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(WISTV)   "Our T-shirts were created as a witty and comical statement regarding ILLEGAL immigrants. There are NO racial nor hate remarks towards any specific ethnic group" says Mexican-style restaurant about a picture of two tacos below a wood crate trap   (wistv.com) divider line 291
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2013-01-10 12:15:15 PM

factoryconnection: UberDave: Even their regional food sucks.

Now you're just trolling. TXBBQ and SC BBQ are very different but "sucks" is horse sh*t.



Ok, ok.  It's just every time I go there I'm stuck in and around Aiken.  I've been sorely disappointed by road-side shack BBQ.  If you see a place like that in rural Texas, especially if there is smoke rising from out back, you're going to get some good BBQ.
 
2013-01-10 12:16:02 PM
Who cares if someone's racist?
 
2013-01-10 12:16:34 PM

Somacandra: BillCo: Fark needs balance.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 350x350]

R.I.P. CYGNUS THE GOD OF BALANCE


Claims confirming my death are clear exaggerations.

Lemme RTFA, for a sec...

The shirt pictures a pair of tacos underneath a wooden trap with the phrase "How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant" written just above in red, white, and green lettering -- the same three colors on the Mexican national flag.

So does Italy and Ireland, but anyways.

Seems that is a market strategy, and pretty stupid one IMO, but one to gather attention from everyone, seeing themselves as the Chick-Fil-A, but with tacos and against illegal immigration.

I myself am no fan of illegal immigration because it implies the endangerment of people who simply want to give their families as better life; a process that involves dealing with criminals and corrupt government officials in both sides of the border, going through a territory that has proven time and time again that is not for the weak of body and faint of heart (the desert has killed more immigrants than the border patrol in both sides will ever kill), subject oneself to meager wages and inhuman working conditions, turned into political fodder, and lastly, perpetuating separation between peoples that, in other circumstances would probably find more things in common with each other.

I myself would prefer a massive radical change in both social and economic improvements to the working and farming classes in Mexico, which in turn would decrease the need to move (whether if it's legal or not), but unfortunately since the Mexican ruling classes control the means of communication (there are only two major TV stations with smaller sub-TV channels, and one of them is partner with a phone and internet provider), new ideas are hard to go through Mexican society, but we're getting there.

Other than that, I think the rest of the rest of the article can be summed up in:

www.nswreconciliation.org.au

The comments section... I don't wanna touch that bag of snakes, but, as a final note, Jadeveon Clowney is the worst made-up name ever.
 
2013-01-10 12:18:29 PM

Maud Dib: UberDave: Krieghund: Though I'd hate to see South Carolina's idea of Mexican-style food.


I thought of it makes the salsa rise in my gullet.

Even their regional food sucks.  You can get a good idea, typically, of regional cuisine by stopping in local hole-in-the-wall eateries.  I'm heading into East Texas today.  If I see a roadside shack out there offering East Texas BBQ, boudin, or tamales, it's going to be something good.  In SC, if you see a roadside BBQ shack, it's going to taste like roadkill, ass, and vinegar.

F these racist assholes, I'm going over to the Michoacana mercado at lunch and buying some al pastor tacos from some gal that can barely speak English, and it will be glorious.
I know enough that when she says para aqui o' aya, it means for here or to go, and when she says sabor y cilantro(chopped onion and cilantro), I'd damn well better say "Si".

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Hit me up if you are in Dallas. I can take you to a true authentic whole in the wall taco shop. My better half is from Oaxaca so she can sniff out the good places.
 
2013-01-10 12:20:05 PM

UberDave: Krieghund: Though I'd hate to see South Carolina's idea of Mexican-style food.


I thought of it makes the salsa rise in my gullet.

Even their regional food sucks.  You can get a good idea, typically, of regional cuisine by stopping in local hole-in-the-wall eateries.  I'm heading into East Texas today.  If I see a roadside shack out there offering East Texas BBQ, boudin, or tamales, it's going to be something good.  In SC, if you see a roadside BBQ shack, it's going to taste like roadkill, ass, and vinegar.


Violation: Please only troll one topic per thread please. We are having a racist troll thread. Please stick to the subject at hand. Thank you.
 
2013-01-10 12:20:15 PM

Latinwolf: Or they complain about people being too PC, aka the white man's victim card.


"Political correctness for show" is a problem, but I hear people call "PC run amok" over the stupidest sh*t all the time. "Navy skipper relieved of duty for inappropriate conduct" when the "conduct" was letting half his crew get wasted and arrested in a foreign port. PC RUN AMOK. Female students out-performing males in school and college. PC RUN AMOK.

