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Philadelphia "English-only" eatery faces probe
Reuters ^ | 6/12/06 | Jon Hurdle

Posted on 06/12/2006 6:46:32 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A civil rights watchdog agency opened an investigation on Monday into a Philadelphia cheese steak restaurant that posted a sign saying "This is America - when ordering, speak English."

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations complaint effectively opens a case against Geno's Steaks of South Philadelphia, said Rachel Lawton, acting executive director of the agency.

The Philadelphia controversy has fed a national debate over immigration in which the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would declare English the national language and politicians have raised objections to a Spanish version of the national anthem.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


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1 posted on 06/12/2006 6:46:33 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Pin headed Liberals are falling all over themselves to drive this guy out of business I bet.....


2 posted on 06/12/2006 6:48:25 PM PDT by Meadow Muffin
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
This guy does not refuse service to non speaking people, he just gives all non English speaking people a steak with cheese whiz on it.
3 posted on 06/12/2006 6:49:09 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The First Amendment is for some people, not for others. It's the liberals and their thought police to decide...


4 posted on 06/12/2006 6:49:26 PM PDT by Russ
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Reason #1,333,111 to hate Liberals. Geno's is awesome.


5 posted on 06/12/2006 6:49:54 PM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Meadow Muffin

This guy does a good business and now it is off the wall.

They have no grounds to close him down, he doesn't refuse service to non-English speakers.


6 posted on 06/12/2006 6:50:18 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

"...Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Pepsi, Pepsi..."


7 posted on 06/12/2006 6:50:56 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Image hosted by Photobucket.com so just put up a sign that says "All WE speak is english... if you want us to understand you, you speak english too!!!"
8 posted on 06/12/2006 6:51:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

Your tax dollars at work, Philadelphians. These people actually get paid to harass a patriotic small businessman, and you're paying them.

Being on the West Coast, I really wish I could buy a bunch of Geno's cheese steaks by mail order. At the least I want the t-shirt. Anybody have contact info for Geno's?

9 posted on 06/12/2006 6:51:33 PM PDT by Argus
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

I'll never have to agonize over choosing between Pat's and Geno's again. I'm a Geno's man forevermore.


10 posted on 06/12/2006 6:52:22 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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Isn't this the place where John Kerry went and ordered a cheesesteak with Swiss cheese?


11 posted on 06/12/2006 6:53:16 PM PDT by ConservativeMajority
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Watch the lefties pull his business license as punishment for daring to insist on English as the required means of doing business on his private property.
12 posted on 06/12/2006 6:53:26 PM PDT by Myrddin
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Isn't this the place where John Kerry went and ordered a cheesesteak with Swiss cheese?

That would be out of character for Kerry. He prefers a French cheese like Camembert or Gruyere. A glass of chardonnay is required as well.

13 posted on 06/12/2006 6:55:40 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations are wasting the taxpayers money.

I hope Geno fights back.


15 posted on 06/12/2006 6:56:45 PM PDT by garbageseeker
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A Geno Ping


16 posted on 06/12/2006 6:57:23 PM PDT by garbageseeker
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Oh, goody!

I love watching libs overreact to this!

Yeah, keep telling all the working class democrat voters of Philadelphia they need to learn Spanish!


(wipes popcorn butter off chin)


17 posted on 06/12/2006 6:57:32 PM PDT by stands2reason (You cannot bully or insult conservatives into supporting your guy.)
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Word has it they're so quick with service a guy with a stuttering prollem went in and before he could get stopped, he'd ordered a half dozen chchchchcheesestststseaks.


18 posted on 06/12/2006 6:58:36 PM PDT by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: Paladin2

Not really, the guy is I think third generation Italian with a thick Brooklyn accent.


19 posted on 06/12/2006 6:59:13 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

www.phila.gov/humanrelations/contact.html

Rachel Lawton, Acting Executive Director
email: rachel.lawton@phila.gov

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
34 S. 11th Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Main Telephone: (215) 686-4670
TTY: (215) 686-3239
Fax: (215) 686-4684


20 posted on 06/12/2006 6:59:42 PM PDT by rudy45
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