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Daughter bought carpet---Read this.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    My daughter bought carpet from Empire carpet. They came to install today and all were Mexicans, they couldn't speak English. She told them to get off her property and called Empire to cancel. Proud of her. Bulge.
     
  2. Bisi

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    Good for her, too bad there aren't more like her. Wish I could say the same about some of my neighbors. We've had a new lawn mowing service company come through the neighborhood this year. All appear to be Mexican. Most of the yards are 3/4 to 1 acre. They are mowing yards for 20 to 25 dollars. The crew last year was getting 40 to 60 bucks a yard. I guess they will soon be out of business. Last year probably only 25% of the yards were being mowed by people other than the homeowner. This year it is probably 75%.

    I'm one of the few still left mowing my own yard. My neighbors are all against illegals unless they can get their yard cut cheap.
     
  3. Ljutic111

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    Right about that . In our town and surrounding area , most Landscaping businesses are owned by Locals and hire all Mexicans. Some are so nice and speak English very well and have done a lot of work at my sons house because he`s a friend of the owner/neighbor . Only one other business is all American and hire the family and friends . This country better set it`s priorities on who they hire and maybe we will survive this problem . Not only Mexicans are taking the jobs away but they are probably the most .
     
  4. Catpower

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    Good for her Bulge

    Bisi, I know my wife wouldn't let anyone but herself drive her lawn mower, so I'm safe
     
  5. Bruce Specht

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    Bulge, she did you proud!
     
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    She did him proud by being racist Bruce?
     
  7. porky

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    Handlepuller, We're talking illegal aliens. That's not being a racist. You liberals want everything your way, except when it creeps up to your door.
     
  8. grnberetcj

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    Appears hp has been pulling on something a little different than a "handle".....

    Curt
     
  9. REM3

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    is it because of the language barrier that she couldnt communicate (Which if they didnt speak english i would send them away too) or is it that they were mexicans that she sent them away ? I own my own business with 19 employees, some are mexican but everyone can communicate.
     
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    Since when is mexican a race?
    No speaka english no worka fo me.
     
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    Good For Her!

    I had a coworker last year say casually over lunch that he hired a crew to come in and do light landscaping (trim bushes & trees, mulch, rake) for $1400 cash.

    I got a little upset and asked him why he didn't ask my teenage son. He said that they got it done real fast and they had another truckload show up to finish the job in one day?

    ...and he said didn't know my son was looking for work. I told him that $1400 will buy a lot of range time and shells.

    handlepuller - would you hire an illegal?

    TNCoach
     
  12. handlepuller

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    It doesn't say anything about being illegal aliens, that would be another story.

    It says didn't speak English. I'm not a liberal but I respect someone who, if they immigrated here legally, is out trying to earn a living.

    I'm pretty sure we all have immigrant relatives who didn't speak English at first.
     
  13. dverna

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    When my dad come over from Italy in the late 1920's he could not speak English. He worked for slave wages and learned the language. Eventually, after scrimping for many years and living in a cellar, he started a business.

    Not everyone who "no speaka da English" is an illegal.

    We piss and moan about the Mexicans being a drain on our social net. When a bunch want to work for a living we applaud kicking them in the ass.

    I would be ashamed of a daughter that was that ignorant and arrogant.

    The fruit does not fall from the tree.

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    Don did everyone your father hired not speak english also?

    Maybe all you that are so in favor of hiring them can do it for everyone else, I for one would not want my wife or daughter, in a house with a bunch of men that among them not one speaks english, or are we to cower to them and speak spanish, seems the way a bunch of limp wristed people plan it to go down
     
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    I live near a rather exclusive gated community in San Antonio. Many of the lawn care companies are in a bind as their drivers are now required to swipe their drivers licenses through a reader to gain access to the community. They have been working in the area for years but don't have licenses, etc. Obviously the problem is much larger than anyone thought. Ron
     
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    When, and how did two words, Illegal and Alien become a race? It was a rhetorical question.......... It's racist because all the socialist elites have fed the prevarication of the words to their pet 'voting' Dung Beatles, who are now regurgitating __it on everyone.

    FYI, illegal aliens are sometimes regional, but they come in all sizes and shapes and colors. The good thing is that they are really very easy to spot. The bad thing is that our elected officials are ignoring them.......(read this as acquiring more 'voting' Dung Beatles)

    rac·ism? ?/?re?s?z?m/ Show Spelled[rey-siz-uhm] Show IPA
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    1.a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

    Nowhere in the original post was a racist comment made. 'Illegal Alien' was the theme. I've always said, you liberals can have all the change YOU'RE willing to pay for, and not a penny's worth more.

    Now, how many illegals can you support, and when can we move them in? Perhaps there's a foreclosed home in your neighborhood? Maybe next door? I'm sure that 0 will be happy to fill it up with 5 or 6 family's of squatters for you, especially if you live in Wisconsin. Would you prefer Latin, Asian, Arab, Indian or Baltic? (now that's racist!... or is it?) rant off.........


    JMHO,
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  17. halfmile

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    My Father could not speak English, as German was spoken in the home. When he went to school he learned immediately to speak English. He did not have to have a special program, or bilingual classes, He spoke English. Immediately. He learned very fast, because it was absolutely necessary. He was 6 years old.

    Your daughter is to be commended, but she did not go far enough. If Empire Carpet hired these people they were supposed to have on file a Federal Form I-9 which requires proof of citizenship.

    Unless, of course they were paying under the table. Which makes more than one party a criminal.

    hp, do you think that would be ok? Or is your touchy feely stuff just pot stirring?

    HM
     
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    It is pot stirring a little bit HM, but the jump to these all being illegal aliens has been pure assumption as far as I can tell.

    To be LEGALLY employed they would have to have a green card and anyone who has gone through the steps to get one so they can legally immigrate here to try to better his or her life I can respect.

    If they were working illegaly then Empire is breaking the law, a no-no of course.

    I've worked with a lot of Mexicans. In the Marines and in various kitchens as I was working my way through college. By and large hard working people.

    Most of the poultry and hog processing plants near where I live hire a lot of Mexicans. Because they work hard. Are they taking jobs? Maybe, but I have never heard anyone complain about how they couldn't get a job in poultry and hog processing, landscaping, carpet installing, etc.
     
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    My daughter bought carpet from Empire carpet. They came to install today and all were Mexicans, they couldn't speak English. She told them to get off her property and called Empire to cancel. Proud of her. Bulge.


    There is no mention of them being "illegal aliens" in the original post.
    Some of you have jumped to a conclusion. Not being able to speak English does make someone an illegal alien.

    Don Verna
     
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    Does not speaking English make them qualified to work in her house?

    You need to ask her, it isn't your opinion that counts here, it's hers and if she was uncomfortable with it, she did what she thought was nessasary, and her father was proud of her
     
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