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Absolut-ely Ridiculous
American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2008 | Rick Moran

Posted on 04/05/2008 11:10:53 AM PDT by Dane

Absolut-ely Ridiculous Rick Moran Take a look at this map that Absolut Vodka is using in its latest campaign in Mexico and the US:

Now I have an open mind about a lot of things. But somehow, giving California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, and about 4 other states to Mexico because they don't like a treaty they signed after losing a war 160 years ago seems a little too much in the way of good neighborliness if you ask me.

The word is "reconquista." The open borders crowd tells us that this is a myth, that the issue of "returning" the American southwest and California to Mexico is a straw man set up by anti-immigration forces to scare the voters.

But as you can see, the idea is alive and well south of the border as well as in many Hispanic enclaves here in this country. And now Absolut Vodka has acknowledged the power of this idea by using it in an ad campaign in magazines, billboards, and posters.

I will not fall in to the trap of many open borders advocates and proclaim myself against all immigration from Mexico. I, and most rational people, oppose illegal immigration. Those who enter legally are generally more eager to assimilate, to leave the old country behind thus revealing reconquista the crackpot idea that it is.

Michelle Malkin has a roundup of links about this scandalous ad campaign.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: absolut; ads; aliens; aztlan; invasion; kickme; michellemalkin; obl; pinata
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Oh sheesh, a vodka ad, BTW which is in English and ran in Spanish language magazines, is a bigger threat than al-queda to some on FR.

I thought that Americans had become more sophisticated about 60's and 70's style Madison Ave. tricks, and brilliantly lampooned by Steve Martin in the 1979 movie, "The Jerk", in which Steve Martin's character only feels like a stud unless he has the bamboo umbrella in his drink, like he saw in a magazine.

But you all get in a huff about a vodka ad in English(the irony is priceless), that basically states that if you drink this vodka, the ad will come true.

Amazing how people can be manipulted.

1 posted on 04/05/2008 11:10:53 AM PDT by Dane
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Also BTW, Absolut is getting tons of free publicity with your alls help.


2 posted on 04/05/2008 11:17:12 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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Your a one-trick pony Dane, frankly your continuous defense of illegals and the surrendering of our sovereign territory needs to be put to pasture.


3 posted on 04/05/2008 11:23:05 AM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: Dane

EXACTLY. Won’t lose enough people to counteract the people they gain from this. They have a net gain over this thing. I’m a Ketel One man anyway. When our government is already pro amnesty why worry about a private company? Absolut doesn’t write the laws they just wanna cash in on a growing section of the marketplace.


4 posted on 04/05/2008 11:24:18 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: Dane

ABSOLUT VODKA AD ADVOCATES MEXICO CONQUEUR AMERICAN SW (action contacts here)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1997232/posts?page=2

Absolut vodka ad stirs a U.S.-Mexico debate: Some in the north take offense
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1997167/posts

Ad expanding Mexico ‘hearkens to ideal time’(Absolut Vodka)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1997140/posts

Absolut responded to my email and said “THE MAP” is down!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1997027/posts

In an ABSOLUT World according to Mexico (Absolut responds to ad outrage)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1996876/posts

Mexico reconquers California? Absolut drinks to that!(alarma de Vómito Principal)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1996832/posts

Reconquista? ABSOLUT-ly! (ABQ Journal comment on Michelle Malkin and illegal immigration)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1996733/posts

Boycott Absolut Vodka!!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1996711/posts

ABSOLUT Outrage!! (Vanity)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1996297/posts

Time-Warner: Vodka Ad Campaign Reconquers California for Mexico (boycott Absolut Vodka!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1996135/posts

Caption Absolut Vodka’s new anti-American reconquista ad
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1996093/posts

Absolut-ly Insulting (Absolut Vodka hearts Aztlan)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1995788/posts


5 posted on 04/05/2008 11:24:34 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: aft_lizard
Your a one-trick pony [GOP], frankly your continuous defense of illegals and the surrendering of our sovereign territory needs to be put to pasture.
6 posted on 04/05/2008 11:25:02 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: Dane

mex fuxico


7 posted on 04/05/2008 11:25:18 AM PDT by firehat
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To: PAR35

You didn’t really expect a “search” did you. No one does that anymore.


