Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on February 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

These ad pros divided their top picks into two categories: A trio of ads expected to come out on top in the annual USA Today Ad Meter, and three personal favorites.

The only commercial to make both lists was Coca-Cola’s feel good anthem “America the Beautiful” sung in seven languages over scenes of Americans of different ethnicities spending time together…

“They’ve tried to do it in the past but it hasn’t worked because it was just a rerun,” said Bill McKendry… “This one broke new ground by having all the languages. It is celebrating what America is about at its core.”…

“I think they are loving this controversy because it extends the life of the ad,” McKendry said. “They are going to win because this generates debate and they are going to come out on the popular side.”

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“‘It’s Beautiful’ was created to celebrate Coke moments among all Americans who together enjoy ice cold, refreshing Coke. For centuries America has opened its arms to people of many countries who have helped to build this great nation. ‘It’s Beautiful’ provides a snapshot of the real lives of Americans representing diverse ethnicities, religions, races and families, all found in the United States. All those featured in the ad are Americans and “America The Beautiful” was sung by bilingual American young women.

We believe ‘It’s Beautiful’ is a great example of the magic that makes our country so special, and a powerful message that spreads optimism, promotes inclusion and celebrates humanity – values that are core to Coca-Cola.”

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I am quite sure there may be some who appreciated the commercial, but Coca Cola missed the mark in my opinion. If we cannot be proud enough as a country to sing “American the Beautiful” in English in a commercial during the Super Bowl, by a company as American as they come — doggone we are on the road to perdition. This was a truly disturbing commercial for me, what say you?

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The Coca Cola Super Bowl commercial featuring a rendition of “America the Beautiful” sung in different languages was also the first Super Bowl advertisement to feature a gay family.

The male couple and their daughter appeared about 45 seconds into the minute-long ad at a roller rink…

“Including a gay family in this ad is not only a step forward for the advertising industry, but a reflection of the growing majority of Americans from all walks of life who proudly support their LGBT friends, family and neighbors as integral parts of ‘America the Beautiful,’ GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement.

According to the LGBT organization, the ad will also air during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Coca-Cola is a sponsor of the games.

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Now, here is my recommendation of what the Coca Cola marketing executives should have done. Coke’s “America the Beautiful” should have been sung in English and showed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen of diverse races, sex, and creed deployed all over the world drinking Coca Cola. If you truly want to show a diverse commitment to service, sacrifice, and honor that enables us to live in “America the Beautiful” that would have been rated the best commercial advertisement of the Super Bowl. And we would be here talking about how we were all touched emotionally…

Commonality of language unites and enables the passing of a national character to subsequent generations and to all those who – legally — come to our shores.

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Let’s calm down before we jump to hasty conclusions, people. Many people, including most of our ancestors, came to America speaking little to no English. Yes, most of them eventually learned English – something citizens of this country should do. There was nothing in the commercial that denounced that.

The U.S. is comprised of people from different countries, many who speak two, three or more languages. I only wish I could say that of myself.

The was was Americana at its most diverse and it showcased some of the nation’s most iconic scenes: the California coastline, New York streets, Arizona desert and more…

I don’t believe in open borders, free for all amnesty or changing America’s official language. That doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate the country we are – with the thousands of languages spoken within our borders every day from sea to shining sea.

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The xenophobic protesters had one thing right: we do speak English in America. We speak it on official business and in Super Bowl broadcasts; we use it in publications like this one.

But that’s not all we do. People like my immigrant mother and her immigrant sisters learn English as adults and raise their kids to speak it, and also speak French and Arabic at family get-togethers and on phone calls. We speak English in school and Spanish with grandparents and Spanglish with friends. We speak Creole and Chinese and Tagalog sitting down to family dinners–maybe with a bottle or two of Coke around the table, which is why Coke is smart to recognize this.

We come to America, in other words, and we become American–but we don’t erase everything else that we were before, we don’t forget our cultures and languages as if they never existed, and we don’t hide them as if they’re shameful or less than patriotic. We bring them out and share them, and they make this country better and stronger. America isn’t weakened because people don’t submit to a monoculture; it’s strong because it can absorb the peoples and aspirations and talents of the rest of the world without erasing their cultures.

