Until this civil war heats up.. have a nice day.)
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boy that's a seriously biased article. do you think you might find a way to quote at least one person who agrees with the bar owner? he sounds like the ONLY person who doesn't have a problem with the sign. i'd tell this stupid commission to stick it.


20 posted on 12/16/2005 5:17:22 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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