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Coca-Cola's America: Is It Yours?
The Examiner ^ | 2/3/14 | Joseph Speranzella

Posted on 02/03/2014 2:08:31 PM PST by Catholic Examiner

This is inspired by a flurry of Facebook posts and comments:

Lot's of potshots are being fired over the Super Bowl ad presented by Coca Cola on Sunday night. Those who were offended at hearing a patriotic song about America sung in foreign languages, are being labeled racist. And those who embrace multi-culturalism are being call unpatriotic. While it is probably somewhere in the middle of both, I am one who felt slighted by the ad.

Facebook is ablaze with the debate and I will add that while I agree with this comment somewhat:

"I loved the ad.... Can anyone imagine how we look to some in other Countries? We ARE the shinning "city on the hill" and if somone who wants to be a part of that city and wants to sing America the Beautiful in their native language then so be it. Grow up !"

...I still feel that multi-culturalism does damage to the nation because now anyone be whatever they want to be in America, except just American which is now something less than ______ American. Once upon a time people, my ancestors, came to America because of the new life it afforded them. Being Italians, they came to this country legally, through Ellis Island, and assimilated into American life. read more...

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


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1 posted on 02/03/2014 2:08:31 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: Catholic Examiner

I always drink and will continue to drink RC Cola. I thought the ad was horrible.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 2:11:00 PM PST by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Catholic Examiner
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...

Make sure your ad blockers and virus defenses are updated first.

3 posted on 02/03/2014 2:11:45 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Catholic Examiner
I guess my America is different than Coke's vision. I keep cases of TEA for TEA Parties. TEA Party Boy photo TEAEmmett.jpg
4 posted on 02/03/2014 2:14:05 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: humblegunner

click humblegunner...

“This account has been banned or suspended”

he’s a troll


5 posted on 02/03/2014 2:16:57 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: Catholic Examiner

I was barely watching, and glanced at the screen since the words were unclear to me. The first thing I saw was a Muslim ragheaded woman. Yes it was offensive, especially knowing that Muslim women want Sharia, not freedom.


6 posted on 02/03/2014 2:17:29 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: MAKOTHEDOG

Love RC! ad Moonpies too.


7 posted on 02/03/2014 2:17:32 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: Catholic Examiner
No he's not.

Irritating to many, but not a troll.

8 posted on 02/03/2014 2:18:21 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Lol! nice pic!


9 posted on 02/03/2014 2:18:30 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: Catholic Examiner
he’s a troll

Clearly.

My amazing troll powers allow me to continue posting when banned.

10 posted on 02/03/2014 2:18:34 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: thackney

thanks thackney...

He’s kind of stalking me...I will just ignore him from here out...


11 posted on 02/03/2014 2:19:44 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: Catholic Examiner

This Coke ad was even more shocking than the beat down suffered by the Tim Tebow-less Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

In the end, it is rather bitter-sweet, America being outraged and offended by the Coke ad and Tim Tebow proving that he should have remained as the Broncos QB.

As for Coca-Cola, this may be the end as millions upon millions of Americans will boycott the company.


12 posted on 02/03/2014 2:20:54 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: humblegunner

just reporting what I see...perhaps you are magic...who knows, after all this is the interweb.


13 posted on 02/03/2014 2:22:37 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: Catholic Examiner

Multiculturalism is a stupid idea in the first place.
I mean really...what sort of IDIOT would ever think that “we are all united by our differences” could even remotely work to bring cohesion to a society?


14 posted on 02/03/2014 2:23:15 PM PST by Edward Teach
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To: Catholic Examiner

Diversity worship is un-American.

When America was a “Melting Pot”, immigrants who came here were eager to change, to adjust to the American culture, learn the language and become full-fledged Americans.

Now liberals have convinced immigrants to join together into victim groups and demand that America (and American citizans) adjust to accomodate them.

Liberals are in favor of anything that keeps groups and individuals from finding common ground.

The idiocy of multi-cultural laws like those that require election ballots be printed in many languages is mind numbing.
All these kinds of actions do is help the liberals keep us all separated.