I guess I just don't feel threatened enough, although I'm still only 35.
 
2013-01-10 12:20:40 PM
Lighten up.

It's no worse than the jokes on nearly every episode of "Family Guy" and farkers quote that show like gospel.
 
2013-01-10 12:20:58 PM
Im white and love tacos. I would fall for that trap.
 
2013-01-10 12:21:01 PM
Tacos aren't traditional Mexican food anyway, dumbass. I think they meant "how to catch a fat drunk at 3am"
 
2013-01-10 12:21:09 PM

Somacandra: Why would legal Mexican immigrants avoid tacos as opposed to illegal immigrants eating them?


Because hard-shell tacos are an abomination to the Universe. Then again, I guess that would make the trap useless.
 
2013-01-10 12:24:17 PM

UberDave: Ok, ok. It's just every time I go there I'm stuck in and around Aiken. I've been sorely disappointed by road-side shack BBQ.


That I believe. This state can churn out amazing food but also has a high tolerance for slop. What you describe would disappoint the hell out of me, as I always try to go for the local flavor when I travel.

CygnusDarius: The comments section... I don't wanna touch that bag of snakes, but, as a final note, Jadeveon Clowney is the worst made-up name ever.


The only man named "Clowney" in history that no one will ever point out that his name is hilarious. That he's half bear, half honey badger, and half man probably explains that.
 
2013-01-10 12:24:26 PM
Ok, so we catch illegal mexicans with tacos, illegal africans with watermelons, illegal liberals with welfare checks...

How do we catch a China man then, let me know GOP!!! I'm dying for this one...

armystrongstories.com

/booty traps!!!
 
2013-01-10 12:24:59 PM

sobernutz:
Hit me up if you are in Dallas. I can take you to a true authentic whole in the wall taco shop. My better half is from Oaxaca so she can sniff out the good places.


Fuel City?
I hear that place is the tits.
 
2013-01-10 12:27:05 PM
Take the crate and poke a bottle of wine under it. Who would you be targeting?

Depends on the wine. MD20/20 and African Americans will be outraged. Make it a $50 bottle and Hipsters will be amused.

Poke a big burger under there, change the wording to 'kid trap' and white folks will be outraged, especially those raising a litter of porkys.

Keep the wording and poke a bottle of Vodka there and Russians will just raise a toast and agree.

Change it to Cuss-cuss and you'll pi$$ off Middle Eastern folks.

When I was in school, all sorts of 'racial' jokes flew about since WW2 had ended just over a decade prior. Especially jokes concerning the Polish and Italians. (My ancestry is Spanish, Italian, Polish and German. Two of my great grand parents on either side could not speak English.)

The thing of it was, no one actually got offended. I knew a lot of Polish and Italian jokes. (How many Poles does it take to change a light bulb? 3. One to climb the ladder and hold the bulb. Two to lift and turn the ladder.)

You can't go through life without making a 'racial' joke about someone. (Chinese fire drill.) It's human nature to poke fun at other folks.

When they censored the early cartoons because of offensive depictions of blacks and Japanese, no one paid attention to the fact that the majority of 'offensive' depictions were about white folks and Americans.

Apparently, it's just fine to ridicule them. That's not racist. Look back to cartoons and movies made before the 1960's and you'll find whites and mainly Americans lampooning themselves far more than any other race or nationality.

Elmer Fudd was the epitome of the dumb white guy hunter. They lampooned door to door salesmen, slick talking car dealers, cops and especially politicians. Bugs Bunny was forever running into an oily looking magician, matre-d (sp), salesman or farmer who was determined to make his life miserable. All had big noses, slicked back oily hair and tended to resemble weasels.

All were white Americans.

They poked fun at the upper class, rail road cops, train conductors and anyone else they thought of.

No one gave a shiat.

The majority of kids who saw 'Song of the South' did not see Uncle Remus as an ex-slave, but a good natured, wise, old Black man, full of wonderful stories. They saw the Bear and wolf going after Brar'e (SP) Rabbit as backwoods hicks.

Speedy Gonzales was a Mexican hero. His career was ended because of 'racism'. Though, the cartoon was not exactly racist. He made the Mexicans look good.

Political Correctness turned into censorship real fast and folks suddenly decided that they were being made fun of because of their race or nationality.

They had to be told that.

Yosemite Sam was a Cowboy stereotype, hot tempered and quick on the trigger -- but he was white so no one cared that he was an idiot. Yet depicting an American Indian acting dumb and it was offensive.

