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Thoughts on the Coke commercial?

Posted on 02/02/2014 5:00:41 PM PST by goodwithagun

Multilingual "America the Beautiful"?


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1 posted on 02/02/2014 5:00:41 PM PST by goodwithagun
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To: goodwithagun

They wanna sell soda to everyone


2 posted on 02/02/2014 5:01:41 PM PST by wny
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To: goodwithagun

Mt thought was.....WTF?


3 posted on 02/02/2014 5:01:44 PM PST by occamrzr06 (Squirel, it's what's for dinner.)
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To: goodwithagun

I saw lots of hot chicks


4 posted on 02/02/2014 5:01:49 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: goodwithagun

This year’s version of “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”


5 posted on 02/02/2014 5:02:21 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: goodwithagun

All hail the one world order.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 5:03:13 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: goodwithagun

...with the Super Bowl I expect it, the Multilingual.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 5:03:14 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: goodwithagun

Offensive. What are we the United Nations of America?


8 posted on 02/02/2014 5:03:18 PM PST by MissH
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To: goodwithagun

I couldn’t understand half the words.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 5:03:39 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: T-Bird45

Waste of 30 seconds. They should have showed the commercial with veterans.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 5:03:53 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: MissH

“What are we the United Nations of America?”

Maybe you haven’t been to L.A.’s red line in the afternoon..


11 posted on 02/02/2014 5:04:40 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: goodwithagun

Perfect.
Anyone trying to make Coke ineligible under SNAP will be called a racist now.

Coke protected billions in US sales with that ad. Pony up taxpayers!


12 posted on 02/02/2014 5:05:21 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: goodwithagun

I just sent them an email saying I will not buy coca cola again. I don’t drink soda but I bought it for my grown daughter. She will now drink Pepsi.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 5:06:56 PM PST by Exit148
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To: goodwithagun

I will be emailing them. This is America...we speak English. I won’t assimilate to them. They need to assimilate.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 5:07:18 PM PST by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: goodwithagun

This is the United States of America, the Super Bowl an American game .......WTF was that junk?


15 posted on 02/02/2014 5:07:49 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: T-Bird45

I’d like to teach the world to sing
And tell it jokes and stuff
And pull its pants down to its knees
And chase it through the rough
.
(NatLamp)


16 posted on 02/02/2014 5:07:50 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: goodwithagun

IMO, a lousy idea. So, it should be really popular with the PC, liberal elitists.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 5:08:06 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: goodwithagun
as·sim·i·late verb \

: to learn (something) so that it is fully understood and can be used

: to cause (a person or group) to become part of a different society, country, etc.

: to adopt the ways of another culture : to fully become part of a different society, country, etc.

18 posted on 02/02/2014 5:08:18 PM PST by woofie
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To: max americana

LOL.

Not just the afternoon.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 5:08:22 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: goodwithagun

Tone deaf. Either they didn’t test market it, or they don’t care that it’s offensive to many.

There’s a stark difference between multiculteralism and the concept of a “melting pot” society where people come to America and become Americans instead of Hyphens.

For Coke to take sides in a political debate, intentional or not, was stupid.

New Coke Stupid.


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21 posted on 02/02/2014 5:09:55 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: goodwithagun

Needed to grab some Cokes at the grocery store tomorrow. I’ll be picking up RC Cola instead.

Haven’t been watching the SuperBowl, but had just turned the tv-set on, and decided to check on the score, out of curiosity. Ugh. The whole manic hyping of the Bowl and the commercials has become so obnoxiously over-the-top that it’s become a massive turn-off for me. I’m sure, as usual, the news-channels will be blathering endlessly about all the commercials, all day tomorrow. I don’t even think I’ll turn the news on for the entire day.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 5:10:35 PM PST by greene66
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To: jy8z; goodwithagun
This is America...we speak English. I won’t assimilate to them. They need to assimilate.

Exactly what was said at my dinner table - our 15yo couldn't quite grasp what her father and my problem with it was.

23 posted on 02/02/2014 5:12:18 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: goodwithagun

I was not offended.

Better than most of the stuff in first half.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 5:12:33 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: James C. Bennett

Ever try the Blue Line from Long Beach? I dare anyone here to ride it past 10 PM especially when it stops by Compton and Rosa parks. It’s like Boyz N The Hood’ in 3D.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 5:12:56 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: goodwithagun

Majority of commercials suck, so does the Game!


