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Old 08-28-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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LOS ANGELES - The hundreds of taco trucks that dot Los Angeles County and dish out cheap fast-food dishes such as carnitas, quesadillas and carne asada will be allowed to conduct business from set locations, a judge determined, throwing out a law requiring that the trucks move every hour.
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The law was passed after restaurateurs complained that taco trucks parking on the streets near their businesses were drawing away customers and forcing some of them to the brink of bankruptcy. Although it affected only unincorporated sections of the county, not the city of Los Angeles itself, the area under the law's domain included the vast, largely Latino East Los Angeles neighborhood where many of the trucks operate.
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The truck drivers, many of them immigrants or first-generation Hispanics, complained that they were unfairly singled out by the ordinance. They pointed out that they faced the same health requirements as restaurants and said they provided good, cheap food, often to a low-income clientele that couldn't afford restaurant dining.

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"If you can't manage your restaurant business in a way so that you can compete with a taco truck, maybe you should find another business," attorney Phil Greenwald, who represented Garcia and other taco truck drivers, said after Aichroth's ruling.
What a joke. LA's liberal policy of allowing illegal immigrants to operate taco trucks in the county has now backfired.

LA County judge tosses out taco truck restrictions - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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What a joke. LA's liberal policy of allowing illegal immigrants to operate taco trucks in the county has now backfired.

LA County judge tosses out taco truck restrictions - Yahoo! News (broken link)
I'd prefer to go to one of those trucks & get fresh, cheaper food than any restaurant. Entrepreneurship at its finest.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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What a joke. LA's liberal policy of allowing illegal immigrants to operate taco trucks in the county has now backfired.

LA County judge tosses out taco truck restrictions - Yahoo! News (broken link)
Salmonella "enhanced" peppers from Mexico anyone?
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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Salmonella "enhanced" peppers from Mexico anyone?
I take it you haven't eaten any peppers or tomatoes from the grocery store or in any restaurants then.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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I take it you haven't eaten any peppers or tomatoes from the grocery store or in any restaurants then.
The tomatoes were not the source of the huge salmonella outbreak. The wimpy FDA FINALLY revealed it was peppers from Mexico. Thanks to our FDA the AMERICAN tomato growers suffered horribly. All in the name of pcness and not wanting to "offend" Mexico and Mexican farmers.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:27 AM
 
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They don't call them 'Roach coaches' for nothing, you know...
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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The tomatoes were not the source of the huge salmonella outbreak. The wimpy FDA FINALLY revealed it was peppers from Mexico. Thanks to our FDA the AMERICAN tomato growers suffered horribly. All in the name of pcness and not wanting to "offend" Mexico and Mexican farmers.
I simply didn't care, I ate the peppers & tomatos anyway & I'm fine. Guess I have a good immune system.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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I simply didn't care, I ate the peppers & tomatos anyway & I'm fine. Guess I have a good immune system.

That is good you did not get sick-however you simply did not care? About the thousands sick, about the at least one person to die and about the tremendous damage to the AMERICAN tomato growers. That is a shame. Perhaps if it were illegals getting sick and dying you may have "simply cared".
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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I'd prefer to go to one of those trucks & get fresh, cheaper food than any restaurant. Entrepreneurship at its finest.
Do these trucks have sinks with soap and running water so the food handlers can wash their hands?
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Do these trucks have sinks with soap and running water so the food handlers can wash their hands?
You've obviously never been anywhere outside of the U.S.
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