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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 94
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2014-02-04 04:48:54 PM  
10 votes:
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.
2014-02-04 05:02:07 PM  
8 votes:
I'm getting a little fatigued with "Look what this gibbering butthole said on the interwebby!" "news stories."  Half of my friends posts on Facebook are them sharing the ignorance of some fountain of derp that I would have otherwise been and preferred to have remained gleefully ignorant of.

That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.
2014-02-04 04:46:20 PM  
6 votes:

vudukungfu: e pluribus unum ??

Say it in English, subby!!!


Those sound like worship words; only a real 'murkun can speak them. But at least I get to reuse these:

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/not only for the Kochs, but for the Pepsi Generation as well.
2014-02-04 06:30:26 PM  
5 votes:

I bet a lot of these people getting angry over the Coke ad have no idea how unwelcomed their forefathers used to be in America.


tigger.uic.edu

2014-02-04 06:08:23 PM  
5 votes:
"The quote on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say 'give me your English-speaking only, Christianity-believing, heterosexual masses.'"

Atlanta anchor's 2-minute rant destroys 'Christianity-believing' Coca-Cola ad haters
2014-02-04 07:53:58 PM  
4 votes:
I'm curious about something...if someone asked all of these people if they would be willing to donate a bit of their time to help teach someone English I wonder how many of them would do it or if they would reply with something like that the foreigners should have learned it before they came here.
2014-02-04 07:20:33 PM  
4 votes:

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


Ain't that a biatch?

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2014-02-04 07:36:02 PM  
3 votes:
Just going to say this:

Welcoming folks in is a great thing. Make them feel welcome, give them a path to citizenship, and let them make this their home.

However, when you open your doors to strangers who have their own cultures and their own languages, and you don't ask that they make an effort to assimilate, you're going to end up with divisions because no one trusts each other, the various tribes stay with their own, and you end up with strife. If you want to promote harmony, then there has to be a few points of agreed-upon common ground to which all people must assimilate.
2014-02-04 07:33:52 PM  
3 votes:
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 07:21:30 PM  
3 votes:

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 07:13:19 PM  
3 votes:
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 07:09:49 PM  
3 votes:

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 07:04:36 PM  
3 votes:
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 06:15:28 PM  
3 votes:
"Out of many, one" language.

That language is English.
2014-02-04 10:34:01 PM  
2 votes:

wiredroach: TV's Vinnie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haddon_Sundblom

Yeah, not so much:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Nast

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Okay, my dear Mister someoneiswrongontheinternet.jpg,

THAT, is the Santa as depicted by Thomas Nast in the 1800's. The MODERN Santa that we all know from the suit and hat was designed by Haddon Sunblom for the Coca Cola company as a way to promote sales during the non-Summer months. The campaign became so popular that the modern image stuck in the consciousness of most people. Kind of like the way people remember the Rankin-Bass version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer than the Jam Handy version.

KNOW YOUR SANTAS:

blog.timesunion.com thenewroalddahl.files.wordpress.com
2014-02-04 07:52:51 PM  
2 votes:

Bullseyed: 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.


Yeah, no.

I checked some of those accounts. Some have been shamed into closing them, some are doubling down on derp. One linked directly to another guy and his best selling trillogy about exterminating the ni*bongs*.

then we have
31.media.tumblr.com
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I hope in the Q/A section they ask her about diversity in America.

31.media.tumblr.com
Todd Starnes is Sarah Palin's favorite War on Christians writer who is constantly shown to be dishonest.


31.media.tumblr.com
FDFN has shut his FB page, Tom has locked his, but his pictures are still visible with a collection like:
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Jeff's also locked, but his pictures and likes are a mix of pro guns, pro God and anti Obama.
2014-02-04 07:46:06 PM  
2 votes:

Vector R: 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.


List of people who demand you speak their language:

END OF LIST

And whatever your ancestry is, German, Irish, Polish, whatever, yes, dumbshiat, your ancestors felt the racism of Real Murcans and they hated it.

Now you are what they hated.
2014-02-04 07:39:04 PM  
2 votes:

Vector R: 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 [blah blah blah]


The Star Spangled Banner is your national anthem. They sang America the Beautiful in the commercial.

