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(The Daily Beast)   To all the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad haters aghast at the notion of using a foreign language to express the idea of togetherness, I have only three words for you: e pluribus unum   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 344
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2014-02-04 07:02:37 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.

And of course, that isn't the national anthem sung in the commercial.



Ha...Good point.
 
2014-02-04 07:02:51 PM  
If you only needed 3 words... .WHY WAS THAT ARTICLE SO LONG!!!
 
Ant
2014-02-04 07:02:53 PM  
abi stultus populus

or something...
 
2014-02-04 07:04:00 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?


It's actually instructions for making salad dressing from the Romans.
 
2014-02-04 07:04:09 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: cman: RexTalionis: The thing I found the most amusing about this whole thing?

The idiots on twitter who were complaining about how you shouldn't allow the national anthem to be sung in foreign languages.

This, too

WrestleMania uses it instead of using the National Anthem. Maybe that's why they are confused. Stupid wrestling fans.

Wait, I thought "I Am A Real American" was the national anthem.


No. It's "America, fark Yeah!"
 
2014-02-04 07:04:36 PM  
I think a lot of negative reactions is because people are sick to death of "diversity" mandates, not necessarily enacted by the state, but by the companies they work for, the marketing they see, and all the left-wingers that use it to club people over the head with. It's tiresome.

If you just want to bash Republicans to puff yourself up a bit, then go right ahead. But don't you feel like a bit of a sheep, bleating the same thing as 95% of everyone here?
 
2014-02-04 07:04:37 PM  

redsquid: The words you speak are not your culture- the ideas behind them are. If you want to see how well two separate languages in the same society works out just look at Florida. We have more social insularity than anywhere else I've ever lived. There is very little overlap between Spanish speakers and English speakers outside of basic economic exchanges. This has lead to resentment and an 'us and them' attitude on both sides of the language divide.
Of course a divided group is easier to control. By pandering to the separate cultural groups, our politicians have played us off of one another very well. This has left our state in a shambles. It is not our only problem but it is a big one with no easy solution.
A common language is the broth of our American cultural stew.


Yeah people in Florida might want to check out the history on the naming of their state.
 
2014-02-04 07:06:34 PM  
ফার্ক টি পার্টি
 
2014-02-04 07:07:42 PM  

abhorrent1: Of course they've never heard of it. People that scream "THIS IS MURICA" & "CONSTITUTION" are the people that know the least about both of those things.


People who "scream" those things are liberals being bigots pretending to be Republicans.
 
2014-02-04 07:08:51 PM  
phineasazcuy.files.wordpress.com

/ 1971 called - they want their commercial back
 
2014-02-04 07:09:23 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-04 07:09:29 PM  

danknerd: redsquid: The words you speak are not your culture- the ideas behind them are. If you want to see how well two separate languages in the same society works out just look at Florida. We have more social insularity than anywhere else I've ever lived. There is very little overlap between Spanish speakers and English speakers outside of basic economic exchanges. This has lead to resentment and an 'us and them' attitude on both sides of the language divide.
Of course a divided group is easier to control. By pandering to the separate cultural groups, our politicians have played us off of one another very well. This has left our state in a shambles. It is not our only problem but it is a big one with no easy solution.
A common language is the broth of our American cultural stew.

Yeah people in Florida might want to check out the history on the naming of their state.


Most every state in the union has a name derived from a non-English language. What's your point?
 
2014-02-04 07:09:49 PM  

spamdog: I think a lot of negative reactions is because people are sick to death of "diversity" mandates, not necessarily enacted by the state, but by the companies they work for, the marketing they see, and all the left-wingers that use it to club people over the head with. It's tiresome.

If you just want to bash Republicans to puff yourself up a bit, then go right ahead. But don't you feel like a bit of a sheep, bleating the same thing as 95% of everyone here?


We live in a diverse country, populated by the children of immigrants. Why should not acknowledge it and in fact be proud of it?  I know I am.
 
2014-02-04 07:11:20 PM  

wildcardjack: Eddie Adams from Torrance: e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?

It's actually instructions for making salad dressing from the Romans.


No, it is an Ikea instruction for when the furniture comes in multiple boxes.
 
