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Friday, June 09, 2006

Mexitude: Philly Style!

**UPDATE** Check out ABC video on Geno's including an interview with Joey Vento.

Source: cbsnews

Always nice to see our elected representatives standing tall and supporting America (Mexitude bolded for your reading pleasure)
Want A Cheesesteak? 'Speak English'

(AP) A City Council member jumped into the debate over a sign at one of Philadelphia's best-known cheesesteak joints that reads: "This Is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING 'SPEAK ENGLISH.'"

During the council's meeting Thursday, Councilman Jim Kenney asked Geno's owner Joseph Vento to take the small sign down. The English-only ordering sign has irritated some activists in the diverse neighborhood of South Philadelphia and drawn national attention.

"It's such an iconic institution and business, one that is that visible for many of our residents, for the region and the world," Kenney said.

Vento, whose grandparents struggled to learn English after immigrating from Sicily in the 1920s, said his staff is glad to help non-native speakers order in English and no one has been turned away because of a language barrier.

"I don't see much of a big deal about learning to say Cheez Whiz," he told ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" on Friday.
A private business run by the child of immigrants chooses to take a stand for his country and what does his weak, cowardly, spineless government say?

Mexitude folks, it's gaining momentum!

H/T Michelle Malkin

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