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But perhaps those of us who care about inequality and racism should be angry, too. Coca-Cola’s diversity ad wasn’t purposed just to celebrate the reality of a multi-ethnic America. It was to sell soda to rapidly-expanding but vulnerable populations, even if that means contributing to serious health problems, exploiting divides in class and education, and exacerbating racial inequality…

But that doesn’t mean we should be applauding soda companies, even if their ads tug at our heartstrings and our liberal values. It means consumers should have more affordable options, corporate advertising of unhealthy food should be regulated more tightly and Americans should be collectively enraged at our obscenely low wages and lack of a comprehensive social safety net – the things that create unhealthy, perverse incentives for consumers. It means we should cast a critical eye when soda companies fly the flag of diversity, when, in fact, their product contributes to stark racial inequalities.

Coke’s targeting of Latino and other immigrant populations is about as progressive as RJ Reynolds marketing menthol cigarettes to African-Americans or Phillip Morris hawking Virginia Slims to women – that is, not very. Before we applaud Coke’s advertising diversity, we should ask: do we really want Coke to diversify?

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People being outraged about everything under the sun has been a theme on Twitter for a while. Media outlets hunting down the outrage and publicizing it as a relatively cheap way to score hits from people who like to be outraged about the outrage of other people followed not long after. For the Coca-Cola commercial, reaction tweets were posted at USA Today, E! Online, the Daily Mail, Talking Points Memo, Mediaite, and likely others…

“Man on the Street” pieces were never all that interesting or useful to begin with, but at least it involved an actual person in an actual place who chose to share his or her opinions to a reporter for our evaluation. This nearly contextless sharing of random angry tweets illuminates even less. But it’s good for stirring up a round of counteroutrage, isn’t it? And that counteroutrage at some anonymous, undefined number of people behaving badly on the Internet makes some others feel more superior, doesn’t it?…

I am outraged by how utterly pedestrian it is. This could have been a Levi’s ad five years ago. It could be advertising anything.

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Walk On By

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Hey Jackie, I’m in a melancholy mood with Ratso’s absence. How about a melancholy tune?

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:17 PM

♫Should auld Ratso’s ‘nads be forgot, And never brought to mind?♫

viking01 on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Oh, fcuk. She’s here…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Now now. As long as the hagfish didn’t follow her in here.

Lanceman on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Melancholy Baby – Ella Fitzgerald

Just for you, Omaha. *birthday Smooooch*

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Thank ya’ darlin’

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

islam isn’t an ‘ethnicity’.
That young lady in the screencap is lovely-really-but the amira that she’s wearing isn’t ‘shouting’ melting pot.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 10:58 PM

ALT:She has that,…look about,..your heads coming off Non-Believer!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

…I could have sworn…there was going to be a picture of fat boy again!

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Meat Fighter on February 3, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Thanks for the link. It’s the first time I’d seen it, but it’s good and bookmarked now, ready to forward.

Enraging … it’s obvious the Dems have incorporated Lamm’s ideas and want to push them further. Just today I heard another commercial from the so-called “Americans for a Conservative Direction,” which isn’t any such thing, talking about our supposed “broken” immigration system.

The Coke ad isn’t all that great. Subliminal advertising has been around forever, but now the emphasis has devolved into selling an agenda instead of more product. If there’s anything I’m offended by, it’s the fact that Coke insists on pushing a not-so-subtle agenda with it, as if we’re all one big happy balkinized family.

PatriotGal2257 on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Good evening, Spritely One. :) Wonderful to see you.

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:18 PM

I am glad to be here MG!

I am not gonna let any nonsense get in my way

I am not gonna Play that!!

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

♫Should auld Ratso’s ‘nads be forgot, And never brought to mind?♫

viking01 on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

…can they ship them to Speaker Boneless?

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

The part I found preposterous was the muslim singing about how much they love America.

Ronnie on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Dumbest controversy ever.

terryannonline on February 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Agreed. It was pretty singing.

At least at the Dallas Opera we don’t have rubes who should “We speak English here!”

Marcus on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

…I could have sworn…there was going to be a picture of fat boy again!

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

No, I think that thing’s run out of gas.

Lanceman on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Hmmm… Maybe, they thought they could save a little money by making a Super Bowl and Winter Olympic two-fer?

Fallon on February 3, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Fallon:Hey,your thinking out of the box,er, bottle on dats!:0

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Good evening, jaime. :)

I conjured up a forest glade. We called it the Glade. A place to relax together.

I wrote a little about the beauty of moonlight, the romanticism of the moon,etc.

I was christened the Moon Goddess, by the denizens of the Glade. :)

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I’m a jerk. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

…I could have sworn…there was going to be a picture of fat boy again!
KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

He wanted to sing in his native tongue of Snookarea, but he ran out of Sandy Money to buy a spot in the ad.

aryeung on February 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I prefer Pepsi. Always have. It’s a fuller taste.