2014-02-04 07:12:02 PM  

lostcat: Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Amusingly too, tthe article makes no sense. From many, one; not from many, many. From many, one means conform or leave.

So umm...I think the point of referring to "E pluribus Unum" isn't what it means, it's that even though English is our official language, we still use Latin (a non-English language) on our currency and other marks of state.


Ummm there is no official language of the United States of America.
 
2014-02-04 07:12:48 PM  

Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.


Maybe. But honestly, find me one person who is outraged about the commercial itself who is not conservative.
 
2014-02-04 07:12:51 PM  

lostcat: Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Amusingly too, tthe article makes no sense. From many, one; not from many, many. From many, one means conform or leave.

So umm...I think the point of referring to "E pluribus Unum" isn't what it means, it's that even though English is our official language, we still use Latin (a non-English language) on our currency and other marks of state.


You clearly did not read the article then.
 
2014-02-04 07:13:19 PM  
Out of the nearly 500 Facebook 'friends' I follow, I knew to the man which ones would be all pissed off about brown people singing a 'patriotic' song in a foreign language. Most of those I don't even follow in my Facebook feed. Past school friends, old co-workers, and old acquaintances that turned into tea party members and ultra conservative sheep are not worth my time. Almost all were 'owned' by their moderate and progressive friends by trying to defend their myopic points of view. On Coca-Cola's Facebook page, the people that wrote in to boycott or attempt to chastise Coca-Cola were routed in force. Those who attempted to argue that some songs can only be sung in English were crushed. The sheer pwnage of the idiocracy by the more reasonable and tolerant was truly incredible. It was nothing like the usual mix of comments like you might see on YouTube or Yahoo comments section.

The strawman was strong. Conservatives tried unsuccessfully to argue that this was about immigrants learning to speak English. They tried to claim they were 'concerned' that Coca-Cola was 'destroying America by promoting division'. I have yet to hear any singular argument against the context of the commercial that wasn't steeped in the usual fear, hate, prejudice, and bigotry that has come to define this segment of the political sphere.

Why is anybody surprised that 'Daily Beast' is calling for moderation? Anyone paying attention knows that there has been a call from within their own ranks lately, for Republicans to stop being stupid. They have held seminars for candidates to keep from saying stupid sh*t like 'rape', 'uteruses being able to shut down', calling women 'sluts' and from making racist remarks. Still blowing the dog whistle mind you, but telling members to try to make their prejudices a little less obvious and a lot less offensive.

Today on FARK, we have a nice mix of alts, lurkers, and people trying to pretend that the comments and tweets from the right were just 'joking' or that they were really not sincere. The trolls are here as usual, but most of the usual suspects that hang out in the "politics' threads have grown weary of discussing this topic. This article is little more than 'Daily Beast' saying, 'Shut up, you're not helping'.
 
2014-02-04 07:15:06 PM  
Am I the only one that thought it was just a bad commercial on it's own?  The product wasn't pitched and it was just a long multicultural sing a long without context. It was intentionally shot to be heart warming to a liberal subset who thinks multicultural sing a long's are awesomeness and boring to any one else.  My guess is they figured that the people who said it was boring or stupid online would outrage the same liberal subset online and it'd be a flame war that brings them extra buzz and hipness.  Congrats it worked.  Of course I could have been primed to see it this way because I'd read earlier how Coke was donating to Oxfam to screw with SodaStream which was an ultimate dick move since they're stirring the pot in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to do it.

The GM/Chrysler commercials were doing the same crap but rah rah Detroit and trying to make you want to buy a car to help rebuild a bankrupt city.  Ford commercials however tend to say "professional use this, therefore you want to use this". A direct attachment and sale based on the quality or desirability of the product, not on some nebulous positive to come buying it.

I thought the Cheerio's commercial was one of the best of the entire thing.  I was primed to be annoyed at it because MSNBC stirred up crap saying it was going to be a right/left thing. Since I hadn't seen it I figured it was going to be some forced multiculturalism stuff like the Coke commercial and be liberal heartwarming and dumb to anyone else.  Cheerios put the product front and center, used it in a compelling way and had a punch line that was priceless in the look on the mothers face after the puppy comment.  And now I'm really craving some Cheerios.
 
