Greg Simons, the owner of a Davidson County diner, some of whose non-English speaking Hispanic customers were offended when his wait staff couldn’t understand Spanish, decided, as a result, not to serve anyone who couldn’t order in English. He put a sign up on his door announcing the new policy:
”They got offended because we couldn’t speak any Spanish. They were frustrated. I was frustrated as well and they left. Unfortunately I don‘t have anybody here that’s bilingual,” Simons said.
Typically, he was bombarded with threats and had a brick thrown through his window by people who thought he was being unreasonable. There is no mention of any investigation into the threats or the brick through the window, making news reports read as if this reaction was fully justified:
He posted a sign in his restaurant which read, “No Speak English, No Service.” But just yesterday, he was forced to take the sign down after he was bombarded with complaints and threats. Someone even threw a brick through his window, according to The Dispatch, a Davidson County newspaper.
By what politically correct insane calculus is Simons, the owner of the Reedy Creek Family Diner, the unreasonable one? Why should an American citizen have to take abuse from “guests” in this country because his wait staff can’t speak the language of a foreign country? Go to France sometime and try that, folks.
Simons’ sign, by the way, was translated into several languages, so it couldn’t be considered racist or limited to one language group. Of course, all the news reports center on the Spanish portion, most showing only that part of the sign. Such is the power of the Hispanic lobby and their lefty brick-throwing supporters.
The compulsion to put Spanish signs on everything in this country and require teachers to translate everything they hand out is simply inexplicable. There are dozens, maybe hundreds, of languages represented by immigrants in this country. Why did Spanish become so special? Why did Spanish-speaking people become the only immigrant group that we felt couldn’t learn English. How condescending is that?Read full article » No Comments »
N.C. Republican Walter Jones, who has been becoming less and less Republican for several years, got a real surprise after badgering Gen. David Petraeus about how long American servicemen might be in Afghanistan.
Jones implied that Petraeus really didn’t give a rip about the loss of “blood and treasure,” presumably because he is just a heartless commander who cares nothing for his troops, the lefty view that Jones seems to have adopted in the past five years:
Noting that Obama has said the U.S. will have combat troops out by the end of 2014, with the Afghan government in position to provide its own security, a skeptical Jones said he could imagine a senior military leader coming before Congress in 2015 and pleading for more time and more sacrifice.
“You know, 15, 16, 17 years, for God sakes, how much more can we take, how much more can we give treasure and blood?” Jones asked.
But Petraeus had a response that left Jones red faced and embarrassed:
“I may not be at this table, probably won’t be, in 2015, but I’ll tell you that my son is in uniform, and Lieutenant Petraeus just completed a tour in Afghanistan, which thankfully we were able to keep very quiet, and left in November after serving as an infantry platoon leader. We’re very proud of what he did. He thinks he was doing something very important.”
Good job, Rep. Jones. I’m sure your Code Pink followers enjoyed it.Read full article » No Comments »
Somebody tell Barack and Michelle Obama that you don’t deal with bullies by trying to be reasonable. Bullies are not reasonable people. To see how fruitless that tactic is, just look at how successful Obama has been trying to be reasonable with Gadhafi.
The video linked below, as I said yesterday in a Facebook update, is very satisfying. I could tell from the video that the bully was not harmed seriously, though surely he was bruised and battered. But, hey, that’s what you get when you torment a kid who outweighs you by 50 pounds. This little punk learned a life lesson at an early age. Let’s hope he remembers it. Click the image below to see the video:
But here’s the problem. The kid who was being tormented, and who finally had to retaliate because he was getting hit in the face and stomach, also was suspended. The bully got 20 days and the victim got four. My question: Why did he get any suspension at all?
Let’s look at the logic. The victim was suspended for also resorting to violence, the school said. OK. Let’s imagine what would have happened if he hadn’t resorted to violence. He’d have remained a punching bag until the little jerk who was hitting him got so tired he had to take a break. Is that what the school management would have preferred?