SouthernGent on February 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Now now. As long as the hagfish didn’t follow her in here.

Lanceman on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I’m sure she will follow. She was in the Gulch the other day…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Good ‘un…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 10:58 PM

OmahaConservative:——————–:0

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Dear Leader: Oh, that coke..!?

d1carter on February 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I’m a jerk. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

LMFAO>..

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

That cat looks homicidal. You better just take your lumps and give him your balls; gift wrapped.

RovesChins on February 3, 2014 at 11:17 PM

The Ratster is an applehead…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Apple is bettah.

RovesChins on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

It’s the best way to play, Spritely One. ;)

Adam’s Family Groove

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Ronnie on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

THIS^^^

There are a few that love America-Zuhdi Jasser springs to mind-and there’s a young patriot who was muslim who’s buried @ Arlington-killed in the Sandbox-but the majority likely do not.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

…can they ship them to Speaker Boneless?

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Weasel Boehner already promised them to the CoCs… (pun optional).

viking01 on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

** Coke SB AD BackLash **

E! Online

Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” Super Bowl Ad Brings Out Some Ugly …
TIME-by James Poniewozik-1 hour ago
02, 20140 … Coca Cola’s entry into the Super Bowl ad campaign had a message that was, as it were, Coke Classic: it celebrated the many …

Coke ad draws outrage, praise during Super Bowl
Entertainment Weekly (blog)-4 hours ago

Coca-Cola’s “America the Beautiful” Super Bowl Commercial Sparks …
E! Online-3 hours ago

https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=cr&ei=GGtcUuuYCOrs2QX52IHgDQ#q=Super+Bowl+Coke+commercial+2014&tbm=nws

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 1:16 AM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I was christened the Moon Goddess, by the denizens of the Glade. :)

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

That’s maybe the coolest thing I’ve heard so far this year.

And well deserved.

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Lesson learned :D

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

From Ad Age.

Coke, “It’s Beautiful”
Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, Ore.

Is it wrong to like an ad because it will make Pat Buchanan stand on the side of the road and cry one single tear over what has become of “his” country? Coke trades on both its global presence and America’s melting pot in a spot showing happy Americans—Causasian-American, African-American, Mexican-American, Asian-American, Eastern European-American, Muslim-American, even Cowboy-American—having a good, ol’ happy time while “America the Beautiful” rolls in the background in English, Spanish, Keres, Tagalog, Hindi, Senegalese French and Hebrew. #AmericaIsBeautiful. Damn right it is.

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Had another possum in the garbage can while I went out for a smoke. Guess we have some pretty classy garbage they want. I have to tip th cans over with a shovel to set ‘em free. So tempted to use a hunk of oak instead…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Immigration Math,..English Style:

Tyler Durden ‏@mustard_seeds 6m

Watch @HollieMcNish do the math on who we should blame for #immigration problems. (via @Upworthy) – This… http://tmblr.co/Zptrnu16Gy8vR
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Next Time Someone Tells You That Immigrants Are Destroying Our Country, Show Them This

This nice British lady is kind enough to do the math on what’s wrong with our thinking on immigration so you don’t have to. She curses a little, but only because she’s quoting a faulty argument.
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http://www.upworthy.com/next-time-someone-tells-you-that-immigrants-are-destroying-our-country-show-them-this

canopfor on February 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

At least at the Dallas Opera we don’t have rubes who should “We speak English here!”

Marcus on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Nice command of the language.

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I’m a jerk. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Wear it proudly.

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

laptop is hinky brb

swoosh

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Coke, go sell your sugar water to all those “citizens of the world” to which you kneel, but just leave one of my country’s dearest songs alone. It was written in English and should be sung in English, and you should be ashamed in defaming it.

You won’t, of course, your lib board of directors, your lib officers, and lib management probably re-playing at this moment this ad in their lonely toilet closets, one finger of a hand on the play button, the other hand on their sorry little knobs.

Get the fvck out of my country, Coca Cola!

TXUS on February 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Apple is bettah.

RovesChins on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Yup…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Young Girl

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

There are a few that love America-Zuhdi Jasser springs to mind-and there’s a young patriot who was muslim who’s buried @ Arlington-killed in the Sandbox-but the majority likely do not.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM

None can love islam and America. They’re in opposition. The few you’re thinking of must be practicing some edited version of that “religion.”