2014-02-04 07:16:02 PM  

Dragonflew: Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Maybe. But honestly, find me one person who is outraged about the commercial itself who is not conservative.


I can't find a single person outraged about the commercial, only liberals talking about how much they hate people who don't think exactly like them and how they want to kill everyone who disagrees with them.
 
2014-02-04 07:16:44 PM  

peacheslatour: Why should not acknowledge it and in fact be proud of it? I know I am.


Good for you! But do you really need to attack people (or maybe just caricatures of people) who don't share your view? People whose culture inculcates them with a fear and suspicion of foreigners or outsiders?

Can you understand that cultural change might make some people feel threatened, no matter how irrational it might seem to you?

Do you think smashing people over the head with it and calling them bigots when they don't see it your way is going to make them more adversarial, or less? Do you really want to further a cultural divide over something as insipid as a Coca Cola ad?
 
2014-02-04 07:17:11 PM  

Warlordtrooper: But who could've predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night's Super Bowl?!

I did actually,  The moment they switched to another language  I just knew people were going to be spewing stupid opinions on the internet within minutes.


This. Although I found nothing objectionable in the commercial, the outrage was entirely predictable. Honestly I'm surprised it hasn't been worse. There's no way the Coke folks failed to predict this. They must simply be counting on the positive outweighing the negative.  Hope they did the math right.
 
2014-02-04 07:18:21 PM  
scottydoesntknow:
Why should he have to provide a reasonable argument for such an unreasonable post you made? It's got nothing to do with the rivalry between Coke and Pepsi and to suggest it does means you need to loosen your tin-foil hat.

Not sure if you're serious, but i don't think it's unreasonable to assume they did this to get a reaction.  It has everything to do with out-newsing Pepsi.  IDGAF if you drink Coke, or change your mind about drinking it after the commercial.  I know everyone at work is still talking about it.  Coke is on people's minds, and they're seeing the word coke on their favorite websites, and facebook, and everywhere else.  That is how marketing works, and this was effective.

seeing it as any message more, that's where the tinfoil hats come in.

//and if you take yours off, i'll totally melt your brain because God said i could.
 
2014-02-04 07:20:33 PM  

spamdog: people are sick to death of "diversity" mandates


Ain't that a biatch?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-04 07:21:14 PM  
The only thing I believe is ironic is how much it gets pushed that this country was founded on diversity. America, like so many others, has a history of xenophobia, racism, and prejudices that spanned from since before there was even a Constitution. Our history is nothing "great" in that regard; what's great is that we're willing to warp the past into something positive to build a better future.

/Faux news had a report on yesterday trying to claim the song was the National Anthem
//Huge difference between a song about America and the National Anthem (not that it should matter as long as the tune is carried properly)
 
2014-02-04 07:21:30 PM  

mongbiohazard: IronJelly: Can we shut up and get the fark over the coke commercial already?

I'll break down for the last time what happened:
1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show.  It was called the Pepsi Halftime Show.
2) Coke needed to do something to compete.
3) Coke is an attention whore.  Any attention is good attention, as it keeps farking retards (just like you!) talking about Coke.
4) Film a controversial commercial, air during the Pepsi Halftime Show.
5) Profit

if you keep your stupid farking mouths going about it, you make it effective, and will cause more ads to be like this.  If you grow up, act like an adult, and get on with your crappy life (along with the other people), then this wouldn't be viewed as effective marketing, and would go away sooner.

But no, you coont tunnel ass bag bullshiat consumer, you have to keep fixated on one thing and ruin it for the rest of us.

Controversial? There wasn't anything at all controversial about the ad. The controversy is entirely the reaction to the ad by a loud and racist few we call republicans.


This right here.

Keep pushing their buttons.  Make them as uncomfortable as they make everyone else.  Stop letting them hide behind semantic perversions of the word "tolerance".

"Tolerance" was a training wheel word for half-measure civil rights solutions aimed at getting bigots to at least STOP ACTIVELY OPPRESSING minorities, and to "tolerate" them if they couldn't embrace them.  It's the first step toward INCLUSION and ACCEPTANCE of specific types of people who have been discriminated against because of who they ARE not just what they believe.  It's not the sum total of a philosophy or political solution that includes its own opposite concept of exclusion and intolerance based on gender, race or sexual orientation.
 
