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  • Taco Restaurant Employee Hailed As Hero For Stopping Kidnapping

    03/07/2014 12:40:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Families in Westchester said they are breathing a sigh of relief following a kidnap attempt Wednesday. The families are crediting an employee of T2 Tacos, a restaurant in the 7100 block of Manchester Drive, for being the hero who stopped the kidnap attempt. Residents told KCAL9′s Brittney Hopper that a nanny was walking with a 4-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon — in broad daylight — when a man attempted to steal the child. The employee — a man named Jesus Delgado – intervened, stopped the man and held him until authorities arrived. (The suspect has been arrested and charged with kidnapping.)...
  • Lion meat tacos cause uproar in Florida

    05/09/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/13
    - Exotic meat tacos at a Florida restaurant are causing a big uproar. The small tacos at Tampa's Taco Fusion restaurant look enticing and many who try them say they are tasty. The meat in question -- lion.... The specialty tacos cost about $35. The restaurant also serves other exotic meats, such as beaver tacos and camel tacos. Brad Barnett, the restaurant's operation manager, says it is all legal. His message to people: "If you don't like it, don't eat it."
  • Can This Taco Save America? (Doritos Locos Tacos)

    03/15/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/12/2013 | by Daniel Gross
    For much of the past year, analysts have claimed that a host of political factors are inhibiting hiringregulation, the fiscal cliff, the sequester, the debt ceiling, the reelection of a socialist. Powerful forces, indeed. But theres another force at workmore powerful, more ubiquitous, and arguably more delicious: Doritos Locos Tacos. The neon-orange, meat-filled miracle taco, wrapped in a Nacho Cheese Dorito shell, was Taco Bells biggest hit of 2012, with 375 million sold, or roughly one million a day. It was largely responsible for the chains incredible growth, outpacing not just KFC and Pizza Hut, but even McDonalds. It has...
  • Taco USA (An Amusing History of Mexican Food in the United States)

    05/16/2012 2:34:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 117 replies
    Reason ^ | June 2012 | Gustavo "Ask a Mexican" Arellano
    ....There is nothing remotely Mexican about Potato Olsnot even the quasi-Spanish name, which has a distinctly Castilian accent. The burrito was more insulting to me and my heritage than casting Charlton Heston as the swarthy Mexican hero in Touch of Evil. But it was intriguing enough to take back to my hotel room for a taste. There, as I experienced all of the concoctions gooey, filling glory while chilly rain fell outside, it struck me: Mexican food has become a better culinary metaphor for America than the melting pot. Back home, my friends did not believe that a tater tot...
  • Largo Man Accused of Misusing 911 to Report Taco Bell for Not Selling Him Tacos

    09/15/2011 12:29:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Sep 14, 2011
    Terry Lynn Kimbell's run for the border landed him in jail early Wednesday. Police said Kimball, 50, called 911 late Tuesday after employees at the Taco Bell at 13709 Walsingham Road would not sell him tacos while he was standing in the drive-thru lane. He told the dispatcher he was hungry and upset employees at the fast-food restaurant wouldn't sell him the food, police said. Kimball remained on the phone until officers arrived, police said. He told them he was on the phone with a dispatcher and that he did not have an emergency "except that he was not sold...
  • Heroin taco delivery lands ex-deputy in prison

    05/26/2011 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 20 May 2011 | Craig Kapitan
    A 20-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office was ordered Thursday to serve six years in prison for trying to smuggle heroin to inmates using barbacoa tacos. State District Judge Sid Harle immediately ordered Robert Falcon, 48, to be put on suicide watch after the former deputy said in court that he planned to kill himself if he was not given probation. I hope you have enough guts to go do your time and come back because your family needs you, Harle said, pointing out that as a veteran jailer, Falcon probably knows how to circumvent the facility's suicide...
  • McKeesport Woman Finds Ants In Taco Kit

    07/14/2010 6:43:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies · 1+ views
    MCKEESPORT, Pa. -- A McKeesport woman told Channel 4 Action News that ants crawled out of a taco kit she bought to make dinner the other night. Lisa Boehm said she opened the Old El Paso Taco Kit when a bunch of ants crawled out of the vacuum-sealed product. And all of a sudden this swarm of ants came out, looked like a horror movie! And I dropped the box and was screaming, said Boehm. Boehm said she immediately called the manufacturer who said they would pass it along to their Quality Control Department. The company also told Boehm that...
  • Digital Construction Sign Reads: "No Latinos"

    05/27/2010 4:58:38 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 31 replies · 639+ views
    wftv.com ^ | Updated: 11:31 am EDT May 26, 2010
    MIAMI -- Florida Highway Patrol troopers are trying to find the vandals who made a digital construction sign flash the message "No Latinos" and "No Tacos." It happened on a Miami-area highway. The sign is owned by the Department of Transportation. They believe the vandals hacked into the system. Investigators believe it was programmed on the spot, even though the system is password-protected. Troopers are hoping someone saw the hackers at work.
  • Kirtland AFB to lose F-16s

