links for 2011-07-04

  • God bless America, indeed.–AJP

    "Republican City Councilmen Dan Halloran and Peter Koo are drafting legislation that would require store signs in the city to be mostly in English. They say police officers and firefighters need to be able to quickly identify stores.
    "The change also would protect consumers and allow local shops to expand outside their traditional customer base, the council members argue. But merchants say it would be an unnecessary and costly burden on small businesses and would homogenize diverse pockets of the city that cater mostly to immigrant residents."

  • Amy H

    “They say police officers and firefighters need to be able to quickly identify stores.”

    Wait, isn’t that what ADDRESSES are for?