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LA Fire Chief Apologizes For Controversial Photo Depicting Mexicans
CBS Los Angeles ^ | June 19, 2013

Posted on 06/19/2013 10:32:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings apologized Wednesday for a controversial photo depicting Mexicans he displayed on Twitter.

“I sincerely apologize for any insensitivity or disrespect to anyone offended by posing for the photo from the Hope for Firefighters event,” he wrote.

The picture, which was posted June 6, showed Cummings at a department fundraiser with three men who were wearing fake mustaches and sombreros.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: briancummings; california; losangeles; mexico

1 posted on 06/19/2013 10:32:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

How can people in public positions be so dumb day after day after day in this twitter age?


2 posted on 06/19/2013 10:35:26 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll bet there are a hell of a lot of “offended” Muzzies out there. It doesn’t take much to “offend” a Muzzie.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 10:36:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: toddausauras

Try as I might, I can’t see anything bad in that photo.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 10:39:28 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t see anything to apologize about.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 10:43:14 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: nickcarraway

I for one am sick to death of people apologizing........good lord.
If you are offended to damn bad.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 10:43:43 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: toddausauras

I don’t see this as dumb.. I see it as people having a good time.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 10:47:11 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: nickcarraway

Another case of badthink. Slavery is Freedom comrades.


8 posted on 06/19/2013 10:48:21 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: nickcarraway

They should claim they are transnationaled, they were born that way and it is against their rights to not let them self identify as Mexican.


9 posted on 06/19/2013 10:48:24 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: nickcarraway

Meanwhile tens of millions of Mexicans routinely disrespect our laws, rules, borders and sovereignty as they gang rape our system..

Then Americans beg for forgiveness for having fun, and posting fundraiser pics while trying to sell tacos..

spit*

Leave it to the Communist American hating SOBs running the LA Times as well as some of the American hating Communist in the neighborhood.


10 posted on 06/19/2013 10:50:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: toddausauras

Pull your head out todd...


11 posted on 06/19/2013 10:51:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I’ll bet there are a hell of a lot of “offended” Muzzies out there.”

Here’s a suggestion for next year’s fund raiser. Have the Muzzies start a fire and the Mustachioed guys stomp it out. That would make everybody happy.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 10:57:37 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: svcw

I agree.

Good God people—Political “Correctness” is what is KILLING this country!

It’s a stupid photograph!!!!!

And yet, black on white crime abounds, infants half-way out of the womb have their spines severed, young girls and boys are raped, senior citizens become prey in the country most of them fought for, our pResident is a f*cking alien, we have voting fraud, we have no investigative media, we’re importing Somolians and Syrians, and God knows what else, and people’s sensibilities are offended by THIS!?!

Political correctness KILLS!

Call a spade a spade—call a sodomite a sodomite—call a usurper a usurper—call and ILLEGAL ALIEN a CRIMINAL LAW BREAKER. Call an abortionist a murderer.

Idiot socialists use language AGAINST Americans that should know better.

Good God-grow up and fight.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 10:58:25 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Irenic

If you believe their is a woman inside of you just bursting to get out, they can’t line up a surgical team and makeover people fast enough, but if you get in touch with your inner mexican they threaten your job and pension.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 10:58:57 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: nickcarraway

“If you can’t beat’em, join’em”.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 10:59:50 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: SpaceBar

L yeah! No justice, no peace! No justice, no peace!


16 posted on 06/19/2013 11:05:43 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: nickcarraway

The LA Fire Dept is owned and operated by racist “Stentorians”.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 11:14:35 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: packrat35

I agree, it’s like no Mexicans wear sombreros or have mustaches. When am I going to hear someone complain about America, Americans, our Flag and our way of life being disparaged. Everyone wants our money and lifestyle while at the same time they are pissing on us.


18 posted on 06/19/2013 11:15:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

LOLOLrothlol.....cute aren’t they! lololol


19 posted on 06/19/2013 11:19:37 PM PDT by caww
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Screw the apology, and state no further recognition nor patronage for anything resembling the Mexican culture.


20 posted on 06/19/2013 11:23:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: nickcarraway

21 posted on 06/19/2013 11:34:56 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ


22 posted on 06/19/2013 11:41:17 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Gene Eric

They are state employees and have no rights other than what isn’t expressly forbidden by the Union or diktats from the Providers in Sacramento.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 11:45:17 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: nickcarraway; All

24 posted on 06/19/2013 11:50:43 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: nickcarraway

Only dumb thing here is why any sane person lives in California.


25 posted on 06/19/2013 11:55:31 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: nickcarraway

Okkkkkk what is the problem here? I see nothing.

My father wore a sombrero at work for a Cinco de Mayo party. I have pics of my father singing and having a good time like these men are. So again I ask...what is the problem?


26 posted on 06/19/2013 11:56:30 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: nickcarraway

Oh for the love of God...I am sick to death of PC crap. I don’t see anything wrong with the pic.


