Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Geno's Sign Ruled Not Discriminatory

Of course, it is not discriminatory! We needed hearings and commissions to figure this out? How much taxpayer money was wasted over this nonsense?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) March 19, 2008 -- A Philadelphia agency has ruled English-only signs at Geno's Steaks are not discriminatory.

The Commission on Human Relations ruled Wednesday that the sign at Geno's does not violate the city's Fair Practices Ordinance.

Joe Vento posted the signs at his shop in October 2005. They read "This is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING 'PLEASE SPEAK ENGLISH."'

Critics alleged that the policy discourages customers of certain backgrounds from eating there. They say the signs discourage non-English speakers from going to the shop.

Vento says he has never refused service to anyone because they couldn't speak English. (H/T - 6ABC)

Finally, some common sense returns to a city that has been severely lacking in it. I mean, the sign that started these shenanigans is approximately six inches wide and three inches high. If you blink, you missed it, so don't try and tell me that people were outraged. I'm not buying it.

When I met Right Wing Prof, Sebastian, and Bitter last summer, we all agreed that Geno's Steaks was the place to go - especially after this non-story debacle. Joey Vento is a huge supporter of the city's police officers and firefighters in a town that usually supports neither. He is a hard-working, hard-talking guy who embodies the spirit of Philadelphia. Unfortunately, that Rocky-esque spirit has been abandoned by the P.C. crowd in favor of a "sackless" attitude that is sure to offend no one.

Frank Rizzo is turning over in his grave.

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