/Canadian
2014-02-04 07:36:50 PM  
2 votes:
Am I really the Weeners the relevant xkcd?

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Fark, I am disappoint.
2014-02-04 07:24:43 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:17:11 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:12:02 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:08:51 PM  
2 votes:
phineasazcuy.files.wordpress.com

/ 1971 called - they want their commercial back
2014-02-04 07:00:46 PM  
2 votes:
Oh the stupid mules are braying. Coke made the ad to get people talking about Coke. They're a multi-billion dollar, international company that cares only about getting more people to buy their product. Anyone who thinks they are pro or anti American is naive. They are pro money.
2014-02-04 06:47:41 PM  
2 votes:

mbillips: I like this "controversy." It makes it very easy to spot the assholes on your Facebook feed. Anyone who had a problem with that Coke ad is an instant unfriend.


I've long since pissed those people off until they defriended me. You can only demolish their latest idiocy - and then call them on it when they make the decision to believe unsupported BS anyway - so many times before they can't take it any more. Which I'm perfectly fine with because that's pretty much what I was aiming for.
2014-02-04 06:41:22 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-02-04 06:38:13 PM  
2 votes:

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.


It's a TV commercial, not a federal mandate.
2014-02-04 06:32:31 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-02-04 06:26:39 PM  
2 votes:
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:
Honkies are funny.

America was named for an Italian cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci.
There are places named San Antonio, Sacramento, and my favorite name for an American city: El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles.
Not to mention all the names from Native American tribes used for states, cities, counties, and so on.

So, seriously, tell me about how scared you guys are about foreigeners coming from overseas to wipe out your culture, lifestyle, spiritual beliefs, bringing diseases, vices, and hot ethnic women to corrupt the menfolk, and horny men to rape the cattle and stampede the women.  I'll listen to every fear you have in silence, and when you finish, then I'll call you something horrible in Comanche, and kick you square in the nuts and laugh long and hard.
2014-02-04 06:26:27 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-02-04 06:25:10 PM  
2 votes:
They weren't foreign languages - they were American languages.
2014-02-04 06:22:40 PM  
2 votes:
 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.
2014-02-04 06:22:13 PM  
2 votes:
I'll give you my Mexican Coke when you pry it from my cold, dead hands
2014-02-04 06:21:22 PM  
2 votes:

netweavr: You really thing that argument will work?

"Out of many, one." That "one" is English. They're supposed to come here and learn English.

That kinda derp just writes itself.


I appreciate the message the commercial conveyed. I didn't like the commercial. I've always been in support of a national language.

All 14 people at our Super Bowl party in the great blue King County Seattle were all like, "what the fark is this shiat?".
2014-02-04 06:20:54 PM  
2 votes:
My IQ has gone up 30 points since I started muting the TV during all advertising. The best advertising is still advertising.

/i'm up to 55!
2014-02-04 06:17:43 PM  
2 votes:
I like this "controversy." It makes it very easy to spot the assholes on your Facebook feed. Anyone who had a problem with that Coke ad is an instant unfriend.
2014-02-04 06:15:54 PM  
2 votes:
You really thing that argument will work?

"Out of many, one." That "one" is English. They're supposed to come here and learn English.

That kinda derp just writes itself.
2014-02-04 06:08:23 PM  
2 votes:
That commercial wasn't a harbinger of the destruction of America at the hands of evil foreigners, and it wasn't an inspiring message of harmony and tolerance. That commercial has one message only, and that message is "Buy our sugar water."
2014-02-04 06:00:30 PM  
2 votes:
The vast majority of those tweets were sarcastic.
2014-02-04 05:04:52 PM  
2 votes:

brap: I'm getting a little fatigued with "Look what this gibbering butthole said on the interwebby!" "news stories."  Half of my friends posts on Facebook are them sharing the ignorance of some fountain of derp that I would have otherwise been and preferred to have remained gleefully ignorant of.

That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.


Gotta start somewhere.

The Berlin Wall fell due to a gaffe. Its how you take advantage that matters.
2014-02-04 05:03:24 PM  
2 votes:

brap: That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.


