Skip to comments.Bar Sign Evokes Memories Of 'Whites Only,' Panel Rules
Posted on 12/16/2005 5:00:15 PM PST by buccaneer81Edited 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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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.
We hear all languages, but only understand english.
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.
PC gone wild
Ok, would somebody please explain to me which of those categories the tavern owner supposedly violated.
This is just ridiculous, paging George Orwell.
But he was very un-PC. That's a crime in America today.
The bar sign should read...
"No illegals, no illiterates, no liberals, no communists, and f-ing Democrats" --- AMERICANS ONLY!!
He wasn't "un-PC", perhaps he and and his staff just don't speak every *ucking language and dialect.
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.
no f-ing Democrats? There goes the floor show.
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!
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 personsof every race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin or ancestryspeak English. The requirement that customers of this bar make their wishes known in a tongue intelligible to the owner is an entirely reasonable one.
What's your pleasure?
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.
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.
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.
And websites like FR will be required to have versions published in all languages...
I used to think that.
When I was a visiting professor in Turkey, every day I'd go through the cafeteria line and point to what I wanted (everything was behind glass and a server put it in a dish and handed it to you). Towards the end of the semester I was going through the line talking to an English-speaking colleague. One of the servers said (in Turkish) that it was the first time all semester he'd heard my voice. My collegue translated the remark. I replied that I didn't know the Turkish names for the various food items, so I had to point.
Coward. I'm sorry, but I've heard this out of some otherwise nice older folks and it disgusts me.
Who the hell was running the country from the time you were growing up until your latter years?
HINT: YOU PEOPLE WERE
I know the "greatest generation" did good things, and that today's younger generation has its work to do, but this selfish "I'm on may way out so eff it" attitude is really low.
In Columbus the sign should have read: "For service speak 'crack'".
I see NO problem here. The owner doesn't speak Spanish otherwise he would have put a "Se Habla Espanol" sign at the friggin' window. Si o no? Yes or no?
It is I, Kenservatized. I am an island hopper and I am proud to be a conservative American. I am an Army brat so I have lived all over the US and overseas. I have no accent anymore. I speak English. I am with y'all. Yes - I've been to the South, too.
ACLU? Screw 'em!
PC police? Screw 'em!
The SOB who has a problem with that damn sign? SCREW 'EM!
Ironically, if you check out their members list on their website, you'll be shocked (shocked!) to discover that the diversity-worshipping Ohio Civil Rights Commission couldn't find a single Caucasian to serve on its panel.
Sounds like an interesting articel, but I'm not paying $4.95 to read it.
Just my opinion. Sorry it upsets you so to hear things that you don't agree with, but that's how I feel. Calling me names won't change my mind and won't change the world we live in. I admit we screwed the world up, you'll get no argument from me on that. I know you and your generation are much smarter and hard working than my generation and I apologize for leaving you such a world. We did the best we could, but sometimes things don't work out like we planned.
Where is your sense of adventure and independence? These are GREAT times to be alive. Very exciting, quick communications, yet idiots abound! God is in charge of the outcome, meanwhile we get front-row seats.
We had a bar here that had a sign that said "No Colors".
Of course the local "everything pisses me off crowd" complained loudly about how this wasn't the sixtes, Rosa Parks, yada, yada.
So the local rag sent in a reporter to expose the racists and right the wrongs of the South.
The reporter found that the sign was aimed at gang members - No Colors.
The bar owner said he put up a sign during football season that says "Michigan sucks".
The guy just likes signs.
Thanks for the sentiment. A short sentence gives little chance to communicate all your thoughts. Saying that you're sorry that this generation has a big mess to start from is nicer than saying you're glad you are done with it.
It's not a good attitude for us to follow, and if you'll forgive me, it's not a healthy attitude for any person at any age.
Besides, I've inherited salt-and-pepper shakers with more reverence than some people are bequeathing America to the next generation! Is America the greatest gift, or is it trash to be rid of?
I wish you a Merry Christmas, and an improved New Year.
Your post is sarcasm, right? The rights of real Americans to do what they want in their own businesses, and homes for that matter, is being compromised with ever-increasing frequency. PC, which was nothing more than a joke when it first arrived on the scene, is fast becoming the law of the land. It is absolutely disgusting that a handful of godless, socialist tyrants are dictating law and public policy to the former land of the free and that the citizens of the former home of the brave haven't got the guts to eradicate them and to ignore their demands of servitude.
I hope he has a strong group of supporters in the community. I think his sign is dead on. I want very much to put a bumper sticker on my car that reads "Speak English or Go Home."
Apparently there is one that says "thou shalt not annoy illegals."
This bar is in a far northern suburb of Cincinnati. The group that complained is from the hood. There is already one bar owner in another Cincy suburb with the same sign up and more to come.
Once again I get busted for not reading all the wasy through, good work.
As easy as it was to mis-type wasy, wasy was not meant to be wasy it was way, sorry.
Yeah, and I'm double-jointed too, but I don't go around kicking cripple's crutches out from under them.
I went to their website. You're right. Not one 'white person' on the commission.
And - their website is only in English and Spanish.
That is totally UNFAIR to people who speak French, German, Portuguese, Japanese and many other languages. Why doesn't the commission think of *their* feelings?? They have rights too.
Glad to hear it.
The Ohio PC Commission never sent anyone undercover to the bar to determine if they actually refused service to anyone. They also admitted that not a single person has stepped forward to claim they were denied service at the bar.
Not a single person has been discriminated against. How can these morons cite someone for discrimination when nobody is being discriminated against?