2014-02-04 07:21:56 PM  

spamdog: peacheslatour: Why should not acknowledge it and in fact be proud of it? I know I am.

Good for you! But do you really need to attack people (or maybe just caricatures of people) who don't share your view? People whose culture inculcates them with a fear and suspicion of foreigners or outsiders?

Can you understand that cultural change might make some people feel threatened, no matter how irrational it might seem to you?

Do you think smashing people over the head with it and calling them bigots when they don't see it your way is going to make them more adversarial, or less? Do you really want to further a cultural divide over something as insipid as a Coca Cola ad?


Who the hell am I attacking?  Or maybe I need to recalibrate my sarcasm meter...
 
2014-02-04 07:22:16 PM  
I feel like I'm the only one who saw the commercial as being representative of America's oppressive imperialist capitalism, not of the diluting of the English-speaking American populace with foreign-tongues. Kinda like the song "Amerika" by Rammstein.
 
2014-02-04 07:23:10 PM  

Belias: Warlordtrooper: But who could've predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night's Super Bowl?!

I did actually,  The moment they switched to another language  I just knew people were going to be spewing stupid opinions on the internet within minutes.

This. Although I found nothing objectionable in the commercial, the outrage was entirely predictable. Honestly I'm surprised it hasn't been worse. There's no way the Coke folks failed to predict this. They must simply be counting on the positive outweighing the negative.  Hope they did the math right.


Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad. If you check into the original tweets, you'll see they were often Boobiess (fake accounts) and liberals on their own accounts. Then liberals wrote stories about it bashing Republicans, who had nothing to do with it.

Also, coke pac donates 60 to Republicans and 40 to Democrats. So good on all you liberals buying coke in support, your money funds GOP politicians.
 
2014-02-04 07:23:57 PM  

JSam21: lostcat: Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Amusingly too, tthe article makes no sense. From many, one; not from many, many. From many, one means conform or leave.

So umm...I think the point of referring to "E pluribus Unum" isn't what it means, it's that even though English is our official language, we still use Latin (a non-English language) on our currency and other marks of state.

Ummm there is no official language of the United States of America.


Shhhhh....Don't tell that to the people who are complaining about the ad.
 
2014-02-04 07:24:38 PM  

peacheslatour: Who the hell am I attacking?


Well, maybe not you, but you know.

You people.
 
2014-02-04 07:24:43 PM  

Bullseyed: Belias: Warlordtrooper: But who could've predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night's Super Bowl?!

I did actually,  The moment they switched to another language  I just knew people were going to be spewing stupid opinions on the internet within minutes.

This. Although I found nothing objectionable in the commercial, the outrage was entirely predictable. Honestly I'm surprised it hasn't been worse. There's no way the Coke folks failed to predict this. They must simply be counting on the positive outweighing the negative.  Hope they did the math right.

Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad. If you check into the original tweets, you'll see they were often Boobiess (fake accounts) and liberals on their own accounts. Then liberals wrote stories about it bashing Republicans, who had nothing to do with it.

Also, coke pac donates 60 to Republicans and 40 to Democrats. So good on all you liberals buying coke in support, your money funds GOP politicians.


Keyes and Beck don't count?

Could you be any more disingenuous as to suggest its liberals and not conservatives who were upset by the ad?

Your butthurt is noted.
 
2014-02-04 07:24:50 PM  

Bullseyed: Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad.


Glenn Beck, Allen West and the Emperor of the Party, Rush Limbaugh.
 
2014-02-04 07:25:36 PM  

lordjupiter: Bullseyed: Belias: Warlordtrooper: But who could've predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night's Super Bowl?!

I did actually,  The moment they switched to another language  I just knew people were going to be spewing stupid opinions on the internet within minutes.

This. Although I found nothing objectionable in the commercial, the outrage was entirely predictable. Honestly I'm surprised it hasn't been worse. There's no way the Coke folks failed to predict this. They must simply be counting on the positive outweighing the negative.  Hope they did the math right.

Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad. If you check into the original tweets, you'll see they were often Boobiess (fake accounts) and liberals on their own accounts. Then liberals wrote stories about it bashing Republicans, who had nothing to do with it.