Folks need to get over themselves. Any time you create an 'Offensive' tag, it rapidly gets out of control and starts covering everything, often for some of the stupidest reasons.
 
2013-01-10 12:27:21 PM

Krieghund: Mexican-style restaurant

Well played, subby.

Though I'd hate to see South Carolina's idea of Mexican-style food.


i imagine it involves processed american "cheese sauce", canned black olives, and canned jalapenos. and maybe uses Pace for their house salsa.

/ i love mexican food. i hate that most of this country prefers mexican inspired american food.
 
2013-01-10 12:27:44 PM
In Charleston, SC, one of the big draws is the slave market; it's the actual market on the waterfront where the slaves were unloaded off of the newly arrived ships and sold to their new owners. Now it is used as a sort of outdoor market where people sell various goods, everything from handmade baskets woven by the ancestors of former slaves to historical artifacts and various tshirts and trinkets. Some of the tshirt vendors there have some of the most incredibly racist shirts I've ever seen in my life, and I wondered who would actually buy and wear such a thing. The one I remember the most was a shirt that had a picture of a cotton plant with the slogan "COTTON - It's a white thing, You used to pick it"
 
2013-01-10 12:28:46 PM

KellyX: Ok, so we catch illegal mexicans with tacos, illegal africans with watermelons, illegal liberals with welfare checks...

How do we catch a China man then, let me know GOP!!! I'm dying for this one...

[armystrongstories.com image 320x240]

/booty traps!!!


We catch them with scholarships.

/I feel dirty
 
2013-01-10 12:29:38 PM

DubyaHater: Violation: Please only troll one topic per thread please. We are having a racist troll thread. Please stick to the subject at hand. Thank you.


Hey Liter, we can do more than one thing at a time.
 
2013-01-10 12:32:34 PM

MBooda: Huh! Kind of like how the word "w*tb*ck" sparks outrage by FARK mods.


Yeah, you're the type of person who goes on and on about how "there's black people and then there's n*gg*rs", and thinks it's OK because Chris Rock said something like that once, aren't you?
 
2013-01-10 12:34:10 PM

abhorrent1:


Came for esoesracista.jpg
Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-01-10 12:34:35 PM

Barbwiremike: I would call this the worst marketing campaign of all time, but I've driven by that place for a good five years and have never once seen more than two cars in the parking lot.


Maybe they take public transportation.
 
2013-01-10 12:34:53 PM
Whoops, I meant .gif
 
2013-01-10 12:35:11 PM
Rik01:
You sound white.
 
2013-01-10 12:35:26 PM

Maud Dib: sobernutz:
Hit me up if you are in Dallas. I can take you to a true authentic whole in the wall taco shop. My better half is from Oaxaca so she can sniff out the good places.

Fuel City?
I hear that place is the tits.


Nah, it's over by the Post Office center off of 30. It's inside of a mechanic shop. Place gets packed on friday nights and it's BYOB.
 
2013-01-10 12:36:30 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Illegals aliens are illegal

Means 'Breaking the Law'
How about I come over to your crib and break the law inside it?

How poor the reading comprehension of Liberals


So, are illegal aliens the only people who eat tacos?
 
2013-01-10 12:36:57 PM
Lift up the box... free tacos!! Rational thought wins again.


/outside the box
 
2013-01-10 12:37:17 PM
this kind of reasoning is exactly how my dad thinks.  when the guy with a hispanic name who ran from the scene of an accident i was in was found to have outstanding warrants, my dad said he was probably an illegal alien and that's why he ran.  i said he shouldn't make that assumption.  he claimed i was the one making assumptions.
the old "i know you are, but what am i?" ruse works every time.
 
2013-01-10 12:37:24 PM
I can't be racist, there just aren't any significant number of minorities here to oppress.

/stupid Iowa and your 98% whiteness
 
2013-01-10 12:37:42 PM
FTA In a statement posted to the restaurant's website, the restaurant's owner, Leeane Snelgrove, says she'll only take questions from the media on voicemail.

However, Snelgrove says she will take two phone calls in particular.

"The only calls we may except are from Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh - but we're not sure its that news worthy," said the statement.


nope she is a totally unbiased individual.
 
2013-01-10 12:39:32 PM
How nice that she gets threats of violence from liberals and illegals.

I'm not surprised at all.

If you disagree with a liberal.. you are obviously a horrible person, and deserve to be killed.

Oh.. and your racist.
 
2013-01-10 12:43:44 PM

BillCo: If they wanted to catch the typical Farker, they could put a welfare check under the box.


Or your mom.
 
