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    Burger battle brewing between Texas, Connecticut
    POSTED: 10:19 a.m. EST, January 16, 2007

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- A burger battle is brewing between a Texas state legislator and the owners of a restaurant who claim the hamburger was invented in New Haven, Connecticut.

    With the new session of the Texas legislature now under way, Republican State Rep. Betty Brown has proposed a resolution declaring Athens, Texas, the original home of the hamburger.

    Brown, an Athens resident, says that a long-ago resident of the town had a luncheonette in the late 1880s and sold the first burgers there.

    Those claims are not sitting well with Ken Lassen Sr., 89, the third-generation owner of New Haven eatery Louis' Lunch, established in 1895. He says his grandfather came up with the first hamburger there.

    Lassen said it happened in 1900 when a man rushed into the restaurant asked for something he could eat on the run. Ken Lassen's grandfather grabbed a broiled beef patty and put it between two slices of bread.

    Mayor John DeStefano Jr., advocating for his city, backs the Lassens and their claims.

    "We are even the birthplace of George Bush who wants people to think he's from Texas," the mayor said. "So yes, the hamburger is as much a New Haven original as President Bush. Get over it, Texas."
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    I'm embarrassed to point this out, but...

    Seymour, WI is the home of the hamburger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    I'm glad politicians have things like this to occupy their time instead of focusing on unemployment, crime, education, etc.
    wasn't the hamburger invented in hamburg germany?
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    I'm still pissed off about those cocksuckers in Newport Beach stealing "Surf City USA" from Santa Cruz.

    Anyway, this is making hungry for those little WhiteCastle burgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    I'm glad politicians have things like this to occupy their time instead of focusing on unemployment, crime, education, etc.
    Yeah. Boy am I glad I don't live in THAT state.

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    wasn't the hamburger invented in hamburg germany?
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    I'm still pissed off about those cocksuckers in Newport Beach stealing "Surf City USA" from Santa Cruz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    Isn't that Huntington Beach, Dude?
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