Also, coke pac donates 60 to Republicans and 40 to Democrats. So good on all you liberals buying coke in support, your money funds GOP politicians.

Keyes and Beck don't count?

Could you be any more disingenuous as to suggest its liberals and not conservatives who were upset by the ad?

Your butthurt is noted.


Meant West and Beck.  Got my Al's switched.
 
2014-02-04 07:26:00 PM  
"And crown thy good, with brotherhood" apparently no longer applies to conservatives.
 
2014-02-04 07:27:02 PM  

Bullseyed: Belias: Warlordtrooper: But who could've predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night's Super Bowl?!

I did actually,  The moment they switched to another language  I just knew people were going to be spewing stupid opinions on the internet within minutes.

This. Although I found nothing objectionable in the commercial, the outrage was entirely predictable. Honestly I'm surprised it hasn't been worse. There's no way the Coke folks failed to predict this. They must simply be counting on the positive outweighing the negative.  Hope they did the math right.

Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad. If you check into the original tweets, you'll see they were often Boobiess (fake accounts) and liberals on their own accounts. Then liberals wrote stories about it bashing Republicans, who had nothing to do with it.

Also, coke pac donates 60 to Republicans and 40 to Democrats. So good on all you liberals buying coke in support, your money funds GOP politicians.


Bullshiat

Coke PAC donates 59% to Republicans and 41% to Dems.

/Your main point of concerned trolls pulling this instead of conservatives is bullshiat as well
 
2014-02-04 07:27:20 PM  

Bullseyed: lostcat: Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Amusingly too, tthe article makes no sense. From many, one; not from many, many. From many, one means conform or leave.

So umm...I think the point of referring to "E pluribus Unum" isn't what it means, it's that even though English is our official language, we still use Latin (a non-English language) on our currency and other marks of state.

You clearly did not read the article then.


That's accurate. I got as far as the third paragraph, with the link that took me to the video so I could see what all the fuss was about.

Then I made the point about the use of non-English on our currency, etc. Which I still think is a good point, even if the author of the article was too dense to carry his own argument to that logical end.
 
2014-02-04 07:27:27 PM  

Bullseyed: I can't find a single person outraged about the commercial, only liberals talking about how much they hate people who don't think exactly like them and how they want to kill everyone who disagrees with them.


Oh, I'm sorry. I was unaware that you had not read the article. There are a few examples of people so "disturbed" by a commercial that they felt compelled to broadcast it to their flock - conservative radio show hosts, conservative politicians, even uber-racist Steve King. I am not even including all those anonymous tweets you claim to be liberals pretending to be conservative.
 
2014-02-04 07:27:34 PM  
Know what I can't find a pic of?

The Spanish language GOP response to the SOTU.
 
2014-02-04 07:27:35 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Bullseyed: Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad.

Glenn Beck, Allen West and the Emperor of the Party, Rush Limbaugh.


People in the entertainment industry who are dependent on ratings for financial success are not valid indicators.
 
2014-02-04 07:29:00 PM  
non-story.

Republicans don't get outraged over meaningless non-english speaking commercials.

Boobiess (fake accounts) and liberals on their own accounts.

/move along
//move along!
 
2014-02-04 07:29:08 PM  

cman: Latin is different

We English speakers are raised to believe it is the most superior of all languages.


Which is funny because Spanish has more in common with Latin than English does, given that English is Germanic, not Romantic.

/You know who else spoke a Germanic language?
//The Danes
 
2014-02-04 07:29:36 PM  

Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Maybe. But honestly, find me one person who is outraged about the commercial itself who is not conservative.

I can't find a single person outraged about the commercial, only liberals talking about how much they hate people who don't think exactly like them and how they want to kill everyone who disagrees with them.


And weren't you just giving me a hard time about not reading the article?
 
2014-02-04 07:29:47 PM  

cman: Bullseyed: Belias: Warlordtrooper: But who could've predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night's Super Bowl?!

I did actually,  The moment they switched to another language  I just knew people were going to be spewing stupid opinions on the internet within minutes.

