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(Yahoo)   NC County ends ban on Coke machines, not because they believe in free and fair elections, but because they found out it was hurting the small local distribution company that operated the machines, not Coca Cola itself   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-06-09 12:13:05 PM  
How do you have a position of importance and not know the basic workings of commerce?

Idiots electing idiots.
 
7 days ago  
But we sure showed them libs!!!!
 
6 days ago  
I had submitted the original story last week and many farkers on that thread predicted exactly what this followup story is saying.  Well done farkers.
 
6 days ago  

hugram: I had submitted the original story last week and many farkers on that thread predicted exactly what this followup story is saying.  Well done farkers.


Yep. 3rd comment nailed it exactly.
 
6 days ago  
Farking knuckleheads.  Another piece of well thought-out Republican legislation.
 
6 days ago  

hugram: I had submitted the original story last week and many farkers on that thread predicted exactly what this followup story is saying.  Well done farkers.


YUPPERDOODLES!!  The collective intelligence of GA politicians is smaller than a sea slug, so we Farkers are obviously far superior!  Go Farkers!!!
 
6 days ago  
Lol. Duh!
 
6 days ago  
White conservatives are such weak, emotionally fragile cowards.
 
6 days ago  
it's almost like the consequences of their actions were unintended.

Huh.
Howbowdah?
 
6 days ago  

hugram: I had submitted the original story last week and many farkers on that thread predicted exactly what this followup story is saying.  Well done farkers.


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Came to point this out.
 
6 days ago  
Stiggit harder, dummies.
 
6 days ago  
Honestly, if any of these rubes ever had a reason to boycott Walmart, their entire local economy would collapse.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Coca Cola Zero does not have sugar, but it does have potassium benzoate.

That's bad, but not as bad as the GOP.
 
6 days ago  

Ixnay on the ottenray: hugram: I had submitted the original story last week and many farkers on that thread predicted exactly what this followup story is saying.  Well done farkers.

YUPPERDOODLES!!  The collective intelligence of GA politicians is smaller than a sea slug, so we Farkers are obviously far superior!  Go Farkers!!!


While that's true, the article is about NC politicians.
 
6 days ago  
I don't even work in the industry and even i knew it would hurt the local distributor more than it would hurt the corporation in Atlanta.

I hate that I seen to be smarter than the people that are supposedly running this country.
 
6 days ago  
Hate to see all this leopard on leopard violence. A damn shame.
 
6 days ago  

Ixnay on the ottenray: hugram: I had submitted the original story last week and many farkers on that thread predicted exactly what this followup story is saying.  Well done farkers.

YUPPERDOODLES!!  The collective intelligence of GA politicians is smaller than a sea slug, so we Farkers are obviously far superior!  Go Farkers!!!


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6 days ago  
May want to check if a member of the council has an interest in the company that owns those vending machines ..
 
6 days ago  

LL316: Ixnay on the ottenray: hugram: I had submitted the original story last week and many farkers on that thread predicted exactly what this followup story is saying.  Well done farkers.

YUPPERDOODLES!!  The collective intelligence of GA politicians is smaller than a sea slug, so we Farkers are obviously far superior!  Go Farkers!!!

While that's true, the article is about NC politicians.


The GOP idiocy is starting to blend everything together.
 
6 days ago  

mikalmd: May want to check if a member of the council has an interest in the company that owns those vending machines ..


Or suddenly got some campaign contributions from them.
 
6 days ago  
"Oh no!  I found out my useless effort was also misguided!"

This is why I'm for oxygen limits.
 
6 days ago  
Maybe they should change their name to Stooge County instead.

It's laughable that they thought Coca Cola would be hurt by their "message", or that they'd even care.

Another victory for America's greatest drink!

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6 days ago  
Harris, who introduced the first vote, and Commissioner Van Tucker, who seconded it, stood by their initial vote in favor of the ban.
"I am holding my ground because I feel like that's the right thing for me to do," Tucker said Monday. "I was trying to send a message to the flagship Coca-Cola and if there were some casualties beneath, sorry about that."


Good luck getting re-elected with that kind of attitude.
 
6 days ago  

Combustion: But we sure showed them libs!!!!


The libz owned them in teh end. That local company should've pulled harder on their bootstraps.
 
6 days ago  
And let's be perfectly honest, no one in Atlanta (let alone at corporate) gives a shiat about the "message" you morons thought was being sent.

They're a multi-billion global corporation, you think they really give a shiat what some pissant county in North Carolina does? Even people in the more civilized parts of North Carolina don't care.
 