27 posted on 06/20/2013 1:05:09 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: toddausauras

“How can people in public positions be so dumb day after day after day in this twitter age?”

Because they think they are untouchable for anything but murder (due to their unions); that it why it is cops and firefighters in these stories...


28 posted on 06/20/2013 3:33:16 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Patriot Babe

“So again I ask...what is the problem?”

The problem is that since we surrendered our country (long after your father’s youthful indiscretions /s), a whole “grievance industry” has sprung up, by which the means to earn a living is taken from straight white men and in this case, will be given to Mexicans (regardless of their qualifications). The remainder of whites in said workplace will be sent to re-education courses, where they will learn that Mexican culture is superior to our own, and they are indebted to Mexicans because of past wrongs.

The United States died long before the Kenyan Pirate was elected; it was lost when BJ Clinton was in the White House - that was the explosion of political correctness.


29 posted on 06/20/2013 3:39:14 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: nickcarraway

Just selling their product....tacos. No apology necessary.


30 posted on 06/20/2013 3:49:02 AM PDT by FES0844
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31 posted on 06/20/2013 4:00:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: nickcarraway

Who complained? The Frito Bandito?


32 posted on 06/20/2013 4:50:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: packrat35

Me neither, I don’t see anything to apologize about. It’s just a couple of men having fun.


33 posted on 06/20/2013 4:55:19 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: nickcarraway

After ten million or more are granted immunity, it will be considered to be a major civil rights violation to speak English in their presence.


34 posted on 06/20/2013 4:57:26 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Patriot Babe

My problem isn’t with this picture, it’s that you have family members going and celebrating cinco de mayo stuff.


35 posted on 06/20/2013 4:57:33 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: packrat35; nickcarraway
Try as I might, I can’t see anything bad in that photo.

Neither can I.
When I lived in the OC (Huntington Beach) a place I went to a lot had all Mescans in the kitchen. Great guys. Very good cooks also. Honestly, they basically ran the place - Jay, the white boy owner spent most of his time on the golf course.
These guys decided to have a "Mescan Appreciation Day"...a joke that kind of just grew.
So, one busy Saturday they all dressed in sombreros and stereotypical Mescan clothes.
Keep in mind - this was all their idea.
This place, right on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) was kind of 'hoity-toity' in its clientele.
As is to be expected, a few of the locals got all uppity about "exploiting" the help.
One guy told her that if she really was serious, she could show her "Being down with the vatos" by leaving a bigger tip.

She got real quiet.

I watched it all from the counter...with the vatos from the kitchen.

36 posted on 06/20/2013 5:05:52 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: nickcarraway

There is nothing to apologize for!


37 posted on 06/20/2013 5:07:49 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: nickcarraway
apologize for any insensitivity or disrespect to anyone offended

The chief plans to meet with community members so that we establish a dialogue so that situations like this do not happen again,” Hogan said.

Apologize for "insensitivity" to "anyone offended." "Establish a dialogue." "Meet with community members."

More PC kabuki theater. Honestly. Does anyone believe anything is going to come out of these meetings and dialogue? He's going to sit in front of a camera and let some Mexican activist harangue him and then the fire department will sponsor some Mexican Day event somewhere, or hire some politically-connected consulting firm to give a lecture to the fire department about not using words that are insensitive to Mexicans. Its a sham that not even the PC Libs believe, but the system grinds on.

38 posted on 06/20/2013 5:22:49 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: nickcarraway

You have to CHOOSE to be offended. Therefore no apology is needed...Stevie666


39 posted on 06/20/2013 5:49:25 AM PDT by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: Bulwyf
My problem isn’t with this picture, it’s that you have family members going and celebrating cinco de mayo stuff.

No different than non-Irish celebrating St. Patrick's Day, IMHO. A party's a party.

40 posted on 06/20/2013 7:00:23 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: packrat35

“Try as I might, I can’t see anything bad in that photo.”

Fake mustaches and wearing sombreros. All in good fun. Who is being offended now??


41 posted on 06/20/2013 7:02:07 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Rodamala

Tapatio >>>> My favorite hot sauce ...one of them


42 posted on 06/20/2013 7:03:09 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Patriot Babe

We have a friend, who is from Mexico, who owns a Mexican restaurant. We have all our family birthdays there. Luis always comes around and places a big old sombrero on the birthday guy/gal, tips their head back and pours a shot of tequila in their mouth. He then brings out a humongous margarita with 10 straws in it. Stereotype? Heck yeah!


43 posted on 06/20/2013 8:13:13 AM PDT by sheana
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To: dennisw

We used to buy it for the household by the quart bottle. Here in Texas Frito Lay has ben selling Tapatío-enhanced Doritos, potato chips, and Cheetos. I just had to try... Muy Caliente! Haha!


44 posted on 06/20/2013 11:59:16 AM PDT by Rodamala
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