In my view, a kid has a right to retaliate with violence in a case like this. That’s the only way to stop it. Unfortunately, in our modern society, here in the U.S. and also in Australia, apparently, too many people in positions of authority (school headmasters as well as presidents) don’t understand that.Read full article » 1 Comment »
Grant Hill has responded to former Michigan Fab Fiver Jalen Rose for his ignorant and racist comments made on the “Fab Five” ESPN documentary the other night, in which he called all black players at Duke “Uncle Toms”:
I caution my fabulous five friends to avoid stereotyping me and others they do not know in much the same way so many people stereotyped them back then for their appearance and swagger. I wish for you the restoration of the bond that made you friends, brothers and icons.
I am proud of my family. I am proud of my Duke championships and all my Duke teammates. And, I am proud I never lost a game against the Fab Five.
Read the whole thing. There’s lots of good stuff. Jalen Rose might also want to read this.Read full article » No Comments »
Thanks to some brave souls who believe every life has value, 13-month-old Baby Joseph has been moved from Canada, where the government death panel deemed him unworthy of life, to a Catholic hospital in St. Louis, where he will receive the care he needs for his terminal illness. Among the heroes in this story is a Chapel Hill doctor. (emphasis is mine)
Read full article » No Comments »
Father Pavone said Baby Joseph’s transfer was accomplished through the efforts of a number of people, including his parents; family spokesman Sam Sansalone; family attorney Claudio Martini; Bobby Schindler of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Dr. Martin McCaffrey, a neonatologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Medical School; the Rev. Pat Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington, D.C., and attorney CeCe Heil from the American Center for Law and Justice, also in D.C. Father Frank also thanked the many other Canadian pro-life groups and individuals who have been consistent and heroic in their advocacy for Baby Joseph and for all the vulnerable.
You only have to look at Chapel Hill to see this phenomenon in action. While professing to be for the downtrodden, embracing multiculturalism, and making all the right noises about affordable housing, liberal bastions eventually begin to look like a day in the neighborhood of The Brady Bunch.
Thomas Sowell has a great column about this strange effect as it is manifested in San Francisco and its surrounding lefty counties:
Blacks are being forced out of San Francisco, and out of other communities on the San Francisco peninsula, by high housing prices.
At one time, housing prices in San Francisco were much like housing prices elsewhere in the country. But the building restrictions– and outright bans– resulting from the political crusades of environmentalist zealots sent housing prices skyrocketing in San Francisco, San Jose and most of the communities in between. Housing prices in these communities soared to about three times the national average.
The black population in three adjacent counties on the San Francisco peninsula is just under 3 percent of the total population in the 39 communities in those counties.
Sowell’s concern is that Republicans aren’t making the argument against the liberal and Democratic policies that disadvantage black people. Liberals, of course, are fine with that. As a friend once commented to me, “To liberals in Chapel Hill, Durham is affordable housing.” I guess that’s what people in San Francisco think of Oakland.Read full article » 1 Comment »
From Orange County — where the budget includes a $45,000 appropriation for a breast feeding consultant – comes the commissioners’ predictable cry for more money. Last night, commissioners took another step toward putting the 1/4 cent sales tax hike on the ballot — again. Commissioner Steve Yuhasz invoked the familiar “for the children” battle cry.
Read full article » No Comments »
“We will either need to let our schools fall apart or we’re going to need to find a source of income to make the necessary repairs to those schools,” said Commissioner Steve Yuhasz. “There aren’t any other opportunities other than an increase in the property tax or an increase in sales tax.”
More and more Americans have simply had enough of politicians who spend, tax, borrow, and grow government beyond its appropriate limits. Take the voters of Miami-Dade County, for example. Yesterday they recalled their tax-and-spend Republican mayor, as well as a tax-and-spend commissioner, and the vote wasn’t even close.
Read full article » No Comments »