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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
09:47 AM on 05/25/2012
ACEPTAMOS PESOS (We accepts Pesos)

Are you fricken kidding me?

That's the sign they have posted at every Pizza Patron.
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
cmr86
Reality. Progressively-based.
10:12 AM on 05/25/2012
That's their perogative. Who are you to judge what they do?
12:38 PM on 05/25/2012
Yeah have a problem? and if u do deal with it. They accept them because they want to reach out to their customers!!!!!!!!!!
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mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
08:34 AM on 05/25/2012
...but how much extra will the spit on the pizza cost for those that can't order in Spanish?
09:44 AM on 05/25/2012
Nada, la saliva es gratis.
12:41 PM on 05/25/2012
It won't they are willing to help u say it and if u cant just try ur best
08:29 AM on 05/25/2012
This is brilliant marketing. LOTS of free publicity. I had never heard of this company, and now I have. They do use the disclaimer of "limited quantities". I'm sure the management of this company has done a cost/benefit analysis of this promotion. Now, there is much brand awareness.

I'm sure that if Herman Cain had run a similar promotion with Godfather pizza that there would be more controversy, particularly by those that wanted to discredit a black man.

Racist ? perhaps. Clever, yes. Successful - depends on the criteria that is being used.

I wonder if there will be an ICE truck nearby.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
09:49 AM on 05/25/2012
Herman Cain didn't give free pizzas away for ordering in Ebonics.
03:52 PM on 05/25/2012
If he did, do you think that would have made a difference in his campaign ?
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cmr86
Reality. Progressively-based.
10:13 AM on 05/25/2012
What is racist about it? Are you saying Asians, African-Americans, Whites, etc. are incapable of producing four syllables in Spanish?

They're not discriminating based on biological features. Please, get your terminology correct.
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06:10 AM on 05/25/2012
Isn't that racist ?
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
NVRSLPS
Designer
10:00 AM on 05/25/2012
How is this racist?
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cmr86
Reality. Progressively-based.
10:14 AM on 05/25/2012
How? How is it racist?
01:22 AM on 05/25/2012
As a linguist who happens to be Hispanic, I found the majority of these comments to be extremely depressing, not to mention racist and xenophobic. Also, many countries that have some language other than English as their official language end up requiring children to learn it in school anyway so that not only do they end being fluent in their country's official language, but they can also speak English better than most Americans can speak a foreign language.
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cmr86
Reality. Progressively-based.
01:48 AM on 05/25/2012
Huffpo commenters leave something to be desired, in general.
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
08:11 AM on 05/25/2012
...while I agree with you, your picture here is not at all supportive of you as a "professional", unless pole-dancing is your other career...seriously?
12:02 PM on 05/25/2012
Did you really have to go there? I'm a student, it's a picture that was purposely meant to be silly when it was taken, and this isn't Linkedin or something of the like, so I'm a bit less worried about looking like a professional since I don't think any of you have job offers for me. 
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JolietJake Blues
Hates Illinois Nazis
01:13 AM on 05/25/2012
Papers Please:
Says and believes what he wishes was true.
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JolietJake Blues
Hates Illinois Nazis
01:07 AM on 05/25/2012
Welcome to Capitalism!!!

Love it or Leave it.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
09:37 AM on 05/25/2012
Welcome to Mexico is more accurate.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
BeasTT
07:12 PM on 05/25/2012
In my country, it is known as Messico, more appropriate if you ask me.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
12:31 AM on 05/25/2012
The thing that's more insulting to America than the fact that they want US to speak THEIR language is the fact that they accept a foreign currency as payment.

http://www.pizzapatron.com/news/blog/2012/02/pizza-patron-returns-to-pizza-por-pesos-roots-in-2012.html

It's really disgusting that little by little a foreign culture is eating away at America and refuses to assimilate into the "melting pot" that once brought us together.
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JolietJake Blues
Hates Illinois Nazis
01:05 AM on 05/25/2012
So you think BIG GOVERNMENT should decide what language we can speak???

BIG GOVERNMENT should tell these people how to run their business???
02:13 AM on 05/25/2012
This is a free country. Pizza patron companies are willing to help you if you can't order it in Spanish.
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homer winslow
Truth in Beauty, Beauty in Truth
03:55 PM on 05/25/2012
It is really disgusting that bigots can't evolve and learn to love their fellow human beings.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
05:45 PM on 05/25/2012
I love em a lot, as long as they stay in their own countries.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
12:08 AM on 05/25/2012
Someone should open an "AMERICAN" pizza joint right next door with a sign that reads,

"No English, No Pizza".

Then let the contest begin to see who gets the most customers.
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Estrella25
12:56 AM on 05/25/2012
Who is going to cook the pizza then?

"if redneck = no pizza"
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JolietJake Blues
Hates Illinois Nazis
01:04 AM on 05/25/2012
In Texas?

50% of the population is latino.
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
08:15 AM on 05/25/2012
CORRECTION:

In Texas, 50% of the population is NOT "La Tino"!
That label is exploited in Texas, but includes ONLY Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. The rest of us KNOW this and are on to this political scam.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
08:16 AM on 05/25/2012
50%? ROFL

According to the 2010 Census it's 70.4% white

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48000.html
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
12:05 AM on 05/25/2012
Multiculturalism has destroyed most of the great civilizations on this planet. Looks like we're next on the list.
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cmr86
Reality. Progressively-based.
12:34 AM on 05/25/2012
Ignorance and stubborn jingoism destroyed most of the great civilizations.

