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Tanimura & Antle lettuce crews insult America on 9-11
passers-by | 09/11/2003 | none

Posted on 09/11/2003 8:07:57 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer

It has been reported to me that the lettuce crews of Tanimura & Antle are flying large mexican flags over their harvesting machines. They have insultingly placed smaller American flags, upside down on the machines, as a sign, I believe of disrepect. These crews are working in Salinas, at Blanco and Davis Rds.

Generous America gives them jobs housing drivers licenses health care education and soon in state tutition for college to these foreign nationals. They in turn do this.

If you live near any Ag areas, I'll bet this isn't a isolated case and you will find this kind of insult against American and the tradgedy of 9-11 in many places today.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 911; aztlan; mexicannationalism; mockingamerican; wtcattacks
Sad but true.
1 posted on 09/11/2003 8:07:58 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
They're just celebrating the illegal drivers' licence bill. The enemy is here.
2 posted on 09/11/2003 8:09:43 AM PDT by EggsAckley ((o;/>~......................bemused.........................~</;o))
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To: california; *WTC Attacks
FYI
3 posted on 09/11/2003 8:10:49 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Further Outrages!California's Statehood Needs To Be RECALLED!!
4 posted on 09/11/2003 8:11:04 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: hedgetrimmer
Well, at least their not flying the flag of the Independent Socialist Republic of Aztlan.


Yet.
5 posted on 09/11/2003 8:12:10 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Free Miguel, Priscilla and Bill!)
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To: So Cal Rocket
They probably have a flag patch on their arms for Atzlan
6 posted on 09/11/2003 8:12:53 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Lettuce Roll
7 posted on 09/11/2003 8:13:49 AM PDT by gridlock (All I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11/2001)
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To: hedgetrimmer
upside down US flags is considered a signal of being in distress.
8 posted on 09/11/2003 8:15:36 AM PDT by blackbag
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To: hedgetrimmer
It means America under distress. They might not know though and only showing disrespect.
9 posted on 09/11/2003 8:17:27 AM PDT by smith288 ("The key to our success will be your execution." -Scott Adams)
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To: hedgetrimmer
Rack it up to jealousy. Send the lettuce pickers home where they belong.
10 posted on 09/11/2003 8:18:50 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: hedgetrimmer
Viva La Raza
Viva Aztalan
Viva MECha
Viva Mojado
VIVA BUSTAMANTE
11 posted on 09/11/2003 8:18:57 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: gridlock
Tanimura & Antle
1 Harris Rd, Salinas, CA 93908
Phone: (831) 455-2255
12 posted on 09/11/2003 8:19:30 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Thank you much.
13 posted on 09/11/2003 8:24:41 AM PDT by gridlock (All I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11/2001)
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To: gridlock
I'm trying to call. Right now their office is not picking up.
14 posted on 09/11/2003 8:29:28 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Too bad someone doesn't incinerate the machines with molotov cocktails like the EarthFirst! terrorists did to those SUV's at California car dealerships.

15 posted on 09/11/2003 8:30:18 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: hedgetrimmer
"Tanimura & Antle 1 Harris Rd, Salinas, CA 93908 Phone: (831) 455-2255"

No answer on this number @ 0830 pst this morning. Maybe others can do a follow-up.

16 posted on 09/11/2003 8:31:28 AM PDT by Khurkris (Ranger On...)
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To: hedgetrimmer
and...

Toll free: 800-772-4542
Email form: http://customer.taproduce.com/contact/EmailUsForm.html
17 posted on 09/11/2003 8:31:35 AM PDT by kenth
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To: Peach; Dog; BKO; Diogenesis; Hillarys Gate Cult; ConservativeMan55; Howlin; Adder; Cindy; ...
FYI on 9-11
18 posted on 09/11/2003 8:38:14 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
That's odd. I'd expect crap like that in urban areas like L.A.. Instead, I see cars around here with a "Michoacan" or "Jalisco" bumper sticker on one side of the bumper and a 9-11 sticker on the other. Go figure.
19 posted on 09/11/2003 8:38:37 AM PDT by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: hedgetrimmer
FYI - here's the home info also:

T&A Headquarters • Spreckels, California USA
P.O. Box 4070 • Salinas, CA 93912?
1 Harris Rd. • Spreckels, CA 93908
Phone: (831)455-2950 • Fax: (831)455-3913 •
Toll Free: 800-772-4542

SaladTime Farms • Salinas, California USA
1400 Schilling Place • Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831)424-6100 • Fax: (831)455-3922
20 posted on 09/11/2003 8:39:56 AM PDT by Oatka
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To: hedgetrimmer
I'll bet this isn't a isolated case and you will find this kind of insult against American and the tradgedy of 9-11 in many places today.