8 posted on 04/05/2008 11:29:29 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Do we really want Huma answering the White House phone at 3 AM?)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

Them too. However I am directly addressing Dane’s continuous addressing of people who are against illegal aliens as being racists and now his support of an ad, no matter what benefit it has by us being outraged on their sales, as being just a joke.


9 posted on 04/05/2008 11:30:15 AM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: Dane

Don’t you ever get tired of being so tiresoms?


10 posted on 04/05/2008 11:30:57 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Dane
I would say illegal immigration and no defense of our borders IS a bigger issue than Al-Queda. If you take care of those two, Al-Queda has little to no ability to do any harm in the US. We need very strict immigration rules and those who are not legal citizens should not be eligible for welfare benefits, period.

The fact is we're well aware of what Al-Queda represents but when a large company puts out ads like this it really makes you wonder what larger problems we as a country face. Note I have no problem with Hispanics at all--but they need to be here legally under OUR terms with the people that WE choose. If we need to allow more legal immigration I have no problem but this flood of illegal immigration coupled with free bennies and undue burdon on our healthcare system is outrageous.

11 posted on 04/05/2008 11:33:40 AM PDT by rb22982
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12 posted on 04/05/2008 11:37:45 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Dane

Absolut? Absolutely out of the question. We’ll spend our money elsewhere.


13 posted on 04/05/2008 11:39:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Individual_approaches_6

Grupo Gallegos Creative Director Favio Ucedo, an Argentinian who emigrated here in 1990 is the slimebucket, pro-reconquista, brainchild of this ad.

As an aside Grupo Gallegos is an American Company located here in the good ol U.S. of A. (401 E. Ocean Blvd. 8th Floor Long Beach, CA. 90802 tel. 562-256-3600)

14 posted on 04/05/2008 11:42:04 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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Grupo Gallegos Creative Director Favio Ucedo, an Argentinian who emigrated here in 1990 is the slimebucket, pro-reconquista, brainchild of this ad.

OMG, put him on the FBI 10 most wanted list, for making an English ad.

You guys seriously don't know how ridiculous you look.

15 posted on 04/05/2008 11:46:06 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: aft_lizard

Dunno Dane at all. I’m just pointing out that the one party has opted for amnesty and they’ll ram it through under cover of darkness or through a thousand smaller bills. Once they get a foot in the door it’s all over. It’ll probably be a health care or student tuition thing first...


16 posted on 04/05/2008 11:49:25 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: aft_lizard
Them too. However I am directly addressing Dane’s continuous addressing of people who are against illegal aliens as being racists and now his support of an ad, no matter what benefit it has by us being outraged on their sales, as being just a joke.

What support of the ad? My comments are directed at you reactionaries who get yourselves all in a tizzy about a freaking vodka ad, while giving Absolut what they want most, free publicity.

17 posted on 04/05/2008 11:50:24 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

Dane is partly right, for once. Getting upset over a vodka ad is pretty worthless.

It would be extraordinarily more effective if regular citizens would hold politicians publicly accountable. For instance, imagine if a better questioner had asked a better question in this case:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tIK9ZawRMlg

Some sample questions are here:

http://nomoreblather.com/


18 posted on 04/05/2008 11:53:16 AM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: Dane

19 posted on 04/05/2008 11:54:05 AM PDT by M203M4 (True Universal Suffrage: Pets of dead illegal-immigrant felons voting Democrat (twice))
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To: Dane
Here's I how I interpret this ad....drink this stuff and you will be so snookered that you could actually believe that Mexico could expand and not get it's butt kicked by the USA. Only a drunk would believe it.
20 posted on 04/05/2008 11:55:54 AM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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That is a great trick and right out of the Leftist Handbook©:

HEY! WHY PAY SO MUCH ATTENTION TO THIS ___________ WHEN THIS ___________ IS SO MUCH WORSE!