Why are you so afraid of brown people?
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JolietJake Blues
Hates Illinois Nazis
01:10 AM on 05/25/2012
He has a tiny brain.
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
08:15 AM on 05/25/2012
Why are YOU so afraid of those of us who are NOT brown?
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Jasel
RN
12:17 PM on 05/25/2012
Feel free to leave.
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Estrella25
11:43 PM on 05/24/2012
It seems to punish people who can't speak Spanish, and I resent that," says Peter Thomas, chairman of the Conservative Caucus.

How lame Mr. Thomas, we know that when you get hungry and no money, you'll be trying to say Pizza Please in Spanish, Chinese or Swahili!
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
12:10 AM on 05/25/2012
I'll starve before I speak a foreign language in MY COUNTRY.
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cmr86
Reality. Progressively-based.
12:34 AM on 05/25/2012
Texas was Mexican before it was a US territory/state.
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Arturo Ramrez
12:37 AM on 05/25/2012
Define "foreign".
11:38 PM on 05/24/2012
Speak english, this is America and we are so dumb to speak more than one language.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Papers Please
12:01 AM on 05/25/2012
Favorite, of all time.
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homer winslow
Truth in Beauty, Beauty in Truth
04:01 PM on 05/25/2012
It does speak to your level of ignorance.
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Estrella25
12:06 AM on 05/25/2012
"we are so dumb to speak more than one language"?

Speak for yourself!
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Arturo Ramrez
12:37 AM on 05/25/2012
I think Eusebio was being sarcastic?
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BeasTT
11:36 PM on 05/24/2012
I am kinda wondering why people are getting excited over free pizza ?

There is a scene from the last Rocky movie, where Paulie says, "Italian food made by a bunch of Mexicans isn't so exciting." I have to agree.

If it's free, how good can it be ?

By the way, before you eh-scream racism (yes I said "eh-scream), I am trilingual. I am also a legal immigrant, so stop getting moist over free pizza.

Some of you need to act like you have been somewhere before.
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cmr86
Reality. Progressively-based.
12:37 AM on 05/25/2012
Latinos are in most restaurants in the country, be they Mexican food, Sushi joints, or good ole 'Merican food. What's your point?
12:26 PM on 05/25/2012
Only tangentially related, a Mexican lady I knew married an Italian and lived in Italy for a number of years until her husband passed away and she went back to Mexico. She made the absolute best Italian food, and was always complaining that it didn't taste right because she lacked the proper ingredients (which knowing and eating with some Italians here in the US, lack of ingredients complaint even though the food is fantastic seems like a sorta cultural pastime).

So it really depends not on your origin, but how well you understood and how authentic your experience of learning how to cook a particular food, and whether you have the right ingredients available.

Now if we're talking Pizza the way we cook it in the US and Mexico, "that ain't Italian".

"eek! Mexicans cook Pizza in Mexico! Anti-American Conspiracy!!! Unfair Competition!!", some here may say. Just saved you the trouble.

But give me a 2nd/3rd gen Chicago or New York Italian-American to cook it and I'm good. For other Italian food, the fresher off-the-boat the cook the better. :-)
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
BeasTT
01:58 PM on 05/25/2012
Do you HONESTLY think the people working at this pizza place are like this alleged woman you claim to have known ?

I AM fresh off the boat Italian, and why people get so wet over Mexicans who don't know how to make the real thing is beyond me.

As far as REAL ingredients goes, I live in Los ANgeles and get the REAL stuff imported from Italy. Dough, flour, water, cheeses, meats, veggies...maybe I should make some REAL Italian pizza and food, so people know the real deal Holyfield when it comes to this issue?
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
ugly american
Fat cats always want to eat first.
11:14 PM on 05/24/2012
Anyone who goes to the Patron's website will see that this is just a bit of fun. The company is after all based in Dallas and using a name with a Spanish Flair. Their aim is to be a large US chain so they would naturally do most of their business in English. The offer only extends to saying the phrase "Un Pizza por favor!" to receive a large pizza in your choice of pepperoni, pepperoni or pepperoni. If you order the whole thing in Spanish you still won't get the Large La Patrona or the two Cokes. (Someone I know tried.). And it's far from a permanent thing. Those of you who live near a location should immediately go to http://www.pizzapatron.com/locations.cfm and order within the next twelve days. Just say the four words. They are also on Facebook.( https://www.facebook.com/pizzapatron)
This is no more or less than a cute promotional gimmick. LULAC would be complaining about stereotyping if their mouths were not full of pizza.
This article is not a call to debate. If it a chow call for everyone with the munchies.
¡Coma caluroso, mis amigos!
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Fran Jaime
01:37 AM on 05/25/2012
I can't believe your reply to me was removed! Good grief! Anyway, I agree with everything you said except, quiero la mía con peperone y extra queso!
mira chancleta
C'mon, there's NO "La Tino" race
08:21 AM on 05/25/2012
...the 2nd smart thing I've seen you write here...