I've not in person seen a mexican flag flying ever in my life. But I don't live in CA, AZ, NM either. I think your problem is mostly confined to those states.

21 posted on 09/11/2003 8:40:49 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: kenth
e-mailed & bumped
22 posted on 09/11/2003 8:41:41 AM PDT by gridlock (All I need to know about Islam I learned on 9/11/2001)
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To: hedgetrimmer
I would love to see actual photos of these ingrates denegrating OUR flag on this solemn day. C'mon you California Freepers, this has to be documented, distributed and corrected.

T&A Headquarters • Spreckels, California USA P.O. Box 4070 • Salinas, CA 93912? 1 Harris Rd. • Spreckels, CA 93908 Phone: (831)455-2950 • Fax: (831)455-3913 • Toll Free: 800-772-4542

SaladTime Farms • Salinas, California USA 1400 Schilling Place • Salinas, CA 93901 Phone: (831)424-6100 • Fax: (831)455-3922

SaladTime Farms • Yuma, Arizona USA 6435 E. Gila Ridge Road • Yuma, AZ 85365 Phone: (928)317-2303 • Fax: (928)317-2302

T&A Spreckels • Spreckels, California USA 121 Spreckels Blvd. Spreckels, CA 93962 Phone: (831)455-2950 • Fax:(831)455-3913

T&A Southeast • Jackson Georgia USA 148 Riverview Park Road • Jackson, GA 30233 Phone: (770)504-7100 • Fax: (770)504-7101

T&A Canada • Montreal, Quebec Canada 3765 La Verendrye • Boisbriand, Quebec J7H-1R8 Phone: (450)434-8300 • Fax: (450)434-8301

T&A Midwest • Plymouth, Indiana USA 2050 North Oak Road • Plymouth, IN 46563 Phone: (574)941-7200 • Fax: (574)941-7201

23 posted on 09/11/2003 8:41:58 AM PDT by Hoboken
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To: hedgetrimmer
I just drove by there and saw nothing similar to what you're describing.

Who told you this?

24 posted on 09/11/2003 8:43:24 AM PDT by Pahuanui (When a foolish man hears of the Tao, he laughs out loud)
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To: Khurkris
Try (408) 455-2950 for Tanimura & Antle, Inc. or fax (408)455-3667.
25 posted on 09/11/2003 8:47:55 AM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: hedgetrimmer
Generous America gives them jobs

Generous? ROTFLMAO!

Get a grip. The only reason these people have jobs is because the farmers needed people to work the fields and these guys charged the most competitive (lowest) rates.

There is no reason to expect them to be grateful, anymore than a underpaid American laborer is grateful to the "rich" man who hires him.

26 posted on 09/11/2003 8:48:33 AM PDT by The Shootist
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To: The Shootist
You're right. I don't expect them to be grateful either.

They should be more than happy to sit back in thier cardboard house in Tijuana, sucking-up dust and drinking distilled pisswater and using an open ditch as a sewer.

Who could possibly think they're grateful for living in a country where they get paid 10 times as much, free govt bennies, running water and solid roof over their head?

Gee, I know I don't.
27 posted on 09/11/2003 8:54:10 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (There is nothing Democratic about the Democrat party.)
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To: Pahuanui
A person working in the field.

Yesterday they were flying mexican flags in a field off highway 1. I didn't notice in that case if the american flag was upside down, as I was driving and couldn't look closely.

However, many companies will not let their crews fly mexican flags in their fields at all. It is surpising that Tannimura & Antle has let them.
28 posted on 09/11/2003 9:23:05 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Mat_Helm
I got though to a Mr. Antle's office. His adminstrative assistant answered. She said they would contact the crews and have them take it down. I asked her to make sure the other crews that are out today, respect the solmenity of this day for Americans.
29 posted on 09/11/2003 9:29:04 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: The Shootist
You'd think they would focus their wrath on their own government, and do something about corruption down in Mexico.
30 posted on 09/11/2003 9:33:29 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
The big picture is that the US farms are hurting due to competition from the Chinese, who are taking over the export market in agriculture as well as everything else:

ttp://bernie.house.gov/documents/articles/2001-08-08-chinese_fruits.asp


Markets Dry Up for California Grower

As the operator of California's second-largest farm and
processing operation, Tanimura & Antle must contend with land
prices as high as $35,000 an acre, skyrocketing energy,
fertilizer and water costs and a work force of 2,700 whose
lowest-paid harvesters average $12 an hour plus benefits.
Though much of China's tilling and harvesting are done by hand,
the average worker makes less than $2 a day, and energy and
water costs are a fraction of those in the U.S.

31 posted on 09/11/2003 9:35:45 AM PDT by Sabatier
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To: Hoboken
A caller to a West Coast talk show who claimed membership in a militant Latino group says the U.S. must acknowledge much of the Southwest belongs to Mexico and pay the proper amount for it – or else.

