Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Don't Let The Facts Get In The Way
... and other Liberal commandments

By now, we've all heard of the proprietor of Geno's Philly Cheesesteaks placing a sign in his store window stating; "This Is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING 'SPEAK ENGLISH'".

An op-ed writer up in Philly... a certain Mary Shaw... has labeled Geno's owner Joseph Vento, an "embarrassment" and anti-immigrant. Never mind the fact that Vento was quoted saying "they don't know how lucky they are. All we're asking them to do is learn the English language, we're out to help these people, but they've got to help themselves, too."

Strike one Mr. Vento. You just violated a Liberal commandment... expect individual responsibility. Silly you.

Then Madame Shaw lights further in our hero. "But now the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations has filed a complaint, indicating that Geno's message is so unwelcoming, it may actually violate a Philadelphia civil rights / fair practices ordinance."

"Unwelcoming"? Hmmm... it's been reported that "Vento said his staff is glad to help non-native speakers order in English and has never turned someone away because of a language barrier". How can you be unwelcoming, and simultaneously NEVER turn someone away?

Also, it was reported that "When a non-English speaking customer showed up at the window a short time later, a clerk patiently coached him through the process. Eventually, both said 'cheesesteak'".

Nonetheless. Strike two, Mr. Vento. You just violated another Liberal commandment... you and your staff assisted others simply to benefit ALL of society. Silly you.

Shaw also said "Yo, Geno's: Philadelphia is supposed to be the City of Brotherly Love, not the City of Xenophobic Bigotry." as well as "On one hand, I feel that it might be his First Amendment right to hang that disturbing sign in his store. And I hope that it costs him millions of dollars in lost business."

Shaw illustrates beautifully the true mindset of Liberalism;

1. If liberals have nothing to back up their argument... then they resort to personal attacks.

2. Constitutional rights are great, but only if you agree with liberals.

3. If you dare disagree with liberals, may ruin befall you.

As far as Shaw's "xenophobic bigotry" crack goes, too bad she didn't bother to check that Mr. Vento's grandparents learned English after immigrating from Sicily in the 1920's. And learn they did. But by Shaw's own logic, Vento wouldn't even serve his own grandparents... or the thousands of other non-native born that he obviously HAS SERVED.

But then again, never let facts get in the way when arguing with a liberal. It only confuses and ultimately pisses 'em off. But none of that matters. Strike three for the owner of Geno's.

By the way, Mary Shaw is the Philadelphia Area Coordinator for Amnesty International. Psst, hey Mary... shouldn't you be out raising money for those misunderstood boys up in Canada who wanted to cut the Prime Ministers head off and kill thousands of people?

Oh, and Mr. Joseph Vento... any chance you deliver to North Carolina? I like mine "wid".


Blogger Texas Truth said...

Yes, there is a problem with Geno's, immigration and racism. The problem is that his business is HIS business and he can do wherever he likes. If some immigrant can't order his/her lunch in the way that is prescribed, I guess he/she doesn’t eat at Geno's. I know there are other places in Philadelphia to eat. Some of the bleeding heart liberals just don't get it. Kudos to Geno’s. He has a great deal of support out here. I have a post at my blog about this and other issues

Please feel free to stop by and reads my perspective on this and other issues.


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