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(Catholic League)   Catholic League on Guinness boycott: "We have no hard data on the success of the boycott, but anecdotal evidence is very encouraging"   (catholicleague.org) divider line 49
    More: Silly, mainstream press, Guinness, Catholic League, Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick's Day Parade, boycotts, anecdotal evidence  
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2014-03-24 05:23:25 PM  
"Media hits" is a nice weasel term.  It allows them to count the mentions, regardless of whether they're positive or negative.

I honestly don't know what they're protesting against in this case, so it can't be that good.
 
2014-03-24 05:23:55 PM  
Take that shiat to Boston and see what kind of numbers you get.
 
2014-03-24 05:23:55 PM  
So Guinness pulls sponsorship of St Patrick's Day parade because the parade won't allow gay and lesbian groups to participate and LGBTBBQ groups threatened to boycott Guinness so the Catholic League tries to boycott Guinness. Do I have that right?

Yo dawg, we herd you like boycotts...

And now my head hurts.
 
2014-03-24 05:27:09 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I honestly don't know what they're protesting against in this case, so it can't be that good.


The gays. If it says "Catholic League" or "Bill Donahue" you can be sure it's about the gays.
 
2014-03-24 05:47:14 PM  

fusillade762: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I honestly don't know what they're protesting against in this case, so it can't be that good.

The gays. If it says "Catholic League" or "Bill Donahue" you can be sure it's about the gays.


They sure do spend a lot of time thinking about anal sex.
 
2014-03-24 05:55:55 PM  

fusillade762: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I honestly don't know what they're protesting against in this case, so it can't be that good.

The gays. If it says "Catholic League" or "Bill Donahue" you can be sure it's about the gays.


I can only imagine that the Vatican facepalms every time his name shows up in the news.
 
2014-03-24 05:58:40 PM  
Not much of a comments section there.
 
2014-03-24 06:00:03 PM  
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2014-03-24 06:03:04 PM  
Guinness sales dropped sharply immediately following the St. Patrick's Day holiday- OMG the boycott's working!
 
2014-03-24 06:03:54 PM  
Well, now I get to figure out what the people that lined up for Chick fil a already know: does consuming a product that tentatively aligns with my political beliefs at this moment in time make it taste better? ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT! TO THE BOOZEMOBILE!

Which is just my car. When I drive it while I'm drunk.

Da na na na Na na na na Naaaaa!
 
2014-03-24 06:09:23 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: fusillade762: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I honestly don't know what they're protesting against in this case, so it can't be that good.

The gays. If it says "Catholic League" or "Bill Donahue" you can be sure it's about the gays.

I can only imagine that the Vatican facepalms every time his name shows up in the news.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-24 06:11:18 PM  
No bar towels for the Catholic League, I guess. Boycotts work both ways
 
2014-03-24 06:13:20 PM  
The Catholic League?  Is that where baseball players go when they're not even good enough for single A ball?
 
2014-03-24 06:27:44 PM  
I wonder if Blitz/
would like the idea of a known hate site using their corporate logo as some sort of bigot banner.
 
2014-03-24 06:34:59 PM  
I just went and bought a couple 4 packs of pub draft cans.
 
2014-03-24 06:38:23 PM  
Shut up, Bill Donohue.  No one elected you.  Your organization exists solely to keep you employed doing...whatever the hell it is you do.  biatch at the media, I guess.
 
2014-03-24 06:51:36 PM  

Lsherm: Shut up, Bill Donohue.  No one elected you.  Your organization exists solely to keep you employed doing...whatever the hell it is you do.  biatch at the media, I guess.


I think he spends most of his time masturbating to the last temptation of christ.
 
2014-03-24 07:32:02 PM  
I can't figure out why a beer company wanted to turn a St. Patrick's Day parade into a special agenda parade. They already have lots of homosexual pride parades.
 
2014-03-24 07:37:17 PM  
A bunch of Irish Catholics are going to boycott an alcohol beverage.  Riiiiight.
 
2014-03-24 07:37:28 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: I can't figure out why a beer company wanted to turn a St. Patrick's Day parade into a special agenda parade. They already have lots of homosexual pride parades.


Because they had the power to shine a big, bright light on hate. That's ALWAYS a good thing.
 
2014-03-24 07:41:52 PM  

Phil the SWO: Noam Chimpsky: I can't figure out why a beer company wanted to turn a St. Patrick's Day parade into a special agenda parade. They already have lots of homosexual pride parades.

Because they had the power to shine a big, bright light on hate. That's ALWAYS a good thing.


Not to him.
 