This. Although I found nothing objectionable in the commercial, the outrage was entirely predictable. Honestly I'm surprised it hasn't been worse. There's no way the Coke folks failed to predict this. They must simply be counting on the positive outweighing the negative.  Hope they did the math right.

Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad. If you check into the original tweets, you'll see they were often Boobiess (fake accounts) and liberals on their own accounts. Then liberals wrote stories about it bashing Republicans, who had nothing to do with it.

Also, coke pac donates 60 to Republicans and 40 to Democrats. So good on all you liberals buying coke in support, your money funds GOP politicians.

Bullshiat

Coke PAC donates 59% to Republicans and 41% to Dems.

/Your main point of concerned trolls pulling this instead of conservatives is bullshiat as well


Sure, call it "bullshiat" when you can't cite evidence that disproves it.
 
2014-02-04 07:30:11 PM  

Bullseyed: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Bullseyed: Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad.

Glenn Beck, Allen West and the Emperor of the Party, Rush Limbaugh.

People in the entertainment industry who are dependent on ratings for financial success are not valid indicators.



So you will never ever biatch about liberals whenever an actor or musician says something?  Your beliefs about liberals is limited to, what, some signed petition from all of them that only you have access to?
 
2014-02-04 07:30:36 PM  

Bullseyed: cman: Bullseyed: Belias: Warlordtrooper: But who could've predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night's Super Bowl?!

I did actually,  The moment they switched to another language  I just knew people were going to be spewing stupid opinions on the internet within minutes.

This. Although I found nothing objectionable in the commercial, the outrage was entirely predictable. Honestly I'm surprised it hasn't been worse. There's no way the Coke folks failed to predict this. They must simply be counting on the positive outweighing the negative.  Hope they did the math right.

Again, very few if any Republicans were upset by the ad. If you check into the original tweets, you'll see they were often Boobiess (fake accounts) and liberals on their own accounts. Then liberals wrote stories about it bashing Republicans, who had nothing to do with it.

Also, coke pac donates 60 to Republicans and 40 to Democrats. So good on all you liberals buying coke in support, your money funds GOP politicians.

Bullshiat

Coke PAC donates 59% to Republicans and 41% to Dems.

/Your main point of concerned trolls pulling this instead of conservatives is bullshiat as well

Sure, call it "bullshiat" when you can't cite evidence that disproves it.


You didn't cite evidence to prove it. You said it you prove it.
 
2014-02-04 07:31:07 PM  

cman: /Your main point of concerned trolls pulling this instead of conservatives is bullshiat as well


Almost like accusing Fred Phelps of being atheist and trolling Christians, isn't it?
 
2014-02-04 07:33:52 PM  
I honestly just don't care about the majority of my fellow citizens any more. They worship a football game that is actually an extended series of commercials. Then they learn to worship the commercials. Then their diapers explode with the diarrhea of hillbilly fear. Because of a commercial.

Seriously, Real Murcans, choke on your Mountain Dew flavored Doritos and die in your double-wides. We'll all be better off.
 
2014-02-04 07:34:06 PM  

lostcat: scottydoesntknow: Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.

I hope you're joking, otherwise I'm going to have to favorite you as "farking moron" so I know to avoid your posts in the future.

The farkie I have for him reminds me that he's never ridden on a city bus before, so the comment doesn't surprise me, and I don't think he's joking.


I used to ride back and forth to campus before I got a car, FYI. I still take into the city occasionally because it's easier than parking.

I was just pointing out that you don't see the French national anthem sung in Swahili, and it strikes me as ridiculous that somehow it's okay for our national anthem to be sung in something other than our national language. Say Cherokee all you want, but we won, and now English people are the vast majority in this country. English should be our national language, but for some bass-ackwards reason, it's not okay or "racist" to suggest it. We can have diversity and assimilation at the same time - my ancestors managed to learn English to function in this country, and yet we still maintain some of our culture from our native lands. We didn't demand everyone honor our traditions or speak our language.
 
2014-02-04 07:35:04 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: cman: Latin is different

We English speakers are raised to believe it is the most superior of all languages.

Which is funny because Spanish has more in common with Latin than English does, given that English is Germanic, not Romantic.

/You know who else spoke a Germanic language?
//The Danes


10% of Spanish is from Arabic. That's what terrorists speak.
 
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