    02/27/2010 11:38:46 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 37 replies · 831+ views
    F-16.net ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2010 | Asif Shamim
    Kirtland Air Force Base will lose 18 ANG F-16Cs from the 188th Fighter Squadron & hundreds of jobs as part of the federal government's plan to cut its fighter fleet. By the end of this autumn the USAF will have reduced its fighter fleet by 250 jets. The first jets begin to leave as of April 1st and the government hopes the last will be retired by the end of September. The hope is that some of the money saved will allow the USAF to purchase new aircraft such as the F-35. Retired Col. Charlie Thomas a military analyst and...
  • Taco Del Mar files for bankruptcy protection

    01/24/2010 9:40:02 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies · 734+ views
    Seattle Times | 1/24/10 | Melissa Allison
    Taco Del Mar Franchising, a Seattle-based chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it owes creditors between $1 million and $10 million. The chain's roughly 225 stores in the U.S., Canada and Guam will continue to operate, and individual Taco Del Mar franchisees are not in bankruptcy. Larry Destro, who has been CEO since May, said he expects to slow growth at the company, which lost $2.8 million between 2006 and 2008. Founded in 1992 by brothers James and John Schmidt, Taco Del Mar grew to about 70 stores by 2002, most of...
  • Time to Celebrate National Taco Day!

    10/02/2009 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 48 replies · 1,347+ views
    Business Wire ^ | October 02, 2009 | Barbara Caruso
    LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The taco, which means snack, traces its origins to the Aztecs around 3000 BC. Few food items have sustained such interest like the taco, which is still most often made with a corn or flour shell filled with meat or fish as its base. Today the taco is as much a part of the American diet as the grilled cheese sandwich and receives its due this Sunday October 4th, which is designated as National Taco Day. Being one of the most popular foods in America, the taco definitely deserves this attention, said John Cappasola, vice president of...
  • For a New Generation, Kimchi Goes With Tacos

    02/25/2009 4:34:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 880+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2009 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    AS the sun begins to sink behind the Santa Monica Mountains and the northbound traffic thickens on the 405 freeway, the hungry refresh their browsers. After obsessively checking the Twitter postings of the Korean taco maker to see where the truck will park next, they begin lining up throngs of college students, club habitus, couples on dates and guys having conversations about spec scripts. And they wait, sometimes well beyond an hour, all for the pleasure of spicy bites of pork, chicken or tofu soaked in red chili flake vinaigrette, short ribs doused in sesame-chili salsa roja or perhaps...
  • Putting the brakes on East L.A.'s taco trucks

    04/16/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 44 replies · 37+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 14, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
    With restaurants complaining that mobile vendors are hurting business, county supervisors are considering new restrictions. The vendors, however, aren't throwing in the towel. ___ Business was brisk one recent night as the smell of sizzling carne asada floated from an East Los Angeles taco truck. A row of customers sat on folding chairs, tacos and quesadillas in hand. Two blocks down Cesar Chavez Avenue, Jesus Huerta's La Tia Tamale restaurant stood empty. "If they weren't there," Huerta said of the shiny chrome-sided Taqueria "El Pecas" truck, "I'd be selling right now." That may change Tuesday, if Los Angeles County supervisors...
  • Hispanic leaders upset at radio station's campaign [700 WLW Cincinnati "The Big Juan"]

    05/08/2007 4:16:35 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies · 3,618+ views
    CINCINNATI - Hispanic leaders are demanding a public apology from a radio station that put up billboards showing a Mexican flag, a donkey, and a mustachioed man in a sombrero with the headline "The Big Juan." The Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA complained that the advertising by WLW-AM stereotyped Hispanics. The community leaders said at a news conference Tuesday that they plan to meet with station executives to talk about sensitivity training and creating a multicultural community advisory board. WLW, which calls itself "The Big One," is the Cincinnati area's radio ratings leader. The Hispanic Chamber and the League of United...
  • Mexico Battling Demand Dilemma, Rising Corn Prices

    01/09/2007 4:35:10 PM PST · by A. Pole · 28 replies · 1,059+ views
    Cattle Network ^ | January 9, 2007
    MEXICO CITY (AP)--Mexican legislators, producers, and consumers are battling with the government over how best to control the rising price of corn tortillas, a centuries-old staple of the Mexican diet. Some lawmakers are calling on renewing price controls used in the past, while incoming economy secretary Eduardo Sojo says a better move would be to help farmers increase production. Rising demand is a major factor pushing up corn prices, Sojo told a news conference Monday - in particular the fact that more U.S. corn is being diverted for the production of ethanol, instead of heading to Mexicos consumer market. Farmers...
  • Latino Backlash? Town Bans Taco Stand

