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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Did a check of their menu. It appears they're a "fusion" style restaurant.
    I must admit hearing Pizza Patron described as a "Fusion restaurant" caused mild chuckling.

    I can see you have never had any pizza from there though you live here too. It's pretty bad. Greasy, all extremely low quality ingredients. Cici's has em beat square. Really.

    I couldn't care less how they market. The are OBVIOUSLY pandering to the immigrant Hispanic market. And this is not the first time they have done something deemed controversial by the more xenophobic right wing.

    Pizza chain sparks debate by taking pesos - Business - US business - msnbc.com

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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?
    Conservative here. Please stop thinking that because 1 nitwit complains that we all think exactly like him. Does the left really think that we are the only side that stereotypes? HA.

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

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    But people should be able to speak English...as it IS our nation's official language and primary mode of communication. Could you imagine the nightmare it would be if it were not a requirement? Don't worry about correctly filling out those tax forms etc. We shouldn't encourage people to be non-engish speakers in our nation and we should make it easier for them to learn English. But we should also make it easier for us to communicate to others as well.
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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The United States HAS no official language.
    We don't have an official language. We DO have an "official language" though and you know what it is. What is all of our legal documentation primarily written in? Our Constitution? Our laws? Come on man. You know EXACTLY what I meant. You just want to twist the meaning for arguments sake.
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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Would people defending the pizza parlor's actions be alright if another parlor did the same thing, except this time saying you need to order in English?

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Would people defending the pizza parlor's actions be alright if another parlor did the same thing, except this time saying you need to order in English?
    Uhhh....

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Then there should be no hypocrisy.

    Both are either wrong, or right.

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    On further inspection, that case is different. That store was "English-Speaking Customers Only." That is a bit different from what I mentioned earlier.
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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    I find it difficult to understand how people can scream Freedom of Speech and then when someone (a business) uses their freedom these same people will scream foul!....how difficult is it to say Pizza Por Favor if oyu really want a free pizza?....I think those screaming the loudest would never get a pizza from this place no matter what, even a free pizza!......but these same poeple would likely camp out all night to be 1st in line at a department store on Black Friday to get an item being sold to the 1st 100 people and screw all the other 100's of people who want the item too.

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    Re: Pizza parlor’s giveaway sparks heated debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Pizza parlor



    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?
    Wow I cant believe this is an issue for people...and to the point they play the victim role and believe it's "punishing" people who cant speak Spanish. lol! They're always free to order pizza from another establishment if they dont like it.

    Unbelievable how some people will find the stupidest **** to bitch about.
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