I'm foolish enough to believe that just because one thing is considerably higher up the Richter Scale of Wrong than the other doesn't mean I should ignore the lesser of the two evils.

I can happily bitch about both. (and frequently do.)

21 posted on 04/05/2008 11:58:18 AM PDT by Condor 63
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That is a great trick and right out of the Leftist Handbook©: HEY! WHY PAY SO MUCH ATTENTION TO THIS ___________ WHEN THIS ___________ IS SO MUCH WORSE! I'm foolish enough to believe that just because one thing is considerably higher up the Richter Scale of Wrong than the other doesn't mean I should ignore the lesser of the two evils.

Please, IOW, you will complain about anything especially the non-important.

22 posted on 04/05/2008 12:01:38 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: firehat

“mex fuxico”

Abso-slut vodka.


23 posted on 04/05/2008 12:03:30 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Dane; Condor 63
Please, IOW, you will complain about anything especially the non-important.

So you suggest that you are the one who decides what we should complain about?

Dane! That sounds FASCIST! It's something a Hillary supporter would suggest!

24 posted on 04/05/2008 12:06:18 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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You guys seriously don't know how ridiculous you look.

*******************

Your concern is touching.

25 posted on 04/05/2008 12:06:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: M203M4

Well if drank enough Absolut vodka, the above would become your reality.

26 posted on 04/05/2008 12:06:55 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

A company selling millions of dollars worth of product in the US that uses the money derived from here to promote anti-Americanism overseas is important, regardless of what you think. Most importantly, I will no longer purchase anymore Absolut. I wasn’t a big buyer but I did buy 4-5 handles a year of it previous. Re-conquista is indeed a movement in the US. We ignore it at our own peril.


27 posted on 04/05/2008 12:08:41 PM PDT by rb22982
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To: Grizzled Bear
So you suggest that you are the one who decides what we should complain about?

Dane! That sounds FASCIST! It's something a Hillary supporter would suggest!

Is a vodka ad that much a threat to the Republic to you. If it is, then you are the fascist.

28 posted on 04/05/2008 12:09:22 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: rb22982
Most importantly, I will no longer purchase anymore Absolut.

Fine, no problemo, by me, that's your right.

I'm just commenting about how a vodka ad seems to run your life.

29 posted on 04/05/2008 12:12:06 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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What if they made an Absolut map of the Middle East without Israel on it?

How about an Absolut map of the Confederate States of America with the Capital in Richmond, VA?

-PJ

30 posted on 04/05/2008 12:12:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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What if they made an Absolut map of the Middle East without Israel on it?

How about an Absolut map of the Confederate States of America with the Capital in Richmond, VA?

Write that to the Absolut marketing dept. You may get a royalty from them as I suspect michelle malkin did for this brouhaha.

31 posted on 04/05/2008 12:15:12 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

Love that (especially South Texas) LOL


32 posted on 04/05/2008 12:16:17 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Dane
Please, IOW, you will complain about anything especially the non-important.

No, in your words.

In my words I'll complain about any damn thing I think is important regardless of how important or not I think it or whether Dane thinks it important or not.

Pretty simple equation really.

33 posted on 04/05/2008 12:21:27 PM PDT by Condor 63
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LOL Apparently being upset about people upset about a vodka ad seems to run your life. If spending 15 minutes posting here about it ‘runs’ my life then so be it. You are pretty pathetic.


34 posted on 04/05/2008 12:24:58 PM PDT by rb22982
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To: Dane

So let me get this straight - you think too much attention is being paid to a vodka advertisement and so to address this absurdity you...start another FR thread about it?


35 posted on 04/05/2008 12:32:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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So let me get this straight - you think too much attention is being paid to a vodka advertisement and so to address this absurdity you...start another FR thread about it?

Uh to your mass media leader, michelle malkin, the vodka ad seems to be a bigger threat than al-queda is.

36 posted on 04/05/2008 12:38:01 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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Uh huh. I just think it’s funny as all git out that the guy who’s complaining about people making it a controversy starts yet another thread to complain about it being a controversy. What’s next, a “Don’t Look Here” billboard?