2013-01-10 12:44:24 PM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: BillCo: If they wanted to catch the typical Farker, they could put a welfare check under the box.

Or your mom.


Or a platter of bacon, and a pint.
 
2013-01-10 12:44:31 PM

I_Am_Weasel: serial_crusher: Reporter: "Let's say if you were to put a watermelon or some fried chicken under the box?"
Um, that's a stereotype about African Americans, not actual Africans.  African Americans are by definition not illegal immigrants.  Would anybody have actually concluded racism from that, or just been confused?

Why a taco, why not some other food that is stereotypical?

For example; What if, instead of a taco, they put a falafel?


i.huffpost.com
"I like where you're going with this"


 
2013-01-10 12:45:42 PM

factoryconnection: I've had Mexican food all over San Diego, which I have to assume is good since it seemed quite popular with Mexicans and made by Mexicans, as well as getting recommendations to my married-to-a-native-Mexican boss, and I've found similar fare here in Charleston. I've had some blah stuff, too. We have Mexicans just like every other state, from the source. Agriculture-heavy economies tend to attract them, and more power to them, especially when it means I have a broad selection of fare.


My favorite taco place here in Katy (just outside of Houston) is entirely run by Mexicans and 90 percent of the clients are Hispanic. Freaking awesome tacos and very good prices too.

Link
 
2013-01-10 12:46:45 PM

Rik01: Take the crate and poke a bottle of wine under it. Who would you be targeting?

Depends on the wine. MD20/20 and African Americans will be outraged. Make it a $50 bottle and Hipsters will be amused.

Poke a big burger under there, change the wording to 'kid trap' and white folks will be outraged, especially those raising a litter of porkys.

Keep the wording and poke a bottle of Vodka there and Russians will just raise a toast and agree.

Change it to Cuss-cuss and you'll pi$$ off Middle Eastern folks.

When I was in school, all sorts of 'racial' jokes flew about since WW2 had ended just over a decade prior. Especially jokes concerning the Polish and Italians. (My ancestry is Spanish, Italian, Polish and German. Two of my great grand parents on either side could not speak English.)

The thing of it was, no one actually got offended. I knew a lot of Polish and Italian jokes. (How many Poles does it take to change a light bulb? 3. One to climb the ladder and hold the bulb. Two to lift and turn the ladder.)

You can't go through life without making a 'racial' joke about someone. (Chinese fire drill.) It's human nature to poke fun at other folks.

When they censored the early cartoons because of offensive depictions of blacks and Japanese, no one paid attention to the fact that the majority of 'offensive' depictions were about white folks and Americans.

Apparently, it's just fine to ridicule them. That's not racist. Look back to cartoons and movies made before the 1960's and you'll find whites and mainly Americans lampooning themselves far more than any other race or nationality.

Elmer Fudd was the epitome of the dumb white guy hunter. They lampooned door to door salesmen, slick talking car dealers, cops and especially politicians. Bugs Bunny was forever running into an oily looking magician, matre-d (sp), salesman or farmer who was determined to make his life miserable. All had big noses, slicked back oily hair and tended to resemble weasels.

All were white American ...


here here.

Everybody is so easily butthurt. Bunch of whiny pussies.

It's perfectly acceptable to be racist against whites.. but the other way around and you should be viciously tortured before being killed.

All the whining and crying has made most people MORE racist.
 
2013-01-10 12:47:19 PM

highendmighty: Who cares if someone's racist?


I do. I get really excited in threads like this because while I'm reading I can say to myself, "yep, that farker's racist; that one, too."
I'm getting really good at it.
 
2013-01-10 12:49:09 PM

master_dman: How nice that she gets threats of violence from liberals and illegals.

I'm not surprised at all.

If you disagree with a liberal.. you are obviously a horrible person, and deserve to be killed.

Oh.. and your racist.


Yes...go on...what about my racist?
 
2013-01-10 12:49:18 PM
Meh. Let whitey whine. He knows he is losing, and it hurts. At least let him vent his spleen. He knows that his time is almost over. Besides, I enjoy his weeping.
 
2013-01-10 12:50:04 PM
And if you put two beer cans under it and said "How to catch a red neck" or "How to catch a southerner" it would be totally fine and you would have no sense of humor at all. Any and all outrage would be mocked.

Page me when they put fried chicken in place of the tacos and use a racial epithet, because that would actually be something worthy of getting worked up about. This isn't.
 
2013-01-10 12:50:25 PM

master_dman: It's perfectly acceptable to be racist against whites.. but the other way around and you should be viciously tortured before being killed.

All the whining and crying has made most people MORE racist.