But then, the last thing liberals want is for Americans to unite.


15 posted on 02/03/2014 2:24:36 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Catholic Examiner
Besides being offensive, the ad made no sense. Why would people in other countries sing a US national song? We don't sing theirs. That doesn't mean we don't get along.

It was jarring to hear the song sung in languages that aren't even spoken by immigrants in the US.

If they want to do the whirled peas thing, bring back "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke." It's saccharine, kum by ya and unrealistic, but it's a nice song.

16 posted on 02/03/2014 2:25:17 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Catholic Examiner

Awesome, I am not the only one out there then. It feels that way sometimes.

I had to mute the TV when that commiemercial came on last night. All I want is to watch football :-)


17 posted on 02/03/2014 2:25:49 PM PST by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Catholic Examiner

Oh.. by the way...

Your Examiner blog doesn’t belong in “News”..

Because it’s a blog. Not news.


18 posted on 02/03/2014 2:28:22 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Edward Teach

Well said.


19 posted on 02/03/2014 2:30:50 PM PST by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Catholic Examiner

You could also catch less grief by not excepting blogs on Free Republic.

If you are really trying to get information out to others, why not post it here?


20 posted on 02/03/2014 2:35:27 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Catholic Examiner

Well, what do you know....looks like my account is banned too... That’s too bad.....I was so looking forward to posting stuff later...


21 posted on 02/03/2014 2:35:46 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: humblegunner

Yet here it is...how amazing is that...

he’s some news...you are clearly obsessing over me and my “blog”... you don’t address the content of my posts and are therefore irrelevant to the conversation...

carry on...


22 posted on 02/03/2014 2:36:42 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: thackney; Catholic Examiner

Exactly. Why excerpt something when you can post it in full here?


23 posted on 02/03/2014 2:38:00 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Catholic Examiner
Yet here it is...how amazing is that...

Because you deceptively placed it here.

he’s some news.

Who?

you are clearly obsessing over me and my “blog”

Don't flatter yourself. Pretty much any mook writing on Examiner gets equal time.

you don’t address the content of my posts

That's because the content ain't posted here, Zippy.

carry on...

I shall.

24 posted on 02/03/2014 2:40:26 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Catholic Examiner
As so many others, I was offended by the commercial. They dissed a traditional American song with multicultural sophistry divisiveness (it pretended to be inclusive, however one suspects, and as others have observed, it's mainly balkanizing).

The Coke website has a long list of products, providing a handy reference for selection (or non-selection) of their wares.

.

25 posted on 02/03/2014 2:41:09 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: MAKOTHEDOG

All of the extraneous bullshiite that has come to infect the NFL Championship Game is one good reason why I did NOT tune in for even an instant, yesterday.

Rather, my daughter,SIL and I went to the theater to see LONE SURVIVOR.

I believe that the time spent at the theater was much more meaningful to the 3 of us.


26 posted on 02/03/2014 2:42:11 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Catholic Examiner

I will just ignore him from here out...

11 posted on 2/3/2014 4:19:44 PM by Catholic Examiner

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To: humblegunner
just reporting what I see...perhaps you are magic...who knows, after all this is the interweb.
13 posted on 2/3/2014 4:22:37 PM by Catholic Examiner

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That decision didn’t hold very long.


27 posted on 02/03/2014 2:43:11 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: humblegunner

then why worry about it?

oh and so there’s a spelling error in the comments...I just love smarta**es whose sh*t don’t stink...

thanks for your comments...


28 posted on 02/03/2014 2:43:43 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: Catholic Examiner
thanks for your comments...

You're welcome.

29 posted on 02/03/2014 2:44:53 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: colorado tanker

Wonder when Coke will come out with a “Cokexist” bumper sticker?


30 posted on 02/03/2014 2:46:37 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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Hey I’m just a guy trying to share what I write online...If you hate that I blog, remember my name and don’t look at my threads...otherwise...please stay on topic... what is your opinion of the super Bowl Ad?


