Monday, August 14, 2006

Pennsylvania's image problem

On top of the international attention from the intelligent design fiasco, this can't help Pennsylvania's image across the pond. Gina, a shift manager at the Blue Comet diner in Hazleton, told the BBC this about immigrants:
"They all come over here and take the jobs, and they get everything for nothing, while we have to work hard for everything that we have," says Gina

BBC: US town's battle over immigration

5 Comments:

Anonymous Atheism Quotes said...

Huh. So I guess all those white Christians on welfare are earning their keep in Gina's mind?

I really don't blame the rest of the world for not liking us anymore. *I* don't like us anymore.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*I* don't like us anymore.

I couldn't agree with you more. Once upon a time I actually WAS proud of our country and what it stood for. Sigh.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Sheikh Mahandi said...

The BBC (and BBC viewers) will unfortunately be used to similar attitudes in many British inner city areas - London, Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford, etc. vis a vis asylum seekers, Pakistani, Indian, Caribbean immigrants, intolerence sadly seems to be becoming more, and not less common.

6:50 AM  
Anonymous femie said...

It's sad how America's reputation starting to get bad to worst. Even some of its' people started to lose faith over it.

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok...she is being quoted from BBC...in the UK

how are you going to bring up Americans...although it does seem like an American attitude she is projecting.

11:19 PM  

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