6 days ago  

King Something: Coca Cola Zero does not have sugar, but it does have potassium benzoate.


Can I go now?
 
6 days ago  
was this about the rainbow coke can or what the fark is it now

coke was too dark

like seriously, did they think coke would stop donating money to republican candidates or something
 
6 days ago  

mikalmd: May want to check if a member of the council has an interest in the company that owns those vending machines ..


That was my fault.  Since when does the GOP care about hurting its constituents in the name of stigginit?
 
6 days ago  
There can be only one, RC cola
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Get out of here ya Georgia bastids
 
6 days ago  
"The board passed the motion with three commissioners in favor and two against. One commissioner abstained, which was counted as a vote in favor."

How tf does that work?  "No comment" or "I don't have an opinion on that" somehow becomes a vote of assent?  That is used to break a 2-2 tie?  Does a "not present" automagically become an 'aye' too?

If that's the case I'm gonna move there and get elected and pass all kinds of crazy shiat unanimously after holding a meeting only I'm present at.
 
6 days ago  
Womp womp.
 
6 days ago  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Maybe they should change their name to Stooge County instead.

It's laughable that they thought Coca Cola would be hurt by their "message", or that they'd even care.

Another victory for America's greatest drink!

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"Republican Swimming Pool -- 1962". Old guy far too limber for his age, check. Guy getting grabby as a lady exits the pool, check. Crazy-eyed blonde ready to chuck a glass bottle at your head, check. Everyone white, double and triple check.

/ It's MAGA paradise!
 
6 days ago  

berylman: There can be only one, RC cola
[Fark user image 231x218]Get out of here ya Georgia bastids


RC cola and moon pies ..
 
6 days ago  
We have one of these at the office, but it was shut down because of the pandemic:
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...I am hoping they have it back, fully available, by the time they expect us back (September)
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
I can proudly say I will never buy a Coke product ever again.
 
6 days ago  
MSNBC people were laughing as they reported this.
 
6 days ago  
Ever.  Do you hear that, haters?  Coke is not it.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
"I am holding my ground because I feel like that's the right thing for me to do," Tucker said Monday. "I was trying to send a message to the flagship Coca-Cola and if there were some casualties beneath, sorry about that."

Then you should fark yourself until you prolapse, you rotten piece of shiat.
 
6 days ago  

berylman: There can be only one, RC cola
[Fark user image 231x218]Get out of here ya Georgia bastids


Uh, if you're trying to say there is one cola that a NC government should be selling instead of a Georgia sourced one, you goofed on which one.
 
6 days ago  

SMB2811: berylman: There can be only one, RC cola
[Fark user image 231x218]Get out of here ya Georgia bastids

Uh, if you're trying to say there is one cola that a NC government should be selling instead of a Georgia sourced one, you goofed on which one.


Is Cheerwine even considered a cola?  If it is, wouldn't Dr. Pepper be a cola as well?
 
6 days ago  

LesserEvil: We have one of these at the office, but it was shut down because of the pandemic:
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...I am hoping they have it back, fully available, by the time they expect us back (September)


I always thought these were neat.

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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

Evil Mackerel: LesserEvil: We have one of these at the office, but it was shut down because of the pandemic:
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...I am hoping they have it back, fully available, by the time they expect us back (September)

I always thought these were neat.

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Gadzooks, I haven't seen one of those since the 6th grade,
 
6 days ago  

ANDizzleWI: "The board passed the motion with three commissioners in favor and two against. One commissioner abstained, which was counted as a vote in favor."

How tf does that work?  "No comment" or "I don't have an opinion on that" somehow becomes a vote of assent?  That is used to break a 2-2 tie?  Does a "not present" automagically become an 'aye' too?

If that's the case I'm gonna move there and get elected and pass all kinds of crazy shiat unanimously after holding a meeting only I'm present at.


North Carolina is not a democracy.
 
6 days ago  
Republicans love hurting other Republicans, then pretending someone did it.
 
6 days ago  
These "independent" bottling companies aren't really that independent.

As of January 1, 2017, The Coca-Cola Company owns approximately 35% of the Company's total outstanding common stock, representing approximately 5% of the total voting power of the Company's combined Common Stock and Class B Common Stock. J. Frank Harrison III, the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, owns shares of Common Stock and Class B Common Stock representing approximately 86% of the total voting power of the Company's combined stock and Class B Common Stock.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Co​l​a_Bottling_Co._Consolidated
 
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