    07/23/2006 6:28:27 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 136 replies · 2,625+ views
    KLTV.com ^ | 7/23/06
    In some ways, the traveling taco stand has become a symbol of the rise of Hispanics in the US. Here in Gwinnett County, Ga., it wasn't any different - until lawmakers outlawed the $1 street-corner taco vendor last month. Hispanic purveyors of the workingman's lunch represent an immigration policy many Americans feel has gone haywire. In many interior states where the Hispanic immigration had been minimal until recently, residents are encountering more new faces speaking an incomprehensible language and infiltrating street corners with their cilantro-spiced fare. In resisting the sudden and growing influence of Latino culture, some cities and towns...
  • Backlash emerges against Latino culture

    07/19/2006 4:51:31 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 62 replies · 2,301+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/19/06 | Patrik Jonsson
    NORCROSS, GA. In some ways, the traveling taco stand has become a symbol of the rise of Hispanics in the US. Here in Gwinnett County, Ga., it wasn't any different - until lawmakers outlawed the $1 street-corner taco vendor last month. Hispanic purveyors of the workingman's lunch represent an immigration policy many Americans feel has gone haywire. In many interior states where the Hispanic immigration had been minimal until recently, residents are encountering more new faces speaking an incomprehensible language and infiltrating street corners with their cilantro-spiced fare. In resisting the sudden and growing influence of Latino culture, some...
  • Hundreds of thousands rally in LA for immigrants' rights

    03/25/2006 8:03:27 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 142 replies · 2,437+ views
    The Press - Enterprise ^ | 03-25-06 | Peter Prengaman & Bob Jablon
    Angered by what they see as increasing hostility toward immigrants, hundreds of thousands of people converged on City Hall Saturday to demand amnesty for illegal aliens and reject federal legislation that would build more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. Protesters, wearing white T-shirts to symbolize peace, danced, chanted and carried large banners as they filled dozens of streets in downtown. They chanted "Mexico!" "USA!" and "Si se puede," an old Mexican-American civil rights shout that means "Yes, we can." Many protesters said lawmakers were unfairly targeting immigrants who provide a major labor pool for America's economy. The rally was organized...
  • Agency helps turn Whiplash the monkey into an advertising icon

    07/21/2005 1:26:10 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 39 replies · 5,577+ views
    Monterey Herald (AP) ^ | 7/18/05 | Jeff Horwich
    MINNEAPOLIS - Whiplash is a 19-year-old Capuchin monkey from Texas. He saddles up on a border collie, wears a sombrero, and rides to the rescue bearing Mexican fast-food. Of course, there's a decent chance you already know this. For the Minneapolis-based Kerker ad agency, Whiplash is that holy grail of television advertising: A repeat character that clicks with the public. He's been a ticket to financial success and industry honors since Kerker cast him in his first commercial for them early last year. In the first ad, "The Burrito Incident," a man walks into a mailbox, dropping his burrito on...
  • Please, Drop the Chalupa ("assault with an airborne chalupa")

    06/08/2004 5:31:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 41 replies · 149+ views
    FOX News ^ | june8, 2004
    Please, Drop the Chalupa Tuesday, June 08, 2004 An Iowa man has been arrested for assault with an airborne chalupa, reports the Des Moines Register. "I've never had anything quite like that before," police detective Darren Cornwell told the newspaper. Nancy Harrison was working the drive-through window at a Des Moines Taco Bell (search) Thursday evening when 24-year-old Christopher Lame pulled up and ordered food, Harrison told police. Lame got and paid for his food, but a little while later walked into the restaurant to complain he hadn't gotten what he'd ordered. Harrison asked him if he had his receipt....
  • Democrats say Taco bell poll is rigged (NOT A JOKE!)

    08/27/2003 8:06:24 AM PDT · by mabelkitty · 131 replies · 663+ views
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | August 27, 2003 | Daily Journal wire report
    California Democratic Party leaders yesterday blasted the Taco Bell restaurant chain for a sales promotion that counts sales of different menu items as votes in a mock California recall election. Last week the Mexican-style fast food chain launched the campaign, urging Californians to put their vote where their mouth is. Taco Bell restaurants statewide are tallying each purchase of a crunchy beef taco as a vote for Republican challenger Arnold Schwarzenegger and each purchase of a chicken soft taco as a vote for not recalling Gov. Gray Davis. In the first week of the unofficial poll, votes for any of...
  • STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY - A fun fashion forum celebrating mullets, WD-40, etc.

    08/04/2003 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 48 replies · 1,666+ views
    In an effort to be inclusive, this thread is for nonmetrosexual males (and likeminded women) to advise queer guys on their outfits, decor, vehicles, hairstyles, homes and hobbies. I've outfitted the thread with keywords toward this end.Enjoy.
  • What is the Definition of American Culture?

    05/21/2003 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 28 replies · 2,286+ views
    rebelbase ^ | 5/21/03 | rebelbase
    Does anyone have brief definition of American Culture? As a nation we are such a conglomeration of ethnicity and various cultures that its difficult to pin down an exact definition. Does our culture change with the increasing influx of immigrants? Is American culture dying and being replaced by foreign culture?