Ronnie on February 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Sorry intended to quote. Forgot. Wieden & Kennedy is a big deal in the Ad game. Once known as a huge creative shop.

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Had another possum in the garbage can while I went out for a smoke. Guess we have some pretty classy garbage they want. I have to tip th cans over with a shovel to set ‘em free. So tempted to use a hunk of oak instead…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

OmahaConservative: Lock N’ Load:)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Don’t you just love that overwhelming tolerance oozing out of those lines?

Good evening, Bmore. :) Good to see you, my friend.

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Flora Duh was here today…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:12 PM

…where?

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I prefer Pepsi.

SouthernGent on February 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I’m starting to feel that way myself.

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

‘muslim-American’? Since when did a political ideology morph into an effing race?!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Sorry again. Meant to link.

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

‘muslim-American’? Since when did a political ideology morph into an effing race?!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

About the same time Hispanic did!

Lanceman on February 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Ronnie on February 3, 2014 at 11:31 PM

One of them was a soldier who was killed by fellow muslims-so he’s not practicing anything anymore. Jasser’s a USN veteran and a patriot.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

I prefer Pepsi.

SouthernGent on February 3, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I’m starting to feel that way myself.

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Don’t forget Pepsi attacked Michael Jackson’s hair and mimics Obama’s Seal of Preznitin’.

viking01 on February 3, 2014 at 11:35 PM

…where?

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

In the BOR/0bama thread…
3rd page

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:35 PM

One of them was a soldier who was killed by fellow muslims-so he’s not practicing anything anymore. Jasser’s a USN veteran and a patriot.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Not questioning his patriotism, but he couldn’t have been a true muslim.

Ronnie on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

…where?

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

In the BOR/0bama thread…
3rd page

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I was hoping to see her here. Maybe just to smash bluegill in the fin for talking smack.

RovesChins on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Just pointing out the Politically motivated Ad they put together for Coke. Its right there in their own words. Coke must know. I mean those folks read Ad Age regularly.

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

I’ll Never Fall In Love Again

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Dang, do I have to give up my Mexican Coke? It’s the only soda I drink, just 4 or 5 times a year.

Brat on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Dang, do I have to give up my Mexican Coke? It’s the only soda I drink, just 4 or 5 times a year.

Brat on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

No. It’s the only way to legally do cocaine…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Dang, do I have to give up my Mexican Coke? It’s the only soda I drink, just 4 or 5 times a year.

Brat on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

You should do that anyway. Instead of a tequila worm, they put a coke tape worm in it.

RovesChins on February 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Frankly I think the entire Coke campaigns of recent outright suck. The Ads were better at the last shop.

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Don’t forget Pepsi attacked Michael Jackson’s hair and mimics Obama’s Seal of Preznitin’.

viking01 on February 3, 2014 at 11:35 PM

All the more reason to switch.

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Dang, do I have to give up my Mexican Coke? It’s the only soda I drink, just 4 or 5 times a year.

Brat on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

In the near future Mexicans won’t be able to drink it. They’re getting rid of the sugar content in it.

RickB on February 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

E Pluribus Unum isn’t in English either.

Quite an impressive comment by Erick Erickson. Irrelevant, condescending, and smarmy all at once.

I’m not going to get too outraged by the ad itself, because so much of the message is implicit and subjective. But I do get a little tired of diversity not just being respected, but being actively promoted.

The implication is that American society is better if immigrants don’t assimilate. But what makes us stronger is not our diversity, but our unity. The melting pot is objectively better than balkanization into dozens of little subcultures.

To the extent the Coke ad seems to celebrate the lack of assimilation, it’s a fail.

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Whew. Thanks. Wait, what?

Brat on February 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

It shouldn’t but it has, because o this politicl pc crap… ugh!

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

And so concludes my Coked up rant. *sigh*

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

two small slugs behind its left ear..
and your half way to Birthday Possum Stew…!!!

going2mars on February 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Good evening Jackie! The spiking of the ball on the clients dime I suppose. ; )

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

RickB on February 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Are they switching to HFCS too?

Brat on February 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

For you FootBall Peeps:

Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito suspended
24m
The reported text messages between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito are published – @NBCSports
see original on twitter.com
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Texts between Martin and Incognito finally surface
Posted by Mike Florio on February 3, 2014, 9:14 PM EST
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With the Ted Wells report expected to be released later this week, someone finally has leaked to the media the text messages exchanged over a period of months between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito.

