1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100428/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1831

    Alabama Gubernatorial candidate Tim James says, if elected, he will only give driver's license test in English. He says "This is Alabama; we speak English. If you want to live here, learn it."
     
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    Originally Posted by PIsom23 View Post

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100428/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1831

    Alabama Gubernatorial candidate Tim James says, if elected, he will only give driver's license test in English. He says &quot;This is Alabama; we speak English. If you want to live here, <strike>learn it</strike> don't be anything but white bc we will lynch your ass if you isn't.&quot;

    is more like it
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    Originally Posted by PIsom23 View Post

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100428/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1831

    Alabama Gubernatorial candidate Tim James says, if elected, he will only give driver's license test in English. He says &quot;This is Alabama; we speak English. We just can't read it!&quot;

    That's more like it.
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  5. One thing about this, road signs and warning signs are all in English so being able to read/understand English is important when driving in cities.
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  6. I honestly don't know how the drivers lisence tests are in the USA, I can personally only relate to the drivers education you get in Norway (which is good, but expensieve, around 5-6000$). So excuse me if what I say is somewhat misguided.

    Seeing as many people rely on a job, and many rely on a car to work - aren't you a bit concerned this might work against its intentions?

    Most signs and road warnings are just that - they are not usually walls of texts you need to interpret to drive safely. Other than that I assume the signs contain basic english which my 13 year old brother wouldn't have any problems comprehending.
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    Originally Posted by Luho View Post

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  8. que? no comprende
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  9. Viva la revolucion!
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    Originally Posted by Luho View Post

    x infinite
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    Originally Posted by Tim Lock View Post

    Viva la revolucion!

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  12. Learn English Mexicans. Russians can, Chinese can, Vietnamese can etc. And those languages are 50x more diff. than ours.
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  13. He probably could have stated it a little less &quot;fuck you immigrant&quot; but it is alabama.

    Edit: Oh the ironing of the first response in the link

    Makes since you need to be able to read signs if you are driving.
     
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  14. Seriously!

    Last time I was talking to a hispanic dude I thought he was going to bring me a delicious drink. Turned out he was talking about how his ex-wife shot a dude.
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  15. This is a travisti. These people come here to werk hard and contribute to their society. Why should they have to learn to speek gringlish?

    No taxation without interpretation imo.
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  16. &quot;If you want to live here, learn it.&quot;

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    Originally Posted by Luho View Post

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    Originally Posted by tkeat1653 View Post

     
    Originally Posted by PIsom23 View Post


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100428/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1831

    Alabama Gubernatorial candidate Tim James says, if elected, he will only give driver's license test in English. He says &quot;This is Alabama; we speak English. If you want to live here, <strike>learn it</strike> don't be anything but white bc we will lynch your ass if you <strike>isn't</strike> ain't&quot;

    is more like it

    FYP, come on man
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    Originally Posted by Lord Supremo View Post


    FYP, come on man

    I don't know why, but that is how I imagine southern drawl to be. &quot;Ain't&quot; is pretty mainstream IMO.
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  20. I live in Alabama.

    First off haha at the jokes itt i guess but sadly some of you are misguided

    When i first saw this commercial i was like wut? just based on the way he said it.

    but after thinking about it, good for him! its about time a politician actually states a truth that some people may not like. He not gonna just cater to everyone and i like that.

    p.s. We have a shitload of hispanics here that can't speak English and a Huge Hyundai plant with many Koreans.

    He has a valid point
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  21. There was a case like this actually a few years ago when the owner of Geno's Steaks in Philly had a sign asking customers only to order in English.

    From wiki:

    A sign on Geno's window gained press notoriety in 2006, during the immigration controversy.<sup id="cite_ref-3"><span>[</span>4<span>]</span></sup> The sign reads: &quot;This Is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING Please 'SPEAK ENGLISH'&quot;.<sup id="cite_ref-4"><span>[</span>5<span>]</span></sup> The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations filed a discrimination complaint, arguing that Geno's violated the city's Fair Practices Ordinance, which prohibits discrimination in public accommodation, by &quot;denying service to someone because of his or her national origin, and having printed material making certain groups of people feel their patronage is unwelcome.&quot;<sup id="cite_ref-Bulletin_5-0"><span>[</span>6<span>]</span></sup> Vento had previously said the signs are directed at the Mexican immigrants in the surrounding neighborhood.<sup id="cite_ref-6"><span>[</span>7<span>]</span></sup>

    Vento says no one has been refused service for not speaking English, but said, &quot;If I can't understand you, you might not get the sandwich you thought you ordered.&quot;<sup id="cite_ref-Bulletin_5-1"><span>[</span>6<span>]</span></sup>

    The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations found probable cause that the sign is discriminatory. The commission says the sign could make non-English-speakers feel unwelcome or discriminated against.<sup id="cite_ref-cause_7-0"><span>[</span>8<span>]</span></sup>

    Daytime shot of Geno's


    One of two eating areas at Geno's.

