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  1. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6755 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm
    Link: Boycott Coke? - Can all the assholes just die soon please?
  2. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm
    What must it be like to be an empty headed conservative? All hollowed out and filled up with brainwashing?
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm
    you first.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    February 3, 2014 at 5:20 pm
    My take on it was that even people who can`t speak our language can still love this country. Maybe that`s too simplistic but it seems quite a patriotic message to me.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm
    Wow, a message like, "can`t we all just get along?"
    Conservatives: "NO, ya foreigner!"

    But it`s not unusual for conservatives to believe that "freedom of ________" means freedom to force everyone else to do the same.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm
    Tweets are not news. I have proven before that I can find a tweet about anything to justify my own position, it`s embarrassingly easy.

    As for the "I hope they die soon please" thing - that`s somebody abiding by an essentially Marxist view of history. This view of history assumes that history progresses and is constantly improving upon itself until a point where everything is essentially perfect and history "ends".

    It`s BS. If it`s xenophobia we`re talking about, that goes up and down. It`s a cycle, and it`s been that way forever.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm
    I was going to submit something similar, Oh well.. Even more racist extreme rants here
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm
    My favourite comment:
    "That coke commercial sucked. Mexicans, terrorists, jews and ni_ggers are not "American".

    Urrrghhh
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm
    I called it as soon as I saw the commercial, hahaha! I looked at my girlfriend and said, "Uh oh, here we go, the so-called `patriots` in this country are going to go f*cking apesh*t over this!"

    Sure as sh*t, Twitter & Facebook f*cking exploded with dumba$$es screaming...

    "WHY ARE THEY NOT SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN AMERICAN? THIS IS A DISGRACE! BOYCOTT COKE!"

    I then attempted to point out that "America The Beautiful" isn`t our National Anthem but that only pissed them off more!

    Then I saw this picture someone made and started plastering it everywhere, pissing them off even more.

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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm
    It`s sad that now we just expect conservatives to say stupid things like this. They claim to be real Americans but apparently don`t believe in any of the lofty ideals America was founded on.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    February 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm
    I suspect these are mostly Internet trolls...
  12. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm
    Andrew155

    "Tweets are not news. I have proven before that I can find a tweet about anything to justify my own position, it`s embarrassingly easy."

    Dude. Did you actually read the article? These aren`t just random tweets. These are from "respected" conservative politicians, pundits, and writers.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 6:51 pm
    I plan on drinking even more Coke now. Something I`m not certain is actually possible, unless I hook up an IV while I sleep!
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    FaulknA Male 50-59
    52 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm
    So much stupid. Must....get....away...
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 7:42 pm
    Yeah, Coke pretty much lost me when they thought their CGI polar bears were drowning from the imaginary boogie man called Global Warming. They`re out of ideas for hawking brown sugar water so they figure they can fool brain-dead left-wing ideologues into thinking they "care". Yeah, good luck with that.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm
    "They`re out of ideas for hawking brown sugar water..."

    Umm... I think you mean "hocking brown sugar water..."

    But that`s still not right, because to "hock" something means you`re "pawning" it because you`re in debt. The word you`re looking for is peddle.

    Anyway, back on topic, what was that you were saying about "brain-dead" people?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm
    @whodat,
    Actually, "hawking" is an old slang for peddling, so that made sense. Why he thinks that global warming is imaginary but it`s the left wingers who are brain dead is beyond me, though.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm
    right wing conservatives, do you really believe that the only Americans that are real Americans are white monolingual English speaking people? Are the rest of us fake Americans? Was America not founded on the very principle of bringing together the most diverse group possible and from it create greatness?

    the prob with the right wing is that they have always been too white and to xenophobic.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm
    Guess they`ll have to boycott Chik-fil-a too...lol
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6171 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm
    jamie76-do you really believe that the only Americans that are real Americans are white monolingual English speaking people?

    No

    jamie76-Are the rest of us fake Americans?
    No.

    jamie76-prob with the right wing is that they have always been too white and to xenophobic.
    The problem with that is I know too many right wingers that are neither white nor xenophobic.