2014-03-24 07:42:04 PM  
Of course the boycott of an alcoholic beverage is going to go well.

It's farking Lent.
 
2014-03-24 07:55:55 PM  
The anecdotal evidence is that the Catholic League likes to fark 11 year old boys.
 
2014-03-24 08:22:41 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The anecdotal evidence is that the Catholic League likes to fark 11 year old boys.


So do other leagues...
 
2014-03-24 08:26:51 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: I can't figure out why a beer company wanted to turn a St. Patrick's Day parade into a special agenda parade. They already have lots of homosexual pride parades.


They can always ask Chick-Fil-A for a few bucks.
 
2014-03-24 08:43:02 PM  
These days, it seems like he's be a better cultural fit for the (Fundamentalist & Evangelical) Protestants than with the Catholic Church.....
 
2014-03-24 09:05:07 PM  

Phil the SWO: Noam Chimpsky: I can't figure out why a beer company wanted to turn a St. Patrick's Day parade into a special agenda parade. They already have lots of homosexual pride parades.

Because they had the power to shine a big, bright light on hate. That's ALWAYS a good thing.


Who was shining the light? The people would be pissed at any agenda group trying to take over the parade. Their reaction would look a lot like hate.
 
2014-03-24 09:06:10 PM  
There was a Guinness boycott?

Wait, there's a "Catholic League?"

In any case, if some St. Patrick's day schism causes the parade and the beer to part ways, I'm pretty sure we're going to tag along with the beer, and let you keep the parade.  We can make our own parade, especially if we have enough beer.
 
2014-03-24 09:11:55 PM  

fusillade762: So Guinness pulls sponsorship of St Patrick's Day parade because the parade won't allow gay and lesbian groups to participate and LGBTBBQ groups threatened to boycott Guinness so the Catholic League tries to boycott Guinness. Do I have that right?


Yo dawg, we herd you like boycotts...


And now my head hurts.



So given it is a Catholic boycott, presumably that means the same amount of drinking Guinness, but slightly longer in confession to include forgiveness for drinking it despite the boycott?
 
2014-03-24 09:24:54 PM  
Please go to our website and check our "Guinness Boycott Central" feature for the latest developments.

Fark you, assholes, I'm not giving you any more "media hits". And wow, they got a whopping "82" of these? There are more individual media outlets represented on Fark in a single day. I wouldn't be bragging.

As for the boycott, this is the first I've heard. Without me having to give these asshats any more clicks or publicity(or "media hits"), what exactly happened? Guinness dropped sponsorship of the parade, so they "boycott" Guinness? Is that pretty much it?
 
2014-03-24 09:25:22 PM  
For every Guinness you won't drink, I'm going to drink three.
 
2014-03-24 09:42:02 PM  

shamanwest: Of course the boycott of an alcoholic beverage is going to go well.

It's farking Lent.


Guinness sales go down during Lent?
 
2014-03-24 09:57:15 PM  
The Catholic League is just like the the Justice League, but only Aquaman is in it.
 
2014-03-24 09:57:51 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: shamanwest: Of course the boycott of an alcoholic beverage is going to go well.

It's farking Lent.

Guinness sales go down during Lent?


Yeah, wierd. I mean, thats like a breakfast beer. Why would you skip breakfast?
 
2014-03-24 10:17:12 PM  

Devo: The Catholic League is just like the the Justice League, but only Aquaman is in it.


And the Ambiguously Gay Duo.
 
2014-03-24 10:46:15 PM  
Ireland legalized civil partnership rights in 2010. Solid majorities today support full marriage equality which will likely come soon in Ireland with a referendum scheduled for 2015. A recent poll showed that 76 percent of the Irish people support marriage equality -- only 19 percent are opposed. Commenting on the 2010 partnership law, Kieran Rose said this was Ireland's "greatest civil rights reform since independence." Of course today, in Ireland, gays and lesbians and transgender citizens march openly in the annual Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sean-kay/irish-prime-minister-shou_b_4 85 6098.html

in Ireland, gays and lesbians and transgender citizens march openly in the annual Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade.

in Ireland, gays and lesbians and transgender citizens march openly in the annual Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade.


 in Ireland, gays and lesbians and transgender citizens march openly in the annual Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade.

in Ireland, gays and lesbians and transgender citizens march openly in the annual Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade.
 
2014-03-24 11:40:02 PM  

Xcott: Wait, there's a "Catholic League?"


The Catholic League used to be pretty powerful here in the States; they could get books, movies and even plays banned, even if they hadn't been condemned by the Vatican.