Presumably, the leak came from Incognito or someone close to him, because the text messages tend to support the notion that Incognito and Martin were friends. Moreover, nothing in the Incognito text messages suggests harassment or bullying of Incognito.

The Big Lead had

gotten the goods,

http://thebiglead.com/2014/02/03/here-are-over-1000-text-messages-that-richie-incognito-and-jonathan-martin-allegedly-exchanged/#sthash.iaP4gxzO.uxfs

and I’ve taken a look through them all. The major takeaways appear
below:
(More..)
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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/03/texts-between-martin-and-incognito-finally-surface/related/

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:41 PM

The only commercial to make both lists was Coca-Cola’s feel good anthem “America the Beautiful” sung in seven languages over scenes of Americans of different ethnicities spending time together…
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islam isn’t an ‘ethnicity’.
That young lady in the screencap is lovely-really-but the amira that she’s wearing isn’t ‘shouting’ melting pot.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 10:58 PM

It’s also not shouting respect for women’s rights.

Coca Cola’s War on Women?

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

All the hyphens are unnecessary.

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Dumbest controversy ever.

terryannonline on February 3, 2014 at 11:22 PM

How simpatico it would have been if they’d all have sung in their best possible English, each in their own accents, alas…

That woman with the blue diaper wrapped around her head…’nother matter altogether; what’s next? That Michelle invites her to the next SOTU? Then a fully covered Afghani one to the last SOTU?

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Over You

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

And so concludes my Coked up rant. *sigh*

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Bmore:A Coke Rant eh:)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

All the hyphens are unnecessary.

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Hyphenated-Americans, my favorite kinds!!!

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:44 PM

People, the Coke ad was well done. This is so crazy that there is outrage over it. E Pluribus Unum isn’t in English either.

Dang, Erick Erickson…I always thought it was…along with that there Magna Carta…learn something every day, go figure!

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Had another possum in the garbage can while I went out for a smoke. Guess we have some pretty classy garbage they want. I have to tip th cans over with a shovel to set ‘em free. So tempted to use a hunk of oak instead…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Where I’m from, we kill ‘em to keep our good hunting dogs from chasing them when we’re on hunt. Now, some of my kin would want me to save them to make stew or something, but that ain’t going to happen on my watch. The possums die, the vultures feed, the circle of life.

TXUS on February 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

February 3, 2014
Coke’s Wild Assertion That Other Languages Exist Stirs Controversy
Posted by Andy Borowitz
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ATLANTA (The Borowitz Report)—The Coca-Cola Company ignited a firestorm of controversy on Sunday with a Super Bowl ad that appeared to make the inflammatory claim that other languages besides English exist.

From coast to coast, viewers reacted with outrage and horror to what many were calling the most incendiary Super Bowl ad in history.

“I was enjoying the Super Bowl with my family, and suddenly, out of nowhere, comes this ad suggesting that there are other languages that aren’t English,” said Carol Foyler, a mother of three from Akron, Ohio. “I grabbed the remote and turned it off. My kids shouldn’t be exposed to garbage that’s just going to confuse them.”

The Alliance for Responsible Advertising, a conservative watchdog group that monitors advertising it considers offensive and unfit for family viewing, issued a statement demanding that Coke apologize for the controversial ad and promise never to air it again.

“Last night, Coke assaulted millions of Americans with its misguided and inappropriate view that other languages exist,” the statement said. “In the future, we strongly hope that Coke will keep its crazy theories to itself.”
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http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/02/cokes-wild-assertion-that-other-languages-exist-stirs-controversy.html

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:47 PM

1.
a person who believes in racism, the doctrine that a certain human race is superior to any or all others.
adjective
2.
of or like racists or racism: racist policies; racist attitudes.
Origin:
race2 (n.) + -ist

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:11 PM

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Well, that’s a relatively benign defintion.

Rhetorical question:

Which part of that definition relates to immigration?

Race superiority would mean we have NO limits on immigration by Caucasians, right?
Open borders? If you are here illegally, nobody will object?

Anybody who TRIES to immigrate who isn’t Caucasian is blocked and anyone who DOES comes in illegally … is IMMEDIATELY deported, right?
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But the reality is EXACTLY the opposite, isn’t it?

Well, that must be because the illegal immigrants are seamlessly integrating themselves into society like the legal immigrants who have previously come here, right?

And they must obviously be finding limitless opportunties and have been a net positive for the economy overall, right?
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The economic reality is the distribution of skills sets among the illegal immigrants is extremely shallow which limits the opportunities they are able to pursue and the contributions they can make to the economy. Historically, one might worry such a group of people would feel humbled and would make “over the top” efforts to integrate themselves into the society.