    Vento enlisted the aid of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a public-interest legal organization.<sup id="cite_ref-cause_7-1"><span>[</span>8<span>]</span></sup> In 2006 the Foundation had defended a bar owner cited by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for a sign reading &quot;For Service, Speak English.&quot; That case was settled when the owner removed the sign.<sup id="cite_ref-8"><span>[</span>9<span>]</span></sup>

    Responding in an interview with Fox News analyst Neil Cavuto, Vento stated that he does not turn away any customer, and therefore does not discriminate. He also vowed to keep his sign displayed no matter how much pressure he receives. He explained to Cavuto that his parents had to learn English when they came to the U.S. He said that if his customers order in any other language, he'll give them Cheez Whiz on bread. Vento posed some rhetorical questions: &quot;If one goes into a Puerto Rican neighborhood, how many signs would be seen in English?,&quot; and &quot;When one is on the telephone, it may say press 1 for English, press 2 for Spanish; but where is the number for, say, Italian or Korean?&quot;<sup id="cite_ref-9"><span>[</span>10<span>]</span></sup>

    After the story gained national attention, Philadelphia City Councilman James Kenney said, &quot;He went on his little act and hit the talk shows. He's like a legend in his own mind. He's spun it so that he's a martyr in people's minds in order to gain financial benefit. He's a selfish individual.&quot;<sup id="cite_ref-10"><span>[</span>11<span>]</span></sup>

    On March 19, 2008, Philadelphia's Commission on Human Relations ruled that the restaurant did not violate the city's Fair Practices Ordinance
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  22. Keep it up GOP.
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    Originally Posted by JasonBDizzle View Post

    but after thinking about it, good for him! its about time a politician actually states a truth that some people may not like

    Dude, it's alabama. Him saying that is politically +ev. If I worked for him I'd advice him to say it in public 20x a day.
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  24. If I moved to Mexico or anywhere else that speaks a language I do not, and I asked/expected the government to cater to my English needs. I hope they would tell me to GTFO.
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    Originally Posted by Underdog34 View Post

    Keep it up GOP.

    lol u think this hurts them

    you are truly blinded by your fucking conceeded holier than thou attitude

    option A, make everyone take test in english

    option B make every sign multiple lang.

    if you only had two choices which one dost the great UD <STRIKE>think </STRIKE>know is the best for everyone
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    Originally Posted by tommpat2000 View Post

    lol u think this hurts them

    you are truly blinded by your fucking conceeded holier than thou attitude

    option A, make everyone take test in english

    option B make every sign multiple lang.

    if you only had two choices which one dost the great UD <strike>think </strike>know is the best for everyone

    make EVERY sign multiple languages? you sure?

    Most of these are pictures or numbers.

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  27. yea, only like 30% require a basic understanding of the engrish

    you do realize, that if the test is in english the signs will appear as they do on the road - if they can pass the test by looking at the pictures fine you get a lic. if you cant you obv shouldnt be on the road.

    there isnt a spanish version in real life so why would there be one for the test?
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  28. There is barely anything you need to understand on those signs compared to what you need to know to read English.

    A test to get a license asks actual questions that one who does not speak English could probably easily answer in their native language, even with the signs in English. Why should they not be able to drive then?
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    Originally Posted by tommpat2000 View Post


    there isnt a spanish version in real life so why would there be one for the test?

    would a &quot;spanish version&quot; have different numerical values?

    I'm under the assumption that the numerical 6 is a 6 in any language.
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    Originally Posted by tommpat2000 View Post

    lol u think this hurts them

    you are truly blinded by your fucking conceeded holier than thou attitude

    option A, make everyone take test in english

    option B make every sign multiple lang.

    if you only had two choices which one dost the great UD <strike>think </strike>know is the best for everyone

    I really don't have much of a problem with the state of Alabama requiring that all driving tests be written in English only. Actually, I have no problem with it. It is perfectly reasonable for a State to say that since 90% of its citizens speak English, it will not bother to cater to small minorities at great expense for a driver's test.

    Perfectly reasonable.

    However, the commercial made by the GOP candidate for governor is all about appealing to white people and racism. You can't tell me that of all the issues facing the state of Alabama, the language of driver's license tests is important enough to warrant being a major platform for becoming the governor of the state. It's just not THAT important. So why does this guy put that particular issue in his commercial? Because he wants to get exactly the responses that a lot of people have given ITT. He's playing to a certain mindset. It will work in the short term.

    Keep it up GOP.
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