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Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:51:58 pm »
So in a story that makes me fucking hungry, it appears that the a Connecticut mayor has been sent some tacos after making a quip to eat said food in "support of Latinos."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/26/us/connecticut-east-haven-tacos/

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East Haven, Connecticut (CNN) -- Two days after a Connecticut mayor delivered an errant comment about eating tacos to support East Haven Latinos, some of whom are the alleged victims of police mistreatment, Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. apparently got his wish.

Some 500 tacos were delivered to his office Thursday after a Latino activist group called Junta for Progressive Action launched a text-for-tacos campaign to draw attention to the comment, which Maturo later apologized for.

In the interview Tuesday, a local reporter pointed out that there were no Latino officers on East Haven's police force.

"And your point being?" Maturo responded.

Asked what he planned to do for the Latino community in light of the discrimination allegations, the mayor said, "I might have tacos when I go home, I'm not quite sure yet."

That set off the activist group, a local branch of the Reform Immigration for America organization, which said that anytime someone texts the word "taco" to 69866, it will deliver a taco to the mayor on their behalf.

They've received more than 2,600 texts, the group said in a statement Thursday.

"The mayor has shown a total lack of respect for the constituents he has been sworn to serve to the best of his ability," said Henry Fernandez, spokesman for the group.

Maturo twice apologized for the comments, saying his words were largely a product of stress.
Still, some 500 tacos were placed inside his office; the rest are already being rerouted to local food-assistance outlets.

"The town of East Haven has received an abundance of tacos as a result of the campaign initiated by the group 'Reform Immigration for America,'" said Maturo in a statement. "Recognizing that there are many in need in our state, we have arranged for all of the tacos to be donated to local soup kitchens and pantries, including the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven."
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 01:21:08 pm »
Probably a clever ruse to get free tacos.

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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 01:23:34 pm »
Probably a clever ruse to get free tacos.

If that were the case he would have said "shots of tequila".
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 01:27:30 pm »
But tacos rule.

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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 03:01:48 pm »
Haha, I love it when people end up eating their bigoted statements.

Though tacos sound good.  Not nearly as good as

PIZZA

though. :3
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 03:05:52 pm »
So...a bigot makes a bigoted remark and he gets food?  Motherfucker, where's my 500 fucking tacos?
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 04:30:03 pm »
If you want tacos, Ravynous, you better start dissin’ some Mexicans, and do it soon.

Then send a few my way. I could go for some.
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 04:41:38 pm »
Who do we have to piss off to get decent crab rangoon?
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 04:45:14 pm »
Them damn, dirty Asians, of course.
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 04:59:40 pm »
"Are those godzilla jockeys bitching again? Tell them we'll discuss their concerns over crab rangoon back at the FSTDT commune. That's F-S-T-D-T. No, we have our own private drive that leads up to the gate. No, see, you've got to turn off of... You know what, ask the local Baptist church. They know exactly how to get there."
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 05:35:09 pm »
Who do we have to piss off to get decent crab rangoon?

Them damn, dirty Asians, of course.

Naw, you needn't go that far.  Since we're talking about seafood, and since we're talking about people from other countries, just go insult the Newfies.  That'll get the job done, I think. :)

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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 08:44:51 pm »
I want free tacos! :U

But I also do not want to be a bigot, so I guess I'm stuck buying my own. :L
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 09:05:19 pm »
So in a story that makes me fucking hungry, it appears that the a Connecticut mayor has been sent some tacos after making a quip to eat said food in "support of Latinos."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/26/us/connecticut-east-haven-tacos/

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East Haven, Connecticut (CNN) -- Two days after a Connecticut mayor delivered an errant comment about eating tacos to support East Haven Latinos, some of whom are the alleged victims of police mistreatment, Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. apparently got his wish.

Some 500 tacos were delivered to his office Thursday after a Latino activist group called Junta for Progressive Action launched a text-for-tacos campaign to draw attention to the comment, which Maturo later apologized for.

In the interview Tuesday, a local reporter pointed out that there were no Latino officers on East Haven's police force.

"And your point being?" Maturo responded.

Asked what he planned to do for the Latino community in light of the discrimination allegations, the mayor said, "I might have tacos when I go home, I'm not quite sure yet."

That set off the activist group, a local branch of the Reform Immigration for America organization, which said that anytime someone texts the word "taco" to 69866, it will deliver a taco to the mayor on their behalf.

They've received more than 2,600 texts, the group said in a statement Thursday.

"The mayor has shown a total lack of respect for the constituents he has been sworn to serve to the best of his ability," said Henry Fernandez, spokesman for the group.

Maturo twice apologized for the comments, saying his words were largely a product of stress.
Still, some 500 tacos were placed inside his office; the rest are already being rerouted to local food-assistance outlets.

"The town of East Haven has received an abundance of tacos as a result of the campaign initiated by the group 'Reform Immigration for America,'" said Maturo in a statement. "Recognizing that there are many in need in our state, we have arranged for all of the tacos to be donated to local soup kitchens and pantries, including the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen in New Haven."

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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012, 12:09:19 am »
And now I'm hungry...

It doesn't help I'd kill for some Red Robin lately.  I need to rectify that problem this week.
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Re: Tacos, The Perfect Protest Food!
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012, 01:04:48 am »
Isn't there Red Robins up in Eugene?

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