31 posted on 02/03/2014 2:47:27 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: N. Theknow

nice! :)


32 posted on 02/03/2014 2:48:16 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: aimhigh

Yeah, when I saw that Muslim woman in full shihab outfit, I knew this commercial was propaganda. Muslim women get their heads sliced off if they get caught drinking or eating western food. Especially from infidel America.

I will be boycotting Coke soda from now on.


33 posted on 02/03/2014 2:49:15 PM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Catholic Examiner
Hey I’m just a guy trying to share what I write online..

Well, actually.. you seem to be trying to get hits on your Examiner blog.

If you really wanted to share what you wrote, you would post it here in full.

So that pretty much blows up your "sharing" story.

34 posted on 02/03/2014 2:50:32 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Catholic Examiner

I have already writtne my sentiments, on the YouTube page, as of this morning, and true to form, I got one reply about Agenda 21, another reply that the song was written by a Confederate Soldier hopped up on morphine, and another that tried to call me a racist, because I stated that it is to be sung in English, only.

Time for another round of “Not buying New Coke!”


35 posted on 02/03/2014 2:51:24 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Catholic Examiner

Humblegunner is not a troll. And he’s no banned or suspended. Anyone can put that comment on their homepage.


36 posted on 02/03/2014 2:52:04 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: N. Theknow
Coexist bumper stickers are a pet peeve of mine. This country was founded on co-existing religions. Have they never heard of the 1st Amendment?

I know, I know. The people who put those stickers on their cars have no interest in actual coexistence. They want to ram their ideology down my throat in the name of multiculturalism.

37 posted on 02/03/2014 2:52:30 PM PST by colorado tanker
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I’m just a guy trying to share what I write online

So why excerpt it? Why not share it full on Free Republic as you use the site funded by the members to gain readers?

No body has asked you not to post your writing or a link, they are just asking, as Jim Robinson has asked, if you use the site to promote your writing, share your writing in full.

38 posted on 02/03/2014 2:53:56 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: humblegunner

ignore forever commencing now...


39 posted on 02/03/2014 2:54:18 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: colorado tanker
Coexist bumper stickers are a pet peeve of mine.

Some look better than others.


40 posted on 02/03/2014 2:55:57 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Catholic Examiner

This was covered on the local news just now. Apparently there are alot of people upset with this commercial. There is hope.


41 posted on 02/03/2014 2:56:17 PM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: Catholic Examiner

Amen, the old fart is banned. LMAO.


42 posted on 02/03/2014 2:56:46 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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Amen, the old fart is banned. LMAO.

And good riddance too.

43 posted on 02/03/2014 2:57:46 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Catholic Examiner

No, he put that comment on his own profile.


44 posted on 02/03/2014 2:58:37 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: thackney

thanks thackney,

was not aware of Jim saying that or that it was even a requirement.

I appreciate the insight and will do things differently in the future.

Joe


45 posted on 02/03/2014 2:58:55 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: colorado tanker

“I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke.”
That ad came out when food stamp participation reached 10 million, five years after Coke became food stamp eligible.
Coke wanted everyone to feel good about buying cokes for welfare children.

The new ad is, of course, meant to cement that support. Obviously only a mean racist would oppose buying Cokes for those people in the ad!

Billion dollar ad campaigns have a purpose.


46 posted on 02/03/2014 2:59:34 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: thackney

love it! :)


47 posted on 02/03/2014 3:00:02 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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To: Oliviaforever

As for Coca-Cola, this may be the end as millions upon millions of Americans will boycott the company.”

...that will be in my families bed time prayers tonight although I have my doubts that a boycott will happen. We never have and never will drink Coke. My daughters boyfriend loves the sh** but I will no longer supply it. He’ll drink water when he’s at my house.


49 posted on 02/03/2014 3:01:24 PM PST by albie
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“Humblegunner is not a troll. And he’s no banned or suspended. Anyone can put that comment on their homepage.”

I guess I was dooped!


50 posted on 02/03/2014 3:01:48 PM PST by Catholic Examiner
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