    Actually, it was one of my favorite commercials of the night. Kind of a re-hash of the classic `I`d like to teach the world to sing` of the `70s
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    ms_write1981 Female 30-39
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    February 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm
    I grew up speaking Northern Cheyenne. How come no love for the American Indians?
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    February 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm
    @broizfam - Interesting... that`s the problem with slang.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm
    "ad also prominently features a gay couple."

    They`re trying to make up for Sochi
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm
    @ Ms_Write1981: "How come no love for the American Indians?"

    That`s a good question. It seems like a gaffe to have missed that, now that you mention it.

    Welcome to I-A-B, by the way. =^.^=
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm
    The funniest thing I just heard from the Colbert Report is that the woman who wrote "America the Beautiful" was a lesbian. Ha! Ha!
  26. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 10:30 pm
    " How come no love for the American Indians?"

    I suspect it`s because certain politicians aren`t actively persecuting Native Americans at the moment (although Native Americans have certainly been persecuted plenty). My heritage is mostly German and a little Swedish. No German singer in the commercial, either :).
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm
    @lauriloo - Yeah, I saw that too, and it`s actually true which makes this even funnier.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm
    I think I found a source listing the languages:

    English, Spanish, Keres Pueblo, Tagalog, Hindi, Senegalese French, and Hebrew

    They also recorded Mandarin and Arabic but they didn`t make the final cut.

    source
  29. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7560 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 11:54 pm
    oh- I have had this on my Facebook feed. Apparently you can only be, love or like the US if you are a white Christian... What I will say here is what I said there- up until 56 you had `e pluribus unum` on your cash- and the USA was a great nation, then you put `in God we Trust`- and according to a lot of you your country has been going to the dogs ever since. Answer- stop trusting in God- its not working for you.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 12:28 am
    @patchouly What must it be like to be an empty headed conservative? All hollowed out and filled up with brainwashing? Same as an empty headed Liberal that`s been hollowed out and filled up with brainwashing both sides have idiots...
  31. Profile photo of Bakcagain21
    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 12:43 am
    @whodat6484 wouldn`t say it`s that uncommon In the Cambridge dictionary and not urban dictionary just don`t assume a right winger is an idiot just because their views are different to yours. Didn`t even apologise or accept with any sense of irony calling someone brain dead who used the correct word...
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 12:46 am
    If they want Coca Cola to be a global brand that is sold everywhere have to accept it`s a multicultural brand everywhere. Though I just saw this as whole world is in unity with America over coke and can see the beauty in the country.... May not be true but was meant to be the sentiment...
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    Daegog Male 30-39
    1359 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 2:17 am
    conservatives don`t have enough to do, if they have so much time to worry about this petty nonsense.

    But let some fake from duck dynasty rant on about gays and its FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 5:34 am
    Both sides overreact to stupid sh*t, this is just another example. America is "...on the road to perdition" because a beverage company made a commercial you didn`t like? Are you fu*king kidding me?

    Why oh why do we elect these retards?
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1927 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 6:26 am
    I just saw it as a commercial. I didn`t stop to take the time to consider any great meaning it had. I guess I can see why it would upset some while others liked it.

    I would submit that anybody getting their panties in a wad one way or the other are equally guilty of ass hat behavior.
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    Psimon Male 40-49
    69 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 6:32 am
    @whodat6484 "Hawk" is not slang. As much as I hate to agree with AvatarJohn in any way in these comments, you could have taken a minute to look it up before correcting him in such a condescending way. The word was used correctly.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 8:44 am
    madduck - you have a childlike understanding of the country.

    Firstly, the country was far more religious before 56, Abraham Lincoln was incredibly religious. The entire abolition movement was based on religion. 56 ironically marks when we became less religious.

    Secondly, E Pluribus Unum means "From many, one". That doesn`t really support multiculturalism. That supports uniculturalism, it`s telling everyone to adhere to the "one" part.

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    But come on guys, you`re making mountains out of mole hills. You guys also keep bring up "Is this country just for white people??" even though Allen West is one of the three people they give. Black people speak English, this might shock people like madduck.