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2014-02-05 12:11:41 AM  
1 votes:

Need_MindBleach: Counterpoint: it's "Out of many, one." Not "Out of many, many."

Nations that consist of various groups each forming their own little language communities have citizens with little in common with each other and tend to fall to pieces. 100 years ago, we had even more immigrants than we do today, but those immigrants were expected to learn the language, and they did. You shouldn't celebrate the balkanization of your own country.


You know, that's actually bullshiat. Immigrants 100 years ago were LESS likely to learn English than they are today. They're spread out more in Real America™ now, so more people are encountering first-generation immigrants who don't speak English. A century ago, they were more concentrated in big, northeastern cities, and they had their own newspapers, theaters, etc., in their native languages. Their kids learned English, just as immigrant kids today are doing, and their grandkids didn't speak the language of the Old Country, just as happens today (96 percent of third-generation kids in California don't speak their grandparents' native language). The difference back then was that there were a lot of social organizations and government programs to HELP immigrants learn English, whereas today we mostly just talk bad about them. But they still learn English.

You know why first-generation immigrants often don't speak English well? Because learning a language as an adult is extremely difficult, and for people without an ear for accents, it's dang near impossible. Has nothing to do with their attitude about it.
2014-02-04 11:12:59 PM  
1 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Need_MindBleach: Counterpoint: it's "Out of many, one." Not "Out of many, many."

Nations that consist of various groups each forming their own little language communities have citizens with little in common with each other and tend to fall to pieces. 100 years ago, we had even more immigrants than we do today, but those immigrants were expected to learn the language, and they did. You shouldn't celebrate the balkanization of your own country.

This is a rather amusing concern troll.


I don't think you understand what that term means.
2014-02-04 10:17:43 PM  
1 votes:

ricbach229: Ant: ricbach229: 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.

The product is sugary carbonated water with flavoring. There's not much to say about the actual product. All pop/soda commercials are stupid and nonsensical.

Sort of agree, maybe.. Mt Dew actually connects their caffeinated product pretty well to making your fat ass want to do X Games stuff, kind of like Red Bull.  Dr. Pepper is doing the mountain man thing but at least their saying "Drink this diet drink and you'll still be a rugged man like this guy" so they are trying to pitch the product (diet drinks) to a non diet drinking audience (men who tend to hate diet everything).

Coke's commercial was different, it basically said "Drink this because all cultures are equal in America".  Without totally diving into the rabbit hole, that logic is flawed.  Some cultures don't work as well as others, it's obvious when you look at the world that some countries are basket cases.  When you see the people who refuse to pick up the native language it's the most outward symbol of rejecting any effort to integrate into the melting pot of America. The melting pot only works if people try to integrate and pick up the better social values we offer while keeping the better social values they have, a sort of social values Darwinism.  When a person or group push off the broader American culture it creates enclaves like the barrios and Chinatowns where immigrants aren't able to avail themselves of the broader opportunities because they've transplanted their home culture as wholly as possible and isolated themselves from the opportunities.


You say that like Chinatowns, barrios, and Little Italies were voluntary.  You might want to look at America's ugly little history of not letting Those People (whoever they might be for the area and time) buy property and start businesses in Our Neighborhoods.
2014-02-04 09:28:31 PM  
1 votes:
Can we just kick any normal out of Alaska, declare it a new country, and ship these people there for good? It has oil, gold, and a shiat ton of animals to kill, they will be fine.
2014-02-04 09:20:31 PM  
1 votes:

SunsetLament: We need a new term that describes "A troll who is displaying faux-pearl-clutching when someone correctly points out that they were trolling and should cut it out" ... and then that term should be applied to Coca-Cola's defenders on this particular issue.  Coke was trolling; they got the expected and desired response.  Their defenders are pretending it was unexpected and not desired; that doesn't make them heroic or novel.  It just makes them shiat-stirrers.


