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Outrage after taco restaurant gives employees “How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant” t-shirts
NBCLATINO/NBCNews.com‎ ^ | 01/08/2013 | Adrian Carrasquillo and Telemundo's Maria Camila Bernal

Posted on 01/08/2013 2:09:35 PM PST by moonshinner_09

Taco Cid, a South Carolina Mexican eatery, has caused controversy after encouraging employees to wear “How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant” t-shirts. The shirt features a box trap with a stick and two tacos meant to lure undocumented immigrants. Latino organizations have responded calling the shirts offensive.

“Of course it’s offensive, it’s meant to be,” says Lisa Navarette, advisor to the president at the National Council of La Raza. “This is simply a failing business trolling for attention. We would recommend people not patronize this place. Sure, because of this insult but really due to the fact that a restaurant this clueless about the Latino community can’t possibly make a decent taco.”

Navarette’s reference to Taco Cid as a failed business, likely comes because it is the only remaining Taco Cid in South Carolina. The rest have been closed. It is also a one-star restaurant on Yelp.com, but most of the reviews have come after this controversy unfolded.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbclatino.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; sc
I really thought this was satire, apparently it's true.what do you think ?
1 posted on 01/08/2013 2:09:46 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
He certainly struck a nerve with the grievance-politics crowd.
2 posted on 01/08/2013 2:11:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I am not upset at all.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 2:12:07 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: moonshinner_09

4 posted on 01/08/2013 2:12:40 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: moonshinner_09

People are too sensitive. Its a joke. Laugh. Or don’t. Either way, move on.

There is no weaker position to be in than that of the offended ... always the victim, rendered useless by a bad joke.

SnakeDoc


5 posted on 01/08/2013 2:13:05 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Replace the two tacos with a EBT card and a Welfare check and you have the situation in California...


6 posted on 01/08/2013 2:15:54 PM PST by GraceG
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To: bmwcyle

I got caught and I’m not even an immigrant!


7 posted on 01/08/2013 2:16:48 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: moonshinner_09

Outrage? Its hilarious.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 2:18:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: moonshinner_09

We are open Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays — in observance of a day of worship.

If you do not agree with our views on ILLEGAL immigrants, please do not patron our establishment. If you agree with our view on American Equality in citizenship and tax fairness, then show your support and come join us for lunch or dinner.

We look forward to serving you!
http://www.tacocid.com/
This about is straightforward ..


9 posted on 01/08/2013 2:21:50 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: capydick

What a great t-shirt!!!!

How about an INS shirt? How would the ‘Lateeeeeno community’ feel about that?


10 posted on 01/08/2013 2:28:40 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: moonshinner_09

Where can I buy one?


11 posted on 01/08/2013 2:29:20 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: capydick

All its missing is Speedy Gonzales trying to steal the tacos - AliveeeVa!


12 posted on 01/08/2013 2:30:10 PM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: GraceG
Replace the two tacos with a EBT card and a Welfare check and you have the situation in California...

LOL! So true.

I remember when they banned the Frito Bandito erasers from the bags of Fritos :(

13 posted on 01/08/2013 2:31:41 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: moonshinner_09

If you have a few free minutes check out 29 reviews of Taco Cid...http://www.yelp.com/biz/taco-cid-west-columbia
One says...I was lured with the promise of tacos and now I can’t leave! If you eat here please bring your birth certificate, social security card, state ID, and if necessary your green card! Failure to provide these will result being trapped in a box.

Les va a dar chorro!


14 posted on 01/08/2013 2:33:20 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

He should replace the tacos with an EBT card for bait.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 2:34:41 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: moonshinner_09

16 posted on 01/08/2013 2:34:56 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: moonshinner_09

LOL — Thanks for sharing that; the reviewer definitely has a sense of humor.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 2:39:11 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Where can I buy one?


18 posted on 01/08/2013 2:42:04 PM PST by wastedyears (My life mostly completely turned around in a few weeks. Now to leave NY...)
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To: moonshinner_09
My favorite mexican food joint...

The Illegal Burrito, Mexican food so fresh it should be deported.

19 posted on 01/08/2013 2:44:21 PM PST by SENTINEL (I lie, I cheat, I steal, I communize, I sacrifice unborn babies, I'm Harry Reid and I'm a mormon)
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To: tumblindice

http://www.jeffersonreview.com/2010/10/the-destructive-nature-of-grievance-based-politics/

Jackson-Sharpton-Farrakhan/Navarette, Mr. and Mrs.-La Raza/muslims-CAIR
How do you say, in Ebonics, Spanish and Arabic: “Go s*** in your hats”?


20 posted on 01/08/2013 2:45:36 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: GraceG
Replace the two tacos with a EBT card and a Welfare check and you have the situation in California...

Obama ran a public service ad on TV in Mexico on how to sign up for those things once you get in the U.S. But that's not offensive I guess.

21 posted on 01/08/2013 2:45:59 PM PST 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: moonshinner_09
Also from South Carolina is South of the Border near the state line on I-95 not far from North Carolina:

I'm not sure if it's still around since the Obama regime may have shut it down because it's so insensitive. I always enjoyed driving down I-95 and seeing the signs since they were so politically incorrect...and funny.