The caller, who identified himself only as "Louis," made his remarks on KSFO's Barbara Simpson show, which is broadcast in San Francisco, Aug. 31. According to Simpson, the man claimed he was from Los Angeles.

He told her his name and said he belongs to an organization closely related to MEChA, an organization critics say has distinct anti-American viewpoints. Bustamante, the leading Democrat in the Oct. 7 recall election, has ties to MEChA.

She also explained Louis told her on the air "the purpose of his group" was to publicize the viewpoint "that Anglos have the land of the southwest illegally, that they never had a contract for it even though, he said, some money changed hands. [He said] it was simply not enough."

Simpson said Louis claimed his group did not recognize the U.S./Mexico border and that "they want the U.S. to acknowledge that the land belongs to Mexico and pay the proper amount for it and if [done] soon, they will do us no harm."



http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34526

32 posted on 09/11/2003 9:35:53 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: EggsAckley
All you gringos had better watch your mouth or carlos rove will be upset. Those anti-American menial laborers are soon to be card carrying republicans don't ya know!
33 posted on 09/11/2003 9:36:54 AM PDT by fortaydoos
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To: staytrue
You must not know what the mexican flag looks like, or live on a hill in Vermont (which sounds pretty good). Those flags are all over the place.
34 posted on 09/11/2003 9:38:34 AM PDT by fortaydoos
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To: hedgetrimmer
Wow! I know exactly where that is. My traitorous brother and his wife (an immigration attorney) live in Salinas. Do you live in Salinas? Perhaps you have the misfortune to know of them.
35 posted on 09/11/2003 9:41:40 AM PDT by vikingcelt
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To: hedgetrimmer
I guess they're still steamed about us taking over California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Heck, if those states were still a part of Mexico, they'd be sneaking over the border into Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon.
36 posted on 09/11/2003 9:43:47 AM PDT by klgator
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To: Sabatier
land prices as high as $35,000 an acre,

Land prices are high because of the restrictive land use policies in place in Monterey and Santa Cruz county. The county and city governments are taking much land out of production, the latest and most famous, Coast dairies, and forcing sales to land trusts who let the land go to ruin ecologically. With less and less arable land available for leasing and owning, of course the cost goes up. Take a drive up to the Elkhorn slough native plant nursery in Monterey. Beautifully stewarded strawberry fields taken out of production by Julie Packard and Husband Mark Stephens and put into a "sanctuary" land trust. It is now a wasteland of weeds and erosion. They even planted an "organic" strawberry fields there. You cannot see the strawberry plants for all the weeds, and the only way you can tell where the field is, compared to the rest of the wasteland, is that it is a weedy field with a big deer fence around it. The rest of the place is just a bunch of noxious weeds.
37 posted on 09/11/2003 9:43:52 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: staytrue
"I've not in person seen a mexican flag flying ever in my life. But I don't live in CA, AZ, NM either. I think your problem is mostly confined to those states."

Come to Chicago. Next to Los Angeles, Chicago has the largest population of Mexicans in the U.S. It is estimated that the greater-Chicago area has 1.5 million illegal Mexicans alone, not to mention the number of legal ones. Whenever Mexican president Fox comes to the U.S., he almost always comes to Chicago to stir up the masses. There are sections of the Chicago area where all you see are Mexican flags.
38 posted on 09/11/2003 9:52:39 AM PDT by ought-six
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To: Redcloak
Don't make too much of it. It's been going on for at least 30 years. They're very proud of where they came from and identify with that state in Mexico like Texans did 50 odd years ago. The more significant thing is that they have a US flag sticker, etc. which I see quite often.
39 posted on 09/11/2003 9:52:50 AM PDT by x1stcav ( HOOAHH!)
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To: x1stcav
Its different now. Thirty years of Mechistas and brown berets and barrios unidos (funded by the american tax payer of course) has radicalized much of the hispanic population in california.Add to that the pandering to the group with all the freebies, and you get a very entitled class of people who are just now starting to exercise the advanced training in organizing they have gotten from their communist mentors like Dolores Huerta.
40 posted on 09/11/2003 9:56:22 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: staytrue
I'm in West michigan, and we see them here...lots of migrant farmworkers and migrant construction workers.
41 posted on 09/11/2003 9:56:49 AM PDT by gracex7 (The LORD is not slack concerning His promise....but is longsuffering to us-ward. 2 Peter 3:9)
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To: bandleader
California's Statehood Needs To Be RECALLED!!

No - it just needs to be split up (see my perennial tagline)...that way, we'd be assured of another couple of Republican Senators - without fail.

Let Koastal Kalifornia become it's own state; they're welcome to the beachfront property; a worthy tradeoff.