A good section of the American Catholic Church has been much more conservative than Mainline Catholics or even the Vatican for the last century; the Catholic League basically got started because those sissies in Rome were "too soft."
 
2014-03-25 12:59:13 AM  

fusillade762: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I honestly don't know what they're protesting against in this case, so it can't be that good.

The gays. If it says "Catholic League" or "Bill Donahue" you can be sure it's about the gays.


Two Bill Donohue threads in two days? Fark is providing WAY to much exposure to this gobshiate...

And I perceive no great loss if the Guiness sponsorship pertains to the swill called Guiness and sold in the states. Now that porter out of St. James Gate, it is worth fighting for.
 
2014-03-25 01:41:18 AM  
Up to 5 people may have boycotted Guinness on their say so. Nice!
 
2014-03-25 01:49:36 AM  
Guinness: an "Irish" beer that's made in Canada, eh.

No farks given.
 
2014-03-25 02:06:13 AM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: "Media hits" is a nice weasel term.  It allows them to count the mentions, regardless of whether they're positive or negative.

I honestly don't know what they're protesting against in this case, so it can't be that good.


First "media hit" I found for "Catholic League Calls For Boycott of Guinness"

"In a move similar in effectiveness to yelling at the wind or attempting to stop the Earth's rotation, Catholic League president Bill Donohue is trying to get the Irish to stop drinking Guinness. "

Lulz.

http://www.edgeboston.com/news/international/News/156892/catholic_le ag ue_calls_for_boycott_of_guinness
 
2014-03-25 08:05:29 AM  

Surool: Up to 5 people may have boycotted Guinness on their say so. Nice!


The Guinness family is also largely Prostestant, so they're not "Irish" of the sort that most bigoted American worship.
 
2014-03-25 08:55:47 AM  
anecdotal evidence ??

There's your problem
 
2014-03-25 09:17:59 AM  
I don't even like Guinness, but I'm going to buy some this weekend. Just buy it and let it sit my basement. Maybe give some to friends.

Anytime I can do something, regardless of how tiny and nearly insignificant, to stick it to that babbling mushmouthed annoying prick, I'ma do it.
 
2014-03-25 10:42:03 AM  

whidbey: Guinness: an "Irish" beer that's made in Canada, eh.

No farks given.


Umm. You do realize that Guinness has been brewed in Ireland since 1759. Just because the cans you buy in the US were brewed in Canada doesn't make Guinness any less Irish. It's the same recipe with the same ingredients brewed the same way.
 
2014-03-25 10:54:33 AM  

whidbey: Guinness: an "Irish" beer that's made in Canada, eh.

No farks given.


I wouldn't care at all about some mass-market imported stout, living in the USA where the craft brewing movement has produced far too much variety, and far too much good beer.

However, American craft brews utterly suck at stouts.  For some reason, American brewers think that a stout is supposed to have hints of coffee or chocolate or raisins, like it's a farkin' liquid granola bar.  They even brag about this on the label:  tastes like something that isn't stout!  Put those aside, and that's most of the stouts in the USA.

Then you have the nasty-ass imperial stouts that are brewed not for drinking, but for showing off your manhood.  Drink Skull Farker Imperial Stout to prove that you can drink Rasputin under the table!  Put aside all of the stouts that are intentionally nasty for some machismo thing, and that's most of the rest of them.

There are a few decent stouts out there---Left Hand milk stout is pretty good---but they are few enough that you don't just happen upon them in the grocery store.  I generally follow the rule that I'm only going to drink beer from a brewery within a 6-hour drive of my house, just because that's a lot of variety already; but when it comes to stout, I'm more likely to drink Guinness than some mess that would have made more sense as a latte.
 
2014-03-25 11:13:19 AM  

vudukungfu: anecdotal evidence ??

There's your problem


You have to have faith.
 
2014-03-25 02:01:35 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Surool: Up to 5 people may have boycotted Guinness on their say so. Nice!

The Guinness family is also largely Prostestant, so they're not "Irish" of the sort that most bigoted American worship.


Keep in mind the boycott was only an American thing to begin with. I doubt the actual Irish gave a f*ck in the first place.
 
2014-03-25 03:40:07 PM  

Mouldy Squid: whidbey: Guinness: an "Irish" beer that's made in Canada, eh.

No farks given.

Umm. You do realize that Guinness has been brewed in Ireland since 1759. Just because the cans you buy in the US were brewed in Canada doesn't make Guinness any less Irish. It's the same recipe with the same ingredients brewed the same way.


It's actually tasted like pure shiate since they moved it to Canada. You know, I know it, everyone knows it.

Good one.
 
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