"If the beliefs that this country was founded on upset you so much, then why are you here??"
Ah, the irony...
8/3/2009 1:22:27 PM
Nathan the Wise
At every ATM, you must push a button for English, yet no one complains
You just did!
8/3/2009 2:57:47 PM
The country was founded on freedom of religion. It wasn't founded on English Only.
8/3/2009 3:45:21 PM
Awww, poor widdle baby had to push and extra button? Lo Siento!
Oddly enough there was an almost identical letter to the editor in our local paper today. I thought about submitting it, but it's no different than this one.
8/3/2009 4:39:17 PM
Seeing written Spanish is not a church/state separation issue. In fact, it's not a constitutional issue at all, since we have not established any official language. And this country wasn't founded on your beliefs. That's why.
8/3/2009 7:02:21 PM
I've never heard a Canadian bitch about French being written along with English.
But, I guess that's what you get when you're not raised to be an over-privelidged numbnut.
8/3/2009 7:24:04 PM
Hey, is that you TRAC? I was wondering where you've been hiding, you rascal. I missed the hell out of your shenanigans, buddy!
8/3/2009 7:31:54 PM
Multilanguage ATMs =/= 10 Commandments.
Besides I have seen ATM's in the U.S. that actually have a French language option and I don't see whites complaining about it.
Also, just to let you know, the United States does not have an official language.
8/3/2009 9:26:48 PM
Can I put up the 8 fold noble path? Can Pagans put up there signs? Why the hell not?
Although I guess if you go back to the Puritans, then yeah, the US did originate as fundieland.
8/3/2009 9:30:42 PM
Last time i checked, the founding fathers didn't find religion to be a useful thing.
And kid, you are never too old to learn a new language. I had to learn three different languages back in school.
8/3/2009 10:25:53 PM
We have cities and states that pertain to the Spanish language.
You know I recognize people like 88 are just trolls, but he represents these imbeciles that go around bitching about Spanish this, Spanish that.
Should we go back and name Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Jefferson, New Washington just to appease these right wing loons?! Hell no, plus don't get me started on the German and Native American Languages used in the midwest. English has never nor will it be the official language of this Country.
8/3/2009 11:35:16 PM
hmmm... maybe that's because the U.S. law has a separation of church and state in its constitution, but there's not even any official U.S. language, let alone some law that says "english only"
8/4/2009 10:03:25 AM
And if only Spanish was a religion, you'd have a point.
8/4/2009 10:28:17 AM
Yeah! And what's with all those ramps and elevators being installed everywhere? Those damned handicapped are useless anyway so why are we spending all that money for these things that just ruin the aesthetics of the place? What is this country coming to?
Courthouses and public buildings are there to serve all the people of this country, not just Christians. That is why English/Spanish (sometimes French, et al.) signs are posted, handicap ramps are installed, and your silly rules for a single faith are not. We might let you install them if you can handle having other religions posting theirs there as well... How would you like to see quotes from the Qu'ran or the Bhagavad Gita posted on the local courthouse alongside your silly commandments? ...that's what I thought.
8/4/2009 11:02:28 AM
poop. I feel like a dumbass every time I do this.
8/4/2009 11:58:17 AM
Yes all these non Americans should go home! I'm even sure the Native Americans will help you pack, Rick1.
8/4/2009 12:07:49 PM
8/5/2009 8:33:51 PM
I say remove the Spanish signs AND the ten commandments. If you want to live here, learn to speaking fucking English and understand what separation of church and state means.
8/6/2009 8:06:58 AM
Or, how about we have a button on ATM's indicating which religion they should present your bank info in? Would that make you happier?
This is just stupid, how about they take away wheelchair ramps too? Are you sick of accessibility being shoved down your throat? You live in a walking country, after all.
No one's forcing you to learn spanish, hence why everything is offered in TWO FUCKING LANGUAGES. You can ignore the spanish language, now let us ignore your religion, please!
Wow, I was actually looking for that strip to post it too.
8/6/2009 3:17:38 PM
For the same reason that you see English in touristic places, because it´s a language, not a religion or a belief.
8/7/2009 8:22:50 AM
"If you want to live here, learn to speaking fucking English"
If you want to live here, learn to tolerate people who can't speak English. It's not your country.
8/7/2009 11:03:04 AM
The ATMs here also have Italian, French, German and Polish. I don't hear anyone bitching about those.
8/7/2009 1:17:50 PM
Quite honestly, I agree -- this is America, and we speak English. If you're too stupid or too lazy to LEARN THE LANGUAGE, you need to fucking LEAVE. (Ditto if you insist on keeping "cultural traditions" such as female "circumcision".)
If you're making a reasonable effort, and showing improvement, you can stay.
8/8/2009 3:05:03 AM
Umm, no they are Spanish/Castillian Names, whom have long existed since before the English speaking pilgrims came over on the Mayflower.
In any-case this is a free country and you should be able to speak and operate a business in whatever language you see fit.
8/8/2009 11:58:59 PM
You're right. We should all fluently know the native language.
Ni-hi na-s-gi o-s-da
Learn it, bitch.
8/10/2009 9:15:33 PM