37 posted on 04/05/2008 12:41:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Uh huh. I just think it’s funny as all git out that the guy who’s complaining about people making it a controversy starts yet another thread to complain about it being a controversy. What’s next, a “Don’t Look Here” billboard?

Uh I didn't start this, your media leader heroine michelle malkin did(and that's a fact), and now that it has basically backfired, you guys are scurrying in your little reactionary basement to change the subject.

38 posted on 04/05/2008 12:43:47 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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You didn't start this thread? Then what's your name doing up there?

Far be it from me to suppress the thing - I think this is the funniest thread I've read for a long time. I'm gonna BTT it.

39 posted on 04/05/2008 12:46:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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You didn't start this thread? Then what's your name doing up there?

Far be it from me to suppress the thing - I think this is the funniest thread I've read for a long time. I'm gonna BTT it

LOL!!!!!!! Yunz guys are so hillary like. Your heroine, micelee malkin, started this, and your repsonse is akin to what hillary would say about the controversy of her being named after Sir Edmund Hillary, in that hillary was born after the date of Sir Edmund Hillary's birthdate, and thus technically was named after Sir Edmund Hillary.

You guys are so funny, using your hillary tactics and all.

40 posted on 04/05/2008 12:51:14 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Dane

41 posted on 04/05/2008 12:51:52 PM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Dane

Is that the actual map from the ad?


42 posted on 04/05/2008 12:55:06 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
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To: Dane
I said - Dane! That sounds FASCIST! It's something a Hillary supporter would suggest!

Dane replied - Is a vodka ad that much a threat to the Republic to you. If it is, then you are the fascist.

So your argument dissolved into a prepubescent "I am not, you are!" While you watched "The Jerk" did you also watch "Pee Wee Herman?" That is so very sad and it really has no place here.

Dane, I stated that your Behavior Sounded fascist. I did not call you fascist. Yet you can't help but call me names. You ought to know by now that name calling is against FR's rules. Surely you recall being suspended in the past for such behavior.

Perhaps you would find the DU website more receptive to your behavior and ideas.

And as far as being "threatened" by an ad. Miller supported an obscene Gay Pride event and ran an ad mocking Christianity. Consumers boycotted the product. The bad publicity hurt the company. We live in a free society. We can inform companies when we don't like their ads.

43 posted on 04/05/2008 12:55:31 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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Oh, I don’t think you could call it a Hillary tactic to help a feller make a fool out of himself. I just want you to explain why if we’re not supposed to be commenting on it you start a thread so we can comment on it?


44 posted on 04/05/2008 12:57:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Billthedrill - So let me get this straight - you think too much attention is being paid to a vodka advertisement and so to address this absurdity you...start another FR thread about it?

Dane - Uh to your mass media leader, michelle malkin, the vodka ad seems to be a bigger threat than al-queda is.

Dane, are you suggesting that Michelle Malkin is forcing you to post articles about an ad campaign that's meaningless to you?

Perhaps you should take a break from the internet, for the good of everyone!

45 posted on 04/05/2008 1:01:54 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Dane
You guys seriously don't know how ridiculous you look.

Story of your life.

46 posted on 04/05/2008 1:01:57 PM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Dane
Sir Edmund Hillary, in that hillary was born after the date of Sir Edmund Hillary's birthdate, and thus technically was named after Sir Edmund Hillary.

Oh noes, he's back on the Hillary rhetoric. I think I preferred it when he was stuck on "The Jerk."

47 posted on 04/05/2008 1:02:56 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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Oh, I don’t think you could call it a Hillary tactic to help a feller make a fool out of himself. I just want you to explain why if we’re not supposed to be commenting on it you start a thread so we can comment on it?

My guess is some form of OCD. However; I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on TV either.

48 posted on 04/05/2008 1:04:19 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

Well, shoot. Here I am typing my little FReeper fingers to stumps trying to keep the thread alive and everybody takes off. This is (sob!) the thanks I get? I’m just trying to help out here. Really. BTT.


49 posted on 04/05/2008 1:15:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

I’m here.


50 posted on 04/05/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (That midget hates it when I do that.)
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