42 posted on 09/11/2003 10:07:02 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (40 miles inland, California becomes Flyover Country!)
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To: hedgetrimmer
Ah yes, Dolores Huerta, another evil spawn of Saul Alinski.

I agree with all you have just said and have had this opinion since I was at UCLA in the 60's and saw the first expressions of a radicalized and militant Mexican student movement.

The left set out to destroy the US. Fostering illegals was just one of the prgrams. The first battleground to prevent the disintegration of the country will likely be Kalifornia for the reasons you've stated.

We're going to have our hands full.

But, I still think I'm correct about the significance of the bumper stickers. Of course, this is insignificant in view of the larger problem concerning our brown brothers.
43 posted on 09/11/2003 10:07:35 AM PDT by x1stcav ( HOOAHH!)
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To: hedgetrimmer
Wonder what else those bastards do to the lettuce.
44 posted on 09/11/2003 10:08:35 AM PDT by johnb838 (Deconstruct the Left)
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To: All
Congratulations Freepers!

Do to your efforts, my witness in the field just called to say that the American flag has been put right-side up, next to the two mexican flags.

Thank you!
45 posted on 09/11/2003 10:29:50 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
The mexican flags are probably being displayed for
Mexican Independence day which officialy starts next week but is celebrated for more then a week.

I was in Mexico right after 911, flags and celebrations every where.

"Today Mexican Independence Day is a major celebration in Mexico, bigger than Cinco de Mayo. The people of Mexico celebrate with a fiesta. A fiesta is a party or festival. Fiestas are held for many different reasons that vary from honoring a person, to events in Mexico's history. Fiestas can be simple or elaborate and can last from one day, up to a week or more. There are many things that can happen during a fiesta, some of these things are colorful parades, music, dancing, eating spicy food, drinking strong drinks, bullfights, rodeos, and fireworks. Vendors come and set up booths to sell toys, souvenirs, food and drinks.

The celebrating begins on September 15 (the eve of Independence Day) by having crowds of people gather in the zocalos (town meeting place) of cities, towns, and villages. In Mexico City a huge square is decorated with flags, flowers and lights of red, white, and green. People sell confetti, whistles, horns, paper-machete helmets, and toys in the colors of red, white and green."
46 posted on 09/11/2003 10:58:49 AM PDT by blackbag
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To: hedgetrimmer
You'd think they would focus their wrath on their own government, and do something about corruption down in Mexico.

I agree. But the will to fight for Liberty is something that cannot be imported.

Thinking about it from their point of view, it is far easier to "petition the (American) government (and its fair-minded citizens) for a redress of (supposed) grievences", than to organise and fight for those same needs in their homeland.

Same reason all those folks from Europe moved to the US in the 19th and early 20th century. Path of least resistance.

Speaking to those here who think they should be "grateful" to the "generous" Norte Americanos. You people are either blind to, or ignorant of, human nature. Each of those migrants, if he has an ounce of self-respect, thinks himself the equal, or better, of any man. They know that they work hard, they know that their work is not fairly compensated and they know that someone else, certainly not themselves or their families, is benefiting from the labor they perform.

The seeds of Communism are being planted in the hearts of everyone of these men and women. They, given the right circumstances, would kill every landowner they could lay their hands on. Peons, serfs, peasants and coal-miners, when not well-fed, well-house and well cared for, have done this since the beginning of time.

Keeping them out would solve the short-term problem, but the farmers need the laborers and would import them illegally (as well they do) regardless of the sanctions. Closing the border to Mexico is not something our Government, including El Presidente Bush, "War-Hero" McBlame, Hitlerly or Boxer/Feinstein have the stomach for. The "Latino" vote is now too important. On top of that constituency, Big Business, in the form of Tyson Foods, Perdue Chicken, Con-Agra, Archer-Daniels-Midland and others, REQUIRE the cheap, underpaid, under-represented, under educated, and compliant LABOR.

The only possible, long term, solution is to welcome these essential workers with open arms. The United States should work towards a NWO where Canada, Mexico and United States share one currency, one Constitution and one border. The United States of North America.

47 posted on 09/11/2003 11:22:15 AM PDT by The Shootist
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To: hedgetrimmer
Hey come on, at least you're getting lettuce for around $1.50lb.
48 posted on 09/11/2003 11:24:39 AM PDT by stevio
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To: staytrue
Mexican flags fly everywhere here in North Carolina. I've seen them in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida, as well. And occasionally, the flag of Aztlan can also be seen.
49 posted on 09/11/2003 1:22:46 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: hedgetrimmer

How did I miss this? I found it now!


50 posted on 09/04/2004 6:35:57 PM PDT by AnimalLover ((Are there special rules and regulations for the big guys?))
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