22 posted on 01/08/2013 2:50:27 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: moonshinner_09

23 posted on 01/08/2013 2:51:11 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (o)
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To: moonshinner_09
I laughed when I read the description of the t-shirt. Why be "offended" if you're not illegal? I'm half Polish. Tell me an ethnic group that's the butt of more jokes... Frankly, I swap the word Polish with Aggie and retell the joke... ;-)
24 posted on 01/08/2013 2:56:18 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: moonshinner_09; upchuck

This makes me miss living in Columbia. If this place is where I think it is along Charleston Highway in West Columbia, it’s very close to Maurice Bessinger’s flagship Piggie Park BBQ place. Maurice still flies Confederate flags from the flagpoles at his restaurants and is probably the least politically correct guy you’ll ever find.

God bless South Carolina. I love it.

}:-)4


25 posted on 01/08/2013 2:58:33 PM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: moonshinner_09

When I was a kid, the Latinos/Hispanics/Whatevers were so opposed to the Frito Bandito character that Frito-Lay got rid of him.


26 posted on 01/08/2013 2:59:02 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Well, this hispanic freeper is not offended, is LHAO and wants a T-shirt, so shove it, La Raza. Besides, you can’t defend a “race (raza)” that does not exist-hispanics are an ethnic group, not a race, idiots...


27 posted on 01/08/2013 3:03:41 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: uncommonsense
I'm half Polish. Tell me an ethnic group that's the butt of more jokes.

Anymore, it's the White Christian Southerner that gets mercilessly vilified not only with jokes but with pure seething hatred. While not an ethnicity as such, it does represent an easily-identified group for the left to attack without consequences. So far.

28 posted on 01/08/2013 3:08:44 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: moonshinner_09

99% of the comments are left by lefty loons who dont live anywhere near the joint but say the food tastes bad. Yeah, these are “reviews” you can trust.


29 posted on 01/08/2013 3:10:56 PM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Moose4; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Thanks for the ping Moose4. IMHO, Maurice's BBQ has gone downhill a little lately. Still have good BBQ.

Gotta love the humor of Taco Cid.

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30 posted on 01/08/2013 3:18:22 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Moose4; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Thanks for the ping Moose4. IMHO, Maurice's BBQ has gone downhill a little lately. Still have good BBQ.

Gotta love the humor of Taco Cid.

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31 posted on 01/08/2013 3:18:45 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Moose4; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Thanks for the ping Moose4. IMHO, Maurice's BBQ has gone downhill a little lately. Still have good BBQ.

Gotta love the humor of Taco Cid.

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32 posted on 01/08/2013 3:19:38 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: uncommonsense

Not to mention a lot of Polish jokes got a new lease on life as blonde jokes. (Full disclosure: I’m neither Polish nor blonde.)


33 posted on 01/08/2013 3:34:47 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I think it’s great!!!!

Hope it makes him a million!!!!


34 posted on 01/08/2013 3:41:16 PM PST by dalereed
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To: moonshinner_09

Free speech !!


35 posted on 01/08/2013 3:43:30 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: moonshinner_09

I’d like to see the version where the bait is a social security card, drivers license and an EBT card.


36 posted on 01/08/2013 3:51:14 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m in NC. Where can I get one of these shirts?


37 posted on 01/08/2013 4:00:00 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: re_nortex
Anymore, it's the White Christian Southerner that gets mercilessly vilified not only with jokes but with pure seething hatred.


You might be a redneck if you are the only one not offended by a racist joke./Jeff Foxworthy Drawl
38 posted on 01/08/2013 4:05:03 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: capydick

Haha! I want one!

Obama won’t do it.


39 posted on 01/08/2013 4:16:25 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: GraceG

hmmm I think you’re onto something here, GraceG. (not joking)

You know, I strikes me that the left *relishes* putting their deviances into everyone’s faces (OWS, “gay pride”, NOW, “choice”), but traditionalists (& many conservatives) are put on the defensive by their warped accusations.
We need to stop that & be openly proud of our American values without fear of “offending” anyone. It is past time to push back.


40 posted on 01/08/2013 4:44:47 PM PST by KGeorge
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To: moonshinner_09

I thought blacks were thin skinned, I’m starting to believe Mexican immigrants need a crib and a diaper change.


41 posted on 01/08/2013 4:52:59 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: manic4organic
Latinos/Hispanics/Whatevers =hispanicans
42 posted on 01/08/2013 5:03:50 PM PST by j_tull
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To: wastedyears

There’s a number to call on the website.


43 posted on 01/08/2013 5:10:27 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: stylecouncilor; windcliff

44 posted on 01/08/2013 8:47:40 PM PST by onedoug
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To: moonshinner_09

Local view:

http://www.wltx.com/news/national/article/215832/2/Restaurant-T-Shirt-How-to-Catch-An-Illegal-Immigrant


45 posted on 01/09/2013 7:41:21 AM PST by Zalmon
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