I'm not "defending" Coke, I'm applauding them - their actions don't require any defense. They may indeed have played this for a deliberate reaction, and I applaud them for it - a small, ugly, stupid portion of their consumer base that they can afford to blow off got pissed and gave them free publicity - it's a well deserved win-win for Coke, and it couldn't come at the expense of a lower bunch of assholes - the un-American haters of the "English-only" movement.
2014-02-04 09:11:55 PM  
1 votes:

SunsetLament: We need a new term that describes "A troll who is displaying faux-pearl-clutching when someone correctly points out that they were trolling and should cut it out" ... and then that term should be applied to Coca-Cola's defenders on this particular issue.  Coke was trolling; they got the expected and desired response.  Their defenders are pretending it was unexpected and not desired; that doesn't make them heroic or novel.  It just makes them shiat-stirrers.


Are there that many Coke Defenders here? Most are just "Hey look. The lowest common denominators lived down to expectations."
It was not unexpected, unfortunately, and most seem to bare that our. There is very little heroic in defending xenophobia and hiding it behind patriotism.
The only pearl-clutchers are the ones up thread yelling liberal plant. And their defenders.

This commercial could very well be a sort of Rorschach test for a person. What they see in it is a reflection of what is in their heart. If you have hope, you see hope. If you have fear, you see your own fears reflected back at you.


Calling an idiot an idiot is not an attack. Reporting facts about politician does not make a new source biased.
2014-02-04 09:05:42 PM  
1 votes:
Coca-Cola is a worldwide phenomenon. Their trademark is one of the most valuable on the planet. It's only right that they advertise with multiple languages and recognize that the US (like many other countries) has many languages spoken within its borders. What's funny is the "ferners" speak usually better English than the English-Only crowd.
2014-02-04 08:54:41 PM  
1 votes:
Counterpoint: it's "Out of many, one." Not "Out of many, many."

Nations that consist of various groups each forming their own little language communities have citizens with little in common with each other and tend to fall to pieces. 100 years ago, we had even more immigrants than we do today, but those immigrants were expected to learn the language, and they did. You shouldn't celebrate the balkanization of your own country.
2014-02-04 08:22:19 PM  
1 votes:
Why haven't Americans changed the name of their language to plain "American" yet?  "It's America, speak English!" always makes me laugh.  They have no right to protectiveness over a language that isn't even theirs and that they've butchered to near-incomprehensibility over the centuries.
2014-02-04 08:21:58 PM  
1 votes:
I am more offended by the unoriginal, unfunny idiots who repeatedly call it the 'Superb Owl'.
2014-02-04 08:14:05 PM  
1 votes:
I need to stop using some variation of "seriously" to start sentences when I'm in a peeved mood. Seriously.
2014-02-04 08:09:57 PM  
1 votes:
Can we just start Civil War II already and get this shiat over with?

Honestly, I'm convinced both sides would benefit if we just moved all the conservatives down south, moved all the liberals up north, and drew a line that separated us into two separate nations. Let the hateful coonts have a whole country of their own to fark up. The north would be better off without the red states sucking at the teat and not giving back as much as they take. The south would be better off without having to accept things like diversity, progress, or religious freedom. They can gnash their teeth, ban everything they're afraid of, and hate to their heart's content.

Seriously, I'm sick of this push by some people to move the country BACKWARDS, to the "good old days" of segregation, xenophobia, compelled religious affiliations, and that obnoxious, stupid might-makes-right and greed-is-good thinking.

I'm serious. We're so ideologically different that we're really not getting ANY benefit from living together under the same flag anymore. Hell, most of the far-right assholes have already adopted the "Don't Tread On Me" as their national flag.
2014-02-04 08:06:21 PM  
1 votes:
All American Cletus-Boy - I know what's pissing you off.
It's not the commercial. It's the fact that Coke made the commercial, and DOESN'T CARE that you don't like it. Because nobody needs you any more.
Your small, shrinking, aging demographic isn't important anymore - the stupid-ass American hillbilly dollar is one we can all afford to wipe our asses with these days - it's a pretty punk little dollar.
The boss isn't the boss anymore in America - and that pisses the ex-boss off.
Hope you eat your shotgun in rage, and have a nice day! :D
2014-02-04 08:03:05 PM  
1 votes:
I think, regardless of our language, race, nationality, or creed, we can come together to say "that commercial was terrible".
2014-02-04 07:58:25 PM  
1 votes:
Probably mentioned but didn't the GOP just respond to the SOTU with a spanish language version?
2014-02-04 07:58:08 PM  
1 votes:

portnoyd: Am I the only one who thought the commercial was just sappy, pandering bullshiat? If anything, I thought it was awful because it tried to use diversity to hit as many groups as possible to sell them soda.