26 posted on 02/02/2014 5:13:12 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: goodwithagun

At first, I didn’t like it, because I thought it was only going to be English and Spanish, but when they brought in all the languages, I sorta liked it. I gave it a thumbs up.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 5:13:24 PM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: goodwithagun

Fail....


28 posted on 02/02/2014 5:13:56 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: MissH

Sad how aliens can come here and cling to their homeland, but being an American patriot is frowned upon as “supremacist”.


29 posted on 02/02/2014 5:14:19 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: goodwithagun

What language is the half time in?


30 posted on 02/02/2014 5:14:34 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Paradox

At least they did not edit out the part with God in it.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 5:15:07 PM PST by mware
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To: Exit148
I just sent them an email saying I will not buy coca cola again. I don’t drink soda but I bought it for my grown daughter. She will now drink Pepsi.

No she won't.

http://www.conservapedia.com/PepsiCo,_Inc#Political_contributions

LOL

32 posted on 02/02/2014 5:15:21 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: mountainlion

“What language is the half time in?”

Noise.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 5:15:57 PM PST by greatvikingone
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To: goodwithagun

They want money. That’s all.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 5:16:00 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: goodwithagun

Turned it the feck off. Screw them.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 5:17:20 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: max americana

When I have to visit Los Angeles, I try to base myself in Valencia or Thousand Oaks. Anywhere else and my insurance premiums will go up.

:)


36 posted on 02/02/2014 5:17:25 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: goodwithagun

1. I didn’t think it was a big deal. There have always been people here whose first language is not English. Whatever. At least they chose a patriotic song, not a repeat of some globalist “teach the world to sing” drivel.

2. People complaining about the ad should keep in mind that anything you say may be used as part of a leftist “see!i told you conservatives are racist” narrative. Just be careful what you write.


37 posted on 02/02/2014 5:17:35 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: goodwithagun

At first I thought, “Oh, no, another politically correct liberal feel-good promotion.” Maybe they intended it that way, who knows.

But they did some interesting things.

They sang the verse “God shed his grace on thee” in English quite prominently as they switched languages.

They also sang in HEBREW.

Other things were OK too.

Not everything that seems politically correct is fully bad. We do not live in isolation and this might be OK for public consumption by the entire world and by low information voters who are generally irrational and can only be won over by gradually educating them.

Remember that this is an advertisement not only to these USA, but to the world.

And we believe America is Beautiful (which was their tag line) and that God Shed His Grace On Thee!” and we are happy to have Israel sing with us. It’s kind of a good message about these USA.


38 posted on 02/02/2014 5:19:18 PM PST by Weirdad (Orthodox Americanism: It's what's good for the world! (Not communofascism!))
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To: mountainlion

English but the dude singing looks like a fruit.


39 posted on 02/02/2014 5:19:28 PM PST by USAF80
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Yes, the reactions to it will be used exactly for the motives you mention. This is how they bait.


40 posted on 02/02/2014 5:19:43 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Exit148

Wasn’t Pepsi the one using aborted fetal cells to test their product, or something like that?


41 posted on 02/02/2014 5:20:56 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: goodwithagun

Not a fan.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 5:21:27 PM PST by linn37
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To: USAF80

English but the dude singing looks like a fruit.

They give a military tribute but the act like former military can hear and turn around and try to blow out the hearing of the kids.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 5:21:38 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: occamrzr06
I refuse to watch anything but football on Superbowl Sunday. I skip the pregame show, halftime show and change the channel during every commercial. I hate the way the game is packaged. The game is treated as an afterthought.
44 posted on 02/02/2014 5:22:01 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: wny

Haven’t drank the stuff in years.

Probably will never now.

Murdered one of the most beautiful songs ever.

Still remembering singing it in grammar school in the early 50’s for morning assembly.

Thanks, Coke.


45 posted on 02/02/2014 5:22:22 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Empireoftheatom48
"Majority of commercials suck, so does the Game!"

Glad I'm watching the Walking Dead marathon.

46 posted on 02/02/2014 5:22:47 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: goodwithagun

When she was singing in English, her voice was as pure as anyone I’ve heard.


47 posted on 02/02/2014 5:23:00 PM PST by Wingy
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To: goodwithagun

It was offensive. Foreigners should go sing their own songs.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 5:25:20 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: goodwithagun

Bleh.


49 posted on 02/02/2014 5:25:34 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: goodwithagun

Welcome to America.
Now SPEAK ENGLISH!


50 posted on 02/02/2014 5:25:34 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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