    I have never heard of Michael Patrick Leahy or Todd Starnes. These are just randos bloviating.

    This is one of those articles people write when they don`t have any other news.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7560 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 9:40 am
    LOL- I was actually just being aggravating! A load of very naive, rather cosseted white women who think God ( and Jesus) favours them, they think as well that atheists should be booted out of the US,and at least one of them has issues with mixed marriages. given my family is a mut lot of different skin tones, accents etc I kinda took offense... any further ideas for annoying them gratefully received!
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 9:40 am
    Both sides are wrong on this. The one side needs to quit with the subtle agenda that is invading everything. The other side needs to quit overreacting and making themselves seem like a bunch of heartless bastards. But this isn`t petty nonsense. It is a good discussion to have, because there are countries out there that have gotten so bad, that the people who have moved there from other countries don`t respect the country they are living in, have more rights than the citizens of that country, and disdain and have a hate for the people of the country they are living in. I think that`s what the people who don`t like this commercial are worried about. If they had done that whole commercial with people singing with a heavy accent but doing their best to in English because they are proud to live here, no one would have complained.
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 9:49 am
    What Coke was TRYING to say was "Though we come from many different backgrounds, we are one unified people and love our country." But how it came across to many was "Though we all live here, you need to let us live the way we want." The only mistake they made was not singing a Patriotic song in English. The conservatives` mistake was not giving them the benefit of the doubt and jumping right into accusatory mode.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4855 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 10:06 am
    @DavidXJ,
    That was very well said. Personally, I think it`s better with the different languages because many come here not able to speak English yet and many plan to come here who don`t yet speak any English.

    @Andrew155,
    I have a somewhat different read of E Pluribus Unum. I think it does support multiculturalism and is saying that we are still one, as a country, despite the many cultures taking part in that country. I *hope* that`s what they were trying to say.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1927 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 10:10 am
    Game, set, match to DavidXJ.
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    teq78 Male 30-39
    216 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 11:20 am
    Lol conservatives can keep on hating and be hurtbutt cause the country is filling up with gay couples (absolutely nothing wrong with that) and foreign languaje speaking people (absolutely nothing wrong with that) and all those rants just means they hate it but they cant do anything about it. YAAAAAYYYYY GAYS, FOREIGN PEOPLE AND HATERS GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
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    MadnessLvl2 Male 18-29
    144 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 11:23 am
    When I saw the title I was thinking "Oh maybe people realized how bad it is for you. That kinda makes sense." But umm...it wasn`t that...*whistles*
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 11:31 am
    Massive PR win for Coke - they`ve got everyone talking about it, and talking about your product gets more people buying it, even (surprisingly) if they`re negative about the advert. Over a longer time, the average amount of people using your product goes up. Why do you think Benetton used to persist with this offensive adverts?
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2014 at 11:52 am
    I hate all advertising in all it`s forms, this is a great example of why I feel like this.
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm
    You mean the company that made Fanta so they could keep selling soft drinks to the Nazis.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3240 posts
    February 4, 2014 at 10:37 pm
    @Afugy: "You mean the company that made Fanta so they could keep selling soft drinks to the Nazis."

    "I have high hopes that someone will point you to Snopes
    and debunk that crazy junk you`re spewing constantly"

    Essentially the creator of Fanta commandeered Coke factories during WWII, not to sell soda to the Nazis, but to ensure that Coke would remain in possession of all of its assets eg the factories.

    He was asked several times to become a Nazi and refused each time.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    February 5, 2014 at 7:19 am
    ... What I will say here is what I said there- up until 56 you had `e pluribus unum` on your cash- and the USA was a great nation, then you put `in God we Trust`- and according to a lot of you your country has been going to the dogs ever since. Answer- stop trusting in God- its not working for you.

    Your national anthem is "God save the Queen."
  50. Profile photo of Afugy
    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    February 5, 2014 at 3:37 pm
    @DuckBoy87 Did you read the same thing I did because that said that a German man that worked for Coke, the only reason that they did not continue to make coke was "no means of getting ingredients". Fanta was started by coke to sell soft drinks to the nazis and keep some people employed.

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