But the reality is the illegal immigrants have “representative” organizations demanding this country change to suit the preferences of their MINORITY group.

Wow, it sounds like the illegal immigrants believe they are SUPERIOR to all the other races living here AND those who want to immigrate here, doesn’t it?

Wait … wouldn’t that be a racist outlook on their part?

PolAgnostic on February 3, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Evening, HA rubes, Scrumpy too :)

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

At least at the Dallas Opera we don’t have rubes who should “We speak English here!”

Marcus on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

The grasp of a lib.

Nobody’s asking that all songs be in English. Get frickin’ real.

The cultural dialog is going downhill without brakes.

Axeman on February 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Of course the know. They don’t think they need this market anymore. It’s really pretty simple. It’s numbers.

It’s fashionable among the left to bash white Americans and when they say “Pat Buchanan” they mean anyone who is over 45 and was raised to respect the flag and felt some sort of homogeneity and allegiance to their fellow Americans, national pride and pride in their own unique American culture. God, Mom, and apple pie.

The new chic, on the Left in general, in politics, and even in advertising, is playing for and pandering to that ‘minority majority’ even though it’s not going to happen for some time yet, the idea is to begin early to inculcate a preference for the brand.

Hence the rise of this new, and to the LEFT, acceptable intolerance.

thatsafactjack on February 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

going2mars on February 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM

TXUS on February 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Got recipes?

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:49 PM

At least at the Dallas Opera we don’t have rubes who should “We speak English here!”

Marcus on February 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

But do you speak English?

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Hey Schad…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:15 PM

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Good evening, Scrumpy! Good to have you back.

I was busy composing prose or I would have welcomed you sooner.

PolAgnostic on February 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

I Say A Little Prayer

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Good evening Schad!!

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Evening, HA rubes, Scrumpy too :)

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Hey! I’M a rube!

Oh, I just self-identified, didn’t I.

Lanceman on February 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Work harder, rubes. Your taxdollars are needed.

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Flora Duh was here today…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:12 PM

….thanks…I didn’t have my glasses on! (:->)

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Howdy Lance; don’t tell anyone here that our teeth are not all stable.

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

PolAgnostic on February 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Good evening PA! No problemo! :)

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Hi Schadenfreude. I was skimming some of the other posts earlier and noticed you had been banging out a lot of comments today. Busy Busy.

jaime on February 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Common Sense
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Allen West:

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.”

http://allenbwest.com/2014/02/coca-cola-ad-super-bowl-americans-brand-hm/

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Terryann will be here explaining how racist everyone on HA is.

RickB on February 3, 2014 at 10:45 PM

…while no one is more nativist than her an liblikeaslave.

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Flora Duh is an exemplary commenter and individual. All of our lives are enriched by her presence here. Come back Flora you are loved. ; )

Bmore on February 3, 2014 at 11:54 PM

….thanks…I didn’t have my glasses on! (:->)

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2014 at 11:52 PM

KOOLAID2:Your glass’s better read English, (sarc):)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:54 PM

And I wanna thank you rubes for running terryann and libdie off once again. Monsters, the lot of ya!

Lanceman on February 3, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Had another possum in the garbage can while I went out for a smoke. Guess we have some pretty classy garbage they want. I have to tip th cans over with a shovel to set ‘em free. So tempted to use a hunk of oak instead…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Where I’m from, we kill ‘em to keep our good hunting dogs from chasing them when we’re on hunt. Now, some of my kin would want me to save them to make stew or something, but that ain’t going to happen on my watch. The possums die, the vultures feed, the circle of life.

TXUS on February 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Where I’m from-we leave the little animals alone unless they make a very wrong turn and end up in my place. My place w/ the 3 cats.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Got recipes?

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:49 PM

I was born in Detroit…so im good with the two slugs behind its left ear part…
recipes for the lil guy..i aint got…
garlic and onions I would think…some booze..and…

going2mars on February 3, 2014 at 11:55 PM

For you Peeps in the Lone *Star State:

Winter storm to hit Midwest, Northeast, Feb. 4-5, 2014
2m

A freezing drizzle is developing over southwestern Oklahoma and western north Texas; it will spread east next 4 to 6 hours – @NWSNorman
see original on twitter.com
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http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/winter-storm-to-hit-midwest-northeast-feb-4-5-2014/

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 11:57 PM

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