Oh wow, you just discovered the goal of advertising!
2014-02-04 07:56:18 PM  
1 votes:

Vector R: 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.


Two reasons numbnuts.

1.There aren't a lot of French citizens of Bantu descent.

2. America the Beautiful is not the national anthem of the United States.

Comprende trouduc!
2014-02-04 07:56:07 PM  
1 votes:
Am I the only one who thought the commercial was just sappy, pandering bullshiat? If anything, I thought it was awful because it tried to use diversity to hit as many groups as possible to sell them soda.
2014-02-04 07:55:08 PM  
1 votes:
As a healthcare professional, I hope all this outrage and boycott of coca-cola results in lower weights, sugar levels, lipids levels and healthier individuals.

Who am I kidding? These idiots will just drink Fanta, Sprite, Powerade and Monster.
2014-02-04 07:52:58 PM  
1 votes:
It's a tough one, but I think Bullseyed is winning the race to be crowned "Biggest Dumbass ITT", beating out Vector R by a few IQ points.  I think Vector R could claw back valuable ground if he manages to make the National Anthem mistake a third time but my money's still on that other cretin.
2014-02-04 07:49:35 PM  
1 votes:
When I saw this commercial I quickly had two thoughts.  First, I thought this commercial is going to anger many people.  Then my second thought was that Coke must know this but they went ahead with the commercial anyway.  So I think they did this to get the controversy.
2014-02-04 07:46:12 PM  
1 votes:
Fairly certain the 1% that actually runs the county has a motto of "Divide et impera"
2014-02-04 07:44:58 PM  
1 votes:
If anything good can come from this, it would be if a bunch of southern hillbillies cared enough about boycotting Coke to stop using the word "Coke" whenever they order a soda/pop/soft drink, or whatever term you prefer that makes infinitely more sense.
2014-02-04 07:44:57 PM  
1 votes:
There's no hate like neocon hate.
2014-02-04 07:39:58 PM  
1 votes:

Russ1642: The vast majority of those tweets were sarcastic.


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Not posting ElJungleCat's
2014-02-04 07:38:35 PM  
1 votes:

lostcat: Oh people...

English isn't going anywhere anytime soon. No need to get all freaked out and defensive about it.

Even in developing nations in SE Asia, where China is buying up all the property and dumping tons of money, people are not going out of their way to learn Mandarin. They are still focused on English as the transactional language of business.

If people all over the world still view English as the language you have to learn to do business internationally, then I don't think we here in the US need to worry that we'll see English replaced anytime soon.

And do people really prefer to live in a world were everyone around them looks and talks exactly the same? How depressingly boring and xenophobic. I moved away from a tiny town like that when I was in my teens. In my head, that town changed along with me. But I guess I know, in my heart, that if I went back there again, it would still be the same white faces and lazy accents on every street. I wonder if they've even opened a single Thai restaurant within the county.


True except the derp wasn't about fear of a diminishing language. Those tweets etc were nothing more than a display of xenophobic rants and deep seated racism.
I guarantee you if everyone spoke English in the that commercial people will still voice their displeasure because those participants didn't 'look' American enough there coke will still get blame for being unpatriotic and perndering to godless minority mooslem brown yellow commies.
2014-02-04 07:37:28 PM  
1 votes:

Vector R: 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.


Do I have to spell this out for you?!

It is NOT THE NATIONAL ANTHEM! That's the main reason people are calling you a farking moron.

There are others, but that's definitely the main one.
2014-02-04 07:36:56 PM  
1 votes:
Personally, I feel our country will be made stronger if we don't have a common language.
2014-02-04 07:35:04 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-04 07:34:06 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:30:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:27:34 PM  
1 votes:
Know what I can't find a pic of?

