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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Is Pizza a Hispanic tradition?
    Does it matter? It's an American tradition...and they're a company operating in America.

    This is a melting pot. Why, exactly, are people to be pigeon-holed to fit anybody's narrow definition of heritage?
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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Does it matter?
    Yes. When people disrespect tradition, they show they don't care where culture comes from.

    It's an American tradition...and they're a company operating in America.

    This is a melting pot. Why, exactly, are people to be pigeon-holed to fit anybody's narrow definition of heritage?
    Heritage doesn't exist without narrow definition.

    Literally, you have to focus to create it.

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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    So conservatives have a problem with this?

    Really? I thought conservatives were all for a free market and allowing a business owner to run his/her business as they wish?

    Is this a problem?

    What if a company that sells beer would give away free beer if you ordered in German? Would that be an issue?

    Free Chinese food if you ordered in Chinese?

    Free cheese is you order in French?

    Is this the kind of crap that makes politicians look like fools?

    I'm just lost as to why this pizza place is getting flack over this.

    On the flip side - it's fantastic advertising and marketing.

    Thoughts?

    You're going to find someone who gets their panties in a bunch about anything. Would you be willing to take a statement from a liberal that no one's ever heard of as indicative of all liberals?

    In general, nobody cares.
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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You're going to find someone who gets their panties in a bunch about anything. Would you be willing to take a statement from a liberal that no one's ever heard of as indicative of all liberals?

    In general, nobody cares.
    This is why I hate libertarianism - it doesn't realize how cultural relativism destroys property rights.

    You can't have private property without properness. That means respecting where private property came from.

    A Hispanic pizza joint obviously doesn't care about how pizza is an Italian creation. It further emphasizes how Hispanics are just a bunch of workaholics.

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    So they are catering to their clientele? I don't know, if I wanted to sell more pizzas I wouldn't be adviertising that I am catering my business just to one language group. It is food after all and pizza at that and we all love pizza. I am offended that I am not considered part of his clientele.
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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    I have no problem with the promotion. They are free to conduct their business however they see fit. That said, I would never eat there after hearing this. Now that they are on my radar I will make a point to skip the place. Besides, I only speak English.

    Couple of issues- Pizza is not a traditional Spanish meal. Even if they make it in some spanish fashion it's origins are still Italian.

    It seems to me that they may be using this promotion to stir the pot concerning immigration. Maybe not but it sort of comes off that way to me.

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Pizza is sort of like French fries in that it's an American creation. Italian pizza is a completely different entrée.

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    So they are catering to their clientele? I don't know, if I wanted to sell more pizzas I wouldn't be adviertising that I am catering my business just to one language group.
    ...and that would make you a tool and a sell out. There's more to life than sales and catering to people you don't know.

    It is food after all and pizza at that and we all love pizza. I am offended that I am not considered part of his clientele.
    You can't be offended when all you care about is the product, not how it's made or invented.

    Do you want people to become depressed in the future instead of inspired from the fact that they're remembered for what they make?

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    This is why I hate libertarianism - it doesn't realize how cultural relativism destroys property rights.

    You can't have private property without properness. That means respecting where private property came from.

    A Hispanic pizza joint obviously doesn't care about how pizza is an Italian creation. It further emphasizes how Hispanics are just a bunch of workaholics.
    I have no idea what you're talking about, nor why you think it has relevance to my post.
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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Is pizza a Hispanic tradition?

    Obviously, the pizzeria is selling out culture just to make a buck.
    Do you always get this mad about marketing gimmicks?
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