You know Joey Vento. One of my favorite Philly figures who tells it like it is.
The proud American son of Italian immigrants who stood up for assimilation at his famous cheesesteak restaurant, Geno’s, Vento successfully staved off a city “human rights” panel’s attempt to squelch his free speech. He defended a simple sign in his store that is still there today, telling customers: “”This is America. When ordering please speak English.”
Vento continues to voice his assimilationist message. He’s taking on the Democrat cowards who avoided the issue during the Pennsylvania primary and today he’s debating open-borders zealot Geraldo Rivera during a live debate in Philly to be broadcast on the Dom Giordano show on 1210AM WPHT. It’s a sold-out event:
On Tuesday, Primary Day, Barack Obama went across the street to Pat’s for a cheesesteak.
Same day, Hillary Clinton had a chicken cheesesteak with Italian greens in the Philadelphia suburbs.
To Geno’s owner Joey Vento, such decisions showed such a lack of courage that neither Democrat deserves to be president.
“If they don’t have the guts to come here and talk about the immigration problem … they’re not capable of running our country,” he said.
Tomorrow afternoon, Vento will take on Geraldo Rivera in a soldout debate on immigration at the Inquirer and Daily News Building at Broad and Callowhill Streets. The discussion will be carried live during Dom Giordano’s 1-to-4 p.m. show on WPHT (1210 AM, “The Big Talker”)…
… The last candidate to stop by Ninth and East Passyunk for a photo op was Republican Rudy Giuliani in October.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, went to Pat’s King of Steaks, Ninth and Wharton, where they ordered theirs “Whiz with” – avoiding John Kerry’s famed faux pas there four years ago of ordering a cheesesteak hoagie with Swiss.
Hillary Clinton avoided both landmarks, grabbing her chicken steak at Boccella’s restaurant while in Conshohocken.
“They’re both dummies, as far as I’m concerned,” said Vento.
Vento demonstrates how Straight Talk is done right:
“I’m disappointed in McCain, too, you know,” he said of John McCain, the likely Republican nominee.
“What I like about him is he’s probably got about 40 percent of conservative left in him,” Vento said.
If the Arizona senator stops in, maybe he’d learn a thing or two from Vento and get straightened out, the South Philly politicial whiz said.
“I have no problem with legal immigration,” he added. “… You shouldn’t be rewarded for not obeying the law.”
You can listen live to 1210am at the WPHT website here.
Give ’em hell, Joey!
Commenter Desert Lover: “McCain should replace Juan Hernandez with Joey Vento as his immigration advisor.”
We can dream…