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Indiana judge rules that tacos, burritos are “Mexican-style sandwiches.” (thanks Neutronbeam) has the latest on a debate so important it landed in the courts. And people do get surprisingly worked up about this question of categorization. I tend to agree with the generally unimportant central point that most "sandwiched" foods are sandwiches, including tacos. I'm not a lawyer, but I do think it's interesting that this was the focus of a decision based on a zoning policy that "prohibits fast food, but allows exceptions for restaurants whose primary business is to sell 'made-to-order' or Subway-style sandwiches." Now I've stipulated that tacos are sandwiches, but it sounds like the court has lost the thread. You don't have to stretch the definition of a sandwich nearly as far for hamburgers to qualify, so it sounds like this opens Pandora's box for the fast food places the regulation specially prohibits.

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May 18, 2024, 16:36
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RedEye9 wrote on May 17, 2024, 23:52:
Thanks TFG, syncing that generator was something else.
Was cool, even if the video is three years old.
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May 18, 2024, 15:53
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1badmf wrote on May 17, 2024, 23:00:
a sandwich is cold meat between bread. no a burger is not a sandwich and a taco and burrito definitely are not. i have spoken.
So a reuben sandwich isn't a sandwich? What about a croque monsieur, hot pastrami, or any of the dozen other hot sandwiches my local deli serves? I guess a grilled cheese sandwich isn't a sandwich either. Also, sorry vegetarians -- 1badmf says your caprese sandwich isn't actually a sandwich since it doesn't have meat.
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May 18, 2024, 09:54
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Boeing is blowing the doors off of their competition.
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May 18, 2024, 07:58
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May 18, 2024, 07:58
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So, what does that Indiana court decision mean? They are sending all "Mexican sandwiches" directly to Washington? Or back to Mexico behind "The Great Wall"? /s
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Thanks TFG, syncing that generator was something else.
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May 17, 2024, 23:00
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a sandwich is cold meat between bread. no a burger is not a sandwich and a taco and burrito definitely are not. i have spoken.
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May 17, 2024, 21:14
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Why don't people starve in the desert? Because of the 'sandwiches' there.

A sandwich IMO is a food item with stuff stuffed/lain into it in one form or another. Pita sandwiches have been a thing forever. Long before the Earl of Sandwich came along.

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May 17, 2024, 20:38
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I swear, ever since Cruz made fun of California electrical outages, Texas has had an endless rash of them. Or, maybe it always had and I just never noticed before politicians had devolved to pettiness.
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May 17, 2024, 20:10
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RedEye9 wrote on May 17, 2024, 18:05:
old slogan “‘If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going!'” https://mynorthwest.com/3956084/boeing-slogan-if-its-not-history-its-a-mystery/
meets the new motto
‘If it’s Boeing, I’m not going’

Screwdrivers Now Permitted On Boeing Flights, To Allow Passengers To Help With Maintenance

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old slogan “‘If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going!'” https://mynorthwest.com/3956084/boeing-slogan-if-its-not-history-its-a-mystery/
meets the new motto
‘If it’s Boeing, I’m not going’
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May 17, 2024, 15:19
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CrushBug wrote on May 17, 2024, 14:29:
Indiana judge rules that tacos, burritos are "Mexican-style sandwiches."
I understand that the use of the word "sandwiches" is being used in the generic, but The Cube Rule has already solved this debate.

https://cuberule.com/

Tacos are Tacos and burritos are Calzones.
lol

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"Boeing catches fire" - funny, the board just approved a 33 million payout to the guy who has been CEO of Boeing for the past 4 years. Just one big good ol boys club where the money flowing between corporations is completely divorced from performance or merit.
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Indiana judge rules that tacos, burritos are "Mexican-style sandwiches."
I understand that the use of the word "sandwiches" is being used in the generic, but The Cube Rule has already solved this debate.

https://cuberule.com/

Tacos are Tacos and burritos are Calzones.
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May 17, 2024, 14:04
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Agreed. I mean a hamburger is 100% a sandwich, but I can see the case for it not being a "Subway"-style sandwich. But a burritto is functionally just a hamburger wrapped in a tortilla.
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May 17, 2024, 12:41
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I can get on board with a taco being considered a sandwich, but a burrito? That's a wrap, which is definitely a separate category, distinct from sandwich.
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May 17, 2024, 12:26
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Zoning laws can be pernicious and ridiculous, as anyone can attest who's bumped into a few in his life...;) How this one decides that "Subway style sandwiches" are not "fast foods" is really curious...! A Taco, of course, is indeed a Mexican Subway, as everyone knows...;) Amusing article!
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Dashcam shows Louisville bridge crash
There's a link to an interview with the driver in the videos description. The pickup that hit her took out her rigs steering and front suspension.
Talk about lucky.
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I'm thankful that the burrito/sandwich brouhaha has come to a "peaceful" solution.
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