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

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 07:09:23 PM  
1 votes:
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2014-02-04 06:58:34 PM  
1 votes:

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.

This is god damn america, not Europe.  By third generation, the kids don't even know their grandparents native language. You want to control over how other people speak, go to Russia.

So you are a troll or a moron. I'll be nice and say troll.  Keep this up, you'll just be a moron.
2014-02-04 06:52:32 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-04 06:51:14 PM  
1 votes:

IronJelly: 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


At least they didn't use cancer to sell trucks, or veterans to sell "beer."
2014-02-04 06:42:37 PM  
1 votes:

lostcat: 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.

It's a TV commercial, not a federal mandate.


Seriously.  Who exactly is being forced to do anything?
2014-02-04 06:41:16 PM  
1 votes:

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.


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2014-02-04 06:34:24 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-02-04 06:32:14 PM  
1 votes:
Uckfay Ouyay.
2014-02-04 06:25:03 PM  
1 votes:
Pretty sure they calculated that there would be a handful of derpy responses and a tidal wave of judgemental liberal dicks eager to find someone to call a bigot.

Looks like they got their maths right.
2014-02-04 06:22:39 PM  
1 votes:

cman: Latin is different

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


And, despite our technology they would still look down on us for letting the plebs run things, and snipping penises like desert-dwelling barbarian goatfarkers and Gyppo alligator-worshippers. And for not simply beating Ted Cruz on the Senate floor. We do not do things properly here and now.
2014-02-04 06:13:14 PM  
1 votes:
Outrage over a commercial is idiotic, likewise anyone who thinks the country can be successful with a bunch of disparete cultures and languages is ignoring the entirity of human history. We're a melting pot because different cultures adapt themselves to America and add their own individual spice; the country didn't adapt to the other culture.
2014-02-04 06:13:10 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: the GOP...Anger is kinda their default setting.


No shiat. They constantly, actively, go out of their way to find reasons to be offended. Surprise! They usually find reasons to be offended.
2014-02-04 06:10:06 PM  
1 votes:
My aunt and uncle took immediate exception to this, with my uncle even going so far as to say "If you want to honor our rich cultural heritage, do it in MY language." Buh?

I was surprised to hear Ben Gleck going on and on about it on his radio show yesterday too. Apparently my aunt and uncle have been very well trained. Like my dogs, they knew what was expected of them even before the master spoke.

I didn't really give it a second thought until everyone started going on and on about it.

/The point was only to sell caramel-colored sugar water, ya paranoid nards...
2014-02-04 06:08:20 PM  
1 votes:

RexTalionis: brap: That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.

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Oh come on. The hell with world peace through soda. Spice it up with some Nazi-developed, world-domination uber soda


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Fanta originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo. To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland (Coca-Cola GmbH) during the Second World War, decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including whey and pomace - the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later recalled. The name was the result of a brief brainstorming session, which started with Keith exhorting his team to "use their imagination" ("Fantasie" in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, immediately retorted "Fanta!"

While the plant was effectively cut off from Coca Cola headquarters during the war, plant management did not join the Nazi Party. After the war, the Coca Cola corporation regained control of the plant, formula and the trademarks to the new Fanta product - as well as the plant profits made during the war.
2014-02-04 06:06:05 PM  
1 votes:

Russ1642: The vast majority of those tweets were sarcastic.


Yeah right.  Next thing you'll be telling me is that Coke expected the controversy and that both the "outrage" and the "outrage at the outrage" stories were written before the game was over.
2014-02-04 06:04:47 PM  
1 votes:
And one of those languages was a native language that dates back to well before our white asses got here.
Damn foreigners!
2014-02-04 05:44:47 PM  
1 votes:
I for one am enjoying the pants shiatting tantrum. Please proceed, bigots. While I enjoy my generic supermarket soda.
2014-02-04 04:53:34 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-02-04 04:42:09 PM  
1 votes:
The entire coke controversy in a single gif:

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2014-02-04 04:21:23 PM  
1 votes:
That's the 2nd article this week from The Daily Beast that makes sense.  WTF is going on?
 
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