Everybody has sore spots. If you don't believe me, walk into an Irish pup and order an Irish Car Bomb.
 
2013-01-10 12:51:18 PM
I hear they are selling like hot tamales.
 
2013-01-10 12:51:44 PM

shiattynick: In Charleston, SC, one of the big draws is the slave market; it's the actual market on the waterfront where the slaves were unloaded off of the newly arrived ships and sold to their new owners.


Incorrect. The slave market, or "City Market," is where slaves sold things. The place where slaves were sold is a different spot, without all the crap salesmen, known as "The Old Slave Mart." It is on (Superintendent) Chalmers Street.

The T-shirt you describe is just beyond the pale ignorant, however.
 
2013-01-10 12:52:01 PM
Only illegal immigrants eat their tacos? I don't get it.
 
2013-01-10 12:52:28 PM
Going to order a couple of those shirts. Then give them to my gardeners.
 
2013-01-10 12:53:34 PM

shiattynick: In Charleston, SC, one of the big draws is the slave market; it's the actual market on the waterfront where the slaves were unloaded off of the newly arrived ships and sold to their new owners. Now it is used as a sort of outdoor market where people sell various goods, everything from handmade baskets woven by the ancestors of former slaves to historical artifacts and various tshirts and trinkets. Some of the tshirt vendors there have some of the most incredibly racist shirts I've ever seen in my life, and I wondered who would actually buy and wear such a thing. The one I remember the most was a shirt that had a picture of a cotton plant with the slogan "COTTON - It's a white thing, You used to pick it"


Ever pick up one of those baskets woven out of sea grass and turn it over to check the price? I almost fainted from shock when I saw how much they charged for one little basket.

/which would be shredded by my four cats a half hour after I brought it home
//love visiting Charleston
///never bought one of those racist T-shirts though
 
2013-01-10 12:53:49 PM
How is this even news?

Getting outraged and making this a story only engenders bad feelings on both sides of the debate and gives the attention whore restaurant more business.

It's not a funny or intelligent joke (as proven by the numerous holes poked in it in this thread). It's just a lazy joke that's admittedly unoriginal.

It's like the advertising run amok in the Treehouse of Horror. Just don't look, and it'll go away.
 
2013-01-10 12:53:58 PM

red5ish: Obviously they are not racist in intent. Obviously. Obviously.


No, just racist on the internet.
 
2013-01-10 12:54:05 PM

big pig peaches: Lighten up.

It's no worse than the jokes on nearly every episode of "Family Guy" and farkers quote that show like gospel.


Ricky Gervais has been helpful enough to explain the difference.

When you tell an offensive joke it can be funny if the teller and the audience both realize that it's offensive and are laughing at the offensiveness, and he demonstrates it by telling an (actually funny) joke about child molestation that utilizes that sense of absurd shock.

When either the teller or the listener doesn't get that and laughs because they think that the  content of the joke is the funny part (e.g., "because [ethnic group] is so danged stupid!"), it's no longer a joke  about offensiveness, it's just an offensive joke.

There's no meta-humor in a shirt like this. We're not supposed to be laughing at the stupidity of the idea of setting up traps for immigrants, we are supposed to be laughing at the actual people because they're a bunch of stupid beaners who can't resist tacos or figure their way out of a box.

Now do you get it?
 
2013-01-10 12:54:44 PM

pute kisses like a man: Krieghund: Mexican-style restaurant

Well played, subby.

Though I'd hate to see South Carolina's idea of Mexican-style food.

i imagine it involves processed american "cheese sauce", canned black olives, and canned jalapenos. and maybe uses Pace for their house salsa.

/ i love mexican food. i hate that most of this country prefers mexican inspired american food.


Sushi.
 
2013-01-10 12:55:18 PM

Satanic_Hamster: My favorite taco place here in Katy (just outside of Houston) is entirely run by Mexicans and 90 percent of the clients are Hispanic. Freaking awesome tacos and very good prices too.


I'm sorry, but I have yet to find decent Mexican food, for two reasons:

1.- When I go to the US I don't eat Mexican, mostly because it feels weird

2.- I've had a few bad experiences with fake-ass Mexican food (my hatred towards hard-shell tacos is the stuff of myth and legend, as told by bards, skalds, Skrillex and banda groups) that have just soured the whole thing.

Then again, my state is right below Arizona, and while I've heard they have decent Sonoran hot dogs (not the most traditional of Mexican food, but wrapping sausage on bacon and then adding chorizo on it makes it damn tasty) and carne asada, I've yet to try them :/ .
 
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